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211: Kerri Schoonyoung—Coming Out Of The Recession, Are You Ready For Your Life 2.0

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate a new path for yourself!

Is this a time when you have been forced to strip out the busy parts of life and rethink what comes next? Is it time to stop checking the boxes? And have you recognized lately that you are really good at self-motivation, independence and autonomy, but you aren’t able to do any of that in your old job? You might ask yourself in this new world we now find ourselves in, what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this podcast, Kerri Schoonyoung will share with us how she and her company, Dept. 11, can help you find your "Life 2.0." Get ready to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, change, behavior change

205: Doris Milton—How You Can Adapt, Fast, To Changing Times

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 4, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how you can change and find your dream career!

Doris Milton and I do very similar things, albeit in different ways. We love to help people change so they can thrive in changing times. Today's podcast focuses on how Doris does this for healthcare professionals who have begun to burn out at their jobs. We talk about how to help people who are searching for other paths in their lives, paths that better fit their purpose and passions. With the coronavirus now all around the world, I have a hunch that this podcast is going to speak to far too many healthcare professionals. While we hope they all emerge from the pandemic unscathed, we know that the rigors of their profession take its toll on them. Do listen.

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Topics: change, behavior change

204: David Rendall—The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace your flaws to achieve success

This was an unexpectedly powerful interview. David Rendall has literally turned lemons into lemonade. As he shares with us, growing up he had a hard time fitting into the norms which his teachers and parents expected of him. He moved around too much, talked too much, and found himself always a little on the outside of what others thought was “normal.” Then he had an epiphany. He realized that what he had was a gift for turning the things that others did not want him to do into things they loved watching him do. He took his weaknesses and turned them into strengths. In this podcast, he teaches us how to do the same. Incredible lessons here! Listen in.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional intelligence, business model innovation

178: Patrik Birkhane—Helping Us Live Healthier, Happier And More Peaceful Lives

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn what wonderful things can come from a quiet mind

I met Patrick when we were both traveling in Sicily. As we talked about our own life journeys, I learned that he has held successful positions in advertising, marketing, content development and event planning. He was very good at them but not very happy with them, so he moved to a small island off Scandinavia and became a newscaster. He then began to wonder about life and what he was seeing all around him: the extinction of animals, the troubles in our climate, and the difficulties people are having living healthy lives. Not afraid of change, he became a mindfulness coach and now helps others find their peacefulness, their humanness, and their personal center. I have gotten so much out of my conversations with Patrik, and you will too.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional intelligence

136: Brian Solis—Break Your Bad Habits So You Can Achieve Your Goals

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Brian Solis explains how to minimize distraction and maximize productivity!

I could tell you all about Brian Solis in the past. And I will. But our podcast is not about what he was doing before he couldn’t do it anymore. Our talk is all about how he found himself again and wrote an amazing book, "Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life," to help others transform their own lives. Brian loved to write. He wrote easily. And then something happened. He stalled. He couldn’t focus, couldn’t find his thoughts. He had to change his own life to find it again. And that is what we want to share with you in our podcast. Don't miss this!

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Topics: Igniting Change, behavior change, technology

131: Jeff Leisawitz—Not F*ing Around

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jeff Leisawitz teaches us how to tap into our own amazing creativity!

Creativity coach Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission: to inspire writers, artists, musicians and people everywhere to tap into their creativity, to heal their hearts and to shine in the world. As his book, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Groundtells us: Can’t quite get your creative juices flowing? Is your day job sucking your soul? Are you fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation? Maybe it's time to pause, step back and rethink who you are and what your purpose and passions are. Listen to our podcast and you may just come away with a whole new outlook on your amazingly creative self, just waiting to be discovered! Enjoy.

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Topics: anthropology, behavior change, emotional intelligence

097: Bob Burg—Can You Be A Go-Giver To Get the Results You Want?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Bob Burg teaches us how to talk to each other to get the results we want!

Today’s podcast brings you Bob Burg, internationally renowned author and speaker whose specialty is teaching us how to rebuild relationships so we can actually begin to like each other again. Isn’t there a better way to get along? What I loved about our interview was our discussion about Bob’s new book, The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About A Most Persuasive Idea. We dig deep into the paradox of achieving what you want by focusing on the other person’s interests. Wow, pretty radical, right? And guess what, it works! To find out how and why, listen in.

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Topics: innovation, culture, behavior change

096: Gail Zugerman—Some Things Are Right Before You, Crammed Full of Possibilities

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Gail Zugerman talks about growing older with gusto!

Like several of our podcasts, my interview with Gail Zugerman is with a woman who has reinvented herself several times as she has pursued her passions and her purpose. In our conversation, Gail and I talk about three things of great importance to us and to many of our listeners: 

  1. How can baby boomers rewire themselves to feel relevant?
  2. How do they look ahead to people 75+ for inspiration? 
  3. Why is the need to build social connections so important to them? 

These topics are already touching (or will touch) a great many of us, so I urge you to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: Emerging Trends, women entrepreneurs, behavior change

095: Cal Halvorsen—A Whole New Way to Grow Old and Have Fun

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Cal Halvorsen talks about getting the most out of every year of your life!

Our podcast today is all about how to live successfully well into your elder years—whether you plan on living to be 100+ or just want to see life differently, whatever your age. My guest today is Dr. Cal J. Halvorsen, an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and an inaugural member of the Encore Public Voices Fellowship. This past May, Cal graduated with his PhD from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Andy and I are very involved in Wash U and therefore very interested in Cal and his research. He's seeing that the years between 50 and 90 have become an entirely new phase in life where you can re-invent yourself and do things you might never have thought about before. So open your mind, listen and learn!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, behavior change

072: Gil Cargill—How to Fix Your Underperforming Sales Team

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Gil Cargill talk about how to energize your 

salesforce for amazing results!

One of the recurring questions we get from our clients is how to fix an underperforming sales team. No matter what they've tried—carrots and sticks, personal coaching, sales training—nothing has worked. Then along comes Gil Cargill with his novel approach to building sales teams, resulting in exploding sales efforts. In this podcast, Gil's ideas are as relevant to running a productive business as they are to building a great sales experience. 

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Topics: business growth strategies, behavior change, business innovation, business leadership

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