Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.
Shelby Coffey: Intellect & Acclaimed Journalist
Shelby Coffey attained the highest positions in his chosen field of journalism, as both the award-winning editor of the Los Angeles Times and also as President of CNNfn. With a rare combination of intellectual wit and substantial brain power, this Up2 guest provides meaningful commentary on the new media and technology, on big life choices, and on what it feels like to work in the public eye and have all of your efforts so broadly scrutinized.
Dan Richards: A Curious Entrepreneur Sells Young
Dan Richards is a true entrepreneur, having started numerous businesses and considering many more. After nearly 30 years of building his chemical testing business, why did he decide to sell his largest company? Meet yet another super-successful human being who has remained humble throughout his journey... And how extreme stress almost derailed him along the way.
Dr Mark Tager: Resilience, Optimism & Enhancing Your Presence
San-Diego-based Mark Tager, MD, has practiced medicine, been a successful entrepreneur and is a global leader in creative marketing. He's the author of 10 books and has given more than 1,000 speeches. He even created his own personality profile system and is a recognized expert in anti-aging. This wide-ranging discussion will be valuable to anyone hoping to become the best possible versions of themselves.
Carol Melton: Adeft on Wall Street, in Washington, and Beyond
What does it feel like to negotiate deals with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and in business? And how do you decide, 'what's next?" after achieving major success at a young age? This Washington D.C. power broker authentically shares on the importance of knowing your own strengths (and weaknesses), and the influential role honest mentors can play in your life, during this meaningful episode of the Up2 podcast.
Rick Goings: From Selling Door-to-Door to CEO
Rick Goings: How does a man who left home at 16; quit college; and sold encyclopedias door-to-door end up running a successful $2 billion enterprise with worldwide reach? Our latest Up2 guest is a U.S. Navy veteran; has served as the global chairman of 4,000 Boys and Girls Clubs; and he is such a passionate leader that he became known for sweating through multiple shirts when he pumped up his teams on stage.
Jodie McLean: Keeping it "Hyperlocal" with a $6 Billion Dollar Business
Washington, D.C.-based Jodie McLean leads Edens, a national retail real estate development company with more than 115 properties. Also a member of the Federal Reserve Board; a catalyst for female founders; and so much more, this Up2 guest authentically shares about her mission to enrich communities through bringing people together, and how she 'sorts' through initiatives to lean on her strengths to pursue the most compelling opportunities at home, at work, and in society at-large.
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Adam does an incredible job getting beyond the fluff and platitudes to the core of what his guests are about
Thank you Adam!
Really enjoy the conversations you have with your guests!
Profoundly Influential for the Young Business Leader
Adam Kaufman has done a phenomenal job brining together some of the most humble and charismatic leaders across different industries. There is a wealth of wisdom and great ideas to be taken away from the conversations had on this podcast. I’d highly recommend this to the young professional looking to pursue their dream of becoming excellent in their respective field.