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Behind the Brilliance is a weekly podcast featuring a mix of Lisa's inspiring and humorous thoughts and advice on life, creativity, and entrepreneurship along with conversations with some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring people.

Behind the Brilliance is a weekly podcast featuring a mix of Lisa's inspiring and humorous thoughts and advice on life, creativity, and entrepreneurship along with conversations with some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring people.
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Behind the Brilliance is a weekly podcast featuring a mix of Lisa's inspiring and humorous thoughts and advice on life, creativity, and entrepreneurship along with conversations with some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring people.

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English


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Season 9 Recap

4/25/2019
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Lisa recaps each interview from Season 9 of Behind the Brilliance.

Duration:00:10:22

185 Elaine Pagels on Faith, Grief, and Starting New Chapters

4/18/2019
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Elaine Pagels is a preeminent figure in the theological community. She is a religious historian at Princeton and the author of several books including her recent memoir, Why Religion? During this conversation, Elaine opens up about her winding journey with faith, the lessons she's learned about grief, and how she's remained optimistic through it all. Behind Her Brilliance: Following what she loves with passion Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB185

Duration:01:02:17

184 Vanessa K De Luca on Being Editor in Chief of Your Life and Career

4/11/2019
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Vanessa K. De Luca is a brilliant and dynamic journalistic force who was the lauded Editor in Chief at ESSENCE magazine...and then she wasn't. With grace and resilience, she's charted a new path for her career and is creating a blueprint for other professionals who want to create lives that are rich with meaning and relevance. Behind Her Brilliance: The People in Her Life Say hi to Vanessa on Instagram and Twitter: @vanessa_kdeluca Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB184

Duration:01:20:10

183 Mandela SH Dixon on Reinventing Herself and Flipping Failure into Success

4/4/2019
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Mandela SH Dixon is the founder and CEO of Founder Gym, an online training center for underrepresented founders. During our conversation, we talked about how flipped a talent for teaching into a dynamic career in Silicon Valley. Behind Her Brilliance: Nature and Nurture Say hi to Mandela on Instagram @mandelash and Twitter @mandelash TOPICS COVERED Mandela's perspective on failures and how to keep moving Why Mandela started Founder Gym and what she's learned in the process Mandela's...

Duration:01:15:47

182 On Reinvention

3/28/2019
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Lisa tees up the final block of Season 9 with a discussion on reinvention, a recurring theme in the forthcoming episodes. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB182

Duration:00:11:19

181 Tipsy Talk

3/21/2019
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Lisa talks with longtime BTB listener Brandy Lucas about BTB's early days, her religious journey, her fitness regimen, and how her relationship with money has changed over time. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB181

Duration:01:09:43

180 Laura Vanderkam on Productivity, Purpose, and Pleasure

3/14/2019
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Laura Vanderkam is a prolific author whose TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time" has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her books center on productivity and helping readers spend more time on the things they love and less time on the things they don't. During this conversation, she shares what she's learned in researching multiple angles of productivity and time management. Behind Her Brilliance: Experimentation Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB180

Duration:00:48:45

179 Q+A: Taming Impulse Buys

3/7/2019
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Lisa answers a listener question about taming impulse buys and staying on budget. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTBQA179

Duration:00:32:47

178 Jamila Souffrant on Money, Mindset, and Motivation

2/28/2019
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Jamila Souffrant is one of the few Black women blazing a trail for herself toward financial independence and documenting the journey along the way. We talked about the nut and bolts of her stacking more than $150,000, rethinking how she designed her life, and setting herself up for the long game. Behind Her Brilliance: Daring to do what she wants to do Say hi to Jamila on Twitter @journeytolaunch or follow her on the 'Gram @journeytolaunch Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB178

Duration:00:58:55

177 Going Deeper + Leveling Up

2/21/2019
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This solo episode is the gateway for the next block in Season 9: Going Deeper + Leveling Up. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB177

Duration:00:10:55

176 Jonathan Jackson on Love, Lifestyle Design, and Living Intentionally

2/15/2019
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Jonathan Jackson is a brilliant thinker. He moves through life with an intentional and authentic nature that makes you curious about how his mind works. He sat with me for this epic 2+ hour conversation to share his reflections on his career, how he makes difficult decisions, what he's learned about love and relationships, and much much more. Behind His Brilliance: Love + His Village + Curiosity Say hi to Jonathan on Twitter @Jon_Jackson or follow him on the 'Gram @jon_jackson Show...

Duration:01:15:09

175 Jonathan Jackson on Blackness, Blavity, and Emotional Bravery

2/14/2019
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Jonathan Jackson is a brilliant thinker. He moves through life with an intentional and authentic nature that makes you curious about how his mind works. He sat with me for this epic 2+ hour conversation to share his reflections on his career, how he makes difficult decisions, what he's learned about love and relationships, and much much more. Behind His Brilliance: Love + His Village + Curiosity Say hi to Jonathan on Twitter @Jon_Jackson or follow him on the 'Gram @jon_jackson Show...

Duration:01:15:26

174 Paul Jarvis on Being a Company of One

2/7/2019
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Paul Jarvis is back to talk with me about his new book, Company of One, what he's been up to since his last BTB appearance, and other topics like lifestyle design, money, and much more. Say hi to Paul on Twitter: @pjrvs Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB174

Duration:01:48:28

173 Andrea Barrica on Sex, Startups, and Success

1/31/2019
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Andrea Barrica is the founder of O School, a nonjudgmental resource on all things dating and sex. We talked about how she found herself working in tech, her experience coming out to her Catholic family, and why she started O School. We also talk about the Orgasm Gap (like the pay gap, except for orgasms) and much more. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTB173

Duration:01:07:46

172 The Polymath Path

1/24/2019
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This solo episode offers fresh perspective on crafting a life and career that works for multidisciplinary folks. Topics Covered: -Thoughts on envy and what to do with it -How to choose what to work on -The path to profitability as a polymath -Defining success personally And more Show Notes: http://bit.ly/PolymathPath

Duration:00:59:44

Season 9 Preview

1/22/2019
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Behind the Brilliance is back! Season 9 kicks off on Thursday, January 24. Listen to this sneak peek of what's to come.

Duration:00:10:00

171 Season 8 Recap

9/20/2018
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In this solo episode, Lisa summarizes the highlights and outstanding conversations from Season 8. Show Notes: http://bit.ly/Season8Recap

Duration:00:20:25

170 Carla Hall on Food, Failure, and Finding the Funny in Life

9/13/2018
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THE SHOW Carla Hall is a revelation. I saved my favorite episode of the season for last because her personality is like the last piece of cake that you want to save and savor at the perfect time. In our winding chat, Carla talks about the serendipitous way she came to the culinary world, how she landed on TV, how she cultivated a strong sense of self, what she's learned from failure, and much more. Behind Her Brilliance: Not taking herself too seriously Say hi to Carla Hall on Twitter:...

Duration:01:04:50

169 On Friendship and the Shortness of Life

9/6/2018
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In this solo episode, Lisa shares her reflections on friendship, a friend's recent passing, and the essay, On the Shortness of Life.

Duration:00:27:14

168 Debbie Millman on Designing Her Career and Life

8/30/2018
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Designer, author, and podcaster Debbie Millman details how she overcame personal adversity to create a career and life that reflects her values. During this winding conversation, we cover pain, process, P. Diddy, and much more. Behind Her Brilliance: Longing Say hi to Debbie on Twitter: @debbiemillman Show Notes: http://bit.ly/BTBDebbieMillman

Duration:01:08:43