Archive for June 2015

STP086: Overcoming Fear with Traveler and Storyteller Tamela Rich

Tamela Rich’s solo travels across North America have put her face-to -face with fears of humiliation, loss of autonomy, and even death. In this interview, the author, storyteller, and adventurer discusses how fear can hinder us from overcoming challenges in our personal and business lives. As she observes, fear does not need to hold us…

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STP085: The Power of Olympic Thinking with Marilyn King

Marilyn King knows something about the power of thinking: after a car accident in 1979 rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team, she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games after using only mental training techniques. A two-time Olympian in the five-event pentathlon, Marilyn has spent 30…

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STP084: "A state of mind and a state of perspective": The Spirit of Adventure with Jeff Salz

Jeff Salz–anthropologist, explorer, keynote speaker, and expedition leader—advocates adventure as a mode of leadership. In this interview, he describes how “Adventure isn’t just defined by the activity—it’s really a state of mind and a state of perspective,” and suggests that leaders can learn a lot from approaching things from the perspective of an adventurer. This…

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STP083: World-Changing “Extreme Leadership” with Steve Farber

Steve Farber has focused on leadership development for more than 25 years, and over that period observed that quality of leadership was “the deciding factor as to an organization or company’s competitive advantage.” To develop and help others with his experience, he developed the concept of “Extreme Leadership,” and explains that “Leadership is not about…

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STP082: “A Way of Expressing Ownership”: Effective Leadership with Mark Hunter

After eight years of analyzing risk in the reinsurance industry, Mark Hunter hired a career coach to help him assess what leadership meant to him. Soon, he left the industry to take an apprenticeship with his coach; today, Mark is the founder and President of Pinnacle Coaching, Inc., an international business and executive coaching company.

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STP081: LinkedIn Networking and Business Growth with Josh Turner

Soon after the 2008 downturn, Josh was faced with a decision: find another job, or create something new? He chose to reinvent himself as a freelance CFO for businesses in St. Louis, using LinkedIn to build his business. Soon, he became a LinkedIn campaign designer for several clients, and in 2011 founded Linked Selling, which…

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STP080: "Every business has a story": PR and Branding with JP Hervis

In this interview, JP Hervis discusses his career shift from award-winning journalism to public relations, a shift that “made sense”: as a journalist, he was “too often” receiving press releases that he could see needed improvement. Having never taken a public relations or business course, Hervis began working freelance for a small PR firm; he…

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STP079: Effective Leadership in the Social Age with Ted Coiné

Ted says that “my resume looks like someone threw a grenade into a normal career.” Currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Meddle.it, Ted is a three-time CEO who has founded several businesses. Here, he describes how businesses and leadership styles need to adapt to what he calls a post-industrial economy, where social media and shared…

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STP078: "Understanding who you are and what you stand for": Overcoming Challenges with Orlando Bowen

Orlando Bowen is a former professional athlete and television personality who motivates youth and corporate audiences with keynotes. Here, he shares his story of a traumatic 2004 episode in which he was seriously assaulted by two corrupt plain-clothes police officers; he describes how they planted drugs on him and charged him with assault. After being…

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