I’m Dr. Mark Goulston, and this is My Wakeup Call. Everybody has personal wakeup calls, but not everybody wakes up. In this podcast, we speak to people who did. In fact, they not only woke up, but their wakeup calls changed their lives, often helped them discover their purpose and then changed how they would spend the rest of their life. In most cases, the wakeup call was not pleasant, sought-after, and often shook people to the core of their being. But in every case, it made our guests more authentic, better at life, better in life and better human beings. I hope you will listen in and become as inspired as I am from every episode. I also hope it will help you persevere if you are going through a wakeup call and haven’t yet gotten through the pain of it, or landed in your future as the better person you’re meant to be, with the better life that you’re meant to have.
Ep 400 - Marc Pollick
In this episode I speak with Marc Pollick, Founder and President of the Giving Back Fund which help celebrities start and manage foundations they are passionate and whose wakeup call was hating injustice wherever he saw it and dedicating his life to correcting it. http://givingback.org
Ep 399 - Jevon McCormick
In this episode I interview returning guest, Jevon McCormick, CEO of Scribe Media, and author of "Modern Leader," whose wakeup call was realizing that leaders don't follow a playbook, they create a new playbook that must fit with the modern world of rapid change, hybrid teams and needing to be both agile and centered as a leader and to work with your people towards success. https://jevonmccormick.com/
Ep 398 - David Marquet
In this episode I speak with L. David Marquet, former nuclear submarine commander, author of, "Turn the Ship Around" and "Language is Leadership," whose wakeup call was realizing that a top down and command and control approach to leadership was not working. https://intentbasedleadership.com
Ep 397 - Simon Alexander Ong
In this episode I speak with Simon Alexander Ong, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author of, "Energize: Make the Most of Every Moment," whose wakeup call was having his structured life come to a crashing halt when after working at Lehman Bros for a short while the financial crisis hit and he needed to reevaluate everything. https://getenergizebook.com/
Ep 396 - Satya Doyle Byock
In this episode I speak with Satya Doyle Byock, author of, "Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood," Director of The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies and licensed psychotherapist whose through line and wakeup call was realizing how people ages 16 - 36 have been underserved and essentially abandoned to deal with an overwhelming and at times traumatizing world. https://satyabyock.com/
Ep 395 - Darryl Stickel
In this mesmerizing episode I speak with Darryl Stickel, founder of Trust Unlimited and author of: "Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World," whose through line was coming from a small community in Canada where everyone trusted and cooperated with each other and discovering how absent that was in the wider world. https://www.trustunlimited.com/
Thoughtful and Engaging Conversations
A must-listen podcast! Dr. Mark Goulston’s interviews are always inspiring and insightful.
I recently had the privilege of being on Dr. Mark Goulstons’ podcast. He is quite simply the best interviewer I’ve ever had in my career. His engaging style challenged me to think ‘outside the box’ with his questions which probed beyond the usual inquiries that are typical of hosts. He has a warm and relaxing approach that yields the best responses to his inquiring mind. Bravo!
Focused On Truth
I love Mark’s curiosity, focus, and commitment towards finding truth. He isn’t afraid to challenge his incredible guests, and each guest brings fascinating insight to the table.