The Aesthetics of Leadership are a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of transformations, especially in leadership. Hosted by Dr. Edwin Adams. Available on all major podcast outlets.
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Clay Stephens: Consistency Through Adversity
He was born with only one pectoral muscle, lacking the one in the right side of his chest. "It's a fairly major muscle in the chest. Everyone has their battles, it just happens that mine is quite visually obvious, so it’s talked about a little more. I don’t think of it as any more hindering than issues that other people in elite sport face though, whether that be mental or physical. We’re all fighting against something.” What a profound statement from one of today’s top athletes. It speaks to the heart of the man on the inside. Clay Mason Stephens, born in Australia, is up for an Olympic bid to represent his home country. For the past few years, Clay has been part of the NCAA Fighting Illini gymnastics squad. Always looking for growth environments, Clay chose Illinois because, "it has an exciting and enthusiastic gymnastics program with a great bunch of selfless athletes. Everyone in the program at Illinois has the goal of improving their gymnastics and supporting their teammates to do the same. Being in a healthy environment like that will help me to develop my gymnastics to the highest possible level and hopefully help the team achieve great things.” Join our conversation as we discuss the nature and appreciation of transformations, environments for growth, and the mindset to press on under the greatest resistance.
Dr. Tim Reed: Needle on Red
Dr. Tim Reed is a father, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Creator of the Straight-Line Fitness Solution.
He grew up the second of seven kids in a small Nebraska farm town. The strong silent type is what they used to call him because even though he excelled in athletics and was a standout athlete, Tim grew up shy and timid.
He often reflects on and embraces the journey he's been on and those who have guided him along the way. Since the young age when he was obsessed with human performance to now at the age of 32 realizing how much fitness has been a catalyst for a total life transformation.
Now he coaches other how they too can live a healthy, energetic lifestyle, and as Tim likes to say "keep the needle on red."
Online at DBR365.com
On InstaGram: @DadBod_ReInvented
On TikTok: @DadBod_ReInvented
Team DBR Apparel: dadbodreinventedapparel.com
Trey Bell: Processing Trajectory
Trey Bell, LCSW, IIN Holistic Health Coach, and ACE Certified Personal Trainer:
Movement and activity has been a staple in my life since I can remember. Growing up in small town Delaware, team sports like baseball and soccer were always a top priority along with family and friends. In fact, my devotion to baseball led to a scholarship to play Division 1 baseball for Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. While learning more and more about baseball and strength training, I also completed two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work. Through these experiences, I began to realize the importance of the connection between the mind and body.
Online at: LiveWiseWellness.com
On InstaGram at: @TreyBell
Edward Chlerich: A Simple Act of Kindness
Fuelled by a simple mission, to spread kindness in a challenging world, I place self-care and wellbeing at the centre of my platform. In my career, I’m a marketing and relationship management professional, who helps brands build stronger connections with individuals. I create content that not only promotes a product but also a lifestyle. To be authentic and to resonate with people is the main objective of my messaging. This has enabled me to foster new client relationships and loyalty. I joined social media in April 2020 and have cultivated a community of over 300,000, which serves as a testament to how engaging the content I create is. My hope is that I make someone smile and give them a chance to take a breath from any worry. I encourage my community to explore their passions, to travel, and to live a healthy, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
On InstaGram & TikTok @Edward3s
Jesse Smith: Front Stage Leadership
Jesse is an established dancer, recording artist and entrepreneur. Getting his start in the entertainment world when he moved to L.A. in 2005 as a dancer with McDonald Selznick Associates. There he got an opportunity to work with artists like Justin Timberlake, Rhianna, Mario and more. Since then he has been using his talents to perform and speak all over the world on stages in front of over 100,000 people in his career.
Now Jesse continues to help creatives turn their passion into a thriving business that can make a positive impact on the world through his business My Creative District.
Through My Creative District, Jesse cofounded WorldWide Dance Challenge – An online Dance Show/Competition where they bring dancers from around the world and all different styles to compete head to head live online in front of a live audience for a chance to be named the worlds best.
You can check it out at www.worldwidedancechallenge.com
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Daniel Muto: Overcoming All Obstacles
My journey with CrossFit began in the Spring of 2012. After catching a rerun of the 2011 CrossFit Games, I was mesmerized, I needed to give it a shot. I knew that the older brother of a friend who I grew up playing baseball with had just opened a CrossFit gym. So I reached out and set up an intro session. My first workout was the Baseline WOD (500 meter row, 40 air squats, 30 sit ups, 20 push ups, 10 pull ups) and it left me sprawled on the floor for what felt like an eternity after finishing. It was a feeling that I had not experienced from a workout ever before, and I knew immediately that I was hooked. Going to classes several days a week became the norm, and I found myself constantly looking forward to my next visit to the box. CrossFit quickly became a huge part of my life, and I knew that I wanted that part to continue to grow.
After graduating from college with a degree in history, I acquired a personal training certification to make a little money while in grad school. I always saw this as the first step toward getting my Level 1 — I knew that I wanted to become a coach — but I wanted some experience under my belt first. I worked as a personal trainer for 2 years before finally attending my Level 1 certification.
Coaching became my passion immediately. Getting the chance to connect with people and affect change on a daily basis is an amazing feeling. Some of my closest friends and fondest memories have been made through CrossFit. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to call this my career. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
Online at www.PisgahFitness.com and www.DMutoTraining.com
On InstaGram @MutoDaniel @PisgahFitness @D.Muto.Training
Incredible messages from many extraordinary guests. Edwin Adams is an exceptional interviewer/host. Will be subscribing!