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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  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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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