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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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Shana Yadid

on August 13, 2019 in Podcast

Shana is the founder, CEO, and Lead Trainer at Yadid’it! Dog Training, the Executive Director at Yadid’it! Sustainable Dog Rescue and an ABCDT (Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer). She is, in her words, super quirky, a loving dog-mom, an eldest sister to two loving siblings, and a sexual trauma survivor. #metoo Growing up a practicing modern orthodox Jew and attending a yeshiva day school from elementary through high school,[…] Keep reading →

Aaron Price

on August 12, 2019 in Podcast

Aaron is the president & CEO of the NJ Tech Council and founder of Propelify—the Propelify Innovation Festival. Propelify empowers the community of innovators who act. He launched Propelify in 2016 to inspire the tech and innovation community and those who act—who propel. Propelify welcomed over 8000 attendees in 2016 and over 10,000 in 2017, making it one of the largest tech events ever, earning a headline from Forbes calling[…] Keep reading →

Ani Manian

on August 12, 2019 in Podcast

I felt a special bond with Ani before interviewing him. He introduced himself telling me that he read my Inc article What a Year Without Flying Taught Me About Responsibility, Empathy, and Community over a year before and, agreeing with it, challenged himself to avoid flying. He was 14 months into avoiding flying. He joked, “I hate you and I love you,” because the challenge was so great but so[…] Keep reading →

My One Last Thought

on August 11, 2019 in Audio, Tips

Division I basketball coach Ido Singer hosted me on his podcast, One Last Thought, which features guests sharing their one last thought. That is, if you could share one thought from what you’ve learned from life for future generations, what would you share? He pairs each person’s thought with another, so each episode features two guests. My episode is about 5 minutes. Click here for more episodes or below to[…] Keep reading →

The Company I Co-Founded Locked Me Out of the Office

on August 10, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Stories

Hear me share on Paul Smith’s Lead With a Story podcast how the company I co-founded, Submedia, locked me out of the office as the final nail of ousting me. More precisely, after ousting me from the CEO position, owing to Submedia’s running out of money — I won’t argue it being a fair reason to switch CEOs — the new team moved offices and didn’t give me a key[…] Keep reading →

Your Daily Environment 009, The Once and Future World, 8/9/19

on August 9, 2019 in Audio, Nature

In today’s video I read from the book The Once and Future World by J. B. MacKinnon and comment on our world from its perspective. From the book page: Calling for an ‘age of rewilding,’ author J.B. MacKinnon steps back in time to discover a living planet more abundant than anyone had imagined— and an inspiration to remake a wilder world today. A national bestseller in Canada; winner of the[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on Guiding You Through the Maze with Lisa Lentino

on August 8, 2019 in Audio, Leadership

Lisa Lentino hosts the Guiding You Through the Maze podcast and runs The Coaching Connector, which connects people looking for coaching with coaches and gives resources for both. For example, she recently posted an interview with friend, mentor, and podcast guest Marshall Goldsmith. From Marshall, Lisa moved to me and hosted a conversation on learning to lead. If your career or life isn’t at its potential and you know you’re[…] Keep reading →

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