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Nathaniel Schooler 0:09 Sam Morhaim has helped startups create and deploy ideas into reality. From web and mobile applications to IoT and everything in-between. His skills have been applied in many industries like Healthcare, Marketing Automation, and FinTech and for clients of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500's. And this is a really, really interesting conversation that we have here. Sam is Founder & CEO Vantage IO Well, it's really great to speak to you Samuel. I'm quite interested to learn about what you've been up to after the after the amazing startups you've been involved with over the last few years. Sam Morhaim 0:59 Thank you for having me. WARNING — AI Transcriptions Below May Cause Grammatically Correct People Serious Stress and Lack of Sleep! Nathaniel Schooler 1:02 My pleasure. My pleasure. So, in in business, obviously, I mean, I know we're gonna we're going to talk about digital transformation, we're going to talk about startups, right? But also ftse five hundreds and stuff, because I know you've been involved in quite a bit of technology within those as well. But best place to start is probably resilience at work, because to building you know, building any business or even starting a new job is tough, right? So we need to kind of work really, really hard to not be depressed, right? Sam Morhaim 1:35 Yes. Yeah, absolutely. So how do you do that? Definitely. The the mindset is extremely important. I actually you don't know this because we're on a phone call. But I wear a bracelet for the last few months. It's basically says be positive. And on the other side says no negativity allowed. And really, every morning you have to wake up And and have a fresh mindset and not let any any obstacles or rejections throw you down so that you can continue doing the things that that are going to work, you need a lot of hope and a lot of vision to move your idea forward and be able to make it through until until it gets fulfilled. And there is there is no entrepreneur or no business in the world that hasn't had a fair dose or even an amount dose of awareness. So so they need to always be positive and be extremely resilient in order to to transform those ideas into reality. Yeah, Nathaniel Schooler 2:39 yeah, I'll agree with that. I talked to so many people, IBM and Microsoft and things like this. And a lot of the time they actually say that it's great to have someone who you can speak to someone who they might not be a mentor, they might not be a coach, but they might just be like an advocate of yours, for example, within the business or even just a friend you can talk to I mean, I think that really can Help, you know, Sam Morhaim 3:01 core right? Yes. And so it's different for for entrepreneurs work. If you're if you're an entrepreneur, if you're an employee working in a company you want to, to stand out, you typically my experience has been to always find, like you said, not necessarily a mentor but it's always having that that person that has your back that has your, your your best interest in mind, and you can rely on them and it's like your internal call not colleague by your internal partner that can help you propel forward inside an organization. When you're an entrepreneur, you definitely need that because there's people that complain a lot about isolation being alone being, you know, working seven days straight on the computer and not even seen on, you know, anybody's faces. But it's extremely important to always have an external connection, even if it's a family member or friend, or hopefully, you know, a successful business person that can guide you and can at least check with you every month or every quarter and make sure that you're being accountable for your your goals and your objectives. Nathaniel Schooler 4:10 Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I was talking to a gentleman the other day, actually in another one of these expert interviews, and he was saying how, you know,
So today I'm joined by Stephen Gillen, and he is the CEO and executive producer of Shooting Stars Events. Recently, he was nominated by the UKs peace ambassador for the 2020 'Sunhak' International Peace Prize. Also Listen to Business Etiquette; with Entrepreneur and CEO Stephen Gillen Episode 61 And listen below to our latest interview from the Positive Personal Power Podcast From Sharing Jail with Charles Bronson to Owning the UN Stage With an Ex-Policeman: Stephen Gillen   Nathaniel Schooler 0:39 Stephen Gillen is a globally successful entrepreneur, Stephen Gillen is an award-winning international public speaker and film-maker. He is a successful author, director, and producer. His documentaries have been viewed in over 140 countries worldwide. There has been wide global media coverage on his work and life journey. On the 29th May 2019, Stephen had the great privilege of being nominated by the UK Peace Ambassador for the ‘Sunhak’ International peace prize and works closely on many innovative, global & humanitarian initiatives. One of these is on the board of UniPharma, a global pharmaceutical company which is the exclusive producer/distributor of a new revolutionary medical device, whom Stephen is also Ambassador, that is set to alleviate the suffering of and save hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide in the open wound industry. So we're going to talk about mentoring to start with welcome, Stephen. WARNING — AI Transcriptions Below May Cause Grammatically Correct People Serious Stress and Lack of Sleep! Stephen Gillen 0:44 Hi. Hi. Hi, Nathaniel. Thank you for having me. Yeah. It's a great joy. My pleasure. Nathaniel Schooler 0:50 My pleasure. So where do you start with mentoring? I mean, this is, let's start at the beginning, right? Because there's a bit of confusion, isn't there between mentoring, tutoring, coaching, and that kind of thing? So how would you distinguish between mentors, coaches, and advisors as well? Because they're sort of interlinked? Stephen Gillen 1:12 Yes. I mean, that is a great place to start, you know, is to get the specifics of this, and what is the difference? You know, because this translates really into everything that we do as people in the exchanges and the communication that we have, really, but the roles for this are quite defined. And they're quite specific, you know, in the sense that a mentor really is a long term kind of expert, who would school support and pass on knowledge and expertise to the protege or mentoring in a specific subject. So that would be there. Whereas a coach is more short term and more loosely based array of different stuff, which would be brought into that arena. Nathaniel Schooler 1:57 Okay. So a coach would be more sort of someone who would come into your life and help you get over a specific problem that you might have. Where a mentor is someone more kind of longer term on the whole? That's right. Stephen Gillen 2:11 Yeah, that would be the way to look at it. Nathaniel Schooler 2:13 I've personally, I've had all sorts of different coaches over the years, and, from people who sort of specialize in neuro linguistic programming, you know, all sorts of different people to help me to kind of evolve as an individual, you know what I mean? And it's amazing, the kind of problems that you seem to just absorb in your brain that stop you from achieving things, they just hit you, you know. Stephen Gillen 2:43 Yeah, I mean, look, this is a fascinating subject. And, you know, I have wonderful, wonderful stories about there, in, you know, in the sense, I mean, on my entrepreneurial journey, years ago, I've been, I'm drawn to one story of one of my first mentors. Now, you know, he was aged 40 at the time, you know, and it sold his scaffold in company, him and his partner at the time for 13 million pounds. So they had 50. So this was someone who really done it at a really, you know, early age,
Today I'm interviewing Laura Gassner Otting and she is a confidence catalyst who works with leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers to help them get unstuck and accomplish extraordinary results. Her new book "Limitless - How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your own Path and Live Your Best Life." Limitless deputed at number two on the Washington Post's bestseller list, right under Michelle Nathaniel Schooler This is a really interesting episode, and we're really talking about growth thinking here. And I think you're going to love it. It's lovely to speak with you, Laura. WARNING — AI Transcriptions Below May Cause Grammatically Correct People Serious Stress and Lack of Sleep! Laura Gassner Otting 0:58 So it's great to be on Nat. Nathaniel Schooler 1:01 So I know you gave me this amazing title that you thought would be really, really helpful for this. Laura Gassner Otting 1:07 I think it might have been ignore everybody carve your own path and live your best life. Nathaniel Schooler 1:13 Yes, that's, that's what it is. But like, a lot of the people listening to this are going to be, you know, in organizations, they get to have to deal with people. So how do you kind of ignore everybody and do that was holding down a job. Laura Gassner Otting 1:30 So it's funny that you say that because this this, the book was originally titled:- "Purpose, How to do Work that Matters." And, you know, that's kind of a boring title. He really wants to buy a book called purpose, how to do work that matters. But we all want to feel limitless. And the way to feel limitless is to not be limited by everyone else's expectations of what success should be. So the idea behind the title of the book:- "Limitless: Ignore Everybody Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, is that has to start by throwing out everybody else's definitions of what success should be. Now, obviously, there are people in our lives that we have to listen to. But we also get a choice about who those people might be. If if we're working in a corporation, and we don't think our boss is right about something, we might have an option to talk to somebody else, we might have an option to look for another job, you might have an option to go within the organization and find a different type of job inside of the same employment. But we have choices in our life. But even more so than that where we are today. I think it starts by asking, Who gave us these definitions of success way back, when that told us to go to the right school, pick the right trade, pick the right college, go to the right University, get the right job, you know, go to the right, you know, have the right house, have the right spouse, etc. And then we look around and we say, Well, if I checked off everyone else's boxes of success, and I have a job that, you know, on paper looks right and resume that on paper looks right? Why do I still feel like something's missing? Why am I part of the two thirds of the workforce that are disengaged in my work? And that starts by figuring out what success actually means for us? And then going towards that instead? Nathaniel Schooler 3:17 Yeah, yeah. So So really, all of that stuff is just come in, when I was growing up, my dad was like, you got to go to university, you need to get good grades, you know, and, and the pressure that you feel from that sort of idea of someone else, there is their idea, isn't it? It's not? It's not necessarily what you have to do these days to be successful, certainly, in your own eyes, right? Laura Gassner Otting 3:41 Absolutely, you know, we could be really good at being successful, as defined by other people and not feel like successes, I spent 20 years interviewing people, as in the world of executive search. So I was interviewing people for C suite positions, these are the top of their games they had on paper success, but they weren't happy. And I was, you know, as evidenced by the fact that they were sitting in m...
In this episode Max shares the secrets of successful learning and giving feedback and you will understand so much more about Lessonly as a business and how he managed to get to grow to over 2 million users! In this interview we learn more about successful learning and giving feedback Max Yoder CEO and co-founder of Lessonly – “The powerfully simple training software that helps teams learn, practice and Do Better Work.” And don't forget to buy Max's new book. Do Better Work :- here :-  Checkout our Previous Interview :- Compassionate Communication Delivers 2 Million Users with Max Yoder – Episode 24 WARNING — AI Transcriptions Below May Cause Grammatically Correct People Serious Stress and Lack of Sleep! Nathaniel Schooler 0:10 Today, I'm interviewing Max Yoder. And he is the CEO and co founder of Lessonly, the powerfully simple training software that helps teams learn, practice and do better work. And he's actually grown that to 2 million users. So he shares some great insights here! Well it's great to speak with you again, Max! Max Yoder 0:47 Nat good to be back. Thank you for having me. Nathaniel Schooler 0:50 My pleasure. My pleasure. You shared so much value last time, that I just thought it'd be rude not to really to be honest. Max Yoder 0:56 But was, it was nice to hang out. We need to hang out twice. And we can hang out three times. So we're on a good trend now. Nathaniel Schooler 1:01 Exactly. I'd like to hang out more it would be cool, man. It would be very cool. Max Yoder 1:05 We are doing a pretty good job, aren't we? Nathaniel Schooler 1:06 Yeah. So today, we're going to talk about learning and development initially. And I know because you run you run Lessonly, you know hell of a lot about this! A lot more than I do. So I'm going to let you kind of take the floor, really? And tell me tell me what you know, Max? Max Yoder 1:25 Yeah, so over seven years of building Lessonly, we've learned a lot about training because we make training software. So we help people ensure that their training programs are rich and successful and driving return on investment. Over time, we learned that everybody had the same question. And that question was, what am I missing? So people were running training programs, but they didn't know if they were hitting all the beats. So what we did was we took it upon ourselves to make sure that we spelled out what all the beats were. When I say beats what I really mean are like the steps in a successful trading program. If you're doing these steps, you're probably doing it well. And then then filling in kind of details with each one of those steps. We call it the better work training method, because lesson is all about helping people do better work. So this is our training method for better work. And it's a six step method, it starts out with assessing your team and what it needs. So a lot of times in the assessment process, when you kind of figuring out what do we need to train on, you talk to managers a lot. And then you roll out a training program, we highly encourage you to both speak to managers, and also contributors, because contributors know what they need. So sitting down with contributors, doing some quick interviews and saying things like:- "What are you missing? What keeps you up at night? What question do you not want to be asked? Then if we could enable you on that answer, you feel a lot more comfortable, get that feedback, find the place where there's some overlap, you might find out that cross selling rates and your business needs to go up. So we're able to sell a product we were not able to cross sell. And you might find out that that's something that is affecting both employees and the management team. The management team doesn't hit that number, nobody gets nobody feels successful. If the individual contributor hit that number, they don't feel successful, they also don't make as much money.
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Jul 6th, 1976
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England, UK
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67
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3
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1 day, 22 hours
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