37 episodes

During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect.  Join me every week as I talk with people that inspire me, about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

A Bit of Optimism Simon Sinek

    • Society & Culture

During these times, we are all having to find new ways to connect.  Join me every week as I talk with people that inspire me, about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

    Awesome Responsibility with Kyle Carpenter

    Awesome Responsibility with Kyle Carpenter

    We’ve seen it in the movies, someone throws themselves onto a grenade to save their buddy, but how many of us could actually do it? Kyle Carpenter, the youngest living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, can answer that question. However, he sees what he did as the kind of responsibility we all have - to protect and take care of each other. His words are powerful and inspiring. This is…A Bit of Optimism.

    • 42 min
    Raising Resilient Kids with Angela Duckworth

    Raising Resilient Kids with Angela Duckworth

    With unprecedented levels of stress and depression amongst young people, I wanted to know what we, as an older generation can do to help. So I talked to psychologist, professor at the University of Pennsylvania author of Grit , Angela Duckworth. This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 30 min
    Learning to Love with Tim Shriver

    Learning to Love with Tim Shriver

    Most people know him as a disability rights activist, chairman of the Special Olympics or for his book The Call to Unite. But when we talked, our conversation took a turn. We ended up talking about what it means to learn to love. And it was wonderful.
    This is ... A Bit of Optimism.

    • 32 min
    Thinking Differently with Matthew Barzun

    Thinking Differently with Matthew Barzun

    Every now and then, I get to meet someone who sees the world differently. Matthew Barzun is one of those people. He was early to see opportunities that others didn’t - in the internet, in political fundraising and even as US Ambassador. Put simply, Matthew helps us see the world differently. This is… A Bit of Optimism

    • 38 min
    Having a Laugh with Michael McIntyre

    Having a Laugh with Michael McIntyre

    In high stress times it helps to laugh, which is why I called Michael McIntyre, one of the most successful comedians in the world. And that’s what we did…we laughed. This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 27 min
    Respect with Nicole Avant

    Respect with Nicole Avant

    In a world that’s increasingly polarized, it’s harder and harder to bridge the divide between ourselves and those we disagree with. Filmmaker and former US Ambassador, Nicole Avant and I chatted about the importance of reaching out beyond the divide and showing fellow humans a little respect. This is… A Bit of Optimism.

    • 33 min

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