“As an executive on a lifelong quest to be a better leader, I find Lessons in Leadership with Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba to be an awesome tool for my continued learning. Leadership is an evolution and leadership style can and must be adaptable. Watching and listening to the programming has allowed me to witness other strong leaders and use their experiences to make me a better leader and a better manager.”

Jim Kirkos, President & CEO, Meadowlands Chamber

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“I was fortunate and honored to have been a guest on Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba. After the session aired, I was amazed at the number of calls that I received from people who are avid viewers of the program. To a person, they told me that the lessons that they have learned and the practical wisdom that they gained from watching Steve and Mary's program were not only invaluable, but by far, the best they had ever encountered. I think that speaks volumes to the far reach and meaningful impact this program is having in continuing to play a key role in continued leadership development.”

Tim Hogan, President & Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center, Executive Vice President, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health

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“When you think about Leadership you think about learning from the best, this is the only way I can describe my take a ways on Lessons in Leadership with Steve Adubato and Co-host Mary Gamba.  From the open ended questions to the guest, who they strategically ask to be a voice for growth and change, to the deep thought leadership, it is a constant conversation right down to discussions from their own business practice.  Their authentic delivery gives myself and viewers an ‘ok I can adapt and grow to become a better version of myself for the greater good of our organizations’.”

Marjorie Perry, CEO, MZM Construction and Management

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"I believe to be an effective leader you need to be a constant learner, and there is no better way to learn than to hear from the important leaders of our day. When I’m on Lessons in Leadership, I value the opportunity to share my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned throughout my career in hopes it can help current and aspiring leaders. I also personally gain incredible insight from hearing other leaders share their stories. Valley Bank is proud to be a sponsor of this important show."

-Ira Robbins, President & CEO of Valley Bank

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"Learning and growing as a leader is a life-long journey. Steve and Mary keep this topic at the forefront of our minds through Lessons in Leadership, and we all benefit from hearing candid, real-life scenarios. It was an honor to be part of their podcast and share stories of the pitfalls and successes we all face."

-Elisse E. Glennon, Executive Director, NJ Sharing Network

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"Steve is not only well read and studied in Leadership, he possesses an uncanny knack for connecting leadership and history to our current time and place - an invaluable skill and trait in bringing leadership to life. It’s only one of the reasons we hired him to teach at Caldwell University...he has an innate ability to make connections to both history and to the students he is teaching and does so in an engaging and interesting manner. It's why our students love him! Job well done!"

-Matthew Whelan, EdD, President, Caldwell University

"Stand & Deliver is a first-rate leadership development firm and we are proud that Prager Metis is a lead sponsor of the Lessons in Leadership video podcast with Steve Adubato and his colleague Mary Gamba." 

-Glenn Friedman, CEO, Prager Metis

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"Steve Adubato knows how to bring out the best in his guests.  He is a remarkable listener and clarifier, which allows him to help guests articulate, sometimes even to their own surprise, clear and useful messages and stories about leadership for their audiences.  Co-host Mary Gamba has a gift for asking questions that allow guests to sharpen their takeaways for audiences.  We have never been in a time where communication and leadership skills are as needed in so many aspects of personal, business, and civic life!  Lessons in Leadership is the go-to place to build your capacity."

-Maurice Elias, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

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"Lessons in Leadership is a podcast every entrepreneur should tune into. Everyone can learn from Steve’s leadership skills . Mary added points that made the conversation Top notch!"

-Kika Wise, CEO, Kika Stretch Studios Franchise

"The comfort level felt conversing with Steve and Mary was unlike any interview I’ve experienced. Steve’s in-depth wisdom gained from dialogue with leaders young and old creates an optimal learning environment." 

-Patrick Delle Cava, IBEW Local 102

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"I love being interviewed by Steve and Mary on Lessons in Leadership to talk best practices on how we can help others become the best versions of themselves. Steve’s questions bring out the best in me and his other guests, and the result is always a high-level discussion on leadership that is second to none and enriches everyone listening."

-Bryan Price, PhD, Executive Director, Buccino Leadership Institute at Seton Hall University

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"Leadership can’t be simply defined by a single action or even a series of events. Leadership is a long journey filled with challenges, successes, failures, and recoveries all experienced and accomplished as a team. Leadership is also like sound ethics... it’s what you do when no one is looking.  At Delta Dental of New Jersey we are an enthusiastic sponsor and participant in Steve Adubato’s ‘Lessons in Leadership’.  Mary Gamba is an awesome co-host.  Most of all, we are proud to stand with and learn from all the terrific leaders in this great state."

-Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ

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"It was outstanding to be a guest on Lesson’s in Leadership and having the opportunity to share timely insights and experiences. Coupled with Steve Adubato’s and Mary Gamba’s warm and inviting conversational style, this is one of the best shows featuring industry leaders and business thinkers. We learn so much from those who have walked the same path before us."

-Tom Casey, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, St. Joseph’s Health

"Leadership is all about making tough decisions, but never losing focus on the values that you represent. Whether it’s in life or business, leadership is needed and being able to discuss that topic with Steve and Mary is absolutely amazing. I’m very thankful for being able to be a guest on their show and learning as well."

Eric LeGrand, Motivational Speaker, Sports Analyst, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur, bELieve 52

"Lessons in Leadership is a must-see program hosted by Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba for anyone wanting to be an effective and efficient leader. Steve and Mary attract the highest caliber guests who provide thoughtful and insightful advice and lessons in so many different disciplines that better prepare you to lead your team to success.  The experience Steve, Mary and their guests have are second to none. A must watch program for anyone that wants to be more successful."

TJ Nelligan, Entrepreneur, Advocate and Best-Selling Author

"Steve Adubato is considered a top management thinker for world class companies in New Jersey. He has authored books and stimulated conversations and ideas that have had an impact on the leadership in our organization.  Steve is helping to shape the next generation of Kessler Foundation leaders as a teacher and consultant on topics of strategic communication, relationship building and conflict management. Because of this leadership program, our organization has reaped the reward of Steve's insights, tips and techniques from his many years of interviewing C-suite executives, politicians and entertainers for his shows on public television.   As the President and CEO, it’s easy to pick out our managers that have graduated from Steve's program and watch how they have adopted many of his ideas into action, action, action here at the Foundation."

Rodger L. DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation

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"Steve Adubato excels at creating an engaging, thought provoking atmosphere even while we work from home. Leadership and communication are especially important in this current environment.  I enjoyed sharing tips with a pro while feeling like part of the team with Steve and Mary Gamba."

Kevin Luing, Chairman, Berkeley College

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"Now more than ever, having leaders in our world who lead with passion, intelligence, grace and the ability to communicate effectively, is incredibly important. Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba allow those leaders to be spotlighted on their show, Lessons in Leadership, and viewers gain the gift of being positively impacted by not only the guests but Steve and Mary as well. As a guest on their show, it was an honor to share how I lead as a communication coach, in a time when learning how to listen wholly to one another is crucial. Thank you Steve and Mary for having me as a guest and for the power that this show brings to your audience."

Renée Marino, Communication Coach & Author 

“In the changing and unpredictable world that we all currently live in, strong leadership has never been more important.  My professional and personal experiences have made me a fervent believer that true leadership is built around an enduring pursuit of learning, teaching and sharing and that everyone in an organization is a leader regardless of their position.  Through Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba offer diverse and practical perspectives that provide leadership life skills to anyone who is looking to grow both personally and professionally.”

Larry Downes, Retired Chairman and CEO, NJ Resources

Through Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary provide a wonderful forum to clarify and learn from the experiences of leaders in many different circumstances. Their informal yet compelling interviews are a microcosm of successful leadership behavior, using vision, insight, empathy and inspiration to help guide both their guests and audience. Anyone looking to improve as a leader and make a difference in their field can benefit greatly from Lessons in Leadership’s brilliant, stimulating program.

John Devin, President, Fedway Associates

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I was honored to be a guest recently with Yvonne on Lessons in Leadership and to be able to share our recent efforts at Valley Bank with your viewers.  We have been fortunate to have such a strong partnership with Stand & Deliver for many years through our Leadership Academy program and Steve and Mary are always there for us

Jacob Rahiman, Senior Vice President, Director of Talent Management, Valley National Bank

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Operating Engineers Local 825 decided to engage in leadership development as well as improved communication and engagement with Steve Adubato and Stand & Deliver. We partnered with Stand & Deliver to develop our leadership academy. Steve Adubato’s seminars, coaching and video series, Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba,  have fundamentally improved our organization on all levels. This is a partnership that has great value to Local 825.

Gregory Lalevee, Business Manager, IUOE Local 825, IUOE General Vice President

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It’s a true pleasure to speak to Steve and Mary on Lessons in Leadership because the conversation always lends itself to what is effective leadership. In the business world, leadership helps define or improve the culture and tone of an organization. When you can have that in your organization, you're on the way to growth and innovation. But leadership is also dynamic and having a platform like Lessons in Leadership offers the opportunity for enlightening discussions on how to be nimble and to constantly enhance and improve the approach to true, effective leadership.

Michele Siekerka, President and CEO, NJBIA

Being part of the Lessons in Leadership series with Steve and Mary has been an honor.  Both Steve and Mary are experts at capturing the qualities that make great leaders and sharing these qualities with others through their platform is invaluable for everyone who works and lives in our great state.  Improving and learning to be a leader is a continuing education that never ends.  The importance of the knowledge Steve and Mary share with their audiences cannot be overstated and the series should be watched by all.  It is the sharing of these lessons that truly improves our quality of life

Anthony Russo, President – Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, CEO/Publisher – COMMERCE Magazine

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