10 episodes

Expand Your Zone is the podcast for a better life and thriving career. Designed to be highly actionable, each episode is short and sharp distilling down research and key insights for your daily use.Hosted by Zachary Ames, founder of XYZ Leadership, each episode explores a different aspect of leadership from the stories and experiences of world renown experts, authors, entrepreneurs and more. Whether you are a leader looking to level up your career, a professional (HR, Coach, Consultant) helping leaders to achieve their potential, or a community activist looking to make a bigger impact, Expand Your Zone is the place for you.Don't miss out on the incredible value and insights - be sure to subscribe, leave a positive review, and give us five stars!

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Expand Your Zone is the podcast for a better life and thriving career. Designed to be highly actionable, each episode is short and sharp distilling down research and key insights for your daily use.Hosted by Zachary Ames, founder of XYZ Leadership, each episode explores a different aspect of leadership from the stories and experiences of world renown experts, authors, entrepreneurs and more. Whether you are a leader looking to level up your career, a professional (HR, Coach, Consultant) helping leaders to achieve their potential, or a community activist looking to make a bigger impact, Expand Your Zone is the place for you.Don't miss out on the incredible value and insights - be sure to subscribe, leave a positive review, and give us five stars!

    World’s #1 Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith

    World’s #1 Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith

    In this episode of Expand Your Zone, host Zachary Ames sits down with the world’s number one executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith. They discuss Marshall’s recent book The Earned Life, the concept of feedforward, and so much more. Get to know Marshall and his philosophy on life. About Marshall:Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London since 2011. Published in 2015, h...

    • 30 min
    Life by Choice, not Chance with Charlene Wheeless

    Life by Choice, not Chance with Charlene Wheeless

    In this episode of Expand Your Zone, host Zachary Ames sits down with the wonderful Charlene Wheeless. They talk about leadership, advocating for yourself, going and making opportunities, and Charlene’s life lessons.About Charlene:Charlene is a successful business executive, leadership coach/advisor, keynote speaker, and author. With more than three decades of experience in leadership, corporate affairs, communications, and operations, Wheeless leads her namesake firm, Charlene Wheeless LLC, ...

    • 34 min
    Creating a Cult-Like Culture with Mark Fisher

    Creating a Cult-Like Culture with Mark Fisher

    In this Episode of Expand your Zone, Zachary Ames sat down with the co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness and Business for Unicorns, Mark Fisher. We discuss how to make a good culture in the workplace as we talk about the values incorporated into his business Mark Fisher Fitness, Serious Fitness for ridiculous humans. Then we talk about what it’s like to be a leader. Mark shares lessons learned from building the gym and you don’t want to miss this!Topics: Culture; Leadership; Entrepreneurship;Key T...

    • 32 min
    The Roadmap For Successful Growth With Whitney Johnson

    The Roadmap For Successful Growth With Whitney Johnson

    In this episode of Expand Your Zone, host Zachary Ames chats with the wonderful Whitney Johnson. Whitney Johnson is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company. She was named a 2021 Top #10 Business Thinkers by Thinkers50, and is a globally recognized thought-leader, keynote speaker, executive coach, and consultant. Whitney is the WSJ, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company (Harvard Business Press, 20...

    • 39 min
    Making Coaching Accessible with Toby Hervey

    Making Coaching Accessible with Toby Hervey

    In today’s episode of Expand Your Zone, host Zachary Ames sits down with special guest Toby Hervey. Toby is the CEO and Founder of Bravely, a new kind of employee benefit in support of workplace health—connecting people with professional coaches for confidential conversations about their performance, growth, relationships, and company culture. He was a 6 year board member and 2 year president of Out in Tech, non-profit connecting and advancing the LGBTQ+ community in the tech industry.Z...

    • 31 min
    Why Connected Leaders Win with Michelle Johnston

    Why Connected Leaders Win with Michelle Johnston

    In this episode of Expand Your Zone, host Zachary Ames is joined by Michelle Johnston. Michelle Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert who serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans. Michelle’s first book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, is an Amazon bestseller and details the need for leaders to shift from a command and control leadership style to one that focuses on connection because Connection drives long-lasting results. S...

    • 37 min

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