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Creating and maintaining a magical culture in any organization takes dedication and commitment. Dan Cockerell, a 27 year Disney veteran and retired Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, and host Jody Maberry share stories and insight to help you build the mindset you need to build a strong organizational culture. Come Rain or Shine will equip any leader with the tools to influence the weather in your kingdom for years to come.

Come Rain or Shine Dan Cockerell

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Creating and maintaining a magical culture in any organization takes dedication and commitment. Dan Cockerell, a 27 year Disney veteran and retired Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, and host Jody Maberry share stories and insight to help you build the mindset you need to build a strong organizational culture. Come Rain or Shine will equip any leader with the tools to influence the weather in your kingdom for years to come.

    Improving the Onboarding Process

    Improving the Onboarding Process

    For many companies, valuable products and processes are essential to what they do. After all, you have to know your starting point and final destination to hit the bottom line.
    However, one area I find many organizations fall short on is onboarding.
    As Jody and I discuss in this episode, onboarding is critical to retention. How well do you train your employees? How well are you instilling purpose into their role? Is there a checklist for every function?
    Once you start to think along these lines, not only will you help new employees develop confidence early on but increase the odds of keeping them over time.
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker
     

    • 13 min
    Dealing with Self Doubt

    Dealing with Self Doubt

    We all have doubts and fear given we’re human and prone to weakness.
    But what if I told you there were ways to deflect those doubts when you wanted to?
    As Jody and I discuss in this episode, dealing with self-doubt can be a challenge; however, by maturing in self-awareness, connecting to a healthy inner circle, and not seeking validation, you can avoid vain anxieties and assumptions.
    After all, the life you live in your head doesn’t have to manifest in real life. The question is: What are you telling yourself to help you think positively and constructively?
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 18 min
    Performance Driven Thinking

    Performance Driven Thinking

    For many, performance and drivenness are two separate entities. One involves autonomy; the other desire.
    However, as guest David Hancock shares in this episode, when these virtues collide, the results can be transformative. The key? Relevancy. To be relevant, we not only have to value our skills but create our opportunities. The effort may require diligence and delegation; it may summon an acquired grit.
    Yet, if we commit ourselves to create communities alongside our opportunities, we’ll find the determination to overcome everyday obstacles with greater ease and efficiency.
    Resources:
    Website: www.performancedrivenbook.com=
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 23 min
    Make a Decision and Move Forward

    Make a Decision and Move Forward

    In this era, more information is available than ever before. As such, many leaders often stall important decisions to secure more data to make a more informed decision.
    However, as Jody and I discuss in this episode, sometimes you got to put the pencil down, understand your values, and trust your intellect to make immediate decisions. While you may feel you're rushing to conclusions, if you already know the purpose behind your decision-making, you can drive correct solutions to fruition sooner rather than later. 
    After all, if time is money, why stall?
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 23 min
    The Value of Meditation and Mindfulness

    The Value of Meditation and Mindfulness

    When we talk about vocational leadership, we often allude to the importance of situational awareness. After all, to be effective, you must be discerning at the moment. 
    However, as Jon Macaskill, Navy SEAL Commander and motivational speaker discusses in this episode, to be discerning requires a blend of mindfulness and meditation. For instance, a manager can know how to plan and delegate; however, until he knows how to calibrate in pressure situations, he cannot capitalize in pivotal circumstances. 
    As education in meditation, Jon provides insight on how to maximize mindfulness in corporate situations. From his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan to his nonprofit for which he serves as Deputy Executive Director, Jon's current mission is to help high-performance entities replace stress and anxiety with renewed focus and productivity.
    Resources:
    Website: https://macaskillconsulting.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmacaskill/
    Deliberate Discomfort: https://www.amazon.com/Deliberate-Discomfort-Operations-Comfortable-Uncomfortable/dp/1733428011
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 32 min
    The Freedom of Working a Side Gig

    The Freedom of Working a Side Gig

    In the real world, we all need a real job. From rent to bills, every dollar counts; every cent matters.
    However, in today’s worker market economy, more people are chasing freedom and balance than ever before. Especially in a post-pandemic era, many Americans are reevaluating their passions and priorities to counter greater insecurity and uncertainty. And why not given we’re all individual contractors with value to contribute wherever we go. 
    Still, as Jody and I discuss in this episode while pursuing a dream is perfectly acceptable, let’s not neglect the necessity of a current day job. As a foundation, if we target our skills while not forsaking our motivations, no question we'll accomplish our goals even if the big ones are a few years away.
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Brian Orlando ,

Inspirational and life changing

Dan and Jody do an amazing job with this pod cast. Dan was a leader of mine and a mentor at the Walt Disney Company. He is the real deal this not made up stories. Dan is a great person and a great leader. If you want to inspire your employees this is a podcast for you . I listen every week and I learn so much that I use it everyday. Brian Kirby

Kedron ,

Practical and powerful lessons forged by years of experience

What if you could tap into the leadership and life lessons from an executive that built a successful career at one of the most prestigious companies in the world?

You can! "Come Rain or Shine" offers a rare combo of how to think and how to execute when it comes to shaping your culture, leading your team, and leading the person in the mirror.

The format fluctuates between Dan and Jody tackling a topic, and Dan interviewing a guest. I look forward to both!

Dan Heaton ,

Strong Tips for Work Life

I became interested originally in Dan Cockerell due to his role as a vice president for Disney, and he has great stories from his time there. But there's a lot more on this podcast! Dan has a lot of solid tips that can help us in our daily jobs and as leaders. It also has short episodes, which is perfect for this type of show.

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