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In Conversations with Connors, NetWorkWise Founder and CEO Adam Connors talks with some of the most successful individuals across all industries to let them tell their story. But most importantly, Connors makes sure to ask his guests how they have built, maintained, and cultivated their relationships in order to achieve high levels of success and remain successful.
Michael Goldberg: Throwing Yourself into the Ring of Networking
Michael Goldberg’s Knock Out Networking programs are responsible for increased production, recruiting, and retention levels for the top financial firms nationwide.
A two-time TEDx speaker, Michael speaks at conferences, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, recruiting, and target marketing.
His firm Knock Out Networking works with top companies including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Griffin Capital, Northern Trust, Mass Mutual, Chubb Insurance, Rabobank, Brother International, and SAP.
Michael is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill and is held by less than 600speakers worldwide.
Michael writes articles and contributes to numerous publications including Advisor Perspectives, Producers Web, Life Health Pro, Producer’s E-Source, and Horsesmouth. His weekly blog 3-Minute Rounds reaches thousands of subscribers.
Aside from a busy speaking schedule, Michael is an award-winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on job search.
Jordan Paris: The Influence of Media
Jordan Paris is a podcast host, entrepreneur, and author featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other publications.
Jordan’s first podcast, Growth Mindset University, was ranked #6 in Apple’s Self-Improvement category, #3 in the Training category, #5 in the How-To category, and #15 in the ultra-competitive Education category. On the show, Jordan interviewed some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, authors, and other influential thought leaders. Then, Growth Mindset University grew up, evolving into The Jordan Paris Show, where Jordan discusses current affairs and conservative values while debunking a wide range of idea pathogens.
Jordan is also the founder and creative director of Trend Up Media, a one-stop podcast agency that produces podcasts to help businesses grow in both profit and influence.
His approach to life and business is simple yet powerful: Don’t make a living, design a life. With this creator’s mentality, Jordan has been able to produce outstanding results for himself and challenge others to rise above circumstances, break the mold of society, and take control of their lives.
Laura Wilde: Channeling the Zone
Laura M. Wilde is a Holistic Mental Performance Specialist for Elite Performers.
Wilde is a thought leader in the field of holistic player development and holistic sports medicine. She uses her proprietary methods with elite NCAA, WNBA, NBA, NFL and MLB athletes, staff and coaches. She is also a partner with Turn2 Equity Partners. She has appeared on The Doctors (CBS), and numerous podcasts, including Los Angeles local radio and tv pieces.
Laura works in the emerging field of Holistic Mental Performance as a quantum (mind-body) medicine practitioner, meditation coach, mental resilience and consistency specialist and is an advanced and certified practitioner of Quantum Healing Energy work. Laura teaches sports energy medicine, resilient wellness, alpha zone and intuition classes in person and on Zoom. Her work is differentiated as she has developed Meta mental performance. In other words – her work goes beyond the mind to the deeper connection an athlete can have with him or herself.
In 2012 she created Quantum Sports Medicine and Quantum Player Development. These fields fill the gap between the quantum and western practices for athletes so that building the whole person becomes the key in player development. This way, deep-level healing and a mentally resilient spirit becomes the greater purpose for player development and sports medicine. She is also the author of these books: The Cosmic Athlete, Quantum Sports Medicine, Making the Team: 64 Ways to Succeed in School, Sports and Life and The Map of Your Future. Her newest book is The Power of Intuition Intelligence, written with co-author EnRico Melson, M.D. It will be released December 2020.
Laura is a former NCAA two-sports college scholarship athlete and an NCAA Head Coach. Her big addition to the field of sports performance is in the area of intuitive epigenetics. Through her studies with a molecular biologist, Coach Laura has learned that epigenetic markers on the DNA code affect player performance. As a practitioner in this new field of epigenetic energy medicine and other holistic healing modalities, Laura can help identify and release these markers to improve health and performance for athletes. She is also the Founder of CHAMPS, the Coalition of Holistic Athletic Mental Performance Specialists. This group will train the next generation of mental performance coaches in this new and innovative way for teams and athletes looking for the newest work based on the latest most up-to-date research.
Her education includes Bachelor’s Degrees in English Literature and Holistic Health Sciences and she is will earn her PhD in Quantum Medicine in 2021.
Laura also holds certifications in Sports Nutrition, Holistic Healing, Epigenetics Energy Medicine, Body Ecology, Neuroscience and Health Coaching.
She is a former NCAA Grad Asst. Coach at Pepperdine University, an NCAA Head Basketball Coach at UC Santa Cruz and University of Dallas, a High School Coach at Malibu High School, and a former NCAA basketball and track scholarship athlete.
Her life’s purpose is to help athletes and others unleash their genius in a new and unique way.
James Nestor: You're Breathing Wrong
James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released May 26, 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Nestor has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and CBS’s Morning News, and on NPR. He lives and breathes in San Francisco.
Bob Sager: Simplifying Connections
The founder of SpearPoint Solutions, Bob’s professional background includes over three decades of experience in sales, leadership and training. He uses that experience and innovative thinking to develop business strategies that help organizations get unstuck. He also facilitates training on methods of thinking more creatively that can help organizations and individuals innovate more readily so they can thrive in today's economy.
Among other accomplishments, Bob is the inventor of the creative thinking game, What's the BIG Idea?™, author of the personal achievement book, Discovering Your Greatness and the book of innovative strategies and how to create them, 101 Freaking Brilliant Business Ideas: And Ten Ways YOU Can Create Your Own. He is also the creator of the recently launched Business Strategies by Subscription.
Steve Olsher: Leveling The Podcast Playing Field
Steve Olsher is a 30+ year entrepreneur, Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Podcast Magazine, original Founder of Liquor.com, creator of The New Media Summit, host of the top-rated podcast, Reinvention Radio, international keynote speaker, and in-demand strategic coach who helps businesses of all sizes leverage the power of new media to generate visibility, leads and revenue on auto-pilot.
Adam Connors is a friend of mine, and he’s a great interviewer and relationship builder. He thinks outside the box when showing curiosity toward his guests, and there’s never a dull moment when you talk to him.
Best show I have listened! Quality and interesting conversation with all guests. So inspiring and helpful content. I will be your regular listener for sure, Adam.
The Guru of Networking
Adam has extensive experience working with people across a diverse array of industries to help them accomplish their dreams by creating and cultivating an effective network of relationships. His soft spoken and approachable manner make him a pleasure to listen to and he always has a splash of humor at the appropriate time. Highly recommended.