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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova Tiffani Bova

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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

    Make it Happen with Dre Baldwin

    Make it Happen with Dre Baldwin

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am thrilled to welcome Dre Baldwin to the What’s Next! Podcast. In just 5 years, Dre Baldwin went from his high school team's bench to a 9-year professional basketball career. At the same time, Dre built a content publishing empire. Blogging since 2005 and publishing videos to YouTube starting in 2006, Dre has published over 7,000 videos with his content being viewed over 73 million times. Dre's daily Work On Your Game Podcast has over 3 million listeners and Dre has given 4 TED Talks and authored 27 books. I am beyond excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with  Dre Baldwin!
    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone who needs to be more disciplined, build their confidence, shore up their mental toughness, or help taking some personal initiative.
    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… From Division Three to Pro-Ball, Dre Baldwin shares his journey and his philosophy on discipline, confidence, mental toughness, and personal initiative. With over 73 million views across platforms and a strong, honest brand, Dre Baldwin is making his mark. In this episode, we discuss when you most need discipline, finding your anchor–your why, creating confidence through discipline, and choosing to become your highest level self. Can you push through even when environmental factors are fighting you? Do you have the mental toughness and the personal initiative? These are all things you must continually renew… Dre will help you ask yourself better questions that will lead to better answers and these better habits! Challenge yourself to come up with better solutions in this episode with Dre!
    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Asking yourself better questions with Dre!
     
    Running time: 29:52
     
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    • 29 min
    Dream Your Life, Live Your Dream with Gordana Biernat

    Dream Your Life, Live Your Dream with Gordana Biernat

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 

      

    This week I am thrilled to bring you a special episode of the What’s Next! Podcast, an encore of my LinkedIn Live chat with Gordana Biernat. Gordana is an Author, Motivational Speaker, Thinker and Change Architect, a Super Soul 100 Teacher, and part of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul 100 Team. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History, as well as studies in Psychology, Communication, and Media at Lund University in Sweden. Her book  “#KnowTheTruth - Why Knowing Who You Are Changes Everything" is an international bestseller and she has written for various publications, among them Oprah.com, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Sunday Paper, and Times of India. I am so excited to bring you this episode with Gordana Biernat on the What’s Next! Podcast! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… everyone. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Gordana Biernat is here to help you shift your perspective and live your dream life. In this conversation, Gordana creates a space to tackle the idea of change, limiting beliefs, and connecting to your authentic core. The thought of change is often far scarier than the change itself–don’t fear change, embrace it. Choose to be more mindful, take care of yourself, make time to focus and be present. Be the guardian of your own mind, and spread kindness–not only to others, but yourself as well. Make space for the important inner work of connecting with your authentic self and see where it can take you. 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Gordana’s generosity of spirit and commitment and clarity to being the guardian of her own life and mind. 

     

    Running time: 41:35 

      

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    • 41 min
    The Secret Lives of Customers with David Duncan

    The Secret Lives of Customers with David Duncan

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am thrilled to welcome my friend, David Duncan to the What’s Next! Podcast. David is a managing director at Innosight, where he works with leaders to create customer-centric teams, strategies, and organizations. He is the coauthor of two previous books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, written with the legendary Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. A leading authority on the theory and application of jobs to be done, Duncan has extensive experience conducting market investigations around the world. Prior to Innosight, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and earned a PhD in physics from Harvard. I am so excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with David Duncan!
     
    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… if you are struggling to understand who your customer is, and why they behave the way they do, this is the episode for you! 
     
    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Customers are endlessly surprising and constantly changing… If you’ve often found yourself at a loss when it comes to your customers and why they make the choices that they do, David is here to point you in the right direction and demystify your customer conundrum. According to David, a job to be done is a problem that someone has, or a goal they want to achieve in a particular context or circumstance–the progress someone is trying to achieve in a given circumstance. Progress encompasses both the goal and the ongoing effort to address the problem. As an entity you are trying to sell an experience, or expectation, or solution that gets your customer to that end goal. David breaks down his work and his newest book: The Secret Lives of Customers: A Detective Story About Solving the Mystery of Customer Behavior. Let’s solve that mystery with David Duncan!
     
    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… David provides such a great framework for understanding what it is you are buying and selling and the problems you and your customers are trying to solve in the process!
     
    Running time: 34:21
     
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    • 34 min
    Big Little Breakthroughs with Josh Linkner

    Big Little Breakthroughs with Josh Linkner

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am absolutely thrilled to bring you a special BONUS episode of the What’s Next! Podcast, an encore of my LinkedIn Live chat with good friend of the show, Josh Linkner! Josh is a creative troublemaker who started his career as a jazz guitarist and then went on to become the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Today, he serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, father of four, and a professional-level jazz guitarist. He is a world-renown expert on innovation, disruption, and hyper-growth leadership. I am so excited to bring you this episode with  Josh Linkner on the What’s Next! Podcast!
     
    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… entrepreneurs, purveyors of ideas, and those yet to be sparked into innovation and entrepreneurship!
     
    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Creativity is a skill that can be built and developed, it isn’t a rare talent granted to a select few. Josh is here to help us dissect the anatomy of any idea and how you too can be a part of the “creative wizardry” we know as innovation and entrepreneurship. How can you build rituals and rewards into an organization that cultivates desired outcomes? How do you implement techniques that bring ideas to the surface? It’s all discipline, not magic. It’s all reps and iteration. So, let’s take a look under the microscope with Josh!
     
    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Josh’s suggestions for how to incorporate more creativity and innovation into our everyday lives!
     
    Running time: 39:10
     
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    • 39 min
    What Really Matters: Focusing In with David Wood

    What Really Matters: Focusing In with David Wood

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am thrilled to welcome David Wood to the What’s Next! Podcast. A former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies (including Sony Music, Chanel, and Exxon) David Wood  left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build the world’s largest coaching business. He became #1 on Google for “life coaching”, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. Alongside his clients’ successes, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, severe anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! He is the author of “Get Paid For Who You Are,” with a foreword by Jack Canfield and he was nominated to the Transformational Leadership Council alongside thought leaders like Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson. David coaches rock star entrepreneurs to double their revenue faster, overcome “Shiny Object Syndrome,” and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur and human. I am so excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with David Wood! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… entrepreneurs, managers, leaders, and anyone struggling with “Shiny Object Syndrome” or making it to the next level! 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… If you’re looking to amplify your career, your direction, or your values system, if you’re looking to improve your sales, marketing, conversion rate or overall outcomes, or if you simply want to be a better leader and manager, David’s got quite the episode for you. He breaks down coachings, focusing in on what really matters, and overcoming Shiny Object Syndrome so that you can truly make an impact. And if you’ve ever been interested in professional coaching or how exactly a coach like David can help you and/or your organization reach your goals, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… David’s perspective on focus, accountability, discipline, and follow-up! 

     

    Running time: 33:08 

      

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    • 33 min
    The Fearless Organization with Amy Edmondson

    The Fearless Organization with Amy Edmondson

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 

    This week I am thrilled to welcome Amy Edmondson to the What’s Next! Podcast. Amy is an American scholar of leadership, teaming, and organizational learning who is currently the Novartis Professor of Leadership at the Harvard Business School. She has been recognized by the bi-annual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #3 in 2019; she also received the organization’s Breakthrough Idea Award in 2019 and Talent Award in 2017.  She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth, offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages. I am beyond thrilled to be speaking with Amy Edmondson on the What’s Next! Podcast! 

     

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders, team members, those afraid to use their voice, and those who are afraid of not having all the answers! 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… We live in a world where expertise is increasingly narrower and deeper than ever before, and Amy wants you to know that it is okay not to know ALL the answers. In fact, NOBODY knows all the answers! The world is changing so fast that even if you knew everything “today,” it’s a given you wouldn’t know everything that there was to know “tomorrow.” So, according to Amy, you might as well get comfortable with not knowing and learn to turn it into something positive as opposed to shameful. Being comfortable with not knowing and being open to constantly learning is more critical than ever before in a world that is suddenly, drastically different and requiring more flexibility than ever before. To that end, Amy is tackling what she calls “psychological safety.” It’s okay to speak up–it’s necessary–and it’s important to ask for help. There should be a conviction in you that it is okay to speak up and that your voice is welcome. It is incumbent upon great teams and great leaders to create an environment where it is safe, encouraged, and rewarded to take the risk and speak up–even when and especially when it isn’t “good news.” If you listen people will speak! 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… There should be a conviction in you that it is okay to speak up and that your voice is welcome. 

     

    Running time: 32:46 

      

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Thanks Tiffani!

What's Next consistently features dynamic interviews with the most incredible people - if you’re currently a business owner, entrepreneur, or want to be one in the future than this podcast should be part of your weekly content diet.

EggScapes ,

You’re in for an Awesome Experience

Tiffany is so knowledgeable and insightful that I’m ready to make you a bet: when you’ve finished any one of her podcasts, you’ll have received from her a fabulous gift. What’s that gift? She’ll leave you feeling energized and ready to be your best self! A pretty nice gift, wouldn’t you say?

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Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Tiffani, host of the What's Next! podcast, highlights all aspects of business, management and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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