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TTL 321 | Happiness
One of the ingredients of a happy life is staying curious. Curiosity makes people search for answers and meaning, which later on lead them to happiness, growth, and exploration. Francesca Gino, Founder & CEO of Feel Logic and author of Rebel Talent, shares the five talents of a rebel and the intriguing positive side of breaking rules. As she gives details about her recent business case, she dives into the benefits of curiosity and effective ways to strengthen this interest.   If staying curious helps our brains release dopamine because we discover new things, then it is definitely a good
TTL 320 | Moral Disengagement
Dr. Albert Bandura, a David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Psychology at Stanford University, joins us to talk about moral disengagement and his book about it, Moral Disengagement: How People Do Harm and Live with Themselves. He shares his background, what he thinks about being the greatest psychologist of all time, what he thinks about Freud’s work and how it influences him, and more. We have a special guest. We have the Albert Bandura, who’s going to be 94. He has a lifetime of unbelievable achievements. I’m looking forward to this. Listen to the podcast here: Moral
TTL 319 | Leadership Development
It’s very helpful for someone who is an external supplier of leadership development and consultant of an organization to be on the other side of the table and know what it’s like to work inside the organization. That’s been Jack Zenger’s career. Jack is the co-founder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting and leadership development programs for organizational initiatives. He dives into leadership development and shares why he thinks we don’t have better leaders and the major deficiencies in organizational leadership programs.   Leaving his hospitality job in five-star resorts, Paul Maloney became a car
TTL 318 | Connectional Intelligence
In this world of hyperconnectivity, what it means to become successful has completely changed from before. Now, teams and leaders get big things done not by simply pouring out their intelligence but by having connectional intelligence. CEO and the founder of Cotential Erica Dhawan believes this to be true, and she shares why some succeed and get things done while others don’t. Erica outlines the three main things that individuals can do to grow their connectional intelligence.   Believing in the transformational purpose of human life, August Turak – award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for Forbes and BBC – dives
TTL 317 | Social Capital
When you stop trusting, it limits your ability to have the relationships you want, and you begin to attract those which you thought. When you stereotype and think people are mean and cannot be trusted, those are the ones that show up in your life. Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew had to change her thinking and recognize the power and the beauty that existed for her to meet amazing friends. Dr. Froswa’ is a Network Weaver who believes relationships are the key to our personal, professional, and organizational growth. She says situations can serve either as a noose and restrict your life
TTL 316 | Learning Culture
Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. She’s a well-known thought leader in learning, business, and career development. She is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Kelly discusses how we’re going to value education in the future and what it takes to motivate people to learn. She also dives into creating a powerful learning culture as she defines what skills quotient is and shares the seven guiding principles to build skills.   No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in
TTL 315 | Heart Disease
As the marketplace becomes more crowded, many organizations find it harder and harder to stand out. If they do not rise above, this will cause for momentum and the creation of products to stop altogether. Recognizing this problem, Ton Dobbe, Chief Inspiration Officer at Value Inspiration, helps CEOs stand out in their category, most especially those in the software industry. Ton talks about getting CEOs to become more innovative. He lays down the common mistakes organizations make when it comes to their foundational ideas and gives out great points to think about in order to overcome those.   From software to health
TTL 314 | Cannabis
In this digital age, it’s hard to predict what things are going to come up next with all the trends and innovations coming in. There are actually a group of people who looks at trends and tries to extrapolate those trends to see what will be happening in the future, and they are called futurists. World-renowned futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality Brett King covers the future of business, technology, and society. He joins us to talk about the four major disruptors and what’s changing right now in financial services and technology.   There’s a lot of hype
TTL 313 | Artificial Intelligence
There are so many organizations that want to be innovative now, but they are worried about jobs being replaced by artificial intelligence or other factors. They worry about where to put people, but then how are they going to be relevant without implementing AI and software or the next big thing? Jürgen Schmidhuber, the Father of Artificial Intelligence, breaks down artificial intelligence and talks about its impact to the workplace as he addresses the issue of should we really worry about humans being replaced by machines?   I’m so glad you joined us because we have professor Jürgen Schmidhuber here.
TTL 312 | Turning Followers Into Leaders
One thing most people do not get about leadership is how it is not all about telling people what to do, but making people learn how to move themselves. David Marquet, author of Turn the Ship Around and the creator of Intent-based Leadership, is all about turning followers into leaders. Sharing his experience as a submarine commander, he talks about what he has learned about leading people and getting them to do things by stepping back and letting the team speak up.   Chloe Doesburg, CEO and Co-founder of Driftscape, is also on to moving people by giving them great experiences when
TTL 311 | Transformational Improvement
When things get tough, a lot of people easily give up and listen to their own self-talk about belonging in the trash can. Antonio T. Smith, Jr. says though that you have to find a way to change that inner voice and stop giving up. Antonio was basically homeless from the age of six to eighteen. At seven years old, he found solace in a trash can when his parents could no longer afford to keep him legally because they were addicted to drugs. Antonio recounts his journey from living in trash cans to becoming the prolific speaker and celebrity
TTL 310 | Mindfulness
A lot has been discussed about mindfulness, and Dr. Ellen Langer, social psychologist and the mother of mindfulness, walks us through a deeper understanding of what mindfulness really is. People tend to think of it as something that’s strictly about meditation or just a way to empty your mind and be in the present, but these are just empty instructions as mindfulness is more than that. Dr. Langer sheds light on the real sense of mindfulness and the numerous ways it can benefit you.   A passionate advocate for digital education, Jonathan Cronstedt, President of Kajabi, talks about his work with
TTL 309 | Principles Of Success
People often set goals that they want to achieve only to lose their drive in the middle or give up and completely quit. Serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and founder of the Misfit Entrepreneur Podcast Dave M. Lukas talks about the principles of success. He mentions having the discipline, consistency, and perseverance as some of the key stones, and provides techniques to make sure that we can apply this formula and be able to recognize little things that make a difference so we can be closer to reaching our goals.   Fights and battles do not happen only inside the ring
TTL 308 | Power Of Investing
Rise and shine! Most people find it hard to get up too early in the morning. Robin Sharma, author of The 5 AM Club, emphasizes the benefits of getting up early. He says that human beings are more creative, productive, and have the best access to their wisdom early in the morning. It may be a big challenge for the night owls but we all have the capability to install the new habits. Take advantage of that tranquility before the sun rises to be aligned with the things that lift our spirits as Robin shares the amazing benefits of an
TTL 307 | Artificial Intelligence
People may have many whys about certain goals that they cannot achieve. Why is their business is stagnant? Why can’t they climb the ladder? Why don’t they seem to be moving at all despite their hard work? You have to ask yourself though, do you have the right mindset? Mindset expert Chris Salem shares how you can embrace a process to get out of the problem and get into the solution. Discover the kind of mindset that will free you from what’s shutting you down so you can finally flourish on the peak of success.   As the world evolves,
TTL 306 | Business Growth
Growth is both getting much harder and easier. Tiffani Bova knows this fact all too well as she talks all about business growth and how it has changed ever since. As the Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, she lets us in on what she has learned about the disruption we constantly face in our daily lives that also affects our businesses. Tiffani also shares her book, Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business, talking about Kylie Jenner and Starbucks and gives us some tips to making smarter choices.   Fame and influence
Salespersons always want to get their word out. Author and sought-after speaker Rob Jolles says words are important, but they’re a bit overrated. He says we need to focus on some other pieces of communication because it’s not what we say, but how and why we’re saying it. Rob talks about selling, the ethical impacts of persuasion and influence, and how you can build credibility from the inside out.   Having been an entrepreneur since starting his first business while in graduate school in 1984, Tom Duening has been teaching entrepreneurship for many years, a responsibility he takes very seriously.
TTL 304 | The Wealthy Speaker
Culture is such an essential part of any business, organization, and more. It has been running through everybody’s lips ever since and impacting many companies that want to move their people. Taking us deep into that topic and how the power of storytelling sits in between is an expert on both fronts as well as a speaker and TEDx expert, Mike Ganino. He talks about getting executives, teams, and thought leaders learn how to communicate, connect, and engage the message that they want out. He also dishes out some pointers on how to give a good talk.   From one
TTL 303 | Mindfulness
Mindfulness has been explored to be a key element in building emotional intelligence which is linked to success. However, in spite of the hype, questions have been raised and potential downside has been pointed out about this practice. Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, gives a deeper understanding about mindfulness meditation and the important role it plays in order for one to be a well-rounded, emotionally intelligent person.   I’m glad you joined us because it is a special show because we have Dr. Daniel
TTL 302 | Universal Learning
The idea of universal learning aims to transform the future of education in order for each student to be totally ready for their role in the industry. But how ready are we to reinvent education? Phil Komarny, Vice President of Innovation at, has been known to lead innovation and transformational applications of technology at each level. He talks about future of education through Chainscript.   More than having the right data to support an analysis, getting data real time will be advantageous in many ways. We know for a fact that wearable technologies have been around to track and
TTL 301 | Maintaining Motivation
What motivates you? What gets you up in the morning? We all have surely experienced being in a situation wherein we start something with a great deal of excitement and motivation only to lose that enthusiasm later on. Dr. Richard Ryan, author of the best-selling book Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development and Wellness, talks about motivation psychology. He takes us into a deeper understanding of one’s motivation and how to control and maintain it.   Mark Bowser teaches people and organizations how to win in selling, leadership, and customer service. He shares his fascinating experience on how
TTL 300 | Getting Things Done
We would often write a to-do list of things we need to get done only to switch it over to the next day, and to the day after that, and so on. David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, has come up with a book for teens, teaching them how things can get done and how take control of their lives in a distracting world. David shares how the same principle on keeping your head focused applies for a nine-year-old as it is for a CEO of a company. Learn some great strategies as he talks about how to get
TTL 298 | Personal Branding
The number one issue seen with incubators, accelerators and early-stage funding is there’s no system to actually commercialize and to actually employ the people to assist those early-stage ideas and companies and cultivate them to go to market. Tim Wales, CEO and co-founder of Kadima.Ventures, LLC, says it’s their goal to bridge that gap and be the commercialization team. Tim explains “Kadima” means forward, and what they are trying to accomplish is solving some real-world problems and that stem around entrepreneurs and in innovation. He shares the work they do at his company and gives a sneak peak of their
TTL 298 | Space Tourism
We may sometimes wonder what’s keeping us from getting our goals or reaching the peak of success that we have been dreaming about in spite all these great ideas and grand plans that we have. Kim Perell, author of The Execution Factor: The One Skill that Drives Success, walks us through a deeper understanding on the power of execution that leads you to your dream success.   Imagine a vehicle that takes people on a space tour and let them stay in a space hotel for a week or two. This is the vision of Miguel Ayala, CEO, Jon David Cunningham,
TTL 297 | Transform
Contrary to what people think, Megan Macedo—consultant, speaker, and marketing strategist—believes that our professional and personal lives are not separate. Oftentimes, people take out the human aspect in business. To remind us how interconnected they are, Megan explores the human factor in all of this as she talks about psychology and marketing. As the Brené Brown of marketing, she helps people see beyond the stories that they often overlook and tell them. She talks about going into filming, consulting, and taking an artistic approach to business.   Leadership transformation specialist, Marcia Daszko, in her book, Pivot, Disrupt, and Transform, says that
TTL 296 | Broadcasting Happiness
These days, when we open the news, all we see are the negative things happening around. We are exposed to these things every single minute that it becomes harder to find happiness. Will there be a way to look at these challenges in our lives that leave us feeling empowered, ready to take action, and overcome them? Bestselling author and founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, Michelle Gielan, knows the answer. Through her book, Broadcasting Happiness, she talks about how we can continually transmit information that influences other people, highlighting the importance of our part to be a positive
TTL 295 | Organizational Inertia
If you can wrap community around any development, it’s going to go bigger and have an amplification effect to it. Dondi Scumaci’s work is around mentoring communities and creating partnerships that are digging in and doing the deep work. Dondi is an international speaker, author, and expert in professional and personal development. She designs robust mentoring communities around the world. Dondi shares her background and her work on mentoring communities, and touches on important topics such as women in the workplace, performance leadership, and more.   One of the biggest reasons why organizations fail is when they stagnate and become
TTL 294 | Problems Prioritization
The most important thing that people can do within their human resource management is to pause their hiring process and to critically think about exactly what they’re doing. Oftentimes, we get so much in a hurry to sell three customer service reps that the first three people who walk in the door with a moderate degree of competency get the job. Many times, this leads to issues and problems. Dr. Olin Oedekoven, President and CEO of the Peregrine Academic Services and the Peregrine Leadership Institute, talks about the hiring process and why it’s important to select the right people.  
TTL 293 | Body Language
Unexpected things come about from unusual situations where people encounter thing they haven’t done before. Consequently, they don’t know how to go about things. In the business world, this can be a huge problem. In such situations, how do you get people to work together towards a solution? Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, differentiates teaming versus teams. She defines a team as a group of people that are interdependent in achieving some shared outcome with a clearly delineated membership, whereas teaming is collaboration and coordination to get important things done without the
TTL 292 | Cultural Diversity
Candice Galek is a self-taught young female entrepreneur. After going viral as having the most viewed LinkedIn profile in the world, she began interviewing influential business leaders in sharing her experiences via her Inc. column, Quest for Knowledge. Some of her guests include Seth Godin, Gary V, Simon Sinek, Tim Ferriss. Candice shares how she built Bikini Luxe from scratch, growing her bootstrap business while learning life lessons the hard way by trial and error.   Our ability to understand cultural diversity and different issues allows for us to step out of that narrow-minded view and to have a more
TTL 291 | Employee Engagement
Engagement comes down to how good your leadership is. Employee engagement is a reflection of the leadership in the organization. When your leaders are people-focused and people first, profit second, you’ve got a high level of buying. Rich Maloney, author of the video book, Engage & Grow, shares how improving engagement can get people to become highly-engaged in the workplace. Cold emailing is basically sending out an email to a recipient who knows nothing about you whatsoever. It’s a brand new message and there’s no prior relationship. Ryan Peck, the Cold Emailing King, started cold emailing on behalf of his
TTL 290 | Breakthrough Sessions
Fostering deeper learning with deeper connections in learning environments and meeting spaces is Founder of, Dan Hoffman. is a video platform to make it easy for small groups to help each other work and grow. Dan shares what it is all about and how it can effectively create enduring connections. Used by schools like the Harvard Business Schools, he shows how it addresses a common problem with the learning experience, which is what happens after when the meeting is over. Dan shares the structures of that helps with this as well as the three things to have
TTL 289 | Be Iconic
For Bea Arthur, psychology and technology make the difference, literally. As Columbia University-trained psychotherapist and entrepreneur who is leading the modern mental health movement, she managed to marry her field with her love for technology and created the first mental health app called The Difference. She talks about her personal journey towards creating the application and helping to end the stigma around mental health. Creating a brand that lasts in the people’s mind is what makes it iconic. Delving deeper into that is Chief Experience Officer and Iconicity Enthusiast for ICONIC Presentations, LLC, Calvin Stovall. Calvin defines what it means to
TTL 288 | Culture Of Creativity
Kevin Freiberg, worldwide bestselling author and keynote speaker, talks about leadership and the difference it makes to businesses and brands. Taking us to his book, CAUSE!, he aligns the importance of leaders to create brands into noble and worthy causes. He shares the backstory that inspired him as he talks about the need for a culture that inspires creativity in an organization, removing people out of the sameness in a world that is constantly innovating. Kevin also shares the message of his other book, Brochy Ball, on tying leadership, team chemistry, and business together. Wendi Russo, salesleader for the Home Shopping Network and
TTL 287 | Leadership
We all know that businesses, in order to thrive, need good leaders. However, these days, we mostly find leadership and management synonymous with each other that we end up changing one rather than the other. This could lead to some different outcomes that may not be what you would want for your business. Taking in that distinction and helping us identify which is which is Dr. John P. Kotter. Dr. Kotter is an authority on leadership and change, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, and Harvard Professor. He talks about the difference between
TTL 286 | Self-Leadership
Believing that to be an effective leader has to begin by leading oneself is global expert of self-leadership and leading cultures, Andrew Bryant. He teaches us the practice called self-influence of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling, and actions toward your objectives. Showing the importance of having self-control as a leader, he talks about how our reaction to external circumstances and where we put blame tells us of what we need to improve. Going beyond the self, he then shares how he deals with people who are from cults or are from different cultures—having the global mindset—when coaching.   The fast-paced
TTL 285 | Differentiate
In this world, you need to be different to stand out. An expert of that is Mark Levy, founder of Levy Innovation LLC, a positioning and branding firm that works to differentiate companies and their personal brands. At the heart of it is the importance of content, making it stand out against the rest—whether it’s a book you’re writing, a speech, or a show. He gives some advice that will help find your unique aspects within the market. Tackling as well the topic of preconceived notions and assumptions, he shares insights on being able to anticipate the right thing. He
TTL 284 | Servant Leadership
Stretching servant leadership far back into the historical roots, founder and CEO of Serve to Lead Group, James Strock, speaks about some presidential leaders who have shown how they mastered technologies of their time in order to become effective. James takes us into the updated version of his book, Serve to Lead: 21st Century Leaders Manual, and gives great insights about how looking at history provides a bigger look at our current situation. Learn about mastering communication technologies as James takes you into the political side of being a leader. Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO of SalesChoice, Inc. and Predictive Analytics expert,
TTL 283 | Coaching
Coaches have the power to push us to the kind of change we most want to happen in our lives. Bringing the entire action and transformation into the big screen are Patryk and Kasia Wezowski. They are the producers of LEAP, the first documentary about the coaching profession, and the founders of the Center for Body Language, the worlds number one body language training for business. Patryk and Kasia talk about the power of coaching, providing excerpts and insights from the movie. Ranging through multiple types of coaching, they share different stories of people that needed business coaching, executive coaching,
TTL 282 | Technology Security
Moving into blockchain from being a communications strategist, management consultant, operator, and former colonel, Arnold Strong shares how he is spreading his mission of combating world poverty with technology. He talks about what the industry is missing and fills that gap by putting values into the world of internet economy. With so much resources we have in our hands, we can eventually contribute to the well-being of the entire world. Arnold inspires us to continue taking care of the Earth because in that process, we also take care of each other. In today’s world, technology is undeniably a big part
TTL 281 | Soap Operas
Life is drama. That is what Kate Adams greatly believes, and she proves that by sharing some great insights about how soap operas parallel real life. Former assistant casting director at the Emmy-winning “As The World Turns” and popular for her TED Talk called “4 Larger Than Life Lessons From Soap Operas,” Kate shows us the power of storytelling to live the stories in our own lives. She reflects on binge-watching and the need to get rid of cliffhangers. She outlines four lessons from soap operas, showing how life in reality is no different. Learn as Kate points where the
TTL 280 | The Selling Formula
All organizations have a culture, whether it’s the culture they want or a culture that was created through application. Executive performance advisor and thought leader Dr. Terence Jackson says leadership and employee culture dictate how innovative or disruptive an organization is. When leadership allows and enables their employees to look at innovation from an unlimited perspective, they create, innovate, and disrupt better than others. Dr. Jackson shares some great information on how to develop employee culture and touches on all kinds of issues that organizations have. What you imagine happening prior to a conversation tends to play out. If you
TTL 279 | Bottleneck
If you look at the greatest wealth of our generation, what is one commonality of all these wealthy people who actually created wealth? Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook allows him to reach 3 billion people. J.K. Rowling writes a book once but five million people buy and read that. A single song by Lady Gaga gets downloaded two million times. These people have used leverage to exit from the reality of having to trade hours for currency. Bestselling author Randy Gage talks about the importance of leverage and how to use it. A bottleneck is the single biggest challenge stopping your business
TTL 278 | Fighting Fear
Fear is the number one block to success- the fear of inadequacy, uncertainty, failure, rejection, missing out, change, losing control, being judged, and others. Author and blogger Adam Kirk Smith wrote his first book, The Bravest You, about it, feeling that it needed to be first because so many people deal with it. Become your bravest you as Adam shares how you can fight fear and live a successful life.   If life were a venue, where would you sit? Unfortunately, a lot of people settle for general admission seats when they could be giving themselves permission to move to
TTL 277 | Humble Leadership
Change is all around us. Bestselling author Mark C. Thompson says the only way we grow is when we start to be willing to embrace those changes, and that usually creates a little bit of struggle. When we think about change, we have the resources and we have the means to change within our hearts and souls and our own experience. Mark talks about the growth mindset, team engagement, and driving change in order to accelerate the leadership journey and grow faster. Leadership has always been integrally related with culture in that leaders create cultures, but then cultures are what
TTL 276 | Women Empowerment
We all have a special calling in our life. While many of us struggle to discern our role in the world, Sister Jenna, found her calling very early on. Sister Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio and TV personality, renowned speaker, and founder of the Meditation Museum. Not wanting to be subjugated by society’s norms about women, she dove into entrepreneurship and business, bought her first nightclub at the age of 21, and made successful investments. Sister Jenna says having a spiritual awakening makes you see beyond the physical that you start to look more into the intentionality of
TTL 275 | Micro Communities
Many couples who end up getting a divorce tend to part their ways in pain and not in good terms. The Love Counselor Bill Ferguson talks about how he discovered what messes up relationships as he tackles healing right after. Bill is a former divorce attorney whose successful approach to life has been called the “penicillin of psychology.” He generously imparts his wisdom on how we can deal with hurt, looking at it from a different perspective as not part in the realm of truth. Bill lays down some steps that will help identify the core motivations of why we hurt
TTL 274 | Conscious And Subconscious
Our brain is a very complex and dynamic thing that needs to be explored in order for us to learn more about ourselves. Phil Dixon’s work focuses on understanding the motivations and different factors associated with the brain. He is the CEO and founder of the Oxford Brain Institute and is one of the first employees at Apple. Phil lets us in on his research about the brain, discussing models on how we can understand it.   There are just some days where we find ourselves conflicted within. We want to say yes but something inside is holding us back.
TTL 273 | Leadership
Hellicy Ng’ambi didn’t plan on becoming the first female Vice Chancellor at a public university in Zambia. However, she did dream of becoming one and she cultivated that dream. In all of her mentorship programs, she makes sure that can provide the leadership that is required and also mentors other people to become the best they can ever be. Her biggest quest for leadership was to understand what is leadership is all about and how to better lead other people. That led her to develop the RARE value system for leadership. Hellicy recounts some of the challenges she had to
TTL 272 | The Art Of Giving
One secret weapon of real influencers that allows them to boost referrals, improve retention rates, and increase their ROI is radical generosity. In his book, Giftology, author and entrepreneur John Ruhlin shows how the art of giving and showing gratitude open a lot of doors and help you build fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike.   Confidence is the key to reaching your personal and professional goals and living the life of your dreams. Heather Monahan, author of Confidence Creator, shows how to master the techniques to building confidence and becoming your best self. In her book, Heather uses personal stories
TTL 271 | Technology-Based Education
Writer and columnist Bethany McLean shares some of the fascinating stories in our history. She takes us into what happened at Enron through her book, The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, exposing some of the fascinating details that she has found from her years of research. Her other book, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, discusses about the oil crisis and the fracking that has happened as well as their implications to the world. Bethany gives some great insights into the entire writing process especially on
TTL 270 | Education
Probably a survival technique that was so ingrained in us from our schools is to memorize. We are taught to memorize in order to have good grades. However, this hampers the overall learning of a student. John Couch explores on the subject of what’s wrong with education. John is one of the first few employees at Apple and was the Vice President of Software. When he retired in his 30s, he went on to revitalize a faith-based school in California. Soon after, Steve Jobs brought him back as the first VP of Education at Apple. John shares his journey and
TTL 269 | Human Connection
In this modern day and age, technology has created more lonely people. More and more work in isolation, which is not doing much good on how we can influence society. On the business side, it affects the teamwork, productivity, and overall environment. People are becoming less connected and failing in building true relationships. Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author, partner and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and, believes that true relationships are built through human connection relating it to the workplace.   Dr. Nancy Irwin is a psychologist at Seasons in Malibu and
TTL 268 | Emotional Connectedness
There’s a myriad of reasons why people come together and why they want to stay together and perform even more. Most times, it all comes down to one common denominator called respect. However, Louis Carter says it’s deeper than that. It gets into the concept called psychological safety. Louis is the CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute and the author of several books on best practices, leadership, and management. He says when people have that feeling of emotional connectedness inside of groups, there’s less mistakes, there’s higher performance, and the group begins to stick together a lot longer.  
TTL 267 | Head Trash
We often hear that the secret to success is hard work. The truth of the matter is not everyone gets afforded that result. Sometimes, people who continuously work hard do not become successful. Upon observing this, Noah St. John, author and “the Power Habits Mentor,” saw how the solution is not hard work but getting rid of head trash. The head trash is what’s telling us that we can’t do it. It is the excuses we make that keep us from succeeding. Taking this idea, Noah has turned it into a book, Get Rid of Your Head Trash, and gives us a
TTL 266 | Customer Service
With so many business competitors at hand today, it has become very important to stand out. One of the ways to do this is by taking care of your customers. Customer service and experience expert, Shep Hyken, gives great insights about his field. He is the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, as well as a professional speaker. Shep shares some tips on how you can become a better and good speaker and provides the three must-do items you can’t avoid. He also touches on his latest book, The Convenience Revolution,
TTL 265 | Facial Coding
It has been said that we are intuitive emotional decision makers and at least 95% of our mental activity is not socially conscious. Taking this fact up on his sleeves is Dan Hill, speaker, author, and president of Sensory Logic. As an internationally recognized expert on emotions and facial coding, he started looking around for a tool that would help him get access to those emotions. Dan talks about reading people’s faces, discussing famous people as examples, and highlights the difference between facial coding and body language.   Leaders don’t always have it at all together. Sometimes, they feel like
TTL 264 | Empowering Women
There are so many problems in the world that needs solution. Yet we can only give half of them because half of the population doesn’t have a voice to speak, the women. A great believer in that is the remarkable Vivian Glyck, author and successful marketing director, and the founder of Just Like My Child Foundation. Vivian believes in empowering women and girls to achieve their full potential by providing them education. She shares all about her work in Africa and Uganda and how she and her team are making a difference in the lives of young women.   Moving
TTL 263 | Leadership And Performance
As human beings, we’re on this continuous quest of personal development. However, many of us seem to get stuck in one place and can’t find the solutions to move forward. Talking about how a human gets to the next level, Acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares his thoughts and expertise. He explores how we can get better today than we were yesterday and even better tomorrow. Dr. Cloud says going out of our comfort zones will take us to that next level. Touching on the importance of curiosity, relationships, and the environment, he brings to light
TTL 262 | Leadership Strategies
Behind every achievement is a purpose. That is what writer, speaker, and Fortune 200 HR executive Louis Efron believes and helps people look for. Talking about how he transitioned from theater to the corporate world, he shows how he brought over his love for moving people into HR. He discusses the secret to leadership and how to measure a successful leader, giving three things that these people must possess. Louis also touched on the importance of the growth mindset and being able to immerse and learn about the environment you are in while giving us some taste of the contents
TTL 261 | Marketing Methods
In marketing, so many people have opinions and sometimes, what they say just do not match up with the changes of the time. Trends come and go that is why methods, strategies, and techniques are also dynamic. One thing might work now and won’t later. Tom Poland, internationally acclaimed inbound lead generation specialist and bestselling author of Leadsology©: The Science of Being In Demand, knows this all too well. He has some very interesting, and sometimes even controversial, ideas about marketing, and what works and what doesn’t. He talks about the most commonly taught marketing methods we should avoid and the
TTL 260 | Blindsided By The Taliban
On September 9, 2010, veteran journalist Carmen Gentile was embedded with the US Forces in Eastern Afghanistan a couple of miles from the Pakistani border. It was the last day of Ramadan and they were talking to some young men on the side of the road when he heard a whooshing noise. Carmen turned around and saw a man 40 yards down the road cradling a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. From the end of the launcher was a beeline of smoke, at the end of which was a conical tip of an ordnance coming right at him. The grenade hit Carmen in the
TTL 259 | Automation Age
After the start of the Great Recession, there was a lot of economic disruption. Banks were failing literally overnight. People would wake up and find out that the company that they were working for had closed and they had no job. Fast forward a few years, we’ve gone through a lot of technological change, and the idea of the fourth industrial revolution is starting to come through. We’re seeing many new technologies being developed across industries, whether it’s artificial intelligence, virtual reality, drones, or work in the biomedical fields. Economist Larry Boyer partners with business executives across divisions to help
TTL 258 | Immersive Experiences
Getting down into an effective podcasting venture, Stephen Woessner shares his expertise as he gives great insights and advises from his years in the digital marketing world. He is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act, and achieve. He talks about generating leads, predictive ROI flash as well as innovations on voice search with Alexa. Sharing his ideal client, he discusses the importance of looking for opportunities and benefit thought leadership and monetizing it through podcast.
TTL 257 | Innovator Lifestyle
Change is constant and to adapt to it we must do so as well. Part of that is by being innovative in the ways we see the world. Without it, we will be left behind, and this is not something you would want to happen in all aspects of your life, most especially in business. Award-winning innovative speaker, direct response copywriter, and storyteller, Robert Evans Wilson Jr. talks to us about all things innovation—what is it and how to foster it. He shares about the innovator lifestyle in relation to curiosity as well as how it’s a skill and ability
From time to time, we find ourselves craving for certain foods from specific places, restaurants, or food brands. But thinking about the means and effort to go those places seem like hard work sometimes or that they could be a tad expensive. Well, Ron Douglas has cracked the code to a number of those recipes. He is a former finance manager at JP Morgan who later rose to success as the founder of the #1 copycat recipe website as well as Ron Douglas Publishing. He recreates recipes to make it accessible to more people. Sharing how he got into the
TTL 255 | Entrepreneurial DNA
Being an executive leader takes a lot of knowing who you are, your people, and the situation. American entrepreneur, author, and executive coach, Will Pemble, takes us into his executive leadership system/workshop/event and book called Goal Boss. He talks about the importance of knowing your strengths while sharing his ideal participants. He also shares tips on how to do a meeting as well as the things you need to prepare for it in order to make it more fruitful.   Rick Steele taps into his entrepreneurial DNA and talks about providing a product that saves children’s lives. He went from
TTL 254 | Developing People
Leaders make the team. They are the ones that glue things together. They shape the culture of the place. That is why they have the power to either break or make the business. Vince Molinaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Leadership Contract and the Global Managing Director of The Lee Hecht Harrison Leadership Transformation Practice, gives his insights on leadership—what makes a good leader and how can they help step up the business. He talks about how being a leader is a contract; it has to be something you’re not pushed into but instead it is your passion.
TTL 253 | Young Leaders
In this day and age, it is very important to be insatiably curious and have that intelligence not only intellectually but also socially, emotionally, and pragmatically. These three things are at the core of Jason Ma’s framework and process called ThreeEQ, which is a foremost global business, next-generation leadership career, and elite university admissions success consultancy. At ThreeEQ, Jason and his team help Gen Z and Millennials achieve great outcomes (get admitted to elite universities and hired for or grow in lucrative jobs they really like)–with happiness and passion. ThreeEQ also helps corporate clients add to their ROI, strengthen leadership
TTL 252 | Safe Working Environment
Rich Sheridan, CEO, chief storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, shares the software and the culture they have at Menlo, touching on the quality of being introverts as well as providing a working environment for women against the usually male-dominated industry. Rich also gives a peek into his book, Joy, Inc., where discusses the importance of building a safe working environment where people love and find happiness in the work they are doing.   As the founder and CEO of WattzOn, Martha Amram talks about the driving force behind her company, which is saving energy. Martha delves into the role of
TTL 251 | Inspiring Conversations
Emmy Award-winning and multi-Emmy nominated news anchor and host, Vanessa Tyler, talks to us about writing and her journey towards becoming big in the industry. Taking us back to Harlem, she shares how motivation is driven by a person’s environment. Vanessa recalls about how the people who surrounded her helped protect her dream and curiosity. She believes that each of us has the power to inspire and motivate others with our dreams as well. Vanessa provides some insights on overcoming adversity and moving past the struggles that will continuously come your way.   As the 2018 Smart Meetings Award Winner, meeting
TTL 250 | Continuing Education
Scott Gerber is the founder of YEC and the CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages communities for global brands and media companies. Believing in the power of becoming your own boss, he wrote the book Never Get a “Real” Job. He talks about what a “real job” is and gives tips on never getting it. He says you shouldn’t have to think of acquiring millions of dollars right off the bat but instead, just get in the game, have smaller goals, and move towards success in incremental stages.   Dr. Brad Staats is the author of Never
TTL 249 | The Carrot Principle
It’s really important that people feel like their ideas lead somewhere. Sometimes we have to give people credit or a little “attaboy” to lead them to the next level. Bestselling author Adrian Gostick talks about the idea behind his book, The Carrot Principle. He shares that the best leaders use recognition to bring about employee engagement and positive corporate culture, thus accelerating performance and retaining talent.   One of the biggest questions with entrepreneurship is how could you start a business and actually free up your time? Award-winning author and serial entrepreneur Richie Norton delves into his book called The
TTL 248 | Day One Leadership
Ask yourself, “What have I done today that might not work but tried anyway?” Drew Dudley’s goal with that question is to try to reinvent a willingness to take chances to make mistakes in his life and to help other people do the same. Drew is an internationally-acclaimed author and speaker and the CEO of Day One Leadership. Day One Leadership explores what leaders should do on “Day One” to build value-driven cultures of leadership in their lives and organization. Drew observes that unfortunately, leaders embrace the idea that asking questions makes them look stupid. As we grow older sometimes
TTL 247 | Personality Assessments
People have historically used personality assessments to increase self-awareness. Clearly, the most self-aware people are the most successful. Personality styles enthusiast and author Merrick Rosenberg says it’s powerful for that, but we’ve got to take it to a different place. It has to go beyond just taking a profile, reading it, and learning about your style. It should be about how we create a common language throughout the organization. That is the key to growth and learning. We all want a workplace environment where we can be productive, engaged, and appreciated. Communication specialist and change steward Julie Ann Sullivan talks
TTL 246 | Cultural Diversity
With the current climate, we definitely have become more polarized and everybody seems to be angrier about things. International keynote speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author Risha Grant says it’s heartbreaking that we don’t treat each other with respect. We don’t care to hear what other people have to think. We think that our thoughts rule everything else. We don’t allow people to be who they are.  Risha thinks we’re seeing that show up in all these random shootings and stabbings, and it’s crazy. The corporate world is no different. High-level executives are making inappropriate comments still. Risha delves into
TTL 245 | Nonverbal Communication
How do you work on nonverbal cues when you can’t have them? When you can’t see the person, you’re pretty much limited to the auditory. Michael Grinder says as human beings, what we do is we hallucinate within the first 40 seconds of seeing or listening to someone. We assume that if their voice sounds like this, they must look a certain way. That’s when we start to get into trouble. Michael is a world-renowned expert in the power of influence and nonverbal communication. He has authored thirteen books translated into seven languages. After years of experience as a teacher,
TTL 244 | Blockchain Technology
The world of cryptocurrency is as mysterious as the makers themselves. That is why most people only know of it from the surface level. Helping us crack into this industry is the Godfather of BitShares and the HERO, Stan Larimer. Stan is the CEO of Cryptomex, a leading custom Blockchain development company. He talks about what separates Bitcoin from other cryptocurrencies and explores the question of generating actual money from these cryptocurrencies as well as the impact of the government to it.   Bo Rinaldi, the CEO of Bo Rinaldi and Associates, talks about the blockchain technology of cryptocurrencies. He
TTL 243 | Power Of Peers
The world is filled with so much information and we’re absorbing them from all aspects of our lives every single day. Because of this, we tend to just skip from one information to another, not stopping to reflect and take it in. Chief Envisioner at TELUS, Dan Pontefract, proposes for us to rethink our thinking. We are being busy without action, so to counteract that, we need to optimize the way we think in order to balance reflection and action to enhance our critical thinking skills as well as creativity. There are so many things in the world that holds
TTL 242 | Simplecast
In a lot of social platforms, audio is having a moment in the world. We’re seeing an explosion and we’re seeing hardware being invented and introduced into homes everywhere that weren’t there three years ago. This new hardware is in the form of speakers and smart speakers, and we’re finding more and more devices without screens. Because there are more interesting ways to consume audio now, we’re having a big growth moment in podcasting, audio, and audio on demand in general. Brad Smith operates a company for podcaster called Simplecast. He shares how their content management system helps put your
TTL 241 | Next Stage Of Capitalism
The current set of economic and social changes has led to what has been an unpredictable result in the election of 2016. Seeing so many young people who reminded him of himself at the law firm where they didn’t like their jobs and were searching for meaning, entrepreneur and author Andrew Yang realized that we’re pouring water into a bathtub that has a giant pool ripped in the bottom. This led him to decide to run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Andrew’s platform is to help advance the economy into the next stage of capitalism that will have
TTL 240 | Legacy Of Success
We all want to be working on the things we love. However sometimes, we find that in the working environment, we’re thrust into doing things that don’t suit us. This deflates our productivity as well as our overall disposition. America’s number one growth hacker, Katharine Halpin, brings us to find what suits us best in business, be that a leader or an individual. In her book, Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company, she helps people figure out their strengths and align with their roles, helping the entire business move towards the path to
TTL 239 | Go-Giver Influencer
We need to communicate in a way that we seek understanding because if we’re not effectively communicating or connecting with someone, it’s not helpful and no one’s influencing anyone else. In his latest book, The Go-Giver Influencer, author, keynote speaker and podcast host Bob Burg drills down deep and looks at what influence really is and what it’s not. Bob says there are so many misunderstandings regarding the word itself that it’s really important to look at how people could communicate a lot better and a lot more effectively. The Go-Giver Influencer is a compelling parable about the paradox of
TTL 236 | Soft Leadership
Mostly overlooked, soft skills play a large part in actually keeping ones job. While people are hired for their hard skills like knowledge, oftentimes people get fired for their lack of soft skills. These skills are basically the interpersonal skills, which range from the person’s personality, attitude, and behavior. Having a PhD in Soft Skills, Professor M.S. Rao created a new leadership style called soft leadership and delves deeper into the importance of having soft skills and improving them. He also touched on identifying curiosity with soft skills. Pointing out individuals and generational groups, he talks about the kind of
TTL 238 | Business Ethics
Sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace has long been existing yet never talked about. With the Me Too the Time’s Up movement making a stand and gaining a lot of supporters, these issues have been brought to a level of awareness that changes the entire workplace dynamics. Employment trial attorney Kelly Charles-Collins speaks about how such events has positively impacted the workplace environment, keeping everyone on their toes and more mindful. Kelly talks about the inner struggles employees have to go through in order to be heard, from the dilemma between speaking up or getting fired to the
TTL 237 | How HR Adds Value To Business
There are a lot of things that go under when building up a business. Part of those is doing HR and organizational tasks in the most effective and valuable way. Dubbed as “Father of Modern HR” and “HR Leader of the Decade,” Dave Ulrich talks about how HR adds value to your business. He also covers about the essence of being a true leader as someone who knows how to navigate through the inherent paradox of work. Touching as well the importance of having soft skills and curiosity, he explains that everything is not always about the outcome but the
TTL 236 | Motivated Leadership
They say a person is only as great as the people they’re surrounded with. You need great leaders as well as great team members. They have to work together to make things successful. Craig Ross, CEO of Verus Global, says that we are as much motivated with our extrinsic as our intrinsic environments. He lays down the relationship of ensuring the employees’ motivations to developing accountability and ownership, fostering motivated leadership skills required for a business to reach its goals. Touching on curiosity and building great leaders, Libby Gil, the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil show,
TTL 235 | Chief Leader
Sometimes, all people really need is a little push in their confidence. And putting a title on them can help people become and feel more powerful. That is what Rick Miller, servant leader and go-to Chief, believes when he discusses the power that comes from the title “chief”. The lure of that title ultimately points to how one should aspire to become a real chief leader; and Rick lays down five things that make its surface-level attraction into a powerful tool that inspires people to be better leaders. Wall Street Journal bestselling author Josh Turner has been successfully building relationships
TTL 234 | The Growth Mindset
In author land, they say, “You write the book that you most need.” For Steve Olsher, writing the book What Is Your WHAT is the personification of who he is and the whole process of trying to figure out what he is truly good at. Steve is America’s reinvention expert. What he realized is that the consistent reinvention of who he is led to the evolution of him as a human being. Steve talks about the role of reinvention to the success of his life and his business and shares the seven by seven model to monetize the your visibility.
TTL 233 | Leader Habit
Life is about relationships. Taking care of relationships, trying to be the peacemaker, trying to be understanding, having compassion and empathy, and paying attention to details and how people feel are things that women bring to the table that are huge assets in any business. Molly Bloom says one of the things that led to her success and domination of a male-oriented world was the fact that she was a woman and didn’t suppress that. Molly talks about memoir-turned-movie, Molly’s Game, and brings in a fresh perspective of how to be a woman in a man’s role. People have always
TTL 232 | Disrupt You
You either have a choice of working to help someone else pursue their dreams or work to pursue your own. That’s the simple choice in life. Jay Samit, author of Disrupt You!, says if you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Many people have drilled in from a young age that they’re not good enough or they’re not smart enough. A child doesn’t learn to walk seamlessly standing up one day and run like Hussein Bolt. A child stumbles, learns what doesn’t work, stands up, and tries it again and again. Being an entrepreneur is no
TTL 231 | 80/20 Sales and Marketing
There’s a fundamental law of cause and effect that if you understand it, you have a huge edge over everybody else. Perry Marshall, business consultant and bestselling author of the 80/20 Sales and Marketing says the 80/20 curve is not just this little business or economics rule of thumb. It’s actually a fundamental law of cause and effect and it’s everywhere. Perry says recognizing that pattern will change your life and it will be the gateway to all kinds of other interesting things that you’re so inclined. If we can harness the collective wisdom of an organization, we’re going to make
TTL 230 | The Art Of Persuasion
Being persuasive is a very important skill. Rhetoric, a form of persuasion, was one of the original liberal arts and was considered to be the most important thing for a future leader of an empire to learn. Jay Heinrichs, author of the New York Times bestseller, Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion, says rhetoric is the fastest growing discipline in higher education today. What it comes down to is the ability to bring people together and allow them to make choices. Jay says it’s a great way to
TTL 229 | What Doesn't Kill Us
Anthropology is a great way to ask the question, “What is it about our cultures and our environments that make us human?” Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us. His stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. In his book, he writes the ability to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology. Scott says there are evolutionary reasons why exposing yourself to variations in your environment actually bring out the human body’s ability to adapt, and that adaption gives us the resilience,
TTL 228 | Confident Leaders
People need to be heard. In our society, nobody feels heard because everybody’s talking at everybody. Award-winning author, keynote speaker, and business strategist Meridith Elliott Powell says what brings out the best in people and allows them to be heard are confident leaders. As a business growth expert, Meridith focuses on helping organizations increase profits and decrease stress through her work in leadership, sales, and personal responsibility. Meridith says a confident leader is that person who is successfully taking it to the next level and believes in what they’re doing enough to take the risks but has a great ability
TTL 227 | Firewalking
You’ve probably seen Tony Robbins and some of the others out there who have shown the power of firewalking but you probably don’t know the story behind it. Firewalking spokesman and founder of the international firewalking movement Tolly Burkan’s approach to firewalking resulted in a global phenomenon of over 4 million people attending firewalking classes due to his pioneering strategies. He said the mental structure required to go through that and how to avoid doing it in a dangerous way is important to know. Tolly recounts how his path to path of self-discovery and personal realization led him meditation and
TTL 226 | Soar Like An Eagle
Sometimes we just need a reminder that our attitude and behavior can be changed at any time, and the decision to be a good worker, boss, husband, or wife is entirely up to us. Robert Stevenson, author of the bestseller, How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, says we’ve all encountered turkeys in our personal and business lives. We may not be able to change these people, but we do have a choice on how we respond to them. With a powerful blend of experience, research, case studies, and competitor perspectives, Robert’s original insights have helped organizations,
TTL 225 | Appvance
There’s no denying that Artificial Intelligence will take the lead in the future economic landscape, and the race among companies to harness its immense potential is just getting started. For enterprises to dramatically improve the quality, performance and security of their applications, while transforming their efficiency and output, they need the world’s first AI-driven, unified test automation system: Kevin Surace, the CEO of Appvance, reveals how his company is revolutionizing software testing with their premier product, Appvance IQ. Mr. Surace discusses AI, robotics, automation and the future of jobs – all from the perspective of an innovator and technology
TTL 224 | SaaS Platforms
As the leader of your company, can you make sure that your successors are good enough for you to leave without serious mishaps? Here to answer this conundrum is C. Lee Smith, President and CEO of SalesFuel. Lee is the creator of several SaaS platforms for business performance, which include: AdMall, the industry leader for local advertising and digital media sales intelligence used by over 2,000 media properties across America; SalesFuel COACH, data-driven, adaptive sales coaching for time-starved managers; and TeamKeeper, a SaaS-based program for improving company culture, communication and retention. Human personality plays an integral role in a company’s
TTL 223 | Multiplier Leaders
Everyone brings intelligence, and with the right leadership, that intelligence can be used and grown. Multiplier leaders, according to Liz Wiseman, amplify intelligence and capability to produce better results. They get beyond their own intelligence and they’re curious and interested in what other people know or how the world works. Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Liz says leaders who understand and are confident in their own intelligence are great people to work with
TTL 222 | Messages To Guide Emerging Leaders
In the market these days, there is an appetite for short, succinct, yet impactful messages. Eddie Turner seized that moment to produce a book targeted toward emerging leaders. Eddie is a specialist and a deep generalist. He is a certified information technology expert with digital marketing, social media and leadership development expertise. His new book is titled 140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders. Eddie says the book is designed to be social media friendly, hence the 140, which is what Twitter was originally based on. Eddie addresses what an emergent leader is and also touches on his role in the
TTL 221 | Multigenerational Workplace
The demographics of today’s workplace are so different than the past. For the first time in history, we have a multigenerational workplace with five different generations all working together in one workforce. Author, speaker, consultant, and educator Dr. Cynthia Simon says this particular workforce is so different and are influenced by so many different things like technology and politics which shaped their views and perspectives, resulting in each generation adopting different preferences, work styles, and motivations. Dr. Simon helps leaders to understand who is in the workplace and how they can get them to work together to contribute to the
TTL 220 | One Billion Happy
We are born happy and then things happen to us. The older we become, the more engaged in the modern world we become, the less happy we become. The happiness we feel as a child fades away. That joyful playfulness that make us happy gets dampened and we start to end up accepting unhappiness as the normal life , the tax we have to pay to be successful in the modern world, which unfortunately is the furthest thing from the truth. Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google X and Founder of One Billion Happy, says similar to many
TTL 219 | Crisis Management
When your company encounters a crisis, does your entire team understand how to detect it, assess it, and respond in a way that increases stakeholder trust? Crisis management specialist Melissa Agnes is the author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World. She is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks. Melissa shares that the thing that makes her giddy is helping organizations become crisis ready and build brand visibility so that they’re able
TTL 218 | Best Way To Pitch
There’s a difference between a great business idea and a great investment opportunity. Most high net worth individuals and angel investors will only go after businesses that have the potential to be big people. Sheila Barry Driscoll, President and Co-Founder of the Billionaire Foundation, helps coordinate foundation research work and initiates new introductions between existing foundations and the research team. She shares that they want to see a managed team with these three important qualities: ability, quality, and capacity. Learn the best way to pitch and tell your story to get high net worth individuals excited about it. We have
TTL 217 | Astria Learning
A lot of times, we hear from the higher learning institutions saying, “We want to go online, but we don’t know how to go about doing it.” Dr. Jeff Bordes and Dr. Maja Zelihic of Astria Learning say as they traveled through the world, a few requirements that we have are not necessarily resource requirements that translate into money. The requirement is more on the willingness to embrace new technology, adapt to a change, and willingness to take that jump into a different type of a setting. Dr. Jeff Bordes is the CEO of Astria Learning. He specializes in E-learning
TTL 216 | How To Raise Capital
Trying to get healthier can be very difficult, especially if we’re eating or drinking a lot of stuff that we don’t even understand the ingredients. When Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Inc., saw an ingredient in her Diet Coke that went on her list of things to eliminate from her diet, she lost over twenty pounds two and a half weeks later after exchanging Diet Coke for plain water. That led her to create Hint which is unsweetened fruit-infused water. Kara says by eliminating a product that was calling itself “diet,” she actually ended up losing weight and
TTL 215 | Creating Content
Stories are built into how our brains process information. We use stories to remember things and to convey things that we want people to remember. We also use stories to build the relationships and make people care. Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, a celebrated entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently which helps creative people and companies tell great stories together. Shane shares how to unlock the power to get better at telling stories to build the relationships in regular life and in business. It’s hard to be that good at writing.
TTL 214 | Excellence In Leadership
When you’re in the real world, things go wrong. You can interpret that as failure or as something you can learn from. Tom Kolditz believes we should be more in touch with what we get from our failures. Tom is an American retired Brigadier General, an educator, author, and consultant. He became the director of the Leader Development Program at the Yale School of Management and is the founding director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. He says excellence in leadership is when you can create an organization where people will take a
TTL 203 | The Anxiety Toolkit
Forget about the debate speech minutiae. The meteoric rise of political brands like Obama, Trump, and Sanders prove that marketing is the new normal in politics. Sure, communication is still important – but it’s only one part in the political machinery. Marketing satisfies the voter (customer) needs; while branding showcases the personality attributes that get voters to focus on the needs-message. John Tantillo, Ph.D. uses his background in applied research psychology to assess the problems which face businesses and brands, including local/national campaigns. Dr. Tantillo is presently an Opinion Columnist for Newsmax where his column “The Marketing and Branding Lens”
TTL 212 | Quantum Success
Whether someone’s looking for a job, want a promotion, they have their own business, or want greater success, when you apply the universal laws to your career and to money, you get quantum success because they are universal. Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All. Through her life-changing message, Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products. The anticipation of our worries can often be a lot worse than the thing itself. However,
TTL 211 | Tax Free Wealth
Educators put such an emphasis put on the three Rs which is reading, writing and arithmetic, but there is actually a fourth R which is so crucially important, and that is relationships. Relationship skills, emotional intelligence, and effective listening are basic people skills that the corporate environment is lacking. Dr. Tony Alessandra, voted the #1 World’s Top Communication Guru, is a legend of the speaking profession who created a concept called The Platinum Rule which is a free online assessment to determine your people and relationship skills. Taxes can be so confusing, but Tom Wheelwright says all people really have
TTL 210 | Direct Marketing
Marketing isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Brian Kurtz, founder and CEO of Titans Marketing, professes his love for direct marketing and always likes to talk about an expression which goes ‘those who did it have a responsibility to teach’. He realized that at a certain point, it made more sense for him to be able to take the fundamentals he did as a marketer and to bring that to another generation of marketers, copywriters, and entrepreneurs. Brian says it’s a very jumbled and confusing marketplace, so if you don’t have the fundamentals of marketing, you’re just going to be
TTL 209 | Triggers Book
As we grow older, our level of aspiration can actually go down and down and down. But our little impact, it’s going up. Quit worrying about what you’re not going to change; what’s important in life now are the smaller things. One person sends you an email that says, “My life is a little bit better off because of something you did” – and surprisingly, that’s enough. Let’s face it: You’re not going to cure cancer. You’re not going to stop global warming by yourself. You’re getting older, but is there something else you can achieve? You can trigger change in business.
TTL 208 | Grow Your Business
In order to successfully grow your business, you must learn how to be curious about everything. Reinvention is the name of the game for a lot of different industries – and if you wish to thrive in this changing business landscape, you have to adapt and scale your business accordingly. Today, Jeff Hoffman reveals the secrets of success and survival. Jeff is the author of Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back. He’s a billionaire. He has gone to Yale. He’s been involved with a lot of well-known companies, including,, and ColorJar. Jeff has
TTL 207 | The Way Of The SEAL
One of the biggest issues for people is the fact that they’ve been led to believe that you have to jump ship or take this big leap. More often than not, for most people, that’s not the method or process for them to reinvent. Reinvention is not a one-and-done thing. It is something we’re doing constantly alive. Transformational leader and author of Pivot, Adam Markel, says pivoting and making changes is being willing to take, not big leaps, but small steps every day. Adam says what keeps people stuck is nobody wants to put their family or their whole career
TTL 206 | Make More For Yourself
Ten years ago, Yanik Silver looked at his life and asked himself, “Am I truly happy?” The answer was no. Yanik was making a lot of money doing a lot of good health for people and had a great reputation that space, but he didn’t feel like that was the end all of what he could contribute. That started the process of founding the Maverick1000. Yanik talks about his interesting evolution on teaching about how you can profit and make more for yourself or your business while making a difference in the world and having some fun in the process.
TTL 205 | Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
It’s hard to believe that for someone talking about stepping outside your comfort zone, Andy doesn’t like speaking and self-promotion. Author, professor, and TEDx speaker Andy Molinsky shares that when he first started as a professor, he had a hard time speaking in public and standing in front of people, especially without notes to anchor him. However, having a passion for what he felt he could add to people through his speaking and years of experience made him comfortable about it. In his latest book, Reach, Alan talks about how to step outside your comfort zone successfully and live the life
TTL 204 | Media Ambassador
Holding the Guinness record for the most interviews given in 24 hours, Jess Todtfeld is indeed one of the leading communication and media training authorities in the US. As a media ambassador, Jess has morethan fifteen years as a media trainer and consultant and helps CEOs, business executives, spokespersons, public relations representatives, experts and authors to become more confident, more in control, and to create more results from their speaking engagements and media appearances. Stephanie Joanne is an online business mentor who works with the world’s most passionate entrepreneurs to build the business of their dreams, even when they’re not 100%
TTL 203 | Rich Legacy
Like most catalysts for transformation, Bradley Callow, Founder of Rich Legacy, loves helping people to succeed. But unlike most of them, he focuses on working with the affluent families. When asked about that, Bradley says that there may be different pressures that exist, but at the end of the day, human beings are much the same. Bradley grew up in a good two-parent home that it’s often surprising to people to know that he started selling drugs at eleven years old and almost killed himself with a gun by the time he was 26. He chose to focus on entrepreneurs
TTL 202 | Money Anxiety Breakthrough
If you were told that a 10 minute test backed by quantum physics exists, would you take it? What if it can reveal your biggest roadblock to success? And what if you can take it right now? Wei Houng, CEO and co-founder of HumanOp Technologies has basically cracked the code which links physicality to natural behavioral traits and motivational drivers. He specializes in the development of human optimization technologies – the holy grail of maximum work potential. Wei Houng is also the VP of Digital Strategy and founding member of DigiWEI, LLC. He is an international speaker & trainer, author, and Money
TTL 201 | Consumer Trend Forecasting
Business owners want to find their success identity. For that, they must propel themselves to their performance zone – and prepare for the inevitable Millennial Merger. Jesse Henry, founder of, can help you do exactly that! After college, he gave a TED Talk and became a peak performance strategist for Tony Robbins. Although that was an extremely positive experience, he quickly realized that working for someone else was not in his best interest, so he left the company to go off on his own. Jesse dedicates his time to helping people achieve their business goals, slowly but surely. Now
TTL 200 | Arizona Advertising Guild
It’s a crazy time to be an entertainer looking for work in LA right now: Rates are high. Studios are booked. There’s first, second holds all the time. But before you give up on your dream television pilot, Marianne Guenther, CEO of BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency, and SNEAKY BIG Studios, wants to put a great second option on the table. Her agency can produce the content in just one room, start post production with five editing suites, run through a color correction suite, and then your production can already take it back to your distribution partners. And speaking of
TTL 199 | Emotional First Aid
In order to become future fit leaders, we need to practice emotional first aid. Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker whose books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Dr. Winch’s viral TED Talk, Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid, has been viewed more 6 million times and is rated among the top five most inspiring talks of all time on On the other hand, Giles Hutchins discusses a new standard for future fit leaders by way of discipline and hard work – not one-off silver bullets. He is the Chairman
TTL 198 | Elastic Body Limits
Is it pain that holds us back when we push our self or discomfort or unpleasant sensations? When it comes to stretching the body’s elastic limits, elite athletes and everybody else feel pain pretty much the same way. But the human body’s incredible pain threshold that goes way beyond athletics, as Alex Hutchinson explores with his work. Alex is the author of Endure: Mind, Body, And The Curiously Elastic Limits Of Human Performance. He is also a National magazine award winning journalist. On the other hand, Raana Zia shares her brilliant insights on the hidden light in emotional intelligence. She
TTL 197| Business Leadership
Michelle Mazur, Ph.D., delivers audacious breakthroughs for speakers who want to stand out, be the best in-class in their field, and position themselves in a category of one. The speakers she works with have gone on to book speaking gigs across the United States, raise three times the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity, and speak in front of world leaders and First Ladies. She is the author of Speak Up for Your Business. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, PR Daily, the SlideShare Blog, Business2Community, and She Owns It. John Wessinger founded LATERALUS built
TTL 196 | Extreme Leadership
Leadership pioneer, strategist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author on extreme leadership Steve Farber says there’s a big difference between calling oneself a leader and actually leading. If you are really leading and not just wearing the label, the experience is extreme. It’s a combination of love for the game, love for the cause, love for the principles that you stand for and, at the same time, a fear that comes with doing something new, stretching the boundaries, being innovative, and challenging the status quo. Karyn Schoenbart, CEO at The NPD Group, Inc. says she always had a strong work ethic
TTL 195 | Disruptive Technology
Jason Kintzler, founder and CEO of Pitch Engine, has always tried to look for marketing software that’s easy to use. That led him to develop the most transformative innovations in the PR industry. Jason says you can create disruptive technology from the most unlikely places. You just have to be more open and attentive to the world around you. Randy Tate, CEO and co-founder of Flipping Wall Street, believes that people can self-manage their investments. He developed innovative software that any average individual investor can use as a tool to protect, preserve, and grow their wealth using software. We have
TTL 194 | The Importance Of Creativity
Growing up, Robert J. Sternberg never really thought he was smart. He always did bad on IQ tests and was the first generation high school graduate of his family. Now he’s a psychologist and a professor of Human Development at Cornell University. Robert stresses the importance of creativity. He said in life, you sometimes just have to believe in yourself and that if you work hard, you can succeed. To succeed in life is not about IQ scores or grades, but about your creativity, your common sense, and your ethical sense, that you try to do the right thing. Sarah
TTL 193 | Online Marketing
You always hear the key to online marketing is content, but what does that really mean? How do you know if you have good content and how do you know if you’re reaching the right people? Content is not just text, it’s everything a brand does. It’s basically anything where a customer is engaging with your brand. Jenny Rooney, editor of CMO Network, shares some tips on how to make good content and optimize it to increase your reach. Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ, a full service experiential marketing agency, says that you have to emotionally connect with
TTL 192 | Unleashing The Entrepreneur
It’s not just entrepreneurs who struggle with making connections, but any ambitious professional. Ryan Paugh created the Community Company to help these professionals make connections in whatever industry they are in. He believes that there are communities around us in different ways and you can leverage those communities with the kind of value you offer to the people involved in them. Company managers need to be open to the idea of unleashing the entrepreneur in every member of the organization. By doing this, Debbie Wooldridge they can attract millennials to come work for them and stay working for them. The
TTL 191 | Boating Experience
When you’ve grown to be the largest lecture agency in the world who represents prime ministers, presidents and secretaries of state, you have to understand that this value of work womes from a turning point in life that defines who you are. Author of “What Made Me Who I Am” Bernie Swain used to work in a closet before he got to represent 3 of the last 4 presidents of the United States. He shares that with Washington Speakers Bureau, your speech should aim to make a difference and make people go in a direction of change. AirBnB has proven
TTL 190 | Power Of Collaboration
You can always see the brotherhood in companies where the young new guy is being mentored by the older guys and there’s camaraderie. Sisterhood is staring to take roots as well with women like four-time US National champion gymnast and CEO and Founder of SheWorx Lisa Wang giving out her message of the power of collaboration between women instead of competition. She explains that collectively, women in business can create change, impact and abundance. By the age of 65, most career women would retire to a life of decorating the house or playing cards every Sunday. But this wasn’t an
TTL 189 | Self-Publishing A Bestseller
Every author will always have high hopes for his first book, and most often than not, getting a first book out will mean a lot of rejection. But this didn’t let Eva Lesko Natiello to stop moving forward and went straight to the consumer to give her book for free. Her story of being a self-publishing best seller resonated to readers around the world outside the fact that “The Memory Box” is really amazing psychological thriller. As former US counter intelligence agents, Tonya Dawn Recla and her husband created a corporate version of that set up to help businesses to
TTL 188 | Unshackled Business Owner
As a leader, you never stop learning and teaching. When you can instill in your team that curiosity is healthy for growth, they start learning for themselves and feel committed to being an element of change. Creating this kind of working environment has been the mission of Garry Ridge and his group, Marshall Goldsmith, where learning and teaching is the number one objective to improve commitment and engagement at work. After helping over 100,000 entrepreneurs start and grow profit from their business, Aaron Scott Young observed the common mistakes and successes of many business owners. As an unshackled business owner,
TTL 187 | Women In Marketing
The digital age requires us to think about the different ways of imparting knowledge that is digital and immersive. Gaming and the digital age have somehow become synonymous. Kevin Allen is telling people that a game can be a form of immersion of knowledge and a source of terrific experience. Kevin shares that when he creates a game, he looks at it from the point of view of a storyteller instead of being technician or digital expert. It is always a challenge for business owners to determine how to make their brands seem more innovative. Before advocating for women in
TTL 186 | Making Smarter Decisions
Taking advantage of the unexpected things that happen in life is a good practice, and understand that having a statistical mind helps us to make smarter decisions. As the only woman who has won the World Series of the Poker Tournament of Champions, Annie Duke helps people to recognize the uncertainty in every decision they make. As a consultant on the behavior of making decisions, Annie teaches people that the uncertainty of decisions is derived from hidden information and the element of luck. She explains that as long as you try to guess the probability of your decision, then you
TTL 185 | Authentic Communication
Growing up, Rachel Hanfling found it difficult to connect with the other kids. She learned how to have authentic communication by observing people everywhere she went – what they were doing, how they were acting, and what they were saying. She also got fascinated with television and how people on it were able to connect and impact millions. When it was time to choose a career, TV was the natural place for her to go. She worked her way up from the bottom to becoming an Emmy-nominated TV Producer and international keynote speaker. She is now empowering people to find
TTL 184 | Leveraged Buyout Techniques
Business owners always want to get a quick answer when things get complicated. If they don’t, there’s a good probability that the business will not succeed. Gordon Bizar finances businesses using leveraged buyout techniques and systems that people can apply to every aspect of connecting thoughts so that their vision for the company can be executed. The power of vulnerability is to create a team of leaders by a paradigm shift of mindset. Barry Kaplan believes that the inward shift and connecting with their emotions and abilities can help people find empowerment. Barry explains how a threshold of inquiry will
TTL 183 | Words Are Currency
There is an idea that you can become important and memorable in the minds of your customer just by using the power of words. Stan Phelps invested in this idea and applied it to marketing, knowing that when a business is doing something extra for the customer, word of mouth spreads about that unique service or product. He explains that 20% of customers drive 80% of profitability which he calls the Law of The Vital Few and the Trivial Many. Everyone needs a positive message when their day suddenly turns south. This is why words are a vital currency in
TTL 182 | The Pursuit of Transformational Change
You wouldn’t know it but even leaders can be terrified of asking for help. With their position, they are expected to know everything and they’re supposed to carry everyone on their backs. So when they ask for help, the misconception is they are lacking and also not confident. Ron Carucci believes that these are actually the leaders to look for because they are in the pursuit of transformational change. He explains that people rise within the organization because of their technical skills and emotional quotient. Questions lead to innovation. This is why kids today seem to know a lot of
TTL 181 | Soul Brain
Not all things can be explained by science. It’s unexplainable why the soul brains takes over when there isn’t any data to process. Stephanie Arnold knew she would die for all of 37 seconds when her son Jacob would come. She had numerous premonitions, but only one doctor took her seriously and had the crash cart standing by. Being a producer, she decided to film a session of her therapy that proved that her sense of foreboding was on point. We have Stephanie Arnold. She has such an interesting story. When I first got a message about her story, I’m
TTL 180 | Workplace Trends
For companies with a multi-generational workforce, it is oftentimes difficult to find a common ground, especially in terms of workplace trends. Chester Elton’s work revolves around helping clients engage their employees to execute strategy, vision, and values by providing real solutions and building team dynamics. One of the systems he has developed is job sculpting which helps drive productivity by getting people to do what they’re passionate about. Treating each other with respect also goes along way. He teaches that you must challenge the idea, not the person. There are countless challenges for leadership today. Jacqueline Carter tries to address
TTL 179 | Integrated Healthcare
Dr. Robert Pearl is a physician leader and a healthcare innovator who specializes in children with birth defects before he moved into a leadership role and saw how mission driven it was. He has worked with integrated healthcare since 2009 and was recently named one of modern healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physicians. He shares that as a surgeon, he had the opportunity to change the lives of thousands of people, but in the leadership role, he is able to impact the lives of over five million healthcare members across the United States. In his book called Mistreated, Dr. Pearl educates us on how to tell
Looking at Bryan Falchuk now, you would never have thought that he used to be obese. On his journey to overcoming adversity, Brian documents in his book, Do A Day, how he dramatically changed his life by losing over 100 pounds, running a marathon, and taking control of his diet and life. Like many of us, he faced challenges like weight problems, depression, stress, and more. He shares that we all go through things that define us and if you’re willing to recognize it, work on it, and figure out what is holding you back from achievement, then you can
TTL 177 | Start Your Own Corporation
For anyone with assets to protect, Garrett Sutton is your go-to person. Start your own corporation with his help. He is an attorney, a bestselling author, and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad advisors. In a highly contentious and disruptive world, growing your wealth means constantly keeping your guard up. Garrett educates us on an action plan to protect your assets and limit liability, as well as how to select between corporations and LLCs. With the information overload we’re faced with today, as we tackle business problems that require more than one-dimensional solutions, having clarity is a big challenge. Brad
TTL 176 | Digital Transformation
Some of the most important things in life are not written in a book. Having a curious mind leads to learning a lot of things from the people around us. Keith Krach believes that diversity of thought is the driving force of DocuSign. As chairman and catalyst for digital transformation, Keith shares that authentic leadership can be found in different temperaments, talents, and convictions. Each member of the team has a genius thought that you can bank on. Keith shares how trust plays a huge part in making DocuSign the leader in digital transformation all over the world. We got
TTL 175 | Enhanced External Counter Pulsation
Every workplace in today’s society has people stressed out at work. They battle this stress through exercise and meditation. One of the best ways to do so is through yoga. Dr. Julie Rosenberg is a long-term thyroid cancer survivor who uses the principles of yoga beyond the mat. She believes that corporate life will not feel as demanding when we learn to pause, breathe, and stay quiet even for a moment so we can be mindful of ourselves and our environment. Poor circulation and inflammation are two of the common causes of diseases and these two are effectively addressed by
TTL 174 | Startup Then Scale Up
After teaching entrepreneurial teams for 30 years, Verne Harnish of Entrepreneurs’ Organization is telling people to startup then scale up. Most markets right now have many startups but less scale up. He shares that what’s important in business is your product or service that plays at a certain level of activity to differentiate you from the rest of the crowd. Which is why Verne helps companies pivot from being a lean startup to an agile scale up. When we focus on who we think we are instead of who we are, we are held back in business and in life.
TTL 173 | Building Your Profile
A lot of people have looked at LinkedIn as a job seeker site and not as a site for business development. In 2010, the site turned into a social portal for professionals to come together and just chat like millennials do in every other social media site. JD Gershbein offers help in writing and building your profile so that you look good and influence the decisions of the prospects. He stresses the importance of building your profile and playing your strengths to show you are talented in the business and offer the best skills with the best value. We’ve got
TTl 172 | Living Your Purposeful Life
Having reached the height of success and checked off all the boxes, Sean C. Higgins found himself asking, “Now what?” He had an epiphany of his higher calling which was to help people get through their own journey. Sean shares how you can find true fulfillment by living your purposeful life. In this fast-paced world where people get distracted their attention gets pulled from every direction, Mitchell Levy has mastered the skill of capturing the world in seven seconds. Learn how you can, too, by asking the right questions and sharing stories that provokes people to view the world in
TTL 171 | Stay Curious Longer
It’s important to ask questions but how do you know when you’ve asked too many? Michael Bungay Stanier’s answer is you can never ask too many questions when you have a genuine intent of knowing instead of just trying to prove a point. On the flip side, questions can come as drive-by interrogations which sometimes make the person give advice as an answer. Michael believes that the moment you start to give advice is the moment you start controlling the conversation. Learn how you can stay curious longer to ask the right questions and generate sound advice. We’ve got a
TTL 170 | Disruptive Innovation
The key to disruptive innovation is a A team behind you. How do you do that? Learn from Whitney Johnson, an author, speaker, and coach who wo works with business leaders to retain their top talent and be a boss people love to work for. Her latest book, Disrupt Yourself, has been dubbed as a career guide for the entrepreneurial age. It points out that people, not companies, disrupt, and a disruptive organization is a natural consequence of this. Dr. Rachel MK Headley talks about creating and driving culture from the top down. She discusses that change and innovation has
TTL 169 | No Barriers
Despite going blind at fourteen, Erik Weihenmeyer has been living an adventurous life and has held on to his vision beyond eyesight. He is the first blind person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest and at age 39, he completed his quest to climb all seven summits. He’s spoken on several platforms and has written three books. His latest book, No Barriers, is an authentic and inspiring story about his struggles to achieving what he has and how to live with no barriers. Extending his vision to more people, he founded an organization of the same name, No
  Losing his eyesight didn’t stop Issac Lidksy from starring on a TV sitcom, getting a Harvard degree at 19, becoming a Justice Department Attorney, becoming a CEO of Florida’s largest residential construction services company, or writing a New York Times bestseller. And that’s not all. Listen to Issac as he shares how his new vision, born from blindness, taught him that no barrier can come between us and our mission if we show up fully as ourselves and keep our eyes wide open. Lynn Rose is a motivational leadership speaker that explains when we can fully be authentic and
TTL 167 | Mindset Of Enthusiasm
One of the challenges in life is making decisions. However, it’s what you do about those decisions that matters more. Dr. Willie Jolley encourages everyone to develop a mindset of enthusiasm and keep optimism that somehow, someday, they will win and start to lead better lives. Gail Watson, President and CEO of Women Speakers Association and the go-to person for up and coming phenomenal people, is blazing the trail for empowering and inspiring women to show the world who they are and what they can do to make the world better. She believes every woman has a voice they keep
TTL 166 | Positive Psychology
Professionals in their mid or senior level often find themselves conflicted with the idea of making another career change. Can they still make the cut for promotions and if so can they handle the promotion at the stage of their professional track? Susan Peppercorn is an example of multiple career changes and she helps people figure out the next best step for their career. Growing up with French Canadian parents, Dr. Saida Désilets has a very relaxed perspective about the body and sensuality. As the world’s leading authority in the Jade Egg Practice, she believes that the impact of our
TTL 165 | Creative Confidence
Content, design and deliver. These three aspects will help you embrace your creative confidence that will lead you to creative presentations. Ever since college, Kenny Nguyen learned that large companies tend to be weak in their presentations. He shares techniques developing personality without being imitating. Sam Henderson explains superannuation and the difference of retirement in the US and in Australia. He encourages people to set their retirement portfolio financially and mentally so it becomes an asset allocation that will see them through good and bad times. Learn how he is helping Australian Boomers with their retirement.   We have Kenny
TTL 164 | Find Your Writing Voice
Success has a spectrum just as much as creativity does. To find your writing voice, you first need to find what you are curious about. Chris Brogan understands that this curiosity can lead people to paint you as weird, but given time, it will become interesting. Chris shares that in order to find your own path, you need to break out and try new things. James Malinchak has many experiences with successful people which gives him more reason to help other entrepreneurs who are starting on their own. His best marketing advice is to find people who have events and
TTL 163 | Evolution Of Spies
Technology’s pace is showing no signs of slowing down and everything around it is starting to trail behind. Eric O’Neill, the man who captured the most notorious spies in the history of America believes that cyber technology has pushed the evolution of spies, in a way that they have become hackers who steal information. But, cyber security agencies are working overtime to counter these cyber spies. One good side of this evolution is that Eric is now a public personality who tells good stories with essential themes that provide impact to the lives of his audience. He shares the remarkable
TTL 162 | Leadership From The Inside Out
The works of Maslow and Ericsson studied people and the stages of their development. Kevin Cashman, best-selling author of Leadership from the Inside Out, was more fascinated with how the transformation of a human can impact others and the world. He has worked with so many people that he has built a database of 7,000,000. With this data, he was able to validate patterns as well as identify new ones. Learn his answer to the question: Are Industries different in competencies, industry context and leadership?   We have a special show because we have Kevin Cashman. I’ve been looking forward to
TTL 161 | Succeed In Business
Most people who start working a nine to five job off of college believe that to succeed in business means working crazy hours, which has some truth to it. But Morten T. Hansen experienced firsthand that working to do less is more beneficial than obsessing about how everything can be more efficient and productive. Learn how to focus on one task and go all in as well as gain the ability to work well with others so you can make work lighter and better. There are a lot of people in the world with great stories, but they don’t know
TTL 160 | The Discomfort Zone
There is gap between the work that you want to do, the work that you should do and the work that you need to do. Closing this gap is possible, you just need to work very hard. Jay Acunzo likes challanges that seems crazy at first until you try it for yourself. He shares his insights on knowing the right questions instead of someone else’s answer. The Discomfort Zone is the best opportunity for leaders to learn and grow. Dr. Marcia Reynolds has researched the disruptive process that occurs in our brain. This process helps people understand why they do
TTL 159 | Interpersonal Communications
Life takes us to different courses to learn lessons we need to learn, and Dr. Gilda Carle has learned a lot. From being a fearless teacher from New York to a corporate performance coach and bestselling book author, Dr. Gilda knows that every relationship is about interpersonal communications. She shares her funny and fun stories that made her easily reachable to her clients. Learn the importance of taking away fear from women so they no longer hold themselves back.   We have Dr. Gilda. I’m sure you’ve seen her on every talk show. She’s been on everyone’s show from Sally
TTL 158 | Building Awareness
Books have become the new business card, so there is greater need for book coaches than ever before. After speaking on many writing conferences, Megan Close Zavala realized that a lot of her writer-audience doesn’t get the help they ask for. Aside from helping writers on all stages of their publishing journey, Megan also helps build awareness of literary perspectives. Joe Merrill wants to help people and make the world a better place. He went from being a diplomat to a venture capitalist and asks his clients odd questions that reveal their personalities and how they would approach a problem.
Science and technology will always be interesting because of its future impact to people, culture and society. This is what makes the future exciting for global trends futurist Daniel Burrus. He has become the top strategic adviser for companies because he can see disruption before it happens, giving him the choice of where to stand when it happens. Learn how he teaches this to his clients, so that they can create solutions for possible problems. Daniel also explains the difference between a soft trend, a hard trend, and the “Skip It” technique.   We have Daniel Burrus joining us for
TTL 156 | Philanthropic Game Designs
Technology has always had its many faces, and one of them is gaming. These days, video games can also make a positive and world-changing impact. Arad Malhotra was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Gaming because he and his partners at Skyless Gaming didn’t just create a game to be downloaded on a app store, they created a game applying their philanthropic game design concepts. These featured women empowerment, anti-terrorism and fighting corruption. Like Arad, Megan Conley also looks at the pain points of her target audience so that she can help them produce measurable results both in their
TTL 155 | Conversational Intelligence
Often when we talk, we immediately think that people understand what we are saying. Most of the time the person across will connect with you at some level, but what do you do when they don’t? Dr. Mindy Gewirtz believes that you can match your intent with the other person’s impact when you use conversational intelligence. This is a neuroscience based method that aligns you with your client to make a connection and create a lasting relationship. Vivien Hoexter believes that there are seven principles for making lasting social change. The first is if you see yourself as a leader,
TTL 154 | Anxiety Management
Speaking on stage in front of a crowd is can be a fun experience, because you get to share your ideas to inspire and educate your audience. But public speaking is one of the top fears people have. Matt Abrahams will help you speak out without freaking out in front of a lot people. The key is to first deal with the symptoms and sources of anxiety so you can get a clear vision of the message that you want to send across. Bob Daugherty and Dr. Wendy Borlabi believe that personal awareness is accentuating the things that you are
TTL 153 | Invisible Organization
Going from invisible to investible was a technique that is close to reflex for Mitch Russo. His first take on the business world was how to make his high band profitable. He had to bump on walls but eventually got there and charged a single gig at $500 a night. From here he learned the lesson of discipline for himself and his team as well as performing at top quality. Later in his career, Mitch founded the Invisible Organization, a company that helps brick and mortar businesses transform into virtual enterprises. Mitch shares his funny experiences as a startup business
TTL 152 | Rockstar Marketing
The fastest way to market yourself is through writing a book. It’s easy for a client to throw away a card, but when you give them a book it makes you stand out from the competition and also makes only option saying yes to you. This is one type of rockstar marketing that Craig Duswalt teaches business owners who want to think out of the box. Mike Song thinks the same about writing books but in the area of leadership and time management. He saw that there is a disconnect between a workforce who knows how to use technology and
TTL 151 | Powerful Leadership Connections
At the heart of every high-performance company is great employee engagement. Every company has an agenda to meet and this can be done in a fast and effective way when everyone sees what the goal is. Every leader needs to be supportive with the uniqueness of every employee. When Doug Conant became the CEO of Campbell Soup Company, he empowered his team to make decisions on demand, efficiently meeting the needs of the customers. Building powerful leadership connections makes being a leader fun because you get to enjoy the challenges in a balanced sense and make a greater impact in
TTL 150 | Effective Networking Skills
Every business owner knows that networking events build a community of clients. When it goes beyond self-promotion, these events make these business environments grow stronger and healthier. Sandy Jones-Kaminski uses effective networking skills to make meaningful connections with people. She dispels the negativity around networking with the image of communicating with strangers and being genuinely interested in what they have to say. What separates a successful person from the rest is that they don’t have limiting beliefs that tells them what to do next. Mark Susnow believed that he could be a good lawyer if he just stuck with it.
TTL 149 | Employee Motivation
When you create a culture of recognition in your company, your employees will feel five times more valued. Promoting employee motivation in the workplace will make your team go beyond the motions of a service program. They will recommend the company as the best place to work and to do business. This is how Dr. Bob Nelson helps companies make their employees stay and work for them for the rest of their career. Motivating employees and recognizing their efforts makes them committed to your vision to take your business forward. Dr. Bob Nelson is one of the world’s leading authorities
TTL 148 | Media Marketing
For mission-driven professionals, the exchange of value is what makes every effort worth it. More than making money, you build a position that will influence the people around you. Nick Nanton, Emmy Award winning director and producer knows how to use media marketing well enough to get you on that TV show, TED talk, or even that record label. He will help you make everyone take your call and will stay with you to make sure you do what you need to do to get the deal signed. What he does is closely related to PR and marketing, and he
TTL 147 | Surviving Cancer
Surviving cancer is one of, if not, the hardest thing to do in the world. After that, everything in life became a little easier for Michael Veltri. Serving in the marines, his buddies helped by joking around to help him to not feel the pain. The whole experience of beating testicular cancer served as his catalyst to transitioning from a decorated Marine to becoming a business transformational coach. He says that in life, you either make good decisions, bad decisions, or no decisions at all. Agriculture is often seen as an industry that is not very tech savvy. Tomer Tzach envisions Crop X as the big leader in the agriculture world. They have
TTL 146 | Employee Engagement
Every employee wants to feel appreciated with the work they do for their company. This is one way that Kevin Kruse defines employee engagement. But more than being happy in work, you need to be productive as well. More than feeling satisfied, you need grow competitive and go the extra mile. When you create content that people want, it educates them about the product or the service. Michael Brenner attracts people in this way because instead of making it sound like selling, it sounds like you are already serving. We have Kevin Kruse and Michael Brenner. Kevin’s written several New
TTL 145 | Exponential Technology
Every patient, no matter the illness, is always scared to make their own decision because they fear what they don’t know. This mindset needs to shift. Robin Farmanfarmaian believes that every patient should have control over their healthcare. With fast-paced exponential technology taking over almost every industry these days, it wouldn’t be a surprise if medicine would get the same level of disruption Uber did with transportation. Have you ever had that moment when one breakthrough stopped you in your tracks, but there was no one to tell it to? Carey Ralston and Hallway Stories wants you to share your
Evolving organically from being a lawyer to an active investor, Roland Frasier has a unique ability for driving company growth. He considers his experiences as one interesting story after another and shares that helping a company to scale is like unfolding a new chapter. The first thing he does is create a personality brand that flows independently of the brand itself. He follows through by looking at the products, the market, and the size of the market for the products that are available at the moment. Jamie Davidson founded AMZ Insiders to provide coaching and mentorship for people who want to
TTL 143 | Perfect Day Formula
The one thing that is required for transformation is understanding. To change something means different. Different means something you haven’t seen or done before. This is the core idea that leads to success. Richard Kylberg believes that you have to take risks to build personal and professional relationships. Whether you are a morning person or not, the Perfect Day Formula will help you take control of daily life. Craig Ballantyne uses this to coach entrepreneurs to build high-performance teams, make money, impact, and influence. We have Rich Kylberg and Craig Ballantyne. Rich is the Senior Executive overseeing corporate marketing communications
TTL 142 | Medical Value Index
Social media has connected the world in this digital age and it is on the verge of disrupting industries. As a marketing companion and strategist, Mark Schaefer looks at social media workshops as a way to keep up with the disruption. He shares how China is leading America in terms of using and regulating this space of digital technology. We determine almost everything in the world with price and quality, a component which is currently not present in healthcare. To solve this, Reo Carr and his partner developed the Medical Value Index, a free online tool that help patients determine
It only takes one conversation to change the course of your life. All you need to do is listen. Dr. Mark Goulston uses listening to heal the world one person at a time. At one point in his life, he was about to take his own life for screwing things up, but he listened to one of his professors and it saved him. Now he is paying it forward by responding to letters coming from inmates. Leaders are just as human as the rest of the team. They have this fear that they need to know everything so they don’t
TTL 140 | Evolution Of Human Values
By extending Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you are able to give more definition to the idea of self-actualization. Using this principle, Richard Barrett developed The Seven Levels Model, a cultural transformational tool that links your values to the levels of consciousness. He believes that anything you need is anything that has value to you. Leadership traits have six different behaviors, and the top of which is integrity. Lee Benson conducted a study on ten employees and asked how they apply integrity in their work. This led him to focus on strategy and culture that leads to achieving extraordinary results. If
TTL 139 | Seventeen Percent Moments
People in business, medicine, law and all other industries operate at about 83% of their full potential. This isn’t a big number for Steve Gutzler. He believes that leaders are truly functional when they know how to handle the 17% that remain. This is the area of our performance where our emotions are hijacked by stress. The Seventeen Percent Moments are low rates on function but big numbers on performance. It’s hard enough to get a team going, but when you have people undermining your leadership, then you are in trouble. Dr. Nick Morgan finds it strange why communication is
Most business owners today are also self-published authors and use their books as personalized business cards with a lot of value. Tanya Hall of Greenleaf Book Group helps authors with publishing strategies that will make them become bestselling writers. In CreateSpace, she guides authors who don’t know the next thing they should do. Using her background in fashion and style, Toi Sweeney helps professionals get on a pathway with confidence. She shares her style, expertise, and results-driven approach to build brand image and increase an entrepreneur’s perceived value. We have Tanya Hall and Toi Sweeney. Tanya Hall is the CEO
TTL 137 | Customer Experience
Leadership and teamwork are the two things that will determine if your company is ready for an expansion. Bedros Keuilian believes that having a vision plays a big part in this growth. This vision stems from a leader’s self-esteem when they seek no approval of their decisions because they have already seen the company’s success. Recognized as the world’s thought leader in customer experience, Colin Shaw teaches organizations that a customer is a human being and not an automaton. This doesn’t mean that the customer gets whatever ever they want, but that businesses should simply think of the customer and
TTL 136 | Mindfulness As Competitive Advantage
Where are you going and what will you create? When Joe Burton was able to answer this question, he became an entrepreneur in the field of scientific well-being. More than changing your life, Joe always teaches mindfulness as a competitive advantage when he serves corporations, universities, and healthcare systems. His focus is to help organizations create an engaging culture and healthy work environment. Change has never been so much a part of youth and culture now that technology is dictating its pace. The huge generational gap is a challenge for every marketing team. Gregg Witt has the amazing ability to
TTL 135 | Contact Marketing
Cartooning and marketing are both creative endeavors, the only difference is that one is expressive and the other is strategic. This is how Stu Heinecke was able to easily transition from being a wall street journal cartoonist to becoming a marketer. He created Contact Marketing, a fusion of sales and marketing that supports account-based strategies to produce advantages for Business to Business clients. For the past two years, Stephen Perrine has been managing his mind so he can create content for multimedia and build brands in the wellness, fitness, fashion and lifestyle. He explains that if you want to work
Corporate education simulation creator and emerging investment speakers are today’s guests. Tom Conine, PhD is Founder, Partner and Co-Owner of TRI Corporation, an organization that specializes in corporate education.     About Tom Conine Tom Conine, Ph.D., is Founder, Partner and Co-Owner of TRI Corporation, an organization that specializes in corporate education, experiential leadership and simulation programs. The company is committed to helping clients develop their leaders, improve executive business acumen and enhance shareholder value. Dr. Conine lectures and is published internationally on corporate finance and investments. He is cited as the “Number One Professor” by members of the graduating
Mindfulness and compassion are today’s topics. David Dachinger and Tamara Green, LCSW are the co-founders of Loving Meditations. David is a featured author and Grammy-     About David Dachinger and Tamara Green David Dachinger and Tamara Green, LCSW are the co-founders of Loving Meditations.  David is a featured author and Grammy-nominated composer who has scored inspiring music for America’s most celebrated sporting events and television shows. Over 1.5 billion people have heard his music on CBS broadcasts of the Super Bowl, The Masters, and NFL games. David is a survivor of stage IV head, neck, and lymphatic cancer. Tamara is an author, speaker, and trainer, Elle magazine referred to as “the soul-centered psychotherapist and meditation facilitator.” Tamara
TTL 131 | Reviving America
An effective leader is also an innovator. Leaders know and accept that even if they are the smartest person in the room, they will have to face challenges that will come along with their responsibility. Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes, knows that leadership is not something that you are born with, but rather something you are born from. Even if you are surrounded by a team who shares your vision, leaders have to learn how to play without a playbook. Steve shares more of his insights about leadership and reformation that can lead to reviving America.  
Celebrity copywriter and renowned leadership speaker are today’s guests. Jennifer Rachael is one of the most sought-after email copywriters in the online marketing space, writing copy…     About Jennifer Rachael Hudye Jennifer Rachael Hudye is one of the most sought-after email copywriters in the online marketing space, writing copy for 6 and 7 figure campaigns.  The top information marketers and influencers in the world including Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, Eben Pagan Training, Bulletproof Coffee, Bedros Keuilian, Sally Hogshead, and many others hire Conscious Copy to help them build out their strategy and craft results-driven copy that converts cold leads into
TTL 129 | Steps To Spiritual Superiority
Going through a spiritual journey can have different effects for different people. Some can get serious and get down to business. But there are others who can get down to business by looking at things satirically. JP Sear is the latter. He is the ultra spiritual life coach who built his empire in Facebook and YouTube by saying yes to his personality and the comedy that comes from his authentic creativity. He advises entrepreneurs to lean more on their authentic side, because this is a gift they already have and can use to win clients. Learn how JP has stayed
Former FBI hostage negotiator and top B2B influencer are today’s guests. Chris Voss is author of the national bestseller Never Split The Difference, keynote speaker, negotiation consultant and award-winning business…     About Chris Voss Chris Voss is author of the national best-seller Never Split The Difference, keynote speaker, negotiation consultant, and award-winning business school professor. After 24 years as a lead FBI hostage negotiator, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, a firm that solves business communication problems with hostage negotiation strategies.       About Evan Kirstel Evan Kirstel is a top B2B influencer who help people massively grow
Top technology CEO serial entrepreneur and athletic performance leadership expert. Eric Crown is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has been building and investing in… Doc…     About Eric Crown Eric Crown is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has been building and investing in companies – start-ups to multibillion-dollar public enterprises – for more than 30 years. A leader known for creating high-performance cultures and streamlined business processes, his mantra of “eliminate it, automate it or administrate it” took Insight Enterprises, which he co-founded with his brother Tim, to more than $5 billion in annual sales and a
Igniter author from Simon Sinek. Inc. and founder of company that creates a device to allow you to control your dreams are today’s guests. David Mead is igniter at Smon Sinek, Inc. Along with Simon Sinek and Peter Doc…     About David Mead David Mead is Igniter at Simon Sinek, Inc. Along with Simon Sinek and Peter Docker, David co-authored the book Find Your Why, which is designed to help individuals and teams find and articulate their Why in an inspiring and meaningful way. He believes in a world in which a vast majority of people wake up inspired
Wolfgang Koester is the CEO and co-founder of FIREapps. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in currency markets and working with numerous global Fortune 1000 companies and government entities.     About Wolfgang Koester Wolfgang Koester is the CEO and co-founder of FiREapps. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in currency markets and working with numerous global Fortune 1000 companies and government entities. Prior to co-founding FiREapps, he served as President of GFTA Trendanalysen Inc., a quantitative currency management company. Koester has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance”
Top business author and certified management consultant are today’s guests. Chuck Blakeman is the author of the #1 rated “Business Book of 2010. Making Money is Killing Your Business” and “Why Employees Are Always…”     About Chuck Blakeman Chuck Blakeman is the author of the #1 rated “Business Book of 2010, Making Money Is Killing Your Business” and “Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea”, one of the Top Ten Business Books of 2013. Chuck also writes the weekly column, The Emerging Work World. Some of Mr. Blakeman’s customers have included Microsoft, Apple, Eli Lilly, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun
Top radio personality and leadership expert discuss success. Kim Komando is a national radio show host, the chair of WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Fox News Contributor and USA Today Tech Columnist. She hosts the…     About Kim Komando Kim Komando is a national radio show host, the chair of WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Fox News Contributor, and USA Today Tech Columnist. She hosts the nation’s largest weekend radio show that happens to be about living in today’s digital world. The focus of her show is consumer electronics, what’s happening or trending on the Internet, smartphones, online security, and more that makes
Sales and opportunities through experimentation are discussed on today’s show. Jeff Koser is the spirited Founder and CEO of Selling to Zebras (STZ). STZ is the software company that helps organizations find, close…     About Jeff Koser Jeff Koser is the spirited founder & CEO of Selling to Zebras (STZ). STZ is the software company that helps organizations find, close, expand and retain their top revenue producing customers (Zebras). The Selling to Zebras™ software platform helps sellers start each sales engagement in a better place. The software provides “insights” that help identify Zebras and critical business issues which, when
Bestselling author and HR strategist are today’s guests. Michael Alden is the bestselling author of Ask More Get More and 5% More. In his latest release, Blueprint to Business, Mike sets aside the rainbows and sunshine.     About Michael Alden Michael Alden is the bestselling author of Ask More Get More and 5% More. In his latest release, Blueprint to Business, Mike sets aside the rainbows and sunshine and gets real about what it takes to make it in business. He shares his experiences along with other top founders and entrepreneurs offering practical advice from a real-world perspective. His
Award-winning authors and speakers discuss sales, marketing and how to stay profitable. W. Craig Reed is an award-winning sales, marketing and leadership consultant and executive coach, a former US Navy Driver…     About W. Craig Reed W. Craig Reed is an award-winning sales, marketing, and leadership consultant and executive coach, a former U.S. Navy Diver, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including the critically acclaimed Red November. Reed has provided executive consulting and coaching for Adobe, Apple, Avnet, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco, HP, IBM, SAP, Symantec and dozens of other firms. His Neuron Principles have
Top podcaster and leading social media consultant are today’s guests. Sabrina-Marie is Bestselling Author, Speaker, Coach, Public Relations, Consultant to National Institutions that promote integrative Medicine…     About Sabrina-Marie Sabrina-Marie is Best Selling Author, Speaker, Coach, Public Relations Consultant to National Institutions that Promote Integrative Medicine, Wellness, Personal Development & Empowerment. She has shared the stage with U.S. Congressional Members & U.S. Presidential Appointees. Her clientele includes National Leaders, Corporate Business Executives, Federal Agencies, Commercial Real Estate Brokers, Rock n Roll Icons.  She has also been featured in publications featuring New York Times Best Selling Authors Dr. Wayne Dyer &
Today’s guest discuss reality TV, media and genealogy. John Daly is known as a pioneer in reality TV for his ground-breaking show Real TV. But he is now breaking ground by creating an…     About John Daly John Daly is known as a pioneer in reality TV for his ground-breaking show Real TV.  But he is now breaking ground by creating an entire show off the iPhone. John is the co-host and co-creator of Undercover Jetsetter, a travel, food, wine, and golf show that is shot, edited, and delivered entirely off the iPhone. John is also the spokesperson for
Business coach and social media expert discuss being unstoppable and getting noticed. Kelly Roach is a business coach, consultant and the host of the top-rated podcast Unstoppabled.     About Kelly Roach Kelly Roach is a business coach, consultant, and the host of the top-rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio.  She is the author of 11-time International Best Selling Book UNSTOPPABLE 9 Principles For Unlimited Success In Business and In Life.  She helps companies with sales training, new client acquisition, profitability, retention, and marketing.   About Spectacular Smith Spectacular Smith is the founder and CEO of Adwizar, Inc.  He discovered he was
Top CEOs share their path to creating top companies. Jim Canfield is the Managing Director of CEO Tools where he says he’s honored to have been referred to as a “leader of leaders.” He has worked with inspiring…     About Jim Canfield Jim Canfield is the Managing Director of CEO Tools, where he says he’s honored to have been referred to as a “leader of leaders.” He has worked with inspiring clients that include small-to-medium size organizations and incredible thought-leaders.  He is an inspiring keynote speaker and has led workshops for major organizations.  His approach brings a unique blend
Top marketing and sales experts discuss success. Ryan Beauchesne is the author of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund, Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire. The Canadian-based internet sensation found fame by…     About Ryan Beauchesne Ryan Beauchesne is the author of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund, Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire.  The Canadian-based Internet sensation, found fame by virtue of his love of dressing up Crusoe as different characters and charming the world with his personality. Crusoe is a miniature black and tan dachshund, named after Robinson Crusoe for his deep sense of adventure and natural ability to instill fascination in
Author and speaker share stories to help people become extraordinary. Randall Kenneth Jones is an entrepreneur, creative thinker, speaker and self-described “professional storyteller” with a long history of supporting…     About Randall Kenneth Jones Randall Kenneth Jones is an entrepreneur, creative thinker, speaker and self-described “professional storyteller” with a long history of supporting the marketing and PR efforts of national retail, publishing and consumer products and services industries. His book, SHOW ME, was written with the support of Pat Benatar, Erin Brockovich, and a host of other extraordinary people. A modern-day Renaissance Man, Jones spends his days reading, writing,
Stories of hope from blind Paralympian and inspirational transformation experts. Tanner Gers is a professional motivational speaker who teaches his proven step-by-step method to achieve more success in life faster.     About Tanner Gers Tanner Gers is a professional motivational speaker who teaches his proven step-by-step method to achieve more success in life faster. Since losing his sight and deciding to live his life based on this method, some of Tanner’s successes include graduating with his 4th degree in December 2017, becoming a US Paralympian, authoring 2 books, becoming a TEDx speaker, and in his spare time, serves as the
Leadership experts discuss strategies and outcomes. John Mattone is the world’s top authority on Intelligent Leadership and the creator of the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Process and Certification.     About John Mattone John Mattone is the world’s top authority on Intelligent Leadership and the creator of the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Process and Certification (ICF accredited). John Mattone is globally respected as a uniquely distinguished authority who can ignite and strengthen a leader’s inner-self  and talents, which enables them to realize four “game-changing” outcomes that they can leverage in their business and life: altruism, affiliation, achievement, and abundance (The 4 A’s). The 4
Forbes and Stanford leaders discuss non-profits and mindfulness. Brendan Barbato is the Founder of Shelfie Challenge. His work caught the eye of Forbes Scholar program and his company is dedicated to helping non-profits.     About Brendan Barbato Brendan Barbato is the founder of Shelfie Challenge. His work caught the eye of Forbes Scholar program and his company is dedicated to helping non-profits succeed.  He is a first-generation college student and his spare time consists of performing medical research.  He said the best feeling in the world comes after helping others.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a
Bestselling authors discuss decision-making and high performance. Mike Whitaker is a proven startup entrepreneur, highly-recognized technology startup mentor, coach and investor.     About Mike Whitaker Mike Whitaker is a proven startup entrepreneur, highly-recognized technology startup mentor, coach, and investor. He has said that truly successful people have a process for approaching decisions – they don’t leave things to luck or fate.  In his new book, THE DECISION MAKEOVER, Whitaker shows people how to improve their decision-making skills for greater success.  He believes the most common failure is making a choice based on how we feel instead of why this particular choice gets us to where we
Top women media personalities discuss success. Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the SmartFem Media Group, a full service digital marketing and advertising company.     About Lea Woodford Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the SmartFem Media Group, a full service digital marketing and advertising company. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a publicist, columnist and as a Radio & TV Personality. Her show SmartFem TV is currently airing on C-Suite TV which is part of the C-Suite Network. Her show was also one of the
TTL 107 | Free Software Movement
There is probably no modern house today that doesn’t have a computer sitting inside it. This begs the question, are you in control of the computer or is the computer in control of you? With most operating systems out right now, the second one is the answer. Richard Stallman has been an advocate of the free software movement since 1985 and believes that a program should have four essential freedoms that will allow the user to control it as they wish and do anything they want with it, provided they have the knowledge to do so. A good example is
Sales and leadership coaches create roadmap for success. Frank Furness consults and speaks for large organizations regarding social media, sales and marketing. His videos on YouTube have been viewed more than 3 million times.     About Frank Furness Frank Furness consults and speaks for large organizations regarding social media, sales, and marketing. He specializes in video marketing. His videos on Youtube have been viewed more than 3 million times. He has recruited and built a team of exceptional sales professionals in financial services and has presented in 58 countries.  By helping explain the changing world of sales, he helps
Bestselling author and industry experts discuss branding, entrepreneurship, advertising, corporate sponsorship and the Olympics. Debbie Allen has built and sold 6 million-dollar companies in diverse industries.     About Debbie Allen Debbie Allen has built and sold 6 million-dollar companies in diverse industries and has been an entrepreneur since the young age of 19. Today, she is known as The Expert of Experts by supporting her clients in developing brand domination around their expertise. Debbie works with small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and experts in many different niche markets.  Debbie has been a professional business speaker for the past
Bargaining, getting more, selling and speaking are today’s topics. Linda Byars Swindling, a “bargaining expert.” She calls herself a “recovering” attorney. A recognized expert on workplace issues and negotiations.     About Linda Swindling Linda Byars Swindling a “bargaining expert”. She calls herself a “recovering” attorney. A recognized expert on workplace issues and negotiations, Linda works with organizations and professionals to create better working relationships and harness the power of positive influence, persuasion and negotiation. Linda is creator of the popular Passports To Success book series and co-author of The Consultant’s Legal Guide. Linda’s recent books include: Ask Outrageously! The
Two of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 All-Stars discuss their companies and success stories. Kyle Wong is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pixlee, a visual marketing platform that helps brands to market and sell.     About Kyle Wong Kyle Wong is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pixlee, a visual marketing platform that helps brands to market and sell using real customer photos and videos. Pixlee works with over 150 customers, including top brands such as Levi’s Jeans, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and Kenneth Cole. Kyle graduated from Stanford University where he earned his degree in engineering.
Marketing, branding, leadership and how to make an impact are today’s topics. One of the most in-demand Business Marketing/Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today, David Arvin, CSP is known as The Visibility Coach.     About David Avrin One of the most in-demand Business Marketing/Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP is known as The Visibility Coach. With a surprisingly irreverent and entertaining style, David delivers a profoundly insightful and hard-hitting message to business audience across North America and around the world. A celebrated and energetic keynote speaker, David Avrin has presented to enthusiastic audiences of: CEOs,
Transformational leadership and incubator business ideas are today’s topics. Kathleen Seeley is the Founder of TSG, The Seeley Group Consulting Inc. She works with individuals and organizations facilitating game-changing transformation in leadership capacity and team-functioning.     About Kathleen Seeley Kathleen Seeley is the Founder of TSG The Seeley Group Consulting Inc.For more than 20 years she has been working with individuals and organizations facilitating game-changing transformation in leadership capacity and team functioning. For the past four years Kathleen also consults with Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Success Principles, and multiple New York Times Best Seller, providing
TTL 100 | Trustworthy Journalism
From its beginning until now, Craigslist’s simple design is to grow in small increments that listened to what the people was asking it to do for them. It has become a huge site with its founder Craig Newmark who started the company as a way to reciprocate and participate in the online community. All he knew back then was that he was helping the people that helped him through a simple mailing list. And since he was a programmer, he turned the lists into web pages that had instant publishing. With his business in a good place, Craig is focusing
TTL 099 | Different Breed Of Marketing And Sales
The advancements of technology has made Live videos in social media sites the most significant tool to get your message out there. A global audience is easy to reach through mobile smart devices. But since anyone can hit the Live button on Facebook and Twitter, then there’s the question of how to you set yourself apart from the rest. New York Times bestselling author Joel Comm has mastered Live video marketing with authenticity as the key. Making mistakes live is part of the charm that pulls in viewers, then what you do when it happens makes them come back. Learn
Advertising, marketing, and business growth are today’s topics. Park Howell is a consultant, coach, and speaker with a proven system called Story Cycle. He has a popular iTunes podcast called Business of Story.     About Park Howell Park Howell is a consultant, coach, and speaker with a proven system called Story Cycle.  He helps individuals clarify their story to grow revenue and amplify impact.  He has a popular iTunes podcast called Business of Story.  Park was honored as Advertising Person of the Year in 2010 by the American Advertising Federation of Metro Phoenix. His agency was also recognized among
Self-publishing and leadership consulting are topics of today’s show. Rob Price is the President of Gatekeeper Press, a full-service self-publishing platform for e-books and print. The service offers a suite of production…     About Rob Price Rob Price is the President of Gatekeeper Press, a full-service self-publishing platform for e-books and print. The service offers a suite of production and editorial services as well as distribution through all major e-tailers, for a series of a la carte fees. Gatekeeper also offers its authors a rare 100% royalty on their sales. The service also provides each prospective author with an
Debates, Marketing, and Social media are today’s topics. Michael Dennin is a professor of Physics and Astronomy, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education at UCI.     About Michael Dennin Professor Dennin has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCI since 1997, and is now the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education. His research focuses on the dynamics of foams and modeling of ice mélange in fjords. He is passionate about public outreach in the area of science – appearing on numerous television programs. You can
Strategic advisor and innovative expert discuss success. Andrew Sherman serves as a legal and strategic advisor to both leaders of Fortune 500 companies and founders of rapid growth, emerging businesses.     About Andrew Sherman Andrew Sherman serves as a legal and strategic advisor to both leaders of Fortune 500 companies and founders of rapid growth, emerging businesses in the areas of business planning, corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property harvesting.  Andrew is the author of 26 books on business growth, M&A and strategy and an adjunct Professor in the MBA program at University of Maryland and at Georgetown Law School
TTL 94 | Heart Based Business
Behind high level companies are faces and names of people who built it who wouldn’t be recognized with proper personal and corporate branding. Once these people are seen as thought leaders in their industry, they start to get attention and recognition. Some business owners fail at this. Leonard Kim helps these people set their career on all sides possible to elevate their brand and make them look human instead of looking perfect so that they can connect and build working relationships. The technology of the internet is really amazing in ways of making people connect to each other. Business owners
Top Keynote Speaker and Head of Sales for Zoom discuss their companies. Dr. Darryl Adams is a sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader and is widely known as the Rock & Roll Superintendent. He was listed as one…     About Dr. Darryl Adams Dr. Darryl Adams is a sought-after keynoter speaker and thought leader and is widely known as the Rock & Roll Superintendent who advocates that “Every Child Be Connected” and provided with a 21st Century college, career and citizenship education! Dr. Adams, known as an innovator, provides motivational “keynote concerts” , a new concept in educating and
Top Psychiatrist and CEO share their stories of success. Dr. Susan Edelman is a psychiatrist, an Associate Professor at Stanford, and the author of Be Your Own Brand of Sexy. Edelman believes the enormous pressure…     About Dr. Susan Edelman Dr. Susan Edelman is a psychiatrist, an Associate Professor at Stanford, and the author of Be Your Own Brand of Sexy.  Edelman believe the enormous pressure on women to be sexy and sexual undermines their confidence. It may even contribute to sexual violence toward women.  During the last 30 years of her practice, she realized a dangerous trend.  Despite
TTL 091 | Entrepreneurial Education System
The pace of the society of today is proving to be too fast for the school systems to catch up. But this is the same technology that has become the pace maker of society that kids these days are using to get information and knowledge about anything and everything. Two decades ago kids just played video games. There is now learning, interaction and communication. Today, education can come from video games too. But more than this new mode of learning is the online technology that can transform schools into an entrepreneurial education system. Cameron Herold and Ryan Foland understand that
Speakers and educators discuss leadership, education, and business. Terry Cain and Steve Church are co-owners of Pinwheel Partners, where their passion is directed towards helping growing or stagnant     About Terry Cain and Steve Church Terry Cain and Steve Church are co-owners of Pinwheel Partners, where their passion is directed towards helping growing or stagnant businesses gain more predictability as they drive their cultures using the Service Profit Chain as published by Harvard in the early 90’s. They specialize in helping others learn that: Leadership Action, Creates Employee Engagement, Creates Customer Engagement and this equals Shareholder Value.   About
TTL 089 | Employee Reward System
Performance = ability X motivation. Instead of looking for the tiny differences, watch out for what people have in common. When you acknowledge the good things your employees are doing, they become motivated to work and motivation is the best tool for growth. After all the recognition, motivation and growth should become the employee’s reward system. If this is given the right way, it creates feedback which promotes more motivation and then more growth. Technology is dictating the pace of almost every industry today and real estate moving along with it at a relative speed that isn’t surprising most realtors.
TTL 88 | Profitable Brilliance
Business owners and entrepreneurs need someone in the frontlines who can answer every question from a customer correctly so they can keep that customer. Founder of Convince and Convert Jay Baer believes that customer service is the new marketing. Responding to reviews and making a habit of it results into a tremendous free marketing research tool that can help companies to do better on the things they know they are bad at. Another way to gain and keep customers is through profitable brilliance. Bruce Rogers defines this as switching from creating ads to creating content that tells a story and
TTL 087 | Continuous Learning
Forbes Media is one of the few companies that successfully transformed from old media to new media. In the heart of this transformation is their contributor network and continuous learning from every single member of the organization. COO and President Mike Federle shares his experiences when he joined Forbes Media and the cool things that happen around it, like the 30 Under 30 List. He also explains why Forbes represents success and business, investing and finance, as well as creation of wealth. And within this success is a mindset that Naveen Jain wants everyone to acquire. For him, every step
Values, culture, and leadership are the topic of today’s show. Dina Dwyer-Owens is the co-chairwoman of Dwyer Group Board of Directors. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show…     About Dina Dwyer-Owens Dina Dwyer-Owens is the co-chairwoman of Dwyer Group Board of Directors. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” A winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North, Dina leads by example and credits a growing team for the
TTL 085 | Big Thinkers
Can a government evolve the same way Silicon Valley did? The correlation of the two is evident for to Patri Friedman, which is why he is on a path to answer this question. He is building floating cities in the ocean to integrate business perspectives on developing governments. In these floating cities are startup communities that will become startup city states and will run on a new system of governance. Patri shares more about cruise ship technologies and language culture barriers in this seasteading community. Hugh Ching, one of the big thinkers in the world today acquired his knowledge from the collaboration
Authenticity, Leadership, and Sales discussed by two top speakers and authors. Dr. Todd Dewett is the world’s leading authenticity expert. He is a bestselling author at LinkedIn Learning and, a TEDx speaker…     About Dr. Todd Dewett Dr. Todd Dewett is the world’s leading authenticity expert. He is a bestselling author at LinkedIn Learning and, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. He is a former award-winning professor whose clients include: ExxonMobil, Ernst & Young, GE Aviation, State Farm, JM Smucker,
Top CEO and podcaster share how their careers were impacted by major decisions. Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, where he oversaw a $100mm market…     About Dean Niewolny Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. In 2010, Dean traded his marketplace career for Halftime to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own first
Creators of two of the hottest brands discuss how they became successful. Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are cofounders of Barefoot (now the #1 wine brand in the world). They are…     About Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are co-founders of Barefoot (now the #1 wine brand in the world).  Michael and Bonnie are highly sought-after business strategists, keynote speakers, consultants, and corporate trainers. Their presentations include content from decades of real-world, practical business experience. Using out-of-the-box thinking, pay-for-performance, positive culture, channel distribution management, and “Worthy Cause Marketing,”​ they help start-ups, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500
Top social media and marketing strategy experts join the show today. Viveka von Rosen is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and Mashable listed her site as one of the top 10 business blogs. She has the…     About Viveka von Rose Viveka von Rosen is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and Mashable listed her site as one of the top 10 business blogs. She has the largest strategy group on LinkedIn and is the author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” , “LinkedIn Security: Who’s Watching You,” and her most
TTL 080 | Project Forgive
Seeking for sponsors has never been so easy, thanks to the advent of Facebook and other social media sites. Facebook has even changed the definition of gossip into something positive. Dr. Shawne Duperon used this to her advantage to promote her non-profit non-religious foundation, Project Forgive. With the gossip theory, she was able to gather a huge social following that had an authentic discussion on forgiveness. Randy Pennington is an expert in helping companies build a culture that blows away the competition. Above all this, he believes that change can happen when we give recognition to people the way they
Two top entrepreneurship experts discuss branding and communication. Jen Groover has been called a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine…     About Jen Groover Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential and has recently been selected as a delegate for the United Nation’s first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. Jen made history at the New York Stock Exchange,
Authors and consultants discuss entrepreneurship and changing thinking patterns. Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA — a boutique, virtual assistant firm that got tired of seeing hard-working, big-hearted…     About Trivinia Barber Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA — a boutique, virtual assistant firm that got tired of seeing hard-working, big-hearted online entrepreneurs get overwhelmed and burned out while scaling their business to the next level. Through her intensive, hand-picked recruitment process, and in-house skill development, Trivinia guarantees that her roster of world-class clients (Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Social Media Examiner, Todd Herman etc.) get
Culture, communication and career experts join today’s show. Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California’s Berkeley’s International House. He is a renowned speaker for effective…     About Joe Lurie Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California’s Berkeley’s International House.  He is a renowned speaker for effective cross-cultural and intercultural communications.  His work has included workshops for Google, American Express, US Peace Corps, Wells Fargo, and other top organizations.  Joe is the author of Perception and Deception: A Mind Opening Journey Across Cultures and his work has been featured in U.S. News
Top experts and authors discuss technology and conversion. Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is also a strategic partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a digital oilfield venture fund, and writes the…     About Mark Mills Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is also a strategic partner in Cotton Venture Partners, a digital oilfield venture fund, and writes the Energy Intelligence column for Forbes. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science.     About Brian Massey Brian Massey has helped hundreds of businesses build
TTL 075 | Content Marketing Tactics
Is content realty the king in this age of information that can be consumed from social media? CEO of Top Rank Marketing Lee Odden believes that the audience is the key to content marketing tactics. You have to understand how your audience will consume the information that you are offering. Lee shares the importance of re-purposing content that leads to consistency and personalization. Dan Kuschell grew up seeing his dad always tinkering with auto parts. This gave him the ability to connect the dots, whether for cars or business. He has built his own company that helps businesses with their
Top authors discuss brands, business, and leadership. Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author and national TV news contributor who has helped The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, InterContinental Hotels Group and…     About Jamie Turner Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, speaker and CNN contributor who has helped The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, CNN and other global brands tackle complex marketing problems. He is the CEO of SIXTY, a marketing consultancy and advisory firm that has worked with The Coca-Cola Company, Holiday Inn, SAP and others. He is also the CEO of a business blog that is read by tens of thousands
Sales, Culture, and Movie Production are the topics of today’s Take the Lead. Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forrest Performance Group). The winner of four international Stevie Awards for his…     About Jason Forrest Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forrest Performance Group). The winner of four international Stevie Awards for his Warrior Selling and Leadership Coaching training programs, Jason is also an award-winning author of five books, including Leadership Sales Coaching – rated as one of Selling Power Magazine’s Top Sales Books. Additionally, Inc. Magazine has named FPG as one of
TTL 072 | Neurodegeneration Of America
For true healing to happen, the mind and the body needs to be connected. Dr. Partha Nandi has been teaching this medical concept to many physicians and patients. He believes that physicians today are really looking more towards their patients and patients have become more empowered with this age of digital technology. Still, there many health issues that remain to be dealt with fully, like the alarming increase of sugar consumption, which Dr. Trevor Berry believes to have led to the neurodegeneration of America. Aside from neurology, Dr. Berry also has a chiropractic background that helps him see the correlation
Two top leaders discuss their companies’ success, authority, and business models. Chris Volk co-founded and is the President and CEO of Store Capital. He is the creator of the V Formula, a revolutionary equation for…     About Chris Volk Chris Volk co-founded and is the President and CEO of Store Capital. For nearly thirty years, Chris has been engaged in the direction of companies that have supplied real estate mortgage and lease solutions to businesses that use real estate in their daily operations to produce their sales and profits. Collectively, those companies have supplied over $11 billion in financing
Entrepreneur and business specialists share their commitment to help others succeed. Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who loves helping business owners build thriving, leveraged businesses.     About Michele Scism Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who loves helping business owners build thriving, leveraged businesses. Michele is a leading authority on business growth, an international speaker, an author and the Founder of   About Mitch Bolnick Mitchell Bolnick is a consultant who supports small business development. He started the Excel Consulting Group to help small businesses navigate their unique challenges. His background
Authors, Trainers, Executive Coaches discuss achievement and excellence. Steve Gallegos, “America’s Ambassador on Success,” speaks, trains, and writes on the topic of personal achievement and remarkable living. Steve is…     About Steve Gallegos Steve Gallegos, “America’s Ambassador on Success,” speaks, trains, and writes on the topic of personal achievement and remarkable living. His lessons are forged from his years as a U.S. Marine Sergeant, Police Officer, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and Published Commercial Photographer. Through his educational and inspiring talks offered in English or Spanish, he helps executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners gain control over their
Two top internationally known experts in business performance discuss success. Keshelle Davis is known for facilitating the fulfillment of people’s dreams through her training programs, coaching, live events, mentorship…     About Keshelle Davis Keshelle Davis is known for facilitating the fulfillment of people’s dreams through her training programs, coaching, live events, mentorship and other initiatives. She is considered one of the most dynamic trainers and presenters in her country. In 2012 Keshelle was appointed as first female Executive Director of the Bahamas Chamber Institute, the education arm of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and became one of the youngest
Two experts in the area of helping organizations building their business give advice. Kevin O’Nell is an executive, entrepreneur, and product development leader with over 15 years’ experience in market strategy…     About Kevin O’Nell Kevin O’Nell is an executive, entrepreneur, and product development leader with over 15 years’ experience in market strategy, client delivery business growth, and operational efficiency. As the Senior Vice President of FRONTLINE Selling, Kevin’s focus on continuous product and process improvement helps clients drive more revenue by leveraging technology and methodology to connect and engage with prospects through the most effective social selling behaviors.
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Steve has authored many best-selling books. His latest book is titled Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed…     About Steve Forbes Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Steve is the authored or co-authored many best-selling books. His latest book is titled Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity. Steve writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he
Two top authorities and authors discuss digital marketing and living happily. Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing…     About Heather Ann Havenwood Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing business strategies.  Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneur’s for 2017 by Huffington Post.  She is also called Chief Sexy Boss™ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the
Growth and brand strategists share success tips for employee engagement and entrepreneurship. Marissa Levin is a 20-year entrepreneur, speaker, globally recognized growth strategist and Leadership Mindset columnist for…     About Marissa Levin Marissa Levin is a 20-year entrepreneur, speaker, and globally recognized growth strategist, with a lifetime legacy mission to educate, equip, & empower 100 million entrepreneurs & leaders with the skillsets and mindsets they need to reach their greatest potential. As CEO of Successful Culture, Marissa helps CEOs master the 3 most critical aspects of business growth: leadership development, strategy formulation & execution, and organizational culture assessment &
Leading experts in communication and transformation. Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication expert and the founder of Vocal Impact Productions in Philadelphia, PA. Her mission is to help people master the 3Cs of…     About Dr. Laura Sicola Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication expert and the founder of Vocal Impact Productions in Philadelphia, PA. Her mission is to help people master the 3Cs of “Vocal Executive Presence”: Command the room, Connect with the audience, and Close the deal. She has spent nearly 20 years in language, culture and education, and has done coaching, trainings and keynote
Top author and speaker and CEO HR Strategist – Sally Helgesen, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and consultant, is ranked by Leadership Gurus as number 15 in its survey of the world’s most influential…     About Sally Helgesen Sally Helgesen, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and consultant, is ranked by Leadership Gurus as number 15 in its survey of the world’s most influential leadership experts and cited as one of the top 35 authorities in the field by Leadership Excellence magazine. Sally is the author of six books, most recently The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which
Best-selling author, top speaker, and former head of UPS discuss success, sales, and strategy. Mark Sanborn is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, a top leadership keynote speaker, and an international authority on…     About Mark Sanborn Mark Sanborn is an internationally known inspirational leadership keynote speaker and an international authority on leadership in business, team building and change.  Mark is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of seven best-selling selling books that have topped the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation
TTL 060 | Duct Tape Marketing
Marketing is a system that business owners need to improve in order to make things easier, and strategy before tactics needs to be the foundation. John Jantsch has been teaching this concept to his clients at Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Group so they can figure out their ideal customer. He also uses content as the voice of strategy. Learn why his book SEO For Growth doesn’t talk about the technical aspects of SEO but rather the importance of it being in a strategic spot for marketing. Bryan Eisenberg understood the four pillars of being a customer-centered company, which led him
Top speakers and authors share secrets to success. Joe Calloway is a Hall of Fame speaker and best-selling author. He designs and delivers leadership workshops for meetings and retreats for organizations. His books have…     About Joe Calloway Joe Calloway designs and delivers leadership workshops for meetings and retreats for Fortune 500, small businesses, franchise organizations, entrepreneurs. non-profits, government, law firms, health care and just about every industry.  He is a best-selling author and keynote speaker.  His books have received rave reviews from The New York Times, Retailing Today, Publishers Weekly and many other top publications.   About Anne
Two of the top speakers and authors discuss sales, marketing, and innovation. Scott McKain is a Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame speaker and best-selling author. His expertise has been quoted multiple times in USA Today…     About Scott McKain Scott McKain is a globally recognized authority on how organizations and professionals create distinction to attract and retain customers — and stand out in a hyper-competitive marketplace. The first edition of his book, “Create Distinction: What to Do When ‘Great’ Isn’t Good Enough to Grow Your Business” was named by thirty major newspapers (such as the Miami Herald) as one of the
Two best-selling authors and consultants discuss success, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Deborah Perry Piscione is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, public speaker and…     About Deborah Perry Piscione Deborah Perry Piscione is a principal of Vorto Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based innovation consultancy firm that focuses on growth. She is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, public speaker and specializes her speaking and consulting work in her innovation methodology, Improvisational Innovation. Her most recent book is “The People Equation”. She is described by many of the country’s leading women as the “summer camp for
Experts discuss virtual internships and improving team performance. Kevin Cojanu is part of a startup at Polestar Experiential Learning. Their virtual internship program enhances learning opportunities while preparing in…     About Kevin Cojanu Ken Cojanu is part of a startup of individuals who are focused on the craft to providing experiential learning to build a future workforce of successful leaders for the future.  Polestar Experiential Learning is a program that enhances learning opportunities while preparing individuals for a successful transition into a first career; or by further developing professional competencies, individual strengths, and needed techniques that will differentiate them
Top authors and strategists share tips on improving performance. Dr. Karen Jacobson, a high-performance strategist, shows high-achieving entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders how to stay at the top of their game. Dr. Ja…   About Dr. Karen Jacobson Dr. Karen Jacobson, a high-performance strategist, shows high-achieving entrepreneurs, executives and leaders how to stay at the top of their game. She empowers people to breakthrough any hidden limitations that might be holding them back from maintaining successful careers; while regaining balance in life, health and relationships, Dr. Jacobson provides strategies to unlock ultimate potential and live an extraordinary life! Dr. Jacobson is
Top experts discuss leadership, strategies, and investing. Dr. Marta Wilson is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, author, industrial-organizational psychologist, and the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an… About Marta Wilson Dr. Marta Wilson is an industrial-organizational psychologist and the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an executive strategies and management systems engineering firm that helps customers work leaner, faster, and smarter. An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion and the Transformation Desktop Guide.
Expert speakers, trainers, and authors discuss the subconscious and innovation. Jane Ransom is a recognized expert on the subconscious mind, an international trainer & speaker on brain plasticity, and a … About Robert Murray Robert Murray, or Bob as he is known, is a Number 1 Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, Raving Customer Advocate, Transformational Leader and Strategy Yoda. Bob has spoken professionally to audiences in over 25 countries around the world as a on creating Customer Centric Cultures, Strategy, Transformation and Leadership.  He is the Amazon Number 1 Best Selling Author of the critically acclaimed books on leadership, business and strategy entitled;
Two top motivational keynote speakers and best-selling authors discuss business success. Larry Winget is a six-times New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a …   About Larry Winget Larry Winget is a six-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author translated into over 20 languages. He is a member of the International Speaker Hall of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry is also a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success, parenting, and business. Larry is also the trademarked Pitbull of Personal Development®.   About Tamara Kleinberg
TTL 051 | Context Of Professional Work
The professional world is called as such because of its standards in career readiness and work ethics. Gerald Chertavian teaches young adults from urban areas the context of professional work on their first day at Year Up. Learn how he helps the youth turn from low-income individuals to high-earning professionals. The population of speakers, trainers, coaches and thought leaders are increasing, but do they all possess the qualifications of being one? Jeffrey Hayzlett and C-Suite Network makes sure that they are. They have a TV show that is about the market and not just the business and are focused on
Keynote presenter and renown actor share success stories. Chris Widener is a leadership and sales expert who has given more than 1,200 presentations to audiences as large as 20,000 people. A seasoned businessman, he has…   About Chris Widener Chris Widener’s life-long driving question has been: “Why is it that some people succeed in leadership and sales and other people don’t?” For more than twenty years now, he answered that question for audiences at some of America’s finest organizations—Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco Systems, and the Harvard Business School—over 1,200 presentations to audiences as large as 20,000 people. A seasoned businessman,
Two top authors discuss data, branding, and leadership success. Jonathan Blum is an author and award-winning journalist. He worked with Jim Kramer and is known for his short investor column titled Digital Skeptic.   About Jonathan Blum Jonathan Blum is an author, award-winning journalist, and self-taught technical writer.  He worked with Jim Kramer and is known for his short investor column titled Digital Skeptic.  His new book, How Data Works, from Fine Print Literary Management, is anticipated to be released in 2018.  He specializes in helping humanity manage overwhelming amounts of information and tell stories that have not previously been told. 
Two best-selling authors discuss sales management, leadership, and engagement. Lee Salz is a leading sales management strategist and founder of Sales Architects. He is the best-selling author. His latest book is “Hire… About Lee Salz Lee Salz is a leading sales management strategist and founder of Sales Architects, The Revenue Accelerator and Business Expert Webinars. He has helped hundreds of companies experience explosive growth through the migration of their sales teams from “people-based” to “process-based.” An expert in building world-class sales forces, he designs the processes companies need to hire, onboard, manage, enable and compensate their teams. He has authored
Building a business experts share how they create top companies and brands. Founder of the world-famous UGG Australia Brand Brian Smith – With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years…   About Brian Smith Brian Smith is the founder of the world-famous UGG Australia Brand. With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise. He sold in 1995 and the brand has continued to grow to exceed a billion dollars in annual sales for the past
Tips to get customers to want to buy and artificial intelligence to get B2B leads is the focus of today’s show. Cloud Potential President Kristin Zhivago has a company dedicated to helping companies gain an unfair advant…   About Kristin Zhivago Kristin Zhivago is the president and co-founder of Cloud Potential, a company dedicated to helping companies gain an unfair advantage in the midst of the digital revolution. She and Joe Mckenna, CEO, started Cloud Potential in 2014. Prior to co-founding Cloud Potential, Zhivago was a revenue coach to company owners and managers, mostly for tech companies, a worldwide speaker
Experts in coaching, consulting, culture, strategy and executive join today’s show. Lead from Within: a successful leadership firm that offers custom made programs in leadership and organizational development – founder L…   About Lolly Daskal Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead from Within: a successful leadership firm that offers custom made programs in leadership and organizational development. Lolly Daskal is an advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and boards. She is one of the top executive coaches in the world. Lolly specializes in helping executives and leadership teams reach their full potential through cohesive organizational change, strategic planning, and process
Speaker and expert in the area of lead generation Casey Eberhart, and inventor Brent Morgan who currently holds 49 patents in the United States and abroad.   About Casey Eberhart Casey Eberhart is a speaker and expert in the area of lead generation.  He has been an entrepreneur since his first business venture at the age of five. At the age of 22 he was made General Manager of a $22 million amusement park. Between toddler and adult Casey majored in Business Management and at Washington State University. After graduating, Casey made his way to Los Angeles where he found
CEO and Founder of Center for Integrative Leading Kim Hill Cruz and author and president of a personal and professional growth training firm Marilyn Suttle   About Kim Hill Cruz Kim Hill Cruz is the CEO and Founder of Center for Integrative Leading, a Colorado-based consultancy. She evolved her commitment to organizational culture and values-based leadership after realizing her unparalleled successes leading massive, business critical change in Fortune 500 companies was a result of unknowingly creating a high-performing culture in her organization and on her teams.  As a well-known culture architect and consultant, Kim’s commitment is rooted in the mission
TTL 42 | Enlightened Millionaire Institute
It’s all about the result. People may grow to love you and the events you do, but producing results and making the connection with the audience counts more for Joel Bauer. The biggest names that go up on stages became big because they were mentored by him. To deliver the best results, accuracy is the key to connect with the hearts of your clients. Joel trains people to find their voice and learn how they can make a conversation with the audience. He shares how you can monetize your passion and make money while doing what you love.   This
CEO of Marketing Vitals Krupp is now in the business of helping restaurants turn “data into dollars” and Director of Sales and Marketing at Lifecycle Biotechnologies, Romm Krupp’s experience is in medical device…   About Rom Krupp Rom Krupp is CEO of Marketing Vitals, an award-winning company providing game-changing analytics software for restaurants of all shapes and sizes. With nearly 20 years of experience, working with over 400 brands and assisting with POS systems, Rom Krupp is now in the business of helping restaurants turn “data into dollars.” Winner of the 2014 Start-up of the Year and 2015 Company of
Advisor to C-suite executives in Fortune 500 companies advising leadership service, operation, and strategy Chad E. Cooper and the Grandfather of Possibilities creator of the MLS and credit card validity…   About Chad E. Cooper Chad E. Cooper is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a registered broker and license holder of several investment and financial licenses. Retired from Microsoft at a young age, he knows what it takes to become financially independent. Chad been an advisor to CXO executives in Fortune 500 companies advising leadership service, operation, and strategy on how to position and define services
Theater owner and performer Clive Riddlesbrood and Certified Business & Leadership Coach Dr. Anthony Mills is CEO and founder of Mills Development Industries Corp.   About Clive Riddlesbrood Clive Riddlesbrood grew up in the entertainment industry working with his father at a Dinner Theater in South Jersey and started his own theater company in 2000. He has personally been in over 5000 shows in his lifetime and his company has performed over 1500 shows. Currently Riddlesbrood is one of the most successful and vibrant theater companies in the New York, New Jersey area performing more than 150 murder mysteries and
Sales acceleration expert Jeb Blount and author business mentor Dr. Emily Letran   About Jeb Blount Jeb Blount is a Sales Acceleration expert who helps sales organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design. Through his companies – Sales Gravy, Channel EQ, and Innovate Knowledge, he advises many of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on sales, leadership, customer experience, channel development, and strategic account management. His books include: Fanatical Prospecting;
TTL 037 | Optimize Sales
Success starts from within. Educating ourselves with fresh perspectives and doable tactics can help us resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. Gerhard Gschwandtner who operates a leading sales management magazine shares his insights on transforming our limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs so we can go out and do it. His sales intelligence platform has been used by success of leaders in the sales industry. Ford Saeks specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity by optimizing time in developing and online authority and positioning.   My first guest is Gerhard Gschwandtner. He is
Peter A. James
Startup and teamwork expert Peter A. James and author preparedness expert Russell Boon   About Peter James Peter A. James is passionate about helping Organizations, Startups, and Business-Minded Individuals increase sales and revenue through improved collaboration, teamwork and accountability. He provides onsite training, onsite workshops and individual and team coaching which focuses on strengthening your leaders and ultimately, your employees – which in turn, will increase sales and revenue. He is a Certified Business & Leadership Coach; Employee-Engagement Consultant; Business Writer; Business and Entrepreneurship Professor.   About Russell Boon Russell Boon is one of Australia’s foremost emergency management consultants, putting into
CEO and Co-Founder of InviteManager Tony Knopp and Executive Vice President and CMO at HCL Technologies Matt Preschern   About Tony Knopp Tony Knopp is a tech, start-up, and sports professional currently serving as CEO and Co-Founder of InviteManager. He, along with the co-founders built InviteManager from a boot-strap three-man company to one whose client list includes American Express, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, MasterCard, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Nissan and Fox Sports among thousands of others. InviteManager has been twice named to the INC 5000, twice named to the 100 Best Places To Work In Los Angeles and 100 Fastest Growing Companies
CEO of Pivot International Mark Dohnalek and Life Coach and Author Phillip Hatfield   About Mark Dohnalek Mark Dohnalek is the president and CEO of Pivot International, the single source for global product development, engineering & manufacturing partner for over 40 years. Pivot International has over 300 employees in the US, Taiwan, China, London and Manila. Mark leads Pivot International’s global core business and acquisitions in the US, UK and Asia utilizing his experience of over 30 years in manufacturing, product development and business management. His broad spectrum of experiences in manufacturing, engineering, biometric, security, industrial consumer, and medical product solutions
CEO Choose People culture expert Kris Boesch and CEO Total Control Financial Damion Lupo   About Kris Boesch Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with a team of doctoral students in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the acclaimed author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving
TTL 032 | Leveraging Challenges
The success of a company is determined by the strength of the people working behind it. An empowered workforce is one that is productive, effective, and happy. These attributes can only be maintained if the organization continuously checks for pain and adversities within the teams, the management, the leadership and the administrative level. Identifying those adversities and mistakes early on and leveraging challenges into learning opportunities contributes to the bigger picture of success for the company and for every individual behind it. We have to very successful women authors. We have Sharon Lechter who is the co-author of the international
Well-known scholar, speaker, EI expert Gleb Tsipursky and “in 30 Minutes” Lean Media author Ian Lamont   About Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps leaders and organizations avoid disaster through science-based strategies for effective decision-making and emotional and social intelligence. He is a well-known scholar, entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant, coach, and activist in these areas. Gleb researches effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, mental health and emotional well-being, and altruism as a professor at Ohio State University in the Decision Sciences Collaborative and the History Department. He runs a nonprofit that popularizes pragmatic applications of
Chris MacNulty
Author of Strategy with Passion and strategic planner Chris MacNulty, and patent lawyer, best-selling author Robert “Bobby” Klinck   About Chris MacNulty Chris MacNulty, is a strategist, futurist optimist, and co-author of Strategy with Passion: A Leader’s Guide to Exploiting the Future along with seasoned curmudgeon, Steve Woodall. She has created an easy and fool-proof 11-step method for strategic planning. Chris is an out-of-the-box thinker, a rebel and fun-loving cook, sailor and hiker, and she is passionate about strategy.     About Robert “Bobby” Klinck Robert “Bobby” Klinck is the founder and managing member of Klinck LLC, a boutique law firm in
Authors of Leading by my Ponytail Julie Ducharme and Karen Walker and author and screenplay writer Ginny Scales   About Dr. Julie Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker Dr. Julie Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker are co-authors of the book Leading by my Ponytail. Dr. Ducharme consults with corporations, colleges, and universities. She is a speaker and has published other books including a children’s book, Amy the Clumsy Angel, Women in Senior Leadership Positions in Academia, and the Award-winning The Refractive Thinker: Social Responsibility. Dr. Karen Walker is a well decorated Marine Corps officer with a distinguished military career that includes
Success expert Linda Babulic and business consult embracing numbers Debra Banks   About Linda Babulic Linda Babulic, a best-selling author, is ‘that’ woman… the guest you want to sit next to at a dinner party, the speaker who captures your attention, the coach who tailors your solution and makes it all about you, just when it matters most. From one-on-one consults, to workshops, keynote speeches and books, Linda addresses our growing need for connection and validation. Her flagship “ZEST” program promotes and serves anyone seeking greater meaning, deeper understanding and the kind of joy that comes from the heart. Linda
Emmy-winning journalist, TED speaker author Kare Anderson and personal branding expert author Barry Feldman   About Kare Anderson Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’sTED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of
Two-time best-selling author and TED speaker Cheryl Hunter and Executive Director Career Connectors Jessica Pierce About Cheryl Hunter Cheryl Hunter is a two-time bestselling author, speaker, and transformational expert who was abducted as a teenager. That life-altering experience ignited a strong desire to contribute to others, so distilling the methods she used to turn around her own life, she developed an educational model that is proven to turn around results for people in all contexts. Cheryl delivers her unique, breakthrough education in corporations, educational institutions, and to individuals, and she speaks to audiences worldwide to help people understand how to
Networking author Networlding Melissa G. Wilson and speaker executive growth coach best-selling author S. Chris Edmonds   About Melissa G. Wilson Melissa G. Wilson is a fifteen-year, veteran networking expert. She has authored seven books on the subject, including one titled,”Networlding”, that held a top ten spot on Amazon for an entire year and one that was a Wallstreet Journal bestseller. Now Melissa has come out with a new book, co-authored with networking expert, Billy Dexter, called “Making Your Net Work: Mastering the Art and Science of Career and Business Networking.” Billy connects executives for a living as a recruiter
Author Unleash Culture David Reeve and CMO Post Planner content marketer Rebekah Radice     About David Reeve David Reeve is the author of the book Unleash Culture. His purpose in life is to inspire greatness in everyone, everywhere, and leave them better than he found them. Centered on this purpose, he founded the brands Unleash Culture™ and Unleash Dreams™. He is on a mission to change the way companies discover greatness within through building amazing culture and to empower people to design and live an extraordinary life. His experience with designing corporate culture spans over 25 years, having worked
Entrepreneurial women author Marsh Engle and profit & growth expert #1 best-selling author Anne C. Graham   About Marsh Engle Marsh Engle is best known as a highly inspired motivational speaker and mentor to entrepreneurial women worldwide. She is also a respected marketing advisor to small business leaders and start-ups. Marsh is a multi-published author of three books and creates campaigns to generate worldwide impact. The award-winning AMAZING WOMAN’S DAY and THE ONE MILLION CALLED initiatives have served to launch global movements inspiring millions to live their highest callings, achieve their dreams and live their entrepreneurial destiny. Marsh Engle is
Five-time international best-selling author Paul Edgewater and Forbes 30 Under 30 creator of Knotch Anda Gansca   About Paul Edgewater Paul Edgewater is an in-demand keynote speaker, 5X International best-selling and award-winning author, CMO & co-founder of Chicago, IL-based, Busy Bee Promotions, Inc. and guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Columbia College. Paul has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Promo Magazine, and on FOX News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS news affiliates. Paul is the author of “I Challenge You To Find A Better Book” volume 1 of The Book On Promotions, series, “The
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Success in sales equals success in business, therefore the sales force is indispensable for any industry. They bridge the gap between the clients’ needs and the product and service providers. Breathe life into your business or organization by building up a robust and motivated sales force. Tom Hopkins and Jim Britt are sales experts and go-to gurus for anything and everything about sales, from developing a plan, understanding the market and the product, finding clients, lead conversion, to building client connections and customer retention. Their wealth of knowledge and insight comes from a cornucopia of experiences that have shaped and