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Have you ever wished you could be in the same room with an inspirational leader you admire? To hear them tell their story of how they became the Trailblazer they are today? At Salesforce, we’re fortunate enough to hear these conversations all the time. And now, you can experience those conversations too. Every week, Blazing Trails brings you these stories from Trailblazers who are leading the charge on topics like the future of work, equality, sustainability, wellbeing, and technology.

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    • 4.4 • 367 Ratings

Have you ever wished you could be in the same room with an inspirational leader you admire? To hear them tell their story of how they became the Trailblazer they are today? At Salesforce, we’re fortunate enough to hear these conversations all the time. And now, you can experience those conversations too. Every week, Blazing Trails brings you these stories from Trailblazers who are leading the charge on topics like the future of work, equality, sustainability, wellbeing, and technology.

    Why Human Connections Should be at the Center of Digital Transformation: A Conversation with Brian Solis

    Why Human Connections Should be at the Center of Digital Transformation: A Conversation with Brian Solis

    Successful digital transformations start and end with the teams executing them. Meaningful innovation and lasting impact isn’t top-down, it’s defined by those at the frontlines every day. But creating this ‘culture of innovation’ is easier said than done, and here to talk us through the dos and don’ts is Salesforce’s Global Innovation Evangelist, Brian Solis.

    Brian has been called “one of the greatest digital analysts of our time,” and is an expert in driving innovative thinking in the workforce. Tune in for his advice on business innovation, process innovation, employee experience, customer experience, and more.

    • 22 min
    The Art of Being an Effective Leader: A Conversation with Joel Peterson

    The Art of Being an Effective Leader: A Conversation with Joel Peterson

    What do all great leaders have in common? What does it mean to solve for fairness? What exactly is an “entrepreneurial leader”?

    Joining us to answer these questions and more is Joel Peterson, former Chair of the JetBlue Group, Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, Stanford professor, and author of "Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff."

    Joel's extensive experience on the frontlines of business inspires him to nurture the minds of future leaders. Today, he shares tips for leaders and managers and explains why he thinks a culture of feedback and transparency always wins.

    • 32 min
    Without Adversity, There is No Triumph: A Conversation with Louis Theroux

    Without Adversity, There is No Triumph: A Conversation with Louis Theroux

    In the age of quarantine, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by what divides us. Bridging our differences and making genuine human connections has always been difficult. Here to help coach us through the process is Louis Theroux, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, and author.

    Louis has nearly three decades of experience interviewing some of the most interesting - and some of the most wacky - people on the planet. Today, he shares his experiences facing adversity, and explains why a shared sense of humanity is the necessary first step to create lasting change.

    If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more about how Salesforce can help you in today's changing world, be sure to check out www.salesforce.com/uk.

    • 33 min
    An Olympian's Perspective on Overcoming Obstacles: A Conversation with Chaunté Lowe

    An Olympian's Perspective on Overcoming Obstacles: A Conversation with Chaunté Lowe

    If these past 7 months have taught us anything, it’s a lesson in embracing patience, finding gratitude, and building resiliency. So who better to call on for advice than a four-time Olympian?

    Joining us on this episode of Blazing Trails is Chaunté Lowe, an Olympic high jumper, bronze medalist, and world champion. From facing competition on the field to battling breast cancer off it, Chaunté knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. In today’s conversation, she shares her story, the mindsets and thought patterns she leans on to push through stressful times, and how we can all work to create more inclusive environments for each other.

    So tune in for your daily dose of inspiration and positivity, brought to by the amazing Chaunté Lowe.

    • 29 min
    From Selling Fax Machines to Becoming the Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire: A Conversation with CEO and Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

    From Selling Fax Machines to Becoming the Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire: A Conversation with CEO and Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

    Right now, we could all use a little lift, and joining us today for an insightful, entertaining conversation is just the guest for the challenge: Founder and CEO of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Sara has been featured by Forbes as the youngest self-made female billionaire and named one of Time’s most influential people. She is a mother of four, a dabbler in the world of standup comedy, a philanthropist, and a powerful advocate for women in business.

    In this interview, Sara’s shares her journey founding and growing Spanx – everything from the hard learned lessons and discouraging ‘no’s, to the funniest mishaps and stories in her career – and her advice to small business leaders facing similar challenges today.

    • 33 min
    Run Your Business With the Focus and Dedication of an All-Star Athlete: A Conversation With Pete Carroll and Dr. Michael Gervais

    Run Your Business With the Focus and Dedication of an All-Star Athlete: A Conversation With Pete Carroll and Dr. Michael Gervais

    Today's guests are Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll and performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais, the co-founders of Compete to Create. Together they are taking the proven training practices of high-performance athletes to create a coaching program for life and business. They join Salesforce’s Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Lynne Zaledonis to discuss the art and science behind this methodology, including how you can "train" confidence and why being purpose-driven is the name of the game.

    • 28 min

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Listened to podcast on Covid-19 and racism. A lot of finger pointing at white culture, corporate culture and government and no accountability for what minorities do to assist in creating their own circumstances. No talk of single parent homes, high numbers of abortions, disproportionate number of crimes, failure to get education and others. I agree white can and should do more but if we are going to solve problems it will require all races to listen and accept their part of causing the problem. Podcast completely ignore!!!

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