On The Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.

OTS 31 ENCORE: Moral Authority – Dorie Clark

Today’s guest has held a wide array of leadership positions including, presidential campaign spokeswoman, nonprofit executive director, award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and she received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. And proving that she can do anything she puts her mind to: two days before this episode aired she became a Grammy-winning…

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OTS 370: From Chaos to Clarity – Michelle Nedelec

Today’s guest is on a mission to help entrepreneurs significantly impact the world.   She is a seasoned Executive Coach with over two decades of experience. Her expertise spans from coaching clients with eight-figure businesses to solo entrepreneurs.  With a focus on simplifying the complex and bridging the gap between theory and execution, she specializes…

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Encore OTS 094: Habitual Networking – Jordan Harbinger

Today’s guest is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur, whose affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics, and social engineering has led him to, and through, many unique situations. He spent several years abroad, speaks five languages, and has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas. His travel took…

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OTS 369: Visibility is Key – Gabrielle Claiborne

Today’s guest is a remarkable leader in inclusion and diversity.  She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, a global consultancy dedicated to fostering fully trans and gender expansive-inclusive organizational cultures. With a keen focus on transgender and gender-expansive matters, she has received accolades for her tireless advocacy work from the likes of…

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Encore OTS 158: The Essence of Influence – Bob Burg

Today’s guest is a sought-after speaker who has shared the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.  A prolific author of books on sales, marketing, and influence, for years he was best known for his book “Endless Referrals” – that is until he released “The Go-Giver”…

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OTS 368: Curiosity Conversations – Traca Savadogo

Today’s guest is a relationship strategist and speaker specializing in transformation, change management, and culture. Her TEDx talk, “Why You Should Regularly Talk with Strangers,” champions the power of human connection and has been translated into 15 languages, demonstrating her global impact as a thought leader. She takes a neuroscience-based approach, challenging others to embrace…

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OTS Encore 120: Spreading Ideas – Seth Godin

Two decades ago, Business Week said today’s guest “may be the ultimate entrepreneur for the Information Age,” because he’s as focused on spreading ideas as the ideas themselves. He is a world-renowned speaker and author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Entrepreneur…

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OTS 367: Engage & Mobilize – Jennifer McCollum

Today’s guest is on a mission to create better leaders and workplaces, particularly by advancing women and promoting inclusivity. Her journey has taken her through organizations like Coca-Cola, and she made history as the first female CEO at Linkage. With over 25 years of experience in leadership, she has a unique talent for crafting powerful…

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Encore OTS 162: Against All Odds – Magie Cook

Today’s guest is an immigrant who went from incredible poverty to founding a multi-million dollar business. She was born in an orphanage in Mexico and her first shot out of poverty was an opportunity to play basketball for the Mexican National Team – a shot she missed because she had broken her collarbone. Undeterred, she…

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OTS 366: The Power of Value – Richard Bliss Brooke

Today’s guest believes that success isn’t solely about reaching an endgame; it’s about making progress on our goals while falling in love with the process. As the author of best-selling books like “The Four Year Career,” his principles have transformed the lives of countless individuals. His insights were so impactful that he graced the cover…

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