Being Vulnerable (Matthew Louchheim)

Episode # 3

Dec 5, 2022

Matthew Louchheim demonstrates the value of vulnerability. It’s not a weakness; it’s a characteristic of strength and courage that builds trust and invites collaboration. He also covers the importance of leading from personal values.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Matthew Louchheim is president of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.

“ Integrity is something that has always been of great value to my family, and leadership always begins with integrity. ”

Matthew Louchheim
Matthew Louchheim

Matthew Louchheim is the president of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc., a 100 year-old washroom accessory, toilet partition and child-seating company.  Matt represents the fourth-generation of family leadership and has assumed roles in sales, marketing, corporate development, manufacturing and operations. Prior to joining Bobrick, Matt worked at the Boston Consulting Group and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Outside of work, Matt serves as a Governor of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and as a Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, where he chairs its Next Stage Grants Committee.  He also is a member of the Young Presidents Organization’s Los Angeles chapter. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in history at Yale University and his M.B.A. at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sharon Richmond

For more than 30 years, Sharon Richmond has partnered with C-level executives from mid-size and small, fast-growing companies who want to up-level their leadership and build companies they are proud of. Clients accelerate their leadership by embracing mindset and behavior changes, building self-awareness and self-management skills, and focusing on the three things all leaders must ensure: focus, energy, and delivery.

Sharon’s purpose as an executive coach is to help leaders 10X their impact by leveraging the power afforded by their roles to build organizations that are forces for good, both economically and socially. She also advises CEOs on shaping organization culture and leading change.

Sharon has taught leadership at Stanford GSB, where she now helps leaders increase influence, manage conflict, and prepare to build high-performing teams.

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  • Guest: Matthew Louchheim
  • Host: Sharon Richmond
  • Producer: Cynthia Lamb
  • Executive producer: Danny Iny
  • Assembled by: Melissa Deal
  • Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
  • Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
  • Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
  • Making our host sound great: Home Brew Audio

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