28 episodes

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 52 Ratings

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

    Waverly Willis

    Waverly Willis

    A man who went from being an All-American high school football star, to homeless and on drugs in less than a year. Waverly Willis has overcome so much: drug addiction; chronic homelessness, and at one point, running for his life; severe obesity and cancer too... Yet with seemingly limitless resilience and with faith and persistence, today's Up2 guest is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and family man. And even though lawmakers seek his advice, and media outlets want to tell his story, Waverly never forgets what he's been through and that he's just a regular guy.

    • 48 min
    Dr David Agus: Driven by Hope and Inspiration

    Dr David Agus: Driven by Hope and Inspiration

    Dr. David Agus is one of the most sought after physicians in the world. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had Dr. Agus lead his medical team for years; More recently, Larry Ellison, the billionaire chairman of Oracle, asked Dr. Agus to create the most innovative medical research center in the U.S. And Howard Stern even calls our Up2 guest, his doctor! Most importantly, Dr. Agus deploys his passion for health to treat all of his patients with an informed-intensity and willingness to do all that is possible in pursuit of the "End of Illness."

    • 52 min
    John DiJulius: Finding the Gift in Every Situation

    John DiJulius: Finding the Gift in Every Situation

    John DiJulius travels the globe working with the most-respected companies on their customer experience. Starbucks. Disney. The Ritz Carlton.... Having overcome significant challenges in his own life -- like being asked to retake every year of elementary school -- John ultimately failed out of college, and also dealt with major family challenges.  Successfully navigating these curves in the road, John has built two award-winning businesses, and is now asked to speak around the world about his positive outlook and his commitment to service excellence.   John tells every story with a smile and he motivates and inspires everyone around him.

    • 53 min
    General Laura Lenderman: Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

    General Laura Lenderman: Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

    Brigadier General Lenderman became the youngest general in the Air Force two years ago, after serving as a war-time pilot and on the Joint Chiefs staff. Today she is responsible for thousands of people and billions in our Defense budget, yet she is convinced that leadership still comes down to relationships and love. Tune in as Gen. Lenderman gives Adam a rare glimpse into the daily life of an active duty general.

    • 48 min
    Ted Souder: 20 Years at Google and Looking Ahead

    Ted Souder: 20 Years at Google and Looking Ahead

    Ted Souder has spent his career on the leading edge of information technology. His ability to understand the importance that tech plays in the lives of individuals and businesses has led him to work at some of the most well known companies in the world, including America Online and Google for the past 20 years. Listen in to discover what Ted sees next on the tech horizon.

    • 50 min
    Reflecting on Season 2: a Micro Episode

    Reflecting on Season 2: a Micro Episode

    Season 2 saw another full lineup of remarkably accomplished and humble leaders, -- a Heisman Trophy winner; a world-renowned heart surgeon; and several business leaders. Join Adam Kaufman, Dave Douglas (producer), and special guest, Madison Cichocki as they reflect on some of their favorite moments from the season.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Bo 9 ,

Great interviews Great Content

Adam does an incredible job getting beyond the fluff and platitudes to the core of what his guests are about

John Farrall ,

Thank you Adam!

Really enjoy the conversations you have with your guests!

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Profoundly Influential for the Young Business Leader

Adam Kaufman has done a phenomenal job brining together some of the most humble and charismatic leaders across different industries. There is a wealth of wisdom and great ideas to be taken away from the conversations had on this podcast. I’d highly recommend this to the young professional looking to pursue their dream of becoming excellent in their respective field.

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