Strategy Sphere - Meet the Hosts

The Strategy Sphere podcast — brought to you by Intapp — features interviews with leading experts in academia, innovation, and business. Our hosts are Lavinia Calvert, who leads the global marketing and business development solutions business at Intapp, and Deborah Farone, a marketing strategy consultant and author. In each episode, Calvert and Farone explore today’s world of professional services marketing, leadership, innovation, and education.

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Season One of Strategy Sphere  a podcast brought to you by Intapp and Farone Advisors – is a wrap!

While they’re used to asking the questions on the other side of the microphone, in this video, co-hosts Lavinia Calvert of Intapp and Deborah Brightman Farone of Farone Advisors are interviewed by Joseph Panetta for a “behind the scenes” chat about the genesis and making of Strategy Sphere. You’ll also find out who the hosts’ dream guests would be.

Dedicated to exploring the intersection of strategy, technology, leadership, and culture in professional services, the inaugural season of Strategy Sphere welcomed a stellar lineup of thought leaders who provided listeners with their latest research, thinking, and insights into the best practices and future of marketing and leading professional services.

Caitlin (“Cat”) Moon, Director of Innovation Design for the Program in Law and Innovation (PoLI), Vanderbilt Law School dove deep on Human-Centered Design, Social Media, and Creating Connections in the Time of COVID-19

Dale Bornstein, CEO, M Booth delved into Mentoring, Leading, and Pulling the Right Levers to Build a Highly Creative Firm

David Lubars, Chairman, BBDO North America; Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide shared his insights on Creative Geniuses and Continuous Creativity in Advertising

Jennifer Leonard, Chief Innovation Officer Executive Director, Future of the Profession Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School spoke on Sparking Innovation in the Professions and Education

Lisa Leong, CEO, Ohten APAC; Host, This Working LifeABC Radio National (Australia) got us thinking about Using Empathy Interviewing Techniques to Get to the Heart of the Matter

Michael Bierut, Partner at Pentagram Design; Senior Critic in Graphic Design, Yale School of Art helped us better understand Corporate Identity and Design to Define a Brand

Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,Orrick spoke with us about Applying Grit and Teamwork, and Kicking the Tires on Uncharted Territory

Natalie Loeb, Founder and CEO, Loeb Leadership threw light on Leadership, Learning, and Managing in the Era of Zoom

Patrice Tanaka, Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet talked about the importance of Finding a Company’s Purpose and Defining Personal Joy

Pierre Gentin, Global General Counsel, McKinsey & Company gave us his thoughts on Organizations and Excellence

Ralph Baxter, Board Member, Intapp offered insights on Innovative Leadership and Accelerating Change

Scott Westfahl, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Executive Education, Harvard Law School discussed Leadership, Design Thinking, Hiring, and the Future of the Professions


Tom McMakinCEOand Jacob Parks, President and COO, at Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE); authors of Never Say Sell: How the World’s Best Consulting and Professional Services Firms Expand Client Relationships spoke about Breaking Down the Professional Services Sales Myths Using Time-Tested Research

It’s not too late to tune in if you missed an episode. Strategy Sphere is available on Apple PodcastsAudibleSpotify, and other podcast platforms.

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Lavinia Calvert

VP, Legal Industry Principal, DealCloud

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Deborah Farone


Farone Advisors

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