Stay tuned...Season 2 is coming soon!

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Thanks to everyone who has been listening and supporting us on Patreon. We are almost at 50% of our initial goal so we can purchase some better audio equipment.

I'll be taking a short break over the summer for vacation and to properly prepare to launch Season 2. In the meantime, I'll continue to work hard on finding guests, making plans and with your help, having a second season that is as successful and rewarding as the first!


10.0 Why It Works: Jeff Ikler on Change

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Have you ever felt totally stuck? Do your ever feel like your relationships, career or life goals seem to be spinning in place? Do you wonder why some changes stick, while others are doomed to failure?

In today's special musical episode of "Why It Works," Jeff Ikler, Director of Quetico Career and Leadership Coaching, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Change works. We explore why a canoe is better than a rowboat, identify the mortal enemy of your Inner Critic, and reveal Jeff's surprisingly simple approach to helping his clients get unstuck.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

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MEET OUR GUEST

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Jeff Ikler

Jeff Ikler is the Director of Quetico Career and Leadership Coaching. There he helps individuals make desired career and life shifts and leaders develop sustained changes in their leadership practices and in the organizations they lead. His approach blends data-driven coaching, and consulting informed by working for more than 35 years in the corporate world.

Jeff cohosts the podcast "Getting Unstuck," which helps individuals and organizations to think differently about change – not as something to fear; not as something they constantly have to react to, but as something they can initiate for their own productive purposes.

In addition to their podcast, Jeff and his cohost are in the process of writing a book about change, Shifting: A Practical Guide for Leaders and Teams on How to Create a Culture of Productive Change.

Jeff lives in New York City via long stints in Boston and Chicago. He loves the vibrancy of the city, but encourages all drivers to go through a 12-step program to reduce their need to lay on their horns. When he's not coaching, podcasting or writing, you can find him cooking or on a stream waving a fly rod at trout.

Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn

SPONSORS

Thanks to Daniel Joe for sponsoring this episode!

For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

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A great book to go with this episode is

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey.

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book here.

 

 

 

CLIPS

The Boss - One Step Up

Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure

Almost Real from the Broadway version of the Bridges of Madison County

Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

Sarah McLachlan - Fallen

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


9.0 Why It Works: Tiffany Ann Beverlin on Heartbreak

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Have you ever felt totally betrayed? Do you know anyone who holds onto their anger so long it becomes toxic? Did you know that there is a strong correlation between job loss and divorce? Ever wonder why people say fake it till you make it?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Tiffany Ann Beverlin, CEO of DreamsRecycled.com and certified Life & Divorce coach, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind heartbreak and recovery. We explore the role self-preservation plays in concealing relationship blemishes, why divorce is almost never really a total surprise, and the key behavior of people who are more resilient after experiencing a heartbreaking event like a death, divorce or job loss.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

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MEET OUR GUEST

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Tiffany Ann Beverlin

During her fifteenth year of marriage—and after a decade out of the work force—Tiffany was forced to recycle her life. She was repeatedly told she was unemployable since she was out of the workforce so long. After a fortuitous dream about problems selling her own engagement ring, she created a company for that purpose.

DreamsRecycled.com rose up as the marketplace that specializes in selling goods from one’s divorce. DreamsRecycled.com quickly became a gathering place for the divorce community. Today, the site consists of blogs, secondary divorce services directory and “community zones” to assist the divorce community.

Tiffany has appeared on AOL News, FOX News, CBS News and dozens of national publications and radio shows, bestowing hard-hitting advice on divorce. She is also the Author of My Dreams Recycled, and a certified Life & Divorce Coach.

Dreams get broken, but this allows us to create new, even bigger ones that ultimately, like mine, will come true!
~Tiffany Ann Beverlin

 

Website: www.dreamsrecycled.com

Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanybeverlin/

Read Tiffany's book: My Dreams Recycled

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

Thanks to Hami Kim for sponsoring this episode!

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For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

A great book to go with this episode is Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any Conversation or Situation, by David J. Lieberman.

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book here.

 

 

 

CLIPS

Talladega Nights - Shake and Bake Is Dead

 

Laid-off Workers' Hard Reality

 

8 Mile - Choke! Choke!

 

The Notebook - Breaking up

 

The best scene of Forrest Gump

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


8.0 Why It Works: Leckey Harrison on PTSD and Trauma Healing

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Do you know why being a member of Fight Club and getting called into your boss' office are not that different? Do you know why social isolation can seem like the right choice to those suffering from PTSD? Have you ever wondered why a simple request like "pass the butter" can result in an unpredictably explosive reaction from your spouse or partner?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Leckey Harrison, Resilience Trainer and former firefighter reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind PTSD and Trauma Healing. Join us as we explore how to stop anxiety by starving fear, the role of the body in dealing with stress, and the straw that broke the camel's back and started Leckey's own journey to address his PTSD and eventually, begin to help others.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

Lecky Harrison

Leckey Harrison is a Resilience Builder Toolbox trainer, lives in an intentional community, and studies as well as teaches Krav Maga, a self-defense method that emerged from the Israeli Defense Forces and practiced by their secret service organizations. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest, and has healed from developmental trauma and PTSD. He is a retired firefighter/EMT, and a half time production for a local hydroponic lettuce producer.

His personal motto he developed in the 80s is "To learn, to do, to teach," and typifies how to integrates things he loves. He's defined his passions, and found a way to live life to pursue them, and loves helping others do the same.

If you're in a room and it's crowded and it's starting to get to you, get out of the room because that's honoring yourself and when it comes to living your life, if you don't do that, you're not going to live your life - someone else is.
~Leckey Harrison

Connect with Leckey on LinkedIn

  • Leckey Harrison - Firefighter/EMT (Ret)
  • Co-Founder, Raise Your Resilience, LLC
  • Certified TRE Provider
  • P.O. Box 1392, Langley, WA 98260
  • RaiseYourResilience.com
  • 360.672.2710

Sponsors

Thanks to Hannah Kwon for sponsoring this episode!

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For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

A great book to go with this episode is Defiant: A Broken Body Is Not a Broken Person, by Janine Shepherd

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book here.

CLIPS

SEAL Team - PTSD

Urban PTSD

Firefighter Trauma

Lion video

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


7.0 Why It Works: Scott Taylor on Data Management

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Have you ever wondered what goes on inside data companies? What do the 50 states have to do with data management? Do you know how Netflix uses Master Data to help you binge watch better?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Scott Taylor, "The Data Whisperer" reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind Data Management. Join us for a jargon-free session exploring how Data Management relates to Siri and Alexa, why advertisers worship the Minority Report, and what the Marx Brothers can teach us about how CEOs and CIOs talk to each other about data.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

 

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Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor “The Data Whisperer” has over two decades of experience as a strategic go-to-market leader and consultant in the enterprise data management space.

As a firm believer in “letting your data do the work” he has spent his career helping large global enterprises solve their foundational master and reference data challenges as well as data content owners leverage their master data and taxonomies assets. He has worked with some of the world’s most iconic business data brands including Dun & Bradstreet, Nielsen, Kantar, NPD as well as start-ups such as Qoints and Spiceworks.

An avid business evangelist and original thinker, he continually shares his passion for the strategic value of data through public speaking opportunities, blogs, videos, whitepapers and podcasts. He lives in Bridgeport, CT where he often kayaks in Black Rock harbor. He can also juggle pins and blow a square bubble.

The simpler things become for users, the more complex it is behind the scenes.
~Scott Taylor

Connect with Scott
Via LinkedIn
Email: scottmztaylor@gmail.com

Scott's YouTube channel
Data Management Minutes with Scott Taylor - The Data Whisperer

Whitepaper
Setting your data in motion

OUR SPONSOR:

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For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

I personally recommend In Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing, by Matthew E. May

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book here.

 

 

 

VIDEO CLIPS

The Boy Who Beeps

Altice One: New Era

Minority Report

Marx Bros Day at the Races

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


6.0 Why It Works: Julia Shamis on Successful Interviews

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Have you ever wondered what matters besides the job description? Do you ever find yourself extremely self-conscious about what to do with your hands? Would you like to know how to use behavioral interview questions to super-charge your conversation?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Julia Shamis, who is a recruiting and career services professional, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind successful interviews. We explore why an interview is not an interrogation, how to foolproof your day of the interview commute, and the silliest, most tragic way to blow a job offer.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

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Julia Shamis

Julia Shamis is a recruiting and career services professional with experience on both sides of the job search and hiring process.  She has worked in corporate HR, recruiting candidates in diverse fields, including IT, engineering, finance, and auction.  

Most recently, she established the Career Services department at a private training center, and served for 8 years as Director of Career Services, delivering comprehensive job search resources and placement assistance to students.

Having partnered with hiring managers to achieve their recruiting goals, Julia has a keen understanding of what they look for and the factors that influence hiring decisions.  She now applies this unique perspective as a career consultant helping job seekers navigate the job search process.  Particularly passionate about motivating young adults to plan for their professional future, she is also a college and high school career speaker and interview coach.

"The interview is your sales pitch… and the world’s foremost expert on the product is you."

~Julia Shamis

Connect with Julia on LinkedIn

To schedule a free consultation with Julia, please call (201) 743-9202

OUR SPONSOR:

For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

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I personally recommend the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, by Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google

We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It’s not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

 

Note: Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book.

The book Julia recommended:

 

VIDEO CLIPS

How You Really Sound In Job Interviews


Katie Couric on How to Conduct a Good Interview

The Pursuit of Happyness - Job Interview

How to Get Your Dream Job - Tip #10

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


5.0 Why It Works: Sarah Elkins on Storytelling

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Have you ever wondered why some storytellers mesmerize you and others give Ambien a run for its money? How come some stories you tell have people on the edge of their seat and others induce yawns? Did you know that there is a lot more than words that goes into telling a good story?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Sarah Elkins, a leadership and storytelling coach, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind storytelling. Listen in to find out the connection between vulnerability and storytelling, how lessons from music can improve your storytelling and the one thing that drives Sarah crazy about bad storytellers.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

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Sarah Elkins

President

 

Elkins Consulting

Compelled to create space for people eager for personal and professional growth, Sarah launched the No Longer Virtual (NLV) events; limited participation, two day conferences with the theme "connecting beyond the keyboard." NLV was included twice in the list of "hidden gems" of "can't miss conferences for entrepreneurs" in Forbes online.

Sarah is a speaker, workshop facilitator and coach, musician and storyteller. She works with leadership and sales teams to improve communication by creating environments that encourage authentic connection and curiosity, using storytelling techniques to help people find personal stories to share, and ways to share them.

Her podcast, Your Stories Don’t Define You. How You Tell Them Will, can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and more. She’s an active blogger on LinkedIn and on her website.

Sarah lives in Montana, and enjoys hiking, fishing, and traveling. She loves to cook and host guests in her 1890 Victorian home, nourishing and nurturing all who visit.

That's where I think storytelling is so important...it connects us on such a personal and human level.
~Sarah Elkins

Connect with Sarah:

Website:

NLV Conferences:

No Longer Virtual, London, 2018 - http://elkinsconsulting.com/nlv-london/

No Longer Virtual, Atlanta, 2019 - http://elkinsconsulting.com/no-longer-virtual/

OUR SPONSOR:

For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

I personally recommend Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which topped the New York Times Best Seller and which was also made into a film by the same name in 2010 starring Julia Roberts. 

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Find out her theory on where inspiration comes from, why you should't wait for permission to create, and how to deal with the fear that seems to be a constant companion of creativity.

To download your free audiobook today click, http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks

Paper, Joe, I need pages and I'm willing to pay for them! No problem, buy the book here.

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

VIDEO CLIPS

City Slickers - The Secret of Life

 

Scrubs Owning Your Burdens Is Half the Battle

 

Princess Bride - As you wish

 

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Brandi Carlile - The Story

 

Top 10 Wheel of Fortune Fails

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


4.0 Why It Works: Michael Orth on Status Plays

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Have you ever wondered why some people get heard and others get talked over? Do you know anyone who is so inflexible they can only play a single role, regardless of what the situation calls for? Did you know that even Supreme Court justices can face challenges to their status?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Michael Orth, who is a Professional Imposter, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind high and low status plays. We explore the need to be aware and adaptable, how lowering or raising your own status can both help raise the status of others, and how challenging status norms often results in backlash.

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

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Michael Orth

Michael Orth calls himself a professional impostor. He started his career as an actor and improviser—then, after spending many years playing the role of a business professional in corporate presentations and events, he actually became one. For the last 20 years, he has worked with businesses that prioritize learning and development, helping them create and promote engaging and impactful learning experiences.

 

Our SPONSOR:

For you, the listeners of WHY IT WORKS, Audible is offering a FREE audiobook with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

I personally recommend the Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant with a foreword by Sheryl Sandberg.

Find out why prodigies don't succeed, how feedback from teachers encourages students to become sheep, and how a Trojan horse is sometimes the best vehicle for getting traction for your revolutionary idea.

To download your free audiobook today, go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WhyItWorks.

REFERENCES:

VIDEO CLIPS

Donald Trump

Coach Carter

Big

Lupita Nyong'o winning Best Supporting Actress

Frances McDormand wins the Oscar for Lead Actress

Office Space

Mean Girls

More Perfect (From WNYC Radio)

Episode: Justice Interrupted (17:00 mark)

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License


3.0 Why It Works: Stefano Matini on Organizational Communication

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Have you ever wondered why getting your point across can be such a struggle? Did you ever end up wasting a lot of time and energy because of a simple misunderstanding? And why do some people complete your sentences, while others make you want to throw things?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Stefano Matini, who coaches executives and organizations on effective leadership and communication, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind good and bad communication. We explore the limits of understanding, the importance of having your views acknowledged, and the need for courage.

Listen via iTunesStitcher or TuneIn

MEET OUR GUEST:

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Stefano Matini,

M.A., PCC,

Assoc CIPD Executive Coach

Stefano has worked with both mid-sized and Fortune 500, especially in the engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sectors. In his current role as President of BOND&ROW, Inc., he works directly with business and functional leaders to identify competency gaps and design learning development programs to boost business performance.
His client portfolio includes multinational matrix organisations in the US, EMEA, and APAC regions like Hewlett-Packard, Novartis, Parker Hannifin, and Adecco.

Stefano’s areas of expertise include executive and group coaching, executive leadership development, senior team development, and change management.

Stefano believes that most organizational issues result from breakdowns among key stakeholders, which can be effectively solved by improving communication. Stefano is particularly passionate about sustainable leadership to leverage organizational profitability, agility, and credibility while optimizing costs and risks.

In addition to consulting, Stefano is an adjunct professor for Organizational Communication at New York University, where he teaches undergraduate business student the stakeholder management approach to sustainable organizational development.

Stefano holds a Master of Arts in Business Communication from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Literature, Music & Theatre, where he graduated with honors. Stefano is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Connect with Stefano on LinkedIn

REFERENCES:

videos

The Big Bang Theory: The Extract Obliteration

 

Meghan McCain, Joy Behar Got Into Shouting Match on 'The View'

 

Everybody Loves Raymond - Ray Uses Active Listening

 

Michael Scott's School of Management - The Office

 

Layoff Messaging - Up In The Air 2009)

MUSIC:

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


2.0 Why It Works: Mareo McCracken on Sales

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Have you ever wondered why informercials are so compelling? Have you ever had an amazing experience with a sales person and wondered, why can't it always go like this? Did you know that some sales take place over the course of years instead of hours?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Mareo McCracken, who is the Revenue Leader at Movemedical, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind good and bad sales approaches. We explore the predicament of sales incentives, the role of transformation in sales, and what it means that "the person who asks the best questions usually wins."  

Listen via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

Meet Our Guest:

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Mareo McCracken

Mareo McCracken is the Revenue Leader at Movemedical, where he leads the sales, marketing, and customer success efforts. Outside of family, reading, food, travel, and sports--driving organizational and individual growth are his passions. He loves finding meaning at the intersection of revenue, organizational health, and individual performance. 

Just by being reminded daily and then practicing daily, you can become a better version of yourself.
~Mareo McCracken.

Connect with Mareo on LinkedIn

References:

Sales Training Resources

Victor Antonio

 

Mark Hunter, The Sales Hunter

Mike Weinberg

The Daily Sales Blog
 

Video clips

 

In Good Company


Sham WoW
 


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The Wolf of Wall Street
 

MUSIC:


Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.