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Have you ever been given a piece of life-changing advice so incredible that it rocked your world? Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, two of the countries most sought after speakers, discuss bite-sized, specific and compelling thoughts (shared with a rockstar guest) centered around the hottest topics. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, long for change or just enjoy powerful conversation, this weekly, edu-taining podcast will be music to your ears.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 155 Ratings

Have you ever been given a piece of life-changing advice so incredible that it rocked your world? Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, two of the countries most sought after speakers, discuss bite-sized, specific and compelling thoughts (shared with a rockstar guest) centered around the hottest topics. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, long for change or just enjoy powerful conversation, this weekly, edu-taining podcast will be music to your ears.

    HOW TO CLOSE OUT A PODCAST SHOW (w/ Jim & Brant)

    HOW TO CLOSE OUT A PODCAST SHOW (w/ Jim & Brant)

    "All good things..." Yep, after 5 fantastic years, we have decided to hang up our headphones and mics...for now. Our topic this week is "How to Close Out a Podcast Show". Come take one more ride with us on this final episode of Thoughts That Rock.
     
    TOPIC:  How to Close Out a Podcast Show
    GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant
     
    RESOURCES:

    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com


    Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com


    Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 41 min
    HOW TO UP YOUR EXECUTION GAME (w/ Donna Herbel)

    HOW TO UP YOUR EXECUTION GAME (w/ Donna Herbel)

    Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is speaker, trainer and executive coach, Donna Herbel. Donna is the Chief Igniter and founder of BluePhoenix Learning, a consultancy business designed to torch boundaries, ignite potential, and spark transformation in organizations and associations, especially those dedicated to mentorship and professional development.
     
    TOPIC:  How to Up Your Execution Game
    GUEST: Donna Herbel
     
    THOUGHT #1 - Craft Goals that Spark Action
    THOUGHT #2 - Stop Talking About the Whether - Shift from "Whether" to "How" to Make Multiple Paths Appear
    THOUGHT #3 - Ignite Self-Confidence

    CONNECT:

    Website: DonnaHerbel.com


    Website: BluePhoenixLearning.com


    Email: donna@donnaherbel.com


     
    DONNA HERBEL'S BIO:
    Donna Herbel is the Chief Igniter and founder of BluePhoenix Learning. Her mission? To torch boundaries, ignite potential, and spark transformation, all while setting performance ablaze!
    With a trailblazing past as Vice President of Culture andTraining at Perkins Restaurants & Bakery, Donna knows how to set leadership development and learning strategy on fire like nobody's business. But wait, there's more to this blazing inferno! As an executive coach, speaker, and trainer, she's also a torchbearer for non-profit organizations and associations dedicated to mentorship and professional development.
    Donna's infectious curiosity and passion for growth invites us all to join her on a journey to let our own flames burn brighter. 
    And when she's not lighting up the world of professional development, you can find her in the kitchen, setting off smoke alarms with her culinary experiments.
     
    RESOURCES:

    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com


    Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com


    Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 52 min
    HOW TO AMP UP BUSINESS THROUGH EXTREME HUMANISM (w/ Tom Peters)

    HOW TO AMP UP BUSINESS THROUGH EXTREME HUMANISM (w/ Tom Peters)

    Our guest this week--on a Classic Rewind episode--to share a few thoughts on this topic is management great, Tom Peters, who is the co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and is often tagged as the best business book ever written. He changed things up by laying down several great pieces of advice...and we relished them all. 

    TOPIC:  How to Amp Up Business Through Extreme Humanism
    GUEST: Tom Peters

    CONNECT:

    Website:TomPeters.com


    Website: ExcellenceNow.com


    Blog: Innovation


    Latest Book: Extreme Humanism


    Email: tom@tompeters.com


    Linkedin: Tom Peters


    Twitter: @tom_peters.


    TOM PETER'S BIO:
    Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. 
    Eighteen books, over 10 million copies and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. He has since written over 600 syndicated columns.
    What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” 
    Tom’s bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” 
    In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award.
     
    RESOURCES:

    The Black Whale - TheBlackWhale.com


    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com


    Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com


    Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 49 min
    HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR NEXT GREAD READ (w/ Jim, Brant and Nicole)

    HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR NEXT GREAD READ (w/ Jim, Brant and Nicole)

    In this Classic Rewind episode, we have an internal team discussion about Booky Call...our book discovery platform disguised as a dating app. Whether you are an author, publisher or a voracious reader, you will love hearing about all the nuances of the app and the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into building a brand around a singular concept.

    TOPIC:  How to Discover Your Next Great Read
    GUEST: No Outside Guests; an Internal Discussion with the Booky Call team

    CONNECT:

    Website: BookyCall.com


    Email: Lea@BookyCall.com


    Instagram: BookyCallApp


    Linkedin: Booky Call


    Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    RESOURCES:

    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 1 hr
    HOW TO ADD CONSULTANCY TO YOUR BUSINESS WITH ZERO DOLLARS (w/ Phil Gerbyshak)

    HOW TO ADD CONSULTANCY TO YOUR BUSINESS WITH ZERO DOLLARS (w/ Phil Gerbyshak)

    Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is our good friend and repeat super star, Phil Gerbyshak. Phil is a renowned small business expert, celebrated author, and sought-after keynote speaker, boasting over two decades of rich experience in sales and marketing. His new book, Zero Dollar Consultancy, is the impetus for this specific topic.
     
    TOPIC:  How to Add Consultancy to Your Business for Zero Dollars
    GUEST: Phil Gerbyshak
     
    THOUGHT #1 - Understand What You Are an Expert At
    THOUGHT #2 - Have Proof You Have Done Some Work
    THOUGHT #3 - Work Your Warm Network - Referrals are Key!
     
    CONNECT:

    Website: PhilGerby.com


    Email: Phil@SpeakerFlow.com


    Book: Zero Dollar Consultancy: How to Start Your Consulting with Little or No Money!


    Podcast: The Leadership Show


     
    PHIL GERBYSHAK'S BIO:
    Phil Gerbyshak is a renowned small business expert, celebrated author, and keynote speaker, boasting over two decades of rich experience in sales and marketing. Throughout his illustrious career, he has lent his expertise to a plethora of enterprises, ranging from Wall Street firms to Main Street establishments, such as BNP Paribas, BambooHR, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Strong Investments, Robert W. Baird, Hudson Business Lounge, Brunswick Billiards, CK Electric, and numerous others.
    Phil's vast repertoire includes not only sales roles but also consultancy and coaching, having honed a profound understanding of business strategies and methodologies that drive revenue growth. He underscores the essence of personalized selling, fostering robust client relationships, and the indispensable role of technology in contemporary commerce.
    On top of his vast experience, Phil has earned accolades as a prolific writer and charismatic speaker. His bibliography includes an array of books focusing on sales and marketing, with the latest being Zero Dollar Consultancy. Furthermore, he's a sought-after keynote speaker, leaving his mark at international conferences and events.
    With his captivating speaking style, deep-seated experience, and extensive knowledge, Phil Gerbyshak is an ideal candidate to deliver compelling insights on technology-integrated selling for the modern business professional. His pragmatic advice and strategies, deeply rooted in real-life experience, serve as invaluable tools for business professionals navigating today's dynamic and tech-driven landscape. Learn more about Phil at PhilGerby.com
     
    RESOURCES:

    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com


    Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com


    Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 37 min
    HOW TO GET BUSY LIVIN' (w/ Phil Street)

    HOW TO GET BUSY LIVIN' (w/ Phil Street)

    Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is 30+ year Hospitality veteran, Phil Street. Phil is the founder of 3 businesses all operating in and around the world of Hospitality: 1) Momentum Hospitality Recruitment, a boutique recruitment company sourcing talent into senior positions globally, 2) The Curriculum Vitae, a careers coaching and mentoring business and 3) “Hospitality Meets…” an award-winning Podcast taking a light-hearted look into the stories and journeys of people within the industry.  

    TOPIC:  How to Get Busy Livin'
    GUEST: Phil Street
     
    THOUGHT #1 - Find Your Legacy Vision (for True Life Change)
    THOUGHT #2 - Focus on the Things You CAN Do
    THOUGHT #3 - Find Some Joy Every Day
     
    CONNECT:

    Website: HospitalityMeets.co.uk


    Podcast: HospitalityMeets.co.uk/episodes


    Instagram: @philjstreet


    Linked In: Phil Street FIH



    PHIL STREET'S BIO:
    Phil Street has a career spanning 30 years within hospitality covering the Hotel, Cruise lines and Contract Catering sectors and remains as passionate as ever about promoting hospitality as a wonderful career. 
    He is now the Founder of 3 businesses all operating in and around the world of Hospitality: Momentum Hospitality Recruitment, a boutique recruitment company sourcing talent into senior positions globally, The Curriculum Vitae, a careers coaching and mentoring business and “Hospitality Meets…” an award-winning Podcast taking a light-hearted look into the stories and journeys of people within the industry. 
    Phil also hosts and produces the “I’m In” podcast for the Institute of Hospitality, with each episode discussing a key topic for the industry with guests coming from within the IOH membership.
    On the back of two health diagnoses at age 39 that rocked him to his core, Phil is now a passionate pursuer and learner of the power of the mind, in overcoming adversity and believes that everything that you could ever wish for, is on the other side of that inevitable challenge, and that you can have an awful lot of fun figuring out what you are capable of along the way.
     
    RESOURCES:

    Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com


    Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com


    Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com


    Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com


    Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com 



    Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com



    Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com



    Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com



    Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com



    Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com


    Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org


    Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com


    Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com


    Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel



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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

C KRAM ,

Truly rocks!

These dudes have it dialed in. Great topics and guests are always key but having people that know how to interview is the sweet spot to tease out the gems. Jim and Brandt have it in spades!

Dana N - Fan of Podcasts ,

Three Thoughts on why this podcast Rocks: Fun, Funny, and Fantastic Insights

Jim and Brant offer so much insight on making powerful connections and growing as a human and leader all while being hilarious, entertaining, and compassionate. These guys are a master class of self-help and education rolled into two rockstar packages. They walk the walk in all they preach and that makes it even easier to eat up all the info they dish out on this podcast!

VP, Customer Experience ,

Stairway to your favorite podcast

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