OTS 221: The Force Multiplier – Tony Chatman


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Today’s guest is a corporate relationship expert that turns problems into progress. He has devoted his adult life to understanding what makes people tick and how to bring out the best in people (including ourselves). Whether addressing our hidden biases, helping navigate disruption and change, or providing leaders with skills that make them indispensable, he provides practical solutions that align with people’s real world experiences. He has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, The Department of Homeland Security, Chase Bank, Estée Lauder, and N.A.S.A. He is the author of “The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins” and shared his expertise in a TEDx talk titled, “How to Stop Settling for Less.” Please join me in welcoming Tony Chatman. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: his thoughts on leadership: “True leadership is about making everyone around you better.” his start as a smart, invisible kid growing up. how an invested teacher in high school changed the trajectory of his life. how he met his mentor and eventually became his peer. his transition from corporate America, to non-profit, to entrepreneurship. how he went from a Sunday night hangout with his “Advisory Board” to opening for Les Brown in three weeks. what he had to learn about business and marketing to establish his business. how he built his business, survived a recession, and continued to thrive. his sheer love for the art of speaking. his start in speaking about unconscious bias, diversity, and inclusion. how he nurtures his network from the heart and very organically while using a spreadsheet. Links Tony Chatman on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. www.tonychatman.com His TEDx “How to Stop Settling for Less” Books mentioned in this episode: “The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins” by Tony Chatman Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorie Clark. Learn more about Les Brown. Listen to my episode with Scott Stratten. Learn more about Scott & Allison Stratten. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly. He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educatio...

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