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61 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Shelby Coffey: Intellect & Acclaimed Journalist
Shelby Coffey attained the highest positions in his chosen field of journalism, as both the award-winning editor of the Los Angeles Times and also as President of CNNfn. With a rare combination of intellectual wit and substantial brain power, this Up2 guest provides meaningful commentary on the new media and technology, on big life choices, and on what it feels like to work in the public eye and have all of your efforts so broadly scrutinized.
52 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Dan Richards: A Curious Entrepreneur Sells Young
Dan Richards is a true entrepreneur, having started numerous businesses and considering many more. After nearly 30 years of building his chemical testing business, why did he decide to sell his largest company? Meet yet another super-successful human being who has remained humble throughout his journey... And how extreme stress almost derailed him along the way.
55 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Dr Mark Tager: Resilience, Optimism & Enhancing Your Presence
San-Diego-based Mark Tager, MD, has practiced medicine, been a successful entrepreneur and is a global leader in creative marketing. He's the author of 10 books and has given more than 1,000 speeches. He even created his own personality profile system and is a recognized expert in anti-aging. This wide-ranging discussion will be valuable to anyone hoping to become the best possible versions of themselves.
56 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Carol Melton: Adeft on Wall Street, in Washington, and Beyond
What does it feel like to negotiate deals with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and in business? And how do you decide, 'what's next?" after achieving major success at a young age? This Washington D.C. power broker authentically shares on the importance of knowing your own strengths (and weaknesses), and the influential role honest mentors can play in your life, during this meaningful episode of the Up2 podcast.
43 minutes | May 24, 2021
Rick Goings: From Selling Door-to-Door to CEO
Rick Goings: How does a man who left home at 16; quit college; and sold encyclopedias door-to-door end up running a successful $2 billion enterprise with worldwide reach? Our latest Up2 guest is a U.S. Navy veteran; has served as the global chairman of 4,000 Boys and Girls Clubs; and he is such a passionate leader that he became known for sweating through multiple shirts when he pumped up his teams on stage.
52 minutes | May 4, 2021
Jodie McLean: Keeping it "Hyperlocal" with a $6 Billion Dollar Business
Washington, D.C.-based Jodie McLean leads Edens, a national retail real estate development company with more than 115 properties. Also a member of the Federal Reserve Board; a catalyst for female founders; and so much more, this Up2 guest authentically shares about her mission to enrich communities through bringing people together, and how she 'sorts' through initiatives to lean on her strengths to pursue the most compelling opportunities at home, at work, and in society at-large.
46 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Pankaj Shah: Silicon Valley Super Angel and Start-Up Entrepreneur
Palo Alto, California-based Pankaj Shah, lives and works in the heart of Silicon Valley. He has founded several companies and has invested directly in even more. A new social network focusing on emotion rather than accomplishment; an innovative insurance company; even a new gin business! Our guest today builds bridges between the hyper-fast world of NBA players, music superstars, and some of the biggest names in venture capital, managing to always remain humble and helpful in spite of his success.
58 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Dave Ciccone: The American Dream
Washington, D.C. based David Ciccone and his family epitomize the American Dream. Both his parents grew up in modest Western European villages and came to America with huge hearts and big ideas for a bright future. Just one generation later, David is now leading his family and an extremely successful business of his own, serving CEOs and high net worth individuals throughout the U.S. In spite of his success as the managing director of CTH Group, David's mind and heart never stray far from his nurturing and intuitive heritage. CTH has become one of the largest wealth management firm's on the East Coast, and in this episode of the Up2 podcast David shares with Adam some of the secrets to his success.
51 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Philippe Bourguignon: The Choice of Optimism
Philippe Bourguignon has travelled constantly since his early twenties. Only recently has he been forced to stay in one place for any length of time and even this is propelling him forward. Always one to learn and seek new adventures and challenges, Philippe has always risen to the occasion and as a result has served as the CEO of Euro Disney, Chairman and CEO of Club Med, and as the co-CEO of the World Economic Forum. He currently spends a majority of his time advising other business leaders through his role in the Washington D.C. based venture capital firm, Revolution.
55 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Kalika Yap: Meditating, Marathons, and Mantras
Kalika Joy Nacion Yap is a three-peat entrepreneur; a published author and true influencer. Based in Santa Monica, California this successful founder recently had her "Little Brand Book" published by HarperCollins, and she's been featured in many of the nation's most-respected publications. Born in the Philippines; university in New York; and businesses in SoCal and Hawaii -- this global citizen energizes with her creativity and positive drive.
48 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Jean-Claude Kihn: Former Goodyear President and Renaissance Man
Jean-Claude Kihn, Ph.D, is a renaissance man. A true global citizen, Jean-Claude speaks six languages and has lived all over the world. Jean-Claude’s professional successes are a result of his dedication and willingness to learn as well as his steady evaluation of self in order to improve. His constant learning and practice in leadership eventually led to his having held 17 different positions at Goodyear before ultimately being promoted to President of Goodyear for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has now turned most of his attention to mentoring young executives and spending time with family and in nature.
47 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Waverly Willis: From “Well-Groomed Dope Fiend” to Bitcoin Barber
A man who went from being an All-American high school football star, to homeless and on drugs in less than a year. Waverly Willis has overcome so much: drug addiction; chronic homelessness, and at one point, running for his life; severe obesity and cancer too... Yet with seemingly limitless resilience and with faith and persistence, today's Up2 guest is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and family man. And even though lawmakers seek his advice, and media outlets want to tell his story, Waverly never forgets what he's been through and that he's just a regular guy.
52 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Dr David Agus: Driven by Hope and Inspiration
Dr. David Agus is one of the most sought after physicians in the world. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had Dr. Agus lead his medical team for years; More recently, Larry Ellison, the billionaire chairman of Oracle, asked Dr. Agus to create the most innovative medical research center in the U.S. And Howard Stern even calls our Up2 guest, his doctor! Most importantly, Dr. Agus deploys his passion for health to treat all of his patients with an informed-intensity and willingness to do all that is possible in pursuit of the "End of Illness."
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
John DiJulius: Finding the Gift in Every Situation
John DiJulius travels the globe working with the most-respected companies on their customer experience. Starbucks. Disney. The Ritz Carlton.... Having overcome significant challenges in his own life -- like being asked to retake every year of elementary school -- John ultimately failed out of college, and also dealt with major family challenges. Successfully navigating these curves in the road, John has built two award-winning businesses, and is now asked to speak around the world about his positive outlook and his commitment to service excellence. John tells every story with a smile and he motivates and inspires everyone around him.
47 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
General Laura Lenderman: Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself
Brigadier General Lenderman became the youngest general in the Air Force two years ago, after serving as a war-time pilot and on the Joint Chiefs staff. Today she is responsible for thousands of people and billions in our Defense budget, yet she is convinced that leadership still comes down to relationships and love. Tune in as Gen. Lenderman gives Adam a rare glimpse into the daily life of an active duty general.
50 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Ted Souder: 20 Years at Google and Looking Ahead
Ted Souder has spent his career on the leading edge of information technology. His ability to understand the importance that tech plays in the lives of individuals and businesses has led him to work at some of the most well known companies in the world, including America Online and Google for the past 20 years. Listen in to discover what Ted sees next on the tech horizon.
22 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Reflecting on Season 2: a Micro Episode
Season 2 saw another full lineup of remarkably accomplished and humble leaders, -- a Heisman Trophy winner; a world-renowned heart surgeon; and several business leaders. Join Adam Kaufman, Dave Douglas (producer), and special guest, Madison Cichocki as they reflect on some of their favorite moments from the season.
53 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Doug Holladay: Ambassador; Professor; and Author.
Doug Holladay has spent his career focusing on Meaning, Authenticity and becoming 'a better version of ourselves.' Hoping to fill some of the void now present in everyone's lives as we find ourselves coping with a society nearly shut down during the Coronavirus outbreak, we invited this former Ambassador, White House advisor, current Georgetown professor and founder of PathNorth, to discuss the positive aspects of being alone; the merits of practicing Gratitude; and how to get comfortable with who we are.
49 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Fred Koury: Sales, Smarts, and Service
Fred Koury started his business career by subcontracting weekly chores to kids in the neighborhood. Today, his list of accomplishments and business success stories have become extensive. Fred Koury is the President and CEO of Smart Business Network, a multi-faceted company serving the business community nationwide. Listen as he freely shares on how he makes big decisions, on the importance of mentoring, and many valuable life lessons regarding the intersection of faith and ethics while running a company.
46 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Marc Gillinov: Heart Health, Chocolate, and Wine
Dr Marc Gillinov is the chairman of Heart Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked #1 in the U.S. for more than 20 straight years. Considered by many to be the most sought-after heart surgeon in the world, today's guest is the epitome of humble. This revealing conversation delves into Dr Gillinov's remarkable achievements; how he manages stress while saving the lives of his patients; and an authentic dialogue about our guest's uncanny ability to always make it to the very top of his pursuits.
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