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Podcast Interview with Omar L. Harris

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Omar is extremely talented and has lots of perspective and experience in being a business person and “connecting opportunity with commerce.” He has a holistic organization and different methodologies on how to make sure he's providing value for organizations. I thought that it was powerful to hear that weakness wasn't the starting point but “strength is from his consulting in DEI and many other solutions he provides.

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Omar L. Harris  Teaser 00:00

Better to gain progress in learning and to fail and learn and pick yourself up again than to achieve perfection. And, that's a lesson I'll definitely pass on to myself if I could go back into a DeLorean and really speak to my younger version of myself.

Intro 00:14

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs, without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of.

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This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:41

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories or topics or as I like to call them the business pillars, that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focused on our greatest asset, talent management and hiring. Think from great resignation to the great renovation. And if you disagree with me, maybe these episodes might be, especially for you. Life and especially business has changed. It has forced those that are within organizations to look differently at talent, how it's being managed.

When we talk about change, think about it, we have to realize that business as usual is no longer here. That's evident in attracting and retaining clients, but also in setting up, people within organizations to succeed. Think onboarding, think DEI, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. How it is working from home and even going back into the office.

Things are different in this month. We are going to explore these topics by featuring CEO hacks and CEO nuggets, but also interviews that focuses on these changes and how organizations can make sure they care for and attract the most valuable asset, their people. Sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

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Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Omar L. Harris of Intent Consulting. Omar, super excited to have you on the show.

Omar L. Harris 02:12

Good to be here. Gresh.

Gresham Harkless 02:13

Yes, super excited about all the work that you do and all the awesome news that you've been able to create. But before we jumped into the interview, I wanted to read a little bit more about Omar, so you can hear about some of those awesome things.

Omar is the founder of Intent Consulting,, and, a former GM. Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, speaker award-winning bestselling author of five books, including “Be a Jedi Leader, Not a Boss. Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”. “The Servant Leader Manifesto” and “Leaderboard: the DNA of High-Performance Teams”. With 20 years of global pharmaceutical executive experience building teams, Omar has worked in four continents, the United States, middle East, Asia, and Latin America. For Pfizer, Merck, Schering-Plough and more.

His books and work have been featured by CNN HLN, Weekend Enterprise, Black News Channel, WPXI-T V, NBC News Pittsburgh, CBS/ABC/Fox Lake Charles, the Beating Alpha Podcast, the Living Corporate Podcast, Real Leaders, Ladders, SHRM blog, Thrive Global, CEO World Magazine, Human Capital Innovations Podcast, Voice America, Roland Martin Unfiltered and many, many more. And as fun facts, Omar speaks five languages, plays seven instruments, and started his first company at the tender age of 7.

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Omar, super excited to hear about all the awesome things you're doing. You're a man of many talents, but super excited to have you on the show. You ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Omar L. Harris 03:41

Yes, I am Gresh. Let's get into it.

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