Welcome to the Grow Strong Leaders Podcast. I’m your host, Meredith Bell.

I highlight business leaders who are committed to creating positive work cultures where people thrive. And a key aspect of their effort is a dedication to their own growth and the development of their team members.

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265: Leading through Major Changes

265: Leading through Major Changes

Many mergers and acquisitions are dismal failures, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Find out how Sikko Zoer created buy-in and achieved a positive transformation when combining two very different divisions after an acquisition. So many of the actions Sikko took can...

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264: Leading Young Adults and Junior Professionals

264: Leading Young Adults and Junior Professionals

Often leaders struggle with the best way to develop members of the younger generation entering the workforce. You’ll get great ideas and practical tips for Ariana Tadler in this high-energy conversation. Helping young adults create a successful career is a deep...

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263: Tips for Creating Agreements and Psychological Safety

263: Tips for Creating Agreements and Psychological Safety

Want to get some practical tips for being an effective leader and hear some unforgettable stories at the same time? This conversation with Ron Reich is a must-listen! Ron draws from his own experiences in the corporate world and from his 30 years of training and...

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262: Claim Your SWAGGER and Thrive

262: Claim Your SWAGGER and Thrive

What comes to mind when you hear the word SWAGGER? If it has a negative connotation for you, prepare to be persuaded differently! Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo has created a powerful acronym that we explore in this lively conversation, based on her new book, Claim Your...

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261: A Time to Lead: Mastering Your Self

261: A Time to Lead: Mastering Your Self

A lot of emphasis is placed on leadership behaviors, but it all starts within. What must a leader do to master Self? In this value-packed conversation with Craig Dowden, you’ll learn about the 7 areas included in his best-selling book, A Time to Lead: Mastering Your...

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260: Discover the Matrix with Integrity

260: Discover the Matrix with Integrity

Do you remember Neo’s choice of the blue pill or the red pill in the movie, The Matrix? Angela Cusack explores this choice in the context of leaders and their ability to decide on the level of integrity they want to have with themselves and with others. It all hinges...

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259: Lessons from a Learn-It-All Leader

259: Lessons from a Learn-It-All Leader

​What’s the difference between a Learn-It-All leader and a Know-It-All Leader? That’s just one of many questions Damon Lembi answers in this value-packed conversation. Damon is an excellent example of a leader who’s been focused on his own growth and equally committed...

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258: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

258: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

What’s the evidence that women face unique hurdles in advancing to executive leadership roles? Jennifer McCollum shares the data based on 25+ years of research conducted by Linkage. The facts are real. In this conversation, we focus on the actions women can take to...

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255: The Importance of Growing Your People

255: The Importance of Growing Your People

The best leaders not only recognize and leverage their own unique abilities, they also do the same with everyone on their team. Mark Murphy has focused on both areas, with excellent results. This commitment has helped his company create “wow” experiences for their...

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254: What Dr. Mark Goulston Is Dying to Tell You

254: What Dr. Mark Goulston Is Dying to Tell You

How would you respond if you learned you had an illness that is likely to shorten your life? My guest Dr. Mark Goulston got that news, and it was a major wake-up call for him. He was inspired to create a series of videos on YouTube called, “I’m Dying to Tell You.”...

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253: Maximize the Power of LinkedIn

253: Maximize the Power of LinkedIn

If someone took a look at your LinkedIn profile and your activity on that platform, what impression would they have? In case your answer involves any aspect of “needs improvement,” you’ll find this conversation with guest Jennifer Darling super valuable. She shares...

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252: How to Help Transitioning Leaders Succeed

252: How to Help Transitioning Leaders Succeed

What causes so many leaders to fail when they are transitioning to a senior leadership role? Robert Witherspoon reveals important reasons, based on his decades of experience coaching leaders in transition. What he shares can help your organization avoid those pitfalls...

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251: Leadership Practices of Successful Start-ups

251: Leadership Practices of Successful Start-ups

What do the best founders do when leading others to fulfill the company’s mission? You’ll find out in this valuable conversation with Raja Skogland, who’s based in Norway. Raja is not only an entrepreneur herself, she has also invested in more than 70 start-ups and...

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249: Developing a Champion’s Mind

249: Developing a Champion’s Mind

You may think that success requires striving and pushing hard. Dr. Jeff Spencer dispels that notion and presents an alternate approach that results in a joyful life. You’ll want to take notes as you listen to this amazing man drop nugget after nugget of wisdom. Jeff...

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248: How to Become Unflappable

248: How to Become Unflappable

Did you know that stress is actually something we create in our own minds? It’s true! And Dr. Bridget Cooper shares specific Stress Busters that can help you become calmer in the face of any challenge. This is a must-listen episode if you’d like to ditch the drama in...

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247: Becoming Coachable As a Leader

247: Becoming Coachable As a Leader

What does it take to be someone who can benefit from coaching? Jacquelyn Lane and Scott Osman share the qualities that are essential to make the most of the coaching process. Scott and Jacquelyn are the two lead authors of the new book, Becoming Coachable: Unleashing...

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246: Why Curiosity Is a Superpower

246: Why Curiosity Is a Superpower

Would you consider yourself a CURIOUS person? I hope your answer is YES. In this interview with Dr. Michele D’Amico, you’re going to learn some of the benefits of curiosity and why it’s even more powerful when combined with reflective listening. Michele is the founder...

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245: The 7 Secrets of Influence

245: The 7 Secrets of Influence

What comes to mind when you hear the word INFLUENCE? Think about people who have influenced you in the past – and what it was about their approach that you found persuasive. Elaina Zuker has studied this topic for decades. It’s her specialty and her passion, and...

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244: How to Create an Inclusive Work Environment

244: How to Create an Inclusive Work Environment

If you were dealing with personal challenges, such as a special needs child or being caretaker of an aging parent, would you feel comfortable sharing them with your boss? Andrea Grant had both situations, and her answer was a resounding NO. In this conversation,...

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243: How a Leader Can Use TIME to Have Impact

243: How a Leader Can Use TIME to Have Impact

Being voted a “Best Place to Work” doesn’t happen by accident. Aaron Wilmot shares what’s he learned about creating the kind of culture where people are excited to come to work and put forth their best efforts. He points out several leadership behaviors that are key...

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242: How to Achieve Rapid Transformation

242: How to Achieve Rapid Transformation

When you think of change management, do you imagine a process that takes months or years? Think again. Angela Priest is an extraordinarily skilled facilitator whose 3-day workshops produce immediate and lasting impact. You’ll be inspired as you hear Angela describe...

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241: PwC’s Trust Leadership Institute

241: PwC’s Trust Leadership Institute

Is it possible to create a high-trust environment and achieve ambitious business outcomes at the same time? J.C. Lapierre describes how professional services giant PwC is doing just that with its Trust Leadership Institute. You’ll be inspired by J.C.’s enthusiasm for...

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240: Focus on Serving, Not Competing

240: Focus on Serving, Not Competing

Which leadership skills and strengths are important for entrepreneurs in order to build a successful business? Geoffrey Kent shares the ones he needed to use, and they’re the same ones he advises every business leader to develop. You’ll be mesmerized by the stories...

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239: How Villyge Is Growing Empathic Leaders

239: How Villyge Is Growing Empathic Leaders

One of the most important strengths of an effective leader is empathy. But where do leaders learn this skill when they often feel driven by KPIs and ROIs? Emily Harper describes a compelling approach that Villyge is taking to develop empathic leaders in the context of...

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238: How to Live Life in Crescendo

238: How to Live Life in Crescendo

Did you know that Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, was working on another book before he died in 2012? The book is called Live Life In Crescendo: Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You. His co-author was his daughter...

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237: Avoid Leadership Derailers and Common Traps of Living

237: Avoid Leadership Derailers and Common Traps of Living

In your role as a leader and in other areas of your life, what kinds of habits have prevented you from being as effective as you’d like to be? My guest Gregg Vanourek has studied and written about these leadership derailers and common traps of living, and we cover...

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235: A Leader’s #1 Priority Every Week

235: A Leader’s #1 Priority Every Week

  Do you faithfully hold weekly 1-1 meetings with each member of your team? Jeremy Barr explains why this is the most important thing you can do as a leader. In this fast-paced conversation, Jeremy shares lots of nuggets about leadership that he’s learned from his...

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234: Practicing The Collaborative Way

234: Practicing The Collaborative Way

What would happen if everyone in an organization adopted a collaborative approach to working together? Lloyd Fickett has facilitated such transformations scores of times over the past 20+ years with a set of 5 practices he created called The Collaborative Way. In this...

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232: How One Amazon Leader Mentors and Coaches Others

232: How One Amazon Leader Mentors and Coaches Others

How do you help people feel valued in a huge organization like Amazon? Omar Halabieh shares what he does on an ongoing basis to connect with his team members and help them understand the contribution they’re making. You’ll enjoy Omar’s enthusiasm as he describes his...

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231: Dr. Octopus Talks Nonlinear Thinking

231: Dr. Octopus Talks Nonlinear Thinking

Do you consider yourself a nonlinear thinker…or do you know someone who is? Perry Knoppert, aka Dr. Octopus, shares important insights that all of us need to hear in order to better understand these individuals. They are often seen as “curious misfits,” and many of...

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230: Trust & Inspire: Unleash Greatness in Others

230: Trust & Inspire: Unleash Greatness in Others

The Command & Control approach to leadership is obsolete, and there’s a powerful replacement for it: Trust & Inspire. Steven M. R. Covey is passionate about helping leaders adopt this far more effective way of leading others, and he brought this enthusiasm to...

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228: Start Within to Change Your World

228: Start Within to Change Your World

Do you expend energy trying to make others wrong so you can be right? Rich Habets is a master of facilitating powerful discussions 1-1 and with teams by asking questions and not making anyone wrong. In this conversation, he shares what he does to guide clients to look...

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224: Turning High Achievers into Trusted Leaders

224: Turning High Achievers into Trusted Leaders

When high achievers get promoted, they actually need to learn to be leaders in four different areas: Up, Across, Team and Self. Mark J. Silverman describes how he works with Rising Leaders to raise their awareness—and effectiveness—in each of these situations. You’ll...

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223: How Baker Donelson Has Created an Inclusive Culture

223: How Baker Donelson Has Created an Inclusive Culture

A positive culture where people feel valued and empowered doesn’t happen by accident. Tim Lupinacci, CEO and Chair at Baker Donelson, has been intentional about creating one by developing a five-year vision, then getting buy-in and commitment from everyone in the law...

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221: Wisdom from The Ultimate Joy Goddess

221: Wisdom from The Ultimate Joy Goddess

Do you ever struggle to find joy in your life? My guest Cordelia Gaffar is a master of guiding clients to discover the joy within, and that’s why she has the title, Ultimate Joy Goddess. Through her own life experiences (which include many years in the corporate world...

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220: Over, Under, Around, and Through Obstacles

220: Over, Under, Around, and Through Obstacles

Want some inspiration and practical tips for surmounting obstacles in your life? You’ll get both from Jill Tietjen, who shares stories about the adversity faced by several of the 50 women featured in her latest book, Over, Under, Around, and Through: How Hall of...

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219: Flipping the Org Chart Upside Down at Ethico

219: Flipping the Org Chart Upside Down at Ethico

Have you ever wondered what would happen if an org chart were flipped, so it was an upside-down triangle? Meet Nick Gallo. He and his brother Giovanni are Co-CEOs at Ethico, and they’ve accomplished this by putting their clients at the top of the pyramid. Nick Gallo...

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218: A CEO’s Impact on a Young Leader

218: A CEO’s Impact on a Young Leader

Have you ever had a boss who challenged you because they saw your long-term potential? Geoffrey Roche was lucky enough to work for a CEO who led him that way, and her influence is reflected in the way he leads his own teams today. You’ll take away ideas that can help...

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217: How to Serve the Neurodiverse People in Your World

217: How to Serve the Neurodiverse People in Your World

Do you know someone who struggles at work or at home because of neurodiversity or executive functioning challenges? If so, you’re going to find this interview with Michelle Raz extremely valuable! You’ll learn what you can do to support them, whether they’re an...

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216: Design a Long-Distance Team for Everyone’s Success

216: Design a Long-Distance Team for Everyone’s Success

Many companies are struggling with how to structure work, and some are requiring everyone to return to the physical building. Yet remote and hybrid teams are here to stay. Kevin Eikenberry shares practical tips from his new book, The Long-Distance Team, on making...

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215: A Model of Servant Leadership at Slack

215: A Model of Servant Leadership at Slack

In a challenging sales environment, it can be tough for leaders to stay positive—and to keep their team members seeing possibilities, too. Reggie Marable has learned how to do both in his role at Slack, where he heads a national sales organization. You’ll love...

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214: Life Is Short, Choose Wisely

214: Life Is Short, Choose Wisely

It can be devastating to lose a close family member to a disease like cancer. Carrie Verrocchio talks about the inspiration she received to use her true gifts because of messages she received from her beloved brother before and after he died. Since then, she’s been on...

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213: How to Hire Amazing Employees

213: How to Hire Amazing Employees

Have you ever made a hiring mistake? If you’d had guidance from Jeannette Seibly, you might have avoided that costly error. Jeannette is an expert on hiring practices, and in this conversation she shares many important tips from her excellent book, Hire Amazing...

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212: How to Get the Most Out of Coaching

212: How to Get the Most Out of Coaching

Are you working with a coach or have you considered hiring one? There are things you can do to maximize the experience, and my guest Karen Davis has literally written the book on it. In this enlightening conversation, you’ll find out the characteristics of being...

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211: How Wix.com Uses Data to Show ROI on Learning Programs

211: How Wix.com Uses Data to Show ROI on Learning Programs

How does a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry translate into the corporate world of Learning and Development? Dr. Eli Bendet-Taicher brings that experience—and many others—into his role as Head of Global Learning and Development at Wix.com. It turns out that his passion for...

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210: Creating a Positive Impact on the Future of Work

210: Creating a Positive Impact on the Future of Work

Imagine if you could aggregate your collective experiences throughout your career into the ideal job. That’s what Dr. Denise Caleb, PHR, has been able to do in her role as President of the Human Resource Standards Institute℠ (HRSI℠). HRSI is the world’s premier...

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208: Tips for Remarkable Speaking

208: Tips for Remarkable Speaking

Do you ever get nervous when you need to speak in public, whether your audience is one person or a large group of 100 or 1,000? You’re not alone! Shelley Goldstein and Mark Bossert are experts in helping people calm down and relax. You’ll want to take notes as you...

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207: Building Trust at Penn State Health

207: Building Trust at Penn State Health

Have you ever gone on a Listening Tour? That’s what Hillary Miller did in her first 3 months at Penn State Health in her role as Chief Learning Officer. What she learned in her conversations with hundreds of people allowed her and her team to design programs that were...

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206: Lead from the Heart and Love Your People

206: Lead from the Heart and Love Your People

Does “lead from the heart” imply touchy-feely or weakness? Not according to Mark C. Crowley, who used this approach successfully throughout his 25 years in the financial services industry, an industry known for being highly competitive. Mark shares the science and...

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205: The Do-Be Approach for Business Owners & Leaders

205: The Do-Be Approach for Business Owners & Leaders

How can we reconcile the different (and often conflicting) perspectives that employers and employees have? You’ll get important insights in the lively conversation I had with Tony Carnesi and Brian Gorman. They work closely with both groups, and they share important...

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202: UC Berkeley’s Focus on People and Culture

202: UC Berkeley’s Focus on People and Culture

What’s wrong with the term, Human Resources? In this enlightening conversation, Eugene Whitlock explains why he prefers People and Culture. He also describes the valuable work his DEI team has done to put in place an Equity Training Series and an Inclusive Leadership...

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201: WM’s Award-winning Program for Front-Line Leaders

201: WM’s Award-winning Program for Front-Line Leaders

In many organizations, those who supervise individual contributors are often neglected when it comes to development opportunities. Not at WM. Phil Rhodes describes how they are providing a transformative program for all 3,600 of these leaders, which has led to 90%+...

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200: How Moderna Attracts and Develops Top Talent

200: How Moderna Attracts and Develops Top Talent

Do you know of a company that’s created 12 powerful mindsets that are used daily by all employees? You do now, because Moderna is that company. And in this powerful interview, the team of April Eldred (VP, Talent Acquisition) and Noah Rabinowitz (VP, Learning &...

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198: Redfin’s Commitment to Creating a Coaching Culture

198: Redfin’s Commitment to Creating a Coaching Culture

How do you help leaders take on the role of “coach” in addition to their other responsibilities? Arin Bryan is making that happen at Redfin with excellent results. You’ll love her enthusiasm for what she’s doing and the outstanding results they’re experiencing! Arin...

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197: Hunting Discomfort No Matter What

197: Hunting Discomfort No Matter What

Are you committed to achieving what you want in life #NoMatterWhat? Sterling Hawkins is on a mission to help more people do just that. In his interview, we talk about the five practices you can adopt to get results regardless of the circumstances you may be facing....

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196: How Merck Is Building a Culture of Learning

196: How Merck Is Building a Culture of Learning

What does it take to transform learning and development in a big pharmaceutical company? Johann Laville shares the three gaps that existed at Merck and what they’re doing to build a powerful learning culture. You’ll love hearing Johann’s passion and enthusiasm for all...

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195: Become the Person You Want to Network With

195: Become the Person You Want to Network With

What thoughts come to mind when you hear the word “networking”? If any of them are negative—or if you wish you could build a stronger network yourself—this episode is for you. My guest Frank Agin is a masterful networker, and he has invested decades in showing others...

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194: How PEERNOVATION Builds High-Performing Teams

194: How PEERNOVATION Builds High-Performing Teams

What do CEO peer advisory groups and high-performing teams in organizations have in common? Leo Bottary has worked closely with both, and he’s identified 5 Factors that are essential to their ultimate success. You’ll enjoy learning from his expertise combined with his...

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192: The Fearless Factor at Work

192: The Fearless Factor at Work

What if you could change the way you look at fear? Jacqueline Wales has a deep understanding of what’s behind fear…and the questions you can ask yourself to break through limiting beliefs and stories that may be causing you to play small in life. You’ll discover how...

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191: Creating a Culture of Welcome

191: Creating a Culture of Welcome

What would you predict the future to be for a boy who was the son of a Black pimp father and a white single mother on welfare? If you answered “pretty bleak,” you would be wrong in the case of JeVon McCormick. JeVon took all the adversity he faced and turned it into a...

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190: Stop Being the Answer-Person for Your Team

190: Stop Being the Answer-Person for Your Team

Have you ever been told, “You’re the best leader I’ve ever had”? Michelle Braden has. She lives and breathes every day the behaviors that both challenge and support the people on her team. In this gold nugget-filled conversation, you’ll hear about the journey that led...

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189: The Best Leaders Are Wildly Self-Aware at GoDaddy

189: The Best Leaders Are Wildly Self-Aware at GoDaddy

How do you create a leadership development program from scratch? Will Leahy explains how he did just that at GoDaddy as Senior Director of Learning and Talent. You’ll feel his unbridled enthusiasm for his work, and you’ll learn how he’s still refining that program...

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187: How to Live a Legendary Life

187: How to Live a Legendary Life

What’s it like to be bullied and abused as a kid, end up in jail for beating up someone, and later decide to create a Legendary Life Movement? That’s just a slice of Tommy Breedlove’s life. Tommy emerged from those early experiences stronger and determined to change...

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186: Leading from The Presidential Principles

186: Leading from The Presidential Principles

What leaders in your life have had the greatest impact on your thinking and behavior? Anton Gunn can name five different U.S. Presidents who’ve personally influenced him. These interactions form the basis of the seven principles in his bestselling book, The...

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185: From College Professor to Developer of Leaders

185: From College Professor to Developer of Leaders

What’s it like to discover your true calling? Laura Coons, Ph.D., began her career teaching at the college level and then transitioned to the corporate world…and that’s where she found true joy. Laura bubbles over with enthusiasm when talking about her work, and...

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184: How We Show Up Changes Everything

184: How We Show Up Changes Everything

What’s it like to hire, coach and fire based on your company’s Purpose, Values, and Mission? Clate Mask knows the answer because that’s exactly what he and his team at Keap are doing every day at Keap. And they’ve built a positive culture where everyone takes...

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183: Living the Law of Giving and Receiving

183: Living the Law of Giving and Receiving

Is there really a LAW of Giving and Receiving? Indeed there is, and Cynthia Kersey describes exactly how it’s worked in her own life…and how it can work in yours. Cynthia shares the research and benefits around the power of giving. You’ll love the way she and her team...

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181: A Strong Sense of Belonging at Work

181: A Strong Sense of Belonging at Work

Imagine if your manager said this to you at your annual performance review: “I just don’t think you belong here.” Dr. Beth Kaplan heard those words, and that one sentence shattered her confidence in the moment. It also led her to pursue deep work in the area of...

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180: A Leader Who Checks His Ego at the Door

180: A Leader Who Checks His Ego at the Door

What does it look like when you “Put People First?” My guest Mark McNally describes what how it works in his company, and it starts with listening to learn from the people around him. He’s a leader who isn’t afraid to say he loves the people he works with. Mark is the...

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179: The Role of Wellbeing in a Thriving Culture

179: The Role of Wellbeing in a Thriving Culture

What can an organization do to make sure Wellbeing is an integral part of the culture and not a stand-alone program? Mari Ryan describes exactly what she does with clients to help them achieve this goal. She shares important, practical strategies along with the “why”...

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178: Leadership Is Not about Position or Title

178: Leadership Is Not about Position or Title

What does it take to become a truly effective leader, one people want to follow? Pat Lattore has thought deeply about this question and has been involved in developing strong leaders for the past 45 years. In this conversation, he shares brilliant insights about the...

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177: The Importance of Letting Go for a Leader

177: The Importance of Letting Go for a Leader

Would you have the courage to make the necessary changes if you realized your company or team was no longer working the way you’d hoped? Jonathan Keyser faced that challenge in his company, and he had the awareness and courage to tackle it head-on. In this riveting...

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175: FedEx: A Company Preparing Its People for the Future

175: FedEx: A Company Preparing Its People for the Future

What if a company prepared upcoming leaders for their new roles and set them up for success on Day 1? That’s just one of many ways FedEx takes care of its people. My guest Tamera Maresh-Carver describes with great enthusiasm the programs and benefits in place to...

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174: The Cost of Not Paying Attention

174: The Cost of Not Paying Attention

Did you know that 91% of employees report that their manager doesn’t listen to them? Janine Hamner Holman shares this startling statistic along with many others in a conversation that will convince you why listening should be the #1 skill that’s taught, practiced, and...

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173: Hire the Right People and Reduce Turnover

173: Hire the Right People and Reduce Turnover

What if you could reduce turnover to 5% or less? My guest Jaime Jay has done that in his own company because he makes sure he hires the right people. Jaime is the founder and managing director of Bottleneck Distant Assistants. Since 2006 his company has been sourcing...

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172: Empowering Women to Create Greater Impact

172: Empowering Women to Create Greater Impact

Did you know that women lost 36 years of progress in 2020 alone? That’s a startling statistic from the World Economic Forum, and Jane Finette is committed to reversing that trend. Jane is the Founder and Executive Director of The Coaching Fellowship, a nonprofit...

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171: Leadership Is a Way of Life, Not a Position

171: Leadership Is a Way of Life, Not a Position

What would your life look like if you were guided by these three leadership principles: Be present, stay conscious, act compassionately? My guest Teresa Roche lives those principles every day and guides others to do the same. You’ll love the important insights Teresa...

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169: The Power of Compassion and Connection in Healthcare

169: The Power of Compassion and Connection in Healthcare

What does powerful leadership in healthcare look and sound like? My guest Liz Bruno describes the qualities and behaviors that matter most when creating a culture where everyone thrives. You’ll want to catch every minute of this interview because Liz drops wisdom...

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168: Cracking the Leadership Code

168: Cracking the Leadership Code

Did you know that only 23% of people think their leaders lead well? How did we get to the point that employees have such low confidence in their leaders? Alain Hunkins understands what people are looking for, and why the approach of previous generations of leaders is...

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167: How to Prioritize Civility in a Divisive World

167: How to Prioritize Civility in a Divisive World

What does it take to create a workplace where civility is a core value that’s lived every day? Sejal Thakkar tackles this topic head-on with clients, based on her experience as a former employment law attorney for corporations and as a human being who’s been on the...

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166: Know Better. Be Better.

166: Know Better. Be Better.

Can you imagine what it’s like to grow up in a home with a famous father and travel the world meeting celebrities and leaders of other countries? As the son of Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Leonard Jr doesn’t have to imagine it. He lived it. Ray Jr lives...

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165: Your Relationships: Money and People

165: Your Relationships: Money and People

How would you describe your attitude about money…and how well you’re taking care of the people who matter in your life? Get ready for some radical ideas about these topics from my guests, husband-and-wife team Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Lacey Book. Chiropractors by...

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164: Think & Grow Rich – The $5 Million Secret

164: Think & Grow Rich – The $5 Million Secret

Did you know that Napoleon Hill only revealed half the secret for creating success in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich? My guest John Mitchell studied the book for months in his quest to dramatically increase his income. He discovered and tested the full secret,...

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163: A Culture Where People Feel Safe and Valued

163: A Culture Where People Feel Safe and Valued

What can you do to make sure your company avoids being part of the Great Resignation? Maurice “Moe” Rondeau has specific suggestions you can adopt, based on what he and his team have done to build community and high performance. Moe is Vice President of Learning &...

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162: Purposeful Leadership and Sacred Power

162: Purposeful Leadership and Sacred Power

What leadership lessons can we take away from the Elders in traditional communities around the world? Eboni Adams Monk has first-hand experience living with and learning from these wise individuals, and we uncover several of them in this inspiring conversation. Eboni...

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161: Why EQ Matters More than IQ for Leaders

161: Why EQ Matters More than IQ for Leaders

What does it look like when the CEO of a publicly traded company treats people as the company’s #1 asset? Phil Gallagher does just that. He’s an extraordinary leader whose motto is, “When people feel good, they do good.” Phil is the CEO of Avnet, a publicly traded...

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160: How to Unlock the Potential in Others

160: How to Unlock the Potential in Others

What does it take to help people unlock their true potential? Peter Walmsley is masterful at doing this, and you’ll learn the key approaches he’s taken over the years. Peter has lived and breathed everything my podcast is about, so I know you’re going to value the...

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159: How to Identify the Mouse in the Room

159: How to Identify the Mouse in the Room

We all know about the “elephant in the room.” But what about those less obvious thoughts and feelings you might be having? My guest David Wood describes them in his captivating new book, The Mouse in The Room – Because the Elephant Isn’t Alone. You won’t want to miss...

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158: Craft Your Unique Story and Land Your Dream Career

158: Craft Your Unique Story and Land Your Dream Career

Want to stand out from every other candidate when you’re being considered for a new position or a promotion? Debra Olshan Cooper is a genius at helping clients answer the question: “Who are you?” You’ll find out the exact approach she uses with clients to uncover...

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156: What It Means to Lead from the Core

156: What It Means to Lead from the Core

What if every CEO understood that their title really stands for Chief Environmental Officer? My guest Jay Steinfeld makes the case that the #1 role of a CEO is to create a culture that helps people thrive and achieve their potential. He should know. His company...

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155: The Five Energies of an Exceptional Leader

155: The Five Energies of an Exceptional Leader

Are you aware of the kind of energy you bring to conversations? My guest Marcel Daane has combined his study of martial arts and neuroscience to create a powerful, practical model you can use to apply the right energy in any situation.. In our conversation, we...

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154: The Success Factor of Extremely High Achievers

154: The Success Factor of Extremely High Achievers

Want to know what separates peak performers from everyone else? Dr. Ruth Gotian has studied super successful people for decades and shares the four elements that set them apart. You can learn and adopt these same behaviors. Ruth is the author of The Success Factor:...

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153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

What if you could find out secrets to a strong marriage and then discover that these same secrets can apply to all your relationships? That’s exactly what you’ll learn in this profound conversation I had with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, co-authors of The...

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152: Learn to See People Through

152: Learn to See People Through

Do you need to get things done with people whose personalities are very different from yours? Dr. Nate Regier shares how you can recognize their drivers as well as their distress signals—and then respond in a way that best serves you and them. Nate is the CEO and...

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151: Set Yourself Up for Success Every Day

151: Set Yourself Up for Success Every Day

What if you could begin each day with the ultimate confidence and focus? Eric Lofholm shares the exact daily routine that prepares him to have an extraordinary, productive day…every single day. Eric is President and CEO of Eric Lofholm International and the author of...

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150: Change Your World from the Inside Out

150: Change Your World from the Inside Out

What if you could learn how to notice and heed your inner signals to make the best decision? Scott Shute describes how you can do this by slowing down and becoming more mindful. We go deep into his fantastic book, The Full Body Yes, exploring the importance of knowing...

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149: Becoming a Highly Effective Leader

149: Becoming a Highly Effective Leader

Why is it best to put people before processes in order to achieve the best possible results? My guest Tom Lawrence has learned the answers through intense study of thought leaders and dedicated application over the years with his own teams. Now he’s passionate about...

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148: Insights from The Growth Strategist

148: Insights from The Growth Strategist

Are you a person who’s always looking for ways to grow and expand? If so, you’ll love my conversation with Simon Haigh. And get ready to take notes. Simon shares valuable, practical ways for expanding your mindset and behaviors to become a more effective leader. Simon...

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147: How to Transform Conflict into Connection

147: How to Transform Conflict into Connection

What if you could welcome conflicts instead of avoiding or dreading them? My guest Jason Digges describes how it’s possible to do just that by using Authentic Relating. We talk about that topic and many other ideas from his excellent book, Conflict = Energy, The...

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146: Lessons from a Business That Didn’t Make It

146: Lessons from a Business That Didn’t Make It

Have you considered starting a business—or do you run one now? In either case, my conversation with Sylvana Caloni and Paul O’Donnell is a must-listen. They share essential lessons learned from the starting up and closing down of a premium pie business. Their insights...

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145: Why Leaders Need Self-Awareness, Feedback, & High EQ

145: Why Leaders Need Self-Awareness, Feedback, & High EQ

What if you could increase your emotional intelligence and expand your self-awareness? That’s the journey my guest Jon Hunter traveled in advancing from salesperson to Chief Revenue Officer. You’ll be drawn in by Jon’s truth-telling around topics like self-awareness,...

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144: You’re One Belief Away from Exponential Growth

144: You’re One Belief Away from Exponential Growth

Do you struggle to achieve what you want in life? My guest Tim Shurr understands what holds most people back. He’s worked with more than 10,000 people in his career as a hypnotist and therapist, and in a very short time, he’s helped people break behavior patterns that...

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143: Leaders Are Readers

143: Leaders Are Readers

Do you have a consistent, intentional reading habit? If not, my guest Jeff Brown will help you appreciate the power of establishing one! Jeff describes the impact that books have had on his career and life. He’s the host of the popular Read to Lead Podcast, where he...

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142: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work

142: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work

Think back to a time when you were anxious about addressing an issue with someone at work. How long did you put it off? My guest Roberta Matuson has written a powerful book to help you prepare for and have those challenging conversations. In her interview, we...

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141: Relationship Marketing Rules

141: Relationship Marketing Rules

How can you combine a service orientation with marketing to build strong relationships? My guest Janice Porter has a winning approach that works really well for her and for her clients. Janice is all about relationships! She’s passionate about helping people build...

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140: How to Build and Leverage Thought Leadership

140: How to Build and Leverage Thought Leadership

How do you become a thought leader and then leverage that position for increased influence and income? My guest Peter Winick knows how. For that past 20 years, Peter has worked with a variety of thought leaders—including authors, speakers, CEOs, and academics—to build...

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139: Advance Your Career and Promotability

139: Advance Your Career and Promotability

Do you know the factors that most influence your career advancement? My guest Amii Barnard-Bahn is an expert in this area; and in our conversation she reveals the five key elements that impact promotability. Amii and I discuss the one that most leaders...

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138: Become Calmer, More Mindful, and Less Overwhelmed

138: Become Calmer, More Mindful, and Less Overwhelmed

Do you ever struggle with overwhelm and feel stressed? My guest Fran Keogh understands those feelings. She helps clients reduce those negative states by simplifying their decisions and their lives. Fran also “gets” the perfectionism and procrastination that keep...

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135: The REAL Purpose of a Business

135: The REAL Purpose of a Business

What if the purpose of business were to “uplift the experience of being alive on the planet?” My guest Blaine Bartlett proposes this definition after 30+ years of working with all kinds of organizations. Blaine makes the point that potential customers will want to buy...

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134: Why Culture Eats Everything

134: Why Culture Eats Everything

Is it really possible to transform a company’s culture? Tom Willis not only knows it’s possible, he facilitates these kinds of changes on a regular basis. Tom’s experiences as a CEO and Superintendent of Cornerstone Education Group, as a consultant with...

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133: Banish Burnout from Your Life

133: Banish Burnout from Your Life

Are you feeling stressed or in danger of burning out? My guest Janice Litvin shares valuable tips that can help you regain calmness, inner peace and joy. Janice has invested years in developing and applying unique strategies to her own life and to the lives of her...

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132: Insights from The World’s Best Courage Coach

132: Insights from The World’s Best Courage Coach

Want to find out how to act with more courage and connect with celebrities or other VIPs? Meet my guest, Laban Ditchburn. Laban has invited, and had as guests on his podcast, well-known authors and speakers like Les Brown, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Laban’s...

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131: Transforming Brilliant Jerks into Inspiring Leaders

131: Transforming Brilliant Jerks into Inspiring Leaders

Have you ever worked for a very smart but very toxic boss? Dr. Katrina Burrus specializes in helping these kinds of leaders become more aware of their problem behaviors and adopt new ones that inspire people to perform at their best. You’ll love hearing about her...

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130: A Dose of Wisdom from an Extraordinary Sales Leader

130: A Dose of Wisdom from an Extraordinary Sales Leader

What does it take to create a positive culture in a competitive sales environment? Vince Burruano shares answers to that question and more in this outstanding interview. Vince works with purpose and intention every day to provide opportunities for learning and...

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129: Listening for What People Don’t Say

129: Listening for What People Don’t Say

What could you learn about another person if you paid attention to much more than the words they were saying? Steve Sims is a master at this. He designs and delivers unique experiences for his clients by listening to what they say they want and then asking questions...

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128: How to Expand Your Mindset and Trust Your Intuition

128: How to Expand Your Mindset and Trust Your Intuition

Want to upgrade your mindset and learn to trust your intuition more? Kc Rossi shares powerful insights that will help you expand your thinking about what’s possible for you. Be ready to take notes because you’ll want to capture, remember, and apply a boatload of ideas...

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127: Eliminate Bullying in Schools and in the Workplace

127: Eliminate Bullying in Schools and in the Workplace

What do bullying, workplace culture and visionary leadership have in common? Meet Connie St. John. She is a woman on a mission to have a positive (and BIG) impact in each of these areas. You’ll discover what she’s doing to eliminate bullying in middle schools...

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125: The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership

125: The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership

What does it take for women to thrive in the corporate world? After spending decades trying to figure out the answers, my guest Helen Appleby came to realize that men had advantages that women didn’t. So she formulated her own set of rules that she now shares through...

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124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture

124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture

Imagine if there were a company that could consistently achieve an employee engagement score of 93 or 94? You don’t have to imagine it. That’s a reality at WD-40 Company. My guest Garry Ridge describes the elements he and his tribe have put in place and practice...

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123: What It Takes to Become a Thought Leader

123: What It Takes to Become a Thought Leader

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in the path to being recognized as a thought leader? Denise Brosseau has provided the answer in her timeless book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? And in our conversation, she reveals the key elements required to achieve that level...

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122: Making the Most of Your Moments

122: Making the Most of Your Moments

How much attention do you pay to each moment as you experience it? My guest Achim Nowak shares four keys to becoming more mindful in the midst of a busy, full life so you create the best possible experience from every moment. In our conversation we explore four topics...

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121: Replace Drama with Compassionate Accountability

121: Replace Drama with Compassionate Accountability

Want to reduce the amount of drama and conflict in your life? My guest Nate Regier explains the drama triangle and the real causes of conflict…and why compassionate accountability is the solution to both. Nate’s unique perspective about conflict can help you approach...

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120: Aim for Expansion Not Balance

120: Aim for Expansion Not Balance

How do you respond to unexpected and unwelcome events in your life? My guest Vanessa Broers has walked this path herself and helps her coaching clients navigate these situations successfully, too. In our conversation, Vanessa shares specific lessons she learned during...

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118: Find Your Voice and Change Your Life

118: Find Your Voice and Change Your Life

Do you ever hesitate to speak up in a meeting or in a situation that you perceive to be risky? My guest Dr. Doreen Downing shares practical, valuable tips that can make those moments more comfortable and enjoyable for you. You’ll love Doreen’s approach to helping...

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117: Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering

117: Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering

Can you imagine having your arm torn off your body at age 7? That was the reality that my guest, Brian Bogert, faced at that tender age. You’ll be inspired and moved hearing Brian’s story of the accident, his recovery, and how he has used that experience to pursue the...

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116: Creating Civility and Respect at Work

116: Creating Civility and Respect at Work

What if there were a way to create a workplace (and world!) where people genuinely respect those who aren’t like them? That’s the focus of Robin Rosenberg’s work. As CEO and Founder of Live in Their World, Robin combines her expertise as a clinical psychologist with...

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115: Lean Out: Achieve More by Doing Less

115: Lean Out: Achieve More by Doing Less

Are you focusing every day exclusively on the systems and processes that will help you accelerate your business growth and get the results you want? If not, Crista Grasso has practical answers! She shares lessons learned from her own jewelry business that she brings...

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114: A Higher Ed Leadership Program with REAL Impact

114: A Higher Ed Leadership Program with REAL Impact

What does it take to prepare college and university students to be effective leaders when they graduate? My guest Tom Kolditz knows exactly what’s required…and he’s making it happen as Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University—the...

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113: You Can Be Fulfilled RIGHT NOW

113: You Can Be Fulfilled RIGHT NOW

  Want to have a truly inspired and inspiring life? You’ll love what my guest Tony Martignetti has to say about this! Tony is a master at guiding his clients to explore their pasts and uncover themes in their life that help them identify the future they’d like to...

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112: Ingaging Leadership Meets the Younger Generation

112: Ingaging Leadership Meets the Younger Generation

Want to create a new perspective about the younger generation in the workplace? You must listen to my conversation with Evan Hackel! Evan is on fire about the value these young people bring to work. You’ll discover why he says, “Millennials are the best workers who...

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111: Defeat Overwhelm and Stress with Only 10s

111: Defeat Overwhelm and Stress with Only 10s

If you’ve tried different time management systems and still feel overwhelmed and stressed, this episode is for you. My guest Mark Silverman shares key points from his excellent book (and my favorite on this topic), Only 10s 2.0 - Confront Your To-do List, Transform...

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110: Create a Fitness Routine You’ll Stick With

110: Create a Fitness Routine You’ll Stick With

Have you had trouble establishing a work-out routine and sticking with it? My guest Carl Ficks has helpful solutions to that challenge! Even if you have minimal time available, Carl describes how to create a plan that will work for you. He shares how his routine...

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107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

Want to learn ways to take better care of your brain so you think and perform at higher levels? My guest Cindy Shaw has answers! Cindy explains the roles that food (what to eat and what to avoid), sleep and stress management play in optimizing the function of your...

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106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

Do you feel stress or anxiety on a regular basis? That was the situation my guest Joe Perrone found himself in several years ago. As a small business owner, he had achieved greater financial success than he’d ever imagined, but he was not happy or at peace with...

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105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

Do you have any people who are “tornado magnets” in your life? If you find yourself consumed with too many thoughts about someone who’s creating issues for you, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Roger Hall shares how to deal with these individuals…along with an...

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104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

Want to become better at communicating your ideas in a powerful way to others? Catch my fascinating conversation with Todd Cherches, where we discuss key ideas from his book, VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd...

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102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

​What difference does it make to work with a skilled coach? Observe first-hand the life changing impact business owner Joe Perrone has experienced by working with expert coach Walt Hampton. This is truly an inspiring conversation with two people who are committed to...

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100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

Want to know how you can live your life so you have no regrets? That’s the end-game for my guest David Wood, Founder of Focus.ceo, for himself and for his clients. David works with business owners to help them double revenue, achieve more in less time, and be a more...

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099: Change Your Brain to Change Your Triggers

099: Change Your Brain to Change Your Triggers

Do you sometimes get triggered by another person or a particular kind of situation? My wonderful guest Mary Simon is an expert on helping clients recognize their triggers and find ways to reduce the impact on their minds and bodies. Mary is a respected, trusted...

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096: How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

096: How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are hot topics these days, and rightly so. Do you know all the facets involved in addressing each of these in the workplace? If not, catch this important interview with my guest, Sarah Tabet. She shares behaviors we might unconsciously...

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095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with...

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094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

Do your beliefs about what’s possible for you ever hold you back? If so, my interview with Dr. Lisa Walker is a must-listen. You’ll love hearing her passion and stories as she describes her own breakthroughs and the ways she helps clients with theirs. Lisa is a...

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093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

If you’re working long hours in your business and find it hard to take time off, my interview with Tom Perrone is a must-listen. Tom’s been in the financial planning business since 1970, and he’s passionate about helping small business owners learn how to create a...

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089: Create Your Dream Business and Lifestyle

089: Create Your Dream Business and Lifestyle

Want to get insights about creating your Dream Business so you can live your Dream Lifestyle? My guest Jim Palmer has done just that. Jim and his wife sold their home of 30 years to embark on a four-year (so far!) adventure on their boat, Floating Home. And he manages...

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088: Master Your Inner Critic to Create a Fulfilling Life

088: Master Your Inner Critic to Create a Fulfilling Life

Have you taken time to discover the real reasons for negative beliefs you hold about yourself…or others? Listen closely to this interview with Chris Salem, who explains how to discover the root cause of issues you experience in life. He shares his own journey out of...

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084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

Think you’re already a skilled listener? Think again. My guest Theresa Campbell shares insights that will help you listen more closely to yourself as well as to others. Theresa is the founder and CEO of Her Life, Her Legacy, a leadership development organization...

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083: How to Break Bread Virtually

083: How to Break Bread Virtually

If you relied on in-person meetings before the pandemic, you’ll love this interview with Gautam Ganglani. Gautam explains how he was able to strengthen relationships with 200 people VIRTUALLY during the past 7 months. He also shared lots of gold nuggets, including how...

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080: A Beautiful Love Story with Lessons for Your Life

080: A Beautiful Love Story with Lessons for Your Life

Would you commit to a relationship if you knew your partner had Stage-IV cancer? My guest Larry Indiviglia made the choice to say YES to Gayle, and he wrote 126 Days, 11 Minutes: Our Love Story to honor that very special woman. In this exceptional interview, Larry...

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079: How to Get Your Expertise Online with Ease

079: How to Get Your Expertise Online with Ease

Do you sometimes feel confused about which marketing strategies will get you the best results? My guest Denise Griffitts shares tips for creating a website, social media presence, and brand that bring your ideal clients to you. Denise is an expert web developer and...

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077: How to Be a Remarkable Remote Leader

077: How to Be a Remarkable Remote Leader

What changes have managers needed to make to lead remote teams during the pandemic? My guest Wayne Turmel Wayne is the co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute, and author or co-author of 12 books including The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote...

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076: Create a Powerful Personal Brand for Your Business

076: Create a Powerful Personal Brand for Your Business

Are you clear about the message that your personal brand communicates to potential clients? My guest Ben Baker has literally written the book on this, and he shares valuable insights that will help you clarify your message. We also discuss actions to take when dealing...

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075: Understand Personality to Connect with Others

075: Understand Personality to Connect with Others

Do you ever have conflicts with people who don’t think or act like you? This episode is for you. My guest Merrick Rosenberg has studied personality differences for the past 25 years and knows a thing or two about this topic! Merrick created a unique model for teaching...

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074: Work On Your Game

074: Work On Your Game

Would you like to take your performance to the next level? My guest Dre “All Day” Baldwin has learned what it takes to do just that. Since 2005, Dre has built a content publishing empire! Since 2006, he’s produced 7,000+ YouTube videos with more than 73 million views....

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073: Be of Service to People Already in Your Network

073: Be of Service to People Already in Your Network

Want to know what service-oriented marketing and sales look like? My guest Robert Grabel explains his approach, which makes it easy for him to acquire new clients. You’re sure to get ideas you can apply to your own business development efforts! Robert created his firm...

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072: Create Alignment for Success through Innovation

072: Create Alignment for Success through Innovation

How can you take a fresh look at your work so you and your team continue to innovate and adapt to change? Katharine Halpin founded her firm The Halpin Companies 25 years ago to fill a void she saw in her CPA career. Katharine has helped leadership and management teams...

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071: Connect with Your Team

071: Connect with Your Team

What’s it like to record a conversation with someone you’ve worked with for 30 years? Join me for this discussion with my long-time business partner, Dr. Denny Coates, about our new book, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills. We talk about...

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070: How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

070: How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

Do you get nervous when you need to speak in public? Whether you’re new to making presentations or a seasoned professional speaker, you’ll want to catch my interview with Michael Gelb. He’s known for his life-changing presentations on creative leadership, genius...

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069: The Power & Prestige of Being a Published Author

069: The Power & Prestige of Being a Published Author

Have you been wanting to write a book but keep putting it off because you find the task too daunting? If so, this episode is for you! My guest Mike Capuzzi is an expert at helping business owners become published authors of short, helpful books (shooks™). In his...

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067: How to Lead in a Virtual Environment

067: How to Lead in a Virtual Environment

Are you involved with teams struggling to deliver the expected outcomes as they work remotely? Meet my guest George Brough George is a true thought leader on how to achieve fabulous results in a virtual environment. He’s been helping organizations do this for more...

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066: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People

066: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People

Have you thought of resilience as the ability to “bounce back” from adversity? My guest Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal provides a much more powerful definition with three elements that allow you to emerge from any challenge enhanced and actually bounce forward. Have pen and...

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065: Increase Your Sales with Authentic Persuasion

065: Increase Your Sales with Authentic Persuasion

How would you rate your confidence level in sales situations? If you feel it could use a boost, my guest Jason Cutter shares practical ideas you can start using immediately. He explains how to acquire more clients by adopting the approach of professionals like...

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064: How to Stop Selling and Start Serving

064: How to Stop Selling and Start Serving

Do you feel uptight in sales situations? My guest Ryan Stanley has a simple solution: focus on serving by doing the right thing for every person, every time. For 10 years, Ryan worked at The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2 roles: as an...

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063: Go ALL IN and Eliminate Your Fears about Money

063: Go ALL IN and Eliminate Your Fears about Money

What limiting beliefs about money and your own potential are holding you back? My guest Chris Dorris shares profound insights and life-changing ideas in our conversation, including the 6 steps of his ALL IN process. Chris is a Mental Toughness who’s the psychological...

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060: Seeing Potential Regardless of Circumstances

060: Seeing Potential Regardless of Circumstances

 What impact does your mindset have on your success in selling your products and services? My guest Cynthia Beiler shares practical strategies for growing your business with less stress and more ease. As CEO of Leveraged Mind Consulting, Cynthia works with...

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056: What to Do When Life Requires You to Change

056: What to Do When Life Requires You to Change

 Have you ever felt like you were forcing yourself to fulfill the life others expected you to live? Be prepared to take a fresh look at your life in this wonderful interview with my guest Lisa Berkovitz. She shares how to connect with your true nature, expand...

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054: How to Be Resilient When Facing Stress and Adversity

054: How to Be Resilient When Facing Stress and Adversity

 Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19, and it’s been a source of great financial, emotional and physical stress for many. My guest Dr. Kozhi Makai shares important insights on how to successfully navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We discuss ideas from...

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053: How a Healing Organization Can Help Save the World

053: How a Healing Organization Can Help Save the World

 What does it mean to be a Healing Organization? That’s the focus of my interview with Michael Gelb, who co-authored a book of the same name with Raj Sisodia. Together they interviewed 25 companies that are focused on delivering value for their STAKEHOLDERS, not...

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051: Become the Key Person of Influence in Your Field

051: Become the Key Person of Influence in Your Field

 Would you like to become the key person of influence with your ideal clients? My guest Frank Mulcahy has achieved this goal, and in this interview he gives you the exact steps for achieving this status yourself. Frank is a best-selling author, international...

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050: Sales Is Not a Dirty Word

050: Sales Is Not a Dirty Word

 Are your sales skills at the level they need to be? My guest Steve Heroux speaks openly about what’s wrong with much of the sales training offered today and what he’s doing to address it. Steve is Founder and CEO of Victory Selling, and he uses a unique tool...

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046: Leadership Is a System, Not a Function

046: Leadership Is a System, Not a Function

 Why is it critical for a leader to have a clear vision in order to create a culture that’s thriving? My guest Dr. Oleg Konovalov has written an entire book about this in Leaderology! In this interview, he explains why effective leadership requires executives to...

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045: Coaching Yourself through Crisis

045: Coaching Yourself through Crisis

 Have you or someone you know had to deal with a serious health issue? My guest Pamela Cournoyer faced Stage 4 Lymphoma in 2012, and she is thriving today. In this interview she describes her journey from diagnosis to recovery and talks about how she uses this...

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044: How to Be a Hope-Driven Leader

044: How to Be a Hope-Driven Leader

 What does it mean to create hope in yourself and others? My guest Libby Gill wrote an entire book about this fascinating topic. In this excellent interview, Libby brings to life the concepts in her book, The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at...

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043: Find Your Fastest Path to Cash

043: Find Your Fastest Path to Cash

 Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to double or triple your revenue? My guest Adam Urbanski is known as the Millionaire Marketing Mentor for a reason. Over the past 20 years, he’s helped thousands of coaches, consultants and other service...

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038: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

038: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

 Have you wondered why so many experts stress the importance of having high emotional intelligence (EQ)? My guest Amy Sargent makes the case in a very compelling way. I loved that her own EQ skills are highly evolved, and she provides concrete examples to...

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035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

 Whenever Meredith Bell and Dr. Mark Goulston have a conversation, rich observations and insights inevitably emerge. In this episode, they explore topics that are relevant no matter what role(s) you have in life. They talk about Mark’s latest projects and then...

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032: Master the Art of Observation and Make More Sales

032: Master the Art of Observation and Make More Sales

 Ever wish you could read people so you know how open they are to what you have to say? My guest Terry Earthwind Nichols is an expert in profiling, the art of observing others and interpreting the signals they’re sending. Join me for a fascinating conversation...

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031: Your State of Mind Impacts What You See and Experience

031: Your State of Mind Impacts What You See and Experience

 Do you ever think that what’s happening outside of you is what’s causing your feelings? My guest Barb Patterson shares her journey in discovering that our experiences are always generated from within us. Once she discovered the role that our state of mind plays...

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029: The Veil of Leadership Shame: A New Trend

029: The Veil of Leadership Shame: A New Trend

 Have you ever taken on a new position and been tormented by self-doubts about your ability to succeed? My guest Rozanna Wyatt explains how pervasive this feeling is among leaders she coaches. She describes how she helps them uncover the real issues that create...

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027: How Your Beliefs Can Hold You Back or Set You Free

027: How Your Beliefs Can Hold You Back or Set You Free

  Do you ever wish for more than you have in life but don’t allow yourself to believe it’s really possible? My guest Barbara Daoust is a success coach who helps clients break through limiting beliefs around money and their ability to achieve higher levels of...

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026: How to Turn Clients into Champions Who Promote You

026: How to Turn Clients into Champions Who Promote You

  Would you like a suggestion that can dramatically grow your revenues? My guest Paul McManus shares TWO ideas that catapulted his company’s growth, and you can adapt them for your own business. They don’t require chasing or pursuing prospective clients. Instead,...

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025: Focus on a Niche and Acquire More Clients

025: Focus on a Niche and Acquire More Clients

  Do you struggle to identify a niche to focus on? My guest Jodi Flynn describes her path to identifying her favorite type of client. After she did that, she received more engagements with companies that were just the right match for her passion and skills. Jodi...

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023: Build a Competition-Proof Coaching Business

023: Build a Competition-Proof Coaching Business

  Do you struggle to compete with other professionals in your same industry? Block time for my interview with Jason Goldberg to find out how to set yourself apart so YOU are the one your ideal clients choose to work with. Jason explains three simple pillars that...

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022: Clarify Your Message to Engage Your Audience

022: Clarify Your Message to Engage Your Audience

  Would you like to kick your presentations up a notch or two? My guest Dolores Hirschmann helps speakers, entrepreneurs and authors prepare a compelling message for a TEDx talk and other stages in her role as Chief Clarity Officer at Masters in Clarity. In this...

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021: Developing Relationships That Pay Again and Again

021: Developing Relationships That Pay Again and Again

  How do you get your foot in the door of large organizations if your firm is a small operation? My guest Axel Meierhoefer, Ph.D. describes how he has consistently gotten work with global companies…and continues to find ways to deliver value over time once he’s...

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020: Don’t Try to Be Perfect with Your Clients

020: Don’t Try to Be Perfect with Your Clients

  Do you feel pressured to show up with clients as someone who has it all together? My guest Aaron Young argues that always showing the “shiny” version of your life is not as compelling as being transparent. Aaron is Chairman and CEO at Laughlin Associates, and...

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019: You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win

019: You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win

  Have you ever wondered if a business can really be sustainable if you focus exclusively on serving others? That’s exactly how my guest Jonathan Keyser has built his commercial real company. In his new book, You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win: The Art of...

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018: Acquire More Clients by Living Service

018: Acquire More Clients by Living Service

  Are you ready to shift from struggling coach to thriving professional? My guest Melissa Ford has walked that path herself. In her new book, Living Service: The Journey of a Prosperous Coach, Melissa describes the uneven steps she took on her way to establish a...

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016: Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network AND Your Business

016: Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network AND Your Business

  Have you struggled with how to use LinkedIn most effectively? Meet John Nemo, author of LinkedIn Riches and Content Marketing Made Easy. John helps coaches, consultants and other service professionals make the most of this powerful platform. He knows that...

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015: How to Become Credible in the Eyes of Your Clients

015: How to Become Credible in the Eyes of Your Clients

  What’s the most effective way to get the attention of a potential client and gain a sterling reputation? In this interview, my guest Frank Wagner explains two powerful things you can do to gain credibility and build trust. Frank is an expert on developing...

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014: Build Deep Relationships That Create Loyal Clients

014: Build Deep Relationships That Create Loyal Clients

  Ready for a boatload of practical tips you can use to acquire and keep more clients? Jody Holland is a fire hose of ideas! In the past 20 years, he’s published 20+ books, been a keynote speaker 300+ times and trained almost 300,000 leaders. Jody shares the...

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013: Simplify Your Message to Explode Your Income

013: Simplify Your Message to Explode Your Income

  How do you become the trusted advisor with your clients for life? My guest Jeff Moore has succeeded in doing just that in a highly competitive industry. Jeff is a brilliant marketer who helps his clients simplify their description of who they are to their...

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012: 5 Strategies for Taming Your Distractions

012: 5 Strategies for Taming Your Distractions

  How effective are you with using your time every day? My guest “Mister Productivity” Mark Struczewski is an expert in helping people reduce overwhelm and increase their daily output by taming distractions. In this episode he shares simple, easy-to-implement...

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011: The Tale of Two Cultures

011: The Tale of Two Cultures

  What can go wrong if the leadership of a company changes and the new executives focus exclusively on the bottom line? My guest Mark Hinderliter, Ph.D., lived through this experience with two different companies. He came to understand the factors that can...

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010: Add a New Revenue Stream to Your Coaching Services

010: Add a New Revenue Stream to Your Coaching Services

  Have you been looking for a way to scale your business without putting in longer hours and more effort? When she transitioned from corporate executive to business adviser, Dr. Shohreh Aftahi found that she needed to get creative in order to serve her audience...

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Episode 005: How to Become a Revenue Rockstar

Episode 005: How to Become a Revenue Rockstar

  If you find yourself anxious in sales situations with potential clients, this episode is for you! My guest John Livesay explains how to incorporate storytelling into your sales conversations to become memorable and compelling. John’s insights about handling...

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Episode: 004: Be Compelling and Stand Out with Clients

Episode: 004: Be Compelling and Stand Out with Clients

You’ll want to grab a pen and thick pad of paper for this information-packed interview with Dr. Mark Goulston. He reveals several intriguing ways to differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd. Mark is a prolific content producer. He’s the author of the...

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Episode 003: How to Prevail Even in Extreme Adversity

Episode 003: How to Prevail Even in Extreme Adversity

  You’re going to face many personal and professional challenges in life, and you can prevail in all of them. Ellen Cooperperson describes four different life-threatening situations her son faced as a young man and how the two of them used creativity, persistence...

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Episode 002: Why You Should Focus on Big-Tickets Clients

Episode 002: Why You Should Focus on Big-Tickets Clients

  You can dramatically grow your revenue without killing yourself when you focus on clients who can easily invest in your high-end programs. Dr. Pelè is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Big-Ticket Clients: You Can’t Catch a Whale with a Worm. In this episode,...

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Episode 001: How to Find Your Wow Factor

Episode 001: How to Find Your Wow Factor

  Do you allow your unique self to shine when you’re with clients? Master Certified Coach Ben Dooley gives specific tips on how to do this, authentically and confidently. For more than a decade, Ben has been helping other coaches discover their powerful coaching...

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