Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:30 - How to access Kim's FREE e-book, "Discipline & Finding Your Edge"
0:50 - Introduction to Thomas Vozzo, Homeboy Industries, and the book "The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Leadership and Life."
3:26 - Thomas's transition from the for-profit sector to non-profit
7:50 - How Homeboy Industries got started and Tom's role in helping the company grow
11:05 - What's behind Tom's mindset?
17:10 - How kinship affects the bottom line
23:00 - What's necessary to grow as a person?
27:28 - Over to Twitter Spaces
30:20 - What is 'radical kinship'?
32:00 - How judging affects entrepreneurship and leadership
34:50 - A Homeboy Industries volunteer speaks
41:40 - What entrepreneurs should take away from Homeboy Industries
48:30 - The "two Americas" and how to make a profit and still make a difference
50:30 - How to donate or get involved with Homeboy Industries
53:50 - Questions, comments, and final words
Thomas Vozzo of Homeboy Industries: A Radical Approach to Leadership & Life
Thomas Vozzo is an author, social enterprise builder and thought leader. He’s also the CEO of Homeboy Industries, an organization that The Wall Street Coach Podcast host Kim Ann Curtin has supported for years. In this conversation, he and Kim talk about his radical approach to leadership — and life!
About Thomas Vozzo
Thomas Vozzo was a successful corporate leader with a reputation for results. But decades into his career, he began to feel like something was missing – a thought that would eventually lead him to become the Chief Executive Officer at Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For more than 34 years, Homeboy Industries has been a beacon of hope in Los Angeles, providing training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated individuals, helping them to heal and redirect their lives.
A decade into his executive leadership role at Homeboy Industries – Vozzo is also the author of “The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Leadership and Life.” Written with heartfelt authenticity and purpose, Vozzo invites corporate America and leaders everywhere to create a new bottom line, challenge the corporate status quo – and combat injustice, economic and racial inequity.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys hiking, ocean swimming, travelling, and spending time with his family.
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Other resources mentioned:
“The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Leadership and Life“
“Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion“
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