Dr. Brian Keating is a professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is an inventor, author and expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to learn about the origin and evolution of the universe after the Big Bang. His book—Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.
Andy Molinsky, professor at Brandeis, believes stepping outside your personal and cultural comfort zone is one of the hardest things you have to do. He focuses on helping others understand the challenges and what they can do to be more successful.
Christopher D. Kolenda is an internationally renowned combat leader, strategist, author, and entrepreneur, having spent a career in the military, including being a professor at West Point, before launching his consulting business. As the founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, he helps nonprofits and small businesses to grow sustainably by working with them to get the big things right—Leadership, culture and strategy. An Chris spent a career in the military before launching his consulting business.
Katherine Frankstone never got that Easy-Bake Oven she wanted when she was 6. Instead, her father taught her to bake in the real thing–and she got a life-long passion instead. After working as a banker, becoming a mother to three sons, cofounding EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, and going back to law school at 40, she decided to turn her passion into a business and Grey Ghost Bakery was born using from-scratch Southern family recipes and are found in over 300 stores in 32 states.
Tim Fulton has worked with hundreds of small business owners and has coached and trained on several thousand for over 15 years. One of the things that he has found most interesting is the shared misbeliefs or the myths that many small business owners have about not only starting their enterprise, but also growing it. In this interview, he shares a good number of relevant myths and how understanding the truth can set you on the path to success in your business.
Mikael Dia is a digital marketing expert and founder of Funnelytics, a software company helping entrepreneurs and marketers convert traffic into profit. A serial entrepreneur who scaled several businesses to seven figures and beyond, he is passionate about helping entrepreneurs understand their numbers so that they can get better results from their marketing efforts.
Victoria Crandall is a firm believer that, once you finish your university studies, the years that follow are vitally important in shaping who you are as a person and figuring out what kind of life you want. She certainly has been exploring her options, moving from the U.S. to study or work in Syria, Dubai, Egypt, Morocco, and the Ivory Coast, where she has stayed since 2013. She now enjoys working with young African entrepreneurs and interviewing successful African entrepreneurs for her own podcast.
Paul Murphy shares amazing career stories and advice from 100 graduates he recently interviewed at ten years after they finished college or university. Most got into the career they choose as students, and too many of them found the jobs in their field were not what they had expected. Learn the twists and turns they took and what they recommend others do to find their way much earlier.
Dr. John Robb is transforming veterinary medicine, making the pets’ well-being the goal by bringing morality back into the profession. His organization, Protect-the-Pets, has become the leading organization that the pet-owning public recognizes as their source for trustworthy information on pet care. He lives his oath to do no harm, and other vets are standing up as well by educating the pet-owning public.
Melanie Curtis is the life coach for people who do not like life coaches. She went from investment banking to professional skydiving to life coaching, and learned a lot along the way. She now helps people overcome fear and employ courage while actually making the torture of personal growth fun and funny.
Andy Proctor, the founder of the More Happy Life online school and podcast, speaks of the Happiness Advantage: “A lot of research is coming out around the science of happiness and it shows that happiness does not just make you feel better, but it also boosts your energy, your creativity, your immune system. It improves your relationships. And it makes you more productive at work and even leads to a longer life.” Andy helps people discover their unique life mission and empowers them with online skills to share it with the world.
Rob Harsh has traveled extensively throughout the world on climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and multisport expeditions along the way. He's climbed mountains on five continents and participated in over 50 of the world's toughest adventure racing and ultra running endurance events. He's a professional coach and expert in supporting people making positive shifts in their lives. Two years ago he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer with a four percent chance of survival. Within a year he was cured and now gives back to others through inspiration and adventure.
Ula Tinsley is a passionate autism advocate, writer and talk show host on Autism Mama Bear Talk. She has been raising autism awareness on a local and national level since 2010, when her son was diagnosed with a regressive form of autism. She has been supporting and consulting other families living with autism. Her latest project, Autism Mama Bear Talk, is an interview show bringing informative and everyday inspiring stories from leading autism advocates, self-advocates, parents and medical experts.