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58 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
059: Clarity is the Key to Business Success with Dolores Hirschmann
In this episode, Dan connects with author, speaker, investor, TEDx organizer, coach, and entrepreneur Dolores Hirschmann to talk about the key ingredient to achieving success: clarity. As the Chief Clarity Officer of Masters in Clarity, Dolores works with people and businesses to help them clarify their message and realize their goals. She and Dan talk about how to find clarity and introduce listeners to the IDEA Method: 9 layers of clarity (featured in her book, Clarity First) that you need to grow in a sustainable, profitable way.
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
058: Jay Allen: The Connected CEO
In this episode, Dan digs into the art and science of networking with entrepreneur, author, and master network builder, Jay Allen. As the CEO of The Influence Board, founder of CXO.org, and founder of both the HR100 and the CFO100, Jay has literally made networking his business - and business is thriving. He and Dan discuss the do's and don'ts of networking, they talk about Jay's book, The Law of Two Favors, and they explore the innovative business model for The Influence Board, which proves that building a successful network has nothing to do with numbers and everything to do with service and value.
58 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
057: Michael Fleischner: Do the Work and Win the Day
In this episode, Dan connects with digital marketing influencer, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and podcaster Michael Fleischner to talk about the state of marketing today and what it takes to become a successful marketing freelancer. They dig into Michael's journey, how his book, SEO Made Simple, changed the trajectory of his career, and how freelancing became his path to success and ultimately to founding his own firm, Big Fin SEO. It's a conversation filled with incredible, practical wisdom from one of the leading voices in marketing today.
58 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
056: Michael Piperno: Better Communication
In this episode, Dan turns to some of his favorite topics with educator, communicator, coach, entrepreneur, and podcaster, Michael Piperno. Dan and Michael dig into what it takes to communicate better, and - spoiler alert - it has a lot to do with purpose. The conversation covers reinvention, vulnerability, remote work, nonverbal communication, and more as we learn about Michael's amazing journey from would-be actor to CEO of The Comvia Group and host of the Convey podcast.
75 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
055: Joel Lalgee: Get Out Of Your Own Way
In this episode, Dan explores what it means to be a successful connector and content creator on LinkedIn and beyond with recruiter, marketer, creator, and super-connector Joel Lalgee. A LinkedIn influencer in his own right, Joel now helps recruitment agency owners to become influencers in their respective fields, primarily by understanding the ins and outs of LinkedIn. He and Dan talk about how getting ahead on LinkedIn isn't a numbers game - it's an authenticity exercise, and the most important thing is to get out of your own way. From there they talk about Impostor Syndrome (and Joel's total lack of it), network quality, Clubhouse, and more - and we learn why Joel has earned the title of LinkedIn Legend in such a short time.
59 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
054: Elaine Jacques: Be Even More Amazing
In this episode, Dan connects with ICF certified coach, DISC assessment trainer, body language trainer, accent modification instructor, voice therapist, and LinkedIn super-connector. Elaine Jacques. She and Dan discuss how, during her long career as a speech pathologist, often working with terminal patients, she developed her superpower of communicating during life and death situations. They talk about how she honed that power as a coach, helping her clients cope with stress and, in the process, become even more amazing versions of themselves. Elaine also gives Dan some body language pointers and some LinkedIn profile photo tips that he has yet to act upon.
58 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
053: Patrice Tanaka: Joy and Purpose
This week Dan celebrates surviving his first year as a podcaster with best-selling author, PR Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, ballroom dancer, public speaker, and purveyor of joy, the amazing Patrice Tanaka. As the Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet LLC, Patrice is living her life's purpose: to choose every single day; to be mindful of that joy, and to share that joy with others. She and Dan discuss her purpose in some detail and try to get to the bottom of joy itself. By the end of the episode, Patrice offers to help listeners to find their purpose, and Dan promises to take her up on the offer. It's a deep, meaningful, and yes, joyful conversation that you won't want to miss,
64 minutes | May 30, 2021
052: Ginger Johnson: 7 Elements of Connectivity
In this week's episode, Dan connects with speaker, trainer, consultant, author, and super-connector Ginger Johnson to discuss - what else - how to make meaningful connections. Ginger has turned the art of connecting into a science, and in her book, Connectivity Canon, she lays out her 7-step methodology for making connections that can change the world. She and Dan dig into connections, finding your "why," mindset, abundance, and Dan learns all about FUFT in this entertaining and informative conversation.
64 minutes | May 22, 2021
051: Cynthia K. Wade: Take the Do Over
In this episode, Dan gets into reinvention and renewal with inspirational career coach Cynthia K. Wade, founder and managing director of do-over.me, a not-for-profit corporation that provides practical, professional services to anyone seeking meaningful employment. They discuss how Cynthia faced professional and personal challenges that led to her own do-over, and then explore reinvention in a broad conversation about finding meaning and accepting who you are. It's a revelatory, humorous, and touching discussion that you won't want to miss.
69 minutes | May 17, 2021
050: Traci Philips: Visionaries Look Within
It's Episode 50! And this week, you're in for a real treat as Dan digs into what makes visionaries tick with speaker, author, vodcaster, leadership strategist, and performance coach Traci Philips. Traci's approach to working with leaders focuses on tapping into their inner voice and the language they use to help them define their vision and reach self-actualization. Her fascinating journey takes us from educator to prison volunteer, and ultimately to her coaching practice, The Innate Coach. Traci is also a supreme connector of people - a quality that comes through in her contagious enthusiasm throughout our conversation.
61 minutes | May 8, 2021
049: Kate Bagoy: Life By Design, Not By Default
In this episode, Dan connects with entrepreneur, business coach, trainer, speaker, and author of Secrets of a Six-Figure Freelancer, Kate Bagoy. A self-described nerd with an MBA, Kate has gone from corporate burnout several times over to a transformative, inspirational figure whose mission is to "help you design a life you love more than a fat kid loves cake." She and Dan talk about how she overcome her personal demons, pivoted several times in her life and career, and ultimately became the confident, self-actualized coach and adviser she is today. It's all about learning how to live life by design and not default - something Kate has done and now helps others figure out for themselves.
64 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
048: Adrienne A. Wallace: Espavo!
In this episode, Dan gets into purpose, creativity, courage, and with marketing and PR trailblazer, cultural diversity and brand integrator, occasional CMO, and constant spiritual being, Adrienne A. Wallace. As a humanist, communications strategist, and thought leader in her own right, Adrienne has brought "culturally diverse excellence" to the likes of Facebook, Diageo, Time Warner, and more. She and Dan explore her experiences, and we learn why Adrienne embodies empowerment, service, and inspiration. Espavo.
56 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
047: Lou Everett and Sherri McManus: Transformation and Leadership
This week, Dan digs into leadership, influence, service, and more with a truly dynamic duo (and the first couple to appear on the show), Lou Everett and Sherri McManus. Lou and Sherri, who together own The Lou Everett Group, share their transformative journey with Sherri's near-death experience, and how that led them to discover what matters in life and in business: helping others to transform their lives.
61 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
046: John Neral: Show Up for Your Career
In this episode, Dan goes ten frames with former pro bowler and current podcaster, author, and career coach, John Neral. As the author of Show Up: Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career, and host of The Mid-Career GPS Podcast, John helps mid-career professionals to get unstuck and find work they love or love the work they do. He and Dan get into the idea of getting unstuck, how to navigate those "mid-career moments" we've all had, the importance of values, and the art of storytelling - all in the service of learning and growing your career. And yes, we learn a bit about bowling.
58 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
045: Todd Grossman: Walking the Walk at Talkwalker
On this week's episode, Dan sits down with PR industry insider, communications technology influencer, and social media leader, Todd Grossman. As the CEO - Americas at Talkwalker, Todd is at the forefront of social listening and analytics, and he and Dan dig in and get a bit geeky on just how far measurement has come in recent years. But more than that, they talk about the evolution of the PR industry as a whole, where it's going, and of course, what the CEO of one of the top SAAS companies does in his spare time to save the world.
60 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
044: David Taylor-Klaus: Every Day is Mindset Monday
In this episode, Dan connects with coach, entrepreneur, life-long learner, and best-selling author of Mindset Mondays with DTK: 52 Ways to REWIRE Your Thinking and Transform Your Life, David Taylor-Klaus. David, aka DTK, is on a mission to help leaders and entrepreneurs to unearth and unleash personal mastery - and in our conversation, he puts me on the hot seat to help me do some of my own unleashing. With no shortage of humor and straight talk, we discuss mindset, life balance, competence, resistance, the difference between "have to" and "get to," and much more. David also talks about his REWIRE framework for shifting mindset and convinces me to get his book on the spot.
57 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
043: Tammy Gooler Loeb: The Curious Self
On this week's episode, Dan connects with executive career coach, speaker, facilitator, trainer, and podcaster Tammy Gooler Loeb, host of the Work from the Inside Out podcast. She and Dan get into some self-exploration, uncovering insights about the importance of curiosity and openness, especially when it comes to dealing with misery at work. Tammy drops some wisdom about dealing with failure and regret, while Dan gets some free therapy.
56 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
42: John Gies: Getting to a Better Self
On this week's episode, Dan sits down with salesman-turned- business coach, public speaker, entrepreneur, and author, John Gies. With a career spanning both time and distance (he's lived in 15 cities), John has helped small business owners and executives to communicate better by first understanding themselves. He and Dan talk about this broad topic of self-awareness, touching on neurochemistry, belief systems, storytelling, communications, and much more.
62 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
041: Kent Kushar: The Road to Strategy is Paved with Questions
In this episode, Dan connects with former CIO of E. & J. Gallo Winery and now founder of K2 Innovation, Kent Kushar. Kent calls himself "Coach Emeritus" because over the course of nearly half a century, he has gleaned real-world wisdom in decision-making, process improvement, leadership, vision, and strategy, and compiled his own methodologies for helping executives and improving organizational performance. He and Dan dig into the meaning of strategy, 10 critical questions for leaders, the role of luck in one's career, the importance of trust, and much more.
76 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
040: Eric Hess: Cyber Crypto Counselor
In this episode, Dan strays far from his comfort zone and talks with attorney, entrepreneur, FinTech influencer, and cybersecurity and encryption expert Eric Hess. They dig into Eric's experiences at the crossroads of law, finance, and technology, his successes and failures in marketing his own business, and ultimately how he found his voice and passion with his podcast, The Encrypted Economy. Listen to the end for Eric's take on some uncomfortable trends in data collection, AI, and more.
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