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31 marathons is not his biggest achievement 

Coach Rick Muhr has gotten thousands of runners across the finish line of marathons throughout the world. For 12 years, Rick was head coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program, preparing runners for marathons and raising $65M. We chat about the obstacles of a family history of drugs and alcohol and how helps other overcome on their way to the finish line. Continue Reading→

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Matt Johnson runs Runner Academy where he trains and teaches runners of all abilities. He also hosts the #1 running podcast on iTunes, Runner Academy. We discuss his corporate to entrepreneur journey in the running world.  Continue Reading→

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Erica Wheeler is finding place as a musician and teacher. A touring artist for over two decades, her music has charted in the top-ten on Billboard's Gavin Americana Chart and has been featured on syndicated radio programs such as "All Things Considered" and "Voice of America."

We talk about her how she expanded her performing career to include teaching, speaking and advocating for the land, its history, and our connection to it. Continue Reading→

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Fran Seegull is fixing a broken philanthropy system with impact investing. She is Chief Investment Officer of the $100 million Giving Fund at Impact Assets—a non-profit investment firm that invests companies making positive social and environmental impact.

We cover the basics of impact investing. Continue Reading→

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Ernest DuBose worked his way through college and law school as a counselor to people with special needs and serving his country in the military. We talk about his path to successfully start a family law practice in the New York City with 600,000 other lawyers competing. Continue Reading→

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Marci Alboher is the original slasher and that's a good thing. She a lawyer / journalist / writer / tv personality. After many years as a free agent, we talk about her decision to work for someone else at Encore.org. Continue Reading→

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Cara Bradley is a figure skater, runner, and MBA investment banker. She has found purpose in Verge Yoga her studio in suburban Philadelphia and Verge Athlete that offers mental strength training and yoga programs to elite athletes including professional and college sports teams. We talk about her awesome journey.  Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

Mike Gemm shares his path to becoming a coach with For Impact, which helps organizations fund their missions. He started his career as an accountant then had an epiphany that launched him into a career transition. Mike has a lot of energy. It's infectious. Hope you feel it too. He’s passionate about training and seeing people reach their potential (and Notre Dame…Go Irish). Continue Reading→

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Dave Schmelzer is an atheist turned pastor and social entrepreneur looking to redefine the meaning of meaning. He is the CEO of Blue Ocean Faith, a community of organizations, churches, and like-minded individuals who believe anyone can connect with God from wherever they’re at—within their own culture, race, and religion (or lack thereof)—through genuine give-and-take dialogues about faith. Continue Reading→

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Jeri Dansky is a successful personal organizer and blogger. Prior to that she had a good corporate job that wasn't making her happy. We discuss her transition from unhealthy to happy falling in love with organizing people's lives. Continue Reading→

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Linda Mornell was a 45 year old psychiatric nurse that would start Summer Search, an organization that would change so many lives - including mine. Summer Search is now 25 years old and it's been dramatically changing the trajectory of low income youth across the United States.  Things get a little personal, so it should make for an interesting show. Enjoy. Continue Reading→

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Mignon Fogarty is Grammar Girl. She hosts an award winning podcast, makes board games, codes video games from scratch and runs the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. What else can she do? We discuss her journey from academic to nationally known grammatical powerhouse. Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Today, Ali Smith tell us how about his journey to find purpose as the smoothest yoga teacher you've ever seen. With his brother Atman and their friend Andy their Holistic Life Foundation is using yoga and mindfulness change lives in drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, alternative high schools in Baltimore and soon all over the US. Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Today we get responsible with Meika (pronounced Me-ka) Hollender.

Meika grew up with an entrepreneur dad. She went to Stern School of Business at NYU. She was well on her way to a high powered career in corporate America. Then something shifted. We cover that shift and her journey to VP of Marketing for Sustain Condoms, all natural, non-toxic, marketed and made for women.

I learned a lot about condoms, sexual health, and a very enterprising woman. Hope you will too. Enjoy. Continue Reading→

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Kenn Blanchard is a Black Man with a Gun and so much more. He is host of the Black with a Gun podcast, a pastor, and former government agent. We go through his eclectic journey and love of guns. Stay tuned, this is an episode you will not want to miss. Continue Reading→

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Today, we go big star hunting with Peter Sims.

Peter is a deep thinker who found his true north by making little bets along his journey. At venture capital firm Summit Partners, he made bets on entrepreneurs. As an MBA at Stanford, he found his true north by taking a chance to co-author a book with Bill George, which became a best seller.

We cover both of Peter's books, the stress of not knowing what's next, and of course, he went to Bowdoin College. Go Polar Bears. Continue Reading→

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Amethyst Wyldfyre is The Empowered Messenger. Her mission and purpose is to serve as a catalyst for personal, professional and planetary change. She has helped her clients unleash their speaking potential to spread the message they have for the world.  We discuss her transition from real estate to successful coach - in her pajamas. Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Sherry Carver is a coach/guide for parents, step-parents and divorced couples. Her marriage at age 19 and divorce at 24, paved the way for her life's work to help blended families created after divorce. She is listening to their life stories, organizing finances and encouraging hope during the days when they were at their lowest.

Sherry Carver is coaching blending families through divorce. Continue Reading→

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Mike Mataluni grew up around drug addiction and found meaning by helping foster children with similar backgrounds.  He now hosts Kick Ass Dad, a podcast where he helps struggling parents three times a week.  Continue Reading→

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Kylie Ofiu is the author of 365 Ways To Make Money, financial mentor, and single mother of two. She overcame domestic violence, rape, and homeless on her way to become one of biggest names in personal finance worldwide. Her blog won Best International Personal Finance Blog for 2012 and 2013.

We discuss her journey and talk about her current work with the homeless in Australia.  Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Gretchen Rubin gave up a career in law where she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to start a career in writing. She created success with The Happiness Project, a book that tells the story of her year long quest to be happier.

We talk about her journey, writing process, and her upcoming book on habits.  Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

4: Bob Sutton has rules for a**holes and scales up excellence

Bob Sutton has been interested in the dynamics of work since his first job at a pizza parlor. He has since written books on the subject including No Asshole Rule, Good Boss/Bad Boss, and his newest, Scaling Up Excellence. We have a lot of fun talking about his research, tax collectors and Israeli police interrogators.  Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today we chronicle the life and times of Jesse Kornbluth, the Head Butler.

Jesse Kornbluth is a writer, critic, and author. He’s written for Vanity Fair, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker and many other publications. At headbutler.com, he is a personal concierge for your head reviewing movies, books, and music.

We go through the ups and downs of his career as a writer. Continue Reading→

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

2: Lian Dolan chaos chronicles chatting with her 4 Satellite Sisters every week

Lian Dolan is a writer, producer, and talk show host. In 2000, Lian created Satellite Sisters, a weekly show with her four sisters around the globe. Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Continue Reading→

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1: Derrick Duplessy Purpose Rockstar #1

Derrick Duplessy is the founder of the Purpose Rockstar podcast and Executive Director of Duplessy Foundation. By day, he runs Duplessy Foundation, where he mentors homegrown artists and entrepreneurs to successfully run businesses. How do you overcome the paralyzing fear of failure? Join us as Derrick shares his story on his way starting two of the scariest things in his life. Continue reading→ 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT