Making Elephants Fly features conversations with High-Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives hosted by Terry Weaver. Terry is a speaker, author, and ideapreneur who has invested his life in others to giving them the tools to live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging young leaders to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Over the last 20 years, Terry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young leaders, worked with entrepreneurs to take their idea from a thought around the fire to a six-figure business, and partnered with creatives to expand their platform from their garage to the stage of the Grammy Awards. On some episodes, we will be sitting down with a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Disney Imagineer, creative leaders from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, an incredibly successful business leader, or sometimes an entrepreneur just getting started and trying to get their dreams off the ground. Above anything, our greatest desire is to help you discover your passion, unleash your purpose, and start doing the work that you have been created for. Our hope is that it feels like you are pulling up another chair to the table with us and grabbing a cup of coffee and listing in on the conversation.
BONUS EPISODE: Back to the Park Bench | Lesson for Leaders After a Massive Disney Layoff
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry shares his thoughts on one of the darkest days in the history of Disney. On a day when the Walt Disney Company announced that they would be laying off 28,000 us employees at Disney Imagineering, Disneyland, and the Walt Disney World resort Terry breaks down questions he would be asking and what he would do with his team if he was in the shoes of Disney leadership. Listen to hear about heading back the moment you got the vision and getting back to your burning bush, rediscovering your big vision, and getting really clear about what matters most. Take the time to list and ask yourself what are your 4 keys! Find out about Terry at: https://terryweaver.com/
071: Smile You're on Camera | A Conversation with Josh Pies
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Josh Pies. Josh is a Film, TV & Advertising expert who teaches small-medium businesses to leverage their own tools and skills to create content and build relationships with their customers. In his 20’s his hobby became 360TV, a TV Show we helped start at a local church. Little did he know that video production on a large scale was his future. Eventually, we started C47 Film Associates. A decade after founding C47 Films they have 40+ awards for Film, TV, and Advertising work. Today he Produces, Directs, & Writes brand content for medium to large businesses as well as CONSULT & Speak on the topic of video content creation for businesses, branding, and even entrepreneurial mindset.
Join Josh and Terry as they talk about his journey from owning a snow plow company to move into his award-winning TV show and producing content for the biggest brands, companies, and leaders in the world. Tune and learn how to use the tools you already have to #beknown and get the attention on the messages that you need people to hear! Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry & Josh at the Thing at http://thething.live
070: From Broken Dreams to Breaking The Rules | A Conversation with Cathy Heller
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Cathy Heller. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019. Each week Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer-songwriter and first found success licensing her music to TV, Film & Ads. Quickly she became a stand out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety, and the LA Weekly. After making a multi six-figure living with her music, Cathy started a music agency, and then she began teaching other artists to grow their own careers. Two weeks after her third daughter was born, she started her top-ranked podcast. Cathy’s show has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, HuffPost, the NY Times, and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”, and has over 13 million downloads. She’s been featured several times by Apple themselves and the fans are resonating with how genuine she is. Cathy’s book Don’t Keep Your Day Job was released in November 2019 with Macmillan. It’s filled with inspirational stories from people within her own tribe who have decided to take control of their life’s journey. She is a phenomenal coach for creative entrepreneurs and she’s helping people everywhere find a deeper sense of purpose and add their gifts to the world. When she’s not teaching or interviewing amazing guests for her podcast, you can find Cathy playing with her three little girls, writing her book, songwriting for tv shows and commercials, or enjoying a moment with friends.
Join Cathy and Terry as they talk about her journey from getting dropped from a record label on Santa Monica Blvd, to discovering what she was really good, and on that journey discovering what she was made for. Many would have given up and Cathy learned that she was made to chart her own course. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
069: Relationships are Rocketships | A Conversation with Nick Cavuoto
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Cavuoto. Nick is a speaker, entrepreneurial mentor and personal brand expert who specializes in content marketing, sales, and transformational leadership. He’s been hired by some of today’s most influential Fortune 500 brands including Microsoft, Pandora, Paychex, in addition to top business experts like Todd Herman, Scott Oldford, and Mike Kim. Nick believes the future of business centers on relationships & authentic c connection. This refreshing approach has made him a sought-after mentor for today’s top experts, thought leaders, and influencers. With a background as a marketing executive, nowadays you’ll find him speaking at conferences, hosting masterminds, and leading his family of 5—all while mentoring today's emerging business leaders and teaching everything he knows about personal branding, entrepreneurship, and life through his new podcast, Mentoring Millions.®
Join Nick and Terry as they talk about the power of leveraging relationships to increase your impact and income. Be sure and stick around until the very end when Nick's response to one of Terry's questions get's Terry to share something he rarely shares. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
068: Bringing the Magic Back to Your Kingdom | A Conversation with Dan Cockerell
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down again with Dan Cockerell. Dan is the former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida. Upon graduation from Boston University in 1991, Dan moved to Florida and worked as a parking attendant at Disney’s Epcot Center. Subsequently, he joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program as part of the opening team and moved to France in 1992. After spending 5 years in France, Dan relocated to Florida and held a variety of executive roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels. His last 9 years with the company, he was successively Vice President of Epcot, Vice president of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and eventually Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 million guests annually. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan was a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years. He has addressed open-enrollment participants from all over the world as well as attendees in custom programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines. After a fulfilling and exciting 26-year career with the Walt Disney Company, Dan and his wife Valerie made the decision to set out on a new venture and start their own consulting and speaking business. Join Dan and Terry as they talk about creating culture in our own organizations and the one piece of advice he would give to every leader facing uncertainty. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
BONUS EPISODE: Better Together | A Conversation About Moving For with Aurora Gregory, Scott Harvey & Johnathan Lee Iverson
On this BONUS episode of Making Elephants Fly I share with a conversation about inequality and justice. On June 8, 2020 I hosted a conversation with a few of my friends on Facebook LIVE. I wanted to share that with all of you. We focused on how we are better together and how we can actually do something when we stop letting the narrative divide us without ignoring the current reality of what it means to be a person of color in America. I know that I may not say all of the right words, but refuse to be silent do what I have the power to do. What I do best is bring people together to learn so that’s what will do Monday evening.
Joining me will be: Aurora Gregory she’s an author, consultant, and an advocate for aspiring entrepreneurs to use their communication skills to make an impact. Scott Harvey is a retired 20-year veteran law enforcement officer and now is someone who speaks to students and corporations about leading well. Lastly and certainly not least the last ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson who was the first African American to be a ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Circus and now is currently writing a book about his experiences and is one of the greatest communicators I know.
Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
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Great guests, good content and an amazing host!
I love this podcast! It is inspiring and such a fun listen on my morning/afternoon commutes! Perfect to keep you going, helps to create new ideas, lots of tid bits of information....with a fun Disney flare. It is helping me to organize ideas and to feel more confident in branching out. Thank you! Great leadership information here!
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Terry’s podcast is a fantastic example of artistry in action. He bring some of the brightest minds in business and entrepreneurship into his world to discuss leadership, great client experiences, and finding their magic in an engaging way. I’ve listened to about 7 episodes so far and look forward to more!