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Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
Connecting you to the most amazing and inspiring people in the world today and how each of them is taking their life, their business and their passions to the next level — by Thriving each and every day.
22 hours ago
481: Wendy Wilkins - "SEX, LOVE & COPS"
Wendy Wilkins is an award winning actress, writer, filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Wendy is honored to have recently become an American citizen having lived here for years via London, originally from Australia. After being a young cop, Wendy became one of the most successful real estate agents in Australia, personally selling over a billion dollars in sales. Her creative passions kept calling her since she put shows on for her grandfather in her garage, when she was a little girl. The joy on his face still resonates with Wendy today. Wendy has won awards on the festival circuit, and been delighted to act in a number of award winning films and TV shows alongside many household names. Wendy also has a number of screenplays in various forms of development. From acting in award winning films and tv shows to writing screenplays to writing her memoir -- Sex, Love & Cops, which is about her five years as a young cop in Melbourne, Australia where she discovered her first arrest, first love, first murder, cop culture, cops and guns, and a even a #metoo moment. Wendy connects with Lou Diamond on an episode pulled from the Bedside Reading Authors That Thrive podcast. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
2 days ago
480: Janet Wischnia - "Getting Underneath the Sheets"
Janet Wischnia one of the owners of Thomaston Mills, manufacturer of American Blossom Linens. Since she was 4 years old, she has been involved with the family business started by her grandfather. She learned from the ground up about the textile industry from manufacturing to marketing and even sweeping the floor. Her company’s philosophy is that people are looking for sustainable products, impeccably made in the USA by your friends and neighbors, that will last and never go out of style. American Blossom is now accessible to buy directly as Janet believes people are looking for sustainable products, impeccably made in the USA by your friends and neighbors, products that will last and last and never go out of style. She shares her story with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. ** Special Promotion for Thrive LOUD listeners -- us the code THRIVELOUD20 at check out at American Blossom Linens.
4 days ago
479: Derik Cavignano - "THE ART OF DYING"
Award-winning author Derik Cavignano revisits his popular character Detective Ray Hanley in The Art of Dying (Dark Corners Press, September 20, 2019). A native of Boston and a writer since high school, Derik Cavignano currently lives in Florida with his wife, children, and an angry cat who won’t stop biting him. He writes character-driven thrillers in a variety of genres, including horror, sci-fi, and crime. His novels include “The Righteous and the Wicked” and “Colony of the Lost” (a 2016 Silver Falchion Award finalist for best horror). His upcoming crime thriller, The Art of Dying, he chats with Lou Diamond in an episode pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
7 days ago
478: Peter Brandl - "we-will-thrive-(LOUD)"
Peter Brandl is a professional pilot, management consultant and author. With over 3.000 presentations in 23 countries, he is one of the most experienced and extraordinary characters in the international market of professional speakers. The ultimate communicator who transfers aviation conduct to everyday business life. Crucial decision-making skills in life and death situations to how you run your business. Learn how Peter pulled together a global, virtual, 24-hour motivational event called "we-will-thrive" amidst Covid-19 in this Trans-Atlantic interview with Lou on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 23, 2020
477: Doug Sandler - Podcasts, Millions & Mustangs
In case you missed the live airing on THRIVE LOUD LIVE, Doug Sandler catches up with Lou Diamond as the two talk about the boom of podcasting across the globe. This episode has so many shout outs...here's our best shot at trying to capture ALL of them. Turnkey Podcast Productions Nice Guys on Business Strickland Bonner JJ Flizanes C-Suite Network Joe Rogan Bill Simmons JVology Michael Jackson Dave Sandler The Mustang Podcast
Jun 21, 2020
476: Karen Treiger - "My Soul is Filled with Joy"
After 18 years of practicing law in Seattle, Karen Treiger felt an unmistakable call to explore the story of her in-laws, Sam and Esther Goldberg. Educated at Barnard College and New York University Law School --where she was editor-in-chief of NYU Law Review -- Treiger made the momentous decision to retire from her law practice and pull together the threads of a family story she had heard for many years. The result of her three-year inquiry is the widely praised book, My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story. In it, Treiger chronicles both Sam and Esther Goldberg's journey, including Sam’s escape from the death camp Treblinka, as well as her family’s experiences in Poland when they retraced the path from Treblinka to the pit in the Polish forest where they hid until their liberation. As Treiger became invigorated and inspired by the people she encountered, Sam and Esther’s story became her story too. Since the book’s publication, Treiger has crisscrossed the country to bring this compelling story to a wide audience. In June she traveled to Poland to launch the Polish translation of the book and spoke at the National Ethnography Museum in Warsaw and at the Krakow Jewish Festival. She has been named to the Jewish Book Council Author’s Network, the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity Speaker’s Bureau, and the University of Washington Extension Writing Program Advisory Council. Her perspectives have been shared in the Forward and the Jewish Press. Check out Karen's flash briefing – Gratitude in a Minute. It’s on Alexa, iTunes, Spotify and Google Play podcasts. A daily, 60 second podcast on gratitude.
Jun 18, 2020
475: Brian Leidell - FIDENS
Brian Leidell is a managing partner of Fidens Insurance. He brings a wealth of knowledge within the insurance industry to serve professional firms and corporations. He transitioned from being a spirited insurance litigator for an international law firm, where his practice involved coverage disputes, professional & executive liability, subrogation, bad-faith, and reinsurance. He further acted as a business developer for the London and Bermuda insurance markets. Brian holds a prominent international academic background that includes a Masters in International Business Law from University of London (UCL), a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University, a Graduate Certificate in European Law from Tulane Paris Institute-La Sorbornne, a Masters in International Relations from University of New South Wales, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Brian’s unique background and expertise enables Fidens to address diverse, complex insurance issues using a global perspective. Furthermore, his familiarity and involvement with global markets has qualified Fidens to serve clients internationally. Listen in as he connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.
Jun 16, 2020
474: Nick Adams - Differential Ventures
Nick Adams is a co-founder and managing partner of Differential Ventures and an investor on ZeeTV's startup fundraising show 'Break Through the Crowd.' Previously, Nick was a Venture Partner at Supernode.vc, f.k.a. Flatiron Investors, in New York City where he evaluated seed- stage SaaS companies and led the due diligence for multiple investments. Before moving into Venture Capital, Nick held senior sales, marketing and product management roles for software companies that have realized over $1.3 billion in exit value, including: Opower (IPO), RAGE Frameworks (acquired by Genpact), Basware (Publicly-traded on OMX), and Comverge (acquired by Itron). He mentors startups, helps with non-profit ventures and is a former baseball player who always keeps his eye on the ball. Listen in as Nick connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 14, 2020
473: CHALLENGE EVERYTHING
Partners in business and in life, Scott Cullather & Kristina McCoobery launched INVNT™, the global live brand storytelling agency™ in 2008 – at the height of the global recession – with the aim of challenging the live event industry with a new kind of agency model, attitude, agency culture and results-driven approach. They are the co-authors of Challenge Everything™: The Battle Cry That Blew Sh*t Up And INVNTd Live Brand Storytelling™ The dynamic duo share share their story of launching a scrappy start-up – and evolving it into a fully fledged global agency business, discuss the power of live brand storytelling and provide tactics for incorporating it into wider marketing strategies, and reveal the next frontier of business success: predictive analytics. Pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive - enjoy a fun conversation between Scott, Kristina and Lou right here on Thrive LOUD.
Jun 11, 2020
472: Paxton Gray - 97th FLOOR
Paxton Gray is the Vice President of Operations at 97th Floor and is responsible for the award winning work the agency produces for clients like Edmunds, Celebrity Cruises, and Salesforce. He started in the digital marketing world in 2007 and has been with 97th Floor since 2013. Paxton serves on the Marketing and Business Education board as an advisor the Alpine School District, and teaches Intro to SEO and Analytics at Brigham Young University. Paxton has been a featured speaker at industry conferences all over the world, sharing insights learned through years of client work. He holds a degree in advertising from BYU and lives in Utah with his beautiful wife and kids. Paxton connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 10, 2020
471: "CONVERSATIONS MATTER"
Due to the tragic death of George Floyd in late May 2020, followed by protests and civil unrest, racism continues to be all too prevalent in our world today. In this episode - recorded LIVE on Facebook and YouTube on June 3rd, 2020 - Tony Chatman and Lou Diamond reconnect and chat about 'all that's going on' as we're living in a world of 'did that just happen'... every single day! Conversations are where we can start -- and they do matter. Listen, learn and hopefully this will trigger you to have your own conversation with others. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 9, 2020
470: Adrienne Bankert: YOUR HIDDEN SUPERPOWER
Adrienne Bankert is an American, Emmy award winning journalist, television correspondent, presenter, mentor, speaker, and reporter. Odds are you’ve seen her on ABC News and Good Morning America. World News Tonight, and Nightline. She is the author of YOUR HIDDEN SUPERPOWER… The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone. Adrienne shares with Lou Diamond her professional and personal insight about how the simple act of kindness can have a profound impact and create positive change in the workplace, as well as in day-to-day living. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 7, 2020
469: Sharon Ann Ziegler - "THE ASSOCIATION"
Sharon Ann Ziegler is a mother of three grown children and a lawyer licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and her home state of Tennessee. She has been practicing law and writing legal briefs, motions and appeals for more than 25 years. In her debut, self-published, 2018 work of fiction, The Association, Ms. Ziegler tells a dynamic cerebral tale that describes some unusual and rarely discussed aspects of the American legal system and she explains how a woman fits into the male dominated profession. Set in small town America, The Association is told through the eyes of a young female attorney. The story mixes thrills with an intriguing plot and exceptionally spectacular characters to achieve a telling glimpse into the legalities of the Covington Commons Home Owners Association, a truly American institution patterned after the hundreds of thousands institutions under which tens of millions of Americans presently live. Sharon Ann sits down with Lou Diamond in an epis…
Jun 4, 2020
468: Tami Evans - 'The Energizer We Need Right Now'
Engaging, entertaining and energizing, Tami Evans creates an unforgettable experience for audiences. Her “use it now” content has helped ignite positive workplaces for exceptional organizations around the world. With focus on a variety of topics around leadership, employee engagement, client connection and culture strategy with a direct link back to retention, productivity and profitability, Tami’s presentations are content-rich, interactive and filled with her relatable and relevant humor. She believes if they are laughing they are listening, and if they are listening they are learning. Formerly the president of the National Speakers Association of NYC, Evans has also worked as a corporate manager, university professor, communications specialist, as well as such diverse career experience as a fashion designer and professional actress. She also has launched with business partner, 'bestie' and former Thrive LOUD guest Christine Cashen -- Emcee Squared. An incredible…
Jun 2, 2020
467: Lisa Cherney - GET F***ING REAL !!!
Lisa Cherney is a smart, funny woman that loves the word fuck. She has been mentoring 6 and 7-figure entrepreneurs for over 20 years. She coaches top coaches, teaches brilliant teachers and intuitively guides the most woo woo intuitives. She’s been a millionaire entrepreneur (for a minute) and a corporate flunky. Her GFR moments (in life and business) are countless, which makes her superbly qualified to host the GFR podcast! What she knows for sure...when you Get Fucking Real you make a bigger difference and have fewer regrets...period. Lisa "GFR" with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 31, 2020
466: MaryBob Straub - "SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES"
From the outside looking in, author MaryBob Straub was living the American Dream until she realized Life was insisting she travel an alternate route. Over time she sought to understand both her own choices and those of her loved ones. This led her on a path to discovering her own personal sovereignty as well as compassion for the world she walked away from. Do you ever wonder what it might be like to look out of someone else's eyes? Do you think life might be calling you in a different direction? If so, you might just see yourself in "SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES." MaryBob is a wife, mother and grandmother. Her studies in Mexico, Spain and Costa Rica inspired the storyteller in her. After two decades as a High School teacher she decided it was time to tell her story. Life itself has been her muse. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Billy and her dog Blue. Pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive - MaryBob Straub connects with Lou Diamond.
May 28, 2020
465: Dr. Robi Ludwig - Mentally Managing Through the Pandemic
Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. She received the 2020 Best of Manhattan Award in the Mental Health Practitioner category by the Manhattan Award Program. She has been appearing on broadcast media since 1997 and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. She is currently the Executive Producer and Host of a Facebook Live Show called Talking Live, where she interviews prominent and pro-social personalities of the day weekly. She's a great interview host and Lou Diamond is excited to have her on the other side of the microphone… *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 26, 2020
464: Tony Rulli - Intentional Spark
Tony Rulli is the co-founder of Intentional Spark and is an expert in Facebook and Instagram Ads. He and his team help clients with already successful online marketing funnels scale through Facebook and Instagram ads. Tony gets down to the specifics in his conversation with Lou and provides some great tactics and strategies around a space all businesses are eager to learn more about. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 24, 2020
463: Jo Giese - "Never Sit If You Can Dance"
Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and former TV reporter. As a special correspondent, she was part of the Peabody Award–winning team at Marketplace, the most popular business program in America garnering numerous other awards in Radio as well. At Marketplace she won an EMMA for Exceptional Radio Story from the National Women’s Political Caucus and a GRACIE from the Foundation of American Women in Radio. She has contributed to Ira Glass’s This American Life and is the author of A Woman’s Path (St. Martin’s Press) and The Good Food Compendium (Doubleday). She has written for many top publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the LA Weekly, European Travel & Life, BARK, Montana Outdoors, and The Malibu Times. An intrepid and enthusiastic world traveler, Jo has visited more than 50 plus countries, including India, China, Africa, Finland, Vietnam, Patagonia, Bhutan, New Zealand, Iceland, Brazil, A…
May 21, 2020
462: CAROLINE - "ALREADY THERE"
CAROLINE is a singer, songwriter and a natural-born performer and dancer who is creating relatable pop anthems with purpose. Her songs have heard by millions and her ARMY of loyal fans continues to connect with her through social media. She has dipped her toes in many other arenas launching her own magazine, fashion brand and has written a book about her life lessons. Right now she is just teenager but she is taking the world by storm Listeners are sure to enjoy this episode as CAROLINE connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 19, 2020
461: Byron Walker - "The Turnaround Plan"
Byron Walker is a small business owner and the founder of Survival Frog. He is not a guru, however he has incredible intentions in trying to help struggling small business owners. In 2018 the "survival market" crashed and required a major restructuring and turnaround of his business. It sucked to go through the downturn, but he now has a business that is much better and more profitable. He's documented his "turnaround plan" and shares some of it with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 17, 2020
460: Steve Herz - DON'T TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER
Steve Herz is the president and founding member of IF Management - a company with with a focus of coaching and motivating others to become the best version of themselves. He is also the author of Don’t Take Yes for an Answer - a self-empowerment guide to achieving your fullest professional and personal potential. Steve was once a portly fellow who could not swim. Undaunted by a lack of physical gifts, he set about to compete in the treacherous Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City, Florida. Shedding his extra girth while learning to swim, he met the six foot waves, the 90 degree temperatures and completed the prestigious Ironman qualifier; all the while raising thousands of dollars for the Leukemia Society and being voted Most Inspirational member of the Team in Training. Steve's a man that believes that anything is possible and connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. Get yourself a copy of Steve's new book by clicking the image below. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamo…
May 14, 2020
459: Laurie Barkman - SUCCESSION STORIES
Laurie Barkman is the founder and CEO of SmallDotBig, providing innovation and growth solutions for entrepreneurs and multi-generational businesses. She brings an entrepreneurial approach to mature companies struggling with change, and a structured approach to fast-growth companies experiencing growing pains. As an outside executive of a third generation, 120-year old company, she was part of a long-term management succession plan. Now she works with next generation entrepreneurs, privately-held companies, and family businesses to develop innovations that create enterprise value and transition plans to achieve their long-term goals. Laurie is the host Succession Stories -- a podcast that connects with family business leaders and industry experts to provide listeners with insights to grow their businesses, develop transition strategies, and lead for the future.
May 12, 2020
458: Axis within a Halo
One of the very early guests on Thrive LOUD - Larry Cohen - catches up with Lou after premiering on the show three years ago. Larry shares some exciting news about his company (Axis Promotions) and some of their actions in NYC during COVID-19. Listen, learn, laugh and 'get Physical' in this fun catch up episode on Thrive LOUD.
May 10, 2020
457: Gary Dickson - A SPY WITH SCRUPLES
Gary Dickson is an inveterate traveler and a Francophile sans merci. Educated in Switzerland in history, literature, and the classics, he has written two very well regarded novels: An Improbable Pairing a historical romance that chronicles the enduring themes of a young man's coming of age and the rebellious love of the mismatched. AND A Spy with Scruples which plunges readers into the complicated political world of Cold War Europe. From neutral Switzerland to the aristocratic salons of Paris to bombed-out Berlin. Gary connects with Lou Diamond on an episode pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive. ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND - www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD - www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 7, 2020
456: Jonathan Silver - "DATA FOR GOOD"
Jonathan Silver is a career entrepreneur who pioneered loyalty programs for Banks and Processors. He is the CEO of Affinity Solutions, the first data-led intelligence platform helping marketers deliver emotionally resonant experiences that enrich people’s lives. In light of COVID-19 - his company just launched “DATA for GOOD” which is dedicated to providing data-led behavioral insights to those on the front lines so they can engage thoughtfully to deliver brand experiences that advocate for the health, safety and economic well-being of customers. Jonathan has been sharing valuable INSIGHTS with his clients and in this episode he share's his own with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.
May 5, 2020
455: Tricia Brouk - "THE BIG TALK"
Tricia Brouk is an international award winning director. She is works in theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of Speakers Who dare, a TEDx producer. She choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. The series Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC, The Big Talk an award winning podcast on iTunes and directs and produces The Big Talk Over Dinner a new tv series. She was recently awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals and her documentary Right Livelihood A Journey to Here about the Buddhist Chaplain at Riker’s Island won Best Documentary Short at The Olympus Film Festival and You’re Gorgeous, I Love Your Shir…
May 3, 2020
454: Casey Stubbs - Trade Up
Casey Stubbs is the founder of Trading Strategy Guides along with several other trading related businesses which include Learn To Trade for Profit, Finance & Markets, Price Action and Income. Since 2009, Stubbs has helped thousands of traders by providing the best free trading education and trading strategies. Casey and his team’s mission is to simplify trading strategies by giving traders a detailed plan with step-by-step rules to follow. We continue to do this with each and every strategy that we produce on our website. Meet the team of experienced day traders like Hubert Miranda, forex traders, financial advisors, chart experts, and market analysts like Raman Gill who make this site possible. Casey connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.
Apr 30, 2020
453: Kelley Earnhardt Miller - DRIVE
Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. Kelley oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother Dale Earnhardt Jr. and is the daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt. She is the author of DRIVE: 9 LESSONS TO WIN IN BUSINESS & LIFE and she shares some of these lessons with Lou on Thrive LOUD. Listeners start your engines!! *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 28, 2020
452: Ora Nadrich - LIVE TRUE
Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers. Her rare combination of insight, intuition, compassion and charisma has made her one of the most effective and sought-after coaches. Enjoy this conversation between Ora and Lou pulled from the Bedside Reading Authors That Thrive podcast. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 26, 2020
451: Mitchell Levy - "CREDUST"
Global Credibility Expert Mitchell Levy (pronounced Lee Vee) is a TEDx speaker and international best-selling author of over 60 books. As The AHA Guy at AHAthat , he helps to extract the genius from your head in a two hour interview so that his team can ghostwrite your book, publish it, distribute it, and make you an Amazon bestselling author in four months. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 850 books. Mitchell connects with Lou Diamond while spreading "CREDUST" before, during and after his appearance on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 23, 2020
450: Bill Cates - RADICAL RELEVANCE
Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and hall of fame speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies. A successful entrepreneur his’ client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, the Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. And his own business success has been featured in Money Magazine. Cutting through the noise Bill Cates connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 20, 2020
449: 4:20 Thrive LOUD
Pulled from their original interview - Jonathan Sackett is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. The President and CCO of allscope - a full service advertising agency headquartered in NYC chats with Lou about the challenges and possibilities around marketing "the plant" and one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. A rather timely and timeless episode released on 4:20. ** #agency #President #CEO #ChiefDigitalOfficer #Advertising #Marketing #Chief #Cannabis #CBD #Digital #cpg #b2b #b2c
Apr 19, 2020
448: Michael Abboud - TetherView
Founded in 2014 by industry expert Michael Abboud, TetherView revolutionizes cloud use by offering simple, affordable, and secure solutions. As more companies move their workforce to remote locations, TetherView’s Frictionless Cloud is designed to keep data secure and accessible while ensuring the highest levels of compliance--allowing IT teams to focus on innovation. He hopes to put minds at ease while providing access and security that is vital to keep businesses safe and productive during this period of uncertainty.
Apr 16, 2020
447: Michelle Cox - A CHILD LOST
Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade. Michelle 5th book -- comes out in Late April 2020… A CHILD LOST - which she talks about with Lou Diamond in a special episode pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 15, 2020
446: Vincent Chiappetta - New York As We Know It
Vincent Chiappetta is the co-founder and the fourth president of New York Road Runners, and has been running for over 71 years. He was the Yin to Fred Lebow’s Yang when they co-founded New York Road Runners and the New York City Marathon. During his heyday, he ran a total of 114 marathons, 50 of them under 2:40. Flirting with his 90s, he still teaches at Yeshiva University. He is the author of New York As We Know It... Very few people have been around the New York City running scene longer than this man. Hear his story and more about his book on this engaging episode with a true New York Legend pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive.
Apr 14, 2020
445: Brett Fogle - CLICK AND GROW RICH
Brett Fogle has been marketing online since 1999 and has sold 3 of his previous companies including a three-time Inc 500|5000 company which he started from the proverbial ‘kitchen table’ and grew it to the 276th fastest growing private companies in the U.S.A. in 3 just years. He has had a successful career as a businessman, starting his first business at age 7, and has continued to start, grow and sell various businesses from retail to online. Brett is co-founder of Click and Grow Business / Click and Grow Rich Seminars and speaks internationally on how to start, scale and sell online businesses, teaching their proven ‘MP5MS2’ success formula and internet marketing strategies as far away as Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zeland, South Africa, Australia, London, Canada and the USA. He is also CEO and co-founder of ClickSales, a sales and email marketing automation platform that helps online business owners succeed with powerful yet simple software tools. Brett and Lou connect on…
Apr 12, 2020
444: Dirk Izzo - Keep Commerce Running
Dirk Izzo serves as Senior Vice President of NCR Hospitality. He is a seasoned leader with experience in building and marketing innovative cloud-based solutions to help clients optimize their business performance. In his current role, Dirk is responsible for developing simple and innovative solutions that run the restaurant from end to end. NCR is the technology provider of choice for restaurants around the world and Dirk is focused on delivering the next-generation software, hardware and services that delivers on what customers want, when they want it. He is intimately involved in a unique program to get front line entrepreneurs closer to funding in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn about all the great things Dirk and his team at NCR are doing to keep commerce running during these difficult times. *** CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NCR & Nymbus - SBA Paycheck Protection Loans Program. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thri…
Apr 10, 2020
443: THRIVE LOUD QUARANTINE
As COVID-19 has forced many people to either "Shelter-In-Place", "Stay-At-Home", Be on "P.A.U.S.E.", "Social Distance" and self quarantine...it made sense to have an episode that captured what life in the midst of these unique times is like. Thrive LOUD listener, fan, guest contributor, good friend and neighbor of Lou's -- Jeff Dorst shares his thoughts, opinions and the ramifications of the situation we're all in while strictly adhering to social distancing rules. Recorded live from beyond six feet in Lou's driveway - enjoy the "Thrive LOUD Quarantine" episode.
Apr 9, 2020
442: "WE ALL MATTER"
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember how much "we all matter" during this unique time. With that, Lou Diamond invited back one of the very initial guests on Thrive LOUD. Angela Maiers catches up with Lou and shares the 'mattering' work she is doing and how much of her messaging is so relevant as our country enters a peak period of the spread of the coronavirus. Listen, learn, laugh, love and lean on one another. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 8, 2020
441: Robbie Samuels - "CROISSANTS vs. BAGELS"
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert”. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is the host of On the Schmooze podcast and Robbie takes some times out to schmooze and connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.
Apr 7, 2020
440: VIRTUAL 5 O'CLOCK
Life as we know it will never be the same. When the Covid-19 pandemic is far behind us, the way we do business, communicate and connect will forever be transformed. Virtual 5 O'Clock (a.k.a., Cocktails & Comfort) is a virtual platform like no other. Where a group of highly intelligent, innovative and successful leaders connect to lend a helping hand and share support to their community. The give-and-take program is all about helping to ease tension, steady anxiety and create the connection we all crave. Lou Diamond sits down with the three founders: Alan Kaye - a partner of the international insurance brokerage firm Fidens Insurance Brokerage who has lived and focused on establishing long-term relationships with his colleagues and clients. Layne Frank - has been designing and building optimized voice, video and data solutions for his customers around the globe for over 2 decades through his firm BBH Solutions. Mindie Barnett - former TV anchor, best-selling author, speaker and fou…
Apr 5, 2020
439: Simon T Bailey - BE THE SPARK
Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the Top 25 people that will help you reach your business and life goals. He joins a list that includes Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Brene Brown. His viral video posted by Goalcast to Facebook has over 87 million views. Simon is a Breakthrough Strategist who goes beyond feel-good content and provides real-life deliverables that impact lives. He is the author of ten books and in his latest, "Be The Spark", Simon shares how you have the opportunity to Be the Spark for your company, customers, and employees, and this book will teach you how. Enjoy this conversation pulled from BEDSIDE READING'S AUTHORS THAT THRIVE between Simon and Lou Diamond.
Apr 3, 2020
438: ACTUAL Covid-19 Updates: We’ve Got This
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Lou reconnects with one of the "front-line" heroes Dr. Darria Long Gillespie. The ER doctor, best-selling author, speaker, frequent TV specialist and Thrive LOUD Alum provides Lou and the Thrive LOUD community a real glimpse into the reality of COVID-19, where we are, where we're headed and reminding us that '..we've got this.." as we all do our parts battling this virus. Enjoy this "CatchUp" with Dr. Darria and follow her on Instagram and watch her feed updating us with great tips each day. *** Dr Darria made a shout out to this performance by the Chino Hills Choir performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
Apr 2, 2020
437: Denise Gosnell - VACATION EFFECT
Denise Gosnell is an attorney, strategist and growth hacker... She has authored and co-authored over eight business and technology books as well as the VACATION EFFECT. Which is also a program and podcast which helps to teach you how to grow your business by subtracting—not by adding more—from your to do list. She is a frequent speaker at various television, radio, and industry events for her expertise on business, legal, and technology matters. Denise was also honored to receive the "Top 40 Under 40" award by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2005 in recognition for her accomplishments before the age of 40. Denise connects with Lou as the two talk about all of the recent happenings in the world and how a great deal of these tactics are very useful in today's environment. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 1, 2020
436: Rosemarie Rossetti - Change, Influence & Motivation
Rosemarie Rossetti is a powerful, internationally known keynote speaker, trainer, author, consultant, and president of Rossetti Enterprises Inc. Through her own personal tragedy she looked deep within herself and found new strength and resolve. She demonstrates how to live with conviction and rise above misfortune. She empowers audiences to embrace change, improve performance, and unlock their competitive advantage. She taps into what motivates people to change their behavior and achieve their goals. Something we all need reminding of during these times. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 31, 2020
435: Evan Money - LIFE IS TREMENDOUS!!
Producer, actor and #1 Bestselling Author, Evan Money is best known for his high energy and take action attitude. One of his favorite projects is the ground breaking documentary on the power of the spoken word, Words of Art. Evan was born and raised in southern California and grew up making shorts with his brother on VHS. Evan and his bride are known throughout the world as the forever honeymooners as they remarry in a different state or country every year. A man who believes to his core that LIFE IS TREMENDOUS connects in this amazingly engaging conversation with Lou Diamond. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 29, 2020
434: Geoffrey Cooper - "THE PRIZE"
Geoffrey M Cooper is the author of The Prize. What does it take to win a Nobel Prize? Deceit? Fraud? Maybe even murder? When she finds a drug that has the potential to treat Alzheimer's disease, Pam Weller is certain she's made the discovery of a lifetime. But her success threatens the supremacy of Eric Prescott, a leading figure in Alzheimer's research, who sees his chances at a Nobel Prize slipping through his fingers. His lust for the prize and the accolades that come with it drive him to concoct a plot against Pam that threatens her career, her freedom, and even her life. Winner of National Indie Excellence and Reader's Favorite Book Awards. Pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive - enjoy this conversation with Geoffrey Cooper on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 26, 2020
433: Holley Mignosi - EMBODY
Recognized as one of the top "Embodiment Coaches" Holley Mignosi has helped over 250,000 "Embody" their message with passion and dynamic stage presence. Speaker, Speaking Coach, Storyteller, and Body Language Expert, she is also the CEO of The Dynamic Dream Life Group, INC. She helps speakers, experts, and leaders master the art of hypnotic body language and neuroscience of charismatic communication so that they can maximize their influence, eminence, and income on ALL of life's stages. Check out her HOT 15 hottest hand gestures and listen all the way to the end of the episode as Holley puts Lou Diamond to the test as she quizzes him on his 'body language IQ'. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 24, 2020
432: Mike Volkin - The "VOLKINATOR"
Mike Volkin is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, Army veteran, and author of 5 books (one bestseller). He has built and sold 4 companies. As a marketing leader, he specializes in building company value through great branding. Throughout his career, Mike has worked with over 400 small and mid-sized businesses and has a tremendous track record of driving company growth and brand awareness through the development and implementation of a variety of marketing programs. What sets Mike apart is his energy. Seeing Mike yawn is equivalent to seeing the birth of a rainbow, it just doesn’t happen that often. Mike LOVES what he does and it shows. His scientific background combined with his vast marketing skills create an intense curiosity to both explore and execute new and timeless marketing tactics for both his own business ventures and for his clients. The "Volkinator" and Lou Diamond talk branding in depth on this educational podcast. ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net…
Mar 22, 2020
431: "DIAMOND CUTS * MONEY TALKS"
During this very unique time with the global pandemic of the Coronavirus...there's not a lot of 'fun' things going on right now. And with social distancing and efforts to better contain the spread of COVID-19 - there's almost not live sporting events taking place anywhere in the world. We at Thrive LOUD needed a change of pace and something ELSE to talk about. Evan Money (an upcoming guest on Thrive LOUD) and Lou Diamond got together to make the most of the situation we are in and created a special Thrive LOUD episode focused on life, leadership, the NFL...and other sports. Have a listen and hear two leaders take on a few hot topics: NFL's free agency, Tom Brady heading to Tampa, the newly approved CBA and the upcoming NFL Draft. And who know....this might start something completely new....
Mar 18, 2020
This was initially going to be an episode focused on the NCAA basketball tournament; however, things change. Due to the spreading of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe - many events, meetings, sporting activities, classes, conferences have been either cancelled or postponed. At the time of this recording, the NCAA Basketball Tournament was to be played with no fans in attendance; the NBA basketball season has been suspended and many other sporting events are up in the air as to whether they'll be played or not. Speaker, author, thought leader and co-host of the podcast program "DID THAT JUST HAPPEN" Tony Chatman joins Lou Diamond to talk about all of these matters as the world copes with a very unique situation during a special time of year. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 18, 2020
429: Marina Qutab - LIVING ZERO WASTE
Marina Qutab, a.k.a. the ECO GODDESS, is a lifestyle blogger passionate about the earth, people, warm blueberry muffins, animals and everyday magical moments. She is all about providing her followers tips for living zero waste, soulful wellness inspiration, and gluten-free vegan recipes. Thrive LOUD listeners are sure to enjoy this episode where Marina connects with Lou Diamond. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 17, 2020
428: Gabrielle Hartley - BETTER APART
Gabrielle Hartley is a leading elite divorce strategy and wellness coach, mediator, attorney, consultant, speaker and author. Gabrielle is known for her unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she has developed over twenty five years. She keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the negotiating table, as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them. She wrote Better Apart; The Radically Positive Way to Separate with the mission and vision of smashing the shame and stigma surrounding divorce. This groundbreaking work combines her practical advice and legal wisdom with the life-changing practices of yoga and meditation offered by yoga guru Elena Brower. Gabrielle connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.
Mar 15, 2020
Last time we had JJ Ramberg on Thrive LOUD - she was hosting a show for NBC News called Your Business, a podcast called Been There Built That and a series on BBC World News called Follow the Food. She also partnered with her brother on Goodshop, an online coupon site which has donated more than $13 million to charity. With all of that...JJ needed to kick her feet up and listen to some podcasts! And now she's making it even easier for others to do just that. Along with her brother Ken - she has founded Goodpods -- an app that allows you to see what podcasts your smartest, funniest, most curious podcast-obsessed friends and influencers are listening to. Hear how the idea came to be and how its just coming to life now and how much Lou Diamond is a fan of this platform. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 12, 2020
426: Danielle Girard - EXPIRE
Danielle Girard is the USA Today and Amazon #1 bestselling author of Chasing Darkness, The Rookie Club series, and the Dr. Schwartzman Series—Exhume, Excise, Expose, and Expire, featuring San Francisco medical examiner Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman. Danielle’s books have won the Barry Award and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, and two of her titles have been optioned for movies. A graduate of Cornell University, Danielle received her MFA at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She, her husband, and their two children split their time between San Francisco and the Northern Rockies. White Out, the first book in her new series, will be out July 7, 2020. Taken from the Bedside Reading Authors That Thrive podcast, Danielle connects with Lou Diamond and takes us behind the scenes into her creative works and process.
Mar 11, 2020
425: DYNAMIC VIRTUAL EVENTS
University faculty-turned-entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. Jill focuses on providing custom communication training and strategies for her clients —through workshops, keynote speaking, consulting, and virtual training. She travels, she leads, she connects, she’s freakin awesome..and I’m so glad I get to catch up with THE DYNAMIC COMMUNICATOR and the creator of DYNAMIC VIRTUAL EVENTS. In this unique environment we're currently experiencing with COVID-19 - Jill shares her expertise in virtual events and the best way to deliver an amazing experience. ** Take note of these GREAT TIPS from Jill. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 10, 2020
424: Yasin Abbak - FantasyLifeApp
Yasin Abbak is a born leader. An engaging and inspiring personality he's also blessed with deeply analytical intelligence, street-smarts, and a indomitable can-do attitude. After earning his chops on Wall Street - he ventured off to a career filled with entrepreneurship, startup investing and an eye for success. He is currently the CEO & founder of the Fantasy Life App -- the must-have application for fantasy sports players and sports bettors, with the fastest breaking news, advice, chats, trash talk & so much more. Yasin sits down and chats with Lou Diamond and shares how he, his young family and young business are truly thriving LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 8, 2020
423: Jack Hersch - REMARKABLE
Jack J. Hersch, Dave Hersch's son, is an expert in the field of troubled and distressed companies. He is a strategic advisor to investment institutions and corporate managements, has served as a corporate board member, and has guest-lectured in the business schools of M.I.T., U.S.C. and U.C. Berkeley, among others. He is also the author of DEATH MARCH ESCAPE - The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust. Thrive LOUD listeners will enjoy this conversation between Jack and Lou Diamond. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 5, 2020
The CEO of Executive Essentials, Michelle Tillis Lederman (a.k.a. "Lou Diamond's Connecting Sister from Another Mister") is back on a special "Catch Up" episode of Thrive LOUD. It's Michelle's book "The Connector's Advantage" BOOKIVERSARY - and Michelle has a special offer for Thrive LOUD listeners. ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 3, 2020
421: Deke Copenhaver - THE CHANGEMAKER
Deke Copenhaver currently serves as Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, LLC, a niche consulting firm in Augusta, Georgia serving the needs of businesses, nonprofits and local governments. In May of 2019 he published his first book “The Changemaker: the Art of Building Better Leaders” with Advantage|Forbesbooks. Deke served as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia from 2005 through 2014. Since leaving office Deke has served as the host of “There it is With Deke Copenhaver”, a daily call-in radio show on WGAC New Talk Radio, as well as Managing Consultant for the Augusta Economic Development Authority. Deke became the first American mayor to complete all three legs of a sanctioned Ironman event and has subsequently completed four more Ironman 70.3’s. Enjoy this conversation between Deke and Lou Diamond pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive podcast. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND - www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD - www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 1, 2020
420: BEING SINGLED OUT
A quick thought piece from Lou Diamond as he shares an experience he recently encountered that falls under the category of "what not to do" when trying to connect with others. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 27, 2020
419: Kim Sakwa - THE PROPHECY
Kim Sakwa is the best selling author of the time travel romances THE PROPHECY and NEVER SAY GOODBYE. Hoping on occasion to fall through time herself, she settled on creating these stories instead. When not writing, you can find her with coffee in hand, walking the hills of Michigan subdivision, listening to the soundtracks that she creates for her novels. Hopeless romantic hooked on happily ever after. Enjoy listening to KIM SAKWA in a special episode puled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 25, 2020
418: Laurie Gerber - Angel Recruiter
Passionate about personal development, Laurie Gerber has been coaching individuals and groups for over 15 years. She specializes in relationship and marriage coaching and is the #1 marriage and relationship coach based in NYC. She spreads her message of empowerment through public speaking events, such as the 2019 TedX Brooklyn, live international events, one-on-one coaching, virtual coaching courses, and on radio and in TV appearances such as MTV’s True Life Special: I’m Getting a Second Chance, A&E’s The Marriage Test, the Dr. Phil Show and the TODAY show. Laurie also hosts monthly dating and relationship webinars on Match and JDate providing dating, sex, and relationship advice to an average of 350 listeners per month. Laurie considers herself “an angel recruiter” because she is busy looking for other people who share her mission to instill more joy and peace in the world. She feels blessed to spend her days doing work that makes her proud and she is inspired by Handel cli…
Feb 23, 2020
417: Jennifer Yan - SEO SYMBIOSIS
Jennifer Yan is the founder and online marketer at SEO Symbiosis, LLC. Fueled by her experience in technology and work in marketing research for organizations such as Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin, and Google, she developed a foundation in consumer psychology and how to market products and services in a manner that resonates with a specific audience. She helps business owners struggling with lead generation to use media and influencers to rank higher in search engines to reach billions of potential leads worldwide. According to Forbes, 90% of the buyer’s journey starts online and making sure your business has high search engine rankings, is more important than ever. Not only does she help drive traffic to websites to bring awareness to her client’s businesses but she also focuses on communicating value -- Now that they have gotten the attention, how do you convince your services/products are important to your clients? She uses creative problem solving and strategic marketing to cu…
Feb 20, 2020
416: CONTENT FUEL FRAMEWORK
Melanie Deziel is a keynote speaker, award-winning branded content creator, lifelong storyteller, and now the author of “CONTENT FUEL FRAMEWORK”. She is on a mission to share the power of compelling and credible content with others. She is the founder of StoryFuel, teaching marketers, publishers, creators and companies of all sizes how to tell better brand stories. Her new book The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas. Comes out FEBRUARY 24, 2020 - EVERYWHERE! Thrive LOUD listeners will enjoy reconnecting with Melanie Deziel on this "Catch Up" episode. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 18, 2020
415: Paul Michaelenko - Voice
Paul Michaelenko is the CEO at the Listen App a company that can be best described if you imagine voice-chat and podcasts had a baby. Paul believes the future will be voice-centered. Audio interfaces will replace screens and we will prefer listening over reading where Airpods are the new iPhone. You’re truly going to appreciate what you’re going HEAR as you listen to one of more intriguing entrepreneurs in this engaging episode between Paul and Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 16, 2020
414: SMALL CAN BE HUGE!!
Entrepreneur, global speaker, best selling author and king of the SMART HUSTLE NATION -- Ramon Ray is featured in a Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond Minisode. Plucked from their ORIGINAL INTERVIEW, Ramon shares with Lou how small business is where his heart is and where huge opportunities exist. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 13, 2020
413: Jeanne Blasberg - 'THE NINE'
Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning, bestselling author of Eden and The Nine. She has won the the Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction and has been a finalist for both the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction. She is the founder of the Westerly Memoir Project as well as a board member of the Boston Book Festival. She is a student and board member of Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she wrote and revised The Nine and is currently developing her next novel.Awards for Literary Fiction and Regional Fiction. Pulled from the Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive podcast, listen in as Lou connects with Jeanne. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 12, 2020
412: Brian Wallace - NowSourcing
Brian Wallace is the founder and president of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. He also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, and hosts the Next Action Podcast. He has been named a Google Small Business Advisor and joined the SXSW Advisory Board in 2019. Brian Wallace connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 11, 2020
411: Christine Kloser - TRANSFORMATIONAL
Christine Kloser has trained more than 70,000 entrepreneurs, leaders and authors to write their books through her inside out approach. She has written and co-authored twenty books and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, FOX News, Forbes.com, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com, and is a regular columnist for the award-winning PUBLISHED Magazine. She coined the term “transformational author” and debuted it at her first Transformational Author Experience in 2011. The concept came about when she experienced a major setback in her business when she was straddling two different industries and found herself lost in the chasm between them. Grateful to have found an authentic and aligned way to blend the best of these two worlds and serve her community bigger and better than ever, her first class of TAE students numbered over 10,000, and she hasn’t looked back. Christine shares her story on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www…
Feb 6, 2020
410: Jaye Watts - COEXIST GAMING
Dominican born / Dallas Texas raised - Jaye Watts was born with a drive to succeed. She’s followed her passion to New York City to sign a record deal under Motown Records (as "Letta J") and become a GRAMMY Award nominated singer songwriter having written songs for and performed internationally with living legends. Searching to merge her creative love of music and her Stanford engineering background - she co-founded a video gaming startup providing inclusive gaming experiences with a community based focused called COEXIST GAMING. Thrive LOUD listeners get your game on as we connect with Jaye Watts! ** You'll also get a chance to hear some of Letta J's amazing new music! *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 5, 2020
409: Andrea Woolf - IGNITE YOUR LIFE
Andrea Woolf is a dynamic coach, inspirational author, and highly sought after trainer and motivational speaker. Andrea is the Founder of Women of Impact, a community and movement of amazing women who are ready to change the world and, in the process, take their business, career and life to a whole new level. She is also the author of "THE ONLY THING BE TWEEN YOU AND YOUR DREAM IS YOU." Andrea has helped me expertly craft a vision for my life and skillfully execute on it. Situations in the past that used to send me into a tail spin, are now easily handled with the set of tools that I have honed with her help. I am now able to navigate difficult situations with grace and ease. Her insightful, engaging and witty approach has served as the catalyst for positive change for thousands of business owners and executives. With her heartfelt style, she helps women clarify and simplify their vision, then achieve extraordinary results while bringing purpose and meaning to every aspect of their l…
Feb 4, 2020
408: David Crow - THE PALE FACED LIE
David Crow spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various businesses and trade organizations around the world. Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he is donating a percentage of his royalties from The Pale-Faced Lie to Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC. Pulled from David and Lou's original interview Bedside Reading's AUTHORS THAT THRIVE.
Jan 30, 2020
407: Shannon Elizabeth - ANIMAL AVENGER
A story-teller by profession, an animal lover to the core and a conservationist/activist in the making - Shannon Elizabeth is the founder of Animal Avengers (now called The Shannon Elizabeth Foundation) -- which is focused on helping combat the poaching crisis and save our wildlife and wild places. Based both in South Africa and the United States, the Foundation uses a collaborative approach. They believe that to protect animals and their environment you must uplift and include the local communities surrounding them. The hope and goal is that no animal must go through life as an orphan ever again. You know her from her movies and possibly her poker playing - but in this episode you’ll get a chance to learn how she’s Thriving LOUD every day to help make our world a more amazing place. Enjoy this truly engaging episode between Shannon and Lou Diamond. *** To learn more about or to make a contribution to Shannon's amazing organization - head on over to shannonelizabeth.org OR cli…
Jan 29, 2020
406: Karen Solomon - Sexy, Sassy & Starting Over
Karen Solomon’s academic and experiential background in education combined with decades of personal development, image consulting, her successful marriage and subsequent amicable divorce have prepared her to be the speaker, image consultant, seminar leader and coach she is today. A two time breast cancer survivor, Karen advocates for women going through similar journeys. Her signature seminar Men, Sex & Money®, as well as her coaching practice, focus on the connection between communication, sensuality, sexuality, financial clarity and pleasure - particularly when starting over. Her recent book: Sexy, Sassy & Starting Over: Recipes for a Sweet & Savory Life after Divorce is everywhere and is going to make for a fun conversation. Listen to how Karen Thrive LOUD each and every day. ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: www.loudiamond.net SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 28, 2020
405: Lisa Collum - TOP SCORE WRITING
Lisa Collum is the CEO, author, and founder of Top Score Writing. She is an educator with over 13 years of professional experience in teaching and specializes in writing. Lisa has worked as a classroom teacher, reading coach and a writing specialist for various institutions. During her time working in a Title I school with students who struggled with basic writing skills, she felt the need to create a structured writing curriculum that had daily lessons that are built in such a way that each day has its own progressive sections. Knowing the common trials and errors by students, she developed lessons that were easy to follow and understandable to students. Each school year in Florida, and other states with a focus on writing, students who use Top Score Writing’s curriculum show a significant improvement in their writing skills. Lisa has also trained thousands of teachers on the curriculum and consulted with schools nationwide to improve students’ writing. As she knows writing is a…
Jan 28, 2020
404: Kobe 24/8
On Sunday Jan 26th, former Los Angeles Laker and NBA great Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter and 7 others died in a horrific helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. The city of Los Angeles, the NBA, basketball fans across the US, Europe and Asia, even those that are not sports fans across the entire globe have been affected by this awful tragedy. Lou Diamond invited on amazing keynote speaker, leadership expert, sports fan and good friend Tony Chatman talk about Kobe, his affect on us and why the passing of famous athletes, musicians, performers and celebrities seems to connect with us so powerfully. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 23, 2020
403: Sue Hitzmann - MELT Method®
Sue Hitzmann is the creator of the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain. A nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society, Sue is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method, which has been translated into eight languages and helped over 200,000 people lead a healthy, pain-free life. Thrive LOUD listeners get ready to melt as we bring Sue Hitzmann onto Thrive LOUD… *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 22, 2020
402: WHAT LEADERS NEED TODAY
hn C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than thirty million books in fifty languages. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. In this Thrive LOUD Minisode plucked from their original interview, John C. Maxwell shares with Lou Diamond what he believes leaders need more of in today's busy world and what he does to help himself get back on the thriving track. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 21, 2020
401: Eden Brachot - "ANATOMY OF DESIGN"
How does your space feel? How could it work better for you? Design Strategist at HLW, an international design and architecture firm, Eden Brachot connects with Lou Diamond as she shares how she helps companies create workspaces that evoke both feeling and functionality. This episode was pulled from the Fresh from the Hill podcast where Lou got to sit down in person with Eden and dive deep into looking at your space from a new lens. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 16, 2020
400: THRIVE LOUD 400
For the 400th episode the team at Thrive LOUD...simply had no idea what to do to celebrate this milestone. In a combined effort of appreciation and extreme laziness, Lou Diamond asked former guests to come up with potential ideas as to what the 400th episode of Thrive LOUD should be. After hearing tons of feedback from many former guests and fans - the diversity of the responses was way more interesting than one specific idea. With that, have a listen to the creative minds of our former guests and the many unique suggestions they put forward with 'what we should do for the 400th episode of Thrive LOUD'. Special thanks to the following 'Thrive LOUD Alumni' that came back with some very unique ideas for this episode. Lisa Betts-Lacroix - Michael Coles - Dr. Karen Jacobson - Emerald GreenForest - Jules Lewis - Julie Ann Sullivan - Joel Salomon - Jude Charles - Shane Mahoney - Gary William Mendel - Jeanette Bronée - Ava Diamond - Stacee Mandeville - Chris Westfall - Ryan Foland - Au…
Jan 15, 2020
399: Robyn Hatcher - CHEMISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
Robyn Hatcher, communication expert and author, knows successful communication is the life blood of any thriving organization. Robyn's cultivated a winning formula to transform weak communication skills into potent business gold. (Cause blow ups can be messy and costly!) Her 15 plus years in the entertainment field as a professional actress and film and TV writer plus her experience as a certified Neural Linguistic Programming practitioner, give her a powerful combination of fun, creative tools and solid scientific research. Now, as owner and CEO of SpeakEtc., she delivers brain science hacks to help business leaders like you, command a room; galvanize your team and become the catalyst for change your business needs. Robyn has transformed the careers of thousands of business leaders through corporate programs, private coaching, and interactive presentations. Fortune 50 -500 companies and brands such as Allstate, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, AXA, and UBS are a few notables on Robyn's rich…
Jan 14, 2020
398: Jason Lauritsen - UNSUCKING
Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and consultant. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits. He also led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest. Jason is the author of the books Unlocking High Performance: How to use performance management to engage and empower employees to reach their full potential and Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Jason connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 13, 2020
397: Julie Steelman - FREEDOM!
Who wants to change their financial destiny forever? Julie Steelman is helping women gain access to exactly that…. She is deeply committed to women worldwide shattering their financial glass ceilings and learning the skills that allow them to boldly manifest their visions and create limitless life-long wealth. Julie’s powerful courses and programs are designed to revolutionize women’s relationship to money - resulting in a healthy self-worth that leads to robust net worth where her values are integrated into her financial beliefs and wealth-building strategy. Julie is deeply committed to women worldwide shattering their financial glass ceilings and learning the skills that allow them to boldly manifest their visions and create limitless life-long wealth. She feels strongly that the time has come for women to stop riding the edge of financial disaster and become highly empowered and abundant co-creators. Enjoy this fun conversation about money, financial freedom and thriving…
Jan 10, 2020
396: Kyle Scott - "Power of the Niche"
Kyle Scott is currently the head of production of the Serhant Media Group. Previously, Kyle was a producer/editor and content strategist with NBC News Digital. He launched the lifestyle video vertical "BETTER," which he grew to over one million on-net starts per month within the first year. Prior to joining the NBC News digital video team in 2016, Kyle spent five years working in broadcast journalism with TODAY, NBC Weekend Nightly News, NBC News Specials, and NBC News Education Nation. He started his career in the NBCUniversal Page Program. Kyle is currently pursuing his MBA at NYU Stern and holds a B.S. in Applied Economics Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University. Enjoy this special episode of Thrive LOUD taken from the Fresh From the Hill podcast. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 9, 2020
395: Hank Phillippi Ryan - "The Murder List"
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 36 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Nationally bestselling author of 11 thrillers, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her "a master of suspense." Her novels are Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016, and her highly-acclaimed TRUST ME was chosen for numerous prestigious Best of 2018 lists. Hank's newest book is THE MURDER LIST. The Library Journal starred review says, "Masterly plotted—with a twisted ending—a riveting, character-driven story." Enjoy listening to Hank Phillippi Ryan as she shares her love for her two careers on Bedside Reading's AUTHORS THAT THRIVE represented here on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 8, 2020
394: Jane Ubell-Meyer - BEDSIDE READING
Jane Ubell-Meyer has been a successful television and film producer and entrepreneur. She comes from three generations of entrepreneurs. Where she has led many different companies in different industries throughout the years. From PR to Publishing to product placement she has innovated and paved the way for amazing businesses that truly connect brands, businesses and leaders.. In August of 2017 she created Bedside Reading® an innovative program placing books by the bedsides in luxury hotels and in the Media. The goal being to help expand an author’s fanbase and to promote an author’s book in the Media. Her experiences as a journalist, television & film producer and entrepreneur led her to realize that anyone who is an entrepreneur can always use a roadmap, guidance and help as they journey through the world of being an entrepreneur. Listen in as Jane shares her story with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. **NOTE TO AUTHORS*** checkout the links to Bedside Reading to apply to Jane…
Jan 7, 2020
393: MOXIE HEALTH
With a shared vision to normalize the way we approach digestive health, so that we can empower individuals to have a better relationship with their gut health Sarah Dakh and Louise Macnab created a 'movement'. Their company “Moxie Health” is a digestive health movement that is soon to be come the ‘go-to’ resource and marketplace for all things around digestive health and the platform for an engaged community to share their experiences and take back control of their bodily functions. Thrive LOUD listeners learn what happens when two women cut through all the crap, connect and live and breath their purpose each and every day… *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 5, 2020
392: 'BALANCED APPROACH'
Taken from their original interview in 2018, Adam Hergenrother shares with Lou Diamond how he applies his balanced approach to life and work each and every day. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 2, 2020
391: Crystal Washington - Future Efficiency
Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. Technology includes social media, apps, smartphones, and the web. Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, companies in North America, Africa and Europe book Crystal Washington when they want their teams to take action online! She has educated and entertained audiences across the globe. She is the author of the books One Tech Action and The Social Media Why. Everyone wants a piece of this guest. Including a bird that attacked her while riding in a convertible wanting a piece of her afro for its nest! Thrive LOUD listeners a woman that loves Houston and how GREAT the humidity is for your skin!! Listen - laugh - learn with Crystal Washington on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 27, 2019
390: Thrive LOUD Interns Takeover
In this episode, Lou sits down the interns that helped produce the Thrive LOUD Podcast and hear some of their thoughts. The amazing interns are comprised of: Sophia Mathews, Stephanie Tan, Alexandra Jin and Elsie Wei. In addition the interns are joined by Christopher Morales from Turnkey Podcast. The interns share their personal thoughts on the guests on the show, the challenges they face producing episodes, what they like about the program and maybe even a favorite movie or song. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 19, 2019
389: Molly Mahoney - "Quesadilla of Awesome"
Camera Confidence Coach, Facebook Live Ninja and "The Prepared Performer" Molly Mahoney is known for energizing a room, and inspiring others to step into an elevated sense of their own awesome. Pulling from her vast experience as a professional performer she helps deliver clear steps that allow business owners to step into their spotlight so they can increase their visibility and bottom line with clarity, confidence, and joy. Listen in as Molly shares with Lou why $1000 pair of pants is one of the best investments she’s ever made. Thrive LOUD Listeners … Molly Mahoney is on Thrive LOUD!! *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 18, 2019
388: Rob Actis - "LAW OF ACTION"
Rob Actis discovered the formula to getting what you want on your terms by enduring a near-death experience of his 14-year-old daughter and shortly after facing near-death himself. Through a dynamic and engaging presentation, he motivates audiences to realize they can reach their potential faster and easier when their goals become larger than their fears. With crystal clarity, fueled by creative thinking, he shares his roadmap to breaking inertia, setting a course of action and following through to smoothly implement. Regardless of your business model or industry, this simple yet powerful system can help you activate raw potential to create amazing results. Rob is the best selling author of The Law of Action, speaker, voice actor for many national TV commercials for top brands including Carmax, Black Box Wine, Bayer Aspirin and Walmart, the narrator for Hal Elrod's The Miracle Morning audiobook along with over 30 audiobooks on Audible with combined sales of over 300,000 copies. He liv…
Dec 17, 2019
387: Jen Du Plessis - "LAUNCH"
Jen Du Plessis is a highly sought after national and international speaker, best selling author, consultant, trainer, and coach. She has been named in the Top 1% and Top 200 Loan Originators in the US, is the Founder and host of the weekly Podcast Mastering Your Greatness and Author of LAUNCH! The CEO of Kinetic Spark Consulting catches up with Lou Diamond after the two of them shared the stage together at a big event in NYC. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 12, 2019
386: Nigel Eccles - FLICK
NIGEL ECCLES is the co-founder and CEO of Flick, the podcast chat platform. Prior to Flick, Nigel was CEO and cofounder of FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports operator, exiting prior to their sale to Betfair Paddy Power in 2018. Nigel has a deep interest in building online communities and helping early stage tech entrepreneurs. He shares this passion with Lou Diamond in this forward-thinking episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 11, 2019
385: Jill Valdez - "LINK"
Founder and COO of LINK Consulting, Jill Valdez is a strategic planner of people development for the small to mid-size company and an expert at bringing out the best in people. For 17 years she has an executive with non-profits, connecting people to be a part of something that made significant impact. Her passion is to help people live a life of purpose, and to help companies tap into a person’s purpose as a resource to achieve the company’s goals. She shares her story and her passions here on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 10, 2019
Adam Frisch is the CEO of BIM – Buy It Mobility Networks --the Premier Payments and Consumer Engagement Platform Its been 2 years since Adam initially appeared on Thrive LOUD – and he and the team at BIM have been incredibly busy rolling out their incredible payments platform. In this Catch Up episode - you’ll learn of the great clients BIM is working with, the cost savings their providing merchants and the powerful data they’re capturing that is validating how impactful these merchant branded debit platforms can be. So enjoy this episode as we catch up with Adam Frisch here on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 5, 2019
383: "ENERGY MASTERY"
Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All Christy Whitman is featured in a Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond Minisode. Listen in as we've plucked some of Christy's brilliance from her original conversation with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. (Christy & Lou catching up at a recent event) *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 4, 2019
382: Marc Demetriou - "GRANDFATHER LESSONS"
Marc Demetriou is one of the most trusted mortgage professionals, a keynote speaker and a radio host. Marc authored a book, released in 2018, called “Lessons from My Grandfather: Wisdom For Success in Business and Life,” in which he shares how anyone can be successful and is entitled to lead their best life, stemming from the knowledge gained from his mentor and beloved Grandfather, Charlie. Having a proven track record, Marc continues to be ranked in the top 1% of “Mortgage Originators in America” by the Scotsman Guide, Origination News and Mortgage Executive Magazine. National Recognitions include being named as one of RISMedia's 2019 Newsmakers and in 2018, 2017 and 2016 Marc was also selected as one of the top 100 mortgage banking experts in the United States by Mortgage Professional America Magazine on their “Hot 100” list. Marc shares some of his "grandfather lessons" with Lou on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOU…
Dec 3, 2019
381: JP McAvoy - The Millionaire’s Lawyer
JP McAvoy is the founder and Managing Partner of Conduct Law and practices corporate and commercial law; and is also a business consultant with CPLS, P.A. He acts for clients buying, selling, and starting up businesses. J.P. represents a diverse range of corporations in Canada, the United States, and Asia. In addition, JP is the host of a The Millionaire’s Lawyer, a 5 star rated podcast on a range of topics from business, legal and accounting perspectives. In his spare time, JP can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife, daughter and son at the cottage. JP travels frequently, and might be in your area next! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 27, 2019
380: Tanya Ezekiel - INWARD, ONWARD & UPWARD
Tanya Ezekiel is a performance-driven executive coach whose wide-ranging practice includes leadership assessments, executive development and team transformation coaching across all industries. Tanya is an experienced career strategist and a passionate innovative leader and mentor who empowers her clients to maximize their impact and influence. Tanya’s experience and a keen sense of how fundamental shifts in attitudes, behaviors and connectivity have meaningful influence on performance gives her a solid understanding of how people can work together more effectively to drive team results. Tanya started Conductive, a coaching and talent management advisory firm that helps leaders and teams communicate, interact and perform at their highest level possible. Tanya connects with Lou Diamond and shares her story on Thrive LOUD. For Thrive LOUD listeners: Conductive has created a Leadership Development Center as a destination for team and individual coaching. Conductive has just launched…
Nov 26, 2019
379: "BREAKING FREE"
Career Coach and Career Strategist Tracy Timm is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. Plucked from their original conversation - Tracy shares with Lou the real challenge people face within their careers and how stepping into courage and breaking free out of an uncomfortable situation is where she gets to flex her super powers and help those to 'break free'. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 25, 2019
378: Corey Poirier - THAT SPEAKER GUY
Corey Poirier is a sought-after Keynote Speaker. He has spoken on MoMonday’s and PMx stages, has shared the bill with everyone from John C. Maxwell to Deepak Chopra to Stephen MR Covey to General Hillier and has presented to hundreds of thousands of attendees since he began his speaking journey. Host of the top rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show, For The Love Of Speaking Show, and the founder of The Speaking Program, he has been featured in multiple television specials, and he has been featured in/on CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, and is one of the few leaders featured twice on JoHn Lee Dumas’s popular Entrepreneur on Fire show. A columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes, he has also interviewed over 4,000 of the world’s top leaders. Corey's new book "The Book of Why (and How)" is a must read and Corey has also offered the Thrive LOUD listeners a free gift. Click here to get a free digital copy of Corey's "The Book of Public Speaking". *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loud…
Nov 21, 2019
377: Kim Seltzer - "OUTSIDE IN"
Kim Seltzer has helped thousands of people find lasting love and connection, attract success and build valuable relationships using her unique “confidence makeover” process. Using an outside-in approach, Kim has changed lives by changing their style, emotional and social intelligence using her signature formula, “The Charisma Quotient,” which is also the name of her amazing podcast program. She currently is hosting The Flirt Academy workshops nationwide. Kim took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with Lou in downtown New York City to share her journey and her purpose. Enjoy two master connectors on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 20, 2019
376: "FOCUSED ATTENTION"
Author of "Deep Work" Cal Newport shares why we should care about striving for focused attention. Enjoy this out-take from their original interview where Lou learns from Cal the cost of 'attention residue' many of us face each day and that those that do the "Deep Work" Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond - www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD - www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 19, 2019
375: Kenneth Bator - B+C+S
Ken Bator has over two decades of experience in helping organizations to make money, to save money, and to thrive. Over his career as a management and marketing expert he has served as an executive of three different financial institutions throughout the country and has assisted many small to medium-sized businesses to reach new levels of effectiveness. As an independent consultant, Ken Bator has facilitated several training and strategic planning sessions for many organizations since 2001. Ken shares his "Success Formula" B+C+S with Lou Diamond. Listen and learn on this fun episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 14, 2019
374: Brian Fanzo - iSocialFanz
Brian Fanzo is a keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing Currently the founder of iSocialFanz which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands. This die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan...semi pro poker player, backwards cap donning, scooter riding, pager-wearing millennial...connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD!!! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 13, 2019
373: FINANCE IS COOL
Mrs. Dow Jones was started in 2017 by Haley Sacks. She wanted to learn about investing but was bored by the overly-serious content available. So, she took matters into her own hands and decided to make finance cool for the masses. Through memes, videos, merchandise, events & book club, Mrs. Dow Jones disrupts Wall Street by making keeping up with the Dow Joneses as fun as Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Pulled from their original interview, Haley shares this story with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 12, 2019
372: Lorianne Vaughan Speaks - SPEAK OUT!!
Lorianne Speaks is an expert in the area of Speaker/Author support. She amplifies the visibility of Authors/Speakers/Messengers while they do what they love - SPEAK! Lorianne has helped spearhead multiple best-selling book campaigns - editing, proofing, through to launch and social media marketing to help authors create buzz and momentum throughout the social media platforms and increasing their message World-Wide. Lorianne and her team have made it their mission to empower speakers to deliver their message by handling the rest of the details! Prior to starting her own Virtual Assistance company, Lorianne had over 15 years of professional experience supporting Top 100 Thought Leaders as they built their businesses. Lorianne is a bestselling author of Voices of the 21st Century as well as making the final edits to her upcoming book on starting a company at 60 which details the good, the bad, and the ugly of building your own company! Enjoy this fun conversation between Lorianne and L…
Nov 7, 2019
371: Thom Singer - UNLOCK POTENTIAL
Thom Singer is a man obsessed with helping people take the leap across the gap that exists between potential and results. He is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast and has interviewed hundreds of business leaders about success. He has had an eclectic career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Law Firms, and small companies. He has written 12 books and a long time ago he was a five day returning champion on the $25,000 Pyramid game show. Thom is a guy that might need to pack an extra set of clothes for his next speaking gig…Enjoy this fun episode featuring Thom Singer on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 6, 2019
370: "SERVING AT FULL POWER"
Sue Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. Her glamour, fashion and portrait style transcend past stereotypes and has changed the face of portrait photography. Plucked from their original interview - this minisode focuses on how Sue helps to educated other solo-preneurs and artists on how to grow their business and how she made the decision to shift her business to education. Always giving and serving others at full power. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 5, 2019
369: Greg Alcorn - SAY THIS, NOT THAT
America’s communication coach, Greg Alcorn, CEO of Global Contact Services (GCS) of Salisbury, NC, is the author of 7 Dumb Things We All Say and speaks to thousands of people each year on improving verbal communication at work. His company has 1,000 employees and averages 30,000 customer service conversations every day. GCS, which Alcorn founded in 2001, serves retail, insurance, financial and government clients. Greg is active in the community serving on boards such as, United Church Homes and Services, North Carolina State Board of Education, Families First, the Novant Rowan Foundation and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. He is also active with First Tee of Salisbury, Boy Scouts and the First United Church of Christ. Finally, he is sole member of the Alcorn World Class dishwashing and clean up club. He is also the creator of "Say This, Not That" Soft Skills program. Greg connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD and shares some of the dumb things we all say and the w…
Oct 31, 2019
368: Rachel Augusta - Women, Witches, Whiskey, and Whiskers
Rachel Augusta is a holistic animal practitioner who has the highest levels of certification and is an expert in her field. Rachel works with animals all over the world who are sick, injured, diseased, suffering from old age, or trauma. She's an animal rights activist, vegan, environmentalist, defender of the innocent, and avenger of the wronged. She has been featured by the New York Times, CNN, BBC and was on the cover of People Magazine. She's a speaker, thought-leader and has an energy, hilarity and awesomeness that makes her the most fun person to hang out with at any time and at any moment... Rachel took some time out and rescheduled her Korean massage spa treatment to connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD to spread her message about the importance of preventative healthcare. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 30, 2019
367: Jonathan Heit - Allison+Partners
Jonathan Heit is the co-founder and partner at Allison+Partners, as well as a trusted adviser to some of today’s best-known technology brands. Allison+Partners is global communications agency with 30 offices and more than 450 employees worldwide. In his role as global president he focuses on the growth and operations of the agency’s two largest regions, Asia and the U.S. Jonathan also serves as global chair of the Technology practice, spearheading work in both the consumer and B2B categories. Coming to us across from across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo, Japan - Jonathan Heit catches up with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 29, 2019
366: "THE 3-MINUTE RULE"
Brant Pinvidic is an award-winning film director, veteran television producer, C-level sales and presentations coach, keynote speaker, top-rated podcast host, and a columnist for Forbes. He has been named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 30 Most Powerful Reality TV Sellers and is widely recognized as one of the great creative sales leaders in Hollywood. Brant has taken the life, business, and storytelling lessons he’s developed during his Hollywood career and used them to uniquely bridge the entertainment industry and the business community. His new book - The 3-Minute Rule comes out today (10/29/19) and Brant shares with Lou how to say less to get more from any pitch or presentation. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 24, 2019
365: Debra Kasowski - Step into Your Potential
Debra Kasowski has the heart of teacher and loves to develop people's potential through personal and professional development. She believes that personal and professional development are not separate entities. She is a three-time international bestselling author, speaker and Certified Executive Coach and business strategist. She is the charismatic host of the thought-provoking podcast The Millionaire Woman Show. Debra is committed to enriching the leadership potential of her countless clients, guiding them to go within to capitalize on their true personal power, so they can achieve the measurable success they desire in business, and in life. You are in for a fortunate stroke of serendipity in listening to world-class training and consulting rockstar Debra Kasowski as she connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 23, 2019
364: Leveraging LinkedIn
He's baaaack!!! Founder and CEO of Ajax Union Joe Apfelbaum catches up with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. Joe is super pumped on educating thought leaders, speakers, entrepreneurs and CEOs on how they can maximize LinkedIn to get real results. He continues on his mission for 2019 to take 1000 selfies with CEOs and he's well on his way. Enjoy this fun "catch up" episode with Joe "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" Apfelbaum. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 22, 2019
363: Marc Tyler Nobleman - BATMAN & BILL
Marc Tyler Nobleman is an author, speaker and REAL LIFE INFLUENCER! He has written over 70 books geared for readers of all ages. He is the author of "Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman" (which changed history inspiring both the Hulu documentary "Batman & Bill" and a very popular TED talk). He blogs about adventures in publishing at Noblemania. Like his superheroes, Marc seeks justice and follows his passion each and every day. Learn how he helped undo a wrong and change history on this fun episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 17, 2019
362: Chris Westfall - Leadership Language
Chris Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he's helped clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and Shark Tank - Australia He’s an amazing and inspiring speaker and although he’s from Houston, Texas he knows the best coffee places in the East Village of New York City….go figure! What happens when you put two guys with high-energy, passion and a love for Fitz and the Tantrums??? Listen in on this fun Thrive LOUD episode as Chris and Lou Diamond connect. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 16, 2019
361: 'Connecting Through Art'
Motivated, connected and experienced art sales consultant Jody Britt The head of Britt Fine Art Consulting is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode and shares with Lou Diamond how she's made a successful career in building relationships. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 15, 2019
360: Hannah Patten: UPCYCLE
Hannah Patten (along with Christina Firestone) is a co-founder of Hülya Swim which stands for a new, innovative and eco-friendly swimwear. Hülya uses a high tech recycled fabric made out of recycled ghost nets and other ocean debris. Hannah and her team have produced a high-quality swim product in an eco-friendly manner. The dream is a cleaner ocean, which derived directly from the name - Hülya meaning Daydream. The company was developed The Explorer, The Lover, The Sophisticated, The Confident, And The Bold. They Prefer Salt Water, Sand, And Adventures. Hannah and Christina believe that there is still time to make a difference, but we have to act now to make a difference. They believe in a cleaner and more stable ocean. Hannah connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD and shares how Hülya is cleaning the ocean one bikini at a time. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 10, 2019
359: Kathryn Boor - Rethinking the Way We Learn
Kathryn Boor is the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. Since 2010 She has been responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the college, with over 360 faculty, 3,700 undergraduate students and 1000 graduate students. Under her leadership Cornell CALS is consistently recognized as one of the top global universities in agricultural - Plant and food sciences. She is highly decorated with awards and honors within her field however, it’s her warm smile and caring personality to help everyone around her -- that shines brightest … which is why she is featured on Thrive LOUD in this episode. Kathryn Boor connects with Lou Diamond and shares her mission to rethink about the the way we learn and find ways to save the planet.
Oct 9, 2019
358: The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use
Joel Salomon is committed to helping over 100,000 people become financially free. Most recently, Joel shifted his focus to assisting individuals as a Prosperity Coach where he works closely with his clients to help identify and overcome the roadblocks standing in their way of personal financial freedom. Since his last appearance on Thrive LOUD, Joel has come out with a new book: The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use - provides some great tips for everyone. Listen in to Joel and Lou "Catch Up" on Thrive LOUD. ** Joel is offering Thrive LOUD fans a special offer. Text "Ninemoneyrules" to 66866 and receive a special white paper written by Joel about the 5 mis-steps new millionaires make! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 8, 2019
357: Nir Eyal - INDISTRACTABLE
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Kahoot!, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify). Listen in as Nir teaches Lou how t…
Oct 3, 2019
356: Andy Etches - REZZIL
Andy Etches is the sports director and co-founder of Rezzil - a market leading Virtual Reality training & cognitive development tool for elite soccer. Rezzil is already installed at world leading soccer clubs across the globe. Andy Etches connects with Lou Diamond and talk all about this amazing new platform which is changing the landscape of soccer development, rehabilitation and the way we train our brains. Watch this video to get a quick glimpse of what Rezzil is all about: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf48qhma3FE[/embedyt] *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 2, 2019
355: "What Can Make It Better?"
Christine Cashen is one of the most sought after speakers worldwide. This hilarious, engaging, motivational and fun individual talks with Lou Diamond about how she gets back on the thriving track. She also reminds us how important it is to always be positive and find ways to "make it better". Pulled from their original interview in 2018 - enjoy this Thrive LOUD Minisode featuring Christine Cashen! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 1, 2019
354: Dr. Jeffrey Magee - Your Trajectory Code
Dr. Jeffrey Magee CBE, CSP, CMC, PDM been called one of today’s leading “Leadership & Marketing Strategists.” He works with CSuite, Business Owners & Leaders, Military Generals, Entrepreneurial Unicorns, CEO2CEO Peer Groups & YPO leaders across the globe. He is the author of more than 20 books, translated into 21-languages, three college graduate management text books, and among them four best sellers. Thrive LOUD listeners are certain to enjoy the Thought Leaders Leader... Dr. Jeffrey Magee!! Check out a copy of his latest book - YOUR TRAJECTORY CODE *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 26, 2019
353: Domenic Rinaldi - "M&A Unplugged"
Domenic Rinaldi is the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. He is also a speaker, author and host of the M&A Unplugged Podcast. This brilliant gentleman specializes in helping the owners of privately held companies scale, acquire and sell businesses. He has been personally involved in over 300 business transactions across a broad range of industries He is passionate about mergers and acquisitions and thrives on helping his clients maximize the value of their transactions. Enjoy this fun conversation between Domenic and Lou Diamond on Thrive _LOUD._ *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 25, 2019
352: "THE ICON POSSE"
A SPECIAL THRIVE LOUD EDITION OF DEVI ADEA'S "PODCAST ON PURPOSE" RECORDED LIVE ON LOCATION IN SAN DIEGO, CA ON SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2019 at THE NEW MEDIA SUMMIT SEVERAL ICONS OF INFLUENCE PODCASTERS GOT TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE AMAZING SUMMIT THEY WERE ALL ATTENDING, WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN PODCASTING AND WHAT THEY ALL LOVE ABOUT IT. THIS "ICON POSSE" IS COMPRISED OF Host, Devi Adea // Melanie Benson // Kim Seltzer // Debbi Dachinger // Debra Kasowski // Michael Neeley // Dr. Morgan Oaks // Lou Diamond with a special appearance by Holley Mignosi GET READY TO LAUGH, LOVE AND LEARN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CRAM A WHOLE SLEW OF AMAZING PODCASTERS IN ONE ROOM... *** CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE NEXT NEW MEDIA SUMMIT **
Sep 24, 2019
351: STORIES THAT STICK
Speaker, Author & Chief Storyteller of The Stellar Collective - Kindra Hall talks about the stories that matter most...to her kids! Listen to this fun minisode pulled from the original interview back in June 2019 as Kindra and Lou connect from Kindra's "High Tech Recording Studio" ;-) This episode launched on the STORIES THAT STICK official launch date. If you haven't already, CLICK HERE AND GET YOURSELF A COPY TODAY!! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 19, 2019
350: Kate O'Neill - TECH HUMANIST
Kate O’Neill is known as “the Tech Humanist.” She is helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future by teaching business how to make technology that’s better for humans. Kate has led innovations across technology, marketing, and operations for more than 20 years in companies from startups to Fortune 500s. Among her prior achievements, she created the first content management role at Netflix; developed Toshiba America’s first intranet; led cutting-edge online optimization work at Magazines.com; was founder & CEO of [meta]marketer, a first-of-its-kind analytics and digital strategy agency; and held leadership and advisory positions in a variety of digital content and technology startups. She’s written 4 books - and is now the founder and CEO of KO Insights. Kate connects with Lou Diamond in this educational, focused, fun and insightful conversation on Thrive LOUD that shows her strength as a speaker and 'rap goddess-like' passion for getting the words, tec…
Sep 18, 2019
349: HACKING INNOVATION
Pulled from a classic episode in 2018, Josh Linkner shares with Lou Diamond one of the more interesting travel adventures Josh faced over the past few years. Listen into this fun minisode as Josh shares some of the most innovative travel hacks you'll ever hear. It's not surprising that Josh runs a 3 Ring Circus and claims his favorite movie is War Games. Enjoy!!
Sep 17, 2019
348: Thomas Smale - FOUNDERS EXIT
Thomas Smale is the Founder of FE International. He is a serial business entrepreneur and expert. In the early 2000s, he began building and selling small online companies. This turned into a full-time career when he founded FE International in 2010, growing the business with zero funds from ground up and consistently doubling annual revenue, as well as the average deal size. Thomas specializes in advising in the M&A of SaaS, e-commerce, affiliate and content businesses. He has consulted hundreds of internet entrepreneurs on exit strategy, growth and business development. Thomas shares his story, his business, how he connects to founders as they look for their exit with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 12, 2019
347: Chris West - Video Narrative
Chris West helps tell the stories of world changers. His company Video Narrative is the ELITE video branding company that specializes in identifying and unleashing the super powers of super story tellers and thought leaders across the globe. Chris shares his journey on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond and how he found his own purpose on this planet -- that he is helping to change! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 11, 2019
346: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
Lisa Betts-LaCroix - speaker, actor, dancer and host of the Super Power U Podcast, is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. Pulled from their original interview, Lisa shares a great story on how she started competitive dancing much later in life and that it's never too late to find your passion. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 10, 2019
345: Cathy Karabetsos - GO BIG OR GO BROKE!
Cathy Karabetsos is the CEO of QCSS, Inc. She is also a podcaster, entrepreneur and a mother of 7 children! Cathy along with her business partner Karin Hall, founded QCSS (Quality Customer Service & Sales) in 1991. Since then Cathy has become a well respected leader among family, friends, employees, and the business community. Cathy prides herself on being a Christian leader. She partakes in Christian leadership groups and more importantly practices what she believes. God is very important to her along with her family. She spends most of her time with her husband Tom & their 7 children. She has spoken at many leadership events and is always networking with others. Cathy is best known for her big heart- she is full of compassion and always is thinking of the needs of others. This is a trait she instills in all who are employed at QCSS. She shares her whole story with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud…
Sep 5, 2019
344: David Frangioni - MODERN DRUMMER
David Frangioni is an award-winning veteran of the music industry, with expertise ranging from being a drummer (since the age of 2) and producer, to an artist development and label founder, an audio consultant, producer, technologist, integrator, author and recording engineer. He has gone on to work with Aerosmith, the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Pat Metheny, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chick Corea, to name a few. He has authored three books as part of Frangioni Media including Icon and Crash, and continues leading the industry with his companies Audio One , All Access IDA and his non-profit Frangioni Foundation. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 4, 2019
343: "BIG BRILLIANT IDEAS"
In this out-take pulled from their original interview, strategist, speaker and idea whisperer Tamsen Webster shares with Lou Diamond how SHE gets herself back on the Thriving track. ** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 3, 2019
342: Brando Rich - #EMBRACETHEFACE
As avid music fans and too much pain and friction in the secondary ticket market, Brando Rich and his brother became quite upset with the secondary ticket market created CashorTrade.org, the world's only social network where real fans buy, sell, and trade tickets for face value and avoid scalpers. Now with nearly 200,000 members on the app and 3,000 new fans signing up each month, CashorTrade has become a vast alternative in the industry. Brando shares his story with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD and how a community that likes to #embracetheface is changing an entire industry. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 29, 2019
341: Trent Shelton - The Greatest YOU
Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver (having been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins) that is now considered one of the most impactful speakers of this generation. He reaches over 60 million people weekly through his various social media outlets and non-profit RehabTime organization. A global speaker, he travels the world sharing his message of creating lasting change in life. His newest book - The Greatest YOU is available for pre-order today. Lou tries to cover like a swarming cornerback; however Trent just blows right past him and takes it to the end zone in this fun episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 28, 2019
Nathalie Molina Niño is an investor, author, serial entrepreneur and a tech globalization veteran focused on high-growth businesses that benefit women and the planet. She also is a Thrive LOUD alum and is always on the go. Plucked from that original interview with Lou Diamond, this LEAPFROG hacker shares a little bit on her perspective and how she keeps herself on the Thriving track. Enjoy this Thrive LOUD Minisode and stay tuned for some exciting upcoming news on the horizon of the world of NMN. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 27, 2019
339: "BKYH8" !!!
Bucky Haighte, aka “The Buckster,” is that part of you that gets up every day and kills it in life and in business. For some of you, that part is dead or dying. Others haven’t found it yet. That’s why he’s here: to bring his unique brand of MotiH8tion and InspirH8tion to the masses, so everyone can go be the rockstar they want to be. BKYH8 is also just a guy who grew up in the Deep South, put himself through college shooting three-pointers, and supports his family by kicking ass every day. He tells it like it is regardless of the consequences, and considers himself “the baddest MF’er on the planet.” He is the walking middle finger of brutal truth! And the host of 8 MINUTES OF MOTIVATIONAL H8 Enjoy this HAIGHTFUL episode as Bucky connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 26, 2019
Thrive LOUD is always about moving onward and upward. In this quick update from host Lou Diamond, Lou provides some updates to the content the program and the platform will continue to provide its listeners. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 8, 2019
337: "FLIP THE SCRIPT"
Thrive LOUD fan favorite Oren Klaff is back again catching up with Lou Diamond as the two chat about Oren's new message / direction and book. To get attention, create trust, and close the deal, you need to flip the script. Oren is his usual Thrive LOUDEST self in this fun episode.
Aug 7, 2019
336: 'Attention Pays B.D.A."
Amazing speaker, facilitator, consultant and Australian - Neen James is featured in this Thrive LOUD Minisode. Plucked from their original interview in 2018 -- Neen shares how "paying attention" has become her focus and the importance of proper facilitation before, during and after (B.D.A.) the meeting. Enjoy this fun out-take and rejoice in Neen's amazing laugh. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 6, 2019
335: Jude Charles - Discover Your Story
Jude Charles is a story-driven filmmaker, brand strategist & speaker. He has been producing exponential returns for purpose-driven entrepreneurs through documentaries & videos. He digs deep to find the compelling story that no one else knows & then leverages it for higher impact. He lives and breathes YOUR brand and then helps tell the story of your business.’ Enjoy this engaging episode as Jude connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 1, 2019
334: "Nothing But Tech" Thrives LOUD
Jacklyn Dallas is back on Thrive LOUD. Jacklyn is a technology YouTuber. She started her channel at 13 years old with the objective of helping people through tutorial videos. Although four years have gone by, her objective is still to help people by both entertaining her viewers and informing them about the latest tech. Her videos can range from an in-studio product review, to travel vlogs around the world, covering smart phone launches, camera tips and anything else exciting in tech! A great deal has happened to Jacklyn since her original interview on Thrive LOUD. Her channel “NothingButTech” now has over 111,000 subscribers, and 5,470,000 views! Listen in and learn how this amazing YouTuber continues to Thrive LOUD!!! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 31, 2019
333: Jeff Hunter - Branded Media
Jeff Hunter is the Chief Growth Officer of Branded Media where he creates solid, recognizable, legacy driven personal brands for legitimate companies and influencers. Branded Media is on its way to being the #1 branding agency in the world. Jeff and the Branded Media team build personal brands for CEO’s and founders of companies who are ready to leverage their business accomplishments to become a true influencer. More than 1000 companies have already trusted and paid Jeff to leave an impression and help them become iconic. Companies like Domo.com, Outreach, Call fire, Mixpanel, Telestream and many others. Some of the top Marketing agencies in the world trust Branded Media to provide their services for their clients on their behalf as a way to quickly scale their agency without adding overhead or new team members. Listen as Jeff (a.k.a. the King of Branding and Outsourcing) talks shop with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. ** Make sure to check out Jeff's 17 MINUTE MARKETING STRATEGY…
Jul 30, 2019
332: Stanley Padgett - Saving One Million Marriages
At eighteen years old, Stanley Padgett married his seventeen-year-old high school sweetheart. In what easily could have been another divorce statistic. Another couple who naively wed too young and couldn't make it work. But that's not who Stanley is. And that's not how he works. Today we have a man that has found himself with a burning desire to share the secrets to his thriving marriage to protect families and help them find the love, joy, passion and connection he and his wife Linda have enjoyed for more than forty-two years. His book, “UnVeiled: Secrets of a Marriage that Lasts Forever” and his course “The Diamond Relationship Formula” are the result of that lifetime of work. Stanley is on a mission to save 1 million marriages over the next 5 years! Enjoy this episode with Stanley Padgett on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. ** Stanley Padgett has two upcoming events called "Relationship Sherapy" with Dr. Sherrie Campbell. The next dates are October 4 & 5 (2019) in Tampa…
Jul 25, 2019
331: Zack Friedman - Lemonade Life
*** Zack Friedman, CEO of Make Lemonade, will release his debut book “The Lemonade Life: How To Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything” on August 6, 2019 via HarperCollins Leadership (available for preorder now). Friedman’s debut title features inspirational and practical stories, including the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire; the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino’s Pizza; the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning; the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books; and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than an hour. In his unique and creative fashion, Friedman weaves in real-life illustrations and lessons throughout, from icons such as Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, Sylvester Stallone, Tyler Perry, and many others. A roadmap to success, “The Lemonade Life” offers eye-opening advice including: Why you s…
Jul 24, 2019
330: 'Do Less...Better'
This minisode is a chance for us to go back to a great conversation we had last summer with Lisa Carpenter. Lisa shares that one of her goals is to focus on doing less a little bit better than she has. She reminds us all the importance of appreciation and to live in the moment and work on being 'Human Beings' vs. 'Human Doings'. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 23, 2019
329: Ryan Silbert - Origin Story
Ryan Silbert is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, producer, and founder of Origin Story Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment company with a global focus on storytelling. Silbert’s new project is Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, an original, first-of-its kind audio storytelling event produced by Amazon’s Audible Studios and starring GROWN ISH’s Yara Shahidi. Created by Silbert, Luke Lieberman, and Stan Lee in the late cultural icon’s final collaboration, A Trick of Light debuted on June 27th as an audiobook original and will later be published as a full-length novel in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 17th. With work recognized by the Academy Awards®, the Canadian Academy of Film & Television, Sundance, MoMa, IFP, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlinale, Silbert’s expansive repertoire includes such films as the Academy Award® winning GOD OF LOVE and Spike Lee’s THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE. As the founder of Origin St…
Jul 18, 2019
328: Caroline Maguire - "Why Will No One Play With Me?"
Caroline Maguire is a passionate personal coach, author, teacher, and speaker whose work has inspired important conversations about social skills at elementary and middle schools and in homes all across the county, she believes all children can shine. Her work is critical to parents everywhere who support children with executive function challenges struggling to show their best selves. Her new book Why Will No One Play With Me? is the PLAY BETTER PLAN TO HELP KIDS OF ALL AGES MAKE FRIENDS AND THRIVE. Enjoy this great conversation with Caroline Maguire on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 17, 2019
327: "HEART Method®"
Stefani Reinold is a psychiatrist and branding expert who dropped the pill poppin’ path of mainstream mental health care in order to make real change in real women’s lives by teaching them how to find their hearts and embrace their real selves so they can create the life and business of their dreams. Pulled from their original interview, Stefani shares with Lou her HEART Method®. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 16, 2019
326: Jonathan Sackett - Marketing Cannabis
Jonathan Sackett is the Madness to the Method. He is the President and CCO of allscope - a full service advertising agency headquartered in NYC. And he's part of the team at allscope that is pioneering initiatives in the Cannabis industry! Jonathan is no stranger to Thrive LOUD as he appeared on the Thrive LOUD episode that featured Jamal Mashburn. Listen in as Jonathan and Lou Diamond chat about the challenges and possibilities around marketing "the plant" and one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. ** #agency #President #CEO #ChiefDigitalOfficer #Advertising #Marketing #Chief #Cannabis #CBD #Digital #cpg #b2b #b2c ** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 11, 2019
325: Alexa Curtis - Life Unfiltered
Alexa Curtis inspires teens around the globe to be fearless. She started this journey at the age of 12 and has been living a life unfiltered for almost a decade. Her incredibly popular Life Unfiltered blog, podcast, Radio Disney show Fearless Everyday and brand are everywhere and she is one incredibly fun person. Hear all about her story, her passion, her "Be Fearless" summit and her desire to live a life unfiltered as she connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. Shout outs from Alexa on this program: Michelle Obama, Jen Gotch, ban.do, Sara Blakely, Shark Tank, Bobby Hobert - Purpose in the Youth Podcast, Guy Raz, Michelle Grant (Lively brand). *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 10, 2019
324: Jonathan Soares - Agency Labs
Jonathan Soares is a man that has built a business no one thought was possible in the agency world. He is solving one of the biggest problems digital and creative agencies face - limited access to high caliber engineers. As Founder and CEO of Agency Labs, Jonathan and his team of full-stack engineers and technical project managers serve as the technical team for some of the world’s most innovative organizations. The father-of-two also takes his Scotch neat, collects old stocks and bonds, and invests in cryptocurrency. Thrive LOUD listeners will get a chance to learn about Jonathan Soares. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 9, 2019
323: Joseph Bilotta - EduKick
Joseph Bilotta is a program manager, teacher, counselor, coach, academy director who has over 35 years of professional experience working with young people in education and/or soccer related programs. He is the founder & President of EduKick. A tri-lingual ex-professional American Soccer player that has played at the soccer powerhouse St. Mary's College, in Spain and several seasons in the American Professional Soccer league (APSL). A true coach that is helping the next generation to Thrive in the game he loves. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 3, 2019
322: Darnell Epps - "Second Chances"
Sometimes those that Thrive LOUD inspire others from their journey on the long road back. From the Brooklyn housing projects, to private Catholic School, to a near 17-year incarceration at Five Points Correctional Facility, to Cornell University, Darnell Epps '19 is not your typical Cornell Senior. Hear Darnell's fascinating and inspirational story about taking the wrong path in life, lessons learned, and coming out the other side. “One thing that struck me deep was seeing the pain… When I walked in the courtroom and I would see a packed courtroom and I would see families on both sides, feeling pain. I would see the tears in my mother’s eyes, the embarrassment that I caused her, the shame that I brought. She was a New York City Police Officer, but yet had to explain to her colleagues that her two sons were incarcerated for murder. And she was at trial every day. She stuck by me. She came up on the visit practically every month to see Darrell and I. It was that. It was witnessi…
Jun 29, 2019
321: "Every Day, Every Week, Every Month"
Wrapping up “FinTech” week we go back to one of our early guests Adam Frisch CEO of BIM Networks. In this minisode, Adam shares what the BIM payment platform is all about. Since the initial recording, BIM is up and running with some of the world’s largest brands where "every day, every week and every month" transactions are most prevalent. BIM is being used at Shell and Phillips 66 gas stations all across the nation when you pay with their debit platform at the pump through your smartphone. They are providing amazing loyalty benefits to consumers and are saving merchants on their transaction costs. You can check out BIM Networks at bimnetworks.com and click here to listen to the full, original interview. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 28, 2019
320: Thomas Sponholtz - Unison
Thomas Sponholtz is the founder of Unison (the smarter, better way to own homes) and leads the company’s overall strategic direction. He has more than twenty years of experience building large-scale consumer finance and investment management businesses. Thomas has been on the Board of Outward Bound, he is an avid sailboat racer and kite surfer, and he launched the world’s first junior kite board race team. As we continue "FinTech" week - listeners will enjoy Thomas Sponholtz connecting with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 27, 2019
319: Johnny Reinsch - Qwil
Johnny Reinsch is the co-founder & CEO of Qwil. Previously, he was the SVP of Strategy at Xapo, the world’s secure bitcoin wallet and vault where he helped evangelize bitcoin in developing economies as an alternative to broken banking and financial systems. He is a recovering M&A lawyer, having done over $10B in M&A deals before leaving big law to tackle financial inclusion. He’s a UCLA Bruin, avid skier, yogi and runs a company that Mission is to empower freelancers with the financial services they need to thrive. Enjoy Johnny's conversation with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD's "FinTech Week". *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 26, 2019
318: "Catching Up with The Godfather"
In the midst of Thrive LOUD's "FinTech" week it made perfect sense to catch up and reconnect with "The Godfather of FinTech" himself Ron Suber. Enjoy this "Catch Up" minisode where we also tacked on Ron's focus on "ReWirement" vs. "ReTirement". *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 25, 2019
317: 'Blockchain Crypto Building Blocks'
Media personality Amanda B. Johnson has been providing cryptocurrency research and commentary since 2014. She is obsessed with monetary theory. Her educational and opinion pieces have appeared in leading industry publications including Bitcoin Magazine, Finance Magnates and Bitcoin.com. For FinTech Week, we go back to the original Thrive LOUD episode where Amanda answers everything you’ve ever needed to know about Cryptocurrency, Tokens, Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology and, her favorite platform, DASH. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 24, 2019
316: "BondCliQ'in on all Cylinders"
Chris White is the founder and CEO of ViableMkts & BondCliQ. His 20 year career in finance has been almost exclusively dedicated to fixed income market evolution and has included roles at MarketAxess, Barclays Capital, and most recently, Goldman Sachs. To kick off "FinTech" Week on Thrive LOUD - listen in to Chris White as he shares with Lou Diamond how BondCliQ is providing access the investment community has been looking for within the Corporate Bond market. *** In addition -- check out the "Crypto Evolved" conference ViableMKTS is hosting in NYC - June 25th @ Convene 730 Third Avenue where Chris will be speaking. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 20, 2019
315: Julien & Suelyn Farel - Passion & Perseverance
Julien and Suelyn Farel are a truly dynamic duo. Julien is a world-renowned hair stylist and Suelyn is a master marketer. Together they have managed to run a machine of a business...remain solid life partners and parents They have created a hair care line (Restore and Magnifique) which aims to rejuvenate the hair via the scalp, which is wildly successful on QVC. The Julien Farel is the go-to salon for many A-listers and they are always involved in NYC Fashion Week and events. Styling some of the most powerful people across the globe, Julien Farel is a master of the art and science of hair. Julien’s touch has reached the hair of Kate Moss, Ines de La Fressange, Salma Hayek and Richard Gere. With a passion for architecture, wellness, and aesthetics, his profound concentration and attention to detail captures the subtle nuances of one’s energy in order to create a signature, indefinable look that could only be described as Julien Farel. Please enjoy this fun episode as Julien an…
Jun 19, 2019
314: "White Guy Whisperer"
Speaker, Educator, and would be vegan… if it weren’t for peanut butter chocolate milkshakes… Jess Pettitt is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. Plucked from their conversation back in 2018, Jess shares with Lou Diamond how she became the most unlikely, but perfect, vehicle to help the average "white guy" with the issues they confront. Enjoy !! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 18, 2019
313: Scott Amyx - "Amyx of Innovation"
Scott Amyx is an expert in innovation that integrates exponential technologies and out-of-the-box thinking and methodologies to create breakthrough new innovations for organizations. In his most recent Forbes column, he discussed the use of crowdsourcing and AI with research-based analogical innovation that can systematically and consistently generate profoundly new-to-the-world innovations that have 10x growth potential. His impactful keynote speeches are practical and applicable on the most pressing business challenges of today. Scott is the author of Strive: How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success, which has been endorsed by Tony Robbins, Forbes, Singularity University, Tribeca Film Festival, and other global influencers. Listen in as Scott and Lou connect on Thrive LOUD *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 13, 2019
312: $5 Million – The Science of Success, with John Mitchell
John Mitchell’s 12 minute a day Think It Be It technique is recognized today as the “Top Practical Application in the World” of the legendary book Think and Grow Rich. When he applied his technique to his own life, he saw his income go to over $5 million a year. Previously, for 20 years as an entrepreneur, he earned low six figures a year. The 20 times difference happen because his daily technique significantly increased his control over himself, by probably double. It also made him laser focused every day on only the 2-3 things that move the needle in his business. Also allowed him to rapidly evolve his “Strategy for Success”. He was simply operating every day at a higher level than he ever had before, and it showed up in his income. The science behind his technique was profiled in a Time Magazine cover story. Check out John MItchell's Think It Be It free offering as a gift to Thrive LOUD listeners. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD:…
Jun 12, 2019
In this Thrive LOUD Minisode - we go back two years to Lou's conversation with Mark Bomback. The "unstoppable" screenwriter shares his advice to any future screenplay writers out there that there's no secret sauce or magic wand for being successful. Mark reminds us that there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work. Be on the lookout for Mark's new movie "The Art of Racing in the Rain" which comes out August 9, 2019. ** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 11, 2019
310: Alice Heiman - TradeShow Makeover
Alice Heiman is the ideal sales strategist. She delivers results by working with a company’s senior executives using her unique combination of experience in sales, sales management, process implementation and facilitation. She has provided her expertise to start-ups and small businesses up to Fortune 100 companies the world over. Getting connected is her passion and she has created many products to help company leaders and salespeople become experts at making the connections needed to build relationships that can lead to sales. She’s been named Saleswoman of the Year, received the Community Spirit Award from her Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Her new business "TradeShow Makeover" is helping companies stop leaving money on the trade show floor. Listen to Alice as she connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 6, 2019
309: Kindra Hall - Stories That Stick
Kindra Hall is a professional storyteller. She is the President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective -- a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today's business challenges. From some of the largest companies on the planet from tech to financial services, from sales, to marketing, to top level leaders -- Kindra teaches each of them to harness and leverage the power of their stories She is a contributing editor to SUCCESS Magazine, was guest faculty at the Harvard Medical school and her new book, Stories that Stick, will be released by Harper Collins Leadership in September 2019. And while she’ll never win the bake sale at her kids’ school, she is always a welcomed guest reader in their classrooms. Author, communication expert , professional storyteller, and someone that captures the nervous butterflies before AND the SENSE of exhilaration after she speaks on stage better than anyone -- Kindra Hall is on Thrive LOUD Click on the i…
Jun 5, 2019
308: Connecting Small Business Owners
It's a Thrive LOUD "Catch Up" Minisode - where Lou Diamond gets to sit down and chat with former Thrive LOUD guest Peter Kozodoy. Peter shares how he's helping small business owners by his (1) Authority Selling Program for owners of (usually) service businesses and (2) Forum - Peter's amazing group coaching program for small business owners. Listen in and catch up with the "Honest Guy" on Thrive LOUD. ** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jun 4, 2019
307: Laura Sicola - Vocal Impact
Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, and author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice. She has coached executives along with politicians, and business owners on how to confidently and authentically present themselves as true leaders whether on stage, on camera or just on the phone in order to get the results they want and make a positive, lasting impact. She is the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, her training and coaching programs turn leaders into master influencers by helping them command the room, connect with any audience, and close the deal. Her TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has over 5.6 million views, and she has been featured on the Fox Business Network, Forbes.com and Fast Company. Dr. Laura Sicola is on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 31, 2019
306: Adam Carswell - "Untitled"
Adam Carswell is a director at Concordia Realty Corporation and Business Development Manager at Asym Capital, two privately-held commercial real estate firms. He is also a podcast host of Dream Chaser and an avid vlogger with his vlog “Untitled” A fun, real, deep and entertaining chat on Thrive LOUD as Adam connects with Lou from the first city the sun rises on in North America: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. *** Connect to Lou Diamond - www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD - www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
May 30, 2019
305: Thriving Women of Podcasting
In a special podcasting panel episode of Thrive LOUD, Lou Diamond brings forth amazing women in podcasting. Listen in to a fun panel discussion as Lou is joined by: Heather Hansen - host of the Elegant Warrior Podcast Karen Briscoe - host of the 5 Minute Success Podcast JJ Flizanes - host of a network of podcast programs Nancy Giere - co-host of the Laugh at First Swipe Podcast Anjuli Fink and Cristina Brown from the team at Thrive LOUD Where they discuss the state of podcasting today; what their show has meant to their lives and their businesses; what they'd like to see/hear more of in podcasting in the future; and what's next for their programs. ** Unable to attend the panel yet mentioned within this episode are Christina Martini (host of the Paradigm Shift Podcast) and Emerald Greenforest (host of the Men on Purpose Podcast) *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 29, 2019
304: Samantha DiGennaro - dgc
Samantha DiGennaro is a trusted confidante to some of media and marketing’s most successful executives. Her top-to-top strategic counsel and crisis management expertise are considered invaluable. Since the founding of her company DGC in 2006, her energy, creativity and vision have driven the PR agency's culture and have set the tone for deep and long standing client, press, industry and influencer relationships. An avid adventure traveler, theater lover, art enthusiast, and softball player, she loves mentoring underprivileged children and young executives in her spare time. Sam has appreciated the power of story-telling from a very young age and has shown her entrepreneurial spirit having started a paper route and interrupting football games on the street since she was 10 years old. Enjoy listening to Sam DiGennaro on Thrive LOUD. ** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
May 23, 2019
303: 'Permission Based Selling'
We went back to June 2018 and pulled a great lesson from Ryan Foland in one of the more fun podcast interviews on Thrive LOUD, Ryan shares with us a very powerful (and arguably painful) analogy as it relates to permission based selling and sharing with people the problem you solve versus what you do. ** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 22, 2019
302: Marissa Orr - Lean Out
Marissa Orr spent 15 years working at today’s top tech giants, Google and Facebook. She has conducted talks for thousands of people in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, at companies and universities such as Google, Twitter, Pace University, New School, American Express, and more. Originally from Miami, Orr received her Masters degree in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida. Her upcoming book, Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power, & the Workplace is due to be released by Harper Collins in June of 2019. Listen in as Marissa connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. Pre-order Lean Out at Amazon or at www.LeanOutTheBook.com *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 21, 2019
301: Gerald Leonard - Workplace Jazz
Gerald Leonard is a speaker, consultant, and professional bass player who offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation and peak performance are part of his world. He leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed to succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He is a member of the National Speaker Association, the author of "Culture is the Bass," and the soon to be released book "Workplace Jazz." Thrive LOUD listeners from the just outside of Alabama enjoy this episode with Gerald Leonard. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 16, 2019
It's the 300th Episode of Thrive LOUD! To honor the milestone, Lou brings back the original producer and voiceover for Thrive LOUD - Strickland Bonner. The two chat about the world of podcasting and what has changed since the very first episode of TL launched over 2 years and three hundred episodes ago. They also cover some of their guilty pleasure listening podcasts. And no Thrive LOUD milestone episode would be complete without a really cool opening/intro to the program. Shout outs to: Turnkey Podcast, The Nice Guys on Business, Doug Sandler, Laugh at First Swipe, Bill Simmons, The Ringer, The Rewatchables, Five Hundy by Midnight and all the Thrive LOUD rockstar interns: Sophia, Khala, Anjuli, Cristina & Allie. Check out the Thrive LOUD Episode page @ http://thriveloud.com/thrive_loud/300-300/ @
May 15, 2019
299: Tracy Fink - The Tortoise Institute
Tracy Fink is a change agent, teacher and leader who is passionate about showing people how to become “unstuck” and flourish in their environments. She is the CEO and Founder of The Tortoise Institute which offers secular and science-based programs focusing on building emotional intelligence in organizations and communities. She also offers leadership development workshops, one-on-one and group coaching as well as guided meditation sessions in corporate, community and individual settings. Tracy catches up with long-time friend Lou Diamond on this fun Thrive LOUD episode. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 14, 2019
298: "Laugh At First Swipe"
Nancy Giere comes from a large and very loud Sicilian family. she learned that the best way to be heard is to tell a great story and make people laugh. Cindy Mayne works as a counselor, interventionist and hypnotherapist - and is often asked if hypnosis works for erectile dysfunction ;-) ! Together they are about to launch an amazing podcast program called Laugh at First Swipe - a podcast that explores dating in the digital age. Real people, real stories, really funny! In their show they talk about the wacky world of online dating. Everything from niche dating sites to crazy profiles, because let’s face it there’s some things you just can’t unsee. Their guests will share funny and poignant dating and relationship stories that will make you laugh and think! Cindy and Nancy provide lively banter, insight and tips will help listeners have fun and enjoy their online dating experience. Thrive LOUD listeners… get set to have fun with the amazing Nancy Giere and Cindy Mayne Check…
May 9, 2019
297: Kia Orion - "People are the X Factor"
This episode was pulled from and interview Lou Diamond conducted for the "FRESH FROM THE HILL: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians" podcast. Kia Albertson-Rogers (Kia Orion) is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter performing soulful, electronic, and R&B music. Graduating from Cornell in 2014, Kia spent a brief period in the music industry before getting involved with non-profit work. With a background in hip-hop and jazz, he is focused on creating songs that resonate with listeners in a way that is both energetic and emotional. His main weapons are Ableton Live and piano. He recently moved to Thailand in order to pursue music full time, but will always have a place in his heart for Ithaca. Take a listen as Kia chats with host Lou Diamond about life, finding oneself, making meaningful connections, his music, and what went into creating the intro and outro music to the Fresh From the Hill podcast. Buckle up - this one is a fun ride that we think you'll enjoy! Best ways to conne…
May 8, 2019
296: "State of Mind"
Plucked from the original interview back in March of 2018 - this minisode features Dug McGuirk. Dug is well versed in true life experiences and overcoming personal obstacles to achieve success. He has also overcome a serious drug and alcohol problem early in life. As Co Founder of Revolutionary Health, Dug and his wife Heidi along with other Revolutionaries are committed to supporting the Transformation of Lives. Revolutionary Health is a one stop shop for all things Human. Dug shares with Lou how he helps propel people forward and in this specific podcast, Dug stresses the importance of being in the right 'state of mind' to move through change. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 7, 2019
295: Michael Dermer - The Lonely Entrepreneur
Michael Dermer is an entrepreneur, lawyer, speaker, coach, founder and author of The Lonely Entrepreneur – a one stop shop that understand the entrepreneur’s struggle and provides solutions to the business and personal issues we all face as entrepreneurs. He founded his first company to reward people for being healthy and is considered a pioneer of the health rewards industry. His book is based on his experience of watching the company he built from the ground up almost get destroyed overnight by the financial crisis of 2008. Today, his mission is to help unlock the potential of entrepreneurs worldwide by turning their passion into success through The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community. Thrive LOUD listeners - a man who is in great company and not THAT LONELY - Michael Dermer. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 2, 2019
294: Ralph Peterson - "Get Over Yourself"
From a down and out housekeeper to successful entrepreneur, Ralph Peterson is a speaker, coach and consultant that inspires audiences to challenge the way they look at themselves, their teams and their businesses. His new book Congratulations! Now Get Over Yourself - is exactly the message we all need to hear and we’ll drill down more in our conversation today. His personal achievements in his life are awe-inspiring and impressive and we caught him between the unbelievable number of races he is running. Enjoy this fun conversation between Ralph Peterson and Lou Diamond. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
May 1, 2019
293: "...Two Years Ago.."
Thrive LOUD turns 2 years old and to mark the milestone Lou and the Thrive LOUD Interns (Cristina Brown, Sophia Gao & Anjuli Fink) are joined by podcaster extraordinaire Doug Sandler. Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 30, 2019
292: Susan RoAne - Mingling Maven®
When there is a need to be comfortable, confident, and effective in every room; Susan RoAne® provides the tools and techniques that create the connections and collaboration that build business relationships. Susan RoAne®, Mingling Maven® is the leading international authority and original expert on How to Work a Room®. Her best-selling books, popular interactive presentations and media interviews help people, companies and organizations successfully develop, build and manage client relationships that increase business growth. Two master connectors join forces as Susan and Lou Diamond have a lesson-filled, connection-packed conversation on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond : www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 25, 2019
291: Tech Industry, Then & Now
Pulled from the original interview back in 2018, executive chairman of ShareThis, Kurt Abrahamson gives a quick snapshot of the people in the tech industry from early in his career up to today in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 24, 2019
290: Ron Karr - Velocity Sales
Ron Karr is a man for over 36 years has excelled at sales and leadership positions, for which he is recognized as the leading "Sales Success Expert" and has appeared as a guest on national TV including FOX , Bloomberg, C-Suite Newtork and others. He is an in-Demand Global Keynote Speaker, and Highly Acclaimed Author of Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way. Ron's methodology, the Velocity Mindset™, provides sales teams with modern approaches on how to capitalize on more opportunities and walk away with more deals in less time. When you seek solutions to remove barriers, position your products/services more powerfully and achieve bigger results in less time, this man will enthusiastically motivate and train your organization to achieve and exceed sales goals. Lou Diamond connects with his good friend Ron Karr on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 23, 2019
289: Tracey Lawrence - 'Dementia Sucks'
Tracey Lawrence is a woman of many talents that served clients for many years as a graphic artist. That changed when her parents became ill. Tracey’s journey as a serial caregiver, to her husband her father and her mother gives her a unique perspective on life and death. She is the published author of the ground-breaking book, “Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver’s Journey – With Lessons Learned,” She shares her discoveries, insights and humor with the world, encouraging people to wake up to the harsh realities of life before they become undeniable. She is a Business Consultant, Trainer and Speaker and reminds us: “That which does not kill us makes us stranger.” *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 18, 2019
288: Alicia Grande - Grande Cosmetics
Alicia Grande is the founder and CEO of Grande Cosmetics with a single product and a vision that every woman should feel glamorous every day. She has expanded the product line to over 40 products that not provide women with dual functioning ‘cosmetics with benefits’ - which is what her brand is all about. From humble beginnings that started at the kitchen table and a shipping department in her garage! To a complete beauty brand, with a corporate headquarters and guaranteeing their customers only the finest products available. Thrive LOUD listeners providing women with products that empower them, helping them to enhance their own natural beauty enjoy listening to ALICIA GRANDE on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 17, 2019
287: "Story Fuel"
Plucked from their original interview, Melanie Deziel shares with Lou Diamond her methodology around utilizing her journalistic approach to telling stories in this fun minisode. The Story Fuel CEO and amazing speaker rocks it in this fun minisode with a woman that elevates everyone she connects with to a higher plateau. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 16, 2019
286: Scott Buss - Advent Jets
Scott Buss is tenacious, self-directed, and resourceful business development strategist and account manager you will ever find. He is the founder and CEO at ADVENT JETS where they strive to set the new standard for an already prestigious model for luxury travel and create one of a kind experience. Where they put Luxury above the Rest. He is all about harvesting speculative leads into highly lucrative deals through pivotal partnerships, astute marketing collaborations, and an eye on the bottom line. His Career is a Lifestyle never a job. Thrive LOUD fans you'll enjoy the spirit of Scott Buss. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 11, 2019
285: Melody Kramer - Lawyers Decoded
Melody Kramer is a trial lawyer, public speaker, and best‐selling author on a quest to make lawyers useful again. As a public defender, special prosecutor and in private practice in Nebraska She earned a reputation as a fearless advocate for clients in courtrooms across the country and an innovative problem solver in keeping people out of court. Her book, “Lawyers Decoded: Saving Money and Reducing Legal Hassles,” is an easy read and insightful look into the crazy minds of lawyers. Living in San Diego - she loves hanging out at the beach, chillin with her teenage daughter, two precocious kitties and exploring her passion for writing. She takes some time out to connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to THRIVE LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 10, 2019
Greg Larkin shares how bringing someone from the outside INTO an organization to can help companies innovate. Plucked from their original interview, listen to Greg shares the importance of establishing the 'intrapreneur mindset' in this Thrive LOUD minisode. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 9, 2019
283: Michael Coles - Time to Get Tough!
Michael J. Coles is an Atlanta business executive, serial entrepreneur, education advocate, well-known public speaker, and the namesake of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. After almost two decades in the clothing business, he cofounded Great American Cookies in Atlanta in 1977 and grew it into the largest cookie store franchise in the United States. Coles’s story of personal perseverance is as impressive as his business acumen. Following a near-fatal motorcycle accident six weeks after founding the cookie company, he recovered through a self-designed rehabilitation program and went on to set world records in three coast-to-coast bicycle races. Coles’s commitment to community service led him to run for the House of Representatives against Newt Gingrich in 1996 and for the U.S. Senate against Paul Coverdell in 1998, the same year he sold Great American Cookies. For the next four years he chaired the Georgia Film Commission and served on the University Syst…
Apr 4, 2019
282: Jimmy Choi - Fox Ninja
Jimmy Choi is an endurance athlete, ultra marathoner and motivational speaker. If you’ve been watching TV the past few years… Odds are you’ve seen him on the amazing competition program “American Ninja Warrior” All of these thing Jimmy does came to be after he was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's back in 2003 Husband, Parkinson's Advocate and Fundraiser, Team Fox rockstar and father to at least one future NINJA. "The FOX Ninja" epitomizes thriving in one's life, business and passion and takes a break from his busy training schedule to connect with Lou on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Apr 3, 2019
281: John Storyk - Serendipity
John Storyk is a registered architect and acoustician, and co-founder of the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG). He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 design of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Throughout his career he has been responsible for over 3500 world-class audio/video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video suites, entertainment clubs and theaters. His work has included private studio designs for artists like: Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Ace Frehley, Russ Freeman, C & C Music, Alicia Keys; Roc the Mic (J-Z) and so many others. This is a man that has been following his passion and love across the globe for the craft he does each and every day...which is why he is on Thrive LOUD… Thrive LOUD listeners enjoy this fun conversation as Lou Diamond connects with John Storyk. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to…
Apr 2, 2019
280: Hattie Wiener - RetroAge
Hattie Wiener is as an Anti-Aging expert; Therapist; Writer; Media personality and Model. The grandmother of 3 and celebrity author of 2 groundbreaking books: RetroAge: The 4 Step Program to A Younger YOU! and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Looking & Feeling Younger! she is an inspiring role model for women around the world. Seen by millions internationally as Fox Magazine’s First Featured Senior; on NY 1’s Focus on Seniors; Regis & Kathie Lee; The Howard Stern Show; Dr. Drew; Joy Behar; CBS News; Inside Edition; Discovery; Nightline and NETFLIX, Hattie is dedicated to transforming both the negative views, and the too-often dreaded experience of aging. As a self-proclaimed 'Cougar', she helps women appreciate their unique beauty and desirability and her "Hattitudes" serve to empower women at every age. “Never forget the YOU in youth!” Thrive LOUD listeners enjoy this very fun conversation with Hattie Wiener. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to…
Apr 1, 2019
279: 'Humor That Works'
This must be some kind of a joke. "Humor That Works"? Well, it's not a joke -- even though we launched this minisode on April Fool's Day - which ALSO happens to be the release date of (AN)DREW TARVIN's new book aptly titled "Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work". Click the link above to grab yourself a copy! "The funniest business book I've ever read." says Luann Tarvin , HR manager and Drew's mom. Listen to this minisode plucked from the original conversation between Drew and Lou deemed to be a true Thrive LOUD classic by Lou, Drew and both of their mothers. And a special shout out to Lou's mom, who coincidentally and ironically, acted as a career counselor for Drew Tarvin. When she learned that Drew was going to focus his career on helping instill humor into the workplace, she laughed. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 28, 2019
278: Jordan Gremli - Fans First
Jordan Gremli graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science, but spent most of his time as an undergraduate at WVBR-FM, the school's independent, student-run commercial radio station. He is currently Head of Artist & Fan Development at Spotify. In this role, he manages a team responsible for building programs and tools that help artists build their audiences by connecting them with the right fans throughout every step of the artist development process. This includes developing and running Fans First, Spotify's fan reward program. Hear about how Jordan's aspirations changed from becoming a meteorologist to working in music and how his extracurricular involvements led to that decision. Jordan shares with Lou how Spotify has grown and remained constant over his 7-year tenure there, what he does to enhance the user and artist experiences, and how to hear what he's currently listening to through his Top Ten of the Week playlist. ** This intervi…
Mar 27, 2019
277: 'Sustainable Design'
In this minisode, we go back to a conversation between Mara Hoffman and Lou Diamond as Mara shares her focus on committing to creating a company and a culture that prioritizes sustainable within the Mara Hoffman designs. Enjoy this brief slice of brilliance from a Thrive LOUD favorite! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 26, 2019
276: Jennifer Willey - Wet Cement
Jennifer Willey is a sought-after global Gender Equality Keynote Speaker and Content Creator. She specializes in helping executives and entrepreneurs impact the bottom-line while enhancing culture, collaboration and personal development. She has created numerous proprietary training programs, keynotes across topics and the Fearless in 5 career-enhancing video series. Jennifer is currently serving as the first-ever Gender Equality Advisor to Comexposium Japan. Before launching Wet Cement, Jennifer spent 20 years building teams, go-to-market strategies, and global partnerships at technology and media companies, including pwc, Verizon/AOL, WebMD, Yahoo! and others. Jennifer’s industry knowledge enables her to provide a unique perspective on how to diplomatically navigate, lead and grow in innovative, evolving and challenging environments. Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a television anchor and reporter for ABC and CBS affiliates where she covered local and national news stories and…
Mar 21, 2019
275: Bob Burg - Go Giver
Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences on topics at the core of the Go-Giver books. A former television personality and top-producing salesperson, Bob has shared the platform with some of today’s top business leaders, broadcast personalities, coaches, athletes, and political leaders, including a former U.S. president. In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Go-Giver books with John David Mann, Bob has authored a number of popular books, including the critically acclaimed, Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales and Adversaries into Allies. His total book sales are well over a million copies. The American Management Association named Bob one of the _30 Most Influential Leaders_ and he is one of Inc.’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers. Richtopia named him one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the free enterprise system and believes that the amount of mone…
Mar 20, 2019
274: Abby Walker - Strap on a Pair
Abby Walker is an entrepreneur, author, innovator, and a fan of the color Red, bubbly beverages and all things chocolate. She is the CEO & Founder of Vivian Lou Inc., a single-product company with multi-million dollar annual sales dedicated to helping women look and feel better in high heels. She’s written the book “Strap On a Pair” to inspire fellow middle-aged, middle-management, middle-class moms to take the first step—or the next step—toward finding their something more. Thrive LOUD listeners -- you'll enjoy this very fun, awesome, amazing, conversation between Abby and Lou. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 19, 2019
273: Thane Marcus Ringler - Connect, Collaborate, Inspire
Thane Marcus Ringler is a former professional golfer turned writer, podcaster and entrepreneur. After competing for over three years on different tours all over the U.S. and the world, he is now taking the professional athlete's mindset to everyday people in everyday life. Through the Collaboration Business he is building, Thane is coming alongside freelancers, business owners, and fellow entrepreneurs to help them be more efficient and effective in the work they are doing. He is the author of the book "From Here to There: A Quarter-Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery" and the host of the "Up & Comers" Podcast show. Thane is passionate about all things fitness, health and wellness, coffee and his faith. Connect | Collaborate | Inspire with Thane Marcus on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond! *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 14, 2019
272: Jon Tota - KnowledgeLink
Over the past two decades, Jon Tota has established himself as a pioneer in online education for corporate training. He began his career on Wall Street in sales and technology positions at PaineWebber and UBS. Then after years as a business analyst to some of the largest firms in financial services, Jon co-founded Edulence in 2002 to develop online training solutions for corporate educators. Now Jon spends his time focused on discovering the best experts and helping them turn their knowledge into a subscription business on Knowledgelink. Jon is also hosts the KnowledgeLink Podcast so NOW he gets to sit on the other side of the microphone and connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 13, 2019
271: The MOMS
Here's a great Thrive LOUD minisode - where we went back to Lou's original conversation with Denise Albert - co-founder of The MOMS. This little gem highlights how she connected with her business partner, Melissa Gerstein, and how the famous duo paired up and recognized they had a common message. The two continue to grow their brand and community each and every day. Thrive LOUD, listen in and enjoy. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 12, 2019
270: Jason Linett - Hypnotic Success
Can a hypnotist really help you grow your business? Jason Linett has hypnotized more than 250,000 people. He used the principles of rapport and modeling to track what top business performers and professional athletes do differently to build his own million-dollar brand. As a master of the micro-niche, he speaks to groups around the world and offers hypnotic-success-coaching to share how people in business can put his WORK SMART principles and strategies to use. Rather than just 'hypnotize' you to become more successful, he will help you de-hypnotize the misconceptions, fears, doubts, and ineffective strategies that are holding you back. Jason's process isn't magic, the results can be magical. Jason debunks, demystifies and delivers in his amazing chat with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 7, 2019
269: Rose Jubb - Image Can Be Your Advantage
Style. Psych. Marketing. Rose Jubb attacks all the issues her clients come to her with from multiple angles. She’s an image consultant and wardrobe stylist by trade (she knows ALL the tricks) with education in design, psychology, and counseling (which helps you explore your goals and find a confident mindset). Along with 17-years marketing and sales industry experience, she holds her Masters in Social Science. A specific mix, sent to solve specific image problems. What does this mean? She gets in your IDEAL customer’s brain! She knows what customers are assuming within seconds of meeting your sales pros. Then, she turns around and teaches your team how to reel them in. Her unique background of marketing and psychology allows her to throughly teach these concepts to sales professionals, but it never gets dry or boring. Rose prides herself in delivering all presentations in a non-mean-girl, warm, funny manner with the ultimate goal of solving your problems. It should be impactfu…
Mar 6, 2019
268: Frank Rizzieri - 'Make People Feel Good'
Frank Rizzieri is a visionary. As the president of Rizzieri Salons and Rizzieri Management, Frank has won the most sought after hair award, known as NAHA which is the highest honor bestowed to a hairstylist in all of North America (it's the equivalent of an Oscar Award). And Frank has won it three times!! After years of styling hair for photo shoots, fashion shows, and celebrities, Frank wanted to create styles for which there were no tools available. This is the reason Frank co-invented R Session Pro Tools. Frank is in the “make people feel good” business. Their facilities, reputation, and talented staff that excel in their craft, creates a one of a kind guest experience. A bit of a different episode for Thrive LOUD - however Frank is right in line with the spirt of thriving each and every day! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Mar 5, 2019
267: Michelle Tillis Lederman - The Connector's Advantage
Michelle Tillis Lederman is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books, including the internally recognized The 11 Laws of Likability. She was named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch. 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. Her NEW book “The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact" -- launches in synchronicity with the release of THIS Thrive LOUD episode (March 5, 2019). "Wond…
Feb 28, 2019
266: Chris White - BondCliQ
Chris White is the founder and CEO of ViableMkts & BondCliQ. His 20 year career in finance has been almost exclusively dedicated to fixed income market evolution and has included roles at MarketAxess, Barclays Capital, and most recently, Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman, Mr. White develop the first client-to-dealer dark pool for corporate bond trading (GSessions) and the first corporate bond indication of interest (IOI) system. Chris is a regular contributor to Bloomberg TV, a prolific author of articles covering financial market structure and technology. He is a true master connector in his own right. Thrive LOUD listeners enjoy this engaging conversation between Chris White and Lou Diamond. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
Feb 27, 2019
265: Michael Levitt - Breakfast Leadership
Michael Levitt brings people back to life. Focused on helping individuals and leaders within corporations (Re)Learn BOUNDARIES in their work and personal lives – So that they can accomplish more, by doing less, which will save their careers and possibly their lives. Michael is an author, inspirational speaker, podcast host and master connector. He lost his health, his job, his car, and his home all in 369 days. Michael teaches people on how that happened to him, so that they can make the crucial changes in their lives to prevent those losses from happening to them. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 26, 2019
264: Nancy Addison - Organic Healthy Life
Nancy Addison CHC, AADP – shatters the stereotype about healthy eating. She is the founder of Organic Healthy Lifestyle LLC. Award-Winning & Best-Selling Author, Organic Healthy Life Expert, Keynote Speaker, Raw Food Chef, Environmentalist. This unique nutritionist cuts through the myths and misinformation about health and nutrition. If you want the straight and honest truth, with easy ways to take control of your health and reverse disease, hire Nancy as a speaker or counselor. You can also read one of her 6 award-winning books/cookbooks. Nutritionist and health consultant, #1 best-selling, international award-winning author, radio show host and lecturer has helped thousands of people overcome health disorders. Her books were written after years of research to find a cure for her own health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, macrobiotics…
Feb 21, 2019
263: Evans Duren - rEDfine Success
Have you ever climbed the ladder of success only to find it leaning against the wrong dream? Are you only existing in the space between Who you are, What you do and WHY you do it? Do you wake up each and every morning only to meet someone else’s expectations for your life? Evans Duren is the person to help you #rEDefine Success in your personal life, professional career, community service and relationships! Evans has discovered his dream and purpose to serve others in the marketplace through his public speaking, coaching and writing. He has worked with hundreds of clients. suppliers and organizations across the country as a top sales producer earning regional and national awards. His purpose is to serve others with a desire to stand alongside them in their victories. losses. struggles and triumphs. He is the Founder & Owner of CARE2Succeed. As individuals, teams and organizations, far too often there is a gap between Who we are, What we do and Why we do it. What happens when we…
Feb 20, 2019
262: 'That Thing You're Doing With Your Hands'
Stacee Mandeville is the founder of Red Leaf Coaching, specializes in engaging, practical, and refreshingly no-nonsense executive communication skills workshops and keynotes. Part presentation skills coach, part emotional intelligence mentor, part motivational speaker and times part actor or stand-up comedian – we’re just not quite sure!! 😉 Stacee reminds us that no one cares "how you feel" when you're presenting its about connecting your message to the audience. Enjoy this minisode plucked from Stacee's original interview with Lou on Thrive LOUD *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 19, 2019
261: Dr. Darria - Mom Hacks
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale-and Harvard-trained emergency physician, author of the book MOM HACKS (Hachette Book Group, which launches February 19, 2019), and a regular TV expert on HLN, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and Fox News. She’s a mom herself and she is quickly becoming the national ‘go-to’ doctor for women and parenting health -Dr. Oz refers to her as the "make-life-better-for-women doctor”. And he’s endorsed Mom Hacks as has Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN anchor Lynn Smith, and Dr. William Sears. Bottom line she’s providing the little ‘hacks’ to help moms everywhere get back their “I’ve got this” From Atlanta, Georgia... Dr. Darria is on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. Everyone who purchases Mom Hacks gets access to exclusive bonuses, including Dr. Darria's “Weekend Veggie Prep Hack”, aka how to have fresh produce at-hand and eaten all week long, access to special discounts on her favorite “Mom Hacks Must-Haves” (including blue-blocker glas…
Feb 14, 2019
260: Khala Hurd - Communicating and Thriving
In this 'inside look' edition of Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond, Lou sits down with Thrive LOUD Intern Khala Hurd. As a Communications major at Cornell University, podcast editor, producer and voice artist Khala has really helped the Thrive LOUD podcast to evolve to amazing new heights. Khala and Lou chat about how the forum of podcasting is helping to connect the generations. Khala also shares her passion for sports, music and using her voice both in doing voice-overs AND in singing (Spoiler Alert: you'll want to stick around and listen to the entire episode). *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 13, 2019
259: Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey - Barefoot Spirit
Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey are the founders of the iconic Barefoot Wine brand and two of the most sought-after workshop leaders, keynote speakers, and interview guests on business and executive topics. Audiences worldwide attend their speeches to hear about their incredible journey as entrepreneurs and to learn about their unique “Barefoot Spirit” sales-driven culture and approach, which helped to establish one of the most recognizable wine brands globally. Most recently, they have further adapted their teachings and launched the “Barefoot Startup” (#barefootstartup) movement, which encourages lean, early stage startups to adopt key bootstrapping tenets and sales-driven principles and tactics. Today, their timeless Barefoot business principles and proven strategies are utilized by both startups and large enterprises and they come on Thrive LOUD to share more their brilliance. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com…
Feb 12, 2019
258: Ramon Ray - Small Business Hustle
Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, global speaker and best selling author. He is the ultimate individual to inspire, energize, and pop and sizzle when he hits the seats. Ramon has been invited to the White House to present to the President's staff; testified to Congress; graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy; and has worked at the United Nations. Ramon's started four companies and sold one. He has years of hands-on experience in marketing, sales, personal branding, technology and more. He obsessed with pancakes, bacon, eggs, 2 cold glasses of milk and pancake syrup as a weekend delicacy. Ramon Ray was put on this planet to help businesses owners in every line of business and he connect with Lou in this uplifting and fun interview on Thrive LOUD. **** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 7, 2019
257: Julie Lewis - Channel Deep Mountain High
Professional speaker, adventurer & mountain mover! Whether its building resilience, climbing mountains, channeling success or instilling optimism Julie Lewis is a world class adventurer that changes and challenges the way people think, act and dream. Her programs use stories gleaned from real life adventures to create memorable and actionable strategies that can be applied immediately to take people to the next level in their careers and lives. Jules is a best selling author and has another one on the way as she works on training to swim the English Channel. Thrive LOUD listeners coming from the other side of the globe (Abu Dhabi) enjoy connecting with Julie Lewis. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 6, 2019
256 - 'Millennial Focus'
This Thrive LOUD minisode features Stephen Dash, the Founder and CEO of Credible. Plucked from the original interview with Lou Diamond, Stephen shares how he is focused on marketing most effectively to millennials in a very competitive market place. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Feb 5, 2019
255: John C. Maxwell - LEADER SHIFT
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than thirty million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazines. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. In his latest book, Leadershift, John helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he…
Jan 31, 2019
254: Irene Li - Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Mei Mei Street Kitchen is a sibling-founded restaurant and food truck catering business serving up creative Chinese-American cuisine made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. They pride themselves on serving humanely raised meat, produce from small farms, and some of the most creatively delicious street food out there. Their food truck opened in April 2012 and was awarded Boston's Best Meal on Wheels soon after. Their restaurant, named Eater Boston's Restaurant of the Year, opened in November 2013 and serves up casual counter style lunch and dinner. They started Mei Mei Street Kitchen in order to share their passion for food and bring together the power of their diverse experiences like Voltron to create something new and exciting. They've taken food they have eaten and loved as children in the past, added modern elements and experiences of the present, and also incorporated practices that fit with their vision of how to do business for a sustainable future. This intervi…
Jan 30, 2019
253: Josh Zloof - Sudden Coffee
Josh Zloof, Co-Founder & CEO of Sudden Coffee is passionate about more than just serving up a great cup of coffee. After launching several businesses that ended in some success and even more failures, Josh knew he needed to find his “why.” This led to him founding Sudden Coffee on the idea of “making one billion people happy.” Today, Sudden Coffee has served over 100,000 cups of their single origin, speciality grade, instant coffee (delivered right to your door). With over $3.3M raised from investors like Y Combinator and CRV, Josh and Sudden Coffee have been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and GQ. Sounds like grounds for celebration. When Josh isn’t geeking out on tech, marketing, and operations, you can catch him at Burning Man (a seven time veteran), building a 10 foot tall wooden dinosaur, or running a midnight smoothie bar. He’s also a hardcore self-care advocate, believing a dedication to both mind and body are the secret keys to entrepreneurial success…
Jan 29, 2019
252: Isa Herrera - "Happy V"
Isa Herrera is a licensed physical therapist, and an expert in integrative pelvic floor therapies. She developed her expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain, by helping over 14,000 women since 2005 at her NYC healing center She is a pioneer in the space and the author of five books on the topic of pelvic floor dysfunction and pain including the newly released international bestseller, Female Pelvic Alchemy. Her new online school, PelvicPainRelief.com brings all of her expertise to a global audience, incorporating exercises, techniques, and tools to maximize female healing and professional training. A different take on maybe how we can thrive…. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 24, 2019
251: Sarah Vaynerman - WORK FROM OM®
Sarah Vaynerman is an amazing leader with extensive experience in marketing and brand communication within both the tech space and on Wall Street. She shifted her focus to the philosophies of yoga, mindful movement and meditation. She launched her company Work From Om® with a mission to deliver the benefits of presence, contentment and freedom to busy professionals one company at a time. Her philosophies of connecting the Yoga mat to the corporate workplace empower leaders everywhere to grow, be more focused and truly thrive! Special offer to the Thrive LOUD listeners. Sarah and the amazing team at Work From Om® have put together two free meditations. One is focused on "thriving" that focuses on the highest self and the other is for 'deep relaxation'. You can access these BY CLICKING THIS LINK. In addition, if you're interested in downloading the PHISH jam session mentioned and played in this episode - head to the link: bit.ly/helpingfriendlyyogajam1 *** Connect to Lou Diamond:…
Jan 23, 2019
250: 'Small Giants'
From selling Charms Blow Pops in high school hallways to successful printing businesses, Rob Dube has always been a 'small giant' among the masses. Learn how this lifelong entrepreneur was bit by the 'bug' at an early age and continues to create a spirit and mindset that has created amazing, long-lasting businesses that continue to Thrive LOUD everyday. Plucked from the original interview - Episode 95. Here's a golden nugget from a top notch business leader. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 22, 2019
249: Josh Cary - Hidden Entrepreneur
Josh Cary spent 40 years in hiding! He is now ready to unmask HIMSELF and adjust the score; Josh is now on a mission to help others unmask themselves to improve their lives and businesses by hiding no more! He is the host of a fun podcast show called Hidden Entrepreneur. He has emerged and connected with Lou Diamond as the two chat about his story on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 17, 2019
248: Jen Slaw - 'Amaze, Engage, Inspire'
Jen Slaw is a dynamic, engaging TEDx speaker, former structural engineer, world-record-holding juggler & Off-Broadway performer. This amazing woman presents a new paradigm for leveraging the power of practice & process AND staying flexible in the face of change. Jen Slaw redefines what is possible and offers continuous improvement and performance innovation for leaders and teams. Jen aims to amaze, engage, inspire and motivate her audiences to generate positive change for themselves, their organizations, and their communities. Jen’s goal is to encourage and equip her audience with tools to find and embrace their own unique path, develop dreams into reality, and as a result, become more happy, productive, motivated, creative problem solvers and effective collaborators. Jen Slaw serves as the Executive Director of Juggling Life, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to engage, inspire, and emotionally heal ill and disadvantaged children through interactive juggling worksh…
Jan 16, 2019
247: Jo Hausman - Go For It
Jo Hausman is an Inspirational speaker, International live radio talk show host and an Amazon Best Selling author. She speaks and coaches others to live through the grief, start their own businesses and move to greatness in their life. Jo wrote and published a book called Go For It! A Woman’s Guide to Perseverance. The passion she has comes from empowering others to live in a positive life. Jo speaks to groups about going from grief to great! Also how to start and grow a business. You can find out more and the services she offers at: http://www.johausman.com Her humor, enthusiasm and love for GOD is where her strength comes from. She is a mom to one adult son and two fur babies. Nothing gives her greater joy than being a mom. She is very active in her community and gives back through networking and volunteering in her church and community. She has appeared on numerous television, radio, blogs and podcasts around the world. She is currently a contributing blogger to HuffingtonPost…
Jan 15, 2019
246: Paul Szyarto - No Bullshit, Just Results
A man that grew up on the streets of New Jersey and literally started working for survival in 1st grade. He uses his lessons of survival and skills he learned while in the Navy now as a CEO and motivator. Paul Szyarto was serving his country in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 where he supported naval fleet and mobile unit operations for eight years and upon his honorable discharge, transformed into an American business executive who makes running companies and entrepreneurship look easy. With more than 20 years of executive experience, Paul has consulted on the topics of entrepreneurship, big data, business operations, program management, and development with more than 500 companies. In addition, he has initiated nine diverse businesses of his own in areas including management consulting, software development, construction management, banking lead generation, social media marketing, printing solutions, and community development, which still flourish today with activities taking place…
Jan 10, 2019
245: Shane Mahoney - "The James Bond Experience"
Shane Mahoney is an entrepreneur, innovator and a man that might be on MI-6’s most wanted list. He is the founder and CEO of Lugos Travel - a travel agency built around exceptional service, knowledge, style and sophistication. He also is the mastermind behind The James Bond Experience - one of the most the coolest and most impressive travel offerings anywhere on the planet. Lou Diamond sat down with Shane in a swank hotel in NYC with a few martinis (shaken not stirred) to hear all about Shane's journey and how he's made his life's passion all about providing clients with the highest level of customer service and immersive experience that create memories that last a life time. *** To connect directly with Lugos Travel you can dial them directly (646) 930-4496 and use you heard about them on THRIVELOUD for additional promotions and benefits. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 9, 2019
244: Goal Recipe for 2019
As the New Year begins, we should all be thinking about setting our annual goals. We dream of achieving milestones for higher sales targets, greater profitability, improved fitness and even checking off items on our personal “bucket list”. I have FOUR helpful steps you can deploy to set and achieve the goals you seek to accomplish throughout your year. 1 – SLICE YOUR YEAR INTO THIRDS Start out by dividing your year into thirds and writing down the goals you want to achieve within each 4-month period. This will make achieving your goals more manageable. 2 – PRIORITIZE YOUR GOALS Odds are you have multiple goals — with ones that take priority over others. Start right out of the gate with the most important goal you want to achieve and focus on tackling that task in the first third of the year. Most importantly, write down what the specific goal is AND the date you want to complete that goal by. For example: * Hit $450,000 of annual $1MM target by April 30th * T…
Jan 8, 2019
243: Mindie Barnett - Intermission
After ten years working as a television news reporter and anchor in Philadelphia and New York, Mindie Barnett decided to use her knowledge and experience in the media to help propel businesses and position companies as thought-leaders. She is the President and CEO of MB and Associates and is now one of the nation’s most sought-after and respected publicists. Mindie is also the author of “Intermission: How Fervor, Friendships and Faith Took Me to The Second Act" - which hits stores in Late February and is already available for pre-sale on Amazon. She is also the TV Host of“More with Mindie” on RVNTV. Thrive LOUD Fans enjoy this fun conversation between Mindie Barnett and Lou Diamond. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 7, 2019
242: Ava Diamond - Diamond Mind Strategies
Ava Diamond is a professional body builder and is certified in nutritional psychology. She has connected all the dots between the training process and personal development outside of the gym. She has also filled a niche between psychotherapy and life coaching by developing a mental fitness coaching program called Diamond Mind Strategies, that has been utilized Nationally for those striving for the true mind:body optimization. She is a regular contributor to CNBC and many other online and on air publications. She’s a diamond so we Lou had to have her on the show!! Thrive LOUD fans you are sure to enjoy this engaging episode featuring Ava Diamond. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 3, 2019
241: Brant Pinvidic - Reject Average
An award-winning Canadian-American documentary film director and television producer, best known for Why I'm Not on Facebook, Why I'm Not on Pokemon GO, Bar Rescue and Extreme Weight Loss. Brant Pinvidic is the CEO of INvelop Entertainment, host of the podcast Why I'm Not… based on the film series of the same name, and a contributing writer for Forbes. He also heads up REJECT AVERAGE –a group with a mission to bring exceptional experiences to like-minded individuals that are looking to do things outside their daily routines. The man who will remind you that NO pitch should ever exceed 3 minutes...THRIVE LOUD Fans you are sure to enjoy this interview with Brant Pinvidic. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 2, 2019
240: 'The Nicole Holland Show'
Podcaster & Publicist, Marketing Strategist, Connector of Humans. Nicole Holland is one amazing human! By popular request, Lou Diamond brought back Nicole Holland to catch up with her as she re-launches her brand and launches her new show The Nicole Holland Podcast. Learn from Nicole all about this amazing new 'magazine-style' podcast that will air 5-days a week with specific programming slated for each day of the week. "The Nicole Holland Podcast will feature 'master classes', learning from the founders of 'SaaS' solutions and determining if their offering is right for you, and connecting you with some of the most incredible disruptors, innovators, change-makers and thought leaders. *** Connect to Lou Diamond - www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD- www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jan 1, 2019
239: Frank Allgäuer - Juice Bounce Balance
After years of struggling with medical issues such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, and severe food allergies, Frank Allgäuer set out on a quest to reset and regain the energy he once had. He developed the Juice Bounce Balance method after years of exploring nutrition and exercise and solving his own health problems. Frank became the first ever qualified natural juice therapist in Germany. Through his coaching and implementation programs, Frank now helps others so they can stop struggling with their health issues and change their lifestyle to achieve positive, long lasting results. Hear Frank connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 27, 2018
238: BEST OF THRIVE LOUD 2018
2018 was an absolutely incredible year for the Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond podcast. Lou Diamond sat down with his amazing team of interns to highlight, recap and flashback to some of the most amazing moments of this past year. With hundreds of guests we tried to narrow down some awesome interviews and stories that really made waves across the podcast landscape. Christian Griffith, Jason Hsiao, Travis Mills, Jamal Mashburn and Lisa Lampanelli are all featured in this fun episode. Plus an extremely 'entertaining' opening that I'm sure you'll all enjoy. Listen in. Happy holidays to all and more to come in 2019! *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 26, 2018
237: 'Connecting Over Networking'
Lou Diamond often speaks about "Connectworking"....focusing on connecting while your networking. This idea was conceived a long time ago in a blog titled "Connecting over Networking". Have a listen and enjoy this Thrive LOUD Minisode Blog Post. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 24, 2018
With so many distractions in our daily lives it is getting harder and harder to concentrate. Dusted off from an old blog post, listen as Lou Diamond provides some helpful tasks you can do to help you FOCUS on accomplishing the task at hand. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 20, 2018
235: Adam Hergenrother: Powerhouse Connector
Founder and CEO of Adam Hergenrother Companies. In less than ten years, Adam has built this rapidly growing company through his commitment to thinking big and never giving up. Fearless and purposeful; unconventional and systematic, He sets a seemingly impossible goal then quickly gets to work on closing the gap to achieve it: no limits, no regrets. Coming from the Green Mountain State of Vermont Thrive LOUD fans will enjoy this episode with Adam Hergenrother. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 19, 2018
234: 'Our Bigger WHY'
Pulled from their original interview in early 2018, Jamie Crosbie of ProActivate, shares with Lou what she focuses on when she has trouble thriving. Learn how she reminds us the importance of 'our bigger WHY' in this Thrive LOUD Minisode. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 18, 2018
233: Christy Whitman - Quantum Success
Christy Whitman is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All. She has appeared on The Today Show 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. Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products. Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 200,000 people a month and her work has been promoted by and featured with esteemed authors and luminaries such as Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neale Donald Walsch, Abraham-Hicks, and Louise Hay. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Frederic, and their two boys, Alexande…
Dec 13, 2018
232: Mike Richter - Still Making Saves
After a 15-year career in professional hockey where he was a three-time NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup Champion for the New York Rangers, Mike Richter shifted his focus from saving goals to saving the planet. He went on to receive his degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Politics from Yale University. He then went on to co-found Environmental Capital Partners, a $100 million Private Equity Fund focused on resource efficiency. He also created Healthy Planet Partners, LLC a fund to finance and manage the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy saving retrofits in the C&I space to reduce their operating costs and ecological footprint. He is currently the President of Brightcore Energy a company that's on a mission to overhaul outdated and inefficient lighting in the commercial arena and is joined in this interview by one of his partners Rob Krugel. The two of them also lead a sister company called BFranklin that focuses on making…
Dec 12, 2018
231: 'Masterful Observer'
It's a "Throw Back Lingo Day" on Thrive LOUD as we jump back to a great conversation Lou Diamond head with Jeffrey Shaw. Jeffrey shares how his work in portrait photography has made him a "masterful observer" in his coaching work and speaking. Take in this great minisode with the 'Lingo Guy'! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Dec 11, 2018
230: Jenny Thompson - SafetyPin Technologies
In 1996, Jenny Thompson made one of the most important decisions of her life: To leave her Dilbertian job and answer an ad in the Baltimore Sun (That’s an actual ad in an actual print newspaper!) for a marketing manager. Soon after, she joined the team at Agora Inc. where she began her career with the company at The Oxford Club. In her first year there, she tripled profits. On the heels of that success, the owners asked her to take over the fledging health business. After just 10 months in that role, she increased the bottom line 500%. Over the next 2 decades, Jenny introduced over a dozen newsletters, launched 4 supplement lines, and acquired a skincare company. At its peak, her business marketed 18 newsletters, more than 70 dietary supplements, and 8 skincare products to more than 1.2 million customers and prospects around the world, averaging 18% growth annually during her tenure. In 2016, with the business projected to hit $70 million, Jenny made the decision to let the next g…
Dec 10, 2018
229: Pamela Bell - "We've Got Issues"
Pamela Bell founded prinkshop using a model she calls “creative capitalism” which proves a business can be both profitable and philanthropic. With the launch of prinkshop’s wear what you care about apparel and accessories, Pamela hoped to turn bystanders into activists and bring together art and commerce. Today, she is proud to tout prinkshop partnerships with global advocacy organizations like Girl Up, the NIRH, the Special Olympics, and Lady Parts Justice and to collaborate with brands like J Crew and West Elm. Prior to prinkshop Pamela was a founding partner of the global, iconic brands Kate Spade and Jack Spade. Pamela’s passion for philanthropy and the arts runs deep. She currently sits on the board of Project Renewal in NYC, a 50 million dollar homeless agency where she co-founded the Bowery Arts Project. The Project's volunteers teach art classes to homeless addicts. Pamela also sits on the Board of The American Theatre Wing, is a Tony voter, and is a new member of the…
Dec 6, 2018
228: Andrew Tarvin - Humor that Works
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Through his company, Humor That Works, Andrew has helped more 25,000 people at 250+ organizations—including P&G, GE, ESPN, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, PepsiCo, and the International Association of Canine Professional—learn to be more productive, less stressed, and happier. Combining his background in business with his experience as an international comedian, his programs are engaging, entertaining, and effective. Prior to starting his company, Andrew was a top-rated project manager at Procter & Gamble, managing million dollar projects for a $350 million business. He is also an accomplished comedian, having performed in more than 1,000 shows all around the world. Andrew is the best-selling author of Humor That Works: 501 Ways to Beat Stress, Increase Productivity, and Have Fun at Work, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TED…
Dec 5, 2018
227: 'Connect the Dots'
Partner at McDermott Will & Emery; host of “Paradigm Shift” podcast & co-host of WGN Radio "Legal Face-Off"; legal commentator and journalist Christina Martini had a powerful conversation with Lou Diamond earlier this year. She has managed to 'connect the dots' with her clients, her work and her passions. Enjoy this Thrive LOUD minisode with Christina Martini! *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
Dec 4, 2018
226: Vaughan Liddicoat - Execute On Your Dreams
Vaughan Liddicoat helps you get out of the 'rut' race, off the online course hamster wheel, and into your intuition hacking zone. He's the CEO of the EnTribe, an investor in Swedish entrepreneur education-tech startup, Cubimo, and founder of the not-for-profit Mission For Millions. Having represented Australian four-times in global ballroom dancing competitions, Vaughan is known as the ‘Ballroom Dancing Entrepreneur.’ Vaughan applies his unique perspective on elite performance, dedication, focus, and what it takes to achieve success publicly on a global scale. GET READY TO THRIVE LOUD WITH VAUGHAN LIDDICOAT *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
Nov 29, 2018
225: Tracy Timm - The Nth Degree™
Tracy Timm is the founder of The Nth Degree Career Academy, a proven system that helps high-potential professionals define and discover work they love. She has also worked with over 100 fast-growing businesses, teaching them the new levers of loyalty that help attract, engage, and retain top talent. If you want to be rich in every sense of the word-- financial, freedom, and fulfillment-- she has the courses, content, and common sense you need to take you from stuck to unstoppable. Hear her story, passion, focus and how Tracy Thrives LOUD every day! *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 28, 2018
224: 'Make It Personal'
Plucked from their engaging conversation in early 2018, C. Lee Smith shares with Lou Diamond the importance of 'making it personal' as it relates to business today. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 27, 2018
223: Phyllis Weiss Haserot - You Can't Google It!
Phyllis Weiss Haserot is the foremost workplace multi-generational expert speaking with a cross-generational voice. She brings an unusual combination of marketing, conflict resolution and organizational effectiveness, expertise and track record to help organizations solve the urgent, nuanced and sensitive intergenerational challenges that can hinder productivity, client relationships, effective multigenerational teamwork and business development results. Clients often say she has an unusual ability to relate to _all_ the different generations - and, in turn, to help _them_ to better understand each other and work harmoniously. The provocative You Can’t Google it! -The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversation at Work (Morgan James Publishing 2018), examines through the lens of each generation 10 essential skills and traits for success that can’t be acquired, learned or practiced by searching the internet and argues that generational diversity is the missing piece that in…
Nov 25, 2018
222: Charles Cantu - RESET DIGITAL
“The right combination of people and technology always wins.” A truly self-made man. who started with nothing more than a two-year Associate’s degree and a passion for technology. Over the past 20+ years, Charles Cantu transformed that knowledge and passion into numerous multi-million dollar organizations – ensuring the success (and gratitude) of stakeholders and businesses. Charles has managed everything from local and national iTV, VOD, mobile and online sales strategies for industry leaders such as Disney, Microsoft, Time Warner, Comcast, Cox Media and more. He’s also worked extensively on both the supply and demand side of the digital advertising. He is currently the founder of a great innovative company called RESET Digital and he takes time out to connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 21, 2018
221: Sue Bryce - Survive to Thrive
Sue Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. Her glamour, fashion and portrait style transcend past stereotypes and has changed the face of portrait photography. She has created her own ground-breaking educational platform, in which she uses her signature techniques to educate photographers and empower businesses internationally. Born and raised in New Zealand, now lives and works in Los Angeles this Kiwi epitomizes what Thrive LOUD is all about. Enjoy this engaging conversation between Sue Bryce and Lou Diamond. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to ThriveLOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 20, 2018
220: Kerri Accardi - 420 Media
Kerri Accardi is a woman that left on a soul mission to educate the world about cannabis Now... that mission has turned into viable businesses, multiple contracts with television, the ongoing creation of cannabis content with mainstream and industry distribution opportunities! Her company 420MEDIA was created specifically for the cannabis industry to showcase their brands and products through high end digital content, integrated marketing, advertising, PR and websites. Kerri shares with Lou Diamond her passion, her focus and desire to raise awareness around cannabis and the thriving industry it has created. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 19, 2018
219: Jeanette Bronée - Path For Life
Jeanette Bronée was born and raised in Denmark and has always had a curiosity about what drives our choices. She started her first company at 23 and learned first-hand at 25, heading up a team of 50 people, what burnout feels like. After both her parents died of cancer just 1 year apart, and being told at the age of 40, that it was only a matter of when she was going to get cancer too, she founded PATH FOR LIFE to bring awareness to our own power for taking charge of our health and daily wellbeing, even when we are busy and for the past 15 years she has been coaching leaders on how to create a foundation for sustainable success through mindfulness and self-care. She's a keynote & TEDX speaker, author, work nourished strategist and CEO & founder of Path for Life. Jeanette is a woman that believes the key to our human performance & happiness is our inner fuel. Enjoy this fun interview as Jeanette connects with Lou on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe t…
Nov 15, 2018
218: Haley Sacks - Mrs. Dow Jones
The self-appointed Mrs. Dow Jones — a.k.a. Haley Sacks — is on Thrive LOUD. Haley is serving finance memes to the masses by marrying her two loves (celebrity culture and finance). Mrs. Dow Jones is a financial media company that makes Keeping Up With the Dow Joneses as fun as Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Using a deadly combo of pop culture, humor and financial knowledge, this growing media brand translates Wall Street into content millennials will understand. Part Paris Hilton, part Suzie Orman, follow this brand to learn about everything from cryptocurrencies to Warren Buffett. #FinanceIsCool The 20-something NYC native works part-time as a producer and the rest cultivating the MDJ brand (there's also a Youtube channel and a website, where she sells merch). Haley isn't hiding her privilege: She isn't touting the cost benefits of packing your lunch, but bragging that she just ordered sushi. The MDJ brand is about tapping into finance bro humor from a female perspective and un…
Nov 14, 2018
217: 'Find What Makes You Thrive'
Plucked from their original episode, marketing guru on host of the Scott King Podcast, Scott King and Lou chat about online marketing, learning from your guests and the importance of finding out what makes your thrive. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 13, 2018
216: Lola Melani - Exquisite Elegant Forever
Acclaimed celebrity photographer, Lola Melani, is known for her elegant and intimate portraits, which have been featured in the media worldwide. Melani specializes in maternity, newborn and beauty photography, and her style blends editorial, fashion and fine art portraits. Her signature look has attracted global dignitaries, public figures and celebrities. Lola speaks frequently about her journey from immigrant to one of the world's leading photographers and how we can all make a difference with our work. Lola also curates masterclass seminars, mentoring fellow photographers on how to find their own style and take their art form and businesses to the next level. In 2017, Lola founded The Lola Melani Fund, her charity that empowers women at every stage of motherhood by enhancing a mother’s capacity to advocate for herself, her family and her community. Lola puts the camera down and take some time out to connect with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudia…
Nov 8, 2018
215: Champions On & Off the Mat
Two unbelievable athletes hop off the wrestling mat and onto the Thrive LOUD Podcast. Yianni Diakomihalis won the 2018 NCAA men’s wrestling title at 141 pounds to cap off a 37-1 rookie season. He became just the second Cornell University rookie to secure a national title. The only other person ever to do that is the second of this episode's duo, Kyle Dake. Kyle went on to win four national championships from 2010-2013 which was featured in a documentary film 4for4 . To add to his amazing accomplishments, this October Kyle won the 2018 world championship in his weight class. Thrive LOUD listeners get to learn from true champions and two of the more impressive individuals you will find not only on a wrestling mat but on this planet. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Nov 7, 2018
214: 'Joy Junkie'
Plucked from one of the more amazing conversations we've ever had on Thrive LOUD, Amy Smith connect with Lou. It was actually challenging to pick just ONE moment from this interview to produce a 'minisode'; so have a listen...go back and re-listen to the original episode...and see if you like what we selected. *** Connect with Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
Nov 6, 2018
213: Corey Kupfer - Authentic Negotiating
Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, dealmaker and business consultant with more than 30 years of professional negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur, and attorney. The founder and president of Authentic Enterprises, LLC and the Authentic Business Academy, Corey is dedicated to inspiring authenticity in business through speaking, training and consulting on topics such as authentic negotiating, authentic deal-making, building authentic business relationships, and authentic conversations about difference. His new book, Authentic Negotiating, paired with Corey's fun career is what Lou and Corey go over in this fun interview on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast/
Nov 1, 2018
212: Cal Newport: DEEP WORK
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to researching cutting-edge technology, he also writes about the impact of these innovations on society. Newport is the author of five books. His most recent, Deep Work, argues that the ability to focus is becoming increasingly valuable in a modern work culture increasingly hobbled by distracting technologies. Cal connects with Lou on Thrive LOUD! *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 31, 2018
211: 'Connect Brands Through Design'
Fanny Krivoy Head of Analogous - who believes the world is a better place with beautiful design. Has a new podcast program that’s launching in a few weeks called Project Inclusion. It’s a program comprised of interviews with forward thinking individuals that are revolutionizing workplaces, businesses and communities by using an inclusive design approach. So for this minisode - we wanted to go way back to when Fanny was a guest on Thrive Loud In this specific out-take Fanny talks about the importance of bringing together the meaning and value of a brand to all of the physical and digital touch-points one experiences WITH that brand. This holistic view that Fanny has of using the power of connection to make Brands thrive is why Fanny is one of the best designers you’ll ever come across. So enjoy this Thrive LOUD Minisode with Fanny Krivoy. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 30, 2018
210: iX Leadership
Two Culture & Leadership Experts are featured in this episode. Meg Manke is a ranch kid from western South Dakota an avid runner an advocate of the well-rounded education of youth, and a major supporter of finding humor in all things. Dr. Rachel MK Headley rose through the ranks at a global satellite mission (from an intern all the way to Operational Science Officer), she managed big projects, united diverse stakeholders, guided teams through change, and led complex and ground-breaking achievements. Together they’ve partnered at the Rose Group Int'l, where they developed the critical, new (and practical) iX leadership framework wrote a book about it...(iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformation). This new method allows you to solve problems in your team, address generational issues, guide people through big changes, and accomplish your most ambitious goals. Enjoy the dynamic duo of Dr. Rachel MK Headley and Meg Manke on Thrive LOUD! *** Connect to Lou Dia…
Oct 25, 2018
209: Jody Britt - Fine Art Consulting
Jody Britt is an experienced art sales consultant and business driver having worked in the fine art world for over a decade. She is the founder and head of Britt Fine Art Consulting. Motivated, connected and personable, she is a proven curator in fine art photography representing over 200 photographers, including leading photographers Terry O'Neill, Baron Wolman, Mick Rock and Art Kane. Experienced in creating dynamic photographic exhibitions, including securing guest curators Alec Baldwin, Dita Von Teese and Chef Daniel Humm. Jody is committed to outstanding client service, developing close relationships with business partners, artists and buyers worldwide. Her first hand knowledge of the artistic process helps Jody bring a passion and strong appreciation for all artwork, which translates as enthusiasm and commitment to any client she works with. Jody has been able to work closely with the best pop culture photographers worldwide and enjoys marrying their great work with her broad cl…
Oct 24, 2018
208: 'Giving 100%, Literally'
Plucked from their original interview back in 2017, this Thrive LOUD Minisode features Liz Diemer Liz is part of the leadership team at the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research where she is the Director of TEAM FOX. The Michael J. Fox Foundation's single and urgent goal is to ELIMINATE PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN OUR LIFETIME. ***** Learn more about TEAM FOX.... *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 23, 2018
207: Joel Salomon - Mindful Money Management
Joel Salomon is committed to helping over 100,000 people become financially free. Most recently, Joel shifted his focus to assisting individuals as a Prosperity Coach where he works closely with his clients to help identify and overcome the roadblocks standing in their way of personal financial freedom. In 2012, Joel launched his own hedge fund, SaLaurMor Capital (named after his daughters, Lauren and Morgan). This was a dream that Joel had had from the early 1990s. Since inception he outperformed the hedge fund index and in many significant down months, he was able to consistently generate positive returns for his investors. Listen in as Joel and Lou connect on Thrive LOUD *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 22, 2018
206: Stephanie Hayes - Anything is Possible
Stephanie Hayes is a business transformation consultant, focused on helping organizations build and improve business processes, manage change, align service areas, build capabilities and improve operations. She has worked across many sectors, including mining, international shipping, manufacturing, heavy equipment, retail, education and public sector. Stephanie is the owner of multiple startups, all of which are still growing. Using her experience building and operating small businesses, she has developed insight and clarity on business model development, customer segmentation and value proposition design. She has adapted widely-used frameworks to make the startup validation processes easy, accessible and relevant to founders and small business owners. As a business and technology consultant, Stephanie has worked for years as a program lead, business analyst, and change manager, helping organizations design and implement pragmatic, effective business solutions, largely focused on the…
Oct 18, 2018
205: Dr. Richard Nongard - VIRAL Leadership
Dr. Richard Nongard is a keynote speaker, leadership coach, author and psychotherapist. He is a man who believes you need to Seize the power of now, to create lasting transformation and apply Practical strategies for activating leadership & intention. Richard is the author of numerous books, publications, and training videos. He has written two books on leadership: Transformational Leadership: How to Lead from Your Strengths and Maximize Your Impact (2013) Viral Leadership: Seize the power of now, to create lasting transformation in business (2018) He has written many other books as well, including psychology textbooks that have been adapted as textbooks at the university level and His 5-star reviews are a testament to the value Richard provides in both written and spoken media. Enjoy this fun conversation as Richard connects with Lou Diamond and they cover everything about VIRAL Leadership and even speak Chinese to Richard's dog...! *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscr…
Oct 17, 2018
In this Thrive LOUD minisode - we go way back to one of the early interviews where Lou sat down with sports columnist Ken Davidoff. Plucked from that original conversation, Ken shares how he stuck with his passion and stay in the field of his choice through hard work and perseverance. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 16, 2018
203: Sharón Lynn Wyeth - Know the Name
What if you could learn everything important about a person… just from their name? Sharón Lynn Wyeth has spent the last 38 years developing the field of Neimology® Science. Names are powerful. She created Neimology® Science, the study of the placement of the letters in a name, after 15 years of research followed by 3 years of testing my theories traveling in over seventy countries, including Russia, India, and China, to perfect my system of discerning behavioral characteristics from names. She highlighted Neimology® Science on TV, radio, tele-seminars, and in numerous articles. She is the author of an Amazon bestselling book sharing the methodology in "Know the Name; Know the Person", which has won an excellence in writing award, "Know the Name; Know the Spirit" and the app Name Meanings. Lou connects with Sharón as they dissect understanding the meaning behind a name. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 15, 2018
202: Richard Brooks - Counter Investing
Financial advisors have a huge responsibility to take care of their investors, but does your advisor take your money seriously? When selecting a financial advisor you need someone who can advise with the highest ethical standards, provide personal service, develop a master investment plan, identify individual goals and objectives, coordinate an effective tax and estate plan and provide solutions for multiple dynamic investment needs. Counter Investing is a unique revolutionary system designed to help investors be effective and grow your money. In the best-selling book, Counter Investing a Winning Approach to Life and Finance, author Richard Brooks outlines three supporting pillars of great investing: performance, productivity and personalization. Brooks’ unparalleled approach is the result of years of innovative investment planning, but also from the perspective he gained from catastrophic experiences that left him fighting for his life. He was 22 years old when he was in an automo…
Oct 11, 2018
201: Ben Friedland - Client-Centric Focus
Friedland serves as Vice Chairman & Co-Head of CBRE’s Alternative Investments Practice (AIP), an industry-specific practice group focused on advising private equity firms, hedge funds and other Alternative Investment companies on their real estate strategies across the globe. Ben and his team provide advisory services to firms in the Alternative Investments sector on real estate needs within their investment portfolios. Enjoy this great interview and learn from one of the top producers and experts in commercial real estate. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 10, 2018
200: Thrive LOUD 200th!
In the spirit of celebrating milestones, we came up with something fun for the 200th Episode of Thrive LOUD. With over 200 guests coming on the Thrive LOUD program sharing their all-time favorite movies -- we tallied all of the movies and put together a "Top 10 Movie Countdown List" of the Thrive LOUD guests. Enjoy this short 'minisode' that highlights numerous 'classics' of the silver screen. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 9, 2018
199: Lisa Mayer - My Social Canvas
Lisa Mayer is a social entrepreneur and the CEO of My Social Canvas - a social impact company on a mission to inspire the next generation of women and girls to design the life and career they love. Her amazing story is a MUST listen to on Thrive LOUD as she shares her passion, her draining her bank account to almost nothing to creating an incredible platform for women and girls everywhere. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 8, 2018
198: Heather Hansen - 'Elegant Warrior'
An award winning medical malpractice trial attorney, a consultant, an international keynote speaker, and an anchor at LawandCrime.com. Heather Hansen is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, she incorporates her psychology degree, her training as a mediator and her experience in the courtroom to guide clients to victory in their life’s trials. You can use words to win—not only in the courtroom, but also in the boardroom, the bedroom, the operating room, the living room and beyond. Heather knows how. For our twenty years she’s been using words to win in the courtroom, selling her cases to scores of juries. She’s also the author of The Elegant Warrior-How to Win Life’s Trials without losing Yourself. Thrive LOUD with Heather Hansen on this fun episode! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 4, 2018
197: Steve Rimland - "Creative Content Connector"
Mr. Rimland has been involved in the entertainment industry for twenty years and has extensive experience in production, corporate operations and business development. As head of New Media for Loud Records, he produced the first hip-hop Enhanced CD and developed the concept of using Enhanced CDs to market Internet Service Providers such as America Online. Mr. Rimland also served as vice president of New Media for Interscope Records where he is credited with some of the largest artist driven promotions on the Internet. His Web concepts and design earned Interscope its nomination as web site of the year by Yahoo. He is currently an advisor to the Convex Group which provides (through LidRock) digital strategy solutions to recording artists and entertainment companies. Mr. Rimland is an accomplished musician, songwriter, arranger and producer who has been signed to RCA Records and authored several hit songs. He was also a programmer and staff member at Unique Recording, an elite major Ne…
Oct 3, 2018
196: 'Be Your Own Hero'
Pulled from their original interview back in 2017, Lisa McDonald shares with Lou Diamond how she connects with the guests on her popular program and some of the key lessons she has learned from some powerful messages her guests provide. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Oct 2, 2018
195: Sylvie Beljanski - Winning the War on Cancer
Sylvie Beljanski is a sought-after speaker at health and wellness conferences worldwide, where she has educated thousands of people about the importance of detoxification as a defense against harmful toxins that can cause serious diseases and infections. She is the founder and president of Natural Source International, Ltd., a company that brings together science and nature to create innovative natural/ organic health and beauty products. These well known products are now used around the world. She is also the author of a new book Winning the War on Cancer The epic journey towards a natural cure. In 2018, Ms. Beljanski opened the doors to Maison Beljanski, a two-story building in the heart of Manhattan, dedicated to the legacy of her father, Dr. Beljanski. The first floor, home of The Beljanski Foundation, will also serve as a site to host numerous conferences on different aspects of health and wellness. This amazing individual took time out to come onto Thrive LOUD and connect wit…
Oct 1, 2018
194: Travis Mills - Never Give Up
Travis Mills is a true American Hero. He was critically injured on his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED. He is 1 of only 5 quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive such extensive injuries. Travis has been featured on just about every news outlet across the spectrum and his story inspired the creation of the award-winning documentary film, Travis: A Soldier’s Story. He has also written a New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough As They Come, chronicling his courageous journey He teaches and inspires audiences nationwide to “Never give up. Never quit.” no matter the obstacles or circumstances. US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills comes on Thrive LOUD in this awesome episode with just a normal guy with an incredible spirit.
Sep 27, 2018
193: Christine Cashen - No More Whining!
Christine Cashen is one of the most sought after speakers worldwide. For more than 20 years, she has jazzed an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees. Whether talking about her life, her pet peeves or growing up in an Italian/Irish household, audiences always relate to her experiences, struggles and lessons. SHE COMBINES A DOWN-TO-EARTH ATTITUDE WITH A COLORFUL ARTISTIC STREAK. And today she connects with Lou on Thrive LOUD in a fun, engaging, thunder storm interrupted (true story) interview that you are sure to enjoy!! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 26, 2018
192: "LOSIN' IT!"
This is a special minisode plucked from the original interview with Lou Diamond. As you can hear in the opening, Lisa will be headlining a great event to benefit the Center for Family Justice on November 3rd @ StageONE FTC in Fairfield, Connecticut called "LOSIN' IT" presented by GoodWorks. You can either CLICK ON THIS LINK OR the image below to purchase tickets for either the 3pm or 8pm show. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 25, 2018
191: Jess Todtfeld - Teach, Entertain, Inspire
Jess Todtfeld is President of Success In Media, Inc, one of the leading business communication and media training authorities in the U.S. With more than 15 years of experience, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespeople, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to not just become better communicators, but create real tangible outcomes. Jess Todtfeld, CSP shows organizations that the Secret to Power & Influence is connected to communication style and techniques. Jess is also one witty guy and has a ton of fun and laughs as he connects with Lou on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 23, 2018
190: Laurie Palau - Hot Mess
Laurie Palau, is the founder of simply B organized. She started SBO out of a passion for organization and simplicity. As a busy mom of 2, she realized that not everyone wants to be a minimalist, and although having “stuff” is a part of life, that doesn’t mean that you need to live in chaos. Her goal is to help you identify your clutter pain points, whether it’s manifests as PHYSICAL CLUTTER, EMOTIONAL CLUTTER, or CALENDAR CLUTTER. Her book HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED, is a survival guide for anyone who has felt overwhelmed and needs some simple strategies to get on track. She hosts a weekly podcast program called This ORGANIZED Life is glimpse into her not-so-perfect life as a wife, mom and professional organizer. She shares her HOT MESS with Lou on this get your sh*t together episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe with Lou: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 20, 2018
189: Kate Delaney - Deal Your Own Destiny
Kate Delaney was never sure what direction her future would take. After bouncing from small radio show to small radio show, she finally got her big break at KRLD in Dallas, Texas as a sports director. And from there, her career exploded. Though it took years of hard work and even harder decisions, Kate learned what it took to pioneer her work into the career of her dreams. Now, an accomplished Emmy-award-winning journalist, Kate understands how important it is to take the necessary steps to craft your future to be exactly what you always dreamed it would be. In her book, Deal Your Own Destiny, Kate shares the pivotal moments and decisions that furthered her career and helps readers understand how they can take control of their futures and pave their own roads to success. Kate’s message is Own your destiny, take action, and step into the life you’ve always wanted. Which is why she Thrives LOUD everyday! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thri…
Sep 19, 2018
188: 'Empathetic Connection'
Plucked from their original conversation, Lou and Elizabeth McCourt discuss some of the unique ways she connects with her clients and prospects and the importance of establishing an 'Empathetic Connection' with everyone. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 18, 2018
187: Laura Davidson - My Sweat Story
Laura Davidson is the creator of My Sweat Story, Founder of SweatCity App, and a Brand Ambassador For Adidas Canada. Her fitness journey started in January of 2017 when she began her blog and publicly committed to motivate and inspire people to take the steps they need to make a positive change for themselves. Her posts are real, honest and come from most of her everyday experiences balancing life, entrepreneurship, a tech start up, and her workouts. Her entrepreneurial spirit, incredibly impressive SweatCity app and her energy will inspire you. Hear her take a quick breather with Lou Diamond in the fun interview on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 16, 2018
186: JJ Flizanes - Invisible Fitness
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and host of ALOT of podcast shows: The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show Spirit, Purpose & Energy Women, Men & Relationships Easy Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free Cooking and many others... JJ is on a mission to transform the meaning of the word “fitness” to include not just the state of a person's physical body, but also the emotional, mental and spiritual factors which affect a person's overall well-being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are 'invisible' — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. ,JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Lou and JJ have a great conversation. And as a special bonus feature, JJ does an 'astrological reading' of Lou Diamond (tacked onto the end of this interview). Thrive LOUD Fans...the unstoppable JJ Flizanes!!
Sep 13, 2018
185: Lisa Betts-LaCroix - Super Power U
Lisa Betts-LaCroix is a podcaster, speaker, actor, and dancer. As host of the Super Power U Podcast, she does long-form interviews revealing the mental models and tactical skills needed to be your very own superhero. She's been featured in over 100 films, television episodes, and movies-of-the-week and is a dance performer and speaker who inspires audiences to embrace vitality and passion and reclaim empowered living in later life. In spite of taking up dance at age 50 she is a World Champion Pro-Am American Rhythm Ballroom dancer. It's two MASTER CONNECTORS on one show with Lisa and Lou. You'll be inspired by how Lisa takes on the world. *** Here is a link to the KC Baker, Episode 18, of Super Power U as is referenced in the interview. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 12, 2018
184: 'Value What You Have'
In this out-take from the original interview, JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business,” shares who she turns to when she has trouble thriving and reminds us the importance of valuing what you have vs. what you don't.
Sep 11, 2018
183: Josh Fox - Bottom Line!
Josh Fox is the Founder and CEO of Bottom Line Concepts is a consulting firm that teams up with organizations to assess the top line items that are adversely affecting the business’ profits. In this process, our goal is to uncover both meaningful refunds and savings for the company. This means we look back in time to recapture dollars and look forward with cost efficient strategies. This risk reducing / cost savings firm business Josh founded has an interesting story which he shares with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 9, 2018
182: John DeMato - #YEAHABSOLUTELY
John DeMato is a branded, lifestyle portrait photographer and content creation expert who collaborates with speakers, authors, coaches, and other thought leaders to produce magazine-quality images that present them powerfully, purposefully and authentically to their tribes. More than just a photographer, John sets his clients up for success beyond the portrait session by coaching them on how to best leverage their image content for their websites, biogs, speaking appearances and various other needs. He also teaches his clients how to generate ideas for compelling social media content that resonates deeply with their audiences. A former television producer, John has over 18 years of production experience, and has been featured as a portrait photographer expert on several NBC Universal daytime talk and reality shows. Learn why if asked if you want your picture taken by John the only response is...#YEAHABSOLUTELY *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www…
Sep 6, 2018
181: David Newman - DO IT!
David Newman, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a high-energy, high-content marketing speaker, marketing coach, and the author of the #1 bestseller, “Do It! Marketing” (AMACOM). David is also the creator of The Speaker Profit Formula, the widely-respected mentoring program that helps speakers, executives, and entrepreneurs market their smarts and monetize their expertise. David helps speakers, authors, coaches, and consultants (just like YOU) build the speaking-driven business you’ve always wanted – without the hype, hassle, or overwhelm. David works with executives and entrepreneurs who want to position themselves as thought-leaders and generate MORE leads, BETTER prospects and BIGGER sales. Lou and David cover everything and anything around marketing yourself and your brand. Spoiler Alert: There will be a Minisode created from this content in the future as its chock full of amazing intel. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thrivel…
Sep 5, 2018
180: 'Passionate About What You Do'
In this Thrive LOUD Minisode plucked from the original interview, Ian Karr, CEO and Founder of IKA Collective, shares how having passion for the work you do has been the key for his company's long-term success. Enjoy this minisode -- with a special introduction of the 'many' movies Ian highlighted as his favorites. Thrive LOUD! *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: thriveloud.com/podcast/
Sep 4, 2018
179: Jim Phillips - L.I.F.E.
Jim Phillips is a dynamic, engaging speaker, author and L.I.F.E. Strategist who inspires folks to live in full expression of their truth by defining, embracing and ultimately experiencing that truth. At the age of thirteen, Jim had a Divine experience that confirmed to him he had a specific message to share … and the time for that message is now. His message is clear, bold and life changing. Lou connects with Jim in an inspiring, yet very real conversation. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Sep 2, 2018
178: Diane DiResta - Be a Knockout
Diane DiResta is a media trainer, executive speech coach, and certified speech pathologist who works with executives in Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and sports figures, to get them communicating with clarity and precision. She trains business people to communicate with greater impact in the marketplace and coaches leaders to project their power to influence in order to achieve the result they want. She's also the author of the Amazon.com best-selling guide to public speaking and communicating from the platform, Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz. Lou connects with Diane exploring her work and her life's passion in this 'knockout' episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 30, 2018
177: Nathalie Molina Niño - LEAPFROG !
A technologist and coder by training, the consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Tarcher Perigee, a Penguin Random House imprint). She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact on women in the world. Prior to launching BRAVA, Nathalie led the launch of SELF MADE, the company, mobile app, learning platform and NY Times Best Selling book by Telemundo’s former Entertainment president, Nely Galan. In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. And in 2012, while at Columbia University, Molina Niño co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20. Nathalie ta…
Aug 29, 2018
176: 'Tweeting' Began Long Ago
Here is an out-take from my ORIGINAL INTERVIEW with Lee Humphreys, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University and author of The Qualified Self: Social Media and the Cataloging of Everyday Life Lee shares with Lou how our behaviors of ‘micro-blogging’ and 'tweeting' go way back in time. Thrive LOUD brings you ‘back to school’ as Professor Humphreys shares some of her knowledge and expertise.
Aug 28, 2018
175: Daniel Stillman - Conversation Designer
Daniel Stillman likes to design conversations. For groups big and small, for big challenges and nitty-gritty issues. Daniel crafts workshops, learning experiences, and innovation systems for teams and organizations. He is also coaches people in facilitation skills and runs the Conversation Factory podcast. He has been a design strategist, ux designer, entrepreneur and an independent facilitator. Daniel comes onto Thrive LOUD to talk shop as the two get into the art of connecting AND designing conversations. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 26, 2018
174: Neen James - Attention Pays!
Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally. Meeting planners love working with Neen, often describing her as the energizer bunny for their events. Neen’s strong background in learning, development and managing large corporate teams makes her the perfect fit. Organizations that hire Neen because of her implementable strategies that help employees avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time from real goals and priorities. Her new book ATTENTION PAYS™ How to Drive Profitability, Productivity and Accountability is everywhere. Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also cons…
Aug 23, 2018
173: John Lee Dumas - ON FIRE!!
John Lee Dumas is on Thrive LOUD! He is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drop value bombs every Thursday! JLD's goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. He has interviewed over 2,000 incredible Entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. Through these interviews, he brings out the #1 reason Entrepreneurs are successful. They all have ONE BIG IDEA and go ALL IN. That's why John created a free training that will make sure YOU have YOUR BIG IDEA. Click here to check it out! Lou caught up with JLD for a quick chat after they met up in Philadelphia at Podcast Movement. Enjoy this ON FIRE episode! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podca…
Aug 22, 2018
172: 'Run 2 Heal'
One in three girls & one in six boys is sexually abused before age 18*. This startling statistic is why Christian Griffith, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is running across the United States for Help For Children’s efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. Christian Griffith is a survivor and a thriver! His epic 3,000-mile run concludes in San Francisco on August 22 (the launch date of this Thrive LOUD Minisode). Please click the link below to make a contribution to Run2Heal. And enjoy this out-take from the powerful, original conversation between Lou and Christian before he embarked on this amazing run. THRIVE LOUD!!! Christian!!
Aug 21, 2018
171: Tamsen Webster - Idea Whisperer
Part "idea whisperer," part speaker, and part strategist, Tamsen Webster helps people and organizations build the big ideas that bring big change. She combined 20 years in marketing and four years as a TEDx Executive Producer into The Red Thread™, a simple way to change how people see...and what they do as a result. But everything she knows about people, speaking, and change, she learned at Weight Watchers. True story. You can sign up for Tamsen's one day workshop event which takes place on Wednesday, September, 12, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts called "THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR BETTER TALKS". Tamsen has found a way to decode why we do what we do. Enjoy this fun conversation between Lou and Tamsen on Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 19, 2018
170: Drew Taylor - The Wild West Crypto Show
Drew Taylor is an inventor, innovator & a visionary. He naturally seeks out voids or opportunities that exist within wanted or needed products or services. A natural problem solver, with A knack for innovation, promotion, as well as lending his expertise to helping others. He holds 7 utility patents, has produced 6 Radio Shows, 2 Television shows and has written 2 books His pioneering spirit energizes him and when he is made aware of some new cutting edge information, opportunity, technology or discovery, he dives in with both feet! Drew Taylor is one of the hosts of the Wild West Crypto Show! Coming to you from San Antonio, Texas and Thriving LOUD every day...Drew Taylor joins Lou in a fun, upbeat conversation. And check Drew out on his YouTube Channel as well. *** Connect to Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 16, 2018
169: Jason Hsiao - Animoto
Jason Hsiao is the co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality marketing videos, even if they have no technical skills and have never created a video before. With the mission of empowering everyone to create powerful videos regardless of age or experience, Jason founded Animoto with his high school and Dartmouth College friends back in 2006. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape -- which may be why more than 1-million businesses around the world are already using Animoto to create marketing videos. You'll love hearing Jason's passion for his business and how he and his company Thrive LOUD every day! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 15, 2018
168: 'Ignoring the Competition'
Plucked from the ORIGINAL INTERVIEW, Gavin Zuchlinski of Acuity Scheduling shares how he has made his company, product and service better by 'IGNORING THE COMPETITION' and focusing on his customers. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 14, 2018
167: Colby Cohen - Endeavor Athletic
Colby Cohen is a former professional ice hockey defenseman. He played in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche and was also part of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. Currently Colby serves as an NCAA College Ice Hockey and NHLcolor analyst for networks such as CBS Sports, Westwood One (current), NESN, and ESPN. Colby is currently the founder and CEO of Endeavor Athletic, an innovative training apparel for the modern athlete. Learn about his entrepreneurial journey and amazing new company that's changing how we think about athletic wear. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 12, 2018
166: Allison Graham - Resiliency Ninja
Allison Graham shows professionals how to grow their business and build profitable relationships. She is a master at helping others overcome obstacles in business. Her bestselling book, From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Profitable Networking & Personal Branding Made Easy is the foundation for her original work. She’s been featured as an authority on business development and networking in the media and her clients include Fortune 500 companies to small financial services firms and start up tech companies to solopreneurs. Behind the scenes, she’s been dealt a series of difficult blows that magnify the collision between home and work. Her struggles with chronic pain, grief and the internal messenger of B.S. have earned her the moniker, Resiliency Ninja. In her latest book, Married My Mom, Birthed a Dog: How to Be Resilient When Life Sucks! Allison makes people feel less alone in their struggles and gives them tools to bounce forward and succeed in the midst of obstacles,…
Aug 9, 2018
165: John Petrocelli - BULLDOG!
John Petrocelli is CEO and founder of Bulldog DM, a live streaming agency specializing in best practices for live streaming of premium content events and experiences. Bulldog DM helps brands, agencies, content owners and platforms deliver impactful live streamed engagements. Bulldog DM connects today’s digitally engaged consumer and millennial to the world’s best live content and represents the world’s top live streaming content portfolio including over 40 music festivals. John has been involved in the streaming of live events since the very beginning. He has helped connect the world to some of the most incredible events and experiences. He is a life-long Boston Red Sox fan and is STILL playing baseball today. John Petrocelli is also living proof that Fantasy Sports is not just a whacky obsession but an amazing way to establish life-long personal and business relationships. Get ready to Thrive LOUD with the BullDog.... *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscrib…
Aug 8, 2018
'The Godfather of FinTech' Ron Suber shares with Lou this new stage of his life which he's dubbed 'reWirement' vs. 'reTirement'. Ron shares some of the amazing things he gets to be involved with in his new seat in helping Financial Technology reach so many people across the globe in many different ways. Enjoy this Minisode plucked from the original interview. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 7, 2018
163: Jenn Burton - Romantic Fairy Godmomma
Dating Expert and Consultant to smart, successful single women all around the world, Jenn Burton is known for magically ushering in stable, fun, witty, and insanely attractive men who will love, adore & romance you without expecting you to compromise your career, success, or genuine self for any of it! After years of dysfunctional relationships & crappy dating experiences, Jenn decided to take matters into her own hands, and developed a dating method for creating the most magical experiences that lead to love. SHE IS HERE TO share all of her juicy, sexy, secrets with the Thrive LOUD Community as she takes us to ROMANTIC FAIRY GODMOMMA-VILLE *** Connect to Lou Diamond: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Aug 5, 2018
162: Cryptocurrency for Haiti
Cryptocurrency for Haiti is an educational platform created to provide both basic and advanced information on cryptocurrency. Two instrumental players helping this platform succeed are Cadet Dorceus and Nancy Pierre Daniels. Cadet is the CEO and Nancy is the Executive Director of Be Good to the Children, Inc. - a nonprofit organization created in response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake which took place in Haiti devastating the lives of over 300,000 Haitians (the death count is not yet known). Their mission is to change the lives of impoverished children through education, enrichment and empowerment. Children enrolled in the Be Good program are prepared to become participants in today's global economy. They are taught to take pride in their culture and community. Educating Haitians and keeping them current on new technologies is an important step in keeping Haiti on par with the global economy. Cryptocurrency for Haiti is truly what Thrive LOUD is all about. Learn about their st…
Aug 2, 2018
161: Steve O'Brien -- Voice Over and Over
Steve O'Brien is one of the most sought after Voice Actors in the country. His midwestern, smooth as silk voice, easy to listen to voice has been heard across the airwaves and streaming online for over 35 years. As a Hoosier native, "Steve-O" had a storied radio career working for some Indiana's finest radio stations. Since 2001, Steve has been building a client base as a freelance voice over talent. In 2013, it was time to make his passion his full-time career, and Steve O’Brien Voice Overs became his sole focus. Steve’s been fortunate to name great companies like Audi, Volkswagen, Adidas, Western Union, Rembrandt Teeth Whitening, Caterpillar, Stihl, Epson, Cisco, Pyrex, NOVO Nordisk, Red Bull, Mercedes, Volkswagen, GM Tracker, BASF, Siemens, Delta Faucets and many more as some of his satisfied clients. Steve-O is also the voice over of the Nice Guys on Business Podcast show where he gets to display his dry sense of humor poking fun of the two bone heads that host that program.…
Aug 1, 2018
160: 'Be Brief, Be Clear'
In this Thrive LOUD minisode, we bring back Stacey Hanke. Pulled from the original interview with Lou Diamond -- Stacey answers the question what is the most common communication problem she sees in her work. A great observation and an important message. Enjoy!! *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 31, 2018
159: David Shriner-Cahn - Smashing the Plateau!
David Shriner-Cahn is a recognized authority on entrepreneurship, leadership development, and the host of the business podcast Smashing the Plateau. Featured in Forbes Magazine’s Three Podcasts To Power Up Your Ultra-Lean Business and Inc. Magazine's 5 Entrepreneurs That Will Change The Way You Communicate, 400 episodes of Smashing the Plateau offer a wealth of personal experiences and practical advice about achieving business breakthroughs. David is also the Co-Founder of 3DAY MBA, an international business training immersion program featuring cutting-edge business innovators to support the success of small business owners worldwide. David embarks keen sharp wisdom in this episode and you'll find to be one of the more like-able and respectable people you'll come across. *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 29, 2018
158: Oren Klaff - Pitch Anything
With securities markets experience in capital raising advisory leadership, Oren Klaff is Director of Capital Markets at investment bank Intersection Capital, where he manages its capital-raising platform. Since 2005, Oren has since grown the firm history to approximately $2 billion in aggregate trade volume across a diversified portfolio of companies and transactions. He is responsible for business development and product development, and oversees the firm's flagship product, the Velocity™ method of corporate finance. Applying his pioneering approaches to raising capital and incorporating neuroscience into the capital markets programs, Oren has supervised the placement of over $500 million of investor capital from high net-worth individuals and financial institutions. He is the #1 best-selling business author of the McGraw Hill publication Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal. Enjoy this fun conversation between Oren and Lou on Thriv…
Jul 26, 2018
157: Chris Moschovitis - Cybersecurity Program Development
Chris Moschovitis is an expert on topics, including Cyber Security, Information Technology Strategy, Governance and Execution, and Digital and Business Transformation. Chris is the CEO of TMG E-Media - an experienced and visionary IT consulting firm with three core practice areas: Consulting, Development, and IT Management. His new book Cybersecurity Program Development for Business: The Essential Planning Guide truly exemplifies Chris's ability to explain complex IT and cybersecurity topics in a plain, easily understood, and actionable language. Enjoy this very practical and educational conversation between Chris and Lou on Thrive LOUD *** Connect with Lou: www.loudiamond.net Subscribe to Thrive LOUD: www.thriveloud.com/podcast
Jul 25, 2018
The 'People Packager' Sylvie di Giusto breaks down her 'ABCD's' in this out-take from her original interview with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.