“ We can never know ourselves until we understand others – understanding another’s narrative is the source code of sustained change.”

In the American Narratives podcast, co-hosts Maryanne Piña and Joe Frodsham, interview diverse leaders from across the industry. Their authentic stories are intensely interesting – often heartfelt and inspiring – and always instructive.

In each episode, Maryanne and Joe get behind the stereotypes in which we are told to judge each other to arrive at the core of diversity – the unique experience and perspective of each person.

Leaders are the catalysts to create an inclusive environment – we need to learn from the diverse leaders that have come before, and continue their legacy in developing even more diverse, and diverse-sensitive, leaders. These American Narratives ensure we all continue to build this legacy.

Maryanne and Joe

JoePresident, CMP

MaryanneCEO, CMP

  • Maryanne

    Maryanne is an award-winning educator and entrepreneur, author, and is the CEO of CMP.

    Maryanne was born and raised in the border town of McAllen, Texas. As a first-generation American from a Spanish-speaking home, Maryanne has her own narrative – a story of straddling two cultures and adjusting to being successful while being true to her Latino roots and values.

    Maryanne is an award-winning educator and entrepreneur, author, and is the CEO of CMP. Behind Maryanne’s success in business is a deep commitment to the clients, candidates, and community. Maryanne was awarded the 2019 Young Entrepreneur award from AEM -Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs and the 2020 Women’s Business Council-Southwest Rising Star Award. Maryanne serves on the Board of Directors of Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation and the Concilio. In addition, Maryanne is the President-Elect of the Hispanic 100. 

  • Joe

    Joe is a leading talent development expert and Forbes contributor and is the President of CMP.

    Joe was born and raised in Western Canada, immigrating to the United States at 18 years old to further his college education.

    Having global roles working across countries and cultures, Joe brings a unique outside-in perspective to the American experience. He has held executive roles with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Whirlpool, and Tenet Healthcare before launching a series of companies. Joe is a speaker and recognized expert on careers, employee engagement, leadership development, organization development, and talent systems.

Maryanne & Joe bring their unique narratives together in their professional life as they co-lead CMP, and in their personal life as a couple.

CMP is a talent and transition firm in the business of developing people and organizations across the full talent life cycle. From recruiting and assessment solutions to coaching and outplacement solutions, CMP utilizes a diverse lens to provide unique insights, innovative talent solutions and measurable results. Visit us at www.careermp.com

As a Women and Minority owned firm, CMP is committed to supporting diversity and helping companies realize the power of diversity through inclusion.