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As Told By Nomads features interviews with changemakers, global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be better inclusive and global leaders.
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561: Using Music As A Form of Diplomacy with Christy Jeziorski
In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Christy Jeziorski, as we talk about using music as a form of diplomacy. Christy is a social entrepreneur, music consultant, creative strategist, and founder of Inity. At a young age, she has already been passionate about music and her journey always led her back to it. Music is so powerful in many ways; listen to the episode now and learn how this has changed her life! Listen to your Intuition Intuition or gut instincts are personal feelings and immediate understandings of certain matters that are mostly always right. Many people neglect their intuition because they’re afraid of the outcome if they follow what they feel. It can be very difficult to follow them, especially when you’re focused on the negative situations that might happen. On the contrary, listening to your intuitions protect you from harmful situations and relationships. It helps you become more aware and avoid unnecessary matters that will waste your time. If you start to acknowledge and accept your gut instincts, your path will be clearer. You can’t really say that your intuition is wrong when you don’t try to prove it right. There are many instances in our life when we wished that we should’ve followed our intuitions from the start. Don’t let overthinking interfere or hinder you from what you think is best for you. Breaking Away from Expectations People will always have expectations for who you are and what they want you to do. It is hard to break away from these expectations when they’re from our families. We start becoming hesitant to follow our passion because of what others are saying. However, it is important that you realize that you’re the one that should create your future and not anyone else. When you let other people dictate who you should become, you’ll live your life unfulfilled and confused. Christy said that it is important that people find that passion or purpose in their life that makes them feel happy that they could turn into their careers. By having the courage to work hard for your passion, you will never feel like you’re simply working to earn money. Instead, you’ll feel and living your life with a purpose. About Christy Jeziorski:, Christy is a music industry professional with over 40 concerts and festivals under her belt as an independent producer and promoter, including the reggae and global music series at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, and two seasons of Miami Reggae Festival. A consultant and strategist for artists in the global roots music scene (reggae, jazz, afrobeat, folktronica, music of Latin America), and she strives to help artists and brands connect with their audiences through campaigns that are both insight-driven and socially impactful, while at the same time catalyze a form of cultural exchange and diplomacy across borders. Over the last decade, Christy lived and studied in Los Angeles, South Africa, Belize, Denver and Palm Springs. She vibes with others who love music and value inclusion, social justice, and equity. Outline of the episode: [04:53] Who Christy wanted to be when she was young. [06:19] The two cultures she was exposed to growing up. [07:36] How Christy’s identity developed and changed. [11:53] The importance of acceptance and intuition. [15:29] Breaking away from the expectations of other people. [18:39] It’s a constant process of figuring things out. [21:52] Be more free in life and don’t worry so much. [25:19] Music has always been a big part of her life. [27:45] The start of her entrepreneurial journey. [30:43] Christy’s fallback in life is always music. [34:40] Pursue your passion and what gives you joy. [37:38] Follow your intuition and listen to your gut feelings. [39:19] Christy’s plan of shifting her identity and self. [43:32] Using music as a form of diplomacy. Resources: Christy’s Linkedin:... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 17, 2021
560: How Businesses Can Navigate the World In the Aftermath of COVID-19 with Neil Fallon
In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Neil Fallon, as we discuss how businesses can navigate the world in the aftermath of COVID-19. Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Eppione, an integrated HR employee benefits and insurance platform for businesses across the world. He also discusses the duties of the employers towards their employees, treating everyone with respect, employee benefits strategies, and so on! As we are navigating through this new normal, it is important to learn how to adapt and change strategies to achieve success! Treat Your Employees as Individuals A happy employee is more loyal and productive doing their tasks. When employees feel like they’re heard and valued, they acknowledge and work harder for your goals. Neil said in the episode that it is important to treat your employees the same and as individuals. The best way of building long-term relationships with any kind of connection is to treat them with respect. There will also be more opportunities for growth for your business because they’ll help provide ideas and suggestions when needed. Employees usually do not speak up when they feel intimidated by their higher-ups. However, it is truly not that easy especially when you’re not used to communicating, but the outcome when you try is worth it. Employer’s Duty of Care during the COVID-19 To save the business from failing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, an employer must strictly fulfill their duty in taking care of their employees. It has become difficult for everyone to adapt to this new normal, the chances of harming every individual’s health and safety are at huge risk. An employer has the role of being the leader in the team and he or she needs to implement strict COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Ensuring as well that the safety of the employees are not harmed while working and consider the possible benefits they can acquire when infected with the disease. The levels of responsibilities are high for an employer, especially in terms of keeping the business going while there is a crisis. And as important as the role is for a leader, the employees should also know how to follow to effectively execute these preventions. Working as a team, learning how to adapt and pivot are critical to the success of the business. Sooner or later companies should accept the new normal and the changes that have occurred in the industry. Learn more about the possible strategies and factors to consider in this episode with Neil! About Neil Fallon: Neil is an Employee Benefits expert that has been helping employers with pension, insurance and employee benefits matters since 1991. He works with the world’s leading insurance companies and benefit consultancies to implement Employee Benefits best practices around the world. Their platform www.eppione.com provides business managers with a comprehensive human resource information system and flexible employee benefits that will help ensure that the human resources department is GDPR compliant in 2018. They are licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Success is measured by the number of businesses that choose Eppione to help address their HR compliance issues, administer a wide array of employee benefits solutions, and manage corporate insurance programs. They also provide access individual advisory services. Eppione Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK (reference 757722) and is registered with the ICO (information Commissioners Office reference ZA217811). These regulations help clients giving them the reassurance of the highest standards of consistency and protection whilst working in line with FCA guiding principles and Treating Customers Fairly policies. Outline of the episode: [04:06] Different levels of anxiety and approaches to the lockdown situation. [07:09] Creating a... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 10, 2021
559: How To Decolonize Therapy with Dr.Jennifer Mullan
Today's episode with Dr. Jennifer Mullan (Pronouns: She/ Her). Dr. Mullan creates spaces for people and organizations to heal.She believes that it is essential to create dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC). Dr. Mullan has earned her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies; a Master’s in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education; and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education, from New Jersey City University. She notes that her dissertation: “Slavery and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Inner City African American Male Youth: From the Cotton Fields to the Concrete Jungle,” has been a primary foundation for her current work in furthering emotional wellness on a larger collective scale for communities of color. She has almost 15 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education, teaching, and grant writing. She is passionately committed to solidarity work that effectively addresses inequities based on race, gender, class, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Her professional research and clinical interests include complex and intergenerational trauma, group psychotherapy, LGBTQIA wellness, spirituality & mindfulness practices, racism as trauma, healing in therapeutic settings, self-love as a revolutionary act, and the process of decolonizing mental health. It is her belief that we can tend to our emotional/ mental health AND hold systemic oppression accountable. You can frequently hear Dr. Mullan stating, “Everything is political!” Dr. Mullan also centralizes Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, which she identifies as Ancestral Trauma, at the crux of decolonization work. Through the movement of Decolonizing Therapy, Dr. Mullan can be found providing international keynotes, holding Radicalizing Rage workshops, doing Coaching sessions while un-training mental health professionals, providing Ancestral healing sessions, or spending time with her Goddess cat, Isis. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.drjennifermullan.com/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decolonizingtherapy/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJennyJennM See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 3, 2021
558: Fostering Competitiveness & Collaboration with Charlie Harding
Today's episode is with Charlie Harding.Charlie Harding, one of the tallest kids in his grade, often acted his height rather than his age. He taught himself how to program and spent nearly a decade working on a website that transformed the world wide web into one big scavenger hunt. Charlie’s love for the digital world would later translate into a passion for travel. He loved exploring different cultures and connecting with strangers. Travel also brought Charlie closer to his older brother, Mike Harding. The idea of bringing scavenger hunts from the internet to the outdoors happened while Charlie and his brother were traveling together. They thought a scavenger hunt would be the funnest way to engage with their new environment. Let’s Roam scavenger hunts have spread to over 400 cities around the world, enjoyed by thousands of adventurous travelers and hometown explorers. On each scavenger hunt, questions, facts and photo challenges are tied together with a smartphone app. Everyone works together to answer questions, learn about their surroundings and take quirky team photos. Mike and Charlie, alongside their ever-growing team, work behind the scenes to enhance the scavenger hunt experience every day. Charlie is the inspirational leader of Let's Roam and leads the drive on all main projects. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.letsroam.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 28, 2021
557: The Importance of Establishing a Culture with Colin D. Ellis
Today's episode is with Colin D. Ellis. Colin is an award-winning international speaker, culture change facilitator, and author of two best-selling books. He is originally from Liverpool in the UK, but now lives in Melbourne, Australia after 6 great years in New Zealand. He delivers speeches and programs around the world that inspire and motivate individuals to become role models for others and to provide organizations with the skills to build cultures of success. He goes to extraordinary lengths to provide tailored experiences that live long in the memory. Whether it's the way that projects are delivered, how teams work together or how to change the DNA of an organization He can provide practical information on how to make change easy. He uses case studies, experience and plenty of humour to keep people engaged and laughing! Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Culture Fix: How to Create a Great Place to Work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YCXW7CH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 * The Project Book: The Complete Guide to Consistently Delivering Great Projects: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T94DB5D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 * Website: https://www.colindellis.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 11, 2021
556: Be Fearless with Carey Lohrenz
Today's episode is with Carey Lohrenz. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly, your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://careylohrenz.com/ * Book: https://careylohrenz.com/book/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 23, 2020
555: Financial Empowerment and the Importance of Mentorship with Rahkim Sabree
Today's episode is with financial educator, keynote speaker, and author, Rahkim Sabree. His mission is the "spiritual, mental, and physical empowerment of Black people concerning finances, politics, education, entrepreneurship and all aspects of living a productive life." He is an active leader in his community in advocating for financial empowerment through various interviews, publications, podcasts, talks, and his own published works. He is also an advocate for ending homelessness through his organization, An Extended Hand, Inc. Through his work, he inspires others to embrace a limitless mindset by believing in “the impossibility of impossibility”. Rahkim grew up in Mount Vernon, NY and embodies the idea that you don't have to succumb to your environment or the limitations of what you know. Rahkim is a strong believer in the power of the mind often making reference to the "law of attraction" and the power of intentionality. Among his passions are coaching, financial education, personal development, and entrepreneurship. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * An Extended Hand, Inc.: https://www.aeh-ct.org/ * Financially Irresponsible book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732620512/ * Mentorship: The Playbook book: https://www.amazon.com/Mentorship-Playbook-Rahkim-M-Sabree/dp/1732620504/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 14, 2020
554: How Raj Subrameyer Learned to Skyrocket His Career
Today's episode is with Raj Subrameyer. Raj is an international keynote speaker, author, and tech career coach who helps people to land their dream job and become successful leaders. He has helped countless individuals discover their zone of genius and leverage it to live a life that they love. He is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and has been featured in numerous podcast and publications, including Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success and The Good Men Project. In his spare time, he loves traveling with his family and discovering new experiences which includes craft beer. Resources Mentioned In This Episode * Website: www.rajsubra.com * Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08N2ZDQPY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 12, 2020
553: Dissecting Branding Identity with Laurence Lim Dally
Today's episode is with Laurence Lim Dally. Laurence is an expert on diversity and decoding cultural differences. After 5 years working for the French Government on diversity and equal opportunities issues, Laurence moved to Hong Kong in 2008 and founded Cherry Blossoms Market Research & Consulting, with the ambition to bridge the gap between East & West. Cherry Blossoms is helping Western brands in beauty, hospitality, jewelry & watches, fashion, and wine & spirits to understand cultural differences between Asia and the West, so they can better resonate with Asian consumers. Resource Mentioned in the Episode * Company website: www.cherryblossoms.com.hk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 21, 2020
552: Ways To End Sars Brutality In Nigeria
It’s hard to feel anything but anger and disgust now but I know that we will not let the heroes that died yesterday down. Here are some ways you can help. DONATE AND CONTRIBUTE * Feminist Coalition: https://donatebtc.feministcoalition2020.com/ * Diasporans Against SARS: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4ppyfs-diasporans-against-sars WRITE A LETTER TO EMBASSIES * https://linktr.ee/Endsarsuk PROTEST Depending on where live, there are different regulations around protesting but following #Endsars on any social media platform will give you multiple options. Some of you may be reading this and saying to yourself this is happening to my country too. I won’t be surprised because it’s clear that what’s needed all over the world in our institutions is reform which is what the #EndSARS movement has become. In addition to fighting against police brutality, it is fighting against bad governance and corruption. It is also fighting for better jobs, education and infrastructures. Nigerian lives matter! The youth matter! The continuous cycle of brutality and incompetence the government, military and police have shown will not stand. This is not what we voted for. The tragedy of yesterday will not be forgotten. You might have shot at us but our voices will not be silenced. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 14, 2020
551: Humanizing Marketing with Saksham Sharda
Today's episode is with Saksham Sharda, the Creative Director of Outgrow which is a platform that allows you to boost your marketing with interactive content. As interactive content is here to stay, they help create beautiful, interactive calculators, quizzes, recommendations, polls, and chatbots to delight your customers & generate leads. Their simple yet powerful drag and drop builder and custom managed service allow businesses to quickly create highly engaging & value driven Cost Estimators, Savings/ROI calculators & other types of online interactive content, through an easy to use interface. For As Told By Nomads Listeners, you can take advantage of a 30 day trial and special pricing at outgrow.co/nomads See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 6, 2020
550: Start now. Start simple with Dan Ram
Today's episode is with DanRam. He is A 5x TEDx speaker, 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, and startup coach, his clients range from individual founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents, his multi-continent education including Yale University and Trinity College, as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups ensures that his clients are at the cutting edge of innovation. On the ground, he is the founder of several startups in multiple countries and has coached scores of founders and startups. At the national level, Daniel was part of the 7 person panel commissioned by Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to put together a National Entrepreneurship Policy. DanRam travels the globe as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion…
Sep 24, 2020
549: The Accidental Nomad With Kyle Hegarty
Today's episode is with Kyle Hegarty. Kyle is the Managing Director of Leadership Nomad, part of TSL Marketing, where he focuses on helping companies expand across the globe. Kyle looks at how companies connect with themselves and their customers with a concentration on communication, sales and marketing and management leadership. He has trained thousands of executives, a faculty lecturer for Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a frequent speaker at business and management conferences around the world. His first book on cross-cultural communication is called The Accidental Nomad. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Business-Nomad-Survival-Shrinking/dp/1529329078 * Website: https://www.leadershipnomad.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 21, 2020
548: Subtle Acts of Exclusion With Dr. Tiffany Jana
Today's episode is with Dr. Tiffany Jana. Dr. Tiffany Jana is the founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of socially responsible and interconnected companies working to advance more culturally inclusive and equitable workforces. TMI Portfolio’s consulting arm, TMI Consulting, Inc. is a Certified Benefit Corporation and 2019, 2018, and 2016 Best for the World Honoree. Dr. Jana is an international public speaker, and has appeared on stages in the United States, Spain, Germany and Hong Kong. Dr. Jana won the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine, Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching Award, and was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 on Inc.com. Dr. Jana has been featured in featured in Forbes, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, MarketWatch and Fast Company. Dr. Jana's first book Overcoming Bias, received an endorsement from 2016 Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine. In addition to three books on bias, Dr. Jana co-autho…
Sep 11, 2020
547: Insuring The World With Andrew Jernigan
Today's interview is with Andrew Jernigan, the Co-founder and CEO of Insured Nomads, the first insurtech for the global benefits and international insurance to provide expats, digital nomads, remote workers, travelers, world schoolers, and int'l citizens with frictionless solution-set required for a successful lifestyle. Hope you enjoy our wide ranging conversation. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: www.insurednomads.com * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjernigan/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 20, 2020
546: How To Check Your Privilege With Myisha T
Today's episode is with Myisha T. Myisha is a mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur passionate about the mental wellness and the empowerment for women. In 2018, Myisha became curious about white women and privilege after ending a relationship with a co-worker that negatively impacted her mental health. This led her to identify her own internalized oppression and racism. Not interested in throw-away culture, she decided to seek out safe ways that white folks are showing up for BIWoC. During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Myisha began her Check Your Privilege interview series inquiring into the work some white women are doing to show up safely for BIPoC and move beyond passive ally-ship to action driven co-conspirators. Myisha works with organizations and community groups taking white people on a self-reflective journey exploring their relationship with power, privilege, and racism. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Check Your Privilege: Live into the Work…
Aug 12, 2020
545: Acceptance of Self With Dr Dain Heer
Today's episode is with Dr. Dain Heer. Dr. Heer is an influencer of change and inspiration with a community of over 1 Million+ people. His real-life rags to riches story brought him from an abusive past in the ghettos of Los Angeles to being a source of inspiration and an inviter to greatness and consciousness. Dr Heer is a popular speaker and best-selling author and the co-founder of a diverse range of businesses around the world. A conscious and creative thought leader with a profound understanding of the power of personal creation, Dr. Heer draws upon his background and unique perspective to facilitate positive change in the world, and empower people from every culture, country, age and social strata to create the money, relationships and life they truly desire. Some of the things we discuss are: * The power in authenticity * How to work with “overwhelm” * How to overcome unworthiness * How self-acceptance can save someone’s life Resources Mentioned In The Episod…
Aug 6, 2020
544: Driving Innovation With Laurel Lau
Today's interview is with Laurel is a digital nomad and executive coach, as well as founder of Six Atlas. Together with her global agile team, Laurel works with impact-driven organizations and purpose-driven executives to assess their innovation capabilities and adjust to take advantage of innovation in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Born in Hong Kong but educated in the United States, Laurel has spent her life navigating changing environments and cultural expectations, and she taps into the lessons she’s learned as she works to empower conscious leadership in her clients to best serve their organizations in a world of innovation. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Laurel's book: https://www.amazon.com/Interplay-Innovator-Cultivating-Collaboration-Transforming-ebook/dp/B082BJ8V4P/ * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurellau/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelaurellau/ * UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective See acast.c…
Jul 30, 2020
543: Start A Talk Shift With Krister Ungerböck
Today's episode is with Krister Ungerböck. Krister is a leadership communication expert, keynote speaker, and former CEO of a global tech company. His work has appeared in NPR, Forbes, Inc., HR.com, Chief Executive, Recruiter.com and Entrepreneur. Prior to exiting corporate life at age 42, Krister was CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. While leading the company to over 3,000% growth, his team won five consecutive Top Workplace Awards, achieved remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%, and became a dominant player in its market niche — event management software. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.krister.com/ * Book: https://www.krister.com/start * UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 20, 2020
542: Going From Immigrant To Influencer With Leo Chan
Today's episode is with Leo Chan, the founder & creative director of Levitate Style. Leo defines Levitate Style as "rise above in effortless style". He was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City when he was 10. Levitate Style was started in 2014 to showcase his passion of photography, modeling, style, and traveling around the world all in one. He started with photography as a hobby back in high school and then did some modeling part-time for two years. He worked in corporate banking for 4 years before starting Levitate Style with his lady Alicia Mara. They both quit their full-time jobs when they got a sponsorship project to travel the world for 5 months on a world cruise. Since then, they have been working full-time on Levitate Style. We dive into his immigrant story and how he unapologetically lives his dreams today. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Leo Chan's Website: http://www.levitatestyle.com/ * Leo Chan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levitatestyl…
Jul 12, 2020
541: Living A Life Of Purpose And Truth With Charlene Wheeless
Today's episode is with Charlene Wheeless. Charlene started her career in Corporate Communications straight out of college and never looked back. Working in a variety of industries, from associations, to information technology, to oil and gas, She honed her skills in every aspect of corporate and marketing communications and public affairs. She is a self-acknowledged nerd when it comes to technology and obsessed when it comes to integrating technology, communications and creativity to develop outcomes that have yet to be discovered. She thrives in fast paced environments that are uncomfortable with the status quo. Issues management, crisis communications, diversity counsel, data and digital analytics, and problem solving are what gets her out of bed every day -- that and her two dogs. Grace under pressure, She has never met a crisis she didn't want to jump into or a stray dog she didn't want to save. Professionally speaking, she is a trusted advisor to the C-suite, and a proven execut…
Jun 30, 2020
540: Day 30 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 30 of #LetsTalkBias, I share my concluding thoughts and a couple of equations for actionable cultural competence. Thank you for a magical 30 days. Link to UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 29, 2020
539: Day 29 #LetsTalkBias
So where do we go from here? Over the last 28 days, we have worked on awareness, unlearning and ways to turn this moment into a sustainable movement. The combined reach of the #LetsTalkBias challenge on the 8 platforms it has been run is over 650,000. In order to continue the conversation, I’m launching the UYD Collective. This is a collective for those who want to embark on a journey that will dismantle the systems of oppression around us. We will cry, laugh, make mistakes and support each other but more importantly, we will learn how to use our differences to make a difference. Benefits of being in this collective include access to courses, content, scripts, webinars, digital downloads, templates, infographics, checklists, exclusive tips, advice and best practices aimed at improving cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills. Members will also be able to learn together and from each other. I will also be turning the videos into a course which will be launching a…
Jun 28, 2020
538: Day 28 of #LetsTalkBias
This Sunday’s guest was Ken Shelton. We went over the prompts we discussed this week as well as his career. Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level and was named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Relevance, Visual Storytelling, Social-Emotional Learning, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winne…
Jun 27, 2020
537: Day 27 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 27 of #LetsTalkBias, all I want you to do is to team up with someone and discuss how you can turn this moment into a movement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 26, 2020
536: Day 26 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 26 of #LetsTalkBias, we are role-playing. Our scenario today is "what about black on black crime?” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 25, 2020
535: Day 25 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 25 of #LetsTalkBias, we are role-playing. Our scenario today is "I am not racist so stop bringing up race." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 24, 2020
534: Day 24 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 24 of #LetsTalkBias, we are role-playing. Our scenario today is "You Can’t Reason With Them! They Are Always Angry." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 23, 2020
533: Day 23 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 23 of #LetsTalkBias, we are role-playing. Our scenario today is "I just want to keep my race pure." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 22, 2020
532: Day 22 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 22 of #LetsTalkBias, we are role-playing. Our scenario today is white privilege. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 21, 2020
531: Day 21 of #LetsTalkBias & Agenda For Week 4
This Sunday’s guest was Karlyn Percil the CEO of KDPM Consulting Group. We discussed the diversity and inclusion gaps that exist in companies, how to move beyond performative allyship, and the role emotional intelligence plays in debiasing. * Karlyn's company: https://karlynpercil.com/ * Karlyn Percil's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karlynpercil/ The themes for this coming week are role play & collective action. * June 22: (Role Play) White Privilege Doesn't Exist. * June 23: (Role Play) I Just Want To Keep My Race Pure. * June 24: (Role Play) You Can’t Talk To Them, They Are Always Angry. * June 25: (Role Play) I Am Not Racist So Stop Bringing Up Race. * June 26: (Role Play) What About Black On Black Crime? * June 27: Team Up! June 28: Live With Ken Shelton at 5:30 EST. See you tomorrow! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 20, 2020
530: Day 20 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 20 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing the importance and significance of your bias journal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 19, 2020
529: Day 19 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 19 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing the importance of expanding in-groups. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 18, 2020
528: Day 18 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 18 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing re-association or stereotype replacement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 17, 2020
527: Day 17 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 17 of #LetsTalkBias, we discuss the debiasing technique known as perspective taking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 16, 2020
526: Day 16 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 16 of #LetsTalkBias, we discuss how to receive feedback. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 15, 2020
525: Day 15 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 15 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing the importance of identifying your triggers and what they could be. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 14, 2020
524: Day 14 of #LetsTalkBias
On Day 14, Gahmya Drummond-Bey and I went over how to be inclusive children, parents and institutions. Gahmya Drummond-Bey conscious learning expert, global curriculum designer and founder of KidYOUniversity. Gahmya's website: https://www.evolvedteacher.com/about-me KidYOUniversity: https://www.kidyouniversity.com/ TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/gahmya_drummond_bey_teaching_kids_to_find_their_mission YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2A4nv4kdBV5S4VFj6tX6PA Twitter: https://twitter.com/gahmyateacher LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gahmya-drummond-bey-a1a46b88/ The themes for this coming week are best practices & debiasing. June 15: Knowing Your Triggers June 16: How To Receive Feedback June 17: Perspective Taking June 18: Re-Association June 19: Expansion of In-Groups June 20: Your Bias Journal June 21: Live with Karlyn Percil See you tomorrow! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 13, 2020
523: Day 13 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 13 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing equity in healthcare. Articles To Read * Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birth: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/opinions/protect-mother-pregnancy-williams-opinion/index.html * Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans by Jamila Taylor: https://tcf.org/content/report/racism-inequality-health-care-african-americans/ * Reducing Racial Health Care Disparities: A Social Psychological Analysis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4332703/ Videos To Watch * 4 ways to work against racism in pregnancy and childbirth: https://vm.tiktok.com/J1jPUCq/ * Race & Teen Pregnancy: https://vm.tiktok.com/J1jkaAa/ * Do black people feel pain? https://vm.tiktok.com/J1jmtAV/ * Why black women are more likely to die or have complications in pregnancy: https://vm.tiktok.com/J1jUwj9/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 12, 2020
522: Day 12 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 12 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing equity in law enforcement. Link to videos I mentioned are below: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver commentary on police: https://youtu.be/Wf4cea5oObY Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: The Broken Policing System: https://youtu.be/km4uCOAzrbM See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 11, 2020
521: Day 11 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 11 of #LetsTalkBias, we discuss equity in government. Share your stories and actions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 10, 2020
520: Day 10 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 10 of #LetsTalkBias we discuss equity in businesses. The article for today’s video is The 5 A’s of Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion. Share your stories and actions and use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 9, 2020
519: Day 9 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 9 of #LetsTalkBias, we tackle equity in media. I share three prompts to reflect on. Don’t forget to share your stories and actions. Use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 8, 2020
518: Day 8 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 8 of #LetsTalkBias, we dive into how dismantle the systems of oppression in the education system. Don’t forget to read this article tayorockson.com/blog/equity-in-education for today’s assignment. #BlackLivesMatter #LetsTalkBias See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 7, 2020
517: Day 7 of #LetsTalkBias
On Day 7, Joey Oteng and I discuss how to be an active ally, the importance of knowing your history, why Karen is not a slur and share some action steps to be an anti-racist. Joey Oteng Venmo: https://venmo.com/joteng SJ 101: http://www.tinyurl.com/drjotengiiSJ101 Blog: www.youthful-life.blogspot.com Tayo Rockson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uyd Venmo: https://venmo.com/Tayo-Rockson Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/tayorockson Book: https://www.amazon.com/Use-Your-Difference-Make-Cross-Cultural/dp/1119590698 Let's Talk Bias Blog Posts: https://tayorockson.com/blog/category/Let%27s+Talk+Bias The theme for this coming week is dismantling systems of oppression. Here's the agenda: June 8: Equity In Education June 9: Equity In Media June 10: Equity In Businesses June 11: Equity In Government June 12: Equity In Law Enforcement June 13: Equity In Healthcare June 14: A 60 minute LIVE with Gahmya Drummond-Bey at 5:30 EST. See you tomorrow! See acast.com/privacy f…
Jun 7, 2020
516: Info For #LetsTalkBias Day 7 Live
A reminder that the live for Day 7 is with Joey Oteng and will be broadcast on YouTube at 5:30pm EST. All you have to do is click this link ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJuyo_DB7_I at 5:30pm EST. Link to replay will also be sent out Feel free to send me any questions you might have. Talk soon. #LetsTalkBias See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 6, 2020
515: Day 6 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 6 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing the concept of "Karen" and what to do when you come across a "Karen". Share your story. Share your action. #LetsTalkBias #BlackLivesMatter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 5, 2020
514: Day 5 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 5 of #LetsTalkBias, we are discussing tone policing. I would love you to share your reflections on it and how you plan on recognizing it moving forward. Share your story. Share your action. #LetsTalkBias #BlackLivesMatter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 4, 2020
513: Day 4 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 4 of #letstalkbias, we are discussing the good person syndrome and the resistance that could come with that. With the realizations from yesterday, it's very easy to want to remind yourself of how good of a person you are. However, that distracts you from the big picture and your path to being an anti-racist. To be an anti-racist, you need to: Know your history (which we covered yesterday) Know how you benefit from and/or participate in the system of white supremacy AND Act Today, I ask 4 more questions to reflect on. Remember, all these prompts will make up your bias journal. Share your story. Share your action. See you tomorrow & use your difference to make a difference! #letstalkbias #blacklivesmatter Blog post: www.tayorockson.com/blog/day-4-of-letstalkbias See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 3, 2020
512: Day 3 #LetsTalkBias
On day 3 of #letstalkbias, we are discussing white supremacy and its effects. Don't forget to read this article: https://tayorockson.com/blog/call-it-what-it-is-white-supremacy and share your reflections on the episode using the hashtag #letstalkbias See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 2, 2020
511: Day 2 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 2 of #letstalkbias, we are discussing the inner dialogue that comes with this. Yesterday, many of you found out that your lived experiences plus your exposure shapes your worldview. Today is about addressing whatever feelings might have come up in the inevitable inner dialogue that was happening between your ears yesterday and answering 4 questions. Throughout June, I hope this prompts help you to develop a bias journal that you will refer to daily and long after June. Actionable things to do: Things to do to support black lives & protesters article. Share your story. Share your action. See you tomorrow & use your difference to make a difference! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 1, 2020
510: Day 1 of #LetsTalkBias
On day 1 of #letstalkbias, we dive into where your biases and ideas about blackness and black folks came from. Share your story. Share your action. Things to do to support black lives & protesters article: www.tayorockson.com/blog/things-to-do-to-support-black-lives-amp-protesters See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 30, 2020
509: Enough Is Enough
I am sure by now the horrors of the deeply rooted racism that has permeated our world has been on display for everyone and frankly it has been emotionally and physically draining but now is not the time to give up. As frustrating as it has been to constantly get messages from non-black folks about what to do, I don't want any room for excuses. So for the month of June, we will get real, raw, honest and uncomfortable about our biases. Nothing is off limits. In order to rid the world of the ugliness of racism, many people need to come to terms with their complicity in white supremacy and oppression. I will hand out daily assignments and do weekly lives. I ask that you TALK. When I say TALK, I mean: Tell Yourself The Truth Acquire New Stories Learn How To Be Accountable Keep Pushing Through And Act We will be using the hashtag #letstalkbias. I will be sharing the assignments on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn andmy website. I ask that you share with all your non-black an…
May 23, 2020
508: How To Be An Active Ally With Julie Kratz
Today's episode is with Julie Kratz. Julie is a highly-acclaimed leadership trainer who led teams and produced results in corporate America for nearly two decades. After experiencing her own career “pivot point,” Julie developed a process to help women leaders create their winning career game plan. Focused on promoting gender equality in the workplace and encouraging women with their “what’s next” moments, Julie is a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach. She holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, is a Certified Master Coach, and holds a certification in unconscious bias. Julie is the author of Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan and ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://nextpivotpoint.com/ * Books: https://nextpivotpoint.com/books/ * Lead Like an Ally: https://www.amazon.com/Lead-Like-Ally-Strategies-Facilitate/dp/1642797170 See acast.co…
May 15, 2020
507: How To Be Radically Different With Sam Kern
Today's episode is with Sam Kern. After graduating college in 2018, he set out on a journey to uncover alternative perspectives, lifestyles, and career paths of young and driven people around the world. His goal is to provide a real, unfiltered look into the minds and lives of driven and passionate young people at different stages along their path. That means talking about not just the wins and outward success, but also the struggles, self-doubt, and questioning that all young people - no matter how “successful” - go through. What ties the guests and topics together? People with insightful and useful ideas, and an irresistible energy for life. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Sam's podcast: https://www.radicallydifferentpodcast.com/ * Sam's TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9c4zvxIJjI * The Path to the Greater You Program: https://globalwellnessforall.com/path-to-the-greater-you/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 10, 2020
506: The Path To The Greater You With Laleh Hancock
Today's episode is with Laleh Hancock. Laleh is an inspirational speaker, writer, leadership and entrepreneurial coach, professional services consultant, personal wellness mentor, and founder and CEO of global professional services company, Belapemo. and the Wellness Organization, Global Wellness For All. Laleh boasts 30 years’ experience in operational excellence, change management and business consulting, and has inspired and empowered thousands of individuals including Fortune 500 executives, government agencies, non-profit organizations, athletes and veterans. A highly respected executive and leadership coach and consultant, Laleh has a particular interest in supporting and encouraging the leadership capabilities of women – in business, in the workplace, at home and in the wider community. She is featured alongside luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, and Ginni Rometty in the 2019 publication, America’s Leading Ladies: Stories of courage, challenge and trium…
May 1, 2020
505: Turning Pain Into Triumph With Barbara Furlow-Smiles
Today's episode is with Barbara Furlow-Smiles. Barbara is the Global Engagement/Internal Resource Group Program Manager a. Facebook. She has an extensive and strategic background in Diversity and Employee Resource Group management with over 10+ years of experience. In her previous role as Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at MTV Networks in New York, she led the diversity strategy for internal Engagement and Employee Affinity Groups domestically and globally including offices in: London, Miami, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Washington D.C. She was named Employee of the Month (out of 15,000 + employees) in 2013 for being the Most Inclusive employee. In her past role as Program Manager for University Relations/Diversity at Cox Communications in Atlanta, she managed full life-cycle recruitment for two programs: Summer Interns and Technology Co-ops year- round impacting over 200+ students annually. She was instrumental in establishing diversity partnerships to increase diversity…
Apr 24, 2020
504: Nives Gadoni on Lessons She Learned From Being An International Madam
Today's episode is with Nives Gadoni. Nives, of Eastern Switzerland was exiled from the United States and Canada after serving 4 years in a New York State Prison back in 2012. She had been set up in a sting by an affiliate of a major hip hop record label who cooperated with Federal Agents in the take down of her underground sex empire. She shares the gritty details in the upcoming release of her tell all book. Born to an Italian father and Swiss mother, Nives grew up in East Switzerland with her family. She always had a taste for the luxurious life. Moving to New York City in the wake of the new millennium, she made her way into the lives and bank accounts of the famous, wealthy and powerful. Nives credits her rise to the top to the worlds oldest profession. She gained the luxurious life she had always pictured by having over 50 of the worlds most beautiful women spread over four continents. But it came with a price. Prison, heartbreak and betrayal. Nives is now residing in Europe an…
1 hr 6 min
Apr 17, 2020
503: T.L Mazumdar aka EveryNowHere On The Importance Of Tackling Mental Health
Today's episode is with multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer T.L. Mazumdar aka EveryNowHere. He grew up in India, UK, Germany and North Africa. Over the years, he has pursued his musical ambitions across continents and nations, channeling his nomadic travels into collaborations and sonic visions. There are several places around the world that have found their way into Mazumdar’s musical outings, but one had been left out until now – and that place is the dark corners of his own mind. In our episode, we dive into his struggles and triumphs with mental health as well as what he has been up to since his last visit to As Told By Nomads. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://findtl.com/connect * Link to the music video of his new single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxp5XwxZ0Fw * BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/rpc/0f3f2dcf0fa8670d01 * Bloom: https://go.onelink.me/app/tayorockson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 11, 2020
502: Janel Dyan On Female Leadership and Corporate Results that Will Never Go Out of Style
Today's interview is with Janel Dyan. Janel is an executive brand strategist and founder of Janel Dyan, Inc. With her proven JD Methodology and three step process, Dyan has found that a female executive’s personal brand is the missing link between female driven consumer economy, and the rise of women in leadership by asking not “What do I wear” but rather “What story do you want to tell?” We talk about: * Understanding the JD Methodology TM and the three steps to establish truth, trust, and loyalty in the era of storytelling. * How this proven methodology can inspire others to create a waterfall of female empowerment through their personal brand story. * The impact our first impressions make in our careers and lives. * How investing in your women leadership will not only drive ROI but establish a dominant presence in your industry. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: Story. Style Brand.: Why Corporate Results Are a Matter of Personal Style * W…
Apr 3, 2020
501: Dismantling White Supremacy & Being A Good Ancestor Layla Saad
Today's episode is with Layla Saad. Layla is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/Me-White-Supremacy-Combat-Ancestor/dp/1728209803 * Website: http://laylafsaad.com/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laylafsaad/ * Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/laylafsaad See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 9 min
Mar 27, 2020
500: The Journey So Far
WOW! Episode FREAKING 500!!! I am so grateful and honored to be here. In this episode, I share what the journey has been so far me and the lessons I have learned. And then I share some more upcoming projects, announcements, and resources. Please see below to make sure you don't miss them. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Register for the Personal Branding webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A7fSypp5R-Sx7db_v8mn8w * Register for the Storytelling webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C0BbIkKiTxaFozUE4hZ3Iw * Register for the Public Speaking webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FATjE95hSN-ETnv3mxwXrg * Free week of therapy with BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/rpc/0f3f2dcf0fa8670d01 * Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/uyd Thank you so much for all your support!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 20, 2020
499: How Be A Compassionate Achiever With Chris Kukk
Today's episode is with Chris Kukk. Dr. Kukk is the HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever, co-host of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast, founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Professor of Political Science/Social Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, Director of the Kathwari Honors Program, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on understanding how weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic, and business communities affect levels of financial, intellectual, and social capital. Dr. Kukk was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, a research associate for Cambridge Energy…
Mar 13, 2020
498: Starting A Business On A Wing And Prayer With Tamara Burkett
Tamara Burkett is a #1 Bestselling Business Author who fully believes in the power of story to motivate, inspire and educate. By combining her own personal first-hand experience, with her business expertise, she delivers compelling yet relatable interviews, on-line events, panels, meetings that have been met with rave reviews, and can be adapted to suit your audience. Consultant, Brilliant Practicing ExpertTM, and advisor, Tamara is an experienced businesswoman. She has helped entrepreneurs and small businesses find the right technology to cultivate personal connections in a humane way. Resources Mentioned In The Episode: * Website: https://www.tamaraburkett.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 6, 2020
497: Telling The True African Story With Mimi Aborowa
Today's episode is with Ayomide (Mimi) Aborowa. Mimi is the Founder and Creative Director of ìrìn journal, an annual print magazine that explores African culture through travel, people and community. Her goal with ìrìn journal is to shine a different kind of light on African cities. She aims to capture the heart and beauty in different cultures and communities around the continent and to inspire her readers. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.irinjournal.com/ * Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org * Promo code for Visme (http://visme.co/) Business Plan: NOMADS20 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 28, 2020
496: Mastering Communication At Work With Dr. Ethan Becker
Today's episode is with Dr. Ethan Becker. Ethan discovered, from a very early age, that if you knew how to harness the power of speech you would be the most powerful person in any room. He went on to becoming the youngest highest paid marketing exec at a very large corporate company and then decided to go off on his own. Today celebrity icons and major business leaders hire Ethan to control their fear of speaking, command greater attention and close larger deals. The white house even refers people to him to improve their political speech campaigns! His book ‘Mastering Communication at work’ is an international bestseller (top 50 business books in Asia) and has been used at Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas, and many other schools. Ethan has even bigger plans for the future as he believes that everything comes down to the way we communicate. He’s on a mission to heal the world through the psychology of communication. We discuss the following: * The 3 stag…
Feb 21, 2020
495: Living The Location Independent Lifestyle With Johannes Voelkner
Today's episode is with Johannes Voelkner. Johannes Voelkner is the founder of Nomad Cruise - one of the largest digital nomad experiences in the world. Originally from Germany, he moved to South Africa in where he built his first location independent business. In 2010, he became a digital nomad. While he loved the lifestyle, he was missing the connections to other remote workers and craved community. He wrote the first travel guide for people who work online to inspire more people to live their dream and work while traveling the world. Eventually, the guide led to the creation of Nomad Cruise where he has helped thousands of digital nomads find community. Johannes and I discussed the following: * How to successfully run a remote company with your team all over the world * How to see if the digital nomad life is right for you * How to build communities that bring life to a digital world * Traveling, living and working around the world Resources Mentioned In The Episode *…
Feb 11, 2020
494: The Journey to Cloud Nine with Jordan Gross
Today's episode is with Jordan Gross. Jordan is an entrepreneur and writer. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics in 2016, and then received a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management in 2017, and went directly into a management position with Hillstone Restaurant Group. He recently left that role to pursue what truly lights him up every day, adding value to others without expecting anything in return. He has founded and worked with multiple startups in the food space, he created an Alzheimer's Awareness mission, he is a personal trainer, and last but certainly not least, Jordan is the author of "Getting Comfy: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness" and "The Journey to Cloud Nine." Resource Mentioned In The Episode * The Journey to Cloud Nine: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1945252731/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 * Jordan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-gross-8271905b/ * Website: https://www.journeytocloudnin…
Feb 7, 2020
493: Building An Online Business Successfully With Greg Smith Of Thinkific
Today's episode is with Greg Smith, the CEO of Thinkific.Thinkific is a software company that makes it easy for people and businesses to create their own educational websites or add education to their existing business. We’re seeing a lot of entrepreneurs creating their own courses or membership sites, or even SMBs creating courses around their product and services. We are the technology partner that makes it very easy for people to do that. You don’t need any technical skills or code. You can come and create your course. In our interview, we discussed: * How Thinkific started * The core essentials to building a successful course * How to identify and grow your audience * How he incorporated diversity and inclusion into his business as he grew his team Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Website: http://www.thinkific.com/ * My Cultural Competency Courses: https://www.thoughtleaderprogram.com/collections * My Personal Branding Course: https://www.thoughtleaderprog…
Jan 31, 2020
492: Diagnosing Our World's Leadership Breakdown With Eric Kaufmann
Today's episode is with Eric Kaufmann. Eric is an Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker, and Author. He is someone who is both brilliant at business while also deeply humble as a result of over thirty years of spiritual training in Zen meditation. Leading retreats and mentoring high-powered CEOs and high-level executives through financial, relationship, and life crises, he has discovered that it is always an internal breakthrough that leads to the solution. The higher the success an individual achieves, the fewer options there are to find mentorship on the levels that matter most. Eric is known as a hidden jewel in Silicon Valley and Fortune 100 executives who share endless success stories of how they reached what they thought was their edge of achievement, only to discover Eric's guidance as a way to unlock their true, hidden potential. In our episode, we discuss three pillars he feels are needed for developing conscious leaders: Wisdom, Love & Courage. Resources Mentioned In Th…
Jan 24, 2020
491: How To Be A Responsive Leader With Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Today's episode is with Jackie Jenkins-Scott. Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a nationally recognized leader with more than three decades of experience in executive leadership positions in public health, higher education and corporate and non-profit governance. She is widely acknowledged as a transformational leader, helping individuals and institutions achieve high performance and strategic results. She served for 21 years as the President of the Dimock Community Health Center and 12 years as the President of Wheelock College. In 2016, Jenkins-Scott founded JJS Advising, focusing on leadership development and organizational strategy. Her personal commitment to improve society extends to active community and civic engagement. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Century Bank and Trust Company, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, the Center for Community Change, and the National Board of Jumpstart. Jenkins-Scott serves as Presi…
Jan 17, 2020
490: Increase The Probability Of Achieving Your Goals With Dr. John Demartini
Today's episode is with Dr. John Demartini. Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author, and global educator. He has developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions, and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior and keys to their empowerment. Resource Mentioned In The Episode: * Website: https://drdemartini.com/ See acast.com/pri…
Jan 10, 2020
489: Speaking of Racism With Jen Kinney
Today's episode is with Jen Kiney. Jen is a writer, podcaster, and anti-racism activist. After living abroad in Shanghai, China with her husband and children for years, she returned to a country that felt more divided than ever. Since then she has become a passionate advocate for building bridges through brave and difficult conversations, and an advocate for the every day person’s power to create change in the world. She is the host of Speaking of Racism Podcast and Food For Thought Dinner Parties. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Speaking of Racism Website & Podcast: https://speakingofracism.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 3, 2020
488: How Caroline Codsi Became a Champion For Gender Parity Around The World
Today's episode is with Caroline Codsi. A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline Codsi has had a successful career in the corporate world of over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations.Caroline founded Women in Governance in 2010, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to encourage women to develop their leadership, advance their careers and access executive roles and board seats. Women in Governance’s programs have a deep and concrete impact for gender parity in Canada through advocacy, major events, mentoring programs, governance training as well as the only Canadian Corporate Parity Certification developed with the support of McKinsey&Company and additional support for evaluations from Mercer and Willis Towers Watson. Born in Beirut, Caroline was only 7 years old when the war started and 22 when it ended. A Citizen of the world having lived on three continents, Caroline is fluent in 4 languages and can understand 6. A highly sou…
Dec 27, 2019
487: The Real Way To Cultivate Leadership With Doug Gray
Today's episode is with Dr. Doug Gray. Doug specializes in outcome-based leader development. He has worked with over 10,000 leaders in multiple business sectors, schools and colleges, as well as with families and non-profits. Since 1997, as CEO of Action Learning Associates, his consultancy guarantees results using the globally validated AD-FITTM protocol in workshops, assessments and executive coaching. Dr. Gray speaks and trains leaders throughout North America. He is an executive coach and engagement manager with CoachSource, the largest global provider of executive and leadership coaching, since 2013, and serves as a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group since 2019. Objectives + Key Results (OKR) Leadership is his third book, written because his clients asked, “What really works?” Dr. Gray is also a former adventure racer and has been featured on CBS Sports numerous times, as well as a former marathon runner. He and his wife of 30 years reside near Nashville, Te…
Dec 20, 2019
486: How Christine Michel Carter Became The Voice For Working Moms Worldwide
Featured in The New York Times, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. Called “the mom of mom influencers,” "the exec inspiring millennial moms," and "the voice of millennial moms", Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. From delivering consumer insights and brand marketing content to helping HR and diversity teams attract and retain these hardworking professionals, Christine works with advertising agencies, research firms and companies to ensure they’re at the forefront of the minds of female consumers. Her insights have been included by authors in their books. Christine’s own bestselling children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? was ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life changing book to guide feminist parenting.” Christine also contributes to several global digital publications, including Forbes, TIME, Harper's BAZAAR and Parents. Her book MOM AF is a…
Dec 13, 2019
485: Become Generation Nomads With Anastasia Schmalz and Tomer Arwas
Today's episode is with Anastasia Schmalz and Tomer Arwas. Exactly one year ago they took a leap and left everything behind to travel the world, without any plans for the future. Now one year later, they have travelled to 18 countries, have done a lot of soul searching, and have radically changed their outlook on life. We discuss why so many millennials are looking to radically change their lives and what holds most people back. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://generationnomads.com/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/generationnomads/ * Pinterest: https://nl.pinterest.com/generationnomads/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 6, 2019
484: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky On Why You Should Never Go With Your Gut
Today's interview is with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. Dr. Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist and expert on behavioral economics and decision making. As CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, he spent over two decades consulting, coaching, speaking and training hundreds of clients across North America, Europe, and Australia, including Aflac, IBM, Honda, Wells Fargo, and the World Wildlife Fund. With over 15 years in academia, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University, he published dozens of peer-reviewed pieces in academic journals such as Behavior and Social Issues and the Journal of Social and Political Psychology. His thought leadership is featured in Fast Company, CBS News, Time, CNBC, Inc Magazine, and elsewhere. He authored the bestselling The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook. His new book is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. In our episode we talk about the following: * How top leaders and organizations overcome c…
Nov 29, 2019
483: The SEED of Life Speech By Tayo Rockson at NSLS
In this speech Tayo discusses how to answer two of the most important questions in life: Who am I and Who do I want to be? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 22, 2019
482: Free Your Voice And Express Your True Self With Jennifer Hamady
Today's interview is with Jennifer Hamady. Jennifer is a voice consultant and board-certified therapist specializing in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. With offices in New York and Washington DC, Jennifer works in private practice with musicians and others to discover, develop and confidently release their personal, professional and performance potential. Her clients include Grammy and CMA award-winners, contestants on The Voice and American Idol, performers in Emmy and Tony award-winning productions, and corporate clients (including CEO’s) across an array of industries. Jennifer is the author of The Art of Singing: Discovering and Developing Your True Voice, Learning to Sing: A Transformative Approach to Vocal Performance and Instruction, and The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio. Jennifer also writes regularly for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today on matters of creative expression, and conducts workshops and lectures frequently aro…
Nov 14, 2019
481: How to Heal and Transform Yourself with Dr. James S. Gordon
Today's episode is with Dr. James S. Gordon. Dr. Gordon is the author of The Transformation. In it he presents the first comprehensive, evidence-based program for reversing the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma, featured on Mind Body Green and Thrive. The Transformation represents the culmination of Dr. Gordon’s fifty years as a mind-body medicine pioneer and an advocate of integrative approaches to overcoming psychological trauma and stress. Based on the basic understanding that trauma will come to all of us sooner or later, Dr. Gordon teaches readers that each of us has the capacity to heal ourselves. Outlining a proven, step-by-step method, he demonstrates how to reverse the damage caused by trauma and to restore hope. Offering inspirational stories, eye-opening research, and innovative prescriptive support, the book makes accessible for the first time the methods that Dr. Gordon—with the help of his faculty of 160, and 6,000 trained clinicians,…
Nov 7, 2019
480: How Learning A New Language Can Improve Your Life With Léa Tirard-Hersant
Today's episode is with Léa Tirard-Hersant. Léa is a daring French linguist and inventive teacher. She taught over 5,000 hours of online French lessons to students from 51 countries since her debut in 2013. Her students include all ages and nationalities—from children in rural Siberia to world-class entrepreneurs! With her teaching motto, “pour apprendre à parler, il faut parler !” Léa is an advocate of experiential learning. She has teamed up with polyglot authors Benny Lewis and Olly Richards for creating innovative learning materials. Then in 2017 she gave birth to the Staircase learning method! The Staircase is an online course that uses storytelling to progressively teach French. The interactive lessons develop vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills. Léa is an active member of the polyglot community. Her presentations on language learning help people finally speak their target language. Always up for new adventures, her love of travel and linguistics keep her life…
Oct 28, 2019
479: How To Be A Deep Listener With Oscar Trimboli
Today's interview is with Oscar Trimboli. Oscar is a mentor, coach, speaker, and author. He was a director at Microsoft for over a decade and headed up the MS Office division in Australia. Today, he works with leadership teams and their organizations on the importance of clarity to create change, how to embrace the digital economy, and the role values play in the achievement of your purpose. He is the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words. In our episode we discuss what deep listening is and how to do so across the following five dimensions: * Listening to yourself, * Listening to the content, * Listening for the context, * Listening for what is unsaid, and * Listening for meaning. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * The 5 Myths of Listening: https://www.oscartrimboli.com/listeningmyths/ * Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Listening-Impact-Beyond-Words-ebook/dp/B074WGNY4M/ * Website: https://www.oscartrimboli.com/ See ac…
1 hr 4 min
Oct 25, 2019
478: 6 Ways to Change OurMedia Diet — and Change the World With Jodie Jackson
Today's episode is with Jodie Jackson. Jodie is an author, researcher and campaigner. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London (UK), where she investigated the psychological impact of the news. As she discovered evidence of the beneficial effects of solutions-focused news on our wellbeing, she grew convinced of the need to spread consumer awareness. She is a regular speaker at media conferences and universities. Her new book is You Are What You Read: Why Changing Your Media Diet Can Change the World and the main idea behind her book is that we need to get back to the original intention of news — to inform, educate, and empower, not to entertain. Today’s news is delivered to hook us into drama and problems with no solutions. But solutions are critical to a more balanced, healthier news diet. It’s time to wake up and became deliberate about how we consume the news. Our wide ranging conversation cover the following: * Why…
Oct 17, 2019
477: Sophia Chang: The First Asian Woman in Hip Hop is the Baddest B* in the Room
Today's episode is with Sophia Chang. Sophia's memoir THE BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM is a 360 degree immersive and unprecedented audio experience that combines character voices reading their own dialogue, original score, licensed music, sound design, and bonus content. A number of hip hop luminaries, including members of the Wu-Tang Clan have lent their voices to the project. Some notable secret artists have also contributed original music for the score. As the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, Sophia wanted to be white until she heard “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in her senior year of high school. She diverged wildly from the prescribed path of academia to flee to New York where she would become the first Asian woman in hip-hop. Throughout her storied career, she worked with Paul Simon as well as managed Wu-Tang Clan members ODB, RZA, GZA, as well as Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, Chang left the music b…
1 hr 2 min
Oct 10, 2019
476: Finding Love Across Cultures With KC McCormick Çiftçi
Today's episode is an interview with KC McCormick Çiftçi. KC is a successful coach, podcaster, and writer. She also works with amazing people in her private membership community. When she and her husband started dating, it felt like all the odds were stacked against them. Neither one of them knew what they were doing, and their respective Turkish and American cultures differed greatly in their depictions of a functional relationship. Her internet searches for helpful resources came up empty, so it felt like they were navigating a lot of challenges, from immigration options to cultural misunderstandings, without a map. As they went through their own individual personal growth journeys, along with a successful fiance visa immigration process, the path ahead started to feel clearer. They learned how to communicate well and how to own their own growth rather than only expecting change from each other. One of the things she has learned is that the majority of the conflict and miscommunica…
Oct 3, 2019
475: Make Your Wierdness Your Edge & Be A Free Range Human With Marianne Cantwell
Today's interview is with Marianne Cantwell. Marianne is an author, speaker and mentor now but a decade ago she was a corporate-cage human who definitely needed out. After watching too many days go by when she was cooped inside staring out the window (feeling like she had to leave a big part of herself at the door in order to get paid), she finally quit her job and went free range. Not because she had some grand mission to ‘dominate the world’… but because she genuinely wanted to create an own boss ‘career’ where she got to feel like her – where she could work when, where and how she wanted, write her own ‘job description’ – and live a life that felt right every day. This philosophy is what underpins Free Range Humans today: a movement with 20,000 people, online courses and events, and one bestselling book, they have worked with thousands of people to find their thing and bring it to life – as them. Resources Mentioned In The…
Sep 26, 2019
474: How Natasha Scripture's Dating Detox Turned Into A Spiritual Reckoning Across Four Continents
Today's interview is with Natasha Scripture. Natasha is an author, poet, health coach and former aid worker. As an emergency spokesperson for the United Nations, Natasha covered humanitarian crises around the world, including conflicts and natural disasters in Ethiopia, Haiti, Libya, and Pakistan. Before the UN, she worked as a writer, producer and editor for a variety of organizations, including the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera English, TED, National Geographic and Condé Nast Publications. She has been interviewed by CNN, ABC News, BBC Radio, the Irish Examiner and Women’s Health (Australia), among other news outlets, been published in the New York Times, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, Glamour UK, The Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, the New York Post and The Atlantic, among other publications, and been featured in Marie Claire, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Sunday Times Style magazine. Natasha has a Masters of Science in Gender and Deve…
Sep 19, 2019
473: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life With Nir Eyal
Today's interview is with Nir Eyal. Nir is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products. Eyal teaches at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and is a design expert who in his forthcoming book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life provides urgent advice on how to become Indistractable. He loves to discuss what it takes to become a global leader. In our interview Nir discusses the following: * Why technology is NOT hijacking your brain and who's really to blame. * Why distraction at work is a symptom of workplace dysfunction. * Habits of the Indistractables: How to master internal triggers. prevent distraction with pacts, and make time for traction. * How to chose your life and control your impulsiveness, plan ahead, and ensure that you will follow through on your goals. * How to lead an Indistractable organization: Create psychological safety & have leaders who exemplify the import…
Sep 13, 2019
472: The Importance Of Being Fiscally Aware With Hilary Allen
Today's episode is with Hilary Allen. Hilary Allen is a Senior Associate at Net Impact and Community Manager of the Up to Us Campus Competition. Hilary’s involvement in Up to Us began as a Team Leader representing the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, after which she began working as an intern at Net Impact, and subsequently the Community Manager of the national campaign. Hilary leads the weekly training sessions for the campaign leaders and supports 125 teams with their campaign strategy and execution over the course of the year. Hilary holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Portuguese. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Up to Us Website: www.itsuptous.org * Net Impact: https://www.netimpact.org/ * Hilary's email: email@example.com * My Book: https://www.amazon.com/Use-Your-Difference-Make-Cross-Cultural/dp/1119590698/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 4, 2019
471: How To Access Your Courage With Guryan Tighe
Today's episode is with Guryan Tighe. Guryan is an experienced executive coach, workshop leader and communications strategist. Tighe created FOURAGE because she is driven by her fascination in human ‘beingness.’ She created a model on how to identify and live your WHY (purpose) through accessing your fear. She's a published author; contributing a chapter on Fear as Your Treasure Map and The Importance of your WHY. The Better Business Book: 100 People, 100 Stories, 100 Business Lessons To Live By (Volume 3 & Volume 4). She has served as the Head of Speaker Development at Jolt, working to reinvent the learning experience, Partner ofSpeakeasy Strategies, a strategic communication advisory firm where she led influencer relations and messaging & positioning and prior to that, Chief Culture Officer, Highwire PR. Tighe received her coaches and leadership development training from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Guryan's website: https://fou…
Aug 29, 2019
470: How A Mother Of One Is Challenging Racial Stereotypes In Advertising
Today's episode is with Selma Nicholls. Selma is an inspirational mother of one who founded Looks Like Me - a pioneering talent agency challenging racial stereotypes in advertising thanks to the support of Virgin StartUp. Selma has an amazing story and is an inspirational voice to those who are looking to start-up in business or go back to work. Selma started her business in 2016, after her three year-old daughter began questioning her identity and disliking her curly hair as she rarely saw children looking like herself in mainstream media. Selma wanted to create content for her daughter, and others like her, so they no longer felt different. From this lightbulb moment, Looks Like Me was born, the only child talent agency in the UK that champions improving diversity in media. Selma is part of Virgin StartUp's incredible public pledge to commit to a 50/50 funding target for women and men entrepreneurs by the end of 2020, becoming the first business funder in the UK to make this pro…
Aug 22, 2019
469: Owning Your Unique Brand With Flavilla Fongang
Today's episode is with Flavilla Fongang. Flavilla is an award-winning businesswoman, international speaker, MD, a creative brand strategist and a Tech London Advocate. She was named “She’s Mercedes” businesswoman by Mercedes Benz among women such as Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. She was also chosen by the BBC as one of their brand strategy experts and is a guest marketing and brand strategy lecturer at Goldsmiths University, she mentors at London Metropolitan University and was named the most influential businesswoman by LinkedIn. She was born & raised in Paris and moved to London in 2002 despite being unable to speak English. Within her first year in London, she obtained a BA in Economics & Law, a BA in Marketing & Communications and an MA in International Business with distinction. Her determination extends to helping her clients achieve their goals and they appreciate her positive attitude and fun personality. As a result, her clients have achieved outstanding outco…
Aug 14, 2019
468: Overcoming Cultural Divides With Howard Ross
Today's interview is with Howard Ross. Howard is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies and major institutions within healthcare, government and non-profit sectors. He authored the Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance. His new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society. In our interview, we discuss: * How to create a safe space to engage with different points of view * How to remove bias in areas such as recru…
Aug 8, 2019
467: Understanding Amazon's Marketplace With Stephen Somers
Today's episode is with Stephen Somers. Stephen is a co-founder of Marketplace SuperHeroes, an information product that teaches anyone how to start an international eCommerce business selling on Amazon. Stephen Somers has a unique strategy that he focuses on and teaches that is different from anything else out there. Most of his success selling on Amazon involves his method for product and market research. He also has a different philosophy and strategies for expanding into the European market on Amazon, which he's also had a lot of success from. Stephen says, “We are all about helping our community of heroes create home based lifestyle businesses selling simple, every day products globally on Amazon. Our aim is to create the #1 place for aspiring entrepreneurs to come to learn how to build a real business from people who have ACTUALLY done it. Our goal is to help 100,000 entrepreneurs create financial freedom by building a home based, lifestyle business using our system. We are…
Jul 31, 2019
466: Go Beyond The Golden Door And Walk In Freedom With Ali Master
Today's interview is with Ali Master. After flunking out of college, being unemployed, and getting hospitalized after a failed suicide attempt, Ali figured there was nowhere to go but up. Thus began this Pakistani Muslim immigrant’s journey through the American Dream—a process that would take him to partnership in one of the top consulting firms in the country in record time. His new book, Beyond the Golden Door, follows experience story of coming to the United States as college student, starting as a bottom-rung employee at McDonald’s, and taking advantage of the opportunities thrown his way, which later led to his success as Managing Partner at Ernst & Young. We discuss: * How he overcame the challenges to thrive as an immigrant and live the American Dream. * His transition from McDonald’s to becoming a Managing Partner at one of the big 6 accounting firms. * The failure of his first business and how he bounced back. * How the “invisible hand” of capitalism and…
Jul 24, 2019
465: Being an Undefined Person in Defined Cultures with Sez Kristiansen
Today's interview is with Sez Kristiansen. She is a third generation, TCK. Both sets of her grandparents had mixed-culture marriages, so did her parents and so has she. She has grown up under the roof of 6 different cultures while moving around Southern Africa and then eventually to the UK at 13 years old. From the UK, she completed her school and left again when she was 18 years old. She travelled back to Southern Africa to find places that no longer existed and a country that she felt no longer a part of - and decided to spend the rest of her life travelling and to become a citizen of the world. She completed a fashion and marketing University degree, and then worked/ travelled for over 10 years, spending longer periods in Samoa, Barcelona and Sydney. She met a Danish man in Australia in 2008 and they got married and moved to Sri Lanka for 2 years until she got pregnant with their first child. They moved to Denmark 7 years ago and have been through an incredible process of healing…
1 hr 1 min
Jul 17, 2019
464: How To Build A Lifestyle Brand With Adi Arezzini
Today's interview is with Adi Arezzini. Adi is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Teami Blends, a lifestyle brand centered around using all-natural, plant-based ingredients - like premium loose-leaf teas - to help customers live happier, healthier lives. Teami’s product line ranges from wellness blends to tea-infused skincare. From a young age, Adi was taught the benefits of holistic health and plant-based eating by her health conscious mother. At 19, Adi served as a combat trainer for the Israel Defense Force, and later, after returning home to Florida, qualified as a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer. After years of life in the army barracks, Adi realized her gut wasn’t functioning properly, due to a lack of access to quality nutrition. Despite trying different diets, supplements and more, nothing seemed to help with her lagging digestive system, inability to go to the bathroom and painful bloating. Soon Adi began experimenti…
Jul 10, 2019
463: How to Be Limitless And Live Your Best Life with Laura Gassner Otting
Today's interview is with Laura Gassner Otting. Laura is an instigator, motivator, and provocateur who’s never met a revolution she didn’t like. Her passion is working with others to #BeLimitless and push past the doubt and indecision that prevent them from acting on their big ideas. Laura has done some AMAZING things in her 25-year professional career, including serving as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping to shape AmeriCorps. Since then, she’s advised many notable nonprofits, helped to build a Montessori school, advised a national women’s PAC, and worked on countless other inspiring projects. (Oh, and she’s also completed three marathons.) Laura and I discussed how to ignore everybody else, carve your own path, master your leadership voice, and build a life of purpose. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://lauragassnerotting.com/limitless-book/ * Website: https://lauragassnerotting.com/ * Assessment: https://limitlesspos…
Jul 2, 2019
462: The Transformative Power of Intercultural Competence With Lena Papadopoulos
Today's interview is with Lena Papadopoulos. Lena is an intercultural educator, consultant, and facilitator who offers workshops & retreats as well as intercultural competence coaching to help purpose-driven schools, organizations, businesses, and individuals. She creates customized experiences that facilitate self-discovery, self-awareness, meaningful human connection, and respectful intercultural engagement. The driving force behind her work is a desire to educate the whole individual—mind, heart, and soul. She believes developing intercultural competence can benefit people in every aspect of their lives. We discuss the many benefits of prioritizing and developing intercultural competence, including: * Developing a deeper awareness of one's personal strengths, weaknesses, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as how they impact others * Learning about different ideas, values, norms, experiences, and behaviors * Interacting more effectively and respectfully with people who do…
Jun 25, 2019
461: Don't Be Limited By Your Circumstances With Winston Ben Clements
Today's episode is with Winston Ben Clements. He was born with a condition known as Brittle Bones disease, medical term Ostegenesis Imperfecta. An obvious characteristic is his small stature and his use of a wheelchair, which does not tell the story of the frequent and painful bone fractures that disrupted much of his childhood. Nonetheless, Winston graduated with BSc Honours in Computer Science and has built up a successful Technology career, working primarily within Management Consulting and the Financial Services. In addition to this, Winston is the Founder of an online platform known as “Positive Spin UK” with a mission of “Creating a world where nobody feels limited in what they can achieve.” We discuss his life story and thoughts on diversity and inclusion. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Winston's Website: http://winstonclements.com/ * Winston's TEDx: http://winstonclements.com/tedx/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 19, 2019
460: How To Grow Your Influence And Impact As A Connector With Michelle Tillis Lederman
Today's interview is with Michelle Tillis Lederman. Michelle is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books, including the internationally recognized The 11 Laws of Likability and her newest book, The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 25 Professional Networking Experts. A former NYU professor, financial executive and recovering CPA, she now works with organizations and individuals to help them build real relationships for greater results through her company, Executive Essentials. She has worked with clients ranging from government to academia to non-profit to Fortune 500 companies, including Madison Square Garden, Citi, Johnson & Johnson, Ernst & Young, Michigan State University, Sony, and The Department of Environmental Protection. She has been featured on CBS and MSNBC, and in the NY Times, Forbes and Working Mother magazine. We discuss: * The seven levels of the Connector…
Jun 11, 2019
459: Understanding Bias, Identity, Privilege and Transracial Adoption With Liz Kleinrock
Today's interview is with Liz Kleinrock. Liz is an anti-bias educator and consultant based in Los Angeles, California. A transracial adoptee, Liz was born in South Korea and grew up in Washington, DC. and for the past ten years, she has been developing anti-bias and anti-racism work with youth of all ages. Despite her years of experience, she sees educating herself on these issues as a spectrum with no end, and she is constantly seeking to improve and deepen her own understanding. She started her Instagram in the fall of 2017 because she was looking for a way organize her anti-bias work and equity work with students, and figured she should create a separate space away from her personal account. In less than two years, she has built an incredible community and audience of educators, students, parents, and family members. All this led to her being awarded with the Teaching Tolerance's Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2019 her TED Talk, "How to teach kids to talk about ta…
Jun 3, 2019
458: Authenticity, Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionalism In Storytelling With Zahra Rasool
Today's interview is with Zahra Rasool. Zahra is the Head of Contrast which is part of, Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio where she focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content. Before joining Al Jazeera's Innovation Team, she was the Managing Editor of HuffPost RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT's editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology and in 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory. We discuss the following: * What Contrast is * False narratives around Muslim women * How newsrooms can move beyond western perspectives * What collaborative storytelling is and why it is important * Her identity as a TCK Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://contrastvr.com/ * How to partner with Contrast: https://contrastvr.com/partner * Twitter: https://twitter.com/RXahra See acast.com/privacy for priva…
May 31, 2019
457: Embracing The Art Of Nuance In A Binary World
In this talk, I explore three ways to embrace the art of nuance in today's binary and divisive world. It is my hope that we explore more ways to open dialogue and resolve conflicts. I hope this speech enables us to think about ways they can be more reflective as opposed to being reactive. Let's work towards humanization! Enjoy and use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 29, 2019
456: Navigating Personal & Business Changes As A Dark Horse With Simon Dent
Today's episode is with Simon Dent. After starting his professional life as a lawyer, Simon quickly realized he had more to offer the world and made the transition to that of a sports agent. Over the following decade, he represented Premiership footballers, Olympic gold medallists, Rugby World Cup winners and even a Hollywood movie star. In 2013, Simon switched to marketing to help launch the agency, BBH Sport, and work on slightly more traditional brands. Then in the spring of 2016 he co-founded Dark Horses alongside the founders of advertising agency, Lucky Generals. We touched on the following: * Mental health * How his illness changed his life * The importance of being creative in your field * How to move beyond the structured * How to be a great marketer * Moving beyond the traditional Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Twitter: @simonjdent * Website: https://www.darkhorses.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 20, 2019
455: Generating Income Online From Having A Specific Voice With Cheyenne Schwein
Today's episode is with Cheyenne Schwein (shy-an shh-wain). Cheyenne is the Brand Manager and Director of Social Media for her brand Bucket List Blonde. She focuses on teaching others how to generate an income online using their unique passion and voice to build influence and become a master at social media marketing. Cheyenne Schwein is a former engineering student who quickly decided the 9-5 wasn’t for her after a summer internship. The fear of sitting in a cubicle for the rest of her life combined with her love for traveling drove her to become the digital nomad she is today. We discuss the following topics: * Facing the fear of doing something and doing it anyway * How she became a digital nomad by age 19 * How to generate income online * The world record that she is chasing Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Facebook: https://facebook.com/BucketListBlonde/ * Instagram: www.instagram.com/bucketlistblonde * Snapchat: @cheyschwein07 * Website: ht…
May 16, 2019
454: Building A Dynamic Influencer Culture With Jason Will
Today's episode is with Jason Will. Jason is the CEO of Zipkick, which is a platform for brands to deploy a multitude of digital marketing at scale. When not in entrepreneur mode, he trains for half marathons, often is traveling and always on the hunt for a memorable food experience. We discuss the following: * How building a diverse global influencer community has solidified Zipkick within the industry * How hiring from within their influencer community has created a unique company culture * Zipkick's new platform that allows freelances across the globe to connect and collaborate Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org * Website: zipkick.com * Jason’s Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 7, 2019
453: From Homeless to Billionaire with Andres Pira
Today's interview is with Andres Pira. Andres became a billionaire at the age of 35. He's the founder of over 20 companies including law offices, gyms, coffee shops, and a pretty sweet property portfolio. The crazy thing is he didn't come from money. In fact, he was homeless at the age of 20! In our interview, we discuss his new, upcoming book 'Homeless to Billionaire' and the following... * His 'Millionaire Morning' Routine * Hiring the Right People You Can Trust * The “No Negative People Rule” to Protect Your Bottom Line * How to Become “Competitor Proof” with the Right Company Culture * Why He Gets All His Salespeople to Jump Out of a Plane Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/Homeless-Billionaire-Principles-Attraction-Opportunity/dp/1946633860 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 1, 2019
452: A Conversation About Colorism & Impact With Fleure Maricaux
Today's interview features the second part of my conversation with Fleure Maricaux. For the first part, click here. In today's interview, we dive into more of her career, purpose and what she wants to do to make an impact. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fleure.maricaux * Twitter: https://twitter.com/FMaricaux * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mfleure/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 30, 2019
451: A Conversation About Third Culture Kids & identity With Fleure Maricaux
Today's interview is with Fleure Maricaux. She is a third culture kid, humanist and empath. Fleure is a 27 year-old professional of Belgian-Senegalese citizenship. She spent the majority of her formative years in Niger and went on to pursue her Bachelor in Sociology in Brussels and her Masters in International Management in Monaco. During her studies, Fleure rapidly developed an interest for youth leadership and « North-South » relations. She became involved in youth associations such as AIESEC and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Youth Professionals Network, and has worked for the Belgian Development Agency, UNFAO and the Swiss leading child relief organisation - Terre des hommes Lausanne. Passionate about community capacity development and driven by creating an impact in our increasingly connected societies, Fleure uses her multicultural identity as a vantage point to foster more inclusion and diversity in both her personal and professional environment. We talked about her bac…
Apr 22, 2019
450: Make An Impact With Kristin Alanna Wilson
In today's episode, I share the inaugural episode of Make An Impact with Kristin Alanna. Kristin is on a journey to find her role in making the world a better place so she created this platform to share her experiences. This platform is for those who are tired of sitting on the sidelines because they’re unsure what to do. As she discovers and learns about new ways to make an impact, she wants to share it with you! She wants to challenge you to have a growth mindset, give inspiration, community insights, tips and strategies to help you You can enable her episode on your Amazon device or by downloading the Alexa App or listening to it on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kris.alanna/ or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwaQjUvFDiq/. Her website is http://kristinalanna.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 19, 2019
449: 4 Lessons From Beyoncé's Homecoming
In today's episode, I go through the 4 lessons I learned from Beyoncé's Netflix film "Homecoming." To watch on Youtube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXf8s8tJmes&t=1s To read, go here: https://tayorockson.com/blog/4-lessons-from-beyoncs-homecoming To watch on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwbJr4_gW0Z/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 17, 2019
448: How to Build The Chemistry Factor With Barney Feinberg
Today's interview is with Barney Feinberg. Barney is the Founder and CEO of The Chemistry Factor – Executive Recruiter and Coach. He is an expert in coaching clients on how to empower their values for greater career and business success. At the age of twenty-five, his career journey took him to live in Asia for seven years, where he started a buying office for a large clothing conglomerate, becoming its COO. There he learned how to assimilate into a multitude of cultures, always with the purpose of building strong relationships at work. For the last 25 years as a recruiter and 18 years as a certified coach, he has combined his skills, with a focus on helping others to achieve greater success and satisfaction at work. He is the author of the recently published book, "The Chemistry Factor – Create Powerful Business Relationships for Greater Success." The most important factor in any position is the chemistry you have with yourself and the people you work with. Learn how to inspire…
Apr 9, 2019
447: The Use Your Difference To Make A Difference Book & My Talk At The United Nations
I'm so excited to announce that my book, Use Your Difference To Make A Difference is now available for pre-order. Recent years have seen dramatic changes to several institutions worldwide. Our increasingly interconnected, digitized, and globalized world presents immense opportunities and unique challenges. Modern businesses and schools interact with individuals and organizations from a diverse range of cultural and national backgrounds—increasing the likelihood for miscommunication, errors in strategy, and unintended consequences in the process. This has also spilled into our daily lives and the way we consume information today. Understanding how to navigate these and other pitfalls requires adaptability, nuanced cross-cultural communication, and effective conflict resolution. My goal with this book is to provide readers with a skills-based, actionable plan that transforms them into agents of inclusiveness, connection, and mutual understanding. By the end of the book, you shou…
Apr 3, 2019
446: Raising Social Consciousness Through Digital Shorts With Kristin Brey
Kristin Brey is a writer, producer, comedian, and a not so secret Wisconsin Cheesehead. Originally from Madison Wisconsin, where cheese is both delicious and affordable, she now hangs in Brooklyn, NY, where cheese is priced similarly to gold. Her non-linear background includes pursuing acting as a teenager in Hollywood, researching Women’s Public Health and Feminist Policy at UC Berkeley and managing a sales team in Silicon Valley. She now combines her experiences in entertainment, politics, and business to create content that makes people laugh while also making them think. Her main focus is promoting progressive politics and social consciousness through digital shorts. We discuss her process into comedy and how certain events led to her activism. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://kristinbrey.com/ * Catch New Episodes of Below The Fold: www.belowthefold.co * YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaw9hjBD73AU6aTfhZNwcMw See acast.com/priva…
Mar 26, 2019
445: Understanding Your Learning Style, Self-care & Monetizing Your Expertise With Carey Rome
Today's interview is with Carey Rome. Carey is a recovering CPA who somehow can manage both left and right brain activities. Admittedly, right brain activities are where Carey thrives. An admirer of smart ideas, Carey is an avid (or maybe addicted) Podcast and audio book listener. So, if you see him with earbuds in, he’s not being rude, he’s trying to figure out how to better your business. My favorite quote from him was the following: "fall in love with what you can't stop thinking about and water that seed." We discussed the following in our episode: * How he figured out his learning style * The importance of resilience * The importance of self-care * How to figure out your expertise * How to monetize your expertise Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.cypressresources.com/ * Email: email@example.com * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyrome/ * Podcast: https://www.cypressresources.com/podcast See acast.com/pr…
Mar 19, 2019
444: Leading Your Company to a Ten Year Unicorn Journey with Mark Flickinger
Today's interview is with Mark Flickinger. He is the Chief Operating Officer of BIP Capital - a talent capital focused entrepreneurial advisor and VC. As an engineer, leader, consultant, coach and doer, he inspires organizations to realize their potential. He have been described as someone with an uncanny ability to create strategy and then realize it through execution. Our interview focused on * Building and operating companies through various stages of growth * Fundraising, talent acquisition, operational expertise, marketing/branding and business development * What entrepreneurship is like in the south eastern part of the United States. In short, our focus was on leadership of key team members to attract, engage and nurture for their own long-term success with a certain approach that as a result adds human capital value to the company at strategically critical milestones on the growth scale to become a unicorn. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: http://bipca…
Mar 14, 2019
443: How to Become a Nomad Capitalist with Andrew Henderson
Today's episode is with Andrew Henderson. Andrew Henderson is the founder of Nomad Capitalist, the world's #1 resource for successful people seeking to reduce their business taxes, become dual citizens, and live a freedom lifestyle. He will teach your listeners his five magic words: "go where you're treated best". Mr. Henderson grew up in Ohio and started several successful businesses in the United States before leaving for greener pastures overseas. He has visited and lived in nearly 100 countries, opened bank accounts on four continents, owned property in six countries, and obtained multiple citizenships while renouncing his American passport. We talked about: * Legal tax reduction for entrepreneurs * How to obtain second citizenships * Cultural lessons from visiting every continent * How to build a "Nomad 2.0" lifestyle * The next boom markets to invest in Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/Nomad-Capitalist-Citizenship-Companies-Invest…
Mar 12, 2019
442: Growth Hacking Your Way To Success With Vin Clancy
Today's episode is with Vin Clancy. Vin is an infamous growth hacker that went from being on social welfare in the UK to winning best speaker at SXSW V2V for his growth hacking talk, finishing a 100-date world tour, and earning six figures on his debut growth hacking book. Vin created one of the biggest marketing communities on Facebook, and moved to L.A., where he teaches companies how to rapidly grow their audiences and businesses. Vin is on a mission to speak truth to the many lies some internet marketers tell. He’s ready to debunk myths and share growth hacks for any industry related to your audience. We discuss: * How he began his growth hacking career * How he earned 6 figures without a book publisher * How he wound up speaking at 100 events in 1 year without an agent * How he raised money AND * How he earned his O1 visa Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.acethegame.com/ * Vin Clancy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VinClancyLA/…
Mar 5, 2019
441: Telling Stories Through Art & Curating with Jasmine Castillo
Today's interview is with Jasmine Castillo. Growing up in New York City Jasmine learned how very quickly things happen. This has been the catalyst behind Jasmine's work of creating, refining, toning and shaping uncommon stories not found in mainstream media. Her love for the arts comes through in her film production skills where she is known as a no nonsense producer. That love also led her to launching an amazing interactive art exhibition company called Escape Artists Collective which showcases interactive experiences with unconventional artistry by bringing you a unique platform of creatives that use materials from wood, metals, special effects and more. Her curated platform is an experience that brings audiences behind the scenes into the creative process taking them from observer to participant in the artist journey. Jasmine approaches each project with a familial sense and her own philosophy of “When you’re part of my team, it makes me part of yours so we’re in this toget…
Mar 1, 2019
440: How to Have Decisive Intuition and Connect to a Deeper Intelligence with Rick Snyder
Today's interview is with Rick Snyder. Rick is the owner of Invisible Edge™ and the author of Decisive Intuition. He serves as a trusted advisor, mentor, and strategic partner for forward-thinking executives and companies. He has launched four businesses and combines that experience with over fifteen years of studying human behavior to advance intuitive skills into his clients’ business plans and company cultures. His breakthrough strategies have been implemented by executives and businesses in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. The past few years, he has lived in France and the UK, and brings a global perspective to his teachings. We discuss: * Harnessing your intuitive intelligence. * How to deal with your different intuitive languages. * Creating space for intuition to find you. * Distinguishing between intuition and inner critic. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JBTG88W/ * Website: https://invisible-edgellc.com/ *…
Feb 22, 2019
439: How to be a Millennial Whisper with Chris Tuff
Today's interview is with USA Today bestselling author and 38-year-old ad executive Chris Tuff. We talk about how to recruit, retain, and motivate the largest labor force. As the youngest to make partner at the century-old advertising agency, 22squared, Tuff understands what makes Millennials tick in the work force and offers ways to bridge gaps in communication between Millennials and the rest of the workforce. An “out-of-the-box” thinker, Tuff encourages employers to create an environment that fosters creativity and comfort between employees and managers. Our interview touched on the following: * How many Millennial myths are inaccurate, leading to misunderstandings and mismanagement * Motivating and incentivizing young workers * Building a corporate culture in which Millennials can thrive * Identifying, training, and empowering leaders to get the most out of Millennials at their companies * Establishing effective rewards system (at lower costs than existing ones)…
Feb 13, 2019
438: The Art And Science Of Personal Branding With Cynthia Johnson
Today's episode is with an old friend of mine in the digital space, Cynthia Johnson. Cynthia Johnson is a global entrepreneur, marketing professional, author, and keynote speaker. She is Co-Founder at Bell +Ivy, a marketing and PR firm in Santa Monica, CA, and Las Vegas, NV. Previously, she was Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2015. In July 2015 RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers. She is an Advisory Board member for The Millennium Alliance, a leading technology, business, and educational advisory firm serving Fortune 1000 C-Level executives. Cynthia has been a keynote speaker for companies and events such as Alibaba Group in China, World Government Summit in Dubai, Global Ventures Summit in Indonesia and Mexico, and Web Summit in Lisbon, among others. She has been involved in influencer and marketing campaigns for PayPal, Joseph Carr Wines, and several other…
Feb 7, 2019
437: Pushing Past Mediocrity While Traveling The World With Tommy Joiner
Today's interview is with Tommy Joiner. After teaching English in South Korea for about 17 months, he dramatically changed the course of his life after asking reflecting on the choices he had made. Today, he runs his own remote business, has multiple streams of income, and helps coach others make similar changes to their own lives. We discuss how he does all this, his transformation and what it's like to run a business as a nomad. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Teaching in East Asia: Tales of Millennial English Teachers Creating a New Future Abroad Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C6N5ACQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 * Tommy Joiner's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tommy_joiner/ * Content Pros: https://contentpros.io See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 31, 2019
436: From Military Police to Filmmaker with Vincent Williams
Today's interview is with Vincent Williams. He is a filmmaker with an interesting background as a military police and a bounty hunter. We dive into his creative process and how he learned how to communicate across cultures. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Vincent's Short Film On Failure: https://www.facebook.com/624479381237283/posts/770115440007009/ * V-Vision Productions Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vvisionproductions1/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 25, 2019
435: Rethinking Hustle with Matthew Turner
Today's interview is with Matthew Turner. Matthew helps millennial entrepreneurs align their business + mindset so they build a legacy that changes the world. He does this through writing -- lots of articles and a few books along the way -- as well as creating community driven experiences that brings like-minded people together so they can create true transformation. In this interview, we dive into: * What hustle is * The difference between working hard and working smart * His creative writing process Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: www.turndog.co See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 18, 2019
434; How To Confront Your Bias Individually And Institutionally With Dr. Tiffany Jana
Today's episode is with Dr. Tiffany Jana. Dr. Jana is the founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio, a network of socially responsible, interconnected companies that cultivate organizational inclusion worldwide. TMI was the world’s first diversity and equity focused Certified Benefit (B) Corporation. Dr. Jana’s military upbringing, and subsequent predilection towards travel, exposed them to dozens of countries and cultures that made them question whether all of the focus of difference and discrimination was the best use of human energy. As a multiple minority (including race, gender identity, and invisible disability), Dr. Jana has always believed that if they could only help people see the vast depth, complexity, and beauty of the human experience, perhaps people would be kinder to each other. Dr. Jana’s speaking style is inspiring, engaging, high-energy, and relatable. She most enjoys helping people see each other more fully and more clearly. “It’s harder to hate when you know what…
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Jan 15, 2019
433: How To Become More Insightful With Yourself With Tasha Eurich
Today's interview is with Dr. Tasha Eurich. Dr. Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to professional development. Over her 15-plus-year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders around the world become more self-aware and successful. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Tasha is the principal of The Eurich Group, a boutique executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Having worked with clients like T-Mobile, KPMG, Walmart, Vail Resorts, and HCA Healthcare, her primary areas of expertise are executive coaching, leadership development programs, and executive team development. In our interview, we went over what internal and external self awareness is, how…
Jan 9, 2019
432: Watch What You Eat with Katrina Thompson
Today's episode is with Katrina Thompson. Katrina is a special needs teacher that works in schools to build climates and communities whose health curriculum teaches our future generation the power of food. In her eyes, the food you put into your body gives children the ability to focus in the classroom, show love and respect to their body and allows children to build habits absolutely necessary in their adult lives. We dive into how having a healthy whole food diet changed her life and how it can impact generations to come. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivoryblossomenergy/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 1, 2019
431: Go From Vision to Reality with Christy Whitman
Today's episode is with Christy Whitman. Christy is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All. She has appeared on "Today" and The Morning Show and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others. Christy is the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy & Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. In our interview, Christy shares the fundamental principles that she’s discovered after more than twenty years of studying universal forces—such as polarity, alignment, resonance, momentum, and magnetism—and explains how to harness these forces to optimize your wealth and career. Exemplified by numerous case studies, Christy’s ten-step plan teaches you how to establish inner relationships with future clients, associates, and employees, work with light and energy to mag…
Dec 28, 2018
430: A State Of The Union & My Top Book Recommendations For 2019
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with reading and this year I decided to challenge myself to read more than the 57 books I read last year. The initial goal was 60 then it became 75 and ultimately 100 books as of this episode. The experience was not without its merits. It proved to be informative as well as transformative. My focus as I read was to hone my voice on cross cultural issues and simultaneously work on my personal development. The results were rewarding. I was able to land a book deal with Wiley, speak at the prestigious Chatauqua Institution to the largest audience I have ever spoken to and host a successful masterclass. My hope is that these books boost your self esteem as well as cultural awareness. Enjoy the episode! Resource Mentioned In The Episode The Year Of Your Voice Course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-year-of-your-voice-course-tickets-53722313887 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 20, 2018
429: Building a Culture of Creative Entrepreneurs with Alice Loy
Today's interview is with Alice Loy. Alice is a Co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy. Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy. A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from developing creative economy ecosystems to investing in the creative economy, Alice frequently travels to Europe, Asia, and Latin America to work with entrepreneurs and economic development leaders. Alice has lived and worked in Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and China. She holds a PhD in Strategic Communication and Entrepreneurship and an MBA. She speaks Spanish fluently. We discuss: * The Creative Economy: what it is and how it is different from arts and culture * The Creative Entrepreneur: who they are and how they are similar and different from other entrepreneurs * The Entrepreneur Ecosystem: how it functions and how re…
Dec 18, 2018
428: Creativity and Quarter-life Crisis with Jiji Ugboma
Today's interview is with Jiji Ugboma. Jiji is an entrepreneur and creative. She is a Nigerian currently living in Madrid. She moved to Madrid after living in the US for 3 years. Right now she works as a writer, creative director, and freelance SEO Specialist. She dropped out of her PHD program to start her online Magazine Clever-ish. As an entrepreneur, she believes that there is a need to for honest conversation around what it truly entails to launch a business. According to her, there are too many success stories with no talk of the work and struggles that come with being an entrepreneur. She is really passionate about dispelling the myth around entrepreneurship and creative careers. We talk about how she's navigating life and culture as an entrepreneur. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.cleverishmagazine.com/ * Email: Cleverishmagazine@gmail.com / Jiji.email@example.com * Instagram: @Jiji129 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
Dec 11, 2018
427: Promoting A Culture Of Engaged Journalism With Andrew DeVigal
Today's episode is Andrew DeVigal. Andrew is the inaugural Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement and the first professor of practice in the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC). Previously, he served as the multimedia editor at The New York Times, where he helped guide the newspaper’s print-driven format into the multimedia era and integrated new approaches to interactive storytelling into The Times’ long tradition of journalistic excellence to help shape the industry with techniques still in use today. With Laura Lo Forti, DeVigal co-founded A Fourth Act, an interdisciplinary collective of storytellers, facilitators, researchers, designers, and technologists using stories and technology to empower audiences in becoming agents of change in their communities. DeVigal is an Emmy-award-winning innovative strategist who builds bridges by connecting ideas and people to produce meaningful and interactive stories. With his exceptional knowledge of possibil…
Dec 6, 2018
426: How To Penetrate Your Self-Limiting Beliefs & Move Past A Fear Based Culture With Dr. Laura Gallaher
Today's interview is with Dr. Laura Gallaher. Laura is an Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach who founded Gallaher Edge in 2013. She has worked with NASA to change the culture after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon reentry in 2003, and with Disney to help them reconceptualize how they do performance management. She has over a decade of experience with creating effective cultures and coaching executive leaders. On top of that, she's spent the last 10 months traveling through South East Asia, Africa, Europe and currently South America. Laura’s goal is to penetrate the self-limiting beliefs and defenses that stop leaders from reaching their potential. She inspires them to reconnect with their internal power to move mountains by cultivating their inner courage. Her passion is fundamentally changing the way leaders see themselves by growing their self-awareness. I believe your listeners could gain a lot from her message. Resources Mentioned In The Episode…
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Dec 4, 2018
425: How To Be Influential With Your Story & Why Travel Can Change You For The Better With Gregory Diehl
Today's interview is with Gregory V. Diehl. From an early age, Gregory understood the importance of universal ideals. He has lived and worked in over 35 countries so far, offering straightforward solutions to seekers of honest advice and compassionate support in the development of their identities. We discuss his latest book, The Influential Author: How and Why to Write, Publish, and Sell Nonfiction Books that Matter, how travel can transform you and how to find your brand identity. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Masterclass: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-year-of-your-voice-tickets-52143804523 * The Influential Author: How and Why to Write, Publish, and Sell Nonfiction Books that Matter * Brand Identity Breakthrough: How to Craft Your Company's Unique Story to Make Your Products Irresistible * Travel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity * U.S. Taxes For Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working, a…
Nov 29, 2018
424: The Opt Out Life With Nate Broughton
Today's episode is with Nate Broughton. Nate Broughton along with his co-host Dana Robinson hosts the Opt Out Life podcast, a popular podcast about creative hustlers who are living their version of modern success...making money with side gigs and real estate to achieve financial freedom. The Opt Out Life is based on Dana’s book Opt Out, which has been called a fresh take on "The 4-Hour Workweek". Nate is an internet marketing veteran of 17 years who specializes in lead generation and client acquisition. He’s built and sold four companies and been involved in several acquisitions with private equity firms. After finding success in his twenties, Nate’s big “opt out” pivot was moving to California from Missouri in 2011. He and his wife are frequent travelers, who have now mastered the art of traveling with two young kids. Resources Mentioned In The Episode: * Podcast: https://optoutlife.com/podcast/ * Opt Out Life Website: https://optoutlife.com/ * OPT OUT book: htt…
Nov 27, 2018
423: A Quarter-Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery with Thane Marcus Ringler
Today's episode is with Thane Marcus. Thane is a former professional golfer turned writer, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and coach. He is the host of the Up and Comers Show Podcast and is the author of the book "From Here to There: A Quarter Life Perspective on the Path to Mastery." After competing for 3.5 years as a professional golfer, he is now paving a new career path in the realms of writing, podcasting, modeling, collaborating, and entrepreneurship. He loves learning, people and anything involving risk. He believes that time is our most limited resource and he is passionate about maximizing the time God has given us here on this earth. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * From Here to There: A Quarter-Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JG8FWSD/ * Personal Website: https://www.thanemarcus.com/ * Instagram: @thanemarcus * Masterclass: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-year-of-your-voice-tickets-52143804523 See acast.…
Nov 23, 2018
422:The Mindset Of A Serial Entrepreneur With Jeremy Griffin
Today's episode is with Jeremy Griffin. Jeremy grew up working in construction in Rochester NY for his uncle’s business, Wright Bros. Contractors. Jeremy started working side jobs doing painting and drywall at the age of seventeen. By twenty-one, he was insured as a company and on his own professionally. Along the way Jeremy attended Monroe Community College. He was inspired by a marketing professor to take the plunge and go into the field. By twenty-six, Jeremy transferred to the University of Tampa and finished a marketing degree four years later. Today, his current portfolio of businesses include: * Startup Street: https://thestartupstreet.com/ * Grizzly Targets: https://www.grizzlytargets.com/ * Dropzone Gunner: https://dropzonegunner.com/ He says that he stays so busy so he doesn’t get in trouble and it works most of the time. Catch our episode here or below: Masterclass: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-year-of-your-voice-tickets-52143804523 See acast.c…
Nov 20, 2018
421: Teresa Truda On The Future of Travel with Blockchain
Today's episode is with Teresa Truda. Teresa is an entrepreneur and the expert in e-commerce. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of chozun 途赞 - an ecosystem for travelers to discover, book and access the best personalized local experiences & services powered by proprietary AI & Data Science, driven by crypto & the blockchain. She has been featured in The Age, Sky News and many other publications/ podcasts across Asia for successfully building chozun for Chinese outbound travel market and expanding it across 22 cities in Asia. In addition to that, she has been named one of the World's Top 10 Crypto Experts in 2018 by Cryptocurrency Magazine and was awarded GBC first prize for Female Entrepreneurship across China 2016. She is also a lecturer and tutor at RMIT University, where she gives lectures on Digital Strategy, Marketing, Online Advertising, Social Media & Innovation. Teresa has obtained a lot of awards, for example, she has got the GBC first prize for Female Entrepreneurs…
Nov 13, 2018
420: Why Fitness Advice Doesn't Work and Working Out On The Road With Kennedy & Coleman Collins
Today's episode is with twin brothers Coleman and Kennedy Collins. They are the founders of Ohmcoach, a remote fitness coaching service that helps people set personalized fitness goals and keeps them accountable and on track, even when they have hectic schedules. We talk about: * How travelers can stay healthy and sane on the road. * Why building the right habits is critical to sticking to your fitness routine. * How to add before you subtract when changing your diet. * Why remote coaching works so well for people who travel for work. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Ohmcoach * The Road Warrior (coming soon) * The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 8, 2018
419: Building A Culture Of Outliers With Daniel Blum & Brandon Reese
Today's episode is with two exceptional gentlemen, Daniel Blum and Brandon Reese. I met these gentlemen when I was a guest on their show and have been fascinated with their mission of building a culture of outliers since then. They are the co-hosts of On the Bus. Daniel Blum is an ex-athlete, entrepreneur, poker player, pedantic, and eternal optimizer. He hails from sunny South Florida where his upbringing had him swinging between the vines of a plethora of hobbies on a regular basis. He graduated University of Florida with a degree in Food & Resource Economics. Award winning at nothing and above average at everything, Daniel is a risk taker and constantly challenging the status quo. He believes that boundaries are meant to be pushed, redefined and then shared. You can find him in Miami incubating businesses and playing online poker whilst pondering life's non-trivial aspects of anthropology, evolution, futurism, nutrition and logistics. Brandon is definition of free-spirited. He is…
Nov 6, 2018
418: How Lin Dai Changed The Drinking Game
Today's episode is with Lin Dai. Lin is the founder of Hooch app, an elite membership and concierge subscription-based app for those seeking next level experiences and exclusive perks worldwide. I found his story interesting because while growing up in communist China, he found that he thought more like a capitalist and got in trouble for it. He eventually followed his entrepreneurship mindset into several endeavors before ultimately landing at Hooch. We dive into his ability to understand his audience across cultures and the intricacies of building relationships. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Hooch website: https://hooch.co/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 2, 2018
417: Take Off Your Shoes With Ben Feder
Today's episode is with Ben Feder. Ben is the former CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of the monster-hit video game, Grand Theft Auto, Ben Feder’s hard charging, high-performance business life was seriously impacting his personal and family health. That’s when he made the bold, audacious, and potentially career-ending decision to travel with his family to Bali on an eight-month sabbatical. In Take Off Your Shoes, Feder asks and answers the question: Could he—could anyone—find a way to live a harmonious and balanced life and simultaneously achieve substantial success? Illuminating and inspiring, Take Off Your Shoes is Feder’s brutally honest and revealing journey of self-rediscovery, his heartfelt attempt to find personal fulfillment and rebuild family relationships before he loses them forever. Our interview covers how Ben: * Deepened his connections to his wife and children * Became a better father, offering his children a broader worldview a…
Nov 2, 2018
416: Slow Traveling And Rediscovering Yourself With Shabrina Koeswologito
Today's episode is with Shabrina Koeswologito. Shabrina is an Indonesian, currently living in New York City to pursue her business idea in the travel space. She started her first overseas trip in 2001, when she was 11 years old. It was a one-month exchange program in Sweden, reputed to be tough. After being exposed to 11 different cultures and living independently for the first time, she became hooked. In her culture, solo traveling is not the norm for women. Often she got ridiculed and rejected by her friends and family. Fast forward to 2016 her blog and writing work led her to continue her master’s degree in Tourism Management in New York University. her travel stories have been published in World Nomads, Thought Catalog, and Thrive Global. In this episode, we discuss: * Her solo travel story from Indonesia to pursuing her business ideas in New York City * How she found her voice and self-worth in New York City * Travel, culture, and woman empowerment in Indonesia *…
Oct 30, 2018
415: How To Be A Recruiting Rockstar With Jeff Hyman
Today's episode is with Jeff Hyman. Jeff launched his recruiting career at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart, the preeminent global executive search firms. Today, he's Chief Talent Officer at Chicago-based Strong Suit Executive Search. Along the way, Jeff created four companies, backed by $50 million in venture capital. He currently teaches the MBA course about recruiting at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and hosts the five-star Strong Suit Podcast. Jeff has been featured by Inc., Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Insider, Bloomberg, and other media outlets. According to Jeff, 90% of business problems are actually recruiting problems in disguise. If you’re filling your company’s vacant positions with B-players, you’re playing with fire. Instead, hire Rockstars (the top 5% of candidates who have the desired competencies and DNA, at the budgeted compensation level) to build an organization with limitless potential. In our epis…
Oct 25, 2018
414: How to Grapple with a Multicultural Identity, Hit Refresh & Start a Life of Travel with Cepee Tabibian
Today's interview is with Cepee Tabibian. Born a citizen of the world to a Colombian mother and Iranian father in West Virginia, Cepee spent all but 9 months of her childhood growing up in the Lone Star State and proudly considers herself a Native Texan. Although her parents were from South America and the Middle East, her passion for travel didn’t start until high school when she befriended a group of foreign exchange students. Convincing her traditional Iranian father to let her travel solo to the Netherlands for her 17th birthday was no easy feat. Little did they know that his support of her trip to visit a friend would become the most pivotal moment in her life. Her first trip abroad prompted a deep and magical love affair with travel and self-exploration that continues till this day, 21 years later. In our interview, we discussed the following: * What sparked her desire to travel * Ho women over 30 can break free from a life of routine and start a life of travel * How to…
Oct 23, 2018
413: Turning Your AHA Moments Into A Book With Mitchell Levy
Today's episode is with Mitchell Levy. Mitchell Levy is the AHA Guy & CEO at AHAthat who empowers thought leaders to share their genius. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author with sixty one business books. He’s provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. We dive into how to turn your ideas into a book to boost your thought leadership. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: http://mitchelllevy.com/ * Writing a book with Think AHA: http://www.thinkaha.com/write-a-book/ * E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchelllevy * Twitter: @HappyAbout See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
Oct 17, 2018
412: How To Create Courses That Actually Convert With Dr. Carrie Rose
Today's interview is with Dr. Carrie Rose. Dr. Rose is the author of The Completed Course: The Secret To Creating Lasting Impact, Raving Fans, And Increased Profits With Online Courses. Dr. Carrie Rose is an Educator, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Thinkific Expert, and notably one of Huffington Posts Must Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. Dr. Carrie Rose is an Educator, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Thinkific Expert, and notably one of Huffington Posts Must Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. She is the creator of The Course Creator Method, The Online Course Success Summit, and Course Bots. She holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida, wrote her doctoral dissertation on Professional Development, and is best known for her innovative teaching strategies & methodology, her current research is in course completion rates & connecting online course development with The Science of Learning. Currently, she works with entrepreneurs, online marke…
Oct 15, 2018
411: How Surviving a Stroke Led Karissa Johnson to Travel to All Seven Continents by The Age of Thirty
Today's interview is with the amazing Karissa Johnson whose incredible story of perseverance is sure to inspire to keep pursuing your dreams. Karissa is a daring explorer, inspiring author, and engaging speaker, Karissa Johnson strives to be a leading advocate for bravery. After being gripped by a devastating stroke at the age of 21, she eventually regained her ability to speak, write, and walk. Her courageous efforts later led her to explore seven continents before the age of 30. An educator by profession, Karissa taught freshmen women at two universities in Saudi Arabia. While teaching in China, she managed to book modeling jobs and wrote for a local magazine. Her story has been featured on Yahoo Finance, the Omaha World-Herald, and several publications worldwide. This newbie blogger has attracted readers from over 60 countries but loves speaking to explorers of all ages right here at home in Nebraska. Her book, 7 Steps to the 7th Continent, has been read on six continents. Resour…
Oct 12, 2018
410: Elevate Your Network With Jake Kelfer
Today's interview is with Jake Kelfer.Jake Kelfer is the bestselling author of Elevate Beyond and a lifestyle entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which features NBA draft prospects in a secondary draft combine. As a high energy inspirational speaker, he is on a mission to elevate and motivate millions of people to achieve their definition of success. He and his work have been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, USA Today, Bleacher Report, and many other media outlets. We discuss all things networking, how we met, his speaking career and how to elevate. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/Elevate-Your-Network-Extraordinary-Relationships/dp/1721784705 * Website: http://www.jakekelfer.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 10, 2018
409: Building Brands With Influence And Setting Up Your Personal Legacy With Lucas Conley
Today's episode is with Lucas Conley. Lucas Conley is the co-author of Legacy in the Making, a writer with The Legacy Lab, the author of Obsessive Branding Disorder, and the co-author of The Method Method. A former researcher for The Atlantic and staff writer for Fast Company, he has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN Magazine, SPIN, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine. Conley has appeared on The Colbert Report, ABC World News, CNN’s BookTV, NPR, and at South by Southwest. Conley and his co-author Mark Miller noticed a disturbing trend: In a world increasingly fixated on short-term results, more and more leaders and brands are ignoring their long-term interests. They saw a lot of reasons for this kind of hyperactive short-term thinking, which they delve into at length in their book, Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World, but what interested them the most was a third group of leaders and brands they identified in our resea…
Oct 8, 2018
408: Re-Inventing The Pathway Between High School And College With Abby Falik
Today's interview is with Abby Falik, the founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year, a for-purpose social venture on a mission to make it normal for kids to choose a bridge year after high school: an experience that builds self-awareness, global skills and grit – the foundations for success in college, and beyond. Their core program gives high school graduates from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend a “bridge year” living and working in a foreign country —learning a new language, navigating a new culture, asking big questions, clarifying their life purpose, and building real-world life skills — before jumping into college. If you’re curious about travel, social change, entrepreneurship, or just love stories about people who have figured out how to take big ideas and make them a reality, you will want to check out this episode. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Global Citizen Year: http://globalcitizenyear.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Oct 8, 2018
407: How To Attract High Paying Clients With Johnson Emmanuel
Today's episode is with Johnson Emmanuel. Johnson is the founder and CEO, Clients Attraction, a digital marketing agency that helps coaches, consultants, professional service providers and others, create, package and launch high ticket offers, identify their best paying clients and build a unique marketing and sales system that consistently attract their clients so they can scale their revenue super fast. In addition to talking about his story, we discussed: * How To Package & launch High Ticket Program That Attracts Your Ideal clients * How To Consistently Attract & Close High Ticket Offers By Offering To Help People For Free. * How To Build A Dynamic Marketing & Sales Funnel That Converts High Ticket Clients Consistently While Building Goodwill in your marketplace Resources Mentioned In The Episode Website: clientsattraction.com Twitter: @iamjohnsonemma LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/johnsonokorie See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 5, 2018
406: Follow Your Curiosity With Gahmya Drummond Bey
Today's episode is with my best friend, Gahmya Drummond-Bey. If you're passionate about education and making an impact in the world, you won't wanna miss this episode. Gahmya is a global curriculum designer, education activist, TED & 3 time TEDx speaker and she has taught everywhere from orphans in Turkmenistan to North Korean refugees. In our episode, we discuss how and why she is intent on creating widely-implemented educational curriculums that transcend international boundaries. We also dive into her back story and why she believes that you should follow your curiosity instead of your passions. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: https://www.evolvedteacher.com/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evolvedteacher/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/gahmyateacher * Poem on following your curiosity: https://tayorockson.com/blog/Follow%20Your%20Curiosity See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 3, 2018
405: Awakening Your Alpha With Adam Lewis Walker
Today's interview is with Adam Lewis Walker. He is on a mission to inspire a million entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to rise up and to pursue their ultimate lifestyle and create a legacy. He loves engaging people to act on their TRUE potential. His true path is to guide those who decide to only accept the best, the best for themselves in all aspects of their lives. As a former teacher for 10 years, Adam Lewis Walker decided to break away from the traditional classroom setting and life as a career professor in order to teach people more about success rather than academics. With an extensive background in teaching and a lot of hard work, Adam is now a best selling author and keynote speaker, a mentor and coach for entrepreneurs, and founder of the Awaken Your Alpha podcast. We discuss his new book Awaken Your Alpha and why he feels like it's his legacy piece. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Book: http://www.ayalpha.com/book/ * TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
Oct 1, 2018
404: Being Your Own Mogul With Tiffany Pham
Today's episode is with Tiffany Pham. Tiffany is the founder of Mogul which has been praised by Sheryl Sandberg as the #1 millennial platform. The platform enables millions of women, across 196 countries, to connect, share information, and access knowledge. Tiffany created a global technology and media empire by the age of 27. In her new book, You Are Mogul, she writes about the new rules for following your passions and forging your own path in an age of disruption. She chronicles her path to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation, and offers specific, actionable advice that covers everything from overcoming self-doubt, to pursuing side-hustles, to crushing it at life and work by over-delivering, all while remaining your authentic self. You will learn how to negotiate job promotions, secure and balance multiple career roles, hire and manage teams, and become a mogul yourself. The book also features strategies and insights from ten of the most powerf…
Sep 27, 2018
403: Chasing Dreams, Sleeping Better & Drinking Less Alcohol With James Swanwick
Today's episode is with James Swanwick. James is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN and host of The James Swanwick Show podcast. He is the CEO of Swanwick Sleep and creator of blue-light blocking glasses Swannies, which helps people sleep better; and the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people reduce or quit alcohol. Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015. Swanwick has interviewed celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. James is also host of The James Swanwick Show and has been interviewed on podcasts including Bulletproof Radio, Ben Greenfield Fitness, Art of Charm; news sites including Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Psychology Today and Yahoo Health; and TV shows Live with Kelly and KTLA. We talked about: * 7 ways to sleep better (naturally) * Why wearing blue-light blocking glasses will transform…
Sep 25, 2018
402: Why Mindset & Consistency Matters with Susi Kaeufer
Today's episode is with Susi Kaeufer. Susi is a visibility + mindset coach for female entrepreneurs who desire the freedom and flexibility to travel with an online business. She’s on a mission to help entrepreneurs create lives of freedom and embrace travel as she goes around the world on her second tour. In the last year, she’s moved 49 times. Susi creates multiple five figure months from her laptop while she’s at the beach, living in luxury accommodations, or adventuring. She’s helped her clients create high-ticket offers that allows them the freedom lifestyle they crave, create consistent income in their soul-based business, take their offline business online to be fully location independent, and get fully booked in their service-based business. Resources Mentioned In This Episode * Website: https://www.dreamlifedeluxe.com * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamlifedeluxe/ * Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dreamlifedeluxe/ See acast.com/privacy for pri…
Sep 19, 2018
401: How to Activate Your Personal Initiative in Your Circle of Impact with Ed Brenegar
Today's interview is with Dr. Ed Brenegar. He is an author, speaker and coach who inspires leaders everywhere. Ed is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations realize their potential and reach their goals, in both their professional and personal lives. A former university professor, columnist and pastor, he has more than 30 years of experience working with senior executives, entrepreneurs and a variety of organizational clients to expand leadership impact and productivity through the creation of cultures of trust and leadership initiative. Ed's new book, Circle of Impact offers a new perspective on leadership. Packed with inspiration for both individuals and organizations. Our conversation got into how leadership models can be used to solve complex problems, improve communication, and achieve more. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVPNGMM/ * Website: https://edbrenegar.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
Sep 18, 2018
400: Embracing Adversity with Rob Harsh
Today's interview is with Rob Harsh. Rob is an adventurer, coach and cancer Survivor and has been leading and guiding people in business, outdoor adventure and personal growth for twenty years. He has traveled extensively throughout the world on climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and multisport expeditions and has experience as a certified mountain guide, search and rescue operator and working with adaptive athletes and injured veterans in the outdoors. We dove into the following topics: * What leading a life of adventure taught him about embracing adversity * How he learned to follow his intuition * How being of service and empowering others helped him find his purpose in life * The role his spiritual journey played in learning to overcome fear and live more authentically Resource Mentioned In This Episode * Rob's site: https://www.awakenedadventures.com/ SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW, AND RATE ON ITUNES,ACAST, AND ON STITCHER See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Sep 13, 2018
399: The Cross-Cultural Perspectives Of Travel With Andy Steves
Today's episode is with Andy Steves.Andy has been traveling practically since birth. First it was touring Europe with his renowned father, Rick Steves, and now he currently splits his time between Prague, Medellín, and his home city of Seattle when he’s not traipsing about Europe and running his award-winning company, Weekend Student Adventures. Our conversation was wide ranging and we largely talked about the importance of diversity, identity, intelligent conversation, nuance and expanding one's mindset. Some more things we discuss are as follows: * The cultural importance (and impact) of traveling * The difference between fear and safety when traveling and how the concern for safety has changed globally. Andy can speak to the myths vs. reality. * What the best cities are for millennials right now. * The factors to consider when deciding where to go and how to travel. * How Europe specifically has changed and how that has affected travel, for better or for worse. * W…
Sep 11, 2018
398: Positive Discipline For Overwhelmed Parents with Joy Marchese and Kristina Bill
Today's episode is on raising children, while one of life’s most rewarding experiences, is also one of the most complicated. I talk with two of the authors of POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TODAY’S BUSY (AND OVERWHELMED) PARENT: How to Balance Work, Parenting, and Self for Lasting Well-Being, Joy Marchese and Kristina Bill. We discussed the principles of the highly regarded and successful Positive Discipline methodology and how it applies to kids, adults and different cultures. Their hope is that with this episode and their book, you will be armed with: * Communication strategies and tips for self-reflection * Understanding the belief behind behaviors * How to get to the bottom of why children react the way they do * Addressing the underlying issues * Understanding the importance of significance & contribution * The negative aspects of a praise and rewards system * How we have built a culture of approval junkies AND * Different motivators for human beings Resource Men…
Sep 7, 2018
397: Getting Back to Yourself with Kiera Noelle
Today's episode is with transformation coach, soul guide and spiritual teacher, Kiera Noelle. It's definitely one of my favorite episodes so far because we dove into the essence of what it means to be who you are, what it's like to find your unique soul print and how to stay in your truth. As a teacher of esoteric principles, she guides others back home to themselves - to explore their own consciousness and journey within - inviting them into the depths of their soul. In our interview, we touched on the following: * How to go into deep oneness * Her life as a healer * What she learned from her experiences with different cultures and 10 years of exploring and experiencing different kinds of energy healing/modalities/schools of thought * Why you should choose love over fear * Diversity of humanity * Her background as someone who comes from a “white middle class family” and how it led her to be the lone wolf of her family AND * Her vision for the future Reso…
Sep 5, 2018
396: How to Lower Stress, Decrease Anxiety & Boost Your Energy with Dr. Stephen Cabral
Today's interview is with Stephen Cabral. Stephen developed his passion for health & wellness after going through severe health complications at the age of 17. He saw over 50 different doctors, tried over 100 different treatment protocols, but still saw no hope of recovery. It wasn’t until he met an “alternative” health doctor whom explained to him how he got here and how he could become well again, that he began his recovery process. It was at this young age that he knew his life would be dedicated to helping others rebalance their bodies and renew their health. Over the years, he has amassed quite a bit of knowledge. Well over 20 years worth of knowledge. He is Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and a leader in the Functional Medicine field with a reach of over 1 million people per month: Some of the things we discuss in the interview are as follows: * How to Lower Stress, Decrease Anxiety & Boost Your Energy * Balancing a Business and a Healthy Lifestyle…
Sep 3, 2018
395: Build Your Dream Life with Hanna Hermanson
Today's interview is with Hanna Hermanson. Hanna is a personal coach and the founder of Dream Life is Real Life, which has supported 1,000s of individuals in creating actionable, simple business models that deliver financial results and personal fulfillment. A member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Hermanson helps clients establish the right mindset and perspective for entrepreneurial success. A former academic advisor and yoga teacher, Hermanson decided several years ago to forge her own path. That led to Dream Life is Real Life. She assists service-based entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors and other clients to create simple business plans that can quickly replace salary or income while also doing purposeful work and earning great money. Her clients are able to achieve, in a short time, the financial security, or as she says, “bringing abundance into the world,” and also achieving other personal goals, such as starting nonprofits or writing books. We discuss: * The importance o…
Aug 30, 2018
394: Reinventing Yourself with Eir Keïta
Today's episode is with a gentleman I once knew by the name of Elijah Bryant III. He now goes by the name of Eir Keïta. He has always been an entrepreneur before he knew what the word was. From selling his own birthday cake at 4 years old, to having massive success as a teenager with his first “real” business venture, it's been in his DNA. Growing up in a single parent home; he learned many valuable lessons about hard work, and he also adopted some habits around money that he found later to be detrimental to his success. He is a firm believer in adjusting as you will find out in the episode. To him, he feels that anything can be done as long as there is a willingness to adjust. His life hasn't always been successful though. He went through a period in his life where he was getting in trouble with the law, being jailed; and eventually becoming homeless even after having early success in business. He learned lessons that humbled him greatly through this rollercoast…
Aug 22, 2018
393: How to Be More Human in the Hiring Process with Steve Acho
Today's interview is with Steve Acho. Steve runs a staffing company and with his platform, he helps companies, recruiters and job seekers connect in a more human way with the use of today’s technology. His book Why Technology Recruiting is Broken and What to do About it has helped put into perspective the problem with recruiting and hiring today. Steve believes at the heart of successful recruiting and team building is a conversation, and technology can help facilitate a better experience. Steve earned his MBA while living in Japan and working for the CEO of Mazda. The published author has consulted CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, and currently operates the Detroit Michigan-based technology staffing firm Solstice Consulting Group. He is passionate about using technology to be more human, and helping “change the conversation” in the market, so that organizations can find better fits, and job-seekers can find more meaningful work. We dive into different ways to infuse humanization…
Aug 20, 2018
392: Transitioning to Full Time Entrepreneurship with RJ Hodges
Today's episode is with RJ Hodges. He is a bestselling co-author of the book Mission Unstoppable partnering with world renowned leaders George Fraser and Les Brown. He is also the author of You Can’t Practice At The Game, The Art of Mastering You Volume One and an audio book series called Winner Status. His content contributes thought provoking information/principles that encourage, educate, and inspire people to make an impact in their own lives as well as those they come into contact with. We discussed the following: * How to turn inward and personally develop from a light-hearted upbeat perspective with a focus on mastering yourself. * How to transition to full time entrepreneurship * How to develop your brand when starting out AND * How to deal with an imposter syndrome Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Website: www.rjhodgesspeaks.com * Email: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 16, 2018
391: Building a Premium Global Media Company with Reza Izad
Today's Episode is with Reza Izad. Reza is co-founder and CEO of Studio71. Studio71 is a Red Arrow Studios company, part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. As global CEO of Studio71, he helms the most engaged digital network on YouTube with 1,300 channels driving 8 billion views a month. Studio71 is the global media company for top creators including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Lilly Singh, Rhett & Link, and Roman Atwood. Reza is also the co-author of Create Great Video which highlights successful case studies and best practices to working with digital influencers who know how to target audiences best AND have created mass empires from doing so. Within the book, Reza and his co-author Jake discuss best practices that have made Studio71 a success in working together with YouTube, major brands and advertisers. Our interview discusses: * Reza's transition from Iran to the U.S * His…
Aug 13, 2018
390: How To Start a Successful Business And Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire With Colleen DeBaise
Today's interview is with Colleen DeBaise. Colleen and I discuss all the stages involved in launching a startup in today's world. Colleen DeBaise is a business journalist and author who has devoted the bulk of her career to covering entrepreneurship and small business issues. Currently a contributing editor at Inc., she has served as the small business editor of The Wall Street Journal and as an editor at Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and SmartMoney. She is also an entrepreneur herself. She has been has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, CBS, and NPR, is founder of the Hampton Bee, and is podcast host of The Story Exchange. Some of what we discuss are the following: * What things to consider when starting a business * The basics of the Lean Startup method * Why you should think like your customer * What to consider when forming a team Resources Mentioned In The Podcast * Colleen DeBaise's column on Inc.: https://www.inc.com/author/colleen-debaise * Podc…
Aug 6, 2018
389: Fail Forward as a Leader Like Nobody's Business with Todd Palmer
Today's interview is with Todd Palmer. Todd is a business advisor and the CEO of Extraordinary Advisors. Extraordinary Advisors helps business leaders become more productive. As the CEO of a 6-time INC 5000 company, Todd knows that business success begins and ends with people. People make all of the business decisions regarding strategy, execution, cash and staff. Todd and I discuss: * Masculinity * What he learned from raising his son as a single father * How he runs his businesses * Why you should discover your why and * The current employment dilemma he sees Resource Mentioned In The Episode: * Extraordinary Advisors: www.extraordinaryadvisors.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 2, 2018
388: How to be An Elite Consultant & Coach with Michael Zipursky
Today's podcast is with Michael Zipursky. Michael is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of ConsultingSuccess.com. He has consulted for organizations and advised leaders throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East in over 30 industries, from service providers to billion dollar multinational corporations including Panasonic, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Royal Bank and many others. Michael is an in-demand speaker and gives keynotes and workshops for the Certified Management Consultants Association, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference, Chartered Management Institute UK and others. We dive into mindset and the ingredients needed to achieving success as a consultant and coach. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * The Elite Consulting Mind: 16 Proven Mindsets to Attract More Clients, Increase Your Income, and Achieve Meaningful Success: https://www.amazon.com/Elite-Consulting-Mind-Mindsets-Meaningful-ebook/ * Website: ConsultingSuccess.com See a…
Jul 25, 2018
387: How To Avoid Culture Shock with Dee and John Lee
Today's interview is with Dee and John Lee. They are an Irish couple who launched an app called CultureMee. The app offers cultural insights as well as practical travel advice. It currently covers more than 70 locations – every country in Europe and 12 of the most visited destinations outside Europe, with more being added. CultureMee has already been downloaded by 115+ different nationalities and was nominated for the National Startup Awards of Ireland a few months ago. They believe that CultureMee is going to change how we all see culture from now on. The world has never been more globalized, yet never more divisionalized. With many countries putting their barriers up, Dee and John feel that there has never been a more important moment in history to try and break down these barriers, and they passionately believe that understanding other cultures is one of the key tools people can use to forge bonds today. This goes to the heart of their vision for CultureMee. We talk about how…
Jul 23, 2018
386: How To Fix Your Company's Organizational Culture With Karen Jaw-Madson
Today's podcast interview is with innovative management consultant Karen Jaw-Madson. Organizational culture isn’t just a hot topic – it’s an untapped asset and potential liability for all businesses. But for all its potential to make or break, few know how to manage cultures with proficiency. How do companies grow, work through transitions, initiate change effectively, and meet the demands of an ever complex corporate landscape that faces a #MeToo environment, greater diversity, globalization, technological disruptions, and post-merger collaboration? These are all of the things Jaren and I discuss. We also dove into ways to co-create solutions and differentiating experiences that are customized, relevant, and profoundly impactful to the intended organizations – all while building employee engagement, learning agility, and capability. Lastly, we discussed her new book, CULTURE YOUR CULTURE: Innovating Experiences @ Work. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * CULTURE Y…
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Jul 18, 2018
385: How To Grow Your Platform As An Influencer With Bryan Gold
Today's guest is with Bryan Gold. After learning that a friend had become hugely influential on social media but had no interest in expending the energy to find marketers to leverage her personal brand, Bryan and co-founder Adam Rivietz developed #Paid – a platform to connect influencers with brands. #Paid empowers creators and enables the world to experience their creative storytelling. They connect creators and brands for meaningful collaborations. They design and develop world-class software that makes marketers’ lives easier. In our interview, we dive into what it means to be an influencer today, why their platform is the perfect bridge between brands and influencers and what works versus what doesn't work on Instagram. Resources Mentioned In This Episode * #Paid: https://hashtagpaid.com/ * Trello: https://trello.com * Buffer: www.bufferapp.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 13, 2018
384: How To Be A Conflict Healer With Dave Gerber
Today's interview is with Dave Gerber. Dave is known as the conflict healer and he is focused on standardizing and transforming workplace conflict. As the president and founder of Synergy Development and Training, LLC he uses his ability as a change catalyst to motivate people to become the best version of themselves. He inspires his audiences to transform the way they engage with the world around them and we dove into the following topics: * How to communicate when there is conflict * What types of leaders the world needs AND * Masculinity in the 21st Century Resource Mentioned In The Episode: * Conflict Healer Website: http://conflicthealer.com/ * Synergy DT Website: www.synergydt.com * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davegerber/ Sponsor for this episode is Plastiq.com which is a service that makes it possible to pay bills like rent, tuition, or mortgage payments — and even invoices — by credit card when you ordinarily couldn’t. Go to plasti…
1 hr 3 min
Jul 11, 2018
383: How To Work While Traveling The World With Greg Caplan
Today's episode is with Greg Caplan, the founder of Remote Year which provides work and travel programs that bring together communities of passionate professionals, freelancers, and entrepreneurs to travel the world while working remotely. Along the way, Remote Year offers a variety of ways to get off the beaten path, explore local communities and enhance your career development through professional knowledge sharing. We discuss a variety of things like: * How he was introduced to diversity * How and why humans can find common ground * His entrepreneurship story * What he has learned from launching Remote Year AND * How he uses his difference to make a difference Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Remote Year: http://bit.ly/RYATayo Sponsor for this episode is Plastiq.com which is a service that makes it possible to pay bills like rent, tuition, or mortgage payments — and even invoices — by credit card when you ordinarily couldn’t. Go to plastiq.com/noma…
Jul 9, 2018
382: How To Thrive In The Gig Economy With Marion McGovern
Today's interview is with Marion McGovern. Over the past 30 years, Marion McGovern has been a trailblazer in the world of work, launching a Gig Economy firm before the term was even coined. As a workforce pioneer, she’s now revealing valuable tips on surviving in the modern workplace—for workers and employers alike in her new book: Thriving in the Gig Economy. We discuss the following: * The widespread impact of the world of gig work, and how it will reshape businesses of all sizes * Top three misconceptions about the gig economy * Hidden responsibilities and challenges of being an independent worker * The science of pricing: How to determine your price based on skills, expertise, and the nature of your work * You are an island: How to manage the isolation of working independently * Independent contractors vs. employees: Understand the difference—whether you’re hiring or looking for wok * Key factors that will change the future of the Gig Economy—inclu…
Jul 4, 2018
381: How to Run Several Successful Companies While Connecting Across Cultures With Robert Indries
Today's episode is with Robert Indries. Here's a little bit about him. He along with Marius Furcic grew their company from nothing to a 2000+ square foot office in just a few years. In our interview, we dive into several things like: * Why you need to raise your level of self awareness * How to Run Several Successful Companies Whilst Traveling * Trusting there's light at the end of the tunnel is is the secret weapon of successful entrepreneurs * How to Handle the Transition from a Small Company into a Mid-Sized Company * How to start local and think global * Ways to structure your business * Stereotypes vs facts about Transylvania Resources Mentioned In This Episode * Website: www.wesrom.com/ * Double Your Business Resources: www.wesrom.com/doubleyourbusiness/ * The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be: https://www.amazon.com/Success-Principles-TM-Anniversary-Where/dp/0062364286 Se…
Jun 27, 2018
380: Building A United Planet With Dave Santulli
Today's episode is with Dave Santulli. Dave is the Founder and Executive Director of United Planet, an international nonprofit that connects volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries. United Planet volunteers have the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Since 2001, United Planet volunteers have dedicated over 1,000,000 hours to many areas, which include education, women's empowerment, health, and environmental sustainability. In our interview, we talk about how United Planet started, global citizenship, communicating across cultures, and why it is important to leave an impact. Resources Mentioned In The Episode: * United Planet: https://www.unitedplanet.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 25, 2018
379: Unlock Your Brand Potential With Deb Gabor
Today's interview is with Deb Gabor. Deb is a leading brand strategist, CEO of Sol Marketing, and author of Branding is Sex: Get Your Customers Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything. She shares her incredibly successful methodology for building long-lasting brands that withstand the fluctuations of the market. With critical focus on knowing your customer, she reveals why brands that have bonded emotionally with their customers are among the strongest and create “irrational loyalty.” “Branding comes from your customers,” says Gabor. “Your brand lives in your customers’ needs and desires, as well as their perceptions of and connection to you. Branding is not an inside-out activity; it’s an outside-in activity. In others words, real branding comes down to getting inside your customers’ heads and then working inward from there.” In our interview, we discuss: * Leadership branding and examples from 2017 and 2018 where company blunders from CEO’s cost them and…
Jun 18, 2018
378: Lifestyle Design vs #lifestyledesign With Carey and Demir Bentley
Today's interview is with Demir and Carey Bentley. They are the husband and wife team behind Lifehack Bootcamp (www.lifehackbootcamp.com), the productivity and lifestyle design company for high performing individuals who want to bring sanity back in their lives. They're known for their no-BS, no excuses coaching style and passion for creating huge transformation in each of their clients. They're also known for leading by example and constantly pushing the boundaries of lifestyle design, traveling around the world and experimenting with different ways of living. They’re members of the elite Forbes Coaches Council and Influencive Top 25 Influencers. Their work has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, WSJ, HuffPo, and on podcasts like Forbes 30 Under 30, Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy, The ONE Thing, and Don’t Keep Your Day Job. Carey and Demir live the nomadic lifestyle, living up to 3 months at a time in cities around the globe. Resources Mentioned In The Episode…
Jun 15, 2018
377: How To Go From Passion To Profit With Kavit Haria
Kavit Haria started his first online business in 2005 selling music career education to musicians. Mistakes and failures taught him how to build a thriving online business using intricate and automated sales and marketing funnels, generating over a million dollars in sales per year. Since 2013, Kavit has offered a service called Automated Business System, helping people with passion and expertise take what they know from idea to launch. His team builds your entire business for you, and then guides and markets you to six figures in your first year, helping you to create the perfect freedom business. He has run workshops and keynotes in the US, the UK, and Australia. Now Kavit puts the knowledge and inspiration into his new book, Don’t Sleep On It! Turn Your Passion & Expertise Into A Profitable Business. We discussed the following in our interview: * How to become a respected authority in your field * 4 steps to selling absolutely anything online * The 4 parts of a sales funn…
Jun 11, 2018
376: Go From Idea to IPO With Callum Laing
Today's interview is with Callum Laing. Callum is a New Zealander based in Singapore. He is a partner at Unity Group. The Unity Groups is focused on working with and solving some of the common issued that entrepreneurs face. Callum believes that collaboration and partnership is a key aspect for business success in the future so we spent a majority of the episode going into why he believes this. We talked about the challenges small businesses face and a unique opportunity that they can potentially benefit from. We also dove into the philosophies of partnership, adopting agglomeration into a business model and the importance of collaboration, trust and speed. He was graceful enough to offer complimentary soft/kindle copy of his books to As Told By Nomads listeners if any of you email him at CL@CallumLaing.com. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Agglomerate – Idea to IPO in 12 Months: https://www.amazon.com/Agglomerate-Idea-IPO-12-Months/dp/1781332096 *…
Jun 6, 2018
375: Finding The Right Talent, Launching Kick Starter Campaign And Changing How You Shop With Esosa Ighodaro
Today's episode is with Esosa Ighodaro, the co-founder & president of COSIGN. She started her career as a banker on Wall Street before realizing that she wanted to do something else. By happenstance, she met future business partner Abiodun Johnson on a subway platform en route to a party. He asked her about her dress, they struck up a conversation and he ended up joining her at the event. Thus, their joint passions for fashion and tech created the foundations for their company, COSIGN. COSIGN allows people to easily tag and find product information within a photo on a social platform, making the post “shoppable” and allowing the tagger to earn money from their social posts. With COSIGN, now anyone can earn money from their selfies. We talked about her journey from finance to entrepreneurship as well as her passion for diversity and building a team. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * COSIGN: https://cosign.co/ * Black Women Talk Tech: https://www.blackwomentalktech.com…
Jun 4, 2018
374: Building People And Leaders With Robert Glazer
Today's interview is with Robert Glazer. Robert is a founder, author, speaker and expert in growing revenue and profits for the largest brands. He is an industry thought leader in performance marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership and culture. He has extensive experience in the consumer, e-commerce, retail, online marketing, and ad-tech industries—partnering with brands such as adidas, ModCloth, Reebok, Target, Gymboree, and Warby Parker. Our conversation went through a whole range of things from affiliate marketing to finding your path and the importance of leadership today. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Friday Forward: www.fridayfwd.com * Acceleration Partners: https://www.accelerationpartners.com/ * Personal Website: https://www.robertglazer.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 1, 2018
373: How to Make A Global Impact And Operate As An Empath With Isabel Hundt
Today's Interview is with the incredible Isabel Hundt. Isabel's journey started with a prophetic dream at the age of twelve. The German native had to tackle many obstacles to see that dream of speaking in front of thousands of people (in English) become reality. Her biggest obstacle turned out to be to fully connecting with her heart and Soul to accept who she is as an Empath-Warrior™ and her unique gifts. From experiencing rejection and betrayal, to life-altering "failures", to depression and anxiety; Isabel's life is a great reflection of how anyone can create a deep spiritual connection within to discover and own their unique superpower and be able to powerfully step into their mission field. Today, Isabel is a successful Public Speaker, certified Transformation Coach working with Empaths and Empath-Warriors™, Emotions Clearing Practitioner and published Author of The Power of Faith-Driven Success. Her keynotes and motivational speeches revolve around navigating your emoti…
May 30, 2018
372: Did You Know That You're A Star?
Let me tell you a story. A story about the life of stars. They can live for billions of years and in their lifetime, boy do they shine. ⭐️ 🌟 They glow during the day, but we can't see them because of the glare of sunlight. However, if you were standing on the moon where there is no atmosphere, you would see the stars both day and night. So that means that even though, the clouds and the sun block them, they are always there. ⛅️ In fact, they shine brightest in the dark. 🌌 Now let’s talk about you and why you’re a star. Did you know that you can shine if you refuse to dampen your light? 🏋🏾♂️🏋🏿♀️💃🏽🕺🏾Conventional wisdom says you must wait for others to call you a star before you declare yourself one but If you want to be exceptional then by definition, being exceptional requires you to be an exception to the rule. Star in your life before someone else demotes you to a recurring cast member. Just as a star lives up in the sky, liv…
May 28, 2018
371: Employer Branding & Employer Advocacy With Jorgen Sundberg
Today's interview is with Jorgen Sundberg. As a recruiter in 2003, Jorgen caught the early wave of digital marketing and tested many talent attraction tactics. Some failed, some didn’t, so for years. He kept updating and testing strategies while managing hiring campaigns for giants like IBM, Accenture, SAP, and Deloitte. By late 2009, he thought he had enough proof: when social media communicated an uncommon employer brand = talent attraction improved. Yet repeatedly he saw employer brands play safe. Timid, decaf company missions – hung in corporate offices with words like innovation, cutting-edge, passion, and stakeholder. *yawn* As charming as a poor chap that tries to be liked by everyone. Over time, a question took shape in his mind: How might a well-crafted employer brand affect talent attraction if you aren’t a market leader? This question continued to take shape over time and in late 2009, he quit his job to start Link Humans. In this episode, we discuss: * What…
May 24, 2018
370: Surviving Your Success With Kelsey Ramsden
Today's interview is with business mogul, entrepreneur, author, investor, cancer survivor, and provocateur, Kelsey Ramsden. Twice named Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur and one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, she is globally recognized by Fortune 500 Companies who have both awarded her and invited her into exclusive women-on-top programs and think tanks. We discuss how to survive one’s own success and what to do when we have reached that lonely place where the world tells us we are on top but internally we feel like we’ve lost our edge and drive. We also dove into what we learned about life after our near death experiences. Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Website: http://kelseyramsden.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 21, 2018
369: How Jack Davis Is Changing The Culture With Monster Stories
Today's interview is with Jack Davis. Jack is the CEO and Founder of Crypt TV. The core of the company is taking the scary genre and developing content for digital, social and hand held device distribution. The company has quickly established themselves as the key player in the space where partners/investors include Jason Blum and Eli Roth. The company features 18-employees ranging in age from 26-39. Their goal is to create the next generation of iconic monsters. The content and development process combines grooming young filmmakers working on inspired creative and adding the immense amount of data and feedback they have because of getting millions of views everyday while also gaining tremendous understanding of their audience. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Crypt TV's website: http://crypttv.com/ * Crypt TY's YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/crypttv * Crypt TV's Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CryptTV * Jack Davis's Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/notjac…
May 17, 2018
368: How To Get Your Website To Convert Better With Chris Dayley
Today's episode is with Chris Dayley. Chris is a digital marketing entrepreneur with a passion for helping businesses succeed online. After spending years driving traffic through SEO and PPC efforts, Chris turned his attention to the user experience of websites to see if he could influence traffic to convert better. After running his first successful test, he fell in love and began focusing on helping businesses test their website experience. In 2014, he started his Conversion Optimization agency Dayley Conversion, which was a full service agency helping businesses discover what converts best on their sites through testing. In 2016 he merged his company with Disruptive Advertising, where he currently works as VP of site testing and optimization. They offer full- service A/B testing solutions to clients including strategy, design, development and analytics. We touch on the following in our interview * How to get your website to convert better * How to turn PPC traffic into c…
May 14, 2018
367: How To Lead In The Moment With Judith Humphrey
Today's interview is with Judith Humphrey. Judith is a communications expert who equips leaders to speak effectively in any situation by preparing to be spontaneous. For senior leaders, spontaneous moments to influence and inspire happen daily – in meetings, in the corridor, in a tweet. To shine in these moments leaders must learn to listen, think, and respond within seconds. In her new book, Impromptu: Leading in the Moment, she discusses different ways to do this. We discuss the following in our interview: * The power of “Scripting” yourself for any occasion * How to toss the index cards and develop impromptu remarks in the new age of speeches * How to instantly read any audience, anywhere, of any size * Lessons from great impromptu speeches throughout history * Tips to rapidly collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message * How to master body language and speak with the physical presence of a leader Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Impromptu: Le…
May 9, 2018
366: How To Build A Following With Your Expertise
If you prefer to read this as a blog post, click here; http://tayorockson.com/blog/2018/5/6/how-to-build-a-following-with-your-expertise One of the most common challenges I have noticed while working with aspiring thought leaders and change makers is that a lot of them struggle with ways to position themselves as experts or the go-to people in their field of interest. In fact, the number one question I get asked is this: "What is the best way to communicate to my potential clients and the world that I am a subject matter expert in XXX?" Essentially, they want to know how they can translate their expertise in a way that demonstrates trust and leads to a following. So I recently asked Josue Peña, a growth expert who has a 200 million follower network this same question when I interviewed him for Thought Leader Academy (https://www.thoughtleaderprogram.com/courses/membership) and here's what he said: * Provide value in what you're an expert in OR * Become the Google of the…
May 7, 2018
365: How To Have Revolutionary Conversations With Mark H. Fowler
Today's interview is with Mark Fowler. Mark is the president of Stowe Management Corporation, and a business re-engineering specialist. Deficiencies in the way we communicate and increasingly divisive rhetoric espoused by our local and national leaders has seeped into our professional environments. He is on a mission to create business environments that embody a culture of peace. Alongside Barbara Gaughen-Muller, Fowler developed a program, Revolutionary Conversations, to improve the quality of workplace interactions in order to help improve not only the peaceful culture of a business but also its bottom line. The methodology taught by Fowler and Gaughen-Muller can be used to overcome some of today’s most difficult business problems, including improving hiring and training, promoting employee engagement, reducing workplace harassment and bullying, uniting a group around a common purpose, and anything else that requires interaction for superior success. We talk about how to encoura…
May 2, 2018
364: The Richest Place On Earth
The graveyard: Les Brown once called this place the richest place on earth! Because of all the unrealized potential, unfinished inventions, and unfulfilled dreams. All the could haves, would haves and should have been. So I'm on a mission to get us all to die empty and to remind you today to connect with your purpose. Is there something you've always wanted to do that you haven't done yet? Marianne Williamson once said our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. It's that we are powerful beyond measure. While we are talking about fear, I want to suggest a mindset shift. Instead of being afraid of failure or success. Be afraid of not achieving your fullest potential. Everybody dies but not everybody lives so live and use that to use your difference to make a difference. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 1, 2018
363: Igniting Intuitive Intelligence With Rick Snyder
Today's interview is with Rick Snyder, an American-born, Paris-based CEO of Three Hats, a leading business consulting firm. Snyder is an international business coach, writer, speaker, and consultant who has launched three businesses. He is an expert in mentoring, training, and teaching others how to utilize the process of bringing intuition into an effective business plan and company culture. Having lived the past few years in France, Snyder brings a global perspective to his teachings. His breakthrough strategies have been implemented by executives and businesses in Europe, Canada, Asia and America. We discuss the following: * Why he believes people should use intuition to guide their decisions in business and in life * How one can one leverage a gut feeling to make the right hiring or firing decision * How the European approach to building a stronger company culture is different from how America does it Resource Mentioned In The Episode * Three Hats Website:…
Apr 30, 2018
362: The Business Sergeant's Field Manual with Chris Hallberg
Today's interview is with Chris Hallberg. He is a seasoned business advisor, United States Army veteran, and author of The Business Sergeant’s Field Manual (ranked #9 on Inc.’s “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” list). We discuss: * The number one reason most businesses fail, and the type of mindset entrepreneurs should possess prior to launching their own venture * His experience advising hundreds of companies across the U.S. and common mistakes made time and time again * His unique leadership style—which incorporates elements of military and systematic approaches * The biggest fails he’s seen in his 25+ years in the industry and what he did to correct them Resource Mentioned In The Episode * The Business Sergeant’s Field Manual: https://www.amazon.com/Business-Sergeants-Field-Manual-Execution/dp/0999101803/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 25, 2018
361: No Matter What, Be Yourself
The journey to self is the most important journey that we'll ever take. Temptations to conform and fit into certain boxes will pop up constantly but our duty is to remain true to ourselves. • • By doing this, you will acquire the key to several things: exponential growth, community and realized potential. • • Use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 23, 2018
360: How To Practice Yes And & Improv Your Way To Successful Conversations
In this episode, I talk about a technique you can use if you want to create more understanding, facilitate open dialogue, and engage in thoughtful, respectful disagreements. Link to article if you prefer to read here: http://tayorockson.com/blog/how-to-practice-yes-and-improv-your-way-to-successful-conversations Link to how to connect across cultures effectively article: http://tayorockson.com/blog/how-to-effectively-connect-across-cultures Episode 55: https://media.acast.com/astoldbynomads/055-the-transformative-power-of-improvisation-in-business-and-life-with-bob-kulhan/media.mp3 Episode 225: https://media.acast.com/astoldbynomads/225-howtogettoyesandinbusinesswithbobkulhan/media.mp3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 20, 2018
359: Helping International Students Get Loans & Bootstrapping In America With Brian Hoffman
Today's interview is with Brian Hoffman. Brian Hoffman is the Founder and CEO of Nomad Credit. Nomad Credit is a financial marketplace for those underserved by other marketplaces. We aim to find the right product for international students and/or visa holders currently or planning to live in the U.S. The main visa holders we serve are F1, J1, L1 and H-1B visas. Nomad Credit allows international students and visa holders to search for education loans, education loan refinancing, personal loans, auto loans, auto insurance, student medical insurance, renters insurance and credit cards. Based upon the information provided in a search, Nomad Credit provides potential options for that international student or visa holder to compare. Nomad is a financial marketplace for those underserved by other financial service firms. they help find the right products for international students and /or visa holders living or planning to live in the U.S. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Nomad Cred…
Apr 18, 2018
358: Privilege Explained And Why Representation Matters
I often get asked to explain what privilege is and why representation matters so sometimes I use this analogy to illustrate both. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 16, 2018
357: How To Choose Goodness With Tommy Breedlove
Today's episode is with Tommy Breedlove. Tommy Breedlove is the founder of Choose Goodness, a company dedicated to helping executives and entrepreneurs focus beyond the financial bottom line. By empowering leaders, Tommy bridges the gap between humanity and profitably. He transforms organizations to attract and retain the best and brightest people, create a loyal customer base and promote goodwill within their communities. Choose Goodness provides both the rational and emotional perspectives to the strategic and financial decision making process. Since beginning his career at Deloitte, Tommy has spent 20 years serving companies as a CPA and financial consultant. He still serves as Board Advisor, Chair and/or Director for multiple for-profit and civic entities. We discuss the following: * Reconnecting your passion to organizational greatness * How to use the power of choice, to empower and monetize your goodness * Why “It’s not personal, it’s just business” is false *…
Apr 13, 2018
356: Connecting Children With Culture With Melina Mallos
Today's interview is with Melina Mallos. Melina is a bilingual author of two children's books, Catch that Cat! and Trip to Greece. She started writing picture books to help kids connect in a positive way to Greece - its beautiful landscape and people. Having moved from her birthplace in Greece to Australia at the age of 6, Melina is passionate about helping other children understand and appreciate their own cultural heritage and that of others. A trained early childhood educator, Melina is actively involved in the juvenile cultural education sphere in Brisbane’s thriving Greek community. Melina is also committed to sharing her knowledge on various cultural sensitivities with Australia’s parents, and is a sought-after commentator and guest speaker on issues surrounding children's cultural education. Melina was awarded a Smithsonian Fellowship in 2010, researching museum-based learning in Washington D.C. She has completed her Masters’ research in early childhood interaction and en…
Apr 11, 2018
355: Don't Become The Monster You Hunt
Are you the very monster you hunt? I think that's one of the most important questions we need to ask ourselves. So take a moment and reflect on that today. O and make sure you get the Children of Blood and Bone book. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 9, 2018
354: How To Embrace Good Brand Citizenship To Fuel Purpose And Profit With Anne Bahr Thompson
Today's episode is with Anne Bahr Thompson. She is the founder of the brand consultancy Onesixtyfourth and former executive director of strategy and planning at Interbrand. In her book, DO GOOD: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit , she explains how to embed social consciousness into a company's DNA. She offers a five-step model “that integrates doing good activities…with brand development to strengthen a brand’s reputation, foster greater loyalty, and enhance value creation. It’s a win-win-win solution that mutually benefits consumers, companies, and society.” The five steps of Brand Citizenship logically flow from one another: * Trust: Don’t Let Me Down. Brands that deliver on their promises are trusted more. Digital communications and information channels have made reciprocity one of five key requirements for trusted brands. * Enrichment: Enhance Daily Life. People identify more with—and are less price sensitive toward—brands tha…
Apr 6, 2018
353: 101 Questions You Need To Ask In Your Twenties With Paul Angone
Today's episode is with Paul Angone. Paul is one of the leading voices in the nation to, and for, the Millennial generation. He is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, a sought-after national keynote speaker for corporations and keynote speaker for colleges and universities, and the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions of people in 190 countries. Paul is also an organizational consultant, trainer, and Millennial influencer who specializes in helping companies attract, retain, develop, and harness the best strengths of the Millennial generation. Paul has been honored to work with amazing companies like Intel Security, Wells Fargo, and Aflac through speaking engagements and Millennial influencer branding and awareness campaigns. In today's episode we dive into his new book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties Book and discuss the pertinent questions millenn…
Apr 4, 2018
352: Have The Courage To Do What's Right
Hasan Minhaj is one of my favorite comedians and in his Netflix special, here’s the part that really stuck with me and applies to all our lives as we seek to become better and braver leaders. Also congrats on your Netflix deal! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 2, 2018
351: How Michael Mateer Built One Of The Fastest Growing Dog Companies
Today's episode is with Michael Mateer, the founder of Mocara, one of the fastest growing dog breeding companies in the world. Our episode is jam packed with multiple tips on how to build a successful brand, community and become a thought leader. As someone who has studied several growth hacks, Michael isn't shy about sharing what works. It's no secret he has seen his brand rise at an astronomical rate. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Mocara Website: https://mocara.co.uk/ * Mocara's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mocara.co.uk/ * Michael Mateer's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.m.mateer * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realmocara/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 30, 2018
350: Interview With Ming Chan, The CEO Of The1stMovement
Today's interview is with Ming Chan. Ming is the CEO of The1stMovement, Ming was named as one of the "Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs in America" by Inc. Magazine, and has led the agency to 3 offices worldwide and recognized as one of the top Digital Agencies in the world by SoDA (Society of Digital Agencies). A Silicon Valley software engineer by trade, Ming was the recipient of the prestigious Primetime Emmy® award in "Technical Excellence in Interactive TV", and has architected many digital solutions for some of the world's most renowned brands including 20th Century Fox, ABC, Adobe, Apple, AMD, Cisco, Disney, Microsoft, Nike, HP, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Sony Pictures and more, and worked for TBWA/Chiat/Day, AKQA, and eHarmony as Technical Leads/Directors before founding The1stMovement in 2006. We dive into his career as a digital executive, how he navigated cultural divides and the future he sees for digital professionals. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Ming Chan's LinkedI…
Mar 28, 2018
349: How To Change The World
Ladies and gentlemen, there are two reasons why people don’t believe they can change the world today. Fixed mindsets and limited world views. We can’t afford to be shortsighted though because when you change the way you see things, the things you see change. Individuals with a fixed mindset seek to validate themselves. Individuals with a growth mindset focus on developing themselves. The work to change the world does not end at the offices of law enforcement or governments. It begins with us, in our backyards, our families, our schools, our spheres of influence and our minds. All of us here are leaders in some shape or form and we are growing up amongst each other so our actions matter. You are symbols in some way. You can be symbols of love and hope or symbols of hate and intolerance. The choice is yours. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 26, 2018
348: Dan Pierson Talks Why He Created Bolt Collective For Travelers
Today's interview is with Dan Pierson, the founder of Bolt Collective. Bolt is a new membership community of travelers pooling their money to access otherwise impossible travel experiences. They leverage group purchasing power to negotiate substantial discounts from lodging and activity vendors, bringing prohibitively expensive travel within financial reach of creative artists, social entrepreneurs, and freelancers. Or, anyone else looking for a good adventure. Dan himself is the former Lyft Travel Partnerships Lead, the founder of Subway Sets, and is super dynamic. He's traveled so many places around the world, has gone on so many epic adventures and is very community-focused. We discuss: * His unconventional adventures * Why he thinks travel is so important today * Why he created Bolt Collective AND * What he has learned about business while being an entrepreneur. Resource Mentioned In This Episode: * Bolt Collective : https://www.boltcollective.co/ S…
Mar 23, 2018
347: How To Build A Remote Work Culture With Charlie Birch
Today's interview is with Charlie Birch, the co-founder/director of program development of Rebel + Connect. Her work with leaders of remote teams allows them to gain clarity of purpose when envisioning, designing, and implementing custom retreat programming. Being part of the Rebel + Connect leadership team allows her to pull from all her life experiences and areas of expertise to empower her clients to design and actualize innovative custom retreat programing. Before joining forces with her co-founders to build Rebel + Connect, she worked remotely as a Data Entry Specialist, Independent Brand Ambassador, Youth Mentor, Executive Assistant, Health Coach, Life Coach, Vice President, and an Advisory Board Member. In today's interview, we focus on: * The unique human challenges of leading from a distance * Facilitating meaningful collaborations and strong team bonds amongst people who rarely meet face to face AND * Creating impactful company cultures that not only help you attrac…
Mar 21, 2018
346: Why I Use My Voice Today
In today's episode, I share why I use my voice today. People are always looking to be inspired. Imagine being told that what you say and do doesn't matter. Imagine living in a world that doesn't give you enough heroes for you to identify with. Imagine being told that no matter how hard you try, you will never amount to anything. Now I want you to understand that that reality exists for more than half of our world today and we have a responsibility to be louder and braver than all the evil that exists around us. Our voices DO matter and you never know who is watching or listening so don't take for granted the platforms you have and the spheres of influence you operate in right now. Tupac Shakur once said, “I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” That ability exists for you as well. Our voices collectively and individually matter so go out and use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE! See acast.com/pr…
Mar 18, 2018
345: How To End Gender Based Violence (Part 2) with Adrien Behn, Brooke Currence, & Ceasar F. Barajas
As promised, here is part two of the HeForShe panel I did last week. I got a lot of interesting feedback from part one. Catch that here if you missed it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 16, 2018
344: How To End Gender Based Violence (Part 1) with Adrien Behn, Brooke Currence, & Ceasar F. Barajas
On Wednesday, I got to moderate a panel at my alma mater, Fordham University in support of HeForShe to discuss ways to address and end Gender Based Violence on campuses. Some of the things we addressed are: * What Gender Based Violence is and why it exists * How to encourage bystanders and use their voices to participate in the narrative * How to look inward and question ourselves on our behaviors that have perpetuated sexism and violence * How to get better at defining the issues, collecting data and evidence to identify what works and what doesn't work There's still a lot of progress to be made. According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in college as well as 1 in 16 men. That’s 23% of college women and 5 % of college men who experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation. 21% of transgender or gender non-conforming students report rape or sexual assault as well. Despite these…
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Mar 14, 2018
343: The Benefits of Journaling
In this episode, I discuss how journaling has proven to be very beneficial for me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 12, 2018
342: Why It All Matters With Paul Cummings
Today's interview is with the author of an amazing book called It All Matters, Paul Cummings. If you've ever wondered about the answer to the following questions: * What are those dreams you would only dare to dream if there was no possibility of failure? * How can you live a life of real intention and purpose instead of duty and obligation? Then, you'll want to hear what Cummings has to say about these questions. In our interview, we discuss different life lessons, toolkits, strategies, and action plans you need to live a dynamic and compelling life. His book, It All Matters is essentially your personal guide for becoming the bold, powerful, unique, determined, and immensely successful person you were meant to be. Why settle for a Level 5 when It All Matters can help you take the leap and amplify your life to volume Level 10? Throughout the interview, Paul Cummings shares his entertaining, personal stories that reveal how to live a life of real intention and purpose. You have…
Mar 9, 2018
341: The 10 Commandments Of Setting Goals
In this episode I got through a process you can apply to yourself when setting goals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 7, 2018
340: How Borris Bazelais and Michael Henry Are Democratizing The Gaming Industry
Today I talk to two disrupters and gamechangers (pun intended) in the gaming industry: Borris Bazelais and Michael Henry. As the Founder of WNDR, a 3D web-based technology, Mr. Borris Bazelais delivers instantly immersive moments to any user anywhere in the world within seconds. The power of this technology will fuel WNDR, a new platform for publishers who want to create and distribute console quality games with a single click, and for consumers to enjoy games like never before. Now the world will be delivered instantly playable games without the need for any additional hardware, downloads, software or apps. Mr. Bazelais' Hollywood background includes creating, directing, and producing content. In 2009, he took big screen imagination and the excitement of the internet, and moved into the realm of Flash games and the created the original series, “Wall Street Massacre Murder Madoff.” The game became an instant success on the web with 25 million game plays and fan clubs around th…
Mar 5, 2018
339: How To Master The Talk With Yuri Kruman
Today's episode is with Yuri Kruman. Yuri Kruman is a trusted executive, career and life coach and professional strategist for Millennials based in New York. As Member of the Forbes Career Council and CEO / Founder of Master The Talk Career Consulting, he has helped clients of all career stages, industries and job markets around the world (and all around the U.S.) to chart a clear path on their careers, building confidence and understanding along the way. He is an Advisory Board member of the Customer Experience (CX) Program at the Rutgers University Center for Innovation Education. Since 2013, he’s shared his expertise and empowered people with the knowledge they need to find, compete for and win their dream, revamping their résumé, acing that interview and negotiating for the title and salary they deserve. He has worked with and consulted for seemingly every sector of the professional world, from tech startups to multinational banks, pharmaceutical companies, law and…
Mar 2, 2018
338: Trading Cryptocurrency For A Living With John Omar
Today's episode is with John Omar. He has been actively trading cryptocurrency since the summer of 2016. At first, he started because he wanted a way to make money while he travels the world. Once he dove into trading, he enjoyed it so much that he started writing about it. He describes himself as someone who is allergic to office work. According to him, a 9-5 job, no matter how well paid or how ‘challenging’, isn’t something he could be happy with. Working for a company like Facebook or some giant law firm might seem secure, but the idea terrifies him. What’s secure about not living life on your terms? That’s not to say that he is lazy. He works intensely hard to realize his own ideas. Trading cryptocurrency is the latest way he generates income so he can live life his way. Before that, he started a company called Bitfountain that taught over 100,000 students how to code . Resources Mentioned In The Episode * John Omar’s blog: Chainoperator * John Omar's Youtube…
Feb 28, 2018
337: The Secret Ingredients To Success
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Feb 26, 2018
336: How To Cross Cultures With Michael Landers
Today's interview is with my brother from another mother Michael Landers. Over the past 15 years, Michael has designed and facilitated programs for global executives and managers to help them build essential skills in arenas such as cross-cultural communication, leadership, team building, sustaining employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and international recruiting and staffing. He has conducted business in over 30 countries, including the creation of a cross-cultural consultancy in Japan, staffing a global advertising conglomerate throughout Europe, and leading various successful business development initiatives in Latin America, among other international endeavors. Michael’s collective experiences have left him with a unique understanding of the challenges that professionals often face while working within multicultural communities and building relationships across international borders. Whether facilitating large groups or conducting private coaching sessions, Michael ut…
Feb 24, 2018
335: 5 Leadership Lessons I Learned From Black Panther
I recently saw Black Panther and LOVED it! Here are 5 of the leadership lessons I learned from the movie. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 23, 2018
334: How To Make Real Impact By Mastering The New Economics Of Social Change
Today's interview is with Morgan Simon, a widely recognized leader in impact investment. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced $150+ billion from individuals, foundations, and endowments, into socially conscious investments. Her latest book REAL IMPACT: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL CHANGE, has been hailed as “brilliant” by CNN’s Van Jones. Simon currently co-leads Candide Group, which supports two clients, including members of the Pritzker family on behalf of the Libra Foundation. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance. Previously, Simon served as the founding CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors, and as the founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. She has worked with the United Nations in Honduras, in corporate reform with ForestEthics, and in domestic microfinance with the Women's Initiative for Self-Employment. She currently serves on the boards of the Restaurant Opportunity Center, The W…
Feb 19, 2018
333: Uncovering Hidden Stories In Latin America With Kelly Brooke Nicholls
Today's interview is with Kelly Brooke Nicholls. She grew up traveling, as she lived on a boat in the South Pacific Islands until she was 8 so it's in her blood. She has lived and worked all over the world and has a special affinity for Latin America where she spent 6 years living, volunteering and later working. This experience led her to do what she does today, working for international humanitarian organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders. She provides us listeners with really unique perspectives on how to travel, work and make a difference. We also dive into her international thriller, A Reluctant Warrior, which shines a light on the way ordinary Colombian citizens have suffered and continue to suffer, despite the advancement in the Peace Agreement. She wrote this book to celebrate, support and amplify the message of the brave people who risk their lives to protect and make a difference to others. She also wanted to celebrate the rich Colombian…
Feb 14, 2018
332: How To Fail-Proof Your Business with Bob Bethel
Today's interview is with veteran business advisor & author, Bob Bethel. In his fifty-year career, Bob has returned over seventy floundering organizations to profitability, using the same proven strategies and hard-won wisdom to restore each one. In his new book, Strengthen Your Business, Bob lays out his no-nonsense approach for building a profitable enterprise, sharing invaluable advice and techniques such as these: * Focusing on decreasing costs instead of increasing revenue * Leveraging your greatest asset by bringing your employees into the process * Crafting a ninety-day plan to ensure accountability * Becoming a true leader instead of an average manager We discuss the following in our episode: * His experience turning around 77 businesses and guiding them toward the road of profitability * The #1 reason most businesses fail, and the type of mindset entrepreneurs should possess prior to launching their own venture * The 3 most important things a business owner…
Feb 12, 2018
331: A Celebration Of Humanity And The Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom With Adam Siddiq
Today's interview is with Adam Siddiq. Adam is a creative storyteller and writer. His recent book, SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom tells the story of his grandpa overcoming great adversity (20 years of political imprisonment starting at the age of 6). It's truly an incredible study of the human spirit to defeat the forces of darkness and to find a sense of meaning and purpose in every moment. He’s also the host of The Soulfully Optimized Life podcast. He’s on a mission to get as many people as he can to live a purpose-driven life focused by maximizing their gifts for humanity. He wants you to gain the inspiration and wisdom you need to accept your calling through his content. Resources Mentioned In The Podcast * Website: https://adamsiddiq.com/ * SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom Book: https://www.amazon.com/SHACKLED-Journey-Political-Imprisonment-Freedom/dp/1946852007/ * #HumanityisMyFamily Video: https://www.face…
Feb 5, 2018
330: How To Fix The Emerging Leadership Crisis With Jay Abraham
Today's episode is with the illustrious Jay Abraham. As Founder and CEO of Abraham Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, California), Jay has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. He has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in more than 400 industries, and over 7,200 sub industries, worldwide. Jay has dealt with virtually every type of business. He has studied, and solved, almost every type of business question, challenge and opportunity. Jay has an uncanny ability to increase business income, wealth and success. He uncovers hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities. This skill set has captured the attention and respect of CEOs, best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and marketing experts. Jay’s clients range from business royalty to small business owners. But they all have one thing in common – virtually all of them have profited greatly from Jay’s expertise. We discuss: * His Rise To Entrepreneurship * Th…
1 hr 2 min
Feb 1, 2018
329: How To Be A Cross - Cultural Entrepreneur with Isaac Mostovicz
Today's interview is with Israeli native Dr. Isaac Mostovicz and my goodness, what a unique background he has. If you've ever thought about conducting business across cultures, this episode is for you. He dives into the type of mindset you need to have when connecting with people that are different from you. Mostovicz is the founder of Janus Thinking, a consultancy that helps organizations focus on the well being of their customers and not just their bottom line. He spent 35 years in luxury marketing working in the diamond industry. After serving as the CEO of S. Muller & Sons, a well-known diamond manufacturer based in Belgium for many years, he left to start his first business helping retail jewelers engage their customers more effectively. A few talking points we go through are Dr. Isaac Mostovicz what it was like: * Growing up as a Third Culture Kid * Moving from Israel to Belgium as a young adult, learning a new language, culture and business * Returning back to college m…
Jan 29, 2018
328: How to Venture With Impact With Ann Davis
Today's interview is with Ann Davis and we discuss how to work and travel with purpose. Ann is an avid traveler, having visited or lived in over 40 countries in 5 continents. Throughout the past eight years, she has had experience founding a non-profit as well as working for several start-ups. In 2008, Ann co-founded the non-profit organization, Swim 4 Success, which provides free swimming lessons to low-income youth in New Orleans. Ann has worked with many social businesses including Drop the Chalk, Inc., Feelgoodz, LLC, and Haystack EDU. Additionally, Ann has worked with the NGOs Pemón Health, in the Gran Sabana of Venezuela, and La Comunidad que Construimos in Trujillo, Peru. As a passionate traveler who was eager to give back, Ann created a workation-style company that includes a social impact component. She now splits her time between the different locations where they run programs in South America and Asia. We discuss the following in the episode: * Why she started Venture…
Jan 23, 2018
327: How to Create A Lifestyle Around What You Love With Patricia Lohan
Today’s interview is with Patricia Lohan. Patricia is a serial entrepreneur and expert in Feng Shui, which is one of the primary success strategies used by our leading entrepreneurial figures including Oprah, Bill Gates and Richard Branson, yet it is not covered widely amongst the entrepreneurial network. According to her, the truth is, if your environment is not supporting you, you won’t be able to create your dream life. Based on this premise we discuss the following: * The power of perseverance and how she shaped her environment to support her * How to create a happier life and business by getting unstuck, coping with change, visioning, the power of the positive * The mechanics of building an online business * What it’s like to be a lifestyle entrepreneur * How to reinvent in life & business AND * Why she’s the manifesting queen Resources Mentioned In The Episode * http://www.patricialohan.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
Jan 18, 2018
326: How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey
Today's interview is with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. They are both international Keynote Speakers and New York Times Bestselling authors of Barefoot Spirit, How hardship Hustle and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand and The Entrepreneurial Culture, 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People. From humble beginnings in a laundry room of a rented farmhouse to the boardroom of their acquirer, the world’s largest wine company, E&J Gallo, they learned lessons applicable to any business. They consult and train startups and Fortune 500’s on brand building and company culture. They regularly contribute to national and international media on a wide range of business topics. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Barefoot Spirit, How hardship Hustle and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand Book: https://xk208.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/The-Barefoot-Spirit * The Entrepreneurial Culture, 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People Book: https://xk208.infusionsoft.com/app/…
Jan 16, 2018
325: The Ultimate Journeys For Two with Mike And Anne Howard
Today's episode is with Mike and Anne Howard. They left on their honeymoon in January 2012 and have been exploring the globe ever since. They realized life is short, the world is big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so to kick off their marriage they decided to take a trip around the world…on what has become “The World’s Longest Honeymoon.” Using Anne’s background as a national magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital marketing executive and photographer, they created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey across 50+ countries and 7 continents, and share tips with anyone looking to mobilize their travel dreams. Their unique journey, engaging blog, and savvy tips have been acclaimed by the Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Mail, CBS, and more-- including Microsoft's 2016 TV ad campaign. Firm believers that love and travel make the world a better place, Mike & Anne continue to spread the word as Smithsonian…
Jan 12, 2018
324: How to THINK BIG with Jon Dwoskin
Today's episode is with Jon Dwoskin an executive advisor, business coach and podcaster extraordinaire. Truly! He hosts 3 podcasts! The THINK BIG Movement Podcast, The 7 Minute Sales Minute Podcast and THINK with Jon Dwoskin. All his podcasts can be found here. He is also the author of The Think Big Movement. When he was 18, his dad gave him Brian Tracy’s audiotape series called The Psychology of Success. That moment began his obsession with self-learning. He has spent every day since then studying business, life and how to grow. We talked about the following things: * How he realized it was time to leave the corporate world and go into business for himself * His mantra “Think Big.” * Whether it's possible to teach someone how to be an entrepreneur, or whether it is innate * The number one thing that gets companies or people stuck * How to grow and reset your company culture? * How to hire the right people AND * What he learned from trusting his gut for so long…
Jan 11, 2018
323: How To Land 50+ Speaking Gigs And Build A Movement
I often get get asked to explain about my speaking career and how I got started soI got one of my good friends and Thought leader coach, Amanda Rivera to interview me in our Facebook group. I talk about how it all started with several moments of pain growing up and ultimately deciding to be vulnerable enough to tell my story and create a community. Hope you enjoy it! Remember, great leaders are great communicators. if a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter. Catch the episode here or below. And be sure to check out our Facebook group here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 9 min
Jan 8, 2018
322: The Boomerang Principle with Lee Caraher
Today's Episode is with Lee Caraher. Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing; an acclaimed communication strategist, she’s known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works with some of the top consumer and technology brands in the country. Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials. Her new book, The Boomerang Principle dives into how to inspire lifetime loyalty from your employees. Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who have fun together at the same time. We discuss the building blocks of personal branding, how to retain millennial employees and how to stand out in a crowded world. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Thought Leader Academy: https://www.thoughtleaderprogram.com/courses/thoughtleaderacademy * The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees: https://www.amazon.com/Boomerang-Princi…
Jan 6, 2018
321: How To Achieve Ego Free Leadership With Shayne Hughes
Today's episode is with Shayne Hughes and we talk about Ego. He believes that ego is single-handedly working sabotage our businesses every day. His expertise in creating cultures of open communication and collaboration has lead to substantial improvements in organizational and personal performance for such clients as Fairchild Semiconductor, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell Oil, and Encore Capital. He is also experienced in the complex dynamics of family businesses. Shayne and I discuss his new book Ego Free Leadership and ways to end the unconscious habits that can hijack businesses. I love the unique style this book is structured as it’s told from “two lively first-person perspectives.” The stories, all true, are woven quite effectively to help illustrate each of the authors’ points. If you’re looking to break some bad and unconscious leadership habits, it's definitely a book you should check out! Resources Mentioned In The Episode: * Thought Leader Academ…
Jan 1, 2018
320: The Business of Expertise With David C. Baker
Today's interview is with David C. Baker. David is an entrepreneurial adviser and speaker who teaches us how to make a global impact through thought leadership and how to turn your competitors into an asset. He grew up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in Guatemala and has worked and lived all over the world before finally settling down in Nashville, TN. He is also a regular speaker not only for TEDx, but for Harvard, Adobe, and other international conferences. His fifth book, The Business Of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight To Impact + Wealth teaches entrepreneurs how to elevate themselves and the world. David grew up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in the highlands of Guatemala. He's a helicopter and airplane pilot, an avid photographer, and taught high performance motorcycle riding/racing. Based in Nashville, he has visited and worked all over the world. He is married, has two boys, two daughters-in-law, and multiple grand…
Dec 25, 2017
319: Grow Your Psychological Capital with Dr. Perpetua Neo
Today's interview is with the amazing Dr Perpetua Neo. Dr. Neo sorts out these blocks quickly and deeply— the Big Three of busy minds, toxic relationships and panic attacks, that most ignore. People come to her frustrated by how motivational seminars, self-help and meditation aren’t working. Dr Neo supports them to heal deeply first, because a tree can only soar as high as its roots are deep. Blending neuroscience/psychology and ancient wisdom, her once-overworked and perfectionist clients are charmed by how they start to love and respect themselves. So they not only look like they have it all, they feel and know that they have it all. Dr Neo’s also been spotlighted as an international expert on Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE, amongst others. She writes for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Thrive Global. Her work has been translated into 21 languages. Resources Mentioned In The Episode: * Thought Leader Academy: https://www.thoughtleaderprogram.com/courses/thoughtle…
Dec 18, 2017
318: From Rock Bottom To Igniting A Global Personal Development Revolution With Meiyoko Taylor
Today's episode is with Meiyoko Taylor. In our world today, there are so many people currently living a life this not in alignment with their passion or purpose. They want to journey into a better life for themselves but they have no clue on where to begin. Meiyoko was one of them. After working at a job that made him miserable, financial hardships, an unhealthy relationship of 7 years, and declining health, he officially hit rock bottom. He knew something had to change. His quest for fulfillment, and happiness resulted in reading over 175 books, a catalog of over 300 audio cds/podcasts, and attending many workshops on Personal Development. He discovered the secret, he realized that your current state in life is a manifestation of your belief system. Success must first start from within. In order to institute this change, he had to re-wire his mindset and his emotions. This discovery allowed him to become successful in many areas of my life. Today he is a best-selling author, entre…
Dec 14, 2017
317: How To Stop Sending Annoying Cold Emails With Ryan O'Donnell
Today's interview is with Ryan O’Donnell. Ryan is the Co-Founder/CEO of two tech platforms used by thousands of companies, both large and small, for generating a consistent sales pipeline. SellHack is a Chrome browser extension to build targeted prospect lists and Replyify automatically sends out your cold emails so you’ll never forget to follow-up again. He is a growth marketer obsessed with helping sales professionals and business owners sell like a robot while still sounding like a human. Ryan implements the software platforms he’s built to consistently generate over $1M in revenue. After a quick stint on Wall St. where he cut his teeth making 500 calls a day as a broker, Ryan saw the opportunity in technology and has been building Internet businesses for the last 10 years. He is the former CEO of Sociagram and a Yahoo alum after a $680 million dollar acquisition of Right Media. We discuss: * His entrepreneurship background * The psychology behind sales emails…
Dec 11, 2017
316: Turning Credit Card Points Into Purpose With Stephen Garten
Today's interview is with Stephen Garten. He is doing something really unique with his company Charity Charge. With his company, they produce a card that steers 1 percent of all purchases to nonprofits of the customer's choice. The Charity Charge MasterCard issued by Commerce Bank is not limited to a single organization or cause — as with “affinity” cards — and there is no donation-processing fee, so recipient groups get the entire cash-back bonus. Consumers choose target charities when they sign up for the card and can change them at any time. According to Garten, he just wants to make doing good part of the routine of everyday living and i'll say he's doing a great job at it. Currently, in the United States of America, 200 million credit cardholders are better at accruing rewards than spending them. It has been reported that people are sitting on a whopping $16 billion worth of unused rewards points. Apparently, what motivates us to get cards in the first place isn’t the…
Dec 8, 2017
315: You're The Content Not The Container With Donna Brown
Today's interview is with Donna Brown. Donna is a speaker, business mentor, creative and intuitive with over thirty years experience as a consultant in such diverse fields as fashion, interior and garden design, lifestyle, events, food service, publishing, tv, editorial projects, coaching and mentoring. With each client, whether foundation, entrepreneur or corporation, she provides long-term and profound visions of what they can become to truly fulfill their mission and purpose and with them creates the strategies and tactics to execute this vision. Her spiritual journey in Buddhist studies and her experience with corporate-based mindfulness have led her to realize her biggest successes in business stem from the combination of her spiritual practices, experience and strategy. It is this unique combination of business and awareness that represents the trend and shift for businesses of the future. Shifting the paradigms around business itself and her visionary strategy are the secret we…
Dec 4, 2017
314: Scott Mautz Explains The 9 Anti-Muses that Prevent Joy at Work
Today's interview is with Scott Mautz. Scott Mautz is an award-winning keynote speaker, and the author of "Find the Fire - Ignite Your Inspiration - and Make Work Exciting Again". He's also author of "Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning" – a book that’s received many accolades including “The 2106 Leadership Book of the Year - First Runner Up”. He’s a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, all while transforming organizational health scores along the way. He’s been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by The Chief Executives Guild and a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc. Magazine, where he also writes a bi-weekly column for the national publication. Scott is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University where he teaches others-oriented leadership and the secret to sustaining motivation. Scott’s also the CEO of Profound Performance LLC, a keynote and training company that h…
Nov 29, 2017
313: Finding Equality And Opportunity In The Periphery with Mike Silberg
Today's interview is with Mike Silberg. For the last 6 years, Mike has been working around Israel building High-Tech communities. He worked as a consultant at KPMG, he has built the Economic Growth Department at OR Movement, a large NPO, working on creating economic growth in peripheral areas in Israel. He launched and managed the Wework in Beer-Sheva (a small city in the Israeli Desert that is marked today as one of the future Cyber Innovation Capitals of the world) and in the last year he has been the Business Development and Community Director at Brooks-Keret, one of the largest Financial Management providers for startups in Israel and lead them, into working in Beer-Sheva. in his "free time", he is a lecturer at the Interdicplantary Center in Herzliya teaching students about Regional Business Development while they create strategic plans and assist MNCs to find opportunities in the Israeli periphery. Just this week he announced he is joining forces with Oren Simanian, the f…
Nov 27, 2017
312: Tsedal Neeley On The Language of Global Success
For nearly three decades, English has been the lingua franca of cross-border organizations, yet studies on corporate language strategies and their importance for globalization have been scarce. In her new book, The Language of Global Success, my guest today Tsedal Neeley provides an in-depth look at a single organization—the high-tech giant Rakuten—in the five years following its English lingua franca mandate. Neeley's behind-the-scenes account explores how language shapes the ways in which employees who work in global organizations communicate and negotiate linguistic and cultural differences. We discuss the following: * Her new book: The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations * How to bring together a team whose members are geographically and culturally dispersed? * How organizations can become more globalized * How to overcome the challenges of cross-cultural communication * What about facilitating dialogue among…
Nov 26, 2017
311: Creating A Movement Uniting Entrepreneurs to Expand and Inspire with Ash Kumra
Today's interview is with Ash Kumra. He is the founder of Youngry: Youngry creates high-end viral content combined with a unique Mentorship App that provides bold yet easy to understand solutions on how to become a successful entrepreneur. We have now developed a 360 degree evolution track for new-age entrepreneurs to reach success and then provide Mentorship to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Ash is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, public speaker and talk show host. He has been recognized twice by the White House as an entrepreneur making an impact. We discuss what led to his current project is Youngry.com, his entrepreneurship background and his debut on Sony’s new business show, MEET THE DRAPERS. Stay tuned! Resources Mentioned In The Episode * Youngry: https://youngry.com/ * TV Show: https://republic.co/youngry See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 24, 2017
310: How To Bootstrap Your Way To Success With Stefan Pretty
Today's episode is with Stefan Pretty. He is an internet tech entrepreneur from Scotland with specialities in strategy, online inbound marketing, product, business development, UI design, backend development and subscription ecommerce. He made his first website at 12 years old and continued to develop those skills and teach himself design and coding. While he attended University of Glasgow to study Civil Engineering, he had side projects including: * Unleashed: Student Pub Crawls for local students. * YoudGetIt.com: An anonymous dating website which gained 200,000 visits in less than 2 weeks without any marketing spend. * SocialWhispers.com: Social referral marketing tool where users can swap Facebook and Twitter posts for free content. He left university to pursue Pretty Klicks (PK) full time, eventually moving to Edinburgh where he grew PK by 400% within 1 year. He now works on Subbly full time as the CEO. Subbly has been mentioned on Product Hunt, Entrepreneur.com, Wired.co…
Nov 22, 2017
309: How To Give Yourself Permission To Leap With Bri Seeley
Today's interview is with Bri Seeley. She supports women around the world by helping them bring their visions to life. Bri is motivated by a deeply-held belief that every woman deserves to live a life that inspires her, and her work reflects this deep remembering that our desires are ultimately inevitable. Through her signature 6-month training Permission to Leap (plus best-selling book + podcast by the same name!) she will guide you through the process of leaping from the day you commit to your vision, all the way through each stage, up until the day you land softly on the other side of it all. A catalyst, speaker, and best-selling author, Bri is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Influencive and is known around the world for her compassionate, yet tell-it-like-it-is guidance that creates massive and epic changes in every woman she encounters. We discuss what has happened since she was last on the podcast and the incredible transformation she has experience…
Nov 20, 2017
308: Dispelling the Myth of the Starving Artist and Steps to Thriving as a Creative with Jeff Goins
Today's interview is with marketing expert, best selling author and creative thinker Jeff Goins. Jeff presents a set of twelve easy-to-follow rules for artists to live by that translate artistic success to business success in his new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age. A sought-after keynote speaker with a reputation for challenging the status quo, in three years, Goins built a million-dollar business, published four books, and became an online marketing expert, using his skills in writing and business to help others [millenials] succeed. He is the author of four books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the bestseller lists of USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Washington Post. We had an informative and intellectual discussion and Goins spoke on several topics including: * Marketing, partnerships and the importance of collaborating for the sake of creativity * How success in business and in…
Nov 15, 2017
307: Small Business Loans Made Easy With Meredith Wood
Today's interview is with Meredith Wood. Meredith is the Head of Content and Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans. Prior to Fundera, Meredith was the CCO at Funding Gates. The content team which Meredith runs is Fundera's largest and most reliable customer acquisition channel. She has built Fundera's blog into the most heavily-trafficked blog on small business finance in the country, and has secured content partnerships with over 40 sites including Inc, Entrepreneur, and HuffPost. We talk about: * What Fundera does * Her background and how she developed as an female entrepreneur * The different types of loans and why loans aren't always bad * Why content should never be overlooked in a business. Resource Mentioned In This Episode * Fundera Website: https://www.fundera.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 13, 2017
306: Humility Is The New Smart With Ed Hess
Amazon’s new grocery store has no cashiers, no baggers, no clerks. Is the end of the US worker near? Amazon isn’t the only company experimenting with artificial intelligence doing every day jobs. Soon many white-collar jobs will also become automated. When it comes to smart machines, we can’t beat them and we can’t join them—so what does that mean for us? In today's interview, I talk to Ed Hess one of the co-authors of Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age. In the book, he along with his co-author Katherine Ludwig outline exactly what we need to do to excel in the smart age era, and Hess and Ludwig call it being “New Smart.” In this timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing several New Smart attitude and the critical behaviors that will help adapt to the new realities of the workplace. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to suc…
Nov 8, 2017
305: How To Be A Nomad And Build Startup Ecosystems With Eli David
Today's interview is with Eli David. As a digital nomad since 2010, he has been changing locations every 2 months. In that period he lived in dozens of countries, while founding several Startups. (More about his lifestyle can be read in the CNN article). Eli is the CEO and co-founder of StartupBlink.com, a global Startup ecosystem map mentioned by dozens of magazines including Forbes, The Next Web, and Business Insider. Over the past few years Eli has given lectures on entrepreneurship and the nomadic lifestyle in dozens of countries. Eli has also published several articles and was interviewed on major magazines in various countries such as T-portal, Huffington Post and Silicon Republic. Resources Mentioned In The Episode * StartupBlink: StartupBlink.com * BecomeNomad: http://becomenomad.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 6, 2017
304: Storytelling As A Renaissance Woman In The Multicultural Age With Michelle Khouri
Today's interview is with Michelle Khouri. Michelle is a natural-born storyteller with a keen eye and inquisitive spirit. A lengthy career in communications gifted her with a mind for strategy and project management. Michelle is a PR veteran and magazine editor whose multidisciplinary communications experience includes planning complex, large-scale events, art directing photo shoots, hosting travel videos, leading media outreach campaigns, and creating thousands of pieces of content. A longtime writer, Michelle is passionate about uncovering hidden stories about the arts, culture and society. We discuss her thoughts on: * Identity and how she found hers * What it is like to be part of the first globalized generation en masse * The ups and downs of entrepreneurship She uses her difference to make a difference by using her kindness to be more accepting of different cultures in addition to using her mind as an insatiably curious storyteller to tell hidden stories. To find ou…
Nov 3, 2017
303: How Adda Birnir Runs Skillcrush As A Remote Company Like A Boss!
Today's episode is with Adda Birnir. A bit of background on Adda and her company—When Adda founded Skillcrush in 2012, she did it with one specific mission in mind: to give students the technical skills they need to enter high-earning and flexible careers. She’d spent the four years prior doing work in media that wasn't particularly interesting, and she noticed that some of her colleagues seemed to have it completely made. While Adda sat chained to a desk doing rote tasks, this group of mostly men had flexible schedules, the ability to work remotely, billed super high rates, and actually seemed fulfilled by their careers. They also had job security—something Adda definitely didn’t. She wanted in on whatever those guys had. It’s not a shock: They had tech skills. Adda taught herself to code and Skillcrush followed soon after (but not without a number of bumps along the way). A lot’s changed since then: In the last few years, Skillcrush's revenue has grown 4X and our company…
Oct 31, 2017
302: How To Be A Woman Of Purpose With Beverly Walthour
Today's interview is with Beverly Walthour. Beverly is a certified Business & Social Media Strategist for women who work full-time and have an online business (or want to start one). She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She is also an award-winning educator and has done extensive training all over the United States. In her spare time, she loves reading, lying on the beach, serving in her church, and spending time with friends and family. Beverly was recently part of a book called Tying The Knot Between Ministry And The Marketplace and in Beverly’s chapter, She opens up about the highs and lows of her career as an educator and the start of her entrepreneurial journey. Beverly shares how FEAR kept her in a career that was no longer fulfilling and how that same FEAR drove her from my growing tutoring business back into that same career. Have you ever let FEAR keep you in a situation that you should have left a long time ago? Well, that was me for such a long time.…
Oct 28, 2017
301: How To Bring Out Your Best On Camera with Vern Oakley
Today's interview is with Vern Oakley. Did you know that many of today’s employees are detached, disenchanted, and disengaged: 57% of employees only complete trainings because they have to 69% of employees are actively seeking or are open to a new job offer Three out of four employees have forgotten some of all of the last mandatory training they completed “With over $160 billion spent in the U.S. alone on employee training and education, companies clearly need to make changes regarding how their connecting with their employees to make these investments worthwhile,” says ‘business artist’ Vern Oakley, the CEO of corporate video producers Tribe Pictures. “Between the video tsunami that is taking over the way we communicate and the impact we’ve seen our corporate videos have in the areas of human resources, employee retentions, and recruiting, every company should consider a ‘reset’ of their engagement initiatives with some form of video content.” We discuss:…
Oct 26, 2017
300: How To Map Your Branding Strategy With Karen Tiber Leland
Today's episode is with the great Karen Tiber Leland. Over the past 25 years, she has successfully worked as a management and marketing consultant, freelance writer, keynote speaker, spokesperson, media guest, freelance writer and reporter, author, sometime exhibiting artist and occasional actress. Clearly, she is no one-trick pony! She believes the power of what she contributes lies precisely in the unique mix of who she is and what she has done over the years. Having sat on both sides of the media — as a journalist and a guest — has given her a deep understanding of the intricacies of today’s on- and off-line media environment. As a writer, actor and keynote speaker, she has experienced the world of performing in various contexts, and the decades she spent doing communications consulting with Fortune 500 companies has infused her systems approach to modern marketing and branding with a solid foundation of best practices. Drawing on 25 years of consulting experience, Kar…
Oct 18, 2017
299: Hacking Your Brain With Tony Wrighton
Today's interview is with Tony Wrighton. Tony is a familiar face on British TV, known to millions as a sports presenter on Sky Sports. His personal journey is punctuated by watershed moments where his commitment to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and its function in his own life have brought amazing opportunities, given him the energy and vitality to embrace those opportunities and helped him overcome great physical and emotional pain. His own experiences have brought him to a place where he feels compelled to share what he's learned. Tony began as a radio correspondent when he first encountered NLP training and used the techniques to increase his audience for his drive-time show, ultimately turning in record-setting numbers and earning him a coveted spot on the U.K.'s number one morning radio show. As Tony's commitment to and use of NLP deepened, he saw his career skyrocket, including using the techniques to successfully land his dream job at Sky Sports. Tony is the author of 3…
Oct 13, 2017
298: How To Transform Your Performance With Regina Huber
Today's interview is with Regina Huber. Regina is the founder & CEO of Transform Your Performance Drawing from her extensive corporate experience in six countries, Regina Huber is a Transformational Leadership Coach for Business Women, Diversity & Co-Creation Advocate, Speaker with a Passion for Dance, and Author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine – Speak Powerfully in Any Situation, reviewed on The Huffington Post. With her signature system, Powerful Leadership Transformation (PLT), she works with companies to transform top female performers into top leaders. Regina focuses on driving fast results for her coaching clients by emphasizing an empowering mindset and a compelling, confident presence, enabling them to accelerate their careers, while making an outstanding contribution to their organizations. Regina speaks five languages and has over 18 years of international experience in the corporate business world, including management positions at The Boston Consulting Group in the U…
Oct 9, 2017
297: Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World As A Woman With Holly Caplan
Gender inequality in the workplace is not new. With women still earning roughly 80% of what men are paid, corporate discrimination is more pertinent than ever. The discrepancies that affect women every single day exist not only in the form of pay, but in treatment, recognition, and respect. These issues are constantly talked about, but has anything really been done to change them? Today's guest, Holly Caplan, an award-winning sales leader for over two decades, is speaking up and fighting for change. In her new book, Surviving the D**k Clique: A Girl's Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World, Caplan tackles this “behavior” head on. Working her way from sales representative to high level management position, she experienced discrimination first hand. Reflecting on her past experiences, she hopes to use her mistakes and humorous lessons to encourage others to take a stronger stand against uncharted gender challenges. In our candid, raw and brutally honest inte…
Oct 6, 2017
296: How Leila Janah is Embarking on Her Mission To Eradicate Poverty By Giving Work
The world’s wealthiest countries have donated over $2 trillion dollars in foreign aid to the world’s poorest people. Yet, despite this, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle to survive every day. We need a better solution. In GIVE WORK: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, social entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, Leila Janah contends that giving dignified, steady, fair-wage work is the most effective way to eradicate global poverty. Leila is the Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies that share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to people in need. Picking up where Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid leaves off, GIVE WORK debunks traditional and trendy aid models and offers much-needed solutions. One of her proposals is the tried-and- true “impact sourcing” business model Samasource uses of empowering a new generation of workers in all corners of the world—from the refugee camps of Kenya to rural Arkansas to the…
Oct 4, 2017
295: How Christos Shepherd Is Making Access To Influencers Easier & Using Social Media For Good With Campfire.fm
Today's podcast is with Christos Shepherd. Fresh out of undergrad, Christos started – and later sold – Air Thalassa, a Greek airline. He went on to help governments and entrepreneurs in Africa to start airlines of their own. And during a stint at JetBlue, he launched award-winning products like Mint, America’s first-ever lie-flat experience. Born in Jamaica but given a Greek name, raised in London but now living in New York, married to a Nigerian and learning Chinese (very slowly), Christos’ story spans the world. He fronted his own TV show in China, wrote for The Economist, and last year got an MBA from Stanford. These days, Christos is co-founder of Campfire, a revolutionary audio app that pays users to ask great questions to their favorite experts, celebrities, and podcasters. Besides eliciting and sharing intimate audio stories, users can donate their earnings to their favorite charities. On Campfire, social media does social good. Campfire is even better for podcasters.…
Oct 2, 2017
294: The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career with Tim Cole
The average person spends at least 100,000 hours working in their lifetime, yet half of all Americans are unhappy with their careers. It’s time to take control of your journey—whether you’re a millennial starting out or a workforce veteran who has hit a plateau. Over the past three decades, award-winning CEO Tim Cole has helped launch 20 new brands to the market and has been instrumental in six legitimate blockbusters. Known as a key player the highly competitive world of pharmaceuticals, he’s been intimately involved in sourcing and developing talent throughout the industry. Now, Cole is revealing his killer formula for success. Tim Cole and I discuss his new book: The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career, which provides tools and resources for anyone in any stage of their career. Cole talks about: The 4 cardinal points of “The Compass:” How to repave your path and achieve a sustainable, successful career The power of free agency: Why leaving the corpor…
Sep 29, 2017
293: Dr. Cristal Glangchai On The Importance Of Entrepreneurship for Kids
Today's interview is with Dr. Cristal Glangchai. Dr. Cristal Glangchai has worked in intellectual property, technology commercialization, and product development. She received her B.A. in Plan II, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was recently a featured alumni. In addition, she holds two doctoral certificates in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Molecular Imaging for Diagnostic and Therapeutics. She is a scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor with a passion for teaching and engaging kids, especially girls, in technology and entrepreneurship. She is the Founder/CEO of VentureLab, a non-profit that runs experiential learning programs in youth tech entrepreneurship. She is also the Director the Blackstone LaunchPad at UT and the Director of The Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2015 she was a selected speaker at TEDx San Antonio, where she inspired othe…
Sep 25, 2017
292: How to Find Flexible Working Capital For Your Business With Eyal Lifshitz
Today's interview is with Eyal Lifshitz. Eyal is a third generation entrepreneur who has seen first hand the challenges small businesses face in building a company from the group up. His father ran his own small physical therapy clinic in New York, while his grandfather was an electrical supplies store owner in Israel. Eyal was a Principal at Greylock IL, Greylock Partners’ dedicated fund for Israel and Europe, where he was involved in investing over $100 million in capital in start-up companies. Eyal’s father owned a small business in New York and saw first-hand the financial toll of having to wait on long payment cycles, often not taking a salary for months before payments arrived. This inspired Eyal to start BlueVine to provide a solution that enabled small business owners to grow and prosper through his company, BlueVine. As BlueVine’s founder and CEO, Eyal gives small businesses access to working capital by providing advances on outstanding invoices. BlueVine provides fl…
Sep 20, 2017
291: Going Global with Heather Marie Ditmars
Today's episode is with Heather Marie Ditmars. On August 14th, 2015 she left her life in the United States behind with the intention to never look back. With only a backpack, she traveled across Europe, South East Asia and then on to Africa. And now she's a full-time international traveler, writer and business consultant. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Huffing Post and Thought Catalog. In our interview, she takes us on her crazy cross-cultural adventures. Resources Mentioned In The Episode Heather's Website: https://shegoesglobal.net/ Heather's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherMDitmars/ Heather's Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherMDitmars/ Heather's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathermditmars/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 18, 2017
290: Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts with Dudley Slater
Did you know that it is estimated that seventy percent of US workers hate their jobs and don't want to show up on Monday morning. The majority of employees find little value in their work and dread going into the office. CEO Dudley R. Slater believes that some of the reasons for this phenomenon can be laid at the door of leaders. Today's interview is with Dudley Slater. Dudley is the author of Fusion Leadership: Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts. Slater was the co-founder and CEO of Integra Telecom where he grew the company from nine to over two thousand employees, transitioning it from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States. Under Slater’s leadership, Integra raised over $1.3 billion in capital and constructed one of the most advanced metropolitan fiber networks in its region, helping to earn him the distinction of being named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Northwest in…
Sep 12, 2017
289: The Art of Fitness and Life with Julian Hayes II
Today's interview is with Julian Hayes II. After pursuing the dream of becoming a doctor, he left after one year of school to pursue a bigger purpose, which was striving to make his difference & impact through inspiring others to use wellness as their impetus for growth & expansion in all facets of their lives at theartoffitnessandlife.com. He is an author, health & wellness consultant, nutrition coach, and sleep science coach who also writes a weekly column for Inc and many other publications about health, habits & behaviors, and lifestyle (with plenty of superhero & music references included). I enjoyed his unique perspective on health, creating systems to start exercising, staying healthy & fit while traveling, and the life lessons gathered from learning how to salsa dance & other various dances. And of course we geek out on all things superhero. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Website: theartoffitnessandlife.com Inc: https://www.inc.com/julian-hayes-ii/tired-and-cran…
Sep 8, 2017
288: How to Build a Community with Naomi Hattaway
Today's interview is with Naomi Hattaway. I met her about 4 years ago when I was just starting UYD and she was just starting I Am A Triangle. Fast forward to today, it is now a thriving community of over 14,000 individuals who are expats, global nomads, internationals and other folks who have lived abroad (or are exploring the idea of it). This growing community reached 14,000 members in less than three years following the viral blog post called I Am A Triangle, and other thoughts on repatriation. She is a noted speaker and published author on community building, change leadership, repatriation and life abroad and have been recognized as a thought leader in the international and global community. We talk about the following in our interview: Online and Face-To-Face Community Building Why community is important, how to find or create one, and how to get the most from them Why she wants to delete the word “Expat” from our dictionaries and why it’s important to start redefin…
Sep 5, 2017
Special Episode 287: Top Podcasts To Explore The World And Your Mind In 2017
Hola Family! This is a special bonus episode featuring some of of my top travel podcaster friends! You will hear from each host for a couple of minutes so you can get a better feel for what they are like. Immersing yourself in a variety of travel, lifestyle, digital nomad, expat, and adventure podcasts is the best way to accelerate your learning on the topics! Of course there are some great shows in addition to this list, but have a listen and see what piques your interest! The 6 Packs w/Expats is a podcast by CP Travels which discusses global politics, fashion trends, myths, or just share stories about their time abroad hosted by Carl and Patrick. Travel Like A Boss podcast is the radio show all about traveling like a boss by being your own boss – featuring guests that have built their own online businesses. This podcast is hosted by Johnny FD. The Expat Happy Hour is the podcast that draws on the realities of expat life to offer you smart and simple solutions so that you…
Aug 30, 2017
286: AKUARO: Leading the Networking Area of the IT Sector
Today's episode is with 2 of Akuaro's founders: Claudio Henriquez and Ekei Salgueiro. Founded in Barcelona, Spain in October 2014, Akuaro was born as a networking agency that created a new methodology where the selection consultant becomes a business consultant for professionals in the Information Technology sector. Mediating between companies and projects, and seeking synergies between the aspirations of both. Ekei Salgueiro, Raimon Luques and Claudio Henríquez M. met 4 years ago while working in a recruitment agency in the area of IT. They quickly realized the problems of the sector & sometimes breaking the rules or going against what business indicators tell you produces bigger results. We gave more importance to people than to numbers. In this sector there is a lot of demand, but also a lack of understanding as to what professionals really want. These gaps led them to create Akuaro, a networking agency that to date has gained the loyalty of more than 100 thousand professio…
Aug 28, 2017
285: How to Connect With Anyone In The World
In today’s episode, I discuss 4 ways that you can connect with anyone in the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 24, 2017
284: A Conversation with 3 time CEO Jude Rake On Servant Leadership
Today's interview is with 3 time CEO Jude Rake. He's an expert, specifically, on servant leadership and has a new book out in early July. He has some interesting ideas on how to bring these ideas into the forefront with real world examples. In his new book, The Bridge to Growth , he shows how servant leaders—those who serve employees by giving them what they need to fully engage and commit to achieving the company's goals—producer better results than leaders who put themselves first. We discuss the following in the episode: The bar for leaders have been raised because workers expect more. This is happening because more women are moving into the management ranks, and because Millennials have higher expectations of their leaders because we raised them to seek meaning and purpose in their job. Politics: Servant leadership in action and how it can help your business innovate the same way our country has innovated. The Ten Most Important Traits of High-Performance Teams Resources…
Aug 21, 2017
283: How to Develop Your Personal Brand As A Thought Leader
Being a thought leader isn't something that happens magically and developing your brand as one takes some strategizing and intentionality. In today's episode, I discuss 7 ways that you can position yourself as an expert recognized in your niche online and offline. Hope you enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 16, 2017
282: How To Bring Passion To Your Life With Moustafa Hamwi
Today's interview is with Moustafa Hamwi. Moustafa is known as The Passion Guy. He is an award winning author & speaker and is the world’s leading expert on Passion. He co-authored both The Secrets of Great Passionate Leaders and Masters of Success. Moustafa is the founder of Passion Sundays, the leading online passion & happiness talk show. We discuss: Why most have the definition of Passion wrong: The true definition of Passion How Passion impacts quality of life and work Cavalli to Manali, the story of leaving success in Dubai on a one way ticket to India in search of Passion How Passion Increases Probabilities of Success in Business He also has a gift for As Told By Nomads listeners looking to discover their passions here: https://moustafa.com/nomads/ Check out his website here: https://moustafa.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 14, 2017
281: A Manifesto For The 21st Century Gentleman
Today, I want to talk about masculinity and how we think about it in the 21st Century. When it's all said and done, what will they say about the men of our century. Will it be one of empowerment, enlightenment and trailblazers or will it be one of misogyny, homophobia and low standards? The choice is ours. Here's a manifesto I hope we men of the 21st century can follow. One that taps into our emotions and power and simultaneously values respect and responsibility. To read the article I wrote on it, click here: http://tayorockson.com/blog/a-manifesto-for-the-21st-century-gentleman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 11, 2017
280: How to Be An Inclusive Leader (TEDx Talk)
At an early age, I became inquisitive about the qualities needed for a leader to lead a diverse environment in the 21st century. As a young adult, I attended international schools, worked in international organizations and interviewed people from all continents which eventually shaped my views. In this talk, I share ways this experience led me to answering my own question of what qualities it takes to be a leader in the 21st century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 9, 2017
279: Discover The Secrets Of Employee Loyalty With Scott Love
Today's Interview is with Scott Love. Scott shows managers how to get employees to work hard, stay longer, and care more. As a high-stakes headhunter and former Navy leadership trainer, he gives managers tactical ways to build employee loyalty and tap into employee intrinsic motivation so that companies will accomplish their missions, increase retention, and attract high achievers. Scott’s battle-tested theories result from over two decades of experience recruiting professionals. He has worked with corporate CEO’s, executives, and international law firm leaders to help them attract and recruit exceptional talent. From this experience, as one of the leading headhunters in the country, he has developed systems that get results for executives who want to build a high performing team. Scott is the founder of The Attorney Search Group, a legal recruiting firm that recruits partner-level attorneys for international law firms in Washington and New York. Scott is a published author (Why…
Aug 7, 2017
278: Time Management: You Actually Have More Time Than You Think
In today's episode, I'm addressing why people like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Oprah, Terrence J and Ryan Seacrest are able to utilize the same 168 hours we all have in a week to grow and become the best versions of themselves. It all comes down to time management. Time Management is essentially the ability to organize and plan the time spent on activities in a day. The result of good time management is increased effectiveness and productivity. It is a key aspect of project management and involves skills such as planning, setting goals and prioritizing for a better performance. If you are ever going to be able to use your difference to make a difference and maximize the potential of your personal brand, you need to be able to know how to make time work for you. So here are over 10 tips I have picked up from studying others that you can use to improve your time management skills. Hope you enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 4, 2017
AMA 002: One Tree Hill, Why I Have So Much Energy, Finding Business Partners and More
In today's Ask Me Anything episode I am answering the following questions: Why One Tree Hill means so much to me, why I get so energetic during my interviews, the importance of finding the right business partner and much more. Love the questions. Keep them coming and i'll keep answering! :) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 3, 2017
276: Productivity Tricks That Helped Kelly Roach Double Her Business With a Newborn & Retire Her Husband In The Process
Today's episode is with the incredible Kelly Roach! Kelly is a former NFL cheerleader turned Fortune 500 Executive and now, CEO of Kelly Roach International. As someone who built her business on the side of her corporate job before taking it full time, Kelly then doubled her business when her daughter was an newborn and retired her husband at the same time. In addition to her entrepreneurial success, Kelly is also the host of top-rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio and the author of the 11x International bestseller UNSTOPPABLE: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business and in Life. She leads online coaching programs and offers private mentoring as well. We discuss the following in the episode: How to monetize your podcast without waiting around for a sponsor How to build & launch a successful online course Habits of 6 & 7 figure entrepreneurs and how to start using them Productivity tricks that helped her double her business with a newborn & retire her husband in the proces…
Aug 1, 2017
275: How to Overcome Stage Fright When Giving A Speech
One of the questions I get asked the most often is "how do I get over my stage fright?". I get it so much that I figured i'd do an episode on it. Many of us have powerful messages that need to be shared so it's important we learn how channel our nervous energy into powerful messages. Hope this helps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 27, 2017
274: Self-Awareness That Will Radically Change Your Business with Jeffrey Slayter
Today's episode is with Jeffrey Slayter. Jeffrey is a top researcher of Leadership and Self Awareness and its application to the high-performing awakening entrepreneurs who are building businesses for a better world and committed to impacting generations to come. He brings disruptive insights (in a good way) – adventures, coaching, trainings, events, high-end masterminds, iconic guests, tools, tactics and edgy information, with the intention to turn not just your business – but you – inside-out. Uncovering a unique effective combination of how ancient wisdoms integrate into modern leadership and self awareness for the high-performing entrepreneurs. It has been said by many of his clients that his exploration and research of these deep transformational tools are leaps ahead of conventional modalities and leadership training. This self awareness and leadership work invites you to remember what you are capable of, to innovate beyond the limits of what is considered possible…
Jul 24, 2017
273: How to Be a Rebel, Reinvent and Thrive in Business with Felena Hanson
Today's interview is with Felena Hanson. Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. She is the founder of Hera Hub, a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs with locations all over the world (and continuing to expand!) This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. The business supports hundreds of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in over 16 industry segments. Hera Hub was founded on the confidence that women are the future, and women will be responsible for the next wave of prosperity in the U.S. Hanson and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc. Magazine, BBC News, Forbes, and The New York Times. Hanson had her first taste of entrepreneurship when she was just eight years old. Since then her 20-year career has spanned from technology start-ups to digital marketing agencies, and her client list includes DirecTV, Epson, CNN, and Union Bank. She has been nominated for nu…
Jul 17, 2017
272: Uncovering the Secrets of Success with Pejman Ghadimi
Today's episode is with Pejman Ghadimi. Pejman is a self-made entrepreneur and best selling book author born in 1982 in the middle of a revolution in Iran, raised in France for the majority of his childhood, and eventually migrating to the United States in 1997. Raised by a single mother his entire life with very limited resources, Pejman quickly adapted to the idea of being resourceful. Due to lack of finances and the inability to go to college due to family obligations, Pejman chose to start working from a young age and focused his efforts on banking where he built a name for himself very quickly, climbing the ladder all the way to the VP level in a short 4 years span all without any type of formal education or formalized training. Fast forward 3 more years and Pejman left banking with a significant amount of experience, an incredible salary history and real estate portfolio to die for which was later leveraged to founding three major businesses: VIP Motoring, Secret Consulting, and…
Jul 11, 2017
271: How to Create Anything You Want In Life With Ilan And Guy Ferdman
Today's interview is with two brothers, Guy and Ilan Ferdman. They are the founders of SatoriPrime and they believe in doing things unconventionally. They spent the last 16 years on the quest of mastery, not just in business but in health, relationships, finances, and most importantly, minds. They’re not only self-help speakers, they’ve got real-life experience, from managing an over $100 million portfolio, to a position as a dynamic head coach for the infamous Landmark Forum, responsible for coaching thousands of people throughout NYC, Boston, D.C. and abroad. Ilan is a far-seeing visionary and relentless dreamer. Co-founder of Satori Prime–as well as a successful entrepreneur, speaker and life coach–he’s helped thousands of people all over the world connect to their inner passion and radically transform their lives. Guy is a modern-day shaman and co-founder of Satori Prime. A spiritual truth-sayer whose warrior spirit merges ancient wisdom with modern practicality ag…
Jul 6, 2017
AMA 001: What Do I Do, My Thoughts On Nationalism, My Speaking Process & More
In today's inaugural Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, I am answering the following questions: What I do My thoughts on nationalism How I get ready for speeches & My thoughts on ways we can provide more opportunities to African Americans Thank you for sending your questions. I look forward to many more. Keep using your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 4, 2017
269: Get Verifeed with Melinda Wittstock
Today's interview is with Melinda Wittstock. Melinda has innovated a predictive social intelligence platform with Verifeed that uses big data algorithms to find your "believer" customers and influencers and generate and measure your Return on Authenticity (ROA) so you can genuinely connect with fickle consumers- and put a viral multiplier effect on customer growth, loyalty and brand buzz. A serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, data science nerd and content marketer, Melinda thinks "ahead of the curve" and loves to change the game with disruptively innovative solutions. In our interview, we discuss her rise to entrepreneurship and what led her to launching Verifeed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 27, 2017
268: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success with David M. R. Covey
Today's podcast interview is with David M. R. Covey. Along with his business partner, Stephan M. Mardyks they have written a book called Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success. It's been called “a triumph” by bestselling author Ken Blanchard, Trap Tales is your guide to avoiding the 7 most common obstacles that ensnare people every day. From The Relationship Trap to The Career Trap, Trap Tales shows you how to recognize the signs that you are stuck in a “life trap” in time to take an alternate route. These traps are sometimes camouflaged as a terrific opportunity, other times as comfortable security, and sometimes as simply habit. Whichever form they come in, life traps can derail you, leaving you unable to achieve the success you desire. Trap Tales will help you: Learn the 7 biggest life traps that catch people unaware Identify the traps that are holding you back right now Discover your escape route and climb out of the quicksand Become a “trapologist…
Jun 20, 2017
267: The Future Of Social Messaging With Ian Vernon
Today's interview is with Ian Vernon. Ian trained as an engineer, practiced management and followed a path towards making a difference in the world on his own small way. He is now the CEO of Dark Matter AB which is the creator of PeN Chat, a new social messaging app which has more than 600,000 number of users across the globe. Prior to that, he has already spearheaded and developed other technologies and helped a number of large - scale businesses. We discuss: Technology Trends Business and Entrepreneurship Creating and Maintaining Apps Success Stories from Humble Beginnings The Internet of Things Evolution of mobile communication and its potential Probability of a Super App Tips and Tricks to other startups Download the app on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.penchat.android&referrer Apple here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pen-chat-social-personal/id1147737963?mt=8 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 16, 2017
266: The Art of Diplomacy with Tayo Rockson
Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a TEDx talk I did earlier in the year. I dissect how diplomacy positively impacts our daily lives, ways people can find that diplomacy within themselves, and what kind of promises for the future it holds. I draw connections between my self-introspection and exterior socialization. To watch the speech on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ4IyNVJ0Ng&t=3s See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 13, 2017
265: Turn Your Entrepreneurship Mindset Into A Game with Simcha Gluck
Today's episode is with Simcha Gluck. Simcha is a keynote speaker and global trainer who has been running successful companies since age 20. He moved to the StartUp Nation of Israel from NY about a decade ago and has spent the past five years as the Co-Founder and Chief Fun Officer of FreshBiz. With over 10,000 hours of personal and professional development, Simcha is the author of the book “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing The Way You Play Life” published by Wileys, and was the radio show host of “Innovation Nation.” Currently, Simcha lives his passion for traveling and educating people around the world on how to refresh their lives and businesses through the cutting-edge FreshBiz methodology and the power of game-based learning. In today's episode we discuss ways to hack innovation and creativity and how to gamify your life. Resources Mentioned In The Episode The New Entrepreneurz book: www.freshbizgame.com/the-book/ Get the first four chapters of the new Entrepreneurz if…
Jun 9, 2017
264: Building Communities And Embracing The Human Side of Tech With Vanessa Shaw
Today's episode is with Vanessa Shaw. Vanessa is an experienced consultant, trainer and active speaker at leadership conferences. She runs Human Side of Tech as well as the Culture Summit and is on a mission to help organizations and teams collaborate virtually in a way that builds trust and fosters innovation so that they can impact positive change with their work. Vanessa helps clients to navigate the digital revolution by implementing the right technology for their team. She then helps them to create virtually team environments that bring to life the human side of tech. During her career she has facilitated projects in the US, Latin America, Europe and SE Asia with multinationals, non-profits, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, White House, and over 50 universities. In our episode, we discussed her start as a consultant, tips to be more culturally competent, why gender equality is important and the mission behind her two movements. Resources Mentioned In The Episode…
Jun 7, 2017
263: Helping Companies Hire Better With Scott Wintrip
Today's interview is with Scott Wintrip. Scott is the founder of Wintrip Consulting Group. Staffing Industry Analysts (a Crain Communications company) placed him on its "Staffing 100" ranking, a list of the world's 100 most influential staffing leaders, and he made Recruiter Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" list. Wintrip has been a speaker at Staffing World (American Staffing Association), ERE Recruiting Conference, Staffing Industry Executive Forum, APSCo Member Conference (UK), Global Recruiter (Singapore and Middle East), RCSA International Conference (Australia and New Zealand), and many other events. Links Mentioned In The Episode Wintrip Consulting Group: https://www.wintripconsultinggroup.com/ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant: https://www.amazon.com/High-Velocity-Hiring-Instant-Business/dp/1259859479 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 6, 2017
262: Changing The Narrative In Tech And Design With Sian Morson
Today's interview is with Sian Morson. Sian is an entrepreneur, mobile evangelist and strategist. In 2010, Sian founded Kollective Mobile, a mobile development and strategy agency. A seasoned digital professional, Sian has worked with many high profile clients to deliver successful campaigns for popular brands. Her diverse skill-set includes marketing, design, mobile strategy, business management and thought leadership. Sian speaks and writes about mobile strategy for a number of publications and also works with a variety of non-profits working to bridge the digital divide. An internationally exhibited artist, Sian enjoys fusing her creativity with technology. Her video art work has been featured in the prestigious Optica Festival in Spain, Director's Lounge Berlin, and MoCADA Museum in NY. Our interview focused on: Sian's multicultur