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Prepare4Growth

Prepare4Growth

By Richard Outram

Viral wisdom bytes that elevate and prioritize conscious leadership, humanity, learning and purpose.
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"Turning Compliance into a Force Multiplier"
"Turning Compliance into a Force Multiplier"
In this conversation with Steve Vincze, President & CEO of Trestle Compliance and global compliance expert, he shares his wisdom bytes about the importance of instituting a compliance culture in an increasingly complex world, through effective compliance programs and risk assessments. 
01:26:03
January 28, 2023
"The Algorithm of Business Success"
"The Algorithm of Business Success"
In this conversation with Thomas Douglas, CEO JMark Business Solutions, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, and Author of "Adapt or Die - How to Create Innovation, Solve "People Puzzles", and "Win in Business" he shares his wisdom bytes about reinventing and transforming a business, dealing with complexity, and what leaders must do during uncertain times. 
01:04:55
January 07, 2023
Creating Psychological Safety in Your Team (and Your Relationships)
Creating Psychological Safety in Your Team (and Your Relationships)
In this conversation with Stephan Wiedner, CEO Zarango.com and noomii.com, both global leaders in delivering psychological safety- based coaching, he shares his wisdom bytes on the importance of psychological safety (PS) in building high performing teams, as well as the steps to boost PS in your organization (and your relationships).
01:04:13
November 26, 2022
"Judgment Never Creates Anything"
"Judgment Never Creates Anything"
In this conversation with Dr. Dain Heer, world renowned author, speaker, and Co-Creator of Access Consciousness, one of the largest global personal development movements practiced in 176 countries, we discuss why judgment is the biggest killer of possibilities, space, energy, and joy.
01:14:33
November 04, 2022
Nurturing Self Care in Leadership
Nurturing Self Care in Leadership
In this conversation with Roberta Hughes, Owner & Leadership Facilitator at PeaceFull Living, she shares her wisdom bytes about managing stress in leadership positions, knowing your symptoms of stress, and practicing self-care to reduce stress.  Note from Roberta if you need to call: The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: #988
01:03:19
October 15, 2022
What Does It Take to Be a Servant Leader?
What Does It Take to Be a Servant Leader?
In this podcast episode with Amanda Holmes, CEO of Chet Holmes International we discuss her leadership journey after being thrust into the top position when her late, great founder Chet Holmes (Author of the NYT cult classic "The Ultimate Sales Machine") passed away, and how servant leadership is not a tagline, but must be lived authentically each and every day. 
01:05:20
October 01, 2022
"The Gift of Enough"
"The Gift of Enough"
In this conversation with Sarah Miller, Wealth Management Advisor and Founder of FortySix10 Wealth Management, she shares her wisdom bytes about the deeper psychology of personal finances and defining your relationship with money. 
01:15:04
September 09, 2022
“The Quality of Your Life is Determined by the Quality of Your Questions”
“The Quality of Your Life is Determined by the Quality of Your Questions”
In this conversation with Dr. John Demartini, CEO and Founder of the Demartini Institute, world renowned specialist in human behavior, international bestselling author, and global educator, we discuss developing a greater self governing executive function and the importance of knowing your true hierarchy of values.  For a free gift from Dr. Demartini please see: http://demartini.ink/astronomical
01:05:21
August 13, 2022
"Your Introversion Might be the Gift You've Been Neglecting"
"Your Introversion Might be the Gift You've Been Neglecting"
In this conversation with Jordan White, Certified Axiogenics Self Leadership Coach, and self avowed introvert, he shares his wisdom bytes about the superpowers of introverts, effective listening, cultivating self-awareness and seeing ourselves more "clearly" to create more value in the world. 
01:02:44
June 10, 2022
"Success Does Not Create Happiness; Happiness Creates Success."
"Success Does Not Create Happiness; Happiness Creates Success."
In this conversation with Grace Ueng, Founder & CEO of Savvy Growth and TEDx Speaker, she shares her vulnerable and authentic wisdom bytes about her personal journey from depression to gratitude to happiness, positive psychology, and the habits of being happy in life, business and beyond. 
01:17:54
May 21, 2022
People Matter Most (so Create vs. React)
People Matter Most (so Create vs. React)
In this conversation with Tom Perrine, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Team Health, we discuss leadership principles and  learning to live a life of purpose, meaningful outcomes, and making a difference. I loved his phrase, "People Serving People Creating Measurable value."
01:24:04
April 30, 2022
"Is Your Dog More Emotionally Intelligent Than You?"
"Is Your Dog More Emotionally Intelligent Than You?"
In this episode with Laura Berger, Certified Executive Coach and founder of Berdeo Group, she shares her wisdom bytes on the importance of emotional intelligence and how you can strengthen it, as well as cultivating self- awareness and executive presence for "whole" leadership.  
01:21:13
April 02, 2022
Discover Your Authentic Voice
Discover Your Authentic Voice
In this conversation with Padraig Hyland, CEO The Core Story and TEDx Speaker, he shares his wisdom bytes on the importance of storytelling in business and in life as well as the power of your authentic voice. 
01:18:10
March 12, 2022
From a Serial Techpreneur...."Anything is Possible with the Right Drive."
From a Serial Techpreneur...."Anything is Possible with the Right Drive."
In this conversation with Dmitry Kozko, CEO MotorSport Games (NASDAQ: MSGM), he shares wisdom bytes for his innovation playbook, launching technology ventures and what it takes to create successful video games. 
54:14
February 12, 2022
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - from Father to Son (3rd Year)
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - from Father to Son (3rd Year)
In this conversation with Ishan Outram (aged 23), we discuss his personal growth and learnings during a 2021 wrap, being a whole person, and getting out of your comfort zone.  
01:06:04
January 14, 2022
Is it Millennials, or your Management Model?
Is it Millennials, or your Management Model?
In this conversation with Brad Szollose, TEDx Speaker, award winning author of 5 books and Principal Brad Szollose International, he shares his wisdom bytes on the millennial (and younger) generations. We discuss a spectrum of topics including shifts in leadership, parenting, branding and some "big' questions about generational changes and impact on society.  
01:25:03
December 14, 2021
Empowering Mind and Body Through Education
Empowering Mind and Body Through Education
In this conversation with Dr. Lisa Farrell, Founder & President of Symmetry Alliance LLC, Physical Therapist and Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor, we discuss harnessing the mind/body connection through meditation, and living life more mindfully.  
01:07:06
November 27, 2021
Is That All There Is?
Is That All There Is?
In this episode with Bruce Turkel, international branding expert and best selling author, we discuss his latest book and key wisdom bytes about what to do with the rest of your life, universal truths about living your purpose, and deep inner work required for personal discovery.  
01:08:02
November 06, 2021
The Formula For Franchise Success: Great Systems and Lots of Passion!
The Formula For Franchise Success: Great Systems and Lots of Passion!
In this conversation with Jeff Levine, Co-Founder, President, & Chief Extract Officer of Raw Juce, he shares his wisdom bytes about changing lives through healthy food while evaluating and growing a successful franchise business.
52:32
October 16, 2021
"Make Things Better"
"Make Things Better"
In this conversation with Abe Ng, Founder & CEO of Sushi Maki, he shares his wisdom bytes on conscious leadership, continuous improvement, and leading with your heart. 
59:27
September 25, 2021
Notes on Prioritizing Humanity
Notes on Prioritizing Humanity
"We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people" - Lessons on elevating and prioritizing humanity that I learned from my Mother.  
10:11
September 04, 2021
Building Unity Through Music
Building Unity Through Music
In this conversation with Willie Stewart, humanitarian and drummer, percussionist with legendary reggae bands Third World and Inner Circle, he shares his wisdom bytes on the power of music to change lives and transform our world for the better.  
01:13:44
August 21, 2021
Love the Process, Don't Attach to the Outcome"
Love the Process, Don't Attach to the Outcome"
In this discussion with Akin Ayodele, Business Development Executive, serial entrepreneur, and former NFL Linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, he shares his wisdom bytes about learnings and skills required to transition from professional sports to succeed in the business world. 
01:00:55
July 31, 2021
"The Only Constant in Leadership, is Change"
"The Only Constant in Leadership, is Change"
In this conversation with Karl Sprague, CEO Counselor and Coach, we  discuss his wisdom bytes on the leadership meta-skills required to run successful businesses in the 21st century. 
01:09:51
July 10, 2021
"The Epic Leader- Accountable, Vulnerable, and Authentic"
"The Epic Leader- Accountable, Vulnerable, and Authentic"
In this episode with Rashmi Airan, internationally recognized speaker and consultant on corporate culture and ethics, she shares her wisdom bytes on leadership vulnerability, authenticity and accountability in the thick of adversity.  
56:43
June 19, 2021
Living Your Life's Purpose, or "Dharma Code"
Living Your Life's Purpose, or "Dharma Code"
In this episode, Richard shares his wisdom bytes on living your life's higher purpose, and the discovery process. 
08:08
June 05, 2021
"Strategy First, then Organize to Win"
"Strategy First, then Organize to Win"
In this conversation with Laura Petrucci, Founder & CEO of the Winthrop Group she shares valuable wisdom bytes on the trial and errors of organizational design during rapid change.
01:04:37
May 15, 2021
Crazy Just Might Work (So Never Be Afraid to Ask or Try).
Crazy Just Might Work (So Never Be Afraid to Ask or Try).
In this conversation with Susan Elise Miller, Chief Revenue Officer of Mixed Media Inc, we discuss her wisdom bytes about building successful media, brand and entertainment assets. Susan has owned and managed properties that have earned NYT Best Sellers, Emmy's. KidScreen Awards, Telly, and Parents Choice Awards. 
55:46
April 24, 2021
Embracing an Ownership Culture
Embracing an Ownership Culture
In this conversation with Greg Milano, CEO of Fortuna Advisors, we discuss how an ownership culture motivates more value creation for all stakeholders, by driving growth with discipline and a long term perspective. 
59:27
April 10, 2021
"What are you Pretending Not to Know?" - Overcoming Biases
"What are you Pretending Not to Know?" - Overcoming Biases
Biases come in many forms and are typically unconscious without the necessary self-awareness, reflection and contemplation. 
08:48
March 27, 2021
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - From Father to Son (A Year Later)
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - From Father to Son (A Year Later)
In this episode, my eldest son, Ishan, discusses changes in his life during an unprecedented pandemic year since our first conversation. 
53:45
March 13, 2021
Good People are the Path to Profit
Good People are the Path to Profit
In this conversation with Diwaker Singh, serial technopreneur, venture capitalist, and CEO, he shares his wisdom bytes about founding, raising capital, and building a successful technology business. 
52:41
February 27, 2021
"Get Up to Bat and Swing"
"Get Up to Bat and Swing"
In this conversation with Warren Struhl, serial entrepreneur and author who founded several successful companies, he shares his wisdom bytes on actioning from an innovative idea to getting in the game of business.  
49:40
February 13, 2021
Motivate and Inspire through Powerful Storytelling
Motivate and Inspire through Powerful Storytelling
To lead an organization, you must engage people's emotions, and the key to their hearts is story.
07:47
January 30, 2021
How to Create and Build Stronger Customer Relationships (Hint: Emotional Bonds).....
How to Create and Build Stronger Customer Relationships (Hint: Emotional Bonds).....
In this conversation with Richard Shapiro, Founder & President of The Center for Client Retention, we discuss wisdom bytes from his latest book "The Endangered Customer: Eight Steps to Guarantee Repeat Business"
48:02
January 16, 2021
Did Curiosity Kill the Cat or Improve it's Prowess?
Did Curiosity Kill the Cat or Improve it's Prowess?
Curiosity is like a muscle: Its strength will erode if it isn't used enough. So how do we reinvigorate this critical trait in our lives?
08:39
January 02, 2021
Conversation with Susie Levan - Author of "Getting to Forgiveness" (Part 2)
Conversation with Susie Levan - Author of "Getting to Forgiveness" (Part 2)
In part two of this series with "Chief Soul Officer" and transformational leader Susie Levan, we discuss how meditation and forgiveness  will reveal your highest divine potential. 
35:21
December 19, 2020
 A Conversation with Susie Levan - Author of "Getting to Forgiveness"
A Conversation with Susie Levan - Author of "Getting to Forgiveness"
In the first of a two part series with "Chief Soul Officer"  and transformational leader Susie Levan, we discuss how meditation and forgiveness will reveal your highest divine potential.
45:35
December 12, 2020
The Power of the Pause - Karma and Intention
The Power of the Pause - Karma and Intention
In the moment of pause, we essentially have two choices, both with varying and diverse consequences. Understanding the moment by moment interplay of karma and intention, we have the opportunity to transform ourselves, and the world. 
06:06
November 27, 2020
A Great Brand Makes People Feel Good About Themselves
A Great Brand Makes People Feel Good About Themselves
In this conversation with Bruce Turkel, International speaker, best selling author and serial entrepreneur, he shares his wisdom bytes on building a great brand based on his mantra "Your brand is not you."
01:02:19
November 14, 2020
"Bring the Community In" - An Inside View from a Police Chief
"Bring the Community In" - An Inside View from a Police Chief
In this conversation with Chief Karen Dietrich, Interim Police Chief at Fort Lauderdale Police Department, she shares an inside view and her strategies for improving community relations.
36:32
November 01, 2020
Guiding and Inspiring During Career Transition
Guiding and Inspiring During Career Transition
In this conversation with Maureen Shea, CEO and Co-Founder of Right Management Florida and Caribbean Region, we discuss her  wisdom bytes for employees who find themselves in transition.
55:33
October 17, 2020
See It and Seize It....The Opportunist Mindset
See It and Seize It....The Opportunist Mindset
In this conversation with Greg Shugar, we discuss how he founded The Tie Bar and Thread Experiment, and pivoting recently to capture a significant market opportunity as CEO of Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont.
01:01:12
September 26, 2020
The Power of Positivity
The Power of Positivity
In this conversation with Robert Figueroa, Founder of Paddle with a Purpose, he shares his wisdom bytes about protecting and cleanup of Earth's oceans and waterways through the Power of Positivity and Action.
54:40
September 12, 2020
Living Your Dream with Passion and Perseverance
Living Your Dream with Passion and Perseverance
In this conversation with Bobby Rodriguez, founder of Bobby Rodriquez Production, Inc. we discuss his life story and business lessons from the world of music and entertainment.
55:56
August 28, 2020
"The Gift of Giving" - Beyond the Bottom Line
"The Gift of Giving" - Beyond the Bottom Line
In this conversation with Jorg Hruschka, Chief Service Officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale we discuss how businesses can get involved in community service and volunteer programs.
57:25
August 15, 2020
Moving From Diversity Statements to Action and Change
Moving From Diversity Statements to Action and Change
Where do we start if we want actions that lead to lasting change in racial equality?
10:23
July 25, 2020
The Soul of an Organization - Setting and Living Core Values
The Soul of an Organization - Setting and Living Core Values
In this inspiring and passionate conversation with Imtiaz Sattaur, former health care industry executive, we discuss how sacrosanct values represent the spirit, uniqueness, and personality of an organization.
01:29:28
July 11, 2020
A Small Step for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
A Small Step for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Studies and statistics correlate diversity to superior business performance. This moderated panel session was focused primarily on the advantages of gender diversity.
07:02
July 05, 2020
Leadership Lessons From Hitsville U.S.A
Leadership Lessons From Hitsville U.S.A
The "Divine Movement" of Motown was a brilliant case study on visionary leadership and building a game changing business against the odds.
11:29
June 14, 2020
Our Business Community and Our "Village"
Our Business Community and Our "Village"
Building strong business networks based on serving the community, through the power of relationships.
05:06
May 23, 2020
The Innovation Playbook
The Innovation Playbook
Dr. Jerry Outram, former Global Innovation Ambassador for Bayer Crop Science shares his wisdom bytes as we discuss the essentials of an innovative culture.
56:33
May 16, 2020
Motherhood- The Most Important School in Society
Motherhood- The Most Important School in Society
Honoring all Mothers - with deep and sincere gratitude for all you do to improve the lives of children and society.
04:07
May 09, 2020
The Immigration Advantage
The Immigration Advantage
The legacy of a happy and content 90 year old immigrant who paved the way for generations.... My Dad.
09:13
May 02, 2020
Overcoming the Barriers to Business and Personal Growth
Overcoming the Barriers to Business and Personal Growth
In this conversation with Business and Executive Coach Howard Shore, we discuss his insights and passion to optimize business and leadership performance.
59:56
April 24, 2020
Two Incredible Questions That Can Change Our World
Two Incredible Questions That Can Change Our World
Knowing the right questions to ask will shift your thinking and lead to growth.
02:33
April 18, 2020
A Real Life "Go Giver".... A Lesson in Selflessness
A Real Life "Go Giver".... A Lesson in Selflessness
Giving of yourself without expectation of anything in return leads to complete freedom.
05:02
April 11, 2020
Where Has the Laughter Gone?
Where Has the Laughter Gone?
Studies show that a sense of humor can relieve stressful situations and promotes longevity.
04:17
April 05, 2020
KISS Your Life
KISS Your Life
When you simplify your life, it naturally gathers energy. It's more about "being" than thinking or doing.
03:53
March 28, 2020
The Power of the Pause
The Power of the Pause
Perhaps a little more space to see a situation as it really is, may change our self awareness and overall perspective.
02:52
March 21, 2020
Succeeding in the War for Talent
Succeeding in the War for Talent
In this conversation with Matt Shore, President of StevenDouglas, we discuss success strategies for recruiting, and retaining key talent as well as career development in rapidly changing labor markets and a period of historically low unemployment rates....
01:11:53
March 14, 2020
How Would You Describe Your Dash?
How Would You Describe Your Dash?
When it is all said and done, how will your "dash" be described? What will your lasting legacy be?
04:23
March 07, 2020
The Core Principles of Entrepreneurship - A Conversation with Jeff Shavitz
The Core Principles of Entrepreneurship - A Conversation with Jeff Shavitz
In this conversation with Jeff Shavitz, Entrepreneur, Author, and Business Coach, he shares his wisdom bytes on business principles and life.
42:17
February 29, 2020
The Most Ominous Drug of All
The Most Ominous Drug of All
We all suffer from varying degrees of ego. The key is self-awareness, reflection, and contemplation of your own degree of ego-centrism.
05:48
February 22, 2020
Networking for a Higher Purpose
Networking for a Higher Purpose
In this conversation with Paul Sherman, Chief Development Officer at ABB Optical Group, we share the deeper truths and practical tips on improving your networking skills.
48:30
February 16, 2020
How Nature Reminds Us to be in the Present
How Nature Reminds Us to be in the Present
Practicing being in the moment can lead to new discoveries about yourself, others and the environment around you.
04:32
February 08, 2020
A Mirror to Personal Growth
A Mirror to Personal Growth
Three simple questions that can transform your growth potential and personal development.
03:47
February 01, 2020
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - From Father to Son
A Conversation with a Generation Z'er - From Father to Son
For the first interview in the Prepare4Growth Series - My eldest son Ishan (21 years old), responds to three questions from the heart in this unscripted session. It is my goal to revisit the very same questions with Ishan every year to understand how...
55:54
January 19, 2020
Your Unique Story
Your Unique Story
Everyone has a unique story to share with the world....Everyone.
04:34
January 19, 2020