Conference Conversations 2017: Juliet Funt

May 12, 2017

Juliet Funt is the owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work and is a warrior in the battle against reactive busyness. It is her mission and that of her team to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent. In this episode, listen as Carol Malinski, SLI's director of content and curriculum, asks Juliet for her take on servant leadership in the work place. Enjoy!


Conference Conversations 2017: Jim Minarik and Art Barter

May 1, 2017

In this episode, SLI Founder and CEO, Art Barter talks with long time friend Jim Minarik about serving from the top as a CEO. Jim is the Chairman of DEI Holdings as well as Founder & chairman of Forte for Children.  Listen as Art and Jim talk leadership from the perspective of CEO; the challenges, rewards and reflections of watching a servant leadership culture grow.  


Servant Leadership: Action in Education with Art Barter & Devin Vodicka

April 24, 2017

Listen in as Art Barter, SLI's founder and CEO talks with Devin Vodicka, Superintendent of Vista Unified School District in Vista Ca. Devin has been working to equip his leaders in the district with servant leadership skills. You'll be fascinated by the story of the districts’ performance improvement in attendance, behavior and academics among other measures. You won’t just hear the facts; you’ll hear the heart of these leaders. Enjoy!


Conference Conversations 2017: Kristen Hadeed

April 18, 2017

Welcome Back! Kristen Hadeed brought the Millennial voice to the conference with her story of overcoming challenges to build her successful company, Student MaidTM. Kristen serves her young employees by teaching them life skills before the particulars of the job. We were happy to have her sit down with us and have a conversation on the topic of servant leadership.


Conference Conversations 2017: Ken Blanchard

April 7, 2017

Our Second conference conversation is with world renowned leadership expert Ken Blanchard.  Ken is interviewed by SLI founder and CEO Art Barter. These leaders discuss the importance of being relationship driven rather than results driven, the concept of "Re-Firing" and the essence of servant leadership.  You may want to have a notepad handy for this one. Enjoy!


Conference Conversations 2017: Charles Hazlewood

April 4, 2017

During our 2017 servant leadership conference "The Music of Servant Leadership," we had the pleasure of sitting down for a conversation with each of our speakers. Our First conversation was with Charles Hazlewood, Internationally renowned conductor. Listen as we talk about leading with trust, self love, and the importance of improvisation within organizations.


Transparency & Intentionality with Roger Gillespie

March 2, 2017

Listen as Roger Gillespie, Senior Business Analyst at Datron World Communications talks about the impact Servant Leadership has had on his professional and personal life.  Roger describes now, after 12 years of working in a servant led culture, the impact this change in leadership style has had on him and the people around him. "Servant Leadership will make you passionate" - Roger Gillespie. 


Servant Leadership Conference 2017: Art Barter’s Perspective

February 22, 2017

Listen in as Servant Leadership Institute founder and CEO Art Barter explains the origins of the annual Servant Leadership Conference, highlighting his favorite experiences over the past 7 years, and explaining what people can look forward to going into this upcoming 2017 conference. The theme this year is "The Music of Servant Leadership." For info on how to register, head over to


Culture Transformation: Creating a Culture of Service

February 14, 2017

Listen as Bryan Malinski, Digital Media Specialist for SLI, and Carol Malinski, Director of Content & Curriculum for the Institute talk about creating culture transformation within an organization.  This conversation is a disscussion of SLI's Culture Transformation booklet available now on our website.


Culture Transformation with Art Barter & Mark Kalpagian

January 26, 2017

Today we are joined by Art Barter, servant leadership implementer and CEO of the Institute and our friend Mark Kalpagian. Mark is the director of strategic partnerships at Classical Academies. Today they will share with us about the challenges and rewards of culture transformation in a servant led organization.