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59 minutes | 6 days ago
Charting Your Own Course When Others Do Different - Jason Bystrak & Peter DiMarco
When all your competitors are merging or being bought outright, what do you do? Do you stay independent or do you look to do the same as them? When they all lock into one business focus, do you do the same or do you carve your own path? Jason Bystrak and Peter DiMarco, Vice Presidents at D&H Distributing (104 year old family owned company), join me on this episode to talk about how to know what you should do for your business. They know firsthand the questions you need to ask yourself and whether you should care what your competitors are doing. The conversation also goes into how a $5 billion company operates with 36% employee ownership versus a $50 billion company. I especially loved the conversation about egos, complicating things and the bottoms-up versus top-down method of deciding your businesses next steps. If you have employees, or are thinking about adding staff for the first time, Peter's insights into hiring practices will open your eyes. Jason Bystrak is the vice president of the cloud and services business unit for D&H Distributing, and leads a team of cross-functional experts responsible for the strategy and execution of the company’s XaaS ("Everything as a Service") business, helping channel partners deliver total solutions in a subscription model. He oversees technology practice areas including cloud, professional services, security and unified communications. He is the chair of the Channel Development Advisory Council for CompTIA, previously served as chair for CompTIA’s cloud community, and has been named to ChannelPro-SMB’s list of 20/20 Visionaries, as well as CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should. He frequently offers insight into the opportunity and future of cloud at strategic industry events, including CompTIA’s ChannelCon, Channel Partners and IT Nation. Peter DiMarco joined D&H in 2015 as vice president of VAR sales, Computer Products Division (CPD). He oversees sales teams working with all value-added resellers that sell through the CPD division, including commercial, government and education solution providers as well as managed service providers. Peter manages the inside and outside sales teams, solutions and Cloud support teams focused on new market growth strategies, aimed at helping its SMB solution providers evolve towards larger mid-market sales opportunities and solutions. He is focused on driving VAR engagement efforts including the VAR Track events at D&H's trade shows, and a new K-12 Advisory Board focusing on this vertical market, in addition to driving new programs and support services. Peter previously served as an IT channel development leader at EarthLink, and has coordinated sales initiatives with partners such as Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, VMware, Apple, Juniper, Citrix and HP. His IT distribution experience includes a vice president of VAR sales position at Ingram Micro.
56 minutes | 11 days ago
Breaking Your Worry Agreement - Rene Brent
There were some audio issues for two minutes. I apologize. My mom always told me don't borrow worry from tomorrow. I've not been really great about letting go worry. Do I obsessively worry? No. But many do. Any many others get into worry cycles. Rene Brent has written a powerful Book, Breaking Your Worry Agreement. On this episode Rene shares strategies and tactics she has developed over the course of her career to help her clients break their personal worry agreements and live a life filled with increased joy and connection to those around you. We also answer questions around, Is worry ever helpful? Can you worry too little? and what happens in your body when you worry about worrying. Rene has been a RN for 30 years and has worked in ICU, Trauma/ER and the Recovery Room. In her experience, she was inspired by the powerful mind/body connection and how self-awareness and reframing negative thoughts helps us heal emotionally and physically. It was a natural transition for Rene Brent to go from being a healer of the body to a healer of the mind. She is passionate about helping her clients use the power of the mind and move forward in their lives and reach personal and professional goals. Rene Brent’s solo practice is located in Maitland, Florida. She is certified as a Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Rene Brent is an International speaker and a #1 International Best Selling Author of “How Big Is Your BUT?”. On March 16th, 2021 Rene released her latest book “Breaking the Worry Agreement” and has already reached International Best Seller status on Amazon. Rene Brent is a registered member of The American Council of Hypnotherapist (ACHE) and the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapist (IAIH)
58 minutes | 17 days ago
From International Trade Leader to a Life filled with BEE Mindfulness - Denise Thomas
How dealing with world leaders caused Denise Thomas to develop BEE Mindfulness methods to change lives and reduce stress. If you thinking putting deals together for just your business can be stressful imagine traveling all over the world to put together trade agreements with world and religious leaders, politicians at all levels and more. And then picture doing all that while living in your home with several generations of family. Take a listen as Denise shares the questions she asks herself, how she strives to live her life in its natural rhythm and silence is a gift we give ourselves. For more than two decades Denise Thomas has proven a dynamic auditor and extraordinarily compassionate leader. She lives and works from heart center that allows her to maneuver with easy through global diplomatic waters. She has engaged ambassadors, heads of state, top religious leaders, senators, business executives and other key leaders both globally and domestically to achieve strategic objectives, guide community leaders, and build successful enterprises including advising on strategic growth, foreign business development and planning, cultural fluency, inclusion, belonging, training facilitation and content creation. Denise currently services as Trade Director of Africa, Middle East, and Europe Trade for World Trade Center Arkansas, she has successfully navigated challenges, and created new pathways for growth and success with global partners to benefit from trade mutually. A self-proclaimed Impact Strategist, she sees opportunities when others see adversity. Denise’s superpower is building relationships to establish a more creative solution to problems, create more effective communications, and moving people to live a more productive lives for the great good.
62 minutes | a month ago
Breaking Rules, Creating Success and Taking Care of Customers - Dan Keldsen
Want to create a new product? Wonder if you need to know the rules first? Do you need to or can you just carve your own path and create your own market? Dan Keldsen is the Co-Founder of PlexiCam, a new way to use your webcam and Co-Founder of Veventaas.com, a virtual events as a service company. On this epsiode we talk about his thoughts on creating a product without knowing all the rules, why customer service is the key to expanding your reach and what he thinks about rules. Dan Keldsen is currently Co-founder of two startups, PlexiCam.com, the 21st Century Tripod and Teleprompter alternative and Veventaas.com, the virtual-events-as-a-service company. If your organization wants the high-touch, high customer-experience that you would normally get from an upscale, hotel-based day or more event, and are tired of the endless parade of walls of bored participants from webinars and traditional virtual event solutions, Veventaas lets you focus on YOUR business, and takes away the pain of the details behind-the-scenes and in front of the curtain to make your brand promise shine rather than suffer through a virtual event. It's a high gloss, high touch experience, without the cost of a traditional Hollywood-style production team. Dan is also the Co-Author of the 2014 Best-Seller, The Gen Z Effect, which focuses on what we can learn from each other, regardless of age, and why the far healthier approach to life is to see what we ALL bring to any situation, whether it's business, education, politics, you name it.
63 minutes | a month ago
Superman, Legos, Marketing and Laughter - James Adam
Marketing does not have to be complicated or complex. It does need to stir the emotions and open the wallets of your prospective clients though. It also doesn't have to be all things to everyone. Picking your ideal client and platform are just two aspects of a marketing strategy. James Adam of Thirty-Three Percent wants business owners to find their voice, and have a bit of fun, while growing their business with marketing. He also wants us all to make sure we understand our Why. He recently realized his had changed and pivoted his business. We also talk about Superman, Zach Snyder, Legos and how all of that can help you figure out your why and your strategy. Since getting his start in retail over 20 years ago, James has been helping businesses of all shapes and sizes with their marketing campaigns, including brands like The North Face, Hasbro and JCB. In 2009 James started Cunning Plan, a full-service marketing agency with a focus on destinations, hospitality, leisure and retail. In 2020, James took the decision to scale back his agency to get back to the work he loves, founding Thirty Three Percent, a business focused on working closely with smaller businesses and helping them take control of their marketing. James believes that marketing can be simple and incredibly effective when not overcomplicated with jargon and buzzwords and helps clients achieve this with his Ruthlessly Efficient Marketing Method.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Strokes, Healing, Caregiving and Defining Normal - Marcia Moran
Stroke. The word evokes fear to mostly everyone who hears the word. For those who have lived it themselves, or have taken care of those who have had a stroke it means a change to potentially everything you knew as normal. My guest is Marcia Moran, a stroke survivor who has made it her mission to advocate for those who have had a stroke and help those who care for them. On this episode we discuss her journey from stroke patient to advocate. She shares her story of how her life changed in an instant and the critical things you need to know in case it happens to you or a loved one. Marcia Moran has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. Her experience led her to found her own firm, Performance Architect in 2012. She also co-founded Positive Business DC, an organization designed to increase well-being in the workforce in 2012. After suffering a major stroke in 2014, Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. Marcia lives with her husband Jim, two very loud cats, and two birds near Washington, DC. On weekends, Marcia, Jim, and the cats go to Deep Creek, Maryland where Marcia paints watercolors. In the evening Marcia and Jim sit out on the deck and watch fireflies flit by. Marcia holds a B.S. in Political Science with a magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Chapman University in California. She attended Skirinssal Folkehoyskole in Sandefjord, Norway and studied art. She also earned a certificate in Well-being Foundations of Personal Transformation from the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute in Virginia. She volunteers at Brain Injury Services, supporting their Speakers Bureau program. www.strokeforward.com
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Strength Plus Mind Plus 3 Breaths Equals Health - Tammy Wise
Is there always an emotional component to pain and physical injury? Is it possible to heal and strengthen your body by adding an extra layer to your physical conditioning? My guest is Tammy Wise. A Broadway dancer turned TAO minister and the creator of the time tested BodyLogos system of alignment and strength training that has made a difference for many who thought they would never be able to get strong and healthy again. During this episode Tammy shares her own journey to health and healing and even shared a quick exercise you can do everyday to begin improving your posture. I've done it a few times now and it works quickly! All with 3 breaths. We also talk about how emotional trauma can get trapped in the body and prevent full healing, how just a few minutes a day can correct posture from being at a computer and her own journey from abuse to strength helped her develop BodyLogos. Tammy Wise is a widely respected mind-body fitness expert, owner of BodyLogos, Inc., author of The Art of Strength: Sculpt the Body ~ Train the Mind, and creator of the BodyLogos App. A former Broadway dancer turned Tao minister, Tammy was voted the Best of Fitness by Time Out New York (twice!) and has appeared in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, New York Magazine, Natural Health, Shape, Thrive Global and more. She’s a Transformational Authors Contest Winner and regular contributor to Medium. Visit her at bodylogos.com.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Digital Wellbeing, Innovation, Technology and a Few Surprises - Heidi Forbes Oste
Digital wellbeing has taken on an all new meaning in the past year. With covid shifting business, school and social gatherings to virtual settings more time has been spent in front of a screen than ever before. Streaming platforms saw unprecedented increases in subscriptions and depression and dissatisfaction rose astronomically. My guest, Heidi Forbes Oste has been talking about digital wellbeing and how to excel while being a human on this planet and global nomad for a long time. As a behavioral scientist, geek, global traveler and parent, she has lived what we discuss on this episode and guided numerous corporations and individuals to finding the balance between the digital world and the real one. Technology has become a lifeline for many and a curse for others as technology use takes a toll on their emotional and physical beings. Join us as we discuss all that and more. Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a behavioral scientist, best-selling author of Digital Self Mastery series and executive producer of the Evolving Digital Self and Global Nomad Hacks podcasts. She combines 25 yrs experience in social strategy consulting with her scholarly research in the human relationship with technology and her personal passion for wellbeing and global citizenship. She holds several advisory roles as an expert on strategic integration of Digital Wellbeing and Ethics to support the transition into the digital era without losing humanity in the process. Through her leadership as Managing Partner at 2BalanceU and board roles she has been recognized for her global outreach mentoring and professional development for women entrepreneurs and start-ups. Her mantra: "Knowledge is Power, Sharing is Powerful™ She is a Global Nomad at heart and mind. American by birth, Swedish by marriage, mum to two kids in launching phase, "based" in Jackson Hole (Wyoming), Gosnold (Cape Cod), Malmö (Sweden) and outside Bezier (Southern France). @forbesoste
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Podcasting, Consistently Inconsistent and Our Favorite Green Lantern - Mark Asquith
When you get to ask one of the people on the forefront of podcasting, someone who lives on the edge of defining how we interact with each other via media, a few questions it is best to make sure you record the conversation. Why? Because perspective shifting answers and questions abound. Take a listen as I interview Mark Asquith, aka The British Podcast Guy, as we discuss his journey to define his role in the world, his thoughts on the future of podcasting and why he really does not care about missing out. His answer made me rethink several different areas of my life. And it wouldn't be a conversation with Mark unless some superhero conversation surfaced. I mean the man calls his company Rebel Base Media! I may just have to have him back on the show to just discuss Star Wars, the DC universe and Star Trek. I can easily get lost in that conversation. After quitting his job at age 23 so that he didn't have to work for people with whom he didn't want to share a water cooler any longer, Mark Asquith decided to try his hand at digital product development and began working with some of the UK's biggest organisations, including the NHS, JCB and the Ministry of Defence. But that wasn't enough, he struggled with the idea of having a "boss" and the stifling feeling that brought with it. Mark decided after a few years as a freelance digital consultant that the only way to actually control his own lifestyle was to work truly for himself, on things that he loves. So, in 2008 he set up his first "real" business. Obviously, in 2008 that was a web design business. Since then, Mark has gone on to create a globally successful design agency, work on two tech startups with some serious stories to tell and create a personal brand that has resulted in an audience of worldwide fans who appreciate his "no BS" attitude and straight-talking demeanour. A regular speaker across the world at tech, business and podcast events, particularly in the United States. A straight-talking, no BS millennial speaker, Mark talks on productivity, startups, work/life balance, personal branding, digital product development, user experience and all aspects of modern marketing. Right now, Mark is CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, one of the UK's leading podcast companies and was the vision behind the suite of products from Rebel Base Media including a podcast hosting, analytics & distribution platform (Captivate.fm), the world's #1 managed WordPress platform for podcaster (Podcast Websites), Podcast Success Academy & podcast interaction tech, Poductivity along with the Rebel Base Media podcast production studio in Sheffield.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Taking Successful Action in Three Words and a Little More - Rob Actis
National Voiceover Artist, Acclaimed Podcast Host and all around funny guy, Rob Actis, talks action, motivation, and finding success his way. Interviewing Rob is like sitting down with a perpetual motion machine. Rob is always on the move yet he always maintains focus on his goals. After nearly losing his life he realized he had been living life without being aware of all of his life. Try to keep up with his energy on the show as we talk about his book, The Law of Action, how he manages to keep his head up and focused and why Clubhouse is his new favorite place to be. Rob “Mr. Action” Actis is the best selling author of The Law of Action and the creator of the Law of Action Formula. He helps his successful entrepreneur clients get unstuck, break through their fears, and live a life of massive inspired action. He is a serial Entrepreneur and loves all things marketing and business and runs a small boutique creative agency creating high-end graphics for his clients. One of his many talents is that of a voice actor for many national TV commercials. Rob is also an accomplished audiobook narrator, including The Miracle Morning book and series by Hal Elrod. Other best selling authors include Honoree Corder, Ed Rush, Kevin Kruse, Matthew A. Overlund, and Ben Hale. You can find Rob as a featured guest on many podcasts, sharing his passion for following the Law of Action principles and taking a stand for others to live every day like they WANT to be alive. Rob loves podcasts. Rob is the creator and host of The Living the Law of Action show, co-creator, and co-host of the comedy podcast Failed Dinner Conversations with Sean Douglas and is the host of the soon to be released Hot 50 countdown presented by Podcast Magazine. Rob is known for taking massive immediate action. He loves making a difference in people’s lives and supporting others in their success. If you meet him or you hear him on a podcast. You will know instantly why they call him “Mr. Action.”
59 minutes | 3 months ago
One Woman's Journey From Tech to Helping Others with Intention - Pat Alva-Kraker
Pat Alva-Kraker has dedicated her life to helping other's learn the power of intention to transform their lives. She has written a beautiful book, Katherine's Quest: One Woman's Journey to Elation, to show how intention, in all we do, can make the journey through life one of, well elation. Take a listen as Pat shares her journey and how you can begin adding intention into all aspects of your life. I had several big ahas when Pat shared a few questions she suggests we all ask ourselves and those we care about. The powerful one for me? Well, you'll just have to take a listen and let me know which you think it is and what your answer is to the question. Pat Alva-Kraker was known as an international IT project manager, and a community leader. A successful Latina woman working in two male‐dominated industries, IT and engineering. In order to be accepted, each morning Pat put on her two‐piece skirt suit with pumps; making decisions from her analytical side and forfeiting her strong sense of intuition. After a 35‐year career, Pat “woke up”, began her own journey of elation and donated 100% of her corporate “uniforms” to The Ladder Alliance and now chooses to live an empowered life. Driven by the belief that personal elation, living according to your blueprint and connecting to your wiser self is a choice we make each day, she founded Majestic Coaching Group, LLC. Pat Alva‐Kraker has always had a passion for self‐mastery and assisting women become their best self. Her company coaches and mentors women transitioning from IT, Real Estate and Project Management careers. Majestic Coaching Group LLC creates a safe and encouraging space where women can tap into and honor their intuitive self; expand their capacity to become stronger leaders; make a greater impact with their business; and collaborate with other like‐minded business leaders. www.majesticcoachinggroup.com
65 minutes | 4 months ago
How to Sell Your Business - John Warrillow
To some, selling your business is a sellout and that you should build a business for legacy and pass it on to your family. To others, before you even open the doors of your business you should have a plan for how you're going to sell the business and every day in business be growing it to sell it. I don't think it matters what other people think you should do with your business. I think what matters is what you want to do with your business. And that may change overtime as well. Whether you plan on selling your business or not, understanding the principles of what somebody is looking for if they want to buy it can help your business achieve greater success. Even if you never sell. My guest today is John Warrillow, founder of Built to Sell and The Value Builder System, a successful entrepreneur himself and the author of numerous podcasts and books on building and selling businesses. John and I talk about his latest book The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies and Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top. He shares what is really involved with selling and growing a business and the questions you need to ask before, during and up to the moment of sale. If you've ever thought it would be great to sell your company you'll want to listen to this episode . If you're thinking about starting a business, you'll want to listen to this episode. If you have a business and think you want to pass it on to your family , you definitely want to listen to the end of this episode for John's view on passing your business to your family. John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System™, a simple software for building the value of a company used by thousands of businesses worldwide. Offered by a global network of independent advisors known as Certified Value Builders, The Value Builder System™ incorporates several diagnostic tools, including the Value Builder Score. Those businesses that achieve a Value Builder Score of 90 or greater are worth double the average-performing business. John is the author of the bestselling book, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc magazines as one of the best business books of 2011. Built to Sell has been translated into 12 languages. John’s next book, The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, was released by Random House in February 2015 and has since been translated into eight languages. In 2021, John released The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top. This completes the trilogy of books which teach business owners how to build, accelerate, and harvest the value of their company. As the host of Built to Sell Radio, John has interviewed hundreds of founders about their exit. Forbes ranked John’s podcast as one of the ten best podcasts for business owners. Before founding The Value Builder System™, John started and exited four companies.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Tech, Women, Success and Lifting All Up - Nicole Scheffler
Does the definition of success change based on the industry you're in or your gender? There are stories that go around that say that women don't support women yet from all the interviews I've done, and my experiences in the tech and business worlds, I've found that that is not the truth. I found that more women support women then we are led to believe. My guest today lives and breathes her philosophy that success is not about external trappings and that if we learn to get clear to determine what it is we truly want and align our internal and external lives with that, then happiness and success can be achieved. Nicole Scheffler is a woman in tech, although like many of us women in tech, she just prefers to say she's in tech and forget adding the woman part. Nicole has spent much of her career helping others succeed as she succeeded. On today's episode Nicole and I talk about success, lifting other people up, and the questions she asks herself to align herself with her own definition of success. Nicole Scheffler is a Tech Diva dedicated to sparking success for women in technology careers – women who are working to own their career success and realize impact in a male-dominated field. Nicole empowers women with proven success principles to help them define their aspirations, goals, and boost their daily contributions in the digital world. Applying more than 16 years’ experience in a fast-paced technology career, the wisdom featured in her best-selling “Pillars of Success” book with Jack Canfield, and hundreds of hours interviewing women in tech on her podcasts, Nicole provides a clear success framework for women in all stages of their tech careers. Her courses, content, and speaking, help tech divas fires burn brighter. www.TechDivaSuccess.com
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Pocket MBA - Harry Brelsford
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Do you need an MBA? Or rather do you need the expertise that somebody who has not only gotten an MBA but has also run multiple successful businesses and helped other entrepreneurs launch grow and sell their businesses can share? Wouldn't it be great to have in one place, the foundational pieces to every successful business? This episode features Harry Brelsford who not only has an MBA and a few other degrees but has done all of the above. On this episode Harry and I talk about what makes a successful entrepreneur, the perils pitfalls and excitement and what he is learned from guiding himself and others in nearly three decades plus of his own entrepreneurial journey and what guided him to write his latest book, Pocket MBA Instant Entrepreneur. Harry Brelsford is the founder of SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com) from Bainbridge Island, Wash. He is a long-time SMB channel partner who has served customers and mentored other partners (SMB Nation has over 45,000 members who are Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and SMB technology consultants). He oversees the popular SMB Nation workflow including marketing analytics, content and events (webinars, workshops and multi-day conferences). He holds an MBA in Project Management from the University of Denver (and numerous certifications such as MCSE, MCT, CNE, et al) and is the author of 23 books on technology and business topics. His 20 years of SMB technology experience were supplemented by teaching 12+ years at night as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University and other higher-learning institutions. He served as the Dean in the Graduate School of Technology at Aspen University (where he was awarded a PhD in Letters). Harry is an in-demand speaker at industry events. Harry's recent books include the “How to Be an MSP” and “The Pocket MBA – Instant Entrepreneur” and he has published over 400-articles in business magazines (Washington CEO, Colorado Business, Alaska Business Monthly) and technology magazines (ChannelPro, Microsoft Certified Professional magazine, etc.). An active entrepreneur, Harry is the force behind the Pocket MBA, Telephonation, Cloud Nation and XPmigrations.com. His latest startup is 420MSP.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Future Widow and Answers to Questions You Didn't Know You Had - Jenny Lisk
Widow. The word conjures up so much loss and sadness. You are given that title when you lose someone you loved very much and planned a life with forever. A life you certainly never expected to change dramatically when your husband gets diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and dies eight months later. How do you recover from that with any sort of grace when you have two kids to take care of and a life to rebuild that looks different than you expected it to? Jenny Lisk created the Widowed Parent Podcast and wrote the book, Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family and Finding My Voice because she saw a need to help others through what she went through. She wants to educate people BEFORE they have to go through losing a loved one while providing a resource for those who are in it now. Take a listen as we discuss the questions Jenny didn't even know to ask, the answers she found during and after her husband passed and how being vulnerable helped her heal and help others. Jenny Lisk is an author, speaker, and host of the Widowed Parent Podcast, which has been featured in The Washington Post and ParentMap. On her Hundred Dreams list is riding a camel. And milking a cow. And raising $44,000 for brain cancer research, in honor of her husband’s 44 years. The author of the memoir Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice, Jenny lives in Redmond, Washington, with her two teenagers. She is passionate about helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being. You can download her free guides What I've Learned About Widowed Parenting and How to be Helpful: Tips for Allies of Widowed Families. Follow her on social media @liskjenny.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Discover Your True North - Anne Bruce
Anne Bruce joins me today to talk about how anyone can discover their own personal True North to help you have your best life possible. She shares how it is never to late to live your calling, how courage is more than you think it is and you have more of it then you think, and how competencies don't always lead to your vocational calling. She shares her 1 question she asks herself to keep her eye on her true north. The conversation on this episode is a great way to lead into your new year, or anytime actually. If you are thinking to yourself, "I need to figure out what I want for me", or "I wish I knew what I am meant to be doing", then take a listen as Anne shares that and more. Anne Bruce is an popular speaker and author coach. She's also a talent manager who works with celebrities, politicians, TV and sports stars. She's spoken for the White House and the Pentagon, Coca Cola, Sprint, and Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Anne's written 25 books translated into 36 languages for the largest publishers in the world. She's also the co-author of Speak for a Living, 2nd edition with Sardek Love. Based on her bestseller, Discover True North. Anne's work is all about ways to Discover True North and transform your life and career. Her clients learn how to use their internal guidance system to create stronger, healthier, and happier relationships. Her next book to be released at Valentine's Day 2021 is Discover True North Relationships.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Self, Faith, Love and Labels - Splintered Grace Hosts - Bonnie Violet, Tina Frank
My Christmas week show is, at the end of the day, about love. I was honored to have Bonnie Violet and Tina Frank say yes when I asked them to be on my show. Their story is a powerful one about how love is more powerful than any barrier if you choose to allow it into your heart first. Take a listen as Bonnie Violet and her aunt share how they came back together after almost 30 years apart because of labels and how they had defined each other based on outside factors. This is a heartfelt and, for me, eye opening conversation about labels, faith, love. perception and perspectives. Tina Frank, a conservative Christian woman and Bonnie Violet, a transgender queer drag queen have an anti-cancel culture conversation on their podcast, Splintered Grace. While many family members are choosing to no longer speak after a revelation like Bonnie Violet shared, they have chosen to sit at the table and engage in difficult conversation to find peace and restoration.
57 minutes | 5 months ago
Producing, Writing and Why Authentic Matters - Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman left Madison Avenue in NYC to go from Ad man to Executive Producer and writer in Hollywood. Along the way he learned that being authentic matters, being found while being not being authentic will always bite you back (he is authentic but not so some who have auditioned for him), and why he wants to produce something with "legs." On this episode Joel shares with me how he has embraced the changing world and face of TV, what drives him, and how to get your message out there while staying true to yourself. Hint, it really isn't that hard as it is made out to be. Joel also talks about finding the story in all he does. Joel Friedman is an Executive Producer who has show run, developed written scripted and unscripted series. He has partnered with and developed series for companies such as Mark Burnett, Bunim Murray, Fremantle, Next, Spike, NBC, Bravo, Broadway Video and Kenan Thompson of SNL as well as for other networks and production companies
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Resiliency, Worry Windows and Mind over Moment - Anne Grady
I love Anne Grady. Talking to her is like getting a PhD is how to build and recognize resiliency. Her life experiences give her massive credentials to speak to her topic of Resiliency no matter how bad life hits you. On this episode Anne Grady shares answers to my questions about resiliency and productivity. That one hit home for me which is why I asked the question and you might be surprised by the answer she shared. We also discuss the benefit of a worry window, why it is important to know your cognitive shortcuts and a key question to ask yourself on a regular basis to improve resiliency. Hint, it has something to do with my favorite idea of perspectives. Anne Grady began studying the brain and neurodevelopment to find answers while searching for treatment options for her son, Evan, after he was diagnosed with severe mental illness and Autism. Then, after being diagnosed with an avocado-sized tumor in her salivary gland in 2014, she had to lean on the tools she learned with her son to help her through this difficult time. Now, she wants to help others cultivate the habits and skills to build strength through struggle with the science behind resilience. With a master’s degree in organizational communication, Anne shows people how to harness the power of resilience to break out of reactivity so they can communicate, lead, and live on purpose. Not only is Anne recognized as a leading expert in the fields of leadership, communication, and resilience by Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, FOX Business, CNN, and more, she is also a living testimonial. She is the author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming Your Life One Week at a Time and its best-selling follow-up book, Strong Enough. In her newest book, Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience and the companion journal, Anne delivers a collection of actionable, practical, and timely takeaways for the challenging world we find ourselves in today. Anne is a passionate mental health advocate and a portion of all her book proceeds go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas (NAMI).
59 minutes | 5 months ago
Improving Memory is not a Trick - It Matters - Chester Santos
Monkey, iron, rope, house, paper, shoe, worm, envelope, pencil, river, rock, tree, cheese, dollar A list that makes no sense but a list I still remember that Chester Santos, the International Man of Memory, challenged me with to show how anyone, instantly, can learn to remember things and keep remembering them. I did this show live on November 24 and still remember them, because of the tips he taught me on the show, on December 4th. How does one become a world famous memory master and coach? And how can you improve your memory? Take a listen and try the techniques he shares on the show. If you want more, he makes an incredible offer at the end of the show. Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” has left an impression on all corners of the earth. With his unique ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, but also educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert. Through his entertaining & educational television and movie appearances, professional seminars, and best-selling books, Chester has helped millions of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind. His keynote speaking credits include TEDx with some of the nation’s most highly regarded professors and scientists, the prestigious Talks at Google program featuring “the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers”, and the International Festival of Brilliant Minds in Puebla that had him speaking to an audience of 5000 people along with Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other luminaries. Chester Santos is also the personal memory and mind coach to some notable celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, and high-powered executives.
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