Minter Dialogue with Jackie Acho

Jackie Acho is President of The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, she founded in 2005. With a PhD from MIT, she has worked for technology, industrial, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients with particular focus on growth, innovation, strategy, and leadership development. She’s also the author the “The Currency of Empathy, The Secret to Thriving in Business and Life,” that came out in Feb 2020. Her current work includes empathy-centered cultural transformation with the Cleveland Police. In this conversation, we discuss her inspiring personal journey, dealing with cancer, why she moved to Istanbul, her work on empathy, about leadership, sexy leaders, work life balance and much more.

Please send me your questions — as an audio file if you’d like — to Otherwise, below, you’ll find the show notes and, of course, you are invited to comment. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to rate it here.

To connect with Jackie Acho:

  • Jackie Acho on Linkedin
  • Check out Jackie’s eponymous site, JackieAcho
  • Also, please visit Jackie Acho’s blog where she’s been writing about her journey with cancer, life in Istanbul and the power of empathy in many spheres of life, including in the practice of medicine


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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).


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