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At the end of the day, business is all about the people. Its success hinges on the very individuals who give their best because they feel valued and empowered. This is what Shaw Industries, one of the largest flooring manufacturing companies in the world, believes. Mike Fromm, its Chief Human Resources Officer, sheds light on the company’s philosophy: “Our people and our business are not separate. They are one and the same. When our people thrive, our business thrives.” In this episode, Adam Markel interviews Mike to talk about the importance of creating an environment where people feel safe to challenge the status quo and develop. They discuss how leaders can work towards empowering their people, providing psychological safety for their voices to be heard. Mike also talks about humility in leadership, the current market cycle, developing a learning organization, and the difference between training and development. All of these topics show the vital role of leaders as they lead their people and business to overcome challenges and take hold of opportunities. 
Hope isn't just a feeling; it's a weapon we wield against life's challenges, forging resilience in the fires of adversity. Join us in this episode as we dive into an impactful conversation about mental health, resilience, and the power of hope. Our guest, Tom Campbell, former Army Sergeant Major and founding member of the US Army Drill Sergeant Association, shares his deeply personal journey through the challenges of PTSD, burnout, and the path to healing. Through his story, he reveals the pressures of maintaining a façade of invincibility while grappling with the burden of trauma. Tom highlights the pivotal moments and lessons he learned along the way such as finding resilience amidst adversity, using hope as a weapon, and shifting the narrative. Tune in and get inspired to view mental health, hope, and resilience in a new light.
Despite the changes we have seen in the world, being a woman of color remains challenging. Moving up the corporate ladder, for example, can feel like the odds are already stacked against you. International bestselling author Kelly Markey is well-familiar with the struggle. She is a Nobel Prize nominee for both literature and peace, a Woman Changing the World award finalist, and Top Executive of the Year 2023 - International Associations of Top Professionals. In this episode, she shares the challenges she faced across her journey—from living under the apartheid regime to moving to New Zealand and Australia, where she worked towards every corporate opportunity available. Kelly shares the challenges she faced along the way, tapping into psychological safety in the workplace and DEI. With her book, Don’t Just Fly, SOAR, Kelly provides inspiration and tools to find resilience and overcome life’s adversities. So follow this conversation and don’t miss out on the wisdom Kelly imparts and more!
Eddy Badrina is the CEO of Eden Green Technology, a company that pushes the boundaries of green technology to deliver fresh food to local communities. In this conversation with Adam Merkel, he explains how they utilize a groundbreaking concept called vertical farming technology, which revolutionizes how nutritious produce is grown and distributed to achieve food resiliency. He explores the benefits of turnkey greenhouse systems and why it is much better than traditional farming. Eddie also talks about his entrepreneurial journey, opening up about the power of shifting perspectives, reframing experiences, being present, and acknowledging personal struggles without judgment.
Dr. Richard Shuster (pronounced Shoe-Stir) is a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaker, CEO of Your Success Insights, renowned media expert, and the host of The Daily Helping podcast. In this replay episode, we look back on his insights about the future of work after it has been disrupted by COVID-19. He joins Adam Markel to discuss how to navigate the long-term impact of the pandemic both at home and at work. They talk about the necessary innovation every workplace must embrace to meet the ever-changing demands of employees and the entire market. Dr. Richard also shares the right approach to handle stress and anxiety, as well as the best way to build resilience during uncertain times.
Tough times are inevitable but what you can do about them is all within your choice. For Max Borges, life wasn’t always easy. But with optimism, he found countless opportunities and achieved more success than he has ever dreamed of. Helping others get through life, he wrote the book, How to Be Fan-f*cking-tastic!—a collection of wisdom, motivational quotes, statements and insights from his journey growing his namesake agency. In this episode, he shares some of them with us, leaving inspiration to face life’s curveballs. Particularly, Max tells his journey of growing his agency from a laptop on his kitchen table to generating $10 million in annual revenue. Through it all, his story highlights how we can always come back from difficulty. It's a matter of responding to it not with dread and fear but with optimism and action. Tune in to this conversation and be fan-f*cking-tastic!
Unlocking one's full potential through self-mastery is a transformative journey that can lead to profound rewards in life. However, it's unfortunate that we often overlook the significance of this inner exploration. It's time we change that. In this episode, Adam Markel engages in a thought-provoking conversation with the esteemed Consciousness Accelerator & Transformation Specialist, Kevin Russell. Kevin shares his inspiring story of rediscovering his energetic core, forging a deep connection with his inner self, and embarking on a remarkable quest towards self-enlightenment. Tune in to this transformative episode, and embark on a journey that transcends personal limitations, paving the way for a more empowered and enlightened existence. The secrets to self-mastery await those who dare to explore the depths of their consciousness. Start your journey now!
CBD is not a cure-all, but rather an essential element in supporting our body's natural ability to recover and find balance. Embracing CBD as a modality for recovery might be the key to unmasking your inner resilience and finding the strength to overcome life's challenges. In this informative episode, we are joined by William Branum, a former Navy SEAL, and the founder of Naked Warrior Recovery. Today, he shares his inspiring story of overcoming trauma and discovering a path to healing through CBD. William first recounts his experiences as a Navy SEAL and the burden of carrying the weight of trauma, stress, and anxiety. He opens up about the emotional toll that combat can take on the human psyche and how he found solace in the least expected remedy – CBD. Through this natural anti-inflammatory, he noticed a gradual reduction in the figurative "temperature" of his emotions, helping him to regain control and heal emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. Delving into the science behind CBD, William educates us on the endocannabinoid system – a network of neuroreceptors found throughout the body. He also uncovers the historical stigma attached to CBD and how misconceptions have overshadowed its profound healing benefits. Breaking down these barriers, Will shares how his company, Naked Warrior Recovery, aims to create a safe space for everyone to embrace vulnerability and embark on their journey toward healing. Tune in now and discover how CBD can be a path to healing!
Our behavior sometimes undermines our productivity and success. Is there a way to turn around this self-sabotaging behavior? In this episode, Dr. Rebecca Heiss, a Stress Physiologist and the author of Instinct, dives deep into the power of our brain and how we can rewire it to work for us. She stresses the importance of humility, overcoming the fear of failure, and the instincts that we possess, tracing it far back to our ancestors. Plus, Dr. Heiss talks about the value of taking a pause and slowing down, especially in the context of this fast-moving world. When you take a pause, you can assess yourself, allowing you to become resilient and bounce back from the chaos. Get up and stop sabotaging yourself. Learn to lessen your fear of failure with Dr. Rebecca Heiss today!
The future is safe with change, but the fear of the unknown holds us back from change and growth. It takes a lot of courage and resilience to delve into the unknown to grow. In this episode, Ryan Berman, the host of The Courageous Podcast and the author of Return On Courage, joins us today to provide tips to unlock and install courage in our people. He also discusses the value of mentorship to help you become aware of your mental health issues. Ryan emphasizes the difference between resilience and courage and how they work hand in hand with change. Don't miss this insightful episode with Ryan Berman and learn to harness courage today! Show Notes06:26 - The idea of creating space for collisions.14:11 - Remote work is in emote work is the leader's goal.29:03 - 79% of people right now in America are, are, are coping with mental health issues.22:37 - What we call a mental health issue itself is an issue.24:36 - Delivering Happiness.28:35 - Three types of people in the world33:15 - A remedy for mental health is nothing more or less than clarity.39:51 - Fear and courage are brothers.43:32 - Act of resilience
The world is filled with so much turmoil that it can be difficult to confront the truth, especially with how we view ourselves in relation to other people. Relationship expert and truth seeker, Peter King sheds light on what it means to face the truth, no matter how hard they are, in our relationships against the changes happening in our society. Peter is also the host of the Wired for Impact podcast and follows his life mission to define a universal relationship ideal that people aspire to achieve, requiring them to fulfill their maximum potential. He joins Adam Markel to share more about his work, primarily with men and boys, to help them rediscover their place in this world. Peter also dives deep into the importance of communication in a relationship, the nuances of masculine energy, and how the male and female relate to one another and be resilient. The world is polarized as it is. What can we bring to the table and co-exist so we can make this world better? Let Peter illuminate you in this conversation.
Kenneth Tripp, Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Logistics at Zimmer Biomet, believes that resilience is not just about surviving; it's about thriving in the face of adversity, adapting to change, and discovering the untapped strength within ourselves. Join us in this captivating episode as we feature Ken Tripp to discuss resilience and the power of adaptability. Ken shares the secrets to adapting and bouncing back from life's toughest challenges and uncovering the power within you to navigate through difficult times. He emphasizes how resilience is not an inborn trait but a skill that can be nurtured and developed over time. He shares the continuous process of building resilience, where every experience serves as a lesson and a stepping stone toward personal growth. Ken explains the transformative mindset of resilience—a beacon of positivity, hope, and unwavering belief in your ability to overcome any obstacle. Tune in now and learn how to embrace setbacks as opportunities to learn, adapt, and find creative solutions.Show Notes:02:25 – Cryptologic Technology And 9/1118:18 – Resilience In Small Companies23:54 – The Navy Experience34:53 – Failure And Accountability42:34 – For The Love Of Movies59:02 – Adaptability: There’s No Roadmap For The Future
Embrace the freedom to rewrite your rule book and create a life that aligns with your purpose, for life is happening for you, not to you. In this inspiring episode, host Adam Markel engages in a captivating conversation with Suzanne Monroe, the founder of the International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP). Suzanne shares her personal journey of overcoming career burnout and a family health crisis. This led her to discover her passion for holistic wellness and helping others. She discusses the concept of "rule book burnout" and the importance of finding freedom and agency in our lives. Through her experiences, Suzanne explains how you can reawaken your purpose and create a career you love. She explains the transformative power of holistic wellness, encompassing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual resilience. Suzanne's personal principles and rituals for resilience, including the practice of pressing pause throughout the day, will inspire you to recharge and restore your energy. Get ready to discover the art of rewiring your rule book and stepping into a life of purpose and fulfillment. Tune in now! Discover the International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP): Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Show Notes: 04:40 The Rule Book Mindset: Why It Isn't Working Out 09:09 The Reevaluation Moment 15:01 The Corporate Culture Still Hasn't Shifted18:39 Personal Principles 28:54 Three Things: Natural Talents, Passion, And Personal Story 35:41 The Importance Of Pressing Pause
Our energy can meet the moment’s challenge. As humans, we tend to deplete our energy, causing us to become more irritable, to face mental challenges, or experience burnout! In this episode, Richard Ollis, a Board Member of The Wellness Council of America, talks about improving health, well-being, and resilience to reduce burnout. He also shares the role of leaders in consensus building and collaboration to become successful. It is important to note that we have a role in becoming more resilient in the face of change and disruption of the status quo. Start your journey and face the ever-changing landscape with courage and resilience, beginning with this conversation. Show Notes: 06:40 - The World Of Wellness Expands In Different Facets Of Health And Wellbeing08:30 - The Point Of Inflection For Health And Wellbeing12:46 - Serve Your Client At A Level You Can Perform At18:54 - The Fourth Generation In The Business22:42 - How To Be Resilient In The Public Forum Space30:31 - The Natural Tendency Of Humans To Expend Positive Or Negative Energy32:04 - The Umbrella Concept Of Resiliency And Creating Psychological Safety
There is no better teacher of resilience than nature. Nature doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor. It doesn’t care what you have achieved in life. When you’re out there, exposed to the elements, that is when your resilience really gets tested and built. Adam’s guest for this episode sees nature as a petri dish from which she can harbor wild ideas. Her whole career has been marked by adventure, resilience, and adaptability. Shelby Stanger is the host and creator of the hip podcast, Wild Ideas Worth Living, where she has spoken to countless CEOs, athletes, activists, and thought leaders. Shelby is always chasing adventure herself. Her willingness to take on challenges and dive into uncertainty all contributed to the epic life she’s living. Tune in and listen to the wisdom she has to impart to the world in this exciting conversation. Get the newest Change Proof Podcast episode delivered directly to you – subscribe here. And, if you’re enjoying the podcast, please give us a 5-star rating on iTunes! For instructions click here.How do we leverage continuous uncertainty to thrive in this unprecedented new world? The answer is to build the resilience we need to power us through the challenges we face so that we become “Change Proof.” Prepare to tackle the future with confidence by reading Adam’s latest book Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience.
No matter where you are in business, you will have to face disruptions one way or another. Garry Ridge, the Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company, understood this, especially with the challenges brought by the pandemic. In this episode, he joins Adam Markel to share how they have built resilience in the company by learning to embrace uncertainty. He tells us the lessons they came to know around fear and worry and why creating a culture of belongingness can help overcome pressing organizational issues. The world has undeniably changed since COVID-19. We either sink or swim. Tune in to this conversation as Garry helps us see the light out of the tunnel, taking care not only of our business but our people as well.
The greatest assets of our society are our children, and we must ensure that their education and well-being are never taken for granted or hindered by conflicting interests. By cultivating adaptability, learning from diverse perspectives, and valuing individuals of all ages, we can build a resilient and thriving community for generations to come. In this episode, we have special guest Lizzy Johnson, CEO of TransCend4, educator, administrator, and entrepreneur that supports school districts to impact students across Texas and beyond. Today, she covers a wide range of topics, starting with the challenges of being a parent with no manual to follow, and how adaptable and agile kids are today. Lizzy also touches on resilience and the importance of being adaptable to changes in the environment. She discusses how society should learn from those with different perspectives, whether young or old, and not discriminate against people based on their age. And she emphasizes how the younger generation might just be the key to building the society we all need. The episode is light and funny, and listeners are encouraged to share the episode with friends and family, leave a review, and take a free resilience assessment at Tune in now.
Life is a grueling pursuit, filled with disappointments and setbacks, but it is through our resilience and ability to forgive ourselves for our mistakes that we find the strength to keep moving forward and ultimately achieve our greatest aspirations. In this episode, our special guest is Cameron Black, a Wellness Director at Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors. Cameron is also a Scotsman living in America who is still finding his path. He is a recovering swimmer who has a fascinating story to tell about his journey from aspiring to make it to the Olympics to almost making it but ultimately falling short. He talks about the disappointment that still lingers with him more than 20 years later and how he deals with his regrets and mistakes. They also discuss the stress that comes with being an athlete and the pressure to perform. Cameron shares how his regret as a swimmer chasing the Olympic dream taught him self-forgiveness and led him to a new purpose in life. Join us in this conversation about resilience in the face of disappointment and learn how to forgive yourself for your mistakes.Show Notes:05:53 Swimming and beyond18:07 The time to move on36:21 The blend of personal and professional lives43:30 Outlets of forgivenessGet the newest Change Proof Podcast episode delivered directly to you – subscribe here. And, if you’re enjoying the podcast, please give us a 5-star rating on iTunes! For instructions click here.How do we leverage continuous uncertainty to thrive in this unprecedented new world? The answer is to build the resilience we need to power us through the challenges we face so that we become “Change Proof.” Prepare to tackle the future with confidence by reading Adam’s latest book Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience.
Finding the flexibility between our personal and professional lives has always been a struggle for many years. The pandemic only accelerated the process of seeing through this need, especially in the form of remote or hybrid work. Sought-after speaker, culture consultant, and best-selling author, Gustavo Razzetti, is passionate about helping teams do the best work of their lives. In this episode, he joins Adam Markel to give us his insights on the present-day situation of remote and hybrid work and where we are heading with it in the future. Gustavo shares research and facts on the benefits of this current work set-up—from productivity to diversity—as well as the challenges in leadership. With his book, Remote Not Distant, he gives advice on how you can design a company culture that will help you thrive in the hybrid environment. Tune in to learn more about the changing work environment and its impact on our overall well-being. Show Notes: 02:02 - Metaphors As Shortcuts For Learning04:19 - Stinky Fish In The Organization07:20 - How Can Organizations Implement Hybrid Work24:11 - How Remote Work Has Helped Disenfranchised Groups26:11 - Hybrid Work And Environment Social Governance (ESG)29:12 - Creating More Wellbeing In The WorkplaceGet the newest Change Proof Podcast episode delivered directly to you – subscribe here. And, if you’re enjoying the podcast, please give us a 5-star rating on iTunes! For instructions click here.How do we leverage continuous uncertainty to thrive in this unprecedented new world? The answer is to build the resilience we need to power us through the challenges we face so that we become “Change Proof.” Prepare to tackle the future with confidence by reading Adam’s latest book Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience.
Discipline has a very specific connotation. In some respects, it is hard. It is almost punishing and grueling. But Joel Green frames it in a totally different way. Joel the National Director for Nike Sports Camps, an accomplished speaker and founder of Pro Level Training. In this conversation with Adam Markel, Joel shares what discipline meant to him as a young person growing up in a difficult neighborhood in Philadelphia. He explains how discipline played a role in his journey as a student-athlete to becoming the 7-figure entrepreneur he is today. He also shares snippets of what we can learn from his book, Filtering: The Way to Extract Strength From The Struggle. Join in and learn how you can achieve what you want in life through diligence, discipline, and vigilance!Show Notes:00:01:16 Joel’s superpower of discipline and how it rewards him00:09:30 Joel’s journey as a student-athlete00:15:23 “Just do it”00:18:49 Getting your head straight00:22:22 Self-pity is a disease00:27:48 Nike Sports Camp and making an impact on the globe00:30:32 Joel’s goal to create impact across the globe00:32:00 The quest for equality00:39:40 Joel’s moment-to-moment ritual00:43:49 Adam’s final thoughts
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