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 020 | First Principle of Business
Health is one of the MOST important elements of a PIVOT. And, it is one of the MOST neglected. I’m excited to introduce you to Eric Edmeades, someone from whose research, philosophy, and mission I’ve personally benefited. Eric and I discuss the “first principle of business”: Getting your body right, what it takes to really make that happen, and the impact of, in Eric’s own terms, a medical education system that doesn’t focus at all on food and a food manufacturing system that doesn’t focus on health. Eric credits his incredibly eclectic business successes to his own major health pivot in his early 20’s and a later recognition that changed his life forever and fostered his mission to bring great health to so many others. Eric Edmeades is an internationally recognized business speaker, film producer and serial entrepreneur. Eric’s varied business background includes mobile computing, medical simulation, augmented reality gaming,
In this episode, I’m once again inspired to introduce to you to an amazing woman that works tirelessly on so many fronts to empower women to find and use their voice for good. Dr. Nancy D. O’Reilly shares the story behind who she has become, her passion for gender equality, and the legacy she strives to leave for daughters and sons alike. A major focus of her and her organizations work is connecting women to collaborate in the support of their purpose, passion, and dreams. “Leading Women” is a perfect example of that: 20 women collaborating on information to help women become leaders. Nancy discusses how women are natural leaders, they just need to know it, and then stand in that power. Nancy is an international philanthropist, author, and trailblazer for women empowerment who founded the 501©3 Women Connect4Good, Inc., which urges women to support each other to create a
TCP 018 | Redefining Failure
Today’s podcast features Natalie Ledwell, the brilliant co-founder of the revolutionary Personal Development company “Mind Movies”. Natalie and I discuss the importance of redefining failure, as well as the critical role identity and taking responsibility play in stepping into the next version of who you want to be. I’m excited to introduce you to Natalie and her incredible work, including her mission to empower 10 million adults and kids all over the world to lead lives fulfilled with joy, happiness and passion – the lives they were destined to live. In addition to her successful company, Natalie is an authentic and internationally renowned motivational speaker, the best-selling author of the book “Never In Your Wildest Dreams”, Law of Attraction guru, and host of “The Inspiration Show” and “Wake Up TV!”. Natalie is working on her new transformational TV program for women, as well as a groundbreaking program entitled “PD for
TCP 017 | Outperforming Challenges
In this podcast, I share with you an incredibly inspirational person that I am honored to work with, learn from, and call my friend – Mr. Rodney Flowers. Join us as we discuss Rodney’s own personal “pivots”, from star football player to paraplegic to his tenacious pursuit and achievement of walking again and living wheelchair-free. Rodney is a dynamic, charismatic and sought after Transformational Speaker whose own personal story is the epitome of inspiration, courage, and faith. Rodney is also a three-time International Bestselling Author, including the book “Get Up! I Can’t. I Will. I Did…Here’s How!” in which he shares his success principles that will help you not only manage adversity, but also overcome it. Rodney is incredibly dedicated, tenacious, and fully committed to being a change agent for overcoming life’s adversities and maximizing individual achievement and success. You can learn more about Rodney at http://bit.ly/4PrinciplesofSuccess. — Enjoy more
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