They say that you are the average of the friends and company you keep, so I want us to improve our average together. Think about it... the stronger we are as individuals, the more we can serve those around us. I Have Cool Friends is a podcast that sparks inspirational conversations with experts about business, wellness, and personal development. I’ll be interviewing friends that are experts in their field and I invite you to join in on the conversation.
Ashley Stahl – From Counterterrorism to Women's Empowerment
Ashley Stahl is an award-winning counterterrorism professional who helped the Pentagon prepare civilians for the frontlines of the war on terror and has since shifted her career to helping women find their purpose and fulfillment in their careers. Sam and Ashley talk about her role as a career coach, her publishing firm, CAKE Publishing, debunk common career myths, discuss how to achieve a healthy work-life balance, and taking that leap of faith to pursue your dream career.
Nick Sonnenberg – Elevate Your Productivity, Do the Things You Love
Author, speaker, and consultant, Nick Sonnenberg is co-founder of Leverage, founder/CEO of Efficient Frontier Solutions, and co-author of the book, Idea to Execution, his mission is to help busy entrepreneurs optimize their lives and help them go from idea to execution in as few steps as possible. In this episode, Sam and Nick discuss the value of productivity and optimization, the best tech stack out there to help your company scale, and the importance of spending your time working on things you love.
Dr. William Parham – Stillness, Listening, & Finding Light
Sam welcomes doctorate in educational leadership for social justice, Dr. William Parham. Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Parham has worked with the NBA, MLB, and psychologist for the LA Lakers. Among Dr. Parham’s was named the first Director of Mental Health and Wellness for the National Basketball Players Association. In this episode, Sam and Dr. Parham talk about coping with trauma, the impact of social media on society, and the importance of acknowledging what your authentic self is experiencing
Moran Cerf – From Bank Robber to Neuroscientist... to Dream Manipulator
Speaker, author, and professor of neuroscience, Moran Cerf, Ph.D is the co-founder of Think Alike and founder of B-Cube, and was recently named one of the "40 Leading Professors Below 40." In this episode, Sam and Moran talk about his extensive academic research in neuroscience, touching on topics including brain manipulation, understanding the mechanisms of emotion, decision-making, and dreams. Moran talks about dream research, training your brain to become happier, and the psychology of consumers.
Rachel Demita – A Healthy Influence
Athlete, TV show host, and digital content creator, Rachel Demita is a social media influencer who has built an impressive career through digital content creation and collaborating with a variety of brands. In this episode, Sam and Rachel talk about their shared experience as women working in the male-dominated industry of sports broadcasting. Rachel shares her experience with social media, talks about what it means to create engaging and authentic content, and opens up about her dream job.
Allen Gannett – The Ultimate Creative Genius
Speaker, author, and CEO, Allen Gannett is among the top creative geniuses in our world today. He is so passionate about creativity, that he wrote The Creative Curve, a book that argues that the creative process can be learned by anyone. He’s interviewed everyone from billionaires to neuroscientists and developed a four-step process to show how anyone can achieve creative success. In this episode, Sam and Allen discuss the concept of the "Creative Curve," neuroplasticity, and creative potential.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love this ❤️
I love this podcast,and it’s so cool because I go to the bqbc and it’s just so fun to hear that she has a podcast and also get to know her personality!
Bring back gymnastics content!
I loved this podcast last season. I looked forward to listening each week and couldn’t wait to hear who the guest was. I have only listened to two episodes so far this season (Carly Patterson and Shannon Miller). I think the Shannon Miller episode was one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Her story and message were so inspiring.
I rated only 3 stars because it was so much better the first and second seasons.
Please go back to gymnastics related content for next season.
Like chatting with friends
Great podcast! Informative and inspirational while still being funny, down to earth and easy to listen to. Would love to hear more gymnasts interviewed! Even repeat guests would be fun.