300 episodes

The Circuit of Success Podcast hosted by Brett Gilliland was designed to give listeners a portal into the lives of success-driven people who have shown perseverance, courage, passion, and grit. We want to help our listeners live the life they have always dreamed of living. People can achieve anything that they commit to with passion. We want to help people believe in what they feel is “impossible.” Together, we will learn from some of the world’s most interesting people in the realms of business, medicine, education, and sports, along with bestselling authors and motivational speakers. They will share their wisdom on what it takes for them to become their best. Our primary objective is to ensure that The Circuit of Success inspires listeners you to make daily choices that will transform your life and help you rise to altitudes that you have always dreamed of achieving. We firmly believe that, if your mind can see it, then you can certainly achieve it. We want you to see the choices, the rituals, the obsessions, the no-miss items in a day that our guests choose that make them great. We will talk a lot about success, and to clarify for our listeners…YOU define your success. Not us, not our guests, YOU! Define what you want success to look like and that is exactly what will happen - when you commit to it! Presented by LineupMedia.fm.

The Circuit of Success Podcast with Brett Gilliland Venture Creative Studios

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

The Circuit of Success Podcast hosted by Brett Gilliland was designed to give listeners a portal into the lives of success-driven people who have shown perseverance, courage, passion, and grit. We want to help our listeners live the life they have always dreamed of living. People can achieve anything that they commit to with passion. We want to help people believe in what they feel is “impossible.” Together, we will learn from some of the world’s most interesting people in the realms of business, medicine, education, and sports, along with bestselling authors and motivational speakers. They will share their wisdom on what it takes for them to become their best. Our primary objective is to ensure that The Circuit of Success inspires listeners you to make daily choices that will transform your life and help you rise to altitudes that you have always dreamed of achieving. We firmly believe that, if your mind can see it, then you can certainly achieve it. We want you to see the choices, the rituals, the obsessions, the no-miss items in a day that our guests choose that make them great. We will talk a lot about success, and to clarify for our listeners…YOU define your success. Not us, not our guests, YOU! Define what you want success to look like and that is exactly what will happen - when you commit to it! Presented by LineupMedia.fm.

    How to Master Change | David Schectman

    How to Master Change | David Schectman

     



    David Schectman, a Partner at Evolution, is a highly regarded coach who specializes in helping CEOs, high-potential leaders, and successful sales professionals achieve transformative change. With his unparalleled ability to cut through complexity and fear, David empowers his clients to move forward with focus and confidence. With over two decades of experience in executive coaching, organizational consulting, and leadership-team advisory work, David has established himself as a trusted advisor in the industry.



    David's coaching approach centers around the concept of Deep Change, challenging his clients to push beyond self-imposed limitations and make a positive impact on the world. He firmly believes that business can be a vehicle for personal development, professional growth, and social good. By guiding his clients through the fog of complexity, confusion, and fear, David helps them gain clarity and confidence to create meaningful change in their lives and organizations.







    Throughout his career, David has worked with numerous successful and iconic companies, including Slack, Twitter, Electronic Arts, Coursera, and Medtronic, among others. His extensive experience in executive coaching, organizational consulting, and leadership-team advisory work has equipped him with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by leaders in today's fast-paced business landscape.



    Education and Certifications: David's educational background includes a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. He has also earned several valuable certifications, including the Professional Certified Coach (PCC), the International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D), and the Enneagram in Business. These certifications further enhance his ability to guide and support his clients on their journey toward personal and professional growth.







    David Schectman's expertise as a coach, combined with his passion for guiding leaders toward deep change, has made him a sought-after advisor in the industry. With his ability to cut through complexity and fear, David empowers his clients to move forward with focus and confidence. His work with successful companies and his commitment to personal development and social good make him a valuable asset to any leader seeking transformative change. As a regular speaker, writer, and podcast guest, David continues to share his insights and inspire others to push beyond their limitations and create a better world through business.



    Check out the YouTube interview here: Master Change



     

    • 55 min
    How to Scale & Sell | Interview with Reid Tileston

    How to Scale & Sell | Interview with Reid Tileston

    A Gritty Entrepreneur and Adventurer Reid Tileston is a true embodiment of the "grit it done" mentality. With 15 years of entrepreneurial business ownership experience, Reid has acquired, grown, and sold four companies, making him a seasoned expert in the field. He is also the author of the upcoming book, "Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition," where he shares his valuable insights and knowledge. Aside from his business ventures, Reid is a certified Heart Zones Trainer, Ironman finisher, and multi-sport adventure racer. His passion for health and fitness led him to start and operate a chain of fitness clubs in Northern California, which he still manages today. Reid's dedication to helping people get more out of their lives extends beyond the workplace.







    He is the founder of Quest for Adventure, a non-profit organization that raises scholarship money for students aspiring to pursue careers in fitness. Reid's adventurous spirit is not limited to entrepreneurship. He is an Ironman 140.6 distance triathlete, mountaineer, and award-winning public speaker. Living in San Francisco, California, Reid continues to train, work with Heart Zones, Inc., and manage his health club, all while inspiring others to embrace challenges and find fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Reid's incredible journey and gain valuable insights into entrepreneurship, leadership, and personal growth.



    Stay tuned for his upcoming book, "Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition," and be inspired to take on challenges with determination and resilience.



    Brett Gilliland sits down with the remarkable Reid Tileston to delve into the world of business ownership, leadership, and personal fulfillment. Reid's extensive experience in acquiring, growing, and selling companies, combined with his academic research, provides a wealth of knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs. His upcoming book, "Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition," is sure to be a valuable resource for those looking to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey. Throughout the conversation, Reid emphasizes the importance of self-assessment and having a clear life plan before venturing into entrepreneurship. He shares insights on buying small businesses, teaching leadership through acquisition, and conducting research on seller fulfillment. Reid also highlights the significance of collaboration, aligning values in business, and stepping outside one's comfort zone for increased fulfillment. Listeners will be inspired by his journey from finance to successful business ownership, showcasing the rewards of taking risks, doing hard things, and embracing challenges for personal and professional growth.



     

    • 49 min
    How to Become A Happier Entrepreneur

    How to Become A Happier Entrepreneur

    In a world where success is often equated with financial achievements, entrepreneur Aaron Marcum shares his journey of finding sustainable happiness and well-being amidst the pressures of scaling multi-million dollar businesses. Through his unique blend of entrepreneurial expertise and positive psychology background, Aaron has developed strategies to eliminate unhealthy stress, flourish personally, and create "The Good Life." In this podcast episode, hosted by Brett Gilliland, Aaron imparts valuable insights on achieving growth and fulfillment while staying true to one's calling.







    Aaron Marcum is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded and scaled several multi-million dollar businesses. However, despite reaching financial success in 2015, he found himself burned out and struggling to find sustainable happiness. Determined to make a change, Aaron embarked on a transformative journey that led him to pursue a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, studying under the guidance of Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. This unique combination of entrepreneurial expertise and positive psychology knowledge has allowed Aaron to develop the entrepreneurs' eight laws, a framework designed to help entrepreneurs achieve happy, satisfying, and meaningful lives.

    YouTube Interview: Become A Happier Entrepreneur

    Download your EntreThrive™ EntreClarity Guide™, a powerful tool designed to help entrepreneurs create their Guiding Truths, which are personal principles and beliefs that guide decisions and actions. Follow The Link: https://www.entrethrive.com/circuitofsuccess





    The EntreThrive Approach: Aaron's upcoming book, EntreThrive, serves as a comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs seeking to align their passion with purpose and achieve both professional success and personal well-being. Through his keynotes, EntreCircle Masterlearning forums, and courses, Aaron shares practical strategies and insights to help entrepreneurs thrive in all aspects of their lives. Delegation and Letting Go of Control: One of the key principles Aaron emphasizes is the importance of delegation. As entrepreneurs, it can be tempting to hold onto control and micromanage every aspect of our businesses. However, Aaron highlights the need to trust and empower others, allowing them to take on responsibilities and contribute to the growth of the company. By delegating effectively, entrepreneurs can free up their time and energy to focus on strategic decision-making and personal growth.







    Aaron firmly believes that personal well-being is the foundation for entrepreneurial success. He encourages entrepreneurs to implement practices like meditation and journaling to cultivate mindfulness and self-reflection. By taking care of their mental and emotional well-being, entrepreneurs can enhance their creativity, resilience, and overall performance. Structuring Time for Productivity: Another key aspect of Aaron's approach is structuring time effectively. He emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and creating a schedule that allows for focused work, rest, and rejuvenation. By optimizing their time, entrepreneurs can increase productivity, reduce burnout, and achieve a better work-life balance. Aaron also emphasizes the significance of setting guiding truths to make decisions aligned with personal values and goals. By establishing a clear vision and purpose, entrepreneurs can make choices that lead to long-term fulfillment and success. He encourages entrepreneurs to prioritize knowledge acquisition and personal growth, leveraging positive psychology principles to make informed decisions.



    Aaron Marcum's journey from burnout to well-being serves as an inspiration for entrepreneurs seeking a balance between professional success and personal fulfillment. Through his entrepreneurial expertise and positive psychology ba...

    • 50 min
    How To Become The Leader They Need

    How To Become The Leader They Need

    Brett Gilliland interviews Brent Pohlman, the CEO of Midwest Laboratories, motivational speaker, and the author of Leaders Look Within. Pohlman's journey from starting as a teenager at the company to becoming CEO in 2016 is a testament to his commitment to personal growth, leadership, and team building. In this episode, we delve into Pohlman's emphasis on understanding people, processes, and technology for project planning success. We will also explore his insights on building trust, setting a clear vision, and embracing imperfection for growth. If you are looking to find your inner CEO and lead from the front, this is for you!







    Pohlman's success at Midwest Laboratories is rooted in his belief that effective leadership starts with understanding people, processes, and technology, in that order. He emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships and creating a positive work environment.



    By being present, showing care, and building trust within his team, Pohlman has fostered a culture of collaboration and growth. Pohlman stresses the significance of setting a clear vision and mission for the organization. He ensures that each team member understands their role in achieving success by aligning everyone toward a common goal. Pohlman's focus on culture and personalizing interactions further strengthens the team's commitment to the vision, fostering a sense of purpose and unity.







    One of the most valuable insights shared by Pohlman is the importance of embracing imperfection for growth. He encourages proactive self-reflection during challenges, recognizing that mistakes and failures are opportunities for learning and improvement. By creating a safe space for his team to make mistakes and learn from them, Pohlman has fostered a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.







    Brent Pohlman's journey from a young employee to CEO of Midwest Laboratories is a testament to his commitment to personal growth, leadership, and team building. His emphasis on understanding people, processes, and technology, along with his focus on building trust and setting a clear vision, has led to a positive work environment and organizational success. Pohlman's insights on embracing imperfection for growth further highlight his dedication to continuous improvement. Aspiring leaders can learn valuable lessons from Pohlman's journey and leadership philosophy, as he exemplifies the importance of prioritizing relationships, personal growth, and a positive work environment in achieving success.

    • 31 min
    Michael Leon’s Mission to Provide Opportunities

    Michael Leon’s Mission to Provide Opportunities

     

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a professional soccer player? Or how one person's passion for the sport can lead to making a positive impact on the lives of others? In a recent episode of the "Circuit of Success" podcast, host Brett Gilliland sat down with guest Michael Leon to explore his inspiring journey and commitment to giving back. Michael Leon was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, and graduated from the Right to Dream Academy. From ages 11-15, he participated in training attachments with FC Nordsjaelland and Manchester City.  He is an alumnus of the Hotchkiss School and is currently a member of the men’s soccer team at the University of Michigan.  



    The Michael Leon Project

     

    “The Michael Leon Project” is a short documentary that follows University of Michigan soccer star, Michael Leon, as he returns to his hometown of Accra, Ghana to give 100 uniforms to the youth team that ignited his passion for soccer. Explore Michael's Ghanaian roots, feel the unbreakable bonds of his community, and witness the transformative power of sports. This documentary serves as a tribute to the lasting impact of philanthropy and the profound results of following your dreams.

    Watch Here: The Michael Leon Project  



    Personal Growth and Aspirations

    Michael Leon believes that personal growth should be prioritized over comparison. He shared his aspirations of signing a professional contract and making a difference in the world. His dedication to the sport and desire to inspire dreams and change are remarkable. One of the ways Michael is making a positive impact is through his involvement in community projects. He has donated jerseys to underprivileged athletes in Ghana, providing them with the opportunity to pursue their passion for soccer. His commitment to creating opportunities for others is truly inspiring.



    Throughout the podcast episode, Michael expresses his gratitude for the support systems that have helped him along his journey. He acknowledges the importance of having a strong network of people who believe in you and push you to achieve your goals. Looking towards the future, Michael plans to continue his rigorous training routine and be a role model for aspiring soccer players.

    • 24 min
    Insights from Kendra Scott CEO | Circuit of Success

    Insights from Kendra Scott CEO | Circuit of Success

     

    In this episode of the Circuit of Success podcast, host Brett Gilliland had the opportunity to interview Tom Nolan, the CEO of Kendra Scott, a renowned U.S. jewelry and accessories brand. Tom's career trajectory is nothing short of extraordinary, transitioning from a college athlete to a leader in the fashion and lifestyle industry.





    Before becoming CEO, he served as Chief Marketing & Chief Revenue Officer, where he played a pivotal role in driving strategic revenue growth for the billion-dollar brand. Under Tom's guidance, Kendra Scott is poised to have its most successful year to date, with plans to nearly double its number of stores in the next three years. During the interview, Tom shared valuable insights on the importance of setting clear goals, problem-solving, and leading by example. He emphasized the transformative power of empathy, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of meaningful impact.







    Tom's leadership philosophy revolves around integrating the brand's core pillars of fashion, family, and philanthropy into every consumer touchpoint within the business. His candidness about his fears, motivations, and struggles provided a glimpse into his mindset and approach to both personal and professional endeavors.



    Listen to be inspired by Tom's authenticity, champion mindset, and commitment to lifelong learning. His advice on consistency, surrounding oneself with a supportive network, and embracing failure as a stepping stone to success resonates with aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals alike. The episode serves as a reminder of the transformative power of hard work, resilience, and dedication, leaving listeners motivated to pursue their own paths to success.

    • 46 min

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