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TODD HENRY

EPISODE 402: “Arms Dealer For The Creative Revolution”

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Episode 402 features Todd Henry who is positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”. Todd teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of seven books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code, Daily Creative) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

Check out Todd’s new book, “The Brave Habit” which launched on 1/23/24: https://www.toddhenry.com/thebravehabit/

Find Todd Online:

Website: https://www.toddhenry.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddhenry1/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toddhenry

Twitter: https://twitter.com/toddhenry

About Todd:

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of seven books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code, Daily Creative, and The Brave Habit) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

With more than fifteen million downloads, his podcast The Accidental Creative offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy.

Todd’s book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.

His latest book, Daily Creative, offers daily sparks of inspiration and practical advice for creative pros.

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Todd Henry2023-12-29T12:09:04-04:00
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Nick Courtright

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Episode 377 features Nick Courtright, the Founder and CEO of Atmosphere Press, a hybrid publishing company that puts the author experience first.

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https://atmospherepress.com/

https://atmosphereauthors.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-courtright-40ab1034/

About Nick:

Nick Courtright is the Founder and CEO of Atmosphere Press, a hybrid publishing company that puts the author experience first.

Nick has a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University, and a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Written Expression degree from Ohio University, and has been a professor of English at the University of Texas, St. Edward’s, Southwestern, and Concordia Universities.

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Nick Courtright2023-09-20T17:39:44-04:00
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HALE DWOSKIN

EPISODE 373: Founder of Sedona Training Associates & Author of “The Sedona Method”

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Episode 373 features Hale Dwoskin who has dedicated more than four decades to teaching and sharing the Sedona Method, which helps people alleviate their suffering, actualize their goals, and discover the Truth of who they are.

Find Hale Online:

Website: https://www.sedona.com/GetStarted

Podcast: www.Sedona.com/LettingGo

YouTube: www.Youtube.com/user/TheSedonaMethod

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheSedonaMethod

About Hale:

Hale has dedicated more than four decades to teaching and sharing the Sedona Method, which helps people alleviate their suffering, actualize their goals, and discover the Truth of who they are.

Hale is the author of the New York Times best seller The Sedona Method and the coauthor of Happiness Is Free And It’s Easier Than You Think with Lester Levenson. He is one of the featured teachers in the book and movie phenomenon The Secret as well as a featured teacher in Rhonda Byrne’s latest book, The Greatest Secret.

He is also featured in the movie Letting Go. Hale is the director of training, lead teacher, and spokesperson of Sedona Training Associates, an organization created to promote the emotional releasing techniques inspired by his friend, mentor, and original teacher Lester Levenson. He is also as a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council.

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Hale Dwoskin2023-09-20T17:02:37-04:00
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STEPHEN “SHED” SHEDLETZKY

EPISODE 371: Author of “Speak-Up Culture”

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Episode 371 features Stephen Shedletzky — or “Shed” to his friends — who helps leaders make it safe and worth it for people to speak up. We discuss his new book, “Speak Up Culture” and the process he took to write the entire book.

Find Shed Online:

Website: shedinspires.com

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/stephenshedletzky/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shedinspires/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shedinspires

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@StephenShedletzkyInspires/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shedinspires

About Shed:

Stephen Shedletzky — or “Shed” to his friends — helps leaders make it safe and worth it for people to speak up. He supports humble leaders — those who know they are both a part of the problems they experience and the solutions they can create — as they put their people and purpose first.

A sought-after speaker, coach, and advisor, Shed has led hundreds of keynote presentations, workshops, and leadership development programs around the world. As a thought leader on psychological safety in the workplace, he supports leaders and organizations in all industries where human beings work.

He is the author of Speak- Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up (October 2023).After years on a corporate track, Shed was introduced to and inspired by the work of Simon Sinek and, soon after meeting him, became the fourth person to join his team. For more than a decade, Shed has contributed at Simon Sinek, Inc., where, as Chief of Staff and Head of Brand Experience, Training & Development, he headed a global team of speakers and facilitators. Shed continues to speak and facilitate with Simon Sinek helping to create a more inspired, safe, and fulfilled world.

Shed graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a focus on leadership, communication, and strategy. He also received his coaching certification from The Co-Active Training Institute. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children.

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Stephen Shedletzky2023-09-20T16:57:37-04:00
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Larry Hagner

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Episode 350 features Larry Hagner, the Founder of The Dad Edge Podcast & Alliance.

Find Larry Online:

Website: https://thedadedge.com/

Podcast: https://thedadedge.com/podcast/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-hagner-a82b8715

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedadedge

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedadedge

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyS9kQOWK-BOF2N2A3Sn8ag

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larry.hagner.3

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedadedge

About Larry:

Larry Hagner is the Founder of The Dad Edge Podcast & Alliance. Featured as one of the top dads podcasts on iTunes, the show has received over 5 million downloads. He has featured some of the most elite humans on the planet. Larry is the author of 2 bestselling books. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Jessica and their four boys.

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Larry Hagner2023-07-01T14:56:08-04:00
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Episode 348 features Laura Gassner Otting, an Author, Catalyst, and Coach and through Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo.

Her new book, “WonderHell: Why Success Doesn’t Feel Like It Should…And What To Do About It” is out now – https://www.wonderhellbook.com/

Find Laura Online:

Website: http://lauragassnerotting.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heylgo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heylgo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heylgo

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKtrsI8y-nZ-iLizqUz_2CQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heylgo

About Laura:

Laura Gassner Otting helps people get “unstuck” — and achieve extraordinary results.

Through Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and a catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.

Laura’s 25-year resume is defined by her entrepreneurial edge. She served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps; left a leadership role at a respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com; and founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. She is the author of Mission-Driven, a book for those moving from profit to purpose, and most recently the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, which debuted at #2 on the Washington Post bestseller list, right behind Michelle Obama, and which Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts chose as one of her Favorite Books of 2019.

Through her own commitment to give back, Laura has helped build a local Montessori school, co-founded a women’s philanthropic initiative, advised a start-up national women’s PAC, grew a citizen-leadership development program, and completed three charity-inspired marathons—projects emblematic of her passions and values. She’s turned on by the audacity of The Big Idea and that larger-than-life goal you just can’t seem to shake. She’s an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur, and she’s never met a revolution she didn’t like.

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Laura Gassner Otting2023-10-03T20:04:48-04:00

You Can’t Do It

“You’re not a Children’s book author”

That was a loop running in my head daily back in 2012 after I had written most of my first children’s book.

Then I shelved it for 7 years. Why?

Inadequate and self-loathing Brian joined in on the party daily.

I kept telling myself I wasn’t good enough.

I wasn’t a writer, or an author and had any business thinking so.

Looking back it is laughable how much I let the “old Brian” control the steering wheel with that negative thinking.

What wasn’t I good enough for?

It wasn’t good enough for me because I put other people on these unimaginable pedestals that they were somehow so different and I needed to “stay in my lane.”

Do you know the only difference?

They started.

They put in the work.

They reaped the benefits of failure and then would iterate and expand on it.

They had the courage to create their life, not just let it happen.

They weren’t miles ahead of me.

They were on their own path.

Their journey was totally different.

They decided to put a line in the sand and cross over to the other side.

They made commitments to themselves and stuck with it.

It was non-negotiable.

That was the difference between 2012 and 2019 when I picked back up the project and decided to complete the book, “Luke’s 1st Round of Golf”

I “burned all of the boats.”

There was no turning back now.

I was done negotiating with myself.

I was done letting an old way of thinking control me.

I was done living in fear of the unknown.

I wasn’t ready to tackle all that was ahead but that didn’t stop me from starting.

It was the only choice I allowed myself to have.

You Can’t Do It2023-05-12T19:32:14-04:00
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Episode 347 features Kevin Kelly, a well-known American writer, technologist, and futurist.

His new book, “Excellent Advice For Living” – https://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Advice-Living-Wisdom-Earlier/dp/0593654528

Find Kevin Online:

Website: https://kk.org/

About Kevin:

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003.

From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010).

His new book is “Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wished I’d Known Earlier”

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Kevin Kelly2023-08-15T16:41:20-04:00
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Derek Sivers

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Episode 346 features Derek Sivers, an entrepreneur, author, writer, thinker, and father.

Find Derek Online:

Website: https://sive/rs

I love meeting new people, and I reply to every email, so say hello.

About Derek:

I’ve been a musiciancircus performerentrepreneur, and TED speaker.

I’m a slow thinkerexplorersocial introvert, and I love a different point of view.

California native, I now live in New Zealand.

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Derek Sivers2023-08-15T16:42:27-04:00
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Seth Godin

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Episode 345 welcomes back Seth Godin for his 2nd appearance. Seth is launching his new book, The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto For Teams

Find Seth Online:

Website: https://seths.blog/

New Book: The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto For Teams – Link to buy -> https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/736958/the-song-of-significance-by-seth-godin/

About Seth

Hi. I’m Seth Godin. I’m a teacher, and I do projects.

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, and interesting projects designed to inspire and entertain you as you continue to do your work.

My latest book is called THIS IS MARKETING. It’s a bestseller.

The one before that was called Your Turn. It’s illustrated and shareable and provocative. I hope you’ll invest a few minutes to see what you’ve been missing.

In 2015, I created the altMBA. It’s a life-changing 30-day workshop and it’s entirely possible it will change your life.

More than 60,000 people have taken my online courses, including The Marketing Seminar and several on Udemy.

I’m in the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame, the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and, just recently, the plain old no-modifier Marketing Hall of Fame. Which is pretty cool.

You can read my free ebooks on the placebo effect and education. And there are five TED talks.

Go, make a ruckus.

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Seth Godin2023-10-03T20:03:35-04:00
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Case Kenny

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Episode 344 features Case Kenny, Author and Host of the New Mindset Who Dis Podcast

Find Case Online:

Website: https://newmindsetwhodis.com/

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-mindset-who-dis/id1383599078

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casekenny

About Case:

Case Kenny offers practical thoughts on self-improvement, mindfulness, and how to live your best life on his New Mindset Who Dis Podcast. He’s just a dude living his life sharing some perspective. No gurus, no fluff, and no preaching of generic life advice… just his thoughts on self-help, wellness, and mindsets with practical and personal insights on how to live a passionate, purposeful, and happy life.

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Case Kenny2023-10-03T20:08:23-04:00
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Charles McCarrick

CHARLES McCARRICK

EPISODE 342: Founder and Chief Science Officer of Micro-Ant Family of Companies

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Episode 342 features Charles D. McCarrick, an entrepreneur, inventor, and lead visionary of Micro-Ant and its subsidiary companies.

Find Charles Online:

Website: www.charlesmccarrick.com

His Book: https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Brothers-Taught-Transform-Successful/dp/1544533403/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-mccarrick-73969b2/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CDMcCarrick

About Charles:

Charles D. McCarrick is an entrepreneur, inventor, and lead visionary of Micro-Ant and its subsidiary companies. With more than 10 patents to his name, he pioneers and supplies unique equipment to the communications industry. Charles’ most defining characteristic is enthusiasm—for new ideas, for the people who work with him, and for continuous improvement. By cultivating people’s confidence and creativity, Charles has forged a top-notch team that delivers new technologies into the hands of customers and value to investors. Now, he delivers his book of life lessons to you.

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Charles McCarrick2023-04-17T20:31:06-04:00
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Episode 338 features Bob Burg, Co-Author of “The Go-Giver” and founder of The Go-Giver Community Network, the first-of-its-kind online business community created by and for Go-Givers.

Sign up for Bob’s newsletter: https://burg.com/daily-impact/

Find Bob Online:

Website: https://burg.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobburg/

About Bob:

For over 30 years Bob Burg has been successfully showing entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals how to communicate their value and accelerate their business growth.

Although for years he was best known for his sales classic, Endless Referrals, it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann that has created a worldwide movement.

While part of a four-book series, The Go-Giver itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of The Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.

Bob is founder of The Go-Giver Community Network, the first of its kind online business community created by and for Go-Givers.

He is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.

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Bob Burg2023-04-25T18:33:08-04:00
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Wendy H. Steele

WENDY H. STEELE

EPISODE 337: Founder and CEO of Impact100 and Author of Invitation to Impact

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Episode 337 features Wendy Steele, Founder and CEO of Impact100 and Author of Invitation to Impact.

Check out her new book -> https://wendyhsteele.com/invitation-to-impact-book/

Find Wendy Online:

Website: https://wendyhsteele.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendysteele/

About Wendy:

Wendy H. Steele is the founder and CEO of Impact100, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and empowering women to create a transformational impact in their communities. Since launching Impact100 in 2001, Wendy has dedicated her life to encouraging women to see themselves as both activists and philanthropists, bringing them together in order to unite their efforts, support one another, and enrich their communities as a team. What began as a grassroots effort in Cincinnati has today collectively granted more than $123 million to worthy nonprofits across more than 65 local chapters and four countries. The importance of giving back with the intent to leave the world a little better than she found it was instilled in her from a young age, leading her to see that all of us have something important to give. Wendy believes that, in giving to others, we gain in incalculable ways, and we can encourage others to do the same.

Wendy’s debut book, Invitation to Impact: Lighting the Path to Community Transformation (MFF Publishing, April 18, 2023), shares her personal journey of building one of today’s most powerful grassroots organizations and invites women to become part of the solution by impacting their very own communities. Part business book, part memoir, Invitation to Impact provides insights for catalyzing meaningful change by giving women a seat at the table and a chance to join the movement—or spark one within themselves.

In recognition of her work with Impact100, Wendy was selected by Forbes for the 2021 50 over 50 Impact list recognizing women changing communities through social entrepreneurship, law, advocacy, and education. She was also featured as a guest speaker on TEDxBocaRaton in 2014 where she discussed what contagious generosity means and why we should all get involved. In 2020, Wendy was named a Distinguished Honoree of the Jones Prize in Philanthropy from the Institute of Private Investors, and she was also awarded the 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work with Impact100. She has been featured in several books, including The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy; Women, Wealth and Giving; Women’s Giving Circles; and The Right Sisters – Modern Women Inventors.

Wendy lives by the motto “Not I, but we.” She believes that, in order to create a vibrant community, we must understand the community first. For Wendy, the most rewarding part of leading Impact100 is visiting local chapters to celebrate triumphs, big and small, and encouraging more than 30,000 women to make a difference. She resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, and enjoys reading, writing, traveling, walking the beach, and spending time with her husband, Rick, her five adult children, and as well as her dog, Gracie. For more information, please visit https://impact100global.org/.

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Wendy H. Steele2023-03-07T20:51:22-04:00
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Episode 336 features Mike Lewis, Author of “When To Jump: When The Job You Have Isn’t The Life You Want”

Find Mike Online:

Website: http://whentojump.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/whentojump

Twitter: https://twitter.com/whentojump

Facebook: http://fb.com/whentojump

Mike’s Story:

Technically, this project started when I was 24. Only I didn’t know it then. What I did know was that I was at a crossroads.

​I was sitting at my desk in Boston, thinking about my longtime dream: take a break from corporate America and play the professional squash tour. I wanted someone to tell me when to go, but no one was gonna say, “Mike, it’s now July 1, time to go chase your dream, remember?” I could feel it slipping away.

Before letting that fear totally take over, I realized I couldn’t be the first and only person to be in this position. So I boiled it down to a simple question: should I stay the course in something comfortable, or take a risk to chase my passion? This seemed like a simple enough question. I wondered what others had done.

So I asked. I tracked down anyone who left something safe, whatever that was: a job in consulting or social work, in teaching or engineering. Through these conversations, I began collecting stories, with the common thread being that each person left something comfortable to pursue a passion. I stumbled into people from all over: ex-bankers, electricians, scientists, journalists–people from all walks of life who left the safe inertia of their own circumstances to try and do what they really wanted to be doing.

So I boiled it down to a simple question: should I stay the course in something comfortable, or take a risk to chase my passion?

After a while, it became clear that this was interesting stuff. I was compelled to share. I began passing these stories along to friends and family, bus passengers and bartenders—others who were at their own crossroads. The stories caught on. They were helpful and inspiring. I thought of a better way to get them out.

So that is what I am doing now. This project is about jumping. Sharing the amazing stories and ideas of those who have jumped into the unknown. Without them, I wouldn’t have been encouraged to jump. These stories enriched my life and I hope they enrich yours too.

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Mike Lewis2023-04-11T19:52:05-04:00
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Episode 334 features Matt Thieleman, a Visionary, Transformational Coach, Speaker, Advisor, and Author of “This is Coaching” which launched on 4/4/2023

About the book:
This is Coaching was written to help you unlock your full potential as a coach. I wrote This Is Coaching to serve as your guidebook and an inspirational tool to help you become all you can be. It’s a blend of frameworks, conscious ranting, philosophy, poetry, illustration, and practical advice, all in one. With over seven years of experience in the art of coaching and unparalleled insight into the principles of success within this profession, I wrote This is Coaching to take you on a journey toward reaching your highest aspirations.

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Website: https://goldenbristle.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattthieleman/

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About Matt:

Matt Thieleman is a Visionary. Transformational Coach. Speaker. Advisor. Author.

Matt works with leaders and change-makers to help them live into their purpose more fully, and bring their masterpieces to the world. He educates and trains coaches to be world-class in their field, and helps their clients reach their full potential.

Prior to becoming a coach, Matt was in the marketing world, working with clients in practically every industry imaginable. Having worked with companies such as Michigan Ross School of Business, Gannett, Parthenon Publishing, and others, Matt had a good look at how well-intentioned leadership not getting out of their own way was causing businesses harm.

Matt has been a leadership coach since 2016 and spent 2021 as CEO of Pilea, a coaching organization for venture-backed founders. After a year of intense growth and hard work, Matt turned his focus back to coaching and other soul-work he’s called to bring to the world. It’s simply a continuation of a lifelong mission to heal himself, help others heal, and lead others with authenticity.

-Founder of Golden Bristle
-TEDx Speaker on Mindful Leadership, “Why The World Needs Mindful Leaders”
-Sensei of Samurai Coaching Dojo
-Former CEO of Pilea

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Matt Thieleman2023-03-07T19:14:47-04:00
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Episode 318 features Alda P. Dobbs, the author of the historical novel Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, and its follow-up, The Other Side of the River (September 2022). Her debut novel received a Pura Belpre Honor and is a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection.

Find her books here: https://www.amazon.com/Alda-P-Dobbs/e/B08T66PS4M

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Website: https://www.aldapdobbs.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldapdobbs/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100072066612453

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Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the historical novels Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna and its follow-up, The Other Side of the River (September 2022). Her debut novel received a Pura Belpre Honor and is a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection. Alda was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. She studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures, and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston, Texas.

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Alda P. Dobbs2022-12-23T17:59:19-04:00
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Episode 296 features Andreas Widmer, a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for helping business professionals find deeper meaning in their work and sustainable success through principled entrepreneurship.

Buy His New Book, The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship: Creating Enduring Value: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1637740697/

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Website: https://business.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/widmer-andreas/index.html

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaswidmer/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreaswidmer/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreaswidmer

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXvQOAHhZ74EJ83kD_O0Mxg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreasWidmerAuthor

About Andreas:

Andreas Widmer is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for helping business professionals find deeper meaning in their work and sustainable success through principled entrepreneurship.

In 2015, Andreas was appointed Clinical Professor in Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business, and also serves as an advisor to both the Zermatt Summit and Transforming Business. He is the director and founder of The Art & Carlyle Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, where he teaches and mentors students with the kind of entrepreneurship that combines personal virtue and best business practices to grow enterprises that create value for others profitably.

Andreas is a dual citizen of Switzerland and America and speaks four languages, English, German, Italian and French. Currently, he resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife and teenage son. For more information, please visit www.andreas-widmer.com.

In his new book, The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship: Creating Enduring Value (Matt Holt, April 5, 2022), Andreas shares his philosophy in a practical guide on how to start and do business in a way that’s both virtuous and profitable. He recounts his favorite success stories and pays special tribute to his dear friend and prominent business leader, Art Ciocca, who is best known for inventing box wine and forming The Wine Group, one of the largest wine companies in the world. Widmer also illustrates some of the principles with stories from the Swiss Army Knives manufacturer Victorinox and the French tire manufacturer Michelin and Bangladesh’s GrameenPhone.

The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship is a prescription for living the American Dream and finding fulfillment by helping employees create products and services that add value to customers’ lives. This not only improves customer satisfaction – but it also makes for happier and more engaged employees, two-thirds of which are currently disengaged at work. Widmer proposes the idea that entrepreneurship – entrepreneurial thinking is not just for startup founders, but should be practiced by everyone in the business. He details five simple “Pillars” that make up the mindset of conducting business in ways that combine personal virtue, a focus on the human person, the latest entrepreneurial tools, and a long-term perspective in order to make a business a win-win proposition for everyone.

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Andreas Widmer2022-11-02T20:43:56-04:00
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Episode 290 features Rick Ornelas, an Ultimate Success Coach, bestselling author, and founder of I Spark Change. He helps individuals flourish personally and professionally by eliminating the roadblocks preventing their success.

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The I Spark Change Podcast: https://www.isparkchangepodcast.com

Website: https://www.isparkchange.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickornelas/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_spark_change/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/isparkchange

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxszC0wtIG4XxUOiFrHUqQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isparkchange

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@i_spark_change

About Rick:

Rick Ornelas is an Ultimate Success Coach, bestselling author, and founder of I Spark Change. He helps individuals flourish personally and professionally by eliminating the roadblocks preventing their success.

Rick wasn’t always interested in helping others on a global scale despite being pushed repeatedly in that direction by a near-death experience, family tragedies, and deaths. It wasn’t until the ever-worsening times of 2020 when he was anxious, isolated, and desperate that he finally got the wake-up call.

His awakening came in the form of divine inspiration and an awe-inspiring spiritual connection when he least expected it. He went from isolated and hopeless, to writing a best-selling book, 12 Hours of Heaven; Lessons for a Better World in under three months while envisioning and creating an incredible future.

Rick has been featured as an expert in multiple media outlets, including national/international television and radio. He’s a regular writer for Lifehack, guest contributor for various websites, and has inspired listeners across the globe as a guest on over 75 podcasts!

His next book, 12 Hours of Heaven; Time on Earth, is in the works.

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Rick Ornelas2022-08-26T18:47:25-04:00