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Shock Your Potential is a business podcast focusing on excellence in leadership, sales & the customer experience.

Shock Your Potential is a business podcast focusing on excellence in leadership, sales & the customer experience.
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Shock Your Potential is a business podcast focusing on excellence in leadership, sales & the customer experience.






“The Simplifier” Tom Beal Maximizes Your Potential…Simply – Episode 032

Tom Beal “The Simplifier” talks about the hard lessons and hard work that got him to where he is today, and tells you why you don’t have to work as hard as he did to get there! As it turns out, there is no such thing as a “Self Made Millionaire” and Tom’s 4 question formula helps get you on the path to maximizing your potential while learning to anticipate chaos and challenges and become a better problem solver. And if all that isn’t enough to make you want to listen, Michael says he sounds...


The Amazing Susan Beard and Her Dynamic Team at SB Design Company – Episode 031

Susan Beard has photographed some of the most elite historical figures of our times, such as Colin Powell, Steven Spielberg, President Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and more, and almost went on a date with Prince Andrew. That story alone is worth the listen and the laughter in this episode. Founding her studio in 1990 she has evolved her business and brand to include several niche businesses like Regal Beagle (ergo the photo shown here as well as a throwback reference to Three's Company), Wax...


Episode 030 – Adam Kesselman and Health Union – A Haven for People with Chronic Conditions

Adam Kesselman describes himself as a cyclist, paddle boarder, squash enthusiast, teacher and world traveler. And he is the SVP of Corporate Development at Health Union, a unique platform to help people with a variety of chronic conditions to be a part of a special community of peers. Our conversation is about how Health Union tries to bring real-life dialogues and connections with real people. I was inspired by the content and by the commitment of this company to give people a forum to have...


Episode 028 – Life Changing Skincare – A Talk with Nancie Hsing, Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields

Nancie Hsing reached out to me to offer me a free sample of Rodan & Fields face care products. I was pretty impressed with her moxie, and who doesn't like free stuff? That turned into some interesting conversations about skin care, business and the desire to provide life-changing skincare. Nancie is an independent consultant with Rodan & Fields, and I suppose I am now too, if for nothing more than having a skin-care regime that I love and actually follow! The other fun is how funny I look...


Episode 028 – Achieve Your Goals with Certified Life & Organizer Coach Debra Levy

Do you ever feel that you don't have enough time? Is your work and/or living space cluttered? Do you have big dreams and goals, but life somehow always gets in the way of you achieving all that you want? Then this episode is for you. Debra Levy is a Certified Life and Organizer Coach, and she brings some practical ideas for getting control of your life to start living the life of your dreams. A Life That Fits, LLC is a full-service Life Coaching, Professional Organizing, and...


Eastern State Penitentiary – Linking the Past to the Present – Episode 026

My talk with Lauren Zalut, Director of Education and Tour Programs in Cell Block 12 at historic Eastern State Penitentiary is something I will never forget. Taping in an empty cell block, still showing the remnants of former inmates and the contents of their cells, tells a story that echoes in your soul just as the sound of taping on site echoed with the empty halls. Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting...


Episode 026 – In the Dressing Room with Gina the Fashionista – Remote Broadcast

The original episode of Gina the Fashionista has been one of the most popular episodes of this Shock Your Potential podcast. For a fun twist we did a follow-up podcast onsite during an actual personal shopping experience, having fun while people wanted to know why I was conducting an interview in the middle of the King of Prussia Mall. While we hit the last register, a woman asked what we were doing and I introduced Gina as my Personal Shopper. The woman looked scandalized and asked if I...


Episode 025 – Cooks Who Care Inspire – Maria Campbell

Many professions take a toll on those who work in it, and it is precisely why Maria Campbell is trying to change how food industry professionals take care of themselves. Both Maria and her husband Scott are professional cooks as well as parents, and they are proof that juggling work and life is extremely challenging. Cooks Who Care is a community-minded food industry group working to develop a supportive network for forward-thinking food and beverage leaders. Founded by cooks who really do...


Job Seekers Series – Episode 04 – Russ Hearn and the Next Adventure

Russ Hearn is a professional and a Renaissance Man. Having built a business from the ground up, maneuvered through the sale of the company and finally his own transition out of that company, Russ is ready for his next adventure. His job search, this time around, is being conducted with precise focus and vision, and his tips are a must listen for anyone who feels that their efforts are going nowhere. Russ will challenge you to think about your own process, and become your own personal...


Episode 023 – Matt Ward – a Breakthrough Champion

Matt Ward takes a realistic view of life, yet challenges us to do everything just a bit better. My conversation with him gave me so many takeaways and so many reminders of how much we can control, if we choose to, in our personal and professional lives. And he wants us to make sure people are talking about us. In the best ways possible. He also has a love for crazy socks. Which makes him a star in my book! Learn more about Matt at: Twitter: @breakthruchamp...


Job Seekers Series – Episode 03 – Trey Adams (aka The Lone Wuf!)

If you need a little motivation in your day, this is it. Trey Adams (aka Wayne T. Adams, III, aka The Lone Wuf) has a spirit of positivity that is infectious. Trey is the perfect fit to my Job Seekers Series. He isn't looking for a job. He's on a mission to bring his Positive ABCs to the world. After a long career in the field of Corrections, he became a Special Education teacher. He found that his students needed constant reminders that they were perfect, just as is. Along the way, he...


Episode 023 – Keisha Rivers & The KARS Group, LTD.

Keisha A. Rivers is the founder and Chief Outcome Facilitator of The KARS Group, LTD, specializing in facilitated outcome strategies and action planning for clients of all sizes and industries. She is also the founder and Executive Director of The KARS Institute for Learning & Collaboration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide training, resources and support to new and emerging nonprofits. My interview with Keisha was thought provoking and fun, filled with key...


Job Seekers Series – Episode 02 – Shayla Bolt

Shayla Bolt is an MBA graduate with only 4 years of paid work experience within her 20 year career. She chose to forsake her career plans to raise their two children and has been homeschooling for the past 9 years. Her challenge is one that many people face, whether you have been out of the "traditional" work world for a long time, or even if you haven't had to search for a job in a long time, much of the journey is emotionally charged. In addition, changes in technology, if only the...


Episode 022 – Adopt a Family & Adopt a Classroom US Virgin Islands

Adopt a Family USVI was born out of need. The need of thousands of people in the US Virgin Islands hit by not one, but two major hurricanes. Sabrina Jureidini had friends and loved ones in the path of destruction, and her worry and concern turned to action. This conversation with Sabrina Jureidini and Chrystie Payne tells the tale of how Adopt a Family evolved also into Adopt a Classroom. The need is still there, but more important to remember is that hurricane season is right here again....


Job Search Series – Episode 01 – Paula Cosgrove

Paula Cosgrove is an experienced district sales manager who, like many people, has found herself affected by retail downsizing. She has a great history of leadership success, but finding herself back in the job search after 11 years can be daunting. In this episode we begin a new series for job hunters and hiring managers. I "interview" my guests and give them tips and feedback on how to turn this stressful event into a successful and exciting venture. Paula's answers and thought processes...


Episode 21 – Mona Jhaveri and her Sound Affects Mission

Mona Jhaveri is a cancer researcher and pioneer in strategies to get funding behind real potential treatments and cures. By starting a nonprofit ( to help raise awareness of critical treatment progression, she is bridging the gap between passion and activism. The SoundAffects.Org model is a crowdfunding platform that connects individuals who seek improved outcomes in cancer treatment and care with biotechnology entrepreneurs who are actively developing new...


Episode 20 – Jonathan Senior & his Funky Thinkers

Jonathan Senior is a Funky Thinker, and he is cultivating a group of followers. Determined not to simply "fit in" he seeks out others that see this world a little differently. His day job is all about website development, webinars, online summits and more, and his creative thought processes are the perfect counterpoint to his technological skills. And he has a fabulous accent! Please bear with the sound challenges. This dialogue is worth the listen to understand why Jonathan has developed...


Episode 19 – Madeleine Black – A True Survivor Story

This podcast episode contains very serious and adult topics, and is not my standard podcast subject matter. I feature Madeleine Black, a fearless woman shares a story of horrific experience that she has turned into a mission. As a child, Madeleine experienced a trauma that no one should ever have to endure, and spent her life trying to find her voice. Her voice now is beacon for others and proof that you can find joy. I speak daily to people struggling with various challenges in work and...


Episode 18 – More Pearls of Wisdom with Frank Swoboda and Corner Booth Media – Part B

This segment is the second part of an episode aired earlier this year. The wealth of information was so great, there was no way to contain it in just episode! Join me for Part B of my conversation with Frank Swoboda and Corner Booth Media. Corner Booth began in 2001, with the simple idea that whoever tells the best story, wins. But successful brands only happen with a plan. For 15 years they’ve created captivating and memorable video stories that get their clients noticed. Their work has...


Episode 017 – Natalie Nixon and Figure 8 Thinking

Natalie W. Nixon, PhD is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. At Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she helps organizations accelerate innovation and growth by developing meaningful strategy through design thinking and ethnographic research. She applies her diverse background in service design, anthropology and fashion, to help clients with culture transformation, leadership development, ideation sessions and envisioning labs. My interview with Natalie was fascinating, talking about visual...