Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 757 | Change

Making The Most Of Change With Jason Feifer

They say that the only constant thing is change. If it happens all around us all the time, then why do people fear change? On today’s podcast, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with the Champion of Change, Jason Feifer. Jason is the Editor-in-Chief of the Entrepreneur magazine and the host of three podcasts – Pessimists Archive, Problem Solvers, and Hush Money. Tune in to this episode to discover why Jason considers change as an opportunity to be embraced and learn how you can make the most of it.

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TTL 756 | The Interaction Field

The Interaction Field: Creating Shared Values To Succeed With Erich Joachimsthaler 

Just as how the world continues to evolve, business values have also come very far. Now, companies don’t create value anymore in the factory; they are now creating values in the network—the platform and digital ecosystems. Taking you into this very interesting topic, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews the founder and CEO of VIVALDIErich Joachimsthaler. Through his book, The Interaction Field, he reveals the revolutionary new way for businesses to create shared values with customers and society. He particularly points to eCommerce, talking about the success reached by Amazon, Apple, and the likes and what technology and data play in establishing interaction in the action field. Ultimately, companies need to be creative, innovative, and curious to grow and succeed. Join Erich and Diane as they explain more in this conversation.

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TTL 755 | Transformative Technology

Redefining Wellbeing Through Transformative Technology With Nichol Bradford

Technology has a transformative power over the world. Whether it takes us to a place of chaos or to a place of greater wellbeing is up to us. Hidden behind the noise is a small, global pool of forward-thinking innovators who are taking the preliminary steps in harnessing the full power of technology to improve human life. Wellbeing tech curator, Nichol Bradford is one of these people. The CEO and founder of the Willow Group and co-founder of Transformative Tech Lab, Nichol sets out on a mission to weave wellbeing and technology together to produce a range of practical possibilities that can transform the world as we know it. In this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, she shares a number of powerful illustrations of how this idea works in practice. Plus, see what you can learn about the bracelet that she is wearing (It has superpowers).

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TTL 638 | Miracle At The Hudson

How Miracles Can Define You With David Sanderson

Many would agree that one great moment can change your life forever. In today’s special episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews David Sanderson who is one of the passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 who lived to tell the ‘miracle flight on the Hudson.’ Through his book Moments Matter – How One Defining Moment Can Create a Lifetime of Purpose, he shares the first-hand experience of that miraculous moment. He also talks about reaching out to other survivors and how leadership had led to their miracle. Brace yourself as David gives us a front seat experience of that scary but amazing moment.
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TTL 754 | Transformative Leadership

Leading Through Transformative Influence With Walt Rakowich And Transformative Inner Work With Rhiannon Rees

In this era of change, leadership has to move away from its association with authoritarianism and into a new paradigm of transformative influence. This is what Walt Rakowich learned from his personal experience of becoming that leader when times are tough. When he became an executive at Prologis in 2008, the global real estate company was on the verge of collapse. Quickly implementing a drastic change in culture Walt orchestrated a dramatic turnaround that brought the company back to its position in the industry. He is the author of the newly-released book, Transfluence, where he outlines the principles of leadership through transformative influence. Listen as he talks about some of these principles with Dr. Diane Hamilton.

Discomfort can be the greatest motivator of all. Ten years ago, Rhiannon Rees lost everything – her marriage, her business, her house and her mind. Refusing to let the lowest point of her life define her, she did the best she could to get out of that place. Now, she is a bestselling author and a number one business and performance coach at the Conscious Coaching Collective. What sorcery caused her to undergo such a radical transformation that allowed her to become a leader in her niche? Sitting down with Dr. Diane Hamilton in this episode, she explains some of the conscious inner work that helps people break free from their limiting beliefs, rise up from their lowest points and steer their lives into radical transformation. If you think you’re in a place where you cannot move forward anymore, it might be time to ask yourself if you are being the greatest obstacle to yourself.

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TTL 753 | Journey To Your Within

Taking A Journey To Your Within With Aaron McCormick And Helping Children Become Lifelong Learners With  Lindsey Wander

We are born in this world with a purpose. However, as we go through this journey called life, we unknowingly put on the blinders that keep us from living the very thing we are meant to do in this world. It is time to rediscover ourselves in this episode as Dr. Diane Hamilton brings to the show Aaron McCormick— entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and the author of Unbounded: Journey to Your Within. With his book, he shares with us how we can live an unbounded and fulfilled life, going deep within and tapping into the most authentic expressions of ourselves. It is not what the world tells us that will make us happy. It is our very selves that we need to come back into. Follow along as Aaron shares how we can do that across all areas of our lives.


More on helping others achieve their full potential, Diane is also joined in this episode by Lindsey Wander, the Founder and CEO of WorldWise Tutoring. Seeing a need for well-rounded tutors who could teach it all rather than have one for each subject, Lindsey created her company that has since been helping students not only with their grades but also their life skills. She talks about how she is working on helping children develop into competent and conscious leaders, who will become active agents of change in not only their lives but also of the people around them. Join Lindsey to learn more about inspiring children to be lifelong learners who excel both academically and in life.

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TTL 752 | Curiosity Leadership

Bringing Curiosity Into The Core Of Growth And Innovation With Stefaan Van Hooydonk

Innovation comes from brilliant ideas and those ideas come from asking the right questions. How can a company’s leadership foster this kind of curiosity among the people in their organization? In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with a kindred spirit to talk about the role of curiosity in driving innovation, how it can be fostered in corporate organizations and the role of the Chief Learning Officer in all these. Having been an ex-CLO for such organizations as Flipkart, Philips, Nokia, Afga and most recently, Cognizant, Stefaan van Hooydonk has been a thought leader in the L&D space for more than 20 years. Fresh from his recent exit from Cognizant in August, 2020, Stefaan is already knee-deep into something new, a creation of his called Curiosity Institute. Listen to this conversation to learn more about the work that he has done with Cognizant and the future endeavors he is looking to do at the Institute.

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TTL 751 | Curiosity and Perception

Understanding The Link Between Curiosity And Perception

In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton takes the floor and talks about two important things, curiosity and perception. These two go hand in hand as they cycle back into one another in various ways, shapes, or forms. She explains the massive role of curiosity in the success of people and businesses as she gives out examples of companies and how they incorporated curiosity into their success strategies. Learn how curiosity can constantly drive you to improve in order to keep up with the time and, more importantly, with the ever-changing and fast-evolving technology. She also dives into the power of perception by comparing the cultures of different areas as well as the minds of men and women. Listen in to fully understand how your experiences and environment affects how you see and digest the information around you.

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TTL 750 | Asking Questions

Asking The Right Questions: The Roadmap To Success With Doug Holladay

You’ll never get the answers you’re looking for if you don’t start asking the right questions. This is true in any aspect of life. Doug Holladay, the Founder and CEO of PathNorth, takes a seat with Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about the part of curiosity that’s often ignored. In this episode, Doug talks about defining what success is for you, and the consequences that come along with success that you need to prepare for. Learn as well all about the principles of finding the meaning of life as he discusses each of them in detail. Being surrounded by leaders, Doug gives his insight on what a leader should be and why you should focus on becoming a better person if you want to improve as a leader.

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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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