Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 647 | Care For AIDS

Reshaping The HipHop World With Dr. Omékongo Dibinga And Care For AIDS With Justin Miller

Living a life of purpose gives your name a wonderful mark in this world. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Dr. Omékongo Dibinga who is an UPstander motivational speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of cross-cultural communication at American University. Dr. Dibinga shares the ordeal he went through with bullying, being suicidal, and finding hope amidst all the circumstances. Reshaping the hip-hop world and focusing on helping people find common ground in these uncommon times, Dr. Dibinga notes that regardless of what generation we belong to, there are opportunities for change.

Whether people acknowledge it or not, the fact remains that there are a lot of misconceptions about AIDS. Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Justin Miller, the Co-Founder and CEO of Care for AIDS on today’s show. Justin introduced a book he co-authored called Beyond Blood and explains some misconceptions about AIDS and what their non-profit organization is doing to help the people affected by it. With guidance from Bono’s words, Justin also talks about how his advocacy has given shape to his perseverance to get rid of AIDS.
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TTL 646 | Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Bringing Technology To Education With Dr. Peter Hirst and Delivering Exceptional Customer Service With Micah Solomon

With the vast technological access we have today, a bigger room for experimentation opportunities has opened up. Talking about the great and exciting things in the world of technology and bringing that information through his educational programs is Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management, Dr. Peter Hirst. In this episode, Dr. Hirst shares with Dr. Diane Hamilton his journey from London to MIT along with the latest about artificial intelligence and access to information. Known for his innovative executive education programs for individuals and companies, Dr. Hirst lets us in on how he develops, designs, and delivers the programs out there.

One of the main issues businesses and organizations grapple with is customer service. Top authority on customer service, Micah Solomon, sits down with Dr. Diane Hamilton to share how we can overcome this problem and create great customer experience. Author of the book, Ignore Your Customers (And They’ll Go Away), he lets us in on how he delivers turnaround customer service to organizations, starting with its culture, and cites some great examples of big companies who do exceptionally with their customer service.
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TTL 650 | Revolutionary Healthcare System

Changing The Face Of Healthcare With Jos De Blok

In many ways, healthcare has become more and more complicated throughout the years, even with the advances in technology. But one revolutionary healthcare system could be changing the way hospitals could work down the line, for the better. Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Jos De Blok, the founder and CEO of Buurtzog. This healthcare system focuses on building a community rooted in nurses who keep the hospitals of the world running. Jos shows why Buurtzog could be advantageous to hospital systems internationally, not just in terms of cost efficiency but also in motivating the people working in the hospitals.
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TTL 644 | Better Brain Health

Better Brain Health With Dave Kenney and Living Longer and Healthier With Daniel Kennedy Contreras

The way we treat our bodies and how we keep our mind healthy directly affects our decisions and creates our habits. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by Dave Kenney, the Co-founder and Executive Director at Emergo Recovery, private residential recovery and wellness center focused on the brain-first approach specializing in Actualized Recovery. Dave tackles brain function, neuroplasticity, dopamine and how it impacts human behavior, and how you can achieve better brain health.

Our health can be the result of our daily habits and diet, but it can also come from our family history or genetics. Dr. Diane Hamilton talks with psycho-oncology counselor Daniel Kennedy Contreras of the Oasis of Hope Hospital to discuss the correlation of genetics with our physiology and health. Daniel also shares how having curiosity is important in health care.
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TTL 643 | Building Authentic Leadership

Building Authentic Leadership Through Our Capacities With Robert Glazer and Life Lessons From Poker With Alec Torelli

Culture and authenticity in leadership all contribute to a successful organization. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Robert Glazer, the Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners and the author of Elevate, about building authentic leadership. Bob shares his tactics on developing a healthy and high-performance culture as well as capacity-building towards becoming the leader we ought to be. He also touches on the four capacities necessary for achieving that authentic leader level.

Poker may be an ordinary card game but there are lessons to be learned from it specifically on how we can find strength in luck. Professional poker player, digital entrepreneur, and keynote speaker Alec Torelli joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to discuss his realizations about the harsh realities of the world with regards to luck. Alec takes a deep dive into how poker ties into life especially when it comes to handling failures and setbacks.
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TTL 642 | Compassionate Behavior

Compassionate Behavior In Business Success With Dr. Nate Regier And What To Do When You Can’t Save A Life With Patrick Makin

Compassionate behavior is something you might forget about a lot when you’re running a business. Yet, it’s essential nonetheless because it’s a baseline for the relationships you’ll want to be established with your customers. Dr. Diane Hamilton speaks to Dr. Nate Regier, Co-Creator of Compassion Mindset, CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting, about how compassionate behavior brings success to your business dealings.

Suicide is always tragic, no matter the circumstances. The scary part is, we don’t always know when it might strike. The President of the Direct Ascent Group, Patrick Makin, talks about how death hits families hard, and how to process this tragedy in the aftermath. Every life is worth saving, and if you know what to look out for, you might just get the chance to do so.
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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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TTL 640 | Lessons About Leadership

Lessons On Leadership With Mel Parker And Being Strategic With Money With Timolin Langin

It is one thing to become a leader; it is another to teach others what you know. Finding opportunity in the convergence of leadership and education, Mel Parker became the President and CEO of Take The Limits Off—a leadership development executive coaching and consulting firm. Mel takes us to his own experiences that instilled in his lessons about leadership, from the wisdom he learned from his grandmother to moving from his military background and up the corporate ladder. Learn more from Mel as he talks about the importance of diversity, building trust, intellectual curiosity, and good coaching skills.

Also with her own share of humble beginnings, Timolin Langin has learned about the power we, as working people, hold to carve out the life of our dreams. As the Founder and President of New Fit World TV, Timolin has been helping others pursue the life they want by being strategic with their money. She gives out great advice on how you can manage your cash and let your money work as a tool to make more opportunities for you. She shares some creative ways you could do to increase the value of your money and tips from when to use credit cards to owning a home.
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TTL 645 | Creating Online Engagement

Creating Healthy Online Engagement With Audiences With David Meerman and Dealing With Failure With Fred Colantonio

Even in the age of instant connection and communication, many companies find it difficult to communicate organically. Connecting with online audiences is an indispensable skill that every company needs to have in its toolkit in order to keep their audiences engaged with them. David Meerman Scott, an acclaimed business strategist and the author of Fanocracy: Turning Fans Into Customers and Customers Into Fans, sits down with Dr. Diane Hamilton and discusses how companies can create and maintain healthy online engagement with their customers.

Failure is a subject that we, as a society, have become averse to because it’s such a difficult thing to feel and talk about. But though we find it difficult to accept, it is also the root and origin of innovations and incoming success. Fred Colantonio, a trained professional criminologist who investigates behavioral patterns within groups of people, gets to the nitty-gritty of how you should be dealing with failure, and how processing it in a healthy way is the best way for you to turn it into something more.
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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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