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Guest Spotlight

Barbara A. Trautlein, Founder of Change Catalysts, LLC

Barbara Trautlein, PhDBarbara A. Trautlein, PhD, is a leadership strategist, keynote speaker, host of the Women and Manufacturing Podcast, and founder of Change Catalysts, LLC. She has worked with leaders in manufacturing and steel industries, among many other industries, to facilitate successful and sustainable change at all levels. Some of her company clients include: Ford Motor Company, Abbott Laboratories, Steel Dynamics and ThyssenKrupp. She is the author of the best-selling book, Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks. 

Barbara is a faculty member teaching courses on Change Management and Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her doctorate in philosophy and organizational psychology at the University of Michigan.

Topics include: change intelligence versus IQ or EQ, change leadership issues in manufacturing, women in manufacturing

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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