Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

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 726 | Effective Leader

An Effective Leader With Scott Miller And Cultural Awareness In Education With Titta Kote

Across different industries, there are certain qualities that an effective leader must embody in order to bring out the best in the teams they’re working with. Scott Miller serves as the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey. He sits down with Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about the best qualities of an effective leader.

Traditional teaching environments revolve around molding young people to be similar to each other in terms of competencies, but new methods are rising that encourage growth, creativity and innovation. Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Titta Kote, the Founder of the Happy Ambassador concept. Together, they discuss new teaching models that highlight and champion cultural awareness and creativity.

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TTL 721 | Better Education

Educated For Success With Jack Miller

Education is at the root of success. A better education can open up the doors for you to find your way and place in the world—the possibilities are truly infinite. Jack Miller is the founder and former President and CEO of Quill Corporation. He joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to discuss why better education is the key to unlocking success. Learn the benefits of a better educational system through this conversation between Jack and Dr. Diane.

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TTL 713 | Myths In Entrepreneurship

Myths In Entrepreneurship With Rizwan Virk

There are numerous myths in entrepreneurship that have to be reexamined to mitigate the havoc that they could wreak on a fledgling business. Especially in a field as rapidly changing as technology, these myths in entrepreneurship must be adequately accounted for and deconstructed to ensure smoother sailing ahead. Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by Rizwan Virk, the author of Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School. Dr. Diane and Rizwan tackle some of the most harmful myths in entrepreneurship that could potentially do damage to the business you’re building. Ensure that you’re going down the right path with the help of Dr. Diane and Rizwan.

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TTL 699 | Virtual Coworking Community

Becoming A Professional Speaker With Naomi Rhode And Finding Productivity Within A Virtual Coworking Community With Megan Taylor Morrison

Public speaking can be a daunting thing for many people, but not for Naomi Rhode. Naomi is a Hall of Fame speaker, transformational life coach, author, and recipient of the prestigious Cabot Award. In this episode, Naomi shares the story of her success in the professional speaking space. She gives well-meaning advice for speakers and some techniques for telling a good story, and then provides an overview of the differences between counseling, consulting, and coaching. Naomi also discusses why there are fewer women speakers and whether it’s a fair game for women. If you are a speaker or an aspiring one, Naomi’s story and insights are sure to be useful for you. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the world to stay and even work in their homes, bringing with it the difficulty of motivating yourself and become accountable. That’s where Megan Taylor Morrison comes in with her virtual coworking community. Megan is a life and business coach and the founder of The Thriving Creator. She launched an online space to boost a community among work from home entrepreneurs and changemakers. In this episode, Megan shares tips on how to keep people motivated despite having distractions and discouragements around the home. She also discusses what goes on in the virtual space, the most common tool they use, and how virtual workplaces fare across certain age groups.

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TTL 695 | Solar Liquid Power

How Solar Liquid Power Revolutionized Renewable Energy With Dr. Doug Linman

While nanoscience is most commonly associated with the medical sciences, it has revolutionized the way we think about renewable energy with the development of solar liquid power. Considered as the father of this ingenious technology, Dr. Doug Linman is the Chairman and Chief Science Officer of Molecular Quartermasters, a renewable energy company founded on a molecular science platform to deliver light spectrum radiant energy and ground-based wireless distributed power. Dr. Linman joins host, Dr. Diane Hamilton, in this episode to tell the story of how he developed solar liquid power, how it works, and how it brought nanoscience to a whole new field by introducing it to renewable energy. Dr. Linman also gives us his take on nanoscience developments in the military, medical, and emergency response fields, as well as interesting insights on vaccine development in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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TTL 683 | Discovering Your Genius

Becoming Wiser After 50 With Wendy Mayhew And Discovering Your Genius With John Hittler

Discovering and honing your capabilities to succeed in business comes at any age. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Wendy Mayhew who is the author of WISER: The Definitive Guide To Starting A Business After The Age Of 50, and the co-author of Building Your Dream. Wendy talks about her advocacy in proving society wrong that older people cannot get financing because they are not innovative. She also shares some bits and pieces from her book, WISER, where she interviews different people about their business ventures at the age of 50 and above.

Searching for your superpower – the one that makes you one in a billion? Discovering your genius and exercising curiosity are some of the key takeaways John Hittler teaches. John is a transformational business coach, the Co-founder of Evoking Genius, a TEDx speaker, and the author of One In A Billion: Finding Your Genius Talent and The Motivation Trap. In this episode, he joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to share his story about applying to be a TEDx speaker, making the cut, and proving his worth to be on that stage. He also talks about his book called One In A Billion, and how you can find your own version of genius.
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TTL 660 | The Disruption Mindset

The Disruption Mindset With Charlene Li And Succeeding Through Creative Marketing With Helene Godin

Whether you believe it or not, looking at the world differently can lead to success. Here to talk with Dr. Diane Hamilton about the concept of her book, The Disruption Mindset, is New York Times bestselling author, Charlene Li. Charlene talks about the importance of creating a good leadership culture while embracing the need to thrive on disruption. Teaching business leaders how to think differently is Charlene’s expertise. With her knowledge in the field, she shares how to have promising professional relationships with clients and employees and what opportunities are there for women on board.

Helene Godin is known for selling Audible to Amazon and building New York City’s top gluten-free bakery chain. In this episode, Helene talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton about how she’s standing out in the pastry industry by building By the Way Bakery, an old-fashioned bakery where everything is made by hand, from scratch, in small batches. Learn how she does it and how her creativity is continually enthralling consumers.
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TTL 653 | Making Innovation Easier

Making Innovation Easier For Leaders With Kaihan Krippendorff and Creating Better Leaders Through Proper Communication With Tracey Thomson

Innovation is key to every company’s growth. How one business succeeds solely depends on how it is run by a leader. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Kaihan Krippendorff about innovation and leadership. Kaihan is a strategy, innovation, and transformational keynote speaker, author, the Senior Advisor at Coplex, and the Founder of Outthinker. Join Kaihan as he talks about how they are making innovation easier for leaders and breaks down INOVATE, sharing how entrepreneurial actions and intentions can lead to better opportunities for any business.

Body language and communication are necessary for business development. Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Tracey Thomson, the co-author of the Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking and the Director of Business Development at TRUTHPLANE.  Tracey shares what their company is doing in helping companies resolve communication issues. She also explains some key concepts being discussed in her book.
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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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