Leadership skills can only take you so far if you're not a good listener. A few years ago, Shane began working with a Listening Coach. Through working on his listening skills, he learned that being a good listener is a lot more than just sitting quietly while another person talks. True listening is about helping people self-discover their own solutions. Welcome to Episode 56 of the Launch Youniversity Podcast.
If you live in Greater Atlanta, then you've heard of the city's newest sports team: Atlanta United FC. In 2017, it's inaugural year, excitement for the new soccer team completely took over the city of Atlanta. Today on the podcast, Jeff and Shane sit down with Matt Moore, the person behind the successful launch. He's sharing his experiences with us over the last two years of building community buzz, testing content on social media and truly getting to know and connect with your customers....
SUMMARY: Do you have a big, bucket list goal? Maybe it's running a marathon or maybe it's starting your own company. Shane wanted to participate in an Ironman Competition: A 2.4 mile ocean swim followed by a 112 mile bike and lastly, running a full 26.2 mile marathon. Participating in a competition of this magnitude isn't something you can just decide to do one day. It takes months of dedicated training. Earlier this month, Shane reached his goal (congratulations, Shane!) and today David...
It's been a great year of interviews and conversations here at Launch Youniversity! As you begin to wrap up your year, here are a few of our favorites about community, branding, and scaling.
Welcome to Episode 53 of the Launch Youniversity Podcast
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Clay Scroggins' Full Episode
Eryn Eddy's Full Episode
Shane and David's Full Episode
Jan Smith's Full Episode
Justin Miller's Full Episode
Clay Scroggins on Thinking Critically
Welcome back to another episode of the Launch Youniversity Podcast! Today, Shane and David are talking about the techniques they use to manage their day, take care of their to-do lists and achieve their goals. If you've ever thought about all the things you want to accomplish and thought "How will I ever get this done?" then this episode is for you.
SUMMARY: Sam is an expert launcher, communicator, and radio host. Today, he's sitting down with Jeff to have a conversation about taking leaps of faith, following your calling and telling a greater story. Welcome to episode 51 of The Launch Youniversity Podcast.
SUMMARY: This episode originally aired on 01/26/2017 This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is someone who people might look at and think "how does he do it all? ". Carey serves as a Senior Pastor at Connexus Church in Toronto. He has a blog with several million readers. He writes and publishes books. He has a top leadership podcast with millions of downloads. And. last year he launched an online course called The High Impact Leader. But the thing...
Can you be mission-focused but also profit-focused? Yes, and Lamon Luther is a really good example of it. When Brian Preston found himself wanting to help people who needed jobs, he realized that the best way to do that was to grow a healthy, profitable business. Brian is passionate about his mission, but in order to stay on mission... he has to stay in business. On today's podcast, he shares his fascinating story and lessons he's learned for any launcher looking to make a difference....
You've heard the phrase before: high risk, high reward. Bryan and Shannon Miles of Belay Solutions are walking examples of that. As new parents in the middle of a recession, they decided to go all-in on a new-concept business. Now, seven years later, Belay Solutions leading the pack when it comes to virtual staffing.
How did they start? How have they grown it? What tools have helped them along the way? Today on episode 48 of The Launch Youniversity Podcast.
Having the right ideas is the fun (and easy!) part. Putting those into action is where the hard work starts. David, Jeff and Kevin are on the podcast today talking about the lessons and best practices that have helped them move their ideas and dreams into plans, and those plans into action. Welcome to episode 47 of the podcast.
For launchers and go-getters, the hustle of getting projects going is fun and energizing. But we can't keep going at a launch pace for forever (even computers need to be shut down and restarted every now and then.) Jeff, David and Kevin are on the podcast today to talk about how to get unstuck and refueled when you need a boost. Sometimes it's rest, sometimes it's tapping into your resources, and sometimes it's simply giving yourself a new lens to look at like through.
If you’re waiting for permission to make a do something (like launching that passion project, pushing back on the status quo at work or even chasing that dream you can’t shake from your mind) then this episode is for you. And we don’t say that lightly. Kevin Scott and Garrett Gravesen of ADDO join Shane for a candid and inspiring conversation about listening to your inner voice, staying clear on vision and what ten seconds of insane courage could look like. It’s an episode you absolutely...
To elevate means "to lift." And that's what Billy Boughley is an expert at. Sometimes it's lifting the brand of a client. Other times, it's lifting up his team by fostering a healthy culture. And often, it's looking at what's trending in the world right now (spoiler alert: it's robots) and finding innovative ways to incorporate it into an experience. Billy is the founder of Elevate Live Events, a creative event agency based in greater Atlanta. The vision of Elevate is to help people and...
Do you have an idea inside of you that you think would really work, but you need the push to make it a reality? Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders, was the same. He had an idea for a nonprofit that would equip young adults with leadership skills. Today, over a decade after launching, Tim is joining Jeff on the podcast. They discuss the what it look to launch, what working with young leaders has taught him, and how Growing Leaders intentionally tries to march off the map...
SUMMARY: From Buzz Lightyear's "To infinity and beyond!" to Dory's "Just keep swimming" and Ellie's heart-string-tugging "Adventure is out there!"—there's no debate on how impactful and influential Pixar has been over the last couple of decades. When Jeff was in California, he had the opportunity to tour the creative powerhouse and is sharing his lessons with us on today's podcast.
Can you lead if you're not the person in charge? Clay Scroggins thinks so and he's joining Jeff and Shane on today's episode to tell you why. Whether you own your own business or work within an organization, Clay is sharing his valuable wisdom on leveraging influence, thinking critically and launching yourself and your products into the market. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do.
Clay is the author of the new book: How To Lead When Your Not In...
What can happen when you combine your passion with your talent? That's where William Warren of The Sketch Effect found himself when he decided to open his own creative business. The only problem with creative businesses is, as the creator, it can be tough to scale. Today William is here to tell us about his journey to launching his own business and the lessons he's learned so far from starting and scaling a creative business.
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Have you ever thought about quitting your job to pursue your passion full time? If so, you're far from alone. Today on the podcast, we're joined by Karissa Norfleet of Simply Done Donuts who has been in your shoes. She's sharing her journey from leaving her corporate job to opening the doors to her first retail location. Karissa gets candid about the highs, the lows and everything in between.
Founder and Owner of Simply Done Donuts in Atlanta, Georiga
SUMMARY: Joel Iverson is one of the three founders of Monday Night Brewing, a top craft beer brewery in the Atlanta area. As the official Taste-Testing Ninja of Monday Night Brewing, Joel is joining Launch Youniversity on the podcast today to talk about how beer deepened relationships, relationships built a brewery and how the brewery is launching and thriving with purpose.
On today's episode of the Launch Youniversity Podcast, David is sitting down with Blake Howard. Blake is a passionate entrepreneur and co-founder of Atlanta-based Matchstic, a brand identity firm. Blake is sharing his story on how he got started, how he built a thriving business and the lessons he learned along the way.
Blake is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Matchstic. A Nashville native and University of Tennessee graduate, he made the move to Atlanta...