The Founders Live Podcast tells stories of unique and inspiring entrepreneurship from around the world.
183 - Nick Hughes: Life on the Road and Lessons From The 2022 Founders Live World Tour
This conversation took place during a Livestreamed Founders Live Center Stage event. Founders Live CEO Nick Hughes talks with Luis Antezana to give updates and an overview of his 2022 World Tour which takes him to various SE Asia countries. He will spend most of his time in Indonesia, but will also visit the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Hear his thoughts on travel, how it challenges you and makes you a better leader and human.
182 - Author and Investor Scott O'Neil: Be Where Your Feet Are And Other Impacful Leadership Lessons
Nick Hughes is joined by Scott O’Neil, one of America’s most admired sports executives, author and investor. Scott is one of the most recognized, connected and dynamic executives in the sports and entertainment industry today. He has more than 25 years of experience leading NBA, NHL and NFL teams and leagues, including the National Basketball Association, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. His mission to build innovative, inspiring, socially impactful and high-performing teams and business organizations has earned him a reputation as a “leader of leaders.” A Harvard Business School-educated CEO, O’Neil contends that fostering a corporate culture founded in respect, diversity, employee development and corporate social responsibility is what drives the success of the award-winning sports teams and businesses he oversees.
The episode starts with Scott describing his background and his early journey into the sports industry. We hear about why or why he didn't choose entrepreneurship early on, and why he chose leadership as a lifestyle and profession. Scott shares his biggest take away from his time with the Sixers and New Jersey Devils organizations. Then Nick and Scott dive deeper into what culture and leadership mean to each, sharing insights and thoughts on the ups and downs. They then shift to Scotts book - Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving. Nick asks "Why now? Why write this book?" And Scott shares the deep purpose and reason for the book, as well as covers a few of the principles found in the book. The conversation concludes with Scott’s lessons and tips for early stage entrepreneurs. This is an incredible conversation with a purpose driven leader who is making impact and helping others maximize their own leadership in the world, we hope it helps you today.
Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving
181 - Dr. Julie Pham: Harness The 7 Forms of Respect To Grow Your Organization
In this Founders Live Conversation with a live audience, Nick and Julie cover Julie's journey into entrepreneurship, why she decided to go out on her own, the purpose behind her new book The 7 Forms Of Respect and lessons of how to work 7 Forms of Respect into your own company. They also take questions from a small group of viewers.
Julie Pham, Ph.D. is the Author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller 7 Forms of Respect and the CEO of CuriosityBased, which fosters curiosity in the world, starting in the workplace. She is an award-winning leader who applies her community-building experience to strengthening teams. Dr. Pham earned her PhD as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and her “real-life MBA” by running her family’s Vietnamese-language newspaper, Người Việt Tây Bắc, in Seattle. She has worked as a journalist, a professor, a researcher, a marketer, and nonprofit executive.
The 7 Forms of Respect is a practical guide for any team leader and team player in the American workplace. Dr. Julie Pham offers thought-provoking questions and exercises that will transform your communication and relationships with the people you work with in lasting and surprising ways. Available on Kindle now and in paperback by May 31.
Find the book here - https://formsofrespect.com/
180 - Mindset Coach David Nurse: How To Maintain The Optimal Mindset For Success
In this episode, Mindset Coach David Nurse Joins Founders Live Center Stage Live from Houston, Texas to talk about optimal mindset for success in business and athletics. Founders Live CEO Nick Hughes, special guest host Rob Turbin from Turbo Talk along with David discuss how athletes as well as entrepreneurs can find the optimal mindset, realign with things fall down, and other success and leadership tips.
David Nurse - NBA Mindset Coach, 2x Best- Author and Motivational Speaker
David Nurse has been transforming the way hundreds of NBA stars play on the court for most of his career. In fact, his method was dubbed as training “athletes of the future” because of his ability to teach them how to tap into different mindsets and become unstoppable. He has written two bestselling books, runs a successful motivational coaching business and is a highly-sought-after speaker—hired by companies like Dell, Salesforce, ESPN and The NBA—to help thousands of employees and athletes develop unshakeable mindsets. In fact, he was recently named as one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders and ranks as the youngest speaker on the list.
As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World Records for shooting—a huge accomplishment on its own. In 2016, the Brooklyn Nets hired him as a coach to help players improve their shooting—they went from being 28th in the league to 2nd overall in 3 point shooting. In total, David has worked with over 150 NBA players whose contract earnings amount to 3.2 billion.
Today, Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes and aspiring entrepreneurs hire David for his award-winning strategies and infectious positivity. His two books, Pivot & Go and Breakthrough, have helped thousands develop confidence and find success; and its teachings are also at the very core of his virtual coaching business, online workshops and corporate speaking. He resides in Marina del Rey with his incredibly talented wife, actress Taylor Kalupa. When he’s not traveling the world inspiring thousands to have breakthrough moments, he loves going on long walks on the beach with his wife.
As one star NBA player put it: “David is the guy that everyone needs to hire.”
179 - Speaker and Author Fred Joyal: Boldness is a Superpower, and You Can Learn It
Nick Hughes is joined by Fred Joyal, a speaker, author and executive coach from Los Angeles, CA. Fred co-founded the most successful dentist referral service in the country, 1-800-DENTIST, which, in his 30 years as CEO, generated over $1 billion in revenue. Along with this achievement, he has also been awarded the Conrad Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Award by Loyola Marymount University. He has written two bestselling books for his industry, and also written and appeared in over 200 television and radio commercials. Fred Started started as an extremely shy person, too timid even to make a phone call, and transformed himself into someone who has done stand-up and improv comedy, spoken to audiences of 5,000 or more, met dozens of celebrities, and, just by being bold, found love, joy, passion, and success.
The episode starts with Nick asking Fred about his entrepreneurial journey and building the 1-800-DENTIST business. Why he chose entrepreneurship? And then we hear his insights / lessons from growing that business to such a large level. They then jump to his Book - Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days. Fred talks about his lack of confidence originally and how he learned to be more bold and confident in his life. He describes what is happening inside most people. How does one Unleash the Boldness Inside themselves, as well as he touches on the difference between Boldness, confidence and then overconfidence. Then Nick asks, "Will Being Superbold Have A Positive Effect On Our Whole Life?" as well as "What are ways we can relax ourselves in any situation?" Ending the conversation Fred shares his advice on how early stage founders can leverage boldness in their businesses. This is an incredible conversation with a leader who is set on making impact and helping others maximize their confidence, we hope it helps you today.
178 - Author and Speaker Andy Paul: How To Sell Without Selling Out
Nick Hughes is joined by Andy Paul, who is an author, speaker and podcast host from San Diego, CA. Andy's hit "Accelerate Your Sales" podcast was acquired by Revenue.io in 2020. Since re-named "Sales Enablement with Andy Paul", the show continues to inspire thousands of sales professionals each week. Andy has also written two award-winning sales books, "Zero-Time Selling" and "Amp Up Your Sales". And he has consulted with some of the biggest businesses in the world including Square, Philips, Grubhub and more, making him one of the leading voices in the sales industry today. His new Book - SELL WITHOUT SELLING OUT - A Guide to Success on Your Own Terms is a proven framework to increase win rates and shorten decision cycles without the salesy behaviors buyers hate.
The episode starts with Nick and Andy talking about his entrepreneurial journey and we learn why he chose entrepreneurship. Andy shares the personality types of entrepreneurs and common thread he sees with the ones he works with. They then dive into the new Book - SELL WITHOUT SELLING OUT - A Guide to Success on Your Own Terms. Nick asks "Why write this book?" and "What is selling out vs selling in" Andy then talks about quickly developing empathy, credibility, and trust with buyers and Four pillars of Selling, plus the six types of questions that unearth buyers’ deepest challenges. These are golden nuggets! We also learn What to do when a sale goes south or stale and then Andy leaves us with his advice to early authors and entrepreneurs. This is an amazing conversation with an author who has literally written the book on how to sell with purpose and effectiveness, we hope it helps you today.
Very informative especially for those who are launching or looking to grow their business!
Great resource/platform for Entrepreneurs
FoundersLIVE provides visibility and resources to help Founders achieve more success. Startup Founders have tons of challenges to work through; I think that by hearing the experiences of of other founders, you can learn from and get inspired by their stories and advice. This is a great podcast- interesting guests, useful tips, and Nick Hughes is very passionate about helping other entrepreneurs be successful. I highly recommend it!!
Great content for startups. I’ve learned a lot, always topical.