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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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May 28, 2015

Episode 021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker

I would like to thank Dorie Clark for introducing me to Kare.  Both Dorie and Kare are such great givers… Always trying to help others and they’ve done so much for me.   I was fascinated with this conversation with Kare.  She is incredibly intelligent and is a very deep thinker.  It was a joy to get her to put some of those thoughts on tape for this great podcast episode. This is episode is great for anyone who wants to become an opportunity maker.

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post.

Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views.

Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation.

Episode 021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker

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“A learning leader is someone who is deeply curious about the world… And sees it as a fascination, not a fear…” – Kare Anderson

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did you prepare for your great Ted Talk?
  • What was the process for that?
  • How has that Ted Talk changed your lifef?
  • Why do you think it moved so many people?
  • What is your book “Moving From Me To We” all about?
  • What is “The 2 AM Principle” all about? (His book title)
  • What does being a “giver” mean to you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • “Specificity leads to clarity, credibility, and memorability.”
  • Why Kare sat down for her Ted Talk (people never do this)
  • How to move from “Me” to “We”
  • Thin slicing – Helping Others
  • How to get out of your comfort zone
  • The elements that define a quality life

 “Specificity leads to clarity, credibility, and memorability.” – Kare Anderson

Continue Learning

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all become an opportunity maker.  It’s a fascinating topic and Kare is Kare at it!  I really enjoyed speaking with her.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 Bio From SayItBetter.com

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post.

Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views.

Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation.

 

She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want and other books.

I would like to thank Dorie Clark for introducing me to Kare.  Both Dorie and Kare are such great givers… Always trying to help others and they’ve done so much for me.   I was fascinated with this conversation with Kare.  She is incredibly intelligent and is a very deep thinker.  It was a joy to get her to put some of those thoughts on tape for this great podcast episode. This is episode is great for anyone who wants to become an opportunity maker.

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post.

Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views.

Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation.

 

May 26, 2015

Episode 020: Matt Eversmann – How To Lead Soldiers Into Battle (Black Hawk Down)

I was truly honored to speak with an American Hero for this episode of The Learning Leader Show.  Matt Eversmann led soldiers into one of the most dangerous places in the world.  His story was told in the book and movie, “Black Hawk Down.”  His specific character was played by Josh Hartnett.  We discussed the story behind what really happened in Mogadishu…

Matt Eversmann has received many military decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Ribbon, eight Army Achievement medals, and four Army Commendation medals. For his service in Somalia, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Before his retirement in early 2008, Eversmann served 18 months in Iraq leading an elite Army Ranger force.

Episode 020: Matt Eversmann – How To Lead Soldiers Into Battle (Black Hawk Down)

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“Fear is something you have to control.  It’s okay to be scared.”  - Matt Eversmann describing what it’s like to be shot at.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the differences between leading soldiers into battle vs leading in a business setting?
  • What are you feeling as you’re being shot at?
  • What was it like to be portrayed by Josh Hartnett in the movie Black Hawk Down?
  • How could you have handled the adverse situation better?
  • Why do we struggle to implement and execute what we’ve learned?
  • How would you define a learning leader
  • What specific lessons learned from the mission that you took back to Fort Benning?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Matt’s love of his team and him focusing on the people he fought with
  • How everything for the book and movie Black Hawk Down came about
  • His advice for both the military soldiers making the transition back into the civilian world as well the companies who are going to hire them
  • What it was like speaking with the widow of one of his men he fought with
  • How Black Hawk Down has affected his life

 “The scientist is not the person who gives the right answers; he’s the one who asks the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss

Continue Learning

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I was honored to have this Matt… I learned so much about his process for leadership.  I loved his descriptions for what it’s like when the bullets are flying (literally).  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From Keppler Speakers:

First Sergeant Matt Eversmann's legendary leadership while facing the horrors of war cemented his status as an American military hero. Portrayed by Josh Hartnett, Eversmann was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the 18 harrowing hours when US soldiers in Somalia were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu. Young Rangers and Delta Force soldiers fought side-by-side, outnumbered and marked for death by an angry mob, until a rescue convoy was mounted.  Committed to sharing the lessons he learned in the military, inspirational speaker Matt Eversmann focuses on motivating all people, be they soldiers, students, or employees, through values-based leadership, encouraging them to do their best and dedicate themselves to a cause. His courage and patriotism are unmatched, and his power as a motivational speaker is unrivaled.

Matt Eversmann has received many military decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Ribbon, eight Army Achievement medals, and four Army Commendation medals. For his service in Somalia, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Before his retirement in early 2008, Eversmann served 18 months in Iraq leading an elite Army Ranger force.

 

 

May 24, 2015

Episode 019: Chris Borland – Why He Walked Away From Millions Of Dollars

This was an extremely thought provoking conversation with Chris Borland.  Chris is an extremely intelligent person who also is very driven and likable.  I really enjoyed getting to know him better and also gain a better understanding for why he walked away from the NFL after just one stellar season.

Chris Borland had a storied high school and college football career.  That led him to being a third round draft choice of The San Francisco 49ers where he quickly excelled as a dominant Linebacker.

Borland was selected as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for November. Chris finished his rookie season with 108 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions in only starting 8 games.

On March 16, 2015, he announced his retirement from the NFL citing concern of head trauma.  Chris received a $617,436 signing bonus when he inked a four-year rookie deal with the 49ers coming out of college. He'll be returning over $450,000 to the team.

Episode 019: Chris Borland – Why He Walked Away From Millions Of Dollars

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

“The scientist is not the person who gives the right answers; he’s the one who asks the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why did you decide to walk away from your NFL career and millions of $$?
  • What has been the overall response from people?
  • Do we need to create a backup plan for college athletes?
  • How did Junior Seau’s suicide affect you?
  • Would you allow your own children to play football?
  • What is next for you in your life now that you are done with football?
  • What is your definition of a great Learning Leader?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The specifics behind why he walked away from football
  • About his conversations with Dr. Harry Edwards – renowned Sociology professor
  • The exact time when he contemplated not playing
  • The letter he wrote to his parents before the season
  • How much money he had to pay back from his bonus
  • Who he discussed this with (Small group)

“There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.  Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn

Continue Learning

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I really enjoyed this great conversation with Chris… I learned a lot about his makeup and his specific process to make the decision he feels best with.  I could tell he was completely at ease with the decision he’s made.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio

Chris Borland had a storied high school and college football career.  That led him to being a third round draft choice of The San Francisco 49ers where he quickly excelled as a dominant Linebacker.

Borland was selected as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for November. Chris finished his rookie season with 108 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions in only starting 8 games.

On March 16, 2015, he announced his retirement from the NFL citing concern of head trauma.  Chris received a $617,436 signing bonus when he inked a four-year rookie deal with the 49ers coming out of college. He'll be returning over $450,000 to the team.

 

 

May 22, 2015

Episode 018: Sam Silverstein – Why Successful People Love Accountability

This was an intense conversation with Sam Silverstein.  Sam is absolutely committed to instilling the desire for accountability within organizations. Accountability is about keeping commitments to people, not things.  If you have any desire to learn more about accountability and how that’s a necessary component for all learning leaders, then you will love this episode.

 

Sam Silverstein, CSP is founder and CEO of Sam Silverstein, Inc., an accountability think tank dedicated to helping companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability. He is an international business consultant, speaker and author. His manufacturing and distribution companies have sold over $100 million in products and services and he has successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Sam served as the President of the National Speakers Association (2008-2009) and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Sam’s work with companies has transformed organizational culture and created success in all areas.

 

Welcome to Episode 018: Sam Silverstein – Why Successful People Love Accountability

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

 

“You are responsible to things… You’re accountable to people.” – Sam Silverstein

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you help people learn to enjoy accountability?

  • Why don’t most companies understand what they believe?

  • How do you help those people?

  • Do you have self-doubt?  How do you handle it?

  • What books have influenced you most?

  • How did you become one of the most read writers on LinkedIn

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Sam’s 12 affirmations

  • Sam’s goals and his vision

  • Why Sam said, “Ryan, You’re throwing me on the couch!”

  • The enormous responsibility of a leader

  • 9 characteristics to being great

  • Why leaders are accountable to serve others

 

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

 

Continue Learning

  • Get his new book: “Non Negotiable”

  • Go to his website:www.SamSilverstein.com

  • See why over 212,000 people follow Sam on Twitter: @SamSilverstein

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all become better writers.  Sam is definitely a fantastic learning leader who is always striving to improve.  An incredibly successful leader who influences so many…  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

Bio From  SamSilverstein.com

 

Sam Silverstein, CSP is founder and CEO of Sam Silverstein, Inc., an accountability think tank dedicated to helping companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability. He is an international business consultant, speaker and author. His manufacturing and distribution companies have sold over $100 million in products and services and he has successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Sam served as the President of the National Speakers Association (2008-2009) and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Sam’s work with companies has transformed organizational culture and created success in all areas.

 

Originally from Atlanta, he has a Business degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, MO.

 

 

May 20, 2015

Episode 017: Jeff Haden – Why 578,000 People Follow Jeff’s Writing On LinkedIn

This was a very interesting conversation with Jeff Haden.  I had never met a ghost writer prior to speaking with Jeff.  I have actually read a ton of his work on INC and LinkedIn for quite some time and I didn’t even realize he was the author.  I suspect a lot of  you have as well.  Check his work out on LinkedIn.  He has written a lot of great pieces that will inevitably help in your career.  This was a very fun conversation!1

From INC: Jeff Haden is a ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor for Inc. He learned much of what he knows about business and technology working his way up to managing a 250-employee book plant; everything else he picks up as a ghostwriter for innovators and business leaders. He’s written more than 50 nonfiction books, including six Amazon Business and Investing No. 1's, along with hundreds of articles and reports. And he's collected four years of tips and advice in his book TransForm: Dramatically Improve Your Career, Business, Relationships, and Life … One Simple Step at a Time.

 

Welcome to Episode 017 with ghost writer, and LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

 

“There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.  Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is the process to become a ghost writer?

  • Are you allowed to say who you write for?

  • What’s the difference between ghost writing vs writing with another author like “Lone Survivor.”  What’s the difference?

  • How much do you charge to ghost write a book?

  • What books have influenced you most?

  • How did you become one of the most read writers on LinkedIn

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Inspiration Quotes that will change your life

  • Read “Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle

  • Read “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.”  Cal Norwood   

  • The 1 Compelling Question Every Interviewer Should Ask

  • How to properly set goals

  • The elements that define a quality life

  • How long it takes to become an overnight success

 

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

 

Continue Learning

  • Read Jeff’s work on LinkedIN:Jeff Haden

  • Read “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by  Cal Norwood   

  • Follow Jeff on Twitter@jeff_haden

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all become better writers.  Jeff is an extremely interesting person.  An incredibly successful writer who influences so many…  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From  INC

 

Jeff Haden is a ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor for Inc. He learned much of what he knows about business and technology working his way up to managing a 250-employee book plant; everything else he picks up as a ghostwriter for innovators and business leaders. He’s written more than 50 nonfiction books, including six Amazon Business and Investing No. 1's, along with hundreds of articles and reports. And he's collected four years of tips and advice in his book TransForm: Dramatically Improve Your Career, Business, Relationships, and Life … One Simple Step at a Time.

May 18, 2015

Episode 016: Jon Levy – The Influencers: How To Be A Super Connector

When I was thinking of creating this podcast, Jon was the type of person I wanted to have on my show.  I learned about him after both Forbes and Business Insider wrote great articles about his “Influencer Dinners.”  I was fascinated to hear about these dinners and many more stories from Jon during our time speaking together. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to become better at creating lasting memories and also

Jon Levy is a behavior expert, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience.

He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer acquisition, and product development, by applying the latest behavioral research ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology.

 

Welcome to Episode 016 with the leader of The Influencers, Jon Levy

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

“Nothing good happens after 2:00 AM except for the most epic experiences in your life.” – Jon Levy

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why did you create “The Influencers?”

  • How has it changed your life?

  • What specific ways do you create special moments?

  • How big do you want “The Influencers” to be?

  • What is “The 2 AM Principle” all about? (His book title)

  • What does being a “giver” mean to you?

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to run your own influencer dinners

  • How Dunbar’s Law affects relationships

  • How big he wants “The Influencers” to be

  • Goal setting practices

  • How to create truly special moments

  • The elements that define a quality life

  • How long it takes to become an overnight success

 

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

 

Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all grow our network and influence others.  It’s a fascinating topic and Jon is fantastic at it!  I really enjoyed speaking with Jon.  We’ve kept in touch and the next time I’m in NYC, I will be sure to meet up with Jon.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

Bio From  Jon Levy TLB

Jon Levy is a behavior expert, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience.

He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer acquisition, and product development, by applying the latest behavioral research ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology.

Within the behavioral realm Jon has two areas of expertise:

The study of Influence: What causes people to make the decisions they make.

This understanding spawned the creation of “Influencers”, a private community and dining experience for tastemakers and industry leaders. Members range across all industries from well-known actors and Olympians, to executives at major companies and royalty. Influencers has received a fair share of media including stories in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, The Observer, to name a few. Combining years of experience running Influencers and research, Jon has developed a deep understanding in designing social experiences and creating influencer programs for brands.

The study of Adventure: Identifying what causes people to live fun, exciting, and remarkable lives.

After years of studying what has become known as “The Science of Adventure”, Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. This expertise has garnered Jon a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on Adventure.

In his free time, Jon works on outrageous projects. He spent a year traveling weekends to the world’s greatest events (Grand Prix, Art Basel, Sundance, Burning Man, Running of the Bulls, Cannes, etc.) and barely survived to tell the tale. Prior to that, taking control of his health and wellness, he was a before-and-after fitness model for a 90-day video training program. Other projects have included unscripted television, mobile apps, books and alcohol development, to name a few.

 

 

May 15, 2015

Episode 015: Noah Fleming – How To Create Enduring Customer Loyalty

 

I love discussing how we can all better serve our customer base.  The best way to create and grow a thriving business is to create customer loyalty.  Noah Fleming is an expert at accomplishing this task.  He goes into detail on this topic in this episode.

That’s just one reason I had an awesome time interviewing today’s guest on The Learning Leader Show.

Noah is a marketing expert. As a thought leader in strategic marketing and customer loyalty, Noah helps clients dramatically and rapidly increase sales, multiply profits, and maximize customer value.

 

Welcome to Episode 015 with the Marketing Expert, Noah Fleming

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you create customer loyalty?

  • What made you pay so much money for a mentor?

  • How are you affiliated with Seth Godin?  He seems to like your book…

  • Do you think it’s better to go the traditional publishing route? Or how about all of the great self-publishing options out there?

  • What is your why?

  • What are your goals?

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Seth Godin telling him to “Ship It”

  • A giveaway for YOU, the listeners.  Listen to the end of the episode and Noah offers something for free to the first listeners who write to him

  • Specific Goal Setting Practices

  • The importance of loyalty

  • How anyone can do what Noah has done

  • How to become a better public speaker

  • Why it’s so important to invest in yourself

    Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can build loyalty with our customers.  Noah has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Noah has become a friend.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

Bio:

Noah is a marketing expert. As a thought leader in strategic marketing and customer loyalty, Noah helps clients dramatically and rapidly increase sales, multiply profits, and maximize customer value.

He is the trusted source for coaching and consulting to thousands of owners, executives, and individuals. Noah is the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service –EVERGREEN: Cultivate The Enduring Customer Loyalty That Keeps Your Business Thriving.

He’s an expert blogger for Fast Company Magazine, and a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Section. Noah has been routinely quoted and mentioned in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, Reuters, and more.

Noah has taught master classes on retention for the popular website, Mixergy.com, a site dedicated to interviewing company founders and industry experts, such as Gary Vanyerchuk (author of “Crush It” & “The Thank You Economy”), Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Groupon founder Andrew Mason, among hundreds of others.

Fleming has conducted webinars on retention for audiences of C-level executives for sites like Vindicia, an online payment company responsible for processing over $4 billion dollars annually in recurring payments. Fleming’s Vindicia webinar had the highest pre-registration the site had seen in years, and listeners proclaimed it was one of the best they had ever heard.

He’s delivered powerful ‘how-to’ workshops at the Subscription Site Insider Summit in New York City & most recently San Francisco where Subscription Site Insider Editor Minal Bopaih said, “he knows exactly what you should be measuring on your site,” and Nicole Rodriguez of MarketingProfs.com proclaimed, “I look forward to implementing the tactical advice he gave on improving our members’ experiences while boosting renewals.

More recently, Fleming delivered the closing keynote to over 400 information publishers at the Society of Information Publishers Association’s (SIPA) 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. SIPA’s President Robert Brady said, “At our 36th Annual Conference, we wanted to give our members an equal dose of immediately useful information and the confidence to put it to use. Noah Fleming’s closing keynote, which emphasized the critical importance of retention, gave us all a number of strategies that we could begin using right away. All of our members found the talk entertaining and useful. I recommend him highly.”

Fleming is also member of Alan Weiss’s Mentorship Program & Growth Cycle®, two highly respected and world-renowned programs dedicated to the refinement of advanced consulting skills, and one of only 36 people who are globally recognized & accredited by Dr. Weiss as a Master Mentor.

 

May 13, 2015

Episode 014: Jairek Robbins – How We Can All “Learn It, Live It, Give It”

This was one of the most inspirational conversations I’ve had… Jairek has an incredible desire to serve others and it’s evident immediately when speaking with him.  This episode was packed full of great ideas and actionable takeaways to implement immediately.

“My goal is to assist people in the process of rapidly achieving their goals so they are able to live the life of their dreams. My hope is that they will eventually pay-it-forward and help those that they care about the most do the same” – Jairek Robbins

 

Welcome to Episode 014 with Inspirational Speaker, Jairek Robbins

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What do you think of people who view positive psychology with skepticism?

  • What are the specific big moments in your life that shaped who you are?

  • Why do people fail to execute the plan?

  • Is 1 on 1 coaching scalable?

  • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

  • What is it like growing up on the road at speaking conventions?

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The 3 stages of life and how to understand them to your benefit

  • Why our habits can either inhibit us and help us

  • How to work directly with Jairek

  • How to be open to new experiences

  • Why it’s so important to be yourself

  • What “The Rock,” Kevin Hart, and James Altucher have in common

 

Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics. Jairek was incredibly inspirational.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

From JairekRobbins.com

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said “a mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimensions.” As an innovator, Jairek is applying his own philosophy and living a life of adventure, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. Whether it’s cage diving with great white sharks, hanging with silverbacks in Rwanda, white water rafting down the Nile, working as a volunteer in underdeveloped regions, or building a powerful enterprise that’s built for results, Jairek does more than talk about it, he stretches the boundaries of traditional thinking and makes it happen

 

May 11, 2015

Episode 013: Jenny Vrentas – How A Biochemistry Major Became One of The Best Football Writers In The Business

Jenny Vrentas is one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met… I actually sent her a copy of Shane Snow’s book, Smartcuts because I think they have so much in common (both are super smart).  She majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State and was personally picked by Peter King to write for The MMQB… The premier football website in the world.  

Jenny received her Masters in Journalism from Columbia and was hired by The Star Ledger (2007 – 2013).  She was then hired by Peter King and The MMQB (Sports Illustrated) in 2013.

 

Welcome to Episode 012 with award winning journalist for The MMQB, Jenny Vrentas

 

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

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Some Questions I Ask:

  • How does a Bio Chemistry major become a sports journalist?

  • What was it like to be recruited by Peter King for The MMQB and Sports Illustrated?

  • Who are your favorite people to cover? Teams? Coaches?

  • What is your definition of a learning leader?

  • What is your favorite story?

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why she chose to be a sports writer after going to college to study Bio Chemistry and Molecular Biology

  • About her conversation with Rex Ryan over wings and beer

  • Jenny’s first time covering The Super Bowl

  • Why she wanted to blaze her own trail

  • The process and stories behind how she was recruited by Peter King

  • What her work meetings consist of… how ideas are pitched, etc…

 

“No matter what path you take, you always want to be an example for other people…  You want to write about something that you will be a takeaway for someone in their life.” – Jenny Vrentas

 

Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

 

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

 

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

 

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This episode was a lot of fun for me.  I loved getting to know Jenny better and her stories/knowledge were phenomenal.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

May 8, 2015

Episode 012: How To Become A Master Negotiator With Dr. John Lowry

 

John and I met almost 10 years ago while I attended one of his negotiation training classes.  Like most people, I struggle to sit in a room and listen to someone present for 2 days.  In the case of John’s training, that was NOT the case.  It still is the greatest training course I’ve ever attended.  So much so that I have attended it 5 more times since then.  This conversation took off from there and it was so much fun.  John has become a friend of mine and I’m very fortunate to be able to speak with him on a regular basis about all parts of leadership and life.

 

“Negotiation is a strategic communication process to get a deal or to resolve a problem.”– Dr. John Lowry

 

Welcome to Episode 010 with the President of The Lowry Group Dr. John Lowry

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

The Learning Leader Show

 

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why do many people grasp the ideas you articulate intellectually and yet fail to implement them in a meaningful way?

  • How do you so effectively use story telling in your presentations?

  • How can we all become better story tellers?

  • Why do you think there is a negative connotation with someone who is a “shrewd” negotiator?

  • What negative self-talk have you had to overcome?

  • Do you operate out of a sense of obligation to anything or anyone?

 

“Leadership is about relationships.” – Dr. John Lowry

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to know when to compete or when to cooperate in a negotiation

  • The importance and the art of storytelling

  • The power of productive paranoia

  • How to deal with self-doubt

  • The people/things John feels obligated to

  • The 5 Approaches to Conflict

  • How people can implement what they’ve learned

  • The thought process we have surrounding dreaming big

 

Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

 

  • Episode 001: How to become a master connector with Jayson Gaignard from MasterMind Talks

  • Episode 002: How to take over and set bigger goals with Chris Brogan

  • Episode 003: The incredibly interesting story of Maurice Clarett and how he built a 6 figure income after spending 4 years in prison

  • Episode 009: The Creative Leader’s Guide to making money by thinking outside of the Box with Jason Zook (SurfrApp)

 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

As I said before, John has become a good friend of mine and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to speak with him on a regular basis.  He is an absolute professional and is a phenomenal presenter.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Bio:

John Lowry is a lawyer, professional speaker, and entrepreneur. He serves as the Vice President for External Affairs at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He previously served as associate dean of the Lipscomb University College of Business where he founded Lipscomb’s School of Executive Education. He serves as an assistant professor of management and regularly teaches negotiation courses at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

He is a Founding Board Member of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of The Blakeford at Green Hills, a continuing care retirement community in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Lowry also serves as the president of the The Lowry Group (TLG). At TLG, he provides negotiation, mediation, and conflict management training and facilitation for major insurance companies, healthcare organizations, and other businesses. Throughout Lowry’s career, he has trained thousands of professionals around the country. Prior to moving to Nashville, he practiced law with Strasburger & Price, LLP in Dallas, Texas

 

Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell

 

 

 

May 6, 2015

Episode 011: Brady Quinn – Why Certain People Are Great Leaders And Why Others Are Not

Wow!  Brady is an open book.  I absolutely loved how open and honest Brady was in our conversation.  He didn’t mince words and was not scared to voice his feelings about great players and coaches as well as bad coaches and teammates.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Brady!  I promise you will learn a lot from listening to it…

Brady Quinn set 36 records at The University of Notre Dame.  Graduating there as one of their greatest football players ever.  Along the likes of Joe Montana, Tony Rice, and Rocket Ismail... He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft.  He currently is a game analyst for Fox Sports… The only person doing both collegiate and NFL games.

Welcome to Episode 011 with NFL Quarterback and Fox Analyst, Brady Quinn

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“Tim Tebow is a great guy, but he wasn’t a good teammate.” – Brady Quinn

Some Questions I Ask:

  • When have you failed? What did you learn from those failures?
  • Why do some coaches fail to be decisive?  Is that the difference between great coaches and bad ones?
  • Who is the best leader you’ve ever played for? Why?
  • What has it been like transitioning to a job after playing? 
  • How was Tim Tebow as a teammate?
  • Who would you take with the first pick in the draft this year?
  • What is it like playing QB in the NFL?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Which coaches were great and which ones were terrible (Brady is very honest!)
  • Why Charlie Weis made Brady feel “invincible”
  • That Eric Mangini doesn’t understand Quarterbacks
  • How not playing football can be compared to watching the love of your life with someone else (great quote from Brady)
  • Why Tim Tebow wasn’t a good teammate
  • Why playing Quarterback is like fighting a fire

“You can find the intangibles of being a quarterback in almost every profession in the world.  There’s nothing like it.” – Brady Quinn

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics.  I love how open Brady is.  I can promise we will be recording another episode together at some point.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio from 3rdandgoalfoundation.org

Brady Quinn is an American football quarterback and Fox Sports analyst.  As a collegiate player for Notre Dame, Brady was a two-time team captain and broke 36 school records.  A finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and 2006, he went on to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (best college quarterback) and Maxwell Award (best college football player) in his senior season.  With the 22nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Brady.  He has additionally played for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.  Currently, Brady serves as a studio and game analyst for both NCAA and NFL football.

 

 

 

May 4, 2015

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

When I created this podcast, I made a list of the 125 people I would reach out to first to be a guest on the show… Shane Snow was the very first name on that list. (Adam Grant was next).  Shane’s book Smartcuts is one of the best books I’ve ever read.  In this episode, we took a deep dive and Shane gives us the entire blueprint to accelerate success.  Shane is not about just achieving success, he’s about accelerating it.  When you listen to this episode, you’ll see why.

 “The next Malcolm Gladwell.” That's what fans and critics from Forbes to The L.A. Times are calling innovation expert and keynote speaker Shane Snow, the bestselling author of SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. An award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, Snow has been declared a “Wunderkind" by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details Magazine, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ.

We go over everything from Jimmy Fallon’s quest to get on SNL to understanding how lateral thinking will change your life. 

Welcome to Episode 010 with the next Malcolm Gladwell, Shane Snow

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

"If you truly love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made of." - Bruce Lee

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What does accelerating success mean to you?
  • What is lateral thinking? How can it change your life?
  • What type of mentorship is best?
  • How do we implement these ideas into our careers?  Specific ways… What actions can we take?
  • Why do we celebrate failure?
  • What is the difference between a Smartcut and a short cut?
  • What is your definition of a Learning Leader?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to accelerate your own success
  • Interesting Riddles
  • How Jimmy Fallon, a nobody from upstate New York became who he is today (love this part)
  • Why informal mentors are the best
  • Specific exercises to implement into your life TODAY to accelerate success
  • Shane’s thoughts on others calling him the next Malcolm Gladwell
  • The time when Shane actually met Malcolm in person for the first time
  • Shane’s definition of a Learning Leader

“If you’re landing on an aircraft carrier, it’s not okay to fail…” – Shane Snow

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all accelerate success.  It’s a fascinating topic and Shane is a genius!  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Shane has become a friend!  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Shane Snow Bio From Amazon.com

Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time.

How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm?

One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.

In Smartcuts, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like "paying dues" prevent progress, why kids shouldn't learn times tables, and how, paradoxically, it's easier to build a huge business than a small one.

From SpaceX to The Cuban Revolution, from Ferrari to Skrillex, Smartcuts is a narrative adventure that busts old myths about success and shows how innovators and icons do the incredible by working smarter--and how perhaps the rest of us can, too.

 

 

May 1, 2015

009: The Creative Leader’s Guide To Making Money By Thinking Outside Of The Box With Jason Zook (SurfrApp)

I love discussing how we can all better ourselves using the creative portion of our brain.  Jason has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Jason has become a great friend!  I think it is one of most life-changing and important skills we can master.

That’s just one reason I had an awesome time interviewing today’s guest on The Learning Leader Show.

Jason Zook (SurfrApp) was tired of living a life that felt prescribed to him by society, so he used his out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity to create multiple profitable Internet-based businesses

And in his new book “Creativity For Sale”, he faces head on the belief that a creative mindset is always the best one.

We go over everything from Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow,” to how to become a great public speaker.

We talk about building a “trust circle” and how that can help each and every one of us.

Welcome to Episode 009 with the creative genius, Jason Zook (SurfrApp)

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What big moments in Jason’s life made him who he is today?
  • How to view adversity as an opportunity?
  • How did you turn wearing t-shirts into a million dollar business?
  • At what specific moment did Jason know he had created something meaningful?
  • Why he sold his name?
  • What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to create a business from a passion of yours
  • The benefits of utilizing James Altucher’s 10 Ideas a Day approach to life
  • Specific Goal Setting Practices
  • The importance of loyalty
  • How regular people can do what Jason has done
  • How to become a better public speaker
  • How high performers use fear instead of getting rid of it
  • How To Stop Failing at “To Do Lists”

“Build a Trust Circle.” 

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can all better ourselves using the creative portion of our brain.  Jason has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Jason has become a great friend!  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio:

Jason Zook (formerly Jason SurfrApp, Headsetdotcom & Jason Sadler) is an unconventional marketer and entrepreneur. He created IWearYourShirt, a company that used sponsored t-shirts to promote businesses on social media and in 2012 and 2013, he auctioned off his last name to the highest bidders. Jason recently wrote a book about his entrepreneurial journey, but in a very unique way. Frustrated by the confusing landscape of book publishers and book agents, Jason self-published and raised over $75,000 through sponsorships in his book Creativity For Sale before a single word was written or a single copy of the book sold.

 

Tired of living a life that felt prescribed to him by society, Jason SurfrApp used his out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity to create multiple profitable Internet-based businesses. Jason is a public speaker, an entrepreneur at heart, lives a life of intention, and continues to strive to make a living doing what he loves.

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