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Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
33 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
843: Brent Mekosh - "Shadow of a Black Sun"
Brent Mekosh is a CFP™ and Professional and Certified Investment Management Analyst®, that brings a brilliant, entrepreneurial perspective to his clients and community alike. Brent’s first book, In the Shadow of a Black Sun will be published in early 2023. Brent lives in Phoenix with his wife Paige, their children Nicholas and Arden, and their dog Kansas. He is a certified SCUBA diver and an instrument-rated pilot. In addition to working with his clients, Brent enjoys trail running, camping, cooking, playing the guitar (badly), and reading lots of history. Enjoy this episode as Brent and Lou connect on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
34 minutes | Dec 4, 2022
842: "Cornell (thank) U" - Michelle Katz & Stephanie Gitlin
Michelle Katz & Stephanie Gitlin met in college where they developed a life long friendship and a passion for their alma mater - Cornell University. So much so that their gratitude for their college years launched a podcast program called Cornell (thank) U where they introduce listeners to past and present Cornellians to hear where they are now and why they are most thankful to Cornell. As part of the “Cool Things People are Doing in Podcasting” series, you’ll love listening to Stephanie and Michelle and how much fun they are and how much fun they are having connecting with others. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
841: Isabella Masucci - "Orgasms & Sunsets Make You Ill"
Isabella Masucci is the founder of the “Masucci Method” - a ghostwriting agency that specializes in transforming podcasts and online courses into self-published books. Learn all about Isabella, her love for writing, how this idea came to be and what the subtitle of this episode is all about as Thrive LouD’s special series “Cool Things People are Doing in Podcasting” continues. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
23 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
840: Adele Williams - "State of the Pod"
Adele Williams is the president of “State of the Pod” - a student-driven podcast at Cornell University giving emerging topics in science and technology the attention they deserve. As a former Thrive LouD intern, Adele has double-clicked down on developing incredible content for the world to digest. Learn all about Adela and this incredible initiative as part of Thrive LouD’s special serious - “Cool Things People are Doing in Podcasting.” ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
38 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
839: Minter Dial - "Dialogos"
Minter Dial is a professional speaker, author and elevator, specialized in leadership, branding and transformation. An agent of change, he’s a three-time entrepreneur, who has exercised twelve different métiers and moved country fifteen times. Minter’s core career stint of 16 years was spent as a top executive at L’Oréal, member of the worldwide Executive Committee for the Professional Products Division. He’s author of the award-winning WWII story, The Last Ring Home (documentary film and book, 2016) as well as three prize-winning business books, Futureproof (2017) and Heartificial Empathy (2019). His book on leadership, You Lead, How being yourself makes you a better leader (2021) won the Business Book Awards 2022. Minter is working on a new book, Dialogos, a featured publication on Substack, about fostering more meaningful conversation. He is passionate about the Grateful Dead, Padel Tennis and languages. Take a stroll down ‘shakedown street’ as Minter and Lou connect on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
51 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
838: Jackie Martling - "STILL JOKING AROUND"
Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling returns to Thrive LouD with Lou Diamond in a special 'catchup' episode. He still works all around the country performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man.” and guests on many of the top national radio shows and podcasts. Jackie shares with Lou all about his own popular podcast Stand-Up Memories, why he believes HE laughs at every joke he tells, and how he keeps up with the times in providing access to his humor across so many mediums (yes, he's even on TikTok!) Enjoy this hysterical and historic conversation as Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling continues to make us all laugh. ************** If you’d like to receive jokes via e-mail, you can get on The JokeLand E-Mail List by simply e-mailing Jackie: firstname.lastname@example.org He Tweets a joke every day at 4:20pm. He still has a daily joke phone line @ (516) 922-WINE. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
30 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
837: Sarah E. Brown - "LEAD UPWARDS"
Sarah E. Brown is a B2B tech marketing leader, author, startup mentor, and ecosystem builder with more than a decade of experience scaling SaaS companies through customer-centric marketing. She specializes in leading high-performing teams that meet and exceed OKRs while fostering an environment where people feel supported and empowered to do their best work. Sarah created and executed the marketing strategies for three self-funded B2B SaaS startups that were each rapidly acquired that same year. In 2016, she was also named to Amity’s “Customer Success A-List” and included in Search Engine Journal’s list of 100 Amazing Women Marketers to Follow on Twitter. She launched and cohosted ServiceRocket’s popular Helping Sells Radio podcast, which made the iTunes “New and Notable” and “What’s Hot” lists in the Technology category in 2016. In May 2015, May 2016, and again in April 2017, Sarah received the Top 100 Customer Success Influencer Award from MindTouch. In July 2017, she was named a Top 75 SaaS Influencer by Tenfold. In August 2017, she was named Top 40 Customer Success Influencer by Tenfold. In September 2017, she was named a Top 200 Content Experience Strategist 2017 by MindTouch. In March 2018, she was named Top 100 Customer Success Strategist 2018 by MindTouch. In February 2021, named a 2021 Techstars “All-Star” Mentor. In June 2022, named a 2022 40 Under 40 Business Leader by the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce. Her latest book, Lead Upwards: How Startup Joiners Can Impact New Ventures, Build Amazing Careers, and Inspire Great Teams, gives you insights into how to prepare for, earn, and succeed in an executive role at a startup company. Sarah connects with Lou on Thrive LouD With Lou Diamond. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
50 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
836: Chris Jarvis - "Be The Giraffe"
Chris Jarvis helps you see differently, so you can business differently, money differently, life differently. For decades, Chris has helped hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and wealthy families build, protect, and transfer significant wealth. Along the way, he discovered the unusual paths to standing out and reaching the highest levels of success. Amazingly, each one of these strategies is symbolized by the unique challenges and abilities of the tallest – and Chris’ favorite animal: the giraffe! The see what others can’t and reach what others won’t. Check out Chris’s popular Ted Talk AND click this link to take the FREE WILD FACTOR QUIZ to find out what animal can best guide you. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
42 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
835: Shellee Howard - "College Ready"
Shellee Howard is a certified independent college strategist and counselor helping Middle and High School students (and their parents) by preparing them for the college admission process, helping them create a Stand Out Strategy, get into their best fit college without going into debt, and even how to succeed once admitted. She is also the host of the College Ready Podcast and the author of "How to Send Your Student to College Without Losing Your Mind or Your Money.” Click this link to grab yourself a free copy of Shellee’s book. Get yourself ‘college ready’ by listening to this educational episode of Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
46 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
834: Erin & Sarit Attwood
Erin and Sarit, founders of EMUNAH STRENGTH, are on a mission to transform the lives of millions through the same movement, nutrition and lifestyle habits that transformed their lives. Don’t be fooled by their physiques when you see them because for a longer portion of their lives, they used to struggle with their weight, anxiety, depression, and a multitude of disordered eating patterns. These two body transformation experts have over 25 years of combined experience in the fitness space, and are here to radically transform the weight loss industry by eradicating the false diet, fitness, and food industry trickery through education and entertainment. They are committed to providing sustainable weight loss and body transformation results through their 360 approach, and bring health, confidence, and physical and mental freedom to every woman. Learn their story, feel their passion and be inspired by Erin & Sarit on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
36 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
833: Nadya Zhexembayeva - "Thrive in Chaos"
In Ventures magazine calls her “The Reinvention Guru.” TEDx Navasink calls her “The Queen of Reinvention.” Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a scientist, entrepreneur, and author specializing in resilience and reinvention. As a consultant and an educator, Nadya helped such companies as Coca-Cola, IBM, Cisco, L’Oreal Group, Danone, Kohler, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation, and Vienna Insurance Group reinvent their products, leadership practices, and business models to meet new market demands and prepare for incoming disruptions. Until 2016, she served as the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development at IEDC- Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in Slovenia, where she teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, strategy, change management, design thinking, and sustainability. As a speaker, she delivered keynotes to more than 100,000 executives – including four TEDx talks in Slovenia, Austria, Romania, and the USA. Nadya is the author of a number of books, including Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World, which was named Best Book of 2014 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries, and Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage, which was selected as one of the Best Sustainability Books of All Times by BookAuthority. In one of the more powerful and meaningful episodes of Thrive LouD you’ll ever find - Nadya shares with Lou the importance of change in all of our lives and how we need to approach and embrace it. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
29 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
832: Mike Millner - "Mind over Macros"
Mike Millner has been a high-level nutrition coach for almost 10 years. He has a gift for understanding the psychological and physiological needs of his clients, which has led to thousands of success stories. His personality-based approach with an emphasis on mindset has been featured in Thibarmy.com, Nutritional Coaching Institute, Ever Forward Radio, True Transformation, and many others. He is the host of the Mind Over Macros podcast and he’s the author of The Personality Diet. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
47 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
831: Chris Smith - "The Conversion Code"
Chris Smith is the cofounder of Curaytor (an Inc. 500 fastest-growing business) and is one of the four best marketers under 40, according to the American Marketing Association. His book, The Conversion Code, Stop chasing leads and start attracting clients is one that every sales person and marketer needs to add to their reading list. Chris and Lou cover the gamut on Thrive LouD: Small world connection to Phil M Jones “Smarketing” All about Curaytor Even the 2022 World Cup ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
22 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
830: Petia Kolibova - "Unapologetically Abundant"
Petia Kolibova is an alignment women’s coach who guides women to intuitively connect with their inner vision so they can experience personal and professional magnetism and become unapologetically abundant. Her mission is to empower visionaries who are on the path to embody their fullest self-expression to soulfully expand into a quantum leap in all dimensions of their lives. She is the host of her podcast Unapologetically Abundant, she loves traveling the world with her husband, hosting retreats, and being simply amazing. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD*** Get a copy of Lou's Best Selling Book "SPEAK EASY: Connect with EVERY Conversation"
24 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
829: Mark Zides - "#PACE Process"
Mark Zides is the founder and CEO of CoreAxis Consulting, an award winning Learning and Development and Talent Management firm. He is also the founder of Katama, an agency specializing in sales strategy, marketing, and customer success for small-to-medium sized businesses, and Recipi, a digital marketing agency for rental event equipment companies. Mark works tirelessly to ensure his clients, at all levels, receive the best professional development and coaching, leading to a successful career and business outcomes. His new book #PACE Process For Early Career Success is for young entrepreneurs & professionals who want to achieve early career success, at their own pace. Mark connects with Lou on Thrive LouD with Lou Diamond. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
37 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
828: Jay Baer - "The RIGHT NOW"
Jay Baer is a customer experience and digital marketing pioneer, expert, advisor, researcher, and analyst. He has spent nearly 30 years helping the world's most iconic brands gain and keep more customers. A 7th-generation entrepreneur, Jay has written 6 best-selling books, and founded 5, multi-million dollar companies. He’s a Hall of fame professional speaker, creator of multiple award-winning podcasts. Loves plaid suits, He’s a licensed tequila sommelier and a certified BBQ judge. Who doesn’t wanna hang with this guy at a food and beverage festival??!! Jay pulls up a seat at the Thrive LouD “Speak Easy” as they talk about customer experience, tequila and good movies and music along with many other fun topics in this engaging conversation. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
37 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
827: Rajeev Kapur - "CHASE GREATNESS"
Rajeev Kapur is a seasoned high tech and media executive with broad global experience leading and driving innovation and strategy for start-ups, midsize companies and large, global fortune 500 companies He is the CEO of 1105 Media, Inc. a PE backed leading provider of B2B Marketing, Events and Media services where he oversees a diverse portfolio of five companies that range from Big Data/Analytics training to lead generation across numerous industries. His latest book Chase Greatness: Enlightened Leadership For The Next Generation Of Leadership, is a message we all need to read and hear. Rajeev and Lou connect on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
26 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
826: Rich Goldstein - "Innovations & Breakthroughs"
Rich Goldstein works with entrepreneurs to help them protect their ideas, products, and brands with patents and trademarks. Over the past 28 years he has obtained more than 2,000 patents for his clients. Rich is host of the “Innovations and Breakthroughs” podcast and is the author of the Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent, published by the American Bar Association. Rich connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
38 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
825: Rick Jordan - "ALL IN"
Rick Jordan is the CEO & Founder of ReachOut Technology, and has become a nationally recognized voice on Cybersecurity, Business, and Entrepreneurship. Rick takes cybersecurity to a new level with his transformative approach Using a combination of CIA training, criminal psychology, and his technology and business experience, saving businesses over 400 million dollars in the last ten years. He hosts the ALL IN podcast he looks damn good in a black tee as he connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LouD ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
823: Ted McGrath - "Message to Millions"
Ted McGrath is a theater performer, speaker, and best selling author. He has created 5 household brands and made millions teaching Coaches, Speakers, and service-based Business Owners how to turn their life story and life experience into a lucrative business that impacts millions and makes millions. In addition, he’s got a smash hit one man show Good enough. Ted connects with Lou on all the ways he helps get one’s message to millions. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
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