Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the most successful fitness program in America, P90X®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It, Crush It!” and “The Big Picture.” He’s appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. Tony’s supplement line, Power Life, is part of his new fitness brand, “Power of 4 by Tony Horton” — a four-part approach to wellness including fitness, supplements, nutrition, and mindfulness.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), an adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and eleven other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. Months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, pairing it with total body sculpting moves off the machine, changed her mind and the concept for CITYROW was born.
With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CITYROW has grown from one studio in New York City to a national omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked on-demand global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business.
Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance and PEOPLE, among many others.
EPISODE 180: Founder & Host, Entrepreneurs On Fire
Episode 180 features John Lee Dumas (JLD), the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs to help YOU along your entrepreneurial journey!
John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs to help YOU along your entrepreneurial journey!
He’s also the author of The Common Path to Uncommon Success, your 17-step roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment!
If you’re tired of spending 90% of your day doing things you don’t enjoy and only 10% doing things you love, then you’re in the right place. His goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.
He’s interviewed over 3,000 incredible entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more.
Episode 176 features Misty Tripoli, the founder of The World GROOVE, a movement that has inspired millions of people to dance their hearts out and reclaim their authenticity through physical movement and self-reflection.
Misty is the founder of The World GROOVE, a movement that has inspired millions of people to dance their hearts out and reclaim their authenticity through physical movement and self-reflection.
Background-wise, Misty was an Elite Instructor for Nike for over 5 years and worked with companies like Reebok, Skechers, and YogaWorks.
In addition to being the Creator of The Groove Method™ and Body Groove and Founder of The World Groove Movement, Misty is also a self-titled Truth Warrior.
She is best known for her ability to enlighten others with her keep-it-real, tell-it-like-it-is, no-holds-barred approach to life and of course her powerful gift of getting people to dance their hearts out and reclaim their authenticity through movement and self reflection.
Misty has been a movement and dance addict her whole life. In the early 2000’s, at the top of her game and under contract with NIKE as a Global Elite Athlete, Director of a top health club in California and in demand working with companies like Reebok, Sketchers, YogaWorks and Equinox she was also severely bulimic, overworked and exhausted. She cracked.
When the illusion came crashing down she woke up to something extremely powerful and liberating: the Groove Truths. From here she launched her global company The World Groove Movement and shares her story and passion for movement, inspiring millions to come together and get their Groove on! She continues to travel the world igniting communities and encouraging hearts to come together to be authentic, creative and have as much fun as humanly possible.
Antonio is the author of four books including, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You (Rodale Books). On his podcast The Best Thing, Antonio talks with leaders about the “best thing” to happen to them that would never appear on a resume. Antonio’s speaking audiences over the years have included: Google, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Booking.com, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and scores more. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in New York City with top television networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. Antonio is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University.
Episode 130 features Seth Godin, Author of 19 best-selling books, and his new book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work covers intentional action (a better way to discuss ‘design thinking’), writer’s block (there’s no such thing), and criticism (most of it comes from fear and should be regarded with kindness). It helps people understand genre (not at all like ‘generic’) and the trap of becoming a hack (we must not sacrifice our standards simply to be heard).
For more than thirty years, I’ve been trying to turn on lights, inspire people, and teach them how to level up. This blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade. One day, if we meet, I hope you’ll share with me your favorite posts. Even better, I’d like to hear about how a book or course helped you interact with the world differently and make a difference.
I’ve spent most of my professional life as a writer. I’ve published 19 bestselling books. These books are a great way to go deep into a concept, and I think many of them stand the test of time.
Along the way, I’ve found countless detours, interesting projects designed to inspire and entertain you as you continue to do your work.
Episode 120 features John Colaneri, a Designer, Developer, Children’s Book Author, and One of the Cousins on HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins, Cousins On Call, and Cousins Undercover as well as becoming regular special guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rachael Ray Show.
In addition to being one of The Cousins on HGTV, John Colaneri stands out as a dynamic business maven in his own right. You’ve already seen the New Jersey native beef up and bolster homes across the U.S. with his cousin and best bud Anthony Carrino on their multiple hit shows on HGTV. Now their latest endeavors are with the Ellen DeGeneres Digital team in launching original shows. John’s journey has seen him build an extraordinary professional acumen along the way.
Graduating from Penn State in 2003, he immediately entered the corporate world at Fortune 500 company Fisher Scientific. Within a year, he joined international entity Faital S.P.A. as the United States Operation Manager. From spearheading organization to accounting, he proved instrumental to this OEM speaker manufacturer. John worked for his family construction business starting in 2007 as a senior project manager managing projects that would range from $2 million-$7 million.
HGTV came calling in 2011 and offered The Cousins their first show. Over the course of Kitchen Cousins, Cousins On Call, and Cousins Undercover, this powerful and precise pair saved countless homes with John remaining instrumental to the vision. They moved into the online realm with the funny and fiery cooking show Chill & Grill and a guide to being a guy—MANuscript. In 2015 the duo debuted their much-anticipated show, America’s Most Desperate Kitchens. Along the way, they became regular special guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rachael Ray Show. This led to their first original project with the Ellen Digital team, Grand Design where they surprised viewers by re-creating a room for 1,000 dollars! With the success of their first show the Ellen digital team came calling again and this time it was for an even larger show called The Build Up! The first season debut was in Jan 2019 and the show was a success from the start and has currently over 35 million views across the Ellen digital platforms to become one of their most successful shows of 2019!
In 2019 John launched is own development company Lilyshea Development LLC that will focus on high-end residential design and custom spec homes that he is developing and designing in the New Jersey area.
The Cousins launched their first children’s book What Can You Do With A Toolbox in September 2018 and from the start it was a #1 seller for Amazon! The book is published by Simon and Schuster and illustrated by Maple Lam. The Cousins are depicted as themselves in the book and hope this will be the first of the series to follow.
Beyond these endeavors, John is a highly devoted family man. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters and live in North Jersey. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, he also hosts his own exercise and wellness channel on YouTube, Colaneri Extreme Fitness.
Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite.
As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.
Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.
Heather’s new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast. Her guests include Sara Blakely, Gary Vaynerchuck, Ryan Serhant, Kaitlyn Bristowe among many other noteworthy celebrities and entrepreneurs.
Heather has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Steve Harvey Show. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami.
Episode 80 features the Co-Founder and COO at Morning Brew, Austin Rief. Morning Brew is a free daily newsletter brought right to your inbox every morning and shares a digest of the latest business news in a very conversational and witty tone. They have over 1.6 million subscribers to date and have expanded to other newsletters for Retail, Technology, and Politics that you can also sign up for free to receive.
It was awesome to get to hear Austin’s story of how he got involved with Morning Brew and all of the great things they are doing to grow the business.
For those that haven’t subscribed yet, I recommend you do. It’s free!
You can get there through my referral link and easily sign up by entering your email address – MorningBrew.com
Episode 70 is here and features Best-Selling Author, Blogger, and Founder, Nir Eyal. Nir shares stories about his journey into entrepreneurship, how he got into writing, as well as, we talk about his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
Episode 11 Features The Creator of The Skinny Confidential, Lauryn Evarts. Lauryn has been blogging almost every day for the past 8 years and has build an incredible following online through many social channels but it all funnels back to her website, TheSkinnyConfidential.com. She is a blogger, an author, a podcaster, an influencer and much much more.
In this discussion, we pinpointed on a few key topics around her upbringing, how her two-day stint in a sorority and a bartending encounter motivated her to build an online community, and she gives some very poetic advice to those that are looking to build their own brand.