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!


Those of you that are familiar with the PIVOT process know just how important discovering purpose is to any transformation, whether in your business or personal life. That’s why I invited Brandon Peele onto the show to discuss the concept of purpose and to bring a level of “tangibility” to what can be considered an amorphous topic. Brandon help professionals and executive teams awaken their purpose-driven leadership and create profitable, high-impact businesses. He also delivers keynotes and workshops at large corporations like Morgan Stanley and startups like Net Driven. Through his talks and online courses, Brandon has guided more than 2,000 people from over 50 countries to find, live and lead with their life’s purpose. In this episode, Brandon shares with us his own pivot into purpose story: that of pivoting from Wall Street MBA to being a purpose guide. A researcher and evangelist of the science of purpose, Brandon
I continue to be blessed with the most incredible people in my life. I’m thrilled (as usual) to introduce you to yet another powerful individual who’s made it their life mission to help others: George Bryant. George is so many things that he’s hard to describe with the typical bio. Yes, he’s the New York Times best-selling author of Paleo Kitchen. And, yes, he’s created the #4 app in the world, Caveman Feast 3.0. And yes, he’s an online powerhouse. Yet, he calls these “superficial achievements”. George’s most important achievements are his own PIVOTs which led him to thriving as a bonus dad, loving father, an amazing husband to an amazing wife, and a person committed to many things. Not the least of his commitments is helping people and organizations put the heart back into their businesses. George helps them connect with what it means to BE in business and
I’m excited to introduce you to a person with real-life super powers, Tonya Dawn Recla. I loved our conversation, including how we all have superpowers and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. As the Executive Director of Super Power Experts®, Tonya spends her days convincing people superpowers are real and recruiting other powerful mutants. During her career as a government Special Agent, she explored the human psyche, honed her superpowers, and cracked the code of enlightened self-actualization. Tonya continues as a lifelong student of energy manipulation, transmutation, clair senses, intentional molecular creation, etc. She believes everyone has the power to create a multidimensional existence and master the human experience. Learn more about Tonya and her organization at superpowerexperts.com. 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
Kristine is the author of the amazing book “Heart Broken Open”, as well as the author of several books in the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” book series. She is also the wife of the late Richard Carlson, author of the original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” book. In our podcast, Kristine shares how she pivoted through loss and learned to become present by the process she calls “allowing”. In this spiritually uplifting and insightful interview, Kristine and I discuss, among other things, how people are addicted to activity as a way of feeling more secure, and how to escape that trap by loving life even more. Kristine Carlson is a writer, a speaker, and a catalyst of change. Her hope is to be a guide and an inspiration to you as you navigate your way through the challenges life presents. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the “Don’t
I’m so proud to share another powerful interview with another incredible person: Sandra Joseph. Sandra was the longest running lead actress in the longest running Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera. Sandra played Christine in more than 1,000 shows over the course of 10+ years. Despite her success, it wasn’t always like that for her. Sandra spent years as, in her words, a “scared kid from Detroit” that lacked confidence and experienced setback after setback. Her “PIVOT” to a confident, composed leading lady, singer, and keynote speaker is truly inspirational and chock full of learning! Sandra is also the co-author of “Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice” with Caroline Myss. Learn more from Sandra at http://sandrajoseph.com/free-resources/. — I woke up with this wonderful feeling of anticipation for incredible conversation. I’m assuming that everybody also loves great conversation, especially when other people’s conversation translates into some opportunity for transformation for
  I have the honor of interviewing Daniel Schmachtenberger, the Director of Research and Development and a co-founder at the Neurohacker Collective. There, Daniel is focused on developing processes and technologies for advancing medicine and human optimization. He is particularly focused on personalized medicine, adequate approaches to complex illness, and deepening our knowledge of how the human regulatory systems function, how they break down, and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience. I’m so inspired to share this hour-plus podcast with you as resilience is a core principle of the PIVOT process. Daniel is a fascinating expert on this and so much more. So, fasten your seat belts because this hour-long plus podcast is filled with incredibly special and thought-provoking conversation about everything from sleep, to memory, to genetics, to performance and recovery, to the dynamics of longevity and even the definition of life! To learn more
In this podcast, I ask Marcy Morrison, founder of Careers with Wings, to share her own personal pivot story. Marcy reflects on her, not one, but several pivots and shares her most important questions to illuminate the path of your career pivot. Marcy embodies that which she strives to evoke in others – energy, enthusiasm, passion and fun. Often referred to as bringing sunshine to every room she enters, Marcy helps others uncover and find their dream career via her books “Finding Your Passion: The Easy Guide to Your Dream Career” and “Falling in Love with Me: A Personal Journey and A Guide to Falling in Love with You” (in English and Spanish), coaching, speaking engagements, workshops and trainings. With the formula Passion + Purpose = World Change. Learn more about Marcy at careerswithwings.com. Enjoy more episodes of The Conscious PIVOT Podcast at AdamMarkel.com or download them on your favorite podcast player.
This is a very special podcast for me as I welcome my oldest daughter, Chelsea Markel, onto the show!  It is with great pleasure and pride that we sat together to explore the concept of Radical Self-Love and why it’s an ESSENTIAL part of a conscious, sustainable, and meaningful Pivot. We dive into what’s at the core of all Pivots, which is forgiveness, letting go, and self love. You’ll learn powerful new rituals and practices for cultivating a deep sense of self-love and appreciation, and are invited to join our discussion around how vital this conversation is (and has always been), not just for ourselves, but for our communities and the world!  This is an episode you simply cannot miss. EnJOY! Meet Chelsea Markel – Entrepreneur | Self-Love Coach + Mentor | Marketing + Branding Consultant | Fitness Instructor | Life Lover! Chelsea is fiercely passionate about helping women activate
With the presidential inauguration upon us, among other significant social shifts, it seems that a “season of reinvention” is upon us with a vengeance. In this podcast, I talk with Joel Roberts about this current age of disruption, his own personal pivot story, and how he employed the pivot principles for his own successful reinvention. Joel Roberts is a former, prime-time, KABC radio talk show host in the #1 radio market in the world – Los Angeles. After an accident that ended his prestigious career and life-long dream, he embarked on a journey of reinvention that resulted in a life he never dreamed he could have. Today, Joel is President of his own media and communications consulting firm based in LA and New York. His clients range from major publishers and best-selling authors to Fortune 500 corporations. He also coaches many prominent politicians, CEOs, entrepreneurs. In the publishing world, Joel
In my second podcast, I discuss the concept of what I call “pivoting elegantly”. The compounding levels of change that we’re all dealing with right now make it much more critical to work on our skills of adapting. We need to leverage change, instead of letting it take us out. A key part of this ability to leverage change – or pivot elegantly – is facing our fears head-on. I share a 5-step process that enables us to act in the face of, and despite of, our fear.  The magic of this process is that it turns something largely unconscious – the fear response – into a conscious choice. 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