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Connecting you to the most amazing and inspiring people in the world today and how each of them is taking their life, their business and their passions to the next level — by Thriving each and every day.

Connecting you to the most amazing and inspiring people in the world today and how each of them is taking their life, their business and their passions to the next level — by Thriving each and every day.


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Connecting you to the most amazing and inspiring people in the world today and how each of them is taking their life, their business and their passions to the next level — by Thriving each and every day.






633: Kute Blackson - "The Magic of Surrender"

Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He speaks at countless events he organizes around the world as well as at outside events including A-Fest, YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a select group of one hundred of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry. Winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award, Blackson is widely...


632: Tim Ash - Unleash Your Primal Brain

Tim Ash is an acknowledged authority on evolutionary psychology and digital marketing. He is a sought-after international keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Unleash Your Primal Brain and Landing Page Optimization. Tim has been mentioned by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as an Online Marketing Influencer To Watch. For nineteen years he was the co-founder and CEO of SiteTuners – a digital optimization agency. Tim helped to create over 1.2...



Brant Pinvidic and his family are currently on an epic cross country RV adventure touring all 48 states looking for the most interesting people, the most inspiring places, and the most fun and exciting adventures. About halfway through their journey, Lou decided to meet up with the Pinvidic family just outside of New York City; bring them some New York Bagels; and speak, not with Brant, but with two of his kids, Briana and Braden, to get a 'behind the scenes' perspective of this amazing...


630: Donald Miller - "Business Made Simple"

Donald Miller is the CEO of Business Made Simple, an online platform that teaches business professionals everything they need to know to grow a business. He is the host of the Business Made Simple Podcast and is the author of several books including the #1Wall Street Journal bestseller “Building a StoryBrand" and the recently released "Business Made Simple." Donald connects with Lou on Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond. ** Special promo - listen and learn how you can possibly have Donald's...


629: Tracy Hazzard - "Binge-Worthy"

Tracy Hazzard is a seasoned media expert with over 2600 interviews from articles in Authority Magazine, BuzzFeed, and her Inc. Magazine column; and from her multiple top-ranked videocasts and podcasts like The Binge Factor and Feed Your Brand – one of CIO’s Top 26 Entrepreneur Podcasts. Tracy brings diverse views from what works and what doesn’t work in marketing, branding and media from thought leaders and industry icons redefining success around the globe. Tracy’s unique gift to the...


628: Jane Atkinson - Speaker Launcher

Jane Atkinson is an author of four books including the bestseller The Wealthy Speaker 2.0, The Epic Keynote and The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal. Over a decade as one of the top business managers for speakers including best-selling author‘s, celebrities and the industries most sought after. Six years under the roof of a Texas speakers bureau, working both as an agent and manager of exclusive Speakers division. Founder of The Wealthy Speaker School, which provides...


627: Monica Dubay - Heal Your Mind Heal Your Life

Monica Dubay is a Master Transformational Mentor. Her book, the Amazon #1 Bestseller: Heal Your Mind Heal Your Life and The Mindset Mastery Method help people shift quickly and transform their lives from the inside out. Monica combines spiritual energy release with mindset training, which cause clients to have rapid shifts in consciousness. They claim to have more healing with her in a few months than in many years of traditional therapy. She works with mission-driven entrepreneurs to help...


626: Jes Richardson - "Everything I Know I Learned From My Pimp"

Jes Richardson has been burnt-out, burned-down, and fucking fried... but she learned to rise, again and again. She started hustling in 1992 when entrepreneurship sunk its teeth into her soul. In 1998, she experienced the power of online business, the tech blew her mind. Over the last 23 years, she has worked with everyone from Combat Veterans, Families, and Trafficking Survivors to Celebrities and C-Suite Entrepreneurs. thrive at the intersection of relationships and business. She is the...


625: Jeff Harry - "Rediscover Your Play"

Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in...


624: Tina Tran - "Out of Many, One."

Tina Tran has led business development at three successfully acquired startups, and currently leads mobile platform and OEM partnerships at Microsoft. Previously, Tina led AR/VR Future of Work enterprise partnerships at Facebook and a $10M educational VR content fund at Oculus. Tina’s work in tech connects to her core value of equal access to opportunity. Coming to the U.S. as a refugee, she had few resources and has a unique perspective on what it takes to thrive amidst adversity. Today,...


623: Bob Sloan - S3

Bob Sloan is the managing partner of S3 Partners -- a financial technology and data company where their clients use their technology and data for better outcomes in their investment process, decisions and relationships. Listen in as Bob shares his knowledge of the space and how he loves the space he gets to play in. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD


622: Dr. Lauren Cook - "Live What You Believe"

Dr. Lauren Cook is a therapist, speaker, and author. She travels around the country sharing how we can cultivate a life in accordance with our values. Lauren is passionate about bringing mental health to people of all ages, as she recognizes that wellness continues throughout our lives. Lauren integrates positive psychology, gratitude, and neuroscience into her work to inform her evidence-based teachings. She specifically practices third wave tenets (CBT, ACT, and DBT) to help her clients...


621: Dr. Candice Williams - "Music for Healing"

Dr. Candice Williams is a Pain Management Anesthesiologist turned Music Producer and Health Coach. She has successfully navigated the journey past her fear of change and uncertainty to pursue her life-long passion for music. Dr. Williams creates music for healing /relaxation and is a curator of uplifting messages, embodied her recent album release, Serenity Sounds: Music for Healing, Relaxation and Sleep. Her goals include having her music played in hospitals and used for therapy in various...


620: Gayle Edwards - "Stand Up in Your Own Hallelujah"

Gayle Edwards is an International, award-winning Global Impact & Brand Strategist, Author and Speaker who empowers and educates Conscious and Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs and Organizations to build impactful businesses through leveraging their brands and build their identity and authority within their marketplace! Gayle is also an Advocate for the UN Global Goals, in particular Goal No. 5 which is Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women & Girls and centers much of her around this...


619: Kristina Paider - "The Hollywood Approach"

Kristina Paider – “KP” – is a world-class marketer and storyteller. Her company, The Hollywood Approach, helps people accelerate results in their business and life. She’s a marketing executive helping billion dollar brands and moonlights as a screenwriter. She’s got an action-thriller script which sold this summer. And her new book, The Hollywood Approach, just came out. She travels by motorcycle, jumps into waterfalls and is a guest chocolate chef and has a blast here with Lou Diamond on...


618: Sean Folkson - "NIGHTFOOD"

Nutrition-Focused Entrepreneur Sean Folkson founded Nightfood after battling for decades (mostly unsuccessfully) with nighttime cravings. In search of healthier snacks and better sleep, Nightfood was born. With over 80% of adults snacking regularly at night, and almost everybody wanting better sleep these days, Nightfood sleep-friendly ice cream is quickly rolling into supermarkets across the country. Listen in as Sean shares his journey in providing delicious, nutritious snacks we all...


617: David Meyer - "Injured to Elite"

After serving the St. Louis Cardinals as their Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator, Dr. David Meyer PT, DPT wrote “Injured to Elite: A Guide to Empowering Yourself to Transform Your Life After Injury”, to empower the world with a newfound mental approach to physical rehab. During his time working for the Cardinals, he discovered a new appreciation for the psychological implications of sports rehabilitation after seeing the profound impact it had on players and began developing a...


616: Ming Shelby - "Courage Up"

Ming Shelby is an educator, speaker and podcaster with a focus of building a community of courage. Ming is an interactive and engaging speaker who meets your audience where they are by sharing real life experience, motivation, and strategies. She has been a career-long educator with a focus of always creating the best learning experience for students. She is the host of the "Courage Up" podcast and is on Thrive LOUD as part of our continuing series of elevating the brilliant minds of...


615: Hayley Luckadoo - "Females on Fire"

Hayley Luckadoo started her entrepreneurial journey as a wedding planner, before opening a second business as well. She’s now a serial entrepreneur in the digital marketing space, and hosts her passion project, the Females On Fire podcast. Since she started out in business when she was still in college, she’s had a different business journey than most, and loves sharing her best advice for fellow entrepreneurs. More than that, she loves inspiring other women to not only succeed in business,...


614: Dr. Viola Pierce - The Nurse Nurturer

r Viola Pierce. is the CEO and the founder of VP Nursing Leadership, Training and Coaching. She has been a nurse for more than 25 years of experience and has worked across various specialities in nursing including urgent care, OB/GYN, home health and nursing homes with the majority of her tenure spent in emergency medicine. She is a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach and trainer and has a passion for leadership. She has served as the President of the local Emergency Nurses Association,...