Skip to main content
Beyond Speaking

Beyond Speaking

By Brian Lord
In-depth conversations with the world’s most in-demand keynote speakers. Learn valuable secret insights from some of today’s best presenters and experts in business, leadership and more.

World-class motivational speakers share some of the best stories they use to motivate and inspire millions. Each guest’s stories convey valuable lessons for leaders, managers, and anyone striving for excellence in work and life. The host of the podcast, Brian Lord, has worked with the world’s top speakers for more than twenty years and uses this experience to draw out the full value each guest has to offer.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

PodBean Logo

PodBean

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Jonna Mendez - The CIA Experience

Beyond Speaking

Jonna Mendez - The CIA Experience

Beyond Speaking

1x
Erik Qualman - How to Focus in the Age of Social Media
Digital leadership expert Erik Qualman shares how to use cowboy scheduling to stay present, the un-selfie mentality, and being good at saying no. Learn more about Erik Qualman: https://premierespeakers.com/erik_qualman Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:37
May 17, 2022
Justin Forsett - Making it in the NFL
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle. Learn more about Justin Forsett: https://premierespeakers.com/justin_forsett Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:11
May 10, 2022
Josh Linkner - Accelerating Creativity
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, and creative trouble maker Josh Linkner shares how to handle a total reset, a challenge to grow creativity every day, and how creating a fake competitor can lead to innovation. Learn more about Josh Linkner: https://premierespeakers.com/josh_linkner Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
21:31
May 03, 2022
Princess Sarah Culberson - Finding Out You're a Princess
Top diversity and inclusion speaker and Princess of Sierra Leone shares her story of finding out her royal family ties in college, why community is paramount to success, and how to embrace the uncomfortable. To learn more about Princess Sarah Culberson visit: https://premierespeakers.com/sarah_culberson Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:20
April 26, 2022
David Nurse - The NBA All Star Mindset
NBA Mindset Coach and 2x Best-Selling Author David Nurse shares his improbable journey of making it to the NBA, the key to finding your purpose, and how eliminating goals can help you reach your greatest potential. To learn more about David Nurse visit: https://premierespeakers.com/david-nurse Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
31:16
April 19, 2022
Jay Shetty - Resilience and Personal Growth
Award-winning digital strategist and podcast host Jay Shetty shares how to build your resilience muscle while in quarantine, the 3 types of mentors, and the importance of being a connected thinker. To learn more about Jay Shetty visit https://premierespeakers.com/jay_shetty Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
14:19
April 12, 2022
Amelia Rose Earhart - Handling Turbulence While Flying Around The World
Amelia Rose Earhart takes us through her 28,000-mile flight around the world and the lessons she learned along the way in becoming a female pilot and handling turbulence not only in the air but also in life. To learn more about Amelia Rose Earhart visit: https://premierespeakers.com/amelia_earhart Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:14
April 05, 2022
Greg Gumbel - Broadcasting March Madness and the Olympics
Emmy-winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness, and the secret to success that he learned from his father. To learn more about Greg Gumbel visit: https://premierespeakers.com/greg_gumbel Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:24
March 29, 2022
Ryan Estis - Culture, Change and The Great Resignation
Business Performance Expert Ryan Estis goes deep on the ways for companies to handle the great resignation, how to build a better culture in the workplace, the importance of immersive learning, and much more. To learn more about Ryan Estis visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ryan_estis Download Ryan's Guide on How to Create Meaningful Change in Your Life https://ryanestis.com/resources/how-to-create-meaningful-change-in-your-life/ Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:38
March 22, 2022
Carla Harris - Authenticity
Vice-Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Carla Harris shares her insight on authenticity, the importance of taking risks, and the power of gratitude. To learn more about Carla Harris, visit https://premierespeakers.com/carla_harris Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
23:25
March 08, 2022
Ryan Leak - Failure and It's Role in Leadership
Leadership expert and failure savant Ryan Leak sat down with us to share his journey of trying out for the NBA, handling failure with positivity and why handling personal issues in a work environment can lead to increased productivity.  To learn more about Ryan Leak visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ryan-leak Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
20:43
February 22, 2022
Devon Harris - Cool Runnings & The Winter Olympic Games
Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings and how we each can have the mindset to set Olympic-sized goals. To learn more about Devon Harris visit: https://premierespeakers.com/devon_harris Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
15:26
February 15, 2022
Anthony Muñoz - The Leadership Behind the Super Bowl Bengals
Hall of Fame Bengals Lineman and 11 time Pro Bowler Anthony Muñoz shares his story of winning a  College National Championship in two sports, how the new Bengals compare to the 80's Bengals, How to become the best at what you can do, and of course his thoughts on Super Bowl 56. To learn more about Anthony Muñoz visit: https://premierespeakers.com/anthony_munoz Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:33
February 08, 2022
Winter Olympian Ruben Gonzalez - Success is a Decision
Four-Time Olympian and peak-performance expert Ruben Gonzalez stopped by to share his incredible story of becoming an Olympic luger, how attitude is everything, and how to find success in the struggle. To learn more about Ruben Gonzalez visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ruben-gonzalez Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
22:16
February 02, 2022
Scott Hamilton - Failure is Information
Male figure skating star Scott Hamilton stopped by to talk bout how to fight when you want to give up, the importance of getting back up 41,000 times and he answers fan questions. To learn more about Scott Hamilton visit: https://premierespeakers.com/scott_hamilton Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
30:36
January 25, 2022
Neil Pasricha - Cell Phones Are Stealing Your Potential
Former Director of Leadership at Walmart, creator of the 1000 Awesome Things Blog, and New York Times Best Selling Author Neil Pasricha tells us the problem with cell phones, how to make ourselves better leaders, and the number one way to build trust with other people. To learn more about Neil Pasricha visit: https://premierespeakers.com/neil_pasricha Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:23
January 18, 2022
Kindra Hall - Choose Your Story and Change Your Life
Communication expert and national storytelling champion Kindra Hall sheds light don't the outward stories we share and the inward stories we tell ourselves, how to fight your negativity bias and ways to change the story you are constantly telling yourself. For fun she also helps us understand the difference between a professional speaker and a professional storyteller. To learn more about Kindra Hall visit: https://premierespeakers.com/kindra_hall Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
32:11
January 11, 2022
Shay Eskew - The Uncertainty of Life
Childhood burn survivor and top-ranked Ironman triathlete Shay Eskew stopped by to share his story of handling life's uncertainties, using comedy to handle pain, and how to find your happiness.   To learn more about Shay Eskew visit https://premierespeakers.com/shay_eskew Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:25
January 04, 2022
Kevin Brown - What Makes A Hero?
Kevin Brown spent 20 years building a little-known family business into the number one brand in their industry with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. Along the way, he has learned a thing or two about overcoming adversity, dealing with change, and creating a culture that drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He's the author of the bestselling book "The Hero Effect." On this episode, he shares with us his own story, the difference of positive thinking versus optimism, and how to rewrite the story of your life. To begin the interview, I asked Kevin where the idea of his book and work, The Hero Effect, came from. To learn more about Kevin Brown visit: https://premierespeakers.com/kevin_brown Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:55
December 21, 2021
Cassandra Worthy - Change Enthusiast
Chemical engineer, thought leader and energetic speaker Cassandra Worthy shares how to transfer enthusiasm to others, tactics to take frustration and turn it into opportunity and new ways to engage your colleagues to spark growth and change. To learn more about Cassandra Worthy visit https://premierespeakers.com/cassandra_worthy Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie 
25:32
December 14, 2021
Heather McGowan - The Human Capital Era
#1 global voice for education on LinkedIn Heather McGowan shares how leadership and management have changed dramatically over the past decade, ways humans can bridge the skills gap with technology and tips to deal with burnout.    To learn more about Heather McGowan visit https://premierespeakers.com/heather_mcgowan Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
18:31
December 07, 2021
Suneel Gupta - How to be Backable
Bestselling author and Harvard instructor Suneel Gupta shares the 4 people you need in your life to become backable, how leading with a story changed his business life, and the way to get people to take a chance on your next great idea. To learn more about Suneel Gupta visit https://premierespeakers.com/suneel_gupta Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:50
November 30, 2021
Clint Hill - JFK Secret Service Agent
Former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill shares his first-hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also reveals his opinions on the newly released documents and the evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald. To learn more about Clint Hill visit https://premierespeakers.com/clint_hill Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
31:04
November 23, 2021
Victoria Labalme - Risk Forward
Performance strategist for some of the world's top leaders & brands, Victoria Labalm shares how to create engaging meetings, how to tell when you have that next big idea and remembering that just because someone hasn't done something doesn't mean it's a bad idea.  To learn more about Victoria Labalme visit: https://premierespeakers.com/victoria_labalme Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:47
November 16, 2021
Colonel Greg Gadson - Circumstances Don't Define Us
Retired Colonel in the United States Army and former commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir garrison shares his story of surviving an IED attack, how he made the decision to amputate his leg, and helping the New York Giants win the Superbowl in 2008 To learn more about Colonel Greg Gadson visit: https://premierespeakers.com/greg-gadson Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:12
November 09, 2021
Jimmy Yeary - I Feel, You Feel
Grammy-nominated songwriter Jimmy Yeary stopped by to share his story of becoming a hit songwriter, how vulnerability leads to productivity, and how to know when you hit a hit song. To learn more about Jimmy visit: https://premierespeakers.com/jimmy_yeary Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:41
November 02, 2021
Corey Perlman - Social Media Overload
Digital marketing expert and best-selling author Corey Perlman dishes on how to create useful content, the common mistakes businesses make using social media and help for parents on how to handle social media with their kids.   To learn more about Corey visit: https://premierespeakers.com/corey_perlman Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
30:31
October 26, 2021
Gina Schaefer - Recovery Hardware
Gina Schaefer is founder and CEO of a chain of Ace Hardware stores located in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to 12 stores in only 14 years and now leads a multimillion-dollar business that employs more than 250 people. As a former member of the Ace Hardware Corporation Board of Directors, she is dedicated to maintaining a strong corporate culture.  Schaefer's big passion is for developing urban markets, supporting small businesses, and helping women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry. She has tirelessly focused on the "Return to Main Street" movement in her own city of Washington, D.C., to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization in urban areas. To learn more about Gina visit: https://premierespeakers.com/gina_schaefer Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:35
October 19, 2021
Kaihan Krippendorff - The Fourth Option
Strategy and Innovation Expert Kaihan Krippendorff shares how to out-think the competition, how to come up with your next innovation and how being a force of good with your profits leads to even more success advertised or not. To learn more about Kaihan visit: https://premierespeakers.com/kaihan_krippendorff Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
22:49
October 12, 2021
Ron Clark - Hiring, Leading and Energizing Your Team for Success
America's Educator, and two-time New York Times Bestselling author Ron Clark shares his tips on fundraising, how to hire the best team, and where to focus your energy as a leader. To learn more about Ron Clark visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ron_clark Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:02
October 05, 2021
Riaz Meghji - Virtual Human Connection
Human connection expert and bestselling author Riaz Meghji stopped by to share how to create human connection virtually, the power behind documenting personal details to connect with others and leading with assertive empathy. To learn more about Riaz Meghji visit: https://premierespeakers.com/riaz_meghji Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
23:43
September 28, 2021
Archie Manning - When To Call an Audible
The father of the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares how to set an example as a leader, handling changes in life and his favorite Manning commercial. To learn more about Archie Manning visit: https://premierespeakers.com/archie_manning Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:04
September 14, 2021
Adrian Gostick - The Anxiety Solution
Leadership Author and Organizational Culture Expert Adrian Gostick shares how to handle anxiety in the workplace, ways to increase trust with employees and how to cultivate innovation in this new future of work. To learn more about Adrian Gostick visit: https://premierespeakers.com/adrian_gostick Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:45
September 07, 2021
Josh Sundquist - From Cancer Survivor to Paralympian
Paralympic ski racer, author, and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist shares his philosophy behind one more thing one more time, his first time out in public after amputation surgery and of course his internet-famous Halloween costumes. To learn more about Josh Sundquist visit: https://premierespeakers.com/josh_sundquist Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:04
August 31, 2021
Melissa Stockwell - Army Veteran to Paralympic Medalist
American War hero and Paralympic medalist Melissa Stockwell shares the story of dancing with the commander in chief, her path to becoming a para-athlete and the invisible wounds of war. To learn more about Melissa Stockwell visit: https://premierespeakers.com/melissa_stockwell Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:47
August 24, 2021
Curt Steinhorst - Fighting Burnout
Top 30 Global Guru, and regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy, Curt Steinhorst stopped by to share his insights on how to help employees be more productive, the state of going back into the office, and how we can fight burnout at work. To learn more about Curt Steinhorst, visit https://premierespeakers.com/curt_steinhorst Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
17:27
August 17, 2021
Whitney Johnson - Disrupting Yourself
Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world, Whitney Johnson shares how to find your growth curve of learning, how to be agentic rather than a victim, and reframing our mindset of the last 18 months. To learn more about Whitney Johnson, visit https://premierespeakers.com/whitney_johnson Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
22:23
August 10, 2021
Carla Harris - The Expect To Win Mindset
Vice-Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Carla Harris shares her insight on authenticity, the importance of taking risks, and the power of gratitude. To learn more about Carla Harris, visit https://premierespeakers.com/carla_harris Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
23:25
August 03, 2021
Carly Patterson - The Journey To Olympic Gold
Gold Medal Winning Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson stopped by to share her journey to the top of the Olympic podium, how challenges can become fuel for greatness, and the importance of embracing the spark. To learn more about Carly Patterson, visit https://premierespeakers.com/carly_patterson Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:37
July 27, 2021
Adam Kreek - Competing in the Olympics, Rowing Across the Ocean and a Values Driven Life
Olympic Gold Medalist turned Adventurer Adam Kreek shares his journey competing in the Olympics, rowing across the Atlantic ocean and the importance of living a values-driven life. To learn more about bringing Adam to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/adam_kreek Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
39:19
July 20, 2021
Karen M. Allen - Mental Strength Training
Mindset Expert and TEDx Speaker Karen M. Allen shares tips and tricks to mental strength training, how she handled the murder of her husband and the power of choosing the responsibility of healing. To learn more about bringing Karen to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/karen_allen Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
23:21
July 13, 2021
Alex Banayan - The Third Door
The youngest bestselling business author in American history Alex Banayan shares his journey to creating the third door chronicles including his powerful moment with Quincy Jones, how implicit messages are incredibly important and how success and failure can be the same thing. To learn more about bringing Alex to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/alex_banayan Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
38:28
July 06, 2021
Chad Williams - Becoming a Navy SEAL
Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident every day, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world. To learn more about bringing Chad to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/chad_williams Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:15
June 29, 2021
Dean Karnazes - Runner's High
Men's Fitness fittest man on the planet, Dean Karnazes answers fan questions sharing his experience running on the Silk Road, how to fight apathy and how he turned endurance running into a business. To learn more about bringing Dan to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/dean_karnazes Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:26
June 22, 2021
Carey Lohrenz - Span of Control
What do you do when you’re under pressure, overwhelmed, and ready to get what you really want? As one of the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilots in the US Navy, as well as a mom, wife, business consultant, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and global speaker, author Carey Lohrenz knows that the stress we experience can be just as intense as the stress in the cockpit of a fighter jet going Mach 2. But she’s got a secret weapon to prevail: years of training to overcome the specific natures of uncertainty, stress, burnout, anxiety, and pressure. To learn more about bringing Carey to your next event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/carey_lohrenz Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:04
June 15, 2021
Remembering Mark Eaton
We are re-running this episode remembering one of our favorite guests, speakers and people: NBA All-Star Mark Eaton. Mark shares his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain, and the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team. We will miss you Mark. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
20:36
June 08, 2021
Keni Thomas - The Story Behind Black Hawk Down
Special Forces Army Ranger and award-winning country music artist, Keni Thomas, as he shares his part in the story made famous by Ridley Scott's movie Black Hawk Down. To learn more about Keni Thomas visit: https://premierespeakers.com/keni_thomas Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
22:04
May 25, 2021
Judi Holler - Improv Your Way Out of Fear
Keynote Speaker, #FearBOSS and Improv Nerd Judi Holler, shares her story of overcoming fear and teaches Brian a little bit of improv! To learn more about Judi Holler visit: https://premierespeakers.com/Judi_Holler Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
30:50
May 05, 2021
Seth Mattison - The Future of Work
Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter Seth Mattison sits down with Brian to talk about making the most of difficult circumstances, how to develop our skills and relationships personally and professionally, and how to set a path forward for success. To learn more about Seth Mattison visit: https://premierespeakers.com/seth_mattison  Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:49
April 27, 2021
Josh Linkner - Big Little Breakthroughs
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author, and venture capitalist Josh Linkner shares tips on becoming a creative troublemaker, why innovation is critical right now, and how to be creative in a time of crisis. To learn more about Josh Linkner visit https://premierespeakers.com/josh_linkner Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:28
April 13, 2021
Carlos Whittaker - Race and Reconciliation
People’s Choice Award winner and podcast host Carlos Whittaker shares his story about our part in racial reconciliation in 2020. To learn more about Carlos Whittaker visit: https://premierespeakers.com/carlos_whittaker Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:00
April 06, 2021
Garrison Wynn - The Future of Retirement and the Next Gen Workforce
Best-selling author, and business expert Garrison Wynn shares how to make remote teams work, the future of retirement, and what the next generation of workforce talent is going to look like.   To learn more about Garrison Wynn visit: https://premierespeakers.com/garrison_wynn  Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
18:21
March 30, 2021
Brent and Kyle Pease - Inclusivity for Triathletes
Brent and Kyle Pease stopped by to share their incredible story of racing Kona as a tandem, advice for disabled triathletes, the power of skittles in the middle of a race, and how they are helping others with disabilities find their inner athlete. To learn more about the Pease brothers visit https://premierespeakers.com/pease_brothers Also, make sure to check out https://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/ to see how you can support their foundation for disabled athletes. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
32:25
March 23, 2021
Greg Gumbel - Covering March Madness and the Olympics
Emmy-winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness, and the secret to success that he learned from his father. To learn more about Greg Gumbel visit: https://premierespeakers.com/greg_gumbel Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:24
March 16, 2021
Scott Hamilton - The Ickiness of Failure
Male figure skating star Scott Hamilton stopped by to talk bout how to fight when you want to give up, the importance of getting back up 41,000 times and he answers fan questions live! To learn more about Scott Hamilton visit: https://premierespeakers.com/scott_hamilton Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
30:36
February 16, 2021
Ben Nemtin - Rethinking Your Bucket List
Star of the MTV show The Buried Life Ben Nemtin joined us to share his insights on the importance of setting personal goals, how to become the architect of your own inspiration, and what it was like playing basketball with Barack Obama at the White House. To learn more about Ben Nemtin visit: https://premierespeakers.com/ben_nemtin Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:35
February 09, 2021
Rocky Bleier - Four Super Bowls, Vietnam and a Fighting Spirit
4x Super Bowl Champion and Vietnam veteran recalls his favorite Super Bowl moment, his battle to get back on the field after being wounded in Vietnam, and of course his pick for Super Bowl 55 To learn more about Rocky Bleier visit: https://premierespeakers.com/rocky-bleier Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
37:59
February 02, 2021
Justin Forsett - Playing in The NFL, Shark Tank and Living with Marshawn Lynch
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle. To learn more about Justin Forsett visit: https://premierespeakers.com/justin-forsett Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:11
January 26, 2021
Jeff Saturday - His Path to the NFL & Playing with Peyton Manning
Super Bowl Champion and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday shares his story of getting to the NFL, what it was like playing and sometimes fighting with Peyton Manning and the importance of having ambition with wisdom. To learn more about Jeff Saturday visit: https://premierespeakers.com/jeff_saturday Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:33
January 19, 2021
Joel Zeff - The Tao of Ta-Da!
Improvisational humorist and author Joel Zeff shares how to build confidence in small steps, how to create success by being present, and the Tao of Ta-Da! To learn more about Joel Zeff visit https://premierespeakers.com/joel-zeff Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:52
January 12, 2021
Valorie Burton - How to Be Better Not Bitter
We gear up for 2021 and new opportunities with Valorie Burton as she shares how to fight false guilt, the questions to ask yourself to create new opportunities, and how to be kind to yourself moving into the new year. To learn more about Valorie Burton visit https://premierespeakers.com/valorie_burton Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:45
January 05, 2021
Jim Craig - Miracle On Ice
Olympic Gold Medalist and Goalie for the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Team, Jim Craig shares his journey to winning the 1980 gold medal, the importance of preparation, and how to help others achieve their own impossible. To learn more about Jim Craig visit https://premierespeakers.com/jim_craig Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:07
December 15, 2020
Mark Allen - Adjusting Your Goals
Six-time IRONMAN World Champion Mark Allen shares how nobody can take away your best performance, how to adjust your goals during COVID-19, and why you should take hold of a dream and see it to the finish line. To learn more about Mark Allen visit https://premierespeakers.com/mark_allen Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
35:24
November 24, 2020
Molly Fletcher - The Power of a Pause
The female Jerry Maguire, Molly Fletcher shares how to negotiate a contract for yourself, the power of the pause and how being a woman helped her in the male-dominated world of sports agents. To learn more about Molly Fletcher visit https://premierespeakers.com/molly_fletcher Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
36:10
November 17, 2020
Carly Fiorina - Leadership in Tough Times
Carly covers How leaders can approach decision-making in tough times, how our culture has gotten leadership wrong, how to demonstrate leadership to others and what is the best framework for problem-solving?  Carly’s leadership lessons aren’t theoretical- they’re based on real-world experience. Carly draws her background as the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company with HP, to her time with the Department of Defense, to often being the lone female executive in the room.  This fireside chat is designed to help your leaders learn how to be more effective, decisive, and successful during these tough times and beyond. To learn more about Carly Fiorina visit https://premierespeakers.com/carli_fiorina Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:28
November 10, 2020
Jonna Mendez - Chief of Disguise
Former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez shares stories from her time in the CIA including what it's like being the real-life Q, having a family while being an officer and she reveals the most realistic spy show on tv. To learn more about Jonna Mendez visit https://premierespeakers.com/jonna_mendez Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:03
November 03, 2020
Jon Gordon - Relationship Grit
Jon Gordon shares the number one predictor and factor of success, the formula for GRIT, how to improve our mindset, and the importance of communication connections. Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and his latest The Power of a Positive Team. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more. To learn more about Jon Gordon visit: https://premierespeakers.com/jon_gordon Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
31:50
October 27, 2020
Jim Clifton - Training for Startups
Chairman and CEO of analytics and advisory company Gallup, Jim Clifton shares why millennials don't build startups, the difference between innovation and entrepreneurship, and how polling has changed over the years. To learn more about Jim Clifton visit: https://premierespeakers.com/jim_clifton Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:02
October 20, 2020
Haydn Shaw - Generational IQ
Leading expert on generational leadership and personal productivity, Haydn Shaw shares how to fight boredom in the workplace, ways to communicate upwards to management, and the different motivations for Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. To learn more about Haydn Shaw visit: https://premierespeakers.com/haydn_shaw Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:38
October 06, 2020
Kevin Brown - What Does A Hero Really Look Like?
Kevin Brown spent 20 years building a little-known family business into the number one brand in their industry with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. Along the way, he has learned a thing or two about overcoming adversity, dealing with change, and creating a culture that drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He's the author of the bestselling book "The Hero Effect." On this episode, he shares with us his own story, the difference of positive thinking versus optimism, and how to rewrite the story of your life. To begin the interview, I asked Kevin where the idea of his book and work, The Hero Effect, came from. To learn more about Kevin Brown visit: https://premierespeakers.com/kevin_brown Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:55
September 22, 2020
Col. Mark Tillman - Flying Air Force One During 9/11
Former Air Force One Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero. To learn more about Col. Mark Tillman  visit: https://premierespeakers.com/mark_tillman Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
21:58
September 08, 2020
Nicole Malachowski - Flying a Weapon
First female thunderbird pilot, White House Fellow and survivor Nicole Malachowski shares what it is like flying a weapon, losing her childhood dream, and the importance of being able to reinvent yourself. To learn more about Nicole Malachowski visit: https://premierespeakers.com/nicole_malachowski Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:01
September 01, 2020
Bill Herz - A Journey With Magic
Corporate Magician, comedian and trainer, Bill Herz stopped by to share his journey with magic along with stories of teaching U.S. presidents magic tricks, which types of crowds are the easiest to trick and how magic has been used in war. To learn more about Bill Herz visit: https://premierespeakers.com/bill-herz Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
24:13
August 25, 2020
Carlos Whittaker - Race and Reconciliation
People’s Choice Award winner and podcast host Carlos Whittaker shares his story about our part in racial reconciliation in 2020. To learn more about Carlos Whittaker visit: https://premierespeakers.com/carlos_whittaker Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
26:57
July 28, 2020
Mark Eaton - A Different Path To The NBA
7 foot 4 NBA All-Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain, and discuss the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team. To learn more about Mark Eaton visit: https://premierespeakers.com/mark_eaton Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:02
July 21, 2020
Andrew Tarvin - Humor Strategy
Humor engineer and best selling author Andrew Tarvin stopped by to share how he used comedy to solve the problem of boredom, how to grow humor as a skill, and the role comedy plays in politics business and beyond. To learn more about Andrew Tarvin visit: https://premierespeakers.com/Andrew_Tarvin Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
20:20
July 14, 2020
Phil M. Jones - Using Your Voice with Confidence
Master of influence and persuasion and author of Exactly What to Say, Phil M. Jones, shares how to ask for anything without fear of rejection, words that pique curiosity, and ways to grow confidence in conversations. To learn more about Phil M. Jones visit: https://premierespeakers.com/phil_m_jones Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
18:41
July 07, 2020
Carly Patterson - The Journey To Olympic Gold + Motherhood
Gold Medal Winning Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson stopped by to share her journey to the top of the Olympic podium, how challenges can become fuel for greatness, and the importance of embracing the spark. To learn more about Carly Patterson, visit https://premierespeakers.com/carly_patterson Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:37
June 30, 2020
Q&A with Daymond John
Brian Lord interviews Shark Tank's Daymond John, discussing work, life, and the current business environment. Fan questions were answered as well. Daymond shared how he has been impacted by the past two months, ways to innovate during challenging times and how to lead in a crisis. To learn more about Daymond John, visit https://premierespeakers.com/daymond_john. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
29:35
June 23, 2020
Cy Wakeman - Blow Your Own Mind
Drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman shares ways to blow your mind every day, the importance of creating a "yes day," and how to remove emotional waste from the workplace. To learn more about Cy, visit https://premierespeakers.com/cy-wakeman. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
33:31
June 02, 2020
Jonna Mendez - The CIA Experience
Former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez shares stories from her time in the CIA including what it's like being the real-life Q, having a family while being an officer and she reveals the most realistic spy show on tv. To learn more about Jonna Mendez visit https://premierespeakers.com/jonna_mendez Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
35:46
May 26, 2020
Josh Linkner - Quarantine Creativity
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author and venture capitalist Josh Linkner shares tips on becoming a creative troublemaker, why innovation is critical right now, and how to be creative in a time of crisis. To learn more about Josh Linkner visit https://premierespeakers.com/josh_linkner Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:26
May 12, 2020
Sue Reynolds - A Journey from Obesity to Triathlete
Sue Reynold shares her journey from obesity to qualifying for the USA triathlon team, swimming with alligators and the importance of finding your competitiveness. To learn more about Sue Reynolds visit https://premierespeakers.com/sue_reynolds Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
30:07
April 28, 2020
Jay Shetty - Personal Growth and Resilience During Quarantine
Award-winning digital strategist and podcast host Jay Shetty shares how to build your resilience muscle while in quarantine, the 3 types of mentors and the importance of being a connected thinker. To learn more about Jay Shetty visit https://premierespeakers.com/jay_shetty Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
19:31
April 21, 2020
Michelle Singletary - Managing Finances During COVID19
Nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for The Washington Post Michelle Singletary stopped by to share her financial dos and don'ts during the coronavirus. She sheds light on the public programs that are available for those who are unemployed and the importance of companies communicating compassionately. To learn more about Michelle Singletary visit https://premierespeakers.com/michelle_singletary Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:53
April 14, 2020
Brent and Kyle Pease - Inclusivity, Competition, and Overcoming Adversity
Brent and Kyle Pease stopped by to share their incredible story of racing Kona as a tandem, advice for disabled triathletes, the power of skittles in the middle of a race and how they are helping others with disabilities find their inner athlete. To learn more about the Pease brothers visit https://premierespeakers.com/pease_brothers Also, make sure to check out https://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/ to see how you can support their foundation for disabled athletes. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
32:20
April 07, 2020
Greg McKeown - Essentialism in Quarantine
New York Times Best Selling Author of Essentialism, Greg McKeown shows us how to focus on the good in the current times of struggle from the COVID-19 pandemic. He also dives deep into essentialism and what it means while most of us are in quarantine and explains why we all need our own pair of polarized lenses. To learn more about Greg McKeown visit https://premierespeakers.com/greg_mckeown Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:17
March 31, 2020
Dan Buettner - Making The Most Of Staying At Home
While we all are staying at home we did a zoom interview with National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner. He shares how to take this time of the Corona Virus pandemic and staying inside as an opportunity to re-evaluate our careers, diet, lifestyle and more. To learn more about Dan Buettner visit https://premierespeakers.com/dan_buettner Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie  
25:13
March 24, 2020
Clint Pulver - Undercover Millennial
Professional drummer and workplace retention expert Clint Pulver stopped by to share the inspiring story of how a teacher cleared the path for his career, the importance of being a mentor over being a manager and what it's like being the undercover millennial. To learn more about Clint Pulver visit https://premierespeakers.com/clint-pulver Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
17:14
March 17, 2020
Shawn Achor - Big Potential
TED Speaker, author and happiness guru, Shawn Achor shares the five traits needed to reach our biggest potential, the science of happiness and the true power of social connection. To learn more about Shawn Achor visit https://premierespeakers.com/shawn_achor Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
32:28
March 10, 2020
John O'Leary - Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium. To learn more about John O'Leary visit https://premierespeakers.com/john_oleary Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:25
March 03, 2020
Jim Craig - Miracle on Ice 40th Anniversary
Olympic Gold Medalist and Goalie for the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Team, Jim Craig shares his journey to winning the 1980 gold medal, the importance of preparation, and how to help others achieve their own impossible. To learn more about Jim Craig visit https://premierespeakers.com/jim_craig Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
28:32
February 25, 2020
Clint Hill - Secret Service Agent for President Kennedy
Former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy shares his first-hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also reveals his opinions on the newly released documents and the evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald. To learn more about Clint Hill visit https://premierespeakers.com/clint_hill Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
31:04
February 18, 2020
Daymond John - It's Not About The Numbers, It's About The People
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting tables at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers it's about the people. Learn More About Daymond John visit https://premierespeakers.com/daymond-john Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
18:12
February 11, 2020
Dennis Snow - Disney Customer Service
20 year Disney veteran and customer experience guru Dennis Snow shares behind the scenes stories of working at Disney, how to create moments of wow and 3 keys to excellent customer experience. Learn More About Dennis Snow at https://premierespeakers.com/dennis_snow Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
22:37
February 04, 2020
Mike Singletary - Super Bowl Shuffle
One of the greatest linebackers in NFL history Mike Singletary shares his real thoughts about the Super Bowl Shuffle 35 years later, reflects on the leadership of Walter Payton and answers fan questions. To learn more about Mike Singletary visit: https://premierespeakers.com/mike_singletary Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
33:54
January 28, 2020
Yossi Ghinsberg - Surviving Alone in the Amazon
Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true meaning of life. To learn more about Yossi visit: https://premierespeakers.com/yossi_ghinsberg Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
16:02
January 21, 2020
Harris III - Storytelling + Wonder
STORY Conference leader, Master Illusionist & Communicator Harris III stops by to share the deeper concept of wonder, how people misuse their imagination and why curiosity can become a huge factor in creating success. To learn more about Harris visit: https://premierespeakers.com/harris Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
23:25
January 14, 2020
David Meerman Scott - Fanocracy
Business growth strategist, entrepreneur and author of the new book Fanocracy, David Meerman Scott shares how selfies break down barriers, the process of writing a book with his millennial daughter and why closeness matters. To learn more about David visit: https://premierespeakers.com/david_m_scott Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
27:53
January 07, 2020
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your 2020 Resolutions
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line. To learn more about Jon visit https://premierespeakers.com/jon_acuff Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
18:48
January 02, 2020
Scott Harrison - Charity: Water
The founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison shares the story of creating charity: water, getting rejected by non-profits around the world and why he put his biggest failure on the internet.
39:18
December 17, 2019
Joan Lunden - Working As A Woman In Television
Award-winning journalist and TV pioneer Joan Lunden shares how a rival TV station helped her land a dream job, her battles working in a male-dominated industry and how she made it to Good Morning America.
25:23
December 10, 2019
Jason Chaffetz - Behind the Scenes Look at a Life in Congress
Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience working at Harvard. Jason also shares how he first got involved with politics, his experience as the Chairman of the House oversight committee, the truth about the deep state in America, and the process of writing his new book with Harper Collins
12:56
December 03, 2019
Sean Astin - Goonies, Rudy & How to Cry on Camera
Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles and the lessons he learned from them, including how to cry on camera.
24:52
November 26, 2019
Phil M. Jones - How To Speak With Confidence
Master of influence and persuasion and author of Exactly What to Say, Phil M. Jones, shares how to ask for anything without fear of rejection, words that pique curiosity and ways to grow confidence in conversations. To learn more about Phil M. Jones visit: https://premierespeakers.com/phil_m_jones
18:39
November 19, 2019
Chad Williams - The Journey of Becoming a Navy SEAL
Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident every day, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world.
23:44
November 12, 2019
Kim Bearden - Teaching Through Adversity
Best selling author and co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy, Kim Bearden shares how she handles personal struggles while teaching in the classroom, her journey of adopting her three sons from Soweto South Africa and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who fill your soul. This episode kicks off our back to school series with our education agent Ryan Giffen. So here’s to the kids getting back to the books and the amazing teachers who teach them. We hope you enjoy our interview with Kim Bearden.
18:59
November 05, 2019
Jon Acuff - How To Finish
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line.
18:48
October 29, 2019
Jim Palmer - The World Series + The Oriole Way
Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles Jim Palmer shares about life in the minor leagues, the oriole way and the importance of adoption.
31:05
October 22, 2019
Molly Fletcher - The Female Jerry Maguire
The female Jerry Maguire, Molly Fletcher shares how to negotiate a contract for yourself, the power of the pause and how being a woman helped her in the male-dominated world of sports agents.
35:32
October 15, 2019
Melissa Stockwell - The Invisible Wounds of War
American War hero and Paralympic medalist Melissa Stockwell shares the story of dancing with the commander in chief, her path to becoming a para-athlete and the invisible wounds of war. To learn more about Melissa Stockwell visit: https://premierespeakers.com/melissa_stockwell Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and produced by Eric Woodie
25:43
October 08, 2019
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches. Learn More About Mike Ditka at https://premierespeakers.com/mike_ditka
19:58
October 01, 2019
Dennis Snow - Disney Behind the Scenes
20 year Disney veteran and customer experience guru Dennis Snow shares behind the scenes stories of working at Disney, how to create moments of wow and 3 keys to an excellent customer experience.  Learn More About Dennis Snow at https://premierespeakers.com/dennis_snow
22:34
September 24, 2019
Cy Wakeman - Blow Your Own Mind
Drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best- selling author CY Wakeman as shares ways to blow your mind everyday, the importance of creating a yes day, and how to remove emotional waste from the workplace.
33:26
September 17, 2019
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Former Air Force One Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero.
21:58
September 10, 2019
Adam Dovico - Limitless Classroom
Teacher, principal and the Author of Limitless Class Room Adam Dovico shares his journey to becoming an educator, the gender gap in elementary school teachers and why students need more.
09:51
September 03, 2019
Adam Welcome - Kids Deserve It!
Educator, tech expert and co founder of Kid’s Deserve It, Adam Welcome shares why building a community is a necessity, how to embrace the things you don’t know and ways to use technology to better the classroom. To learn more about bringing Adam Welcome to speak at an event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/adam_welcome
14:28
August 27, 2019
Alex Sheen - Because I Said I Would
Social entrepreneur, humanitarian and founder of Because I said I would, Alex sheen shares the story behind his foundation, the importance of keeping a promise, and how tragedy can create hope. To learn more about bringing Alex Sheen to speak at an event visit: https://premierespeakers.com/alex_sheen
24:30
August 20, 2019
Kim Bearden - Teaching Through Struggles
Best selling author and co founder of the Ron Clark Academy, Kim Bearden shares how she handles personal struggles while teaching in the classroom, her journey of adopting her three sons from Soweto South Africa and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who fill your soul. This episode kicks off our back to school series with our education agent Ryan Giffen. So here’s to the kids getting back to the books and the amazing teachers who teach them. We hope you enjoy our interview with Kim Bearden.
18:56
August 13, 2019
Jay Baer - How To Create Word of Mouth
Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly create word of mouth through talk triggers, the two choices every business must make to change their future, and why you absolutely have to go to the best-rated amusement park on Trip Advisor, Holiday World.
15:13
August 06, 2019
Kevin Brown - The Hero Effect
Kevin Brown spent 20 years building a little-known family business into the number one brand in their industry with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. Along the way, he has learned a thing or two about overcoming adversity, dealing with change, and creating a culture that drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He's the author of the bestselling book "The Hero Effect." On this episode, he shares with us his own story, the difference of positive thinking versus optimism, and how to rewrite the story of your life. To begin the interview, I asked Kevin where the idea of his book and work, The Hero Effect, came from.
26:51
July 30, 2019
Bill and Guiliana Rancic - Overcoming Cancer While Building an Empire
Entrepreneurs and TV personalities Bill and Guiliana Rancic share how to do business with your significant other, the tragedy of seeking perfection and most importantly where to find the best pizza on earth. 
22:35
July 23, 2019
David Nour - Relationship Economics
Global thought leader and growth strategist David Nour shares how being an immigrant built his expertise in relationships, how American’s differ from the world in business and his idea of relationship economics.
28:12
July 16, 2019
Bob Goff - The Power of What If
Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.
23:25
July 09, 2019
Molly Fletcher - The Female Jerry Maguire
The female Jerry Maguire, Molly Fletcher shares how to negotiate a contract for yourself, the power of the pause and how being a woman helped her in the male dominated world of sports agents.
35:28
June 25, 2019
Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie
Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise.
23:28
June 18, 2019
J.P. Pawliw-Fry - Fight CEO Disease with Mindfulness
Leadership and performance guru JP Pawliw-Fry shares the importance of being an aggressive learner, working with Doc Rivers and how to fight CEO's disease.
18:54
June 11, 2019
Kindra Hall - Strategic Storytelling
National storytelling champion and communication expert Kindra Hall shares how to properly tell a story in a social setting, some story strategies for emails and how to use your story to differentiate yourself from the competition.
14:34
May 07, 2019
Jeff Saturday - Getting to the NFL, Peyton Manning & Having Ambition with Wisdom
Super Bowl Champion and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday shares his story of getting to the NFL, what it was like playing and sometimes fighting with Peyton Manning and the importance of having ambition with wisdom.
28:29
May 01, 2019
Greg Gumbel - The Grind of Covering March Madness
Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. 
24:24
April 02, 2019
David Horsager - Who Can I Trust?
Best selling author and CEO of Trust Edge, David Horsager shares the 8 pillars of trust, the 3 questions you need to ask to make something happen and reveals the most trusted person in the world.
21:60
March 26, 2019
Josh Sundquist - One More Thing, One More Time
Paralympic ski racer, author and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist shares his philosophy behind one more thing one more time, his first time out in public after amputation surgery and of course his internet famous halloween costumes.
27:04
March 19, 2019
Nicole Malachowski - Reinvent Yourself
First female thunderbird pilot, White House Fellow and survivor Nicole Malachowski shares what it is like flying a weapon, losing her childhood dream and the importance of being able to reinvent yourself.
19:01
March 06, 2019
Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule
Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment.
28:45
February 12, 2019
Michelle Poler - Say Hello To Your Fears
Creator of the 100 days with out fear Project and youtube sensation Michelle Poler she shares how to turn fear into excitement, tips on building an online community and the practical steps to overcoming your biggest anxieties.
20:49
February 05, 2019
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.
19:58
January 29, 2019
Justin Forsett - The Super Bowl, Shark Tank and Beyond
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.
25:11
January 22, 2019
Keni Thomas - The Black Hawk Down Story
Special Forces Army Ranger and award winning country music artist, Keni Thomas, as he shares his part in the story made famous by Ridley Scott's movie Black Hawk Down.
22:01
January 14, 2019
Cooper Manning - SO Much Cooler Than Peyton & Eli
The most famous big brother in the NFL, Cooper Manning shares how to win a college panel discussion, impersonating Peyton in Knoxville and how football translates to business.
12:21
January 08, 2019
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line.
18:48
January 02, 2019
Curt Steinhorst - Defeating Distraction
Author and expert on attention and focus Curt Steinhorst shares how smartphones aren’t always bad for attention, how to handle distraction as a parent, and how technology can actually help with focus.
21:00
December 18, 2018
Dr. Natalie Stavas - Running + Compassion
Award-winning Harvard physician and Boston Marathon bombing humanitarian, Dr. Natalie Stavas shares her story of that day, how running helps her with ADHD and tips from growing up as a farm kid in Nebraska. 
23:42
December 11, 2018
Greg Gumbel - March Madness, The Olympics and Confidence
Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. 
24:24
December 04, 2018
Scott Harrison - charity: water
The founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison shares the story of creating charity: water, getting rejected by non-profits around the world and why he put his biggest failure on the internet.
39:18
November 06, 2018
Mike Staver - Got A Minute?
Leadership expert and coach Mike Staver shares the story behind building his upcoming app, Got a Minute, writing his new book on touring around America on his motorcycle and witnessing a gang fight at Sturgess.
15:38
October 23, 2018
Passing Zone - America's Got Talent and the Truth About Juggling Chainsaws
Guinness World Record holders Passing Zone share stories of behind the scenes on America’s Got Talent, getting fired at Disneyland and their biggest onstage accident. Spoiler alert- a poorly thrown chainsaw was involved...
17:40
October 16, 2018
Joan Lunden - Working As A Woman In Television
Award-winning journalist and TV pioneer Joan Lunden shares how a rival TV station helped her land a dream job, her battles working in a male-dominated industry and how she made it to Good Morning America.
25:23
October 09, 2018
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers it's about the people.
18:12
October 02, 2018
Jason Chaffetz - Behind the Scenes Look at a Life in Congress
Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience working at Harvard. Jason also shares how he first got involved with politics, his experience as the Chairman of the House oversight committee, the truth about the deep state in America, and the process of writing his new book with Harper Collins
12:56
September 25, 2018
Rudy Ruettiger - From Notre Dame To Hollywood
Legendary Notre Dame football player and the inspiration for the movie that shares his name Rudy, Rudy Ruttiger shares his path to Notre Dame, how he got his story to Hollywood and the importance of making relationships.
18:32
September 18, 2018
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero
21:58
September 11, 2018
Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend
Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.
19:58
September 04, 2018
Joe Dombrowski - Teaching and Being Yourself on Social Media
Educator and social media personality Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski, shares how to grow your social media brand, awkward classroom situations, and how studying improv made him a better teacher. Joe Dombrowski's viral classroom video where he made up words for a spelling test garnered him over 20 million views and landed him on the Ellen DeGeneres show, which launched his speaking career. So buckle up and get ready to learn how to become insta-famous.
18:31
August 28, 2018
Susan Cain - Introverts Are Not Inferior
This week we have the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, as she shares the story behind her famous Ted Talk, the secret powers of introverts and why introverts and extroverts make great couples.
22:33
August 21, 2018
Jay Baer - How To Create Word of Mouth
Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly create word of mouth through talk triggers, the two choices every business must make to change their future, and why you absolutely have to go to the best-rated amusement park on Trip Advisor, Holiday World.
15:13
August 14, 2018
John O'Leary - On Fire: Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium.
25:25
August 07, 2018
Donald Miller - Why Your Story Is So Important
Multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi-Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.
22:55
August 01, 2018
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.
22:12
July 10, 2018
Kelly McDonald - Working with People Who Aren’t Like You
Marketing guru and best selling author Kelly McDonald shares why you don’t have to like the people you work with, ways to respectfully disagree and why diversity isn't always what you think it is.
18:51
July 03, 2018
Tim Sanders - The Beatles, Yahoo and Disruptive Collaboration
Tech pioneer and best selling author of Love is the Killer App, Tim Sanders shares why Ringo was actually the key to the Beatles success, the power of fours and the secret of disruptive collaboration.
24:21
June 26, 2018
Justin Forsett - The NFL, Shark Tank and Beyond
NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.
25:11
June 12, 2018
Remembering Astronaut Alan Bean
We have a special episode this week remembering astronaut, artist and the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean.
15:18
June 05, 2018
Mac Anderson - Successories, 212 and Potato Salad
Entrepreneur and best selling author Mac Anderson stopped by to share the story behind creating those classic motivational posters we all know and love, the importance of building a service focused culture and the most dramatic potato salad story you've ever heard.
15:12
May 29, 2018
Keith Ferrazzi - The Art of Co-Elevation
New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazi explains the power behind co-elevation, what truly makes a great leader and why vulnerability can be your best asset.
17:39
May 22, 2018
Tony Seba - 2020: The Decade of Disruption
Award winning author and disruption expert Tony Seba shares why the 2020’s will become the decade of disruption, how transportation will become more like streaming music and if flying cars will finally become a reality.
26:34
May 15, 2018
Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule
Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment.
28:45
May 08, 2018
Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie
Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise.
23:28
May 01, 2018
Mark Eaton - A Non-Traditional Path To The NBA
7 foot 4 NBA All Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain and discuss his new book the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team.
19:02
April 17, 2018
Rebekah Gregory - Boston Marathon Bombing and Life After
Boston marathon bombing survivor and author, Rebekah Gregory shares the harrowing story of that day and how losing her leg helped her find a new perspective on life.
13:17
April 10, 2018
Chad Williams - The Journey of Becoming a Navy SEAL
Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident everyday, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world.
23:44
March 27, 2018
Jon Gordon - Dabo Swinny, Major League Hugs and Positivity
Author of the Energy Bus Jon Gordon stopped by to tell stories from Dabo Swinney's impact at Clemson, how a hug led to playoff success for the Dodgers and the power of looking at your team from the inside out.
17:16
March 13, 2018
Archie Manning - Family, Football and Youth Sports
The father of the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares why he named his son Peyton, safety in football and which son he would choose in a 2 on 2 basketball game for the last piece of pumpkin pie.
15:54
March 06, 2018
Mike Mullane - The Risk and Future of Space Travel
Original Space Shuttle Class Astronaut Mike Mullane tells the story of The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, its impact on the country and the future of space travel as we know it.
21:14
February 20, 2018
Darrell Waltrip - The Tragedy of Dale Earnhardt's Last Race
NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip shares the story of the Dale Earnhardt tragedy at Daytona, what it takes to be a winner and the importance of taking care of your core.
13:00
February 13, 2018
John Ratzenberger - Pixar, Cheers and The Empire Strikes Back
Emmy nominated actor John Ratzenberger or as you may know him Cliff from Cheers shares his favorite one liners from the show, the importance of the working class in America and inside info about Pixar and the Empire Strikes Back.
14:01
February 06, 2018
Scott Hamilton - The Consequences of Being The Best
Olympic figure skating legend Scott Hamilton shares how to train our minds for optimism, the consequences of being the best in the world and the importance of showing up every day.
10:24
January 30, 2018
Ruben Gonzalez - The Winter Olympic Experience
4 Time Luge Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez shares what it’s like to party at the winter olympics, how Scott Hamilton inspired him to try the luge and how to get back up after your worst crash in competition.
14:00
January 23, 2018
Devon Harris - Cool Runnings & The 2018 Winter Games
Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris as he shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings, if Usain Bolt will join the 2018 bobsled team and how we each can have the mindset to set Olympic sized goals.
15:11
January 16, 2018
Michelle Singletary - Financial Advice for 2018
Financial guru and nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary shares the beauty of compound interest, the power of living below your means and how to be awesome with your money
12:21
January 09, 2018
Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line.
18:48
January 02, 2018
Andy Buckley aka David Wallace - Behind the scenes of The Office
Merry Christmas! We are taking a little vacation this week so we wanted to get you inspired to binge watch one of our favorite shows over Christmas break. Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.
17:41
December 26, 2017
Vinh Giang - Entrepreneurial Magic
Vinh Giang, award winning entrepreneur stops by to share how buying 1,000 copies of the same book led to him meeting his mentor, the value of adversity and how magic has made him such a successful business man.
15:38
December 19, 2017
Simon T. Bailey - How To Find Your Calling
Simon T. Bailey the former leader of The Disney Institute, and one of America’s top 10 corporate speakers on change shares how hard it was to get a job at Disney, the 4 questions you need to ask yourself to find your calling and the hardest speech he has ever had to give.
12:51
December 05, 2017
Andy Andrews - The Little Things That Win Championships
Andy Andrews, author of the hugely successful book "The Traveler's Gift" shares the difference between wisdom and knowledge, why quitting becomes a habit, and the secrets he has shared with the last 9 college football national champions.
18:28
November 28, 2017
Clint Hill - Secret Service Agent During The JFK Assassination
This week we share our interview with former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill. Clint shares his first hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also reveals his opinions on the newly released documents and the evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald.
31:05
November 21, 2017
Peter Sheahan - Finding Your Eureka Moment
Innovative business thinker and author of "Matter" Peter Sheahan shares how to find your eureka moment, the power of working through the complex to get to the simple and how Burberry has kept itself relevant for over a century.
17:55
November 14, 2017
Bob Goff - The Power of "What If"
Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.
23:25
November 07, 2017
Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation
Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Daymon John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers its about the people.
18:12
November 01, 2017
Donald Miller - Why Story is So Important
Multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.
22:55
October 24, 2017
Yossi Ghinsberg - Inspiration for the New Daniel Radcliffe Movie Jungle
Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true meaning of life.
16:02
October 17, 2017
Judge Jeanine Pirro - Drive, Breaking Barriers and Making A Murderer
Emmy winning TV host and the first female district attorney and Judge of her area Jeanine Pirro, stops by to share her thoughts on the tv show Making a murder, advice for the next generation of female attorneys, and going to her first homicide scene.
11:40
October 10, 2017
Shaquille O'Neal - Lessons From Mom & How To Be A Leader
Brian gets 7 minutes to sit down with Shaq before a speaking gig and asks him about the influence of his mother on his life. Shaquille also shared some top secret youth coaching tips that believe it or not involve the restaurant Hooters.
09:42
October 03, 2017
Andy Buckley - Behind the scenes of NBC's The Office
Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.
16:44
September 26, 2017
Josh Linkner - How to Hack Innovation
Award Winning Entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Josh Linkner shares his biggest business mistakes, insights from his recent book Hacking Innovation and how to brainstorm more effectively through role playing.
18:55
September 19, 2017
Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11
Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero To learn more about Col. Mark visit https://premierespeakers.com/mark_tillman Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and Produced by Eric Woodie
21:58
September 11, 2017
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On
Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother. To learn more about Elisabeth visit https://premierespeakers.com/elisabeth_hasselbeck Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and Produced by Eric Woodie
22:19
September 11, 2017
Sean Astin - Goonies, Rudy & Hobbits Oh My
Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles and the lessons he learned from them, including how to cry on camera. To learn more about Sean visit https://premierespeakers.com/sean_astin. Beyond Speaking is hosted by Brian Lord and Produced by Eric Woodie
24:52
September 11, 2017