Real Leaders Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Kevin EdwardsWebsite

Discover what motivates today’s CEOs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities beyond their chosen careers and the leadership lessons they obtained along the wayEach episode is recorded live on Facebook @realleadersmagazine and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and Anchor. Support this p… read more

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Ep. 38 How Culture Attracts Culture

August 8th, 2019


David Young is the CEO of Participate an organization that enables teachers and students of all areas to experience a fun education abroad. Many B-Corps are mission driven companies that tend to draw employees who share …

Ep. 37 Why Solar Is Soaring

July 31st, 2019


Chad Farrell is the Founder and CEO of Encore Renewable Energy who explains where the panels come from, how solar farms are financed and the …

Ep. 36 Inspire A Shared Vision

July 24th, 2019


Episode 36 features Robert Acton, the CEO of Cause Strategy Partners who discusses board seat placement, managing pushback, setting a vision, and inspiring a shared vision. 

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Ep. 35 CEO Gives Tour Of West Paw Inc.

July 18th, 2019


Because who doesn't want to see how dog toys are made? Bear with us on audio experience as Spencer moves throughout the floor and try to visualize their massive machinery. If you’re at all interested in how West Paw …

Ep. 34 The Most Important Person In The Building

July 15th, 2019


Who is the most important person in the building? We sit down with Scott Koloms the CEO of Facilities Management Services who thinks Janitors deserve …

Ep. 33 Short Term vs. Long Term Thinking

June 19th, 2019


John-Paul Maxfield is the Founder and CEO of Waste Farmers who believes long-term thinking fundamentally solves the needs of social and environmental …

Ep. 32 Ecological Intelligence

May 30th, 2019


We sit down with Aaron Fairchild, CEO of Green Canopy to learn how his mission-driven real estate group is creating a  competitive advantage in the housing market. When there are two homes that cost the same but one is …


April 23rd, 2019


From music to cryptocurrency, see how one of the world's most popular artists is harnessing his platform for good.  Majority of the public  know Akon …

Ep. 31 The Benevolent Dictator

April 16th, 2019


Thomas Raffa, founder of Raffa-Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group, shares his thoughts on shared value principles, what lead him to start a mission oriented company with quality services and how his group is …

Ep. 30 How To Change Minds

April 8th, 2019


Kristin Carroll is the CEO of Rescue The Behavior Change Agency who was working for a major marketing firm in NYC when she realized she wanted to …

Ep. 29 Empowering Leadership

April 1st, 2019


Micro-powered design or MpowerD empowers emerging economies by extending clean and affordable energy to create opportunities from problems. On this podcast listen to why MpowerD started, how they are able to reduce …

Ep. 28 Celebrating Rejections-Lisa Kurtis, CEO Kuli Kuli

March 28th, 2019


Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis discovered a magical nutrient called Moringa in Niger, West Africa when she was 22 years old serving in the Peace …

Ep. 27 How Leadership Manifests In Your Products

March 25th, 2019


Will Chen is the founder and CEO of P.L.A.Y., a San Francisco-based company that specializes in lifestyle pet products such as pet beds, toys and outdoor gear. P.L.A.Y. is one of the only three companies in the pet …

Ep.26 Life Before Social Entrepreneurism

March 21st, 2019


Shannon Keith, CEO of Sudara, speaks about her passion for social entrepreneurship and the journey towards creating her ethical apparel brand. Sudara is a company that aims to help minimize sex-trafficking in India by …

Ep. 25 Making Money From Waste

March 18th, 2019


Rick Perez is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer or Avanguard Innovative, who helps manage, measure, and monetize your hidden green assets. The …

Ep. 24 The Governments Role In Emerging Economies with David Bohigian, CEO of OPIC

March 14th, 2019


In this interview learn about how the government is taking action to improve emerging economies. David Bohigian is the Acting President and CEO of OPIC the Overseas Private Investment Corporation that provides direct …

Ep. 23 Jack Sim, World Toilet Organization

March 11th, 2019


2.5 billion people lack sanitation, when Jack Sim turned 40 years old he left the construction industry and decided to devote the rest of his life to …

Ep. 22 Cultural Leadership

March 7th, 2019


Ahad Ghadimi, CEO of Forums@Work opens up about how failure turned into meaningful insight that would forever shape his destiny. Over half of the US …

Ep. 21 I Want to Impact 1 Billion Lives

March 4th, 2019


Ting Shih is the co-founder and CEO of Click Medix whose company was founded with the intent to impact 1 billion lives.  Click Medix provides an all-in-one platform for underserved and uninsured patients to access …

Ep. 20 We First CEO, Simon Mainwaring

January 10th, 2019


Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose-driven brands. Simon’s book, We First: How brands and …

Ep. 19 CMO of Barnana, Nik Ingersoll

December 21st, 2018


A lot of social entrepreneurs struggle with maximizing profits and scaling their business but Nik Ingersoll is not one of them. Nik is the co-founder …

Ep. 18 Troublemaker Turned Blockchain Millionaire

December 20th, 2018


On this Episode 23 of the Real Leaders Podcast Jeremy Gardner talks about the lifestyle of a #blockchain millionaire, breaks down the potential of …

Ep. 17 Self-awareness and Leadership

November 16th, 2018


Rebecca Zucker makes leadership attainable. In this podcast, she tells you why we should focus on the positives more than the negatives. If you're …

Ep. 16 No Formula For A Leader

November 16th, 2018


"Leadership is learning how to disappoint people at a rate that they can absorb". Leadership consultant, author of his book Rising to Power: The …

Ep. 15 The Agritect

November 16th, 2018


How much does agriculture play a role in climate change? This episode dives deeper into the world's food problem. Throughout this conversation, …

Ep. 14 Patent Secrets For Entrepreneurs

November 16th, 2018


Ep.18 with Passage to Profit Show hosts Elizabeth & Richard Gearhart who are owners of Gearhart Law that specializes in intellectual property. On this episode, we dive into why and how to get a #patent, the terms of …

Ep. 13 Evolution of Purpose to Profit

November 16th, 2018


Joanna is the founding executive director of League of Innovators who believes we can create enterprises that are not only profitable but create social and environmental value in the world - no excuses. For Joanna its …

Ep. 12 Growing As a Leader

November 16th, 2018


Karen Walker is a consultant, author, and advisor to CEOs and senior leaders. She helps her clients grow their companies with successful outcomes …

Ep. 11 Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

November 16th, 2018


Scott is president of The Eblin Group, a leadership development firm committed to helping executives lead and live at their best. As a recognized expert on leadership, global speaker, best-selling author, and executive …

Ep. 10 Diaper Company Reduces Millions of Plastic Waste

November 13th, 2018


Jason Graham-Nye, Co-founder of gDiapers tells the story of his sustainable diaper company to host Kevin Edwards and notes the trends he has seen from consumers and economies around the world to reduce plastic waste. In …

Ep. 9 Is Peace The Most Scarce Resource?

October 15th, 2018


In Episode 9, Kevin sits down with Federico Rivas, a 26-year-old entrepreneur and real leader. In 22 minutes today you’ll learn about how growing up …

Ep. 8 Chief Economist, Basketball, and Ethics

October 4th, 2018


Chief Economist talks to our host Kevin Edwards about how transparency, ethics, and basketball all relate to business. If you don't like this podcast and want better questions leave us a review and have your question …

Ep. 7 Barbara Minuzzi, Brazilian Immigrant Generates Millions In Venture Capital

September 24th, 2018


Barbara Minuzzi a Brazilian immigrant who faced discrimination at the workplace and came to America to lead a purposeful life capitalizing on biotech …

Ep. 6 Barney Swan, South Pole Survivor

September 17th, 2018


This is the story of Barney Swan, the man on a mission to remove 320 million tons of Co2 out of the atmosphere by 2025 . On this episode #6 Barney …

Ep. 5 Erik Anderson, Lifelong Leadership

September 4th, 2018


Kevin sits down with Erik Anderson, Executive Chairman of Top Golf Entertainment Group, Singularity University, and the owner of West River Group. In …

Ep. 4 Dioselin Gonzalez, Mixed Reality

September 4th, 2018


Kevin sits down with Dioselin Gonzalez, the Senior Director of Engineering Mixed Reality Experiences at Microsoft who is implementing mixed reality …

Ep. 3 Pablos Holman, Hacking for Good

September 4th, 2018


Kevin sits down with Pablos Holman who is a futuristic badass hacker redefining how business approaches the worlds biggest problems. In this podcast, …

Ep. 2 Vishweswar Eswaran, 15 y/o sustainable farming

September 4th, 2018


Kevin sits down with Vishwe, a 15 y/o stud from India who found that since the 1990's more than 300k farmers have committed suicide in India alone …

Ep. 1 Tricia Stevens, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics

August 13th, 2018


In our first ever episode, Kevin talks shop with Tricia Stevens from LUSH Handmade Cosmetics to talk about the secret sauce to how LUSH connects with their customers, hires and maintains employees like Tricia for 20 …

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