500 episodes

The Action Catalyst interviews top leaders and achievers, sharing hard-earned tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights to overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.



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    • 4.8 • 240 Ratings

The Action Catalyst interviews top leaders and achievers, sharing hard-earned tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights to overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.



Southwestern/Great American, Inc., dba Southwestern Family of Companies, for itself and its related entities and their assigns, reserves and retains all rights to their copyrighted materials and trademarks contained in this podcast.

    CLIP: Use Your G.O.A.T.s

    CLIP: Use Your G.O.A.T.s

    Karin Hurt and David Dye, the CEO and President, respectively, of Let’s Grow Leaders, explain the 4 C's of how to resolve workplace conflict, as well as some key phrases for diffusing a heated argument and moving forward with a shared mission.
    Hear Karin and David's full interview in Episode 458 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 3 min
    CLIP: Fighting Energy Vampires

    CLIP: Fighting Energy Vampires

    Leadership speaker, best-selling author, and global influencer Jon Gordon shares tips for dealing with the "energy vampires" in your life.
    Hear Jon's full interview in Episode 40 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 1 min
    REMASTERED: The Carpenter, with Jon Gordon (Leadership, Inspiration, Author, Giving)

    REMASTERED: The Carpenter, with Jon Gordon (Leadership, Inspiration, Author, Giving)

    Leadership speaker, best-selling author, and global influencer Jon Gordon shares the 3 winning strategies of love, service, and caring, the importance of slowing down to produce MORE, the power of grace, being a resistor vs a conductor, tips for dealing with energy vampires, and how to become a love magnet.

    • 14 min
    REMASTERED: The Power of Positive Leadership, with Jon Gordon (Leadership, Inspiration, Author, Teaching)

    REMASTERED: The Power of Positive Leadership, with Jon Gordon (Leadership, Inspiration, Author, Teaching)

    Leadership speaker, best-selling author, and global influencer Jon Gordon explains why when it comes to employees, you’ve got to love ‘em up but hold them accountable, why to be demanding not demeaning and to start with the believers, how there IS such a thing as healthy delusion, and shares a story involving fellow Action Catalyst alum Donna Orender.

    • 17 min
    CLIP: Founding GameStop, First In The World

    CLIP: Founding GameStop, First In The World

    Gary Kusin, co-founder of GameStop, Laura Mercier Cosmetics, and former President and CEO of Kinko’s, tells the story of launching what would become GameStop, and how the catalyst for it's innovative business model was staring them in the face for so long.
    Hear Gary's full interview in Episode 457 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 4 min
    The Courage to Have the Conversation, with Karin Hurt and David Dye (Conflict Resolution, Teams, Relationships, Leadership)

    The Courage to Have the Conversation, with Karin Hurt and David Dye (Conflict Resolution, Teams, Relationships, Leadership)

    Karin Hurt and David Dye, the CEO and President, respectively, of Let’s Grow Leaders, dive into the findings of their book “Powerful Phrases For Dealing With Workplace Conflict”, including the REAL trends of workplace conflict and what’s driving it, the role of generational leadership styles, new world conflict vs old world conflicts, expectation violation, why silence is selfish, going with your G.O.A.T.s, scheduling the finish, having the courage to have the conversation, and contending with a "global staring contest with mortality".

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

It’s obvious that the Action Catalyst team puts extraordinary effort into every single episode, but what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, the stories they tell, and tactics they share. Every speaker truly cares about being a positive force in the world, and shares insights that leave you feeling empowered and inspired. Don't miss it!

DylanTM24 ,

Exceptional!

I listened to the latest episode (with Randall Kaplan) and, wow, I’m hooked. Absolutely fantastic chemistry between the hosts and his guests - perfect for my commute each morning. Would highly recommend giving it a listen.

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to make on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dan does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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