Beyond Speaking

Beyond Speaking

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World class motivational speakers share some of the best stories they use to motivate and inspire millions. Each guest’s stories convey valuable lessons for leaders, managers, and anyone striving for excellence in work and life. The host of the podcast, Brian Lord, has worked with the world’s top speakers for more than twenty years and uses this experience to draw out the full value each guest has to offer. In-depth conversations with the world’s most in-demand keynote speakers. Learn valuable secret insights from some of today’s best presenters and experts in business, leadership and more.


David Nour - Relationship Economics
Jul 16 • 28 min
Global thought leader and growth strategist David Nour shares how being an immigrant built his expertise in relationships, how American’s differ from the world in business and his idea of relationship economics. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Bob Goff - The Power of What If
Jul 9 • 24 min
Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of “what if” thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Molly Fletcher - The Female Jerry Maguire
Jun 25 • 36 min
The female Jerry Maguire, Molly Fletcher shares how to negotiate a contract for yourself, the power of the pause and how being a woman helped her in the male dominated world of sports agents. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie
Jun 18 • 24 min
Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise. —- This…
J.P. Pawliw-Fry - Fight CEO Disease with Mindfulness
Jun 11 • 19 min
Leadership and performance guru JP Pawliw-Fry shares the importance of being an aggressive learner, working with Doc Rivers and how to fight CEO’s disease. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Kindra Hall - Strategic Storytelling
May 7 • 15 min
National storytelling champion and communication expert Kindra Hall shares how to properly tell a story in a social setting, some story strategies for emails and how to use your story to differentiate yourself from the competition. —- This episode is…
Jeff Saturday - Getting to the NFL, Peyton Manning & Having Ambition with Wisdom
May 1 • 29 min
Super Bowl Champion and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday shares his story of getting to the NFL, what it was like playing and sometimes fighting with Peyton Manning and the importance of having ambition with wisdom. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Greg Gumbel - The Grind of Covering March Madness
Apr 2 • 25 min
Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
David Horsager - Who Can I Trust?
Mar 26 • 22 min
Best selling author and CEO of Trust Edge, David Horsager shares the 8 pillars of trust, the 3 questions you need to ask to make something happen and reveals the most trusted person in the world. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Josh Sundquist - One More Thing, One More Time
Mar 19 • 27 min
Paralympic ski racer, author and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist shares his philosophy behind one more thing one more time, his first time out in public after amputation surgery and of course his internet famous halloween costumes. —- This episode is…
Nicole Malachowski - Reinvent Yourself
Mar 6 • 19 min
First female thunderbird pilot, White House Fellow and survivor Nicole Malachowski shares what it is like flying a weapon, losing her childhood dream and the importance of being able to reinvent yourself. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule
Feb 12 • 29 min
Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Michelle Poler - Say Hello To Your Fears
Feb 5 • 21 min
Creator of the 100 days with out fear Project and youtube sensation Michelle Poler she shares how to turn fear into excitement, tips on building an online community and the practical steps to overcoming your biggest anxieties. —- This episode is sponsored…
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Jan 29 • 20 min
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Justin Forsett - The Super Bowl, Shark Tank and Beyond
Jan 22 • 25 min
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Keni Thomas - The Black Hawk Down Story
Jan 14 • 22 min
Special Forces Army Ranger and award winning country music artist, Keni Thomas, as he shares his part in the story made famous by Ridley Scott’s movie Black Hawk Down. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Cooper Manning - SO Much Cooler Than Peyton & Eli
Jan 8 • 13 min
The most famous big brother in the NFL, Cooper Manning shares how to win a college panel discussion, impersonating Peyton in Knoxville and how football translates to business. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 2 • 19 min
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year’s Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line. —-…
Curt Steinhorst - Defeating Distraction
Dec 18, 2018 • 21 min
Author and expert on attention and focus Curt Steinhorst shares how smartphones aren’t always bad for attention, how to handle distraction as a parent, and how technology can actually help with focus. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Dr. Natalie Stavas - Running + Compassion
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 min
Award-winning Harvard physician and Boston Marathon bombing humanitarian, Dr. Natalie Stavas shares her story of that day, how running helps her with ADHD and tips from growing up as a farm kid in Nebraska. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Greg Gumbel - March Madness, The Olympics and Confidence
Dec 4, 2018 • 25 min
Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Scott Harrison - charity: water
Nov 6, 2018 • 39 min
The founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison shares the story of creating charity: water, getting rejected by non-profits around the world and why he put his biggest failure on the internet. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Mike Staver - Got A Minute?
Oct 23, 2018 • 16 min
Leadership expert and coach Mike Staver shares the story behind building his upcoming app, Got a Minute, writing his new book on touring around America on his motorcycle and witnessing a gang fight at Sturgess. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Passing Zone - America’s Got Talent and the Truth About Juggling Chainsaws
Oct 16, 2018 • 18 min
Guinness World Record holders Passing Zone share stories of behind the scenes on America’s Got Talent, getting fired at Disneyland and their biggest onstage accident. Spoiler alert- a poorly thrown chainsaw was involved… —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Joan Lunden - Working As A Woman In Television
Oct 9, 2018 • 26 min
Award-winning journalist and TV pioneer Joan Lunden shares how a rival TV station helped her land a dream job, her battles working in a male-dominated industry and how she made it to Good Morning America. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Oct 2, 2018 • 18 min
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it’s not about the…
Jason Chaffetz - Behind the Scenes Look at a Life in Congress
Sep 25, 2018 • 13 min
Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience working at Harvard. Jason also shares how he first got involved with politics, his experience as…
Rudy Ruettiger - From Notre Dame To Hollywood
Sep 18, 2018 • 19 min
Legendary Notre Dame football player and the inspiration for the movie that shares his name Rudy, Rudy Ruttiger shares his path to Notre Dame, how he got his story to Hollywood and the importance of making relationships. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Sep 11, 2018 • 22 min
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Sep 4, 2018 • 20 min
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Joe Dombrowski - Teaching and Being Yourself on Social Media
Aug 28, 2018 • 19 min
Educator and social media personality Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski, shares how to grow your social media brand, awkward classroom situations, and how studying improv made him a better teacher. Joe Dombrowski’s viral classroom video where he made up words for a…
Susan Cain - Introverts Are Not Inferior
Aug 21, 2018 • 23 min
This week we have the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, as she shares the story behind her famous Ted Talk, the secret powers of introverts and why introverts and…
Jay Baer - How To Create Word of Mouth
Aug 14, 2018 • 15 min
Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly create word of mouth through talk triggers, the two choices every business must make to change their future,…
John O’Leary - On Fire: Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Aug 7, 2018 • 26 min
John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium. —- This episode is sponsored…
Donald Miller - Why Your Story Is So Important
Aug 1, 2018 • 23 min
Multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and writer of “Building a Story Brand” Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi-Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election. —- This episode…
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Jul 10, 2018 • 22 min
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Kelly McDonald - Working with People Who Aren’t Like You
Jul 3, 2018 • 19 min
Marketing guru and best selling author Kelly McDonald shares why you don’t have to like the people you work with, ways to respectfully disagree and why diversity isn’t always what you think it is. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
Tim Sanders - The Beatles, Yahoo and Disruptive Collaboration
Jun 26, 2018 • 25 min
Tech pioneer and best selling author of Love is the Killer App, Tim Sanders shares why Ringo was actually the key to the Beatles success, the power of fours and the secret of disruptive collaboration. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Justin Forsett - The NFL, Shark Tank and Beyond
Jun 12, 2018 • 25 min
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Remembering Astronaut Alan Bean
Jun 5, 2018 • 15 min
We have a special episode this week remembering astronaut, artist and the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean.
Mac Anderson - Successories, 212 and Potato Salad
May 29, 2018 • 15 min
Entrepreneur and best selling author Mac Anderson stopped by to share the story behind creating those classic motivational posters we all know and love, the importance of building a service focused culture and the most dramatic potato salad story you’ve…
Keith Ferrazzi - The Art of Co-Elevation
May 22, 2018 • 18 min
New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazi explains the power behind co-elevation, what truly makes a great leader and why vulnerability can be your best asset. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Tony Seba - 2020: The Decade of Disruption
May 15, 2018 • 27 min
Award winning author and disruption expert Tony Seba shares why the 2020’s will become the decade of disruption, how transportation will become more like streaming music and if flying cars will finally become a reality. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule
May 8, 2018 • 29 min
Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie
May 1, 2018 • 24 min
Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise. —- This…
Mark Eaton - A Non-Traditional Path To The NBA
Apr 17, 2018 • 19 min
7 foot 4 NBA All Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain and discuss his new book the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Rebekah Gregory - Boston Marathon Bombing and Life After
Apr 10, 2018 • 13 min
Boston marathon bombing survivor and author, Rebekah Gregory shares the harrowing story of that day and how losing her leg helped her find a new perspective on life. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Chad Williams - The Journey of Becoming a Navy SEAL
Mar 27, 2018 • 24 min
Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident everyday, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Jon Gordon - Dabo Swinny, Major League Hugs and Positivity
Mar 13, 2018 • 17 min
Author of the Energy Bus Jon Gordon stopped by to tell stories from Dabo Swinney’s impact at Clemson, how a hug led to playoff success for the Dodgers and the power of looking at your team from the inside out. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Archie Manning - Family, Football and Youth Sports
Mar 6, 2018 • 16 min
The father of the modern the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares why he named his son Peyton, safety in football and which son he would choose in a 2 on 2 basketball game for the last piece of pumpkin pie. —- This episode is sponsored…
Mike Mullane - The Risk and Future of Space Travel
Feb 20, 2018 • 21 min
Original Space Shuttle Class Astronaut Mike Mullane tells the story of The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, its impact on the country and the future of space travel as we know it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Darrell Waltrip - The Tragedy of Dale Earnhardt’s Last Race
Feb 13, 2018 • 13 min
NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip shares the story of the Dale Earnhardt tragedy at Daytona, what it takes to be a winner and the importance of taking care of your core. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
John Ratzenberger - Pixar, Cheers and The Empire Strikes Back
Feb 6, 2018 • 14 min
Emmy nominated actor John Ratzenberger or as you may know him Cliff from Cheers shares his favorite one liners from the show, the importance of the working class in America and inside info about Pixar and the Empire Strikes Back. —- This episode is…
Scott Hamilton - The Consequences of Being The Best
Jan 30, 2018 • 11 min
Olympic figure skating legend Scott Hamilton shares how to train our minds for optimism, the consequences of being the best in the world and the importance of showing up every day. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Ruben Gonzalez - The Winter Olympic Experience
Jan 23, 2018 • 14 min
4 Time Luge Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez shares what it’s like to party at the winter olympics, how Scott Hamilton inspired him to try the luge and how to get back up after your worst crash in competition. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Devon Harris - Cool Runnings & The 2018 Winter Games
Jan 16, 2018 • 15 min
Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris as he shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings, if Usain Bolt will join the 2018 bobsled team and how we each can have the mindset to set Olympic sized goals. —- This episode is…
Michelle Singletary - Financial Advice for 2018
Jan 9, 2018 • 13 min
Financial guru and nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary shares the beauty of compound interest, the power of living below your means and how to be awesome with your money —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 2, 2018 • 19 min
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year’s Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line. —-…
Andy Buckley aka David Wallace - Behind the scenes of The Office
Dec 26, 2017 • 18 min
Merry Christmas! We are taking a little vacation this week so we wanted to get you inspired to binge watch one of our favorite shows over Christmas break. Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing…
Vinh Giang - Entrepreneurial Magic
Dec 19, 2017 • 16 min
Vinh Giang, award winning entrepreneur stops by to share how buying 1,000 copies of the same book led to him meeting his mentor, the value of adversity and how magic has made him such a successful business man. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Simon T. Bailey - How To Find Your Calling
Dec 5, 2017 • 13 min
Simon T. Bailey the former leader of The Disney Institute, and one of America’s top 10 corporate speakers on change shares how hard it was to get a job at Disney, the 4 questions you need to ask yourself to find your calling and the hardest speech he has…
Andy Andrews - The Little Things That Win Championships
Nov 28, 2017 • 19 min
Andy Andrews, author of the hugely successful book “The Traveler’s Gift” shares the difference between wisdom and knowledge, why quitting becomes a habit, and the secrets he has shared with the last 9 college football national champions. —- This episode…
Clint Hill - Secret Service Agent During The JFK Assassination
Nov 21, 2017 • 31 min
This week we share our interview with former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill. Clint shares his first hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also…
Peter Sheahan - Finding Your Eureka Moment
Nov 14, 2017 • 18 min
Innovative business thinker and author of “Matter” Peter Sheahan shares how to find your eureka moment, the power of working through the complex to get to the simple and how Burberry has kept itself relevant for over a century. —- This episode is…
Bob Goff - The Power of “What If”
Nov 7, 2017 • 24 min
Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of “what if” thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Nov 1, 2017 • 18 min
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Daymon John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it’s not about the…
Donald Miller - Why Story is So Important
Oct 24, 2017 • 23 min
Multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur and writer of “Building a Story Brand” Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election. —- This episode…
Yossi Ghinsberg - Inspiration for the New Daniel Radcliffe Movie Jungle
Oct 17, 2017 • 16 min
Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true meaning of life. —- This episode is…
Judge Jeanine Pirro - Drive, Breaking Barriers and Making A Murderer
Oct 10, 2017 • 12 min
Emmy winning TV host and the first female district attorney and Judge of her area Jeanine Pirro, stops by to share her thoughts on the tv show Making a murder, advice for the next generation of female attorneys, and going to her first homicide scene. —-…
Shaquille O’Neal - Lessons From Mom & How To Be A Leader
Oct 3, 2017 • 10 min
Brian gets 7 minutes to sit down with Shaq before a speaking gig and asks him about the influence of his mother on his life. Shaquille also shared some top secret youth coaching tips that believe it or not involve the restaurant Hooters. —- This episode…
Andy Buckley - Behind the scenes of NBC’s The Office
Sep 26, 2017 • 17 min
Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.…
Josh Linkner - How to Hack Innovation
Sep 19, 2017 • 19 min
Award Winning Entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Josh Linkner shares his biggest business mistakes, insights from his recent book Hacking Innovation and how to brainstorm more effectively through role playing. —- This episode is sponsored…
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Sep 11, 2017 • 22 min
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Sep 11, 2017 • 22 min
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Sean Astin - Goonies, Rudy & Hobbits Oh My
Sep 11, 2017 • 25 min
Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles and the lessons he learned from them, including how to cry on camera. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app