Welcome to MENTOR dna

Welcome to MENTOR dna, a leadership podcast hosted by Meesh Pierce. I welcome you to drop in as I talk to my c-suite friends about what makes them tick, lessons they’ve learned through their career successes and failures, and memories we share through the decades spent growing up in our careers. MENTOR dna is your backstage pass to learning how to reach your next career goal - whether as a manager or serving on a board.

Recent podcast guests

Gary Addeo

Gary Addeo – Pastor, Sales Lead, AAA Pitcher

I consider Gary Addeo family. He and his wife have been by our sides through the many ups and downs in life, and cares for people deeply. He’s a stellar example of treating others as you’d want to be treated and turning to scripture in times of uncertainty. He’s lead within a handful of companies as a sales executive and has also served his community as a pastor. He now does both in a small Pacific Northwest community and continues to touch the lives of many on his journey.

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Damien Hobgood Surfing Magazine 2013

Damien Hobgood – ex Pro Surfer

Damien Hobgood is a surfing legend and has touched many lives through his example in and out of the water. He surfed professionally right out of high school when pro surfing was in its earliest days. He competed for 20 years before realizing he wasn’t loving it anymore. After deep introspection and lots of prayer, Damien has reconnected with his love of surfing and shares his journey here.

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Christy Glass Lowe headshot

Christy Glass Lowe :: Capital Strategy Consultant

I’ve known Christy Glass Lowe since my first day in college. We shared all of the fun experiences one does during freshman year. Christy spent 20 years in investment banking helping branded consumer companies with capital strategy. She now advises and invests in firms, supporting founders in their critical decisions about when and how to fundraise for best outcomes.

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MENTOR dna's host

Meesh Pierce is a former executive who’s worked with fantastic leaders throughout her career in tech, entertainment, and corporate and non-profit boards. MENTOR dna brings these leaders into the spotlight to share their stories. Consider MENTOR dna your VIP coaching session with  hard-to-reach executives across a variety of industries.  

Leadership books

Following is an extensive list of recommended leadership books from my podcast guests. 

  • Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.

  • The Goal

    The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

  • Stocks for the Long Run

    Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long-Term Investment Strategies

  • Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

  • The One Minute Manager

    The New One Minute Manager offers a way for you to succeed sooner with less stress in changing times—both at work and at home.

  • Good to Great

    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't