Episodes
This week I was excited to welcome Omar Zenhom to the show. Omar is the host of the award-winning podcast The $100 MBA Show and the creator of the popular software tool Webinar Ninja. In this conversation, we cover a range of business and entrepreneurial topics including preparing to make the leap from a nine to five job to an entrepreneurial lifestyle and the challenges involved in that process.  We also discuss Omar’s personal journey toward becoming a successful podcast host and content...
Published 08/09/22
Published 08/01/22
Phil Simon is a frequent keynote speaker, recognized collaboration and technology authority, and college professor for hire. He is the award-winning author of a dozen books, most recently Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace. He helps organizations communicate, collaborate, and use technology better.  In this conversation Phil talks with Erik about the problem of getting things done in the new world of work. When it comes to project management, the issues breaks down into:...
Published 08/01/22
This week I had a wonderful conversation with Jason Harris about his new book The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer. In this chat, Jason dispels some of the toxic chatter about influencers in the internet age and reminds listeners that the art of influence and persuasion is more about compassion, empathy, and finding common ground than Instagram fame or soulless clickbait. We cover his four principles of persuasion: original, generous,...
Published 07/25/22
This week I had a wonderful conversation with Jason Harris about his new book The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer. In this chat, Jason dispels some of the toxic chatter about influencers in the internet age and reminds listeners that the art of influence and persuasion is more about compassion, empathy, and finding common ground than Instagram fame or soulless clickbait. We cover his four principles of persuasion: original, generous, soulful,...
Published 07/25/22
This week I had a great conversation with John Brandon focused on his new book, The 7-Minute Productivity Solution: How to Manage Your Schedule, Overcome Distractions, and Achieve the Results You Want. This was an excellent discussion on the power of taking just seven minutes out of key moments of your day in order to more effectively plan for your day, achieve moments of self-reflection, and remove oneself from digital distractions and ubiquitous media and technology that is robbing us of...
Published 07/18/22
This week a had a wonderful discussion with Kendra Adachi both about her new book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen as well as her podcast The Lazy Genius, and her previous book The Lazy Genius Way. In this conversation, we discuss how vital it is to give yourself permission to be lazy about things that are not priorities while learning to manage and prioritize the things that matter most. This is truly a productivity lover's dream discussion that offers so many practical principles that can be...
Published 07/12/22
This week it was truly my privilege to speak with Dr. Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley about their new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. Ken Blanchard needs no introduction to many listeners as he has been a leading voice in business and leadership for decades. In this conversation, Ken and Randy share an abundance of wisdom regarding leadership principles of service, trust, and truth. Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual...
Published 07/04/22
This week I had an inspirational conversation with Julie Solomon about her new book, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstopable. Julie was refreshingly candid about her "origin story" and her struggles to break through into a lifestyle of more healthy habits and proper boundaries. This conversation covers a lot of ground as we unpack some of the myths regarding influence and the incredible benefits that can come from hitting rock bottom only to build yourself up stronger. For...
Published 06/27/22
This week I had a delightful conversation with Ashish Goel centered on his new book, Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making. Ashish and I explore ways in which we can summon our inner courage both in times of crisis and in our everyday work lives. Ashish also breaks down some of the ways that fear can deceive and even paralyze us and how we can learn to both cope with fear and deploy courage to overcome it. Ashish Goel is an entrepreneur, designer, former teaching...
Published 06/20/22
This week I was delighted to speak with Dr. Susie about her new book: Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities. We have a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the vital importance of design when developing team-building exercises and curriculums focused on the key role that empathy and belonging have in the modern workplace. In addition to discussing design basics, we also cover how technology has developed additional barriers toward belonging...
Published 06/14/22
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Abby Marks Beale about her latest book Speed Reading: A little Know Time-Saving Superpower. In this conversation, Abby debunks some of the myths and biases surrounding the practice of speed reading while sharing some practical, and easy-to-use tips on beginning to ramp up both your reading speed plus your focus, and comprehension. Abby is a speed reading educator, author, online course creator and corporate productivity expert, her latest book and...
Published 06/06/22
This week I had the privilege of speaking with Michael Reddington. Michael is an expert forensic interviewer and the President of InQuasive, Inc., which provides businesses and leaders with the tools they need to improve their leadership by activating the truth in all of their business interactions. In his new book, The Disciplined Listening Method: How a Certified Forensic Interviewer Unlocks Hidden Value in Every Conversation. Reddington details his innovative listening approach for...
Published 05/30/22
This week I was excited to welcome back to the show Joshua Becker. Joshua is a best-selling author, speaker, and blogger whose latest book, Things That Matter...Overcoming Distractions to Purse a More Meaningful Life is available now. Joshua and I break down some of the many insights and discoveries covered in the book including the 8 major distractions he has identified as robbing us from living a life of meaning and deeper value. In addition to covering his latest book, we also discuss...
Published 05/24/22
This week I had the privilege of speaking with Lise Vesterlund about a new book she helped co-author, The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. In this conversation, Lise helps listeners better understand the enormous disparities when it comes to "non-promotable" work tasks that are disproportionally assigned to women in the workplace. We talk about the root causes of this practice while addressing some of the systematic, cultural, and historical business practices that need to...
Published 05/04/22
This week I was excited to welcome Ian Sanders to the show. Ian is the author of the new book, 365 Ways to Have a Good Day: A Day-By-Day Guide to Enjoying a More Successful, Fulfilling Life. In this conversation, we explore just a fraction of the year's worth of techniques and tips that Ian has compiled covering everything from mindfulness to gratitude, all in the pursuit of improving our day-to-day lives. Ian reflects on his own personal journey while reminding us all that on this "road...
Published 04/25/22
This week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric Pliner about his new book, Difficult Decisions: How Leaders Make the Right Call with Insight, Integrity, and Empathy. In this conversation, Eric lays out three steps for making decisions with speed, clarity, and humanity. We talk about decision making and why it's difficult, why it slows us down and how by equipping ourselves with "skilled subjectivity" we can not only improve our productivity and focus but prepare ourselves for difficult...
Published 04/18/22
Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world. His latest book is Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. In this conversation he talks about identifying overthinking, calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple...
Published 04/11/22
Amanda E. White is a licensed therapist and the creator of the popular instagram account @therapyforwomen. She is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Therapy for Women Center, based in Philadelphia serving clients across the country. In her clinical work, she specializes in working with individuals with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Her new book is 'Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love' In this conversation, we discuss the vital...
Published 04/04/22
Harry Glorikian has been a healthcare entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and company leader for the last 25 years. He has been at the intersection of the fast-moving science and business of healthcare and biotechnology. His latest book is 'The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer'. In this episode, we discuss some of the amazing biotech breakthroughs over the past few years while sharing stories about how each of us has been using...
Published 03/28/22
Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach, podcast host, and author inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. Eric is the host of 'The One You Feed'. The show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfillment and meaning. In this conversation Eric and Erik explore the differences between spirituality and religion and some of the...
Published 03/21/22
This week I'm excited to share a conversation I had with Keith Ferrazzi. Keith's new book is entitled Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest. In this talk, we cover everything from the challenges facing executives and employees returning to offices to the rewards that are in store for companies that are willing to adapt to the changing times. Keith and I also reframe the "Great Resignation" by exploring the movement for what it really is,...
Published 03/14/22
This week I was excited to speak with fellow podcast host and yoga pioneer Lara Heimann. Laura and I had a fascinating discussion centered on the importance of consistent and effective movement in our everyday lives. If you’re anything like me maybe you have considered yoga as a means for improving your mobility and energy but just never got around to exploring the basics. In this conversation Laura answers all of my questions about how to get started, the array of physical and emotional...
Published 03/07/22
Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen are co-founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Their new book is Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. In this conversation they show what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level. This...
Published 02/28/22
Dr. Nate Zinsser is an expert in the psychology of human performance who consults to individuals and organizations seeking a competitive edge. He is the director of west point’s influential performance psychology program. His new book is The Confident Mind: A Battle Tested Guide to Unshakeable Performance. In this discussion, we not only define confidence but debunk some commonly held beliefs on what it means to have confidence in yourself despite that voice in your head that's always...
Published 02/21/22