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How Noe Rizo Got Uncomfortable To Become the Person He Wanted to Be

There is one thing that stands in between the person we are now and the person who we want to be: DISCOMFORT.  Episode #62 on The Next 24 Hours is all about how…

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How Zak Morgan Followed His Passion and Teaches Kids to Believe in Themselves

How do you find your passion, keep evolving, make a pivot in a pandemic—and delight your audience along the way?  My latest guest on The Next 24 Hours podcast has been called a…

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Beating Pandemic Fatigue with Gratitude and Resilience – A conversation with Alex Kajitani

Has Pandemic Fatigue hit you yet? For so many of us, the answer is a resounding YES, especially if you have kids or work in education. So, if that’s you and you’re a…

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The Mindset You Need for Making a Career Pivot

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, so many of us are in an “in-between” season.  Maybe the job you had was eliminated, or maybe the events you used to travel for have been canceled…

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Virginia Walden Ford: The True Story of How She Opened the Doors of Educational Opportunity For All

To mark the return of my podcast, The Next 24 Hours, I’m interviewing one of the most influential, inspiring pioneers in the world of education: Virginia Walden Ford. In the 1990s, Virginia was…

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Why I Gave My Keynote Speech to An Empty Auditorium: My Pandemic Pivot

What do you do when you have to share your message with 2,000 people but they can’t be in the same room? In my keynote speech, one of my central messages is to…

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Why McDonald’s Was Uniquely Positioned to Succeed in the Pandemic

How do you react when everything changes? Are you able to see opportunity and find purpose within the changes that are taking place, or do you find yourself becoming frustrated or complacent? And…

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How Can We Make the Best of Back to School 2020?

How do we support teachers, protect students and provide quality education as we navigate a pandemic and back-to-school season?  My guests on episode #56 of The Next 24 Hours are going to help…

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Overcoming Your Fear of Failure and Stepping Into the Future You Deserve

I feel honored to have met and talked on the phone to more people than the average person because of my career as an inspirational speaker. That means I have gotten to hear thousands…

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Surprising and Delighting Customers in a Pandemic

How do you surprise and delight customers in a world where in-person experiences are off the table? What does employee engagement even mean when Zoom calls are the new norm? I know that…

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The Blame Game: How to Stop Playing It and Reclaim Your Life

It’s an age-old phenomenon, but it’s been especially prominent in the past few months.  What is it? I’ll give you some hints:  It keeps you stuck. It makes the big changes thrown your…

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Online Learning and Family Quarantine: How Teenagers Are Experiencing the Pandemic

We’ve each had a unique experience during the pandemic. Some of us have lost our jobs, others of us have been busier than ever.  Some of us have stayed healthy, others of us…

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Lost Your Job? The New Mindset You Need to Embrace

Has a sudden change taken away everything you knew?  You’re not alone: I’ve had so many conversations with people over the last few months who have been forced into major change during COVID-19….

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What the Best Bosses Have In Common

So you want to be the best boss ever—but where do you start?  Should you focus on your strengths or build up your weaknesses? What if your people don’t trust you, or there’s…

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Heart-Led Leadership in a Socially-Distanced World

How do great leaders become great?  There are thousands of theories on what makes a great leader, but one rings true to my experience more than the rest. New York Times bestselling author…

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Could Remote Work Lead Us to More Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace can be a polarizing topic. But what if we used this unique time to make it more accessible to everyone? None of us can hide our real…

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Staying Authentic When Your Life Gets Moved to the Internet

Now that so many of us have had to move our whole lives online, from meetings and happy hours to family gatherings and coffee dates,  creating an authentic personal brand online has never…

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What Will Branding Be Like In the Future?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending a lot of time the last month thinking about the future. You’re wondering what it will be like, and if things can ever go back…

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