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043: Adrion Porter On How to Develop a Powerful Personal B.R.A.N.D.

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, this is another solo round. And I’m getting very tactical and actionable with empowering and educational content to help you level-up at work, in business and in life. During this episode, I am going to be introducing a 5-point framework I’ve created that outlines in detail what I consider to be the five (5) actionable tips that will help you develop a Powerful Personal B.R.A.N.D.™ It’s simply an acronym that actually spells out the word...


042: (BEST OF EPISODE) Chris Brogan on Generational Leadership in a New Media World

On this special “best of” episode of Gen X Amplified, we are replaying our very first interview and episode for the podcast! Yes, this is how it all started – with our great conversation with Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling author, consultant, speaker, and digital marketing expert. Chris Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, offering business and marketing advisory help for mid to larger sized companies. He also helps small business owners through classes and webinars at...


041: Adrion Porter on My Purpose and Mission

On this latest, and very special episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is going SOLO. That’s right. This is a very personal solo episode of the podcast, where Adrion is going to unpack a little about his background and what his overall mission and vision is not only for the podcast, but his personal purpose. Adrion Porter is a brand strategist, advisor, speaker, mentor, and the founder and host of Gen X Amplified. And on this solo episode, he goes into detail on his personal story. Adrion...


040: Rodney Bullard on How to Unleash the Hero Inside of You

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc., and the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. During this conversation, Rodney provides us with his story of growing up in South Dekalb Atlanta, GA, and becoming influenced by many life changing events that propelled him to greatness within a number of sectors – including the armed forces, law, politics, and philanthropy. Rodney Bullard...


039: Jeff Hilimire on Leadership and Building a Purpose-Driven Company

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Jeff Hilimire, CEO and Co-founder of Dragon Army, a mobile and innovation agency, and the Co-founder of 48in48. During this value-packed conversation, Jeff discusses his own extensive entrepreneurial journey from building websites in college, to co-founding and leading an award winning mobile agency. Jeff also provides some key insights on millennial leadership and also establishing a purpose for both your company and your...


038: Alicia (A.M.) Morgan on STEM and Bridging the Gap as a Gen X Leader

On this great episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion has a great conversation with Alicia (A.M.) Morgan, STEM/STEAM advocate, TEDx speaker, and social capital educator. During this interview, Alicia tells her compelling story from being a little girl that was empowered at a very young age to discover her unique gifts - to becoming a leader within both the corporate and non-profit sectors. We also discuss the importance of Gen X leaders encouraging positive and productive relationships across...


037: Carrie Kerpen on Finding Your Secrets for Success in Business and Life

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and Facebook Watch host Carrie Kerpen. During this must-listen interview, Carrie takes us through her career leading up to becoming as a successful entrepreneur, and also provides some key insights from her manifesto for women in business, titled Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business. Carrie Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, Kerpen transformed her...


036: Bill Macaitis on Building the Slack Brand and Team Leadership

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by software go-to-market leader and the former CMO of Slack, Bill Macaitis. During this awesome interview, they both discuss all things tech, marketing, brand strategy, and team building. Bill Macaitis is considered one of the most prolific marketers within the SAAS industry. He has served as the leading go-to-market executive for 3 of the fastest ever growing SaaS companies: Slack, Zendesk, and Salesforce. At Slack, Bill served as...


035: Marshawn Evans Daniels on Believing Bigger and Discovering Your Purpose

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are chatting with reinvention strategist and life coach, Marshawn Evans Daniels. about her latest groundbreaking book: Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose. During this very value-packed conversation, Marshawn and I discuss why she wrote this book as an inspirational guide for women ready to reinvent their lives and discover a higher purpose when life doesn’t go as planned. Marshawn Evans Daniels is a reinvention strategist and...


034: Erik Deckers on Branding Yourself With Content and Social Media

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are going to discuss why personal branding is very important in today's social media world. And to help us unpack the key tips and tactics to use, we are chatting with a content marketing and social media expert, Erik Deckers. Erik Deckers is a professional writer, professional speaker, social media expert, and content marketing strategist. He is the President of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency. Erik is also the author of a few...


033: Carmine Gallo on Why Storytelling is the Secret to Leadership and Business Success

As a leader, do you want to inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives? Then you MUST be able to package your ideas into a compelling and concise story. On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are actually going to talk all about the power of story. And we could not have asked for a better featured guest, than master communicator and storyteller - Carmine Gallo. Carmine Gallo is a communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former anchor...


032: Peg Fitzpatrick on Being a Social Media Power User

Peg Fitzpatrick is a speaker, author, blogger, and social media marketing expert. She is the co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. With over 100 tips and best practices - this essential guide presents a detailed strategy to create a compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. Social media is not only Peg's passion, it's her job. Day-to-day, she works in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. Peg has...


031: Marie Forleo on Creating a Business and Life You Love

Do you ever dream about running your own business? Do you ever dream about more time with your family? Do you want to change the world? Then you MUST listen to this value-packed and fun episode of Gen X Amplified with someone who has been named a “thought leader for the next generation by none other than Oprah Winfrey. I am joined by the wonderful and phenomenal Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is a quintessential entrepreneur, author, online tv host, and marketing expert. She is the creator...


030: Why Greatness Requires Preparation, Execution, and Patience (P.E.P.)

For this new solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I focus on how success, achieving your goals, and overall greatness can only happen, after you have truly put the work in . Particularly, what I call having some P.E.P. - preparation, execution, and patience. Whenever we want to achieve a new goal, learn a new skill, or become successful in general - we tend to want to rush the end result. We want to be great, much sooner than later. We want success and we want it now! Well that is a very...


029: Brian Solis on Designing Exceptional Customer Experiences

Do you know what makes a brand truly stand out and create advocates in today's economy? Well it goes beyond just products and services. It's all about how you define "experiences." On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are joined by one of the most renowned digital leaders in today's marketplace - futurist, author and speaker Brian Solis. He's here to discuss his personal journey, and his latest book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. Brian Solis is recognized as one of the...


028: John Lee Dumas on Dominating Your Goals in 100 Days

Are you looking for a more productive way to accomplish your goals this year? Well, this episode is definitely for you. That's because we are joined...again by our very first "repeat" guest. The one-and-only John Lee Dumas from the very popular EOFire podcast. John revisits Gen X Amplified this time to deep dive into the virtues of successful goal setting, and also his latest passion project, The Freedom Journal! John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EOFire, an award winning podcast...


027: Jay Baer on Embracing Complaints and Keeping Your Customers

If you think you’re good at delivering great customer service, then you will be surprised that your customers may not agree. Well, our featured guest on Gen X Amplified will explain why that is the case. We are joined by Jay Baer, who is a world renowned marketing and customer service speaker. He is also the author of the forthcoming book Hug Your Haters, and he's here to explain why many brands are unfortunately embracing an outdated approach to customer service that does not meet the...


026: Season 1 Recap and Showcase

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2016! Yes, we are back with a brand new episode, and it is a VERY SPECIAL one. That's because we're going to take a "listen" back, and celebrate season one of Gen X Amplified. For this special episode, we are going to showcase some of our most popular episodes, and even play some soundbites from the featured guests. I had such a blast chatting with each guest, and their were so many valuable nuggets and insightful stories that they shared. Now because...


025: Lou Mongello on Disney World and Pursuing Your True Passion

How does someone leave their job as a lawyer in New Jersey, sell their house, pack their bags, and move with his family all the way to Florida -to pursue a career rooted in their passion for all things Walt Disney? Well Lou Mongello did it, and he is CRUSHING it as an entrepreneur. And he is here on Gen X Amplified to talk all about his love and career as a Disney expert. Lou Mongello is an author, historian, speaker, podcaster, and Disney Expert. For many years he was actually an...


024: The 5 Key Elements That Define Your Brand

When you think of “brand” or “branding” what immediately comes to mind? Is it a logo? Or the name of a business? Or colors? These are all important, but they only touch the surface of what a brand entails. For this special solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I discuss why developing your brand is essential - even before you think about marketing, social media, etc. And, I break down what I consider to be the 5 key elements of what defines a brand. As an entrepreneur or even a marketer -...