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The Elevate Podcast

Learn how to push your limits and elevate your life, your business and your family with the Elevate Podcast. Join Robert Glazer, founder 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 and change-makers to the world's great writers, thinkers and business leaders. On the Elevate Podcast, you’ll hear from experts about how they grow their capacity and help others achieve their best lives. Whether you are wanting to build better habits, trying to push yourself to a new level or looking to learn tips from people who share your passion for improvement, this podcast will help you make actionable changes in your life and start reaping the benefits today.

Past guests

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Deep Work, A World Without Email and Digital Minimalism
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
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Drive, When, To Sell Is Human and A Whole New Mind

Episode 244

Hal Gregersen on Asking Great Questions

June 6, 2023

ABOUT HAL GREGERSEN Hal Gregersen is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, former Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, and a globally recognized thought leader on leadership and innovation. He’s …

Episode 243

Seth Godin on AI, Tribalism and Work of Significance

May 30, 2023

ABOUT SETH GODIN Seth Godin is a true visionary thinker and renaissance man. He is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work, and his books have …

Episode 242

Elevate Classics: Philip McKernan on Finding Self-Understanding

May 23, 2023

ABOUT PHILIP MCKERNAN Philip McKernan is a clarity coach who works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, …

Episode 241

Elevate Classics: Jesse Cole on the Amazing Savannah Bananas

May 16, 2023

ABOUT JESSE COLE Jesse Cole lives life by being different. He is the founder of Fans First Entertainment, which owns and operates the baseball team the Savannah Bananas. The Bananas have welcomed more than …

Episode 240

BJ Fogg on Building World Class Habits

May 10, 2023

ABOUT BJ FOGG BJ Fogg is one of the world’s top experts on habits. He is a behavior scientist and the founder and director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He is …

Episode 239

Jeffrey Shaw on Building A Self-Employed Life

May 2, 2023

ABOUT JEFFREY SHAW Jeffrey Shaw is a gifted creator. He is an accomplished portrait photographer and business leader who is an expert on branding and marketing. He has taken portraits of supermodels, sports icons …

Episode 238

Elevate Classics: Angela Duckworth on Developing Grit

April 27, 2023

ABOUT ANGELA DUCKWORTH Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a professor at the Wharton School of Business, and the author of the influential NYT bestselling book, Grit. She has received the MacArthur …

Episode 237

Elevate Classics: Dandapani on Perfect Focus, Mindfulness and Avoiding Distraction

April 25, 2023

ABOUT DANDAPANI 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. …

Episode 236

John O’Leary on Surviving Disaster and A Life of Awe (Repost)

April 18, 2023

ABOUT JOHN O’LEARY John O’Leary dramatically escaped death as a child. After a catastrophic accident left with with third degree burns all over his body, and a 1 percent chance of survival, John has …

Episode 235

Morra Aarons-Mele on The Anxious Achiever

April 11, 2023

About Morra Aarons-Mele Morra Aarons-Mele is the host of The Anxious Achiever, a top-10 management podcast that helps people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. Morra founded Women Online and …

Episode 234

Mike Salguero on Building ButcherBox Into A Transformational Business

April 4, 2023

About Mike Salguero Mike Salguero is the founder and CEO of ButcherBox, a revolutionary direct-to-consumer meat business that transformed eCommerce when it launched in 2015. Salguero founded the company as a side project, but …

Episode 233

Tim Urban on A Different Way To Think (Repost)

April 1, 2023

About Tim Urban Tim Urban is a writer and bestselling author. Above all else, he spends a ton of time questioning assumptions and pushing for better ways to think. Tim is the creator and author …

Episode 232

Dr. Robert Brooks on Building Resilience

March 21, 2023

ABOUT DR. ROBERT BROOKS Dr. Robert Brooks is a leading expert on resilience. He is a Doctor of Psychology, serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and has authored or co-authored over 19 …

Episode 231

Michael Schein on Building Hype and Delivering

March 14, 2023

ABOUT MICHAEL SCHEIN Michael Schein is a self-described hype artist. He is the founder and president of MicroFame Media, where he’s worked with clients such as eBay, LinkedIn and Citrix. He is also the …

Episode 230

BONUS: A Sneak Peek At Elevate Your Team

March 9, 2023

This week is the launch of Elevate Your Team, host Robert Glazer’s latest book on building world class organizations by building people. To celebrate the launch on a very special episode of the Elevate Podcast, …

Episode 229

Robert Glazer on How To Elevate Your Team

March 7, 2023

TODAY’S SPECIAL EPISODE Today’s episode flips the script–Robert Glazer serves as guest, rather than host! Today is the official launch of Elevate Your Team, which is available in print in the US, Canada, Australia …

Episode 228

Steven Kotler on Finding Flow, Defying Aging and Gnar Country

February 28, 2023

ABOUT STEVEN KOTLER Steven Kotler is a world-renowned author, journalist, and entrepreneur. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance, and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is also …

Episode 227

Liz Wiseman on Building A Team of Impact Players

February 21, 2023

ABOUT LIZ WISEMAN Liz Wiseman coaches both up-and-coming performers and established leaders on how to help others improve. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm with clients …

Episode 226

Jessica Buchanan on Surviving The Unthinkable and Building Resilience

February 14, 2023

ABOUT JESSICA BUCHANAN Jessica Buchanan has one of the most astounding stories of resilience I’ve ever heard. She’s a teacher, author, humanitarian, speaker and survivor who was held in captivity for 93 days by …

Episode 225

Nick Sonnenberg on Operational Excellence and Coming Up For Air

February 7, 2023

ABOUT NICK SONNENBERG Nick Sonnenberg helps businesses master operational efficiency. He is the founder and CEO of Leverage, a leading operational efficiency consultancy that helps companies implement the CPR® Business Efficiency Framework. He is …

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