Mike Sipple Jr. Selected to National Leadercast Host Site Advisory Board


Leadercast Live, the world’s largest one day leadership event, has named Mike Sipple Jr., president of Centennial and founder of the Talent Magnet Institute™, to its national advisory board.  Sipple has spearheaded a local Leadercast host site for several years in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, where more than 300 leaders attend each year. On June […]

Cultural Transformation and Courageous Leadership with Lynne Ruhl

Do you REALLY understand what company culture means?

What is work culture and how does it affect the corporate environment? Discover how one phone call changed a stay-at-home mom’s life and how she changed the abusive, toxic culture in children’s competitive gymnastics. The impact she made led to a career in leadership and corporate cultural development. Today, Mike brings in Lynne Ruhl to discuss why […]

Winning at Retention – a case study to model

A close look at James Sinegal, Costco's co-founder and former CEO

When you run an international retail chain and your turnover is 12%, you’re doing something right.  In an industry with soaring turnover rates, James (Jim) Sinegal, Costco’s co-founder and former CEO, set a high bar for cultivating a work environment that people don’t want to leave.  If he can produce this kind of retention results […]

What Makes Leaders Extraordinary with Don Frericks

Lackluster leadership results in uninspired employees.

The rules for fostering great leaders in your workplace are changing. It’s not enough just to train them; you also have to develop them. Today, Don Frericks, CAO of Community Blood Center and Founder & Leadership Coach of Make Me A Better Leader, joins Mike Sipple, Jr., to talk about what makes extraordinary leaders. They […]

Mike Sipple Jr. Named Inaugural Horizon Award Recipient

Award Recognizes Dedication to Community Leadership

Mike Sipple Jr., president of Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search and founder of the Talent Magnet Institute™, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Horizon Award, presented by Horizon Community Funds. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual who exemplifies dedication, integrity, and honorable service to Northern Kentucky through community leadership.  […]

The Man Behind The “Mike” with Christine Lewis and Mike Sipple Jr.

Centennial, Inc. is a family owned business, but it wasn’t just handed to Mike Sipple, Jr. Want to know what he went through to earn it?

We’re changing things up a bit this week on the Talent Magnet Institute podcast to give everyone a special opportunity to know more about Mike Sipple Jr. and his almost superhero-like ability to connect thought leaders with other key leaders. We have gone long enough not knowing about Mike’s career origin story, and we have […]

Centennial Named Finalist for Family Business of the Year

Goering Center Award Winners to Be Announced September 11

Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search has been named as a semi-finalist for the 19th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards. Founded in 1975, Centennial is a talent strategy and executive search firm dedicated to helping organizations achieve their business goals through talent acquisition and talent strategy. In 2018, Centennial extended its business […]

Equip Yourself to Lead Well

Take a lesson from back-to-school shopping and prepare yourself for the year ahead

For the last several weeks, back-to-school sales have overtaken stores of every shape and size.  They know students will come, armed with a long list of required supplies, to stock up for the school year. These purchases are meant to prepare and equip the students for the work ahead. This is a good exercise we […]

Remarkable Leadership in Family Business with Jonathan Theders

Running a family business is a different game. When you take over, how much will you change?

Jonathan Theders is the CEO of RiskSource Clark-Theders, a prominent family business that focuses on providing comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services to protect clients from the unexpected. As the next generation CEO, Jonathan has gone to great lengths to transform the family business into a remarkable organization, but there’s more to running a […]

Mike Sipple Jr. Named 2018 “Champion for Education”


Mike Sipple Jr. & Alvin Garrison, Superintendent, Covington Independent Schools

Mike Sipple Jr., president of Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search and founder of the Talent Magnet Institute™ has been named “The Champion for Education” by the Northern Kentucky Education Council (NKyEC). Sipple received the award at the NKyEC’s Exellence in Education Celebration on April 25, 2018. The evening recognized Northern Kentucky’s outstanding teachers, students, and advocates.

Sipple was honored for his leadership, commitment and dedication to education and family engagement in our community. He serves on a variety of education-focused board of directors and committees, as well as in activities designed to increase company involvement with local schools. This included leading the 2017 Business Engagement Tour at River Ridge Elementary, showcasing one of Northern Kentucky’s largest elementary schools to organizations that had a desire to support, volunteer and partner with a local elementary school. This effort resulted in increased volunteers serving as One to One coaches in both reading and mathematics. It also inspired an organization to sponsor Junior Achievement across an entire grade level.


Mike Sipple & Brent Degenhardt, Regional Captains, All Pro Dad

Mike serves as the Regional Team Captain for All Pro Dad for the entire State of Kentucky, and co-leads the Greater Cincinnati Region with Brent Degenhardt, the Regional Team Captain for the State of Ohio. All Pro Dad is a national organization dedicated to eradicating fatherlessness and increasing male engagement in children’s lives. Since Mike stepped into this leadership position, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has seen an increase of chapters to 34 active schools.

Mike frequently participates on school and community-led panels addressing topics such as fatherlessness, parental engagement, student well-being, bullying and the impact of mentors.

Mike is also committed to creating equity in our education systems. This includes years of dedication and work to elevate the importance of early childhood education. He has served on the board of the Pre-K Works initiative since its inception and advocates for the impact of early childhood education to companies, legislators and our community.

Mike and his wife, Amber, have three children involved in public schools. Together, they volunteer, engage and support education throughout their community as well as nationally.

Watch the video announcement here.