71 episodes

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.

Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives Terry Weaver

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7, 51 Ratings

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: Better Together | A Conversation About Moving For with Aurora Gregory, Scott Harvey & Johnathan Lee Iverson

    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.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    067: Stop Trying to Create Alone | A Conversation with Damon Oates

    067: Stop Trying to Create Alone | A Conversation with Damon Oates

    On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Damon Oates. After leaving a career as an engineer in the oil industry Damon took his hobby and turned into a portfolio of successful businesses.  Damon is one of the few instructors to specialize in both e-commerce and content-based businesses. He built his first five-figure business at 17. Throughout his life, Damon has thrived as an entrepreneur and launched several successful businesses – one five-figure, one six-figure and three seven-figure businesses. He built a seven-figure consulting company right out of college, he has now built a seven-figure sustainable content-based business in less than a year and shortly after created an e-commerce business that is expected to hit multiple seven-figures in 2020. He has taught over four thousand other craftpreneurs how to implement his same business strategy and his students have hit six-figure businesses and two students reached seven-figure businesses in 2019. Join Damon and Terry as they talk about what happens when they take control of creating their own future, turn passions into profits, and help a lot of others along the way. 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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    066: Innovation: How to See Differently | A Conversation with Stephen M Shapiro

    066: Innovation: How to See Differently | A Conversation with Stephen M Shapiro

    On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Stephen M Shapiro. Steve Shapiro started his innovation journey by founding and leading a 20,000-person process and innovation practice during his 15-year tenure at Accenture. Since leaving the consulting firm, he has authored six books on the topic, including Best Practices Are Stupid, and has become a regular columnist for Inc.com. He has also developed Personality Poker, a powerful card game that helps create high-performing teams. He has presented his groundbreaking innovation work to audiences in 50 countries, and in 2015, he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. In his spare time, he geeks out on magic. He has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and CNBC. Clients include 3M, P&G, Nike, Marriott, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NASA, USAA, Fidelity Investments, and GE. Terry and Stephen talk about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. Join Steve and Terry as they talk about how seeing through a different lens will help reignite innovating and help you solve the most difficult problems in business. 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.
     

    • 56 min
    065: Invest in Yourself | A Conversation with Andy Storch

    065: Invest in Yourself | A Conversation with Andy Storch

    On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Andy Storch. Andy is a consultant, Coach, speaker, and leading Podcaster. Andy Storch is a Talent Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Connector. He is the host of two podcasts including The Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show as well as the founder and host of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and community. Andy connects companies with exceptional learning solutions to help them turn strategy into action and get their people doing the best work of their lives. He specializes in strategy alignment, leadership development, and business acumen. Andy earned his Bachelors at the University of Florida and his MBA at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He lives with his wife and two kids in Orlando, Fl. His clients have included Salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, Box, Toyota, Genentech, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Bechtel, Cisco, and others. Most importantly, Andy is a husband, father, and friend who is on a mission to get the absolute most out of life and inspire others to do the same. Join Andy and Terry as they talk about networking on the power of live events. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry & Andy at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.

    • 51 min
    064: Watch it Burn | A Conversation with Nick Unsworth

    064: Watch it Burn | A Conversation with Nick Unsworth

    On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Unsworth. Nick is the Founder of Life on Fire.com is an internationally known seasoned speaker & author with deep expertise on Business Coaching & Facebook marketing. He has spoken to audiences from 30 to 1,500 around the world. With his authentic charisma, unique ability to make learning fun, and ability to deliver result generating content, Nick is frequently one of the top-rated speakers at major conferences both online and offline. Nick’s ability to connect with the audience and content delivery style leaves the audience feeling empowered and ready to take action. His mission isn’t just about teaching…it’s about creating success stories. Nick sold his first business by the age of 30 and knows what it takes be successful and live a life on fire. Most importantly, Nick has a burning desire to help YOU be the success story you were put here on this earth to be. It’s his greatest obsession and you’ll leave IGNITE empowered knowing exactly how to get your business to 7 figures. His writing has gotten the attention of publications Huff Post, Entrepreneur and leaders like Tony Robbins and Russell Brunson. Join Nick and Terry as they talking about why Passion really does matter and what happens when we discover why we are on this planet. 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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    063: Leading with GRIT | A Conversation with Laura Quick

    063: Leading with GRIT | A Conversation with Laura Quick

    On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits with Laura Quick. Laura grew up in a small town just outside of Savannah, Georgia. She attended college at Florida State University where she discovered her passion for people. With this knowledge, she pursued a fruitful career in sales and marketing for nearly 10 years, finishing her career as an international sales and marketing director before deciding to scratch the entrepreneurship itch. Laura started her first business in 2013 in Mountain Brook, Alabama, as a business consultant specializing in business development strategy. She has always been a woman in business who doesn’t mind standing in the gaps and teaching others to do the same. So, when she read an article in The New York Times in June of 2014 written about the South, she saw a big gap in the Southern Magazine industry. She went to work building a business plan for what is now known as Good Grit Magazine. Laura has grown accustomed to hearing, “the magazine industry is dying,” “paper is going away,” and “digital is taking over,” but that just isn’t true when it comes to Good Grit. Laura believes that people are hungry for gritty and relatable content that fills the gap in the magazine industry for authentic inspiration. Since Good Grit’s inaugural issue in July of 2015, the Good Grit team has produced 23 issues, grown to over 300,000 readers, and they are distributed in 42 states in over 2500 retailers. She firmly believes that the print industry is in fact very much alive and well, especially when you have a firm understanding of WHY your brand exists and who your audience is.  Join Laura and Terry as they talk about everything from starting a magazine with magazines are shutting down, telling stories that get attention, and leading with GRIT. 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.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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