Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 749 | Male-Dominated Industry Success

Succeeding In A Male-Dominated Industry: Making An Impact In Sports And Entertainment With Felisa Israel

In this episode, Felisa Israel, Founder of 10 Fold Entertainment and IMPACT Internship, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton as they talk about creating an impact in a male-dominated industry and Felisa’s passion for sharing her success. Felisa shares her journey through the sports and entertainment industry and how she took twenty years of experience in the NBA to build her own full-service event production company. They talk about the importance of imparting knowledge to up-and-comers and how Felisa hired an army of rockstars and trained them herself. Learn the impact Felisa and her team are making through her internship program and how they continued to strive and educate students amidst a global crisis. Get to know how you can infiltrate the sports and entertainment industry and get closer to achieving success.

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TTL 748 | Sales Women

Women Influencing the World of Sales with Cynthia Barnes and Paving the Future of the Youth with Music with Sal Negro

In any industry, the field of sales is always competitive, so much more for women. Even in modern times, it can’t be denied that what women experience in a workplace is different from men. The Founder of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, Cynthia Barnes, joins this episode to share her knowledge and insights about the women in sales as a sales influencer herself. She talks about the experiences women go through and why the system should be fixed to be appealing for both men and women alike. She also touches on the natural strengths of women when it comes to sales and why being authentic to yourself should be your number one goal when presenting yourself to your buyers. Learn the reasons why you need to challenge the status quo and change the face of sales in order to move forward as an industry.

Music has been around as long as man and can be considered a foundation of humanity. Like all things, the ones to carry on music to the next era and continue its evolution are the youth of today. Orlando Herrera, Jr. aka Sal Negro, the Founder and CEO of Ayize Songaa Recordings, joins this episode to share his story as a DJ that withstood the trials of time. He talks about his mission to help and teach the youth of today, not only about being music artists, but also the music business as a whole. Sal also goes into the changes that DJs has gone through along with the technological advancements to make things easier and lessen the barrier of entry. Learn about the women that pioneered the civil rights movement besides Rosa Parks as he talks about his book, research, and the history he discovered.

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TTL 747 | Platform Visibility

Platform Visibility: Getting Your Message Across Effectively with Rebecca Hall Gruyter and The Vantage Point of Crisis Negotiation with Andy Young

As technology advances and society moves forward, the number of platforms you can utilize to spread your message also increases. The question boils down to how much visibility you can create and how effectively can you use your platform. The Founder of Your Purpose Driven Practice, Rebecca Hall Gruyter, joins this episode to talk about the best practices on how to get your voice to stand out among all the noise. Learn the mindset and preparation you need to go through in order to distinguish yourself and your message. She also shares some tips and strategies on how to make full and effective use of your platform and how her team can help you even more.

The chaos and unrest in the environment can affect people in more ways than one. With signs of an increase in rates of depression and suicide attempts during this pandemic, Dr. Andy Young explains what he sees during crisis negotiations. He goes into some detail of his experiences in dealing with both the law enforcement and civilian groups’ issues as a councilor. He gives a reminder that anyone can be scared and there are multiple grounds to consider when one’s mental health is in question. Dr. Young also emphasizes the importance of listening as the first step of a negotiation and how empathy can go a long way in saving a life.

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TTL 746 | Turnkey Hospital

The View From Above Mt. Everest With Saray Khumalo And The Evolution Of Healthcare In Turnkey Hospital With Morgan Reynolds

No matter what decade it is, conquering the summit of Mt. Everest is no easy feat and is definitely a cause for celebration. Describing the feeling of what it’s like to look at the world from above is Saray Khumalo, the first black woman from Zambia to summit Everest and reach the South Pole. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton, she tells her exhilarating experience as she traversed the harsh environment and shares the lessons she’s learned throughout her journey. Know what mindset and determination a person needs when planning to challenge any mountain and understand the reason why it’s important to respect any mountain and not be complacent.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, any solution or innovation to improving the circumstances are a welcome sight. The President of Oaklu, Morgan Reynolds, and his team have come up with the Turnkey Hospital to aid in the Healthcare side of the fight against COVID-19. He explains that it’s constructed in modules to make sure that it’s rapidly available to be deployed anywhere in the world. Morgan also goes into the details and functions of the Turnkey Hospital and how it compares in price as opposed to the construction of a standard Hospital.

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The Power Trio Behind The Curious Advantage With Simon Brown Of Novartis, Garrick Jones, And Paul Ashcroft Of Ludic

Curiosity drives innovation and in this world of digital transformation and ever-increasing complexity, you either innovate or stagnate as an organization. For this reason, Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guests in this episode embarked on an amazing collaboration that led to The Curious Advantage, a book that explores the increasing importance of curiosity for thriving in the digital age. Co-authors Simon Brown, CLO at Novartis, and Garrick Jones and Paul Ashcroft, co-founders and partners at Ludic, tell the story of how their passion for learning and curiosity in their respective organizations led them to embark on this partnership. Simon, Garrick and Paul also host The Curious Advantage Podcast, where they explore the same themes they have in the book. In this episode, they unravel the different aspects of curiosity in corporate organizations and talk about the 7Cs, investing in learning and creating a culture of curiosity.

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TTL 744 | Heart In Selling

Putting The Heart In Selling With Shari Levitin And Living Above And Beyond With David Bush

A lot of sales books fall short because they are all filled with tips and tricks without offering insights into who the salesperson needs to be. You can have all the strategies in the world, but if you are not clear about who you are and who you are talking to, everything is for naught. Putting the heart in selling, Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by the founder of the Shari Levitin Group and author of Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know, Shari Levitin. Here, Shari helps us understand the importance of developing empathy in sales and why emotional intelligence is an important skill in this area. Plus, Shari also lets us in on the growth mindset, the call method, and the seven motivators—all vital to selling successfully.

Going further into the topic, Dr. Diane Hamilton also interviews David Bush—certified health and lifestyle coach, business coach, motivational speaker, and author—to talk about the importance of being good at communication to become successful. At the center of it is learning how to understand people, even before you wished to be understood. David shares with us how this skill has helped him become who he is now, especially with helping to understand what people wanted and get it faster, easier, or simpler than they could get it. Passionate about designing and living an extraordinary life, David goes above and beyond to make others succeed. He shares some of his ways with us, including the six questions to ask yourself to help you reach your goals.

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TTL 743 | Studying Human Behavior

Studying Human Behavior And Our Greatest Potential With Dr. John Demartini

It is so easy to blame what is happening outside for what and who we are. However, it is important to remember that everything is already inside us. We have the natural ability and the potential to become better. That is one of the fascinating aspects of human behavior, our drive towards self-improvement. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Dr. John Demartini—a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, researcher, author, global educator, and the founder of the Demartini Institute. Here, Dr. Demartini shares with us some of his great knowledge, wisdom, philosophies, and ologies about aspects in our lives that prove there is a genius in each of us. He talks about how perception impacts our lives, how to permit ourselves to prioritize things, when money can lead to debauchery and philanthropy, how to assess our values, and more. There are so many great nuggets to be learned from this episode, so follow along to this conversation to discover how everything is on the way to get you to be authentic in this world.

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TTL 742 | Slip And Fall Prevention

Slip And Fall Prevention With Russell Kendzior And Tapping Overlooked Potential With Shelton Banks

We have a fascinating relationship with slips and falls. On the one hand, who doesn’t love to have a good laugh watching fail videos on YouTube? On the other hand, slip and falls account for an incredible percentage of accidental deaths in the US and in the world. This is increasingly becoming a serious and pressing issue as the population ages, with more people being at risk of slip and fall injuries. Doing some good work in this regard is slip and fall expert and prevention advocate, Russell Kendzior, founder of the National Floor Safety Institute and President of Traction Experts, Inc. Russ started out in business developing non-slippery floor cleaners and slip-resistant footwear. When he eventually sold his company, he shifted his focus on advocating for floor safety and slip and fall prevention. Learn about his story and some fascinating slip-free tips as he talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

We are so used to the image of the young, white, middle-class applicant who rushes to the job application process straight out of college that we often overlook a lot of potential talent that comes from underrepresented, underserved, and nontraditional backgrounds. Shelton Banks taps into this overlooked potential among Chicago’s underprivileged through re:work training, a non-profit that trains people from overlooked communities to work in sales and technology. In this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, Shelton tells us why the push for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace should include moves to tap talents from communities that have been pushed to the sidelines for too long. Coming from an overlooked community himself, he owes his success to someone who gave him a shot. That’s all every person needs at all – a shot – and he gives back by helping other people get that.

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TTL 741 | Conspiracy Facts

Conspiracy Facts: Total Fearless Exposure Of The Truth With Ole Dammegard

Finding truth can be tricky, but once you do, you can also find incredible healing from it. Ole Dammegard greatly believes in this. As a global conspiracies expert, he is one to dive deep into looking for the truth, transforming the term conspiracy theory into conspiracy facts. In this episode, he joins host, Dr. Diane Hamilton, to share with us the story behind his quest for the truth. A truth-seeker, codebreaker, peacemaker, and Prague Peace Prize winner, Ole has extensive knowledge about some of the most fascinating conspiracy stories out there—from the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, Princess Diana, and more. He gives us a peek into some of those while also discussing what makes a truth, what role mainstream media plays, and more. Follow this interesting conversation where conspiracies take on a whole new meaning and where the light aims into the darkness for a total fearless exposure of the truth.

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Why Employees Are A Business’ Unique Asset With Samuel Tanios And Leading A Business With Remote Work With Mark Dorman

Whether you realize it or not, employees are a business’ unique asset. They are nonreplicable; no other competitor could acquire nor duplicate the people you have now. That is why, for this reason alone, businesses should learn how to take care of their employees. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with the founder of Human Elements Consulting, Samuel Tanios, to talk about why small businesses, in particular, need to learn the value of their employees. He also discusses how to make them perform at a higher level, how to build a strong culture, how to become a visionary, and how to make the COVID-19 pandemic work for you instead of against you.

Continuing from that, Dr. Diane Hamilton also interviews Mark Dorman, the CEO of SThree, about how they are managing during this time of social distancing and remote work. With everyone forced to take their professional lives inside their homes, leading an organization has undeniably become more challenging. Mark shares some of the ways they are adapting, offering great insights for business owners and leaders alike to lead their teams and keep the communication lines going. If anything, the pandemic has become an accelerant for businesses and organizations to adapt to technology. Find out in this great episode how you can start doing this to your business as well and prepare for a different future.

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