300 episodes

Unleashed explores how to thrive as an independent professional.

Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional Will Bachman

    • Careers
    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

Unleashed explores how to thrive as an independent professional.

    306. Kwame Christian shares three steps to resolve conflicts

    306. Kwame Christian shares three steps to resolve conflicts

    Kwame Christian, the Founder and Director of the American Negotiation Institute, is an expert in mediation and conflict resolution, serving a range of corporate and government clients.
    Links:
    American Negotiation Institute:
    https://americannegotiationinstitute.com/
    Kwame is the author of Nobody Will Play With Me: Using Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict
    https://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Will-Play-Compassionate-Confidence/dp/0578414368/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nobody+will+play+with+me&qid=1593376796&sr=8-1
    See Kwame's TEDxDayton talk "Finding Confidence in Conflict"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Zg65eK9XU&t=11s

    • 44 min
    305. Cyrus Massoumi, founder of ZocDoc, shares four keys to a successful startup

    305. Cyrus Massoumi, founder of ZocDoc, shares four keys to a successful startup

    Cyrus Massoumi is one of the three founders of ZocDoc, an online medical care appointment booking service that has raised over $280 million in funding and currently has roughly 600 employees.
    Cyrus has stepped down from his role as CEO of ZocDoc. In this episode, he shares the three pillars of his current activities:
    1) Philanthropy
    2) His efforts to solve the problem of "lost," manifested in a new company he founded, Shadow, which has an app that helps reunite lost dogs with their owners: https://shadowapp.com/
    3) Investing along with his partner through their fund Humbition
     

    • 40 min
    304. Davis Nguyen on how to get a consulting firm offer

    304. Davis Nguyen on how to get a consulting firm offer

    David Nguyen is the Founder of My Consulting Offer, a firm that helps experienced professionals and students get job offers from the top management consulting firms.
    In this episode, David shares his firm's process, and what explains how his firm manages to help 85% of its clients get an offer from a top firm.
    To learn more, visit:
    https://www.myconsultingoffer.org/
     

    • 41 min
    303. Nick Kane on sales training best practices

    303. Nick Kane on sales training best practices

    Nick Kane is a Managing Partner at Janek Performance Group, which provides sales training, coaching, and consulting.
    Learn more about Janek Performance Group at:
    https://www.janek.com/

    • 37 min
    302. Srikumar Rao on using mental models to achieve an extraordinary life

    302. Srikumar Rao on using mental models to achieve an extraordinary life

    Srikumar Rao developed the groundbreaking course "Creativity and Personal Mastery" at Columbia Business School, which I had the good fortune to take in 2003.
    It is the only business school course in the world with its own active alumni association - including annual retreats for CPM alums.
    Srikumar has taught this course at other top business schools and delivered a program based on the course to many corporate clients.
    He is running an online program that is currently taking applications: https://theraoinstitute.com/cpm-online-2020/
    He is the author of two books:
    1) Are YOU Ready to Succeed?: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life
    2) Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful - No Matter What
    In this episode, Srikumar discusses several mental models, including:
    "Good thing, bad thing, who knows?"
    and
    "Don't shoot the second arrow."

    • 59 min
    301. Jim Peters, COO of Rite Aid, on leading during the pandemic

    301. Jim Peters, COO of Rite Aid, on leading during the pandemic

    Jim Peters is the Chief Operating Officer at Rite Aid, which is number 150 on the Fortune 500, with $21.7 billion in revenue in 2019.
    For the three years prior to joining Rite Aid, Jim ran his own boutique consulting firm serving healthcare and life sciences companies.
    In this episode, Jim discusses the steps Rite Aid has taken during the coronavirus epidemic to keep its employees and customers safe. 
    Jim also covers the innovation initiatives Rite Aid has underway, including steps to help pharmacists operate at the top of their license.
    For more on Rite Aid, download this 2020 Investor Day presentation:
    https://www.riteaid.com/content/dam/riteaid-web/corporate/investor-relations/analyst-day/20200316_Rite_Aid_Analyst_Day_Presentation.pdf

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

_M_R_p(^_^)q ,

Treasure Trove of Content

This podcast provides an excellent mix of relevant topics, interesting discussion, and pragmatic advice. If you can’t find an episode of Unleashed that is relevant to what you’re working on, then you’re not looking hard enough.

kool Nate ,

Skip the hard knocks !

With ~300 podcasts any independent consultant can pick from the library to earn more in less time. Thank you Will and team.

bludvl ,

Essential to independent consultants

This is filled with the info you need when you are ready for your consulting company to “grow up”. I thought I knew how to manage my independent consulting firm...and truth be told I was actually doing ok. Then, by listening to Will’s podcast, I’ve learned how to unlock the potential in my approach. A wonderful mix of the “nuts and bolts” with more theoretical content to get your firm to the success it can achieve.

Top Podcasts In Careers

Listeners Also Subscribed To