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Conversations with Connors is a NetWorkWise podcast. NetWorkWise is the premier online learning/training platform for the professional networking space. We provide the education, tools & resources that not only teaches you how to build world class relationships but we have also created a certification that credentials your high level of social capital.

In Conversations with Connors, NetWorkWise Founder and CEO Adam Connors talks with some of the most successful individuals across all industries to let them tell their story. But most importantly, Connors makes sure to ask his guests how they have built, maintained, and cultivated their relationships in order to achieve high levels of success and remain successful.
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Michael Goldberg’s Knock Out Networking programs are responsible for increased production, recruiting, and retention levels for the top financial firms nationwide. A two-time TEDx speaker, Michael speaks at conferences, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, recruiting, and target marketing. His firm Knock Out Networking works with top companies including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Griffin Capital, Northern Trust, Mass Mutual, Chubb Insurance, Rabobank, Brother International, and SAP. Michael is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill and is held by less than 600speakers worldwide. Michael writes articles and contributes to numerous publications including Advisor Perspectives, Producers Web, Life Health Pro, Producer’s E-Source, and Horsesmouth. His weekly blog 3-Minute Rounds reaches thousands of subscribers. Aside from a busy speaking schedule, Michael is an award-winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on job search.
Jordan Paris is a podcast host,  entrepreneur, and author featured in Forbes,  Entrepreneur, and other publications. Jordan’s first podcast, Growth Mindset University, was ranked #6 in Apple’s Self-Improvement category, #3 in the Training category, #5 in the How-To category, and #15 in the ultra-competitive Education category. On the show, Jordan interviewed some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, authors, and other influential thought leaders. Then, Growth Mindset University grew up, evolving into The Jordan Paris Show, where Jordan discusses current affairs and conservative values while debunking a wide range of idea pathogens. Jordan is also the founder and creative director of Trend Up Media, a one-stop podcast agency that produces podcasts to help businesses grow in both profit and influence. His approach to life and business is simple yet powerful: Don’t make a living, design a life. With this creator’s mentality, Jordan has been able to produce outstanding results for himself and challenge others to rise above circumstances, break the mold of society, and take control of their lives.
Laura M. Wilde is a Holistic Mental Performance Specialist for Elite Performers.   Wilde is a thought leader in the field of holistic player development and holistic sports medicine. She uses her proprietary methods with elite NCAA, WNBA, NBA, NFL and MLB athletes, staff and coaches. She is also a partner with Turn2 Equity Partners. She has appeared on The Doctors (CBS), and numerous podcasts, including Los Angeles local radio and tv pieces.    Laura works in the emerging field of Holistic Mental Performance as a quantum (mind-body) medicine practitioner, meditation coach, mental resilience and consistency specialist and is an advanced and certified practitioner of Quantum Healing Energy work. Laura teaches sports energy medicine, resilient wellness, alpha zone and intuition classes in person and on Zoom. Her work is differentiated as she has developed Meta mental performance. In other words – her work goes beyond the mind to the deeper connection an athlete can have with him or herself.    In 2012 she created Quantum Sports Medicine and Quantum Player Development. These fields fill the gap between the quantum and western practices for athletes so that building the whole person becomes the key in player development. This way, deep-level healing and a mentally resilient spirit becomes the greater purpose for player development and sports medicine. She is also the author of  these books: The Cosmic Athlete, Quantum Sports Medicine, Making the Team: 64 Ways to Succeed in School, Sports and Life and The Map of Your Future. Her newest book is The Power of Intuition Intelligence, written with co-author EnRico Melson, M.D. It will be released December 2020.    Laura is a former NCAA two-sports college scholarship athlete and an NCAA Head Coach. Her big addition to the field of sports performance is in the area of intuitive epigenetics. Through her studies with a molecular biologist, Coach Laura has learned that epigenetic markers on the DNA code affect player performance. As a practitioner in this new field of epigenetic energy medicine and other holistic healing modalities, Laura can help identify and release these markers to improve health and performance for athletes. She is also the Founder of CHAMPS, the Coalition of Holistic Athletic Mental Performance Specialists. This group will train the next generation of mental performance coaches in this new and innovative way for teams and athletes looking for the newest work based on the latest most up-to-date research. Her education includes Bachelor’s Degrees in English Literature and Holistic Health Sciences and she is will earn her PhD in Quantum Medicine in 2021.  Laura also holds certifications in Sports Nutrition, Holistic Healing, Epigenetics Energy Medicine, Body Ecology, Neuroscience and Health Coaching.  She is a former NCAA Grad Asst. Coach at Pepperdine University, an NCAA Head Basketball Coach at UC Santa Cruz and University of Dallas, a High School Coach at Malibu High School, and a former NCAA basketball and track scholarship athlete.  Her life’s purpose is to help athletes and others unleash their genius in a new and unique way.   
James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released May 26, 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Nestor has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and CBS’s Morning News, and on NPR. He lives and breathes in San Francisco.
The founder of SpearPoint Solutions, Bob’s professional background includes over three decades of experience in sales, leadership and training. He uses that experience and innovative thinking to develop business strategies that help organizations get unstuck. He also facilitates training on methods of thinking more creatively that can help organizations and individuals innovate more readily so they can thrive in today's economy.  Among other accomplishments, Bob is the inventor of the creative thinking game, What's the BIG Idea?™, author of the personal achievement book, Discovering Your Greatness and the book of innovative strategies and how to create them, 101 Freaking Brilliant Business Ideas: And Ten Ways YOU Can Create Your Own. He is also the creator of the recently launched Business Strategies by Subscription. 
Steve Olsher is a 30+ year entrepreneur, Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, original Founder of, creator of The New Media Summit, host of the top-rated podcast, Reinvention Radio, international keynote speaker, and in-demand strategic coach who helps businesses of all sizes leverage the power of new media to generate visibility, leads and revenue on auto-pilot.
Jack Killion is a serial entrepreneur who has started 9 different businesses, currently working on his 10th. He's shared his mastery of business through teaching at three different New Jersey business schools. Jack has also advised hundreds of other entrepreneurs and has worked as a consultant. He's also served on multiple corporate and charity boards. Jack has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from MIT Sloan School.
Bill O’Herron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been studying, teaching, and counseling  for the last 16 years. His work is currently focused on couples, trying to help clients better understand the challenges and work involved with being in a mature relationship. Bill has been married to his exceedingly patient wife Linda for 21 years. They have 3 teenage daughters and 2 male dogs. After living in Wilton, CT for 15 years, Bill and his family moved to Austin, TX in 2013. He graduated from Middlebury College, VT in ’86 with a BA in English, and earned a Master of Science degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, NY in ’03.
Paul Edwards is an international bestselling author, content ghostwriter and host of the Influencer Networking Secrets Podcast. He’s previously appeared on the Las Vegas Morning Blend, Natural Born Coaches and Entrepreneurial You shows. He’s also published articles and guest blogs with Insurance Business America and The Discerning Dad.
Alice Little is a unique red-headed Irish woman that stands at just 4’8″ tall. Petite and pretty are two common ways that others use to describe her. However, that just barely scratches the surface as to who she is! Alice is a friendly, easy going lady who is passionate about the world around her. She's often told that her intellect and charm are two of her most striking features! Getting to know others and enriching their lives is extremely important, and is something she considers to be her mission in life. Alice's philosophy on her work as a luxury digital companion is that we live in a world where intimacy is no longer encouraged. We’re moving away from human connection and into a more static way of interacting with the world around us. She believes that romance isn’t dead. Instead, you just have to go out and seek it. Alice enjoys reading, horseback riding, playing video games, and rock climbing.
Frank Agin ( is president of AmSpirit Business Connection, an organization that empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become successful through networking. He is also the host of the Networking Rx podcast, a weekly short-form podcast with insights and interviews related to better business relationships. And he narrates the Networking Rx Minute, a micro podcast with daily ideas and inspiration. Finally, Frank is the author of several books, including Foundational Networking: Creating Know, Like & Trust For A Lifetime of Extraordinary Success.
Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President. Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 975,000 copies and it has been translated into 29 languages. His and John’s newest parable in the Go-Giver Series is The Go-Giver Influencer. 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. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in his town of Jupiter, Florida.
David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh (“Lee”) Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. As part of that mission, for the past 20 years, he’s been providing free weekly trainings to empower others to empower others to be happy.  Link to Register:
Jordan has helped develop one of the leading self-development programs in the world, with a special expertise in social capital, relationship-building and authentic rapport. He is also the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, where he interviews leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, writers and experts about psychology, performance, life and success. For all his work in the field, Forbes named Jordan one of the 50 best relationship-builders in the world, and Inc. Magazine recently called him “the Larry King of Podcasting.”Jordan has shared his ideas around the world as a speaker and consultant. His work has been presented in Silicon Valley (at companies such as Google, Apple, Twitter, and Square) and to various government branches and agencies (including all branches of the U.S. Military, the Department of State, and Department of Defense). He has also given talks on security, social-engineering and psychology to BlackHat, DEFCON and Harvard Business School, and has advised private companies and law-enforcement agencies on their security and communications.A former U.S. State Department employee and Wall Street attorney who speaks five languages, Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. He has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, led several trips through North Korea, and been kidnapped—twice. (The only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any situation.)On The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan shares all of this experience—and the system born as a result—with his listeners. 
Dr. Dawn Graham is a career switch coach, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Host of the popular call-in show “Dr. Dawn on Careers” on SiriusXM Radio (channel 132). She is also a regular contributor to under the leadership channel, and the Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success” combines her experience as a Career Coach, Licensed Psychologist, and former Corporate Recruiter to give career switchers the strategies to break through obstacles and land the job they want. 
For the past 30 years, Tom Silver has been a certified hypnotherapist. He's based in Southern Oregon and specializes in online therapy at He specializes in fear and phobia removal, habit control, stress and anxiety elimination, smoking cessation, weight control, confidence and motivation and , focus and concentration, sleep deprivation elimination, regression therapy, anger management, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcoholism and addiction removal. In 1995, Silver pioneered the therapeutic hypnosis method, Emotion Replacement Therapy (E.R.T.) ® which is a process of producing low brain wave frequency states, enabling access to the subconscious mind to delete and desensitize the emotional impact of various mental and psychosomatic disorders and to reinstall positive emotions and habits. Contact Tom at or by visiting
Mario Steriti is a restaurateur, born in Italy. He's owned and operated "10th and Willow" a restaurant in Hoboken, New Jersey for more than two decades. In 2017, he opened a second restaurant, "10th Street Pizza and Pasta" right across the street. He leverages his relationships with his staff and the community to help keep his businesses running long-term. His Italian mother, is also a big contributor to the recipes her serves today. His pizza at "10th Street Pizza and Pasta" was rated an 8.6 by Barstool Sports, leading to an endless surge in new customers. Steriti also is a Private Equity investor putting money towards software companies, business services, and apparel companies. He resides in Hoboken and Watchung, NJ.
Amilya Antonetti is one of the most sought after Human Behavior and Strategic Advisor experts in the world. Her deep “in the trench” experience leading organizations in identifying “Why” a company exists and measuring it against “how” it and their people show up in the world is changing the way we "onboard" back to business, in 2020. She has successfully led companies through some of the most challenging succession planning, M&A and crisis/change management work, in a series of successes spanning nearly 30 years. Amilya has been changing the game in the “relationship” between technology, business and people. She has successfully performed for some of the most high-profile clients in music, sports & entertainment, as well as served both entrepreneurial and fortune 500 clients. The “Genius Key” a matrix in “People Translation for Purpose, Performance & Meaning” aligning people + workflow together in training modules built for today's diverse and globally located workforce. Committed to providing leaders the ability to understand and amplify their people so all companies can have what they need to better serve the company's “people purpose”, customers and communities they "all serve" unitedly for a greater impact for all. 2019 “Woman of the Decade” award recipient from "Women's Economic Forum" and Honored with the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Award are just some of the numerous accolades she has received. She is a master at building sustainability within an organization by prioritizing what drives valuation and the X factor for your people.
Adam Wright, M. Ed, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Director of Performance at Elevate Performance Group. He is an internationally recognized high performance coach and consultant who specializes in the mental and physical conditioning of elite athletes and performers. Dr. Wright is passionate about translating academic research in sport psychology, exercise science, neuroscience and learning theory into actionable insights that can be used to help others optimize their performance in both their craft and in their life. His clients include high-level performers across a broad range of fields, including amateur and professional athletes, internationally acclaimed artists, CEO's and hedge fund executives. A peer-reviewed author, university lecturer in sport and exercise psychology, and speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Wright received his Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University in Philosophy (Maxima Cum Laude) and his Master's and Doctoral degrees from Temple University in Kinesiology with a specialization in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Chris follows 2 simple philosophies: 1. If it's not fun, it's not worth doing. 2. Find something you're good at and do it better than anyone else.   He is a proud husband, father to 2 incredible girls, an entrepreneur, cook, decent golfer, guitarist, dog lover, pilot, and a baseball enthusiast.   He is passionate about mastering his crafts whatever they may be.   Chris is the Founder and President of Averity.  He began his mission in 2014 with a purpose: To build a company that pioneers a change in the recruiting industry by providing an unparalleled experience to everyone.    His vision is to build the best company to work for in NYC!   Chris began a career in technology recruiting and staffing in 1998. He has excelled on a National level in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York, he’s experienced success despite 2 recessions and now lives his dream of running a company where he LOVES his job!
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