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The Action Catalyst
4 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
CLIP: If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful
Gratitude and mindfulness expert Deborah Hawkins explains her approach of "intentional gratitude", finding your personal gratitude themes, and the joy and valuable lesson of surprise.Check out the full interview in Episode 366 of The Action Catalyst.
33 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
2x Grammy Winner Dennis Scott, and the Music of Mr. Rogers
Two-time Grammy Award winning producer and musician Dennis Scott shares the experience of winning a Grammy on his first try, writing for Sesame Street, working with artists like Kellie Pickler, Jim Brickman, Vanessa Williams, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, and others, discovering the music and message of Mr. Fred Rogers, and his new album, “Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories”. And be sure to stay tuned after the interview for a very special preview of the album.
2 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
A Thanksgiving Message from Dustin Hillis
Action Catalyst host Dustin Hillis sends wishes for a warm and rejuvenating Thanksgiving to all of our listeners across the globe.
1 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving, from Dan Moore
Action Catalyst host Dan Moore explains what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.
19 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Thankfulness & Intentional Gratitude, with Deborah Hawkins
Just in time for Thanksgiving, gratitude and mindfulness expert Deborah Hawkins shares the enormous impact of thankfulness, how we can identify our personal gratitude themes, making gratitude internalized and not circumstantial, why we should seek contentment instead of true happiness, and how to give yourself credit before giving yourself tasks.
3 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
CLIP: "You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School"
Inspire Kindness founder Mac Anderson explains "the ROI of kindness"; how companies who put kindness front and center in their culture end up at the top of their industry financially, and why leaders need to recruit for character.Check out the full interview in Episode 365 of The Action Catalyst.
3 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
CLIP: William Shatner and the 51 Year Old Backflip
Scott Hamilton shares the embarrassing, but impactful story of trying to pull off a backflip, on ice, at age 51, in front of Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.Check out the full interview in Episode 364 of The Action Catalyst.
16 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Inspiring Kindness, with Mac Anderson
Inspire Kindness founder Mac Anderson speaks to host Dan Moore about the beginnings and mission of his organization, how kindness generates tremendous Return on Investment and how companies like Southwest Airlines and Chick-fil-A embrace this philosophy, why kindness as a company culture only works from the top down, and why, in a world where you can be anything, you should be kind.
8 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
A Veteran's Story, with Anthony Cala
Southwestern Family of Companies Project Manager, and former Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Cala, shares the story of his 3 deployments to Iraq, his battle with PTSD, and how great organizations like Wounded Warrior Project, K9s for Warriors, and Building Homes for Heroes have helped him, and countless other veterans just like him.
2 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
CLIP: What Would You Learn If You Had Won?
Scott Hamilton shares the lesson he learned about failure from his son's hockey game, and how winning isn't always the path to learning.Check out the full interview in Episode 363 of The Action Catalyst.
24 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Going for the Gold, with Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton is back! This time, he shares the story of his Olympic gold medal victory with host Dustin Hillis, as well as how skating is a metaphor for all of life when dealing with failure, talks about his fundraising and charitable work, plus a surprise cameo by William Shatner!
22 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Joyfully, Productively, Abundantly, Faithfully, with Scott Hamilton
Champion figure skater, Olympic gold medalist, and cancer activist Scott Hamilton talks with Southwestern Family of Companies CEO Dustin Hillis about migrating to Nashville, building physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional muscles, how failure is nothing more than data collection, what the greatest strength truly is, the two types of criticism in the world, as well as his Live Your Days campaign, his battle with cancer, and more. And be sure to stay tuned, because Scott will return for Part 2 in Episode 364!
4 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
CLIP: Reconnecting With Prior Successes to Fuel Your Next Step
National FFA CEO Scott Stump shares how he avoids becoming complacent with his accomplishments, and how reaching out to people who helped guide you to success in the past can recharge your battery as you work towards future goals.Check out the full interview in Episode 362 of The Action Catalyst.
3 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
CLIP: Somewhere Between The Rock and Jeff Bezos
Precision Medical Products CEO Jeremy Perkins explains how he's modeled his daily routine after high achievers like The Rock and Jeff Bezos, something that has led to him recently being named a Top 50 CEO in Healthcare Technology by The Healthcare Technology Report. Check out the full interview in Episode 361 of The Action Catalyst.
22 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, Career Success, with National FFA CEO Scott Stump
National FFA CEO Scott Stump and host Dan Moore navigate Scott’s long career in education, from the U.S. Department of Education to the head of one of the nation’s largest youth organizations, share how FFA has adapted for COVID as well as to become more inclusive, the importance of making a difference every single day, and why you just can’t beat a good book.
3 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
CLIP: What The Mayans Can Tell Us About Modern Society
Futurist and author Rebecca Costa shares what the downfall of the Mayan and other ancient civilizations can teach us about the trajectory of modern society, and how far along the timeline we already are.Check out the full interview in Episode 360 of The Action Catalyst.
14 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
"Gamify" Your Goals, with Precision Medical Products CEO Jeremy Perkins
Southwestern Consulting's Ron Alford talks with CEO and Founder of Precision Medical Products, Jeremy Perkins, who shares how he turned a self-funded startup formed in 2010 by a few people in a garage into a business with over $20 Million in annual sales across 18 states, and the #1 fastest growing company in Sacramento. Hear his thoughts on embracing routine, clarifying your vision, turning goal-setting into a game, and what he learned from Jeff Bezos, Harvard, and MIT.
24 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Progress Through Imperfection, with Futurist Rebecca Costa
Former Silicon Valley executive, author, and renowned futurist Rebecca Costa joins host Dan Moore to explain how to be “pre-daptive” versus reactive, why it’s best to fail early and fail often, how technology is leading to the end of all marriages, and the ways our own biology holds us back from planning for future problems.
1 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Happy International Podcast Day from The Action Catalyst!
Hosts Dan Moore and Dustin Hillis want to wish all of our listeners worldwide a very Happy International Podcast Day, and let you know about all of the great new places you can find the show, and ways that you can interact with the podcast. Learn more and browse past episodes at TheActionCatalyst.com.
6 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
CLIP: Calculating “Enoughness”
Author, SparkVision founder, and award-winning company culture expert MaryBeth Hyland explains how identifying and prioritizing the factors that build up a person’s feeling of “enoughness” can eliminate fear of inadequacy or scarcity, and bring clarity and focus to leadership.Check out the full interview in Episode 359 of The Action Catalyst.
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