Pete reflects on questions from two guests that have resonated with him throughout the year:
Wishing you all a productive 2017!
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My uncle and first speaking mentor, Topper Steinman, shares his genius on how to enter into tricky conversational territory.
Topper Steinman is a counselor and consultant from Champaign, Il. with 40 years experience in teaching, counseling, and consulting. As a workshop facilitator and speaker, his topics cover a wide variety of interest areas with efforts aimed at bridging the adult/youth gap while creating a healthy sense of self and others. He holds a Mediation Training Certificate from CDR Associates of Boulder, Colo. and is a certified instructor in Parent and Teacher Effectiveness and an experienced T.E.S.A. trainer.
Topper has been the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" award as outstanding counselor, the "Outstanding Young Educator" award, and Champaign-Urbana's "Community Builder's Award" among other honors in his tenure in education.
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Michelle Tillis Lederman shares approaches to finding what’s likable in yourself to convey that to others.
Michelle Tillis Lederman is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of three books including The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, and named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.
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Master resilience trainer and former drill instructor Sean Douglas shares lessons on overcoming a self-defeating mindset and growing in the midst of adversity.
Sean Douglas was born in Detroit, MI, July 23, 1983. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Inspirational Speaker. Sean spent four years as a Drill Instructor in Air Force Basic Training where he developed over 500 young men and women into military leaders. Not surprisingly, he is energetic and passionate about inspiring others to succeed. Sean’s interactive training develops the participants’ skill in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual domains of resilience, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.
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ActiveInbox founder Andy Mitchell shares insights gleaned from years of collaborating with the many diverse users of his email and task management software product.
Andy Mitchell is the founder of ActiveInbox for Gmail, an email tool and task manager combined into one. He maintains an ethos of 'leaving more in the world than I take out of it.’ Day to day, he’s trying to ensure the team is all pulling in the same direction to craft the best product they can. Prior to ActiveInbox, he worked in a number of high-tech roles at LocallyCompared, ProductiveFirefox, Dakin Flathers, and MeeCard.
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Colonel Jill Morgenthaler draws from her vast experiences to combine broad wisdom principles with tactical tips that are valuable both on the battlefield and in the workforce.
About Colonel Jill
Colonel Jill Morgenthaler was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the US Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. She was the first woman Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division and the first Brigade Commander in the 84th Division. She was also the first woman to be put in charge of Homeland Security for the state of Illinois. She received the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her leadership. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of the book The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.
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Eliot Wagonheim deconstructs how to achieve goals and offers a useful mindset to adopt in order advance in the right direction.
Eliot Wagonheim is a speaker, strategist, author, educator and business lawyer with thirty years experience helping clients embrace, rather than inhibit, innovation. Through his Outlawyer platform, Eliot serves as a confidante, mentor, strategist and sounding board for guiding entrepreneurs and organizational leaders for companies of every size across diverse industries, and brings humor, real world experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does.
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Fashion guru Sharon Haver offers perspective on how to make people look powerful and professional at work.
Sharon Haver teaches professionals to look like they’re worth it, so that they can create a relevant, authentic modern image. Halfway through her three-decade career in style, she left the lure of being a New York fashion stylist to help professionals make the most of what they’ve got. She founded FocusOnStyle.com in 1999. Although her impressive resume looks like a who’s who of media household names, her heart is with helping entrepreneurs refine their chic style to confidently pull their look together with ease.
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Robert D. Smith counts up the days and gives pro-tips on how to make each one count.
Robert D. Smith (TheRobertD) has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for his entire career.
Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right Now, a simple guide to injecting meaning into every second you live for the rest of your life.
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Stacey Dyer shares how she applied best thinking practices to planning a kick ass wedding, and how we can use the same techniques to plan anything.
How to avoid future mishaps with the time machine methodology
Stacey Dyer is currently a corporate Director of Customer Experience Design. Stacey is grateful for the mentors she's had in her career, and thus strives to provide guidance and insight that reflects professional care and expertise. Outside of work, Stacey can be found in vocal sessions within the down tempo, jazz, and EDM space (in addition to running and practicing yoga) or writing blog posts (staceysdiylife.com) and books (Astro-Wed.com).
Prior to her current role, Stacey's previous experience runs the gamut of in-house to agency side, working with a diverse array of clients from liquor and cigars to healthcare and youth non-profits.
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Michael Dolan shows us the way to deeper development as truly productive professionals.
Before he found his calling as an executive coach, Michael spent 15 years in corporate management, leading teams in the advertising, consumer marketing, and design industries, where he gained deep appreciation for the intense personal and organizational demands that successful executives must meet everyday.
Michael has five years of experience as a Senior Coach and Director of Business Development for Coaching Services at The David Allen Company.
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Maneesh Sethi proves that a little shock goes a long way and shares other hacks for forming great habits.
Maneesh Singh Sethi is an American author and internet entrepreneur. He authored Game Programming for Teens when he was sixteen years old. He is best known as the founder of the behavior modification wristband Pavlok, launched in 2013. Sethi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Behavioral Technology Group, Inc.
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Farnoosh Brock shares key lifestyle shifts to help make you healthier and more productive.
How being healthier will make you accomplish more in a shorter amount of time
Farnoosh Brock is an entrepreneur, author, and business coach. After a successful corporate career at a Fortune 100, she started Prolific Living Inc. to fulfill her diverse entrepreneurial passions. She helps business owners and executives achieve new heights of success in their businesses and their health, to maintain a balanced life. When she is not serving her clients, Farnoosh is traveling extensively and stays devoted to her daily yoga practice.
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Listeners share their own tried and tested tips on how to be awesome at your job.
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Science genius Dan Caspi talks automation, software, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to learn a little code.
Dan has a PhD. In Organic Chemistry and is a senior scientist at AbbVie. He is also currently serving in a hybrid Process Chemistry/Chemical Engineering position as a member of the Center for Reaction Engineering.
Dan is highly proficient with technology, programming (Perl, Python, PHP, JS, HTML) and computers, and is the computer genius behind Element 26, a boutique computer consulting company based in Evanston, Illinois.
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Michelle Gielan returns with even more ways to spread positive energy for positive results.
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 how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.
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Lawyer Kwame Christian guides us through effective persuasion and negotiation in any situation.
Kwame Christian is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He sees himself as a professional problem solver and works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict.
Kwame is an attorney at The Christian Law Office, specializing in business law for startups and entrepreneurs. He is a Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, focusing on health disparities and the social and political structures that create and maintain them.
He is a consultant at the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes.
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Graphic designer Prescott Perez-Fox gets creative in finding solutions to getting in the zone, maintaining a smooth workflow, and more.
Prescott Perez-Fox is a New Jersey-based graphic designer and brand developer with more than 14 years of experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. Following varied experience working in-house for agencies, and as a freelancer, Prescott created his business, Starship Design, to work directly with small business and startup clients.
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Lawyer and mentoring enthusiast Jolene Blackbourn makes the case for helping others to help ourselves.
Jolene has been an in-house attorney with a major insurance company for almost 10 years. She serves as a mentor to many new attorneys and helps prospective law students determine whether law school is right for them. She also coaches a youth soccer team.
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Public Relations whiz Mac Prichard shares how to grow your network by building lasting relationships and responding with generosity.
Mac is the founder and president of Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. He provides strategic counsel to Prichard’s clients and leads the agency’s crisis communications, government relations and business development work.
He speaks regularly on social change communications to national and local groups across the country.
He also publishes Mac's List, an online community where professionals find rewarding, interesting jobs and employers find the best possible candidates.
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Professor and author Mark Allen presents different opportunities to climb the corporate ladder, even if you don’t want to be a manager.
Dr. Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, and The Corporate University Handbook. He has also written numerous articles in practitioner and academic publications.
Mark is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, a senior associate with the Kiely Group, and has taught for Vatel University and the American Management Association.
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Dave Nevogt’s company Hubstaff earns its revenue from observing how people work. Here’s what he has learned about workers’ best practices along the way.
Dave Nevogt is the co-founder of Hubstaff.com which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. He’s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 30 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolis’s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs, and focuses on teaching others to manage remote teams. His writing can be found here.
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Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most.
1. The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”
Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.
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Podcaster and speaker Jeff Sanders offers pro-tips to reaching your grandest goals, one good morning at a time.
Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, creator of the 47 Strategies Productivity Self-Assessment, and author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast.
Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 3 million downloads.
He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.
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