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Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives

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Making Elephants Fly features conversations with High-Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives hosted by Terry Weaver. Terry is a speaker, author, and ideapreneur who has invested his life in others to giving them the tools to live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging young leaders to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Over the last 20 years, Terry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young leaders, worked with entrepreneurs to take their idea from a thought around the fire to a six-figure business, and partnered with creatives to expand their platform from their garage to the stage of the Grammy Awards. On some episodes, we will be sitting down with a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Disney Imagineer, creative leaders from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, an incredibly successful business leader, or sometimes an entrepreneur just getting started and trying to get their dreams off the ground. Above anything, our greatest desire is to help you discover your passion, unleash your purpose, and start doing the work that you have been created for. Our hope is that it feels like you are pulling up another chair to the table with us and grabbing a cup of coffee and listing in on the conversation.

Making Elephants Fly features conversations with High-Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives hosted by Terry Weaver. Terry is a speaker, author, and ideapreneur who has invested his life in others to giving them the tools to live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging young leaders to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Over the last 20 years, Terry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young leaders, worked with entrepreneurs to take their idea from a thought around the fire to a six-figure business, and partnered with creatives to expand their platform from their garage to the stage of the Grammy Awards. On some episodes, we will be sitting down with a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Disney Imagineer, creative leaders from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, an incredibly successful business leader, or sometimes an entrepreneur just getting started and trying to get their dreams off the ground. Above anything, our greatest desire is to help you discover your passion, unleash your purpose, and start doing the work that you have been created for. Our hope is that it feels like you are pulling up another chair to the table with us and grabbing a cup of coffee and listing in on the conversation.

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Making Elephants Fly features conversations with High-Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives hosted by Terry Weaver. Terry is a speaker, author, and ideapreneur who has invested his life in others to giving them the tools to live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging young leaders to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Over the last 20 years, Terry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young leaders, worked with entrepreneurs to take their idea from a thought around the fire to a six-figure business, and partnered with creatives to expand their platform from their garage to the stage of the Grammy Awards. On some episodes, we will be sitting down with a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Disney Imagineer, creative leaders from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, an incredibly successful business leader, or sometimes an entrepreneur just getting started and trying to get their dreams off the ground. Above anything, our greatest desire is to help you discover your passion, unleash your purpose, and start doing the work that you have been created for. Our hope is that it feels like you are pulling up another chair to the table with us and grabbing a cup of coffee and listing in on the conversation.

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@terryweaver

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English

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Episodes

086: Secrets of Dynamic Communication | A Conversation with Ken Davis

4/29/2022
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Ken Davis. Ken is one of the country’s most sought-after motivational and inspirational speakers. His mixture of side-splitting humor and powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences worldwide. He is an award-winning author of 12 books. His book, “Fully Alive,” was made into a motion picture shown in theaters across the U.S. He keeps busy speaking to a diverse group of corporate and faith-based audiences...

Duration:01:05:08

085: Your Story Belongs on a Stage | A Conversation with Aurora Gregory

4/22/2022
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Aurora Gregory. Aurora’s career as a communicator started when she was 14. As an 8th grader, she was a finalist in a speech contest. While she didn’t win, the experience launched her into the world of communicating stories and ideas. Today, she is a business coach, speaker mentor, and certified master marketer, teaching knowledge experts how to land stages, connect with audiences, and build businesses they love. She is the...

Duration:01:13:38

084: Read to Lead | A Conversation with Jeff Brown

3/6/2022
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with a Podcasting legend and now author, Jeff Brown. Jeff Brown is an award-winning radio producer and personality and a former nationally syndicated morning show host. After more than 25 years in the radio and music industries, Jeff went boss-free and launched the Read to Lead podcast, a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee. Jeff has interviewed hundreds of leaders in their industry on the podcast, including Seth Godin, Simon...

Duration:01:04:33

083: Leading Champions | A Conversation with Justin Kavanaugh

2/7/2022
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Olympic Coach Justin Kavanaugh aka Coach Kav. Justin has been involved in almost every aspect of the sports performance and fitness industry, from being an elite athlete himself, to founding his first sports performance company while still in school, to managing gyms, to developing team and personal training programs. When an injury ended his college football career, he turned his passion and talent to helping other athletes reach...

Duration:01:12:34

082: History, Legacy, & The Family Business | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Ricky Debler

1/31/2022
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Ricky Debler LIVE from The Thing Orlando 2021. Ricky is the Managing Director of Palmas Restaurant Group based in Orlando, Florida. Where they operate San Angel Inn Restaurant, La Cava del Tequila, La Cantina, and the La Hacienda Restaurant in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot® World Showcase at Walt Disney World. They also run the food and beverage service throughout Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort including room service, the Pepper...

Duration:00:49:13

081: Making Creativity Fly | Another Conversation with Mike Brennan

11/4/2021
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Mike Brennan. Mike is a New Jersey-based designer and illustrator. His artistic journey began as a boy in New York, where he would construct heartwarming greeting cards which lit up the faces of his family and friends. From an early age, he understood the importance of serving others through his art and bringing them value, an ethos still evident in his creative practice today. Mike’s portfolio showcases his versatility and...

Duration:00:57:30

080: A Journey from Cult to Content | A Conversation with Julia McCoy

10/14/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Julia McCoy. As a content marketing influencer, educator, and author, Julia is committed to helping people break out of the content ruts that stop success. After failing out of college by trying to do things “the right way,” Julia followed her dream to write for a living at 19 years old. In 2011, three months after teaching herself online writing after dropping out of college, Julia founded Express Writers. She’s built her company...

Duration:01:07:15

079: Market Like A Pop Star | A Conversation with Liz Wilcox

9/27/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down again with Liz Wilcox. Liz is an online entrepreneur & copywriter who specializes in email marketing. She helps freelancers and professionals alike package up their magic and turn it into emails that convert. In a previous life, Liz was an education major and – like so many before her – never actually got a teaching job. Instead, she found her way to the online space and fell in love with sales strategy. Today, Liz teaches people how...

Duration:01:01:53

078: Achieving Your Goals & Owning Your Time | A Conversation with Leslie Weaver

9/15/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Leslie Weaver, who also happens to be his wife. Have you ever read the children’s story Corduroy? It’s a story that uncovers the idea of kindness, friendship, courage, and hope. Stories open the door to adventure, new experiences, and dreams. Words leaping off a page to tell a story to an audience is the driving force behind Leslie Weaver. With over 25 years of experiencing adventure in camp settings, after-school programming,...

Duration:01:06:20

077: You Are The Brand | A Conversation with Mike Kim

7/13/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Mike Kim. He is a marketing consultant, communications strategist, copywriter, and all-around fine human being. Mike ditched his comfy C-suite marketing job as the CMO of a successful multi-million dollar company near New York City in pursuit of career freedom. He now hosts the #1 ranked podcast on personal branding in iTunes, The Brand You Podcast is designed to help you showcase your unique expertise and build a highly...

Duration:00:53:57

076: You Should Stop Doing That | A Conversation I'm Having With Myself

6/29/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for a conversation with himself. Yes, you read that right. No guest or interview on this episode. Be careful because you're going to be hearing Terry's inner dialogue. On this episode, Terry wrestles with this idea: You should stop doing that. Life is full of people that tell us what to do and yet what's standing in between us and the things we want are what we need to stop doing. You will discover a few things that Terry is stopping...

Duration:00:21:09

075: The Magic of A Wonder Mindset | A Conversation with Harris III

6/14/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Harris III. Harris began his career at a young age, traveling the world as an award-winning, professional illusionist. He has performed for and spoken live to more than two million people in more than 30 countries on five continents. His performances have been televised to millions more on the Travel Channel and ABC Family. After traveling the globe and making a million dollars by the age of 21, only to go bankrupt a year later,...

Duration:00:56:11

074: Getting Fired Is Funny | A Conversation with JJ Barrows

5/26/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with JJ Barrows. JJ is an artist, writer and stand-up comedian who spends much of her comedic energy devoted to making comedic YouTube videos about her life's foibles. She's performed in comedy clubs, conferences, churches and awkward dinner parties all over America. Her refreshing story-telling style relates to anyone who’s experienced the awkwardness of being a human, getting older while remaining young and most recently the mystery...

Duration:01:16:08

073: Speak Up & Get Off your Ask | A Conversation with Brian Olds

5/21/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Brian J. Olds Identified as a “curator of collaboration”, Brian specializes in empowering rising professional speakers to create clarity, streamline systems and cultivate the relationships needed to reach the unique audience they are called to serve. His passion for speaking, diversity and building relationships led him to create Black Speakers Network (BSN), a membership-based professional speaker development and empowerment...

Duration:01:17:00

072: The Abundant Leader | A Conversation with Ray Edwards

5/4/2021
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Ray Edwards. This is arguably one of the most important episodes of this show! Ray Edwards is a Communications Strategist, Copywriter, and author of the Amazon Best-Seller How to Write Copy That Sells. He is also the host of the top-ranked iTunes Podcast, The Ray Edwards Show. Ray has worked on copy and marketing with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business. His marketing ideas and persuasive writing have...

Duration:01:00:17

BONUS EPISODE: Back to the Park Bench | Lesson for Leaders After a Massive Disney Layoff

9/30/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry shares his thoughts on one of the darkest days in the history of Disney. On a day when the Walt Disney Company announced that they would be laying off 28,000 us employees at Disney Imagineering, Disneyland, and the Walt Disney World resort Terry breaks down questions he would be asking and what he would do with his team if he was in the shoes of Disney leadership. Listen to hear about heading back the moment you got the vision and getting back...

Duration:00:25:37

071: Smile You're on Camera | A Conversation with Josh Pies

9/13/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Josh Pies. Josh is a Film, TV & Advertising expert who teaches small-medium businesses to leverage their own tools and skills to create content and build relationships with their customers. In his 20’s his hobby became 360TV, a TV Show we helped start at a local church. Little did he know that video production on a large scale was his future. Eventually, we started C47 Film Associates. A decade after founding C47 Films they have...

Duration:01:11:11

070: From Broken Dreams to Breaking The Rules | A Conversation with Cathy Heller

9/9/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Cathy Heller. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019. Each week Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer-songwriter and first found success licensing her music to TV, Film & Ads. Quickly she...

Duration:01:04:50

069: Relationships are Rocketships | A Conversation with Nick Cavuoto

8/28/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Cavuoto. Nick is a speaker, entrepreneurial mentor and personal brand expert who specializes in content marketing, sales, and transformational leadership. He’s been hired by some of today’s most influential Fortune 500 brands including Microsoft, Pandora, Paychex, in addition to top business experts like Todd Herman, Scott Oldford, and Mike Kim. Nick believes the future of business centers on relationships & authentic c...

Duration:01:12:44

068: Bringing the Magic Back to Your Kingdom | A Conversation with Dan Cockerell

7/17/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down again with Dan Cockerell. Dan is the former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida. Upon graduation from Boston University in 1991, Dan moved to Florida and worked as a parking attendant at Disney’s Epcot Center. Subsequently, he joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program as part of the opening team and moved to France in 1992. After spending 5 years in France, Dan relocated to Florida and held a...

Duration:00:58:26