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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

    • Management
    • 4.9, 54 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.

    The Importance of Healthy Relationships, Empowerment, and Delegation

    The Importance of Healthy Relationships, Empowerment, and Delegation

    Dr. Eric George joins me to discuss his story as well as relational trends in today’s economy.
    A man of many hats, Dr. George has experience across multiple realms. Not only is Dr. George the founder and CEO of ERG Enterprises, Omega Hospital, and the Hand Center of Louisiana in New Orleans, but he is also a venture capitalist, real estate investor, author, and philanthropist.
    Across each responsibility, Dr. George emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships, empowerment, and delegation. In light of more enterprise going virtual, he believes business leaders would be wise to screen for culture fits in their team building. As the coronavirus has taught us, many businesses can function remotely based on our current technological state. Accordingly, prospective employees will be looking to work from home in an environment where trust is established.

    • 29 min
    A Change in Comedy

    A Change in Comedy

    Special guest, Jacob Chancelor, joins me to discuss his story as well as a special project he’s working on.
     
    A former Disney cruise ship entertainer, Jacob discusses his transition to London where he’s now pursuing his master’s degree. As part of his final project, Jacob has spent recent months creating and producing a new type of live entertainment. The project involves a show entitled, “The Bar at the Edge of [Blank]” where guests can choose their adventure through a unique blend of script and impromptu.
     
    As Jacob goes on to explain, he hopes to not only provide comic relief to a country in distress but also change the way audiences participate in the live entertainment.
     
    At this time, the show is set to take place July 13-14 at the Crooked Can Brewery in Winter Garden Florida. Participants can also stream the show live for free. For those interested in contributing to Jacob’s cause, you can visit his Kickstarter link below:
     
    Resources:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781880269/the-bar-at-the-edge-of-blank
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bar-at-the-edge-of-blank-tickets-108499123800

    • 12 min
    How to Get Your First Break

    How to Get Your First Break

    Have you ever wondered how to get your ‘in’ in a company? What qualifies one candidate above another in a given job search?
     
    If so, you’re not alone. After all, in a sea of resumes, standing out can seem impossible with many applications desperate for a hook or a lead. But as I’ve been telling college graduates these days, if you want to help your chances, you must be willing to meet people and take a personalized approach to networking. Even if you have to associate outside your comfort zone, to catch your first break, often that’s the place you want to be.
     
    As I discuss this episode, many are those who are qualified but far less are those who differentiate by seeking advice. By seeking to make meaningful connections, you’ll ultimately give yourself the advantage you crave in landing your dream job.

    • 15 min
    Get Ahead by Being Resourceful

    Get Ahead by Being Resourceful

    Chelsea Brinkley, an entrepreneur and rock star executive assistant, is sharing her journey today.
    At the age of 29, Chelsea embarked on the journey of remote work after experiencing corporate burn out. As a successful Executive Assistant, Chelsea discovered her organizational strength and ability to set up systems and processes was a service that many entrepreneurs need. Coupling her skillset with her desire to break away from being tethered to an office building, Chelsea and her husband Jeff transitioned to the remote lifestyle.
    In the remote world, the survival of the fittest is resourcefulness. Those who survive and thrive know when to Google and when to ask questions. Understanding how to find the “how to’s” of tools and ideas is what gives remote entrepreneurs the best edge in their industry. The ability to solve problems and offer outstanding service turns clients into raving fans and allows businesses to grow by word of mouth.
    When considering a career path, it is important to ask hard questions. Can I do what I am doing until I retire? What steps do I need to take to live a life I truly love? With organization, follow through and resourcefulness, anything is possible.
     
    Episode Resources:
    Chelsea’s Software Recommendations
    Trello – Project Management Tool
    Slack – Communication Tool
    Zoom – Communication Tool
     
    Magical vacation planner at 407-442-0257 or go to https://dancockerell.com/ and click on the banner
     
    Connect with Chelsea:
    Chelseabrinkley.com
    Instagram: @travelbrinkley
    Chelsea's Email Management System Tutorial: chelseabrinkley.com/email

    • 27 min
    You Create Your Own Opportunities

    You Create Your Own Opportunities

    Opportunities. It’s easy to want them, much harder to chase them.
    I know when I was younger, there were times I passively wished for certain outcomes hoping they would fall in my lap. I thought if I just positioned myself right, good things would automatically happen. Yet, as I now know, what you plan for is rarely what occurs. If our pursuit of opportunities is chained to our expectations of them, chances are you won’t get far with the goals you have.
    As Jody and I discuss in this episode, when times get tough, don’t just seek a solution; create an opportunity. Sometimes, we’re too desperate to find an answer, we forget how to actively receive an answer. By taking charge and being self-motivated, you can give yourself the advantage to mature your knowledge and influence.
    If you want to create a new opportunity tomorrow,  try going online and subscribing to a newsletter you haven’t subscribed to before…learning something new that you don’t know anything about…and connecting with people who have things in common with you and people who don’t have anything in common with you.

    • 19 min
    Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

    Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

    Cynthia Blackwell of Cynthia Blackwell Consulting joins in to discuss her corporate story and current work.
     
    As a business coach, mentor, and keynote speaker, Cynthia has the unique ability to fuse life and spark ideas with creative business savvy. Tagged “The Rain-Maker” by colleagues and clients, Cynthia’s relational approach to people and processes are not only essential for growth but cultural transformation. In her mind, good leaders don’t settle on assessment but commit the investment be it employees, systems, and/or strategies.
     
    As Cynthia continues, the art of evaluation doesn’t just pertain to team-building, but also team-nurturing. To the extent, leaders mature their influence, to that extent they mature the influence of their teams.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

TristanB71 ,

Great Advice Through Stories and Experience!

Dan’s experience as a Disney Executive shows in his amazing leadership advice and wisdom! Easily applicable to all operations or organizations!

Geertsema Family ,

Absolutely amazing podcast

I absolutely love this podcast. Dan and Jody are both so relatable, and do such great work together. I get something out of every podcast I listen to and always eagerly await the next. Thanks Dan and Jody!

Klisowe ,

Relatable advice

Dan is very relatable and speaks to you. He’s not a lofty unrealistic person but someone who is easy to understand. He comes across as someone who you would want to work hard to please. Hopefully some of that rubs off on me!

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