ILA Podcast

Shifting From Trusting Institutions to Trusting People

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Maureen Metcalf with Danièle Henkel


We are living in a world where we are barraged with people who take the quick path and, in many cases, ethical short cuts to achieve success. These short cuts are often exposed, and many people have a crisis of faith in our institutions. This crisis can create a crisis of faith in our institutions. With this crisis as the backdrop, Maureen will discuss character with Danièle , who promotes being a leader who lives the highest ethics put into action! Danièle will tell us about her journey as a highly principled leader. Part of her conversation will explore how we got where we are and more importantly, how can we move forward. People are trying to find the solutions. Many of us know the answer – it is grounded in respect for one another, exploring respectful discourse, returning to basic values of respect, honor, loyalty. This requires each individual leader to be clear and personally responsible for your words and actions. What you do matters, and it impacts others.

Guest Danièle Henkel

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Danièle Henkel: By awarding her the medal of the Knight of the Order of Merit of France in 2017, the Mayor of Paris, the Honorable Anne Hidalgo, in a well-crafted formula and of her own, said of Mrs. Danièle Henkel that she is “l ‘uniqueness in universality’. Danièle Founder and CEO of Danièle Henkel Entreprises , she markets avant-garde and non-invasive technologies for medical aesthetic centers. In addition, as a brand, she develops franchises and offers medico-aesthetic express services and a range of cosmetic products. Just recently, she launched a digital television platform,, entirely dedicated to empowering small and medium-sized businesses and offering visibility to entrepreneurs in the regions. As a speaker, Danièle Henkel lends her voice to many causes around the world: social entrepreneurship, education, succession, social skills, health, human and ethical values in business, just to name a few.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.