Leadership guru Adam Mendler goes one on one with America’s most accomplished and insightful people on how they made it to the top and how you can too. Each episode features a wealth of practical, actionable advice from a leading CEO, founder, athlete, celebrity, influencer or general / admiral. Learn how to lead in today’s landscape, become your best self and excel personally and professionally – in thirty minutes.
Episode 203: Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Pronger
One of the greatest hockey players of all time and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Chris Pronger was a six-time all-star, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, an NHL MVP, and a Stanley Cup champion. Chris joins Adam to share his journey and his best lessons learned along the way. Chris and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: leadership, teamwork, motivation, mental toughness, mentorship, entrepreneurship, culture, and much more.
Episode 202: Red Robin CEO G.J. Hart
GJ Hart is the CEO of Red Robin, where he leads a billion-dollar business that consists of more than 500 restaurants and roughly 25,000 employees. GJ joins Adam to share his journey and his best lessons and advice. GJ and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: leadership, career development, building winning teams and cultures, building customer-centric businesses, navigating setbacks, the restaurant business, franchising, and much more.
Episode 201: General Michael Garrett
General Michael Garrett is a retired four-star general who spent nearly four decades serving in the Army, including more than a decade in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. General Garrett led the United States Army Forces Command, the largest organization in the Army, consisting of roughly 750,000 soldiers and 100,000 civilians. General Garrett joins Adam to share his journey and his best lessons on leadership and life.
Episode 200: Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez
A former Fortune 500 CEO and Cabinet member, Carlos Gutierrez was the CEO of Kellogg - the youngest CEO in Kellogg history and the only Latino CEO of a Fortune 500 company at the time - and subsequently the United States Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Gutierrez joins Adam to share his journey and his best lessons learned along the way. Secretary Gutierrez and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: leadership, career development, sales, building winning teams and cultures, mentorship, and much more.
Episode 199: Mailchimp CEO Rania Succar
Rania Succar is the CEO of Mailchimp, the leading email marketing and automation company. Mailchimp helps 13 million customers around the world send more than a half billion emails every day. Rania joins Adam to share her journey and her best lessons and advice. Rania and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: leadership, career development, hiring, innovation, email marketing, work-life balance, and more.
Episode 198: Brooks CEO Jim Weber
Jim Weber is the CEO of Brooks, which he led from the verge of bankruptcy to more than a billion dollars in annual revenue and transformed into a leader in the running shoe market. Jim joins Adam to share his journey and his best lessons and advice. Jim and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: leading people and teams, leading a turnaround, lessons from working with Warren Buffett, branding, culture, personal and professional development, and much more.
Adam asks the best questions- have not found anyone else that comes close.
Adam and his guests have an incredible wealth of knowledge and make it accessible and helpful for listeners. Great listen for anyone wanting to take their leadership
A Must for Anyone in Business!
Such a terrific podcast for anyone, but especially for anyone in business. The stories that Adam is able to draw out of his guests are truly inspirational, and a must for anyone going through the ups and downs of building a business!