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Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time. The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive. Leverage’s Foun ...
 
They say that you are the average of the friends and company you keep, so I want us to improve our average together. Think about it... the stronger we are as individuals, the more we can serve those around us. I Have Cool Friends is a podcast that sparks inspirational conversations with experts about business, wellness, and personal development. I’ll be interviewing friends that are experts in their field and I invite you to join in on the conversation.
 
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In today’s episode, Sam welcomes Matteo Franceschetti and Alexandra Zatarain, co-founders of Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness brand with a mission to fuel human potential through optimal sleep. Eight Sleep leverages thermoregulation, data, and technology to design products to restore individuals to their peak energy every morning. Eight…
 
This week on the podcast, Nick is chatting with Kary Oberbrunner, the author of Unhackable and founder of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency. Just like Nick, Kary is obsessed with helping people become more productive—the only difference is that Kary takes a slightly different approach, by making people unhackable. If you've ever been set up to be pr…
 
In today’s episode, Sam welcomes back consultant, speaker, and influencer, Jon Levy. Jon is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in the field of influence, community, and adventure. He specializes in applying research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and product development. Today, Sam and Jo…
 
The word “diversity” comes up a lot in discussions around workplace culture and decorum, but few of us truly understand what it means. We think of the big three—gender, race, sexuality—and forget about all the other differences that make us truly diverse. Because that’s really what it’s all about: difference. And it’s the work of all of us to learn…
 
In today’s episode, Sam welcomes licensed psychotherapist and global relationship and empowerment expert, Terri Cole. For over two decades, Terri has worked with a diverse group of clients that includes everyone from stay-at-home moms to celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs. She has a gift for making complex psychological concepts accessible and action…
 
Josh Clemente, founder of Levels, is a mechanical engineer and CrossFit-L2 trainer. At SpaceX, he led a team to develop life support systems that sustained astronauts on their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), the first new crew-carrying spacecraft since 1980. Josh has also spent time designing and building hyperloop technology and lea…
 
Every entrepreneur dreams of having a company that manages itself—of being able to leave the office feeling confident that their team can make decisions that will benefit the company without needing to ask permission first. But that’s not often the reality. The thing is, your company and your team are only as strong as your core values. The more cl…
 
For many us, the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” conjures up images of a bleak, joyless future where machines have taken over and humans have to fight for their place in the workforce. But that’s the Hollywood version of AI, not the reality. The fact is, AI can significantly improve the lives of your team members—and your overall business growth. …
 
Dominant, decisive, doer: Does this sound like you? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you want things done and you want them done now, and if no one steps up to the plate, you can’t help leaping in … whether you’ve got the necessary expertise or not. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller explores what it means to have a drive…
 
In order to build a Self-Managing Company®, you need self-managing team members, and that starts with you. It starts with empowering your team to think critically, react creatively, and work collaboratively. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller interviews EOS Implementer®, coach, and best-selling author Jill Young on her late…
 
This week, Nick sits down with Amir Salihefendić of Doist to discuss his companies, Todoist and Twist. Todoist is one of the most popular digital to-do list apps on the market today, and Twist is an internal communication tool similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams. After building one of the most successful to-do list tools in history, it's no surpri…
 
In this new era of remote work, building and maintaining relationships can feel almost impossible. But it’s also more important than ever. It’s strong relationships, not simple transactions, that make for a fulfilled, connected, and productive team—and happy clients. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller walks you through her …
 
Incentive plans are some of the most valuable methods of increasing team member productivity, cultivating an engaged workforce, and maximizing a company’s potential. Yet most entrepreneurs don’t understand how to create or use them to their best advantage. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller interviews Alex Freytag, author o…
 
Have you ever wanted to work with the likes of Sir Elton John, Elon Musk, take a submarine down to the Titanic or perhaps close museums in Florence for a private dinner party, and then have Andre Bocelli serenade while you eat your pasta? Steve Sims has done all that for his clients and more—and he's on this episode of the Leverage Podcast to chat …
 
As an entrepreneur, most of your time should be spent working on your business, not in your business. That means it’s up to your team members to represent you and your company … and it’s up to you to ensure they feel safe, supported, and appreciated enough to do it well. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller shares the top 5 w…
 
When it comes to your business, company culture is everything. No matter how great your product or service is, if you can’t attract, retain, and make the most of great talent, you’ll always be fighting an uphill battle. But as our teams have transitioned from working in person to remotely, our strategies for keeping them engaged will have to change…
 
You became an entrepreneur to escape the confines of the corporate world and invest your energy in results, not arbitrary demands on your time and effort. And that means the last thing you want is a team member with a corporate attitude slowing down the energy and innovation of your business. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Wal…
 
Did you know that property values in black neighborhoods are about 23% less than those in white neighborhoods for no other reason than race? Well, it's true—and Andre Perry is on The Leverage Podcast to talk about it. Andre is an expert on race and has been researching the disparities between white- and black-majority cities for years. His findings…
 
Do you struggle with staying focused and on task? Are your energy and attention leaking in all different directions? You’re not the only one … and there IS help! In this episode of the Shannon Waller’s Team Success podcast, Shannon interviews Kary Oberbrunner, a longtime Strategic Coach® client and the author of Unhackable: Close the Gap Between Dr…
 
In this episode, Nick sits down with David Henzel to talk about what it's like to manage a portfolio of businesses. At the time of recording this episode, David is running five companies and has started or invested in many others. These companies truly run the gamut, from a content delivery provider to a group coaching platform and even a company t…
 
Are you actively building trust among your team members? Research shows that a connected team is a productive team, and as a team leader, it’s up to you to start building those bridges. It may feel like getting down to business is the fastest route to getting results, but there’s plenty to be gained by slowing down and getting real. Keep listening …
 
In today’s episode, Sam welcomes career coach, author, and keynote speaker, Ashley Stahl. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ashley was an award-winning counterterrorism professional who helped the Pentagon in Washington, DC prepare civilians for the frontlines of the war on terror. She has been named a power 30 Under 30 leader by Apex Society for …
 
Have you taken on projects only to later find you were lacking the enthusiasm to complete them? Tune in to Shannon Waller’s discussion on how to refine your decision-making, steer clear of wrong-fit projects, and excel as a hero to the right audience. The post The Cost Of Not Being “Energetically Committed” appeared first on Your Team Success.…
 
Sam welcomes author, speaker, and consultant, Nick Sonnenberg. Nick was the youngest person ever to graduate from Berkley with a master’s degree in financial engineering. Now, he is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in creating companies that disrupt the way people live. Nick is the co-founder of Leverage, founder and CEO of Efficient Frontier S…
 
It’s difficult to plan for the future when life feels uncertain, and that’s a reality we’ve all been living with this year. However, even though we don’t know what 2021 will bring, we can still make progress toward our goals. We can still plan to provide great leadership, to engage in incredible teamwork, and to respond creatively to new challenges…
 
Sam welcomes doctorate in educational leadership for social justice, Dr. William Parham. Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Parham has worked with the NBA, MLB, and – at one point – was a psychologist for the LA Lakers. Among Dr. Parham’s many accomplishments includes being named the first ever Director of Mental Health and Wellness for the Nat…
 
Richard Rossi has truly seen it all. From working in the U.S. senate to building multiple businesses to mentoring tens of thousands of high school students and building the #1 mastermind group for biohacking in the world… He's got some amazing stories to tell, and this week he's sharing them with us on the Leverage Podcast. In this unique episode, …
 
Sam welcomes speaker, author, and professor of neuroscience, Moran Cerf. Professor Cerf has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, holds multiple patents, and has published over sixty academic papers in highly regarded journals. He is the beneficiary of several awards and grants for his work and was recently named one of the "40 Leading Professors Below 40." Add…
 
There are plenty of reasons why teamwork falls apart: poor communication, unclear expectations, lack of leadership … but more often than not, it comes down to reliability. No matter how professional, skilled, or charming you are, if people can’t depend on you to show up on time, do what you say, finish what you start, and say please and thank you, …
 
Sam welcomes athlete, TV show host, and digital content creator, Rachel Demita. Rachel is a social media influencer who has built an impressive career through digital content creation and collaborating with a variety of brands. In this episode, Sam and Rachel talk about their shared experience as women working in the male-dominated industry of spor…
 
In this powerful episode, Nick sits down with David Meltzer to talk about his mission to empower over 1 billion people to be happy. (To be specific, his definition of happiness is to "make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.") As a massively successful entrepreneur, David has a lot of knowledge to share on not only how to b…
 
Sam welcomes speaker, author, and CEO, Allen Gannett. Allen is among the top creative geniuses in our world today. In fact, he is so passionate about the topic of creativity, that he wrote The Creative Curve, a book that argues that the creative process can be learned by anyone. He’s interviewed everyone from billionaires to neuroscientists and dev…
 
In one of our most unique, fascinating and powerful episodes to date, Nick and Lee Brower sit down to talk with Daryl Davis. Daryl is a musician who has spent his life playing music around the world. But what he does in his spare time will surprise you. As an African-American man, he spends his free time talking to and befriending members of the Ku…
 
Sam welcomes entrepreneur, author, and health and wellness expert, Sarah Anne Stewart. Sarah Anne is one of the leaders in transformative wellness as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is the founder of the Awesome Inside Out Movement, author of the e-course Meditate Slim, and advisor to international wellness brands. Sarah Anne supports in…
 
Every entrepreneur is on a first-name basis with unpredictability. It’s just a part of the deal, and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to sales. But what if there were a way to actually create a process for sales that can be taught, replicated, and proven to work? In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller interviews exp…
 
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