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2021 and Q1 2022 Year in Review

By Jeremy Weisz posted 03-14-2022 05:00 AM


Nick Araco Nick Araco is the Founder and CEO of AchieveNEXT, a peer-led advisory network organization that empowers market leaders and their teams to meet ambitious growth goals. Over the last 20 years, Nick has helped facilitate a community of forward-thinking, entrepreneurial-minded, and financially educated C-Suite executives across industries. He serves as the voice of the CFO community, representing over 10,000 leaders and members of The CFO Alliance and The CHRO Alliance.

Prior to founding AchieveNEXT, Nick served in growth strategy and business development leadership roles for companies including Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and RSM US. He is currently a renowned public speaker, a recognized global business leader, and the host of the Level Up podcast.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Nick Araco discusses the lessons he learned from past podcast guests about establishing genuine and lasting relationships
  • Leading your company with sensitivity and developing personal relationships with employees
  • How to build a foundation based on your core values and employee experience
  • Nick talks about creating opportunities for diverse leaders and the next generation of talent
  • The importance of recognizing change as a tool for success
  • What leadership trends and challenges are top of mind right now?

In this episode…

Creating and managing a business can be a daunting task. Where can you find industry experts to help you build your team and achieve next-level performance?

For Nick Araco, interviewing today’s top leaders has given him an inside look at the biggest challenges affecting executives and their teams — and the tools to overcome them. This week, Nick shares key insights into cultivating a workplace environment that is inclusive, making your team feel valued, and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs to create a more diverse and connected world. There’s something for everyone in this episode.

In this episode of Level Up, Rise25 Co-founder Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with host Nick Araco to talk about some of the major lessons and insights from Nick’s past podcast episodes. Nick shares how consistency and sincerity produce growth, the importance of cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and the key qualities that make a great leader.

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Sponsor for this episode...

This episode is sponsored by AchieveNEXT, subscription-based peer advisory networks for emerging and C-Suite leaders from across North America, and includes The CFO Alliance and The CHRO Alliance.

Join the Network  that has connected more than 8,000 Modern Finance and HR leaders representing middle and emerging enterprises from diverse industries and markets.

If you are an HR or financial leader with a need to connect to your peers and share ideas while learning best practices and market trends, visit us on the web at or check out our blog for more resources on how to take the next step in your journey.