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Thirty Minute Mentors
32 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 46: Music Producer Randy Jackson
The longest-tenured judge on the hit TV show American Idol, Randy Jackson is a Grammy Award winning producer who has spent more than 40 years in the music industry, mentoring and collaborating with many of the biggest names in music. Randy joins Adams to discuss his personal and professional journey and to share his best lessons learned along the way.
44 minutes | 13 days ago
Episode 45: Basketball Legend Bill Walton
Arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton has been broadcasting college and NBA games on a national level for the past three decades. Along the way, Bill has battled through both major injuries and a stutter. Bill joins Adam to share his best lessons learned across a wide range of topics, from leadership, mentorship, and broadcasting to managing failure, success and your mental health.
32 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 44: Olympic Gold Medalist Natasha Hastings
One of the fastest women in the world, Natasha Hastings is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Natasha won a gold medal in 2008, failed to make the Olympics in 2012 and bounced back to win another Olympic gold in 2016. Natasha joins Adam to discuss the highs and lows of her journey and her best advice on how to get to the top. Natasha and Adam discuss competition, success, failure, teamwork, leadership, mentorship, motivation, and more.
30 minutes | a month ago
Episode 43: Celebrity Chef Serena Poon
Celebrity chef and nutritionist Serena Poon has helped some of the biggest names in Hollywood live healthier lives. Serena joins Adam to share her personal and professional journey and her best advice on how to optimize your performance and health. Serena and Adam discuss nutrition, fitness, breathwork, mental health, and more.
38 minutes | a month ago
Episode 42: Guardian Insurance CEO Deanna Mulligan
One of only 37 female Fortune 500 CEOs, Deanna Mulligan is regularly named as one of the 50 most powerful women in business. Deanna is the CEO of Guardian Insurance, one of the largest insurance companies in the country, with almost $13.5 billion in annual revenues. Deanna joins Adam to share her journey and best advice on a wide range of topics. Deanna and Adam discuss leadership, hiring, time management, personal and professional development, and more.
32 minutes | a month ago
Episode 41: Grammy Award Winner Chris Tomlin
A Grammy Award-winner who has had sixteen #1 singles on the radio and sold more than nine million albums, Chris Tomlin is one of the few artists in history to surpass a billion digital streams. Chris joins Adam to share his journey to the top of his genre and his best lessons learned along the way. Chris and Adam discuss how to navigate your career path, push your comfort zone, manage intense pressure, approach the creative process, and more.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 40: Former Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Robert Rosenberg
Robert Rosenberg spent 35 years as CEO of Dunkin' Donuts, transforming his family business from 100 stores and $10 million in sales to 6,500 locations and nearly $2.5 billion in sales upon retiring. Bob joins Adam to share his journey growing Dunkin' Donuts and his best advice on how to build and lead a winning business. Bob and Adam discuss a broad range of topics, including hiring, culture, competition, branding, franchising, and leading through ups and downs.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 39: Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark
Craig Newark is the founder of Craigslist. Craig joins Adam to share his journey building Craigslist and his best lessons learned inside and outside the world of business. Craig and Adam discuss Craig’s unorthodox decision to spurn venture capital, understanding how to best spend your time, the importance of customer-centricity, and how anyone can make a social impact.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 38: Venture Capitalist Brad Feld
One of the best-known venture capitalists in the country, Brad Feld is the co-founder of Foundry Group and Techstars and an early investor in Zynga and Fitbit. Brad joins Adam to share his best lessons from a career building and investing in businesses and studying the ecosystem that allows them to thrive. Brad and Adam discuss the role of failure in entrepreneurial success, how to approach fundraising and investing, and how to find and become a great mentor.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 37: Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger
Patti Stanger was the star and executive producer of the hit television show The Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti joins Adam to share her journey and the best lessons learned along the way on a wide range of topics. Patti and Adam discuss the early days of reality television and how to close deals in the entertainment industry; entrepreneurial, marketing and branding advice; navigating relationship pitfalls in dating and in business; and much more.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 36: 24 Hour Fitness Founder Mark Mastrov
A pioneer in the fitness industry, Mark Mastrov is the founder of 24 Hour Fitness, which he sold for more than $1.6 billion, and UFC Gym, which he runs today. Mark joins Adam to share his journey building two highly successful fitness companies and the best lessons he has learned along the way. Mark and Adam discuss success, failure, leadership, entrepreneurship, health, fitness, and more.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 35: Lieutenant General Vince Stewart
A retired Marine Corps general and the former Director of the DIA, LTG Vince Stewart served as America’s highest-ranking military intelligence officer. General Stewart joins Adam to share his best advice on how to succeed in the most competitive of environments and how to lead winning teams of all sizes. General Stewart and Adam discuss a broad array of subjects, from the keys to motivating your workforce to the core elements of driving true diversity.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 34: Former FBI Chief Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner
Gary Noesner spent thirty years working for the FBI, including a decade as the FBI’s chief hostage negotiator. Gary’s experience negotiating with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians inspired the highly popular TV mini-series Waco, where Gary is played on-screen by Michael Shannon. Gary joins Adam to share his best lessons learned on a wide range of topics, from high-stakes negotiations to risk-management to navigating bureaucratic organizations.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 33: NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, David Robinson is an NBA Hall Famer, former MVP, 10-time All-Star, 2-time NBA champion, and member of the Dream Team. David’s impact off the court has been just as profound - from launching initiatives to improve education for inner-city children to starting a socially-focused private equity firm. David joins Adam to share his best lessons on a wide range of topics.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 32: Nobel Prize Winning Scientist Dr. Lou Ignarro
Dr. Lou Ignarro is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist responsible for groundbreaking research on nitric oxide that paved the way for - among other innovations - Viagra. The son of an uneducated carpenter, Lou joins Adam to share his best lessons from his unique journey. Lou and Adam discuss a wide range of topics, including how to overcome self-doubt; how to inspire innovation; motivation, health and wellness; and winning the Nobel Prize.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 31: Birchbox Co-Founder and CEO Katia Beauchamp
Katia Beauchamp is the co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, a company that helped disrupt the beauty category and define the subscription box business. Katia joins Adam to share her journey and best advice. Katia and Adam discuss lessons from building a successful business during tough economic times; managing and overcoming personal and professional challenges; and insights applicable for leaders and entrepreneurs.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 30: Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci is the founder of the investment firm SkyBridge and the SALT Conference. Anthony also spent eleven days as White House Communications Director. Anthony joins Adam to share his best lessons learned through the highs and lows of his career. Anthony and Adam discuss a wide range of topics, including how to overcome setbacks, how to develop winning relationships, and how to build your brand.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 29: The Agency Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky
Mauricio Umansky is the founder and CEO of The Agency, one of the most successful real estate brokerages in the country, and has personally represented some of the most noteworthy properties in the world, including The Playboy Mansion, the Walt Disney Estate, and residences owned by Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Prince. Mauricio joins Adam to share his personal and professional journey and best on advice on a wide range of topics.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 28: NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis
One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Terrell Davis is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a former NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Terrell joins Adam to document how he went from an unheralded high school and college prospect to an NFL superstar and to share the best lessons he has learned through the ups and downs of his career.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 27: Ambassador Wendy Sherman
The chief U.S. negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, Ambassador Wendy Sherman has operated at the highest levels of international diplomacy under Presidents Obama and Clinton. Ambassador Sherman joins Adam to share her best lessons from her unique set of experiences and advice on a wide range of topics, from how to approach high-stakes negotiations to how leaders can create a more inclusive culture.
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