In-depth interviews hosted by Susan Drumm


Where your personal evolution sparks your leadership (r)evolution.
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About The Enlightened Executive

Now, more than ever, CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs are hungry for ground-breaking techniques and strategies to get the edge and enhance their personal and leadership effectiveness. Some might call these growth tools “cutting edge” and others may be skeptical of “woo-woo”— but either way there is an intense curiosity for outside-the-box personal growth programs that help you be both a better human and a better leader.

In The Enlightened Executive, we will spotlight the latest trends – whether they be programs like Dare to Lead, apps like Inner Balance, Ayahuasca meditation retreats, or tech such as Whoop or Oura — and dig into what they are, what they offer, and whether they actually work to help you evolve personally and professionally. Guests will include founders of these programs and the executives who have experienced them. Up-level your leadership and join the (r)evolution!

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The Skill Every Leader Needs: Focus


Erin Snyder

How to Adapt to Change


Eric Standop

Three Keys to Face Reading in Business


Alison Whitmire

Assessing Your Emotional Intelligence


Beatrice Chestnut

The Ultimate Guide to Using the Enneagram in Business


Stephen Travers

Dealing with Anxiety Through Havening


Shaman “Dave”

Psychedelics and Self-Improvement – What is Ayahuasca?


Bill Adams

Leadership Circle

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About Our Host Susan Drumm
Susan Drumm, executive podcast hostThe Enlightened Executive show is a candid, conversational, in-depth look at cutting edge, outside-the-box personal growth tools and programs that help leaders become better at work and in their personal lives. Susan seeks to spotlight the latest trends put forth by thought leaders throughout the globe. Susan is a CEO Advisor and Leadership Coach with over 20 years of experience leading teams and senior executives to achieve their potential. Her consulting firm, Meritage Leadership, focuses on leader and team effectiveness by helping leaders develop the capacity and mindsets to lead in today’s disruptive environment. Meritage utilizes over a dozen exceptional coaches in its senior leadership programs.

Susan draws on many disciplines in her approach. She has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Susan obtained the highest level of coaching certification as Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation.

While working with fast moving organizations and industries, Susan discovered that there are three levels of leadership: individual, team, and systemwide — all of which need to be developed to meet the complexity of today’s environment. Meritage developed a blended, whole-systems approach that enables organizations to transform more rapidly than the simple “1:1 coaching plan” most other firms offer.

Susan’s clients include C-suite executives from financial services, private equity, technology, healthcare, professional services, media, consumer products, consulting and law. She has worked with organizations such as KPMG, Oracle, Viacom, Microsoft, Conde Nast, L’Oreal, A&E Networks, Cisco, Merrill Lynch, Symantec, Merck, KCI, Staples, MTV Networks, and Genentech.

Prior to founding Meritage Leadership Development, Susan was a Senior Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, Director of Marketing and Master Black Belt for NBC/GE and Associate Partner at The Trium Group in leadership development consulting.

Guest Appearance

Are you the creator of or practitioner using an innovative process to help your clients achieve their personal and professional goals? Or a senior executive who “swears by” certain techniques, apps, or programs that have helped you become an Enlighted Executive? We’d love to hear from you and learn more about how you’ve developed yourself, your program, or how you use it to educate others. We strive to connect leaders and teams with the newest cutting-edge tools to help them achieve their highest goals and aspirations.

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