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The Inner Chief | Executive Coaching for a successful career and life with Chief Maker, Greg Layton

If you believe as I do that learning from the masters, coupled with consistent personal growth, is instrumental to a successful career an life then this is your podcast. Every Thursday I’ll bring you a deep diving interview with a CEO or GURU with their best wisdom and advice and every Monday I post a short, sharp minisode with the best tips I can muster to help you in your career.

Interviews with Noel Whittaker, Nicky Sparshott, Jennifer Holland, Jeff Brown, John Lee Dumas, Geoff Lloyd, Hetty Johnston and Damien Price

The Inner Chief Greg Layton

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The Inner Chief | Executive Coaching for a successful career and life with Chief Maker, Greg Layton

If you believe as I do that learning from the masters, coupled with consistent personal growth, is instrumental to a successful career an life then this is your podcast. Every Thursday I’ll bring you a deep diving interview with a CEO or GURU with their best wisdom and advice and every Monday I post a short, sharp minisode with the best tips I can muster to help you in your career.

Interviews with Noel Whittaker, Nicky Sparshott, Jennifer Holland, Jeff Brown, John Lee Dumas, Geoff Lloyd, Hetty Johnston and Damien Price

    #335 Minisode: Helping technical staff successfully move to strategic and leadership roles

    #335 Minisode: Helping technical staff successfully move to strategic and leadership roles

    “One of the great pitfalls is that we just throw them in the deep end and assume they're going to swim. And when they fail, we say, oh well, they just weren’t up to it.”
     
    Chief, in today’s minisode and YouTube video, I’m going to dive into some reasons for why so many people struggle with the shift from a technical, hands-on role into a leadership role, and how you as their leader can ensure a more smooth transition.
    The reality is that a lot of leaders are promoted based on their technical abilities and not so much on their leadership capabilities, the misconception being that you ‘earn your stripes’ through being hands-on and experienced. This approach so often leads to poor outcomes and staff turnover, and for the promoted person feeling hopelessly out of their depth.
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    DOWNLOAD THE CHIEF MAKER GUIDE FOR SENIOR LEADERS ON HOW TO HAVE DIFFICULT PERFORMANCE CONVERSATIONS: chiefmaker.com/difficult
     
    So today, Chief, we’re going to talk about:
    ✅  Why technical staff land up being poor fits for strategic and leadership roles
    ✅  The Professional Excellence Framework known as the Chief Maker GREAT Method, and
    ✅  How to help your leaders and up-and-coming management avoid the poor performance and isolation that often comes with not supporting this role transition.
     
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
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    • 18 min
    Mini Chief #333: Pulling off creative business deals with no money down with Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media [Best of Series]

    Mini Chief #333: Pulling off creative business deals with no money down with Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media [Best of Series]

    “If you can simulate a problem by removing all of the normal, easy, well-travelled roads, then you're forcing yourself to be truly creative in getting to the end result."
     
    This is a special episode only available to our podcast subscribers, which we call The Mini Chief. These are short, sharp highlights from our fabulous CEO guests, where you get a 5 to 10 minute snapshot from their full episode.
    This Mini Chief episode features Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media.
    His full episode is titled Pulling off creative business deals with no money down, and modelling your mentors.
    You can find the full audio and show notes here:
    🎧👉  chiefmaker.com/333  👂
     
    DOWNLOAD THE CHIEF MAKER GUIDE FOR SENIOR LEADERS ON HOW TO HAVE DIFFICULT PERFORMANCE CONVERSATIONS: chiefmaker.com/difficult
     
    At the time of our conversation in 2018, Roland was the CEO of War Room Mastermind.
    He is currently the CEO of All Media Channels, and is also a Principal in DigitalMarketer.com, The Scalable Company, EPIC Network and Traffic & Conversion Summit.
    Roland is the co-founder and/or principal of multiple Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning and SaaS) and a serial entrepreneur who has founded, scaled or sold almost two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million.
    His expertise covers digitally-centric customer acquisition, activation, referral, retention, revenue and growth strategies and plan implementation and he is a guru in the art of the deal. He is also one of the most humble and generous chiefs you’ll ever meet.
     
    In the full episode we talk about:
    ✅  How to buy property and businesses for no money down
    ✅  Infusing creativity into business deals and structuring deals even if you are a full-time employee
    ✅  What made his mastermind, The War Room, such a winning program, and 
    ✅  The lineage of his learning way back to the greats like Milton Erickson, John Grinder and Richard Bandler..
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
    Connecting with Roland Frasier You can connect with Roland via LinkedIn, his podcast or his website.
    Books and resources Business Wealth Without Risk - by Roland Frasier and Jay Abraham
    Nothing Down - by Robert Allan
    The Psychology of Winning (Audiobook) - by Denis Waitley
    Unlimited Power - by Tony Robbins
    The works of Milton H Erickson
    Measure What Matters - by John Doerr
    High Output Management - by Andy Grove
    Uncommon Therapy - by Jay Haley
    The 4 Disciplines of Execution - by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
    Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - by Kamal Ravikant
    Rebirth - by Kamal Ravikant
    Similar Episodes on Investors Jay Abraham, Founder and CEO of The Abraham Group on How to achieve business wealth without risk through acquisition and the most powerful marketing strategies in the world
    Bushy Martin, CEO of KnowHow Property on playing the long game and living a life by design not default
    Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts on Buying versus building a business
    Follow Chief Maker 📝 Subscribe to the Finish Strong monthly newsletter and podcast drops
    👍 Follow Chief Maker on LinkedIn
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    🎓 Take one of the Chief Maker Academy courses
    🍏 Give The Inner Chief podcast a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts
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    🎬 Subscribe to the Chief Maker YouTube channel
    🤝 Connect with the Chief Maker

    • 8 min
    #334 Taking learning by experience to new frontiers, putting guardrails on innovation, and creating useful technology for tangible real-world problems, with Angus Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO of Start Beyond

    #334 Taking learning by experience to new frontiers, putting guardrails on innovation, and creating useful technology for tangible real-world problems, with Angus Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO of Start Beyond

    “There's no faster way to learn than to do. And the beauty of VR is that it allows you to learn through experience without the physical or emotional risk.”
    In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, I speak to Angus Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO of Start Beyond on taking learning by experience to new frontiers, putting guardrails on innovation, and creating useful technology for tangible real-world problems.
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    Angus is the CEO and Co-Founder of VR and AR studio, Start Beyond, which was named in the Top 10 2023 AFR Most Innovative Tech Companies as well as in the Top 20 Australian Startup Employers.
    They’ve delivered more than 1.2million AR and VR learning experiences and work with the likes of Accenture and Meta, as well as US-based VR software giant, Strivr, and Australian companies like Westpac, University of Technology Sydney, St John’s Ambulance, and Woolworths.
    Angus started out in writing, directing and producing television, documentaries, theatre and short films for Southern Cross Austereo and Nova, working with artists such as Bob Geldof, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
    He was named a 2023 Australian Top 50 Small Business Leader, and is the Chair and Co-Founder of the Australian Metaverse Advisory Council (AMAC), and is also a recent first-time author, having released Viewer Discretion Advised in 2023.
    In this episode we talk about:
    ✅  The pioneering work he did in radio a decade ago by bringing a visual element to a live broadcast
    ✅  Recognising when to act on the tension between gaining enough experience and launching his own business
    ✅  How he has taken learning by experience to stratospheric heights while putting guardrails on innovation, and
    ✅  His thoughts on where education is going to be in 10 years’ time.
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
    Thanks to Sam Dybac and her team at The PR Hub for introducing us to Angus.
     
    Connecting with Angus Stevens You can connect with Angus via LinkedIn and the Start Beyond website.
    Books and resources Viewer Discretion Advised - by Angus Stevens
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    Minisode by Greg Layton - Choosing the right course or program to boost your career
    Follow Chief Maker 📝 Subscribe to the Finish Strong monthly newsletter and podcast drops
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mini Chief #332: Matt Abrahams, on his 6 steps to ‘Think Faster, Talk Smarter’

    Mini Chief #332: Matt Abrahams, on his 6 steps to ‘Think Faster, Talk Smarter’

    “My mother has this wonderful saying: Tell the time, don't build the clock. Many of us are clock builders when we communicate, but if we can structure our messages to be concise and clear, we can be much better communicators in any situation.”
     
    This is a special episode only available to our podcast subscribers, which we call The Mini Chief. These are short, sharp highlights from our fabulous CEO guests, where you get a 5 to 10 minute snapshot from their full episode.
    This Mini Chief episode features Matt Abrahams, author of ‘Think Faster, Talk Smarter’.
    His full episode is titled Managing your reputation before you enter a room, thinking on your feet, and getting to the point.
    You can find the full audio and show notes here:
    🎧👉  chiefmaker.com/332  👂
     
    GET THE FREE CHIEF MAKER TOP 30 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: chiefmaker.com/interview
     
    Matt is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach.
    As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. 
    Matt is also a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO roadshows as well as TED, World Economic Forum, and Nobel Prize presentations. 
    He is the author of Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot and his previous book, Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically.
    In the full episode we talk about:
    ✅  How you can actively build your reputation and make great first impressions
    ✅  Why you need to train for spontaneous, on-the-spot conversations
    ✅  What martial arts has taught him about managing his physiology when communicating effectively
    ✅  His 6 step method to think faster and talk smarter, and
    ✅  A fool-proof way to construct the perfect email.
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
    Connecting with Matt Abrahams You can connect with Matt via his website or LinkedIn.
    Books and resources Think Faster, Talk Smarter - by Matt Abrahams
    Speaking Up without Freaking Out - by Matt Abrahams
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    Follow Chief Maker 📝 Subscribe to the Finish Strong monthly newsletter and podcast drops
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    • 8 min
    #333 Pulling off creative business deals with no money down, and modelling your mentors, with Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media [Best of Series]

    #333 Pulling off creative business deals with no money down, and modelling your mentors, with Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media [Best of Series]

    “I believe that everything that you want to accomplish can be accomplished with mentoring, modelling and masterminding.”
     
    In this Best of Series episode of The Inner Chief podcast, I speak to Roland Frasier, CEO of All Channels Media, on pulling off creative business deals with no money down, and modelling your mentors.
    🎧👉  chiefmaker.com/333  👂
     
    DOWNLOAD THE CHIEF MAKER OPERATING RHYTHM HOW TO GUIDE AND PUT YOUR VISION AND MISSION INTO ACTION FAST: chiefmaker.com/operatingrhythm
     
    At the time of our conversation in 2018, Roland was the CEO of War Room Mastermind.
    He is currently the CEO of All Media Channels, and is also a Principal in DigitalMarketer.com, The Scalable Company, EPIC Network and Traffic & Conversion Summit.
    Roland is the co-founder and/or principal of multiple Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning and SaaS) and a serial entrepreneur who has founded, scaled or sold almost two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million.
    His expertise covers digitally-centric customer acquisition, activation, referral, retention, revenue and growth strategies and plan implementation and he is a guru in the art of the deal. He is also one of the most humble and generous chiefs you’ll ever meet.
     
    In this episode we talk about:
    ✅  How to buy property and businesses for no money down
    ✅  Infusing creativity into business deals and structuring deals even if you are a full-time employee
    ✅  What made his mastermind, The War Room, such a winning program, and 
    ✅  The lineage of his learning way back to the greats like Milton Erickson, John Grinder and Richard Bandler.
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
    Connecting with Roland Frasier You can connect with Roland via LinkedIn, his podcast or his website.
    Books and resources Business Wealth Without Risk - by Roland Frasier and Jay Abraham
    Nothing Down - by Robert Allan
    The Psychology of Winning (Audiobook) - by Denis Waitley
    Unlimited Power - by Tony Robbins
    The works of Milton H Erickson
    Measure What Matters - by John Doerr
    High Output Management - by Andy Grove
    Uncommon Therapy - by Jay Haley
    The 4 Disciplines of Execution - by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
    Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - by Kamal Ravikant
    Rebirth - by Kamal Ravikant
    Similar Episodes on Investors Jay Abraham, Founder and CEO of The Abraham Group on How to achieve business wealth without risk through acquisition and the most powerful marketing strategies in the world
    Bushy Martin, CEO of KnowHow Property on playing the long game and living a life by design not default
    Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts on Buying versus building a business
    Follow Chief Maker 📝 Subscribe to the Finish Strong monthly newsletter and podcast drops
    👍 Follow Chief Maker on LinkedIn
    📈 Join the waitlist for the Chief Maker MiniMBA
    🎓 Take one of the Chief Maker Academy courses
    🍏 Give The Inner Chief podcast a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts
    🎵 Give The Inner Chief podcast a 5-star rating on Spotify
    🎬 Subscribe to the Chief Maker YouTube channel
    🤝 Connect with the Chief Maker

    • 59 min
    Mini Chief #330: Juliette Wright OAM, Founder & Director of GIVIT and Recovere, on revolutionising misguided charitable giving, having a million conversations

    Mini Chief #330: Juliette Wright OAM, Founder & Director of GIVIT and Recovere, on revolutionising misguided charitable giving, having a million conversations

    “I just want to make sure the right people get the right things in the right way. And I also want to make sure that people like you and me could have a direct impact on a disaster event that's happening overseas."
     
    This is a special episode only available to our podcast subscribers, which we call The Mini Chief. These are short, sharp highlights from our fabulous CEO guests, where you get a 5 to 10 minute snapshot from their full episode.
    This Mini Chief episode features Juliette Wright OAM, Founder & Director of GIVIT and Recovere.
    Her full episode is titled Revolutionising misguided charitable giving, having a million conversations, and leaning into anxiety.
    You can find the full audio and show notes here:
    🎧👉  chiefmaker.com/330  👂
     
    GET THE FREE CHIEF MAKER TOP 30 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: chiefmaker.com/interview
     
    Juliette is an Australian social entrepreneur who has devoted herself to alleviating poverty and addressing crises since founding GIVIT in 2009.
    What started as a simple desire to donate baby clothes evolved into the creation of a groundbreaking world-first platform that offers efficient and effective disaster relief across Australia.
    Under Juliette’s leadership, GIVIT grew into one of the country’s largest and most successful donation platforms, garnering endorsements from government bodies and facilitating over 8.5 million donations and supporting over 4,500 non-profit organisations nationally during crises and disasters.
    Juliette's experience in developing innovative IT platforms, navigating stakeholder and government relations and managing rapid growth, positions her uniquely in her current role as CEO of Recovere, a social enterprise that supports international communities to manage donations post-crisis.
    Juliette has been recognised with numerous awards, including being named an Australian of the Year Local Hero in 2015 and receiving the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2019.
    In the full episode we talk about:
    ✅  The origins of GIVIT, which was born out of addressing the negative side of donations
    ✅  How she handles the “million conversations” rule of social enterprises and getting past bureaucracy
    ✅  Why and how she leans into anxiety in order to be happy, and
    ✅  Her new role with Recovere and solving the biggest headache in disaster events.
    Deal hope,
    Greg
     
    Connecting with Juliette Wright OAM You can connect with Juliette via LinkedIn.
    Books and resources Shoe Dog - by Phil Knight
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    Casey Lyons, Co-Founder and CEO, LIVIN on The rollercoaster of grief, being not weak to speak, and practising self-care
    Hetty Johnston AM, Former CEO of Bravehearts on Passion, resilience and negotiating with Prime Ministers
    Follow Chief Maker 📝 Subscribe to the Finish Strong monthly newsletter and podcast drops
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    🍏 Give The Inner Chief podcast a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts
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    🤝 Connect with the Chief Maker

    • 11 min

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149 Ratings

Jamie Kristow ,

Tips from a leadership mastermind

This podcast is a must for any current or future C-Suite leader. Greg has a style that is optimistic and charged full of energy.

NM2606 ,

Great listening content, but…

Wonderful content. My only feedback is that the background music at the beginning is far too loud, making it hard to hear what you are saying.

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Love it !

I find as a leader in an organisation with few role models to benchmark, this podcast a is a fantastic resource for me to get an understanding of the thought process, mindsets and advice of people in the next level role and phase in career. “we stand on the shoulders of giants”.

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