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033: Carmine Gallo on Why Storytelling is the Secret to Leadership and Business Success

As a leader, do you want to inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives? Then you MUST be able to package your ideas into a compelling and concise story. On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are actually going to talk all about the power of story. And we could not have asked for a better featured guest, than master communicator and storyteller - Carmine Gallo. Carmine Gallo is a communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former anchor...


032: Peg Fitzpatrick on Being a Social Media Power User

Peg Fitzpatrick is a speaker, author, blogger, and social media marketing expert. She is the co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. With over 100 tips and best practices - this essential guide presents a detailed strategy to create a compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. Social media is not only Peg's passion, it's her job. Day-to-day, she works in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. Peg has...


031: Marie Forleo on Creating a Business and Life You Love

Do you ever dream about running your own business? Do you ever dream about more time with your family? Do you want to change the world? Then you MUST listen to this value-packed and fun episode of Gen X Amplified with someone who has been named a “thought leader for the next generation by none other than Oprah Winfrey. I am joined by the wonderful and phenomenal Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is a quintessential entrepreneur, author, online tv host, and marketing expert. She is the creator...


030: Why Greatness Requires Preparation, Execution, and Patience (P.E.P.)

For this new solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I focus on how success, achieving your goals, and overall greatness can only happen, after you have truly put the work in . Particularly, what I call having some P.E.P. - preparation, execution, and patience. Whenever we want to achieve a new goal, learn a new skill, or become successful in general - we tend to want to rush the end result. We want to be great, much sooner than later. We want success and we want it now! Well that is a very...


029: Brian Solis on Designing Exceptional Customer Experiences

Do you know what makes a brand truly stand out and create advocates in today's economy? Well it goes beyond just products and services. It's all about how you define "experiences." On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are joined by one of the most renowned digital leaders in today's marketplace - futurist, author and speaker Brian Solis. He's here to discuss his personal journey, and his latest book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. Brian Solis is recognized as one of the...


028: John Lee Dumas on Dominating Your Goals in 100 Days

Are you looking for a more productive way to accomplish your goals this year? Well, this episode is definitely for you. That's because we are joined...again by our very first "repeat" guest. The one-and-only John Lee Dumas from the very popular EOFire podcast. John revisits Gen X Amplified this time to deep dive into the virtues of successful goal setting, and also his latest passion project, The Freedom Journal! John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EOFire, an award winning podcast...


027: Jay Baer on Embracing Complaints and Keeping Your Customers

If you think you’re good at delivering great customer service, then you will be surprised that your customers may not agree. Well, our featured guest on Gen X Amplified will explain why that is the case. We are joined by Jay Baer, who is a world renowned marketing and customer service speaker. He is also the author of the forthcoming book Hug Your Haters, and he's here to explain why many brands are unfortunately embracing an outdated approach to customer service that does not meet the...


026: Season 1 Recap and Showcase

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2016! Yes, we are back with a brand new episode, and it is a VERY SPECIAL one. That's because we're going to take a "listen" back, and celebrate season one of Gen X Amplified. For this special episode, we are going to showcase some of our most popular episodes, and even play some soundbites from the featured guests. I had such a blast chatting with each guest, and their were so many valuable nuggets and insightful stories that they shared. Now because...


025: Lou Mongello on Disney World and Pursuing Your True Passion

How does someone leave their job as a lawyer in New Jersey, sell their house, pack their bags, and move with his family all the way to Florida -to pursue a career rooted in their passion for all things Walt Disney? Well Lou Mongello did it, and he is CRUSHING it as an entrepreneur. And he is here on Gen X Amplified to talk all about his love and career as a Disney expert. Lou Mongello is an author, historian, speaker, podcaster, and Disney Expert. For many years he was actually an...


024: The 5 Key Elements That Define Your Brand

When you think of “brand” or “branding” what immediately comes to mind? Is it a logo? Or the name of a business? Or colors? These are all important, but they only touch the surface of what a brand entails. For this special solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I discuss why developing your brand is essential - even before you think about marketing, social media, etc. And, I break down what I consider to be the 5 key elements of what defines a brand. As an entrepreneur or even a marketer -...


023: Scott Monty on Social Media Strategy and Thought Leadership

As a leader in today's marketplace, you must be able to understand why new media platforms, including content marketing, and especially social media are very critical to your business success. On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are joined by someone who is very much considered a quintessential marketing leader and social media expert. The one and only Scott Monty is here to discuss his journey from becoming the global head of social media for Ford Motor Company, to his current role as...


022: Lamar and Ronnie Tyler on Building an International Brand and Movement

The process of starting a business can be both challenging and rewarding. But what about starting a business with your spouse and growing that business into a world recognized niche brand and movement. On this very special episode of Gen X Amplified, we not only have just one guest - but for the first time ever, we are speaking with a dynamic married couple - Lamar Tyler and Ronnie Tyler from the very popular blog: Lamar Tyler and Ronnie Tyler are the...


021: Gretchen Rubin on Habits and Being Better Than Before

For many of us, maintaining good habits can be both rewarding and challenging. Also, as we approach the end of one year and the start of another - living a happier and more successful life is without a doubt one our biggest goals. On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we have someone who is perhaps considered the "queen of habits and happiness", New York Times bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin. She is here to discuss her latest book, aptly titled Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of...


020: Goal Setting and Your Five-Year 2020 Vision

Are you starting to think about your goals for next year? Have you thought about what your life should be like 5-years from now? Well, now is the time to really start planning, not just your goals for next year, but also your life and business in five years. What is your 2020 vision? To help dive more into this topic, I am introducing the very first solo episode of Gen X Amplified! This time, it's just me having a conversation with you on this very important and relevant topic, especially...


019: Todd Henry on Becoming Louder Than Words with Your Unique Voice

How do you really set yourself apart this noisy and crowded world? And how do you do work that is truly remarkable? The key is to develop an authentic voice. To help us better understand to power of developing your unique voice - we are thrilled to have speaker, author, and podcaster, Todd Henry here on Gen X Amplified to discuss his latest best-selling book, Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of your Authentic Voice. Todd Henry spends his time teaching leaders and organizations how...


018: Michael Port on How to Steal the Show and Own the Moment in Life

Are you hoping to become a better public speaker, or motivate and persuade others more effectively as a leader? Then get ready for a "master class" about performance - not on stage or the screen. But how to perform on the stage of "life". That's because NY Times best-selling author, personal branding expert, and former professional actor Michael Port is joining us on Gen X Amplified to discuss his latest and greatest book - Steal The Show. Michael Port is absolutely a force to be reckoned...


017: Michael O’Neal on Being a Solopreneur and Proudly Unemployable

Do you want to live a life of time freedom, location freedom, and financial freedom? Then you will be excited for this episode of Gen X Amplified, and our featured guest Michael O'Neal, the Founder and Host of the very successful podcast, The Solopreneur Hour. My featured guest is someone who has definitely bounced back from challenges in his life, but is now CRUSHING it as an entrepreneur. Michael O'Neal is the founder and host of the award-winning and much acclaimed business and...


016: Jay Papasan on The ONE Thing That Matters Most in Business and Life

Are you struggling with multitasking and prioritizing your most important projects - especially when it seems there are so many things to get done? Then you need to stop and focus on this particular episode, and our featured guest Jay Papasan, the co-author of The ONE Thing. Jay Papasan, is the Vice President of publishing and Executive Editor at KellerINK, the publishing arm of Keller Williams Realty. He is best known for co-writing with his mentor, Gary Keller, a few best-selling books,...


015: Lucrecer Braxton on Photography, Podcasting, and Serving Others

What do you get when you combine the ingredients of a prolific photographer, passionate podcaster, public speaker, and a magnificent mom? You get Lucrecer Braxton. And I'm absolutely thrilled to feature her as our guest on this episode of Gen X Amplified. Lucrecer Braxton is an award-winning photographer, vlogger, and "mixed-media" artist. She has been a photographer for over 15 years and has had plenty of photos and original art published in books and magazines. As an experienced...


014: Steven Essa on How to Dominate With Webinars

Did you know that a webinar can be one of the best platforms for you to promote your expertise, build an audience, and quickly generate leads? Well, if you didn't then you're in for a treat, because we have the world-renowned webinar guru, Steven Essa, on this informative episode of Gen X Amplified. Steven Essa is known internationally as the “Make Money with Webinars Expert.” He was raised in the western-suburbs of Sydney, Australia by hard working immigrant parents. Steven now excites...