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 105 | Millennials
Today, millennials look for a career differently than the past generation did. Millennials look for passion and purpose behind careers, not simply monetary success. Andrew Gottlieb, the CEO and Founder of No Typical Moments, shares how he took the leap of faith from being an intern on Wall Street to launching his own business. Andrew credits resilience as one of many notable success factors. He dives into the importance of having a career that you’re interested in and passionate about. Andrew also shares the “pivot community” he created to guide millennials in finding their purpose while in the process of pivoting. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click here to watch Adam’s Inspiring TEDx Talk. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own business or personal pivot?
PR 104 | Counterintelligence Special Agent
  Pivoting in life, especially in our careers, can be very tough – especially when you’re dealt an unexpected blow. Overcoming that and finding the next best thing for you can be quite a challenge. This defines Justin Recla journey into entrepreneurship. After over thirteen years as a counterintelligence special agent and an army soldier, he is now a leader in cryptocurrency due diligence and education. He’s the co-founder of CryptoBit Verified, the very first cryptocurrency vetting provider. Justin shares the skill sets from his military and intelligence training that helped him transition successfully into business. This includes the realization of how you need others along the way and recognizing the potential risks when getting involved with others. Justin talks about the blockchain technology, explaining what it is and how it is revolutionizing businesses. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite
PR 103 | Self Advocates
It feels easier to fall apart when we are diagnosed with a medical condition. Knowing full well the struggles of those who have been in that position is Sharon Sayler, bestselling author, internationally known speaker, executive consultant and founder of Competitive Edge Communications. Diagnosed with a rare medical condition herself, Sharon channeled her frustrations to educating herself about her disease. This ultimately transformed into her mission – that of helping others to become resilient and courageous self-advocates in their own lives. Sharon shares her journey, including learning about the importance of language and labeling to healing and caring in the field. Through comforting advice, Sharon discusses the typical experience of seeing a doctor and learning what it means to be seen whole. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click
PR 102 | Finding Your Purpose
How do you align your goals to your true purpose in life? We sometimes find ourselves in a place we really didn’t want to be, that’s not aligned with our passion. Business growth expert Scott Hansen says finding your purpose is the key to everything. He shares his amazing story on how he got out of the corporate world and pursued his passion to become a coach, a speaker, and a trainer- someone that helps empower people. He talks about having a focus to your purpose — and than just doing it. Learn as he imparts wisdom about how you, too, can follow your path to be the best version of yourself. — Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click here to watch Adam’s Inspiring TEDx Talk. Looking for
PR 96 | Pivoting
We hold ourselves within the languages we use. As we communicate through them, we also keep ourselves from being authentic with others. Jacquie Jordan, founder of the Silicon Beach-based TVGuestpert Publishing and TVOnCameraTraining.com, explains this conundrum and shares what her life pivots taught her about resilience and her talent in materializing ideas. Jacquie shares her journey to eventually helping people with their expression in the material world through business, finances, and storytelling. She also talks about our inner dialogue, how we confine definitions by words, our ability to communicate and learning how to speak things into existence. Jacquie also digs deep into how she defines resilience. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click here to watch Adam’s Inspiring TEDx Talk. Looking for more wisdom, resources and support for your own
PR 100 | Helping By Selling
A lot can be achieved when you work hard and believe in yourself. Mario Martinez Jr., CEO and co-founder of Vengreso, shares his humble beginnings. Mario learned as a child how to utilize even the littlest of resources that he had in order to win in life. He talks about the thrills of being a salesman and the fulfillment of knowing that you were able to help. Mario shares his experiences, techniques, and insights on how to stand out and make a difference in people’s lives. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player. DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click here to watch Adam’s inspiring TEDx Talk. 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
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Sometimes we do not realize how close we are to the gold when we decide to give up. Looking at life’s uncertainties and learning to push through regardless leads to success, says Allison Maslan – best-selling author and CEO of Allison Maslan International, a global business mentoring company. Allison shares her own success journey and the accompanying pivots in her life, including a formative professional relationship that eventually lead to her discovering what is important to her. Allison says at the heart of her journey is resilience. She differentiates the physical aspects of resilience from the lesser appreciated side – emotional 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 visit StartMyPIVOT.com to download your free
PR 94 | Communication
We’re all communicating constantly, whether we’re using verbal or non-verbal communication such as energy and telepathy. Communication strategist, educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Julee Hafner, is an incredible communicator. She’s an amazing diagnostician that can take a look at how you communicate and quickly let you know when you’re, as she puts it, “speaking heroically” or in a way that move other people. She can also identify how you might be missing the mark and ways to improve this important life skill. In this episode, Dr. Hafner dives into communication and how we can use it differently to make our lives even better in some ways. 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
PR 93 | Transformation
There are moments in life that can stun us. These are the moments that take us into new and deeper realizations about who we are. They are also the moments where we can chose to pivot. Ben Gioia is someone who has pivoted in life multiple times, learning enough to eventually shift the culture at a Fortune 100 company. Ben is now President of InfluenceWithAHeart.com. In this episode, Ben shares his journey of facing death four separate times, the profound impact it had, and how it opened his eyes to, among many things, the power of meditation. For Ben, the goal is not the experience of meditating; it is the transformation that happens over time. Ben tells us more of his journey and also shares how this has influenced his appreciation for the new paradigm for marketing and sales. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download
PR 96 | Operationalizing Courage
The Courageous company founder, Ryan Berman, believes that courage is any business, being, or brand’s ultimate competitive advantage – if they’re willing. Ryan’s newly released book, Return on Courage, addresses this head on. Ryan’s company is a change consultancy that develops “Courage Brands” and trains companies how to operationalize courage. Ryan defines the concept of what courage is all about as finding yourself and knowing yourself. He shares the journey that led to this discovery, including how he left the company he created and managed for so many years and courageously pivoted into a new adventure. 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! — Listen to the