Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives

Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives

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Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, and Creatives


050: Finding Your People | A Conversation with Brian Dixon
Aug 20 • 54 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Brian Dixon. Terry sit’s down to talk with Brian about his new book, Start With Your People. Brian Dixon is a podcaster, conference speaker, and business coach. He believes that each of us…
049: Arena Sized Vision | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Shane Quick
Aug 11 • 48 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry stands up with Shane Quick LIVE from the stage of The Thing Orlando 2019. Shane is the Managing Partner at Premier Productions and someone who’s not afraid to make waves and break things. The music…
048: Beyond The Vision Board to #FUTUREBOARDS | A Conversation with Sarah Centrella
Aug 3 • 67 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Sarah Centrella. This time not alone and for the first time with a guest host, the one and only Leslie Weaver. Sarah is a Best-Selling Author, Master Coach, and vision board, expert….
047: When The Bigtop Comes Down | A Conversation with Johnathan Lee Iverson
Jul 19 • 88 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Johnathan Lee Iverson. Terry and Johnathan talk about his journey from the circus to the stage and his new journey launching a speaking career with a TED talk at Harvard. At a young age…
046: Passion, Porn, & Pot | A Conversation with Craig Gross
Jun 30 • 59 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Craig Gross. Craig is a serial creator and entrepreneur. He started started speaking across the country in 1998 with his best friend, Jake. They called it “Craig and Jake LIVE.”…
045: Living in a Van (ok it’s a RV) By The River | A Conversation with Liz Wilcox
Jun 29 • 54 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Liz Wilcox. Author of Tales From the Black Tank, Liz Wilcox is an Army wife turned RV entrepreneur. When she’s not out exploring the US with her family, you can find her telling jokes and…
044: How Get Brands to Sponsor the Work You Do | A Conversation with Roberto Candelaria
Jun 20 • 57 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Roberto Candelaria. We learn how to POSITION our brand so that other companies will want to PARTNER with our PLATFORMS and get us on the path to PROFIT. Brands have BILLIONS of dollars they…
043: Destroying Fear & Discovering Bravery | A Conversation with Adam Kirk Smith
Jun 5 • 84 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Adam Kirk Smith. We learn the path to move from FEAR to COURAGE. We talk about the P word… and how PASSION really does matter. Together we discover Adam’s Bravery process and how to move…
042: Step Up, Show Up, & Speak Up | A Conversation with Michael Hudson
May 26 • 60 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Micahel Hudson. There are days when he’s in the boardroom helping financial services executives and the next he’s in the weeds with an entrepreneur helping them get their message…
BONUS EPISODE: The Road to #TheThing19 | A Conversation on the way to Orlando
May 11 • 18 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry recorded a special episode for all the speakers, sponsors, and attendees on the way to The Thing 2019 in Orlando, Florida. As you’re on the way this episode will help you prepare for The Thing and how to…
041: From Attendees to Action Takers | A Conversation with Aurora, David, & Chad
May 4 • 66 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Aurora Gregory, David Dollar, and Chad Pennycuff. We talk about there experiences as Attendees of The thing and what they got out of the event. We answer the questions you submitted on my…
040: What Am I Worth? | A Conversation with Paul Klein
Apr 24 • 58 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Paul Klein. In 2009 at the peak of the recession as layoffs and the economy were tanking with a family to support and hefty mortgage to go along with it I Paul chose to leave a safe and…
039: The Death Defying Work of Creativity | A Conversation with Rob Lott
Apr 15 • 67 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Rob Lott. Rob is a Disney Cast Member, actor, Speaker, Host of the Leading Creative Podcast, an avid reader, and one of the key leaders in Orlando’s creative and theater community. Rob has…
BONUS LIVE SHOW: Creativity, Frankenstein, Writing, and Wrestling Bears | A Conversation with Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson
Apr 6 • 64 min
On this BONUS episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson. I wanted to share with you immediately the conversation we had about Creativity, Frankenstein, Writing, and Wrestling Bears on Facebook LIVE…
038: How to Win With Authentic Marketing | A Conversation with Mike Kim
Mar 13 • 65 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Mike Kim. He is a marketing consultant, communications strategist, copywriter, and all around fine human being. Mike ditched his comfy C-suite marketing job in pursuit of career freedom. He…
037: Going Viral & Becoming the BOSS | A Conversation with Rachel Pedersen
Jan 30 • 55 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Rachel Pedersen the Queen of Social Media, award-winning, international viral sensation, top social media strategist & strategist. Featured on TODAY Show, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post,…
036: It’s About to Get Weird | A Conversation with CJ Casciotta
Jan 9 • 68 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with CJ Casciotta. This conversation takes us from the Muppets to vinyl, all the way to how weirdos change the world. We hear all about his new book, “Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret…
035: Jumping Off The Cliff | A Conversation with Leigh Holt | LIVE from The Mini Thing LA
Dec 31, 2018 • 48 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Leigh Holt LIVE from The Mini Thing Los Angeles. On November 17th, 2018 we hosted our first one-day version of The Thing in Burbank, California. Leigh is the founder of “maddjett.” In the…
034: Going All In On You | Terry Weaver | LIVE from The Mini Thing LA
Dec 7, 2018 • 29 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry shares his opening talk from The Mini Thing Los Angeles. On November 17th, 2018 we hosted our first one-day version of The Thing in Burbank, California. In life and business, we often find ourselves in a…
033: Owning & Telling Your Story | A Conversation with Justin Schenck
Oct 27, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Justin Schenck, host of the Growth Now Movement Podcast. He’s a speaker, author, and leading authority in using your voice to build an audience. He not only speaks to organizations on how…
032: Legacy: Living In A Way That Matters Later | A Conversation I’m Having With Myself
Oct 17, 2018 • 16 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for another Conversation with himself. Be careful because you’re going to be hearing Terry’s inner dialogue. In addition to the amazing conversations that Terry has with amazing leaders. On this…
031: Breaking Everything | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation Craig Fraser
Oct 1, 2018 • 49 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down LIVE from The Thing 2018 in Orlando Florida, with the artist, entrepreneur, and author Craig Fraser. Craig has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, GM, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star…
030: #FAILURE | A Conversation Michael Robison
Sep 23, 2018 • 72 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Michael Robison. Michael is the CEO of d5 Group. He is a strategic business consultant and brand development innovator with a diverse background in finance, sales, development, marketing,…
029: Scaling Your Life | Conversations I’m Having With Myself
Sep 15, 2018 • 17 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for a Conversation with himself. Yes, you read that right. No guest or interview on this episode. Be careful because you’re going to be hearing Terry’s inner dialogue. In addition to the amazing…
028: Quitting Your Dream Job | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Dan Cockerell
Aug 1, 2018 • 55 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down LIVE from The Thing 2018 in Orlando Florida, with the former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom Dan Cockerell (who was also the VP of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios before taking that position)….
027: Wrestling With Your Dreams | A Conversation with Logan Sekulow
Jul 10, 2018 • 64 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with filmmaker, producer, podcaster, and good friend Logan Sekulow. Since Logan was last on the show he’s released an award-winning documentary “Welcome Home, Dick Van Dyke” that was…
026: How To Fix Almost Everything | A Conversation With Larry Winget
Apr 8, 2018 • 61 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Larry Winget aka. The Pitbull of Personal Development. ® You don’t want to miss this conversation as they unpack Larry’s # 1 Rule For Life and…
025: The Finish Episode | A Conversation with Jon Acuff
Dec 2, 2017 • 54 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down again with New York Times Best-Selling Author, undisputed King Of Queso, and entrepreneur Jon Acuff. You may know Jon from his books “Quitter,” “Start,” “Do Over” and his latest “Finish:…
024: Celebrating the Legacy of Marty Sklar | A Conversation with Disney Imagineers Louis Lemoine & C. McNair Wilson
Aug 2, 2017 • 65 min
On this very special episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with two former Disney Imagineers, McNair Wilson and Louis Lemoine to celebrate the life and legacy of Disney Legend Marty Skylar. Normally on an episode, we talk about the…
023: Making Career Magic | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Lee Cockerell
Jul 27, 2017 • 60 min
On this special LIVE episode of Making Elephants Fly from “The Thing 2017” in Orlando, Florida, Terry sits down once again with Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. During that time, Lee…
022: Real Artists Don’t Starve…They Thrive | A Conversation With Jeff Goins
Jul 2, 2017 • 53 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with best-selling author, entrepreneur, and leader, Jeff Goins. Jeff has just released his new book “Real Artists Don’t Starve.” Not only is Jeff a fantastic writer, he leads a tribe…
BONUS LIVE SHOW: Creativity & Collaboration | A Conversation With Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson
Apr 9, 2017 • 84 min
On this episode of Bonus LIVE SHOW of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson talking Creativity & Collaboration. C. McNair Wilson is a Former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and…
021: Animating Your Life | A Conversation With Disney Animator Tom Bancroft
Mar 30, 2017 • 70 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with former Disney Animator Tom Bancroft. Tom has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry, much of which was for Walt Disney Feature Animation. During this time there, he was an…
020: Sweating the Small Stuff | A Conversation With Andy Andrews
Mar 13, 2017 • 67 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Andy Andrews, the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Traveler’s Gift.” His books have been translated into nearly 35 languages. Hailed by the New York Times as “someone who…
019: The Art of Showing Up | A Conversation With Seth Godin
Nov 9, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with New York Times best-selling author, innovator, speaker, and sought-after thought leader, Seth Godin. Seth is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have…
018: Waking Up Elvis: Creativity Unleashed | A Conversation With Chris Baréz-Brown
Oct 27, 2016 • 67 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Author, Innovator, and sought-after Speaker, Chris Baréz-Brown. Chris has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations, including Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, The Gates…
017: The Creative Leader | A Conversation With David Burkus
Mar 17, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with best-selling author, sought-after speaker, award-winning podcaster, and management professor, David Burkus. He is the host of Radio Free Leader — a podcast that shares insights on…
016: Collaboration is the Deal | A Conversation with Tim Sanders
Feb 23, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Internet Pioneer, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Leader, and one of the best guys on the planet…Tim Sanders. Tim was an early stage member of Mark…
015: Dying To Go On Vacation | A Conversation with Marty Cauley
Feb 14, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Author, Coach, Pastor, Leader of Leaders, Event Planner, and sought-after Speaker, Marty Cauley. In his latest book, “Dying to Go on Vacation: Learning to live while Facing Death” we…
014: The End of Busy | A Conversation with Alli Worthington
Jan 27, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Executive Director of Propel Women, Author, Speaker, and Recovering Entrepreneur, Ali Worthington. Ali’s book, “Breaking Busy,” released this week and is already making…
013: Multiplying Your Time & Maximizing Your Influence | A Conversation with Rory Vaden
Jan 12, 2016 • 65 min
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with co-founder of Southwest Consulting, Speaker, and NYT Best-Selling author, Rory Vaden. His latest book, “Procrastinate on Purpose,” looks at how to multiply the time you have….
012: Ask a Disney Imagineer Anything | A Conversation with C. McNair Wilson
Dec 29, 2015 • 69 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and author C. McNair Wilson. His latest book, “Hatch!: Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer,” unpacks the…
011: Creating Like a Disney Imagineer | A Conversation with C. McNair Wilson
Dec 15, 2015 • 63 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and author C. McNair Wilson. His latest book, “Hatch!: Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer,” unpacks the…
010: It’s Time for a DO OVER | A Conversation with Jon Acuff
Dec 2, 2015 • 45 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with New York Times Best-Selling Author, queso lover, and entrepreneur Jon Acuff. You may know Jon from his books “Quitter,” “Start,” and his latest “Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent…
009: Leadership Redefined | A Conversation with Brad Lomenick
Nov 24, 2015 • 80 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with author, leader, and entrepreneur Brad Lomenick. Brad spent twelve years leading the influential organization, CATALYST. CATALYST has hosted leaders like Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin,Tony…
008: The Circus of Creativity | A Conversation with Vital Germaine
Nov 3, 2015 • 53 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Vital Germaine of ENGAGE teams. ENGAGE elevates the customer experience through innovative and dynamic employee engagement, leadership, and team building solutions. Vital’s big leap journey…
007: Setting the Stage for Your Brand | A Conversation with Leigh Holt
Oct 21, 2015 • 57 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Leigh Holt. Leigh is the founder of maddjett. In the simplest of terms, maddjett is a company built around passion. Leigh left her gig as the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Warner Music…
006: Escaping Adulthood | A Conversation with Jason Kotecki
Oct 7, 2015 • 58 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jason Kotecki. Jason is an artist, author, and speaker who considers himself a professional reminderer and permission granter. He is also a husband, dad, Batman fan, Star Wars…
005: The Creative Process | A Conversation with Justin McRoberts
Sep 21, 2015 • 56 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Justin McRoberts. Since 1999, Justin has been a constant and noteworthy presence within the music industry, releasing over sixteen projects. As a songwriter, author, storyteller, and…
004: Creating Disney Magic | A Conversation with Lee Cockerell (Part 2)
Sep 8, 2015 • 60 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry continues his conversation with Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. During that time, Lee led a team of tens of thousands of cast…
003: Creating Disney Magic | A Conversation with Lee Cockerell (Part 1)
Aug 26, 2015 • 46 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly,…
002: Dreamers Actually Do | A Conversation with Logan Sekulow
Aug 11, 2015 • 67 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with his good friend Logan Sekulow. Logan is a filmmaker, former TV show host, and entrepreneur who is now saving the funny pages. After a time working for Nickelodeon in both Orlando and…
001: The Art Of Working On Your Dream | A Conversation with Jeff Goins
Jul 24, 2015 • 46 min
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with best-selling author and leader, Jeff Goins. Jeff has just released his new book “The Art of Work.” Join the conversation with Terry and Jeff as they talk about dreams,…