July 06, 2021

Top 10 Recent Podcast Episodes

Dana Safa

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We’ve got you covered with the top 10 recent episodes we promise you won’t want to miss. Here we go…

1. Gordon Lafer

Gordon Lafer, author of Job Training Charade and The One Percent Solution, as well as a former Senior Labor Representative for the U.S House of Representatives, Professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor and Education research center, and economist. 

Top Highlights

  • “Calling workers lazy is factually wrong.”
  • “What used to define the middle class is just economic security. And that has gotten out of reach for tons of people.”
2. Dr. Jerry Lynch

Dr. Jerry Lynch is a sports psychologist, coach, mentor, teacher, and author of The Competitive Buddha.  Dr. Lynch has advised, guided, and coached some of the most successful, winningest, and dominant athletes in the world, including Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson, and Kobe Bryant. Across every major athletic sport, Dr. Lynch is responsible for 73 Conference Championships, 54 Final Fours, and 39 National Championships. 

Dr. J has also written 14 books, including his newest book The Competitive Buddha. He brings a unique perspective, combining philosophical concepts with sports coaching and leadership methods that he’s compiled over his years of experience. 

Top Highlights

  • “Great leadership is all about winning the relationship game”
  • “The point of competition is to raise each other up.”
3. Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki is the Godmother of Silicon Valley, teacher, and author of How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results. Esther is a highly accomplished educator, journalist, and entrepreneur, along with being a particularly successful parent. Her one daughter Susan is the CEO of YouTube; her other daughter Anne is the co-founder of 23andMe; and her third daughter Janet is a Fulbright-winning anthropologist and professor. 

Esther founded the media arts program at Palo Alto High School, where she built a journalism program from a small group of 20 students in 1984, one of the largest in the nation that now serves over 600 students. Before she began teaching journalism, Esther was a professional journalist for multiple publications, still writes regularly for The Huffington Post, and was the person that Steve Jobs sent his daughter to in high school to mentor.

Top Highlights

  • “Why is it that just some people have access and not all of us?”
  • “As long as you are always worried about making a mistake, you won’t be ready.”
4. Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is a Tribeca Film Festival/Disruptive Innovator Awarded Film Director, photographer, and writer. Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is a board member of Saving Jane, a group dedicated to empowering survivors of all forms of modern-day slavery and human trafficking to live the life that they want to live.

Mentored by Mother Theresa and David Bowie, Indrani has used her creative platforms to bring awareness to some of the biggest social justice issues in our time, earning her over 50 awards from Cannes, Tribeca, CNN, and dozens of other organizations, her work has spoken to millions. She’s helped launch the careers of Beyonce, Lady Gaga so…she has an eye for spotting talent.

Top Highlights

  • “Talent leaders should recognize that trafficking is everyone’s problem.”
  • “It’s everyone’s responsibility to help those who cant help themselves.”
5. Ian Adair

Ian Adair is one of the greatest advocates for mental health in the workforce today. He is currently serving as the Executive Director for the Gracepoint Foundation and is also the author of Stronger Than Stigma: A Call to Action: Stories of Grief, Loss, and Inspiration. Ian is also a three-time nonprofit CEO and has a lot to offer on the subject of confirming that every worker has the resources and support to ensure their own wellbeing. He was also the Senior Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at T-Mobile and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his work.

Top Highlights

  • “Leadership today is more about taking care of your people.”
  • “If they’re working in your organization and you care about them, they’ll be better workers for you.”
6. Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries is the CEO and Founder of Bossed Up, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host of Bossed Up, Leadership Coach, and Author of Bossed Up: A Grown Woman’s Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together. Emilie has been tackling burnout head-on after years of experience working in the Washington, D.C. legislative industry. When she left, she decided to create a space to encourage self-advocacy and founded her company. 

Top Highlights

  • “It’s really important we create a culture of psychological safety.”
  • “Failure is inevitable on the road to success.”
7. Coach Craig White

Coach Craig White, Head Rowing Coach at St. Benedict’s Prep School. Coach Craig White is the Founder and Head Coach of the rowing team St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey, where he also serves as a math teacher and Dean of Freshman Level. For Coach White, every day spent with his rowing team has been an adventure, and he’s always working to build a better tomorrow for his team.

Top Highlights

  • “It’s easy to fail when you know the person teaching you is supporting you.”
  • “Coaching centers on honesty and being forthright.”
8. Coach Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley has been deemed as the ‘mad scientist of football,’ gained cult-like fame for his unconventional football philosophy: he’s the coach who never punts. That might sound crazy to a lot of the football fans out there, but it works. As the head football coach at Pulaski Academy in Arkansas, Coach Kelley has won nine state championships and has one of the best offenses in the entire country. A few years back, TIME Magazine even deemed Coach Kelley’s no punt philosophy as the “33rd best invention of the year.” 

Coach Kelley has been featured by ESPN and NFL Films for his “No Punt” philosophy, he’s been featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30, and he’s been featured twice by HBO Real Sports. Now, he’s regularly featured in the national press all the time — the Washington Post said “Coach Kelley is a rogue high school coach, but his ideas are taken seriously.” Just recently, Coach Kelly recently accepted the job as D1 Head Football Coach at Presbyterian College.

Top Highlights

  • “Listen to your people, but make the hard decisions.”
  • “If you give them ownership, and make them feel important they’ll always do a better job.”
9. Tom Sterner

Tom Sterner the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute: Teaching the Power of the Present Moment, and he’s the author of the popular book The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process. Before he founded the Practicing Mind Institute, Tom served as the Chief Concert Piano Technician for a major performing arts center where he prepared instruments for the most demanding performances. During his 25 year tenure, he personally worked for industry giants like I don’t know, Pavarotti, Fleetwood Mac, X, Y, Z. Heard of any of those?

Top Highlights

  • “Practice is intentional.” 
  • “When you’re in the present moment of something and you’re totally engrossed in that moment, you’re operating at your highest performance level.”
10. Kevin Thorstenson

Kevin Thorstenson is the Hotel General Manager at WinStar World Hotel. WinStar, which is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma near the Oklahoma-Texas border, is the biggest casino in America. It has over 500,000 square feet of gaming space and more games than any other casino in the world.

Top Highlights

  • “Without good communication, you fail at everything.”
  • “Telling is not teaching. Telling is not training. Showing someone how to do it and consistency is the key.”

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Dana Safa, Manager of Digital Marketing at 1Huddle

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