Ep #76: BS Business Speak (and Other Nuggets of Career Wisdom) with Jill and Bob Wiltfong

Like your favorite boss, a talented improviser is someone who brings out the best in others. 

One of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of performing with is Bob Wiltfong.

Bob is an Emmy award-winning TV news anchor turned actor and comedian who you may have seen as an anchor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. These days, Bob works as a corporate consultant and is the author of a best selling book on Amazon called The BS Dictionary: Uncovering the Origins and True Meanings of Business Speak.

Bob joins me today alongside his wife, Jill Wiltfong. Jill is also a former TV news anchor who made the transition into the corporate world with stints in sales, strategy, innovation, and marketing. Today, Jill is the CMO at Korn Ferry and a total corporate badass.

On this episode of Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer, we sit down for a fun, honest, and insightful discussion that’s filled with wisdom and inspiration that you can use both in your career and life.

We dive into how Bob created The BS Dictionary (this book is so good!), why Jill was driven to have a seat at the table, how Bob and Jill manage their work/life balance as a powerhouse couple, why you need to let everyone know where you want to go in your career, and more.

What You'll Learn:

  • What inspired Bob to write The BS Dictionary
  • The problem with common ‘business speak’ when it comes to diversity and inclusion
  • Why leaders need to become “Radically “Human”
  • How Jill claimed her authentic power and committed to making it to the C-Suite
  • How to make a big impact on your organization by being in the room

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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