300 episodes

The Action Catalyst interviews top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.

The Action Catalyst Southwestern Family of Companies

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 238 Ratings

The Action Catalyst interviews top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.

    CLIP: The Gas Pedal Risk

    CLIP: The Gas Pedal Risk

    Greg Patterson, CEO of The Advisory Group of San Francisco, covers the parallels between triathlon training and preparing for the business world, and how something known as the “gas pedal risk” can create premature burnout.

    Hear Greg’s full interview in Episode 391 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 2 min
    Our Suffering and Our Power, with Dr. Julia DiGangi (Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Interpersonal Relationships)

    Our Suffering and Our Power, with Dr. Julia DiGangi (Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Interpersonal Relationships)

    Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist, author, and expert in the brain’s relationship with stress, resilience and relationships, covers the growing study of mental health, “emotional shake”, how 99% of the world has good intentions, the way co-workers can LITERALLY alter your physiology, behavioral math and emotional physics, and the 2 drivers of the brain that create nearly all interpersonal problems.

    • 21 min
    Update: Michael F. Schein Takes On the Freemasons

    Update: Michael F. Schein Takes On the Freemasons

    We catch back up with Michael F. Schein, writer, speaker, and Founder & President of Microfame Media, who recounts the success of his book “The Hype Handbook”, explains why forming your own secret networking society might yield big results, and spills the beans on the secrets of the Freemasons. Uh-oh!

    Hear more from Michael in his original appearance on Episode 382 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 11 min
    The Balance of Hope and Fear, with Greg Patterson (Finances, Triathlete, Ironman, Business)

    The Balance of Hope and Fear, with Greg Patterson (Finances, Triathlete, Ironman, Business)

    Greg Patterson, CEO of The Advisory Group of San Francisco, covers business lessons from time spent abroad and as a triathlete, including how overtraining and overconfidence can be tragic flaws, the “gas pedal risk”, determining what mile you’re on in the Ironman of life, and adopting the Spiderman principle of power and responsibility.

    • 19 min
    CLIP: Eating the Dogs, Burning the Boats

    CLIP: Eating the Dogs, Burning the Boats

    Inventor and entrepreneur Travis Rosbach and host Dan Moore explore the parallels between the first successful summit of Everest, and the founding of Hydro Flask, including how sometimes the greatest motivating force can be having no way out.

    Hear Travis’ full interview in Episode 390 of The Action Catalyst.

    • 4 min
    Dan Moore on the Insumo "Habit Talks" Podcast

    Dan Moore on the Insumo "Habit Talks" Podcast

    Our very own Dan Moore joins Insumo's Habit Talks podcast as a guest, exploring different aspects of finding and maintaining inspiration. Among the topics he discussed were practicing gratitude and grounding techniques such as box breathing, as well as some advice around adapting to the pandemic. Habit Talks host, Ceylan Ersoy, discusses how she seeks meaning and inspiration, how to leave a mark, pivots, and how to balance life. It's a great talk!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

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.

JoshCrist ,

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!

Mervin B. ,

Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham - Ep.282 - Phenomenal!

I have been on a significant transformational journey in my life over the past 5 years. I was searching for my identity. Nothing was clear for me. I was in a job that I did not appreciate and going down a path that took me far away from who I am. Listening to this podcast and hearing Stendman share his story and message made me see that the search to discover who I am and what I want was worth it. People in this world are stuggling to find themselves and it will only come through Identity Leadership. I found out about Stedman's current work through Justin Ehreche who is a leader in the Southwestern Family of companies. I am so glad I connected with Justin. He has led me to the one person who shares my passion for self-leadership. When I picked up a copy of Stedman's book I immediately saw how intertwined our stories were. It was as if he wrote what was in my head. Now listening to him share this message, I am blessed. I look forward to meeting with Stedman one day. I am his mentee from a distance until the opportunity is presents itself for us to meet.

Dan Moore, you did an excellent job with this episode. Thank you!

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