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The Standout Experience

34 EpisodesProduced by John WalshWebsite

The Standout Experience will inspire and help you to go beyond the norm and Standout in your career and in life. Each week, we bring you incredible Standout people and world-class experts who share their best ideas, top strategies, and ready-to-use tactics that will help you reach your potential and… read more

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Ep 33 From Barista to Boardroom with Christine McHugh

June 28th, 2021


Some people seek out leadership. Others find themselves in it. Christine McHugh is one of those individuals who walked the walk right into the top of her industry. Her journey has had ups and downs, but her consistent …

Ep 32 Disney Leadership and Life Wisdom with Mark Rucker

June 21st, 2021


Many people will have a leadership title at some point in their careers. But what sets managers apart from true, standout leaders? Mark Rucker, former Global VP of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, is here to share his …

Ep 31 Career Changes Mental Health and Being Human with Dr. Alexander Bacher

June 14th, 2021


We’ve all faced the question of following a passion or a paycheck. What does a Standout follow? Does it have to be either/or? It is a fine line to …

Ep 30 Mind Strength, Confidence and Performance with Seth Pepper

June 7th, 2021


As Standouts, it is normal to question what makes a champion. How can I achieve that level? Do I need more skills? More opportunity? Just more dumb luck? Seth Pepper, a high-performance mental coach, is giving us a …

Ep 29 Storytelling and Social Capital with Rika Nakazawa

May 31st, 2021


Still, on the topic of currency, we are taking a slightly different direction into the world of social capital. What is that, you might ask? Rika Nakazawa is sharing all about it and why it is important to your future.

Ep 28 The Six Simple Steps to Financial Freedom with Brooke Tomasetti

May 24th, 2021


We are talking about money again. In the last episode, we took a look at our relationship with money. Today, Brook Tomasetti is helping us take a strategic look at how we handle the money we have. 

Brooke grew up in a …

Ep 27 Transform Your Relationship with Money with Sarah McCrum

May 17th, 2021


There is a topic that no one can escape. Money. Whether you are an employee, an entrepreneur, or are independently wealthy, we all have thoughts and mindsets surrounding money. Sarah McCrum joins us to unpack the …

Ep 26 From Burnout to Unstoppable with Claudia Taboada

May 10th, 2021


We have been talking about resilience lately, and now we are taking it to the next step: How to go from a breaking point to a full life. Claudia …

Ep 25 Rise From the Ashes Stories of Trauma, Resilience and Growth with Payton Lynch

May 3rd, 2021


Grief and trauma are not things we choose, but they are things we have to walk through during our life. Some may seem greater or more impactful, but …

Ep 24 Dealing with Grief and Adversity with Ken Cheadle

April 26th, 2021


Sometimes you meet someone and, there is a connection based on the lessons life has taught you. Ken Cheadle and I are discussing a few of those lessons, namely grief and adversity. How we engage these in our lives can …

Ep 23: Determine and Live Your Values with Dr. John Demartini

April 19th, 2021


This conversation with Dr. John Demartini is one of the most impactful I have had in my life. I hope it will be life-changing for you as well.

Dr. …

Ep 22: Diversity, Inclusion, and PRAIS with Charles and Shawn Kim

April 12th, 2021


On the Standout Experience, we like to have entrepreneurs and movers, and shakers. We also love to feature individuals who are standing out in their communities and are making a difference. Charles Curtis Thomas and …

Ep 21: Pankaj Shah Finding and Living Your Life's Work

April 5th, 2021


Not many guests can claim having been to over 40 countries, but this is just one of the things you should know about Pankaj Shah. He is a foodie, a …

Ep 20: Business and Life with Profit, Purpose, and Passion

March 29th, 2021


In a world that is rapidly changing, you must have a clear direction. You also must have the ability to pivot while remaining true to yourself. …

Ep 19: Jennifer Hill Job Hunting with Your Heart, Intuition, Intention and Energy

March 22nd, 2021


One of the main goals of The Standout Experience is equipping young people to stand out in the work-place. It is a priority to give you practical steps and advice from individuals who are doing just that. This …

Ep 18: Finding Rhythm and the Bailando Journey with Alienor Salmon

March 15th, 2021


Alienor Salmon and I are exploring what it means to chase after your dream, and there is probably no one more qualified than Alienor to share their journey. She literally wrote the book on it.

Alienor is a French Britt …

Ep 17: Chris Cherian Virtual Conferencing and Creating Strong Virtual Relationships

March 8th, 2021


With the onset of Covid, every industry found it necessary to pivot; none more so than the event and conferencing space. Chris Cherian, college …

Ep 16: Mark & Crystal Hansen Ask! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny

March 1st, 2021


What if I told you that the only thing keeping you from reaching your potential is asking a question? Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen are …

Ep 15: Looking Back, Looking Ahead with Jody Maberry and John Walsh

February 22nd, 2021


As we close out the old year and embark on the new, Jody Maberry joins me to process all that 2020 was and where I see The Standout Movement going in …

Ep 14: Finding Balance & Follow Your Dreams with Hayley Hobson

February 8th, 2021


Hayley Hobson, health, wellness, and life coach, joins me to help unpack the loaded question ‘how do I follow my dream and find the balance to get …

Ep 13: Standing Out at Apple and Firehud with Zack Braun

February 1st, 2021


Zack Braun is with me, and we are exploring what it takes to stand out in a place like Apple and as an entrepreneur. 

Zack is a Georgia Tech grad, soon to be MBA, and Forbes 30 under 30 (did you know there is an 

Ep 12: Cultivating Sustainable Empathy and Impact with Kehkashan Basu

January 4th, 2021


Kehkashan Basu and I are tackling the topic of global sustainability and how empathy and following your path plays a huge part.

At only 20, Kehkashan …

Ep 11: Living a Quality Life and Entrepreneurship

December 21st, 2020


Joe Lau joins me, and we are going deep on four topics that regularly challenge entrepreneurs: struggle, balance, priorities, and focus.


Joe is a …

Ep 10: A Conversation with an Award Winning Student Ananya Jain

December 14th, 2020


Ananya Jain is with me, and we are digging into what it means to be happy and successful. 

Jain was born in India, moved to the US at 18 for college, …

Ep 9: The Most Powerful You and the Seven Gaps with Kathy Caprino

December 7th, 2020


Today is a big day. Kathy Caprino, renowned author, speaker, career, and leadership coach and Sr. Forbes contributor is with me today. Kathy and I have a lot in common when it comes to our innate desire to empower …

Ep 8: Being Focused and Making Things Happen with Eric Qualman

November 30th, 2020


Eric Qualman, also known as Equalman, is with me today. Eric is a top 50 influence, best-selling author and some might say, most likable author in the world. He is a motivational speaker, often referred to as the …

Ep 7: Self-Acceptance, Challenging Yourself and Holistic Success with Joy McAdams

November 23rd, 2020


Joy McAdams joins me today, sharing not just her story, but her life-changing approach to adversity and how this approach will make you stand out. As …

Ep 6: Achieve Optimal Health with Kristel Bauer

November 16th, 2020


Kristel Bauer, wellness expert, keynote speaker, consultant, and podcaster joins me today to share her journey. We also discuss the importance of …

Ep 5: Four Decades of Disney Ambassadors

November 9th, 2020


On this episode, I am talking with Kerri MacPhearson, Caitlin Busscher, Jill Hughes, and Debby Dane Browne – renowned Walt Disney World Ambassadors. Together, their experience covers four decades and over 50 years of …

Ep 4: Standing Out the Disney Way with Lee Cockerell and Dan Cockerell

November 2nd, 2020


This episode, I am joined by Lee Cockerell and Dan Cockerell, former Disney executives and current leaders in the entrepreneurial space.

Both Lee and Dan have grown from humble beginnings into some of the most …

Ep 3: Lessons from a Father with Steve Corbin

October 26th, 2020


In part three of our three-part introduction series, Steve Corbin, my step-father joins me to share some of the lessons he has learned from his years in the music industry and as an entrepreneur. 

Born in Germany into a …

Ep 2: Working for StandoutX with Lindsay Reynolds

October 26th, 2020


In part two of our three-part introduction series, Lindsay Reynolds, a Penn State grad, former Disney intern, communications guru and now StandoutX’s …

Ep 1: My Story with John Walsh

October 19th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of The Standout Experience Podcast. My name is John Walsh, and today we are laying the foundation for your stand out experience. It is my goal to help students and young professionals show …

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