Beyond Speaking

75 EpisodesProduced by Brian Lord

World class motivational speakers share some of the best stories they use to motivate and inspire millions. Each guest’s stories convey valuable lessons for leaders, managers, and anyone striving for excellence in work and life. The host of the podcast, Brian Lord, has worked with the world’s top sp… read more

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David Nour - Relationship Economics

July 16th, 2019

28:55

Global thought leader and growth strategist David Nour shares how being an immigrant built his expertise in relationships, how American’s differ from the world in business and his idea of relationship economics.

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Bob Goff - The Power of What If

July 9th, 2019

24:04

Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.

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Molly Fletcher - The Female Jerry Maguire

June 25th, 2019

36:11

The female Jerry Maguire, Molly Fletcher shares how to negotiate a contract for yourself, the power of the pause and how being a woman helped her in …

Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie

June 18th, 2019

24:07

Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the …

J.P. Pawliw-Fry - Fight CEO Disease with Mindfulness

June 11th, 2019

19:36

Leadership and performance guru JP Pawliw-Fry shares the importance of being an aggressive learner, working with Doc Rivers and how to fight CEO's disease.

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Kindra Hall - Strategic Storytelling

May 7th, 2019

15:15

National storytelling champion and communication expert Kindra Hall shares how to properly tell a story in a social setting, some story strategies for emails and how to use your story to differentiate yourself from the …

Jeff Saturday - Getting to the NFL, Peyton Manning & Having Ambition with Wisdom

May 1st, 2019

29:11

Super Bowl Champion and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday shares his story of getting to the NFL, what it was like playing and sometimes fighting with Peyton Manning and the importance of having ambition with wisdom.

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Greg Gumbel - The Grind of Covering March Madness

April 2nd, 2019

25:03

Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. 

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David Horsager - Who Can I Trust?

March 26th, 2019

22:39

Best selling author and CEO of Trust Edge, David Horsager shares the 8 pillars of trust, the 3 questions you need to ask to make something happen and reveals the most trusted person in the world.

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Josh Sundquist - One More Thing, One More Time

March 19th, 2019

27:43

Paralympic ski racer, author and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist shares his philosophy behind one more thing one more time, his first time out in public after amputation surgery and of course his internet famous …

Nicole Malachowski - Reinvent Yourself

March 6th, 2019

19:40

First female thunderbird pilot, White House Fellow and survivor Nicole Malachowski shares what it is like flying a weapon, losing her childhood dream …

Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule

February 12th, 2019

29:24

Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety …

Michelle Poler - Say Hello To Your Fears

February 5th, 2019

21:31

Creator of the 100 days with out fear Project and youtube sensation Michelle Poler she shares how to turn fear into excitement, tips on building an …

Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend

January 29th, 2019

20:37

Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.

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Justin Forsett - The Super Bowl, Shark Tank and Beyond

January 22nd, 2019

25:50

NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.

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Keni Thomas - The Black Hawk Down Story

January 14th, 2019

22:43

Special Forces Army Ranger and award winning country music artist, Keni Thomas, as he shares his part in the story made famous by Ridley Scott's movie Black Hawk Down.

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Cooper Manning - SO Much Cooler Than Peyton & Eli

January 8th, 2019

13:00

The most famous big brother in the NFL, Cooper Manning shares how to win a college panel discussion, impersonating Peyton in Knoxville and how …

Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 2nd, 2019

19:26

Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying …

Curt Steinhorst - Defeating Distraction

December 18th, 2018

21:39

Author and expert on attention and focus Curt Steinhorst shares how smartphones aren’t always bad for attention, how to handle distraction as a …

Dr. Natalie Stavas - Running + Compassion

December 11th, 2018

24:21

Award-winning Harvard physician and Boston Marathon bombing humanitarian, Dr. Natalie Stavas shares her story of that day, how running helps her with ADHD and tips from growing up as a farm kid in Nebraska. 

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Greg Gumbel - March Madness, The Olympics and Confidence

December 4th, 2018

25:03

Emmy winning sportscaster Greg Gumbel shares his journey from small market broadcasting to the national stage, the grind of covering march madness and the secret to success that he learned from his father. 

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Scott Harrison - charity: water

November 6th, 2018

39:57

The founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison shares the story of creating charity: water, getting rejected by non-profits around the world and why he put his biggest failure on the internet.

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Mike Staver - Got A Minute?

October 23rd, 2018

16:17

Leadership expert and coach Mike Staver shares the story behind building his upcoming app, Got a Minute, writing his new book on touring around America on his motorcycle and witnessing a gang fight at Sturgess.

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Passing Zone - America's Got Talent and the Truth About Juggling Chainsaws

October 16th, 2018

18:19

Guinness World Record holders Passing Zone share stories of behind the scenes on America’s Got Talent, getting fired at Disneyland and their biggest …

Joan Lunden - Working As A Woman In Television

October 9th, 2018

26:02

Award-winning journalist and TV pioneer Joan Lunden shares how a rival TV station helped her land a dream job, her battles working in a male-dominated industry and how she made it to Good Morning America.

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Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation

October 2nd, 2018

18:51

Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current …

Jason Chaffetz - Behind the Scenes Look at a Life in Congress

September 25th, 2018

13:35

Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience working at Harvard.

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Rudy Ruettiger - From Notre Dame To Hollywood

September 18th, 2018

19:11

Legendary Notre Dame football player and the inspiration for the movie that shares his name Rudy, Rudy Ruttiger shares his path to Notre Dame, how he …

Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11

September 11th, 2018

22:37

Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and …

Mike Ditka - Lessons from an NFL Legend

September 4th, 2018

20:37

Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.

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Joe Dombrowski - Teaching and Being Yourself on Social Media

August 28th, 2018

19:10

Educator and social media personality Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski, shares how to grow your social media brand, awkward classroom situations, and how studying improv made him a better teacher.

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Susan Cain - Introverts Are Not Inferior

August 21st, 2018

23:12

This week we have the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, as she shares the story behind her famous Ted Talk, the secret powers of …

Jay Baer - How To Create Word of Mouth

August 14th, 2018

15:52

Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly …

John O'Leary - On Fire: Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

August 7th, 2018

26:04

John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch …

Donald Miller - Why Your Story Is So Important

August 1st, 2018

23:34

Multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On

July 10th, 2018

22:51

Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.

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Kelly McDonald - Working with People Who Aren’t Like You

July 3rd, 2018

19:30

Marketing guru and best selling author Kelly McDonald shares why you don’t have to like the people you work with, ways to respectfully disagree and …

Tim Sanders - The Beatles, Yahoo and Disruptive Collaboration

June 26th, 2018

25:00

Tech pioneer and best selling author of Love is the Killer App, Tim Sanders shares why Ringo was actually the key to the Beatles success, the power …

Justin Forsett - The NFL, Shark Tank and Beyond

June 12th, 2018

25:50

NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.

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Remembering Astronaut Alan Bean

June 5th, 2018

15:49

We have a special episode this week remembering astronaut, artist and the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean.

Mac Anderson - Successories, 212 and Potato Salad

May 29th, 2018

15:51

Entrepreneur and best selling author Mac Anderson stopped by to share the story behind creating those classic motivational posters we all know and …

Keith Ferrazzi - The Art of Co-Elevation

May 22nd, 2018

18:18

New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazi explains the power behind co-elevation, what truly makes a great leader and why vulnerability can be …

Tony Seba - 2020: The Decade of Disruption

May 15th, 2018

27:13

Award winning author and disruption expert Tony Seba shares why the 2020’s will become the decade of disruption, how transportation will become more like streaming music and if flying cars will finally become a reality.

Mel Robbins - The Real 5 Second Rule

May 8th, 2018

29:24

Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety …

Jim Morris - The Story of The Rookie

May 1st, 2018

24:07

Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the …

Mark Eaton - A Non-Traditional Path To The NBA

April 17th, 2018

19:41

7 foot 4 NBA All Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain and discuss his new book the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team.

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Rebekah Gregory - Boston Marathon Bombing and Life After

April 10th, 2018

13:56

Boston marathon bombing survivor and author, Rebekah Gregory shares the harrowing story of that day and how losing her leg helped her find a new perspective on life.

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Chad Williams - The Journey of Becoming a Navy SEAL

March 27th, 2018

24:23

Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident everyday, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the …

Jon Gordon - Dabo Swinny, Major League Hugs and Positivity

March 13th, 2018

17:55

Author of the Energy Bus Jon Gordon stopped by to tell stories from Dabo Swinney's impact at Clemson, how a hug led to playoff success for the Dodgers and the power of looking at your team from the inside out.

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Archie Manning - Family, Football and Youth Sports

March 6th, 2018

16:33

The father of the modern the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares why he named his son Peyton, safety in football and which son he …

Mike Mullane - The Risk and Future of Space Travel

February 20th, 2018

21:53

Original Space Shuttle Class Astronaut Mike Mullane tells the story of The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, its impact on the country and the future …

Darrell Waltrip - The Tragedy of Dale Earnhardt's Last Race

February 13th, 2018

13:39

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip shares the story of the Dale Earnhardt tragedy at Daytona, what it takes to be a winner and the importance of taking care of your core.

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John Ratzenberger - Pixar, Cheers and The Empire Strikes Back

February 6th, 2018

14:40

Emmy nominated actor John Ratzenberger or as you may know him Cliff from Cheers shares his favorite one liners from the show, the importance of the working class in America and inside info about Pixar and the Empire …

Scott Hamilton - The Consequences of Being The Best

January 30th, 2018

11:03

Olympic figure skating legend Scott Hamilton shares how to train our minds for optimism, the consequences of being the best in the world and the importance of showing up every day.

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Ruben Gonzalez - The Winter Olympic Experience

January 23rd, 2018

14:39

4 Time Luge Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez shares what it’s like to party at the winter olympics, how Scott Hamilton inspired him to try the luge and how …

Devon Harris - Cool Runnings & The 2018 Winter Games

January 16th, 2018

15:50

Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris as he shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings, if Usain Bolt will join the …

Michelle Singletary - Financial Advice for 2018

January 9th, 2018

13:00

Financial guru and nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary shares the beauty of compound interest, the power of living below your means …

Jon Acuff - How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 2nd, 2018

19:27

Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying …

Andy Buckley aka David Wallace - Behind the scenes of The Office

December 26th, 2017

18:20

Merry Christmas! We are taking a little vacation this week so we wanted to get you inspired to binge watch one of our favorite shows over Christmas break.

Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing …

Vinh Giang - Entrepreneurial Magic

December 19th, 2017

16:17

Vinh Giang, award winning entrepreneur stops by to share how buying 1,000 copies of the same book led to him meeting his mentor, the value of …

Simon T. Bailey - How To Find Your Calling

December 5th, 2017

13:30

Simon T. Bailey the former leader of The Disney Institute, and one of America’s top 10 corporate speakers on change shares how hard it was to get a job at Disney, the 4 questions you need to ask yourself to find your …

Andy Andrews - The Little Things That Win Championships

November 28th, 2017

19:07

Andy Andrews, author of the hugely successful book "The Traveler's Gift" shares the difference between wisdom and knowledge, why quitting becomes a …

Clint Hill - Secret Service Agent During The JFK Assassination

November 21st, 2017

31:35

This week we share our interview with former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill. Clint shares his first hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect …

Peter Sheahan - Finding Your Eureka Moment

November 14th, 2017

18:34

Innovative business thinker and author of "Matter" Peter Sheahan shares how to find your eureka moment, the power of working through the complex to get to the simple and how Burberry has kept itself relevant for over a …

Bob Goff - The Power of "What If"

November 7th, 2017

24:04

Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.

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Daymond John - Sharks, Kardashians and the Next Generation

November 1st, 2017

18:51

Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Daymon John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current …

Donald Miller - Why Story is So Important

October 24th, 2017

23:34

Multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, …

Yossi Ghinsberg - Inspiration for the New Daniel Radcliffe Movie Jungle

October 17th, 2017

16:41

Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true …

Judge Jeanine Pirro - Drive, Breaking Barriers and Making A Murderer

October 10th, 2017

12:19

Emmy winning TV host and the first female district attorney and Judge of her area Jeanine Pirro, stops by to share her thoughts on the tv show Making a murder, advice for the next generation of female attorneys, and …

Shaquille O'Neal - Lessons From Mom & How To Be A Leader

October 3rd, 2017

10:21

Brian gets 7 minutes to sit down with Shaq before a speaking gig and asks him about the influence of his mother on his life. Shaquille also shared …

Andy Buckley - Behind the scenes of NBC's The Office

September 26th, 2017

17:23

Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril …

Josh Linkner - How to Hack Innovation

September 19th, 2017

19:34

Award Winning Entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Josh Linkner shares his biggest business mistakes, insights from his recent book …

Col. Mark Tillman - The Unknown Backstory of 9/11

September 11th, 2017

22:37

Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Living Life Like a Walk On

September 11th, 2017

22:58

Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.

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Sean Astin - Goonies, Rudy & Hobbits Oh My

September 11th, 2017

25:31

Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles and the lessons he learned from them, including how to cry on camera.

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