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You know that thing you've been thinking about doing? Why Not Now? Amy Jo Martin, a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Personal Branding pioneer, created this show because she believes the world will be a better place if more people ask themselves, "Why Not Now?". Each episode you'll hear from Amy Jo herself and a professional Why Notter - guests like Mark Cuban, Jessica Alba, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Billy Corgan and more - and learn how they answered the question then took actio ...
 
The Leadercast Podcast is dedicated to helping people become leaders worth following. Whether you’re at the beginning of your leadership journey or you’ve been leading for decades, this podcast will help you take your leadership to the next level. Each episode features topics like: management, company culture, servant leadership, communication techniques, time management, personal development, goal setting, recruiting great talent, innovation, vision casting and more.
 
A weekly podcast for curious scrollers to reflect on the technical concerns, cultural trends and societal impact of social media. From data rights and privacy protection to self-branding and kids online, no two episodes of Selfie Reflective are the same. With host Lucy O, we'll hear from ex-influencers, academics, creatives and thinkers from around the world who bring different perspectives to the status-update quo. By sharing lived experiences, knowledge and insights, and examining both the ...
 
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Dr. Melanie McNally is a psychologist and author; specializing in helping teens and young adults build self confidence, manage anxiety, and achieve their goals. She helps them become the super heroes of their life story. In this episode, Melanie shares the Why Not Now? moment when she decided to move her successful therapy practice from the physica…
 
Nadja Streiter is a psychotherapist and parent-coach who is based in New York ~ Do you remember what it was like in the days before we had Smartphones? Really remember? What did you reach for when you were waiting in line at the bank? What means did you use to communicate with your friends? What platforms or spaces did you occupy to showcase your c…
 
Susanne Baumgartner is an Assistant Professor and Researcher at the University of Amsterdam ~ Admit it. Even if you’ve got the TV on or a movie playing on the laptop in bed, you’re pretty likely to also have your phone with you. If you’re anything like me, there have even been times where you’ve been working on a laptop, talking on your cell phone …
 
A good leader is humble. A good leader takes responsibility for the losses and gives away credit for the wins. In this episode, we interview Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer at HubSpot, about fostering his team’s HEART: What we talked about: - Making diversity & inclusion a given among your teams - What the “E” in HEART used to stand fo…
 
Oprah calls her a hero. At age 19, Amy Purdy was given a 2% chance to live after being diagnosed with meningitis. Due to a lack of circulation, she lost her legs below the knees. After this life-altering experience, Amy has gone on to become a Paralympian snowboard champion, ABC's Dancing With The Stars runner-up, author, speaker, and co-founder of…
 
Dr. Jody Adewale is a Psychologist based in LA ~ There is now a catalogue of over 30 episodes of Selfie Reflective - so trust that I’m not exaggerating when I say that this has to be one of the most jam-packed episodes thus far. Today, we speak with Dr. Jody Adewale, a licensed psychologist based in LA. Dr. Jody has a Doctorate of Clinical Psycholo…
 
Elaine Wellness founder, Elaine Morrison joins Amy Jo on the show this week. Elaine’s Why Not Now is engrained in her company. After facing health issues, Elaine took it upon herself to create a solution that would become Elaine Wellness. She shares her entrepreneurial journey, from building a product in a field she wasn’t familiar with, to what ha…
 
Humphrey Hanley is a content-creator, motivational Twitch partner and accessibility advocate ~ I’d just like to take a moment to say - we’ve reached episode 30. I can’t quite believe that since February 4th 2020, myself and my boyfriend, Tom, have managed to release a new episode of Selfie Reflective every week. Each week has brought a brand new re…
 
1 in 4 Americans have 0 friends to confide in. When we’re all this lonely, community matters more than anything. In this episode, we interview Radha Agrawal, Cofounder & CEO of Daybreaker, about why community is the backbone of entrepreneurship. What we talked about: - Radha’s “aha” moment that she could pursue community - The connection between st…
 
Dr. Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. Gay has written more than 40 books, two of my favorites include The Big Leap and Five Wis…
 
Jo Robertson has worked extensively in sex education and is now the Research and Training Lead at The Light Project ~ Today, we’re unpacking a topic that I’ve wanted to cover on this podcast since it first launched. This is a topic that has been mentioned and touched on in prior episodes, but not examined super closely. What we are discussing is so…
 
This is our 200th episode! Whether you’ve been with us since #1 or you’re a 1st-time listener, thank you. We can’t do this without you. For this episode, Amy Jo’s husband Richard becomes the Why Not Now? host, putting Amy Jo in the hot seat. Amy Jo shares what she considers to be her biggest Why Not Now? moment, one that brings her true internal jo…
 
Dr David Hall is a Political Theorist and lecturer at AUT University ~ On March 15th, 2019, our social media landscape and our real world became horrifyingly intertwined after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and committed an act of terror. Fifty-one people lost their lives in the attacks. Our hearts still ache for those w…
 
What do great leaders and drug addicts have in common? Authenticity. Today’s Leadercast guest guides us in identifying the 4 masks leaders wear and learning how to surrender the outcome. In this episode, we interview Michael Brody-Waite, author, speaker, and advisor, about why authenticity matters most. What we talked about: -Michael learned his fi…
 
Your “Why Not Now?” moment may not always be about starting something new. What happens if that moment comes when it’s time to end something? Eran Zinman, Co-Founder & CTO of monday.com, and Amy Jo discuss that very thing in this episode. Eran’s “Why Not Now?” came after he realized he hadn’t validated the idea for his first company properly and ha…
 
Alice Brine is a Kiwi-born London-based comedian and creative ~ "I’m gunna start going home with random very drunk guys and stealing all of their shit. Everything they own. It won’t be my fault though... they were drunk. They should have known better. I’ll get away with it 90% of the time but then when one brave man takes me to court over it, I’ll …
 
Cindy Eckert has built and sold two pharmaceutical companies and she's the creator of the Little Pink Pill. Cindy exited that company for more than a billion dollars, and in total has $1.5bn worth of exits, but who's counting? Right? Cindy writes her own rules and defines what it means to be a renegade. The woman is unapologetically true to herself…
 
Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University ~ A few months back, I started writing one particular word a lot on my social media feeds. This word was 'influencer'. When I launched this podcast, l started out by reflecting a lot on that term in relation to how my retired blogging brand saw me become embroiled in the infl…
 
For the past 14 years, Jaime Casap has been the Chief Education Evangelist for Google. He recently left that position, and like many of us, Jaime is now on the path to figuring out what he’s going to do next. Jaime and Amy Jo discuss the Why Not Now? moment that led him to Google; a moment that took him from New York to Arizona with only $40 in his…
 
Kathleen Kuehn is a senior lecturer of media studies at Victoria University in Wellington ~ If asked, most of us would say that when we post about our lives on social media for fun, right? Whether individual or business, we’re constantly crafting fragments of content that we feel is in a good enough place to share with an audience - whether that au…
 
Respectful leadership unites the Golden Rule with the Platinum Rule. Treat others how you want to be treated and how they want to be treated. Is this an impossible goal? In this episode, we interview Gregg Ward, speaker and author of The Respectful Leader, about the dos and don’ts of respectful leadership. What we talked about: Self-respect is abou…
 
This week, Amy Jo and Richard kick off their Renegade Road Trip. After their home sold faster than they thought it would, rather than settling for a new home they were completely sold on they decided to buy an RV and hit the road. They discuss how they came to this decision by sharing the 5 Renegade Rules they following when making big life decisio…
 
Sean Lyons is the Director of Engagement and Education at Netsafe, New Zealand ~ If you’re a New Zealander, you’ve likely heard of a company called Netsafe. Netsafe was founded way back in 1998, when a group of people who worked with young people decided that technology was going to be brilliantly enlightening for everyone - but that it also came w…
 
Nealy Fischer is a globe-trotting mother, yogi, teacher, author of Food You Want: For the Life You Crave, & founder of The Flexible Chef. Nealy may be known as “The Flexible Chef” but in this conversation with Amy Jo, she shares how to be “The Flexible Entrepreneur”. Nealy shares how to make being an entrepreneur fit around your life rather than yo…
 
If you're talking to somebody and sense a constant power play, you don't feel safe. But if you feel connected, you’ll be willing to have a tough conversation. In this episode, we interview AmyK Hutchens, keynote speaker and author of Get It!, about the art of conversation. What we talked about: How conversation & connection underlie nearly everythi…
 
Andrew Cushen is the Engagement Director at InternetNZ and leads the Community, Events and Communications teams ~ I speak for myself when I say that I take the internet and everything it affords for granted. These days, at least in terms of access, it’s not often that I think twice about grabbing my smartphone, messaging a friend, scrolling through…
 
Alicia Menendez is a Writer, MSNBC Anchor, and Advocate for Women in the Workplace. She is the author of "The Likeability Trap: How To Break Free and Succeed As You Are". Alicia shares a Why Not Now? moment that effected every aspect of her life, career, and those she was working with. She explains the questions she asked herself, and the process s…
 
Sam O'Sullivan is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of Tough Talk ~ I met today’s guest, Sam O’Sullivan, by chance. With his last name being O'Sullivan and mine being O'Connor, several years ago, we found ourselves sitting next to each other in a gigantic hall, and connected over feeling nervous about potentially tripping up while walking across …
 
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor, NY Times best-selling author & worked in the White House as an advisor to President Obama. He’s known for being the voice of reason for both red & blue states during the 2016 election. He’s a social entrepreneur, a Yale-educated attorney & has been deemed one of the most influential people in the world acco…
 
Did you know that an early idea for Netflix was a personalized shampoo company? The story of how Netflix originated is steeped in the essential qualities of an entrepreneur. In this episode, we interview Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix and author of That Will Never Work, about the qualities of an entrepreneurial spirit. What we talked about: T…
 
Kelly Diels is a feminist marketer, writer and culture-making advocate ~ When I launched Monday Hustle, I’d bought into the idea that if a young woman quits her job to forge her own path, it's inherently feminist. The responses I received to this decision, and my subsequent branding and marketing, definitely followed the same vein: break the glass …
 
Prof. Scott Galloway is an Author, Entrepreneur & a Professor of Marketing at the New York Stern School of Business. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin & Scott cover a wide range of topics. Scott discusses how having a wide variety of people to give advice & opinions can help you gain a healthy perspective when you’re making big decisions. You’ll get t…
 
James Dennis is a senior lecturer in political communication and journalism at the University of Portsmouth ~ I have to admit - I’ve never really liked those Facebook profile picture overlays. You know the ones that have catchy slogans and campaign hashtags that are designed to raise awareness for certain issues like mental health - but have massiv…
 
This episode is a behind the scenes peek at the daily lives of Amy Jo & her husband, Richard. They share their tips & tricks for dealing with overwhelm in & out of quarantine. They talk through working with your spouse in the same house, as well as how their individual strengths help balance each others weaknesses. They discuss the importance of st…
 
If your business was $600,000 in debt, what would you do? If you’re like most people, you’d probably figure out a way to throw in the towel, sell off assets and call it a day. After all, they can’t all be winners, right? But if you ask Todd Palmer what he did, you’d get a totally different answer. He found himself in a place where he was over $600,…
 
Dr Rachael Tatman has a PHD in linguistics, and is a Senior Development Advocate at Rasa ~ Today, I’ve been awake for a total of one hour. My phone tells me I’ve already picked it up and opened it 25 times. I’ve received 16 notifications, and most of these are messages from friends, family members or professional connections. The sheer volume of co…
 
This week Amy Jo Martin welcomes CEO of Dream Corps, Nisha Anand, & Founder of Life Plan NYC, Chanel Dokun, to the show. Amy Jo, Nisha, & Chanel have an honest & open conversation regarding the Black Lives Matter movement & what we all can be doing to make a meaningful change. Nisha & Chanel share ideas on ways to answer the question, “how can I he…
 
Ana Scotney is an actor and storyteller from Te Whanganui-a-Tara ~ Although we know we don't really own our social media profiles, we tend to think of them as relatively safe spaces on which we can explore, curate, collect and be inspired; spaces where we are free to express our creativity, our thoughts, our ideas; spaces where we are in control of…
 
Duncan Wardle is the former Head of Creativity and Innovation at Disney. His unique innovation toolkit helps embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA. In this episode, Duncan shares what action to take as a first step towards innovation, as well as how to conduct an ideation session that is productive and set up for success - regardless of…
 
Rumya Putcha is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, whose research interests centre around post-Enlightenment, colonial and anti-colonial thought ~ Are you someone who has donned your Lulu's, put on the self-timer, struck a yoga pose and captured a photo to post on Instagram, maybe without even going a class? Have you ever added a …
 
Bob Dalton is an Activist, Speaker, and Entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that gives a blanket to a homeless shelter for each blanket purchased. In this episode, Bob shares how his Mom’s journey with homelessness, and a quote on a coffee cup, inspired him to start his business and make a meaningf…
 
How many leadership lessons can you learn from the circus? You’d be surprised. The circus actually teaches us about innovation, empathy, and adaptability. In this episode, we interview Vital Germaine, President of ENGAGEteams360, author, speaker, and former circus performer, about leadership insights he gained from Cirque du Soleil. What we talked …
 
Niki Bezzant is a multi-award-winning food writer, speaker and commentator ~ These days, where do you get your information about food and health? Do you go to the doctor? A nutritionist? Buy a magazine? A book? Do a Google search? Click through to your favourite influencer who looks amazing, cooks amazing and works out for 19 hours per week? And of…
 
Jaclyn Lindsey is the co-founder & CEO of Kindness.org, as well as the co-author of “Be Kind: A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time”. (She's also a graduate of the Renegade Brand Bootcamp!) In this conversation with Amy Jo, Jaclyn talks about the steps involved in making a major pivot in her career. She shares exactly what she did to begin the pro…
 
Ben Nimmo studies online disinformation and is the Director of Investigations at social media analytics firm, Graphika ~ When it comes to our online space, the word disinformation features in popular vernacular a lot these days, and for very good reason: the spread of disinformation has the potential to meddle in our financial, psychological, educa…
 
Brie & Nikki Bella are Entrepreneurs, the stars of TV's Total Bellas, and the Co-Authors of their new book, “Incomparable”. Brie & Nikki hold nothing back in their conversation with Amy Jo. The sisters share their story of becoming WWE Superstars, even though some members of their family weren’t fully in their corner. They also discuss their new bo…
 
Madeleine Chapman is the author of two books and a former senior writer at The Spinoff, New Zealand. ~ Whenever something controversial, scandalous or provocative happens online, I'm as guilty of anyone of grabbing the popcorn and heading straight for the comments. But in the back of my mind, when reading and making assessments of the situation bas…
 
She grew up in a Wyoming trailer park. Now, she has more Twitter followers than people in her home state. How’d she do it? By becoming a renegade. We interviewed Amy Jo Martin, NYT bestselling author and podcast host, about how to be a renegade. What we talked about: What it means to be a renegade Embracing uncertainty, fear, and change The “Why No…
 
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