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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.
 
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Danika Brysha has spent the past decade building her personal brand by showing up on social media as her authentic self. By doing so, she’s built a community of people ready to convert when she launches something new. Case in point, when she launched The Self Care Society, Danika didn’t need to worry about how to get people in the door because ther…
 
When we look at our proudest accomplishments, our lives didn’t look well-balanced. They looked well-lopsided. In this episode, I interview Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO at Zuckerberg Media, about living a lopsided life with her “pick 3” philosophy. What we talked about: - Being excellent at a few things is better than trying to do everything - Ho…
 
For over 15 years Lauren Mitrick Wood has been absolutely crushing it in the Real Estate game. Lauren specializes in residential sales and works with a myriad of clients including first-time buyers, sellers, renters and investors, in the greater Chicago area. She is also the founder of the lifestyle real estate brand Olive Well as well as a Renegad…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Danielle LaPorte is a No BS kinda gal. She’s a best-selling author, speaker, & entrepreneur. In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo’s conversation with Danielle. Through tough love, wit, comedy, & compassion, Danielle helps you help yourself. Amy Jo & Danielle talk through how you can decide for yourself exactly what’s needed in your life. She also sha…
 
Glennon Doyle is the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Untamed" & "Love Warrior". She is also the Founder & President of Together Rising. Amy Jo & Glennon dive deep into her incredible story from struggling with addiction to her path to sobriety. Glennon discusses how she learned to shape the pain she endured into acts of service. Glennon a…
 
Imagine joining the Marine Corps just a few months before September 11, 2001. Now take those invaluable lessons and start a custom footwear company based in Spain. We had the privilege of talking with Sarah Ford, Founder and Creative Director of Ranch Road Boots, about her leadership journey. What we talked about: Lessons from the Marine Corps Less…
 
Vic Keller is a visionary leader. He has over 25 years of experience in establishing, growing & operationally optimizing both national & international companies. In this episode, Amy Jo & Vic embark on an entrepreneurial masterclass. They discuss Vic’s journey from leaving the corporate world at 25, to building multiple companies, as well as sellin…
 
Amy Jo’s guest this week is global fashion designer, and Co-Founder of her own fashion company, Rebecca Minkoff. Rebecca shares how the things her mother taught her as a child have strengthened her creativity, and thought process, as a creator and designer. She also talks about how she’s running her business, and leading her team during the pandemi…
 
From janitor to marketer. This is the unforgettable story about an uneducated man who became a global influencer for leadership and diversity… using Cheetos. In today’s episode, I get to talk with Richard Montañez, a marketing and sales executive for 35 years at PepsiCo, about his personal leadership story. What we talked about: Richard’s source of…
 
In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo's interview with Jen Sincero. Jen is the New York Times bestselling author of the series “You Are a Badass”. Jen went from living in her garage to financial freedom. She talks about how she did it & the intention behind her transformation. She also talks about getting sick & tired of being sick & tired. If you’re …
 
In this episode, Amy Jo Martin shares 3 ways you can help others in this crazy time and boost both your, and their, serotonin levels while under quarantine. We also have a special announcement! March 30, 2020, Amy Jo will be launching “The Renegade Sessions”. She shares what the sessions will include and how you can get involved for free! Get Amy J…
 
Fear can keep us from asking questions to better ourselves. Fear can also keep us from listening to the wisdom that other people have to share. Leaders who can overcome this fear can unlock the power of relational leadership. In this episode, we hear from Marilyn Tam, for a second time on the Leadercast Podcast. Marilyn is a phenomenal speaker, aut…
 
Erin Bailey is our guest this week. Erin is a Writer, Fitness Professional and Community Director at Beam. In this episode, Amy Jo and Erin talk about a time when Erin was blindsided by being laid off, and how that experience helped her build confidence in taking risks. She also discusses how to leverage adversity and use it as a tool to slingshot …
 
Lauren Holiday is our guest this week. Lauren is a 2-Time Olympic gold medalist & FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup Champion. Amy Jo & Lauren have one of the most intense conversations we’ve heard on the Why Not Now? show. Lauren shares her journey from winning Olympic gold to winning the Women’s World Cup, to being diagnosed with a potentially life-th…
 
A work environment that stifles ideas and inhibits people from asking for help or sharing problems is a symptom of fear-based leadership. Psychological safety, on the other hand, is a sense of permission for candor at work. In this episode, I interview Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School and …
 
Our guest this week is Afdhel Aziz. Afdhel is an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author of "Good is the New Cool". In this episode, Amy Jo chats with Afdhel about how a 3am dust storm during Coachella radically changed his career trajectory. He also shares his “GPS” system, and how to use your Gifts, Passions, and Service to make an impact on the world. …
 
In this episode, we revisit Amy Jo Martin’s interview with Mel Robbins. Mel Robbins is an expert on leadership and defeating doubt. She’s a thought-leader on thinking less and taking more action. Mel is an Award-Winning CNN Commentator, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Powerhouse. She shows us how counting down from five can help you tackle yo…
 
Cathy Heller returns to the show this week. Cathy is the host of the Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast & author of the book, “Don’t Keep Your Day Job”. Amy Jo Martin & Cathy have an honest & playful conversation. Nothing is off-limits. Cathy is in the business of helping people find their purpose & quit their jobs. She shares what that means & what s…
 
Right now, a 5-year-old in Ghana is working 16 hours a day fishing on Lake Volta. When we’re talking about positive disruption, child trafficking should be one of the first things that comes to mind. In this episode, I interview Chris Field, Founder and Executive Director of Mercy Project and author of Disrupting for Good, about the traits of posit…
 
Farryn Weiner is on the show this week. Farryn is an award-winning marketer and the founder of Farrynheight. In this episode, Amy Jo Martin and Farryn talk about the 3 decision-making filters she uses in everything she does. Farryn also shares how she built her company from scratch, starting out with $2000 and using her apartment as her office. Fol…
 
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