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 93: Orlando Magic Co-Founder Pat Williams
The recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, Pat Williams spent more than 50 years in the NBA, leading 4 NBA front offices and co-founding an NBA franchise, the Orlando Magic. Pat joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Pat and Adam discuss leadership, mentorship, negotiations, sales, basketball, and what leaders can learn from Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, John Wooden, Chuck Daly, and Jerry West.
Episode 92: Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti
Randy Garutti is the CEO of Shake Shack, where he leads one of America’s favorite fast-casual chains, with more than 350 locations around the world. Randy joins Adam to share his journey and best advice across a wide range of topics. Randy and Adam discuss how Randy and Danny Meyer transformed Shake Shake from a hot dog stand into a multibillion-dollar business; takeaways from navigating the PPP controversy; and lessons on leadership, success, growth, mentorship, customer centricity, hiring, and much more
Episode 91: Otis Worldwide CEO Judy Marks
Judy Marks leads one of America’s largest public companies and is one of only 23 female Fortune 250 CEOs. The CEO of Otis Worldwide - the largest elevator company in the world - Judy runs a business with a market cap in excess of $35 billion. Judy joins Adam to share her best lessons learned on her way to the top of corporate America and while leading once there. Judy and Adam cover a wide range of topics: leadership, mentorship, innovation, customer centricity, diversity and inclusion, and much more.
Episode 90: #1 NYT Bestselling Author Jay Shetty
A leading voice on the topic of mindfulness, Jay Shetty is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and is one of the world’s most successful online content creators, with more than 40 million followers across social media platforms. Jay joins Adam to share his journey and best advice. Jay and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: personal and professional development; motivation; marketing and branding; mental health and mindfulness; time management and focus; innovation; and much more.
Episode 89: Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams
A former Fortune 100 CEO, Ron Williams led the turnaround of the healthcare giant Aetna, which was subsequently acquired by CVS. Ron currently sits on the boards of three Fortune 100 companies: American Express, Boeing, and Johnson & Johnson. Ron joins Adam to share his journey from the South Side of Chicago to the top of corporate America and his best lessons learned along the way. Ron and Adam discuss leadership, management, overcoming obstacles, failure, hiring, diversity and inclusion, and much more.
Episode 88: Jillian Michaels
One of America’s leading fitness experts, Jillian Michaels was the star of the hit TV show The Biggest Loser and is an 8-time New York Times bestselling author. Jillian joins Adam to share her journey, lessons learned, and best advice across a wide range of topics. Jillian and Adam discuss personal and professional development; overcoming obstacles and failures; motivation; fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness; leadership and entrepreneurship; and more.
Adam and his guests’ insights are invaluable. The show is a must-listen for business owners and leaders.
excellent content. well presented. enjoyed
Adam has a great way of getting interesting info from his guests. He does a good job at directing conversations that actually teach listeners how to improve their careers and leadership skills. I also love how they are quick and straight to the point.