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24 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Shark Week 2021: Paul de Gelder
Welcome back (or welcome to) Shark Brain—our podcast designed to help you live your life at the top of the food chain. Today we’re joined by Paul de Gelder, an incredible conservationist, adventurer, shark advocate, and life-long learner. De Gelder has made sharks his career, overcoming fears and obstacles to develop a love and passion for protecting these animals. You’ve seen him on Shark Week for years—tune in to hear his story and get inspired today.
25 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Shark Week 2021: Kinga Philipps
Kinga Philipps—journalist, explorer, shark enthusiast and shark advocate—joined our team in the Turks and Caicos to truly go beneath the waves for shark science in the name of discovery. Helping us with some scientific firsts for our team in the region, Philipps is no stranger to taking risks and new adventures when it comes to conservation. On today’s episode, we learn about her passions, inspirations, and what motivates her to continue seeking new depths.
33 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Shark Week 2021: Forrest Galante
It’s Shark Week. One of the biggest weeks of the year, we’re thrilled to get back into the Shark Brain mindset and bring some exciting new shark conversations your way. Today’s guest is Forrest Galante, wildlife biologist, conservationist, and outdoor adventurer. Host of Animal Planet’s “Extinct or Alive,” Galante has traveled around the world to come face-to-face with animals on the brink of extinction—and unfortunately, sharks make the top of that list. Dive in to hear how his many encounters with sharks have inspired him to bring science and conservation to the global audience.
41 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Bonus: Mentorship Part 2 with Dr. Austin Gallagher
This second part of our Mentorship series from Dr. Austin Gallagher is all about how to influence others—and win. This idea might sound strange, but ultimately, this concept is all about likability and relationship-building—and the importance of using these professional skills in daily life. From adding a smile or using someone's first name in conversation to going above and beyond to deliver for your team, this talk is full of advice for the boardroom and the lab.
47 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Bonus: Mentorship with Dr. Austin Gallagher
Earlier this year, we started The Crew: an online social network and mentorship program for ocean lovers, aspiring scientists, and those already in the field. Each week, our team connects with this group to talk both big-picture ocean conservation issues, and more personally, advice and guidance on how to get involved and make an impact. This bonus episode is Part 1 of 2 mentorship sessions from Dr. Gallagher this fall — all about finding your path, in your career and in life.
38 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Episode 20: Daniel Hettwer
Innovation is everything. Sharks are the ultimate innovators, proven through their millions of years of evolutionary success, adapting, surviving, and thriving through the decades. There are always opportunities to innovate —no matter the industry—and when innovation is successful, the opportunities can be endless. Today we're joined by Daniel Hettwer, CEO of Hidden Worlds Entertainment, a new company integrating nature with entertainment and experience. Tune into this talk about innovation, exploration, and the importance of evolving: in business and in life.
42 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Episode 19: Andi Cross
Today, we’re talking about the concept of knowing your brand. Sharks are the ultimate brand — immediately associated with power, grace, performance, strength, not unlike a few of the most well-known brands out there. In this episode, Andi Cross — digital strategist, marketing expert, transformative growth guru — joins us to talk about the power of branding, from the venture capital world all the way to ocean conservation.
45 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Episode 18: Mark Healey
When was the last time you felt uncomfortable? Those moments of discomfort are sometimes where we grow the most. Today, Mark Healey — professional surfer, spearfisher, and all-around waterman — joins us to share his experiences with embracing discomfort and finding success.
38 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Episode 17: Candice Allgood
Today, we're talking about going all in and taking a bite out of life - just like a shark - with Candice Allgood, a producer for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Whether it's working with talent, developing pitches, or helping to decipher scientific discoveries around the world and sharing them with a global audience - Candice's journey has been anything but linear. Pursuing her passions for wildlife, sharks, hard work and adventure, Candice's experience and advice are helpful for all of us looking to achieve our goals.
43 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Episode 16: Jeff Todd
Have you ever started something and never finished it? That item sitting on your desk or to-do list. We’ve all been there before - but if this is a pattern, then this podcast is for you. Today's episode is all about performance, following through, and executing. It might seem challenging, but seeing things through to completion - in life and in our careers - is essential for success. Sharks always follow through. Today we're joined by Jeff Todd, who manages marketing and communications for the WCPD Foundation, motivating the largest donors in Canada to give back philanthropically. He has worked as a journalist, writer, and storyteller, and is always looking for ways to execute his ideas and passions in a way that connects others - whether in the board room, swimming with pigs in paradise, or bringing guests to tag sharks for the first time.
33 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Episode 15: Kristin Hettermann
It’s critical to express ourselves in life. In times like these, creativity can feel challenging - but there is also a great opportunity to express ourselves in new ways. Today we’re joined by Kristin Hettermann, photographer, writer, and creative entrepreneur, recognized for her work in ocean conservation. A Beneath the Waves Advisor, Kristin’s work elicits feelings, questions, and a desire to experience life deeply and consciously. Get inspired to embrace your own creativity.
42 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Episode 14: Jeff Zausch
During this time there's a collective sense of fear, worry, and a need for survival - and that's exactly what today's episode is about. Sharks are masters of survival, and today's guest knows what it takes to earn that title. Jeff Zausch is a competitive survivor - you've seen him on Naked and Afraid, NatGeo and Discovery Channel - bringing a unique and positive perspective to the world as we know it today. Learn from his experiences and the challenges he's faced, as he shares his physical and mental tools for survival.
48 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Episode 13: Filipe DeAndrade
Welcome back to season 2! We’re starting this new season with an important message: staying positive. These are strange times: we’re in the middle of a global pandemic with coronavirus, and there’s a lot of confusion, fear, and anxiety. In the midst of all of this, we’re here for you virtually - and here to help you reconnect with positivity, even in the most challenging times. Today, Dr. Austin Gallagher interviews Filipe DeAndrade, filmmaker, conservationist, NatGeo explorer, and one of the most positive people around.
48 minutes | Dec 21, 2019
Q&A: Fireside Chat on Development with Sami Kattan
Our first season of Shark Brain comes to a close with this special fireside (literally) chat between host Dr. Austin Gallagher and returning podcast guest and creative entrepreneur Sami Kattan. On this special episode, Austin and Sami used questions sent in by our listeners to go back and forth, asking each other questions related to some of the key themes from this season's podcast episodes, such as development and overcoming challenges. Thank you for a great first season and see you in 2020!
13 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Bonus: Shark Week with Rob Riggle
On this special episode, Dr. Gallagher joins Rob Riggle in The Bahamas while filming their second Shark Week feature together. Listen as they share their shark brain mentalities, discussing careers, personal growth, overcoming fears - and of course, sharks.
37 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Episode 10: Malik Adunni
Every day we’re presented with challenges, and being able to solve those problems quickly is crucial to success. Sharks are without a doubt the most successful species in the ocean. These animals just keep swimming - solving problems to get from one meal or habitat to the next. Today we’re joined by Malik Adunni, a global connector, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Gold Credentials. Malik is a master problem-solver, and imparts his wisdom from his many years of persevering through challenges big and small.
48 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Episode 9: Sheevaun Moran
We all know that predators hunt in order to survive. Prey are essential for predators’ growth - and knowing your prey is a strategic move for success. Sharks go after the prey they know they can take down, time and time again. Whether it’s your business, career, social media, or emotional intelligence, many of us want to be more successful at what we do...and we all need a strategy to get us there. On today’s episode, we’re joined by Sheevaun Moran, a highly successful entrepreneur and strategic advisor. She’s an author of several books, podcasts, and the creator of Energetic Solutions Inc. Success System, devoted to teaching universal principles with a proven step-by-step “how-to” approach to breakthrough and success. Listen as she shares her outlook on life, and how to know your prey and grow the right way.
48 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Episode 8: Sam Teicher
Confidence is everything in life. It’s the catalyst for starting new projects, forging new relationships, and trying new things. On this episode we are joined by conservation entrepreneur Sam Teicher, who shares his story of how belief in one’s self helped him create the world’s first scalable coral farm - against all odds and challenges.
23 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Bonus: Q&A with Austin Gallagher
On this episode we reached out to our followers directly, to get your questions for Dr. Gallagher on careers, moving forward in life, and sharks. Tune in to hear Austin's advice on finding the right opportunities, coping with stress, failure and success, growing the Beneath the Waves brand, making his way in the shark science world and as always, a little bit about sharks. We hope you enjoy this bonus content, and continue to take the lessons, principles and learnings from our podcast into your own lives!
49 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Episode 6: Don Donovan
A great leader inspires and molds the behavior of others, motivating us to push forward often by their own example. Sharks affect entire food chains - as leaders of the oceanic ecosystem - and totally command our attention, while we aren’t even part of their world. Today we’re joined by Don Donovan, science teacher and department chair at Thayer Academy, sharing his insight on sharks, science, and all of the lessons he’s taught and learned over his career inside and outside of the classroom.
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