38 episodes

Where lifelong learning takes center stage. Our mission is to explore the endless ways in which on-going personal and professional growth success and satisfaction. We believe the most impactful leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, and visionaries aren’t born or made—they’re in the making.

In each episode, we dive deep into the minds of people from all walks of life who are thriving through continuous growth. From relentless entrepreneurs to visionary athletes, they’ve harnessed the habit of ongoing learning to unlock their potential, overcome challenges, drive innovation, and lead with purpose.

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Where lifelong learning takes center stage. Our mission is to explore the endless ways in which on-going personal and professional growth success and satisfaction. We believe the most impactful leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, and visionaries aren’t born or made—they’re in the making.

In each episode, we dive deep into the minds of people from all walks of life who are thriving through continuous growth. From relentless entrepreneurs to visionary athletes, they’ve harnessed the habit of ongoing learning to unlock their potential, overcome challenges, drive innovation, and lead with purpose.

    38: The Real Key To Scaling Your Business with Omar Halabieh

    38: The Real Key To Scaling Your Business with Omar Halabieh

    Omar Halabieh, a global technology executive at Amazon, joins Darren Bridgett and Damon on the podcast today to share his inspiring journey and insights on leadership, mentorship, and building high-performing teams. Together, our trio explores Omar’s philosophy of servant leadership, the power of diversity and inclusion, and how to create a culture that fosters innovation and celebrates success.
    Episode Highlights:

    [0:00:00] Introduction: Introduction to the episode and its guest, Omar Halabieh, an executive with a significant following and experience in leadership, mentorship, and coaching.[0:01:38] Mentorship Impact: Mentorship as a pivotal career advantage, especially in navigating first-time experiences and significant decisions.[0:05:54] Omar’s Career Path to Leadership: Omar Halabieh’s impressive career and how mentorship and coaching have played crucial roles.[0:10:22] Building Confidence: Adopting a beginner’s mindset, improving communication, making decisions, and using mentors to build confidence.[0:13:57] Managing Know-it-alls: Handling team members with a know-it-all attitude by exposing them to more experienced individuals and giving candid feedback.[0:16:23] Coaching vs. Mentorship: Blending coaching and mentorship with an emphasis on situational awareness and clarity in roles.[0:19:32] Importance of Feedback: Getting team members to provide feedback by using multiple channels and acting on the feedback received.[0:24:11] Diversity in Teams: Importance of diverse teams for making better decisions and serving a diverse customer base.[0:30:10] Inclusivity in Meetings: Practical tips for ensuring inclusivity in meetings.[0:31:12] Developing Leaders: Importance of developing leaders within the team and how it enables better handling of responsibilities.[0:35:17] Continuous Learning: Importance of continuous learning and being inspired by others to avoid complacency and hubris as a leader.[0:39:05] Effective Delegation: Necessity of delegation for scalability, focusing on letting go of control and maintaining accountability.[0:43:21] Innovation and Creativity: Fostering innovation and creativity through providing context and encouraging bottom-up ideas.[0:45:57] Celebrating Wins: Celebrating team wins by closing the loop on ideas, recognizing small wins in meetings, and using technology for consistent acknowledgment.[0:48:38] Personal Story and Networking: Motivation for posting on LinkedIn and the benefits of learning, community building, and networking.[0:53:27] Life Lessons: Overcoming significant weight issues in high school taught discipline and influenced leadership approach.

    About Our Guest:

    Omar Halabieh is Director of Software Engineering at Amazon, leading the technology function for payments across the Middle East and Africa. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Omar is a passionate advocate for mentorship, leadership development, and building diverse and inclusive teams. He is also an active voice in the online leadership community, sharing insights and fostering connections through his thought-provoking LinkedIn posts.

    Connect with Our Guest:

    LinkedIn: a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarhalabieh/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 56 min
    What is Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It with Damon Lembi

    What is Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It with Damon Lembi

    In this episode of "The Learn-It-All Podcast," Damon Lembi, CEO of Learnit, discusses the pervasive issue of Impostor Syndrome. Damon shares his personal journey, starting with his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player and the challenges he faced with self-doubt and Impostor Syndrome. He explains how these experiences led him to develop a three-step framework to overcome these feelings. This framework, consisting of hard work, focus, and the ability to learn and let go, is designed to help anyone struggling with self-doubt to build confidence and achieve their goals. 
    Episode Highlights: 
    [00:00:00] Introduction to Impostor Syndrome – Damon introduces the topic and shares common scenarios where impostor syndrome manifests. 
    [00:01:00] Damon’s Personal Story – Damon recounts his journey from high school baseball to dealing with impostor syndrome at Pepperdine University. 
    [00:04:00] The Three-Step Framework – Introduction to Damon’s three-step framework: Work Hard, Focus, Learn and Let Go. 
    [00:06:00] Applying the Framework in Business – Examples of how the framework can be applied in professional settings to overcome self-doubt. 
    [00:09:00] Overcoming Challenges and Seeking Feedback – The importance of seeking feedback and being open to criticism as part of personal and professional growth. 
    About the Host: 
    Damon Lembi is a 2x bestselling author, the host of The Learn-It-All Podcast, and CEO of Learnit – a live learning platform that has upskilled over 2 million people. Drawing from his prior baseball career, Damon brings an athlete’s perspective to leadership. Through his journey, he has gained invaluable insights into what helps organizations grow, how great leaders learn, and why learn-it-all companies outpace their competitors every time. 
    Connect with Damon 
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/damonlembi  
    Learnit: www.learnit.com 
    Damon’s Website: www.thelearnitallleader.com 
    Resources Referenced 
    Fast Company - A step-by-step guide for how to beat impostor syndrome once and for all 
    Podcast Contact Information:
    Website: www.learnit.com 
    Email: podcast@learnit.com 
    Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram for more updates. 

    • 10 min
    The Power of Doing Things Differently | George Andriopoulos

    The Power of Doing Things Differently | George Andriopoulos

    Today’s episode of The Learn-It-All Podcast features George Andriopoulos, CEO of Launchpad Five One Six, a management consultant with a passion for disruption, creativity, and building purpose-driven businesses. Damon Lembi and Darren Bridgett engage in a lively conversation with George, exploring his unique approach to consulting, the inspiring story behind his global public speaking platform, Speak, and the importance of evolving as a leader in an ever-changing world. This episode is a call to action for anyone looking to challenge conventional thinking, embrace their inner creative, and make a meaningful impact through authentic leadership.
    Episode Highlights:
    [0:00:00] George Andriopoulos, CEO of Launchpad Five One Six is introduced.
    [0:01:52] George discusses his transition from the pharma industry to consulting and founding Launchpad Five One Six, including his public speaking platform, Speak.
    [0:07:38] Highlights of Speak events' success and global reach, including pop-up events and a planned European tour.
    [0:09:08] Explanation that every speaker at Speak has a unique story, with the goal of touching even just one person.
    [0:13:25] Simple, one-word themes that resonate with both producers and speakers at Speak events.
    [0:14:30] George's shift from being ego-driven to becoming a person of service, influenced by a mission statement inspired by Jerry Maguire.
    [0:20:57] Comparison as the thief of joy, and the personal and professional harm it can cause.
    [0:24:18] The importance of disruption and innovation in business and personal life, and George's approach to consulting and public speaking.
    [0:29:52] Issues faced in consulting, especially with companies unwilling to accept accountability and evolve.
    [0:32:47] George's story about coaching his son's basketball team to a championship victory with creative and persistent methods.
    [0:37:32] The central role of creativity in George's professional and personal life, and the need for the right headspace for innovation.
    [0:38:08] His TEDx Talk theme encouraging learning from mistakes as a pathway to innovation and success.
    [0:41:34] Producing Speak events within organizations to showcase internal thought leadership and build culture.
    [0:43:41] George's lesser-known interest in cartooning and his past aspiration to be a comic book artist.
    About Our Guest:
    George Andriopoulos is the CEO of Launchpad Five One Six, a management consultant with a passion for disruption, innovation, and helping organizations thrive. He is also the co-founder of Speak, a global public speaking platform that empowers individuals to share their impactful stories and connect with others. George is known for his energetic and engaging speaking style, his commitment to service and community, and his unwavering belief in the transformative power of storytelling.
    Connect with Our Guest:
    Website: launchpad516.com
    Website: speakevent.com
    Website: georgeadriopoulos.com
    Instagram: @launchpadceo
    LinkedIn: GeorgeAndriopoulos



    Resources Referenced:
    The Impact of Innovation via Disruption
    Big Stages Documentary

    Podcast Contact Information:
    Website: a href="https://www.learnit.com" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 46 min
    35: This CEO's Surprising Key To Overcoming Fear | Adam Hill

    35: This CEO's Surprising Key To Overcoming Fear | Adam Hill

    In this incredibly honest and insightful episode of The Learn-It-All Podcast, Damon Lembi and Courtney Ritchie welcome Adam Hill, the nine-figure CEO of a 101-year-old family business, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and host of the Flow Over Fear podcast. Adam shares his deeply personal journey of overcoming alcoholism and anxiety, reframing fear as a catalyst for growth, and building a thriving business while prioritizing his values and family. This episode is a powerful reminder that leadership is not about perfection, but about embracing vulnerability, seeking connection, and finding strength in unexpected places.
    Episode Highlights:
    [00:00] Adam Hill, CEO, best-selling author, and host of Flow Over Fear, is introduced.
    [02:42] Adam discusses growing up in a family business, his struggle with anxiety and alcoholism, and balancing personal and professional life.
    [05:58] Entering Hill Brothers Chemical Co. and the pressure to prove himself without special treatment.
    [09:16] Building a centralized customer service division and his passion for envisioning the future.
    [11:29] Challenges of modernizing a legacy company while preserving core values and addressing "sacred cows."
    [14:00] Moving from a family-centric to a tribal culture within the company, focusing on common goals and values.
    [16:12] Impact of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) on the company, enhancing communication, accountability, and sustainability.
    [20:50] Applying EOS principles to family life, including weekly meetings and core values exercises with his children.
    [22:31] Importance of evolving core values for personal and organizational growth with regular reassessment.
    [26:40] Overcoming non-confrontational culture through healthy conflict and leadership.
    [30:05] Gaining leadership buy-in for EOS by identifying and addressing clear organizational issues.
    [31:09] His path to sobriety after a DUI accident, the role of Alcoholics Anonymous, and its positive impact on his life and leadership.
    [34:21] Reframing anxiety as a growth signal and its benefits for his leadership.
    [39:59] Advice for navigating social situations involving alcohol.
    [43:25] Adam's TEDx Talk on creating a positive community through daily puns to counter social media negativity.
    [46:27] His recommendation of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents for understanding parental influence and improving self-awareness.
    [48:02] Adam reveals his struggle with imposter syndrome and the importance of authenticity in leadership.
    [49:28] Information on where listeners can follow Adam's work on YouTube and LinkedIn.
    About Our Guest:
    Adam Hill is the CEO of Hill Brothers Chemical Co., a thriving family business with over 100 years of history. He is a best-selling author, TEDTalk speaker, and host of the Flow Over Fear podcast. Adam is a passionate advocate for mental health, sobriety, and building supportive communities, inspiring others through his vulnerability, humor, and commitment to continuous growth.

    Connect with Our Guest:
    YouTube: youtube.com/@adamchill
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamchill/
    Podcast: https://adamcliffordhill.com/flowoverfearpodcast/

    Resources Referenced:
    Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
    Adult Children of Emotionally...

    • 50 min
    34: From Warehouse To CEO in 12 Years | Ilias Simpson

    34: From Warehouse To CEO in 12 Years | Ilias Simpson

    In this episode of The Learn-It-All Podcast, Damon and Darren welcome Ilias Simpson, a seasoned executive with a remarkable journey from warehouse supervisor to leading multi-billion dollar companies. Ilias shares his insights on the power of learning, leadership, and the importance of embracing diversity to build high-performing teams. From his early days in the military and on the football field to his impressive career in operations and leadership, Ilias' story is a testament to the transformative power of hard work, adaptability, and a genuine passion for people.
    Episode Highlights:
    Early Influences: Ilias reflects on his childhood as a military kid, attending 16 different schools and developing a deep understanding of adaptability and the importance of connecting with diverse perspectives.Sports and Military: Hear how Ilias' experiences in Division 1 football and the Air Force Reserves instilled in him the values of teamwork, discipline, accountability, and the importance of direct feedback.Rapid Rise to Leadership: Ilias unpacks his journey from warehouse supervisor to CEO by the age of 36, sharing insights on mentorship, hard work, and overcoming imposter syndrome.The Power of Learning Agility: Discover Ilias' definition of learning agility and how applying lessons from past experiences to new situations has been crucial to his success.Diversity as a Strength: Ilias speaks passionately about the importance of diversity in the workplace, highlighting how different perspectives drive innovation, problem-solving, and individual growth.Creating a Culture of Feedback: Learn how Ilias approaches giving and receiving feedback, emphasizing clarity, empathy, and a focus on helping individuals reach their full potential.Balancing Leadership with Authenticity: Ilias shares how he stays true to himself while leading large organizations, emphasizing the importance of being relatable, approachable, and bringing a sense of humor to the workplace.

    About Our Guest:

    Ilias Simpson is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of success in leading and transforming large organizations. He most recently served as President of a $3 billion healthcare services company and prior to that, was CEO of a global logistics company. Ilias is known for his ability to build high-performing teams, drive operational excellence, and inspire those around him. He is also a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion, and creating opportunities for others to succeed.

    Connect With Our Ilias:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilias-simpson/


    Podcast Contact Information:
    Website: www.learnit.com
    Email: podcast@learnit.com
    Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram for more updates.

    • 58 min
    33: Finding Your Niche and Becoming the Best with David Chesnosky 

    33: Finding Your Niche and Becoming the Best with David Chesnosky 

    In this episode of "The Learn-It-All Podcast," host Damon Lembi welcomes David Chesnosky, San Francisco’s top residential leasing broker with over 20 years of experience. They dive into what it takes to become the best in any field, focusing on David's journey from working in various industries to becoming the leading figure in San Francisco's real estate market. They discuss the importance of passion, hard work, and finding a niche, as well as the current state and future of San Francisco's housing market. 

    Episode Highlights 

    David's Background – David shares his story, from his upbringing in Burlingame to his early career in telecom sales and his pivot to real estate. 

    Breaking into Real Estate – David talks about his first job in real estate, managing a corporate housing building, and how he found his passion for leasing. 

    Finding Your Niche – David explains the importance of focusing on a niche and how he became an expert in residential leasing in San Francisco. 

    Mentorship and Growth – The discussion highlights the role of mentors in David's career and his approach to continuous learning and development. 

    State of San Francisco – David gives an overview of the current housing market in San Francisco, touching on the impact of AI companies and the city's future prospects. 

    About Our Guest: 

    David Chesnosky is a seasoned residential leasing broker with over 20 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting his career in telecom sales, David transitioned to real estate in 2003 and has since become a well-known figure in the industry, winning several awards including the San Francisco Apartment Association's Leasing Agent of the Year. He has worked with some of the largest residential landlords in the city and now runs his own successful brokerage. David is passionate about San Francisco, real estate, and helping people find their perfect homes.  

    Connect with David: 

    Website: http://www.rentingsf.co 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidchesnosky 

    Resources Referenced: 

    - Peter Thomas One Minute Mentor: https://www.instagram.com/peterthomasmentor 

    Podcast Contact Information:

    Website: www.learnit.com   

    Email: podcast@learnit.com   

    Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram for more updates. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

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A very informed and knowledgeable host

On behalf of recent podcast guest Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier,

“What a great conversation with Darren on strategic resilience in the workplace and my new book The Resilience Plan. Darren was very informed - he was *that host* who knows what question we want him to ask next. Thank you!”

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Brain Food for Leaders: Insightful, Entertaining, Educational

The Learn It All podcast is a must-listen for any leader looking to gain valuable insights and perspectives. Damon and the other hosts consistently ask the questions that often linger in my mind but go unasked. Their interviews with industry leaders are not only entertaining but also deeply educational. As the leader of my company, I find many of these episode to be a rich source of inspiration and practical advice. This podcast has become an essential part of my routine, providing me with the tools and knowledge to lead more effectively.

Lucille BR ,

“Love File” My new “go to” for overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Wow!
I just listened to the episode with Dr. Mechelle Roberthon. She was so inspiring!

I recently started a new role at my company and at times deal with impostor syndrome and get unsure of myself. From the convo with Dr. Mechelle, I learned about her “Love File” approach to boosting her confidence. I can’t wait to start my own!

I can’t wait to learn more from the learn more from the Learn-it-all podcast!

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