Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 698 | Gift Of Adversity

Living Through Hardships: The Gift Of Adversity With Marcus Aurelius Anderson

Most people have been through adversity at least once in their lifetime. Marcus Aurelius Anderson, adversity expert, speaker, mindset coach, and author of the bestselling book, The Gift of Adversity, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton as he dives into his story of extreme adversity and how he helped himself get through it. Marcus talks about the importance of understanding individualized adversity and how you can overcome it. Due to the global health crisis, people are forced out of their daily lives. Diane and Marcus share some tips you can do while you’re at home to help you get through this difficult time, and how you can harness this to your advantage and facilitate growth.

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TTL 697 | Innovation Stack

Entrepreneurship, Risk-Taking, And The Innovation Stack With Jim McKelvey

What is an innovation stack, and how does it help startups break free from the dominance of established market players? Dr. Diane Hamilton tackles this topic with today’s guest, Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, a startup that enables small merchants to accept credit card payments on their mobile phones. Jim describes how Square miraculously survived an attack by Amazon by simply carrying on with what they are already doing. In his book, The Innovation Stack, Jim looks for historical precedents of the peculiar situation that Square found itself in, and found a rare pattern that these startups share: a list of innovations that made their businesses unique and eventually enabled them to dominate the market. Listen as Jim harks back to the historical meaning of the word “entrepreneur” and encourages us to do things that have not been done before. As a bonus, he also gives us a glimpse of how his newest startup, Invisibly, is developing innovations in micropayments in relation to web content.
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TTL 696 | Power Of Perseverance

The Power Of Perseverance With Marques Ogden And Being A Successful Woman Speaker With Glenna Salsbury

At no other time in history has the majority of the workforce been forced to work remotely from home as we are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Far from being deprived of audiences, some of the best speakers in the country are making innovative solutions to keep in touch with their listeners. Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Marques Ogden—a keynote speaker, business coach, and corporate consultant who also happens to be a former professional NFL player—to talk about how he is coping with the current crisis. Highlighting the power of perseverance, Marques shares the four things you need to keep in mind to have this championship mindset to rise to unprecedented situations. He also talks about the future of virtual work, the power of diversity, the state of the gig economy, and the ways we can remain ethical in our work and help build trust in this time of uncertainty.

 

Another great guest sharing how she is handling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is Glenna Salsbury. Glenna is an exemplary speaker who won a host of prestigious honors and awards, including the highest award given to professional speakers, the Cavett Award. In this episode, Glenna shares her success story of being one of the few women speakers in the Hall of Fame. She talks about the struggles women face in the business and the power of storytelling to entertain and to teach. Giving encouragement and advice, Glenna then imparts a message to those who are grappling to make sense of this challenging time.

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TTL 695 | Solar Liquid Power

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

While nanoscience is most commonly associated with the medical sciences, it has revolutionized the way we think about renewable energy with the development of solar liquid power. Considered as the father of this ingenious technology, Dr. Doug Linman is the Chairman and Chief Science Officer of Molecular Quartermasters, a renewable energy company founded on a molecular science platform to deliver light spectrum radiant energy and ground-based wireless distributed power. Dr. Linman joins host, Dr. Diane Hamilton, in this episode to tell the story of how he developed solar liquid power, how it works, and how it brought nanoscience to a whole new field by introducing it to renewable energy. Dr. Linman also gives us his take on nanoscience developments in the military, medical, and emergency response fields, as well as interesting insights on vaccine development in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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TTL 694 | Global Leadership Practices

Why Bother?: Discovering What’s Next With Jennifer Louden And Global Leadership Practices With Dr. Kyla Tennin

We can get so easily lost with whatever is going on around us that we forget to ask the necessary questions for ourselves. Dr. Diane Hamilton talks with personal growth pioneer, Jennifer Louden, about finding answers to how we can engage most with our lives and be our fullest selves. Through her new book, Why Bother?, Jennifer brings us back to the things within ourselves that we’ve long been putting into the corner. She shares the ways we can tap into our deepest desires to discover what’s next. So start asking yourself, what do you want to bother about?

 

Aligned with the topic on what’s next, Diane also interviews Dr. Kyla Tennin—Chair of the Board, President, and Global CEO of Lady Mirage Global—about her journey to getting a higher education and becoming a global CEO. Offering insights for businesses that want to grow and expand, she shares with us her dissertation entitled, “Regional Executive Leadership Turnover in Multinational Corporations.” She gives out some global leadership practices that vary from different perspectives on leadership styles across the world. Gain a great deal of learning on leadership and more in this conversation. 

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TTL 692 | Women In The Workplace

Women In The Workplace: Assumptions And Challenges On Equality With Michelle P. King

Regardless of how modern the world has become and how organizations have transformed into more complex systems with both men and women harmoniously co-existing, inequality and, often, stereotype still play roles in toppling the balance. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton engages in an eye-opening conversation with Michelle P. King about her book called The Fix, which promotes the understanding of how inequality shows up for women and the invisible barriers they encounter. Michelle is a leading global expert in gender and organizations, Director of Inclusion at Netflix, and the former head of the UN Global Initiative. If you’re a leader, discover how you can transform your workplace into one that values inclusion and difference, and supports employees to engage in wide-ranging behaviors.
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TTL 693 | Modern Work Challenges

Tackling Modern Work Challenges With Bruce Daisley

Modern work challenges are represented by the constant change in human perception towards each other. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Bruce Daisley who is a former Twitter VP and now a number one bestselling author. Bruce is also a podcast host and the author of Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. He also worked for Google and YouTube. He talks about his book and shares his interesting take on how companies should be run. By understanding the challenges of modern-day work, we can tackle each of them by instilling company culture and even injecting laughter in the air.
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TTL 691 | Strategies For Getting Published

Taking The Entrepreneurial Leap With Gino Wickman And Strategies For Getting Published With Peter Economy

Realizing your potential is one thing, but taking action and becoming productive is a greater thing. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton chats with Gino Wickman, the author of Entrepreneurial Leap, a book devoted to helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making understand their genetic makeup and giving them a huge jump-start and clear, simple path to fully realize their potential. Gino talks about EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) and shares some key concepts from his book while breaking down the six essential traits necessary for becoming an entrepreneur.

The key to writing a book that sells thousands and thousands of copies in several different languages is making it interesting and fun to read. Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Peter Economy, The Leadership Guy on Inc.com and a full-time ghostwriter and best-selling author of more than 100 books. Peter shares how he transitioned from a management position into full-time writing, as well as the process of writing a book and some strategies for getting published. Thinking about jumping into book writing full time? Then you wouldn’t want to miss this episode.

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TTL 690 | Asking Powerful Questions

Asking Powerful Questions With David Clutterbuck And Emotional Intelligence For Resilience With Suzi Stich

Developing curiosity and asking questions are powerful, especially in changing times or in a crisis. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews David Clutterbuck, a prolific author and renowned expert in the area of coaching and mentoring. The Co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, he is a master of asking the hard questions. He discusses the four reasons why people ask questions and shares how healthy communication in the work environment can bring about productivity. David also shares his knowledge of how curiosity using technology and your emotional intelligence can help develop empathy and help discover true life passions. 

Also in this episode is Suzi Stich, a Public Speaker, Trainer, and Human Resource Professional who has developed the twelve-step process for resilience. Her background and experiences allowed her to create new approaches to dealing with complex people issues that require resilience, emotional intelligence, and greater problem-solving skills. Her aim is to teach the younger generation and business professionals to help them differentiate emotional education from emotional intelligence. Suzi hopes to educate others to help them deal with their situations in a more positive outlook.
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TTL 689 | Remote Work

Embracing Remote Work In The Gig Economy With Paul Estes And Creating A Lasting Change Through Curiosity With Cameron Brown

In these unprecedented times where people have been forced to stay at home, you have to quickly adjust to your life to survive. Paul Estes is an unstoppable advocate for the gig economy and working remotely. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamitlton talks to Paul about moving from traditional office work to remote work. Paul shares his insight on the need to re-skill to stay ahead of the curve and find jobs online that would not have been otherwise available traditionally. As the need to stay at home increases, the gig economy blossoms. Learn about this new economy and Paul’s book, Gig Mindset.

Also on the show is Cameron Brown, an international TEDx speaker, executive coach, YPO Resource Board Member, and musician. Here, Cameron talks about curiosity and technology and how it serves as a gateway to where people want to be. Cameron shares his process for creating and unlocking creative potential, highlighting curiosity and how technology magnifies it. Learn why having time away from technology is important and how it can fuel your curiosity to allow you to deliver your best creation.
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