153 – Chris Hogan: Host of Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Podcast; Professional Speaker & Coach

Chris HoganChris’s professional experience with money has run the gamut from consumer finance to mortgages to banking and now to financial counseling and speaking. With almost 20 years’ experience in the financial world, Chris has become a student of money and its influence and effects on individuals, families, and businesses.

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When he was fresh out of graduate school, Chris started with a consumer finance company that quickly utilized his people skills, sales ability and booming voice to sell, collect, and lead a team. After spending 6 years in the industry, Chris had learned the intricate details of how the various products of personal loans, merchant contracts, mortgages and insurance all tied into the credit game.

After managing offices and teams in multiple states, the consumer finance world had taken a toll on Chris. He began to see how the industry was focused on one thing – sell and close – at all costs. Having reached a point where he could no longer “push products” he knew that it was time for a change.

Chris then gained additional experience in mortgages as well as in the consumer banking industry. But he still felt a void in his desire to more fully impact families and businesses and their relationship with money. Instead, he was only able to help on isolated transactions instead of one’s entire outlook of their finances.

Chris now focuses on what he calls the “Three E’s” – educating, encouraging and empowering people to take an active role in how they relate to money. His goal is to give people information using edu-tainment. He wanted to educate people in an entertaining way, yet challenge them to “think bigger and do better.” He is also able to give concrete guidance and anecdotes from his varied experiences.

He understood that if he could change the way people view money, they could change their financial picture. If people were able to change their financial picture, they could establish a legacy.

The goal is simply stated, but there is much work to be done. He travels the country speaking to groups, businesses, and individuals to help them with this mission.

Visit Chris’ Website: chrishogan360.c0m

Take a listen to the EntreLeadership Podcast

152 – Bill Courtney: Coach from Academy Award Winning Documentary “Undefeated”, Public Speaker, Author

Bill CourtneyWilliam B. Courtney (Bill), a native Memphian, founded Classic American Hardwoods, Inc. in 2001. Today, it employs 120 people with a 45 acre manufacturing facility and domestic sales offices in Memphis, TN and international sales offices in Shanghai, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2007, Classic American Hardwoods, Inc. won the Memphis Business Journal’s Small Business of the Year Award based on its growth and commitment to community service.

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In 2003, Bill began volunteering at Memphis’ inner city Manassas High School in an effort to turn its underperforming football team around. In 2003,bookHardCoverMain the team had 19 players with a dismal 4-95, 10-year record. In the 2008 & 2009 seasons, the team’s record improved to 18-2, with 75 players. The story was so compelling that a Hollywood film—Undefeated—was produced about it that won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.

In 2011, Bill was inducted into Bridge Builders for leadership in diversity, community, and justice. He was the 2012 recipient of the Liberty Bowl’s Harry Zinn Spirit of 1776 award for distinguished citizenship, recipient of the Carnival Memphis’ King’s award for outstanding achievement in Business and Industry, and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of fame Memphis chapter’s award winner for The distinguished American for Contribution to Amateur Athletics. In 2013, he was inducted into the prestigious Society of Entrepreneurs as a result of his success in business and community service.

Today, Bill still operates as the President and CEO of Classic American Hardwoods. He’s a public speaker at a variety of venues from the Para Olympics in Colorado Springs to Nike, PepsiCo, FedEx, and other nationally recognized companies to churches, schools, and hospitals, and has written his first book, Against the Grain was released in May of 2014. Courtney lives with his wife and four children in Memphis, Tennessee.

151 – Andrew Ferebee: Entrepreneur, Founder & Host of “Knowledge For Men” Podcast

Andrew-Ferebee-Knowledge-For-Men-PodcastAndrew Ferebee is the founder of Knowledge For Men & is die-hard passionate about personal development and entrepreneurship. He’s a lifelong student of life & has dedicated his life to constantly striving to improve and help others.

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He doesn’t claim to be the perfect man, and he doesn’t claim to have the answers to every question in life.

In Andrew’s own words: “I’m the blind man telling other blind men where to find food. I test, experiment, and take massive risks, and I share my experiences every day on Knowledge For Men. When something works, I share it, and I tell you why it works. Together, we unlock our potential.”

Andrew’s beliefs:

  1. Life is short. We must live in the now and live each day fully.
  2. Taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone are growth.
  3. Education and application are the keys to growth.
  4. Finding and following your purpose in life is every man’s mission in life.
  5. You can do anything you want in life, but only through hard, hard work.
  6. Change your environment and you change everything.
  7. Women are never the end goal. They are a natural bonus to a well-lived life.
  8. Giving is the greatest feeling.

Knowledge For Men Podcast

KnowledgeA podcast that highlights today’s most successful leaders share their incredible stories and life lessons to help you get the life you want in the areas of health, wealth, relationships and personal growth.

Every show is jam packed with actionable tips and insights that will propel you forward to become the man you want to become.



Check out Andrews Podcast Blueprint course!

150 – Chris Brogan: Leadership Advisor, Entrepreneur, Author, & Self Proclaimed “Freak”

Chris Brogan June 2014Chris Brogan is an advisor and strategist to professionals and owners. It’s business strategy meets powerful personal development.

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Through courses, consulting, coaching, and events, he blends clarity of vision with pure action.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess.

Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth.

He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids.

About Chris’s Latest Book: “The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job?Freaks

Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers have entire floors open for lease because the “same as everyone else” class of jobs have dried up. Many of us were raised to seek out a job that required us to fit in, to conform, to adapt until we fit the mold.

The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth is a guide for the kind of person who wouldn’t normally pick up a business book.

The personal business revolution is upon us. Here’s your recipe book for starting your revolutionary business, including some of what you will learn:

  • How to be as weird as you want while providing a viable business structure to support it
  • What most people are missing from the basic frameworks of doing business
  • How to turn passions into businesses
  • How to build out the Digital Channel
  • What Kickstarter and Square mean for the future of business)

Take the plunge. Learn to fail and then win. Dare to do something that “everyone else” doesn’t. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will help.

Chris explains step-by-step how to build your business from the ground up, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.

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149 – Dave Kraft: Christian Leadership Coach & Author

Dave KraftDave has been a Christian for 54 years. He served with the Navigators for 37 years before becoming a life and leadership coach with Ministry coaching International. He also served as a Pastor at Mars Hill Church for eight years.

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Dave currently lives in Lake Forest, California with his wife Susan. They have been married for 45 years. They have four children and seven grand children.

Dave travels conducting seminars on his books, Leaders Who Last and Mistakes Leaders Make. He also coaches Pastors in Canada, the United States and several other countries.

Dave is one of the most passionate, upbeat and enthusiastic older leaders you will ever meet. He has more energy than men half his age and is a committed life-long learner. He blogs four times a week to which you can subscribe on the right.

Dave’s vision is to influence thousand of leaders in hundreds of churches all over the world in having biblically based, Holy Spirit empowered and Jesus honoring lives and ministries.

Check out Dave’s Website: davekraft.org

Follow Dave on Twitter

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148 – Lisa Fabrega: Founder and CEO of LisaFabrega.com; Helping women entrepreneurs become powerful leaders

lisa fabregaWhen it comes to doing your great work in the world, Lisa Fabrega has a simple philosophy—every time you hold back, self-sabotage, and keep yourself from stepping into the leadership you know you were born to embody, you are affecting the fate of the world, because you are removing a key player that assists in its evolution—YOU.

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As a truth-telling coach, writer and an innovator in the realm of leadership, she has devoted her life to helping people unleash their inner Gandhi, Mother Teresa or MLK’s (or helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things) so that they can make a powerful impact in the world.

One client described her as her “Courage Curator” while another declared her to be “the secret weapon for the world’s next great thought leaders”.

Her poems, essays and musings can be found on bentlily.com, Medium and Inside The Jungle Magazine. She has also been featured in CNN, Sports Illustrated and as a guest blogger on LauraRoeder.com.

When she’s not helping people ignite their own revolutions in the world, you can find her traveling the world in search of epic nature views and watching the sunset with her laptop in one hand and a piña colada in the other.

Release all of the things that are holding you back from stepping into the next level of your leadership and ignite the spark that will help you unleash you revolution at www.lisafabrega.com.

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147 – David Mead: Founder of Propel Inc, Expert “Start-With-Why” Facilitator

330x360xMeadD_Headshot_Web-330x360.jpg.pagespeed.ic.QM_9-2NBoxCommitted to a world in which people go home every day fulfilled by the work they do, David Mead (Founder of Propel Inc) focuses on helping business leaders and organizations create cultures that make that idea possible. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s ground-breaking book, Start With Why, David’s natural ability to translate Sinek’s message comes across in all of his talks.

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Much of David’s early career was spent in the corporate training environment. Through his work he became acquainted with Sinek and his simple, yet powerful ideas. David saw an amazing opportunity to pair his experience with Sinek’s vision, which is centered around helping individuals and companies find their “Why”―their purpose or cause―and then to think, act, and communicate in a way that brings it to life.

Inspired by the “Why” movement and the opportunity of having a meaningful impact in the lives of people around the world, David partnered with Sinek and his team in 2009.  David creates tools and resources based on Sinek’s content, designed to help others find, articulate and live their “Why.” He also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, which is downloaded in 66 countries and counting. Additionally, David shares the message of “Why” and how to put it into action through speaking, workshops, coaching and consulting.

David earned a BA in Communication from the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the MBA program at Westminster College, where he focused his studies in Organizational Development.

146 – Tom Rath: Bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, Eat Move Sleep, Strengths Based Leadership, & How Full Is Your Bucket

Tom RathTom Rath is an expert on the role of human behavior in business, health, and economics. He has been described by the media and business leaders as one of the greatest thinkers and non-fiction writers of his generation.

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Tom has written five of the most influential books of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?was a #1 New York Times bestsellerHis 2007 book, StrengthsFinder 2.0was Amazon’s #1 selling book worldwide in 2013. Tom’s most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths Based LeadershipWellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes.

Published in late 2013, Eat Move Sleep was recognized by Apple iTunes as one of the best nonfiction books of the year and by The Globe and Mail’s as one of the 2013’s top three business books.  In total, Tom’s books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages, and made over 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list.

In addition to his current research, speaking, and writing, Tom is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously led the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing. Tom has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.

145 – Eve Wright Taylor: Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Miami HEAT

Eve Wright 010aEve Wright has never been the kind of woman to wait for opportunities—in business or in her personal life. This big-picture thinking, calculated risk-taking executive learned the hard way that, with her goals, she would have to create opportunities rather than wait for them.

It’s a philosophy that’s navigated Wright’s successful career in one of the most male-dominated industries in the world— professional sports. And she did it without compromising her personal style or femininity.

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Wright hadn’t even reached 35 when she earned a top spot as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Miami HEAT—arguably the hottest professional sports franchise in the world. She is a relatively young executive who’s enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks of Corporate America and the professional sports world.

Her track record of success ranges from the corporate law firm setting to the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Member Team of the National Basketball Association. Wright’s message has captivated audiences large and small (male and female), at forums that have ranged from the American Bar Association to The Golf Channel and the Super Bowl.

In her position at the Miami HEAT and the AmericanAirlines Arena (Arena), Ms. Wright advises on a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to marketing and promotions, concerts and events, corporate sales, merchandising initiatives and player- related matters.

Ms. Wright counts the drafting and negotiation of corporate and marketing partnership agreements, on behalf of the Miami HEAT and the Arena, with American Express, American Airlines, Bacardi, Comcast, Nike, Gatorade, Hublot, Kia, Verizon, Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi, Hewlett Packard, Office Depot, Miller Coors, FedEx Corporation, United Healthcare, Adidas, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sony Electronics and T-Mobile, to name a few, among her accomplishments in her current capacity. With respect to Arena event operations, she regularly negotiates agreements for the staging of concerts and events (including Lady Gaga, Sade, Celine Dion, Usher, Justin Bieber, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Marc Anthony, WWE, Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice, Latin Grammy Awards, SOBE Wine & Food Festival and NFL Players Association, among many others) as well as for movie and television location shoots. Ms. Wright has also negotiated media rights acquisition and production partnerships for regional radio distribution of Miami HEAT basketball games and ancillary programming as well as technology initiatives for both the team and the Arena with respect to websites, social networking platforms and the development of smart phone applications and programming.

Ms. Wright previously served as the Senior Director of Business Affairs for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), a non-profit corporation that promotes women’s golf through the LPGA Tour and LPGA Teaching and Club Professional memberships. As Senior Director of Business Affairs, she developed sports marketing opportunities for corporate sponsors to leverage their affiliation with the LPGA in order to reach their target markets; presented strategies to activate golf association relationships and identified strategic brand extension and revenue generation opportunities. Additionally, Ms. Wright managed the LPGA’s international trademark portfolio and retail licensing business.

Among her successes at the LPGA, Ms. Wright served as lead counsel and managed a litigation team to the successful resolution of an intellectual property dispute spanning 5 countries. She also negotiated wireless platform, new media agreements and other programming distribution arrangements as well as provided legal advice regarding domestic and international television production and distribution agreements with ESPN, TWI, SBS and The Golf Channel. With respect to corporate partnerships, Ms. Wright negotiated and drafted international promotion and licensing agreements with corporate sponsors and advertising agencies, including State Farm, ADT, Schick for its “Intuition and Xtreme3” brands, Anheuser-Busch, MasterCard, MBNA (now known as Bank of America) and IMG among others.

During her tenure with the LPGA, Wright also served as the Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Director of Legal Affairs for the LPGA. In those positions, she was involved in several facets of the organization, including corporate governance, LPGA tournament contracts; sponsorship, licensing and retail merchandising initiatives; all legal matters related to LPGA.com; trademark management and foreign trademark prosecution; and television broadcast initiatives. Wright also provided legal advice regarding advertising campaigns, sweepstakes and other LPGA promotions. She is also a former associate in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in the E-Business and Corporate Transactions groups, where she practiced primarily in the areas of intellectual property, corporate governance and e- business law.

She speaks regularly on sports, licensing, sponsorship, corporate governance and diversity issues. Among others, Ms. Wright has lectured at conferences and seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Bryan Cave LLP, Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference, Why Not Sports Symposium for Super Bowl XLIV in addition to multiple college and law schools, including University of Miami, Case Western, Indiana University and Florida A&M University. She has also been featured in various publications, including the Black Enterprise, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine, African-American Golfer’s Digest, the Atlanta Tribune, the Atlanta Post, The DePauw magazines, and on The Golf Channel television network.

Ms. Wright has received several awards, among, them Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award; Black Enterprise Magazine’s 40 Under 40; The Thurgood Marshall Fund Distinguished Young Leader Award; Executive 50 Award and the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Nations Best Advocates. An avid supporter of community development initiatives, Ms. Wright has served in various capacities on the boards of regional civic organizations, including the Board of Directors for Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and Advisory Board for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color. She is currently a member of the ACC professional organization and on the Board of Directors of USA Track & Field.

About Eve’s Book: Life at the Speed of Passion

Life is a contact sport, and no one knows that better than Eve Wright, a dynamic professional sports executive, entrepreneur, and mother. But asLife at the Speed of Passion
our world grows increasingly complex, competitive, and confusing, life becomes less about the luxury of doing what we want and the necessity of doing what we must.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Life at the Speed of Passion will revolutionize the way you think about what your life looks like, what you do for a living…and why you do it. Through her meteoric rise in the corporate and sports worlds, Eve has learned to master the craft of confident decision-making while blending it with personal integrity to create a life more passionate and purposeful than she ever imagined.

Life at the Speed of Passion will help you:

  • Focus on what really matters to you.
  • Cut the emotional and professional “fat” out of your life.
  • Streamline your personal and professional decision-making process.
  • Learn how to trust your instincts–and act on them with confidence!

144 – Tyler Wagner: Serial Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author of “Conference Crushing”

Tyler WagnerTyler grew up with more energy and passion than most people knew how to handle. As a kid, his vitality was contagious and he freely spread his energy and optimism. Tyler continuously found ways to push his limits as far as he could, and he refused to take the “normal path” and sit on the sidelines of his own life.

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When he was a sophomore at The University of South Carolina, he started his own painting business with Young Entrepreneurs Across America. The year after that, he took on the role of mentoring five students, teaching them how to run their own successful businesses. It became apparent that helping others and showing them a different way to be “successful” was his passion. Giving others the energy and happiness to create their own path was his yellow brick road.

After this, Tyler took a leap of faith and moved to Canada to intern under Jayson Gaignard (Founder of MastermindTalks). He helped to put on multiple conferences, events, and retreats. There he learned what made an exceptional conference that delivered the most value to all of its attendees from the best of the best.

Tyler now speaks to and consults with students, businesses, and entrepreneurs across the country, teaching them the lessons he’s learned on crushing conferences, expanding networks, and nurturing relationships. He also helped to create the #1 Career Guides and Creativity book Breaking Out Of A Broken System.

About Tyler’s Book: “Conference Crushing”

Anyone can benefit from better networking skills, and Conference Crushing provides you with 17 highly effective skills you can put to work for building better relationships and growing a wider, stronger network.
Whether you’re a student trying to land a job, an entrepreneur trying to grow your business or someone who just needs a wider circle of influential people in their life, Conference Crushing is the tool you need.

This book has three power-packed sections of actions you can take before, during and after each networking event to ensure your success increases exponentially.

The reality is, none of us were ever taught how to succeed at these events. No one sits you down to explain how it works, and you certainly don’t learn this in any college course.

In this practical, easy-to-read and action-oriented book, Tyler Wagner explains how you can become more successful and grow your network by attending networking events the correct way.

By drawing examples from his time as a student, entrepreneur, and years of coaching, he shows the reader how to maximize their networking skills in a conference setting and in their everyday life.

143 – Mark Merrill: Founder & President of “Family First”; Co-Founder of “All Pro Dad” with Tony Dungy

mark merrillMark Merrill is the founder and president of Family First, a widely respected national non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the family. Family First promotes principles for building marriages and raising children through three successful programs.

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All Pro Dad helps men become better fathers through NFL seminars, school-based All Pro Dad’s Days, and AllProDad.com. Its newest initiative, iMOM, and resource rich website, iMOM.com, provide mothers of all ages with information, ideas and encouragement to help them grow wise, healthy, purpose-minded, relationally-focused children.

Mark is the host of the Family Minute with Mark Merrill, a national daily radio program that reaches 2,400,000 people each week. The broadcast is heard on mainstream stations in 32 states, as well as Canada, XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and American Forces Network. He has appeared on numerous ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC network affiliates and network radio programs including NPR, CBS Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Network. His comments and writings have appeared in many publications including USA Today, the Washington Times and Sports Illustrated.

As an energetic advocate for the family, Mark speaks at conferences and events for companies such as Chick-fil-A, JPMorganChase, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He also speaks at major events hosted by NFL teams, and at special engagements for dignitaries like First Lady Laura Bush and Governor Jeb Bush.

Before founding Family First in 1991, Mark practiced law in Florida for seven years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1981 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida.

About Mark’s Book: “All Pro Dad: Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kid”All Pro Dad

Dads, do you want to be a hero to your kids? A go-to coach for your teens? A husband your wife knows she can count on? All Pro Dad lays out a game plan built on seven essential fathering truths and ultra-practical insights for the questions every dad needs answered at some point. Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations.

With gut-level “huddle” questions to ask your children, and firsthand stories from well-recognized dads (CBS broadcaster James “JB” Brown, Chick-Fil-A founder and CEO S. Truett Cathy, Grammy Award–winning recording artist Michael W. Smith, FedEx Express COO and president, international, Michael Ducker, and more), All Pro Dad will stir you, equip you, and inspire you toward the goal of being a champion father and a hero to your kids.



142 – Derek Lidow: Globally successful CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur; Author of “Startup Leadership”

DerekLidow-500pxDerek Lidow is a longtime global CEO, innovator and startup coach. He is widely-known as one of the world’s top experts on the electronics industry; his contributions range from patents to value chain applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Among his many accomplishments, Derek a successful entrepreneur who built iSuppli, a leading market research firm. In 2010 he sold his company for $100 million to global information leader IHS.

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Today, Derek is giving back by teaching; Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity, Innovation and Design at Princeton and by working with young companies and aspiring entrepreneurs.

He is a media commentator; Lidow’s coverage to date includes The New York TimesWall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbesBloombergThe EconomistNikkeiReuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers.

Derek’s degrees come from Princeton and Stanford where he earned a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He is based in New York City and Princeton, NJ.

About The Book

Why do so many entrepreneurs found innovative enterprises, only to find themselves failing as leaders once the business gets off the ground? Because, according to Derek Lidow,startup-leadership-3d being an entrepreneur is fundamentally different from being a business leader.

An entrepreneur’s goal is making his or her vision a reality—a basically selfish, though beneficial, act. A leader, on the other hand, focuses on others, forging individuals with differing wants, needs, and visions into a winning team. In Startup Leadership, entrepreneur and professor Derek Lidow outlines exactly how one can balance these two opposing natures and provides you with the skills and tools to become an Entrepreneurial Leader.

  • Based on Lidow’s popular and well-respected course at Princeton University
  • Developed out of extensive research and real-world experience
  • Distills Lidow’s insights into best practices for growing with the company you created
  • Prepares to avoid the unseen traps that trip up many entrepreneurs

With a unique approach based on extensive research and real-world application, Startup Leadership is a roadmap for innovators who seek to become Entrepreneurial Leaders who can successfully lead their team, enterprise, and themselves to lasting success.

141 – Peter Docker: Leadership & “Start With Why” Culture Expert

Peter-Docker-ProfilePeter Docker is passionate about enabling others to be extraordinary. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s theory of The Golden Circle, Peter works to help individuals and organisations harness the power of Why. The result is extraordinary cultures and sustainable high performance.

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He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous flying, military, and industry career to explain principles that can be applied in any business. A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, India, and the Far East. He has engaged at senior levels with several of the world’s largest companies, developing an understanding of many industries including oil and gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, and aviation.

A former senior Royal Air Force officer and professional pilot, Peter has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. A seasoned crisis manager, his multi-faceted career has encompassed being an international negotiator for the UK Government; leading an aviation training and standards organisation; teaching post-graduates at the UK’s Defence College; flying the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher around the world; and leading multi-billion dollar international procurement projects.

Peter is now dedicated to sharing his insights into how human beings operate, communicate and relate, specialising in organisational culture and leadership. Partnering with the “Start With Why” team since 2011, Peter works with organisations on longer-term engagements, delivers master classes at universities, and is a regular contributor to Simon Sinek’s blog and podcast series.

Peter’s Website: Why Not Unlimited

140 – James D. “Murph” Murphy: Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., Author of “Courage To Execute”

JimMurphy1500x2250James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.

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Prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company’s sales by 500%. Years later, he became Director of Sales for a small paint company. The concepts he developed and utilized in business and the U.S. Air Force would become known as Flawless Execution®. Applying Flawless Execution’s continuous cycle of planning, briefing, executing, and debriefing, he increased his new employer’s sales from $5 million to $52 million per year. Realizing that all companies and organizations could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner Incorporated in early 1996.

Through his leadership, Afterburner landed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” three times. Murph has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner’s Flawless Execution Model℠, and its unique, high-energy programs.

In Murphy’s latest book is “Courage to Execute“, where he shares a multitude of personal leadership stories that illustrates the principles of LOCKED.murphy_execute_13_rev

In “Courage to Execute” you’ll learn:

•           The value of effective execution

•           How to indoctrinate your people with values and skills

•           How to connect the troops with the leader’s intent

•           How to move from strategy toward accountable actions

•           How to maintain your teams battle rhythm: on track, on target, on time

•           The importance of regular debriefing

•           How to develop teams and leaders from Day one

Through stories of intense situations encountered by true military elite units, Courage to Execute demonstrates why simplicity combats complexity, how mutual accountability yields trust, and how a focused and coordinated environment prepares your team for success. Have the courage to dig in and turn your organization into a high-performance, elite unit that executes consistently.

139 – Ken Blanchard: Top Leadership Expert, Author of over 50 books, including “The One Minute Manager”

Ken BlanchardFew people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard.

A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management. 

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Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, and Whale Done!, Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages.

Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking.The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA—The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time.The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.

Born in New Jersey and raised in NewYork, Ken received a master’s degree from Colgate University, and a bachelor’s and PhD from Cornell University. An avid golfer, Ken belongs to the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

Check out Ken’s latest book “Fit At Last”

138 – Jon Acuff: NYT Bestselling Author and Social Media Leader

jon acuffJon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the FaceEscape Average & Do Work that Matters.

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For 15 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. A media feature, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.

In addition, he’s become a social media expert with a blog read by 4 million people and more than 200k twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN.

137 – Pamela Slim: Speaker, Coach, & Author of “Body of Work” & “Escape From Cubicle Nation”

Pam-0047-1024x681Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of employees, managers and executives.

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In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups.

“I feel privileged to have worked with people in just about every work environment, from huge corporations to non-profits, to tiny side businesses started on kitchen tables. There is no right way to work — only the way that brings out your very best contribution to the world, and fits your definition of success.”

Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times,The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbesEntrepreneurInformation Week,Money Magazine and Psychology Today. She is a proud suburban mom in Mesa, AZ who enjoys the look on people’s faces when she tells them she is also a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts (it comes in handy when fighting for the last good bunch of kale at the grocery store). She is the author of the award winning book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur (Penguin Portfolio, 2009) and her second book Body of Work,  (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) became a #1 bestseller on Amazon the day it was released.

136 – Chris Taylor: Founder of Actionablebooks.com

CT-Headshot-Nov-13Chris Taylor is the founder of Actionablebooks.com – a company dedicated to helping business leaders develop themselves and their teams through the application of lessons from leading business books.

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Through his work at Actionable Books, Chris Taylor reads, writes and speaks. A lot. To date he has published over 150 articles, speaks regularly at both public and private events across North America, and has read more business books than he cares to count.

In 2010, Chris launched “Actionable Interviews” a video interview series with best selling business book authors and leading thinkers in the business space. To date he’s conducted 34 interviews for the series, with highlights including Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Sir Ken Robinson and Gary Vaynerchuk.

It’s through these conversations that Chris developed The Salaried Entrepreneur™; a team development methodology that’s being used internationally by companies large and small.

135 – Tripp Lanier: Coach, Consultant, & Host of “The New Man Podcast”

TrippHeadShot2Tripp Lanier is a men’s coach and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp.

He coaches and teaches men all around the world how to break out of mediocre lives and create the careers and relationships they really want.

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As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life including Tim Ferriss, Laird Hamilton, Ken Wilber, Dan Millman, Marcus Buckingham, Bill Harris, Steven Pressfield, AJ Jacobs, Chip Conley, Dr. Robert Glover, and Shawn Phillips.

The New Man Podcast reaches tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self Help Top 10 list.

As a coach, Tripp has helped men and women all over the world break out of mediocre lives, do what they love, and navigate the challenging world of relationships.

As a creative entrepreneur, Tripp created one of the first digital video post-production companies in the Southeast. For over twelve years, Tripp crafted TV shows and commercials for national and regional clients.

On the artistic front, Tripp has written, performed and produced albums with his own rock groups, Hank Madison and Screaming Witness. He’s also co-produced Stuart Davis and frequently humiliated himself on Stu’s Sex God Rock n Roll TV Show on HDNet.

Other contributions include working with Ken Wilber as Co-Director of Integral Institute’s Art Center.

134 – Chris Ducker: Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Owner/CEO of Virtual Staff Finder & Live2Sell

cducker_headshotA serial entrepreneur, virtual staffing expert, blogger, podcaster and author, Chris Ducker helps other entrepreneurs catapult their businesses into the 21st century utilizing what he calls the ‘New Business’ style of marketing.

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Born and raised in the UK Chris moved to the Philippines 12 years ago. There he started his first business on telemarketing. Today he is known as the guy to go to if it comes to outsourcing to the Philippines.

With his company Group Live2Sell Chris offers quality inbound call center services and Telemarketing services for B2B and B2C.

His company Virtual Staff Finder is a Virtual Assistant (VA) match-making company. His team helps entrepreneurs and business owners to find the best Filipino VA’s in the country. If you are looking for a part-time or full-time English speaking virtual assistant solution, this is where you need to go.

Chris also helps small business owners and entrepreneurs to start, run and grow their business in the 21st century. He strongly focuses on applying smart social media strategies and creating an online personal brand. Check out his website and blog: chrisducker.com.

Chris also has a new book coming out on April 1st: Virtual Freedombook

According to Chris, This Book is Going to Make You More Successful in Business and Life

If you’re struggling with the day-to-day management of your business, or becoming frustrated with the way things have stop growing over the last couple of years, the chances are you’re suffering from entrepreneurial superhero syndrome – the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves.

Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more.

Even if you’ve been successful in business for years, times are changing. Fast. If you don’t learn how to do business ‘the new way’, then you’re going to be left behind. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their business.

133 – Pete Luongo: Retired President of The Berry Company, Author of “10 Truths About Leadership”

Pete LuongoPete Luongo retired as President and CEO of The Berry Company in August of 2003. His career at Berry spanned more than 33 years. During his last nine years with the company, Peter was instrumental in guiding Berry through a period of record sales growth, numerous contract acquisitions and the perpetuation of the nearly 100 year old company as an industry leader and a “great place to work.”

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While Peter’s career was dedicated to finding a better way, no initiative was more profound or had a greater impact than his development of “The Leadership Pledge” which was subsequently implemented as the operating philosophy inside The Berry Company in 1994 and remains thebookthere today.

Since retirement Pete has devoted himself to giving back through his book, “10 Truths About Leadership…..It’s Not Just About Winning”, speaking engagements, board memberships and by serving as executive director of Center for Leadership and Executive Development at the University of Dayton where he also serves as an adjunct professor teaching leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level and serves of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Peter has been fortunate to work with 100+ plus companies, collegiate athletic programs and numerous organizations sharing his behavior driven model “The Leadership Pledge” that focuses on people, support, expectations, feedback, and accountability. The ten truths are life’s lessons that help each of us understand that our lives will be valued by our willingness to make a difference in other people’s lives. Coaching and inspiring leadership at all organizational levels is Pete’s passion: his message will move and inspire you.

The Ten Truths. These are Peter Luongo’s solutions to problems we face every day regardless of our station in life, personally or professionally.

  • Truth Number 1: Past performance predicts future behavior.
  • Truth Number 2: Motivation is a personal responsibility. Inspiration is the responsibility of others.
  • Truth Number 3: Effective leaders manage support systems; effective employees manage themselves.
  • Truth Number 4: Rules are for the weak, uncompromised standards of excellence are for the strong.
  • Truth Number 5: Organizations will experience meaningful success when employees establish their own standard of performance.
  • Truth Number 6: Habits of discipline and risk taking distinguish greatness.
  • Truth Number 7: If we have no trust, we have no relationship.
  • Truth Number 8: Commitment is not how a person performs but rather if they do it to the best of their ability every day.
  • Truth Number 9: It’s critical to be loyal to your company and your fellow employees.
  • Truth Number 10: Accept yourself as you exist, accept others as they exist, and in the context of the differences and similarities, finding more effective ways of succeeding as a behavior-driven organization.

132 – Andrew Bennett: Former Fortune 100 Corporate Executive, Leadership Speaker, Author, & Magician

Andrew BennettAndrew Bennett is a former corporate executive with a Fortune 100 company who started his career as Ross Perot’s personal assistant. He has over 20 years experience as a global leadership and organizational culture consultant and executive coach specializing in helping individuals and teams build organizations that release people’s potential.

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A magician for over 40 years, he is a Member of The Magic Circle, the oldest and most prestigious society of magicians in the world.

Thriving despite decades of tragic losses he uses his unique experience and strengths forged through adversity to teach others to create positive changes in their lives.

Combine part instructor, part coach, and part entertainer and you have the transformational magic of Andrew Bennett.

LEADER. Spending his first ten years in a Fortune 500 company culminating with growing an account from $5 million to $65 million in two years.

ENTREPRENEUR. Starting a leadership and organizational culture consulting and training firm that’s been growing for 16 years.

TRANSFORMER. Having coached leaders in 38 companies to lead successful culture change, including McDonald’s, Hewlett-Packard and Marriott International.

SURVIVOR. Who’s thriving after decades of tragic personal loss.

MAGICIAN. For 45 years. Member of London’s Magic Circle, the oldest and most prestigious society of magicians in the world.

Put that all in a pot and stir it up. What emerges is unique –a guide who understands business, leadership, culture, transformation and the power of the heart and mind. Think Jim Collins plus Tony Robbins plus David Copperfield.

His insights are backed by research and presented using magic tricks and an easy-to-use Transformation Framework of principles and tools. Magic and stories from his personal and professional experience put people in a place of openness. In a flash people are rethinking possibilities and obstacles, opening the door to innovative thinking. They let go of blame and discouragement and step up to personal responsibility.

Check Out Andrew’s Website

131 – Steve Farber: Leadership Speaker & Developer; Creator of the Extreme Leadership Summit

Steve FarberSteve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”  And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His newest edition,The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do, is in bookstores now.

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A Universal Message. A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

Leading from experience. In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since. He was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce. In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

Coaching and inspiring Extreme Leadership at all organizational levels is Steve’s passion, and he does so with a style that is part strategist, part social commentator and all energy.

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130 – Jenni Catron: Best Selling Author of “Clout”, Former Executive Director of Cross Point Church

JC_Press_Shot_2011__sm_Ask anyone who knows her well, and you’ll hear words like hard-working, loyal, insightful and encouraging to describe Jenni Catron. A self-proclaimed “leadership junkie,” Jenni spends her days serving the local church.  Most recently she served for nine years as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, where she led the staff and oversaw the ministry of its five campuses.  Prior to joining the staff of Cross Point, she worked in Artist Development in the Christian music industry.

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Jenni’s passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. Jenni blogs at www.jennicatron.com and contributes to a number of other online publications including churchleader.com and catalystspace.com. Outreach Magazine has recognized Jenni as one of the 30 emerging influencers reshaping church leadership and she has been featured in Church Executive magazine as well.

When she isn’t working, you can find Jenni curled up with a great book and a fabulous cup of tea, on the tennis court or out for a run, or hanging out with her husband and their border collie.

Visit the CLOUT website (discoverclout.com) to download a free chapter or to take the Clout quiz!


129 – Becky Halstead: Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, Founder of STEADFAST Leadership

becky_halstead__1_1_9886Becky Halstead, retired Brigadier General, United States Army, founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, LLC, following 27 years of service in the U.S. military and her role as Executive Director for a leadership consultancy company. Becky specializes in inspirational speaking (nationally and internationally; corporate and academic), developing leader training programs, leader coaching, consulting and advising. She authored her first book on leadership, 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU.

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Becky has over 15 years of executive‐level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution. She has a proven record of leading change, building successful teams in demanding environments (Afghanistan and Iraq, Germany, South America), and creating innovative solutions, systems and programs to complex problems. She is an

experienced leader and logistician, a highly effective communicator, and a strategic planner with exceptional organizational skills.

Becky is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy and achieved an historic milestone as the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer. She was the senior Commanding General for logistics in Iraq, and was the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level. In this capacity she was responsible for leading over 200 multi‐disciplined units (20,000 military and 5,000 civilians) located across 55 different bases, providing supply, maintenance, transportation and distribution support to over 250,000 personnel serving in Iraq.

Becky honorably served with the U.S. Army and retired as a General Officer in 2008. The culmination of her career came in 2006 when she became the first female Chief of Ordnance and Commanding General of the Army’s Ordnance Center and Schools (equivalent to President of a University), responsible for the leader development and institutional training for the second largest branch in the army with over 100,000 members of the Ordnance Corps.

During active service, she served in Europe as the Deputy Commanding General (Chief Operating Officer) for the 21st Theater Support Command and has experience leading a multi-national team in wholesale level logistics operations. Prior to Europe, she served as the Chief Advisor to the Combatant Commander (Four Star General) for Southern Command, whose responsibility encompassed military training and operations for South America. She was also responsible for coordinating directly with high‐level organizations such as Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of State, U.S. Congress, U.S. Ambassadors and equivalent foreign military and civilian organizations.

Becky earned a B.S. in Engineering from West Point, an M.S. in National Resource Strategy (Advanced Manufacturing) from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, and an M.S. in Advanced Military Studies (Visionary Leadership) from the Army Command and General Staff College.

She is a member on the Board of Advisors for multiple companies: Principal Solar, the Thayer Leader Development Group, and Prevail Health Solutions; and two not-for-profits: Grace After Fire and Vet R.E.S.T. Becky is an active spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress with specific focus on military health care. She is also a member of the Gordian Institute; a team of accomplished thought leaders and problem solvers.

Becky is a recipient of the 2007 National Women’s History Project award for “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.” From 2009 to 2010, Becky served as a Commissioner on the President’s Military Leadership Diversity Commission. In 2011, her leadership model was a focus of a Harvard Business School Case Study.

128 – Chris Brogan: Publisher of Owner Magazine, CEO & President of Human Business Works

Chris Brogan2Chris Brogan is Publisher of Owner Magazine, a business magazine helping you improve your worth by growing your capabilities and connections. He is CEO & President of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company.

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He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more.

He is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids and plots world conquering with his girlfriend, Jacqueline Carly.

127 – Dr. Tasha Eurich: Organizational Psychologist; Best Selling Author of “Bankable Leadership”

Tasha EurichDr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, speaker and New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both. Her life’s work is to help organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams.

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With a contagious passion and energy, Dr T. (as her clients call her) pairs her scientific grounding in human behavior with a practical approach to solving leadership challenges. Her ten-plus year career has spanned roles as an external consultant and a direct report to both CEOs and human resources executives. The majority of Dr. Eurich’s work has been with executives in large Fortune 500 organizations, including CH2M HILL, Xcel Energy, Western Union, Newmont Mining, DCP Midstream, Centura Health, CoBiz Financial, Vail Resorts, IHS, the City of Cincinnati, and HCA.

With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University and BAs in Theater and Psychology from Middlebury College, she serves on the faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, one of the top-ranked executive education institutions in the world. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in Colorado State University’s Psychology and Business Schools where she earned a commendation for teaching excellence. She’s also a popular guest speaker at the University of Denver and Colorado State University’s Executive MBA programs.

She’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her expertise has been featured in The New York TimesForbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2013, Dr. Eurich was honored as one of Denver Business Journal’s “40 under 40” rising stars in business. In 2014, she was named a Top 100 Thought Leader by Trust Across America alongside the likes of Stephen Covey, Jim Kouzes, and Bill George.

She enjoys travelling, cycling, and theater and lives in Denver with her husband and three rambunctious dogs.

What Sets Dr. Eurich Apart as a Speaker?

  1. Fresh: Dr. T has a fresh, modern, and fun take on leadership. People use words like “enthusiastic,” “sharp,” and “pithy” to describe her style.
  2. Practical: Her content is geared towards busy professionals who don’t have time to pontificate. Instead, she helps participants practice tools and make plans to implement them.
  3. Interactive: To maximize learning, Dr. T includes the audience in everything she does, whether it’s through large or small group discussion, individual reflection or activities.
  4. Science-based: A self-proclaimed Leadership Geek, she’s steeped in the science of the workplace. Dr. T’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been showcased around the world.
  5. Professional: She is a former professional actor with formal training and 15 years of experience, including a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater.

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126 – David Barton: American Historian & Founder of WallBuilders

david_barton.226134900_stdDavid Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.

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WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation.

David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.

His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.

A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions – including some powerful politicians. In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.

David has received numerous national and international awards, including Who’s Who in Education, DAR’s Medal of Honor, and the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval.

David and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen, and they reside in Aledo, TX.

125 – Rorke Denver: Former Navy SEAL Officer; Author of “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior”

Rorke_DenverLieutenant Commander Rorke Denver is the author of DAMN FEW: Making the Modern Seal.

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In 14 years as a SEAL Officer, Rorke Denver tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, & battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Leading 200 commando missions, he earned the Bronze Star with V for Valor. He has spent the last five years at the Navy Special Warfare Center in Coronado directing all phases of basic & advanced SEAL training.

Denver is a honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. Additionally, he holds a BA from Syracuse University and a Master of Global Business Leadership from University of San Diego.

In 2012, Denver consulted and starred in the hit film Act of Valor.

Podcast Highlights:

  • LCDR Denver talks about why he joined the SEALs and how the motives on why people join such an elite unit; it is different than most people think.
  • Leadership has several facets, but at it’s core it is love; love for the guy next to you and a love for something larger than yourself.
  • LCDR Rorke highlights the “cavalcade of characters” that are present within the SEALs.
  • Decision making, with partial / minimal information, is a critical trait that is a requirement for SEAL training but lacking in the corporate arena.
  • Rorke talks about the genesis for the creation & acting in the movie “Act of Valor”.

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124 – Shane Snow: Start-up Web Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of “Contently”; Technology Journalist

Shane SnowShane Snow is a New York City-based technology journalist and web entrepreneur, currently Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Contently. Originally from Idaho, he holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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A member of Sandbox Network and the Royal Society Of The Arts, Shane writes for WIRED Magazine and Fast Company, and has designed infogaphics for MTV, Gizmodo, and The United Nations.

Shane understands the importance of leadership and how critical it becomes for entrepreneurial start-ups or entrepreneurial journeys.

I love how Shane’s unconventional ways and how he learned early on that the truly great leadership/entrepreneurs do so because they are motivated by the desire to help other people.

As Shane puts it: “The greatest leaders are the ones everyone wants to follow, and those are the ones who care about others more than self, who lead with a higher purpose.”

Simply put, Shane believes we should all  strive to be the kind of leader you would follow yourself. (Much easier said than done!)