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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Designing the Future with Brian Collins
Spotify, Target and Twitch are just three of the brands whose identity has been significantly influenced by Brian Collins. He’s a legend in the design world and thinks about the future in ways completely different from everyone else. This is… A Bit of Optimism
Simon and his guests are such an inspiration!
Like so many people, I became a fan of Simon after his Start With Why TEDtalk, and bought the book. I was so thrilled to learn he had a podcast. LOVE his approach. This is one of my very favorite podcasts.
This podcast is a breath of fresh air. I love Simon’s approach to communicating with people and really learning about their views and ideas. He always brings absolute sincerity and an unrelenting focus on being constructive, which builds conversations that have a combination of positivity and insight which is so rare to find, especially in our current culture.
Thank you to Simon, his team, and his guests for this contribution to the world.
I just listened to episode 16 with your sister and I just wanted to say thank you both. The vulnerability and openness you both share with the world is inspiring and amazing. Thank you so much, amazing podcast all together.