Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 770 | Beauty Pageants

The Sociology Of Beauty Pageants With Hilary Levey Friedman And Getting FIT For Business With Sheryl Grant

We have an interesting relationship with beauty pageants. While in recent times these events have been criticized for exacerbating stereotypes about womanly beauty, beauty pageants remain to be reflective of America’s complicated and ever-changing concept of womanhood. Hilary Levey Friedman has spent a lifetime’s career unlocking this less-studied subject. A sociologist at Brown University, Hilary merged her mother’s past experience as Miss America in 1970 with her own experience as pageant judge and a mentor to Miss America 2018. Her conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton is a deep dive into the intersections between beauty pageants, sociology and feminism that encourages us to take a good, hard second look at what would initially appear to be a frivolous enterprise.

You don’t have to be in Miss Olympia to be a strong woman, but you can certainly learn a thing or two from one who is. Winning the title at 55 years old, Sheryl Grant realized from her experience that her transforming her body began with transforming her mind. With her company, SGE, she uses her signature product, FIT for Business, to empower millions of women around the world to break their self-imposed barriers and develop the tenacity to take what they deserve in life. It is Sheryl’s mission to reach 50 million women all over the globe with her powerful message. Join her as she drops one value bomb after the other in this insightful chat with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

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TTL 769 | Entrepreneur Archetypes

The Entrepreneur’s Faces With Jonathan Littman And Susanna Camp

Entrepreneurship is important to the economy for so many reasons. From promoting social change to driving innovation, entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work. But not all entrepreneurs are created equal. In this episode, Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp join Dr. Diane Hamilton to reveal the many faces of entrepreneurs. Jonathan and Susanna co-authored the book called The Entrepreneur’s Faces: How Makers, Visionaries and Outsiders Succeed. Today, they go over the ten types of faces discussed in their book. Tune in to discover which one of these are you because figuring out who you are can provide the spark that makes the difference between success and failure.

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TTL 768 | Future Of Work

The Future Of Work And Learning With Gary A. Bolles And Productivity Zonez With Sande Golgart

We’re living in a fast-paced world where disruption is so quickly happening that it can be overwhelming for people to try to make sense or catch up with the changing times and technologies. People are hungry to understand how these disruptive technologies are affecting our industries, our organizations, and our lives. On today’s podcast, Gary A. Bolles joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about the future of work, learning, and the organization. Gary is the Chair for Future of Work at Singularity University, and is also a lecturer, writer, and a consultant on these subjects.

Now more than ever, providing innovative infrastructures to businesses has become increasingly crucial. One particular company that is working with innovative companies and creating products that promote efficiency and productivity is Zonez. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton on the show today is Sande Golgart, the President of Zonez. Sande is passionate about helping companies solve their biggest issues. Today, he shares how they’re changing how business gets done through modular privacy suites that provide privacy for employees, whether for concentration, conversation, or collaboration.

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Respect Trumps Harmony: Lessons From An Extreme Leadership Experience With Rachael Robertson

Respect trumps harmony. Whether you’re stuck in Antarctica for a year with people you don’t know or simply surrounded by your peers in the workplace from 9:00 to 5:00, you are bound to get into disagreements with others, and that’s okay. For highly-acclaimed international speaker and bestselling author, Rachael Robertson, the constant need to be liked by your colleagues is not just overrated; it is actually counterproductive. Selected to lead a year-long Antarctic expedition, Rachael created for her team a culture founded on mutual respect for each other and each other’s ideas. Drawing from that experience, she now teaches these leadership principles to the world through her speaking engagements. Learn more from her incredible experience and the things she learned from it about leadership, teamwork and inspiration in this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

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TTL 766 | Digital Transformation

Leading The World In Digital Transformation With Vladimer Botsvadze

As the world goes through an unprecedented digital transformation, more and more people are starting to realize how much power they can actually wield from their fingertips. Most of us have witnessed how the internet, social media, and mobile technology overtook all other forms of social and business interaction in just a few decades, and this transformation is only starting! Leading the world in this revolution is Vladimer Botsvadze, a globally-renowned, multi-awarded thought leader, social media influencer, digital marketing consultant, professor, keynote speaker, and media personality. Join in as Dr. Diane Hamilton picks his brain on several topics, including digital transformation, the role of curiosity, succeeding during the digital age, and social media strategies. This episode is going to be bombshell after bombshell of valuable and relevant information that you don’t want to miss!

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Curiosity: Your Superpower In Uncertain Times With John Sanei

Curiosity hasn’t been as celebrated in the past as it is now. In this time of uncertainty and transition, curiosity has become a superpower that individuals and organizations can wield to adapt and succeed. A global speaker, thought leader, bestselling author, and faculty member at Singularity University, John Sanei trades ideas with Dr. Diane Hamilton on the role of curiosity in reimagining the future for business and humanity. John also talks about a book that he just released, FutureNOW, The Guide Book, a timely repository of innovative thought that helps us embrace the unknown in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are right in the middle of the birth pains of a new way of thinking and doing things, and people like John are right at the tip of the spear piercing the shell of old narratives. Join them now in this insightful, predictive, and hopeful conversation.

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TTL 764 | Diversity And Inclusion

Railroading Diversity And Inclusion Through Servant Leadership With Roquita Coleman-Williams And Planting Seeds Of Curiosity With Emily Mishler

You wouldn’t think it possible for a little girl to dream about being a railroad professional, but that childhood fascination turned out to be the future for Roquita Coleman-Williams. With her unique leadership experience in an industry traditionally dominated by men, Roquita soon had herself thrust upon the TEDx stage as a thought leader in diversity and inclusion. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton for this interview, Roquita discusses how servant leadership can strategically bridge the inclusion gap in organizations, how change can start from the middle and how to achieve sustained cultural change. Roquita is one remarkable woman who has a knack of finding herself in places where she “isn’t supposed to be” and challenging the status quo. Listen in and partake of her wisdom and experience.

“Curiosity killed the cat,” as the old wives’ tale would have it, but that age-old “wisdom” misses the point of curiosity being a catalyst for change. Emily Mishler is on a mission to challenge this outdated way of thinking by planting seeds of curiosity among the new generation. Out of that passion was born Esmè the Curious Cat, a children’s book series that inspires future generations to be the change that they wish to see. Going by the penname of Em Valentine, Emily created a character that is a reflection of herself but also of a bigger movement towards promoting curiosity and creative thinking. Listen in as she shares the genesis of Esmè and some revelations of future directions with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

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TTL 763 | Google Talent

How Google Creates The Next Generation Of Innovators With Kyle Ewing

Have you ever Googled how Google hires its Googlers? Since 2006, it has been Kyle Ewing’s job to make sure that the global software giant doesn’t run out of the best talent the world has to offer. Leading the company’s Talent and Outreach Program Team, Kyle is responsible for all of Google’s entry-level hiring, internship, apprenticeship, and residency programs. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton in this episode, she gives us a sneak peek at what the how curiosity plays into Google’s innovation culture and how the company is advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in its teams. Now is your chance to learn what makes Google Google and what Googleness is all about.

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TTL 762 | Crisis And Growth

On Crisis And Posttraumatic Growth With Amrita Subramanian And Personal Branding With Edwin Dearborn

Crisis is inevitable, but growth is a choice. COVID-19 has been variously called as a global reset, an unprecedented experience or a well of opportunity, but what the pandemic represents to Amrita Subramanian is a wakeup call that makes us realize just how connected we are to each other as humans and how our individual choices impact our relational universe. It is a trauma that unites the whole globe and forces everyone to unite for a single purpose. A faculty member at the Department of Organizational Dynamics at University of Pennsylvania, and also teaches at the Wharton School of Business, Amrita is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Development and Post-Traumatic Growth and Collective Trauma. Listen to her conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, where she expounds on the ideas she is working on for her dissertation, most notably the nature of growth during crisis as a choice that we have to intentionally make.

Personal branding is no longer a matter of telling the world that you are awesome and expect the world to come to you because you are awesome. You need to stand out and become the obvious choice for customers and that’s not how it’s done anymore. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton for a chat, personal branding and digital marketing expert, Edwin Dearborn shares to us the essential things we need to remember when it comes to building a personal brand in the digital marketing world. Branding himself as a Virtual CMO, Edwin works with small businesses around the world to help them increase their profits. He also shares his branding and marketing expertise through his books and lectures. Aside from sharing personal branding principles and strategies, Edwin also talks about content creation and the critical importance of the CMO role in any business.

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TTL 761 | A Life That Matters

A Life That Matters With Jason Garner And Igniting The Greatness Within With Dr. Tracey Jones

Growing up poor and raised by a single mom, Jason Garner always dreamed about being financially successful. With determination and ingenuity, his hard work paid off and eventually landed him the position of Head of Global Music for Live Nation. While on the outside Jason may have made it, he still felt an emptiness and a hole inside. On today’s podcast, Jason joins Dr. Diane Hamilton for an intimate conversation about how he finally took the time off to tend to his heart and truly feel successful. Tune in to discover Jason’s journey from a life of matter to a life that matters.

Greatness is an inside job. In such a challenging time, we need to ignite our greatness, that spark, in order to keep going. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton brings on Dr. Tracey Jones, the President of Tremendous Leadership and the author of SPARK: 5 Essentials to Ignite the Greatness Within. Dr. Jones dives into the importance of focus, vision, and having the right advocate to get us through these times and keep moving forward.

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