The life you live and the life you want are separated by one thing: YOU. What will you do in the next 24 hours to transform your life and work? Join your guide, sought-after keynote speaker and best-selling author Curtis Zimmerman as he shares insights from two decades of consulting with top corporations. Expect real stories and practical steps that will inspire immediate action and equip you to live your dream.
The Mindset You Need for Making a Career Pivot - with Grady Lenski
You’re in the in-between. You’ve decided to leave your current job, or maybe you’ve been laid off, and it’s time to write the next chapter. My next guest, Grady Lenski is a giant of the optical industry who recently reinvented himself and went from a corporate role to a consulting/entrepreneurial one. His mindset and perspectives on being in the in-between will empower you to claim agency in your career and write a next chapter that’s even better than your last. Listen in!
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When It Becomes Bigger Than You: Creating A Life of Impact - with Virginia Walden Ford
The quality of a child’s education can determine the quality of their life—and we live in a country of vast educational inequality. Virginia Walden Ford, my guest today, was a mother in D.C. who feared that she would lose her son to the streets unless he had better educational opportunity. Her journey to give him the schooling he needed led to a lifelong calling to give all parents and students the power to choose a school that meets their needs. She’s the subject of the 2019 film, Miss Virginia, and I’m so honored to have her on the show so that you can hear her story. In this episode, she shares universal lessons about the power of getting uncomfortable, how to mobilize large-scale change, overcome fear, and create a life of profound impact.
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Finding Passion and Purpose within Rapid Change the McDonald’s Way - with Stacy Vorhees
Can you see opportunity and purpose within the changes that are taking place? My next guest is an inspirational example of turning crisis into connection and pain points into purpose. Her name is Stacy Vorhees, and she’s the owner/operator of four McDonald’s restaurants. Whatever you thought about McDonald’s going into this podcast, Stacy is going to give you a new perspective on why their business model is such a success (especially in the midst of the pandemic), and how you can embrace passion and purpose in your own life and business too.
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Back to School 2020: The Power of School Choice in a Pandemic and Beyond - with Dr. Barbara Duncan and Liz Dreckman
How do we support teachers, protect students and provide quality education as the pandemic and back-to-school season collide? Today’s guests are going to help answer those questions. I’m interviewing Liz Dreckman and Dr. Barbara Duncan of School Choice Arizona, an organization that helps families find the best educational options for their kids and supports a network of over 450 schools. They’re sharing what we can expect for the upcoming school year, how we can better equip our families for remote learning, and what we need to know if our kids go back to the classroom. I’ve been in awe of Liz and Barbara’s hearts for children and the impact they’ve made since I’ve spoken at School Choice events for the past couple of years, and I’m so excited for you to hear their insights.
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Overcoming Your Fear of Failure
The number one thing that holds people back from their goals is the fear of failure—either the fear that their past failure defines them or that their future failure will. On today’s episode, I’m sharing everything I know about leaving behind old-scripts, putting down what you shouldn’t be carrying and living in the present so that you can step into the life that you deserve.
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Marketing That Surprises and Delights Millions - with Brad Pappas
How do you surprise and delight customers in a world where in-person experiences are off the table? What does employee engagement even mean when Zoom calls are the new norm? I know that if you’re a marketer or leader, you’re asking these questions. That’s why I’m thrilled to be interviewing Brad Pappas, an experiential marketing guru who I like to think of as the Willy Wonka of marketing. He is sharing the secrets to making consumers smile, coming up with fresh creative ideas, and bringing new life to brands—even during a pandemic.
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Livin the Dream
I have heard Curtis speak a number of times and getting to listen to him again via this podcast is such a blessing. Thank you Curtis for always giving me REAL ways to live positive!
I love listening to Curtis share real world stories of people doing tangible things to make a difference. His ideas and insights are to the point and I always learn something new! All the while I find myself smiling throughout, love the podcast👍. Thanks for what you do Curtis!
Curtis Zimmerman is the most inspiring man I have ever met. His book Living life at performance level has helped me change my life more than once.