School for Startups Radio

On 60 AmFm stations around the US, the show argues that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur when they forget creativity, risk, and passion! Join host Jim Beach, bestselling McGraw-Hill Author for his SBA award winning nationally syndicated radio show. Copy an idea, execute it better, start with less than $5,000 and reserve passion for family & religion.

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2 days ago

Rob Bier – Smooth Scaling Managing Partner of Trellis Partners and Author of Smooth Scaling: Twenty Rituals to Build a Friction-Free Organization
Rob Bier is a seasoned expert in building high-performance organizations, with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. He has worked with over 40 scale-ups, including six that became unicorns and one that reached decacorn status during the time he supported them. Some of his clients include, Traveloka, Trax Retail, NinjaVan, Ajaib, Kredivo, and PropertyGuru. His outstanding track record as an advisor is based on strong foundations: he built two successful companies of his own: Sparck, a fintech acquired by Citigroup, and antfactory, a pioneering venture capital firm and venture builder in Europe. Prior to that he spent 12 years as a senior partner in the Organizational Performance practice of Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), the leading strategy firm. He has also served on the Management Advisory Board of TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $21 Bn under management. Rob advises CEOs, runs powerful top team workshops, and leads organizational transformation projects. Regardless of how he engages, Rob’s mission remains constant: equipping leaders with the insights, skills, and tools to become master organization builders, unlocking the highest performance levels within their organizations, and achieving smooth scaling.Scott Doorley & Carissa Carter – Authors of Assembling Tomorrow
Scott Doorley is a writer, designer, and the creative director at the Stanford He has overseen everything from books to workspaces to digital products and initiatives focused on the future of learning and design. He co-wrote the book Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration and teaches courses in design communication. His work has been featured in museums from San Jose to Helsinki and in publications such as Architecture + Urbanism and the New York Times.
Carissa Carter is a designer, geoscientist, and the academic director at the Stanford She’s the author of The Secret Language of Maps: How to Tell Visual Stories with Data, and teaches design courses on emerging technologies, climate change, and data visualization. Her work on designing with machine learning and blockchain has earned multiple design awards, including Fast Company Innovation and Core 77 awards.

4 days ago

Melanie Deziel – Content Fuel Super Creator and Author of Prove It: Exactly How Modern Marketers Earn Trust
Melanie Deziel is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock their creative potential and organize their creative efforts. As a keynote speaker, author, and award-winning branded content creator, Melanie has spent her career developing the skills to think differently and discover new ways to engage audiences through content. She is the author of “The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas” as well as “Prove It: Exactly How Modern Marketers Earn Trust” and the co-founder of The Creator Kitchen mastermind for creatives. Having been the first-ever editor of branded content at The New York Times, a founding member of HuffPost’s brand storytelling team, and Director of Creative Strategy for Time Inc’s 35 US magazines, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on how content can be used as a strategic tool, and how processes can help unlock its power. Her  passion for teaching creativity and content processes extends to academia. She has developed and taught graduate-level content marketing courses for both Fairleigh Dickinson University and City University of New York, and frequently guest-lectures for the many universities that use her books as texts, including NYU, Syracuse, Temple and the University of Connecticut’s Werth Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In addition to delivering keynotes, leading workshops, and coaching clients on organized creativity, Melanie is also the co-founder of both The Convoy and GroupUps, B2B marketplaces that help small businesses save money so they can invest more in themselves and their communities. She advises multiple other startups and also serves as a judge for several industry awards.Dr. Dhru Beeharilal – Founder of Nayan Leadership – Mindset Expert
Dr. Dhru Beeharilal is a popular speaker, Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) and founder of Nayan Leadership. He partners with his clients on their hero’s journey to build resilience and strengthen their mindset in order to be more effective, empowered, authentic, and creative leaders, business owners, and human beings. His approach combines traditional coaching with the Japanese philosophies of Ikigai (a well rounded life) and Bushido. By way of background,  he believes that while there are a number of things that contribute to success – skills, work ethic and resiliency just to name a few. But most of all, mindset is a huge determinate for individual and team success. He enjoys indulging in his creativity, whether he’s coaching executives, hosting events, speaking at conferences, or just exploring the world with his faithful K-9 companion, Hachi. Dhru helps his clients and organization to encourage and inspire meaningful, intentional, and effective action in order to make the world a more mindful, authentic, and innovative place. To embrace work-life balance and create healthy beliefs and behaviours in order to achieve better results.

6 days ago

Dakin Campbell – Chief Finance Correspondent of Business Insider’s and Author of Going Public: How Silicon Valley Rebels Loosened Wall Street’s Grip on the IPO and Sparked a Revolution
Dakin Campbell is Business Insider’s chief finance correspondent, writing features and conducting investigations into Wall Street’s largest and most powerful firms. He has written extensively about Goldman Sachs and the challenges its CEO has faced in his first few years on the job. Campbell joined Insider in April 2018 from Bloomberg News, where he spent a decade writing for its wire service and magazines. His writing has led to the resignation of the nation’s busiest bankruptcy judge, and spurred a group of powerful Senators to scrutinize the bankruptcy of a private prison healthcare company. Before joining the investigations team, he covered Wall Street for 15 years. Goldman Sachs’ CEO began leasing a plane just days after Dakin uncovered the executive’s extensive personal use of the corporate jet. Dakin joined Insider in April 2018 from Bloomberg News, where he spent a decade writing for its wire service and magazines. He holds a BS from Cornell University, an MS in journalism from Columbia University, and a CFA charter. His first book, Going Public, was published in July 2022.Carla Fowler, MD PhD – Founder of THAXA Performance Science Coaching
Carla Fowler, MD PhD founded THAXA out of a passion for performance science, where the fields of strategy, productivity, and psychology intersect. Since its inception in 2013, THAXA’s scientific approach to individualized coaching has attracted a devoted client base of dozens of executives at firms ranging from Fortune 500 technology companies to venture-backed startups to innovative nonprofits. Carla’s coaching methods draw upon the multidisciplinary field of performance science to generate the best ideas surrounding strategy, execution, and mindset to assist leaders in their endeavors. Over the past 10 years, she has distilled the key principles of performance into understandable concepts and a method that helps leaders incorporate these ideas into their day-to-day performance, helping them go faster and improving their results. Outside of her coaching, Carla truly enjoys sharing her key performance principles with audiences while engaging in thought-provoking conversations surrounding her passion for performance science. Carla graduated from Brown University magna cum laude, earned her MD and PhD at the University of Washington, and completed her internship in general surgery at Stanford University. THAXA ditches the self-help fluff and rewires the brains of busy executives. For over ten years, her unique blend of strategy, productivity, and science has helped leaders crush their goals at Fortune 500 giants, scrappy startups, and mission-driven nonprofits.

Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Ashley Stark – Co-owner of We Grow Hair Indy and Peri Hair
Ashley Stark is co-owner of We Grow Hair Indy and Transitions of Indiana, an Indianapolis-based hair restoration and replacement clinic. She knows and thinks a lot about hair, so it’s no surprise that her new company is hair-related. She’s launched Peri Hair, an affordable, premium hair care product that focuses on both scalp and hair care. By creating a natural product focused on a more holistic approach (other products focus on either hair or scalp), she’s meeting a need she saw at We Grow Hair Indy. Peri Hair is an example of adjacent entrepreneurship. A recent McKinsey study shows that CEOs who pursue adjacent and breakout businesses that build on a competitive advantage deliver significantly higher shareholder returns than their peers.  Ashley is available to speak about her adjacent entrepreneurship journey and why it might be a successful tactic for other business owners. Having closely collaborated with trichologists and stylists on her team, she made it her mission to master the complexities surrounding hair and scalp health. The clinic and full salon in Indy offer a wide range of products catering to both medical-grade scalp concerns and salon-grade needs. Recognizing the potential in merging the finest elements from both industries, Ashley worked to craft an exceptional clean product line dedicated to promoting both scalp and hair health. For Ashley, this journey has been a longstanding dream finally realized. Witnessing the fruition of her vision is a source of immense joy and fulfillment. Being a mother of two young children, Ashley understands the importance of having all-in-one hair care products that deliver premium results, ensuring her hair looks its best even without styling. As the co-founder of Peri, Ashley is committed to providing high-quality, natural hair care products designed to nourish, strengthen, and enhance the natural beauty of every hair type. Without using harsh ingredients like sulfates, silicones, and parabens, Peri’s products ensure exceptional manageability, leaving hair feeling soft, nourished, protected, and detangled. With a focus on premium ingredients sourced from sustainable and ethically responsible suppliers, Peri not only promotes healthy hair practices but also prioritizes environmental sustainability and social responsibility.Scott Mautz – Leadership Expert and Author of The Mentally Strong Leader: Build the Habits to Productively Regulate Your Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors 
Scott Mautz is the founder and CEO of Profound Performance™, a keynote, training, and coaching company. Mautz is a former Procter & Gamble executive who successfully ran four of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, he is also the multi award-winning author of Leading from the Middle, Find the Fire, and Make It Matter. Mautz has been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by The Chief Executives Guild and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by, He is faculty on reserve at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for Executive Education and is a top instructor at LinkedIn Learning. He lives in San Diego.

Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

Jim Schleckser – Founder & CEO of The CEO Project
Jim Schleckser is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur, and CEO coach with extensive experience across diverse industries. He is the Founder & CEO of The CEO Project, a renowned executive coaching company specializing in high-revenue entrepreneurs. Jim offers a distinctive CEO coaching program that combines peer group discussions with personalized one-on-one coaching sessions led by former CEOs. He advocates for the concept of the “Lazy CEO,” emphasizing efficient delegation and time management as essential traits for successful leadership. Jim employs diagnostic and strategic tools to identify business constraints and provide tailored advice to CEOs and offers a curated advisory board, providing CEOs with unbiased and valuable guidance. Jim hosts The Lazy CEO Podcast, a successful podcast, focusing on entrepreneurship and CEO leadership, providing valuable insights to a wide audience. He is also the author of two impactful books: “Great CEO’s are Lazy” and “Professional Drinking: A Spirited Guide to Wine, Cocktails and Confident Business Entertaining.” In addition to his professional endeavors, Jim is actively involved in various non-profit organizations such as the National Association of Corporate Directors, Boy Scouts of America, and Youth With A Mission. Jim is an avid soccer player and adventurer, having recently conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. He is also a certified Level 2 Sommelier, reflecting his passion for wine and cocktails.Jennifer Dawn – Business Coaching and Author of The Apple Stand: How To Rekindle The Love For Your Business and The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World of Crap
Ask yourself, what is one thing I could do today to move theneedle forward on my goals, professional or personal.  
Jennifer Dawn is the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and the creator of the Best Planner Ever. She began her entrepreneurial career selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday”. Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has grown two multi-million-dollar businesses and is a successful speaker and author. She serves high-achieving entrepreneurs through private business coaching and hands-on workshops. Jennifer is a master at setting and achieving goals, problem-solving, profitability, and cash flow. She is also the host of the top-rated podcast, Happy Productive with Jennifer Dawn. Jennifer Dawn has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. Not only is she the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching & Consulting, creator of the Best Planner Ever and master coach behind Goal Achiever’s, she’s also the author of The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World of Crap. At the age of 23, she founded her first software company. Jennifer’s all about growth, so she grew it from zero revenues to over $1M in sales. She then went on to become the Software Division President for a $54M manufacturing firm and grew her division revenues from $300k to $2.2M in less than two years. Jennifer was later asked to lead a national network of entrepreneurs where she not only tripled revenues, but also found her true calling. Today, Jennifer’s purpose is coaching entrepreneurs – like you – to grow profitable, healthy, and truly exceptional businesses. Her approach is a bit different as she believes in developing the ENTIRE person, not just the business. Jennifer saved a $12M manufacturing company from bankruptcy and guided them to be profitable and debt free. She coached a Digital Marketing Agency losing money to net profits of $300k and debt free in 9 months. She began her entrepreneurial career at age 8 selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday.”

Sunday Jul 07, 2024

Roberto “Roby” Peñacastro – CEO and Founder of Leadsales
Roberto “Roby” Peñacastro, CEO and founder of Leadsales, is a passionate entrepreneur from Querétaro, México, with several years of experience driving national and multinational businesses. He is considered the go-to source when it comes to leadership and problem-solving, no matter what the challenges are. In 2019, while working at Google, he managed to identify an opportunity: conversational commerce by managing key accounts. These experiences paved the way for creating Leadsales, a specialized WhatsApp and social network CRM that helps you triple your sales.Donald Booth – CEO and Founder of American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) – Trade School Owner
Donald Booth is the CEO/Founder of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), BOOKU LLC Real Estate Investment, and CFO of Rich Coast Realty Group. As a business owner of AINDT, he provides top-tier global training to industry titans like SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, and the US Navy while uplifting NDT professionals with a 93% job placement rate. Booth’s entrepreneurial prowess extends to his real estate endeavors.

Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Jon Davids – Founder of Influicity and Author of Marketing Superpowers: Build a brand so good that getting customers feels like magic
Jon Davids made $300K in college by figuring out one thing. How to hijack demand on the internet. And that skill changed my life. Let me rewind and tell you how it happened. 2004: I built an online magazine and monetized through digital ads. I ran it while in college and sold to a large publisher in 2009. 2011: I stumbled on the world of YouTube influencers and figured out how to use this emerging channel to drive millions in revenue for brands. This was a good start, but I had bigger plans. 2015: I launched Influicity, an early influencer marketing agency. Too early. It was a grind for the first while, but we found our groove. We work with clients like Toyota, Walmart, and Bank of America. 2023: Influicity serves client amazing brands across 7 countries. 2024: Releasing my first book, “Marketing Superpowers: Build a brand so good that your marketing feels like magic.” It’s a play-by-play on how to create a transformational brand from scratch. For the small business owner straight up to the Fortune 50 executive.Hugh Blane – President of Claris Consulting, Elite-Performance Coach, Leadership Transformation Expert, Acclaimed Author of Lead Boldly: How to Coach Others to Greatness
Hugh Blane is President of Claris Consulting. He is a nationally recognized business strategist hired to help organizations solve challenging business issues, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and execute on strategic initiatives with greater results. A subject-matter expert in leadership, team performance and influence, Hugh is a senior-level consultant who has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of organizations including Nordstrom, Microsoft, Stanford University, Texas A & M in Qatar, Allied Waste, Spacelabs Medical, KPMG, Costco, Starbucks and the University of California in Riverside. Hugh Blane doesn’t claim to know everything about your business. He does claim however to know more than anyone about converting human potential into accelerated business results – that’s why his clients call him the Talent Alchemist. Hugh’s specialty is working with high potential employees as was recognized when he was selected as the exclusive coach for the prestigious Helen M. Young Fellowship at Pepperdine University. He is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Law and Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University and has taught business literacy courses to homeless men and women through the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. He has also served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Boys and Girls Club. Hugh is a serial entrepreneur and doesn’t shy away from reinventing himself. After eleven years as the CEO of his own financial consulting firm, Hugh reinvented himself when he was recruited to join renowned business author Tom Peters as a senior level consultant with The Tom Peters Company. After traveling to three continents, working in seven countries and forty-three states, Hugh left to become the youngest partner and consultant in the venerable consulting firm, the Effectiveness Institute. After seven years, Hugh recognized that it was time to reinvent himself again and he started Claris Consulting. Hugh and his family emigrated from Scotland to Canada, and then to Birmingham, Alabama in 1969 to escape financial hardship and begin their lives anew. The culture shock experienced upon his arrival in Birmingham six years after Bull Connor ordered the use of fire hoses and attack dogs, along with the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church was profound. His commitment to organizational transformation came as a direct result of being witness to a chaotic time that changed the course of race relations in the United States. Hugh is the author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation and Growth, and Mastering The Leadership Mindset. He has published over 650 articles and videos on leadership, influence and leadership communication. He is a Leadership Challenge Master Certified Facilitator, an Advanced Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting College. Hugh once ran with the bulls in Pamplona and learned how not to get gored. He is happily married to Alyson and they love biking, traveling, wine and good food. They reside in the small beach community of Normandy Park, Washington with a Giant Schnauzer they rescued named Brooks. They’re still debating whether they rescued Brooks or if Brooks rescued them.

Monday Jul 01, 2024

Paulo Andrez – Founder and Investor in 50 Companies and Author of Zero Risk Startup: The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Guide to Mitigating Risks When Starting or Growing a Business
Paulo Andrez is author of the Amazon Bestselling book Zero Risk Startup: The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Guide to Mitigating Risks When Starting or Growing a Business, is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at age 18. He’s an experienced angel investor and venture capitalist who has personally founded and invested in over 50 companies and, through venture capital funds, has invested in more than 200 companies. Since 2005, he has counseled thousands of people worldwide in entrepreneurship-related topics. Governments have also benefited from his knowledge. Some countries he has provided consultation to include Estonia, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. Andrez graduated as an IT engineer from Nova University in Lisbon, Portugal, and he also has an MBA from the same university.
Karin Hurt and David Dye – Authors of Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict: What to Say Next to De-stress the Workday, Build Collaboration, and Calm Difficult Customers
Karin Hurt and David Dye help human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results. As CEO and President of Let’s Grow Leaders, they are known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. Karin and David are the award-winning authors of six books including, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Powerful Phrases for Dealing With Workplace Conflict A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. David Dye is a former executive and elected official. Karin and David are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

Friday Jun 28, 2024

Ricardo Jimenez – Founder, Angel investor and Author of Crash Course: A Founder’s Journey to Saving Your Startup and Sanity
Ricardo Jimenez is a Spanish-born author, entrepreneur, and active angel investor. Since 2014, he has invested in over fifty tech projects, including the Ethereum token launch. In recent years, he backed up the first electric aircraft designed for hydrogen propulsion in France, a gold mine in Paraguay, and a financial solution for Gen Z in the Middle East. Back in 2013, Ricardo and a partner launched the kids educational company for plush toys – Plushkies. They failed and learned a lot. This experience later became the foundation for his new book – Crash Course. It’s a book intended to serve as an emotional tool kit for founders, helping them better navigate the startup rollercoaster. He wrote from his personal experiences in entrepreneurship, investing, travel, meditation, and personal growth. He hopes to be a companion to founders in the noble yet often overwhelming pursuit of their dreams. He holds an MBA from Duke and am fluent in Spanish and English. He has traveled to sixty countries, visited the Seven Wonders of the World, spent six months at a meditation retreat in Uruguay, and he continue to spend several months every year at the Isha meditation center in Mexico. He enjoys kite surfing in Puerto Rico and motorbike riding the Texas back roads. He is a founding supporter of “Yo Elijo”, a non-for-profit that supports children and families in socio-economic stress in Colombia by offering them a different path in their lives. He currently lives in Puerto Rico and Barcelona.Donald Summers – Founder & CEO of Altruist Partners and Author of Scaling Altruism: A Proven Pathway for Accelerating Nonprofit Growth and Impact – Running a Non-Profit like a For-Profit
Donald Summers is the Founder & CEO of Altruist Partners, a global advisory firm for nonprofits and social enterprises. He and his firm have led over one hundred successful nonprofit and social enterprise accelerations from the local to the global level in the fields of education, human services, health, environmental reform, and public media.Altruist has helped hundreds of mission-driven organizations around the world solve their toughest challenges, generate hundreds of millions in new revenue and capital, strengthen their boards, staff and volunteer teams, and deliver some of today’s most important social change efforts. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard University.

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Ruban Phukan – Co-Founder and CEO of GoodGist Inc
Ruban Phukan has over two decades of pioneering work in AI, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Search, Visualization, and Conversational User Interfaces. He is driven by a quest for problem-solution-fit in the enterprise and consumer world, believing deeply in the importance of understanding hard problems thoroughly to devise fitting solutions, regardless of their complexity. Currently as the co-founder and CEO of GoodGist Inc, a Generative AI startup for Upskilling and Research, Ruban is tackling the pressing challenges of scaling corporate skill development with an AI-Coach and mitigating information overload with an AI-Research-Assistant. Through a groundbreaking Learning & Research Intelligence Platform, which boasts patent-pending technology, is poised to revolutionize corporate training and information research, potentially saving trillions of dollars lost to productivity and skill gaps. Ruban’s journey in the tech world began as one of the inaugural data scientists at Yahoo, where he collaborated closely with co-founder David Filo and the senior management team to leverage data in addressing complex business problems. His entrepreneurial spirit then led him to co-found, India’s first vertical search engine, employing patented technology that caught the attention of the Naspers Group. The acquisition facilitated the expansion of Bixee’s travel vertical into Goibibo, solidifying its position as India’s second-largest travel destination, eventually merging into market leader MakeMyTrip. Continuing his entrepreneurial journey, Ruban co-founded DataRPM, an enterprise that introduced AI to Industrial IoT with its patented Natural Language Question Answering technology, serving esteemed clients like GE, Samsung, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, and more, until its acquisition by Progress Software. Beyond his professional achievements, Ruban nurtures a passion for photography and writing. He loves traveling and cherishing moments with his family.Michael Reddington – President of InQuasive, Inc and Author of The Disciplined Listening Method: How A Certified Forensic Interviewer Unlocks Hidden Value in Every Conversation
Michael Reddington is a Certified Forensic Interviewer, executive resource, President of InQuasive, Inc. and the author of The Disciplined Listening Method. As a Certified Forensic Interviewer, he achieved the highest professional designation available in the field of interview and interrogation. Michael spent over a decade training investigators around the world on the successful application of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques, earning the Outstanding Contribution Award from Homeland Security along the way. Michael transitioned from educating investigators to educating executives after his research and experience unlocked two key realizations. First, the best leaders and interrogators capitalize on the same two core skills – vision and influence. Second, the cognitive processes that lead customers to commit to saying “I’ll buy it”, employees to commit to saying “I’ll do it” and suspects to commit to truthfully saying “I did it” are all nearly identical. These realizations drove Michael to develop the Disciplined Listening Method by integrating current business communication research and best practices with the most successful non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques. The resulting educational content represents a new and in-depth approach to applying strategic, ethical observation and persuasion techniques across the spectrum of business conversations. Michael has been invited by companies, government agencies and executive groups to facilitate his programs across the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has led over 1,500 programs and educated over 15,000 participants from over 50 countries. He teaches participants to activate the truth in the areas of leadership communication, sales, negotiation, candidate interviews, and beyond. CEO’s, executive teams, sales leaders, and Human Resources leaders all rely on Michael to teach them the skills, techniques and perspectives necessary to encourage people to share sensitive information, under vulnerable circumstances, and in the face of consequences. Michael’s insights have been featured in over 100 articles and interviews in outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Authority Magazine, Newsweek, and beyond. He has guest lectured at over a dozen universities including Harvard, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, Cornell, DePaul Legal Clinic, and the University of San Diego. Michael’s book, The Disciplined Listening Method: How A Certified Forensic Interviewer Unlocks Hidden Value In Every Conversation, was published on Per Capita press in 2022 and represents a thoroughly researched and illustrated approach for enhancing leaders’ strategic observation and persuasive communication skill sets. Additionally, Michael serves as the host of I See What You’re Saying: The Disciplined Listening Podcast where he interviews wide array of guests to explore the process of communication from often surprising angles. Michael goes well beyond facilitating and advising. He applies customized content specifically designed to meet the needs of each participant with a humorous and intelligent delivery style. His diligent preparation, attention to each participant’s concerns, and added context coalesce to drive home the learning objectives. With Michael it’s never a presentation, seminar, or advisory session, it’s always an experience.


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