Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 641 | Creatively Hacking Innovation

Creativity In Hacking Innovation With Josh Linkner And The Immersive Online Learning Ecosystem With Yash Tekriwal

It is a fact that all of us have the enormous creative capacity. The only problem is not many practices and develops those skills. On a mission to try to help the world become more creative, Josh Linker inspires you to apply creativity to everyday challenges and to innovate your business. Josh Linker is a business leader, top-rated speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, among others. He guides us in this episode to hacking innovation, solving complex problems in creative ways, and developing the creative resilience we need when faced with adversities.

From solving problems to another, Founder of LifeSchool, Yash Tekriwal, also sits on this episode to present to us a rethinking of how we prepare students for the future. Building an immersive learning ecosystem to make learning fun again, Yash has designed an interactive and engaging online environment that gets students to work on projects and solve problems. He shares with us the journey they embarked on getting LifeSchool to come to life, along with his insights on the value of teaching soft skills, personal development, leadership fulfillment, and the likes that are not generally taught in schools, let alone online.
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TTL 639 | Executive Headspace

Living A Creative, Purposeful Life With Marcus Whitney And Finding Your Executive Headspace With Trey Taylor

Curiosity is like a never-ending journey that can lead you to surprising ventures and fulfilling careers. In this episode, host, Dr. Diane Hamilton, talks to self-taught, serial entrepreneur, Marcus Whitney. Marcus talks about finding the creative angle in every industry he has delved in, from his programming startups, healthcare work, soccer, music, and venture capital work – without any formal training or education. He touches on the role of curiosity for an entrepreneur, dealing with pain and failure and the mastery of startups.

How can a CEO operate in a realm of creativity when he has to worry about 10,000 other things? CEO of Taylor Insurance Services and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners, Trey Taylor shares the experience of being one of the first employees at Web MD, going full circle in his career to coming home and taking over the family business. He reveals the key to freeing a CEO and allowing him executive headspace to flex his curiosity and bring about brilliant business solutions.
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TTL 637 | Conscious Millionaire And Startups

Conscious Millionaire With JV Crum III And Venture Capital And Investors With Nathan Beckord

How can you grow your business consciously? In today’s episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews JV Crum III, a mindset and strategy expert and author of Conscious Millionaire. JV gives some bits and pieces about his book and some brief guidance on how you too can reach millions of dollars for your business.

Nathan Beckord, the CEO of Foundersuite.com educates us about venture capital and how to raise more for your business. He shares some tips on creating and delivering the right pitch for enticing investors. Learn more from Nathan as he teaches you how to scale up your enterprise the right way.

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TTL 631 | Future Influences

Future Influences: How They Come Together With Frank Diana And Creating A Fragrant Experience With Sue Phillips

If there is one thing constant in this world, that would definitely not be the future. It varies according to the different types of influences and technologies we encounter. Frank Diana, a recognized futurist, thought leader, and frequent keynote speaker, explains his thoughts on these influences that affect the future and how they come together. He goes deep into predicting trends, thought-leadership focused on emerging future, perception between real and not real, climate change, cryptocurrencies, AI, and more.

Scents define a person wearing it. Sue Phillips, CEO and Founder of Scenterprises, is a globally-recognized expert of fragrance, cosmetics, and personal care. In this episode, she explains the details on how she creates scents for major brands and how these scents change a person. Sue takes us along on a fragrant ride through different ingredients and the way she creates custom fragrance experiences for people.
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TTL 627 | Humor In Advertising

Using Humor In Advertising To Connect With Audience With Allen Kay

Advertising is the art of communicating with the users of a particular product. While you can easily reach out to your audience in this day and age, how can you actually establish a connection that will make them want your product? For famous American Advertising Executive, Allen Kay, that is through advertising humor. He tells us the keys to advertising humor and how it can change our style to make it connect with the people. In this episode, Allen tells us about his early encounters in the world of commercials and how he got into it. He then shares with us how it can be a perfect career course, along with the skills you need to go beyond advertising.
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TTL 616 | Aligning With Your Purpose

Leadership, Hiring, And Aligning With Your Purpose With Jason Jennings

Leading people and companies to their full potential is what CEOs or leaders ideally do to promote growth. In today’s episode, Diane Hamilton interviews Jason Jennings about the subject of leadership and hiring. Jason has traveled the globe in search of the world’s fastest companies for his landmark debut book called It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small, It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow. As he dives into his book, he also talks about aligning with your purpose or the big “why,” and shares some strategies in hiring and interviewing potential employees and guests. Learn more from Jason’s experiences working with big names like Steve Jobs, and more.
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TTL 611 | Chief Evangelist

Life As A Chief Evangelist For Top Tech Companies With Guy Kawasaki

What is it like working with Steve Jobs? Guy Kawasaki is the “guy” who can answer this question firsthand. Guy is presently the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Having worked for Apple, he shares his experience working with the company and its esteemed founder. He also talks about his current experience working with Canva and what the platform is all about. Imparting some concepts from his book called Wise Guy: Lessons from A Life Guy shares some insights on jumping curves as well as the benefits of doing more podcasting than professional speaking.
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TTL 607 | Simplification

Innovation Strategies With Joel Carnes and Life Simplification With Gary Collins

Cities and even small towns aim to grow into better places, not just for recognition but for the greater good of its people. Joel Carnes, the President and CEO for the Alliance for Innovation, shares the wonderful tasks that his company is doing for the betterment of communities. It is through innovation that people and nations achieve greatness. With this, Joel dives deeper into the three main approaches to innovation and how they work with the local government.

What is simplification and how can we achieve it? Gary Collins, a life simplification expert and the author of The Simple Life, answers this question on today’s show. Finding our life purpose may not sound so simple, but Gary shows how we can determine it and teaches us how we can answer the magic questions of life – why am I here and what am I going to do with this time? Moreover, he points out how to be healthy in the simplest way possible and not be lured by consumerism promoted by America.
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TTL 602 | Innovation And Technology

Getting Things Done Through Innovation And Technology with Scott Amyx and Predicting The Future Through The Past with Michael Yorba

In this episode, learn some great takeaways from innovation expert, keynote speaker, and futurist Scott Amyx of Amyx Ventures and Michael Yorba, the CEO and Chairman at WFN1 News Corporation. Scott talks about some success myths and shares the reasons why he wrote his book Strive.  He shares the key tips on how he gets people to focus on succeeding and getting things done, especially when dealing with global issues. He also dives into the fourth industrial revolution, including ways on how innovation and technology impacts jobs, today’s generation, and the environment.

Michael Yorba shares an interesting concept in market pattern recognition, which involves looking at the past to forecast the future. As interesting as cryptocurrency and blockchain may seem, he compares learning both to learning markets or astrology. Talking about technology, Michael explains how it can impact relationships and generations to come with regards to money management, job creation, and personal growth.
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How to Build C-Suite Connections:  Five Steps to Creating a Show             

I meet many people who want to sell their speaking and consulting services to businesses.  The hard part, for many, is how to reach the decision-makers at the top.  Many try writing books, blogging, speaking for free, holding webinars, creating video content, and a variety of other things to provide value. It all works, to some extent, but I have found the most valuable way for me to network is through interviewing on my show.  The interesting thing is, I initially had and still have no intention of using it for anything other than learning about some very fascinating people.  However, because my show has been so successful, people often ask me how I created it.  Therefore, I would like to share some of the things needed to create a show.

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