Podcast Episodes

Stop being a Victim | 40 Under 40 Winner Nelson Tressler

Murder, Rape, and Abuse is just the start of Nelson’s story. Nelson’s mom had him when she was 15 years old. When she was pregnant her father shot two police officers. His mom testified at his grandfather’s murder trial that the reason that his grandfather shot the police officer was because he had raped her, and she was now pregnant with Nelson. Nelson Tressler is the Founder and CEO of
IGotSmarter, a program created to support and motivate people to achieve their goals. For the past 25 years, goal achievement and personal development have been Nelson’s passion; but his true obsession was awakened several years ago as he began the development of IGotSmarter. The principles, philosophies, and accountability intricately built into every aspect of the App have not happened by chance. It is a program comprised of a lifetime of study and determination to succeed not only financially and professionally, but in every area of life.

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The Life-Saving Skill of Story | Michelle Auerbach | Episode 146

Michelle Auerbach is in the business of saving lives and increasing bravery. When things fall apart, Michelle is the world builder and a community maker who uses all her geeky skills to transform what we’ve got to work with into a more just and loving place where more people get taken care of better. She holds an MFA in prose writing from Naropa University and is completing her PhD in Transformational Leadership with her dissertation on story as a technology for trauma aware change for individuals, organizations, and communities. 

Michelle solves problems and creates change through story across diverse contexts. She works with businesses on change management, leadership, and creativity through story. She works with communities on creating social good, connection and working across difference through story. She coaches and teaches individuals through workshops, trainings, and one-on-one explorations. She writes for the New York Times, The London Guardian, and is the author of three books: Resilience: the Life Saving Skill of Story, Alice Modern, and The third Kind of Horse.

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Developing the Turnaround Mindset | Mark Faust | Episode 145

Mark Faust Sr. is a growth and turnaround consultant, syndicated writer, professional speaker and advisor to owners and CEO’s. Mark is the author of Growth or Bust! Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business. Since 1990 Mark has run Echelon Management International, a growth and turnaround consultancy. Echelon works with both leaders of successfully growing…

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How to Communicate Effectively | Stephanie Hanna | Episode 144

Stephanie has been coaching attorneys and other professionals for the past decade – helping them navigate the profession, build their reputations, and develop their careers. Having been a prosecutor, judicial staff attorney, solo practitioner, magistrate, and law firm associate, Stephanie understands the dynamics at play in each environment. She has been successful in different settings and has been elected by her peers to serve the profession and the community at high levels.

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When Business and Leadership Come Together | Ken “Mr. Biz” Wentworth | Episode 143

Ken “Mr. Biz” Wentworth is a strategic business partner who works with business owners to help them operate more profitably and more efficiently. He has also written two bestselling books – “Pathway to Profits” (made it to #1) and “How to Be a Cash Flow Pro”. He regularly speaks to professional organizations, hosts “Mr. Biz Radio” and founded Mr. Biz Solutions, an exclusive platform created specifically to provide affordable business expertise for small business owners.

He is often quoted and appears as an expert on small business topics in a variety of written & online publications as well as radio programs – including Forbes, JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Fast Company, NBC, ABC, Fox, Business News Daily, etc.

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The Behavioural Economics of the Sale | Melina Palmer | Episode 141

Melina Palmer is founder and CEO of The Brainy Business, which provides behavioral economics consulting to businesses of all sizes from around the world. Her podcast, The Brainy Business: Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy, has downloads in over 160 countries and is used as a resource for teaching applied behavioral economics for many universities and businesses. Melina obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration: marketing and worked in corporate marketing and brand strategy for over a decade before earning her master’s in behavioral economics. She has contributed research to the Association for Consumer Research, Filene Research Institute, and runs the Behavioral Economics & Business column for Inc Magazine. She will begin teaching applied behavioral economics through the Texas A&M Human Behavior Lab in fall 2020 and her first book on the subject is scheduled for publication in April 2021.

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Staring Down the Wolf | Former Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine | Episode 142

Elite teams challenge themselves to step up everyday to do the uncommon. Developing the principles yourself and aligning your team around these commitments will allow you to thrive in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environments, no matter your background or leadership experience.

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How to be a Complete Leader | US Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill | Episode 142-2

Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in SouthAfrica and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avidtrack and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly…

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How to Build High-Performing Collaborative Teams | Carlos Valdes-Dapena | Episode 140

Carlos is a keynote speaker, author, and organization development professional with over 30 years of experience supporting global corporations, including Mars, Inc., and IBM. He has written two books on teamwork: “Lessons from Mars: How One Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork”; and “Virtual Teams: Holding the Center When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face.” Both books are based on original research Carlos conducted during his 17 years as an internal consultant at Mars, where he worked with iconic brands such as M&M’s, Snickers, and Wrigley’s gum.

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Networking For Leaders | Frank Agin | Episode 139

Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, where he works to empower entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals around the country to become more successful through networking. In addition, he is a “sought after” speaker and consultant to companies and organizations on topics related to professional networking and business relationship development. He’s written numerous articles on professional networking and is the author of several books, some of which include, Foundational Networking: Building Know, Like and Trust to Create a Lifetime of Extraordinary Success … The Champion: Finding the Most Valuable Person In Your Network … Chase Greatness: Life Lessons Revealed Through Sports. He is also the host of the weekly Networking Rx podcast, which provides insights and advice for becoming more successful through networking as well as the host of the daily micro podcast Networking Rx Minute, which provides short messages of inspiration and recommended action.

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