Pete reflects on the holidays and the importance of gratitude and generosity.
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Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.
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.
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Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.
Caroline is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner.
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Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.
Mitch is a professor, scientist, university administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and an exhausted dad. He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.
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PR consultant Deirdre Breakenridge teaches how to handle tricky audiences, identify different audience member profiles, and deliver great presentations in tough situations.
Deirdre has been in PR and marketing for 25+ years helping senior executives in midsize to large organizations communicate to their stakeholders. She is a communications strategist and has worked with clients on many different types of communications programs, including executive communications and thought leadership, image and reputation management, crisis communications, media relations, PR 2.0 and social media programs.
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Michael J. Gelb walks us through the power of connectedness, the importance of being aware of the people around you, and practices that can help your internal wellness.
Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.
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Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.
Ann Demarais, the founder of First Impressions, has more than 20 years of experience in applied psychology, specializing in interpersonal communication, impression management, social skills, and executive coaching. She works with senior executives who want to enhance their leadership impact. She was a consultant to the Social Intelligence Program at Columbia University Business School; her client list includes Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Disney, Bank of America, Xerox, CitiGroup, JPMorgan, and the FBI among many others. Ann is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, which was published by Random House and translated into 24 languages. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.
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Dr. Carmen Simon shows how to become impossible to ignore by integrating the right components to influence our audience’s minds.
Dr. Carmen Simon is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Founder of Memzy. She has applied the latest neuroscience research findings to deliver workshops, design, and consulting services. Carmen is a published author and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. She holds doctorates in instructional technology and cognitive psychology, and uses her knowledge to offer business professionals a flashlight and a magnet: one to call attention to what’s important in a message, the other to make it stick to the audience’s brain so they can act on it. Carmen’s brain science coaching helps business professionals motivate listeners and stand out from too much sameness in the industry.
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Author and Simon Sinek colleague David Mead shares the importance of starting with why you do what you do – and how to find that why.
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. David co-authored Find Your Why, with Simon Sinek. The book provides a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries.
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Mike Figliuolo ponders on why critical thinking is becoming increasingly important and how to maximize your critical thinking skills.
Mike Figliuolo is the Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, a consulting and training firm that helps leaders think better. He’s authored numerous books on leadership, thinking, and communication.He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a commissioned officer in the Army. He then joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant. He later worked at Capital One Financial as Group Manager of Strategy & Analysis and as Director of Specialty Collections. He was responsible for ~$1B in collections, a $125MM budget and the performance of 150 employees. The initiatives his teams put in place delivered over $125MM in value.
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FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.
Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, talen t development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing, Davis serves as FranklinCovey’s chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.
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Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.
Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program.
She’s authored 8 LinkedIn Learning courses. She specializes in communication training and coaching for Fortune 500 executives – such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.
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Professional boxer and physics student Ed Latimore teaches how to stop caring about what other people think and stoke the fires of motivation.
Ed Latimore is a professional boxer, adult physics student at Duquesne University, a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, chess player, and author. Millions have learned from Ed's insights at his blog, "The Mind and Fist" at mindandfist.com. He’s also very active on Twitter @EdLatimore.
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Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.
Prior to founding Cole Media Management Frances worked first as a nursery school teacher and then as an editor of commercial nonfiction in NYC. Being a teacher helped hone her negotiating skills (If you can handle 12 toddlers you can handle any CEO.). Her experience helping authors find their voices is something she uses with all her clients to ensure they sound like themselves-- themselves on their best day.
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Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.
Donald Kelly evangelizes effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals and make more money. He does this through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.
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Health entrepreneur Cate Stillman shares wisdom on how you can inject more energy in your day to day to become more productive.
Cate empowers thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers, and their lives in real time. She also teaches wellness pros to grow their impact and their income. Cate created Yogahealer.com in 2001 and has since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. Cate splits her time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so she can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.
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Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.
Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 40 million times. His latest, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.
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Famed executive coach Annie McKee makes the case linking increased happiness to increased work performance...and shows how to improve both at once.
Dr. Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and is the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. She is the bestselling coauthor of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008); and is the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014). She advises leaders around the world, and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.
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Paychecks and Balances Podcast hosts Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett share some of their biggest money lessons learned from guests, experiences, and past mistakes.
About Rich & Marcus:
Rich Jones, along with Marcus Garrett, co-host Paychecks & Balances, a funformative podcast covering work and money for millennials. They leverage their experiences to provide entertaining insights and helpful tips on money management, professional growth, and other topics relevant to 20 and 30-somethings trying to get ahead.
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Journalist Celeste Headlee breaks down the steps towards being a better conversationalist.
Celeste Headlee, Public Broadcast Radio Show Host, and Author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk. Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She has trained many journalists through NPR's Next Generation program. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.
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Marlene Chism shares how to master resentment and frustration...along with best practices for channeling the the energy of anger.
Marlene Chism is a consultant and international speaker whose personal passion is to help people discover, develop and deliver their gifts to the world She’s the author of “No Drama Leadership,” "Stop Workplace Drama” and more. Marlene delivers her message on stopping drama and creating enlightened leaders through corporate retreats and client work, as well as at association meetings, universities, and other speaking engagements.
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Positive psychologist Louisa Jewell discusses ways to become more confident and eliminate self-doubt to be able to pursue bigger goals.
Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and Canada's leading expert on the topic of positive psychology who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing, both at work and in their personal lives. In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians.
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Nate Regier shows how to tap into the positive powers of conflict and openness to effectively deal with drama.
Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and cofounding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, group dynamics, interpersonal and leadership communication, executive assessment, and coaching. Regier is a co developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband.
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Anne Bogel provides a whirlwind tour across leading personality frameworks, providing tips on how to apply these insights along the way.
Anne is a resident blogger, bookworm, and big-question-asker at Modern Mrs. Darcy. She wrote Reading People, where she shares her own experience with the personality frameworks she loves the most, the ones that have made the biggest difference in her own life. She walks you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand, sharing personal stories about how what she learned made a difference in her life, and showing people how it could make a difference in theirs, as well.
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