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.
075: The Magic of A Wonder Mindset | A Conversation with Harris III
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Harris III. Harris began his career at a young age, traveling the world as an award-winning, professional illusionist. He has performed for and spoken live to more than two million people in more than 30 countries on five continents. His performances have been televised to millions more on the Travel Channel and ABC Family. After traveling the globe and making a million dollars by the age of 21, only to go bankrupt a year later, Harris kick-started a decade-long journey to understand the stories we tell ourselves and how they drive all human behavior. He is the creator of Transformation Theory and author of the bestselling book, The Wonder Switch. His expertise at crafting transformative learning experiences has since drawn the attention of creative leaders and executives at global brands like Apple, Disney, Nike and many more, along with some of the most innovative non-profit organizations and government agencies worldwide–even NASA. He is also the visionary entrepreneur and curator behind STORY, the world’s premier gathering for artists, creators and storytellers. Through a diverse portfolio of projects, Harris is on a mission to help others find their way back to wonder, permitting them to change the untrue stories they tell themselves and begin to believe in magic again. He is succeeding at that mission, in ways only a magician who believes in real magic can.
Join Harris and Terry as they talk about how we can all experience Magic. They unpack Hariss's new book, The Wonder Switch, and how activating a Wonder Mindset will unlock access to a different level of thinking, creating, and doing. 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.
074: Getting Fired Is Funny | A Conversation with JJ Barrows
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with JJ Barrows. JJ is an artist, writer and stand-up comedian who spends much of her comedic energy devoted to making comedic YouTube videos about her life's foibles. She's performed in comedy clubs, conferences, churches and awkward dinner parties all over America. Her refreshing story-telling style relates to anyone who’s experienced the awkwardness of being a human, getting older while remaining young and most recently the mystery that is marriage after 35 years of single-hood. She most recently published her first book “it’s called a spade,” and filmed her first Dry Bar Comedy Special, proving to be relatable from coast to coast. When she's not doing stand-up, you may find her performing live art, traveling with her husband, or spending time at home on the beaches of California, surfing, biking or crying at a sunset.
Join JJ and Terry as they talk about how getting fired from her dream job sent her on a collision course with her true calling. 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.
073: Speak Up & Get Off your Ask | A Conversation with Brian Olds
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Brian J. Olds Identified as a “curator of collaboration”, Brian specializes in empowering rising professional speakers to create clarity, streamline systems and cultivate the relationships needed to reach the unique audience they are called to serve. His passion for speaking, diversity and building relationships led him to create Black Speakers Network (BSN), a membership-based professional speaker development and empowerment company. With an active network of more than 10,000 speakers, BSN is committed to equipping, connecting, and inspiring the next generation of professional Black speakers. With a deep appreciation for the artistry of speaking at the helm of his career, Brian J Olds is defining success on his own terms.
Join Brian and Terry as they talk about what happens when you start asking for the help you need, the responsibility that comes with knowing something that could help others, and how to use public speaking to help others all while building a business that allows you the freedom to do what you want. 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.
072: The Abundant Leader | A Conversation with Ray Edwards
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Ray Edwards. This is arguably one of the most important episodes of this show! Ray Edwards is a Communications Strategist, Copywriter, and author of the Amazon Best-Seller How to Write Copy That Sells. He is also the host of the top-ranked iTunes Podcast, The Ray Edwards Show. Ray has worked on copy and marketing with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business. His marketing ideas and persuasive writing have helped generate an estimated $300 Million in revenue for clients like New York Times best-selling authors Tony Robbins, Michael Hyatt, Dan Miller, Jeff Goins, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Walker, and more. He has been featured on Forbes.com, SocialMediaExaminer.com, and Entrepreneur.com.
Join Ray and Terry as they talk about the power of leveraging our influence to build wealth to make an impact on the world. We dive into living in abundance and the power of words to get our messages heard. 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: 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
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!
Whoa. This is GOOD.
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!