At Centennial, we dedicate quite a bit of time developing and delivering leadership content to leaders like you. We do this in three ways (in no particular order): 1.) Through our blog posts 2.) Through our Talent Magnet Institute TM podcast and, 3.) By meeting with leaders in person or on the phone. Why do we […]
In just a few short weeks, it will be the start of a new year. And, with the start of a new year always comes the obligatory goal setting exercises. I set goals every year and I bet you do too. My goals relate to both my personal and professional life. Right now, however, it’s […]
I was recently listening to Dan Hurley’s Talent Magnet Institute podcast interview with Mike Sipple Jr., “Becoming Fully Human.” In the podcast, Dan shares that his “retirement job” is serving as host of a local NPR radio show. However, before “retirement,” Dan was a teacher, historian, Director of Leadership for Leadership Cincinnati, the interim CEO […]
September 20, 2018 For Immediate Release Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s (CYC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ericka Copeland-Dansby has been named the organization’s new President & CEO. Copeland-Dansby will succeed Jane Keller, who is retiring from CYC to pursue her next career at the end of November 2018 after twelve years leading the […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Mike Sipple Jr. Named 2018 “Champion for Education”
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 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.
In the retained executive search business, we are privileged to “come alongside” leaders at various stages in their careers—and in their lives. Often, it is during an exciting time, when a leader is considering joining one of our client’s C-suite teams. Or, it might be a time when a leader is wrestling with disappointment– after […]
Most organizations post openings internally as well as externally. Doing so sends a great message to employees on potential career paths within the organization and can greatly benefit employee retention. However, an internal candidate comes with pros and pitfalls. Here’s what to consider when an internal candidate is in the mix. Pros of Considering an […]