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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

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

BONUS EPISODE: Better Together | A Conversation About Moving For with Aurora Gregory, Scott Harvey & Johnathan Lee Iverson

6/21/2020
On this BONUS episode of Making Elephants Fly I share with a conversation about inequality and justice. On June 8, 2020 I hosted a conversation with a few of my friends on Facebook LIVE. I wanted to share that with all of you. We focused on how we are better together and how we can actually do something when we stop letting the narrative divide us without ignoring the current reality of what it means to be a person of color in America. I know that I may not say all of the right words, but...

Duration:01:49:24

067: Stop Trying to Create Alone | A Conversation with Damon Oates

6/15/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Damon Oates. After leaving a career as an engineer in the oil industry Damon took his hobby and turned into a portfolio of successful businesses. Damon is one of the few instructors to specialize in both e-commerce and content-based businesses. He built his first five-figure business at 17. Throughout his life, Damon has thrived as an entrepreneur and launched several successful businesses – one five-figure, one six-figure and...

Duration:01:01:27

066: Innovation: How to See Differently | A Conversation with Stephen M Shapiro

5/26/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Stephen M Shapiro. Steve Shapiro started his innovation journey by founding and leading a 20,000-person process and innovation practice during his 15-year tenure at Accenture. Since leaving the consulting firm, he has authored six books on the topic, including Best Practices Are Stupid, and has become a regular columnist for Inc.com. He has also developed Personality Poker, a powerful card game that helps create high-performing...

Duration:00:56:08

065: Invest in Yourself | A Conversation with Andy Storch

3/25/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Andy Storch. Andy is a consultant, Coach, speaker, and leading Podcaster. Andy Storch is a Talent Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Connector. He is the host of two podcasts including The Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show as well as the founder and host of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and community. Andy connects companies with exceptional learning solutions to help them turn strategy into...

Duration:00:51:07

064: Watch it Burn | A Conversation with Nick Unsworth

3/3/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Unsworth. Nick is the Founder of Life on Fire.com is an internationally known seasoned speaker & author with deep expertise on Business Coaching & Facebook marketing. He has spoken to audiences from 30 to 1,500 around the world. With his authentic charisma, unique ability to make learning fun, and ability to deliver result generating content, Nick is frequently one of the top-rated speakers at major conferences both online...

Duration:01:02:59

063: Leading with GRIT | A Conversation with Laura Quick

2/23/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits with Laura Quick. Laura grew up in a small town just outside of Savannah, Georgia. She attended college at Florida State University where she discovered her passion for people. With this knowledge, she pursued a fruitful career in sales and marketing for nearly 10 years, finishing her career as an international sales and marketing director before deciding to scratch the entrepreneurship itch. Laura started her first business in 2013 in...

Duration:01:05:48

062: Transforming Your Brand | A Conversation with David Brier

2/20/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits with David Brier. Even if you've never heard of him, you've seen his work. The biggest names in business and entrepreneurship are shouting his praises. David’s been called a “mad genius” by the incredible Claude Silver of VaynerMedia, “brilliant with branding” by Shark Tank’s Daymond John and “a branding genius” by Mr. 10X, Grant Cardone. If that weren’t enough, David’s the recipient of over 320 international awards on design and branding,...

Duration:01:03:54

061: The High Cost of Success | A Conversation with Leigh Holt

1/24/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for the third time with Leigh Holt. This time the conversation focuses on the high cost of success and why saying no to poorly timed amazing opportunities is what opens the doors to perfectly timed life and career-changing opportunities. Terry and Leigh unpack what happens when opportunities are met with an abundance mindset and you really believe that the best is yet to come. With an impressive array of professional experience, Leigh...

Duration:01:17:56

060: Inside the Champions Mind | A Conversation with Jon Gordon

1/14/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jon Gordon. Along with his wife Leslie Weaver as co-host talking to her favorite leaders and authors. Join us as we dive deep into leadership and the mind of the leader. Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is...

Duration:00:52:52

059: A Fairly Odd Life | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Butch Hartman

1/4/2020
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with animation legend Butch Hartman LIVE from the Mini Thing LA 2019. Even if you have not heard the name but you've probably seen his work on Nickelodeon, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Family Guy. Butch Hartman creator of The Fairly Oddparents and has been a powerhouse in the world of cartoons for over twenty years. He worked on iconic Cartoon Network shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo, as well as creating hit Nickelodeon...

Duration:01:02:25

058: The Wisdom of Walt Disney | A Conversation with Jeff Barnes

12/30/2019
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jeff Barnes. Jeff is the best-selling author of The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth and Beyond the Wisdom of Walt: Life Lessons from the Most Magical Place on Earth. Known as Dr. Disneyland, he teaches the only accredited college course on the History of Disneyland. He is an international Disney motivational speaker, higher education administrator, university professor, and leadership/success...

Duration:01:07:05

057: Story Selling | A Conversation with Nick Nanton

12/13/2019
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Nanton. Not only is Nick making a big impact with his personal brand he spends most of his time amplifying other's stories. From the slums of Port Au Prince Haiti with special forces raiding a sex trafficking ring and freeing children to the Virgin Galactic Space Port in Mojave with Sir Richard Branson, 11-Time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because...

Duration:01:01:57

056: Changing the Way You See | A Conversation with Jason Kotecki

12/3/2019
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jason Kotecki for his second visit to the show. Jason is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. Jason and his wife Kim founded the Cure Adultitis Institute and created Escape Adulthood, a company and lifestyle brand that helps people and organizations break free from the vile clutches of Adultitis in order to build better lives, businesses, and teams. Through their...

Duration:01:16:10

055: Creating Your Own Industry | A Conversation with Katrina Stone

10/28/2019
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Katrina Stone. Katrina a native of Colorado is now right in the middle of Hollywood. She's a singer, producer, songwriter, and a successful entrepreneur. Every day from her studio and music venue in Burbank, CA Maeweather Music she's working on creating the soundtrack to our lives. Unlike most musicians that commit to moving to Hollywood, Stone meticulously organized her dreams by creating business plans that included multiple...

Duration:01:03:08

054: The Habit of Creativity | A Conversation with Mike Brennan

10/19/2019
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:01:03:00