The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
Leaders are learners. The best leaders never stop working to make themselves better. The Learning Leader Show Is series of conversations with the world’s most thoughtful leaders. Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, World-Class Athletes, Coaches, Best-Selling Authors, and much more.

366: Laurie Santos - The Science Of Well-Being (Psychology & The Good Life)
May 24 • 41 min
Laurie Santos is a cognitive scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She has been a featured TED speaker and has been listed in Popular Science as one of their “Brilliant Ten” young scientists in 2007 as well as in Time magazine as a
365: James Altucher - How To Become An Idea Machine (The 10,000 Experiment Rule)
May 17 • 70 min
James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master and prolific writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently invested in over 30. He is the author of 18 books, including WSJ best-sellers: ‘The Power of No’
364: Derek Sivers- How To Redefine Yourself, Make Big Decisions, & Live Life On Your Terms
May 10 • 57 min
Derek Sivers is a writer, musician, programmer, and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. A professional musician since 1987, Sivers started CD Baby by accident in 1997
363: Admiral William McRaven - The Bin Laden Raid, Saving Captain Phillips, & Leadership Lessons For Life
May 3 • 64 min
Admiral William McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy four-star Admiral. As the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, he led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. McRaven oversaw the 20
362: Chris McChesney - How To Achieve Your Wildly Important Goals
Apr 26 • 69 min
Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 Best-Selling Author – The 4 Disciplines of Execution. In his current role of Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey, Chris is one of the primary developers of The 4 Disciplines of Execution. For
361: John Maxwell - The Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
Apr 19 • 61 min
John C. Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in 50 languages. Often called the country’s No. 1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in
360: Kirk Herbstreit - How To Prepare Like The Best Broadcaster In The Business
Apr 12 • 40 min
Kirk Herbstreit is widely recognized as one of the best college football minds of his generation. He has served as an analyst for ESPN’s eight-time Sports Emmy Award-winning College GameDay Built since August 1996, when he joined then-host Chris Fowler
359: Pat Lencioni - Three Actions For Leaders In Challenging Times
Apr 5 • 66 min
Pat Lencioni is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 11 books (The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team, The Ideal Team Player, The Motive), which have sold over 6 million copies and b
358: Stephen Covey - The One Thing That Changes Everything (Trust)
Mar 29 • 71 min
Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadersh
357: Stanley McChrystal - Leadership In Uncertain Times
Mar 22 • 73 min
General (ret) Stan McChrystal is the founder and CEO of McChrystal Group. During his 34-year military career, he commanded all forces in Afghanistan, the Joint Special Operations Command and served as Director of Operations for the Pentagon. His command i
356: Stewart Friedman - How To Parent With Purpose & Fuel Your Career
Mar 15 • 61 min
Stew Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been on the faculty since 1984. He earned PhD from the University of Michigan. As founding director of The Wharton Leadership Program
355: Ramit Sethi - How To Live A Rich Life
Mar 8 • 60 min
Ramit Sethi is the New York Times best-selling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He co-founded PBwiki and graduated from Stanford, where he studied technology and psychology. His blog,, hosts over 1,000,000 readers every
354: WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT Book Launch Party With Doug Meyer
Mar 1 • 61 min
This is the recording from the conversation I had with Co-Founder/President of Brixey & Meyer, Doug Meyer, in front of many of our friends, clients, and colleagues at the Dayton office of Brixey & Meyer. In WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT, I provide practical, ac
353: Jeni Britton Bauer - How To Create A ‘Craveable’ Reason To Return
Feb 23 • 70 min
Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, she introduced a modern, ingredient-driven style of ice cream making that has been widely emulated across the world but never duplicated. Jeni
352: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Key Actions Of Excellent Leaders
Feb 16 • 62 min
Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to helping leaders improve their organizations’ health since 1997. His principles have been embraced by leaders around the world and adopted by organizations of virtually every
351: John Maxwell - The Laws Of Leadership (Follow Them & People Will Follow You)
Feb 9 • 52 min
John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leader
350: Tom Rath - Answering Life’s Great Question
Feb 2 • 44 min
Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. Tom’s firs
349 - An Inside Look At The Book Writing Process With Jay Acunzo
Jan 26 • 74 min
Jay Acunzo and I open up the hood and look inside the book writing process. We covered: research, outlining, drafting, editing, publishing (traditional or self?), the benefit of a podcast, superlatives (best story, most useful research, hardest part, ea
348: Simon Sinek - Why Consistency Beats Intensity (Playing The Infinite Game)
Jan 19 • 38 min
Simon Sinek may be best known for popularizing the concept of WHY in his first TED Talk in 2009. It rose to become the third most watched on, with over 40 million views and subtitled in 47 languages. Simon is the author of multiple best selling
347: Steven Strogatz - How Calculus Reveals The Secrets Of The Universe
Jan 12 • 69 min
Steven Strogatz is a professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. After graduating summa cum laude in mathematics from Princeton in 1980, Strogatz studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He did his doctoral work
346: Cameron Mitchell - Yes Is The Answer, What Is The Question?
Jan 5 • 75 min
Cameron Mitchell is the founder & CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. In 2018, they celebrated their 25th anniversary. He employees more than 5,000 people and his restaurants do $300m/year in sales. He is the author of Yes Is The Answer, What Is The Qu
345: Kamal Ravikant - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Dec 29, 2019 • 59 min
Kamal Ravikant has trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, earned his US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group, written several
344: Jesse Cole - How To Create ‘You Wouldn’t Believe’ Moments
Dec 22, 2019 • 58 min
Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN and ESPN. Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of th
343: Kelly McGonigal - The Power Of Discipline, Movement, & Stress
Dec 15, 2019 • 70 min
Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into
342: Shane Snow - The #1 Skill Of An Effective Leader (Intellectual Humility)
Dec 8, 2019 • 67 min
Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, explorer, and entrepreneur, and the author of three books—including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams. He speaks globally about innovation and teamwork, has performed comedy on Broadway, and been in the ru
341: Behind The Scenes Of The Learning Leader Show With Jay Acunzo
Dec 1, 2019 • 71 min
This is a special “behind the scenes” of The Learning Leader Show episode. My friend Jay Acunzo is back. This time, he takes the reins and asks me the questions. Jay is the founder of Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and a
340: Liz Forkin Bohannon - How To Build Your Life Of Purpose, Passion, & Impact (Beginner’s Pluck)
Nov 24, 2019 • 53 min
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sseko Designs and the author of Beginner’s Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now. Liz and the Sseko story has been featured in dozens of publications including: Vogue Magazine, Redboo
339: Robert Greifeld - Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Change As CEO Of NASDAQ
Nov 17, 2019 • 42 min
Robert Greifeld served as the CEO of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2016. During his tenure, Bob led Nasdaq through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that extended the company’s footprint from a single U.S. equity exchange to a global exchange and techn
338: Jason Fried - How To Create The Ideal Company Culture (It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work)
Nov 10, 2019 • 68 min
Jason Fried is the founder & CEO at Basecamp. He’s the co-author of Getting Real, Remote, REWORK, and It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work. Basecamp is a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with
337: Scott H. Young - How To Become An Ultra-Learner
Nov 3, 2019 • 64 min
Scott Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. Scott incorporates the latest research about the
336: Neil Pasricha - How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life
Oct 27, 2019 • 72 min
NEIL PASRICHA is the the author of six books including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter
335: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Public Speaking With Jay Acunzo
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
This is another bonus episode with my friend, Jay Acunzo. We deconstruct the art and science of public speaking in this bonus episode. “I’m trying to help you see something different that fundamentally changes your work for the better.”
334: Yancey Strickler - Using The Power Of Metaphors (This Could Be Our Future)
Oct 20, 2019 • 70 min
Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter and author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. Yancey has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Foru
333: Chris Savage - How To Bet On Yourself & Scale Through Creativity (The Wistia Way)
Oct 13, 2019 • 58 min
Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based video hosting solution built for businesses. He founded the company in 2006 with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products or services in a smarter way through video. U
332: David Brixey & Doug Meyer LIVE! - How To Build & Sustain A Great Partnership
Oct 6, 2019 • 62 min
This episode was recorded in front of 150 of our closest friends, family, and clients in Dayton, Ohio. Doug Meyer formed Brixey & Meyer alongside Dave Brixey with a dream to give clients a different way of working with their tax professionals. In his rol
331: Ryan Holiday - How Will You Choose To Respond? (Stillness Is The Key)
Sep 29, 2019 • 63 min
RYAN HOLIDAY is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy;
330: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Interviewing With Jay Acunzo
Sep 25, 2019 • 74 min
This is a special bonus episode focusing on deconstructing the art and science of interviewing. You will hear learning happening in real time. Jay Acunzo and I go a meta-level to better understand how to better improve our conversation ability, how to
329: Kindra Hall - How Storytelling Can Influence Audiences & Transform Your Business
Sep 22, 2019 • 56 min
Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought after keynote speakers trusted by
328: Joel Peterson - How To Build The Bonds That Make A Business Great
Sep 15, 2019 • 43 min
Joel Peterson is the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. He has served on more than three dozen boards over the past 45 years. Joel is also the Founding Partner and Chairman of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm w
327: Marc Roberge - How To Create Fans For Life (O.A.R.)
Sep 8, 2019 • 64 min
Marc Roberge is lead singer and rhythm guitar player for O.A.R. (Of A Revolution). He also is their primary songwriter and has been described by his band-mates as, “Our Leader.” He formed the band with his best friend (and drummer) Chris Culos for an 8t
326: Jason Zook - Why You Should Own Your Weird
Sep 1, 2019 • 65 min
Jason Zook is an unconventional entrepreneur. Tired of living a life that felt prescribed to him by society, Jason used his out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity to create multiple profitable Internet-based businesses. His most-notable business was IWea
325: Ron Ullery - Demanding Excellence, Delayed Gratification, Winning Titles
Aug 25, 2019 • 65 min
Coach Ron Ullery began his football coaching career at Centerville High School in 1977. He was the Offensive Coordinator (and play-caller) for my four years as the quarterback for Centerville (1996,1997,1998,1999). He was promoted to Head Coach in 200
324: Charles Fishman - How To Create A Culture Of Learning From Failure
Aug 18, 2019 • 65 min
Charles Fishman is the acclaimed author of One Giant Leap, A Curious Mind (with Brian Grazer), The Wal-Mart Effect, and The Big Thirst. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism. He started
323: Ian Leslie - The Desire To Know & Why Your Future Depends On It
Aug 11, 2019 • 50 min
Ian Leslie is a London-based journalist and author of critically acclaimed books about human behavior. He is currently writing a new book on “productive disagreement”, which will be published in 2020. Ian also created, wrote and performed in the BBC r
322: Julie Zhuo - What To Do When Everyone Looks To You
Aug 4, 2019 • 46 min
Julie Zhuo is the VP of Product Design for Facebook. She was the first-ever intern for the company. She leads the team responsible for the Facebook App. Julie is known as one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives, she leads the teams beh
321: Jay Acunzo - Why You Should Question Best Practices & Act Like An Investigator
Jul 28, 2019 • 66 min
Jay Acunzo is the founder of the media company Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and the host and producer of more than a dozen docuseries about creativity at work. He’s a former digital media strategist at Google, head of content
320: Rick Smith - How To Take Initiative & Solve Problems (CEO Of Axon)
Jul 21, 2019 • 58 min
Rick Smith is the founder and CEO of Axon. Axon currently employs over 1,300 people. A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law
319: Jim Clifton - How To Become A World-Class Manager (CEO of Gallup)
Jul 14, 2019 • 64 min
Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting and public opinion research and analytics, since 1988. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in
318: Clark Kellogg - How To Take Control Of Your Personal Development
Jul 7, 2019 • 58 min
Clark Kellogg served as one of the the premier voices in college basketball. He works for CBS Sports. In 1997, Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage and was one of three in-studio hosts for March
317: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking
Jun 30, 2019 • 45 min
Susan Cain is the author of the world-wide bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, is in its seventh year on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1
316: Cal Newport - How To Choose A Focused Life In A Noisy World
Jun 23, 2019 • 47 min
Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University who studies the theory of distributed systems. In addition to his academic work, he writes about the intersection of technology and culture.Cal is the author of six books, including, mos
315: Gabriel Weinberg - Using Mental Models To Make Better Decisions
Jun 16, 2019 • 61 min
Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. Since 2008, Weinberg has grown DuckDuckGo from a self-funded operati
314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi - Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence
Jun 9, 2019 • 69 min
John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team since 2009, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted i
313: Listener Q & A — Build Confidence Like Beyonce, How To Ask The Right Questions, & When To Make A Job Change
Jun 2, 2019 • 122 min
This is a special “Listener Supported” Q & A edition of The Learning Leader Show. For those who have texted LEARNERS to 44222, I offered the opportunity to call in, ask a question, and record it for an episode of the show. I was very impressed by the
312: Zvi Band - How To Leverage The Power Of Your Relationships
May 26, 2019 • 59 min
Zvi Band is the co-founder & CEO of Contactually, the top CRM which empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. Having founded Contactually in 2011, Zvi has led Contactually to $12
311: Adam Savage - Life Lessons From A Master Maker
May 19, 2019 • 51 min
Adam Savage was the co-host and Executive Producer of the hit show, MythBusters on the Discovery Channel. Fourteen years, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations and 83 miles of duct tape later, the series ended in March 2016.Today, Ada
310: David Epstein - Why Generalists Will Rule The World
May 12, 2019 • 64 min
David Epstein is the author of the forthcoming Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , and of the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, which has been translated in 21 languages. (It was purchased not only by his sister but
309: Verne Harnish - Scaling Up: How To Grow Yourself & Your Business
May 5, 2019 • 65 min
Verne Harnish is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still tea
308: Alex Hutchinson - The Curiously Elastic Limits Of Human Performance
Apr 28, 2019 • 60 min
Alex Hutchinson started out as a physicist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge then a few years as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, working on quantum computing and nano-mechanics. During that time, he competed
307: Carly Fiorina - Why You Should Run Towards The Fire
Apr 21, 2019 • 55 min
Carly Fiorina started out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. When Carly was recruited to lead HP in 1999, the industry was facing the worst technology recession in 25
306: Brian Koppelman - Follow Your Curiosity And Obsessions With Rigor
Apr 14, 2019 • 70 min
Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker, writer, podcaster, TV series creator, former music business executive and record producer. Brian is the co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, the producer for films including The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones,
305: Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall - A Leader’s Guide To The Real World (Break All The Rules)
Apr 7, 2019 • 51 min
Marcus Buckingham holds a master’s degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. He’s the author of the international best-seller, First, Br
304: Laura Gassner Otting - How To Carve Your Own Path
Mar 31, 2019 • 64 min
Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Is
303: General Stanley McChrystal - The New Definition Of Leadership
Mar 24, 2019 • 59 min
A retired four-star general, Stan is the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
302: Nick Kokonas - How To See The Genius In People
Mar 17, 2019 • 82 min
Nick Kokonas is co-founder and co-owner of groundbreaking Alinea, Next, and The Aviary (and it’s speakeasy The Office) in Chicago. Alinea, which opened in 2005, has been on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2007, rising as high as seventh and
301: James Kerr - How To Create An Ethos Of Excellence (Legacy)
Mar 10, 2019 • 66 min
James is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant who helps create high performance cultures for elite teams and organisations. He is the author of the global best-seller ‘Legacy’ which provides a unique insight into the most successful sporting
300 - Keith & AJ Hawk - How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children
Mar 3, 2019 • 101 min
AJ Hawk played 11 seasons in the NFL. He was a two-time All American at Ohio State and he also won The Lombardi Award (as a senior at Ohio State) as the countries best defensive player. He was the fifth overall draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in t
299: Kyle Maynard - ”The World Will Not Be Tailored To Your Every Need” (Scaling Kilimanjaro)
Feb 24, 2019 • 50 min
Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of pro
298: Michael Useem - How To Become A Learning Machine
Feb 17, 2019 • 53 min
Michael Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses o
297: Tero Isokauppila - CEO Of Four Sigmatic: Principled Based Leadership
Feb 10, 2019 • 51 min
Tero Isokauppila is the founder of Four Sigmatic, a nature-centric Finnish- American company specializing in functional mushrooms, superfoods, and adaptogens. Tero’s roots are in Finland, where he grew up foraging for mushrooms and other wild foods on h
296: Emily Fletcher - The Secret Superpower Of Top Performers (Meditation)
Feb 3, 2019 • 55 min
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one
295: Todd Herman - Using Alter Egos To Transform Your Life
Jan 27, 2019 • 74 min
Todd Herman is an author, coach, and entrepreneur. His training company has specialized for 22 years in mental toughness and peak performance strategies PROVEN to work, not the anecdotal nonsense found in most personal development work. His training progr
294: Warren Berger - How To Ask More Beautiful Questions
Jan 20, 2019 • 56 min
Innovation expert and questionologist WARREN BERGER has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author of eleven b
293: Brent Beshore - How To Get Rich Slow & Live An Optimal Life
Jan 13, 2019 • 58 min
Investor Brent Beshore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of, a Midwestern-based private equity firm. His firm takes a long-term approach to lower middle market private equity, investing “permanent equity” in small to midsize privately
292: Beth Comstock - You Don’t Need Permission (Former GE Vice Chair)
Jan 6, 2019 • 63 min
Beth Comstock spent nearly three decades at GE. As Chief Marketing Officer and then Vice Chair of Innovation, she led efforts to accelerate new growth, develop digital and clean-energy futures, seed new businesses and enhance brand value. As President o
291: Andy Rachleff - What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want?
Dec 30, 2018 • 52 min
Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. He had previously been the executive chairman of the company after stepping down as the CEO, but then returned to the CEO role on October 31, 2016. Rachleff co-founded Benchmark Capit
290: Scott Harrison - Redemption, Compassion, & The Transformative Power Within Us All
Dec 23, 2018 • 56 min
Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 28,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.2 million people. Harrison has been recognized
289: Philip McKernan- Relationships Move At The Speed Of Vulnerability
Dec 16, 2018 • 55 min
Philip McKernan works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker he has inspired and challenged the Can
288: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Human Nature (Part 2)
Dec 12, 2018 • 44 min
Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. In his sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all –
287: Robert Greene - 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader (Part 1)
Dec 9, 2018 • 54 min
Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. In his highly anticipated sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important
286: Phil Jones - How To Build Your Squad (The WHO In Your Life)
Dec 2, 2018 • 65 min
Phil Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, re frame what it means to “sell,” and help his audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneously impact their results. The author of five inte
285: Scott Gerber - Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships That Matter
Nov 25, 2018 • 58 min
Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization for the world’s most successful young entrep
284: Michael Lombardi - A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships
Nov 18, 2018 • 60 min
Since the mid-1980s, Michael Lombardi has been an executive in the front offices of the 49ers, Browns, Eagles and Raiders. From 2014-16 he was an assistant to the coaching staff of the Patriots. He’s also worked for numerous media outlets, including Spo
283: Tyler Cowen - The Path To Prosperity In A Disordered World
Nov 11, 2018 • 55 min
Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his Ph.d. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging
282: Seth Godin - You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See
Nov 4, 2018 • 43 min
Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thou
281: George Raveling - Eight Decades Of Wisdom: From Dr. Martin Luther King To Michael Jordan
Oct 28, 2018 • 90 min
Coach George Raveling is a national treasure. He’s the definition of a Learning Leader. He’s 81 years old and aggressively striving to get better every single day. Some notable facts about him. Possesses original copy of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream”
280: Danny Iny - Why You Shouldn’t Go To College
Oct 21, 2018 • 61 min
Danny Iny is an educator, entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Mirasee - a business education company. He’s developed widely acclaimed training, coaching, and support programs including the Course Builder’s Laboratory, the Business Ignition Bootcamp
279: James Clear - How Tiny Changes Can Equal Remarkable Results (Atomic Habits)
Oct 14, 2018 • 61 min
James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer. His writing is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. He combines ideas from a
278: Mitch Albom - Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Oct 7, 2018 • 52 min
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-n
277: Tom Goodwin - Life Advice From The #1 Influencer On LinkedIn
Sep 30, 2018 • 61 min
Tom Goodwin is the Head of Innovation for Zenith Media. He speaks around the world at industry events, and he’s a best selling author. He has also been named the #1 Influencer on LinkedIn. His role at Zenith, a top 3 global agency investing over $30bn
276: Scott Belsky - How To Find Your Way Through The Hardest Part Of Any Venture
Sep 23, 2018 • 51 min
Scott Belsky is a polymath. He’s an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor (and all-around product obsessive). He currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, an
275: Joe Navarro - The World’s #1 Body Language Expert (FBI Special Agent)
Sep 16, 2018 • 59 min
Joe Navarro spent 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this f
274: Heidi Grant - How To Get People To Help You (Reinforcements)
Sep 9, 2018 • 54 min
Dr. Heidi Grant is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation. In 2017, she was named one of Thinkers50’s most influential management thinkers globally. She is the Chief Science Officer for the Neurolea
273: Chip Conley - How To Be Wise Beyond Your Years
Sep 2, 2018 • 55 min
Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry… twice. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel bra
272: Scott Galloway - The Algebra Of Happiness
Aug 26, 2018 • 45 min
Scott Galloway is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing to second-year MBA students and is the author of the Digital IQ Index ®, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital compete
271: Phil Hellmuth - From Poker Brat To #Positivity. 15 Time World Champion
Aug 19, 2018 • 52 min
Phil Hellmuth… In his own words: “I am known as a volatile professional poker player w the nickname “Poker Brat.” My occasional tantrums at the poker tables—always shown on ESPN, it seems—are entertaining and detract and obfuscate who I really am. I’m
270 - Sam Jones - A Comfortable Life Is Overrated
Aug 12, 2018 • 56 min
Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director whose seminal portraits of President Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristin Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, Jack Nicholson, and many others have appeared on the covers of Vanity
269: Charlie Spaniard (UFC Fighter) Interviews Ryan Hawk - My Leadership Framework
Aug 5, 2018 • 67 min
Ryan Hawk runs the Leadership Advisory team at Brixey & Meyer . Ryan has been a student, teacher, and practitioner of leadership and performance excellence most of his life. First as a collegiate and professional quarterback, and now in the business world
268: Allen Gannett - How To Create “Aha” Moments And Spark Creativity
Jul 29, 2018 • 54 min
Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform that enables creativity. Marketers use TrackMaven to measure and improve performance across every channel Some clients are: The NBA, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more
267: Louie Anderson - How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time
Jul 22, 2018 • 64 min
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three­-time Emmy Award winner, named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand­-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up s
266: Ryan Caldbeck - CircleUp CEO: How To Build The Frameworks Of Your Life & Career
Jul 15, 2018 • 53 min
Ryan Caldbeck is the founder of San Francisco-based CircleUp, which provides an online investing marketplace that supports direct equity investments from individual investors into privately held consumer and retail companies. He went to Duke for his u
265: Clay Mathile - Self Made Billionaire Shares His Keys To Success
Jul 8, 2018 • 49 min
Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. He believes strongly in free enterprise and has a high respect for business owners who risk their capital to employ others. Clay attributes professional ma
264: Liv Boeree - The Three Life Lessons From The Poker Table
Jul 1, 2018 • 63 min
Liv Boeree is a poker player, television presenter and speaker. She is a World Series of Poker and 2010 European Poker Tour champion, and is the only female player in history to hold both titles. Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford School be
263: Charlie McMahan - How To Build A Tribe From 50 To 5,000
Jun 24, 2018 • 61 min
Charlie McMahan has been the Lead Pastor of SouthBrook Church since 1992. He is driven by a deep concern for those who may feel like they don’t belong in a church and a sincere hope that anyone who struggles with faith can end up with a life that looks
262: Keith Yamashita - The Keys To Great Execution (Oprah, Starbucks, Steve Jobs)
Jun 17, 2018 • 58 min
Keith Yamashita has led SYPartners for the past two decades, a practice that collaborates with CEOs and their leadership teams to build great companies and organizations. He’s worked with leaders at Apple, eBay, IBM, General Electric, Johnson & Johns
261: Darryl Strawberry - MLB Superstar: World Series, Home Runs, & Substance Abuse
Jun 10, 2018 • 44 min
Darryl Strawberry helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships. He was also suspended three times by Major League Baseball for substance abuse. He was a nine time all star an
260: Mark Divine - How To Create An Unbeatable Mind
Jun 3, 2018 • 51 min
At twenty-six Mark Divine graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011. His leadership of teams was so effective th
259: Shane Snow - How To Build A Dream Team
May 27, 2018 • 69 min
Shane Snow serves as Founder at Large at Contently, which works with Fortune 500 brands and has helped over 100,000 freelance journalists, artists, and photographers put food on the table. His writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, F
258: Jesse Itzler - Creating Your LIFE Resume (Living With The Monks)
May 20, 2018 • 42 min
Jesse Itzler is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water,
257: David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership (Turn The Ship Around!)
May 13, 2018 • 39 min
Captain Dave Marquet is a 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. He served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing, he realiz
256: Elena Botelho - How To Become A CEO
May 6, 2018 • 55 min
Elena Botelho has been a Partner at ghSMART since 2007. Elena initiated and co-leads The CEO Genome Project® featured in a cover article of Harvard Business Review. Her recent book, The CEO Next Door, is a New York Times Bestseller. The CEO Genome
255: David Burkus - The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life (Friend Of A Friend)
Apr 29, 2018 • 58 min
David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and business school professor. In 2017, he was named as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50 His latest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective
254: Robert Kurson - How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History
Apr 22, 2018 • 52 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk - Episode 250: Robert Kurson - How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the
253: Aubrey Marcus - Total Human Optimization (Own The Day, Own Your Life)
Apr 15, 2018 • 44 min
Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top
252: Tom Peters - In Search Of Excellence
Apr 8, 2018 • 57 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: 252: Tom Peters - In Search Of Excellence. Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Sixteen books
251: Joey Coleman - How To Never Lose A Customer Again
Apr 1, 2018 • 74 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk - Episode 251: Joey Coleman - How To Never Lose A Customer Again Joey Coleman is the Chief Experience Composer at Design Symphony - a customer experience branding firm that specializes in creating unique, attention
250: Shep Gordon - THE SUPERMENSCH: How To Add Value To The Lives Of Others
Mar 25, 2018 • 62 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-fou
249: Colin Nanka - Success Starts With A Choice: Leader, Adventure Racer
Mar 18, 2018 • 58 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk. Episode 249: Colin Nanka Colin Nanka is the Senior Director, Enablement for North American Sales and Leadership Development at the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management Company, He is
248: James Clear LIVE! - How Can We Live Better?
Mar 11, 2018 • 48 min
The Learning Leader Show LIVE! With Ryan Hawk & James Clear: This was recorded in front of a LIVE audience in Columbus, Ohio. My teammates at Brixey & Meyer had the original idea for a live event and collectively we put together an amazing evening with
247: Benjamin Hardy - The Best Self Improvement Book Of 2018
Mar 4, 2018 • 54 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Since 2015, Benjamin Hardy has been the #1 writer on He is pursuing his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Clemson University. Ben’s writing focuses on self-improvement, motivatio
246: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team
Feb 25, 2018 • 62 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books (including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street J
245: Maria Taylor - ESPN Gameday, Embracing The Grind, The Value Of Versatility
Feb 18, 2018 • 58 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Maria Taylor is in her sixth season as a host analyst & reporter. In the fall of 2017 Taylor will enter a new role as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday and sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. In
244: Bill Curry - The 6 Characteristics Of A Champion (Lombardi, Starr, Unitas, Shula, Bryant)
Feb 11, 2018 • 54 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Bill Curry is a two-time Super Bowl Champion. As an NCAA coach, Bill was named National Coach of the Year at Alabama and later became the first head football coach ever at Georgia State. As an ESPN commentator, he
243: Annie Duke - How To Make Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts (Thinking In Bets)
Feb 4, 2018 • 63 min
The Learning Leader Show - Annie Duke is a woman who has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in
242: Daniel Coyle - The Secret Of Highly Successful Groups (The Culture Code)
Jan 28, 2018 • 56 min
Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill
241: Austin Kleon - How To Steal Like An Artist
Jan 21, 2018 • 61 min
The Learning Leader Show: Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! His latest release is The Steal Like An Artist Journal: A Notebook For Creativ
240: Todd Henry - Be The Leader That Creative People Need (Herding Tigers)
Jan 14, 2018 • 53 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices th
239: Dan Pink - The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (When)
Jan 7, 2018 • 35 min
The Learning Leader Show: Daniel Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller
238: Neil Pasricha - Why Action Creates Motivation: 1,000 Awesome Things
Dec 31, 2017 • 59 min
The Learning Leader Show Neil Pasricha is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copi
237: AJ Jacobs - The Power of Irrational Confidence (Life As An Experiment)
Dec 24, 2017 • 49 min
A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and
236: Brian Scudamore - CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK: How To Scale A Business
Dec 17, 2017 • 50 min
Brian started his business in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18, and later went on to franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a way to expand operations. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has 1000 trucks on the road throughout some 180 locations in Canada, the United Stat
235: Dr. Gay Hendricks - How To Make The Big Leap
Dec 10, 2017 • 50 min
Episode 235: Dr. Gay Hendricks - How To Make The Big Leap Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies for more than 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford,
234: Jocko Willink - Why Discipline Equals Freedom
Dec 3, 2017 • 55 min
Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in th
233: Gretchen Rubin - How To Be Happy
Nov 26, 2017 • 40 min
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold al
232: It’s Time To Go ALL IN (With Doug Meyer & Greg Meredith)
Nov 19, 2017 • 59 min
“Here’s the issue:If you’re going to pursue a low odds game, the reality is that at some point the odds will go to zero if you don’t commit fully. You’re never going to get across that chasm and that if you’re going to keep yourself tethered to one side b
231: Michael Bungay Stanier - Say Less, Ask More, & Change The Way You Lead Forever
Nov 12, 2017 • 57 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Michael is the Senior Partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less good work and more great work. He’s the author of several books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work.
230: Dorie Clark - How To Monetize Your Expertise & Create Multiple Income Streams
Nov 5, 2017 • 54 min
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneu
229: Henry Cloud - “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”
Oct 29, 2017 • 30 min
Dr. Henry Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author, and his books have sold over 10 million copies. His leadership book, Integrity, was dubbed by the New York Times as “the best book in the bunch.” In 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the m
228: Renee Mauborgne - How To Make Competition Irrelevant (Blue Ocean Strategy)
Oct 22, 2017 • 42 min
Renee Mauborgne is the co-author of the global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy and the just released, indispensable follow-up, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is a New Y
227: Jeff Goins - How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don’t Starve)
Oct 15, 2017 • 57 min
Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve, and The Art of Work, which landed on the best­ seller
226: Steve Wojciechowski - How To Win Every Day
Oct 8, 2017 • 60 min
Steve Wojciechowski is the head basketball coach at Marquette University. He has has enjoyed a wealth of success in collegiate basketball as both a player and a coach. Wojo has established his “Win Every Day” philosophy as the foundation for the Marq
225: Dan Heath - The Power Of Defining Moments
Oct 1, 2017 • 48 min
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders. Dan is the co-author, along with his brother C
224: Mike McDerment, CEO Of FreshBooks - Lead With Trust
Sep 24, 2017 • 57 min
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Sinc
223: Kim Malone Scott - Using Radical Candor To Be A Great Boss
Sep 17, 2017 • 63 min
Kim Scott is the best-selling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity. Kim is also the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the
222: Jon Acuff - How To Finish (Give Yourself The Gift Of Done)
Sep 10, 2017 • 43 min
JON ACUFF is the author of five books, including the New York Times Bestseller Do Over. For nineteen years he’s helped companies like the Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and tell their stories. He’s a well-known public speaker, and his blogs
221: Phil Jones - What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words)
Sep 3, 2017 • 48 min
Phil started in business at just 14 years of age and clearly demonstrated the qualities of a budding entrepreneur. Following developing a number of successful business ventures through his teens, Phil decided to embrace the corporate world and joined the
220: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Power & Mastery
Aug 27, 2017 • 72 min
Robert Greene is an American author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. He has written five international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law and Mastery. In additi
219: Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Aug 20, 2017 • 57 min
Eric Barker is a thought leader in the field of success. His humorous, practical blog, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree”, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 300,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and
218: David Hornik - Why Givers Win
Aug 13, 2017 • 54 min
Episode 218: David Hornik - Why Givers Win For the last 20 years, David has worked closely with technology companies to help them grow and prosper. David joined August Capital in 2000 to invest in a broad range of software companies. Along with colleag
217: JJ Redick - “You’ve Never Arrived. You’re Always Becoming.”
Aug 6, 2017 • 59 min
JJ Redick is an iconic and legendary basketball player from Duke University. He is their all time leading scorer. JJ was the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft (Orlando Magic). He’s going in to his 12th NBA season. He recently signed a 1 year,
216: Jim Collins - How To Go From Good To Great
Jul 30, 2017 • 70 min
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick. Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide.
215: Chris Fussell — How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission)
Jul 23, 2017 • 47 min
Chris Fussell is a Partner at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He is the author of One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, the first book in the series. He was commissioned
214: Jason Calacanis - How To Turn $100,000 Into $100,000,000 (Angel Investing)
Jul 16, 2017 • 64 min
Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur and an angel investor. The founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potentials investors, he was a scout for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and fre
213: Ryan Holiday - How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller)
Jul 9, 2017 • 55 min
This is Round 3 with best-selling author, entrepreneur, and renowned marketing strategist, Ryan Holiday. If you’d like to listen to our first conversation, go HERE. If you’d like to check out the second one, go HERE. Brian Koppelman (screenwriter & direc
212: Max Joseph - Catfish, Leadership, Making It Count, & Pete Berg
Jul 2, 2017 • 59 min
Max Joseph is one of the creative minds behind MTV’s Catfish and the director of the indie film We Are Your Friends, has teamed up with the social media app Vero to launch a new documentary series, Charismatic Thinker. He started as an editor, then becom
211: Vanessa Van Edwards - How To Be Instantly Irresistible
Jun 25, 2017 • 32 min
Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting human behavior for audiences around the world. Vanessa’s groundbreaking workshops an
210: Noah Kagan - How To Start A Business
Jun 18, 2017 • 81 min
Noah Kagan was the #30 employee at Facebook (started there in 2005), and the #4 employee at He came up with the idea of real-time updates and executed with one engineer (Mark Slee) at Facebook. He is now the Chief Sumo at (A domain in
209: Jason Redman - The Power Of Humility: From A Wounded Navy SEAL
Jun 11, 2017 • 60 min
Jason “Jay” Redman’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), Combat Action Ribbon (two
208: David Novak -How To Be CEO of The Year: “Take People With You”
Jun 4, 2017 • 43 min
David Novak is Co-Founder, Retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. (Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with nearly 43,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. He stepped down as CEO o
207: Liz Wiseman - How A Rookie Can Become A Multiplier
May 28, 2017 • 46 min
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Disney, e
206: Sam Walker - The Hidden Force That Creates The World’s Greatest Teams
May 24, 2017 • 51 min
Sam Walker is The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editor for enterprise, the unit that oversees the paper’s in-depth page-one features and investigative reporting projects. A former reporter, columnist, and sports editor, Walker founded the Journal’s p
205: David Heinemeier Hansson - Falling In Love With Your Work & The Future Of Work: ReWork
May 21, 2017 • 50 min
David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp(formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man. He is the best selling author o
204: Dr. Tasha Eurich - How To Become More Self-Aware
May 14, 2017 • 44 min
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses the principles of psychology to help individuals become more self-aware and successful, and companies to grow and thrive. She has been named a
203: Todd Rovak - Emotional Intelligence, Trust, Authenticity, Hiring The Right People
May 7, 2017 • 48 min
Todd Rovak is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Fahrenheit 212, and Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini Consulting North America. He is the architect behind the unique theory, capabilities and talent that drive the company’s innovation p
202: Jenny Blake - Pivot - What Do You Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall?
Apr 30, 2017 • 53 min
Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She is the author of the Axiom Award-winning book PIVOT: The O
201: Peter Mallouk - #1 Financial Advisor In America: Tony Robbins Business Partner
Apr 23, 2017 • 36 min
Peter Mallouk is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Creative Planning and affiliated companies. Peter’s companies provide comprehensive wealth management services to its clients, including investment management, financial planning, charitabl
200: AJ Hawk & Keith Hawk - Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200
Apr 16, 2017 • 105 min
AJ Hawk played 11 seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers fifth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft and he would later be voted a team captain by his teammates and win Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh St
199: John Kralik - The Power of Gratitude (A Simple Act of Gratitude)
Apr 9, 2017 • 39 min
John Kralik is the best-selling author of A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning To Say Thank You Changed My Life. I was gift this book by my friend, Omaid Homayun, after I was a guest on his podcast (which we also released on The Learning Leader Show a
198: Ian Robertson - The Winner Effect AND How Stress Can Make You Better
Apr 2, 2017 • 51 min
Ian Robertson is a clinical psychologist
 and neuroscientist with a unique ability
 to apply his research to the pressures of everyday life. His previous books, Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye and The Winner Effect, have been translated into many lan
197: Linda Rottenberg - Why Crazy Is A Compliment
Mar 26, 2017 • 45 min
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. A frequent lec
196: Anthony Iannarino - The Only Sales Podcast You’ll Ever Need
Mar 19, 2017 • 47 min
Anthony Iannarino is a bestselling author and internationally recognized speaker on sales, success, personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Anthony’s 3 privately held staffing firms generate annual revenues of $50M. These firms serve som
195: Derek Thompson - What Makes Something A Hit? (Hit Makers)
Mar 12, 2017 • 30 min
Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a weekly news analyst for NPR’s “Here and Now.” He was born in McLean, Va., in 1986, and he graduated from Northwestern University, in 2008, with a triple major in journalism, political scienc
194: Nate Checketts - CEO Of Rhone: Leaving Comfort To Make An Impact
Mar 5, 2017 • 52 min
Nate Checketts is Co-Founder and CEO of Rhone. He created the business while working a full time job in New York City. He would work on the business while making the one hour commute to and from work everyday. They have since grown 250% year over year
193: Erik Wahl - How To Rediscover Your Creative Genius
Feb 26, 2017 • 59 min
Erik Wahl offers his high-energy onstage performance as your group’s inspiration. This presentation is equivalent to yelling ‘CLEAR’ as the paddles are positioned to shock the fading pulse of your workforce and enliven their hearts to pursue their j
192: Carey Lohrenz - The 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot: Fearless Leadership, Top Gun, Courage
Feb 19, 2017 • 51 min
Carey Lohrenz is a dynamic communicator with an incredible story. As the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, she was a pioneer in military aviation. Having flown missions worldwide as a combat, mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey Lohrenz is used to
191: Robert Herjavec - Shark Tank Investor + Listener Q & A
Feb 15, 2017 • 34 min
Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting table
190: Roger Martin - Playing To Win: Strategy Is A Choice
Feb 12, 2017 • 30 min
Roger Martin’s research work is in Integrative Thinking, Business Design, Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Country Competitiveness. He writes extensively and is a regular contributor to: Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog, the
189: Jennifer Mueller - Why Leaders Should Embrace Creative Change
Feb 5, 2017 • 54 min
From Jen: I earned my PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology at Brandeis University, and have had the fortune of been on the faculty of many top business schools including the Wharton School, Yale School of Management and NYU’s Stern School of Busines
188: Sydney Finkelstein - How To Be A SuperBoss
Jan 29, 2017 • 42 min
Sydney Finkelstein has published 20 books and 80 articles, with several bestsellers, including Why Smart Executives Fail. The Wall Street Journal called it “a marvel – a jargon-free business book based on serious research that offers genuine insights
187: Jeb Blount - How To Never Have An Empty Pipeline (Fanatical Prospecting)
Jan 22, 2017 • 62 min
Jeb Blount is a speaker, executive advisor, consultant, and world-class trainer who inspires people to take massive action and reach peak performance, fast. As an internationally recognized speaker he wows audiences with his engaging and authentic enthusi
186: Jason Van Camp - Green Beret: 300 Kill/Capture Combat Missions - Comfort In The Uncomfortable
Jan 15, 2017 • 67 min
Jason B.A. Van Camp is what Malcolm Gladwell would refer to as an Outlier; an exceptional person who is successful not just because of his personal accomplishments but his will to win and unique ability and willingness to unlock the potential of others. A
185: Haben Girma - The First Deafblind Harvard Law Graduate, Champion Of Change
Jan 8, 2017 • 32 min
An internationally acclaimed accessibility leader, Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House “Champion of Change”, Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben
184: Scott Harrison - CEO of Charity Water “The Power of Storytelling”
Jan 1, 2017 • 49 min
Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity : water. With virtually no experience outside of throwing parties, Scott founded Charity Water by charging $20 cover for his 31st birthday party. 10 years later, they’ve turned that $20 into $240 million, a
183: Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Dec 28, 2016 • 42 min
Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Lately, working with Ken Sharpe, he’s studying wisdom. In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz tackles one of the great mysterie
182: Vinh Giang - Why You Should Make The Leap
Dec 25, 2016 • 67 min
Vinh Giang is a motivational/ inspirational keynote speaker and he uses magic as his metaphor when he speaks (He’s found a way to make the medicine taste good!). He’s built a successful online business that teaches magic to over 41,000 students from all o
181: Srini Rao - How To Be Unmistakably Creative
Dec 18, 2016 • 43 min
Srini Rao is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he’s conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. This has given him an incredibly distinctive view into branding, storytelling, and mark
180: Michael Watkins - The First 90 Days: How To Ensure Success In Your New Role
Dec 11, 2016 • 50 min
Dr. Michael Watkins is the author of Your Next Move: The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions, and the international bestseller The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels, which The Economist called “
179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers from 178 Conversations
Dec 7, 2016 • 33 min
This is an episode unlike any other… I’ve listened through some of the best answers to the question: “What are the common characteristics/themes amongst those who have sustained excellence over an extended period of time?” We (my editor, Scott Donnell a
178: Sol Orwell - CEO, Digital Nomad, Vulnerability As A Leader
Dec 4, 2016 • 64 min
Sol Orwell is an entrepreneur and business developer, most known for his work as the co-founder of He was recognized as a 2014 Game Changer by Men’s Fitness and profiled by Forbes as a seven-figure entrepreneur. Sol describes himself as se
177: Michael Gerber - “The World’s #1 Small Business Guru” (The E-Myth Revisited)
Nov 27, 2016 • 45 min
Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine
 calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of individuals and hundreds of t
176: Jeffrey Gitomer - Why Sales Is The Greatest Profession In The World
Nov 20, 2016 • 41 min
Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The New York Times best sellers The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude. All of his books have been number one best sellers on Amazon
175: Michael Hyatt - How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World
Nov 13, 2016 • 46 min
For years, Michael Hyatt had people write and refer to him as their virtual mentor. His mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, and public influence. He is the a
174: Jessica Tracy - Pride: The Secret To Human Success
Nov 9, 2016 • 50 min
Jessica Tracy is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she also directs the Emotion and Self Lab. Her research focuses on emotions and emotion expression, and especially on the self-conscious emotions
173: Jon Levy - The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)
Nov 6, 2016 • 39 min
Jon Levy is a behavior scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer
172: Sarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic Of…
Nov 2, 2016 • 50 min
Per Sarah in her own words: “I’m a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist. I spent fifteen years working in the New York publishing industry where I was privileged to edit talented authors such as Jessica Knoll, Gillian Flynn, Emily Nago
171: Scott Berkun - Big Ideas For Curious Minds
Oct 30, 2016 • 59 min
Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of six books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants
170: Simon Sinek - Why “Together Is Better”
Oct 23, 2016 • 56 min
Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. His newest book, Together Is Better, will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change. Sim
169: Amelia Boone - How The Best Obstacle Racer In The World Embraces Pain
Oct 19, 2016 • 58 min
Amelia Boone is a full-time corporate attorney and probably the world’s most decorated obstacle racer. Since the sport’s inception five years ago, she’s amassed more than 30 victories and 50 podiums. Career highlights include: • 3x winner of the World’
168: Mark Sisson - How To Become A Fat Burning Beast
Oct 16, 2016 • 64 min
Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. In his younger days, he was on the track toward medical school for a while , but he got detoured by a different track—literally—and a dream of making t
167: Robert Cialdini - The Godfather of Influence
Oct 12, 2016 • 39 min
Harvard Business Review lists Dr. Cialdini’s research in “Breakthrough Ideas for Today’s Business Agenda.” Influence has been listed on the “New York Times Business Best Seller List.” Fortune Magazine lists Influence in their “75 Smartest Bu
166: Charles Duhigg - How To Create Habits Using Mental Models
Oct 9, 2016 • 41 min
Charles Duhigg, is a reporter for The New York Times, and the best selling author of multiple books, including The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. They about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. He’s worked at
165: Chris Voss - Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Oct 5, 2016 • 59 min
Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a
164: Jonathan Fields - How To Live A Good Life
Oct 2, 2016 • 47 min
Jonathan Fields currently runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. They produce a top-rated podcast and video-serie
163: Amy Trask - Former NFL CEO: “You Negotiate Like A Girl”
Sep 28, 2016 • 30 min
Amy Trask is an analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. She appears regularly on That Other Pregame Show and We Need to Talk and periodically on NFL Today. She is the former CEO of the Oakland Raiders. The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team exe
162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes
Sep 25, 2016 • 61 min
Adnan Virk works for ESPN. He is the first Muslim Sports anchor to be hired by ESPN. Adnan is one of the most versatile talents in all of ESPN. He is one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. In the baseball off-season, he has hosted SportsCenter an
161: Hank Fortener - “The 5 Chapters Of Your Life”
Sep 21, 2016 • 44 min
Hank Fortener saw the transformational power of adoption when his parents gave forever homes to eight kids from eight different countries and fostered 36 children while he was a boy. Because of this, Hank created Adopt Together. is the
160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage
Sep 18, 2016 • 58 min
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Disney, e
159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead
Sep 14, 2016 • 52 min
Henry Ward is the CEO of eShares. Josh Merrill leads product and Marketing at eShares eShares is a fast-growing online platform that allows companies—from seed stage to pre-IPO—to manage equity electronically with the participation of their sharehold
158: Amy Jo Martin - How To Build Engagement, Trust, & Serotonin
Sep 11, 2016 • 44 min
Amy Jo Martin, author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked clos
157: Chris Zook - The Founders Mentality: A Bias For Action & Front Line Obsession
Sep 7, 2016 • 53 min
Chris Zook is a partner in Bain & Company’s Boston office. He was co-head of the Global Strategy practice for 20 years. During his more than 25 years at Bain, Chris has specialized in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth. A best-sellin
156: Greg Wittstock – The CEO Must Guide The Culture
Sep 4, 2016 • 42 min
Greg Wittstock has been dabbling in water gardens since the age of 12. He began with a concrete creation and evolved to the naturally balanced, #1 contractor-installed ecosystem ponds that Aquascape is well known for. After graduating from Ohio State Uni
155: Russ Roberts - A Guide To Human Nature & Happiness
Aug 31, 2016 • 47 min
Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Fr
154: Lewis Howes - How To Acknowledge Greatness
Aug 28, 2016 • 39 min
Lewis Howes is an online marketing expert, sought after business coach, author, podcaster, USA Men’s National Team Handball Player, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur. In 3 years, Howes went from sleeping on his sister’s couch to running a seven figure online
153: Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot: How To Make Them Come To You
Aug 24, 2016 • 50 min
My day job is as co-founder and CEO of HubSpot, an inbound marketing company started in 2006. Most business market their products by “interrupting” their potential customers with advertisements, cold calls, email blasts, etc. We humans have gotten sick of
152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel
Aug 21, 2016 • 73 min
Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football Program. He also regularly appears on the NFL Network. His past
151: Kris “Tanto” Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi
Aug 17, 2016 • 43 min
Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Midd
150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me - Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence
Aug 14, 2016 • 75 min
Ryan Hawk is the creator and host of The Learning Leader Show, a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world (including such luminaries as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Kat Cole and Adam Gran
149: Marcus Sheridan - The Sales Lion: “They Ask, We Answer”
Aug 10, 2016 • 53 min
Marcus Sheridan has coached multiple businesses of all types from around the globe in an effort to help them achieve world-class communication in all its forms, online and offline. Specifically, he has become known for: Content Marketing, HubSpot Training
148: Jason Wachob - CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume
Aug 7, 2016 • 42 min
JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. His site ( receives 10 million unique page views per month! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast C
147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule
Aug 3, 2016 • 49 min
ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by
146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex
Jul 31, 2016 • 57 min
Steven Sisler is a Behavioral Analyst, speaker and author. Steve’s consultation involves personality difference, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategy. Working with clients in more than 18 countries, Steve gathers behavioral
145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity
Jul 27, 2016 • 84 min
A special “swapcast” episode of The Learning Leader Show. This episode with my younger brother AJ is being released on both “The Learning Leader Show,” and AJ’s video podcast, “The HawkCast.” To view the video of this conversation go to:
144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child
Jul 24, 2016 • 34 min
Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New Y
143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones
Jul 20, 2016 • 62 min
Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling p
142: Donald Miller - “I Will Make You Everyone’s Favorite Leader”
Jul 17, 2016 • 54 min
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 “Scary Close.” He co-wrote the major motion picture “Blue Like Jazz” which debuted at the SXSW Film Festiva
141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior
Jul 13, 2016 • 31 min
Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years stu
140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset
Jul 10, 2016 • 50 min
Dr. Carol Dweck’s work is the foundation for what it means to be a learning leader. To be in a constant state of improvement… “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have
139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World
Jul 6, 2016 • 49 min
Lin Wood has more than 38 years of experience as a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation, representing individuals and corporations as plaintiffs or defendants in tort and business cases involving claims of significant damage, including False Claims A
138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian
Jul 3, 2016 • 66 min
Caroline Burckle: Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught me the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confide
137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller
Jun 29, 2016 • 41 min
Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eight-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Don has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought lea
136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working
Jun 26, 2016 • 55 min
Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking com
135: Andrew Warner: How To Be A Fearless Interviewer (Mixergy)
Jun 22, 2016 • 62 min
Andrew Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his business into a multi-million dollar venture. When Andrew grew up in New York City, he saw the titans of entrepreneurship — in particular, en
134: Patrick Lencioni – Naked Consulting: Why It Works
Jun 19, 2016 • 61 min
Pat Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” He has a
133: John Ruhlin – Giftology: Radical Generosity Is Your Secret Weapon
Jun 15, 2016 • 49 min
He is the author of “Giftology.” Ruhlin breaks down how anyone from mail clerk to managing director can master the magic of Giftology; with these and more: Mastering reciprocity, the hidden bottom line booster Laser-targeting whom to give a gift and w
132: Kevin Kelly - How To See The Future…
Jun 12, 2016 • 41 min
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, with a publication date of June 6, 2016. He is also foun
131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World
Jun 8, 2016 • 43 min
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’
130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego
Jun 5, 2016 • 66 min
Ryan Holiday’s most recent book, “Ego Is The Enemy” draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and
129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”
Jun 1, 2016 • 39 min
Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dolla
128: Donna Dubinsky - Standing Up To Steve Jobs And Being Right
May 29, 2016 • 40 min
Donna Dubinsky first partnered with Jeff Hawkins at Palm, Inc. in 1992, where she served as president and CEO. She held this position throughout Palm’s acquisition by U.S Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff co-founded Han
127: Adam Grant – How Originals Impact The World
May 25, 2016 • 36 min
Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professo
126: Jayson Gaignard – Mastermind Talks: An Event With A Lower Acceptance Rate Than Harvard
May 22, 2016 • 61 min
Entrepreneurs may come to our events for content - but they leave with something far more valuable… community. Entrepreneurship can be very isolating at times, and it’s hard to find like-minded individuals. Over the last few years I’ve spent my time car
125: Garry Ridge – How To Build A Tribal Culture (CEO WD-40)
May 18, 2016 • 41 min
Garry Ridge is president and chief executive officer of the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ WDFC) headquartered in San Diego, California. WD-40 Company is the maker of the ever-popular WD-40. A native of Australia, Garry has served as national vice president of the
124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher
May 15, 2016 • 44 min
Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”. Wettrick has worked as a middle school and h
123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done
May 11, 2016 • 50 min
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. GTD enables greater performance,
122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan – EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential
May 8, 2016 • 42 min
Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine.
121: Ryan Michler – How To Build Your 1,000 True Fans
May 4, 2016 • 56 min
Ryan Michler is the creator of “The Order of Man” and “The Iron Council.” The Order of Man is a website that provides fantastic value to leaders who strive to improve on a daily basis. Ryan also has a podcast with the same name. I was fortunate
120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator
May 1, 2016 • 49 min
Andrew Brandt leads a fascinating life. A great mentor of mine told me to always be on the lookout for others who have had “success in multiple life categories.” In Andrew’s case, he’s done that throughout his life: Stanford graduating Cum Laude
119: Jane Atkinson – How To Launch Your Speaking Career
Apr 27, 2016 • 54 min
Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their businesses for over 20 years. As a former speaker’s agent, she has represented numerous speakers, celebrities and best-selling authors. Today, as a speaker coach, Jane has helped some of the industr
118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No
Apr 24, 2016 • 40 min
Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journa
117: Tim Urban – Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk
Apr 20, 2016 • 52 min
Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban’s blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique p
116: Paul Madera – Why He Invested $10 Million In Facebook In 2005
Apr 17, 2016 • 51 min
Paul Madera is the founder of Meritech (1999). Meritech is known as the pioneer of late stage investing. Paul currently focuses on the SaaS, storage, e-commerce, financial technology, digital consumer, and medical device sectors. In 2005, Paul sat down
115: Amy Porterfield - Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business
Apr 13, 2016 • 40 min
Amy Porterfield is the co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies” and a Social Media Strategist. She creates educational programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them get more traffic, leads and sales with social media ma
114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower
Apr 10, 2016 • 57 min
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. His most recent boo
113: David Meerman Scott – How Donald Trump Has Mastered NewsJacking
Apr 6, 2016 • 45 min
David Meerman Scott’s book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list with over a quarter of a million copies sold in more than
112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes
Apr 3, 2016 • 39 min
Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp. WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment. Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities. Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million
111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job
Mar 30, 2016 • 27 min
During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepr
110: James Clear – How To Build Habits Using Warren Buffett’s 2 List Strategy
Mar 27, 2016 • 50 min
James Clear studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines — entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more — to uncover the habits and routines that make these people the best at what they do. Then, he shares what he learns in his popular e
109 Natalie Sisson: A Clear Vision, Discipline, & Leveling Up Can Lead To The Life You Want
Mar 23, 2016 • 34 min
Natalie Sisson is the Suitcase Entrepreneur because, since leaving New Zealand in 2006, she’s travelled and explored the world (69 countries and counting), lived out of her suitcase and run an online business that allows her massive freedom while genera
108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State: What Is It? How To Get There…
Mar 20, 2016 • 66 min
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance. His latest work, Bold was call
107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why
Mar 16, 2016 • 34 min
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to he
106: Michelle Gielan – How To Broadcast Happiness
Mar 13, 2016 • 40 min
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study
105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules
Mar 9, 2016 • 58 min
David is the best-selling author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Psychology Today. He’s also the founder and host of Radio Free Leade
104: Tom Bilyeu: How To Grow Your Business 57,000% In 3 Years
Mar 6, 2016 • 51 min
Tom Bilyeu is the Co-Founder/President of Quest Nutrition. Quest is number 2 on the list of Inc.’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Tom is also the Host Inside Quest – An incredible show he publishes on YouTube where he speaks with some of the greates
103: Chase Jarvis – 28 Ways To Be More Creative
Mar 2, 2016 • 63 min
Chase Jarvis is an award winning photographer, director, and media maven. He co-founded CreativeLive in 2010 to share free creative education with aspiring artists and entrepreneurs worldwide. In addition to his work creating campaigns for Nike, Apple, R
102: Steve Kamb - How To Level Up Your Life
Feb 28, 2016 • 53 min
Steve Kamb is the rebel leader at He helps desk jockeys, nerd, and average Joes level up their lives. And occasionally he travels the world on an “Epic Quest of Awesome.” His goal is to inspire people to make positive changes which
101: Jay Baer – Why You Should Hug Your Haters
Feb 24, 2016 • 53 min
Jay Baer is The world’s most inspirational marketing and customer service keynote speaker. He helps businesspeople fundamentally rethink their approach to marketing and customer service, helping them gain more customers and keep those they’ve already
100: What I’ve Learned Through 100 Episodes Of The Learning Leader Show
Feb 21, 2016 • 56 min
Life rewards those who take action—and I take bold action with The Learning Leader Show to ensure we have world class guests from which to learn. That occasionally means picking up the phone to call a stranger or sending a cold email to anyone on the pl
099: Clay Hebert - How You Should Always Introduce Yourself
Feb 17, 2016 • 55 min
Clay Hebert is a marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 150 entrepreneurs raise over $50 million
098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger
Feb 14, 2016 • 54 min
Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer. In addition to that, she is a best-selling author and one of the most sought after speakers in the world. She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the f
097: Alejandro Chahin – How To Launch (And Sell) A Premium Product
Feb 10, 2016 • 40 min
At age 25, Alejandro Chahin left Honduras to pursue his master’s in business administration at New York University. After graduating, Alejandro wanted to start his own business and founded Mott & Bow Jeans, named after two streets in New York’s West V
096: Maria Konnikova – Con Artists: Why We Fall For It Every Time
Feb 7, 2016 • 32 min
Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects. Her first book, Mastermind: How to Think
095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers
Feb 3, 2016 • 69 min
Sal Vulcano: The Tenderloins, a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 4t
094: Clayton Morris – What Is Your Freedom Number? A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing
Jan 31, 2016 • 54 min
Clayton Morris joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2008 and is the co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend. He also serves as a co-host for “FOX & Friends First.” Presented weekdays at 5 AM/ET, the program is an hour-long expansion of “FOX & Friends” and is anchore
093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over
Jan 27, 2016 • 35 min
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck. For 18 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The
092: Honoree Corder – Why Trading Time For Money Is Not The Answer
Jan 24, 2016 • 40 min
Honorée Corder is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including her latest, Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results. Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams
091: Dr. John Marschhausen - Cultivating Innovators And Creative Thinkers
Jan 20, 2016 • 53 min
Dr. John Marschhausen is a dynamic educational leader; he serves with passion, purpose, and energy. Dr. Marschhausen is committed to personalizing education for each student, facilitating a culture of growth, and supporting continued innovation in instruc
090: Seth Mattison – Generational Shifts: Why Some Millennials Fail
Jan 17, 2016 • 53 min
Seth Mattison advises world-leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. He started formally studying workforce trends and generational dynamics 10 years
089: Julie Lythcott-Haims – Why It Doesn’t Matter Where You Went To College
Jan 13, 2016 • 50 min
Julie Lythcott-Haims majored in American Studies at Stanford University and studied law at Harvard. She practiced law in the Bay Area in the 1990s before returning to Stanford to serve in various roles including Dean of Freshmen. In 2010 she received th
088: Ryan Holiday – How To Find The Best Mentor & Viewing Obstacles As Opportunities
Jan 10, 2016 • 57 min
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum
087: Selena Soo – How To Get Noticed By Powerful People
Jan 6, 2016 • 47 min
Selena Soo brings 10 years of experience working with visionary leaders in the areas of publicity, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and membership growth. She is most passionate about helping the next big stars monetize their brands and stand out as
086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe
Jan 3, 2016 • 40 min
Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, c
085: Jessica Lahey – Why Your Parenting Style Is Wrong
Dec 30, 2015 • 44 min
Jessica Lahey is an educator, author, and speaker. She writes “The Parent-Teacher Conference” column for the New York Times, is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Her new book, The Gift of Failure: How the
084: Brad Stone – How To Think Like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, & Steve Jobs
Dec 27, 2015 • 41 min
Brad Stone is the author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and winner of the 2013 Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. Brad is a senior writer for Bloo
083: Molly Fletcher – Learn To Negotiate From The Female Jerry Maguire
Dec 23, 2015 • 35 min
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sport
082: Daniel Pink – The Science Of Motivation, Legendary Writer & TED Talk
Dec 20, 2015 • 57 min
Dan Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worl
081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad
Dec 16, 2015 • 54 min
Oliver Luck works for the NCAA as the Executive Vice President for regulatory affairs, in charge of the organization’s regulatory functions. Prior to that, he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University, his alma mater. Earlier in
080: Ryan Estis – From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur
Dec 13, 2015 • 42 min
Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speake
079: Tucker Max – Attracting Women & How To Write Your Book
Dec 9, 2015 • 53 min
Tucker has written three #1 New York Times Best Sellers, which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. He is credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to
078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon
Dec 6, 2015 • 47 min
Kat is Group President at FOCUS Brands and responsible for building FOCUS Brands revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Previously, she was President of Cinnabon, Inc. accountable for leading and growing the multi-cha
077: Adam Braun – Pencils Of Promise: Growing A “For Purpose” Organization Through Intrinsic Motivation
Dec 2, 2015 • 41 min
Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 300 schools for children in poverty around the world. He is also the Director of the Global Educatio
076: Amanda Holmes – Taking Over As CEO At Age 27: The Ultimate Sales Machine
Nov 29, 2015 • 45 min
Amanda Holmes went from ashram to CEO at 27 years old, and her journey is both inspiring and challenging. She stepped in as CEO of Chet Holmes International after the death of her father, self-help guru Chet Holmes. Amanda Holmes’ singing career spanne
075: Kristi Piehl – Creating A Winning Culture & Earning Great PR
Nov 25, 2015 • 37 min
Kristi Piehl has built a unique company that redefines public relations. This was her vision when she launched Media Minefield in 2010. Media Minefield is a news-driven public relations agency on a mission to change the perception of the industry. She’
074: Tim Kight – The Secret Weapon Behind Ohio State’s Success
Nov 22, 2015 • 52 min
Companies across the United States are recognizing speaker Tim Kight as a powerful voice on the performance of people and organizations. With a contagious energy, Tim provides insight into the “physics of performance.” Tim’s ability to connect with
073: Jay Bilas – World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The N
Nov 18, 2015 • 43 min
Jay Bilas is a 1986 graduate of Duke University undergrad and 1992 graduate of Duke Law where he competed for Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski on the Blue Devil Basketball team. Jay was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks and played professionally for 2 yea
072: Jon Gordon - Optimistic People Win More | The Energy Bus
Nov 15, 2015 • 22 min
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
071: Nate Boyer – Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL, Making Films
Nov 11, 2015 • 45 min
In 2004, Nate Boyer became a relief worker in Sudan, building camps for refugees of the War in Darfur. After a short tenure there, he enlisted in the United States Army, training at Fort Benning, and later was accepted into the Green Berets. After multipl
070: Dr. Sharon Melnick – Success Under Stress: Breathing Exercises & Other Tips To Improve Your 50%
Nov 8, 2015 • 49 min
Sharon Melnick, PhD is a leading authority on business psychology, stress resilience, and women’s leadership. Her methods are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School and field tested by over 15,000 clients and training participants.
069: Jesse Itzler – Taking Risks, Selling For Millions, Living With A (Navy) SEAL, Married To A Billionaire
Nov 4, 2015 • 45 min
Jesse Itzler cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest prepaid private jet card company in 2001, which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. He then helped pioneer the coconut water craze with Zico coconut water, which he and his partn
068: Joey Coleman – What Is Your Personal Brand?
Nov 1, 2015 • 73 min
Joey Coleman is the Chief Experience Composer at Design Symphony - a customer experience branding firm that specializes in creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences. His clients include individual entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses,
067: Roger Dooley – How To Persuade And Convince Others With Neuromarketing
Oct 28, 2015 • 34 min
Roger Dooley is a speaker and author of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing, the popular blog Neuromarketing, and Brainy Marketing at Forbes. He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a marketing consultancy, and co-fo
066: Judy Robinett – Creating A Titanium Digital Rolodex: The 5+50+150 Rule
Oct 25, 2015 • 41 min
Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule (McGraw-Hill, May 2014), a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs.
065: Linda Kaplan Thaler – GRIT = Guts, Resilience, Initiative, & Tenacity
Oct 21, 2015 • 48 min
Linda Kaplan Thaler is the CEO of Publicis New York and a bestselling author. She has written and composed advertising jingles such as: “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid” (Toys “R” Us); “Kodak Moments” (Eastman Kodak) and “T
064: Kevin Lavelle – CEO of Mizzen+Main: Intellectual Curiosity Leads To Growing 500%
Oct 18, 2015 • 41 min
Kevin Lavelle is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder of Mizzen+Main, a men’s clothing brand where he serves as the company’s CEO. Kevin was named to the 40 Under 40 list by Dallas Business Journal in 2013. He was also named
063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things
Oct 15, 2015 • 42 min
Whitney Johnson is an investor, speaker, author, and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. Johnson is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, along with Clayton Christensen where they led the seed round for Korea’s Coupang, c
062: Jim Tressel – Coaching Ohio State: President of Youngstown State: Servant Leadership: #QuietTime
Oct 11, 2015 • 57 min
Episode 062: Jim Tressel – Coaching Ohio State: President of Youngstown State: Servant Leadership: #QuietTime I’ve been fortunate to know Jim Tressel since 2002 when he recruited my younger brother AJ to play football at Ohio State…
061: Chris Hogan – The 7 Baby Steps To Take Control Of Your Money… Retire Inspired
Oct 7, 2015 • 30 min
A former national champion and all-American football player, Chris Hogan has never backed down from a challenge. But how did he find his way off the gridiron and onto the path of helping others achieve financial peace? Once his playing days were over, Ho
060: Amy Morin – 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
Oct 4, 2015 • 43 min
Amy’s article, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” introduced the world to the bad habits that can keep us from being mentally strong. Her article was reprinted and shared millions of times as it became a viral sensation. Within a few day
059: Mark Fainaru-Wada – Investigative Reporter, Steroids, Barry Bonds, and Concussions
Sep 30, 2015 • 52 min
Mark Fainaru-Wada is an investigative reporter for ESPN. With his colleague Lance Williams, he co-authored the New York Times best-seller “Game of Shadows — Barry Bonds, BALCO and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports.” He’s also w
058: Michael Port – Steal The Show: From Actor To World Class Speaker
Sep 27, 2015 • 45 min
Michael Port is an author, speaker, and small business marketing consultant. Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect and the New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto. His newest book, “Steal The
057: Turney Duff – Wall Street, Addiction, Rehab, Best-Selling Author, TV Show Consultant
Sep 23, 2015 • 56 min
The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled wit
056: Blake Anderson – Trick Plays, Playing Fast, And Having Fun: America’s Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach
Sep 20, 2015 • 40 min
From John Brubaker on Blake is one of the few in his profession who is keenly aware that the game has changed. College sports, like business, has entered an era where getting great results isn’t who you know or what you know. It’s ab
055: Joe Desena – Spartan Race CEO, Delayed Gratification, & Helping 1 Million People
Sep 16, 2015 • 25 min
Joe Desena is the founder and creator of “Spartan Race.” Spartan Race drives competitors to their very limit to learn what they are capable of and sets a new frame of reference; one they can draw upon in the face of life’s harshest challenges. Compe
054: Geoff Colvin – Talent Is Overrated: Humans Are Underrated
Sep 13, 2015 • 49 min
Geoff Colvin is an Award-winning thinker, broadcaster, speaker and bestselling author of “Talent Is Overrated” and “Humans Are Underrated.” Geoff obtained a degree in economics from Harvard, and received his MBA from NYU. The thesis of Talent is
053: Shama Hyder – The Zen Master Of Marketing: Millennial Master Of The Universe
Sep 9, 2015 • 42 min
Shama is known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, she is a visionary strategist for the digital age. She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Mark
052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics?
Sep 6, 2015 • 59 min
Bobby Carpenter is a former NFL Linebacker. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio State. Bobby also played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and New England
051: Suzanne Kelly – From CNN To Raising $1.5 Million For A StartUp…
Sep 2, 2015 • 45 min
Suzanne Kelly is CEO and Publisher of The Cipher Brief (, an online news service for national and global security developed for the business audience. She is a former CNN Intelligence Correspondent and co-founded, co-developed and s
050: Dr. Henry Cloud – Ridiculously In Charge
Aug 30, 2015 • 38 min
Having sold over 10 million books worldwide, Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured or reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Fortune and many others. He is a
049: Joe Sweeney – Networking Is A Contact Sport
Aug 26, 2015 • 46 min
Joe Sweeney is an experienced businessman and New York Times best-selling author of Networking Is a Contact Sport and the newly released, “Moving the Needle.” As a dynamic, down-to-earth, yet powerful professional, Joe’s keynote addresses focus on p
048: Cameron Herold – Why You Should Teach Your Child To Be An Entrepreneur
Aug 23, 2015 • 46 min
Cameron Herold has been instrumental in the successful sale, branding, and integration of a remarkable 500 business locations with three major companies. He may be best known as a driving force behind 1-800-GOT JUNK’s spectacular growth from $2 Million
047: David Marquet – Turn The Ship Around! Going From Worst To First
Aug 19, 2015 • 50 min
Captain David Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009 and is now the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, an
046: David Coleman – The Dating Doctor & National Speaker Of The Year
Aug 16, 2015 • 44 min
David Coleman is known worldwide as The Dating Doctor.™ He has been honored fourteen times as The National Speaker of the Year— 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by The National Association for Campus Activities and is the only speake
045: Chris Fussell – Gun Fights To Board Rooms: The Similarities In War And Business
Aug 12, 2015 • 52 min
Chris Fussell is the Chief Business Development Officer at McChrystal Group, leading the sales, marketing, and client relations teams. He and his team are responsible for identifying and growing McChrystal Group’s network and client base, and for posit
044: John LeFevre - @GSElevator: This Episode Might Offend You
Aug 9, 2015 • 67 min
This episode is different from any other I’ve recorded for The Learning Leader Show. Turney Duff describes my guest best for CNBC: “In some memoirs, the author tries to pull back the curtain to provide a glimpse into a particular time and place, but
043: Philip McKernan – Living A Meaningful Life: Being Transparent & Authentic
Aug 5, 2015 • 51 min
Philip McKernan is one of the most interesting human beings I’ve ever met. Philip had no fear in challenging my beliefs and even some of the ways I asked him questions during this conversation. I absolutely loved it. After we stopped recording, Phili
042: Rob DeMartini – CEO of New Balance: The Leader Behind Their Explosive Growth
Aug 2, 2015 • 47 min
Rob joined New Balance as CEO in 2007, moving to the company from Tyson Foods, where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s $6 billion consumer products business. Prior to Tyson’s, he was with Procter & Gamble for 18 years. Since joining New Balance, he
041: Bob Burg - Long Term Success The Go-Giver Way | Winning People Over Without Manipulation
Jul 29, 2015 • 44 min
Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at corporate conferences and for entrepreneurial events. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast person
040: John Lee Dumas – Building A Brand From Nothing To Becoming A Millionaire Podcaster
Jul 26, 2015 • 26 min
John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, an award winning Podcast revealing the journey of today’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. With over 1 million unique listens a month, and subscribers in 145 countries, thanks to com
039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John
Jul 22, 2015 • 44 min
Similarly to innovators such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elizabeth Holmes, Nate dropped out of college to pursue a career in sales. Having sold everything from cars, to insurance in Mexico, to even houses over the phone, Nate Holzapfel became
038: John Ruhlin – Working The Gratitude Muscle | Strategic Appreciation And Gift Giving
Jul 19, 2015 • 48 min
John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of Ruhlin Group, a firm that specializes in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients. The company was originally founded as a way to market Cutco Cutlery as a high-end corporate gift to co
037: Aaron Walker – Success AND Significance – The Importance Of Both | A View From The Top
Jul 15, 2015 • 47 min
For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mast
036: Chris Johnson – “The Relationships You Have Will Define The Quality Of Your Life” | Working with Seth Godin, Ariana Huffington, and Ryan Holiday
Jul 12, 2015 • 40 min
Chris Johnson is the founder of Simplifilm, a motion graphics and trailer studio for bestselling authors, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He’s a ceaseless entrepreneur and salesman who has tested his skills at everything from political fundraising,
035: Dr. Catriona Wallace – How To Go Where The Money Is…
Jul 8, 2015 • 44 min
Catriona Wallace is the CEO of three Sydney-based companies, Fifth Quadrant, a Customer Experience Strategy, Design, Research & Analyst firm; Flamingo, a Customer Engagement & Analytics platform software company ( and ACA Research, a full
034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords
Jul 5, 2015 • 56 min
Jimmy Hatch was a senior chief, a leader of expert commandos, strong and alert and brimming with confidence. He was one of the toughest guys in the world. The bullet that found his leg exploded through his femur just above the knee. It exited with pieces
033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer
Jul 1, 2015 • 48 min
Erik Rydholm is Executive Producer of Pardon The Interruption (With Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon), Around The Horn, Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable. Erik has pioneered the growth of PTI as the program has increased ratings and viewership each y
032: Steve Sims – How To Create World Class Experiences | Why Elon Musk Is A Great Learning Leader
Jun 28, 2015 • 53 min
Steve Sims is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athlet
031: Gary Vaynerchuk on Leadership, Self-Awareness, Empathy, and Bill Parcells
Jun 24, 2015 • 32 min
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and an internet personality with millions of follows across multiple social media platforms. Gary has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Time. He’
030: Keith Hawk – Being An Effective Business Leader Is A Lot Like Being A Great Dad
Jun 21, 2015 • 62 min
This episode was very special to me as I had the opportunity to record a phenomenal episode with the greatest learning leader I’ve ever known. This is a really special Father’s Day episode. There are a ton of actionable takeaways for all of you! Th
029: Dave Carroll – How To Create A Movement Through Storytelling (United Breaks Guitars)
Jun 17, 2015 • 42 min
Known as a master storyteller, Dave Carroll’s incredible talent was introduced to millions when his 2009 anthem ‘United Breaks Guitars’ became a worldwide sensation. The song chronicled his experience in the customer service process with United Airl
028: Jeff Goins – The Art of Work… Be A Little Bit Uncomfortable Everyday
Jun 14, 2015 • 39 min
Jeff Goins has written and guest-blogged for over 100 magazines, publications, and blogs. He’s also a speaker, online writing teacher, and consultant. He’s written four books including The Art of Work (March 2015), teach a popular online course calle
027: John Corcoran – How To Be As Charismatic As President Bill Clinton
Jun 11, 2015 • 51 min
John Corcoran has worked in Hollywood, written speeches for President Bill Clinton and lost his job when Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governator. Even though he’s lived in California most of his life, he is the world’s worst surfer, although he does s
026: Ben Greenfield – How To Become Super Human and Hack Your Environment…
Jun 9, 2015 • 59 min
Ben Greenfield’s mission is to show you how to get your body performing at peak capacity, with maximum fat burning efficiency and ideal hormonal and health status, in the safest and fastest way possible. Rather than pounding you with complex workout vi
025: Mike Michalowicz – Why You Should Put Profit First…
Jun 7, 2015 • 52 min
Mike is now running his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of
024: Natalie Jill – How To Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit… And How Natalie Maintains Great Abs Year Round
Jun 4, 2015 • 45 min
Natalie Jill helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, and business goals. Natalie left a very successful career in corporate America to follow her passion with health and fitness. As a Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist and functional
023: AJ Hawk – Why Does This Show Exist? What Does The Future Hold?
Jun 2, 2015 • 63 min
This Show is full of stories told by world class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs and one even mad
022: Steve Scott – How To Earn $50,000/Month Self-Publishing on Amazon
May 31, 2015 • 41 min
Steve Scott has created an incredibly successful business self publishing books on Amazon. He regularly earns $50,000 per month publishing books on a wide range of topics… Anywhere from habit stacking to understanding personal productivity
021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker
May 28, 2015 • 43 min
Episode 021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker I would like to thank Dorie Clark for introducing me to Kare. Both Dorie and Kare are such great givers… Always trying to help others and they’ve done so much…
020: Matt Eversmann – How To Lead Soldiers Into Battle (Black Hawk Down)
May 26, 2015 • 56 min
Portrayed by Josh Hartnett, Eversmann was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the 18 harrowing hours when US soldiers in Somalia were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu. Young Rangers and Delta Force soldiers fought side
019: Chris Borland – Why He Walked Away From Millions Of Dollars
May 24, 2015 • 35 min
This was an extremely thought provoking conversation with Chris Borland. Chris is an extremely intelligent person who also is very driven and likable. I really enjoyed getting to know him better and also gain a better understanding for why he walked awa
018: Sam Silverstein – Why Successful People Love Accountability
May 21, 2015 • 43 min
Sam Silverstein, CSP is founder and CEO of Sam Silverstein, Inc., an accountability think tank dedicated to helping companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability. He is an international business consultant, speake
017: Jeff Haden – Why 578,000 People Follow Jeff’s Writing On LinkedIn
May 19, 2015 • 35 min
Jeff Haden is a ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor for Inc. He learned much of what he knows about business and technology working his way up to managing a 250-employee book plant; everything else he picks up as a ghostwrit
016: Jon Levy – The Influencers: How To Be A Super Connector
May 17, 2015 • 40 min
Jon Levy is a behavior expert, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer ac
015: Noah Fleming – How To Create Enduring Customer Loyalty
May 14, 2015 • 44 min
Noah is a marketing expert. As a thought leader in strategic marketing and customer loyalty, Noah helps clients dramatically and rapidly increase sales, multiply profits, and maximize customer value. You’ll learn about Seth Godin telling Noah to “Ship It.
014: Jairek Robbins – How We Can All “Learn It, Live It, Give It”
May 12, 2015 • 51 min
“My goal is to assist people in the process of rapidly achieving their goals so they are able to live the life of their dreams. My hope is that they will eventually pay-it-forward and help those that they care about the most do the same” – Jairek Ro
013: Jenny Vrentas – How A Biochemistry Major Became One of The Best Football Writers In The Business
May 10, 2015 • 51 min
“No matter what path you take, you always want to be an example for other people… You want to write about something that you will be a takeaway for someone in their life.” – Jenny Vrentas
012: How To Become A Master Negotiator With John Lowry
May 7, 2015 • 48 min
In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to know when to compete or when to cooperate in a negotiation The importance and the art of storytelling The power of productive paranoia How to deal with self-doubt The people/things John feels obligated to The 5 Appr
011: Brady Quinn – Why Certain People Are Great Leaders And Why Others Are Not
May 5, 2015 • 64 min
Brady Quinn is an American football quarterback and Fox Sports analyst. As a collegiate player for Notre Dame, Brady was a two-time team captain and broke 36 school records. A finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and 2006, he went on to win the Johnn
010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts
May 3, 2015 • 67 min
“The next Malcolm Gladwell.” That’s what fans and critics from Forbes to The L.A. Times are calling innovation expert and keynote speaker Shane Snow, the bestselling author of SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. An award
009: Jason Zook (SurfrApp) The Creative Leader’s Guide To Making Money By Thinking Outside Of The Box
Apr 30, 2015 • 49 min
Jason Zook (formerly Jason SurfrApp) is an unconventional marketer and entrepreneur. He created IWearYourShirt, a company that used sponsored t-shirts to promote businesses on social media and in 2012 and 2013, he auctioned o
008: Pat Flynn - How To Create Passive Income… And Listen To Pat Show Off His Beatboxing Skills
Apr 28, 2015 • 55 min
Listen as Pat describes how he went from being laid off to creating a business that earns more than $100,000/month in passive income
007: Jordan Harbinger - How To Be More Charismatic (The Art Of Charm). Also… Why Jordan Completely Disagrees With Howard Stern
Apr 26, 2015 • 50 min
From Jordan - “A core principle of my own life, and upon which this company was founded, is that one should leave everything and everyone better than they were before we met. By bringing positivity and abundance to others, you can’t go wrong.”
006: Hal Elrod Tells You How To Be Insanely Productive Before 8:00 AM
Apr 23, 2015 • 46 min
Hal Elrod is a #1 bestselling author, international Keynote Speaker, hall of fame business achiever, one of America’s top Success Coaches, national champion Sales Manager, record-breaking Sales Rep, ultra-marathon runner, grateful husband & proud father
005: Dorie Clark: How To Reinvent Yourself And Stand Out
Apr 21, 2015 • 42 min
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune,
004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion
Apr 19, 2015 • 40 min
In 1995, Todd joined fellow Indiana alumnus Mark Cuban to launch AudioNet, which broadcast live sporting events and radio stations over the Internet. As CEO of AudioNet, Todd grew the company to employ some 300 people and expanded its offerings to includ
003: Maurice Clarett Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison
Apr 11, 2015 • 52 min
“If I had stayed at Ohio State, I would have won 2 Heisman’s. My body of work speaks for itself.” – Maurice Clarett
002: Chris Brogan: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals
Apr 11, 2015 • 23 min
Chris Brogan explores how people use content and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books
001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks
Apr 9, 2015 • 31 min
Building connections and building relationships are how you bring real value to the world around you. Jayson Gaignard is a super-connector. Hear Jayson discuss how he scraped together $84,000 in order to pay for Tim Ferriss to speak at his first event.