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Hospitable Leadership and the Discipline of Hope with Terry Smith

On today’s episode, we have Terry Smith, Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church, and the author of The Hospitable Leader: Create Environments Where People and Dreams Flourish. What does it truly mean to be hospitable, and how can it transform your leadership? And what do you know about the discipline of hope? What does it mean to be a hospitable leader? Being a hospitable leader is about creating environments of welcome. It’s a worldview, mindset, approach, and philosophy that can have...


Becoming the Chief Joy Officer of Your Company with Rich Sheridan

We’re pleased to welcome Rich Sheridan back to the Higher Purpose Podcast. He joined us for episode 36 and what a great episode it was! Rich is the author of two books: Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. He’s also the CEO, Chief Storyteller, and Tour Guide of Menlo Innovations, a software design and development company. In this episode, we dive even deeper into creating a culture of joy in the workplace and what that looks like in practice. Starting from the top Where do you begin? By...


How Purpose Intertwines in Business and Life

Joining Kevin today is Jeremiah Smith, the Founder and CEO of Simple Tiger. Simple Tiger is an SEO agency specifically for software companies, helping them drive simple, effective marketing for clients they love. Today, Jeremiah shares the joy of discovering purpose along the way: in business, in life, and how the two intertwine. A business with a clear set of values Jeremiah’s company, Simple Tiger, has a clear set of values — simplicity, integrity, and joy — that’s evident as soon as you...


Creating a WD-40 Culture with Garry Ridge and Stan Sewitch

We’ve got a dynamic duo joining us today to talk about the epic partnership they share and the culture they’ve helped build in WD-40 Company. Garry is the CEO and Stan is the CHRO of this wildly successful organization. Today, they share their stories about creating a unique and fulfilling company culture, what it means to run a business with values at the forefront, and emphasizing the importance of fun and meaningful work. When Garry became CEO, he realized micromanagement wasn't...


Experience, Innovation, and Transformation with Chris Holt

Our guest today is Chris Holt. She is the Chief Experience Designer at Holy Redeemer in Pennsylvania, a faith-based institution that offers diverse healthcare services to families and patients. In this episode, she tells the story of her organization’s innovative transformation that centers on purpose and service. What she did differently - looking at experience as a way to innovate, will inspire you. About ten years ago, Holy Redeemer began an initiative to become more innovative as an...


Bringing Your Business Culture to Life with Hagen Kern

What’s different about a business when it’s grounded in purpose? Everything. Your business’s culture is your only real competitive advantage: people can attempt to copy your products and positioning, but no one can copy your culture. When companies don’t design their culture in a specific way, they allow it to be 'by default.' But purpose-powered businesses have a unique culture, because they recognize the power and privilege of designing one that is an expression of their purpose to the...


The 10 Characteristics of Purpose-Powered People

We live our lives in search of our purpose. We go where everybody else goes, trying to answer the same questions everyone else is asking. But then you realize you're different, weird even! The answers everyone else finds don’t make sense to you or don’t live up to your expectations. If this sounds like you, congratulations! You manifest the signs of a purpose-powered individual. Today, Kevin shares the 10 characteristics of a purpose-powered individual and how you can tap into that power to...


Faith at Work with Bob Hasson

How do entrepreneurs balance faith and business when one is focused on trust and confidence in the unseen, and the other relies on facts and data? It might not be a matter of balance. Perhaps you are making results-driven decisions because you’re listening to your calling. Bob Hasson, CEO at Hasson Inc. and co-author of “Business in Honor,” shares his insights on living as a person of honor in business and how faith fits into work life. It's amazing how Bob's painting career led him to...


Experiencing and Cultivating Abundance with Juliana Park

Are you living your life in alignment with what you value? Last week, Kevin and Juliana talked about the origins and fundamentals of the scarcity and abundance loops. It was such a powerful conversation that Kevin invited her back this week to take you deeper into the mindset loop discussion. In particular, they dive into how you can cultivate abundance in different aspects of your life. Recently, Juliana talked about 2 mindsets: the scarcity loop and the abundance loop. According to her,...


Abundance and Scarcity Loops with Juliana Park

Have you ever been pressured into making a decision that didn’t sit well with you? What happens when we silence our gut alarms and signals? Join Kevin and Juliana Park for a life-changing conversation grounded in abundance and purpose. They talk about what leads us to poor decision making and how we can shift away from the scarcity mindset. They will unravel the experience that led to the wisdom in Juliana’s book, The Abundance Loop, and how it can change your mindset today. How is Juliana...


HR on Purpose with Steve Browne

Are you the same person at work as you are at home? Are you ‘busy’ or are you ‘full?’ Is your life gloomy or great? It might be time for a mind shift. Imagine what would happen if you were to reframe your thoughts around purposeful intentions and action. It could drastically change the way you live at home AND at work. Join Kevin and his guest, Steve Browne, as they talk about the power in feeding the positive mindset, our choices, and how they affect the people around us. Steve Browne is...


7 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make Now

Last week, Kevin had a deep and insightful conversation with Nick Tasler about what good people do when bad things happen to them. They touched on Dr. Viktor Frankl’s view on “Tragic Optimism” - the unwavering belief that life is good despite episodes of adversity. This inspired Kevin to share 7 mindset shifts that will ground your life in gratitude and meaning. 1. Changing your default setting to become more receptive to opportunities. How do you naturally respond to unbelievable...


What Good People Do When Bad Things Happen with Nick Tasler

Life doesn’t always go the way we want, and we’re left wondering why. You might wonder why bad things happen to good people, but you should be wondering what good people do when bad things happen. Life doesn't always seem fair, but there's a way to overcome this mindset issue. Navigating North with Kevin today is Nick Tasler - an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, the author of 4 books, and father. Together they discuss how to adapt to change, become a better decision maker, and the...


Navigating North in Business, Leadership, and Life

So many things seem the same from day to day, but today is uniquely different. That’s the guiding thought in today’s podcast as Kevin unpacks what that means to him. How can you take today and make it matter? We are all on a journey to somewhere we’ve never been, and it’s up to you to make every minute count. Network, Share Ideas, and Grow Ready to connect to other purpose powered people like yourself, so you can network, share ideas, and grow together? Join us in the Higher Purpose...


10 Tips for Living with Higher Purpose Starting Today

Life is — and will always be — full of twists and turns. It’s a pendulum swing between triumph and defeat, fulfillment and frustration, clarity and confusion. On this journey, we all walk towards finding, following, and fulfilling our higher purpose. In today’s episode, Kevin shares 10 tips that you can practice today to start living with higher purpose and why you’ll be glad you did. Kevin’s ability to welcome and encourage rich conversations with people has played an instrumental role in...


Becoming a Deep Listener with Oscar Trimboli

Joining Kevin on the Higher Purpose Podcast is Oscar Trimboli - a mentor, leadership coach, speaker, and the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words. Oscar has an outstanding track record of helping leaders become even more impactful leaders by teaching them the complex yet fulfilling act of deep listening. Today’s focus is how to grow beyond the trenches of average listening and learn how to harness the power of pause for effective communication. Fun fact: Oscar was already an adult...


How to Find Your Purpose with Nick Craig

Nick Craig is the Founder and President of the Core Leadership Institute, and his expertise comes from over 25 years of working with top teams, leadership programs, executive coaching, and much more, with companies like Ben and Jerry’s, Lego, Heineken, Unilever, and the US Military. What makes Nick’s approach truly unique is that he focuses on helping leaders tap into their deeper wisdom rather than giving them rote instructions on how to be a good leader. Today, Kevin and Nick talk about...


Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with Kevin Breeding

Kevin Breeding started Mindset Engine as a way to generate leads for his business. But he soon realized that it was far more than that. In fact, he realized he was rewiring his own brain in creating it. Kevin realized that when you change your brain, you change your life. Today, he shares how you can rewire your own brain to change your mindset and enjoy a far better life. An Extraordinary Experiment Thank you for listening to this episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast. Remember, if you...


The 6 Obstacles to Success with Kevin Monroe

"Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won." That is the West Point Cadet Prayer, but it’s not just for cadets. It‘s for all of us, especially those of us who strive to live our purpose. Today, Kevin talks about thing things that get in his way on his path to purpose. If you’re anything like him, you have probably experienced them, too. Imposter Syndrome An Extraordinary Experiment Thank you for...


Better Together with Rusty George

As we’ve often said, purpose thrives in community and dies in isolation. Today’s guest, Rusty George, agrees. In fact, he published a book entitled Better Together where he talks about the power of community. Rusty is a pastor, speaker, and leader, and in today’s episode, Rusty and Kevin talk about what community really means when you’re living a purpose-filled life. Better Togethermeincomplete leader is one we should praise An Extraordinary Experiment Thank you for listening to this...