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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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Jul 30, 2015

Episode 041: Bob Burg - Long Term Success The Go-Giver Way | Winning People Over Without Manipulation

Bob Burg is one of the most giving human beings I’ve ever met.  Prior to us recording this episode, Bob consistently went out of his way to try and help me prepare and improve my podcast… Since we recorded he has introduced me to many extremely intelligent learning leaders.  I am so grateful to Bob and so fortunate to call him a friend.  This was a fantastic episode where we covered a ton of topics ranging from the definition of success to the importance of great sales professionals.

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at corporate conferences and for entrepreneurial events. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the heart and imagination of his readers.

Bob’s newest book is Adversaries into Allies: Win People over without Manipulation or Coercion.

Episode 041: Bob Burg - Long Term Success The Go-Giver Way | Winning People Over Without Manipulation

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The Learning Leader Show

“Money is an echo of value.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is the greatest piece of advice you share with others?
  • What separates the average performers from the best?
  • How do we implement these strategies into action?
  • What are your thoughts on go getters?
  • Would you consider Elon Musk and Steve Jobs “Go Givers?”
  • What is your definition of success?
  • Which individual leader has had the most influence on you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success
  • The importance of Zig Ziglar in his life
  • Shifting from an “I” focus to an “other” focus
  • The definition of selling (Focusing on the needs of others)
  • The law of value and the law of influence
  • The elements that define a quality life

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

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?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Bob Burg is a leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. 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 Burg.com   

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at corporate conferences and for entrepreneurial events. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the heart and imagination of his readers.

Bob’s newest book is Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. And, he is also an unapologetic animal fanatic.

 

For more information, articles and free resources, please visit www.Burg.com

Jul 27, 2015

Episode 040: John Lee Dumas – Building A Brand From Nothing To Becoming A Millionaire Podcaster

This was a fantastic episode with John Lee Dumas.  John is an inspiration to anyone who strives to create something from nothing and thrive.  He started his podcast in September of 2012 and in May he made $525,059 in revenue.  In addition to this, John coaches and mentors others to help them on their podcast journeys.  When I was starting my podcast, John was one of the first people I reached out to in order to learn the craft and get some much needed guidance.

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, an award winning Podcast revealing the journey of today's most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. With over 1 million unique listens a month, and subscribers in 145 countries, thanks to compelling dialogue with interview sources such as Tim Ferris, Barbara Corcoran, Brian Tracy and Seth Godin, EntrepreneurOnFire generates over $450,000 a month in revenue.

Episode 040: John Lee Dumas – Building A Brand From Nothing To Becoming A Millionaire Podcaster

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“You are the 5 people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is your philosophy on developing your network?
  • What do successful leaders have in common?
  • You receive 1 million listens a month to your podcast. How?
  • What made you share your exact income statements?
  • What do you do with all of the profit? (Over $400K last month)
  • What is your strategy for getting outside of your comfort zone?

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

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of your five closest friends
  • Why John thinks transparency is a great thing for a leader
  • Understanding how John follows Warren Buffet’s strategy for investing
  • The intense focus on helping others and how that fuels success
  • The importance of consistency
  • A learning leader is always an apprentice

 “Make hay while the sun is shining.”

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

Episode 008: Pat Flynn - How To Create Passive Income...

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 learning from people who bring a new idea to the table… That is what Catriona has done.  Catriona is an extremely interesting person. 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 entrepreneuronfire.com

 

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, an award winning Podcast revealing the journey of today's most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. With over 1 million unique listens a month, and subscribers in 145 countries, thanks to compelling dialogue with interview sources such as Tim Ferris, Barbara Corcoran, Brian Tracy and Seth Godin, EntrepreneurOnFire generates over $450,000 a month in revenue.

Jul 23, 2015

Episode 039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John

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.  Nate Holzapfel is an expert at accomplishing this task.  He goes into detail on this topic in this episode.

Similarly to innovators such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elizabeth Holmes, Nate dropped out of college to pursue a career in sales. Having sold everything from cars, to insurance in Mexico, to even houses over the phone, Nate Holzapfel became an expert in sales & marketing.

In June 2012, he launched Mission Belt Company. The accessory industry has always held a huge portion of the fashion industry, however, no one company had focused solely on belts.

In spring of 2013, Nate appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, pitching the Mission Belt to seek a capital investment. He struck a deal with fashion mogul and branding expert, Daymond John. Nate pitched to the Sharks that the “old way of selling is dead.” His ideology and method proved not only correct, but to be a huge success.

Episode 039: Nate Holzapfel – One Of The Best Shark Tank Pitches Of All Time | Teaming With Daymond John

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“I love you, I love you man!” Mark Cuban to Nate Holzapfel

The Learning Leader Show

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is your definition of success?
  • How did you get to this point with Mission Belts?
  • How did you get on Shark Tank?
  • What was your process when preparing to pitch the billionaires on TV?
  • What are your 10 commandments of selling?
  • How do you prioritize your time every day?
  • Why do you limit who you take advice from?
  • What are your goals?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The process for getting on Shark Tank
  • Nate’s prediction to team with Daymond John prior to pitching the Sharks
  • How he did $1 million in revenue in the 3 weeks after Shark Tank aired
  • The importance of literally showing your sales force how to sell…
  • The importance of TIME… not money
  • How others can do what Nate has done
  • The importance of posture and not being intimidated
  • Why it’s so important to invest in yourself

Continue Learning

“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t switch places with.” – Nate Holzapfel

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

Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer

Episode 032: Steve Sims – How To Create World Class Experiences | Why Elon Musk Is A Great Learning Leader

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love discussing how we can build loyalty with our customers.  Nate has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  I’m proud to say that Nate 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

 

Bio from thenatestateofmind.com

Similarly to innovators such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elizabeth Holmes, Nate dropped out of college to pursue a career in sales. Having sold everything from cars, to insurance in Mexico, to even houses over the phone, Nate Holzapfel became an expert in sales & marketing. He states, “I’ve always been good at my job and was always a top performer. But I felt trapped. I sold everything I own and put all of my efforts into the best idea I had. The rest is history.”

In June 2012, he launched Mission Belt Company. The accessory industry has always held a huge portion of the fashion industry, however, no one company had focused solely on belts. Fashion houses designed and created them as an afterthought. Nate had a vision to create a company that made only belts, the first of its kind in the fashion industry to ever truly brand a belt. Oakley was first with Sunglasses, Skull Candy was successful with making headphones a fashionable accessory, and Nate’s vision was to accomplish this with Mission Belts.

In spring of 2013, Nate appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, pitching the Mission Belt to seek a capital investment. He struck a deal with fashion mogul and branding expert, Daymond John. Nate pitched to the Sharks that the “old way of selling is dead.” His ideology and method proved not only correct, but to be a huge success.

 

Find out how Nate Holzapfel not only survived in a struggling economy, but thrived in it. Create your own economy or expand upon your already solid foundation with “The Nate State of Mind” using Nate’s expertise. Nate has traveled the country as a keynote speaker and hired to assist individuals, small businesses and multinational corporations. Instead of using clichés and one-liners, Nate will speak directly to your team from his heart with meaningful, real life experiences sharing information that is relevant to growing your business in today’s world.

Jul 20, 2015

Episode 038: John Ruhlin – Working The Gratitude Muscle | Strategic Appreciation And Gift Giving

This episode was absolutely packed full of action oriented takeaways to help us become better at exercising the gratitude muscle. In addition to this, John truly lives by what he says… He sent me handcrafted custom made knives with this engraving, “Hand crafted for the Ryan and Miranda Hawk Family.”  He also added my Learning Leader Show logo on the knives.  One of the most incredible gifts I’ve ever received!

John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of Ruhlin Group, a firm that specializes in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients.

The company was originally founded as a way to market Cutco Cutlery as a high-end corporate gift to companies of all sizes. This partnership with Cutco has allowed the company to become the No. 1 distributor of Cutco in the company’s 60-year history and an active consultant to its executives and leadership.

John currently resides just outside of St. Louis with his wife, Lindsay, and two kids. He’s the co-author of the best-selling book “Cutting Edge Sales” and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of C-level selling, relationship development, and strategic gifting.

Episode 038: John Ruhlin – Working The Gratitude Muscle | Strategic Appreciation And Gift Giving

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The Learning Leader Show

“In our digital age, a hand written note is gold.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all successful leaders share?
  • How have you been so successful at getting the attention of anyone?
  • What percentage of revenue do you invest in gift giving?
  • Reframing your questioning to: “What’s the most I could give?”
  • What separates you from all of the others? How have you been able to dominate this space?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to master “strategic appreciation”
  • The importance of being a giver
  • Great leaders have 6 to 1 ratio of positive words to negative
  • How to work the gratitude muscle
  • An incredible story about how he got engaged
  • The unbelievable length John went to impress someone (Cameron Herold) that he wanted to mentor him.
  • How to dominate your specific space like he dominates the appreciation space

“What’s the most I could give?  What’s the craziest thing I could do to show them how much I appreciate them?”

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?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Ben Greenfield is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. 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 ideamensch.com

John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of Ruhlin Group, a firm that specializes in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients.

The company was originally founded as a way to market Cutco Cutlery as a high-end corporate gift to companies of all sizes. This partnership with Cutco has allowed the company to become the No. 1 distributor of Cutco in the company’s 60-year history and an active consultant to its executives and leadership.

 

John currently resides just outside of St. Louis with his wife, Lindsay, and two kids. He’s the co-author of the best-selling book “Cutting Edge Sales” and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of C-level selling, relationship development, and strategic gifting.

Jul 16, 2015

Episode 037: Aaron Walker – Success AND Significance – The Importance Of Both | A View From The Top

Aaron Walker is a great leader and an even better human being.  I’m very fortunate to now call him a friend.  He truly looks out for others and has some interesting giveaways to all of YOU… The loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

Episode 037: Aaron Walker – Success AND Significance – The Importance Of Both | A View From The Top

Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio .

The Learning Leader Show

“You should fear missing an opportunity more than you fear failure.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all successful leaders share?
  • How did you get to this point?  What’s your story behind the success?
  • What is your process for being both a mentor and a mentee?
  • What does success and significance mean to you?
  • Give me the visual for what your mastermind meetings look like?  Where do you go? Who leads them?  What do you all talk about?
  • Who are some great learning leaders that you know and/or study?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of having trusted advisors
  • The importance of a brutally honest mastermind group
  • Success and Significance… Why it’s important to have both
  • About a tragic moment (car accident) in Aaron’s life and how he handled it
  • The importance of being an avid reader
  • The effect his mom had on him and his no quit attitude
  • What is behind his “encourage, empower, engage” style of leading

“You’re the type of guy I like to do life with.  I can tell you are so genuine.”

Continue Learning:

·         Go To: www.Viewfromthetop.com/RyanHawk

·         See what Dave Ramsey has said about Aaron: Dave Ramsey

·         Follow Aaron on Twitter: @VFTCoach

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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?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Aaron Walker is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. 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 ViewFromTheTop.com

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

It only took a few years as a partner with David Patton Construction LLC for Aaron to help take the business from doing one to two projects per year to a multi-million dollar company, voted number one builder for three consecutive years by Nashville's House & Home & Garden Magazine's People's Choice Awards. He sold his retail business to Cash America USA, a Fortune 500 company. In addition to being the owner of eight lucrative businesses, Aaron participates in civic endeavors.

Through his participation in personal accountability groups, Aaron mentors 11 individuals weekly now and has for over five years. The Eagles Group, a collection of Nashville's most respected leaders met weekly for over a decade. At his local church, Aaron is an active member, team leader, Deacon, and teacher.

 

Aaron values his time spent with family and friends. Sharing the past 35 years with his lovely wife Robin has been nothing short of spectacular. His two fantastic daughters and champion sons-in-law have given Aaron & Robin four beautiful grandchildren. When time allows, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and is an avid reader. A graduate of George Washington University (Economics), Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a full-time student of books and a bad chess player in good practice.

Jul 13, 2015

Episode 036: Chris Johnson – “The Relationships You Have Will Define The Quality Of Your Life” | Working with Seth Godin, Ariana Huffington, and Ryan Holiday

This episode was absolutely packed full of action oriented takeaways to help us all improve in each of our environments. I love the strategy Chris employs to maintain such a great and giving network… You’ll learn about his 52X group, his 8X group, and his 2X group.  These are new strategies that haven’t been shared before that you can implement today.

Chris Johnson is the founder of Simplifilm, a motion graphics and trailer studio for bestselling authors, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He’s a ceaseless entrepreneur and salesman who has tested his skills at everything from political fundraising, web design and real estate. Since founding Simplifilm in 2010, he’s become a paid advisor to leaders in many fields including New York Times bestselling authors and entrepreneurs and worked for and with the likes of Brad Feld, Ryan Holiday, Robert Greene, Seth Godin and many others.

A graduate of George Washington University (Economics), Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a full-time student of books and a bad chess player in good practice.

Episode 036: Chris Johnson – “The Relationships You Have Will Define The Quality Of Your Life” | Working with Seth Godin, Ariana Huffington, and Ryan Holiday

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what brings you alive.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all successful leaders share?
  • How did you get to this point?  What’s your story behind the success?
  • What is a 52X network?
  • What is your philosophy on exceptional customer service?
  • What does GRATT mean?
  • Who are some great learning leaders that you know and/or study?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The common thread amongst Ariana Huffington, Ryan Holiday, and Seth Godin
  • The importance of having bracketed networks (3 groups)
  • The process for creating some of the best videos in the world
  • The importance of “Know, Do, Feel”
  • Goal, Requirement, Action, Tone, Target
  • Advice to people running a business (Hint: Empathy)
  • The importance of feedback loops

“The relationships you have will define the quality of your life.”

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?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Chris Johnson is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. 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 Simplifilm.com

Chris Johnson is the founder of Simplifilm, a motion graphics and trailer studio for bestselling authors, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He’s a ceaseless entrepreneur and salesman who has tested his skills at everything from political fundraising, web design and real estate. Since founding Simplifilm in 2010, he’s become a paid advisor to leaders in many fields including New York Times bestselling authors and entrepreneurs and worked for and with the likes of Brad Feld, Ryan Holiday, Robert Greene, Seth Godin and many others.

 

A graduate of George Washington University (Economics), Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a full-time student of books and a bad chess player in good practice.

Jul 9, 2015

Episode 035: Dr. Catriona Wallace – How To Go Where The Money Is…

This was a very interesting conversation with Dr. Catriona Wallace… Catriona has an extremely interesting story to tell about the multiple businesses she runs and how she does it.  She is based out of Australia but also spends a great amount of time in The United States to grow her businesses on a global scale.

Catriona is the CEO of three Sydney-based companies, Fifth Quadrant, a Customer Experience Strategy, Design, Research & Analyst firm; Flamingo, a Customer Engagement & Analytics platform software company (www.flamingo.io) and ACA Research, a full service market research firm.

In 2014 Catriona was inducted into the Australian Business Women's Hall of Fame, was selected as one of the top Australian female entrepreneurs by Springboard Enterprises and was a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Telstra Business Women's Awards.

Catriona has a Phd in Organisational Behaviour: Leadership. She is a well published author and international public speaker on the topics of the Future of Customer Experience, Co-creation, Entrepreneurism and Innovation, Data Analytics, new models of Leadership and new models of Philanthropy.

Catriona is also the mother of 5 kids.

Episode 035: Dr. Catriona Wallace – How To Go Where The Money Is…

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what brings you alive.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are common characteristics of people who have achieved success?
  • What do you feel obligated to?
  • How do you ensure to always go where the money is?
  • What is the importance of having the end game in mind?
  • How do you manage to run 4 businesses at once? And be a single mother to 5 kids?
  • Which individual leader has had the most influence on you?

“Your business needs three things: Money, Sales, and Vision.”

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of having a strong purpose
  • That Catriona once worked with the police force (but that it was corrupt)
  • The importance of focusing on the user experience (Facebook, Instagram)
  • The 3 most important aspects of running a business (Money, Sales, Vision)
  • Why we must be uncomfortable at all times to grow
  • The need to take risks
  • A learning leader is always listening to the market and finding the gap

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 learning from people who bring a new idea to the table… That is what Catriona has done.  Catriona is an extremely interesting person. 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 Dr. Catriona Wallace LinkedIn

Catriona is the CEO of three Sydney-based companies, Fifth Quadrant, a Customer Experience Strategy, Design, Research & Analyst firm; Flamingo, a Customer Engagement & Analytics platform software company (www.flamingo.io) and ACA Research, a full service market research firm.

In 2014 Catriona was inducted into the Australian Business Women's Hall of Fame, was selected as one of the top Australian female entrepreneurs by Springboard Enterprises and was a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Telstra Business Women's Awards.

In 2013 Catriona led the Fifth Quadrant Group to win the Telstra Business Awards NSW Business of the Year & NSW Medium Business of the Year.

Catriona has a Phd in Organisational Behaviour: Leadership. She is a well published author and international public speaker on the topics of the Future of Customer Experience, Co-creation, Entrepreneurism and Innovation, Data Analytics, new models of Leadership and new models of Philanthropy.

 

Catriona is also the founder of Philanthropic funds - Indigo Express Fund which funds Indigenous Literacy; Kids in Philanthropy which mobilizes children to have a broader social consciousness and fund children in need; and Out & Up an employment Program for Women Prisoners, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Jul 6, 2015

Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Wounded While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords

I am honored to know Jimmy Hatch.  He truly is an American Hero.  He was wounded while on a search mission for Bowe Bergdahl (the US Soldier who has since been charged with desertion).  This episode was incredible.  To hear the real life stories and the danger that Jimmy has been in to serve our great country is incredibly inspiring. 

In July 2009, Jimmy Hatch’s team - part of the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group - was on a search mission in eastern Afghanistan. The warriors landed in the dark and were hit with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades as they made their way across a field.

Jimmy was an old hand at this kind of mission. He'd become a SEAL in 1990 and joined his elite unit in 1994, back when there was no war. After six years, he left the unit to teach parachuting. When war broke out, he pushed hard to get back to Virginia Beach.

That was in 2004. Now, five years later, Jimmy was a senior chief, a leader of expert commandos, strong and alert and brimming with confidence. He was one of the toughest guys in the world. The bullet that found his leg exploded through his femur just above the knee. It exited with pieces of bone and flung him through the air. The pain was exquisite. In the seconds it took him to land, he told himself not to scream because that would give away the location of the men around him. Then his lungs filled with air, and he couldn't help it. He screamed in agony.  Two SEALs shot their way through the firefight, stabilized him and shot their way back out to pull him to safety. – Credit Dianna Cahn from hamptonroads.com/

Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Wounded While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

The Learning Leader Show

“There is a vetting process.  If you weren’t invested, then people would die.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What does being invested mean to you? And others in the military?
  • How did you and Gabby Giffords become friends?
  • Your mission was the get Bowe Bergdahl… How do you feel about him?  Do you see him as a deserter?
  • What did you learn about your team when adversity struck?
  • Why do you have such a strong connection with dogs?
  • How have you learned about the strength of people when they are faced with challenges?
  • Which individual leader has had the most influence on you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of investment and what it means to Navy SEALs
  • The specific feelings going through Jimmy’s head when he got shot
  • The importance of leaders being transparent
  • The challenges faced when coming home from battle
  • How Jimmy dealt with alcohol and drugs
  • The importance of preparation in battle and in life
  • The elements that define a quality life

 “When I got shot, I went from being in command, to being a spectator.”

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This was a huge honor for me.  Jimmy Hatch is a leader who is a real life American Hero. 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 http://spikesk9fund.org/

Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator. As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own. From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs. In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he works with local law enforcement and has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention.

From Dianna Cahn: hamptonroads.com -- In July 2009, Jimmy Hatch’s team - part of the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group - was on a search mission in eastern Afghanistan. The warriors landed in the dark and were hit with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades as they made their way across a field.

Jimmy was an old hand at this kind of mission. He'd become a SEAL in 1990 and joined his elite unit in 1994, back when there was no war. After six years, he left the unit to teach parachuting. When war broke out, he pushed hard to get back to Virginia Beach.

That was in 2004. Now, five years later, Jimmy was a senior chief, a leader of expert commandos, strong and alert and brimming with confidence. He was one of the toughest guys in the world. The bullet that found his leg exploded through his femur just above the knee. It exited with pieces of bone and flung him through the air. The pain was exquisite. In the seconds it took him to land, he told himself not to scream because that would give away the location of the men around him. Then his lungs filled with air, and he couldn't help it. He screamed in agony.  Two SEALs shot their way through the firefight, stabilized him and shot their way back out

Jul 2, 2015

Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer

I am always fascinated to learn about how something great gets created… In addition to that, I love to learn about the day to day process on how that same thing continues to be great and improve on a daily basis.  Erik Rydholm shares the details behind how three great TV shows were created and the work it takes on a daily basis in order to continually improve.  This is an incredible episode of The Learning Leader Show.  Erik is extremely intelligent, engaging, and giving.  I love this episode.

Erik Rydholm is Executive Producer of Pardon The Interruption (With Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon), Around The Horn, Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable.  Erik has pioneered the growth of PTI as the program has increased ratings and viewership each year since its inception, and it earned the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show.

Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer

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“Here's my only real management philosophy: I turn the org chart upside-down—it's the responsibility of the boss to set and maintain the foundation from which everyone else in the company builds”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is one characteristic all successful people share?
  • What is it like to work with two legends? Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon?
  • Will type of disruption is Netflix causing in the television world?
  • Walk us through a pre-show meeting…  What’s the process for creating a show?
  • What are the most impressive aspects of Bill Simmons that we don’t already know?
  • What are some things about you and your work that would surprise us?
  • Which individual leader has had the most influence on you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why curiosity is so vitally important in successful leaders
  • About the 10 laugh out loud moments a day he has with Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon
  • Erik’s thoughts on Steve Jobs’ leadership and how he’s different
  • The tools Erik and his team use to create the show and share ideas
  • The importance of a leader setting the foundation
  • The elements that define a quality life

 “Leadership is a decision making job”

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

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Erik Rydholm is a thoughtful leader who brought huge value to The Learning leader Show.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

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Bio: Erik Rydholm

 

Erik Rydholm is Executive Producer of Pardon The Interruption (With Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon), Around The Horn, Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable.  Erik has pioneered the growth of PTI as the program has increased ratings and viewership each year since its inception, and it earned the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show.

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