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The Action Catalyst interviews top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.

The Action Catalyst interviews top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.

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Nashville, TN

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The Action Catalyst interviews top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice to help you uncover your inspiration and gain valuable insights so that you can overcome setbacks, defeat mediocrity, and reach your goals in life, business, and beyond.

Language:

English


Episodes

Believe the Hype, with Michael F. Schein

5/17/2022
https://michaelfschein.com/ (Michael F. Schein), writer, speaker, Founder & President of https://microfamemedia.com/ (Microfame Media), and author of https://michaelfschein.com/the-hype-handbook/ ("The Hype Handbook”), covers learning his marketing chops from his time in a punk rock band, the importance of taking side doors in your work, how to perfect your packaging by embracing your quirks and insecurities, starting a “secret society”, and tips on becoming your own “hype artist”. Mentioned...

Duration:00:20:24

CLIP: What Do You MEAN We Can't Do It?

5/12/2022
https://orenderunlimited.com/ (Donna Orender), former President of the WNBA and Senior VP of the PGA Tour, and CEO of https://genwnow.com/ (Generation W), explains how athletics breeds confidence, work ethic, and thinking on the fly, combating negativity in women’s sports, and changing the world one kindness at a time. Hear Donna’s full interview in Episode 381 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:03:52

Pavel Aleabov: Moldova, Ukraine, and Southwestern Spirit

5/10/2022
On this special episode, host Dan Moore is joined by Pavel Aleabov, a close associate from Action Catalyst parent company, Southwestern Family of Companies, with a strong personal connection to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. From a poor upbringing in his native Moldova, to great successes in athletics and business, to having to flee his home at the outbreak of the current war, he shares his unique experiences, and the determination, and will, of the people of Moldova....

Duration:00:17:28

The Competitive Edge, with Donna Orender

5/3/2022
https://orenderunlimited.com/ (Donna Orender), former President of the https://www.wnba.com/#/panel2-1 (WNBA) and Senior VP of the https://www.pgatour.com/ (PGA Tour), and CEO of https://genwnow.com/ (Generation W), shares why learning is a superpower, and curiosity won’t allow for complacency, how pandemic has defined the power of community, focusing on what’s possible, the way that incremental steps make exponential change, and what Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, and Tiger Woods can teach...

Duration:00:26:03

CLIP: Creating a Contagion of Inspiration

4/28/2022
Bestselling author and thought leader https://www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/stephen-m-covey/ (Stephen M. R. Covey) addresses the powerful impact of an inspired workforce, and how you don’t need charisma to be inspirational, plus internal vs. external motivation, and making company culture contagious. Hear Stephen’s full interview across Episodes 379 and 380 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:05:22

Trust & Inspire, with Stephen M. R. Covey

4/26/2022
Bestselling author and thought leader https://www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/stephen-m-covey/ (Stephen M. R. Covey) is back with host https://southwestern.com/dustin-hillis-bio/ (Dustin Hillis), this time speaking on handling his father’s legacy, Command & Control vs Trust & Inspire leadership and why you don’t need charisma to be inspiring, plus navigating the gap between what being are capable of and what they deliver, and leadership lessons from Microsoft. Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:20:02

CLIP: Dustin and Dr. Delony Tackle Childhood Baggage

4/21/2022
https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony (Dr. John Delony) and https://southwestern.com/dustin-hillis-bio/ (Dustin Hillis) dive into the challenges that shaped them as kids, and how despite overcoming them, the stories still shaped the men they would become. Be a fly on the wall for this behind-the-curtain look at the two highly successful thought leaders. Hear Dr. John’s full interview in Episode 378 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:03:32

The Speed of Trust, with Stephen M. R. Covey

4/19/2022
Bestselling author and thought leader https://www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/stephen-m-covey/ (Stephen M. R. Covey) joins https://southwestern.com/dustin-hillis-bio/ (Dustin Hillis) for the first of two great episodes, covering everything from being one of six generations of Stephen Coveys, root canals, being trapped in a blizzard, balancing margin with purpose, the most important mission for merging teams and companies, and how trust is a learnable competency. Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:22:02

CLIP: Riding the Mood Elevator

4/14/2022
https://davidnovakleadership.com/ (David Novak), former CEO of Yum! Brands, leadership coach, and host of the “How Leaders Lead” podcast, describes how to identify what blocks your joy vs builds it, and how getting off on the right floor from the “mood elevator” can dramatically impact your decision making. Hear David’s full interview in Episode 377 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:03:51

Don't Forget to Remember, with Dr. John Delony

4/12/2022
https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony (Dr. John Delony), bestselling author, mental health expert, and host of The https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4HiMKM8WLcNbt9ae_XNRNQ (Dr. John Delony Show), talks to https://southwestern.com/dustin-hillis-bio/ (Dustin Hillis) about misconceptions around trauma & anxiety, including the way it compounds over time, creating a “bedrock of wellness”, not buying into the story the world tries to create for you, having hard conversations with your kids,...

Duration:00:26:20

Leadership Lessons From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, with Ron Karr

4/8/2022
Author, Hall of Fame speaker, and former https://nsaspeaker.org/ (National Speakers Association) President https://ronkarr.com/ (Ron Karr) explains the 3 key leadership strategies being put to work by https://www.president.gov.ua/en (Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy) during the ongoing conflict with Russia and how they're just as relevant in the business world as in the geopolitical world, as well as how Zelenskyy embodies the "Velocity Mindset", his own experience growing and...

Duration:00:27:53

CLIP: Playing with Earth, Wind, & Fire

4/7/2022
Virtuoso piano player, performer, and composer Freddie Ravel recalls playing with and serving as musical director to Earth, Wind, and Fire during their heyday. Hear Freddie's full interview in Episode 258 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:01:57

Take Charge of You, with David Novak

4/5/2022
https://davidnovakleadership.com/ (David Novak), former CEO of https://www.yum.com/wps/portal/yumbrands/Yumbrands (Yum! Brands), leadership coach, and host of the https://howleaderslead.com/ (“How Leaders Lead” podcast), offers insight on being self-aware and “other-directed”, facing reality, the perils of “riding the mood elevator”, identifying what blocks your joy vs builds it, why gratitude opens you up for growth, and shares his new book “Take Charge of You”. Mentioned in this episode:...

Duration:00:20:24

Grammy Winners on The Action Catalyst

4/3/2022
In honor of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, we are taking a look back at a pair of Grammy nominated and Grammy winning artists that we have had the pleasure of welcoming to The Action Catalyst. We begin with Freddie Ravel, a virtuoso piano player and more who has performed with some of the biggest names in music, and co-produced and wrote the title track, as well as performed on the George Benson/Al Jarreau album “Given It Up”, which won 4 Grammys in 2007, and was nominated for a 5th, and...

Duration:00:11:10

CLIP: Attacking Obstacles & Ego with a SEAL Mindset

3/29/2022
Author and retired Navy SEAL https://martystrongbenimble.com/ (Marty Strong) breaks down how to approach obstacles using a SEAL mindset, and how approaching change with humility can truly grant you a second chapter in your life. Hear Marty’s full interview in Episode 376 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:05:53

CLIP: The Power of Play

3/24/2022
https://www.butterfly-impact.com/ (Mark Briggs) explains how workplaces, and individuals, innovate when they are given, for lack of a better word, playtime. Hear Mark’s full interview in Episode 375 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:01:46

Winning on the Battlefield and in Business, with Marty Strong

3/22/2022
https://martystrongbenimble.com/ (Marty Strong), author, retired Navy SEAL, and CEO of LGS Management Group, recounts the way he accidentally became a Navy SEAL, how he landed a job by mistakenly calling the company’s COO, and how to be professionally agile, deal with obstacles using a SEAL mentality, harness a healthy dose of paranoia, and the life-changing power of humility and apprenticeship. Mentioned in this episode: This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Coaching...

Duration:00:23:12

CLIP: The 3 Levels of Resistance

3/18/2022
https://www.rickmaurer.com/ (Rick Maurer) breaks down the 3 levels of resistance, which are also 3 levels of support: 1. I don’t get it, 2. I don’t like it, 3. I don’t like YOU. Hear Rick’s full interview in Episode 374 of The Action Catalyst.

Duration:00:03:20

The Butterfly Impact, with Mark Briggs

3/15/2022
https://www.butterfly-impact.com/ (Mark Briggs), author, consultant, and professor of leadership and change management, sits down with Dustin Hillis to cover everything from chaos theory, to the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, approaching times of change as playtime, upscaling everyone in your organization TODAY, creating small changes with big effects, and his latest book, "https://www.butterfly-impact.com/ (The Butterfly Impact)". Mentioned in this episode: This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:00:18:21

Seizing Moments of Possibility, with Rick Maurer

3/8/2022
Author, speaker, consultant, and resistance expert https://www.rickmaurer.com/ (Rick Maurer) talks with host Dan Moore about identifying the 3 major levels of resistance and support, infusing energy into even the mundane, how learning jazz trombone changed his work mindset, the wisdom of Yogi Berra, and “seizing moments of possibility”. Mentioned in this episode: This episode is brought to you by Southwestern Legacy Insurance Group. https://the-action-catalyst.captivate.fm/southwesternlegacy...

Duration:00:23:37