Resources to help you turn a crisis into an opportunity
We’ve combed through our archives to highlight these leaders who have persevered through disruption, overcome unexpected crises, faced overwhelming fear head-on and harnessed their anxiety to produce positive long-term outcomes.
May they inspire you to reach new heights.
TedX speaker, author, Executive and Team Coach, and proud dog-dad of a three-legged Wheaten Terrier, Alan Samuel Cohen has been called The Team Wizard after leading the successful publicity launch of the Harry Potter series. We discuss:Necessity is the mother of invention [2:40]The silver lining of being laid off from a successful job [7:24]The role of…Read Full Post
Michael OBrien is the Chief Shift Officer at Peloton Coaching and Consulting. He elevates successful corporate leaders by preventing bad moments from turning into bad days. He started going solo in 2014 at the age of 47 after a successful corporate career. We discuss: A corporate shake-up and a last bad day [1:58] The freedom…Read Full Post
Mari Anne Snow is the CEO and founder of Sophaya, a virtual company that designs, builds and delivers custom soft skill training for organizations with remote teams and dispersed workers. We discuss: What it’s like to jump out of corporate life and into entrepreneurship The impact of those around us when we are in a…Read Full Post
Erica is a certified leadership performance coach, high impact facilitator, author and speaker. We discuss: What happens when you hit a personal wall in a high-performance role How to rethink fear and your need to make money Why you need to know who you are and who you serve, the recurring nature of your relationships…Read Full Post
Entrepreneur and public speaker Dan Hoffman founded Circles Learning Labs as a means to foster meaningful connections across the world. He also believes that adult learning is the key to improving our lives and our businesses. Today he tells us why. Dan also opens up about his own struggles as an entrepreneur, talks about finding clarity, and…Read Full Post
If anyone understands the power of adventure, it’s Akshay Nanavati. As an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and the author of Fearvana, Akshay helps people foster their fears and bring new meaning to their lives. He is also on a mission to run across every country in the world. In today’s episode, Akshay opens up about his…Read Full Post
In his second appearance on Smashing The Plateau, author and The Opportunity Lab founder Mark Monchek talks about his newest book Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption, and how it can help you revolutionize your business. During the conversation, Mark breaks down the three steps to operating in…Read Full Post
If there’s one thing Sir Tim Smit has learned in his illustrious career, it’s that the world favors risk takers. In today’s episode, Tim talks about how he turned a dilapidated estate into The Eden Project – one of the UK’s greatest gardens and environmental tourist attractions. He also discusses why (and how) people from…Read Full Post
In today’s episode of Smashing The Plateau, The Community Roundtable Co-Founder Rachel Happe reveals why meaningful relationships and supportive communities are the bedrocks of success. She also talks about pushing past anxieties, shows us the right ways to network, and reveals why focusing on what you can to today can change your trajectory tomorrow. We…Read Full Post
After his partnership dissolved in 1990, Cliff McLarty hit the lowest point of his career. With only $2.45 to his name, Cliff and his family banded together and climbed their way back to the top. In today’s episode, he tells us why embracing your fears is the only way to overcome adversity. He also reveals…Read Full Post