The Conscious PIVOT Podcast

From entrepreneurship and leadership – to purpose and spirituality – the Conscious PIVOT Podcast is the place for powerful insights, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and personal life. Gain greater insights to navigate your own pivot, learn how to fully embrace new opportunities, increase your performance, master the art and science of innovation and resilience, and love your life!

Join Adam for a much needed dose of energy, HEART and real talk. Let your pivot begin!


PR 84 | Podcast Interview Marketing
  Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Drawing on his engineering, corporate, and e-commerce inbound marketing experience, Tom Schwab is an expert on building online businesses. Tom is the author of Podcast Guest Profits: Grow your business with a targeted interview strategy, the founder of Interview Valet, and the category king of podcast interview marketing. He helps thought leaders, coaches, authors, speaker, and emerging brands get featured on leading podcasts their ideal prospects are already listening to, and then helps them to turn listeners into customers. Tom shares his insights on how potential customers are using the internet to find solutions to their problems. Tom speaks on how podcast interview marketing can be used to reach targeted audiences and convert listeners into customers. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast
PR 83 | Following The Bubbles
  Pivoting is about change. It’s about evolution and innovation. Dave Kalama has a lot of experience in this arena, being a pioneer and prolific innovator in water sports. His story is larger than life and interesting in so many ways. He is – and has been – everything from a big wave, tow-in, stand up paddle (SUP) surfer – to a racer, shaper, windsurfer, even a private adventure guide. Dave shares his experience of committing to a lifestyle that, while risky at times and not necessarily financially prosperous, is one of the richest for feeding your soul and creating memories. He talks about how he and close friend, Laird Hamilton, have collaborated on some of the most incredible things, all for the good of the sport. Dave shares his incredible journey as well as his recipe for pivoting and what the metaphor of “simply following the bubble” means. Enjoy more
PR 82 | Limiting Patterns
  Bad things can happen, even to people that are in a good place. What’s important is how we respond to it. Life and business strategist Chris Salem believes the problem and the solution are in the same place – within ourselves. Chris advocates going within to identify our limiting patterns that are the root cause to many issues and problems in our business and personal lives. Chris adds that we then need to resolve the root cause at the source. He explains that once you truly release it from your system, you will have the ability to find a real solution, adopt better habits and disciplines, as well as create a specific life or business strategy that takes you to where you want to go. Learn more about Chris’ process to identify our limiting patterns and finding your true purpose. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at
PR 82 | Super Change
Just like Alvin Toffler believed, the new brain, the new education, the new leader of tomorrow is one that can pivot and embrace super change. Someone with the skills to learn much faster, unlearn faster, and relearn even faster. We’re in a constant “go mode” now. More than ever, the pace of life, of change, of pretty much everything is exponentially greater which creates a different environment for conducting business. Berny Dohrmann, economist, investment banker, and founder and chairman of Forbes.com’s #1 Must Attend Business Conference shares that it’s an environment where people are not only able to collaborate and cooperate, but they’re also acquiring new skill sets. Berny discusses this and more from his book, Super Change, including the form of disruption we’re seeing in the world today. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more
Life can sometimes throw us into pretty unexpected places. And some aren’t just accidents. Professional coach, speaker, and facilitator Johnny Blackburn believes that everything happens for a reason – like pivoting our life towards something better. Showing up for those moments and tapping into the present will allow them to transform you. Johnny discusses our connections, his book, Presence that teaches us how to find expressions beyond words. He also covers topics from our nervous system, resilience, technology, and authenticity. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot? Join our incredible PIVOT community on Facebook at pivotFB.com and visit StartMyPIVOT.com to download your free Kickstart Guide! — Watch the Episode Here: Listen to the Episode Here: Read the Show Notes Here: Tapping Into Presence, The Nervous
Consciousness is the basis of all material reality. But what produces our consciousness? That’s what Mark Gober explores in An End to Upside Down Thinking, his new book that challenges our fundamental belief about consciousness. Mark is an author whose worldview was turned upside down in late 2016 when he learned of phenomena that threaten the prevailing view in science that consciousness comes from the brain. After researching extensively for nearly a year, he became convinced that a paradigm shift was in order: biology does not produce consciousness; rather, consciousness produces biology. Mark talks about his concept of consciousness and how affects everything from our happiness to the way we live. He recounts his journey exploring compelling scientific evidence from diverse disciplines such as quantum physics, psychic phenomena, near-death experiences, and beyond. With his book, Mark aims to shift our view of the human potential and understand the true nature
PR 80 | Upside Down Thinking
  At times we find ourselves in a state of fear. This fear blocks any opportunities for success that may arise. This leads TED speaker, award-winning social entrepreneur and somatic intelligence life coach, Chen Lizra, to believe that people are actually more afraid to succeed than to fail. She explains that this is the reason why so many end up self-sabotaging – pain and struggle seem more familiar and therefore comfortable. Yet many people continue with their old ways, succumbing to fear. Chen takes us into a path of learning how to live and think into greatness through somatic intelligence and the importance of feeling and learning through the body. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot? Join our incredible PIVOT community on Facebook at
After trying over and over again to get fast access to good talent, Nathan Hirsch decided to build a process himself. Nathan is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room which sold over $25 million online. He is now the co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing and much more. Nathan shares how he applies pivotal lessons from his first entrepreneurial venture, including how FreeeUp got started. He also discusses online hiring tactics and his take on the key steps to problem-solving. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot? Join our incredible PIVOT community on Facebook at pivotFB.com and visit
PR 78 | Create Happiness Intentionally
  It’s very easy to get sucked into the swirling waters of daily life, with its responsibilities and plateful of tasks. It’s so easy to become frazzled, frenzied, and pressured, resulting in living in an unconsciously created state of overwhelm. According to communications expert, brand consultant, and executive coach Sam Horn, the antidote is creating intentional happiness. How? By getting out of your head, becoming calm and coming to your senses. Sam believes that the happiness we seek is available anytime we want and at a moment’s notice. We see deeply when we are 100% present. As the Henry Miller quote says, when we give close attention to anything, even a blade of grass becomes an indescribably beautiful work. Sam talks about what happiness means and shares how she’s been able to handle pivots, adversity, and stress. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on
PR 76 | Gratitude And Attitude
  Life, whether personal or business-related, is very much like football, according to pro-footballer-turned-entrepreneur and President of Extreme Focus, Shane Austin. You have to be prepared and work hard to develop the mental and physical fortitude required to succeed in every facet of life. So much of that requires gratitude and the right attitude. Shane shares the learning and values he acquired from playing professional football and how he applies them daily. He also lets us in on the bits and pieces he’s learned from others, in both football and business, by observing their attitudes towards challenges. He rounds it all up by sharing his rituals for resilience. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot? Join our incredible PIVOT community on Facebook at pivotFB.com and