The Action Catalyst is a podcast presented by Southwestern Family of Companies, one of the largest and oldest privately held companies in Tennessee. Each episode interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.
REMASTERED: Operating Out of Greatness, with Lolly Daskal (Leadership, Performance, Executive, Confidence)
Speaker, author, and Founder/CEO of Lead From Within, Lolly Daskal, digs into filling in your gaps, standing in your greatness, owning who you are, the need to R.E.T.H.I.N.K., how capabilities + competence = confidence, the need to give up control to lead more effectively, and realizing that greatness is not a destiny only granted to a few.
05/12/2023 • 21 minutes 19 seconds
CLIP: The Manual Process of Perception
Superstar podcaster and creator Jordan Harbinger touches on the weird ways perception changes across groups (and even in people you know quite well), and the difficulty of gauging progress in largely unquantifiable areas.Hear Jordan's full interview in Episode 94 of The Action Catalyst.
30/11/2023 • 3 minutes 56 seconds
Always the Outsider, with Alysia Silberg (Entrepreneurship, AI, Immigrant, Mindset)
Alysia Silberg, leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist and CEO / General Partner of the investment firm Street Global, shares the story of making her way from Africa to Canada by way of Hollywood, why even a bullet couldn’t stop her, and chats about getting superpowers from a pair of pink roller skates, using AI to be big where you feel small, geeking out over DaVinci, and why being “unemployable” doesn’t make you…unemployable.
28/11/2023 • 24 minutes 23 seconds
CLIP: Why People Leave and Saturday Morning Cartoons
Entrepreneur, author, and Founder / CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William Vanderbloemen, explains the 3 main reasons people leave their jobs (4 for Millennials), and what Saturday morning cartoons have to do with job retention.Hear William's full interview in Episode 235 of The Action Catalyst.
24/11/2023 • 2 minutes 57 seconds
Happy Thanksgiving, from Adam Outland
Action Catalyst host Adam Outland shares what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving.
23/11/2023 • 57 seconds
Thanksgiving Wishes from Stephanie Maas
Action Catalyst host Stephanie Maas breaks down her favorite parts of the Thanksgiving holiday, and what it really means to have an "attitude of gratitude".
22/11/2023 • 2 minutes 44 seconds
REMASTERED: Harbinger of Success, with Jordan Harbinger (Podcasting, Confidence, Personal Development, Networking)
Superstar podcaster and creator Jordan Harbinger touches on the toxic evolution of men without role models, the weird ways perception changes across groups, the difficulty of gauging progress in unquantifiable areas, and how charisma is a learnable skill, which can make you a better networker, increase confidence, and lead to deeper relationships.
21/11/2023 • 18 minutes 2 seconds
REMASTERED: Creating Healthy Workplace Culture, with William Vanderbloemen (Faith, Executive, Jobs, Career)
Entrepreneur, author, and Founder / CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William Vanderbloemen, explains the dynamics of creating an irresistible workplace, the 3 main reasons people leave their jobs (4 for millennials), what Saturday morning cartoons have to do with job retention, why most cultural problems boil down to hiring problems, the difference between culture and core values, how to assess the 8 key areas of workplace health or toxicity, and gives several quick exercises for pinpointing what your culture is.
17/11/2023 • 16 minutes 57 seconds
CLIP: The Zen of Detachment
Mike Lee, founder of MindShift Labs, talks about separating your passion from yourself as a person, and the virtues of detachment and nonjudgement as tools for managing expectations and maximizing outcomes while staying centered.Hear Mike's full interview in Episode 444 of The Action Catalyst.
16/11/2023 • 2 minutes 45 seconds
Update: William Vanderbloemen and Being the Unicorn
Entrepreneur, author, and Founder / CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William Vanderbloemen, talks about preparing for the Ice Age, why vision is seeing just beyond your feet, what the best of the best have in common, how to respond to the most dreaded interview question ever, why self-awareness is the #1 skill, and who DOES need to fear AI (hint, it's not that many people).And be sure to catch more from William in Episode 235 of The Action Catalyst.
14/11/2023 • 13 minutes 49 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Mike Lee, Episode 444
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 444, with speaker, author, and founder of MindShift Labs, Mike Lee.
08/11/2023 • 2 minutes 6 seconds
Mind Shift, with Mike Lee (Leadership, Mindset, Personal Development, NBA)
Mike Lee, founder of MindShift Labs, talks about making up his own minor, not getting out of bed for Kobe Bryant, why everything we want exists in the present moment, being pushed by pain or pulled by vision, the advantage of diversifying the portfolio of your identity and self-worth, the virtues of detachment and nonjudgement, why everything is driven from getting crystal clear on vision and purpose, and putting the mission over the medium.
07/11/2023 • 28 minutes 54 seconds
CLIP: Pump the Breaks!
Behavioral scientist and best-selling author Daniel Pink explains how breaks are actually a part of peak performance, and why this is illustrated by the perils of visiting a hospital in the afternoon.Hear Daniel's full interview in Episode 226 of The Action Catalyst.
02/11/2023 • 3 minutes 12 seconds
Update: Peter Warmka and the Rise of AI
Peter Warmka, former CIA agent, professor at Webster University, and the founder of the Counterintelligence Institute, returns to the podcast with updates on protecting your business and professional networking tools from bad actors utilizing the latest in AI, how safeguards against fraud have potentially lead to more fraud, and what upcoming events on the calendar could signal an uptick in scams.And be sure to check out Peter's original appearance in Episode 373 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:Don't become a victim. Verify, then trust. Visit Counterintelligence-Institute.com to learn more.<a href="https://the-action-catalyst.captivate.fm/counterintellige
31/10/2023 • 14 minutes 21 seconds
CLIP: Don't Forget Your P.A.G.E.R.S.
Author, emergency physician, and Director of Leadership Development for the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Dr. Richard Winters, explains the P.A.G.E.R.S. test of wellbeing, and how promoting wellbeing leads to the eradication of burnout.Hear Dr. Winters' full interview in Episode 443 of The Action Catalyst.
26/10/2023 • 2 minutes 33 seconds
REMASTERED: To Sell is Human and When, with Daniel Pink (Sales, Science, Psychology, Economics)
Behavioral scientist and best-selling author Daniel Pink tackles lofty topics such as the primacy of trust, information asymmetry vs parity, practicing attunement, what we've all got wrong about introverts and extroverts, how breaks are a part of performance, why EVERYONE is selling, and why never to visit a hospital in the afternoon.
24/10/2023 • 18 minutes 49 seconds
CLIP: Completing History 77 Years Later
Author, speaker, artist and pilot Amelia Rose Earhart shares the touching story of how she carried a patch tens of thousands of miles around the globe so that one little old man could realize a dream that began 77 years earlier.Hear Amelia's full interview in Episode 142 of The Action Catalyst.
19/10/2023 • 3 minutes 50 seconds
You're the Leader, Now What? with Dr. Richard Winters (Leadership, Medicine, Wellbeing, Teams)
Author, emergency physician, and Director of Leadership Development for the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Dr. Richard Winters, tackles how to fight burnout, shake off an “us vs them” mentality, and track your organization’s vital signs, and explains the P.A.G.E.R.S. test of wellbeing, INformal leadership, the leadership qualities of producers like Rick Rubin and Brian Eno, examining our relationship with time, why he often thinks of Sisyphus, and the leadership experiment you can try for yourself today.
17/10/2023 • 24 minutes 35 seconds
New from Action Catalyst Alum Dan Moore: Control, Influence, Accept (For Now)
In Control, Influence, Accept (For Now), author and former Action Catalyst host Dan Moore explains simple principles and strategies to help you prepare for, and cope with, a future no one can predict. Control, Influence, Accept (For Now) is a guidebook to help sort out and thrive through the twists and turns on life’s road, with exercises that can help you begin to internalize key traits for getting ready for an unknown tomorrow. Conquer uncertainty; order now at CIAFN.com.
15/10/2023 • 1 minute 30 seconds
CLIP: Context is the Kingdom, Baby!
TV/radio/podcast host, and Chairman of the C-Suite Network, Jeffrey Hayzlett, talks about why every company needs to think like a media company, and how content > community > commerce.Hear Jeffrey's full interview in Episode 442 of The Action Catalyst.
12/10/2023 • 3 minutes 16 seconds
CLIP: Can't Spell "Attraction" Without "Action"
Best-selling author and speaker Jack Canfield explains his understanding of the Law of Attraction, how it's practically used, and why it's not a passive law.Hear Jack's full interview in Episode 231 of The Action Catalyst.
05/10/2023 • 3 minutes 2 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Jeffrey Hayzlett, Episode 442
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 442, with Jeffrey Hayzlett, TV/radio/podcast host, and Chairman of the C-Suite Network.
04/10/2023 • 2 minutes 34 seconds
Don't Ask For Permission and Go Faster, with Jeffrey Hayzlett (Media, C-Suite, Business, Executive)
TV/radio/podcast host, and Chairman of the C-Suite Network, Jeffrey Hayzlett, talks about why every company needs to think like a media company, how content > community > commerce, dealing with coffee-throwing CEOs, why to never waste a good crisis, being a "business first responder", the upside of weathering a recession, inspiration from Hamilton, and why rule #1 is "don't work with a**holes".
03/10/2023 • 24 minutes 33 seconds
CLIP: The Katelyn Rule
TV/radio/podcast host, and Chairman of the C-Suite Network, Jeffrey Hayzlett, explains The Katelyn Rule, a trick for setting expectations for new employees, and empowering them to take initiative and make decisions on their own.Hear Jeffrey's full interview in Episode 137 of The Action Catalyst
01/10/2023 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
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30/09/2023 • 1 minute 24 seconds
CLIP: Leadership Lessons From Ted Lasso
Jim Bartolomea, SVP and Global Head of People and Places at ClickUp, talks about the hardest part of learning to manage people, normalizing imposter syndrome, and leadership lessons from Ted Lasso.Hear Jim's full interview in Episode 441 of The Action Catalyst.
28/09/2023 • 3 minutes 29 seconds
CLIP: Focus Time and Refresh Time
John Lee Dumas, founder and host of the award-winning Entrepreneurs ON FIRE podcast, explains the Pomodoro Technique, and using focus & refresh time to increase productivity. Hear John's full interview in Episode 178 of The Action Catalyst.
22/09/2023 • 1 minute 56 seconds
CLIP: One Goal At A Time
John Lee Dumas, founder and host of the award-winning Entrepreneurs ON FIRE podcast, explains the importance of setting your main goal, not a whole slate of goals, and setting it in a S.M.A.R.T. way.Hear John's full interview in Episode 126 of The Action Catalyst.
21/09/2023 • 1 minute 52 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Jim Bartolomea, Episode 441
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 441, with Jim Bartolomea, SVP and Global Head of People and Places at ClickUp.
20/09/2023 • 2 minutes 35 seconds
Be Curious, with Jim Bartolomea (Human Resources, Management, Leadership, Company Culture)
Jim Bartolomea, SVP and Global Head of People and Places at ClickUp, talks about his "softie", Broadway-loving, military father, creating a benefits program that drives retention, why letting people go in a beautiful way is hugely important to remaining employees, why people leave managers, not jobs, conducting "stay" rather than "exit" interviews, having confidence in NOT knowing everything, the value of new AI tools like Bard and ChatGPT in the HR world, leadership lessons from Ted Lasso, and how you’ll ALWAYS make the right choice if you just ask yourself "Is it the RIGHT thing to do?"
19/09/2023 • 25 minutes 33 seconds
CLIP: Stop, Learn, and Implement
Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, content coach, and podcast host, Vinnie Potestivo chats about how clarity beats speed, the three types of creatives, and the value of keeping track of credits and aligning yourself with partners who fill your gaps.Hear Vinnie's full interview in Episode 440 of The Action Catalyst.
14/09/2023 • 4 minutes 8 seconds
REMASTERED: Hit Your Goal in 100 Days, with John Lee Dumas (Entrepreneurship, Discipline, Podcasting, Success)
John Lee Dumas, founder and host of the award-winning Entrepreneurs ON FIRE podcast, shares the "secret sauce" to success, the steps to setting and accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days, why to set SMART goals, Parkinson’s Law, and starting a chain reaction of awesome.
12/09/2023 • 11 minutes 40 seconds
CLIP: The Addiction of Ego
Bestselling author, speaker, and business consultant Ken Blanchard explains how the biggest addiction in the world is ego, and how, believe it or not, self-doubt is still an ego problem, plus the solution for each of them.Hear Ken's full interview in Episode 209 of The Action Catalyst.
07/09/2023 • 2 minutes 24 seconds
The Outcome of Now, with Vinnie Potestivo (Television, Entertainment, Media Strategy, Content)
Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, content coach, and podcast host, Vinnie Potestivo chats about the dawn of reality TV, the advantage Jessica Simpson had in the 2000s, why helping the underdog is cool, the real people economy vs creator economy, how clarity beats speed, the three types of creatives, strategy vs tactics, supporting vs promoting, the relative simplicity of winning an Emmy, and how Beyonce is a small business owner.
05/09/2023 • 22 minutes 26 seconds
CLIP: The Freedom to Become Dumb and Stupid
Author and productivity consultant David Allen covers the basics of his system for subdividing tasks and to-dos in a way that makes it obvious exactly when, and where, to do them, and explains how organization ultimately gives you the freedom to be stupid.Hear David's full interview in Episode 439 of The Action Catalyst.
31/08/2023 • 3 minutes 3 seconds
CLIP: Hustle With Love
Bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host Lewis Howes gives the true definition of "hustle", and how it only works if you do it with love.Hear the full interview with Lewis in Episode 111 of The Action Catalyst.
24/08/2023 • 1 minute 47 seconds
Overtime with Outland: David Allen, Episode 439
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 439, with author and productivity consultant David Allen.
23/08/2023 • 1 minute 56 seconds
Getting Things Done, with David Allen (Productivity, Time Management, Organization, Author)
Author and productivity consultant David Allen covers how he valued "clear space" even as a kid, the benefit of writing the reviews before the book, reverse engineering your intuitive skills, why his system works just as well on Jupiter as on Earth, his time with Drew Carey, the listification of all of life’s tasks, why one of the biggest issues out there is addiction to ambient anxiety, his “2 minute rule”, and how organization gives you the freedom to be stupid.
22/08/2023 • 24 minutes 59 seconds
CLIP: Finding Your "Why"
Sales leader, artist, and ADHD & mental health advocate Amber Shae Friedman explains why “finding your why” is the most important advice she can give for both sales, and life.Hear Amber's full interview in her bonus episode of The Action Catalyst.
18/08/2023 • 1 minute 30 seconds
CLIP: The First Step to Starting is Starting
Susan Beischel, designer, entrepreneur, and founder/CEO of luxury brand Skin, explains why it’s never too late to start or make a change, and how simply setting the wheels in motion is the single biggest step.Hear Susan's full interview in Episode 438 of The Action Catalyst.
17/08/2023 • 2 minutes 15 seconds
REMASTERED: The School of Greatness, with Lewis Howes (Author, Entrepreneurship, Athletics, Podcasting)
Bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host Lewis Howes talks about the impact his brother had on his life, always keeping an edge to himself at all times, the true definition of "hustle", what it takes to become a professional athlete, what many of his superstar podcast guests have in common, and the dream guest that remains illusive.
15/08/2023 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
Live Life Now, with Amber Shae Friedman (Sales, Coaching, Purpose, Mindset)
Sales leader, artist, and ADHD & mental health advocate Amber Shae Friedman recounts being the only woman in the sales department at every auto and RV dealership she worked at, giving women a voice in her industry, the experience as a client of Southwestern Coaching, the best financial decision she ever made, and the importance of “finding your why”.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
11/08/2023 • 14 minutes 8 seconds
CLIP: I DO So Like Green Eggs and Ham
Elite-level sales and leadership coach and Partner of Southwestern Consulting, Dave Brown, explains why “Green Eggs and Ham” is hands-down THE best book on sales ever written, and why persistence is a rare quality that can't be practiced.Hear Dave's full interview in Episode 437 of The Action Catalyst.
10/08/2023 • 2 minutes 10 seconds
More Than Skin Deep, with Susan Beischel (Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Resilience, Business)
Susan Beischel, designer, entrepreneur, and founder/CEO of luxury brand Skin, talks about working at Neiman Marcus alongside Stanley Marcus, always listening to what’s inside of you, why it’s never too late to start or make a change, how resilience is an achievement in itself, being "built for challenge", what discipline REALLY is, and why she’s known as the "queen of pleasure".
08/08/2023 • 22 minutes 23 seconds
CLIP: Finding Your "Zone of Genius"
NASA Flight Surgeon, peak performance coach, and "Productivity MD" Dr. Ann Tsung explains talks about finding your “zone of genius”, and the 3-step process to efficiency (automating, delegating, and eliminating).Hear Dr. Tsung’s full interview in Episode 436 of The Action Catalyst.
03/08/2023 • 2 minutes 26 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Dave Brown, Episode 437
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 437, with author, speaker, founding Partner of Southwestern Consulting, and elite-level sales and leadership coach, Dave Brown.
02/08/2023 • 2 minutes 42 seconds
Servant Selling, with Dave Brown (Sales, Leadership, Coaching, Relationships)
Elite-level sales and leadership coach and Partner of Southwestern Consulting, Dave Brown, details his new book and guiding principle of “Servant Selling”, as well as the only two ways to earn money in the world (hint: they're both the same thing), why “Green Eggs and Ham” is THE best book on sales ever written, exploiting your uniqueness in service of others, “WYDFLI” motivation, creating credibility deposits, perpetually being valuable, and how asking for someone’s business empowers THEM.You can also catch Dave’s previous appearance on Episode 195 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is presented by Dave Brown's "Servant Sell
01/08/2023 • 32 minutes 46 seconds
CLIP: Acres of Diamonds
Dan Moore shares his wisdom from spending half a century with the same company, learning to bloom where you’re planted, and not ignore the “acres of diamonds” beneath your feet.Hear Dan’s full interview in Episode 435 of The Action Catalyst.
27/07/2023 • 1 minute 56 seconds
It's Not Rocket Science, with Dr. Ann Tsung (Productivity, Performance, Management, Decision Making)
NASA Flight Surgeon, peak performance coach, and "Productivity MD" Dr. Ann Tsung explains how delegation makes financial sense and why efficiency means automating, delegating, and eliminating, talks about working within your "zone of genius", using an Eisenhower matrix, hiring a virtual assistant, obtaining the "5 Freedoms", and learning English from Full House, and shares her super relatable hobby as an Olympic weightlifter, as well as a few travel tips....if you’re headed to Antarctica.
25/07/2023 • 20 minutes 48 seconds
Meet Action Catalyst Host Stephanie Maas!
Please join us in welcoming our newest Action Catalyst host, Stephanie Maas! With more than 25 years of experience, Stephanie is an executive search Partner with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, where she sees her purpose as improving the lives of others by providing life-altering opportunities for her candidates and clients through talent acquisition. Stephanie brings a fresh energy to the podcast, where she takes her place alongside Adam Outland as a full-time host.Learn even more about Stephanie in her interview on Episode 420 of The Action Catalyst.
21/07/2023 • 3 minutes 38 seconds
CLIP: Success Follows Failures
Roy Dekel, CEO and Co-Founder of SetSchedule, shares the existential wisdom of Shakespeare, and why the biggest successes often only come after the biggest failures.Hear Roy’s full interview in Episode 434 of The Action Catalyst.
20/07/2023 • 2 minutes 41 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Dan Moore, Episode 435
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 435, with author, speaker, former Action Catalyst host, and past president of Southwestern Advantage, Dan Moore.
19/07/2023 • 1 minute 40 seconds
Forward to Better, with Dan Moore (Education, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development)
As he exits his role as Action Catalyst host, Dan Moore shares his wisdom from spending half a century with the same company, helping young people grow, bringing a 150+ year old institution into the modern age, his shared past with Bill Gates, some of the most impactful lessons learned from 5 years in the host chair of The Action Catalyst, the value of wearing emotional blinders, and digging for acres of diamonds.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
18/07/2023 • 24 minutes 28 seconds
CLIP: Afraid of Heights, Claustrophobic, AND a Fighter Pilot
Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman, leadership speaker, executive coach, author, and experienced combat veteran, reflects on overcoming a fear of heights and claustrophobia in the cockpit, and aborting any mission that isn’t your passion.Hear Lt. Col. Waldman’s full interview in Episode 176 of The Action Catalyst.
13/07/2023 • 4 minutes 30 seconds
The Life In Between, with Roy Dekel (Tech, Military, Entrepreneurship, Business)
Roy Dekel, CEO and Co-Founder of SetSchedule, recounts how his time as an officer in the Israeli secret services translated to the business world and what this former warrior considers to be his kryptonite, explains his mission to put solopreneurs on a level playing field with the big boys, and tackles topics like joy vs amusement, decision fatigue, the existential wisdom of Shakespeare, and why the biggest successes often only come after the biggest failures.
11/07/2023 • 23 minutes 23 seconds
CLIP: Don't Just Help Customers, OBSESS Over Them
Business strategist, leadership expert, and former Amazon executive John Rossman explains some of the principles essential to how Amazon became the consumer and media giant they are today, including all-out customer obsession, and how you don’t have to be an Amazon-sized business to do it.Hear John’s full interview in Episode 433 of The Action Catalyst.
06/07/2023 • 2 minutes 31 seconds
CLIP: Buddhists, Nuns, and Surfers
Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, explains the most common flow state on earth that every one of us has experienced every week, plus what Buddhists, nuns, and surfers have in common (according to neuroscience).Hear Steven’s full interview across Episodes 431 and 432 of The Action Catalyst.
29/06/2023 • 3 minutes 14 seconds
Adam Outland on the Super Entrepreneur's Podcast
Action Catalyst host Adam Outland joins the Super Entrepreneur's Podcast with host Shahid Durrani.Episode Description:Welcome to an exhilarating episode of the Super Entrepreneurs Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of sales, leadership, and personal growth. In this captivating conversation, we have the privilege of hosting Adam Outland, an esteemed elite level coach and partner at Southwestern Consulting, renowned for his expertise in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Join us as Adam shares his remarkable journey and reveals the secrets behind mastering sales, cultivating effective leadership skills, and igniting personal growth. With over a decade of experience in coaching professionals, Adam unveils the essential skills and mindset necessary for achieving remarkable results in today's ever-evolving business landscape. Prepare to be inspired as we delve into
28/06/2023 • 21 minutes 54 seconds
The Amazon Way, with John Rossman (Customer Service, Vision, Leadership, Business)
Business strategist, leadership expert, and former Amazon executive John Rossman explains some of the principles essential to how Amazon became the consumer and media giant they are today, including customer obsession, keeping a broad vision, keeping an eye on OKR's (objectives and key results), setting the right incentives to create movement, making sure leaders are never done learning, and always taking the next best available action.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is presented by Dr. Marc Sniukas at MakeBetterStrategy.comMake Better StrategyThis episode is presented by Dr. Marc Sniukas at MakeBetterStrategy.comMake Better Strategy
27/06/2023 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
Update: Mike McFall Goes From Chaos to Calm
We catch back up with Mike McFall, author, entrepreneur, and Co-CEO of Biggby Coffee, who walks us through his new book, "Grow: Take Your Business from Chaos to Calm", explains how the best-run business is one you're not a part of, hips us to the "most powerful productivity hack in corporate America since the microprocessor", and teases the conclusion of his leadership trilogy. Hear more from Mike in his original appearance on Episode 406 of The Action Catalyst.
23/06/2023 • 9 minutes 51 seconds
CLIP: Fine, I'll Do It Myself
Author, professional speaker, and executive coach Chad E. Foster talks about learning to code, blind, just to invent the software needed, by himself, for the rest of his job, in order to become an asset to the workforce instead of a liability.Hear Chad’s full interview in Episode 430 of The Action Catalyst.
22/06/2023 • 3 minutes 8 seconds
Growing Old, Staying Rad, with Steven Kotler (Neuroscience, Aging, Mindset, Change)
Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, returns in Part 2 of this interview, tackling weighty topics like the denial of death, embracing change as foundational to aging, the illusion of self, the "long slow rot" theory, how aging is a "use it or lose it" game, how Freud kicked off 90 years of scientific tail-chasing, wisdom vs. expertise, and why guest host Stephanie Maas may just live forever.
20/06/2023 • 12 minutes 54 seconds
The Era of Impossible, with Steven Kotler (Neuroscience, Productivity, Biology, Flow)
Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, explains the mechanics of getting our biology to work for us rather than against us, the advantages of transitioning from a journalist to a scientist, how to trigger a state of flow, how cell phones are dumbing down our neurobiology, how to be 1,000% more productive in 2 days, why “flow” is not just for athletes and artists, the most common flow state on earth that every one of us has experienced every week, what Buddhists, nuns, and surfers have in common, why struggle and frustration are necessary to achieve flow and extraordinary = average + repetition, and finding moments where the impossible become possible.
20/06/2023 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
CLIP: Just ASK!
Dave Brown, speaker, author, and Founding Partner of Southwestern Consulting, explains the power of asking, and how it’s the only thing standing between you, and having every miracle of the modern world at your disposal. Hear Dave’s full interview in Episode 195 of The Action Catalyst.
16/06/2023 • 1 minute 36 seconds
CLIP: Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Andrus Albi, Sales Practitioner, Certified Sales & Leadership Coach, and Partner at Southwestern Consulting, explains the relief that comes with identifying factors that are not under your control vs. those that are, and how it applies to everything from motocross, to marriage, to sales.Hear Andrus' full interview in Episode 429 of The Action Catalyst.
15/06/2023 • 2 minutes 26 seconds
Blind Ambition, with Chad E. Foster (Overcoming Adversity, Software, Business, Mindset)
Author, professional speaker, and executive coach Chad E. Foster talks about living most of his life outside of his comfort zone after totally losing his sight in college, becoming comfortable with discomfort, how lacking sight made him a better skier and martial artist, taking advantage of your disadvantages, learning to code just to INVENT the software needed for the rest of his job, becoming the first blind graduate of the Harvard Business School Leadership Program, and finding your "true north".
13/06/2023 • 25 minutes 57 seconds
CLIP: "No" = "Not Yet"
Dr. Ruth Gotian, educator, speaker, and author of the book "The Success Factor", explains the revelation that led her into the field of researching extreme achievers, and recalls a fierce independent streak that began at the age of 10 during one day of recess, and carried through to the present day.Hear Dr. Gotian's full interview in Episode 428 of The Action Catalyst.
08/06/2023 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Andrus Albi, Episode 429
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 429, with Sales Practitioner, Certified Sales & Leadership Coach, and Partner at Southwestern Consulting, Andrus Albi.
07/06/2023 • 54 seconds
The Fundamentals of Focus, with Andrus Albi (Sales, Leadership, Estonia, Time Management)
Andrus Albi, Sales Practitioner, Certified Sales & Leadership Coach, and Partner at Southwestern Consulting provides a masterclass on maintaining focus, including the relief that comes with identifying factors that are not under your control, prioritizing items in your calendar, being responsive versus reactive, creating "should do" and "MUST do" items, how the same advice applies to motocross, marriage, and sales, and why "practice doesn’t make perfect, PERFECT practice makes perfect".Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
06/06/2023 • 15 minutes 51 seconds
CLIP: Immigrant Motivation and the Trap of Success
Candice Faktor, CEO and Co-Founder of virtual online learning startup Disco, and a serial tech entrepreneur, talks about possessing the unique motivational drive of an immigrant, and how if we’re not careful, we can waste incredible time and energy conforming to someone else’s idea of success.Hear Candice’s full interview in Episode 427 of The Action Catalyst.
01/06/2023 • 2 minutes 40 seconds
The Success Factor, with Dr. Ruth Gotian (Psychology, Learning, Networking, Motivation)
Dr. Ruth Gotian, educator, speaker, and author of the book "The Success Factor", shares the striking similarities between herself and the original Dr. Ruth, recalls a fierce independent streak that began at the age of 10, and explains peak vs passive tasks, informal learning and virtual work's effect on it, the 4 researched mindsets that make create success in any field, why habits are NOT what leads to success, why Apolo Ohno feels like a colleague, how to play the game of high profile networking, defining and harnessing the power of "flow", why often "no" just means "not yet", and why she begs you to PLEASE not ask someone to be your mentor.
30/05/2023 • 26 minutes 18 seconds
CLIP: Always Be Growing, Always Be Learning
Tommy Doerfler, CPA, CFP®, CEPA®, explains the merits of being a follower before a leader, finding the right mentor, and never losing your childhood curiosity.Hear Tommy's full interview in his special bonus episode of The Action Catalyst.
26/05/2023 • 3 minutes 41 seconds
CLIP: The Relief of Winning American Idol
Kris Allen, singer/songwriter and the winner of American Idol Season 8, shares how every round of the show came as a genuine surprise to him, and the relief of winning, not because of the victory, but because it was finally over.Hear Kris’s full interview in Episode 213 of The Action Catalyst.
25/05/2023 • 2 minutes 58 seconds
Live Life Forwards, Understand It Backwards, with Tommy Doerfler (Finances, Leadership, Music, Mindset)
Guest host Stephanie Maas has felt like a bad sister lately, so she places a call via The Action Catalyst to her brother, Tommy Doerfler, CPA, CFP®, CEPA®, who reminisces about going from a college dropout, to a drummer touring the country in a van, to geeking out over numbers, breaking his body in endurance challenges, living up to your own belief system, the merits of conversation vs communication, and never losing your childhood curiosity.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is presented by Lighthouse Wealth Group.
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24/05/2023 • 25 minutes 5 seconds
Catching Disco Fever, with Candice Faktor (Learning, Tech, Entrepreneurship, Self Care)
Candice Faktor, CEO and Co-Founder of virtual online learning startup Disco, and a serial tech entrepreneur, explains going from a victim to the agent of our lives, possessing the unique motivational drive of an immigrant, learning to be calm and creating a sense of self, why the pandemic was the single best time in the world to start a company, and how to build your own "live learning empire".
23/05/2023 • 28 minutes
CLIP: Don't Start a Bank in Elementary School
Accomplished C-Suite leader and author Atif Rafiq reflects on starting a bank in elementary school (spoiler, it didn't quite work), and the impressive path that led him to becoming the first Chief Digital Officer in the history of the Fortune 500.Hear Atif's full interview in Episode 426 of The Action Catalyst.
18/05/2023 • 3 minutes 7 seconds
REMASTERED: Chasing Dreams, with American Idol Winner Kris Allen (Music, Entertainment, TV, Recording Industry)
Kris Allen, singer/songwriter and the winner of American Idol Season 8, shares his musical start as a classically trained viola player, how he tried out for American Idol because he was bored on the weekend, the relief of winning (because it was over), the car accident that threatened his career and touring in a cast despite it, becoming a better guitar player, and why he'd love to talk to you if you're not a fan.Show Highlights:My dream was so big, I didn’t know how to move towards it. - Kris AllenI was surprised at the results every round. - Kris AllenAll the time I spent playing in my room and in bars prepared me for the show. - Kris AllenI am inc
16/05/2023 • 15 minutes 42 seconds
CLIP: 9/11, Paris, and "Failing Into" Success
Nathan Foy, author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Fortis, explains how disasters like 9/11 and the Paris attacks almost toppled, then helped rebuild, his business, partly by “failing into it”.Hear Nathan’s full interview in Episode 425 of The Action Catalyst.
11/05/2023 • 2 minutes 32 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Atif Rafiq, Episode 426
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 426, with accomplished C-Suite leader, and the first Chief Digital Officer in the history of the Fortune 500, Atif Rafiq.
10/05/2023 • 2 minutes 39 seconds
Decision Sprint, with Atif Rafiq (Leadership, Digital, Technology, Teams)
Accomplished C-Suite leader Atif Rafiq reflects on starting a bank in elementary school (spoiler, it didn't quite work), the power in the neutrality of raw curiosity, coming aboard AOL at the start of the internet boom, becoming the first Chief Digital Officer in the history of the Fortune 500, digitizing fast food, the creativity-killing hazard of "alignment before exploration", lessons learned from the CEOs of McDonalds, Volvo, and Amazon, and enjoying the luxury of focus.
09/05/2023 • 22 minutes 37 seconds
CLIP: The Formula to the 2 Hour Workday
Siimon Sander, serial entrepreneur and founder of Oscar Hamilton and PodcastWise, shares how entrepreneurship = delegation, 3 essential steps for staffing and workflow, and the formula that can ultimately lead entrepreneurs to a simple, and profitable, 2 hour workday. Hear Siimon’s full interview in Episode 424 of The Action Catalyst.
04/05/2023 • 3 minutes 55 seconds
You Can't Control the Wind, with Nathan Foy (Entrepreneurship, Transportation, Security, Leadership)
Nathan Foy, author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Fortis, talks about overcoming your "milkshake moments", how 9/11 almost toppled, then helped rebuild, his business, being relentlessly skeptical, "failing into" things, using their resources to help out during the pandemic, and channeling the Founding Fathers when creating a leadership team.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
02/05/2023 • 19 minutes 53 seconds
CLIP: 5 Pillars of Relational Intelligence
Dr. Adam C. Bandelli, organizational psychologist, leadership advisor, and Founder & Managing Director of Bandelli & Associates, discusses emotional intelligence vs relational intelligence, the way leaders employ them, and groundbreaking new definitions of trust, rapport, and influence. Hear Dr. Bandelli's full interview in Episode 423 of The Action Catalyst.
27/04/2023 • 3 minutes 41 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Siimon Sander, Episode 424
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 424, with Siimon Sander, serial entrepreneur and founder of Oscar Hamilton, Podcastwise, AboutHire, and Why Charlie.
26/04/2023 • 2 minutes 27 seconds
Be The Leader, Not The Hero, with Siimon Sander (Entrepreneurship, Time Management, Hiring, Vision)
Siimon Sander, serial entrepreneur and founder of Oscar Hamilton and PodcastWise, recounts the early days and the new frontier of podcasting, why not to be so patient with things (give it 6 weeks), how to have a vision but keep it flexible, and talks about making friends with ChatGPT, how entrepreneurship = delegation, 3 essential steps for staffing and workflow, the problem with making yourself a hero as the leader, and why you want to work ON your business, not IN your business.
25/04/2023 • 26 minutes 19 seconds
CLIP: Mental Time Travel and Shooting Your Shot
Celebrated psychologist, author, and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Adam Grant, explains how original thinkers process risk, the Bill Gates myth vs reality, and how tech pioneers perform “mental time travel”.Hear Adam’s full interview in Episode 233 of The Action Catalyst.
20/04/2023 • 3 minutes 24 seconds
Relational Intelligence, with Dr. Adam C. Bandelli (Psychology, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Footwear)
Dr. Adam C. Bandelli, organizational psychologist, leadership advisor, and Founder & Managing Director of Bandelli & Associates, discusses overcoming bipolar disorder, emotional intelligence vs relational intelligence, embodying the change he wanted to see, why inclusivity = authenticity, Boomer vs Gen Z leadership styles, groundbreaking definitions of trust, rapport, and influence, and takes a DEEP dive into his sneaker addiction with guest host Stephanie Maas.
18/04/2023 • 21 minutes 47 seconds
CLIP: Learn CPR, From the Boardroom to the Sock Drawer
Nick Sonnenberg, entrepreneur, Inc. columnist, guest lecturer at Columbia University, and founder & CEO of Leverage, a leading operational efficiency consultancy, explains how CPR (Communication, Planning, and Resources) is a system that works whether you’re camping in the woods, conducting business, or folding your socks, and saves you time and hassle.Hear Nick’s full interview in Episode 422 of The Action Catalyst.
13/04/2023 • 2 minutes 37 seconds
REMASTERED: How Originals Manage and Master Risk, with Adam Grant (Motivation, Management, Business, Psychology)
Celebrated psychologist, author, and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Adam Grant, explains how original thinkers balance risk like a stock portfolio, warns of becoming a prisoner of your own prototype, and talks about pouring over clown data, why your best idea is never your favorite idea, performing mental time travel, the advantages of 2nd place, and lessons from conversations with Elon Musk, Larry Page, Mark Cuban, and Jack Dorsey.
Music producer, promoter, and the founder and CEO of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, David Fishof, recalls reuniting the Monkees, partnering with MTV, having sports clients in the Superbowl, starting a Dirty Dancing Live tour, and conceiving the All-Starr band with Ringo, all within a few years in the 80s.Hear David’s full interview in Episode 421 of The Action Catalyst.
06/04/2023 • 3 minutes
Overtime with Outland: Nick Sonnenberg, Episode 422
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 422, with Nick Sonnenberg, author, entrepreneur, Inc. columnist, guest lecturer at Columbia University, and founder & CEO of Leverage.
05/04/2023 • 2 minutes 55 seconds
Come Up For Air, with Nick Sonnenberg (Productivity, Efficiency, Time Management, Entrepreneurship)
Nick Sonnenberg, entrepreneur, Inc. columnist, guest lecturer at Columbia University, and founder & CEO of Leverage, a leading operational efficiency consultancy, talks about buying time at a discount, getting a 2 minute notice from a partner, effective vs efficient, why every team should think about CPR (Communication, Planning, and Resources), sorting information like laundry, the RAD concept of email (Reply, Archive, Defer), and more tips to reclaim your day from his new book, “Come Up For Air”.
04/04/2023 • 25 minutes 27 seconds
CLIP: What IS Talent?
Stephanie Maas, Executive Search Partner with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the country, and a Certified Personnel Consultant, shares her definition of "talent", and what one of the nation's top executive recruitment firms looks for when matching the right person to the right opportunity.Hear Stephanie’s full interview in Episode 420 of The Action Catalyst.
30/03/2023 • 2 minutes 40 seconds
Rock and Roll Fantasy, with David Fishof (Music, Business, Passion, Events)
Music producer, promoter, and the founder and CEO of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, David Fishof, talks about moving from a sports agent to representing The Association, reuniting the Monkees, receiving divine intervention from MTV, why today’s world is unlimited for aspiring artists of any age, the benefit of literally drawing out your goals, reflects on the recent loss of one of his high profile clients, and explains how his rock camp’s #1 export is PASSION.
28/03/2023 • 23 minutes 38 seconds
CLIP: Henry Ford and the Cognitive Assembly Line
Noted Computer Science professor and bestselling author Cal Newport explains the concept of "deep work", and the connection between Henry Ford's assembly line principle and the “cognitive assembly line” of the modern era.Hear Cal's full interview in Episode 237 of The Action Catalyst.
23/03/2023 • 2 minutes 56 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Stephanie Maas, Episode 420
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 420, with Executive Search Partner with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, and Certified Personnel Consultant, Stephanie Maas.
22/03/2023 • 1 minute 57 seconds
Right Person, Right Organization, Right Time, with Stephanie Maas (Recruiting, Staffing, Career, Business)
Stephanie Maas, Executive Search Partner with ThinkingAhead Executive Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the country, and a Certified Personnel Consultant, speaks on getting her start selling books door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage, knowing your weaknesses and strengthening your aptitudes, following the “Jerry Maguire philosophy”, the definition of "talent", what one of the nation's top executive recruitment firms looks for, and address the question of when DOES a business need an executive recruiter, and why the secret to success lies in planning your bathroom breaks?Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Thinking Ahead.Thinking Ahead
21/03/2023 • 26 minutes 24 seconds
CLIP: Success Secrets from Sales to Senate
Senator Marsha Blackburn, outlines her 3 biggest suggestions for women, and anyone else, looking to gain the confidence to shoot for their dreams in any field.Hear Senator Blackburn’s full interview in Episode 419 of The Action Catalyst.
16/03/2023 • 2 minutes 40 seconds
REMASTERED: Deep Work, with Cal Newport (Computer Science, Focus, IQ, Productivity)
Noted Computer Science professor and bestselling author Cal Newport explains the concept of "deep work", the danger of multitasking, the outright stupidity of email, diversification of communication, the connection between Henry Ford and the “cognitive assembly line”, and rethinking how we're thinking about our thinking.
14/03/2023 • 20 minutes 8 seconds
CLIP: The Best Worst Day of Chip Gaines' Life
Magnolia co-founder, TV personality, bestselling author, and proud Southwestern Advantage alumni Chip Gaines recalls the best day of his life (which sort of wasn’t so great), reflects on being too broke to declare bankruptcy, and how he initially thought the offer for Fixer Upper was a scam.Hear Chip's full interview across Episodes 417 and 418 of The Action Catalyst.
09/03/2023 • 3 minutes 41 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Episode 419
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 419, with former Tennessee State Senator, U.S. Representative, 4-summer Southwestern Advantage alumni, and now United States Senator, Marsha Blackburn.
08/03/2023 • 1 minute 48 seconds
Of The People, with Senator Marsha Blackburn (Politics, Women's Leadership, Technology, Sales)
Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee State Senator, Tennessee Congressional Representative, 4-summer alumni of the Southwestern Advantage program, and now United States Senator, chats about being only the fourth woman elected to Congress from Tennessee, and the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, her surprising early role as a pioneer in digital entertainment, the importance of leadership on a national scale, how you lead people / you manage assets, and upholding her 5 personal pillars of Faith, Family, Freedom, Hope, and Opportunity.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
07/03/2023 • 19 minutes 43 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Chip Gaines, Episodes 417 and 418
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episodes 417 and 418, with Magnolia co-founder, TV personality, bestselling author, and Southwestern Advantage alumni, Chip Gaines.
01/03/2023 • 4 minutes 1 second
Believe in Home, with Chip Gaines (Entrepreneurship, Family, Motivation, Real Estate, TV)
Magnolia co-founder, TV personality, bestselling author, and Southwestern Advantage alumni Chip Gaines chats with host Adam Outland about nature vs nurture and chicken vs egg, recalls the best day of his life (which sort of wasn’t so great), shares his Austin Powers moment, reflects on being too broke to declare bankruptcy and how he initially thought the offer for Fixer Upper was a scam, and talks about deploying his secret weapon: Joanna Gaines.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
28/02/2023 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
CLIP: Become Indispensable
Matt Higgins, guest shark on Shark Tank, co-founder and CEO of private investment firm RSE Ventures, executive fellow at Harvard Business School, and author, shares how to make yourself indispensable, why opportunity is a leading indicator and compensation is a lagging indicator, and the importance of constantly broadening your brand and skill set.Hear Matt's full interview across Episodes 415 and 416 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Burn the Boats Book. In BURN THE BOATS, Matt Higgins — a self-made entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of five industries — provides the winning formula to stop hedging and embark on a lifelong journey of breakout success. Go to BurnTheBoatsBook.com to learn more about how to toss plan B overboard and unleash your full potential. Or, go to Amazon.com and search "Burn The Boats" to buy now
23/02/2023 • 2 minutes 40 seconds
Built Different, with Chip Gaines (Entrepreneurship, Family, Motivation, Sales)
Magnolia co-founder, TV personality, bestselling author, and proud Southwestern Advantage alumni Chip Gaines talks about his beginnings selling books door to door, his true calling as a “riverboat pastor”, the hybrid of James Dean and the Marlboro Man that he called his grandfather, awakening the grizzly bear of work ethic, what L.U.C.K. really stands for, plus shares some "breaking news" about his family.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
21/02/2023 • 23 minutes 43 seconds
CLIP: Growing a Bumper Culture Crop
Shawn Harper, Former NFL offensive lineman and CEO & founder of American Services and Protection, explains how culture MUST come first, and how with true teamwork and collaboration, everyone either wins together, or loses together.Hear Shawn's full interview in Episode 414 of The Action Catalyst.
16/02/2023 • 3 minutes 25 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Matt Higgins, Episodes 415 and 416
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episodes 415 and 416, with co-founder and CEO of private investment firm RSE Ventures, executive fellow at Harvard Business School, "Shark Tank" guest shark, and author, Matt Higgins.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Burn the Boats Book. In BURN THE BOATS, Matt Higgins — a self-made entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of five industries — provides the winning formula to stop hedging and embark on a lifelong journey of breakout success. Go to BurnTheBoatsBook.com to learn more about how to toss plan B overboard and unleash your full potential. Or, go to Amazon.com and search "Burn The Boats" to buy now. <a href="https://the-action-catalyst.captivate.fm/
15/02/2023 • 4 minutes 6 seconds
There Is No Plan B, with Matt Higgins (Entrepreneurship, Business, Management, Self Improvement)
Matt Higgins, co-founder and CEO of private investment firm RSE Ventures, executive fellow at Harvard Business School, and author, chats with host Adam Outland about the energy-zapping property of small talk, not being denied your origin story, building authority to help others, the importance of marrying well, looking for the behavior that connects the bedroom to the boardroom, why the fish rots from the head, what he most looks for in partners to do business with, not outsourcing your instincts, the link between confidence and humility, being nervous on Shark Tank, CONSTANTLY being reminded of your mortality, and how opportunity arises before evidence.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Burn the Boats Book. In BURN THE BOATS, Matt Higgins — a self-made entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of five industries — provides the winning formula to stop hedg
14/02/2023 • 26 minutes 16 seconds
Burn the Boats, with Matt Higgins (Entrepreneurship, Business, Career, Education)
Matt Higgins has worn many hats; from the youngest NYC press secretary during 9/11, to NFL executive, to guest shark on Shark Tank. Hear how it started with busting out of poverty and moving his whole life ahead by two years with one bold move, sticking it to his high school teachers, finding crystal clarity in moments of crisis, plus how to make yourself indispensable, why opportunity is a leading indicator and compensation is a lagging indicator, broadening your brand and skill set, and what it was like to work for “Rudy Giuliani version 1.0”.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Burn the Boats Book. In BURN THE BOATS, Matt Higgins — a self-made entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of five industries — provides the winning formula to stop hedging and embark on a lifelong journey of breakout success. Go to BurnTheBoatsBook.com to learn more about
14/02/2023 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
REMASTERED: Super Bowl Branding, with Jim Steeg (NFL, Events, Customer Experience, Business)
Jim Steeg, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Chargers (from 2004 to 2010) and leader of the NFL’s Special Events Department (1979–2004) is known as the man who branded the Super Bowl, as under his leadership, the Super Bowl expanded from a simple championship football game into a week-long extravaganza. Learn about the thing that got Michael Jackson to agree to the halftime show, getting Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, why the calendar placement of the Super Bowl makes a huge difference for ticket sales, and the bright idea to wire bathrooms for sound.He is currently a noted sports business, stadium and events consultant, advising companies on a variety of subjects, including business ventures, strategic planning, technology, media and community relations, marketing programs and events plans for sports leagues, organizations, conferences, teams and events; stadium operations; fan enhancement; stadium physical structure, and organizationa
12/02/2023 • 21 minutes 33 seconds
NFL Stars on The Action Catalyst!
In honor of this year’s Superbowl, we've put together a special episode featuring the many guests we've been pleased to welcome to the show, all of whom have had a career with the National Football League. Hear from:Jim Steeg, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Chargers from 2004 to 2010, head of the NFL’s Special Events Department, and “the man who branded the Super Bowl”. You can hear Jim's full interview in Episode 139. Shawn Harper, a seven season offensive lineman with the Rams, the Oilers, the Colts, and in NFL Europe. You can hear Shawn's full interview in Episode 414. Johnny Quinn, former professional football player with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. Hear Johnny's full interview by checking out Episode 149. Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Hear Matt's full interview in Episode 155 of The Action Catalyst. Mauri
10/02/2023 • 23 minutes 3 seconds
CLIP: "You Don't Write Books That Can Be #1"
Dean Koontz, best-selling author with over 100 novels published and more than 500 million copies sold, tells the story of hearing he'd never have another #1 book...and then subsequently writing 4 more with the person who told him he couldn't. Leave it to a writer to get the last word.Hear Dean's full interview in Episode 413 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Sunsama, the daily planner for busy professionals, organizing your work one day at a time, to feel calm and focused.Sunsama
09/02/2023 • 5 minutes 7 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Shawn Harper, Episode 414
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 414, with former NFL offensive lineman, CEO and founder of American Services and Protection, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author, Shawn Harper.
08/02/2023 • 2 minutes 52 seconds
Calling the King Out of the Kid, with Shawn Harper (Success, NFL, Teamwork, Culture, Coaching)
Shawn Harper, Former NFL offensive lineman, CEO and founder of American Services and Protection, motivational speaker, and author, explains how there's no such thing as success; it's a man made construct, talks about adopting a "success" vs a "win" model, planting seeds of potential in the fields of Iowa, emphasizing culture first, teamwork and collaboration on and off the field, what makes a great coach, breaking down to built up, playing hurt versus injured, and how essentially waterboarding himself every day is a critical piece of his morning routine.Mentioned in this episode:Visit Newsly.me and use promo code "CATALYST" for a free 1-month premium subscription.Newsly
07/02/2023 • 23 minutes 45 seconds
Grammy Winners on The Action Catalyst
In honor of this year's Grammy Awards, we are taking a look back at a pair of Grammy nominated and Grammy winning artists that we have had the pleasure of welcoming to The Action Catalyst. We begin with Freddie Ravel, a virtuoso piano player and more who has performed with some of the biggest names in music, and co-produced and wrote the title track, as well as performed on the George Benson/Al Jarreau album “Given It Up”, which won 4 Grammys in 2007, and was nominated for a 5th, and continue with Dennis Scott, a two-time Grammy Award winner for his work in children's music, first on an album of country songs for Sesame Street, and second for a collection of music from Mr. Fred Rogers. Dennis is also the recipient of two Emmys, a Parent’s Choice Award, and a Telly. Hear Freddie's full interview in Episode 258 of The Action Catalyst. Hear Dennis' full interview on Episode 367 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to
03/02/2023 • 10 minutes 31 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Dean Koontz, Episode 413
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 413, with best-selling author Dean Koontz.
01/02/2023 • 2 minutes 5 seconds
Hilarious Catastrophe, with Dean Koontz (Author, Publishing, Writing, Business)
Dean Koontz, best-selling author with over 100 novels published and more than 500 million copies sold, talks about the way his alcoholic father shaped his childhood as well as his writing, has a personal realization about his first major character, shares the real life experience that led to creating the character of Odd Thomas, addresses how to deal with naysayers, gives his best advice that translates from the literary world to the business world, tells a cautionary career tale about zombie novels, and reveals more than a few spoilers from his latest book.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Publishing House.Southwestern Publishing HouseThis episode is brought to you by Sunsama, the daily planner for busy professionals, organizing your work one day
31/01/2023 • 26 minutes 1 second
CLIP: Representing the "Water Protectors"
Courtney Bowie, Managing Attorney for Earthjustice, shares the huge misconception and history-making moment around the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and why water rights, not race, lie at the bottom of many civil issues.Hear Courtney's full interview in Episode 412 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Sunsama, the daily planner for busy professionals, organizing your work one day at a time, to feel calm and focused.Sunsama
26/01/2023 • 2 minutes 41 seconds
Every State, Every Race, Every Place, with Courtney Bowie (Legal, Environment, Civil Rights, History)
Courtney Bowie, Managing Attorney for Earthjustice, shares her thanks to ThinkingAhead and her time in the New York Supreme Court, why 50 years in the legal world is just a short time ago, the huge misconception and history-making moment around the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the importance of resting up for a squabble, and other thoughts on the history of struggle, working with existential threat, "forest bathing", leaning on a higher power, and a bit of motivation from Helen Keller.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Thinking Ahead.Thinking AheadThis episode is brought to you by Sunsama, the daily planner for busy professionals, organizing your work one day at a time, to feel calm and focu
17/01/2023 • 21 minutes 40 seconds
CLIP: Is Title IX Still Working?
Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Emeritus and Pat Summitt Leadership Group Advisory Board Chairman, talks about being denied the right to compete as a child, repeating the mantra of “left foot, right foot, breathe”, and decisively answers the question “Is Title IX still working 50 years later?”Hear Joan's full interview in Episode 411 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Pat Summitt Leadership Group.Pat Summitt Leadership Group
12/01/2023 • 4 minutes 6 seconds
CLIP: Combating "The Great Resignation"
Nationally syndicated radio host, "America's Career Coach", and No. 1 bestselling author Ken Coleman explains how employers can drive retention in the midst of the “Great Resignation”, the three categories that most job-seekers fall into, and the 4 “F’s” that hold people back.Hear Ken’s full interview in Episode 410 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by ThinkingAhead.Thinking Ahead
05/01/2023 • 4 minutes 1 second
Overtime with Outland: Joan Cronan, Episode 411
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 411, with Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director Emeritus and Pat Summitt Leadership Group Advisory Board Chairman.
04/01/2023 • 3 minutes 32 seconds
The View From The Summitt, with Joan Cronan (Teams, Athletics, Basketball, Women's Leadership)
Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Emeritus and Pat Summitt Leadership Group Advisory Board Chairman, talks about being a tennis champion and a pioneer in women’s athletics, repeating the mantra of “left foot, right foot, breathe”, discusses her friendship with Pat Summitt, the inception of the “Definite Dozen”, the ongoing work of the Pat Summitt Leadership Group and Foundation, and the true meaning of legacy, plus shares Jerry Jones’ definition of a leader, and asks the question “Is Title IX still working 50 years later?”Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Pat Summitt Leadership Group.Pat Summitt Leadership Group
03/01/2023 • 26 minutes 13 seconds
Welcome to 2023, with Host Dan Moore
Action Catalyst host Dan Moore reflects on one of the best parts of 2022, and looks forward to a prosperous 2023.
01/01/2023 • 1 minute 7 seconds
Happy New Year, from Host Adam Outland
Action Catalyst host Adam Outland wishes all listeners a safe and happy close to 2022, and best wishes as we head into 2023 together.
31/12/2022 • 1 minute 26 seconds
CLIP: Destiny Arrives at Gunpoint
Cortney Woodruff, tech investor, entrepreneur, and Executive Chairman and co-founder of Assemble, reveals how like many great leaders before him, his destiny and mission became clearer after a life or death encounter at gunpoint. He then shares the vision behind, and purpose for his work with Assemble, and the social re-engineering necessary to solve core problems.Hear Cortney’s full interview in Episode 409 of The Action Catalyst.
29/12/2022 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
Overtime with Outland: Ken Coleman, Episode 410
Overtime with Outland is Action Catalyst host Adam Outland's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Adam dissects Episode 410, with nationally syndicated radio host, "America's Career Coach", and No. 1 bestselling author Ken Coleman.
28/12/2022 • 3 minutes 37 seconds
From Paycheck to Purpose, with Ken Coleman (Career, Broadcast, Self Improvement, Jobs)
Nationally syndicated radio host, "America's Career Coach", and No. 1 bestselling author Ken Coleman covers why people are creatures of progress, the 4 F's that hold people back, 7 stages to finding your dream job, experience vs. skill, going from income to influence and impact, shares lessons from the great Pat Summitt, and talks about truly, always "feeling the juice".Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Thinking Ahead.Thinking Ahead
27/12/2022 • 26 minutes 13 seconds
Host Dan Moore Wishes You a Joyous Holiday Season
Action Catalyst host Dan Moore explores the true meaning of "joy" and gratitude here in the holiday season.
25/12/2022 • 1 minute 12 seconds
Merry Christmas from Host Adam Outland!
Action Catalyst host Adam Outland wishes you the Merriest of Christmases, to you and your family.
24/12/2022 • 48 seconds
CLIP: A Hard Lesson from Chuck Norris
Erik Weir, producer, investor, author, and principal of WCM Global Wealth LLC, shares a hard lesson in karate, and life, handed down by none other than Chuck Norris.Hear Erik’s full interview in Episode 408 of The Action Catalyst.
22/12/2022 • 3 minutes 15 seconds
Assemble, with Cortney Woodruff (Entrepreneurship, Technology, Education, Business)
Cortney Woodruff, tech investor, entrepreneur, and Executive Chairman and co-founder of Assemble, shares the crazy story of the interaction at gunpoint that delayed his Action Catalyst appearance, a clever deal with his college professors, socially re-engineering what success looks like, how to muster energy late in the 4th quarter, and throwing potential business partners an alley-oop.
20/12/2022 • 21 minutes 7 seconds
CLIP: Building Rapport, From Prince Charles to Michael Bolton
Award-winning journalist, author, and television host Joan Lunden dives into the secrets behind building a trusting rapport, and getting the information you want, from tough guests like Prince Charles, and putting guests like Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Martin, Michael Bolton, and Celine Dion, at ease during their time in the hot seat.Hear Joan’s full interview in Episode 407 of The Action Catalyst.
15/12/2022 • 5 minutes 50 seconds
Look For The Lesson, with Erik Weir (Entrepreneurship, Gratitude, Self Improvement, Growth)
Erik Weir is a jack of many trades; principal of WCM Global Wealth LLC, author, movie producer, investor and real estate developer. Erik explains how he considers himself a “farmer of life experience”, why fear and gratitude cannot coexist, the 5 F's that drive your life, the “rule of 72”, shares his experience with Chuck Norris and learning a hard karate lesson, and talks about why change is an inside job, and how a big shot is just a little shot that keeps shooting.
13/12/2022 • 22 minutes 53 seconds
CLIP: Due Diligence Research...On Yourself
Mike McFall, Co-CEO of BIGGBY COFFEE®, the US’s third largest coffee franchise, talks about working towards being the eventual owner of the Detroit Red Wings (any day now), doing due diligence on yourself as an entrepreneur, and determining your “Grind Score” (pun intended?).Hear Mike's full interview in Episode 406 of The Action Catalyst.
09/12/2022 • 3 minutes 47 seconds
The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, with Nick Gray (Networking, Business, Planning, Author)
In this special bonus episode, entrepreneur and author Nick Gray leads you through the advice in his book, “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party”, including the benefits of hosting, both personal and professional, how to make everyone feel included and even get help along the way, how to be the perfect guest, the two magic words for meeting new people at an event, the best days to throw a shindig, and a lot more.How to Host a Party WebsiteThe 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Book infoThe 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Amazon<a href="https://party.pro/networking/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_
08/12/2022 • 11 minutes 54 seconds
On The Air, with Joan Lunden (Television, Speaker, Broadcast, Journalism, Author)
Award-winning journalist, author, and television host Joan Lunden recounts her youth spent traveling around the world, the “low and slow” approach to broadcast, Tony Robbins helping her out of her public speaking fear, and battling cancer and taking control of her own narrative, plus the behind the scenes drama of leaving Good Morning America, playing the long game, and special guest appearances by Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Martin, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, and more.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
06/12/2022 • 28 minutes 49 seconds
Meet Action Catalyst Host Adam Outland!
Please join us in welcoming the newest host of The Action Catalyst, Adam Outland! With more than 15 years of sales and leadership experience, Adam is an elite-level coach and Partner for Southwestern Consulting, who thrives on awakening others to their potential and inspiring them to create powerful impact. Adam is also the host of his own podcast, "Inside Great Minds", and a youth coach focused on developing the next generation.Learn even more about Adam in his interview on Episode 403 of The Action Catalyst.
02/12/2022 • 4 minutes 16 seconds
CLIP: Uncovering the Root of Learning
Dominic Zijlstra, founder of Traverse.link, an app that helps professionals learn faster using science-backed learning methods, explains the steps to building a growth mindset, finding the root of learning, tips for improved and enhanced memorization, and the importance of making learning personal.Hear Dominic's full interview in Episode 405 of The Action Catalyst.
01/12/2022 • 4 minutes
Rise and Grind, with Mike McFall (Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Career, Employment, Coffee)
Mike McFall, Co-CEO of BIGGBY COFFEE®, the US’s third largest coffee franchise, recalls sailing around the world as a teenager and expounds on conscious capitalism, working towards being the eventual owner of the Detroit Red Wings (any day now), doing due diligence on yourself as an entrepreneur, determining your “Grind Score”, gut-checking your ego, why reading is fundamental, combating the Great Resignation, being a heretic to other CEOs, creating a "moonshot" for yourself, and emotionally connecting with your future.
29/11/2022 • 24 minutes 37 seconds
CLIP: Filtering Strength From Struggle
Joel Green, CEO of Pro Level Training, National Director of Nike Sports Camps, and a former professional basketball player, explains the concepts of “filtering” and “camouflage opportunities”, talks about extracting strength from struggle, and shares why obstacles are only a midpoint in your journey.Hear Joel's full interview in Episode 404 of The Action Catalyst.
25/11/2022 • 3 minutes 20 seconds
Happy Thanksgiving, from Dan Moore
Action Catalyst host Dan Moore explains what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.
24/11/2022 • 1 minute 23 seconds
Traversing the Mind, with Dominic Zijlstra (Learning, Science, Mindset, Psychology)
Dominic Zijlstra, founder of Traverse.link, an app that helps professionals learn faster using science-backed learning methods, explains how to adopt more effective learning habits, recounts his time as a rocket scientist (sort of), and details the steps to building a growth mindset, finding the root of learning, and creating a roadmap, plus the 4 steps to enhanced learning and recall, the value of making it personal, and letting your unconscious mind solve problems for you.And just for Action Catalyst listeners, sign up at https://traverse.link/actioncatalyst and receive a superlearning guide customized just for you, courtesy of Dominic!
22/11/2022 • 21 minutes 9 seconds
CLIP: We're All Grown Up Babies
Adam Outland, Partner at Southwestern Consulting, Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach, and host of the "Inside Great Minds" Podcast, lays out the steps to developing a durable personal mission statement, and explains why feeling good about new undertakings is the most important factor towards building better habits.Hear Adam's Full interview in Episode 403 of The Action Catalyst.
17/11/2022 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
Win Some, Learn Some, Never Lose, with Joel Green (Sports, Basketball, Improvement, Success)
Joel Green, CEO of Pro Level Training, National Director of Nike Sports Camps, and a former professional basketball player, talks about growing up in an abandoned home, explains the concepts of “filtering” and “camouflage opportunities”, striking deep and striking gold, why fun doesn’t come first and insecurity is the ground for improvement, recounts playing professional basketball in Europe, how to respond instead of react, and not being put here FOR ourselves, but to BE ourselves.
15/11/2022 • 25 minutes 22 seconds
CLIP: College Admissions, Moneyball Style
Jamie Beaton, co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, the world’s leading US and UK university admissions support company, explains how his algorithm works, taking a full, holistic look at students and their entire background to calculate probability when guiding that student into the collegiate world, in a way not unlike the "Moneyball" system that revolutionized major league baseball.Hear Jamie's full interview in Episode 402 of The Action Catalyst.
10/11/2022 • 2 minutes 29 seconds
Making Molehills Out of Mountains, with Adam Outland (Leadership, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Psychology)
Adam Outland, Partner at Southwestern Consulting, Elite-Level Sales and Leadership Coach, and host of the "Inside Great Minds" Podcast explains the importance of learning how NOT to be and how to let go graciously, the equation for creating a personal mission statement, nurturing youth leadership and teaching emotional intelligence, the virtue of deferred gratification, debunking antiquated psychology, and being a grown-up baby.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
08/11/2022 • 19 minutes 24 seconds
CLIP: Creating Your "Power Entourage"
Karen Arrington, author, global philanthropist, and Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone, explains how to assemble your “power entourage”, a group of people providing resources and support for any situation life may throw at you, as well as who NOT to include in the group.Hear Karen’s full interview in Episode 401 of The Action Catalyst.
03/11/2022 • 4 minutes 27 seconds
Accepted! With Jamie Beaton (Education, Entrepreneur, College, Technology)
Jamie Beaton, co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, the world’s leading US and UK university admissions support company, talks about his new book, “Accepted”, increasing student admissions, helping exceptional students overcome self-doubt, the “Moneyball” approach to college acceptance, the role that parents should play in the process, tackling ageism and skepticism, and geeking out to Warhammer with host Dan Moore. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
01/11/2022 • 25 minutes 41 seconds
CLIP: The Menace of Mechanical Music
Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, author, and podcast host, talks about the misconceptions around career trends and new job creation, including historical examples of huge oversights and follies by the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster, and a particularly furious John Philip Sousa.Hear Jason’s full interview in Episode 400 of The Action Catalyst.
27/10/2022 • 2 minutes 59 seconds
Your Next Level Life, with Karen Arrington (International, Philanthropy, Africa, Empowerment)
Karen Arrington, author, global philanthropist, and Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone, shares some of the 7 rules of power, confidence, and opportunity for black women in America, the massive opportunity of small grants, how to find your tribe and eliminate or renegotiate exhausting relationships, explains how to see what you DON’T want to see what you DO want, and talks about working internationally and doing business 35,000 feet in the air.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by GEC, Global Educational Concepts.GEC, Global Educational Concepts
25/10/2022 • 21 minutes 30 seconds
CLIP: Breaking Archetypes and the Case of Elizabeth Holmes
Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Correspondent for CNBC, shares a few of the specific strengths that women bring to leadership roles, and explains why, although a high-profile example, Elizabeth Holmes is not particularly representative of successful female leadership attributes. Hear Julia’s full interview in Episode 399 of The Action Catalyst.
20/10/2022 • 3 minutes 34 seconds
Build For Tomorrow, with Jason Feifer (Entrepreneurship, Media, Business, Author)
Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, author, and podcast host, explains "wouldn’t go back" moments, thinking vertically instead of horizontally, the 4 phases of change, the lessons learned from a Baltimore wig shop, and how entrepreneurs are adapting in Ukraine, talks John Philip Sousa and “the menace of mechanical music”, and details the forward-thinking theory of work that lands you your next big opportunity, how time expands under pressure, and the importance of always asking "what else do I know?"Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
18/10/2022 • 18 minutes 42 seconds
CLIP: Giving Some "Crazy" to Washington Royalty
John and Mark X. Cronin, father and son co-founders of the largest sock store on the planet, John's Crazy Socks, share the story of how their fun socks sparked a friendship with former President Bush, and won them a big fan in Nancy Pelosi.Hear John and Mark’s full interview in Episode 398 of The Action Catalyst.
13/10/2022 • 3 minutes 31 seconds
When Women Lead, with Julia Boorstin (Leadership, TV, Media, Gender, Communications)
Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Correspondent for CNBC, talks about what inspired her new book, “WHEN WOMEN LEAD - What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them”, and touches on the changing face of leadership, contextual thinking and communal leadership, the unusual case of Elizabeth Holmes, the gender issue in tech and computer science, being camera-ready in 40 minutes or less, the great value of reaching out to your "outer circle", and why there’s no such thing as a cold call anymore.
11/10/2022 • 20 minutes 36 seconds
CLIP: A Fitbit For Your Brain
Ariel Garten, neuroscientist and the co-founder of tech startup Muse, explains how her company’s revolutionary technology helps you become the coach and the guru inside your own brain, the broader mission of her work, and how if you don’t know what to do for yourself, do something for someone else.Hear Ariel’s full interview in Episode 397 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:Giving Done Right
06/10/2022 • 4 minutes 50 seconds
Going "Crazy", with John and Mark X. Cronin (Family, Business, Down Syndrome, Advocacy, Apparel, Fashion)
John and Mark X. Cronin, entrepreneurs, advocates for Down Syndrome, and co-founders of the largest sock store on the planet, John's Crazy Socks, explain the 5 essential pillars of business, the joys and the challenges of working as a father and son team, a small problem they ran into with opening a food truck, making friends with Washington elite, and the importance of uplifting differently-abled employees.
04/10/2022 • 21 minutes 18 seconds
CLIP: We're ALL Going to Pay For It; You're Going to Be OK
David Stuart, Founder and President of Southwestern Insurance Group, describes the current state of the insurance industry, and what sets his company apart from others in the ever-more-competitive insurance landscape.Hear David’s full interview in Episode 396 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:Giving Done Right
29/09/2022 • 2 minutes 54 seconds
Discovering the Muse, with Ariel Garten (Neuroscience, Technology, Meditation, Wellness)
Ariel Garten, neuroscientist, former psychotherapist, and the co-founder and visionary of tech startup Muse, explains the mission behind her company’s revolutionary technology, the way inspiration can translate from art to science, hitting the research lab at the age of 17, the power of naivety, her responsibility to society, calming the nervous system and relying on yourself, and how if you don’t know what to do for yourself, do something for someone else.*Listeners, use code POD10 at checkout at ChooseMuse.com for special savings!
27/09/2022 • 21 minutes 11 seconds
CLIP: A Wedding, An Earthquake, and the Kindness of Strangers
Patty Hoppenstedt, Chief Operations and People Officer for Southwestern Family of Companies, shares the story of the tragic natural disaster that nearly changed the course of her family’s history, and how the kindness demonstrated by strangers helped shape who she is today.Hear Patty’s full interview in her special bonus episode of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by ThinkingAhead.Thinking Ahead
22/09/2022 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
Making Insurance Fun Again, with David Stuart (Insurance, Team Building, Inspiration, Starting a Business)
David Stuart, Founder and President of Southwestern Insurance Group, shares successful philosophies on expanding your team, why hindsight is the best foresight, how your trials are someone else’s inspiration, and what it means to define “fun” in business, plus covers his adventures in water polo, getting hit in the face, and the similarity between himself and Mark Wahlberg.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Insurance Group.Southwestern Insurance Group
20/09/2022 • 21 minutes 42 seconds
CLIP: Employee Innovation and Challenging the Boss
Gary Garfield, speaker, author, and former CEO of Bridgestone Americas, shares a few times when he empowered his workforce to speak truth to power, drive innovative ideas from within, and speak up for themselves, resulting in one of Bridgestone's most well-received initiatives.Hear Gary's full interview in Episode 395 of The Action Catalyst.Also be sure to check out Gary's first appearance on the podcast, in Episode 243 of the Action Catalyst.
15/09/2022 • 3 minutes 51 seconds
Patty Hoppenstedt: Nicaragua, 9/11, and Serving Southwestern
Patty Hoppenstedt, Chief Operations and People Officer for Southwestern Family of Companies, shares her upbringing in Central America and the natural disaster that helped shape her early life, to her beginnings in security in the 9/11 era, stint in city management, and the influences and determination from her unique background that help her create the safest, most inviting work environment for employees of all types.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Thinking Ahead.Thinking Ahead
13/09/2022 • 23 minutes 52 seconds
CLIP: Korean Mafia, CIA, and The Two Minds
Author and mental scientist Dr. Hank Seitz shares the unbelievable story of his time as a double agent for the Korean mafia and the CIA and explains how the conscious and the subconscious minds shape our beliefs.Hear Dr. Hank’s full interview in Episode 394 of The Action Catalyst.
08/09/2022 • 4 minutes 17 seconds
Driving Results, with Gary Garfield (Leadership, Automotive, Trust, Innovation)
Gary Garfield, speaker, author, and former CEO of Bridgestone Americas, shares the "rules of the road" from his new book, "Driving Results", including why humility is freedom from arrogance, the advice from the best boss that HE ever had, the equation to creating a productive and trusting company culture, the discrepancy between professional auto testing and consumer driving, creating innovation & how one of Bridgestone's best ideas came from an employee submission, and answering the question of "who's REALLY the boss?"Also be sure to check out Gary's first appearance on the podcast, in Episode 243 of the Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
06/09/2022 • 23 minutes 25 seconds
CLIP: Minds Versus The Metaverse
Bill Ottman, CEO and co-founder of blockchain based, open source social network Minds, discusses the next frontier of social media, addressing matters of privacy, new capabilities brought by Web 3.0, and the Metaverse.Hear Bill’s full interview in Episode 393 of The Action Catalyst.
01/09/2022 • 5 minutes 3 seconds
The Prize for All of Us Is Joy, with Dr. Hank Seitz (Mental Science, Psychology, Overcome, Disability)
Author and mental scientist Dr. Hank Seitz explains how he overcame what he was told was a permanent disability, talks quantum science and molecular biology, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, the 3 steps that create experience, answers of the question of “What ARE beliefs?”, and shares the unbelievable story of his time as a double agent for the Korean mafia and the CIA.
30/08/2022 • 18 minutes 34 seconds
CLIP: Your Co-Workers Really ARE Warping Your Brain
Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist, author, and expert in the brain’s relationship with stress, resilience and relationships, explains the 2 drivers of the brain that create nearly all interpersonal problems, including how new studies suggest your co-workers really can have a lasting impact on your neurological makeup.Hear Dr. DiGangi’s full interview in Episode 392 of The Action Catalyst.
25/08/2022 • 2 minutes 41 seconds
Mind(s) Power, with Bill Ottman (Social Media, Web 3.0, Cryptocurrency, Joe Rogan, Meta)
Bill Ottman, CEO and co-founder of blockchain based, open source social network Minds, talks to host Dan Moore about systems theory, web 3.0 and the decentralized internet, Facebook and the dawn of the Metaverse, cryptocurrency, hanging out on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and more, in this wide-ranging, forward-looking interview.
23/08/2022 • 19 minutes 37 seconds
CLIP: The Gas Pedal Risk
Greg Patterson, CEO of The Advisory Group of San Francisco, covers the parallels between triathlon training and preparing for the business world, and how something known as the “gas pedal risk” can create premature burnout.Hear Greg’s full interview in Episode 391 of The Action Catalyst.
18/08/2022 • 2 minutes 25 seconds
Our Suffering and Our Power, with Dr. Julia DiGangi (Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Interpersonal Relationships)
Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist, author, and expert in the brain’s relationship with stress, resilience and relationships, covers the growing study of mental health, “emotional shake”, how 99% of the world has good intentions, the way co-workers can LITERALLY alter your physiology, behavioral math and emotional physics, and the 2 drivers of the brain that create nearly all interpersonal problems.
16/08/2022 • 21 minutes 15 seconds
Update: Michael F. Schein Takes On the Freemasons
We catch back up with Michael F. Schein, writer, speaker, and Founder & President of Microfame Media, who recounts the success of his book “The Hype Handbook”, explains why forming your own secret networking society might yield big results, and spills the beans on the secrets of the Freemasons. Uh-oh! Hear more from Michael in his original appearance on Episode 382 of The Action Catalyst.
11/08/2022 • 10 minutes 12 seconds
The Balance of Hope and Fear, with Greg Patterson (Finances, Triathlete, Ironman, Business)
Greg Patterson, CEO of The Advisory Group of San Francisco, covers business lessons from time spent abroad and as a triathlete, including how overtraining and overconfidence can be tragic flaws, the “gas pedal risk”, determining what mile you’re on in the Ironman of life, and adopting the Spiderman principle of power and responsibility.
09/08/2022 • 18 minutes 17 seconds
CLIP: Eating the Dogs, Burning the Boats
Inventor and entrepreneur Travis Rosbach and host Dan Moore explore the parallels between the first successful summit of Everest, and the founding of Hydro Flask, including how sometimes the greatest motivating force can be having no way out.Hear Travis’ full interview in Episode 390 of The Action Catalyst.
04/08/2022 • 4 minutes 37 seconds
Dan Moore on the Insumo "Habit Talks" Podcast
Our very own Dan Moore joins Insumo's Habit Talks podcast as a guest, exploring different aspects of finding and maintaining inspiration. Among the topics he discussed were practicing gratitude and grounding techniques such as box breathing, as well as some advice around adapting to the pandemic. Habit Talks host, Ceylan Ersoy, discusses how she seeks meaning and inspiration, how to leave a mark, pivots, and how to balance life. It's a great talk! Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
02/08/2022 • 21 minutes 38 seconds
The Action Catalyst: Listener Tested, Guest Approved!
Seems like our guests love being on The Action Catalyst just as much as we like having them!
31/07/2022 • 1 minute 40 seconds
CLIP: Optimism Is Trust In Purpose
Former CEO and Fortune 50 Global Executive Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann and Founder of SOFit SF Inc., Lillian So, explain why it’s impossible to be grateful and be in a crisis at the same time, and how optimism is nothing more than trust directed at a purpose.Hear Rebecca and Lillian’s full interview in Episode 389 of The Action Catalyst.
28/07/2022 • 3 minutes 27 seconds
The Real-Life Aqua Man, with Travis Rosbach (Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hydro Flask, Environment)
Inventor and entrepreneur Travis Rosbach discusses the parallels between founding Hydro Flask and the successful ascent of Everest, attacking brick walls with terror, passion, or avoidance, putting philanthropic power in the hands of the consumer, LITERALLY getting off on the right foot, knowing when to hold ‘em & when to fold ‘em, and the power of unseen forces.
26/07/2022 • 20 minutes 18 seconds
CLIP: Intrapreneurship, Passion, and Vision
Comedy Central creator Art Bell shares why you’ve got to tell everybody what you REALLY want to be doing (even if you aren’t doing it currently), how “intrapreneurship” is the new entrepreneurship, and why passion and vision, BIG vision, are the secret weapons of making any pitch.Hear Art’s full interview in Episode 388 of The Action Catalyst.
21/07/2022 • 3 minutes 30 seconds
Fit To Lead, with Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann & Lillian So (Fitness, Leadership, Gratitude, Mindset)
It’s a rare tag-team episode, featuring former CEO and Fortune 50 Global Executive Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann alongside fitness pro and Founder of SOFit SF Inc., Lillian So, covering the importance of paying yourself first, the 4 major Rs (reset, renew, rest, reflect), why it’s impossible to be grateful and be in a crisis at the same time, the virtues of simplification, and wisdom from their new book, "FitCEO: Be the Leader of Your Life".
19/07/2022 • 26 minutes 59 seconds
Constant Comedy, with Art Bell (Comedy Central, Court TV, HBO, 3D)
Writer and former media executive Art Bell talks about shifting from economics to comedy, creating and (barely) getting Comedy Central off the ground, turning around Court TV, pitching 3DTV to Victoria’s Secret and the Superbowl, the benefits of “intrapreneurship”, and how if you don’t get fired once in a while, you’re not doing anything interesting.
12/07/2022 • 23 minutes 5 seconds
CLIP: The 3 Terrible Biases
Author, diversity & inclusion expert, and Founder of The Change Coaches, LaTonya Wilkins, explains her concept of “Below the Surface” leadership, and outlines the 3 terrible biases that absolutely destroy company cultures.Hear LaTonya’s full interview in Episode 387 of The Action Catalyst.
07/07/2022 • 3 minutes 46 seconds
Dan Moore on the Experience Magazine Podcast
In this special bonus release, we bring you an appearance by Action Catalyst host Dan Moore on Episode 12 of the Experience Magazine Podcast, hosted by Michael Sharp & Erik Alanson of the University of Cincinnati, and presented by Experience Magazine, a publication of CEIA (Cooperative Education and Internship Association). You can find this and other episodes of the Experience Magazine Podcast at ExperienceMag.org/category/podcast. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern
05/07/2022 • 31 minutes 38 seconds
CLIP: From Loss, Comes Leadership
Healthcare innovator, author, and former Tivity Health CEO Donato Tramuto shares how losing his hearing as a child forced him to develop character and trust, and reveals the tragic event that led him to the field of healthcare.Hear Donato’s full interview in Episode 386 of The Action Catalyst.
30/06/2022 • 3 minutes 36 seconds
Leading Below the Surface, with LaTonya Wilkins (Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Bias, Equity)
Author, diversity & inclusion expert, and Founder of The Change Coaches, LaTonya Wilkins, talks about the value of meandering in the muck, what makes a R.E.A.L. leader, why humans are born to exclude and exclude to belong, overcoming the “terrible 3” biases, and going on your own discovery tour.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
28/06/2022 • 25 minutes 56 seconds
The Action Catalyst: Your Inspiration Ignited
Whether you’re just getting started, or have sat in the C-Suite for years, sooner or later, most of us hit a wall, a plateau, an obstacle. The Action Catalyst podcast is designed for THIS moment, to help you reflect, refocus, and smash through complacency and the challenges holding you back. Led by one of the nation’s most established private companies, The Action Catalyst has delivered hundreds of talks with actionable steps from top thought leaders in business, sports, and entertainment, and a brisk format perfect for on-the-go listening, which has earned it a place on numerous top podcast lists from Inc, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and many more. Ignite your inspiration now at TheActionCatalyst.com or wherever you listen to podcasts.
27/06/2022 • 30 seconds
CLIP: Moonwalker in a Monkey Suit
Terri Rickard, Founder and President of Southwestern Travel Group, relives the huge challenge of rethinking travel in the midst of a global pandemic, and learning to find opportunities in new places.Hear Terri’s full interview in Episode 385 of The Action Catalyst.
23/06/2022 • 2 minutes 50 seconds
Compassionate Leadership, with Donato Tramuto (Healthcare, Leadership, Empathy, Compassion)
Healthcare innovator, author, and former Tivity Health CEO Donato Tramuto shares how he’s faced life’s “bulldozer moments” like losing his hearing as a child, the family tragedy that pushed him into healthcare, the importance of “collaborative IQ”, fighting “trust decay”, and how Empathy + Action = Compassionate Leadership.
21/06/2022 • 21 minutes 11 seconds
CLIP: NFTs; What They Are, Where They're Going
Derek Pankaew, co-founder of NFT investment software Mythia, explains what an NFT even IS, covers its beginnings in the art and video game worlds, and talks about how the technology can be applied to nearly all businesses in the future.Hear Derek's full interview in Episode 384 of The Action Catalyst.
16/06/2022 • 3 minutes 29 seconds
Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone, with Terri Rickard (Travel, Pandemic, Schedule, Doing Right)
Terri Rickard, Founder and President of Southwestern Travel Group, talks about not being held back by childhood struggles, the paramount importance of controlling your schedule, guiding a travel company through a pandemic that brought the industry to a grinding halt, and always being sure to “do the next right thing”.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Travel Group.Southwestern Travel Group
14/06/2022 • 20 minutes 49 seconds
CLIP: It's Hard To Ignore 300 Letters
Randall Kaplan, Founder and CEO of Sandee, shares his story of perseverance and how he wrote personal letters to over 400 school alumni and 300 CEOs when searching for a career change, ultimately landing over 80 meetings with leaders who said they’d never taken a meeting from a cold letter in their lives.Hear Randall’s full interview in Episode 383 of The Action Catalyst.
09/06/2022 • 3 minutes 42 seconds
NFTs and The Future of Ownership, with Derek Pankaew (NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Technology, Investing)
Derek Pankaew, co-founder of NFT investment software Mythia, covers the brave new world of NFTs in this masterclass about what the emergent technology is, how it has come a long way from its beginnings in the art world, and how it can revolutionize businesses both large and small, plus the roles of cryptocurrency and Discord in NFT trading. If you've ever been curious about investing in this newest trend, this is a MUST-listen episode.
07/06/2022 • 21 minutes 53 seconds
Persistence Pays, with Randall Kaplan (Vacation, Beach, Apps, Startups)
Randall Kaplan, serial entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Sandee, explains how his app offers the most comprehensive database of beaches in every country, with over 90 different filters for amenities and attractions, the largest collection of beach photographs in the world, and more, plus shares his experiences seeing Suge Knight every night at a bagel shop, what he looks for when investing in companies, writing hundreds of personal letters to CEOs, and how persistence truly pays.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Travel Group.Southwestern Travel Group
31/05/2022 • 24 minutes 28 seconds
CLIP: Perfect Your Packaging Like Andy Warhol
Michael F. Schein, Founder & President of Microfame Media, and author of "The Hype Handbook”, explains how you can perfect your own presentation by embracing what you may view as your quirks and insecurities, using Andy Warhol as a pivotal example.Hear Michael’s full interview in Episode 382 of The Action Catalyst.
26/05/2022 • 2 minutes 43 seconds
Believe the Hype, with Michael F. Schein (Hype, Promotion, Marketing, Branding)
Michael F. Schein, writer, speaker, Founder & President of Microfame Media, and author of "The Hype Handbook”, covers learning his marketing chops from his time in a punk rock band, the importance of taking side doors in your work, how to perfect your packaging by embracing your quirks and insecurities, starting a “secret society”, and tips on becoming your own “hype artist”.
17/05/2022 • 19 minutes 59 seconds
CLIP: What Do You MEAN We Can't Do It?
Donna Orender, former President of the WNBA and Senior VP of the PGA Tour, and CEO of Generation W, explains how athletics breeds confidence, work ethic, and thinking on the fly, combating negativity in women’s sports, and changing the world one kindness at a time.Hear Donna’s full interview in Episode 381 of The Action Catalyst.
12/05/2022 • 3 minutes 53 seconds
Pavel Aleabov: Moldova, Ukraine, and Southwestern Spirit
On this special episode, host Dan Moore is joined by Pavel Aleabov, a close associate from Action Catalyst parent company, Southwestern Family of Companies, with a strong personal connection to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. From a poor upbringing in his native Moldova, to great successes in athletics and business, to having to flee his home at the outbreak of the current war, he shares his unique experiences, and the determination, and will, of the people of Moldova. And for anyone wishing to provide relief for U.S. and international aid foundations supporting the Ukrainian people, visit Southwestern.com for a list of organizations who provide for electronic donations. To the people of Ukraine, Southwestern is with you in spirit.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by GEC, Global Educational
10/05/2022 • 16 minutes 54 seconds
The Competitive Edge, with Donna Orender (Women in Sports, Basketball, Community, Education)
Donna Orender, former President of the WNBA and Senior VP of the PGA Tour, and CEO of Generation W, shares why learning is a superpower, and curiosity won’t allow for complacency, how pandemic has defined the power of community, focusing on what’s possible, the way that incremental steps make exponential change, and what Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, and Tiger Woods can teach about work ethic.
03/05/2022 • 24 minutes 43 seconds
CLIP: Creating a Contagion of Inspiration
Bestselling author and thought leader Stephen M. R. Covey addresses the powerful impact of an inspired workforce, and how you don’t need charisma to be inspirational, plus internal vs. external motivation, and making company culture contagious.Hear Stephen’s full interview across Episodes 379 and 380 of The Action Catalyst.
28/04/2022 • 5 minutes 23 seconds
Trust & Inspire, with Stephen M. R. Covey (Trust, Inspiration, Leadership, Business)
Bestselling author and thought leader Stephen M. R. Covey is back, speaking on handling his father’s legacy, Command & Control vs Trust & Inspire leadership and why you don’t need charisma to be inspiring, plus navigating the gap between what being are capable of and what they deliver, and leadership lessons from Microsoft.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
26/04/2022 • 19 minutes 27 seconds
CLIP: Dustin and Dr. Delony Tackle Childhood Baggage
Dr. John Delony and Dustin Hillis dive into the challenges that shaped them as kids, and how despite overcoming them, the stories still shaped the men they would become. Be a fly on the wall for this behind-the-curtain look at the two highly successful thought leaders.Hear Dr. John’s full interview in Episode 378 of The Action Catalyst.
21/04/2022 • 3 minutes 34 seconds
The Speed of Trust, with Stephen M. R. Covey (Trust, Inspiration, Leadership, Purpose)
Bestselling author and thought leader Stephen M. R. Covey joins The Action Catalyst for the first of two great episodes, covering everything from being one of six generations of Stephen Coveys, root canals, being trapped in a blizzard, balancing margin with purpose, the most important mission for merging teams and companies, and how trust is a learnable competency.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
19/04/2022 • 21 minutes 32 seconds
CLIP: Riding the Mood Elevator
David Novak, former CEO of Yum! Brands, leadership coach, and host of the “How Leaders Lead” podcast, describes how to identify what blocks your joy vs builds it, and how getting off on the right floor from the “mood elevator” can dramatically impact your decision making.Hear David’s full interview in Episode 377 of The Action Catalyst.
14/04/2022 • 3 minutes 53 seconds
Don't Forget to Remember, with Dr. John Delony (Mental Health, Wellness, Trauma, Anxiety)
Dr. John Delony, bestselling author, mental health expert, and host of The Dr. John Delony Show, talks about misconceptions around trauma & anxiety, including the way it compounds over time, creating a “bedrock of wellness”, not buying into the story the world tries to create for you, having hard conversations with your kids, always asking “what comes next”, and how to own your past to change your future.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
12/04/2022 • 26 minutes 22 seconds
Leadership Lessons From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, with Ron Karr
Author, Hall of Fame speaker, and former National Speakers Association President Ron Karr explains the 3 key leadership strategies being put to work by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the ongoing conflict with Russia and how they're just as relevant in the business world as in the geopolitical world, as well as how Zelenskyy embodies the "Velocity Mindset", his own experience growing and learning through tragedy, and more.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by GEC, Global Educational Concepts.GEC, Global Educational Concepts
08/04/2022 • 28 minutes 2 seconds
Take Charge of You, with David Novak (Leadership, CEO, Gratitude, Mood)
David Novak, former CEO of Yum! Brands, leadership coach, and host of the “How Leaders Lead” podcast, offers insight on being self-aware and “other-directed”, facing reality, the perils of “riding the mood elevator”, identifying what blocks your joy vs builds it, why gratitude opens you up for growth, and shares his new book “Take Charge of You”.
05/04/2022 • 19 minutes 56 seconds
CLIP: Attacking Obstacles & Ego with a SEAL Mindset
Author and retired Navy SEAL Marty Strong breaks down how to approach obstacles using a SEAL mindset, and how approaching change with humility can truly grant you a second chapter in your life.Hear Marty’s full interview in Episode 376 of The Action Catalyst.
29/03/2022 • 5 minutes 55 seconds
CLIP: The Power of Play
Mark Briggs explains how workplaces, and individuals, innovate when they are given, for lack of a better word, playtime.Hear Mark’s full interview in Episode 375 of The Action Catalyst.
24/03/2022 • 1 minute 47 seconds
Winning on the Battlefield and in Business, with Marty Strong (Navy SEAL, Business, Mentality, Preparation)
Marty Strong, author, retired Navy SEAL, and CEO of LGS Management Group, recounts the way he accidentally became a Navy SEAL, how he landed a job by mistakenly calling the company’s COO, and how to be professionally agile, deal with obstacles using a SEAL mentality, harness a healthy dose of paranoia, and the life-changing power of humility and apprenticeship.
22/03/2022 • 22 minutes 46 seconds
CLIP: The 3 Levels of Resistance
Rick Maurer breaks down the 3 levels of resistance, which are also 3 levels of support: 1. I don’t get it, 2. I don’t like it, 3. I don’t like YOU.Hear Rick’s full interview in Episode 374 of The Action Catalyst.
18/03/2022 • 3 minutes 22 seconds
The Butterfly Impact, with Mark Briggs (Change, Leadership, Management, Play)
Mark Briggs, author, consultant, and professor of leadership and change management, covers everything from chaos theory, to the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, approaching times of change as playtime, upscaling everyone in your organization TODAY, creating small changes with big effects, and his latest book, "The Butterfly Impact".
15/03/2022 • 17 minutes 47 seconds
Seizing Moments of Possibility, with Rick Maurer (Resistance, Support, Possibility, Mindset)
Author, speaker, consultant, and resistance expert Rick Maurer talks with host Dan Moore about identifying the 3 major levels of resistance and support, infusing energy into even the mundane, how learning jazz trombone changed his work mindset, the wisdom of Yogi Berra, and “seizing moments of possibility”.
08/03/2022 • 22 minutes 37 seconds
CLIP: Avoiding Executive Recruiter Scams
Former CIA intelligence officer and founder of the Counterintelligence Institute, Peter Warmka, explains a new, under-reported threat; cybercriminals posing as executive recruiters and extracting sensitive information over a period of months or even years, after finding targets on professional social media and networking sites.Hear Peter’s full interview in Episode 373 of The Action Catalyst.
03/03/2022 • 4 minutes 56 seconds
Introducing "Let's Talk Legacy"!
Join us as we launch a brand new podcast, "Let's Talk Legacy", presented by Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group! In this roundtable discussion, we introduce you to the new podcast's host, Gary Michels, along with Ben Majeske, and hear about how the show will tackle questions like what does it mean to build and maintain a legacy, what tools and resources are available to help, and how to grow today, for a better tomorrow.Subscribe here: https://feeds.captivate.fm/letstalklegacy/Learn more at LetsTalkLegacyPod.comMentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group.<a href="https://the-action-catalyst.captivate.fm/southwesternl
01/03/2022 • 16 minutes 52 seconds
The Art of Human Hacking, with Peter Warmka (CIA, Hacking, Intelligence, Cybersecurity)
Peter Warmka is a former CIA agent that specialized in social engineering and "human hacking", and now uses that knowledge to help businesses assess their vulnerability to foreign intelligence groups, criminals, and other threats. Peter discusses the biggest threats facing the nation as well as individuals and public & private companies of all sizes and how to protect yourself, and cover the next generation of targeted phishing known as “spear phishing”, deception campaigns & the role of the media, and the cybersecurity threats of the future.
22/02/2022 • 24 minutes 34 seconds
CLIP: Trapped In a Bathroom at the Olympics
Johnny Quinn, a professional speaker and former professional football player with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers tells the story of getting trapped in a bathroom in Olympic village just ahead of competing with the USA bobsled team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia!
18/02/2022 • 1 minute 37 seconds
CLIP: Starring in the Movie of Your Life
Actor, comedian, and entrepreneur Michael Stein shares advice ripped straight from the movies, about overcoming tough situations by answering empowering questions, creating a physical trigger to get yourself into a peak performance state, and reframing your life as a movie where the next act has yet to be written.Hear Michael’s full interview in Episode 372 of The Action Catalyst.
15/02/2022 • 3 minutes 57 seconds
From Long Shot to Hot Shot, with Michael Stein (Film, Actor, Movies, Oscars)
If you want your movie to win awards, consider casting Michael Stein in it! In addition to starring in Oscar winning and nominated films such as La La Land and Boogie Nights, Michael is also a successful entrepreneur, comedian, writer/director, and podcast host of the Long Shot Leaders Podcast. Michael and host Dan Moore dive into how you can “direct the movie of your own life”, create a physical trigger for jumping into your peak mental state, and develop “unconscious competence”, and touch on real lessons learned from movies such as Rocky, The Natural, The Matrix, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
08/02/2022 • 20 minutes 8 seconds
From Podium to Podcast; Olympians Johnny Quinn, Vince Poscente, & Scott Hamilton
With the 2022 Olympic Games underway, we dug into The Action Catalyst archive for three guests who have represented Team USA on an Olympic level; Vince Poscente, who is now an in-demand speaker and expert on resiliency, explains how he used determination and innovation to rise to the ranks of an Olympic skier in just four short years, Johnny Quinn, a professional speaker and former professional football player with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers tells the story of his unbelievable journey from the NFL to the Unit
04/02/2022 • 26 minutes 44 seconds
CLIP: Resilience, Character, and the Dallas Cowboys
Coach Paul Assaiante shares how resilience is the most important trait of a successful teammate or individual, how you learn far more from losing than winning, and how the Dallas Cowboys found amazing player value by putting making “character” a measurable quality.Hear Coach Assaiante’s full interview in Episode 371 of The Action Catalyst.
01/02/2022 • 4 minutes 24 seconds
Run to the Roar, with Coach Paul Assaiante (College Sports, Winning, Overcome Fear, Character, Empathy)
Coach Paul Assaiante, a two-time Olympic Coach-of-the-Year, and the winningest coach in college sports history with 17 NCAA championship titles and the longest winning streak in college sports, talks with Action Catalyst host Dan Moore about empathy as a coach and a leader, measuring the character of a player and a person, how all sports are team sports, but they all start with the individual, and his friendship with world famous author Tom Wolfe and how it inspired his book, “Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear”, which is about to be made into a motion picture, as well as the interesting story behind its title.
25/01/2022 • 26 minutes 28 seconds
CLIP: Be a Futurist, Play Along at Home!
Futurist Daniel Burrus explains what he looks at to make predictions about the future, and give listeners a simple exercise they can do to make actionable predictions about their own lives, so grab a pen and paper, and listen up! Your future depends on it!Hear Daniel's full interview in Episode 370 of The Action Catalyst.
18/01/2022 • 4 minutes 54 seconds
Disrupt, Transform, Repeat, with Daniel Burrus (Futurism, Cryptocurrency, Drones, COVID, Robotics)
Futurist, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and Founder, President, and CEO of Burrus Research, Daniel Burrus, takes a look forward, covering topics like what trends to look at to make predictions, the future of cryptocurrency, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, and robotics, smart weapons, military vehicles, and drones, fighting COVID, and gives listeners a simple exercise to make actionable and educated predictions about their own future.
11/01/2022 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
CLIP: Ditching the Hero's Journey
Technology exec, entrepreneur, and former president of StubHub & eBay executive leadership team member Sukhinder Singh Cassidy explains the non-linear relationship between risk and reward, why Elon Musk is an expert choice maker before anything else, and how opportunity is NOT a “hero’s journey”.Check out the full interview in Episode 369 of The Action Catalyst.
Technology exec, entrepreneur, and former president of StubHub and eBay executive leadership team member Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks about building a pipeline of opportunity and becoming a master decision maker, debunks myths around risk taking, including how risk and reward aren’t linear and taking risk means diversification, the importance of normalizing failure, why you aren’t necessarily the hero in your journey, and the wonders of “choosing possibility”.
28/12/2021 • 21 minutes 57 seconds
CLIP: Convergence, Humanism, and Technology
Futurist and author Deborah Westphal discusses what exactly "humanism" means and how it meshes into business, the ways that the integration of technology changes the nature of what it means to be human, and why the "convergence" is something to be hopeful about, not fearful of.Check out the full interview in Episode 368 of The Action Catalyst.
21/12/2021 • 5 minutes 23 seconds
Future-Focused, with Deborah Westphal (Futurism, Space, Weapons, Humanism, Entrepreneurship)
Executive Advisor, futurist, and author Deborah Westphal discusses her work with advanced weapons systems and space exploration, the mechanics of predicting the future, advice for entrepreneurs and women aspiring to power positions, the distinct eras of business and technology, humanism and leadership, "obsolete knowledge", and more, in this wide-ranging, eye-opening conversation.
14/12/2021 • 26 minutes 54 seconds
CLIP: Winning a Grammy on His First Try
Two-time Grammy Award winning producer and musician Dennis Scott shares the unlikely experience of winning a Grammy on his very first project as a producer, overseeing a country music album for Sesame Street.Check out the full interview in Episode 367 of The Action Catalyst.
09/12/2021 • 4 minutes
CLIP: If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful
Gratitude and mindfulness expert Deborah Hawkins explains her approach of "intentional gratitude", finding your personal gratitude themes, and the joy and valuable lesson of surprise.Check out the full interview in Episode 366 of The Action Catalyst.
02/12/2021 • 4 minutes 10 seconds
2x Grammy Winner Dennis Scott, and the Music of Mr. Rogers (Grammy, Music, Children, Kindness)
Two-time Grammy Award winning producer and musician Dennis Scott shares the experience of winning a Grammy on his first try, writing for Sesame Street, working with artists like Kellie Pickler, Jim Brickman, Vanessa Williams, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, and others, discovering the music and message of Mr. Fred Rogers, and his new album, “Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories”. And be sure to stay tuned after the interview for a very special preview of the album.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Inspire Kindness.Inspire Kindness
Just in time for Thanksgiving, gratitude and mindfulness expert Deborah Hawkins shares the enormous impact of thankfulness, how we can identify our personal gratitude themes, making gratitude internalized and not circumstantial, why we should seek contentment instead of true happiness, and how to give yourself credit before giving yourself tasks.
23/11/2021 • 18 minutes 29 seconds
CLIP: "You Can't Send a Duck to Eagle School"
Inspire Kindness founder Mac Anderson explains "the ROI of kindness"; how companies who put kindness front and center in their culture end up at the top of their industry financially, and why leaders need to recruit for character.Check out the full interview in Episode 365 of The Action Catalyst.
19/11/2021 • 3 minutes 13 seconds
CLIP: William Shatner and the 51 Year Old Backflip
Scott Hamilton shares the embarrassing, but impactful story of trying to pull off a backflip, on ice, at age 51, in front of Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.Check out the full interview in Episode 364 of The Action Catalyst.
18/11/2021 • 3 minutes 9 seconds
Inspiring Kindness, with Mac Anderson (Kindness, Company Culture, ROI, Inspiration)
Inspire Kindness founder Mac Anderson speaks to host Dan Moore about the beginnings and mission of his organization, how kindness generates tremendous Return on Investment and how companies like Southwest Airlines and Chick-fil-A embrace this philosophy, why kindness as a company culture only works from the top down, and why, in a world where you can be anything, you should be kind.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Inspire Kindness.Inspire Kindness
12/11/2021 • 16 minutes 5 seconds
A Veteran's Story, with Anthony Cala
Southwestern Family of Companies Project Manager, and former Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Cala, shares the story of his 3 deployments to Iraq, his battle with PTSD, and how great organizations like Wounded Warrior Project, K9s for Warriors, and Building Homes for Heroes have helped him, and countless other veterans just like him.Mentioned in this episode:Looking for a change? Consider joining the team at Southwestern Family of Companies.Southwestern Family of Companies
11/11/2021 • 8 minutes 55 seconds
CLIP: What Would You Learn If You Had Won?
Scott Hamilton shares the lesson he learned about failure from his son's hockey game, and how winning isn't always the path to learning.Check out the full interview in Episode 363 of The Action Catalyst.
10/11/2021 • 2 minutes 25 seconds
Going for the Gold, with Scott Hamilton (Olympics, Skating, Overcoming Failure, Cancer)
Scott Hamilton is back! This time, he shares the story of his Olympic gold medal victory, as well as how skating is a metaphor for all of life when dealing with failure, talks about his fundraising and charitable work, plus a surprise cameo by William Shatner!Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
09/11/2021 • 23 minutes 19 seconds
Joyfully, Productively, Abundantly, Faithfully, with Scott Hamilton (Olympics, Skating, Overcoming Failure, Cancer)
Champion figure skater, Olympic gold medalist, and cancer activist Scott Hamilton talks about migrating to Nashville, building physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional muscles, how failure is nothing more than data collection, what the greatest strength truly is, the two types of criticism in the world, as well as his Live Your Days campaign, his battle with cancer, and more. And be sure to stay tuned, because Scott will return for Part 2 in Episode 364!Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
02/11/2021 • 21 minutes 13 seconds
CLIP: Reconnecting With Prior Successes to Fuel Your Next Step
National FFA CEO Scott Stump shares how he avoids becoming complacent with his accomplishments, and how reaching out to people who helped guide you to success in the past can recharge your battery as you work towards future goals.Check out the full interview in Episode 362 of The Action Catalyst.
27/10/2021 • 3 minutes 39 seconds
CLIP: Somewhere Between The Rock and Jeff Bezos
Precision Medical Products CEO Jeremy Perkins explains how he's modeled his daily routine after high achievers like The Rock and Jeff Bezos, something that has led to him recently being named a Top 50 CEO in Healthcare Technology by The Healthcare Technology Report. Check out the full interview in Episode 361 of The Action Catalyst.
21/10/2021 • 2 minutes 57 seconds
Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, Career Success, with National FFA CEO Scott Stump (Education, STEM, Youth, Inclusion)
National FFA CEO Scott Stump and host Dan Moore navigate Scott’s long career in education, from the U.S. Department of Education to the head of one of the nation’s largest youth organizations, share how FFA has adapted for COVID as well as to become more inclusive, the importance of making a difference every single day, and why you just can’t beat a good book. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
19/10/2021 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
CLIP: What The Mayans Can Tell Us About Modern Society
Futurist and author Rebecca Costa shares what the downfall of the Mayan and other ancient civilizations can teach us about the trajectory of modern society, and how far along the timeline we already are.Check out the full interview in Episode 360 of The Action Catalyst.
14/10/2021 • 2 minutes 40 seconds
"Gamify" Your Goals, with Precision Medical Products CEO Jeremy Perkins (Startup, Medical, Vision, Business)
Southwestern Consulting's Ron Alford talks with CEO and Founder of Precision Medical Products, Jeremy Perkins, who shares how he turned a self-funded startup formed in 2010 by a few people in a garage into a business with over $20 Million in annual sales across 18 states, and the #1 fastest growing company in Sacramento. Hear his thoughts on embracing routine, clarifying your vision, turning goal-setting into a game, and what he learned from Jeff Bezos, Harvard, and MIT.
12/10/2021 • 13 minutes 25 seconds
Progress Through Imperfection, with Futurist Rebecca Costa (Futurism, Technology, Biology, Problem Solving)
Former Silicon Valley executive, author, and renowned futurist Rebecca Costa joins host Dan Moore to explain how to be “pre-daptive” versus reactive, why it’s best to fail early and fail often, how technology is leading to the end of all marriages, and the ways our own biology holds us back from planning for future problems.
05/10/2021 • 23 minutes 56 seconds
CLIP: Calculating “Enoughness”
Author, SparkVision founder, and award-winning company culture expert MaryBeth Hyland explains how identifying and prioritizing the factors that build up a person’s feeling of “enoughness” can eliminate fear of inadequacy or scarcity, and bring clarity and focus to leadership.Check out the full interview in Episode 359 of The Action Catalyst.
28/09/2021 • 5 minutes 30 seconds
CLIP: Dave Ramsey Thinks a "Balanced" Life is a Myth
America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey, explains how the idea of living a "balanced" life is just mythology, and isn't necessarily the key to success.Check out the full interview in Episode 270 of The Action Catalyst.
24/09/2021 • 2 minutes 12 seconds
The Mathematics of Company Culture, with MaryBeth Hyland (Company Culture, Mindfulness, Values, Support)
As many workers begin to return to the office, anxiety about reinstating "normalcy" is skyrocketing, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that many workplaces can't just return to "normal." Speaking with host Dan Moore, author, SparkVision founder, and award-winning company culture expert MaryBeth Hyland tackles the challenges of reinstituting a supportive and mindful physical workplace, identifying and doubling down on core values in times of hardship, the simple math equation for measuring company culture, and having “permission to be human”.
21/09/2021 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
Dave Ramsey on Finding Your Calling, True Leadership, and Living an Unbalanced Life (Finances, Attitude, Balance, Success)
We've heard from a lot of you that one of our most popular episodes was a little hard to find, so we're sharing it with you again!America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey, is a personal money management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. Dave joins Action Catalyst host Dan Moore to talk about how to find your calling by fulfilling a need, how true leaders don't push; they pull, how living a "balanced" life isn't necessarily the key to success, and why attitude = action.Find the original episode here.
16/09/2021 • 34 minutes 11 seconds
CLIP: Kevin Stitt Knew He'd be Governor at Age 22...Sort Of
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt reveals that he had planned to be in the governor’s mansion since he was 22 years old…it just happened a little differently than he had expected. Plus, Gov. Stitt explains how he stuck with Gateway Mortgage Group during the recession, taking them from “$1,000 and a computer” to the 2nd most profitable bank in the country.Check out the full interview in Episode 358 of The Action Catalyst.
14/09/2021 • 3 minutes 17 seconds
"Bookman" to Governor, with Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (Sales, Politics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership)
Years before taking his place at the state capitol, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sold books door to door with Southwestern Advantage, an experience that he directly points to for teaching him the skills that would one day lead him to the Sooner State’s highest office. He shares some of those lessons from his days in the book field (spoiler alert: he crushed records), as well as how he co-founded and grew Gateway Mortgage Group from “$1,000 and a computer” to the 2nd most profitable bank in the country, how he’s working to make Oklahoma a "hope-centered" state, and his odds for a future presidential run.Mentioned in this e
07/09/2021 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
CLIP: "The Cave That I Fear to Enter"
Southwestern's Ron Alford and Dustin Hillis cover two important lessons from the “Redefining Possible” audiobook, on how fear can hold us back from what we aim to achieve, and how clarifying your vision for that achievement is central to success.<a href="https://www.audible.com/pd/Redefining-Possible-Audiobook/B098D8P44K?qid=1627927796&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r
31/08/2021 • 4 minutes
"Redefining Possible": Audiobook Release Special (Vision, Gratitude, Confidence, Focus)
It’s finally here! The audiobook of “Redefining Possible”, the game-changing guide to overcoming barriers and accomplishing your goals, is now available on Audible.com. On this episode, the authors walk you through some of the key takeaways from the book, including how not to be held back by fear, gratitude, how to sharpen focus, take ownership, clarify your vision, cultivate confidence, create impact, and more! Get the audiobook here.<a
24/08/2021 • 27 minutes 40 seconds
CLIP: UFOs, Weightlessness, and "Universal Space Literacy"
Roman Chiporukha, CEO of SpaceVIP shares the zero-gravity experience that you can have right here on Earth, why there's really nothing to fear about the Pentagon's disclosure of UFOs, and how space technologies are making life back here on the ground better every day.Check out the full interview in Episode 356 of The Action Catalyst.
19/08/2021 • 5 minutes 6 seconds
"Redefining Possible" Audiobook Available Now!
“Redefining Possible”, the game-changing guide to overcoming barriers and accomplishing your goals, is now available in audio form, on Audible.com. What would happen if you escaped the familiar grind of your day-to-day life and started living out your dreams for the future? Authors Ron Alford and Dustin Hillis, both record-breaking business coaches and sales leaders in their own right, lead you down a proven path to achieve maximum impact in your own life, and the lives of others, with simple strategies to break
17/08/2021 • 1 minute
The Final Frontier is Closer Than You Think, with SpaceVIP CEO Roman Chiporukha (Space, Technology, Travel, VIP)
What seemed like science fiction years ago is reality today. Space tourism is no longer just a dream. But you don’t even have to leave Earth, or have millions of dollars, to have a once-in-a-lifetime astronaut experience. Roman Chiporukha, CEO of SpaceVIP, explains what he calls “New Space” and why everyone needs to learn “universal space literacy”, covers how cutting-edge space tech is being used on Earth, talks Space Force, UFOs, and how COVID give us hope for future space collaboration, and shares some of the amazing adventures his company provides, from the ocean depths, to experiencing weightlessness, and yes, voyaging to the International Space Station. It’s an out-of-this-world interview!Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Travel Group.<a href="https
10/08/2021 • 29 minutes 27 seconds
CLIP: George Washington Gets a Good Night's Sleep
Southwestern Family of Companies CEO Dustin Hillis and Southwestern Real Estate President Pat Roach share thoughts on the rigid morning routines and nighttime rituals key to their success, and what George Washington can teach us about the importance of gratitude.Check out the full interview in Episode 355 of The Action Catalyst.
03/08/2021 • 4 minutes 14 seconds
From Southwestern to South Of The Border: Real Estate, Gratitude, Tequila and More with Pat Roach (Home Ownership, Faith, Mexico, Sales)
President of Southwestern Real Estate, Pat Roach, shares his journey from selling books to selling homes, Southwestern Real Estate's recent expansion into Mexico, the importance of his rigid morning routine, the huge benefits of focusing on gratitude, how to rebuild faith in yourself after a failure, and even some recommendations for top shelf tequila! Don’t miss this fast-paced and wide-ranging conversation!Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Real Estate.Southwestern Real Estate
27/07/2021 • 24 minutes 40 seconds
CLIP: When Stedman Met Mandela
In this clip from Episode 354 of The Action Catalyst, Stedman Graham recounts himself and Oprah spending time at the home of the great Nelson Mandela, and explains how humility was among his most effective leadership qualities. Listen to the full episode here.
20/07/2021 • 2 minutes 25 seconds
Love Is The Key To Everything, with Stedman Graham (Identity, Leadership, Humility, Learning)
Author, educator, and businessman Stedman Graham joins The Action Catalyst podcast, talking about becoming a leader to yourself before you can lead others, creating a culture of learning within your daily life, a surprise friendship with Michael Jordan, spending time with Oprah and Nelson Mandela, and how love and humility is the key to all things.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
13/07/2021 • 27 minutes 6 seconds
A Southwestern Salute to Veterans, with Gary Pears (Independence, Freedom, USA, Marines)
In honor of Independence Day, Mr. Gary Pears, Southwestern legal counsel, and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps, offers a tribute to our nation's veterans, the brave men and woman who continue to make our freedom possible.
04/07/2021 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
Faith in Yourself, Faith in Others, Faith in Possibility, with Mark Brown (Speaking, Jamaica, Business, Leadership)
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. He spent 15 years working as a computer analyst before choosing to develop his public speaking skills, defeating 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Southwestern Consulting's Ron Alford sits down with Mark to cover his upbringing in Jamaica, his unique path to success in the United States, the importance of choosing the right words, and the role faith, both in yourself and others, plays in business and leadership. And as an added treat, Mark uses that championship voice to serenade listeners with his best renditions of Harry Belafonte and Bette Midler classics! Mark has earned the coveted designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the N
29/06/2021 • 28 minutes 15 seconds
Extended Chat: Jamie George on Faith Systems and Deconstruction
In this un-aired clip from episodes 350 and 351 of The Action Catalyst, Jamie George discusses faith, both in ideas and in systems, what it's like to lose it, synchronicity between belief systems, discussing faith with others in the right terms, faith as a crutch for taking ownership, faith versus spirituality, separating the belief from the messenger, examining faith through a scientific lens, and much more.Hear Jamie's full interview in Episodes 350 and 351 of The Action Catalyst.
22/06/2021 • 10 minutes 20 seconds
Transforming Negative Attitudes Into Productive Behaviors with Jamie George (Pt. 2) (Relationships, Curiosity, Empowerment, Intelligence)
Executive Coach and "Relational Alchemist" Jamie George is back, chasing down topics such as models of personality and how to diffuse a heated situation, how to transform defensiveness into curiosity and micromanagement into empowerment, self-talk, emotional intelligence, and yes, they even take a crack at creating world peace.
15/06/2021 • 30 minutes 28 seconds
The Power of Negotiating Agreements with Jamie George (Pt. 1) (Relationships, Workplace, Expectation, Regret)
Jamie George, Executive Coach and Relational Alchemist, covers interpersonal relationships in the workplace and beyond, the value of making agreements instead of operating on assumption, the fine line between expectation and regret, and making friends in a hot tub in Estonia!
31/05/2021 • 27 minutes 28 seconds
Southwestern Advantage, Coming to Your Community This Summer!
Established in 1855, Southwestern Advantage is the oldest entrepreneurial program in the world for university students. The program has given hundreds of thousands of participants the opportunity to graduate debt-free with transferable personal and professional skills, and has earned praise from everyone from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, to financial expert Dave Ramsey. Student Reps spend their summers building their businesses in a community away from home, demonstrating a learning system that is a trusted industry-leading resource for students receiving any public, private, or homeschool education, with apps, websites, and books designed by a national board of top educators. Millions of families across the US & Canada have added Southwestern Advantage products to their home. Be on the lookout for Student Reps in your community this summer, and learn more at <a href="https://southwes
26/05/2021 • 4 minutes 58 seconds
Celebrating 8 Years of The Action Catalyst!
Since launching in May of 2013, The Action Catalyst podcast has helped listeners uncover inspiration, through valuable insights to overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach life's biggest goals. Dan, Dustin, and the rest of the team are SO appreciative that you've joined us for the past 8 years, and look forward to bringing you more of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts as we kick off the 9th year of The Action Catalyst!
21/05/2021 • 3 minutes 30 seconds
Creating Cultural Connections, with Rick Ruth (Global, Education, Culture, Government)
Rick Ruth spent his career creating cultural connections throughout the world on behalf of the United States. Join Dan Moore for this broad ranging conversation with Rick Ruth as he teases out the wisdom, understanding, and lessons learned from a lifetime spent creating cultural connections throughout the world.Rick Ruth recently retired from his role as acting principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He also served as senior advisor to the assistant secretary. In this capacity, he advised on all aspects of international exchange policy, programs and management.Ruth is a former foreign service officer and member of the Senior Executive Service. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he taught Russian language and literature at the University of Arizona. He joined the go
10/02/2021 • 30 minutes 44 seconds
Develop A Belief System with Will Bartholomew – Redefining Possible, Episode 8 of 8
Will Bartholomew, Founder and CEO of D1 Sports, shares how he developed a belief system that helped him create one of the markets 50 fastest growing companies.
27/01/2021 • 41 minutes 58 seconds
Prepare For Impact with Nolan Pattee – Redefining Possible, Episode 7 of 8
Nolan Pattee, Regional Director at Bankers Life talks about life, business, leadership and Redefining Possible to make an impact on the world by impacting the people around him.
13/01/2021 • 18 minutes 23 seconds
Fortify Your Faith with Josh Hudson – Redefining Possible, Episode 6 of 8
Fortify your faith with Josh Hudson, CEO of Hudsons Furniture. Join Ron Alford, of Southwestern Coaching, as he interviews Josh Hudson about his journey of Redefining Possible and how it reshaped his company and priorities by leaning on his faith to find success not only in business, but in life as well.
30/12/2020 • 30 minutes 24 seconds
Cultivate Confidence with Kelley McClurkin – Redefining Possible, Episode 5 of 8
Cultivate confidence with Kelley McClurkin, former owner of successful bakery Bread Kneads. Ron Alford, of Southwestern Coaching, interviews Kelley about her journey of Redefining Possible and how she gained the confidence to take her small town bakery in Findlay, Ohio from failing to flourishing.
16/12/2020 • 26 minutes 4 seconds
A New Record Holder, with Emil Tsvetkov (Sales, Leadership, Inspiration, Bulgaria)
A New Record Holder! With 21,372 units sold door to door in just one summer, Emil Tsvetkov has taken the #1 salesperson spot in Southwestern Advantage. Emil highlights the tools, habits and principles that helped him achieve this harrowing feat. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
01/12/2020 • 25 minutes 2 seconds
Build Your Business Immune System with Ryan Groom - Redefining Possible, Episode 4 of 8
Join Ryan Groom, Regional Director for Southwestern Advantage, discussing principles that build your business immune system and help you overcome adversity to achieve your goals. Ryan expounds on these principles and shares how they have helped his business grow by 44 percent during the COVID-19 Pandemic.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
18/11/2020 • 35 minutes 25 seconds
Clarify Your Vision with Mark Rau - Redefining Possible, Episode 3 of 8
Join Mark Rau of Southwestern Advantage on this discussion about how to clarify your vision, find your bigger why and hold to your mission. He dives into how these principles have led to success in his career and the opportunity to personally impact over 7,700 young lives.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
04/11/2020 • 49 minutes 40 seconds
Sharpen Your Focus With Tyler Hjelseth – Redefining Possible, Episode 2 of 8
How can you sharpen your focus on the things that matter to you and your business? Join Ron Alford of Southwestern Coaching as he interviews Northwestern Mutual’s Tyler Hjelseth in a broad ranging discussion about life, business, faith, and increasing success and impact by focusing on the things that really matter.
21/10/2020 • 36 minutes 51 seconds
The Power of Possible with Ron Alford – Redefining Possible Episode 1 of 8
Dan Moore leads Ron Alford, co-author of the forthcoming book, Redefining Possible, through a discussion about faith, confidence, and the power of redefining what you believe is possible. Prepare for impact!
07/10/2020 • 14 minutes 15 seconds
Selling 50 Million Books, with Chris Capen (Publishing, Leadership, Adversity, Business)
Chris Capen, President of Southwestern Publishing House, discusses overcoming adversity, taking ownership and selling 50 million books in the process. Join us for this wide ranging conversation about leadership, books and business. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Publishing House.Southwestern Publishing House
23/09/2020 • 31 minutes 26 seconds
Building Bridges, Building People, with Dave Causer (Education, Global, Leadership, Business)
In a world of many countries, cultures and divisions, Dave Causer believes that building bridges means building people. As President of the foreign exchange program, Global Educational Concepts, Dave has helped to impact the lives of thousands of students across the world. Join us for this wide ranging conversation with Dave Causer about business, leadership, principles and the global impact they can create. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by GEC, Global Educational Concepts.GEC, Global Educational Concepts
16/09/2020 • 28 minutes 20 seconds
From Selling Books to Selling Homes, with Pat Roach (Real Estate, Sales, Business, Entrepreneurship)
Join President of Southwestern Real Estate, Pat Roach, as he takes us on his journey from selling books to selling homes. He goes into detail about his vast experience at Southwestern Family of Companies as well as the value that it has in the career marketplace. Pat also describes what it takes to start and grow a successful real estate business in one of the worst housing market crashes in US history. Don’t miss this wide ranging conversation.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Real Estate.Southwestern Real Estate
09/09/2020 • 47 minutes 35 seconds
Stand Out In Your Career Search, with Greg Boucher (Executive, Jobs, Employment, Communication)
How do you stand out in your career search? Join Greg Boucher, President of executive search firm Thinking Ahead, as he discusses the changing job market and what makes a job candidate great. He also talks about leading one of the largest executive search firms in the state of Tennessee through hard economic times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Thinking Ahead.Thinking Ahead
02/09/2020 • 26 minutes 28 seconds
Travel In A Pandemic, with Terri Rickard and Irina Tuluca (COVID, Global, Leadership, Events)
Terri Rickard and Irina Tuluca of Southwestern Travel Group go into detail about the challenges they have faced since the start of the pandemic. They touch on everything from rescheduling and moving large events, to maintaining contact with and supporting their clients, to just doing the next right thing. They also talk about what the future of the travel industry may hold. Don’t miss this wide ranging conversation about travel in a global pandemic.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Travel Group.Southwestern Travel Group
19/08/2020 • 23 minutes 49 seconds
Shared Value, Shared Success, with Scott Massey (Business, AI, Economy, Politics)
Dr. Scott Massey speaks on the importance of shared value and how businesses truly succeed when they solve the problems that affect the communities they serve. Enjoy this wide ranging conversation that explores everything from artificial intelligence to local and global economies to the role of businesses in finding non political systemic solutions to systemic issues in the midst of civil unrest and a global pandemic.
06/08/2020 • 41 minutes 30 seconds
Leading Through Adversity, with Mike Scholes (Leadership, Army, Executive, Organization)
U.S. Army Brigadier General (ret.) Mike Scholes speaks on leading through adversity and the importance of principles. Join host Dan Moore and Southwestern Family of Companies COO, Mike Scholes as they talk about the challenges of leading large organizations through a wide range of adversity including the COVID-19 global pandemic.
22/07/2020 • 31 minutes 38 seconds
Coping with a Pandemic with Dr. Terry Lyles: *REPLAY* Episode 327 of The Action Catalyst
Today's context is rife with stress about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with social and political unrest. We at The Action Catalyst believe this conversation with Stress Expert, Author, and Speaker Dr. Terry Lyles is important and worth listening to again. Please enjoy this special Replay of Episode 327, Coping with a pandemic with Dr. Terry LylesDr. Terry Lyles has spent his life measuring and studying human performance. He holds a PhD in psychology, has conducted extensive research in sports science, and is an expert in biotelemetry and psycho-telemetry. Dr. Lyles is recognized as an international educator and author. As such he has appeared on many broadcasts such as NBC, ABC, USA Today, CNN, etc. He has brought the vital tool of stress utilization to organizations like NASCAR Evernham Motorsports, DaimlerChrysler, Macy's West, Pfizer, Universal Studios, ABC, ESPN, and Disney.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speak
08/07/2020 • 32 minutes 14 seconds
Winning Now, Winning Later, with David Cote (Success, Leadership, Business, Honeywell)
Is it possible to succeed in the short term while investing in the long term? Former Honeywell CEO, David Cote, explains how you can have both in his new book, “Winning Now, Winning later.” Cote shares stories from his new book as well as lessons and principles that have helped him to advance quickly in his career and weather seasons of adversity while planting seeds for future growth.
01/07/2020 • 53 minutes 38 seconds
Selling Through Disruption, with Alan Morton and Stuart Lotherington (Adversity, Consulting, London, Sales)
How can you continue to perform through disruption, overcome adversity, and focus on the positive? Alan Morton and Stuart Lotherington, of SBR Consulting, focus in on the tools and principles that have helped them live out their core value of finding a way in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
24/06/2020 • 33 minutes 26 seconds
The Action Catalyst on Tribecast (Business, Executive, Success, Fitness)
Tune in for this special episode as The Action Catalyst is featured on TribeCast with host Forrest Walden.
17/06/2020 • 4 minutes 16 seconds
From Success to Significance, with Lee McCroskey (Speaking, Identity, Perseverance, Habits)
An impactful and wide ranging conversation with Southwestern Speaker, Lee McCroskey. Dive into Lee’s long history with the Southwestern Family of Companies and the influence it has had in his life. Lee opens up about inflection points in his life and speaks about success, the importance of perseverance, and finding your true identity. Also, Lee touches on the habits that have helped to keep him physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally healthy amidst the trying times we are currently living in.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
10/06/2020 • 39 minutes 46 seconds
Impossible is Possible, with Ben Nemtin (MTV, Possibility, Inspiration, Author)
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the cofounder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”
03/06/2020 • 35 minutes 47 seconds
Perspectives From a Serial Entrepreneur, with Steve Hoffman (Entrepreneurship, Investing, Silicon Valley, Startups)
Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books including Make Elephants Fly and Surviving a Startup.Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group.While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over 100 TV shows, acquired by MGM. He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others.In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed s
27/05/2020 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
Cracking the Leadership Code, with Alain Hunkins (Teambuilding, Consulting, Communication, Performance)
Alain Hunkins, author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, is a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Over his 20-year career, he has led over 2,000 groups in 25 countries. Alain’s clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. He has designed and facilitated seminars on numerous leadership topics, including teambuilding, conflict management, communication, peak performance, innovation, engagement, and change. Alain serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education and has published over 400 articles on leadership.
20/05/2020 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
Wealth Without Wall Street, with Russ Morgan and Joey Mure (Finances, Investing, Entrepreneurship, Business)
The Wall Street mindset separates families, entrepreneurs, and business owners from their money while others use it for their advantage. The secret to freedom is having your money work for you, not someone else, when wealth building. Both Russ Morgan and Joey Mure work tirelessly to be the hub for financial insight and education for individuals, business owners, and investors nationwide. They believe that taking control over your finances will lead to greater prosperity and a more stress-free way of life. They invite you to join their community as you take control of your path to financial freedom. Joining the community will allow you to make better decisions regarding your financial future through coaching, access to legal and tax experts, and networking with like-minded individuals who are exploring multiple ways to create passive income.Learn more about their podcast at wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/podcast, and visit wealthwithoutwallstreet.com/action for exclusive content
13/05/2020 • 33 minutes 15 seconds
Innovation, Depression, and Overcoming Fear, with Forrest Walden (Fitness, Business, Faith, COVID)
Forrest Walden is the founder and CEO of Iron Tribe Fitness. He pioneered the brand from his home garage in 2010, quickly franchising the company to include multiple locations throughout the country. He graduated from Auburn University and lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his four children and wife, Mendy.
06/05/2020 • 33 minutes 13 seconds
Creating Habits to Reach Your Dreams, with Alan Stein Jr. (Performance, Leadership, Mindset, Business))
Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines.A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant).
29/04/2020 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
How to Manifest Your Mindset, with Reese Evans (Abundance, Opportunity, Entrepreneurship, Coaching)
Reese Evans is a Master Manifestation and Abundance Coach, Creator of the YES SUPPLY METHOD, and is on a mission to teach the world the power of their subconscious mind and universal laws to create the life you're meant to live. After starting on her path to her coaching business, and working with dream clients, she knew there was something missing. She was feeling like her mission deserved much more growth, and she wanted to go so much deeper with her clients to make lasting, deeply impactful shifts on a spiritual, emotional, and energetic level, AND create more abundance—but she didn’t know how. After discovering the power of the subconscious mind, our doorway to the infinite, with coaching techniques like Neuro-Linguistic Programming, hypnotherapy, emotional freedom techniques tapping, and energy work, she found her answer. She now coaches her students in the YES SUPPLY METHOD Certification to create massive positive as a mindset, manifestation, relationship and business c
22/04/2020 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
The Way Out of Anxiety is Through, with Brad Lemley (Science, Journalism, Health, Psychology)
Brad Lemley is a science journalist who has written for the Washington Post, Discover magazine, and dozens of other national publications. He has written or co-written 10 books, mostly on achieving physical and emotional health. He is a passionate advocate for self-directed, nature-based health care, and believes strongly that robust health is within reach of anyone who possesses the right information.
15/04/2020 • 33 minutes 48 seconds
The Author Incubator, with Dr. Angela Lauria (Books, Entrepreneurship, Coaching, Publishing)
Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. In 2018, The Author Incubator was ranked #275 on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies and #87 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360. Dr. Angela won the Stevie Award’s Coach/Mentor of the Year Award and her program, The Author’s Way, was named Coaching Program of the Year. She was also named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch—one of only two women on the list. Dr. Angela has been helping people free their inner author since 1994, helping over 1,000 authors-in-transformation write, publish, and promote their books. Her clients have been seen everywhere from Vanity Fair to O Magazine to the Today Show, and their books have been responsible for over $100 million in cumulative revenue.She has a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and media affairs from The George Washington University
08/04/2020 • 25 minutes 3 seconds
Coping with a Pandemic, with Dr. Terry Lyles (Psychology, COVID, Overcoming Fear, Mindset)
Dr. Terry Lyles holds a PhD in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including fire rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, international forensic medical teams in the Asian-torn tsunami area, and the Haiti relief effort sharing his time-tested, scientifically measured approach to stress utilization.Major corporations have also benefited from this training technology such as Gulfstream, Chrysler Group, GM, Banana Republic, Macy’s, Pfizer, Universal Studios, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dior to name a few. NASCAR’s Richard Petty Motorsports, military Special Forces, Air Force fighter pilots, and Space Command have all utilized this specialized training. Dr. Lyles has appeared on CNN, CNBC, HLN, NBC, ABC, FOX NEWS, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report as a Human E
01/04/2020 • 33 minutes 15 seconds
Manage the Inner Critic, with John Assaraf (Mindset, Behavior, Empowerment, Growth)
John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world who has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.His latest bestselling book, Innercise: The Proven Science to Unleash Your Brain’s Hidden Power, helps individuals recognize and release the mental and emotional blocks that prevent them from achieving their fullest potential.John has built five multimillion-dollar companies including taking one public on NASDAQ and growing Re/Max of Indiana to 1,200 sales associates and $4.5 billion a year in sales.He has written two New York Times bestselling books that have been translated to 35 languages and he has been featured in 10 movies, including the blockbuster hit, The Secret and Quest For Success with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training method
25/03/2020 • 36 minutes 10 seconds
Driven by Purpose, with Mike Weber (Sales, Leadership, Speaking, Discipline)
Mike Weber grew up in the Midwest and earned his degree at Cornell University while selling books door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage. He then enjoyed success as a sales rep for Great American Opportunities— Southwestern’s national fundraising company that helps kids raise millions of dollars for educational and community organizations that are changing lives.In 1993, he founded Southwestern’s Leadership Institute with a focus on equipping people with the skills and attitudes needed to excel in today’s dynamic world. For the past 20 years, Mike has motivated and inspired people from all walks of life to break out of restrictive patterns of thought and behavior, and open themselves up to achieve greater success in whatever their field. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Speakers.Southwestern Speakers
18/03/2020 • 29 minutes 25 seconds
Love Speaks, with Sally Lou Loveman (TV, Entertainment, Purpose, Self-Improvement)
Sally Lou Oaks Loveman, former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, lives her purpose by connecting with audiences. When she was 14, she tuned into her passion for television when she was an audience member at The Mike Douglas Show. She spotted a girl on the set with a clipboard, and while she had no idea what this girl did, she knew she would do it one day too.After her 35-year career in television and having entertained over half a million people from the Oprah stage, Loveman shares her “do what you love” message through her business, lovespeaks. In her new book, Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting, Sally Lou takes on a new audience—an audience of readers! Just like her pre-show warm-up at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Speak is participatory. Readers are invited to join in on the lessons shared in each chapter, and by the end of the book, her new audience has a start to their own story.Blending the genres of memoir and self-improvement, Speak shares S
11/03/2020 • 35 minutes 1 second
Being Fully Present, with Brian Biro (Leadership, Change, Team Building, Coaching)
Brian Biro is America’s Breakthrough Coach! He is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of leadership, possibility thinking, thriving on change, and team-building. He has delivered more than 1,800 presentations around the world in the past 29 years. His clients include such diverse organizations as Lockheed Martin (94 events), the US Army, the University of Notre Dame, UCLA, the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Teaching, senators, and representatives from 13 western states, the Virginia School Superintendents, Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, IHOP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Allstate Insurance, Good Samaritan Hospital, RE/MAX, Shaklee, the American Rental Association and hundreds more. Brian is the author of 14 books including the bestseller, Beyond Success! which reached #16 on the Amazon.com top 100—from over 2 million titles, and his new book, The ROI of Kindness. Brian was rated #1 from over 40 speaker
04/03/2020 • 33 minutes 16 seconds
Let Go to Grow, with Gigi Butler (Entrepreneurship, Baking, Nashville, Franchising)
Gigi Butler, entrepreneur and founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, admits her story of success is full of sweet irony. Gigi opened her first Gigi’s Cupcakes location just off Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008. Gigi’s Cupcakes is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world.With an entrepreneurial spirit that needed an outlet at the age of 15, Gigi opened her first business, Gigi’s Cleaning Company, which she continued to grow once she moved from California to Nashville in 1994. She cleaned houses during the day and sang at downtown Nashville honky-tonks at night. After a decade of pursuing a career as an entertainer, the heartaches of the music industry hit home.Gigi decided to step back and focus on her financial future. While building a sweet empire was never part of her plan, Gigi realized that her culinary and business skills could take her places that she never dreamed about. She decided to take a chance on her other passion—baking.After being tu
26/02/2020 • 32 minutes 16 seconds
Dan Moore on "CEOs in Focus", with Joe Mariano (Sales, Business, Youth Development, Character)
Dan Moore was recently featured on the Direct Selling Association CEOs in Focus podcast with Joe Mariano.
19/02/2020 • 33 minutes 51 seconds
Rising to Power, with Ron Carucci (Leadership, Change, Culture, Executive)
Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a 30-year track record of helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership. From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, turnarounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries on four continents. In addition to being a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes, he has also been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Business Insider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, and Smart Business.
12/02/2020 • 34 minutes 15 seconds
Global Impact, with Jenny Buccos (Film, Education, Nonprofit, Media)
Jenny Buccos is a multi-award winning director and producer. She is the founder of the ProjectExplorer educational nonprofit, a multimedia education strategist, and an agent for global citizenship.She launched Season 1 of Crash Test World—a family-focused TV series with Kari Byron (Mythbusters) and Intuitive Content for broadcast in the fall of 2019. She serves as the show's creator and Executive Director.In 2003, before the existence of YouTube, she founded ProjectExplorer.org, a free multimedia website designed to educate primary and secondary school students about global issues, world cultures, and histories. She has directed and produced over 500 short films working with leaders and visionaries including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Belize’s First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow, Ziggy Marley, and Anthony Bourdain.Jenny has traveled to over 70 countries. When not traveling she splits her time between Brooklyn, New York a
05/02/2020 • 26 minutes 48 seconds
Outwork the Competition, with Jaak Roosaare (Sales, Estonia, Lithuania, Business)
Jaak Roosaare is from Saku, Estonia. He is married to a Southwestern Advantage bookgirl, Maria, and they have two boys, Jako and Hugo, and a baby girl, Marie. Jaak was the number-one rookie in the Southwestern Baltics division and sold books for seven summers. He won Sizzler every single summer and was DSL of the year three times. He helped to start the Lithuanian division and also recruited in Poland.In 2018, Jaak started the new Southwestern company called E1 Ventures. It did almost half a million dollars in sales and made a profit in its first year.Jaak is also an active investor, founder of the 50% Club and a contributor to business newspapers in Estonia. He promotes financial literacy and investing in high schools and in society as a whole. He is the author of four best-selling books about personal finance and has coached hundreds of people on how to start investing. His book, Rikkaks Saamise Õpik ("Textbook for becoming wealthy") is the all-time number-one bestse
29/01/2020 • 26 minutes 20 seconds
The Importance of Mindset, with Ryan Gottfredson (Leadership, Success, Consulting, PhD)
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets.Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. He is the author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership. He also works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations.As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizationa
22/01/2020 • 32 minutes 49 seconds
The Path to Leadership, with Douglas Ward (Veteran, Adaptability, Military, Communications)
Douglas Ward is a retired military veteran with 24 years of distinguished service. During his time, he held numerous leadership roles to include instructor and manager of over 500 personnel. Additionally, Douglas was the Troop Chief for a hand-selected group of special communicators who supported and deployed into austere environments with Special Operations Forces.Upon retirement, he supported government agencies as a subject matter expert in non-standard communications and as a business development executive. These experiences have enabled him to pass on the knowledge and lessons of leadership under extreme conditions for companies needing management team building.Pulling from his past military experience and as an executive-level technology leader, he collaborates with those in charge of providing unfiltered truths on the true state of a company. He specializes in encouraging the development of communication skills from the top down and bottom up increasing revenue
15/01/2020 • 31 minutes 32 seconds
The Best of 2019 from The Action Catalyst (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Author, Growth)
Happy New Year from The Action Catalyst. This episode is a review of the highlights of 2019. These clips provide inspiration from leaders, authors, entrepreneurs, and more on challenging situations and how to learn and grow from them. Speakers include Kathleen Sarpy, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Todd Duncan, Edie Allen, and Roger Nierenberg.
08/01/2020 • 27 minutes 3 seconds
Make Tomorrow Better, with Chris Spurvey (Entrepreneurship, Sales, Business, Consulting)
Chris Spurvey grew up and still lives on the picturesque island of Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada.After consciously choosing entrepreneurship as a means to create a better life for his family, Chris realized that negative beliefs about sales were holding him back from taking his ventures to the next level. He saw this as a major hurdle to not only his businesses but the businesses of virtually every other entrepreneur. Chris went to work on himself and found a way to sell that felt right.Chris spearheaded the growth of Plato Consulting to the point it was acquired by one of the largest management consulting firms in the world (KPMG). In the process, he sold over $300 million in consulting services.Following the acquisition, Chris turned his focus to helping other “non-sales sellers” find a way to grow their revenue in a consistent, stress-free manner.He published It’s Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mindset, founded Make Sales a Habit Univer
18/12/2019 • 27 minutes 50 seconds
Mask-Free Leadership, with Michael Brody Waite (Addiction, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit, Coaching)
Michael Brody-Waite, a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, 3x CEO, Inc. 500 Founder, and leadership coach is on a mission to revolutionize the rules of leadership. Michael's unique perspective, from a background in overcoming addiction, is the foundation for his Mask Free Leadership System, built upon three principles that saved him from death and set him apart as a leader.His TEDx talk, Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do, has been viewed nearly 1,000,000 times in over 25 countries and provides insight into his 16-year journey from near homelessness and addiction to successful entrepreneurship.With no college degree, Michael entered corporate America and went on to receive eight promotions in seven years. He went from a temporary representative at a kiosk in a mall for a Fortune 50 company to be a corporate manager of a three-state territory with 19 employees and responsibility for $250 million in revenue.In 2010, Michael left that Fortune 50 company at the
11/12/2019 • 23 minutes 58 seconds
From Lost to Found, with Nicole Zasowski (Marriage, Therapy, Relationships, Family)
Nicole Zasowski is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of From Lost to Found. She is based in the state of Connecticut where she lives with her husband and two sons. As an old soul who wears her heart proudly on her sleeve, Nicole loves using her words to help others find an enduring peace and joy outside of circumstance.
04/12/2019 • 29 minutes 40 seconds
Design, Uplift, Build, with Darrah Brustein (Confidence, Meditation, Business, Author)
Darrah is a four-time founder, author, and coach who used to cringe at the word "coaching."But she was called to do this and was begged by her first clients to work with them. When they saw massive and transformational results in their lives and businesses, she stopped resisting and continued to serve.After spending 10 years over-working and feeling burnt out while building a credit card processing company into 38 states and a networking events company for over 30,000 people, she learned the wrong way to do it. She then discovered that there was a better way.A prolific writer and interviewer, she's worked with Shaq, Seth Godin, Bobbi Brown, Jillian Michaels, Adam Grant, Robert Herjavec, Nastia Liukin, Cam Newton, and the list goes on, with well over 1 million views of her work.Her motto, "Design your life, build a career to fund it, and a network to support it," has inspired thousands to reach higher and dream bigger.She was even named as #1 to fol
27/11/2019 • 30 minutes 13 seconds
Debt-Free Degree, with Anthony O'Neal (Finances, College, Education, Money)
Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s a national best-selling author and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. His latest book, Debt-Free Degree, launched in October 2019. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
20/11/2019 • 21 minutes 52 seconds
The Southwestern Philosophy (Leadership, Executive, Vision, Business)
Dan Moore leads a discussion centered around the principles and philosophies that have guided Southwestern Family of Companies to success for over 160 years.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
13/11/2019 • 7 minutes 40 seconds
The American Dream, with Joseph Mariano (Direct Sales, Business, America, Opportunity)
Joseph N. Mariano joined the Direct Selling Association (DSA) in 1985 and assumed the role of President in 2011.Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. DSA is the 109-year-old not-for-profit national trade organization representing approximately 250 direct sales firms, and their 26.2 million independent salespeople. The Association's mission is "To protect, serve, and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent business people they represent. To ensure that the marketing by member companies of products and/or the direct sales opportunity is conducted with the highest level of business ethics and service to consumers."Mr. Mariano serves as chief executive officer of the Association with ultimate responsibility for all association programs and activities; he is charged with providing progressive association leadership, development, and implementation of Association policies in the fields of government, consumer, and
06/11/2019 • 32 minutes 6 seconds
The Soulful Art of Persuasion, with Jason Harris (Habits, Character, Business, Branding)
Jason Harris is the co-founder and CEO/President of creative agency Mekanism—his new book The Soulful Art of Persuasion, launched in September on The Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list for business books.In The Soulful Art of Persuasion, Jason believes that persuasion usually isn't about facts and argument. It's about personal character—for that reason, it’s vital to become the kind of person that others want to agree with and be around. He offers a guide with 11 key character-building habits that are essential to becoming original, generous, empathetic, and soulful (sharing an attached overview as well).Jason has more than 20 years of expertise building provocative campaigns and engaging audiences for iconic brands like Peloton, Ben & Jerry’s, HBO, MedMen, and the United Nations—he also worked with the Obama White House and Joe Biden on the “It’s On Us” campaign. Through instructive and entertaining stories, Harris pulls from his personal and professional
30/10/2019 • 32 minutes 26 seconds
The Science Behind Success, with John Mitchell (Entrepreneurship, Habits, Growth, Self-Improvement)
John Mitchell’s 12-minute a day Think It Be It technique is recognized today as the “Top Practical Application in the World” of the legendary book Think and Grow Rich. When he applied his technique to his own life, he saw his income go to over $5 million a year. Previously, for 20 years as an entrepreneur, he earned low six figures a year. The 20-times difference happen because his daily technique significantly increased his control over himself, by probably double.It also made him laser-focused every day on only the 2 to 3 things that move the needle in his business. It also allowed him to rapidly evolve his “Strategy for Success.” He was simply operating every day at a higher level than he ever had before, and it showed up in his income. The science behind his technique was profiled in a Time magazine cover story.John started out as a CPA but became an entrepreneur at the age of 30. He owned companies in a variety of industries: real estate development, a bank, a res
23/10/2019 • 36 minutes 46 seconds
How to Balance Work and Creativity, with Andy Gutman (Real Estate, Leadership, Executive, Problem Solving)
Andrew (Andy) L. Gutman, President and Chief Financial Officer of Farbman Group and related companies, oversees the myriad of Farbman companies, its >25,000,000 rsf of commercial real estate and its 200+ employees. Andy worked for much of his career in the arenas of accounting, finance, and asset management. He has spent over 27 years of commercial real estate working for international and family-owned, multi-generational commercial real estate companies.Andy has financed and overseen assets with values in excess of $1 billion and has been an active part of the structuring of the ownership and financing of these assets. With a focus on client service, customer satisfaction, and maximizing asset value, he derives pleasure from problem-solving and finding opportunities that provide appreciated value, additional revenue and cost savings for the organization and its client. Andy Gutman cares about people, processes, community, and is committed to the corporate vision of operat
16/10/2019 • 27 minutes 13 seconds
The Proximity Principle, with Ken Coleman (Career, Jobs, Radio, Employment)
Ken Coleman is a #1 national best-selling author, career expert and nationally syndicated radio host of The Ken Coleman Show. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities and career successes, Coleman helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. His second book, The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love, released May 2019. Connect with Ken on Twitter and Instagram at @KenColeman and online at kencoleman.com or facebook.com/kenColemanShow.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
09/10/2019 • 37 minutes 25 seconds
Finding Fulfillment Among Success, with Arman Sadeghi (Business, Potential, Entrepreneurship, Motivation)
Arman Sadeghi is a published author, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As the author of The Business Bible, CEO of six companies, a business coach, motivational speaker, husband, and father, he enjoys working hard to help everyone around him better. His passion is to educate and to help individuals and companies reach their full potential. He currently spends half of his time pursuing his passion of changing people’s lives and helping companies reach their full potential and the other half of his time growing the various businesses he has developed in the last 10 or more years.His education includes attending the University of California at Berkeley and earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology as well as attending Harvard Medical School. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company in his parents’ garage at the age of 15 by teaching himself how to set up and maximize computer networks in the early ’90s. Currently, Arman Sadeghi owns and
02/10/2019 • 34 minutes 32 seconds
Discipline Strategy, with Timothy L. Coomer (Entrepreneurship, PhD, Business, Consulting)
Timothy L. Coomer is a serial entrepreneur with interest and experience in the creation of analytical-based business start-ups. But he also enjoys working as a business coach, mentor, and investor. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Coomer completed his PhD at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. His areas of interest are entrepreneurship, predictive modeling, risk financing, and the relationship between personality and sales performance. He is the CEO of SIGMA Actuarial Consulting which he co-founded in 1995, and he’s the author and founder of The Discipline Strategy. An avid pilot, Dr. Coomer travels extensively and enjoys combining his love of aviation and flying with the need to reach out to meet clients face-to-face.Learn more about Dr. Coomer and his upcoming book at disciplinestrategy.com.
25/09/2019 • 30 minutes 6 seconds
Creative Calling, with Chase Jarvis (Art, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Creativity)
Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade.He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull, and others, and was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall. He also earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary, Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera—the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music, and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs.He’s a keynote speaker, an advisor to Fortune 100 brands, and has been a guest at the Obama White House, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and the DIFC in Dubai.
18/09/2019 • 39 minutes 23 seconds
Indistractable, with Nir Eyal (Psychology, Technology, Business, Habits)
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Kahoot!, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify).Nir attended
11/09/2019 • 28 minutes 48 seconds
More with Moore: Edie Allen, Episodes 298 and 299
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episodes 298 and 299, with speaker, empowerment and transformational coach, and storyteller, Edie Allen.
04/09/2019 • 3 minutes 57 seconds
The Process of Thawing, with Edie Allen (Part 2 of 2) (Abuse, Addiction, Mental Health, Personal Development, Wellness)
Edie Allen has a stunning story of self-recreation. Physically and sexually abused from an early age, Edie ran away from home at 15, cycled in and out of foster care, leaned on alcohol and drugs, and then began to pull herself out of that life with the help of non-traditional healing modalities including Reiki, meditation, intuitive therapy, and every other method that resonated with her soul.With a heart devoted to helping others heal, Edie created a boutique healing practice in 1997 to assist people in a process she calls SHED, SHIFT & SHINE."Nothing makes me happier than sharing the tools and methods I've learned in my healing journey to help others SHED what holds them back, SHIFT their energy and beliefs to enable them to SHINE like the lights we are all meant to be, which essentially makes the world a brighter place"Drawing from an expansive 30-year career in mental health,
04/09/2019 • 22 minutes 28 seconds
A Brave Storyteller, with Edie Allen (Part 1 of 2) (Abuse, Addiction, Mental Health, Personal Development, Wellness)
Edie Allen has a stunning story of self-recreation. Physically and sexually abused from an early age, Edie ran away from home at 15, cycled in and out of foster care, leaned on alcohol and drugs, and then began to pull herself out of that life with the help of non-traditional healing modalities including Reiki, meditation, intuitive therapy, and every other method that resonated with her soul.With a heart devoted to helping others heal, Edie created a boutique healing practice in 1997 to assist people in a process she calls SHED, SHIFT & SHINE."Nothing makes me happier than sharing the tools and methods I've learned in my healing journey to help others SHED what holds them back, SHIFT their energy and beliefs to enable them to SHINE like the lights we are all meant to be, which essentially makes the world a brighter place"Drawing from an expansive 30-year career in mental health,
28/08/2019 • 31 minutes 32 seconds
More with Moore: Joni Fedders, Episode 297
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 297, with Joni Fedders, President, Facilitator, and Leadership Coach at Aileron.
21/08/2019 • 5 minutes 49 seconds
What CAN We Do? with Joni Fedders (Leadership, Professional Management, Technology, Executive)
As a past business owner, Joni Fedders understands the risks, rewards, and challenges that ownership and professional management bring. She had the opportunity at Iams as a Brand Manager to live in a professionally managed organization where she saw first-hand how strategy, strong leadership and culture can fuel a company to do great things.After Iams, Joni co-founded a technology services company and became an Aileron client herself, taking the Course for Presidents, establishing an outside Board of Directors and utilizing strategic planning. The company grew from 2 to 100 employees in five years, was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Cincinnati Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was named by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the 25 fastest-growing companies in the region. After selling this business, she and her husband just couldn’t stop and bought a second
21/08/2019 • 26 minutes 58 seconds
More with Moore: Katy Kvalvik, Episode 296
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 296, with holistic executive coach and consultant, Katy Kvalvik.
14/08/2019 • 4 minutes 55 seconds
A Journey of Self-Healing, with Katy Kvalvik (Empowerment, Communication, Health, Motivation)
Katy Kvalvik has been inspiring women and men all over the world to be empowered, lead their best lives, and achieve optimal, lasting results since 2009. Katy is a graduate of UC Berkeley, certified executive coach, board-certified health counselor, certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, certified yoga instructor, and business mentor. After suffering two major accidents, rebuilding her body, and deciding that people should not have to suffer the way she did to get answers, she founded the Harmony MethodⓇ, an integrative leadership and total lifestyle system. Katy is an expert in advanced communication skills for high-stake conversations and presentations, influence and negotiation, and leadership development. She also speaks about integrative health, specifically stress reduction, gut health, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue. She has spoken at conferences including Wisdom 2.0, the Hive Glob
14/08/2019 • 41 minutes 41 seconds
More with Moore: Scott H. Young, Episode 295
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 295, with author, programmer, entrepreneur, and autodidact, Scott H. Young.
07/08/2019 • 4 minutes 54 seconds
Ultralearning, with Scott H. Young (Science, Education, Learning, Self-Improvement)
Scott H. Young rose to autodidact stardom when he learned MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum in less than 12 months. Next, he taught himself four new languages in a year. Such extreme self-improvement projects may seem outside the realm of most of our capabilities, but Young believes that the principles and methods that he and other ultralearners employ are essential tools for anyone who wants a competitive edge in the fast-changing, aggressive workplace. In ULTRALEARNING: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career, Young reveals how basic strategies that he and other ultralearners embrace can give anyone the edge in organizing and executing a plan to learn something new deeply and quickly—and without teachers or tuition.“Although the ultralearners are an extreme group of people, this approach to things holds potential for normal professionals and students,
07/08/2019 • 32 minutes 46 seconds
More with Moore: Dr. Rhea Seddon, Episode 294
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 294, with physician, author, speaker, and retired NASA astronaut, Dr. Rhea Seddon.
31/07/2019 • 4 minutes 44 seconds
Reaching for the Stars, with Dr. Rhea Seddon (Space, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Author)
Dr. Rhea Seddon is a woman of many firsts. One of only six women in her medical school class of 100, she was the first woman ever accepted to the surgery residency program at her university. In 1978, she was one of the first six women accepted into the Astronaut Corps, and when she married fellow astronaut Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson, they became the first active astronauts to wed. Together they produced the first official “astrotots” (children born to two astronauts). In addition to her space career, Dr. Seddon’s life experiences have led her from surgeon to licensed private pilot, to healthcare executive, entrepreneur, author, president of a large women’s charity group and now, professional speaker.Entering the Astronaut Corps in 1978, she served the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for nineteen years, spending thirty days in space aboard three Space Shuttle flights.<
31/07/2019 • 34 minutes 33 seconds
More with Moore: Kathleen Sarpy, Episode 293
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 293, with Kathleen Sarpy, Founder and CEO of Chicago PR Firm, Agency H5.
24/07/2019 • 4 minutes 29 seconds
Being Authentic, Genuine, and Transparent, with Kathleen Sarpy (Public Relations, Marketing, Branding, Parenting)
For more than 25 years, Kathleen Kenehan Sarpy has enjoyed a diverse career in public relations and marketing, working with the world’s most recognizable brands, as well as driven start-ups and non-profits. With unrivaled energy and enthusiasm, Kathleen expertly connects people, events, and ideas to generate a meaningful and lasting impact. A former senior leader at the world’s leading PR firm, Kathleen left “big agency” life behind in January 2001 after the birth of her first child to launch her own shop alone in her suburban basement. Her goal: Offer world-class strategy and creativity to the world’s most respected companies by eliminating bureaucracy and without ever sacrificing kindness. Nearly 20 years later, Kathleen manages more than 40 staffers in a vibrant downtown office overlooking the Chicago River, and she’s never lost sight of her five core values that remain the corners
24/07/2019 • 28 minutes 47 seconds
More with Moore: Ira Blumenthal, Episode 292
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 292, with Ira Blumenthal, speaker, Founder and President of CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc., and Co-Founder of the Pat Summitt Leadership Group.
17/07/2019 • 5 minutes 19 seconds
Passion and the Mirror, with Ira Blumenthal (Branding, Change Management, Business, Pat Summitt)
Considered a modern-day business “Renaissance Man,” Ira Blumenthal was the founder and president of CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc., an Atlanta-based consulting company that has counseled world-class clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Kroger, McDonald’s, Harrah’s, American Airlines, Disney, United Artists, Marriott, Exxon, Walmart and others in areas related to “branding,” “strategic alliances,” “change management,” “reinvention,” and “business development.” Noteworthy, Ira has the proud distinction of being the single-longest continually retained consultant in The Coca-Cola Company’s history (26 years).In early 2019, Ira aligned with Southwestern Family of Companies in a dual role… Co-President (and Co-Founder) of The Pat Summitt Leadership Group and President of Southwestern Impact, A “Venture Catalyst.”Ira is a published author. His successful first book, Ready, Blame, Fire! (Myths and Misses in
17/07/2019 • 38 minutes 1 second
More with Moore: Roger Nierenberg, Episode 291
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 291, with American conductor and the creator of The Music Paradigm, Roger Nierenberg.
10/07/2019 • 5 minutes 59 seconds
Patience and Kindness Toward Yourself, with Roger Nierenberg (Music, Learning, Business, Orchestra)
American conductor Roger Nierenberg is the creator of The Music Paradigm which has brought him to the podium of The London Philharmonic, The Residentie Orkest, The New Zealand Symphony, The National Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Baltimore. He has collaborated with musicians from more than one hundred orchestras around the world.Nierenberg enjoyed long tenures as Music Director of both The Jacksonville Symphony (Florida) and the Stamford Symphony (Connecticut). His career began with an auspicious debut at Lincoln Center with the Pro Arte Chorale and subsequent performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Numerous guest conducting engagements followed with many of the great American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Austin, Baltimore, Charleston, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Jersey, San Diego, St. Loui
10/07/2019 • 31 minutes 1 second
More with Moore: Todd Duncan, Episode 290
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 290, with Todd Duncan, author, speaker, and sales entrepreneur who calls himself "the world's leading authority on trust".
03/07/2019 • 5 minutes
Pivoting, Perspective, and Progress, with Todd Duncan (Sales, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Finances)
Todd Duncan is a sales entrepreneur who has taught and mentored over 3 million students around the globe in real estate, mortgage, banking, and financial services.In his first career move, he became a real estate broker and licensed loan originator, successfully negotiating and financing over 5,000 real estate transactions in 12 years. He then took that success and launched The High Trust Company with a vision of transforming how sales professionals build high-performing real estate and mortgage practices.Duncan has spent his life teaching and equipping professionals with the power of HIGH TRUST as the key catalyst in achieving their personal and professional dreams. As the leading authority on trust, he helps business professionals accelerate emotional connection with clients, increasing conversion and setting the client up for a lifetime of loyalty.Duncan is a highly sought after,
03/07/2019 • 30 minutes 28 seconds
More with Moore: Dr. Bob Nelson, Episode 289
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 289, with Dr. Bob Nelson, President of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs, and systems.
26/06/2019 • 4 minutes 23 seconds
Engagement and Motivation, with Dr. Bob Nelson (Management, Employment, PhD, Business)
Dr. Bob Nelson is considered the leading authority on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement in the world. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs, and systems, has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500, and serves as an Executive Coach and Strategist for HR Issues.Dr. Nelson has been named a Top Thought Leader by the Best Practice Institute, a leading Global Employee Engagement Influencer by the Employee Engagement Awards, and a Top 20 Global Management Guru for 2019 by Thinkers50 in London. He previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” for ten years and is currently a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the number-one-ranked executive coach in the world.Dr. Nelson has sold 5 million books on manageme
26/06/2019 • 29 minutes 28 seconds
More with Moore: Andy Andrews, Episode 288
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 288, with author and speaker, Andy Andrews.
19/06/2019 • 4 minutes 57 seconds
There is More, with Andy Andrews (Self-Improvement, Decision Making, Author, Success)
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and author.Among his New York Times bestsellers are the classic novels, The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer. Leaders from the world’s top organizations—including four U.S. presidents—regularly seek him out as a trusted resource for unlocking extraordinary results.Andy lived a relatively normal life until the age of 19 when both his parents died just months apart—his mother from cancer, his father in an automobile accident. “I took a bad situation and made it much worse,” he says, reflecting on the series of poor financial decisions he made during this tragic period of his life. Within a few years, he found himself literally homeless, sleeping occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.It was then that Andy asked the
19/06/2019 • 33 minutes 48 seconds
More with Moore: Mark Brown, Episode 287
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 287, with consultant and world champion speaker, Mark Brown.
12/06/2019 • 5 minutes 15 seconds
Words Count, with Mark Brown (Speaking, Jamaica, Inspiration, Immigration)
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mark Brown immigrated to the United States at 18 years old with only $40 in his pocket and a dream for a better life. Today he has become one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world.In 1995, Mark defeated more than 20,000 contestants from 14 countries to win the illustrious Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Since then, he has delivered more than 3500 presentations to more than 1.7 million people on 5 different continents.As an expert in helping people overcome their fears to reach their maximum potential, Mark has been featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, on CNN Headline News, and even had his own PBS Special, which was nominated for an Emmy Award.He has shared his insights across a wide variety of industries to major corporations including Sprint, Sheraton, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, and C
12/06/2019 • 36 minutes 31 seconds
More with Moore: Jerry Calabrese, Episode 286
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 286, with former McDonald's Corporate Vice President of Measurement and Accountability, Jerry Calabrese.
05/06/2019 • 5 minutes 22 seconds
Knowing Your Core Values, with Jerry Calabrese (Leadership, Finances, McDonalds, Accountability)
With more than 35 years of leadership, operational, and financial experience at McDonald’s Corporation, Jerry Calabrese became the organization’s expert at streamlining business operations, measuring restaurant performance, and maximizing the customer experience.Throughout Jerry’s career at McDonald’s, he concentrated on creating a laser-like focus on performance and accountability at all levels, which has been a significant factor in helping enhance McDonald’s brand.Most recently, Jerry was the Corporate Vice President for Global Restaurant Measurement where he designed, implemented and supported Global Restaurant Operational and People Measurement tools that evaluated and helped significantly improve the performance of 32,000 restaurants in 100+ countries.In 1990, he was promoted to U.S. Vice President, McDonald’s Shared Services Organization, where he restructured and consolidated the entire shared services accounting organization. By introducing innovative t
05/06/2019 • 35 minutes 28 seconds
More with Moore: Josh Ellis, Episode 285
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 285, with the editor-in-chief of SUCCESS magazine, Josh Ellis.
29/05/2019 • 5 minutes 16 seconds
Learning How to Lead, with Josh Ellis (Publishing, Personal Development, Success, Vision)
The editor-in-chief of SUCCESS magazine since 2015, Josh Ellis is among the world’s leading students and advocates of personal development – the practical application of proven growth strategies for greater results in business and life. He has been named one of the 100 most influential figures in the magazine industry and built a staff that was twice nominated for editorial team of the year honors.
29/05/2019 • 33 minutes 24 seconds
More with Moore: DeVon Franklin, Episode 284
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 284, with DeVon Franklin, award-winning film and TV producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher, and spiritual success coach.
22/05/2019 • 5 minutes 26 seconds
An Endeavor of Faith, with DeVon Franklin (Faith, Spirituality, Entertainment, Mentorship)
DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher, and spiritual success coach. DeVon is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. With a commitment to uplifting the masses through entertainment, Franklin has quickly become a force in the media as well as a leading authority on faith, spiritual wellness, and personal development.Beliefnet has called him one of the "Most Influential Christians Under 40," Variety Magazine named him one of the "Top 10 Producers to Watch," Ebony Magazine has distinguished him as one of the "Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America," and even Oprah has called him "a bonafide dynamo...a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times."Franklin serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic multimedia entertainment company with a first-look film deal at 20th Century Fox. As a filmmaker, Franklin is produ
22/05/2019 • 30 minutes 42 seconds
More with Moore: Dr. Chip Bell, Episode 283
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 283, with Dr. Chip Bell, world-renowned authority on customer loyalty and service innovation.
15/05/2019 • 5 minutes 10 seconds
What Customers Want, with Dr. Chip Bell (Customer Service, Best Practices, Innovation, Author)
Dr. Chip R. Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines and marketplace reputations through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, vocal customers. Dr. Bell’s keynotes reveal the best practices from the organizations leading the customer loyalty charge, giving audiences powerful, cutting-edge ideas and unique strategies they can immediately put into practice. Always customer-centered, Dr. Bell customizes all his presentations to meet unique organizational needs through a background study, pre-event conference call, and phone interviews to better understand specific audience challenges.He is considered a world-renowned authority on customer loyalty and service innovation. In fact, Global Gurus ranked him in 2018 as the #2 keynote speaker in the world on customer service and #1 in North America. Leade
15/05/2019 • 31 minutes 14 seconds
More with Moore: Stedman Graham, Episode 282
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 282, with Stedman Graham, businessman, educator, speaker, author, and Chairman & CEO of S. Graham & Associates.
08/05/2019 • 5 minutes 9 seconds
Identity Leadership, with Stedman Graham (Education, Speaking, Business, Success)
Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates. As a businessman, educator, and speaker, he presents, consults, and conducts training with corporations, educational entities, the military and veterans, non-profits, and the government. His identity message is grounded in the fact that the key to success is self-leadership capability.The Identity Leadership programs, driven by the proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™, are based on the philosophy that individuals hold the power to their educational, career, and personal success or failure.Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Clients have included Gulfstream Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitt
08/05/2019 • 36 minutes 1 second
More with Moore: Mary Anne Em Radmacher, Episode 281
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 281, with author, artist, and speaker, Mary Anne Em Radmacher.
01/05/2019 • 4 minutes 23 seconds
Be Your Own Can, Not Can’t, with Mary Anne Em Radmacher (Writing, Art, Design, Poetry)
Mary Anne Em Radmacher's words are on walls around the world, used in speeches and newscasts, and featured in ceremonies that welcome life and celebrate all the occasions in between. Radmacher has designed thousands of products, written over a dozen books, curated the spoken word of a president, taught writing to populations from primary school to prison, and is walked daily by two fine dogs. She is in the Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations. Since 9/11, one of her poems has been featured on the engine doors of firehouses throughout the US.
01/05/2019 • 32 minutes 10 seconds
More with Moore: Jim Fannin, Episode 280
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 280, with America’s ZoneCoach®, Jim Fannin, the world's #1 coach of champions.
24/04/2019 • 5 minutes 28 seconds
Going Directly to B, with Jim Fannin (Sports, Business, Coaching, Tennis)
Jim Fannin is America’s ZoneCoach®, coaching more champions in sports, business, and life than anyone on earth for over 40 years. As one of the world’s foremost thought leaders, he is more than a life, business, or sports coach. He is a "change your life" coach. With the ONLY proven blueprint for attracting the Zone mindset, Jim has helped transform millions of people's lives by providing proven tools and techniques to create simplicity, balance, and abundance.In 1974, Jim Fannin discovered five markers for “thinking like a champion” and attracting the peak performance mindset called the Zone in all aspects of life, business, and sports. They are self-discipline, concentration, optimism, relaxation, and enjoyment. Collectively they form the acronym S.C.O.R.E.®, which is the cornerstone of Jim’s teaching that unlocks one’s full potential.With proprietary research on intuition, visualizati
24/04/2019 • 36 minutes 26 seconds
More with Moore: Jim Cathcart, Episode 279
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 279, with author and speaker Jim Cathcart.
17/04/2019 • 5 minutes 9 seconds
The Importance of Healing, with Jim Cathcart (Speaking, Sales, Behavioral Science, Leadership)
Jim Cathcart is the author of 19 books and has been inducted into both the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame and the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame (London). He is one of the most award-winning professional speakers in the world, having won the Golden Gavel Award, The Cavett Award, Legends of Speaking Award, The Quilly® Bestselling Author Award, Certified Speaking Professional, Past President of the National Speakers Association, and more. With over 3,200 professional speeches around the world, he has addressed every industry and profession imaginable. But with all of that, he’s also a regular guy: an avid motorcyclist, a mountain trail runner, and a professional guitarist/singer who performs often in clubs and at events.Jim’s specialty is Applied Behavioral Science, “practical psychology,” and he focuses on helping people succeed. His TEDx video now has over 1.5 million views and he has just ret
17/04/2019 • 35 minutes 29 seconds
More with Moore: Megan Murphy, Episode 278
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 278, with Megan Murphy, women’s empowerment coach, business mentor, kindness activist, meditation instructor, author, lecturer, and creator of the Kindness Rocks Project.
10/04/2019 • 3 minutes 40 seconds
The Leader of the Kindness Rocks Project, with Megan Murphy (Empowerment, Business, Activism, Coaching)
Megan Murphy is a women’s empowerment coach, business mentor, kindness activist, meditation instructor, author, and lecturer. She is a business mentor for SCORE and creator of the Kindness Rocks Project. She resides in Cape Cod, MA with her husband, three daughters, and two giant dogs.Megan is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Score certified mentor earning her coaching certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a member of the International Coaching Federation ICF.Megan has been featured on The Today Show, Fox News, NBC Boston, WCVB Channel 5; 5 for Good segment, The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post, Cape Cod Life Magazine, Conscious Life Magazine, Parents Magazine, Highlights for Kids Magazine, Country Living Magazine, First for Women Magazine, The Cape Cod Times, Today.com, The Huf
10/04/2019 • 32 minutes 42 seconds
More with Moore: Don Yaeger, Episode 277
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 277, with Don Yaeger, nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books
03/04/2019 • 5 minutes 1 second
The Next Play, with Don Yaeger (Sports Illustrated, Inspiration, Author, Speaking)
Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times best-sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated. As an author, Don has written books with, among others, Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden, baseball legends John Smoltz and Tug McGraw, and football stars Warrick Dunn and Michael Oher (featured in the movie The Blind Side). He teamed up with Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade to pen the 2013 best-seller George Washington’s Secret Six, a look at the citizen spy ring that helped win the Revolutionary War and then again in 2015 for Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten Wa
03/04/2019 • 37 minutes 18 seconds
More with Moore: Gloria Mayfield Banks, Episode 276
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 276, with Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks, internationally renowned motivational success strategist and sales trainer.
27/03/2019 • 5 minutes 36 seconds
Confidence & Integrity, with Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks (Motivation, Sales, Events, Author)
Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks is an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and sales trainer who has consistently beaten the odds to achieve extraordinary success. Dr. Banks holds a bachelor's degree from Howard University, an MBA from Harvard University, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She has built a multi-million dollar enterprise as an author, a founding partner of Charisma Factor, Inc. (a corporate event planning company), and an Elite Executive National Sales Director with Mary Kay, Inc. In 2016, Gloria became the first African American in the history of the company to be ranked #1 in North America. These accomplishments provided the foundation for her recently published book, Quantum Leaps, with ten specific steps to help you soar.With her high energy and inspirational teaching style, Dr. Banks is best described as "Energ
27/03/2019 • 32 minutes 24 seconds
More with Moore: Michael McMillan, Episode 275
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 275, with Michael McMillan, designer, best-selling author, public speaker, and business consultant.
20/03/2019 • 3 minutes 43 seconds
We Are All Creative, with Michael McMillan (Design, Creativity, Author, Business)
Michael McMillan is a designer, best-selling author, public speaker, and business consultant.Throughout his career, Michael’s client roster has read like the Who’s Who of Business. Fortune 100 corporations, startups, nonprofits, and sports and music legends have all sought Michael’s leadership with award-winning results. While Michael’s work has been recognized by major design, marketing, and advertising organizations around the world, his bottom-line results have been recognized by clients, partners, and stakeholders.Michael’s creative direction on Michael Jordan’s New York Times best-selling pictorial autobiography, Rare Air, established a new niche in retail publishing. This success was followed by several more award-winning publishing initiatives including Mario Andretti and The NBA at 50. Michael’s leadership on Genuine Value: The John Deere Journey established a cultural framework and value catalyst for Deere’s future.After 20 consecutive years of gro
20/03/2019 • 40 minutes 17 seconds
More with Moore: Steve Siebold, Episode 274
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 274, with Steve Siebold, author, speaker, and mental toughness trainer.
13/03/2019 • 5 minutes 23 seconds
Developing Mental Toughness, with Steve Siebold (Sales, Management, Mentality, Leadership)
Steve Siebold, CSP trains sales and management teams on how to increase sales through his unique blend of mental toughness training. Salespeople learn how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes before, during, and after the sales presentation. Managers learn how to become mentally tough coaches and leaders with their sales representatives.Steve speaks from real-world experience as a former professional athlete, national coach, and international businessman. He began studying mental toughness training as a world-class junior tennis player in the 1970s.Steve’s clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline—to name a few—as well as thousands of direct salespeople in ten countries worldwide.Steve has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC Television Europe, NBC Australia, CBS, FOX, and d
13/03/2019 • 32 minutes 35 seconds
More with Moore: Ellen Petry Leanse, Episode 273
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 273, with leadership coach and tech pioneer Ellen Petry Leanse.
06/03/2019 • 3 minutes 28 seconds
Brainset, Mindset, and Skillset, with Ellen Petry Leanse (Leadership, Tech, Apple, Google, Facebook, Silicon Valley)
Leadership coach and tech pioneer Ellen Petry Leanse has spent 35 years driving innovation at Apple, Google, Facebook, and with dozens of tech startups. Her current role as Chief People Officer at Lucidworks positions her to help humanize the face of AI through forward-looking leadership and a commitment to "Honor People" through ethical technology.In her nine years at Apple, Ellen served on the Macintosh launch team (1984) and led the company's pioneering work with digital communities (1985). Her work since then has spanned entrepreneurship, investing, and strategy consulting. Today, combining decades of perspective with insights from neuroscience, design, and mindfulness practice, Ellen guides companies and individuals to “think different” about design, impact, and using business as a canvas for positive change.An author, Stanford instructor, and respected Silicon Valley influencer, Ellen is passionate about intentional living and how our brains can shape or int
06/03/2019 • 41 minutes 28 seconds
More with Moore: John J. Murphy, Episode 272
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 272, with John J. Murphy is the founder and CEO of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating lean, high-performance work environments.
27/02/2019 • 4 minutes 35 seconds
Inner Peace and Positivity, with John J. Murphy (Consulting, Motivation, Inspiration, Business)
John J. Murphy is the founder and CEO of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating lean, high-performance work environments. As a business consultant, John has delivered services to some of the world’s leading organizations, including ADP, AlliedSignal (Honeywell), BMW, Chase, the CIA, GE, GM, GSK, Hilton, Lockheed Martin, Merck, the Michigan State Senate, Perrigo, Prudential, Raytheon, Spectrum Health, Target Stores, Teva, and the US Navy. As an educator and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, John has trained thousands of people from over 50 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, project leaders, military leaders, managers, and black belts. He has also mentored dozens of project teams in organizational development, operational excellence, business process innovation, and Lean Six Sigma applications.As a speaker, John has del
27/02/2019 • 42 minutes 17 seconds
More with Moore: Robin Crow, Episode 271
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 271, with Robin Crow, author, recording artist, and public speaker.
20/02/2019 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
One Small Success at a Time, with Robin Crow (Recording Industry, Author, Music, Dark Horse)
Robin Crow is an American author, recording artist, and public speaker. Crow is best known for his 2002 autobiographical book entitled Jump and the Net Will Appear. He is the builder, owner, and operator of Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN. Crow also speaks at seminars and clinics around the country.Crow is the Founder and CEO of three uniquely successful companies: Dark Horse Recording and Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, TN, and Luxury Mountain Rentals in Telluride, CO. As an RCA recording artist, he drew rave reviews for his musicianship while touring relentlessly. As an in-demand public speaker, he has delivered over 2,200 keynote speeches to major corporations and is the author of seven books, including the USA Today bestseller, Evolve or Die.In 2010, Crow founded Dark Horse Institute (DHI), an accredited, for-profit academy to teach Audio Engineering
20/02/2019 • 31 minutes 46 seconds
More with Moore: Dave Ramsey, Episode 270
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 270, with America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey.
13/02/2019 • 4 minutes 59 seconds
Find Your Calling by Fulfilling a Need, with Dave Ramsey (Finances, Money, Radio, Business)
America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, The Legacy Journey, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 10 million copies combined.By age 26, he had established a $4 million real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age 30. Using the wisdom he gained, Ramsey rebuilt his financial life and now teaches others how to be responsible with their money, so they can acquire enough wealth to take care of loved ones, retire with dignity, and give generously to others.In 1992, Ramsey founded The Lampo Group, LLC to provide financial counseling, through various means, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money mana
13/02/2019 • 39 minutes 21 seconds
More with Moore: Terri Rickard, Episode 269
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 269, with Terri Rickard, Founder and President of Southwestern Travel Group.
30/01/2019 • 7 minutes 13 seconds
Do the Next Right Thing, with Terri Rickard (Travel, Problem Solving, Executive, Southwestern)
Terri Rickard is the Founder and President of Southwestern Travel. She began her career with the Southwestern Family of Companies in 2012 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. In her role as Executive Assistant, she took on a major project to create an internally managed travel program for 16 operating divisions, managing over $5 million in annual travel spending.In just a few years of collecting company travel data, intense industry research, and perfecting the vendor contract negotiation process, she achieved savings of over $500,000. In 2016, armed with a detailed business plan and the support of the board of directors, Terri launched Southwestern Travel.Today as President, she focuses on the vision of the company, execution of the vision, and recruiting A+ people. She is also a hands-on team player actively saving clients money, training, negotiating, and ensuring all best
30/01/2019 • 25 minutes 39 seconds
More with Moore: Lars Tewes, Episode 268
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 268, with Lars Tewes, Managing Director of SBR Consulting.
23/01/2019 • 6 minutes 22 seconds
The CIA Rule, with Lars Tewes (Business Development, Sales, Consulting, Performance)
Lars Tewes is the Managing Director of SBR Consulting, a leading sales performance consultancy. He has over 25 years of experience in creating sales force effectiveness in businesses around the globe.In 2002, his passion for professional selling and sales transformation led him to co-found SBR Consulting. He tackles the issues of business development from a strategic viewpoint through implementing tailored sales and BD programs.He has worked directly with over 250 organizations from professional service practices and entrepreneurial start-ups to global financial and engineering firms, helping build sales cultures and inspiring individuals to develop sales habits for success, while having fun doing it!He also practices what he preaches and continues to be a sales practitioner: making sales calls, holding meetings, setting targets, negotiating and winning business, and leading
23/01/2019 • 32 minutes 7 seconds
More with Moore: Bruce Black, Episode 267
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 267, with Bruce Black, entrepreneur and leader with over 40 years of C-level business experience.
16/01/2019 • 4 minutes 11 seconds
Vision, Belief & Passion, with Bruce Black (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, CEO, Business)
Bruce Black has over 40 years of C-level business experience building several high-performance companies as a founder, leader, entrepreneur, and CEO. For the last ten years, Black has used much of that prior business knowledge to help private middle-market business owners improve their company’s performance, lower their risk profile, and achieve maximum value in a sale. Black’s firm, IBG Business, was a national finalist in 2016 for middle market strategic sale of the year and awarded the M&A Transaction of the Year in 2015 by ACG of Arizona. From 2005-2008, Black spent three years organizing, leading, and managing a 444-unit ground-up condominium project in the Phoenix valley for Chicago-based Terrapin Properties.From 1980-2002, he co-founded McCord Travel Management at 29 and over those 22 years, he and his team grew McCord from $0 to over $600 million with 800 employees, becoming one of the largest corporate travel management firms in the US. Driven by a
16/01/2019 • 36 minutes 29 seconds
Brilliant on the Basics, with Barry Gottlieb (Education, Dedication, Innovation, Cancer)
Barry Gottlieb started out his career as an educator. First, he was an elementary school teacher, then a school principal, and finally an instructor at both Santa Fe Community College and at the University of Florida. During his time at the university, Barry experienced a life-altering challenge. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was given just 3 to 6 months to live. His story of recovery and the paradigm shift that it created in his life was the inspiration for his first book, TGIT - Thank God It’s Today.Shortly thereafter, Barry decided to make a career and lifestyle change and left teaching to enter the world of business. This, he says, “is where my real education began.” He and his partners built a very successful $75 million international company from the ground up that they later sold for $55M. After that, Barry took on many different challenges in the busine
02/01/2019 • 38 minutes 15 seconds
More with Moore: Tom Feltenstein, Episode 265
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 265, with Tom Feltenstein, author, and one of the foremost authorities on marketing, franchising, and retail.
19/12/2018 • 4 minutes 39 seconds
It’s All About the People, with Tom Feltenstein (Marketing, Franchising, Retail, McDonalds, Jersey Mike's)
Hailed as one of the foremost authorities on marketing, franchising, and retail, Tom Feltenstein learned his trade from the grill up – insisting he got his doctorate degree as a senior marketing executive from McDonald’s Corporation as Ray Kroc’s disciple. After scaling the Golden Arches, he served as senior vice-president for the international, billion-dollar advertising agency, Bozell & Jacobs.Tom is motivational, inspirational, informative, and completely commits himself to every audience. He’s “Tom the Lionhearted.” His approach is aimed at exposing outdated, conventional business thoughts and telling the TRUTH about mass media marketing approaches that often masquerade as marketing programs. Audiences find that Tom is entertaining, challenging, and always brimming with “Uncommon Wisdom.” He has been a featured speaker among superstars such as Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Larry King, Terry Bradshaw…just to na
19/12/2018 • 30 minutes 25 seconds
More with Moore: Martin Fridson, Episode 264
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 264, with Martin Fridson, Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors, LLC.
12/12/2018 • 4 minutes 42 seconds
Head and Heart, with Martin Fridson (Investing, Strategy, High Yield, Economics)
Martin Fridson, Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors, LLC, is “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world,” according to Investment Dealers’ Digest. At brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy. For nine consecutive years, he was ranked number one in high yield strategy in the Institutional Investor All America Research Survey.Fridson received his BA cum laude in history from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served as president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society, governor of the CFA Institute, director of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and consultant to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.The Financial Management Association International nam
12/12/2018 • 43 minutes 3 seconds
More with Moore: Warren Struhl, Episode 263
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 263, with Warren Struhl, founder of PaperDirect, Inc, as well as Founder and CEO of MyPhoto.
05/12/2018 • 4 minutes 57 seconds
Be Willing to Zig and Zag, with Warren Struhl (Photography, Printing, Business, Entrepreneurship)
Warren Struhl has spent the last 28 years starting, nurturing, and building businesses. Warren’s current business passion is MyPhoto, which is the world’s easiest way to take any digital photo and make it into a handcrafted photo product for walls, desks, and shelves. His television commercials can be seen nationally.At the age of 28, Warren founded his first business, PaperDirect, Inc., when he recognized the potential growth of laser and inkjet printers. Available for the first time in 1989, Warren’s invention of specialty paper products created a new industry. Through his catalog, PaperDirect became a highly successful business reaching $100 million in sales with one million customers when Warren sold the business to a Fortune 500 company. Since the sale of PaperDirect in 1993, Warren has started, nurtured, and invested in 30 plus companies which he documented in his book, Starting Them Up,
05/12/2018 • 40 minutes 16 seconds
More with Moore: Debbie Turner, Episode 262
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 262, with Debbie Turner, who spent over 3 decades as a media executive.
28/11/2018 • 8 minutes 55 seconds
Maximize Every Day, with Debbie Turner (Media, TV, Communications, Broadcast)
Debbie Turner recently retired after nearly three decades in the media business. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Television Operations for the E.W. Scripps Company, overseeing 33 stations in 24 markets. Prior to the merger of Scripps and Journal Communications in 2015, Turner was the Executive Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group, responsible for the group’s television stations in ten markets. She spent more than 20 years at the CBS affiliate in Nashville, TN, the majority of which was as the President and General Manager, until Landmark Communications sold the station to Journal Communications in 2012. Under Turner’s leadership, the Nashville station became the top-rated one in the market and is consistently one of the top performing CBS affiliates in the country. Turner began her career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse. A CPA, she received her BBA degree from the College of William and Mary.Turner is active in the Nashville community and
28/11/2018 • 55 minutes 3 seconds
More with Moore: Greg Muzzillo, Episode 261
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 261, with Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma.
21/11/2018 • 8 minutes 21 seconds
From Fear to Fun, with Greg Muzzillo (Franchising, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business)
Greg Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986. Today, Proforma has more than 700 franchise offices worldwide with over $500 million in sales. The company has been named in Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America three times.Prior to founding Proforma, Mr. Muzzillo worked with the auditing firm of Haskins & Sells (predecessor to Deloitte & Touche).In addition to his duties at Proforma, Mr. Muzzillo has founded a staffing franchise company, ProTalent. He serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, served on the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association, and served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Tampa.Greg and his wife, Vera Muzzillo, CEO of Proforma, ha
21/11/2018 • 44 minutes 14 seconds
More with Moore: Mac Anderson, Episodes 259 and 260
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episodes 259 and 260, with Mac Anderson, founder of Inspire Kindness, and previously Simple Truths and Successories, Inc.
14/11/2018 • 9 minutes 40 seconds
Keeping a Positive Attitude, with Mac Anderson (Part 2 of 2) (Kindness, Inspiration, Purpose, Travel)
Mac Anderson is the founder of Inspire Kindness, as well as Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition.These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country’s largest manufacturer of prepared salads.His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion when speaking to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-five books that have sold more than four million copies.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Inspire Kindness.<a hr
14/11/2018 • 46 minutes 27 seconds
Reinforcing the Positive, with Mac Anderson (Part 1 of 2) (Kindness, Inspiration, Purpose, Travel)
Mac Anderson is the founder of Inspire Kindness, as well as Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition.These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country’s largest manufacturer of prepared salads.His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion when speaking to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-five books that have sold more than four million copies.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Inspire Kindness.<a hr
07/11/2018 • 42 minutes 22 seconds
More with Moore: Freddie Ravel, Episode 258
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 258, with Freddie Ravel, the GRAMMY-nominated "Keynote Maestro".
31/10/2018 • 6 minutes 56 seconds
CLIP: Playing with Earth, Wind, & Fire
Virtuoso piano player, performer, and composer Freddie Ravel recalls playing with and serving as musical director to Earth, Wind, and Fire during their heyday. Catch Freddie's full interview in Episode 258 of The Action Catalyst.
31/10/2018 • 1 minute 58 seconds
Rhythm of Success, with Freddie Ravel (Music, Piano, Business, Leadership)
Freddie Ravel is the GRAMMY-nominated Keynote Maestro who combines his expertise for business breakthroughs and virtuoso piano performances with a clear and concise application of music’s communicative and scientific powers to inspire, ignite and lift the minds, hearts, and potential of audiences around the world.Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Madonna, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, and Carlos Santana to leading the teams of J Lo, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lady Gaga, the #1 charting keyboard artist and composer is the Founder of “scOre,” a worldwide program that delivers customized peak performance experiences to reveal how the structure of music enhances leadership, innovation, and productivity for entrepreneurs to major corporations alike.Dubbed the “Keynote Maestro” by the City of Los Angeles, Ravel received the city’s Award of Recognition
31/10/2018 • 55 minutes 26 seconds
More with Moore: Dr. Ivan Misner, Episode 257
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 257, with Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, Business Network International.
24/10/2018 • 5 minutes 19 seconds
Networking and Cultivating Relationships, with Dr. Ivan Misner (Business, Relationships, PhD, Entrepreneurship)
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over 8,400 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 9.1 million referrals resulting in $13.1 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.Dr. Misner’s PhD is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written 22 books. He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts” by Forbes, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been
24/10/2018 • 48 minutes 53 seconds
More with Moore: Dr. Terry Lyles, Episode 256
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 256, with Dr. Terry Lyles, Ph.D. in psychology, recognized international educator, author, and speaker.
17/10/2018 • 8 minutes 19 seconds
Good Stress, with Dr. Terry Lyles (Psychology, Recovery, Author, Success)
Dr. Terry Lyles holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences. Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including Fire Rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, International Forensic Medical Teams in the Asian torn Tsunami area and the Haiti relief effort, sharing his time-tested, scientifically-measured approach to stress utilization.Major corporations have also benefited from this training technology such as Gulfstream, Chrysler Group, GM, Banana Republic, Macy’s, Pfizer, Universal Studios, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dior to name a few. NASCAR’s Richard Petty Motorsports, Military Special Forces, Air Force fighter pilots and Space Command have all utilized this specialized training.Dr. Lyles has appeared o
17/10/2018 • 46 minutes 36 seconds
More with Moore: Todd Browne, Episode 255
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 255, with Todd Browne, CEO of the Tom James Company.
10/10/2018 • 9 minutes 11 seconds
The Servant Leader, with Todd Browne (Clothing, CEO, Focus, Leadership)
Todd Browne began his career at Tom James in August 1990. Through hard work, a steadfast commitment to staying at Tom James, and living out the principles of success that Tom James was founded on, Todd rose through the ranks and became President in 2011 and CEO in 2016.With a mediocre track record prior to Tom James, including flunking out of college after one semester, Todd credits his success first and foremost to his Lord Jesus Christ, as well as Spencer Hays, Jim McEachern, his father Chet Browne, and the many, many books he has read and made his own since 1990. As Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today with two exceptions: the books you read and the people you associate with.”Todd lives in Indianapolis with his wife of 29 years, Nanci. They have three children: twins Josh and Lindsay and son Jake, and three
10/10/2018 • 47 minutes 6 seconds
More with Moore: Kimberly Ritzer, Episode 254
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 254, with Kimberly Ritzer, Founding Leader at EVEREVE.
In November of 2004, Kimberly Ritzer walked into a little boutique during its opening week with one intention: congratulating the stranger behind the counter for being courageous enough to open her own business.What ensued was a lesson in celebrating each other’s differences and strengths. The stranger behind the counter was Megan Tamte, a third-grade teacher turned stay at home mom, turned aspiring entrepreneur. Kimberly had been a Senior Designer of Owned Brand Product at Dayton’s, Hudson’s and Marshall Field’s before she retired to be a stay at home mom. In that small boutique, Megan and Kimberly bonded while creating a beautiful in-store experience that made women feel amazing.Three months later, along with the support of her husband Tim, Kimberly became business partners with Megan and Mike Tamte. Thus, starting Kimberly on a whole new, uncharted path as a partner in a small business… all while navigating life as the mom of a newborn and a 3-year-old.
03/10/2018 • 46 minutes 18 seconds
More with Moore: Germain Böer, Episode 253
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 253, with Germain Böer.
26/09/2018 • 5 minutes 52 seconds
Adventures in Entrepreneurship, with Germain Boer (Technology, Management, Startups, Innovation)
Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs.After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined The Owen School in 1977 as a professor of management accounting, Since that time, he has initiated numerous entrepreneurship activities at Owen, including an annual entrepreneurship conference; student sessions with venture capitalists; and a new course, “Adventures in Entrepreneurship,” in which Owen students learn how to start a new venture by working directly with entrepreneurs. Prof. Böer also instituted a program that connected students holding graduate degrees in biology with local biotech companies so the students could learn about the bus
26/09/2018 • 43 minutes 8 seconds
More with Moore: Jeff Dobyns, Episode 252
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 252, with Jeff Dobyns.
19/09/2018 • 8 minutes 54 seconds
Invest in Mentorship, with Jeff Dobyns (Investing, Finances, Business, Money)
Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals, and develop and execute their ongoing strategic financial plans.Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, OH, Jeff moved to Nashville, TN to found Southwestern Investment Group in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led Southwestern Investment Group to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being Raymond James’ top independent contractor office, and a member of its Chairman’s Council for several years running.Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood, TN where they are members of the Brentwoo
19/09/2018 • 39 minutes 18 seconds
More with Moore: Tracey C. Jones, Episode 251
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 251, with Tracey C. Jones, international leadership expert and President of Tremendous Leadership.
05/09/2018 • 6 minutes 28 seconds
How to Lead Tremendously, with Tracey C. Jones (Leadership, Resilience, Entrepreneurship, Learning)
Tracey C. Jones is nationally known for her leadership expertise, as well as her ability to connect on a core level with her audiences. With her signature wit, she masterfully weaves leadership concepts and actionable strategies together with humor and a deep understanding of life in the workplace. At the core of her philosophy on leadership is a simple belief that a commitment to lifelong learning results in a resilience and positive attitude that can alter the work environment for the better each and every day. With nearly four decades of experience across four industries from the military to semiconductor to publishing, Tracey has crafted organizational leadership techniques that can be implemented right away for noticeable results. She challenges her audiences to bravely embrace their challenges and take the all-important next steps toward effecting meaningful change in their personal
05/09/2018 • 45 minutes 25 seconds
More with Moore: JT Olson, Episode 250
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 250, with JT Olson, speaker, author, and Founder and President of Both Hands, a faith-based non-profit serving orphans and widows.
29/08/2018 • 9 minutes 59 seconds
Gratitude to Paying It Forward, with JT Olson (Adoption, Marriage, Faith, Entrepreneurship)
JT Olson is a sensational speaker and an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement, and orphan care. He has given talks on God’s transformation of his pain into passion, the sanctity of life, growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a stronger organization.After being orphaned as a child alongside his four siblings, JT Olson went on to start Both Hands — a faith-based non-profit serving orphans and widows. Olson’s personal tragedy gave him an overwhelming understanding of the need to find loving homes for the world’s orphaned and vulnerable children. His new book follows his powerful journey towards spiritual restoration by recounting significant moments in his life, including his family’s life-altering decision to adopt a little girl from China.JT and his wife Sara have
29/08/2018 • 29 minutes 42 seconds
More with Moore: Jake Hirning, Episode 249
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 249, with Jake Hirning.
While on vacation in Mexico, the unexpected happened for Jake Hirning. In a matter of seconds, his life was changed forever. As Jake dove into a wave, the force of the ocean rammed him into the ocean floor, breaking his neck. A plane flew into Mexico and transported him to San Antonio, where 11 doctors took him to surgery. The surgery was successful, and Jake lived, but now he is paralyzed from the chest below and has minimal use of his hands. Through this tragedy, Jake has taken on every challenge with a positive attitude and a smile. His determination is one that will bring him further each day.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Advantage.Southwestern Advantage
22/08/2018 • 27 minutes 21 seconds
More with Moore: Dacher Keltner, Episode 248
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 248, with Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., author and the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
15/08/2018 • 5 minutes 27 seconds
The Power Paradox, with Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. (Part 2 of 2) (Psychology, Influence, Science, Compassion)
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct.
15/08/2018 • 18 minutes 26 seconds
More with Moore: Dacher Keltner, Episode 247
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 247, with Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., author and the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
08/08/2018 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
The Power Paradox, with Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. (Part 1 of 2) (Psychology, Influence, Science, Leadership)
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct.
08/08/2018 • 21 minutes 41 seconds
Keeping the Vision Alive, with Kelly Wright (Part 2 of 2) (Leadership, Sales, Operations, Business)
Kelly Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has broad depth of experience in driving companies to best leverage technology, data, information, and the cloud in the digital age, all key board discussion areas. She recently retired from Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) as Executive Vice President of Sales after a 12-year run. Kelly joined Tableau as the company’s first salesperson one month prior to the launch of v1.0, and she helped grow Tableau into a multi-billion-dollar public company as a key member of the executive team. She grew Tableau’s worldwide sales and field operations from zero to $850M in revenue and managed over half
01/08/2018 • 21 minutes 30 seconds
Company Culture and Delegation, with Kelly Wright (Part 1 of 2) (Leadership, Sales, Operations, Business)
Kelly Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has broad depth of experience in driving companies to best leverage technology, data, information, and the cloud in the digital age, all key board discussion areas. She recently retired from Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) as Executive Vice President of Sales after a 12-year run. Kelly joined Tableau as the company’s first salesperson one month prior to the launch of v1.0, and she helped grow Tableau into a multi-billion-dollar public company as a key member of the executive team. She grew Tableau’s worldwide sales and field operations from zero to $850M in revenue and managed over half
25/07/2018 • 25 minutes 39 seconds
More with Moore: Stan Mabry, Episode 244
More with Moore is Action Catalyst host Dan Moore's reflections and commentary on discussions with each of his esteemed and accomplished guests. In this segment, Dan dissects Episode 244, with Stan Mabry, art seller by day and jiu-jitsu fighter by night.
18/07/2018 • 7 minutes 11 seconds
The Energy Pie, with Stan Mabry (Art, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, Vision, Goal Setting, Nashville)
Stan Mabry is an art seller by day and jiu-jitsu fighter by night.After dealing privately in New York and a stint at Sotheby’s, Stanford Mabry founded the Nashville, Tennessee gallery in 1987 and has since established Stanford Fine Art as the premier purveyor of historical, Impressionistic and regional art in the Southeast. Works formerly in the collection of Stanford Fine Art have been acquired by various art museums around the world from as far away as the Musee American in Giverny, France, to as close as our local Tennessee State Museum. Stan’s clients know him as an art gallery owner. But what they don’t know is that once the gallery closes for the day, he’s something entirely different — seven-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Stan “The Man” Mabry. On any given night, Stan can be found at Brentwood Jiu-Jitsu, a small training facility. Though in his sixties, Stan
18/07/2018 • 37 minutes 31 seconds
Leaders Make the Necessary Changes, with Gary Garfield (Company Culture, Leadership, Bridgestone, Auto)
Gary Garfield shares the truly unique insight he gained first practicing law, and then turning around the financial performance of Bridgestone Americas and the organization’s corporate culture. Through his innovative approach to changing the culture of the organization, Garfield changed the focus of the organization, drove innovation and collaboration, and broke down silos. The result: the company pulled out of its marketplace rut. Under Gary’s leadership, the company had record profits each year, grew profits by more than five-fold during his tenure, and outperformed the S&P 500 over that period. Prior to his achievements as the CEO, Gary served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Bridgestone. During that time, he helped the company survive the massive Ford Explorer-Firestone tire recall that started in August 2000. Through this experience, Gary also developed an extraordinary experience in crisis management.Mentioned in this episode:This epis
11/07/2018 • 32 minutes 19 seconds
Disruption, Innovation, and Battling Complacency, with Whitney Johnson (Business, Leadership, Executive, Learning)
Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and the upcoming book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.<
10/07/2018 • 46 minutes
Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Fear, Faith and Commitment, with Officer Bryon Bunitsky (Youth, Guns, Trump, Law Enforcement)
Officer Bryon Bunitsky was among the first officers at the shooter’s hotel room during the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was recognized for his bravery by President Donald Trump. After being in the law enforcement for 20 years, Bryon has a passion to impact kids. He feels that if we can reach the kids early, not only can we avoid the criminal justice system but we can create a positive influence on the next generation in our society. He shares his message by speaking in schools. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife of 21 years and 4 children. He went to college for music and was a professional musician before choosing law enforcement. He continues to play his guitar in his free time.Show Highlights:God puts everybody on this earth for a reason and you need to figure out what it is and do it ultimately. - Officer Bryon BunitskyNo matter how scared you are, no matter wh
25/04/2018 • 52 minutes 3 seconds
Doing Business With Friends of Friends, with David Burkus (Management, Networking, Science, Business)
David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His forthcoming book, FRIEND OF A FRIEND, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He is also the author of UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT and THE MYTHS OF CREATIVITY. David is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and his work has been featured in Fast Company, the Financial Times, Inc magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and CBS This Morning.Show Highlights:The better strategy is to figure out where am I in this, who am I already connected to, who do I need to be connected to, how can I chart a path from from me to them? @davidburkusYou're already one or two degrees of separation out from everyone that you need to meet and get to know. It's just a matter of know
18/04/2018 • 48 minutes 3 seconds
Attention Pays, with Neen James (Leadership, Time Management, Efficiency, Productivity)
Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others.Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can get more done and create more significant moments at work and home.Neen is the kind of speaker that engages, educates, entertains, and delivers the real-world solutions that apply in your organization, your home, and your community. She also provides one-on-one consulting in a variety of leadership topics and loves serving her audiences. Find out more at www.neenjames.com.Show Highlights:You and I have the same 1,440 minutes a day. @neenjamesWe don’t have time management cri
04/04/2018 • 43 minutes 4 seconds
Faster Together and Team Productivity, with Laura Stack (Performance, Sales, Trust, Strategy)
Laura Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker and bestselling author of eight books. She is a noted expert in employee and team productivity. She is best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro®.” Her engaging personality, combined with over 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve RESULTS, have made her one of the most sought-after experts and keynote speakers in her field. Funny, engaging, and full of real-life strategies that work, Laura will change mindsets and attitudes—so your team can maximize its productivity, increase market share, strengthen performance, increase sales, and get the job done right!What makes her unique? Laura is the President & CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments.Her latest book, FASTER TOGETHER: Accelerating Your Team’s Productivity (Berrett-Koehler), hit bo
21/03/2018 • 39 minutes 13 seconds
Creating Healthy Workplace Culture, with William Vanderbloemen (Faith, Executive, Jobs, Career)
William Vanderbloemen has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search at the highest level. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by the internationally known firm Russell Reynolds.William also has experience as a Manager in Human Resources in a Fortune 200 company, where he focused on integration of corporate culture and succession planning.All of these experiences have come together with his pastoral work to form a unique gift for helping churc
14/03/2018 • 43 minutes 24 seconds
Becoming the Expert in Your Space, with Mark Deutschmann (Nashville, Real Estate, Leadership, Nonprofit)
Mark Deutschmann is a community builder who has worked with neighbors, city leaders and nonprofits for 30-plus years while helping shape development in Nashville and revitalizing the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.Deutschmann started selling real estate in 1986 and founded Village Real Estate Services in 1996, which now employs more than 350 agents and staff. In 2003, he started Core Development Services, a company actively developing Nashville’s urban center with adaptive reuse and mixed-use infill development. The Village Fund, the nonprofit and charitable arm of Village Real Estate Services, has provided $2 million in grants to organizations helping to enrich and strengthen Nashville.Ever engaged in the community, Deutschmann is chair of the Urban Land Institute Nashville and recently stepped down after 6.5 years as president of Greenways for Nashville. He served on Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s Transit
07/03/2018 • 50 minutes 53 seconds
Making Difficult Decisions in Times of Turbulence, with Gary Kennedy (9/11, Aviation, American Airlines, Legal)
Gary Kennedy, general counsel of American Airlines between 2003 and 2013. Kennedy had his dream job in what he calls “the sexiest industry in the world.”His time there was anything but a smooth ride. Kennedy told Corporate Counsel in an interview that from the moment he took the job in 2003 until he retired in 2013, the company was buffeted by crisis after crisis, with the legal department doing much of the navigating.Recently Kennedy’s book, “Twelve Years of Turbulence,” arrived in bookstores telling the inside story of the airline’s fight for survival. Some research and editing for the book was done by former Dallas Morning News aviation reporter Terry Maxon, while former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, a former AA board member, wrote the foreword.Show Highlights:Gary shares his 9/11 experience with American Airlines.One of our first confir
22/02/2018 • 58 minutes 27 seconds
The Success Principles, with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Motivation)
Jack Canfield is most known as the co-creator and co-author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which currently has 225 titles in the series and more than 500 million copies in print in 47 languages. He is also the founder and President of the Canfield Training Institute, which trains entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers and sales professionals in how to accelerate the achievement of their personal, professional and financial goals.Jack has personally helped hundreds of thousands of people on six different continents become multi-millionaires, business leaders, best-selling authors, leading sales professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and world-class athletes while at the same time creating balanced, fulfilling and healthy lives. Jack is a dynamic speaker and was recently inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Speakers Hall of Fame. He has appeared on more than 1000 radio and tel
15/02/2018 • 41 minutes 8 seconds
Mistakes Leaders Make, with Skip Prichard (Nonprofit, Publishing, Success, CEO)
Skip Prichard is President & CEO of OCLC, a global nonprofit computer library service and research organization. Its goals include furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. He is also the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future.Most recently, Mr. Prichard served for five years as President & CEO of Ingram Content Group, a $1.5B+ global content provider. Mr. Prichard formed ICG by integrating multiple companies into a single company with unified strategy. During that time, he returned the company to a profitable position and oversaw significant growth in the past few years. Additionally, he expanded Ingram’s international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings, and repositioned the company as a service provider.With a career in digital transformations, Mr. Prichard’s views on the future of publishing have been featured in various media including the BBC, N
08/02/2018 • 41 minutes 58 seconds
Your Best Year Ever, with Michael Hyatt (Purpose, Business, Management, Vision)
Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.His newest book, Your Best Year Ever was published in January and has already reached the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.In 2014, the American Management Association named him as one of “The Top 30 Leaders in Business.” This year, his leadership development firm, Michael Hyatt & Company, made the Inc. 5000, a list of America’s fastest growing, privately-held companies.Michael started his career in the world of traditional media. In fact, he spent most of it in the book publishing industry, most recently as the Chairman & CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, until it was acquired by HarperCollins in 2011. At that time, it was the seventh
01/02/2018 • 49 minutes 45 seconds
CLIP: Mom Guilt and a Strict Schedule
Southwestern Consulting Senior Partner and Southwestern Speakers President Emmie Brown explains the internalized and societal guilt that comes with motherhood, and how breaking down her daily schedule into 15 minute chunks actually helps her stay more present at both work AND with family time.Hear Emmie's full interview in Episode 227 of The Action Catalyst.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
17/01/2018 • 3 minutes 21 seconds
REMASTERED: Battling for Work Life Balance, with Emmie Brown (Sales, Scheduling, Parenting, Consulting)
Southwestern Consulting Senior Partner and Southwestern Speakers President Emmie Brown covers the delicate balance of juggling an elite-level professional portfolio with a growing family life, the different ways that men and women prioritize, and how breaking down her daily schedule into 15 minute chunks actually helps her stay more present.Mentioned in this episode:This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching.Southwestern Coaching
17/01/2018 • 14 minutes 13 seconds
To Sell is Human and When, with Daniel Pink (Sales, Science, Psychology, Economics)
Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why shoul
11/01/2018 • 44 minutes 4 seconds
Defeated to Undefeated – How to Turn a Team Around, with Coach Porter (Football, Coaching, Sports, Leadership)
Coach Porter won his 250th career game in 2015 and now ranks as the winningest active head coach in Middle Tennessee. He was third on the list in 2016, but Sam Harp of Lebanon (332 wins) and Craig Clayton of Hillsboro (284) both resigned in 2016 to return to their native state of Kentucky to coach. All of Coach Porter’s wins, however, have come in-state at one school.Porter joined former Trousdale County head coach Clint Satterfield as the Class of 2016 inductees into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 3.He has the most wins in any sport in White House High School history and the school’s longest-tenured coach. On the current staff, he coaches linebackers as a primary position. He has two former players on full-time staff: offensive coordinator Ryan Hamilton and assistant coach Kevin Jackson. His former player and coach Chad Broadrick is now the head coach at East Robertson, and the Blu
14/12/2017 • 44 minutes 25 seconds
Referrals and Red Carpet Relationships, with Ron Alford (Sales, Adaptability, Consulting, Strategy)
Ron Alford, Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting, is a certified Top Producer Consultant Sales and Leadership Coach. He specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales.He is the former Regional Sales Director for The Southwestern Company, recruiting, training, mentoring and managing over 600 salespeople over 19 years. Ron is a company record holder, he personally achieved the highest level of sales 70 times with Southwestern and is Six-time “Sales Manager of the Year” with Southwestern. Ron is also the Leadership Record Holder. He has coached and trained more 10,000+ producers than any other manager in the 158-year-old Southwestern history and personally coached and trained 6 of the top 10 lifetime salespeople in the history of Southwestern. Ron is #3 Lifetime Producer out of over 150,000 salespeople from Southwestern Company history.<
07/12/2017 • 45 minutes 20 seconds
Habits of High Performance, with NBA Skills Trainer Alan Stein Jr (Basketball, Sports, Training, Success)
Alan Stein Jr serves as the Director of Performance for Pure Sweat Basketball and is an internationally renowned expert on improving basketball-specific athleticism. He served as the Head Performance Coach for the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program for 6 years (after a 7-year stint at Montrose Christian). He has over 15 years of experience working with elite high school, college and NBA players including work for the Nike Skills Academies, McDonald’s All-American game, Jordan Brand Classic, NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp and the CP3 Elite Guard Camp. Alan is the creator of the Elite Jump Training Program and is the host of the Pure Sweat Basketball Show.Recently, Alan has added corporate speaking to his repertoire. Alan has spent the past 15 years working with the highest performing athletes on the planet. He now teaches organizations how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite basketball teams us
30/11/2017 • 41 minutes 23 seconds
Creating a High-Performance Culture, with Chuck Runyon (Fitness, Leadership, Franchising, Business)
Chuck Runyon is the CEO at Self Esteem Brands: Anytime Fitness & Waxing The City. With more than 20 years of experience managing, owning and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness – an alternative to big-box gyms which typically feature expensive “frills” that few members actually use or need.Under Runyon’s leadership, Anytime Fitness has earned numerous industry accolades, including the #1 Franchise on the planet, according to Entrepreneur magazine in 2015 & 2016, “One of America’s Most Promising Companies,” according to Forbes, and the “Fastest-Growing Fitness Club in the world,” according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Additionally, Anytime Fitness has been honored as a “Top Franchise for Minorities” and “The Best Place to Work in Min
15/11/2017 • 47 minutes 57 seconds
How to Recruit and Scale a Sales Team, with Dustin Hillis (Recruiting, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Psychology)
Dustin Hillis is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting. He has a degree in Psychology and is the author of the book Navigate: Selling The Way People Like To Buy and Co-author of newly released Navigate 2.0. He is the co-creator of the sales training curriculum Top Producer’s Edge & Manager’s Edge, which has been fully integrated by more than 5,000 sales professionals worldwide.More than just a teacher of sales, Dustin is a Top-Producing practitioner. As a rookie dealer at Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct sales company in the US, he finished as the #1 salesperson among over 3,000 salespeople worldwide. A few years later, Dustin broke the over 160-year-old all-time sales record earning a profit of over $100,000 in a 14-week summer as a Junior in college. He is currently the #1 salesperson out of over 150,000 salespeople in the history of the company.
08/11/2017 • 44 minutes 17 seconds
How Navy Seals Create an Unbeatable Mind, with Mark Divine (Military, Mindset, Business, Motivation)
Mark Divine is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss Seal way of life. He is a U.S. Navy SEAL. BUD/S Class 170 Honorman, author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Unbeatable Mind, Seal Fit & navySEALS.com . Mark is a highly sought after speaker for corporations where his Unbeatable Mind program is helping to forge mental toughness among business leaders. He lives in Encinitas, CA., several blocks from the SEALFIT Training Center, the 20,000 square foot facility where he enjoys training with his family and team.Show Highlights:You are capable of 20 times more than what you’re facing. - Mark DivineWin in your mind before the battle. - Mark DivineI cannot rely on the old way I use to perceive things. - Mark DivineDevelop Control over your breath
02/11/2017 • 54 minutes 49 seconds
Repairing Broken Relationships, with Ron Alford and Josh Hudson (Sales, Responsibility, Coaching, Accountability)
Ron Alford, Partner of Southwestern Consulting, is a certified Top Producer Consultant Sales and Leadership Coach. He specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales.Josh Hudson, President at Hudson's Furniture, is a leader of over 350 employees and 17 stores. He is an athlete and a father of four. Josh has been coaching with Ron for over a year.Show Highlights:Sometimes we need to learn to accept things. - Josh HudsonI learned how to look at myself and realized I was part of the problem. - Josh HudsonWe all see things differently, no one is right or wrong, just different. - Josh HudsonDo everything to understand what is going on with your coaching client. - Ron AlfordLook for reoccurring themes and th
26/10/2017 • 55 minutes 3 seconds
Storytelling Secrets, with John David Mann (Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Author, Leadership)
John David Mann is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Public Speaker, and Entrepreneur. As an award-winning author, his writings have earned the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal, for The Go-Giver), the Nautilus Award (for A Deadly Misunderstanding), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation (for You Call the Shots). The Go-Giver was also honored with the Living Now Book Awards “Evergreen Medal” in 2017 for its “contributions to positive global change,” and cited on Inc.’s “Most Motivational Books Ever Written” and HubSpot’s “20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time”; The Go-Giver Leader was listed on Entrepreneur magazine’s “10 Books Every Leader Should Read” and Forbes magazine’s “8 Books Every Young Leaders Should Read.” His 2012 Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named Best Leadership Book of 2011 by Tom Peters and the Washington Post.His books a
19/10/2017 • 47 minutes 39 seconds
Building a Storybrand, with Donald Miller (Branding, Promotion, Marketing, Communication)
Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: Blue Like Jazz, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and his most recent book Building a Story Brand. He co-wrote the major motion picture “Blue Like Jazz” which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival and was listed as one of the top four movies to get you through freshman year by USA Today. Currently, he helps people live a better story and helps leaders grow their businesses at www.storybrand.com. Donald lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy.Show Highlights:If you confuse you lose. - Donald Miller If your branding is confusing you’re invisible. - Donald Miller Customers give you zero time to learn about your brand. - Donald Miller Your customer is the hero, not you. - Donald Miller
11/10/2017 • 47 minutes 56 seconds
How to make it in Hollywood (and Anywhere), with DeVon Franklin (Faith, Media, Entertainment, Inspiration)
DeVon Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the upcoming animated film, The Star, for Sony Pictures Animation. He’s Dr. Oz’s go-to guy for spiritual success coaching on The Dr. Oz Show and he’s the co-host of the TLC event series, This Is Life Live. Variety named DeVon one of the “10 Producers to Watch” and Beliefnet called him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Wait (co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good) and Produced By Faith. Find more at devonfranklin.com.“In the 20 years I’ve known DeVon, he’s lived his life the same way he makes his movies: with commitment, humility, and a work ethic that demands respect.” – Will Smith<
04/10/2017 • 40 minutes 25 seconds
How to Finish What You Start, with Jon Acuff (Goal Setting, Motivation, Career, Determination)
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including Do Over: Make today the first day of your new career, and his newest book, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done.For 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 290,000 twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN.
13/09/2017 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
Leading Like Jesus, with Ken Blanchard (Leadership, Faith, Christ, Religion)
Ken Blanchard is a prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant. He is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world.With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and bestselling books. When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. No matter how large the audience, he is able to communicate with each person as if the two of them were alone and talking one on one. He is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.Ken's impact as an author is far reaching. His iconic 1982 classic, The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on b
30/08/2017 • 45 minutes 38 seconds
Getting Through Grief, with Debbie Lee (Military, Navy, Loss, Resilience)
Debbie Lee is an author, public speaker and CEO of America’s Mighty Warriors who travels the nation telling her son's amazing story and advocating and supporting our troops, their families and families of the fallen. Debbie understands the sacrifice our troops make and that “Freedom isn’t free.” On Aug 2, 2006 she received a knock on the door that would forever change her life. She was notified that her son Marc Alan Lee had been killed in action becoming the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. Since that day Debbie has dedicated her life to honoring our troops and the families of the fallen, defending our defenders and fighting to keep the freedoms that our troops have fought for. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that our troops and military and Gold Star families have access to respite and important services that help assist recovery after injury or loss.By God’s strength she chose to rise above the most devastating circumstance of her life to impact ot
23/08/2017 • 40 minutes 10 seconds
Mental Toughness Habits of Ultra Performers, with Ben Newman (Motivation, Determination, Business, Coaching)
Ben Newman is a Best-Selling Author, International Speaker and highly regarded Performance Coach whose clients include Fortune 500 companies, business executives, high performing and professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, WNBA as well as the NCAA. Ben’s most recent book, “Leave YOUR Legacy” was ranked by CEO READ as a Top 25 business book of 2015!Recently, Ben joined Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney to kickoff Jon Gordon’s Power of Positive Summit that included Tony Robbins, Michael Hyatt, Lewis Howes, Tamika Catchings, Andy Andrews and other great speakers from around the world. Ben also serves as the Performance Coach for the record setting 5-straight Division I National Football Champion North Dakota State Bison.Known for his ability to inspire and motivate with actionable steps, Ben has presented to numerous FORTUNE 500 companies and other notable organizations, including Great West Life-Canada, the United States Army, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Quicke
16/08/2017 • 43 minutes 50 seconds
The 5 Love Languages for Leaders, with Dr. Gary Chapman (Relationships, Faith, Marriage, Leadership)
Dr. Gary Chapman has degrees from some of the most respected colleges and seminaries. He's written some of the best-selling books of the past decade and appeared on thousands of radio and television programs across the country. But Dr. Gary Chapman knows more than just a lot of scholarly theories and practical advice—he knows people. He knows how to relate to people, how to have fun and how to make people laugh.Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. The 5 Love Languages, one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topped various bestseller charts for years. It has been published in 50 languages, sold more than ten million copies and is currently on the New York Times best-seller l
09/08/2017 • 38 minutes 20 seconds
Managing and Marketing to Millennials, with Jason Dorsey (Gen Z, Kinetics, Business, Workforce)
Jason Dorsey wrote his first bestselling book at age 18. He’s the most sought-after Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker, receiving over 1,000 speaking requests each year. His gift is solving tough generational challenges for companies and leaders through his unique research, results-based consulting, and acclaimed presentations. He delivers practical solutions grounded in research that drive measurable results for clients.Jason has been featured as a Millennials and generations expert on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, The Early Show and over 100 more TV interviews. Adweek calls Jason a “research guru” and The New York Times featured him in its cover story on marketing to Millennials. His repeat clients include industry leaders such as Mercedes-Benz, Four Seasons Hotels, SAS, Wells Fargo, VISA, and many more. Jason has headlined speaking events from India and Egypt to Ireland, Chile, Cana
26/07/2017 • 49 minutes 54 seconds
6 Elements of Great Communication, with Dianna Booher (Leadership, Personal Development, Balance, Confidence)
Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her personal development topics include leadership communication, executive presence, writing, and life balance. Her most popular titles include:Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader• What MORE Can I Say? Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It• Communicate With Confidence: How to Say It Right, the First Time and Every Time• Speak With Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inspire, Inform, and PersuadeCommunicate Like A Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things DoneNational media such as Good Morning America, USAToday, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, FOX, CNN, NPR, Success, FastCompany.com, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her fo
19/07/2017 • 44 minutes 1 second
The Potential Principle and Bettering Your Best, with Mark Sanborn (Leadership, Team Building, Customer Service, Change)
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.Mark’s list of over 2600 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.Show Highlights: The only
12/07/2017 • 43 minutes 6 seconds
Radical Leadership, with Henry Bedford (Management, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Sales)
Henry Bedford is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Southwestern Company. He achieved a B.A. in Economics from The University of The South and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He has more than 30 years in sales and business management with progressive promotions within the company. Henry began his career with the Southwestern Company as a Student Dealer in 1972 and he specializes in financial management, creating equity plans, and leadership.Show Highlights:The more layers you have in between the leadership and others, the less leaders are in touch with the real needs of the company. - Henry BedfordUse the “Show me” approach. - Henry BedfordI don’t want to be right, I want to be for what’s right. - Henry BedfordAs you move away from emotions and closer to the facts, everyone starts to agree. - Hen
21/06/2017 • 47 minutes 31 seconds
Impact Theory and Rising Above Limiting Beliefs, with Tom Bilyeu (Nutrition, Startups, Mindset, Leadership)
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom is a forever student of life. His obsession with mastering skills has molded him into a well-rounded leader, battle-hardened and unafraid to fire moonshots.Show Highlights:If you’re willing to do the hard work to execute your vision there is little that is off limits. - Tom BilyeuSocial media isn’t a distraction, but a powerful tool to build community. - T
07/06/2017 • 39 minutes 32 seconds
Painless Prospecting and Conquering Call Reluctance, with Dave Brown (Rejection, Opportunity, Sales, Consulting)
Dave Brown is a Founding Partner of Southwestern Consulting and one of the driving forces in making Southwestern Consulting what it is today. He is a world leader in training people to eliminate their call reluctance through his award winning speech and book Painless Prospecting. He lives out the 160+ year Southwestern Principles in all he does. Dave is a sales and sales leadership practitioner first and everything else second. When he is not on stage or on the phone selling something he is spending time with his wife, kids, friends and dog. He is still very active with sports around his community and is a wine fanatic that is preparing the soil on his land outside of Nashville for their family’s future Tennessee Winery already named "Brown Family Sellers.”Show Highlights:Learn to say positive things about rejection. - Dave Bro
17/05/2017 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Winning At Home Like You Win At Work, with Mark Timm (Zig Ziglar, Family, Parenting, Business)
When Ziglar Family CEO, Mark Timm, heard Zig Ziglar speak for the first time almost 3 decades ago, it changed his life direction. Mr. Ziglar’s timeless principles inspired Mark to start more than a dozen successful businesses. But when his business success didn’t transfer to his family life, Mark and his wife Ann got intentional about applying those time-tested Ziglar principles to leading and growing a successful, blended family with six children. Today as CEO of Ziglar Family, Mark passionately shares the Ziglar principles that have worked so well for his family to empower millions of other families around the world. Ziglar principles have guided Mark to significant achievements, from becoming a national FFA officer as a teen, to becoming a highly successful entrepreneur and starting more than 12 businesses. He has spoken professionally for over 25 years, giving thousands of speeches to over one million people in 48 states. But his highest priority i
10/05/2017 • 42 minutes 24 seconds
The Power of Positive Leadership, with Jon Gordon (Leadership, Inspiration, Author, Teaching)
Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, MLB coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits. He is the author of numerous best-selling books including The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, The Seed, You Win in the Locker Room First and The No Complaining Rule. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more. Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive lead
03/05/2017 • 44 minutes 52 seconds
CLIP: Freestyling with Warren Buffett
Maurice Clarett, former professional football running back who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Omaha Nighthawks, and Denver Broncos, as well as noted speaker and entrepreneur, shares the story of how he landed a one-on-one sit-down with Warren Buffett, only a few months removed from prison.Hear Maurice's full interview in Episode 191 of The Action Catalyst.
26/04/2017 • 2 minutes 39 seconds
REMASTERED: How to Turn Your Life Around, with Maurice Clarett (Personal Development, Vision, Self-Improvement, Speaking)
Maurice Clarett, former professional football running back who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Omaha Nighthawks, and Denver Broncos, as well as noted speaker and entrepreneur, shares his tale of going from championship glory, to professional ruin and prison, and back out the other side, becoming an advocate for mental health, personal development, and criminal justice reform, and even landing a one-on-one sit-down with Warren Buffett.
26/04/2017 • 37 minutes 16 seconds
Creating an Income Producing Schedule Lifestory, with Jamie Hourahan and Jeff Keen (Discipline, Habits, Productivity, Success)
Jeff Keen is a registered loan agent for Ideal Home Loans, LLC in Denver, Colorado. He has been in the mortgage industry for 17 years. Jeff is in coaching with one of Southwestern Consulting's Certified Coaches, Jamie Hourahan. Jamies' experience is vast, but what sets him apart is his innate drive to achieve, excel, and exceed expectations. He’s an expert in helping people realize their potential and boldly deliver it to the world. He has a love for systems and operations and is constantly working to make strong existing systems better and more effective. Jamie is a relentless pioneer when it comes to finding sharper and more efficient ways of conducting business. He understands what it takes to start a new business, and has the energy and enthusiasm needed to be a top producer himself while leading teams to success.Show Highlights:
20/04/2017 • 45 minutes 48 seconds
Operating Out of Greatness, with Lolly Daskal (Leadership, Performance, Executive, Confidence)
Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership writers in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and ManagementExpert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others.</
13/04/2017 • 48 minutes 50 seconds
Facing Entrepreneurial Fears, with Christy Wright (Business, Sales, Persistence, Boutique)
Christy Wright, both entertaining and inspiring, presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences and Fortune 500 companies. Her new book, Business Boutique, releases April 2017.Show Highlights: When people know what selling really is, they can sell with confidence. @ChristyBWrightWhen you’re meeting people’s needs and solving their problems, the sale is natural. @ChristyBWrightMany people don’t have
06/04/2017 • 39 minutes 22 seconds
Finding Your Life Purpose, with Steve Reiner and Tom Merritt (Mission, Focus, Service, Business)
Tom Merritt is a branch manager at Summit Funding, Inc. As a privately owned residential mortgage company operating across the country, their customers enjoy the benefits of working with a mortgage banker that is powerful enough to be a direct endorsed seller/servicer with GNMA & FNMA. This means they process, underwrite, fund, and service your loans - all in house. This enables Summit to speed up the lending process in a more make sense process so our customers close on-time!Steve Reiner is an expert at helping people remove the emotional hurdles that prevent them from excelling in business and in life. Having personally delivered over 2,500 1:1 sales and leadership consulting calls, he understands how to get the most out of his clients, helping them to break personal belief barriers and achieve their maximum potential. Steve begins this life-changing journey with his clients by helping them to identify their purpose, crystallize
30/03/2017 • 49 minutes 59 seconds
Values Driven Leadership, with Dina Dwyer (Customer Service, Integrity, Franchising, Vision)
Behind the fancy job titles, the awards, the TV appearances, and the $1 billion-dollar-business that her company’s service brands do each year, Dina Dwyer-Owens equates her success to having a living by a proven Code of Values. Her first book Live RICH: How to build success in your company and your life with a proven Code of Values has connected with thousands of readers by offering a simple message that in a world of constant change, values can be ever-present. Now in Values, Inc., named one of the Top Ten Business Books from 2015 by Forbes, Dina aims to help inspire more hope for the future by taking the spotlight and shining it on those doing the things she loves to cheer about: living and leading with integrity.Show Highlights:Live R.I.C.H: Respect, Integrity, Customer Focus and Have fun in the process. @DinaDwyerOwensPeople
23/03/2017 • 56 minutes 8 seconds
Are You Fully Charged, with Tom Rath (Film, Science, Author, Leadership)
Tom Rath is a researcher, author, and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. He has been described by business leaders and the media as one of the greatest thinkers and nonfiction writers of his generation.Tom has written six New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2016, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was listed by amazon.com as the top selling non-fiction book of all time. Tom’s bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes. In total, his books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.Tom’s latest bestseller, Are You Fully Charged? The Three K
16/03/2017 • 44 minutes 4 seconds
The Little Things, with Andy Andrews (Value, Business, Visualization, Author)
Andy Andrews, hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," is the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler's Gift, and is also an in-demand speaker for the world's largest organizations. The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift were featured selections of ABC's Good Morning America and continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His books have been translated into over 25 languages.Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and toured military bases around the world, being called upon by the Department of Defense to speak about the principles contained in his books. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue — both on paper and on stage. He lives in Orange Beach, Ala
09/03/2017 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Selling Through the Written Word, with Ray Edwards (Communications, Leadership, Business, Sales)
Ray Edwards is a Communications Strategist, Copywriter, Author, Speaker, and host of one the top iTunes Business Podcasts. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, and with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business. His clients include New York Times best-selling authors Michael Hyatt (author of Platform and co-author of Living Forward), Tony Robbins (author of Unleash the Giant Within and Money: Master the Game), Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (co-authors of Chicken Soup For the Soul), Jeff Walker (author of Launch), and many more.Show Highlights:Copywriting is salesmanship in print. @RayEdwardsWe communicate in a way that is either credible or puts people off. @RayEdwardsThe keys to writing in a way to that is influential without being manipulative is to be: relevant, enthusiastic, aspirational, congru
02/03/2017 • 39 minutes 3 seconds
Finding Strategic Clarity, with Greg Head (Software, Scaling, Business, Marketing)
Greg Head helps founders and CEOs develop stronger growth strategies for their businesses. He has helped three software companies grow from startup to global scale in more than 25 years in the software industry. Most recently, he worked with Infusionsoft growing it from $15 million to $100 million in revenues in five years as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company's marketing strategy, demand generation, communications, partner marketing and product marketing functions. Greg also held leadership positions at the startup through acquisition stages of two other highly-successful CRM software businesses, ACT! and SalesLogix, which have generated more than $1 billion in total revenue.Show Highlights:You have to figure out what your message is for the world. @GregHeadThings that scale up do so by narrow