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!

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PR 95 | Embracing Fear
There are always moments in life where we are offered an opportunity that feels too big for us, making it very scary. Our immediate reaction is to run, bolt and hide. Yet, this is fear talking. And fear keeps us from going for big things in our lives and soaring high. Sandra Joseph’s response to these situations is to fall in love with fear. Sandra is a history-making Broadway star (as the longest-running lead of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway), a number one international bestselling author and TEDx speaker. Sandra talks about embracing the things that frighten us, mustering up our inner courage to be able to stand on the edge and look fear in the eye, and learning not to cower from the vulnerability that is required. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player.
PR 94 | Risk Versus Reward
The quality of our lives is equal to the quality of our decision-making as well as the choices we’ve made. So how is it that we make choices to begin with? Investment advisor Robin DeSota makes decisions all the time about the proper balance of risk versus reward. Robin is the founder and CEO of Palisade Investments which ranks as the 34th fastest growing investment advisor in the US out of 30,000 other firms. Robin is also the driver behind the TEDx South Lake Tahoe event which promotes ideas that make our world a better place. He discusses the risk-reward matrix, financial literacy and investment learning, the similarities between making investment decisions and personal decisions, and the fundamental pivots he’s made in his career and personal life. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. Looking for more wisdom, resources
PR 93 | Technology
  Bridging technology, humanity, and the arts, Max Stossel shows how seemingly antithetical things are yet working together to create massive change in our lives. Max is an award-winning poet and filmmaker, named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. He is also the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology. Max shares his passion for poetry and talks about the purpose of art and the power and impact of your words. He also gives insights on some of the challenges of technology, such as how it removes us from being present, and shares how we have the capability to move the world by merging technology and human values. 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
PR 92 | Uncommon Entrepreneurs
The faces of entrepreneurs are changing daily. Traditional thinking leads us to picture them as clean cut with their suits and ties. Yet, it is undeniable that there are many who hustle all day within the comfort of their sweats. Standing up for this “uncommon entrepreneur” is Jeffrey Shaw, a.k.a the Lingo Guy. Jeffrey is the host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, an author and a business coach for entrepreneurs. In this episode, Jeffrey defines what an uncommon entrepreneur is, taking us far from any preconceived notions of what success looks like. They are the creative warriors that market their talent and skill, all while embodying their own personal brand. The uncommon entrepreneur breaks traditional rules and while making a name for themselves. While sharing some important pivots, Jeffrey also shares the benefits of speaking the language, or Lingo, of your customers in
PR 91 | Enablement
  Colin Nanka is Senior Director, Enablement for North American Sales and Leadership Development at the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management Company, Salesforce.com. He shares the wisdom gained from his expertise as a proven sales leader having mastered what Colin calls “the natural state of being” – or wellness. As business leaders, it is difficult to keep up with all the various aspects of life. Colin shows us otherwise, sharing how he’s been able to succeed in both his professional and personal space. He unravels the mystery of success as he talks about truth, enablement, transformation and more. Ultimately, Colin embodies the recipe for resilience that has allowed him to help many people along the way. 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
PR 90 | Integrated Marketing
  For anybody in business, whether you’re an entrepreneur or work in someone’s company, marketing can make or break your success. Marketing strategist, Dan Moyle, known as The Inbound Evangelist, distinguishes between engaging marketing and interruptive advertising. Dan prefers and promotes “engaging” marketing as it is actually helpful to a business. Having moved into marketing from the TV news business, he brings a wealth of knowledge to many aspects of marketing: from writing and video production to multimedia content creation. Dan shares the many pivots – or iterations – of his marketing career and experience, including his perspective that he’d much rather help someone reach 50 ideal customers than 5,000 passive viewers. Dan shares insights about this and many other elements of his inbound strategy, including content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing, search engine results, video marketing, and podcast interview marketing. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast
PR 89 | Sales Mindset
  Feeling good about sales is the foundation for success in business. Entrepreneur, keynote speaker, podcast host and author of the bestselling business book, It’s Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mind-Set, Chris Spurvey helps turn business owners and new sales professionals into confident and effective sellers. Chris has sold over $300 million in consulting services and has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals in their efforts to close more business and create win-win relationships with their clients. He shares with us a sales mindset that can move us from a stereotypical approach to true authenticity. He also shares some tips on opening even more doors by tapping into and leveraging the unique part of our own personalities and identities. 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
PR 88 | Human Potential
  The beautiful thing about being human is that we have the power to change not only our lives but others as well. Stewart Emery is on a mission to prove the value of that. Stewart is an internationally acclaimed educator, author, world-class speaker and in-demand expert on the psychology of greatness. He’s also been named as one of the ten most influential people in the Human Potential Movement. Stewart walks us through his expertise on human potential and talks about how to think of our external circumstances in relation to our internal circumstances – or that which is internal to us. Stewart talks about the media and his own experiences, leading into to the importance of contextualizing all of this in a world where we catastrophize things on a daily basis. Stewart stresses the importance of living with kindness, emphasizing how it begins by loving yourself. Enjoy more episodes
PR 87 | Harmony
  People are often told to achieve balance in life. However, for Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI and dubbed by CNN as the “Father of Modern Networking,” balance is unachievable. Debunking that myth, Dr. Misner gives us reasons why we should aim for harmony instead of balance. He believes that nobody is perfect and we can’t spin too many plates all at once. He shares with us our need for margins in life, including taking some time apart from your business. Sharing his own journey to success, Dr. Misner talks about where the idea for BNI came from and how he incubated it. He also gives some great advice about thinking back to your why, the importance of resilience in business and life and what it means to reinvent your identity. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on
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  Creating abundance of every kind, including in the area of money and business, is a really useful thing. Peta Kelly says sometimes it’s difficult to stay in balance but it’s really possible to create harmony in all these areas. Peta is a mother, an entrepreneur, a seven-figure earner, and author of the book, Earth Is Hiring, a playful guidebook for millennials about what Mother Earth is asking of us as individuals and a collective. With a dream to become a doctor by the time she was 25, Peta took the path that most people her age took. Six months into her Ph.D. scholarship, she started seeing signs in her body and that she was no longer on the right path. Peta took a leap of faith and left her Ph.D. and turned to entrepreneurship. Now, she is helping her generation understand what evolution has given us in our DNA