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The Break Out Session Podcast
3 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Minimum Viable Activity
I’m Tom Hailey and this is The Break Out Session Podcast. Do you sometimes feel you have to THINK BIG all the time and fill each day with audacious activities? I’m working on not thinking like that, at least not for a while. My first quarter 2022 goal is to make significant progress on mastering the technical and workflow aspects of taping and posting podcast episodes. It takes a lot of little steps to do that, and it can be a bit tedious. So, I’m experimenting with doing very small projects to test each phase. Sort of a Minimum Viable Activity. I’m doing just enough of something to test a process or tool but not so much that it causes me to hesitate to spend time on it. The idea is to go ahead and make a mistake, learn, and move on…getting better each day. That’s why I’m currently doing these short solo episodes. They take a fraction of the time of a long-form interview, and I’m learning lessons that will help me make the longer shows faster and better. This is a very brief episode that took about thirty minutes to outline and it’s only about 253 words. But it makes a point and I get to practice all of the production steps. One small step at a time. So, what’s the take-a-way for you? Try breaking a project down into the smallest possible segments, and work on improving one little bit at a time. It sounds like fun. Thanks for listening. Website: The Break Out Session
2 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Back Behind The Mic
I’m Tom Hailey and this is The Break Out Session Podcast. Well…it’s been almost two years since I posted an episode here. I’ve been working on building another podcast named Bluegrass Region Voices and Views about interesting people, places, and activities around the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. I live in Lexington and the idea for that podcast is to tape episodes with friends and make new friends, about a wide range of topics. Those shows are mostly taped in person in my home studio or at coffee shops and other sites around Lexington. Now that I have that show running pretty smoothly, I’m ready to get back to this project, The Break Out Session. Here I’ll be doing some solo shows and talking with people around the country, not just here in The Bluegrass Region. My original vision for The Break Out Session was to host some in-person meet-ups and workshops here in Lexington. Covid sidelined those plans and here in January 2022, they are still sidelined. I’ll ease back into The Break Out Session by taping solo shows about some personal development topics. This episode is to check back in with my subscribers and to do checks involving the podcast hosting service I use, my website, and other tech stuff. I’m not sure yet how often I’ll be posting episodes. But…this is a start. Please stay tuned. You can find my website for this show at: https://www.thebreakoutsession.com/ My other show is at: https://www.bluegrassregionvoicesandviews.com/ Thanks for listening.
67 minutes | Mar 14, 2020
Rainmaker Ideas a Year Later - with Dwayne Buckles
It's challenging for many technically oriented start-up or small businesses to handle all of the sales, business development, and marketing functions in-house. Often the existing team is focused on product development issues. That work can leave little time or other resources to build and manage the sales function. My guest today has a solution to that problem with the business he began a year ago. He was a guest on this podcast in March of 2019. We are checking in on him a year later to see how it's going. We also talk about five sales strategies and networking suggestions. If you're a small business owner or interested in sales processes, listen in on this conversation with Dwayne Buckles of Rainmaker Ideas.
40 minutes | Jan 11, 2020
Master Your Self Confidence - A Conversation with Z Newell
I'm enthused about getting back behind the mic at the beginning of this new year and decade and sharing constructive conversations with you. We're beginning by talking with a person who gets a lot of credit for helping me increase my awareness of what my true interests are and for encouraging me to take action to pursue them. His name is Z Newell, and he is a Transformation Catalyst. He is offering a new live interactive online class on Self Confidence Mastery. It begins on February 1st using Zoom. It's sort of a Self Awareness Boot Camp leading to greater self confidence and sustained action. The website for the program is at: www.selfconfidencemastery.guru
47 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
The VA Program for Blind Vets and More - with Dr. Paschal Baute
This conversation is with Dr. Paschal Baute. Paschal has been benefiting from the VA Blind Rehabilitation Center program in Hines, Illinois since he began losing his sight ten years ago. We talk about that wonderful VA program, along with topics related to gratitude, resilience, and total wellness. One of the many honors Dr. Baute has experienced in his almost ninety years was being enrolled in the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Honor Roll in September 2018. We taped this program on his deck at his beautiful home on ten acres in Fayette County, Kentucky complete with pond fountain sounds and happy birds. You can find his books on Amazon by searching for Paschal Baute or through the link on the podcast page on the show’s website at www.thebreakoutsession.com The website podcast page also has a link to the Hines VA Rehab Center. Some of his book titles are: Living with Gratitude: Highways and Byways: Four Detours and Eight Expressways Resilience for the Inward Journey: A Program for Overcoming Addiction Secrets of Intimacy: How to Stay on the Next Pillow Mind Games: Awareness and Resilience Lottie Mae, The Turkey Who Could Not Stop Dreaming: A Story of Surviving and Thriving
42 minutes | May 26, 2019
Lexington Creative and Bluegrass Catering and The Lexington Bourbon Society - with Barry Brinegar and Shannon Guerrant
This episode is Lexington Kentucky centric. If you love the Bluegrass Region, or you're not from around here and love learning about new places and activities, this is for you. Barry Brinegar, Shannon Guerrant, and I discuss Lexington Creative LLC, Bluegrass Catering, The Venues of Grand Reserve, and the Lexington Bourbon Society. The show notes with links and contact information are on the website for The Break Out Session Podcast at www.thebreakoutsession.com
41 minutes | May 15, 2019
The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League - A Conversation with Rock Newman
The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League is a baseball program for youth and adults with special needs. They are affiliated with the National Miracle League organization which helps organize these programs in communities around the country. Rock Newman serves on the board and on the field for The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information see the show notes on The Breakout Session website at www.thebreakoutsession.com and on the league's website at www.bgml.org
38 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
WINNER of the TMI District 40 Speech and Table Topics Contest - Tommy Lanham
A Clean Sweep Over the weekend of April 13 - 14, 2019 Tommy Lanham's preparation, enthusiasm, and confidence resulted in him winning both the Toastmasters District 40 International Speech Contest and the District 40 Table Topics Contest. In this conversation, we discuss his preparation process and what's next in his journey toward becoming the 2019 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. Tommy's tagline on his Facebook page is: Coach, Leadership Training Expert, Instructor, Motivator, Believer in Jesus. His contact information is on his website at: www.tommylanham.com
70 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Rainmaker Ideas - A Conversation with Dwayne Buckles
Dwayne Buckles has gone from being an introvert mostly associating with the animals on the family farm in Hardin County, Kentucky to owning his own business named Rainmaker Ideas. As a mechanical engineer and business development expert, Dwayne helps businesses that offer technology products and services fill their sales pipeline. Dwayne is well known and respected in the entrepreneur community in Lexington and Central Kentucky. Besides the work he does with his client companies, he has presented on networking and business development topics. Here is his contact information: www.rainmakerideas.com email@example.com (859) 312-7110 The website for this podcast is at www.thebreakoutsession.com
59 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Ignite Your Magnificence with Z Newell
Z Newell has published his second book. The title is Ignite Your Magnificence. His first book was a visionary novel. Its title is Brink: Don't Go Back to Sleep, and it helped me discover ways to be more aware of what is going on around me and in my thoughts. His new book builds on what I learned in the novel. I had the privilege of reading the draft of Ignite Your Magnificence. It is a practical guide to help readers understand how to deal with the confusion and conflict that often occurs between our Head and Heart. It introduces the concept of MQ which is our Magnificence Quotient. The Magnificence Quotient is a method of understanding how our Head and Heart can work together by using the tools of Self-Awareness and Heart-Sourced Vision. It helps deal with the things that get in the way of living our fullest, such as the three-headed monster of Fears, Self-Doubts, and Limiting Beliefs. In this podcast conversation, we dive into these concepts. Z's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org His website is at www.znewell.com
60 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Dust Off Your Dreams. A Conversation with Doc (F.J) Messina.
Do you have dusty dreams on the shelf? Or do you have a new idea about walking a different path? Doc Messina wrote his first three novels after age 65. The idea for that new venture bubbled to the top during a conversation with his wife on a weekend trip. In this episode, F.J. (that's his pen name) and I talk about the creative process and discovering new ways to enjoy life. Lexington, Kentucky is the home base for the lead characters in his detective mystery series called The Bluegrass Files. Much of the action occurs at local venues such as McGee's Bakery, Charlie Browns, and Joe Bologna's. Information about Doc and his books is on the podcast's website page at www.thebreakoutsession.com
89 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
PUSH Coaching a Conversation with John Zeydel
John Zeydel is a business and personal coach working out of Louisville, Kentucky. He WILL inspire you, as he has me. I have attended two of his workshops and they are outstanding. They helped me focus and discover strengths and goals I had that needed to be brought to the surface. His warm and engaging style puts his clients at ease, which helps facilitate learning. In this podcast episode, we talk about moving to Kentucky from Los Angeles, his career in banking, how he transitioned to being a coach, his involvement with martial arts, his heart attack immediately after completing a triathlon, and his passion for fitness, and for Louisville. I recommend listening as you exercise, because you will feel like moving as you soak in John's wisdom. His email is JohnZ@arkhamexec.com and phone is 1-502-777-7892
68 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Leadership Matters a Conversation with Doug Semenick
Doug Semenick is a leadership coach and trainer to executives in organizations around the globe. And he is a close friend of mine. We met at the National Speakers Association Kentucky Chapter. In this conversation, we talk about the meaning and importance of leadership. Doug began his career as a sports coach and trainer. His experience on the field and in training rooms on high schools and universities helped him be recognized as the expert program facilitator he is. When the opportunity showed up for him to transition to coaching executives, he was ready. That first opportunity years ago lead to a satisfying career where he has made a difference in the lives of many executives across the United States and overseas. He works for Louisville, Kentucky. There are gems of wisdom in our conversation that can make a difference in your organization, and life. Doug's website is being revised, and when it goes live in April it will be at www.semenickandassociatesinc.com His phone number is 1-502-640-2497 and his email is: email@example.com
65 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
The MQformula and Why It Matters with Z Newell
Z Newell is back for a return engagement after being my first guest when The Break Out Session podcast launched in 2017. In this conversation, we talk about what the MQformula can mean to businesses as well as individuals. We also overcome a technical glitch that gave Z an on the spot case study to explain how we can think more clearly and solve problems more calmly when adversity shows up. Z is publishing his second book this year about the MQformula and he has a Passion Test workshop coming up on Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm at Wildfire Yoga at 250 Walton Avenue, Suite 156, in Lexington, KY. Z's website with his contact information is at: www.znewellinspires.com
2 minutes | Dec 23, 2017
Merry Christmas 2017
Merry Christmas! I look forward to producing more shows in 2018. If you would like to recommend someone as a guest, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The next episode will be posted the first week of January, probably on Thursday. Stay tuned! Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Tom Hailey
68 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
Unleash the Beast - A Conversation with Mark Rucker
In this conversation we talk about his transformational journey from a Couch Potato to swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in under 17 hours and hearing "Mark Rucker...you are an Iron Man" announced as he crossed the finish line. Listening to Mark tell his story will inspire and motivate you to do the hard things that need to be done to get to where you want to be. His book, "Unleash the Beast, A Journey to Rediscover the Greatness Within" is a lesson in how we can use Desire, Inspiration, Vision, Knowledge, Belief, and Determination to be more and do more than we might be aware. Mark's contact information is on his website at www.markdrucker.com and he is available for keynote talks, workshops, and personal coaching.
56 minutes | Nov 3, 2017
Climb to Your God Given Potential - A Conversation with Tommy Lanham
This conversation is with Tommy Lanham. Tommy has his Masters Degree in life coaching, and he lives what he guides his clients to do and to be. He is also a minister, a musician, and a great friend of mine. [caption id="attachment_1926" align="alignright" width="201"] Tommy Lanham[/caption] It is my honor to have recorded this podcast with Tommy at the church where he grew up, and where he assisted the minister when he was about seven years old. That experience helped introduce him to the path he still walks today. He lives in Keavy, Kentucky in Laurel County with his wife and two children, who are all three amazing individuals as well. Tommy is available for individual coaching as well as keynote talks, workshops, guest preaching, and friendship. His contact information is on his website at www.tommylanham.com I am sure you will benefit from listening to our conversation.
77 minutes | May 4, 2017
Tell a Story and Change a Life - A Conversation with Michael Davis
Episode Length: 1 Hour 16 Minutes I met Michael Davis at a National Speakers Association Kentucky Chapter meeting, and he immediately had a positive impact. We discuss that along with other stories about the importance and method of story telling, listening, and public speaking. Michael’s passion for storytelling and public speaking was not obvious early in his life. As a child, he was shy and reserved – not an indication he’d grow up to be a professional public speaker and presentation skills coach. This is especially surprising because of an incident in first grade that caused so much embarrassment he became afraid of speaking to groups of any size. That experience carried over into adulthood. As a young financial planner, his seminars about money were poorly delivered. He was given an ultimatum – “Become a better presenter…. or ELSE!!” This stirred up all of his anxieties about public speaking. Because of that threat, he joined Toastmasters International in 1994. There he quickly discovered a passion for the art of public speaking. He learned that crafting and delivering impactful presentations is a learnable, repeatable skill. In the years that followed, he became a voracious student of public speaking and storytelling. He also realized that he loves to help others improve these skills. That inspired him to start the company Speaking CPR. In 2011, Michael earned the designation Certified World Class Speaking Coach. The processes and skills he teaches help you increase your visibility, create more opportunities for advancement, save you time, and may also increase your income. To keep abreast of new ideas from the speaking world, he works closely with World Champion and Hall of Fame speakers. He also studies the work of Hollywood screenwriters and professional comics to expand his knowledge of presentation skills and offer a unique perspective on these topics. Because of his dedication to the craft, Michael is sought by speakers all over the world. He has produced audio programs, is a contributing author to three public speaking books, has recently written his first book, ‘THE Book on Storytelling,’ and presents public speaking and storytelling skills workshops throughout the year. Michael also works closely with speakers in the Ted X Cincinnati event and has successfully coached several speakers in Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking annual contest. Michael is a candidate member of the National Speakers Association (Kentucky Chapter) and a member of Toastmasters International. He can be reached through his website at www.SpeakingCPR.com
85 minutes | Apr 2, 2017
Failing Forward - A Conversation with Greg Horn
Show Length 1 Hour 25 Minutes At The Break Out Session, we explore ways to increase our confidence, connection, and professional presence so we can achieve more, faster, with less stress. In the podcasts, we interview achievers, looking for lessons that can help us on our journeys. [caption id="attachment_1387" align="alignright" width="200"] Greg Horn[/caption] Our guest today is Greg Horn. Greg has learned and teaches many lessons. I met Greg about twenty years ago at a Toastmasters meeting. He is president of Horn Marketing and Consulting. He produces and hosts a radio show in Lexington called 1250 Sports Talk. He has been the Eastland Campus Pastor at Vineyard Community Church and Director of Development at The Lighthouse Ministries and Former Executive Minister at Northeast Christian Church. He’s provided Leadership Development at CMI Consulting. He was a basketball coach at Western Kentucky. One reason he is on this show is due to a failure that began while he was at a John Maxwell conference. He owned a grocery store in Cynthiana, Kentucky that was ruined by a flood while he was at that conference, costing Greg huge sums of money and personal anguish. We talk about that story, and how he failed forward, met John Maxwell again, and got a chapter in the Maxwell book, Failing Forward. Here is a link to a leadership organization Greg mentioned: https://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/ Here is Greg’s contact information: Phone: (859) 913-2549 Email: GregJHorn@gmail.com Website: gregjhorn.com Twitter: @GregJHorn Facebook: /greg.horn.98 Greg and I hope you enjoyed our conversation, and that you will comment on The Break Out Session Facebook page. Maybe tell us about a time you Failed Forward.
5 minutes | Mar 18, 2017
Solo Show - Here We Go #3
Show Length: Five Minutes This is a brief solo episode. The purpose is to catch you up on the progress of the show and to test some technology. The next interview show will be posted on Sunday, April 2nd.
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