Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

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Best-selling author Whitney Johnson (“Disrupt You…
Maren Kate Donovan: Embracing Failure
Apr 16 • 39 min
My guest on the podcast today is Maren Kate Donovan, the founder and former CEO of Zirtual, a company that went from rapid growth and success to shutting down seemingly overnight. The measure of their success ended up being their downfall: rapid…
Paul Hill: Mission Control Management
Apr 9 • 51 min
Management isn’t rocket science. It’s harder than rocket science. At least, that’s what Paul Hill, former director of mission operations at NASA, believes. Paul has spent most of his life around rockets: first as a child growing up near the…
Gina Bianchini: A Part of Something Bigger
Apr 2 • 41 min
My guest on the podcast is Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. Gina created Mighty Networks to be a social platform that goes beyond the typical scrolling conversations of social media and focuses instead on community and engagement…
Tasha Eurich: The Transition from “Why” to “What”
Mar 26 • 38 min
About six years ago, Tasha Eurich was in a work lull. Her coaching clients were on vacation for the winter holidays, and feeling the bug to accomplish something anyway she began to dig into one of her favorite topics—psychology. Tasha had noticed…
Liz Wiseman: Accidental Diminishers - When the Good Guys are the Bad Guys
Mar 19 • 41 min
Liz Wiseman knows a thing or two about bosses. She is the author of the best-selling book Multipliers, which explores the impact that leaders have on their teams, whether positive (multipliers) or negative (diminishers). In researching for the book,…
Erik & Emily Orton: Failing Forward, Failing Better
Mar 12 • 64 min
When Erik and Emily Orton sailed their boat up the Hudson River, there was no one to greet them. It was late, and no fanfare or celebration disturbed the stillness of the night. But the Orton’s and their five children felt what they had sensed many…
Take the Right Kinds of Risks
Mar 5 • 21 min
To celebrate the 100th episode of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, we’re disrupting our format a bit. In Episode 80 we gave you a preview of an online course we’re developing. It’s been our most downloaded to date. So, in celebration of our hundredth…
Ilana Golan: Leveling the Playing Field
Feb 26 • 43 min
Ilana Golan is someone who goes first. She was the first female commander in the Israeli Air Force, and that experience set her up for a career filled with blazing trails and then creating a wider path for others to follow. From her start at…
Melissa Smith: Modeling What Matters
Feb 19 • 39 min
While growing up in a small farm town in Maine, Melissa Smith had the opportunity to try lots of different things. She drove the flatbed to collect hay on the family farm, was captain of the math team, captain of the cheerleading squad and played on…
Dan Shapero: Stepping Back to Grow
Feb 12 • 42 min
Dan Shapero’s team was a rocket ship. When he stepped in as leader of LinkedIn’s recruiting business, annual revenue was around $40 million. By 2014, it was a billion and a half dollars. So it came somewhat as a surprise when the CEO of LinkedIn…
Live Coaching Episode: Ryan Gottfredson
Feb 5 • 73 min
The launch point of a learning curve can feel like a slog. There is so much to learn, and just keeping your head above water requires tremendous effort. When progress seems nonexistent it is human nature to feel impatient and want to change direction,…
Encore: Donald Miller - The Importance of Creating Clarity
Jan 29 • 32 min
I have shared on here before that I am a recovering perfectionist when it comes to my podcasts, and I have yet another confession: sometimes I make mistakes. Or, rather, errors. I recently received feedback from a newsletter subscriber that helped me…
Bethany Quam: Staying in Growth
Jan 22 • 47 min
When we’re feeling stagnate or trapped in our job, jumping ship altogether often seems like the best option for disruption. However—and this is a big one—what if you didn’t have to? What if you could identify what motivates you, and why your…
James Clear: Just One Percent Better
Jan 15 • 46 min
My guest today is James Clear, and he’s the go-to expert for those small changes, or Atomic Habits (as his New York Times best-selling book refers to them). James advocates that the way to build habits is to try and get just one percent better…
Donna Hicks: Guardians of Dignity
Jan 8 • 43 min
Israel and Palestine. Northern Ireland. Colombia. Libya. These are more than just countries to Donna Hicks. Notorious for their political upheaval and turmoil, within their borders, Donna has sat between sworn enemies and dared to help them find…
Asheesh Advani: Removing Obstacles
Jan 1 • 41 min
On the podcast today I am pleased to introduce Asheesh Advani, the CEO of Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement (or JA) is an organization that provides children and teenagers around the world opportunities to learn about work, entrepreneurship and…
2018 in Review: Reveling in the Sweet Spot
Dec 18, 2018 • 57 min
I have a confession: I am a recovering perfectionist. Up until very recently I have been completely unable to listen to a single “Disrupt Yourself” podcast. I convinced myself that I would be a terrible interviewer, and my imagination was…
Keith Krach: Transformational Leadership
Dec 11, 2018 • 40 min
Keith Krach collects people. It’s not that he’s a comic book villain, mind you—Keith simply has a knack for finding people, discovering what they’re interested in, and building a team from that connection. Over the past ten years at DocuSign…
Mike McDerment: Be Your Best Competitor
Dec 4, 2018 • 34 min
Thinking about the competition often keeps business owners up at night. Will someone else find a way to copy your product? Will they lure customers away? Will they make your clientele happier? It’s the stuff of nightmares. Mike McDerment, the…
Talia Milgrom-Elcott: Stepping Up
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
When President Kennedy announced in 1961 that he wanted to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, it was a longshot. Some believed it to be impossible. However, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the surface of the moon and…
Dave Hollis: Abandoning Certainty
Nov 20, 2018 • 50 min
When his eight-year-old son asked Dave Hollis what his biggest fear was, no doubt he anticipated an answer along the lines of “tarantula” or “scorpions.” Instead, he received a brutally honest assessment: “Not living up to my potential.”…
Q&A Episode: My Learning Curve
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
As I say at the beginning of every episode, I think, write, speak, and live all things disruption. I take this responsibility very seriously, so while each week I encourage you to disrupt yourself I am also looking for ways to disrupt myself. Since I…
Diane Dietz: Making Everyone Better
Nov 6, 2018 • 42 min
Diane Dietz would have happily spent her career working in marketing at Proctor & Gamble, but as we all know, life can be unpredictable. When she found herself seated next to a tall, dark, and handsome stranger at a wedding, she could not have…
Saul Kaplan: Innovation Junkie
Oct 30, 2018 • 41 min
When Saul Kaplan produced his carefully compiled spreadsheet of how he planned to host a two day summit on innovation, the last thing he expected his friend to do was tear the spreadsheet to pieces—literally. His friend was none other than…
Lisa Kay Solomon: Designing Conversation
Oct 23, 2018 • 47 min
Being the host of a podcast, I’ve had my share of great conversations, but I’ve also had some that were…not. Whether the blame should be placed on myself, my guest, or both of us, can be left up to interpretation, but I find it interesting that…
Dr. Bob Nelson: Sincere, Specific Praise
Oct 16, 2018 • 37 min
As children, we are taught to say “please” and “thank you,” but oftentimes, as adults, these habits are not reinforced in the workplace. We are not asked to perform tasks, we are told, and we are paid for our efforts; in other words, we do…
Solo Episode: Disrupt Your Self Today
Oct 9, 2018 • 22 min
Before you can be an agent of disruption, you first become its subject by disrupting yourself. Keeping this in mind, today’s podcast is a bit different. If you’ve been a long-time listener, this will probably come as no surprise (disruption is…
Shawn Askinosie: It’s Not About the Chocolate
Oct 2, 2018 • 52 min
My guest today is Shawn Askinosie, the founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate and author of the number one Amazon best selling book, Meaningful Work: The Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. For Shawn Askinosie, picking a…
Margaret Busse: Step Up and Do Something
Sep 25, 2018 • 30 min
This year on the Disrupt Yourself Podcast we have had musicians, writers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and even a mountain climber as guests on the show, but I must admit that today’s guest feels more disruptive than usual—Margaret Busse is a politician….
Beth Comstock: The Call of the Unknown
Sep 18, 2018 • 47 min
My guest today is Beth Comstock, former vice-chair of GE, a member of the Board at Nike, and author of the new book Imagine It Forward, a candid and encouraging narrative in which she shares both business and life lessons. Despite having been a…
David Blake: Championing Lifelong Learning
Sep 11, 2018 • 48 min
David is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Degreed, and coauthor of the new book The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed. His company focuses on “Jailbreaking the Degree” by giving…
Karla Ballard: It’s What We Do That Matters
Sep 4, 2018 • 34 min
My guest is Karla Ballard, the CEO and co-founder of YING, a peer-to-peer skill sharing platform that allows you to trade time rather than money for services (also known as a time bank). Karla’s first experience in “banking” was of a much more…
Shachar Orren: Leaping at a Chance
Aug 28, 2018 • 36 min
For most graduates, a steady job is a dream come true (bonus points if it comes with good pay). When Shachar Orren completed her two-year mandatory service in the Israeli army, her parents thought she had achieved that dream: she was offered a…
Harold O’Neal: Music as a Mirror
Aug 21, 2018 • 43 min
My guest today is Harold O’Neal, a Tanzanian-born American pianist, film score composer, and record producer who has worked with the likes of U2, Jay-Z and Disney. I met Harold at a Silicon Guild/Black Sheep event a couple of months ago, and I was…
Tiffani Bova: Experience is the Product
Aug 14, 2018 • 40 min
My guest today is Tiffani Bova, speaker, author, thought-leader, and Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. Her book, “Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices That Will Make or Break Your Business” comes out this week, and after reading…
Orson Scott Card: Embracing Constraints
Aug 7, 2018 • 48 min
In today’s episode, we will be discussing just one of the seven points of personal disruption: embracing constraints. All too often we find ourselves saying, “If only I had more time, more money, more health, expertise. If only Oprah were my fairy…
Benjamin Spall: The Power of Routine
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Benjamin Spall keeps his phone in the kitchen at night. As co-author of the book “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired,” and mymorningroutine.com, Benjamin has heard many highly successful people highlight the…
Peter Bregman: Willing to Feel Everything
Jul 26, 2018 • 38 min
My guest today is Peter Bregman, CEO and founder of Bregman Partners and author of the new book, Leading with Emotional Courage. In his book, Peter expands on the idea that if leaders are willing to feel everything they will build better teams and…
Caroline Webb: Creating Opportunity
Jul 24, 2018 • 42 min
If Caroline Webb looks a little tired or stressed, there is a good chance that someone will eventually turn to her and ask (with their tongue in their cheek), “Are you having a bad day, Caroline?” Caroline laughs when she recounts this, because as…
Carine Clark: Tougher Than We Know
Jul 19, 2018 • 31 min
My guest is Carine Clark, CEO of Banyan, a company that helps medical practices engage with their patients. A three-time CEO, she’s been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology in the Utah region, as well as Utah CEO of…
Philip Sheppard: The Pressure of Glorious Failure
Jul 17, 2018 • 57 min
My guest today is Philip Sheppard, composer, cellist, inventor, and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. How do I unpack everything from this episode? Philip is an engaging conversationalist, and coupled with his British accent…
Live Coaching Episode: Michelle Seymour Smith
Jul 12, 2018 • 64 min
Last year I held a special live coaching session with Stacy Olsen Distefano, and at the end of the episode I put out a call to my listeners to see if anyone else felt brave enough to take the leap. Michelle Seymour Smith answered the call, and today…
Zach Obront: Solve a Problem
Jul 10, 2018 • 42 min
Today’s guest is Zach Obront, co-founder of Scribe (formerly Book in a Box), a company that helps entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into a book. When Zach Obront was in college, he started a high school. A bit silly? Possibly, in…
Nate & Vanessa Quigley: Something to Hold Onto
Jul 3, 2018 • 48 min
We are pleased to welcome Nate and Vanessa Quigley, the husband and wife team behind Chatbooks, a revolutionary method of printing photo books that focuses on helping families quickly (and economically) tell their story. In the past four years,…
Sloane Davidson: Start Small, Start Anywhere
Jun 26, 2018 • 48 min
When Sloane Davidson graduated from college, there was a plan. Having just completed a post-college trek around Europe, Sloane was excited to leave Pittsburgh and start her new adventure working at a resort, the next stepping stone on her path to…
Chester Elton: Cheering For Others
Jun 19, 2018 • 38 min
My guest today is Chester Elton, the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Carrot Principle, which has sold over 1.5 million copies to date. He has been described by the Toronto Globe and Mail as “an apostle of appreciation,” a moniker which…
Laura Vanderkam: Time is Elastic
Jun 12, 2018 • 38 min
My guest today is Laura Vanderkam, an expert on time management who’s 2016 TED Talk “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time” has been viewed over 5 million times. She is the author of several books on time management, including Off the Clock: Feel Less…
Pat Flynn: Always Serve First
Jun 5, 2018 • 51 min
Today’s guest is Pat Flynn, a highly successful blogger and podcaster who teaches people how to make a “Smart Passive Income.” Some people choose disruption, but many times disruption comes when we least expect it. In 2008, Pat Flynn was happy…
June Cohen: Decide, Decide, Decide
May 29, 2018 • 59 min
Our guest today is June Cohen, a pioneer in the web industry for her work at HotWired (the web division of Wired magazine), author of “The Unusually Useful Web Book,” and the force behind bringing the informational and often inspirational “TED…
Jonathan Bush: The Joy of the Fight
May 22, 2018 • 37 min
In 1988, college student Jonathan Bush climbed on top of a pile of wooden slats in the middle of an unfinished housing development and looked out over a gathering of political volunteers, “Okay,” he announced. “Here’s how it’s gonna go. My…
Becky Douglas: Someone Able To Do Something
May 15, 2018 • 45 min
A silly little thing that takes over the world—to me, this is the simplest definition of a disruptor. My guest today is Becky Douglas, and her “silly little thing,” which began at her kitchen table with a handful of friends, has gone on to…
Carter Cast: The Five Archetypes of Derailment
May 8, 2018 • 52 min
Carter Cast is brilliant, blending intense insight with the heart of a teacher (although it took him years to uncover this truth). Having been a marketing manager early in his career at PepsiCo Food Service International, he appeared to be on the fast…
Build an A-Team
May 1, 2018 • 49 min
Disrupting yourself is a way of life around here, so it’s only natural that it is my turn to be disrupted. Today is Launch Day for my new book, Build an A-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, and I couldn’t be…
Tom Peters: Excellence Found
Apr 24, 2018 • 50 min
Today’s guest is Tom Peters, best-selling author of the groundbreaking book In Search of Excellence, which changed the way the world viewed the connection between corporate culture and the success of a business. His newest book, The Excellence…
David Meltzer: Living an Attitude of Gratitude
Apr 17, 2018 • 52 min
My guest today is Dave Meltzer, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing. His personal objective in life is to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.” After spending only a few minutes in his…
Marisa Thalberg: The Power of Connection
Apr 10, 2018 • 28 min
My guest today is Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Taco Bell, founder of ExecutiveMoms.com, and listed as one of the top 25 Most Influential CMOs in the World by Forbes. The idea of “playing where no one is playing” appears to be second…
Nick Gray: One Person Can Change Your Life
Apr 3, 2018 • 34 min
Nick Gray thought museums were boring. As a business-minded individual, he couldn’t understand why anyone would be fascinated by the contents and just wanted the physically (and emotionally) cold places to “get to the point.” After a date turned…
Alison Levine: Standing (Or Climbing) Out From The Crowd
Mar 27, 2018 • 39 min
Today’s guest is Alison Levine, a former Goldman Sachs investor-turned-mountain climber who has climbed the highest mountains on every continent. She’s the author of the NY Times bestselling book On the Edge, and is the executive producer of The…
Eric Ries: Transforming Companies Through Continuous Innovation
Mar 20, 2018 • 47 min
Today’s guest is Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, a book that has sold over a million copies. He’s also the author of The Startup Way, a nuts-and-bolts, dollars and cents, how-to-do-the-math guide that shows how to make entrepreneurship a…
Patty McCord: Creating a Powerful Culture
Mar 13, 2018 • 54 min
My guest today is Patty McCord, former Chief Human Resources Officer at Netflix, author of the unabashedly bold book, “Powerful,” and a rocket ship of a disrupter. Although Patty describes herself as a serial entrepreneur, she started her career…
Benjamin Hardy: Use Your Distinctive Strengths to Grow
Mar 6, 2018 • 42 min
Benjamin Hardy was going nowhere. After barely graduating high school, he admits that he spent 12-15 hours a day playing World of Warcraft while living at his cousin’s house with no job. He wanted to be better, but didn’t know how to take that…
Richie Norton: Using the Power of Stupid to Get Unstuck
Feb 27, 2018 • 53 min
Today I am excited to introduce you to Richie Norton, a new friend that I am excited to be collaborating with on the video course UNSTUCK45. Google “Stupid Richie” and you may just see his name at the top of the results—he is an innovative…
Kare Anderson: The Power of Connection
Feb 20, 2018 • 39 min
Kare Anderson is an Emmy award-winning former journalist for NBC and the Wall Street Journal, as well as the author of “Mutuality Matters,” which was inspired by her TED talk “The Web of Humanity: Become an Opportunity Maker.” She believes…
Michael Bungay Stanier: Build Stronger Teams Through Coaching
Feb 13, 2018 • 45 min
Focus. And be lazy. Seemingly incongruous, these two ideas permeate Michael Bungay Stanier’s disruption of the professional coaching model. Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, a training company dedicated to coaching managers and leaders…
Karen S. Carter: Disrupting Herself for Over Two Decades in the Same Company
Feb 6, 2018 • 36 min
People often ask––is it really possible to disrupt yourself inside of an organization? If you, like Karen S. Carter, today’s guest on the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, are determined, willing to risk, and hire the right boss, the answer is yes….
Vala Afshar: Going from Customer to Evangelist
Jan 30, 2018 • 35 min
Vala Afshar, my guest on the Disrupt Yourself podcast, is here to answer the burning question: What is a Chief Digital Evangelist? For starters, that’s the role Vala fills with Salesforce, the dominant player in the sphere of CRM technology. Vala,…
Disrupting Myself With an Experiment
Jan 23, 2018 • 18 min
For Episode 40 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, I…
Daniel Pink: Everything is Timing
Jan 16, 2018 • 39 min
Join me for a lively conversation with best selli…
Deb Dugan: Stepping Back to Grow
Jan 9, 2018 • 37 min
Deb Dugan is the CEO of [RED], founded by U2 fron…
Peter Sims: The Power of Collaboration
Jan 2, 2018 • 43 min
Hear what Peter Sims, author of Little Bets, a Fo…
2017 in Review: Lessons from the Podcast Learning Curve
Dec 28, 2017 • 34 min
This week’s podcast episode is an experiment. It’…
Maureen Chiquet: Lessons From a Discovery-Driven Career
Dec 14, 2017 • 48 min
Maureen Chiquet, Former CEO, Chanel and now a spe…
Donald Miller: The Importance of Creating Clarity
Nov 30, 2017 • 29 min
Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand and author of th…
Luvvie Ajayi: Disrupting the World Through Humor
Nov 16, 2017 • 29 min
Join us as we talk to Luvvie Ajayi, author of The New York Times best selling book, I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual. How did Luvvie adjust to the transition of moving from Nigeria to the U.S.? How did she acquire her comedic super powers? How…
Scott Pulsipher: Disruptive Leadership in Higher Education
Nov 2, 2017 • 36 min
Join us today as we talk with Amazon alumnus Scott Pulsipher. We will be discussing his current position as president of Western Governors University. What’s it like to sit across the table from a less than pleased Jeff Bezos? Join us and find out….
Claude Silver: Creating a Culture With Heart
Oct 25, 2017 • 31 min
Claude Silver is CHO at VaynerMedia. As CHO, as in Chief Heart Operator, Claude takes care of the 800 or so ‘heartbeats’ employed by the company. With her fingers on the pulse of the company’s internal wellbeing, Claude works to provide a joyful…
Susan McPherson: Rising Above Disruptive Forces
Oct 19, 2017 • 26 min
Susan McPherson is the president of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy. Join us as Susan gives a lesson on Corporate Social Responsibility, and shares how she dealt with the ultimate disruption. Show…
Walter O’Brien: Hiring a Genius to Solve Your Problems
Oct 11, 2017 • 26 min
Walter O’Brien has been a disruptor since grade school in Ireland. His thriving career in computer services is rooted in his lifelong interest in IT – and it’s even led to a CBS TV series based on his company, Scorpion. Another one of his…
Feyzi Fatehi: Scaling Personal and Professional Summits
Oct 5, 2017 • 29 min
Feyzi Fatehi is the C.E.O. of Corent Technology, a revolutionary cloud management platform. Join us as Feyzi tells us about his love for mountain climbing, shares his amazement of American freedom, and explains why companies should SaaSify. Show…
Karen Walrond: Thriving (and Disrupting) Out Loud
Sep 28, 2017 • 34 min
Karen Walrond is an author, photographer, speaker, and former attorney who left her career in law after her body signaled to her that she needed a change. She listed the things she loves to do and paved her own path to success. Now, she’s a…
Alden Mills: Going Beyond Personal Limits
Sep 14, 2017 • 29 min
Alden Mills is the former Navy Seal turned entrepreneur, who gave us The Perfect Push Up. Join us as we discuss his latest book, “Be Unstoppable”, how his childhood nickname proved to be a source of strength, and the inspiration behind his newest…
Live Coaching with Stacy Olsen Distefano
Aug 31, 2017 • 39 min
A special live coaching episode: Whitney helps listener Stacy Olsen Distefano figure out how to create a satisfying future in her career. After 10 years at her organization, Stacy has recently moved into a new innovation role – but is staying the…
Lee Caraher - Inspiring Loyalty in Millennial Employees
Aug 15, 2017 • 39 min
Lee Caraher is the C.E.O. and founder of Double Forte, a digital marketing agency and P.R. firm. Lee is also the author of “Millennials in Management” and “The Boomerang Principle. On this episode, Lee enlightens us about why Millennials are not…
Lolly Daskal: Leading with Competence and Capability
Aug 2, 2017 • 28 min
Lolly Daskal is an executive coach and author of The Leadership Gap. Lolly has been advising leaders on how to reinvent themselves when progress has stalled – and how to deal with the subsequent caveats. Whitney and Lolly discuss the seven…
Wendy Sachs: Stepping Back to Slingshot Forward
Jul 20, 2017 • 33 min
Wendy Sachs is the author of the book Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers. The book was born out of a disruption in Wendy’s career – and realizing her skills didn’t quite match what the media world required. Wendy…
Patrick McGinnis: How to Be a 10% Entrepreneur
Jul 5, 2017 • 32 min
The 2008 financial crisis inspired Patrick McGinnis to examine – and disrupt – his career. Motivated by the collapse, Patrick incrementally dove into entrepreneurship. He’s the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, a big idea that advises new business…
Kara Goldin: There’s a Lot To Be Learned From Unbelievers
Jun 22, 2017 • 27 min
When Kara Goldin left her job at AOL after 7 years, she decided to work on her health in her new free time. That meant weening off of Diet Coke. But plain water was too boring, and there were no other options. So Kara came up with her own solution,…
Adda Birnir: The Disruptive Power of Mentorship
Jun 7, 2017 • 24 min
Adda Birnir is an entrepreneur and the founder of Skillcrush, an online coding school that offers a curriculum tailored for women who don’t fit a typical ‘coder’ profile. Students are working moms, retirees, and mid-level workers who seek new career…
Naveen Rajdev: Bridging Leadership and Management
May 16, 2017 • 29 min
Naveen Rajdev is the chief marketing officer of a large international company that many listeners won’t recognize. His company, Wipro, is a technology company that comes up with creative solutions across industries. They operate behind the scenes….
Chrysula Winegar: Harnessing the Disruptive Power of Motherhood
May 3, 2017 • 27 min
Chrysula Winegar is the driving force behind Global Moms Challenge, a public health education project and online community supported by the United Nations Foundation. To her four children, Chrysula is simply “Mom”. Mother’s Day offers a unique…
Paula Froelich: Travel Alone and Take a Gap Year
Apr 19, 2017 • 25 min
Paula Froelich is an accomplished journalist whose work has allowed her to travel the world. She’s written for The Guardian and the New York Post’s Page 6, among others. She built Yahoo! Travel into a must-read online travel website. But through…
Asi Burak: Changing the Game for Games
Apr 5, 2017 • 38 min
Asi Burak is disrupting how we think about playing games. Asi makes video games. But he’s not content making video games that are just entertaining. He wants to make games that are powerful enough to end conflicts and solve some of life’s greatest…
Susan Cain: Unlocking The Disruptive Power of Introverts
Mar 22, 2017 • 41 min
Susan Cain disrupted how the world thinks about introverts. Her best-selling book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” and The Quiet Revolution now help businesses and schools rethink the ways in which they serve…
Garry Ridge: The Boss We All Want to Be (CEO of WD-40)
Mar 6, 2017 • 30 min
Garry Ridge is the CEO of WD-40. He has served in that role for more than two decades, repeatedly disrupting the processes and the culture inside a company that’s best known for a selling a can of oil that silences squeaks. You don’t have to look…
Marco Rosamilia: The Flying Trapeze as a Metaphor for Disrupting Yourself
Feb 22, 2017 • 18 min
Marco Rosamilia is a small business owner whose clients are occasionally terrified of the service he provides. He co-founded a trapeze business with his brother in New York City, then added a location in Arizona. He’s in the business of helping…
Meredith Kopit Levien: On the Front Line of Journalism
Feb 9, 2017 • 46 min
Meredith Kopit Levien disrupts and is disrupted b…
Patrick Pichette: How this Former CFO of Google Disrupted Himself
Jan 26, 2017 • 30 min
One day in 2015 Patrick Pichette woke up and realized he no longer wanted to be the chief financial officer at Google. He didn’t want to be an executive at all. What he really wanted to do was spend time with his family, enjoy the outdoors a bit,…
Stacy London: Getting Fired Was Just What She Needed
Jan 11, 2017 • 35 min
Stacy London is a stylist and fashion consultant …
Bernie Swain: Taking a Risk on Yourself
Dec 28, 2016 • 40 min
In the early 1980s, Bernie Swain left his dream job at a young age to work in a closet with his wife. Their goal was to create the Washington Speakers Bureau. The agency has since represented several presidents, prime ministers, and bold-faced names…
Sarah Feingold: Disrupt at the Intersection of Your Creative Passion
Dec 14, 2016 • 34 min
Sarah Feingold is a disruptor with dual passions — law and handcrafted jewelry. She’s a big believer in the fact that people can and should create their own opportunities. Back in 2007, fresh out of law school, Sarah noticed a new crafting community…