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Elevate with Robert Glazer

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Learn how to push your limits and elevate your life, your business and your family with the Elevate Podcast. Join Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners and creator of the Friday Forward, as he sits down with people who are at the top of their fields—from renowned entrepreneurs, visionaries an… read more

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Gretchen Rubin on the Keys to Happiness

July 7th, 2020

1:01:48

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before and 

Jordan Paris on Having a Growth Mindset

June 30th, 2020

35:38

Jordan Paris learned a young age what some people never grasp—adopting a growth mindset.

At just 22 years old, Jordan Paris has become a successful …

Ayele Shakur on BUILD and Creating Equality Through Education

June 25th, 2020

49:28

Ayele Shakur is one of the most innovative thinkers in education and equality.

She is the CEO of BUILD.org, a national organization that identifies …

Derek Sivers on Saying No, Doing What Scares Us and Living for the Future

June 23rd, 2020

1:15:29

Derek Sivers is a true renaissance man.

He's a former entrepreneur, founder of CD Baby, and a prolific writer, thinker, TED speaker and musician. He …

Dr. Benjamin Hardy on Why Personality Isn't Permanent

June 16th, 2020

56:03

Dr. Benjamin Hardy insists we are capable of changing our personalities for the better.

He is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author …

Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad on How to Affect Positive Change (Repost)

June 11th, 2020

43:02

As people look to make change in the world around them, they can start by learning from people like Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad.

Dr. Muhammad is the …

Jason Fried on Remote Work, Basecamp and Getting Rid of FOMO

June 9th, 2020

32:25

Jason Fried is one of the business world's most innovative thinkers and leaders.

He's the co-founder and CEO of the product management tool, …

Daniel Pink on Motivation, Timing and Peak Performance (Repost)

June 2nd, 2020

53:12

Daniel Pink is the New York Times Bestselling Author of six books, including When, Drive and A Whole New Mind. He's a leading expert on the …

Keith Ferrazzi on Co-Elevation and Leading Without Authority

May 26th, 2020

43:37

Keith Ferrazzi has transformed the way we think about building lasting, mutually-beneficial professional relationships.

He’s an entrepreneur, world-renowned speaker and NYT bestselling author. Keith is Chairman of …

Philip McKernan on Clarifying Your Life's Purpose

May 19th, 2020

44:56

Philip McKernan needs just a few minutes with somebody to understand what they want in life.

Philip is a world-renowned coach, bestselling author and keynote speaker. As a coach, works with entrepreneurs and business …

Tucker Max on How to Publish Your First Book

May 12th, 2020

32:44

Tucker Max is one of the most successful writers of his generation. He’s also spent the past decade helping others get published as well.

He’s a …

Safi Bahcall on Biotech, Optimism During COVID-19 and Loonshots

May 5th, 2020

1:01:20

Safi Bahcall is a brilliant and audacious thinker on physics, biotech and entrepreneurship.

He’s a physicist, biotech entrepreneur and former CEO.  …

Mike Michalowicz on Solving Problems and Tackling Crises in Business

April 28th, 2020

41:58

Mike Michalowicz quit his first job with an angry voicemail. Then, he built three multi-million-dollar companies before he turned 35.

He is a serial …

Rana el Kaliouby on Girl Decoded and the Human Side of AI

April 21st, 2020

37:14

Rana el Kaliouby is a leading thinker on a technological development that will change our entire world—artificial intelligence.

She is co-founder and …

Friday Forward – Stories of Inspiration During COVID-19

April 14th, 2020

14:43

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares four posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders around the world each week.

Hear stories about the opportunity …

Friday Forward - Choice Words and 2020 Vision

April 7th, 2020

8:13

In a new episode of Friday Forward Audio, Robert Glazer reads two posts from his Friday Forward newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders worldwide each week.  

In Choice Words, Robert shares the enormous impact …

Friday Forward - Alter Ego and Conspiracy Theories

March 31st, 2020

7:44

In a new episode of Friday Forward Audio, Robert Glazer reads two posts from his Friday Forward newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders worldwide each week.  

In Alter Ego, Robert shares how the Masked Singer reveals a …

Dorie Clark on Boosting Your Career with Personal Branding

March 24th, 2020

40:59

Dorie Clark, is one of the world’s most-respected thinkers on personal branding. 

Dorie is a bestselling author, professor, coach and consultant who …

Friday Forward – Last Talk and Challenge Network

March 17th, 2020

7:39

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Last Talk, Robert shares Philip …

Stewart Friedman on the Urgency of Leadership in Parenting

March 10th, 2020

47:05

Stew Friedman has focused much of his career on studying work/life integration and advocating for a better environment for working parents.

He is the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program at University of …

Michael Bungay Stanier on Coaching and The Advice Trap

March 3rd, 2020

46:22

Michael Bungay Stanier has changed the way we talk about coaching.  He’s also done the near impossible: self-publishing a worldwide bestseller.

Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, who works with brands such as …

Whitney Johnson on Personal Disruption and Being a World-Renowned Coach

February 25th, 2020

46:15

Whitney Johnson knows the best way to push people beyond their own limits and help them reach their goals.

Whitney has been named one of the 50 leading business thinkers by Thinkers50 and is the author of several award …

David Rendall on Embracing What Makes Us Unique

February 18th, 2020

56:17

David Rendall has built a career on helping people embrace what makes them unique.

David is a leadership professor, non-profit executive, stand-up comedian and keynote speaker to clients such as Microsoft, AT&T, the …

Lou Diamond on Creating Mutually Beneficial Connections

February 11th, 2020

40:37

Lou Diamond knows how to instantly make deep personal and professional connections.

Described as THE Master Connector, Lou works with top performers in strengthening sales, relationship management, business development …

Ben Greenfield on Mastering Health and Physical Optimization

February 4th, 2020

57:35

Ben Greenfield is one of the world’s greatest experts on health and human performance.

He is a human performance consultant, speaker, trainer to …

Kim Scott on Transforming Business Through Radical Candor

January 28th, 2020

57:12

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. She is also the co-founder of the company, Radical Candor, LLC.

Kim has …

Cameron Herold on a Life of Entrepreneurship, Running Better Meetings and Vivid Vision

January 21st, 2020

43:27

Cameron Herold, is one of the most gifted problem solvers in the entrepreneurial world. Cameron is a life-long entrepreneur, a master of operations, …

Cal Newport on Quitting Social Media, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

January 14th, 2020

1:06:28

In an increasingly online, social media saturated landscape, Cal Newport has worked to disconnect almost completely.

Cal is the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University.  In …

David Meerman Scott on Building a Passionate Fanbase

January 7th, 2020

48:10

David Meerman Scott has established himself as one of the world’s leading voices on marketing trends and business growth.

He’s a bestselling author and world-renowned keynote speaker who has spoken on all seven …

Friday Forward – Two Hours and In Control

December 24th, 2019

9:28

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Two Hours, Robert talks about …

Erin Moran on Lessons Learned from Changing the Hospitality Industry

December 17th, 2019

40:45

Erin Moran has focused her career on how to build great company cultures.

After a decade at Great Place to Work, Erin joined Danny Meyer’s …

Tom Gardner on Making Finance Fun and Creating a Famous Company Culture

December 10th, 2019

45:27

Tom Gardner doesn’t think finance has to be boring.  He has built a company around making investing accessible, even fun, while creating a company …

Friday Forward - Rise Up and Candy Land

December 3rd, 2019

7:10

In a new episode of Friday Forward on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from his weekly inspirational newsletter.  In Rise Up, Robert shares the need for us to add positivity online, and recognize …

Dan Rockwell on Leadership and a Life of Speaking

November 26th, 2019

38:32

Dan Rockwell is one of the world’s most prolific and insightful thinkers on leadership.  He’s a former entrepreneur, consultant, world-renowned …

Warren Rustand on Working in the White House and Building a Life with Purpose

November 12th, 2019

1:28:33

Warren Rustand is a serial entrepreneur, educator and public servant, and he has dedicated his life to serving others in business, public service and his family life. Warren served as Appointments Secretary to President …

Friday Forward – Character Coach and Imperfect Change

November 5th, 2019

9:42

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Character Coach, Robert talks …

Geoff Smart on the Best Way to Hire Top Talent

October 29th, 2019

52:59

Geoff is the is the Founder and Chairman of ghSMART, a leading global management consulting firm for talent, and the co-author of three bestselling …

Friday Forward – The Saddle, Happy Campers and Saying No

October 22nd, 2019

13:03

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares three posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week. 

In The Saddle, Robert talks …

Patty McCord on Changing the Conversation on Company Culture

October 15th, 2019

52:46

Patty McCord is one of the world’s greatest thinkers on company culture.  As the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, she co-authored the Netflix Culture …

Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others

October 1st, 2019

8:09

In a special episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares an excerpt from his new book, Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others. Elevate is a framework any person can use …

Dandapani on Mastering the Mind, Studying in Monastery, and the Art of Focus

September 27th, 2019

53:08

Dandapani has lived a unique and purpose-driven life.  He is a Hindu priest and entrepreneur who spent his first 10 years after university studying as a monk at a monastery in Hawaii.  He concluded his study and took …

Friday Forward – Blame Game and Better or Worse

September 24th, 2019

10:14

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two more posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Blame Game, Robert …

JJ Virgin on Debunking Diet Myths and Being a Warrior Mom

September 17th, 2019

54:54

JJ Virgin is one of the world’s leading experts on health, sharing knowledge of everything from exercise routine, to ideal diet, to managing physical and emotional stress.  She is a celebrity nutrition and fitness …

Nir Eyal on Technology, Distraction and Taking Control of Our Lives

September 10th, 2019

56:37

Nir Eyal is an entrepreneur, investor and expert on the intersection of psychology, technology and business.  He has started and sold multiple …

Garry Ridge on Transforming a Global Company Culture

September 3rd, 2019

35:48

Garry Ridge, in addition to being an accomplished leader, has committed to being a lifelong learner.  He is the CEO of WD-40 Company, a global corporation that, despite its size and scope, has fostered a 93 percent …

Friday Forward – Going Down and Moon Shot

August 27th, 2019

9:48

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two more posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Going Down, Robert …

Allie Mooney on Leading Through Influence

August 20th, 2019

44:31

Allie Mooney is an award-winning keynote speaker and a leading expert on what people need.  She travels around the world to teach people how to better understand their teams, friends and partners, and to build stronger …

Friday Forward – Purpose and Pain and The Grind

August 13th, 2019

9:43

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two more posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.

In Purpose and Pain, Robert …

Brian Scudamore on Why Anybody Can Be a Visionary

August 6th, 2019

40:56

Brian Scudamore has always been a visionary.  He dropped out of college at age 18 and started 1-800-GOT-JUNK, which he has grown into a $100 million …

Stew Friedman on Changing Our Relationship with Work

July 23rd, 2019

40:36

Stew Friedman is one of America’s leading authorities on work-life integration.  He is the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program at University of Pennsylvania, a best selling author, and an award-winning …

Friday Forward – It Will Pass and Micro-Management

July 16th, 2019

9:03

On this special episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer reads two more installments of Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 people around the world each week.

In It Will …

Dov Baron on Authentic Leadership, Millennials and Lifelong Learning

July 9th, 2019

56:54

Dov Baron has always been a unique and unconventional, both as a speaker and as a leader.  He has built a brilliant career by leaning into those unique qualities, rather than trying to moderate himself to suit the …

Friday Forward – Little Things and Two Weeks

July 1st, 2019

8:40

On this special episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer reads two more installments of Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 people around the world each week.

In Little …

Tim Urban on Asking Why and Appreciating Life

June 25th, 2019

40:49

In this episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer sits down with Tim Urban creator of the popular blog Wait But Why. In a wide ranging …

Friday Forward – Second Chances and Confirmation Bias

June 17th, 2019

10:13

In this second episode of Friday Forward Audio, Elevate Podcast host and creator of Friday Forward, Robert Glazer, reads two recent installments of his inspirational weekly newsletter.

In Second Chances, Robert talks …

Tom Rath on Discovering Your Strengths and Finding Purpose

June 11th, 2019

38:17

In this episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer sits down with Tom Rath to talk about helping people find their strengths as performers and using that knowledge to build their overall capacity.

Tom is a …

Friday Forward: Winning Position and Best Intentions

June 3rd, 2019

9:23

On this special mini-episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer introduces something new--an audio version of Friday Forward Robert's weekly inspirational newsletter that is read by over 100,000 people around …

Bob Burg on Why Generosity is the Key to Business Success

May 28th, 2019

38:23

Bob Burg has made generosity the backbone of a successful and influential career. He is the best selling author of multiple books, including Endless …

Cat Hoke on Redemption, Prison Reform and Second Chances

May 14th, 2019

37:37

Entrepreneur, speaker and author Cat Hoke, has dedicated her career to helping others get a second chance at life.  She sat down with host Robert Glazer to talk about her experience working with incarcerated inmates, …

Daniel Marcos on Saving and Scaling Businesses

April 30th, 2019

39:03

Daniel Marcos is an entrepreneur and one of the leading experts on business growth.  He is the co-founder and CEO of the Gazelles Growth Institute, a premiere executive education program that trains C-Suite executives …

Bill Cummings on Becoming a Titan of Business and Philanthropy

April 16th, 2019

23:52

Bill Cummings has transformed lives through business and charity.

He built a real estate giant in Cummings Properties and successfully trained and …

Philip McKernan on Finding Clarity in Life

April 4th, 2019

44:02

Philip McKernan needs just a few minutes with somebody to understand what they want in life.

As a coach, Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them find clarity on what their passion is in life, …

Ingrid Fetell Lee on the Aesthetics of Joy and Joy’s Role in the Workplace

April 1st, 2019

36:11

Ingrid Fetell Lee is an expert on how the design of our environment profoundly impacts our lives.  In a world where productivity and functionality are critical to design, Ingrid has discovered the power of designing …

Sean Swarner on Beating Cancer Twice and Conquering the Natural World

March 21st, 2019

37:38

Sean Swarner will make you rethink what is possible.

Sean was diagnosed with terminal cancer twice as a teenager.  Despite facing those devastating diagnoses—and losing functionality in one of his lungs due to radiation …

Jordan Harbinger on Starting Over and the Secret to Podcasting Success

March 14th, 2019

52:11

Jordan Harbinger joins this episode of Elevate to talk about his career in podcasting, his past as a lawyer, and the bold decision to bet on himself, …

Jayson Gaignard On Investing In Authentic Relationships

March 12th, 2019

42:22

Jayson Gaignard is the founder of Mastermind Talks, one of the world's most exclusive, invite-only events for entrepreneurs. He’s also the author of

Aron Ain on Building a Workplace Employees Love

March 5th, 2019

36:40

Aron Ain is the chief executive officer of Kronos and author of WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work.  His book chronicles the Kronos employee engagement journey and imparts lessons …

Tiffani Bova on Thinking Smarter About Business Growth

March 5th, 2019

40:12

Tiffani Bova is Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. Over the past two decades, she has led large revenue-producing divisions at businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

She …

James Clear on Writing and Changing Your Habits

March 5th, 2019

45:11

James Clear is an American author, entrepreneur and photographer. On his personal website, JamesClear.com, he writes about habits and human …

Alex Hutchinson on the Art and Science of Elevating Your Endurance

March 5th, 2019

45:27

Alex Hutchinson is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist. He writes mostly about science and endurance sports and is also currently a …

Garrett Gunderson on Family Legacy and Investment Education

March 5th, 2019

44:49

Garrett Gunderson is the founder of Wealth Factory, a company that provides personal financial education, guidance and family legacy programs for entrepreneurs, professionals and small business owners.

He is also the …

Jay Baer on a Better Way to Convince and Convert Customers

March 5th, 2019

37:54

Jay Baer is the founder and President of Convince & Convert. Jay has advised more than 700 brands since getting started in online marketing in 1993. He is also the New York Times best-selling author of five books, …

Yanik Silver on Catalyzing Catalysts and Rethinking Your Business

March 1st, 2019

37:10

Yanik Silver is the founder of Maverick1000, a private, invitation-only global network of top entrepreneurs and industry leaders. This group periodically assembles for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences, …

Jeff Haden on Ghostwriting and Using Achievement to Create Motivation

March 1st, 2019

38:32

Jeff Haden’s first paid ghostwriting job was writing a press release for a startup. Since then he’s written about real estate, management, process improvement, finance and investing.  He’s ghostwritten books on subjects …

Derek Coburn on Un-Networking

March 1st, 2019

41:48

Derek Coburn has dedicated his career to … the art of “un-networking” and breaking down the concepts and practices of “traditional networking” in both professional and personal settings.

He began his career as a …

David Burkus on the Science of Networking

March 1st, 2019

43:51

David Burkus is the author of several books including Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career. Friend of a Friend offers readers a new perspective on how to …

AmyK Hutchens on Lessons in Life and Leadership

March 1st, 2019

33:24

The dynamic and driven AmyK Hutchens joins us on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer to discuss aligning brilliance, attributes of high-performing leaders, the secrets leaders keep and the troubling rise of …

Hal Elrod on The Life-Changing Power of Morning Routines

March 1st, 2019

39:10

Our guest on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer is Hal Elrod, best-selling author of one of the highest rated, best-selling books in the world, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 27 languages, …

Eric Kapitulik on Leadership, Coaching and Parenting

March 1st, 2019

42:46

Our guest on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer is Eric Kapitulik, a well-known and well-respected leader, coach and teammate. He served in …

Joey Coleman on Never Losing Another Customer

March 1st, 2019

40:09

Joey Coleman, our guest on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer, specializes in helping companies retain their customers with a unique and …

Daniel Coyle on Elevating Group Performance

March 1st, 2019

44:56

Our guest on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer is bestselling author, Daniel Coyle. Daniel has looked inside some of the world’s highest performing groups, including U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six, Pixar and the San …

Kim Scott on Radical Candor

March 1st, 2019

57:17

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. She is also the co-founder of the company, Radical Candor, LLC.  She joins …

Gretchen Rubin on the Four Tendencies and the Secret to Happiness

February 15th, 2019

1:01:56

Bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin, joined us on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer to discuss risk taking, happiness, purposeful growth, our …

Daniel Pink on Motivation, Timing, Napping and Elevating Performance

February 15th, 2019

53:19

Our guest on this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer is Daniel H. Pink, author of six thought-provoking books, including his most recent, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which rapidly made the New …

Jenny Evans on Shifting from Stressed Out to High-Performance

February 15th, 2019

44:12

On this episode of Elevate with Robert Glazer, Robert has a candid conversation with speaker and award-winning author, Jenny Evans about resiliency, stress, confidence and human performance.

Listen in as they take a …

Tucker Max on Book Publishing and Elevating in Business

February 15th, 2019

44:51

Tucker Max has gone from best-selling author to publisher, and he knows better than anybody that how valuable books are to business now, even in the digital age.  Tucker founded Book In A Box and served as CEO, but …

Peter Atwater on Confidence, Performance and Decision-Making

February 15th, 2019

40:13

Peter Atwater is a man who is fascinated by why people do what they do.

His iterative and impressive path in the financial world eventually led him …

Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad on Affecting Positive Change

February 15th, 2019

43:32

How do we bring about positive change in others? In organizations, communities … in ourselves?

These are the questions that Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad …

Naveen Jain on the Way Health Impacts Performance

February 15th, 2019

43:31

Naveen Jain is a man who knows no limits.

In addition to founding Viome, Naveen is the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace. He sees beyond the current business …

David Baker on Elevating Expertise in Business

February 15th, 2019

31:47

From growing up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in Guatemala to becoming an author of five books, high performance motorcycle racer and TEDx speaker, David Baker’s vast and varied background is one of …

John Ruhlin on the Art of Gifting in Business

February 15th, 2019

27:03

John Ruhlin might be the best gift giver in the world.  As founder of gifting and logistics company, The Ruhlin Group, and author of Giftology, John …

Welcome to Elevate with Robert Glazer

February 11th, 2019

3:14

On the first episode of the Elevate with Robert Glazer podcast, host Robert Glazer (former host of the Outperform podcast) welcomes you to his new podcast, Elevate, and explains what you can expect when you listen to …

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