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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 199

Garry Ridge on Building a $2.4 Billion Business with Culture

August 9, 2022

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 …

Episode 198

Dandapani on Focus, Mindfulness and Preventing Distraction (Repost)

August 3, 2022

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 197

Dan Pink on Why You Need Regrets (Repost)

July 26, 2022

ABOUT DAN PINK Dan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including A Whole New Mind, Drive, When and his latest, the newly published The Power of Regret. He is …

Episode 196

Josh Linkner on Big Little Breakthroughs (Repost)

July 19, 2022

ABOUT JOSH LINKNER Josh Linkner is a brilliant expert on creativity and innovation. He is the founder and CEO of five tech companies that sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He …

Episode 195

David Rendall on The Freak Factor (Repost)

July 12, 2022

ABOUT DAVID RENDALL 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, …

Episode 194

Allen Gannett on The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Creators

July 5, 2022

ABOUT ALLEN GANNETT Allen Gannett is one of the sharpest thinkers in the creative field. Allen is the founder of Track Maven, a marketing platform used by top company’s such as GE and the …

Episode 193

Andrew Wang on How To Make Smart Financial Investments

June 28, 2022

ABOUT ANDREW WANG Andrew Wang helps people make patient investments. He is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management, where he helps families and business owners plan their financial futures. He’s been featured in …

Episode 192

David Novak on Building a $32 Billion Business

June 21, 2022

ABOUT DAVID NOVAK David Novak is the Co-Founder and retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. one of the world’s largest restaurant companies that includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in its …

Episode 191

Brian Scudamore on How To Be Your Own Boss

June 14, 2022

ABOUT BRIAN SCUDAMORE Brian Scudamore has helped many entrepreneurs get the chance to live life their own way. He is the Founder & CEO of O2E Brands: Home of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and other exceptional home …

Episode 190

Joey Coleman on How To Never Lose A Customer

June 7, 2022

ABOUT JOEY COLEMAN Joey Coleman is one of the world’s leading experts on customer happiness and retention. He is an award-winning speaker at both national and international conferences – competing against New York Times …

Episode 189

Susan Cain on Bittersweet, Quiet and Writing

May 31, 2022

ABOUT SUSAN CAIN Susan Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet, which changed how the world views introverts forever, and a her latest book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us …

Episode 188

Alisa Cohn on Elevating Startups (Repost)

May 24, 2022

ABOUT ALISA COHN Alisa Cohn was named the #1 Startup Coach in the World by Thinkers50 and has coached startup founders from companies such as Venmo, DraftKings and Mac Weldon. She’s also an investor, …

Episode 187

Kim Scott on Candor and Justice in the Workplace

May 17, 2022

ABOUT KIM SCOTT Kim Scott is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected leadership experts. She has previously worked as an executive at Google, and as a CEO coach with Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and several …

Episode 186

General Stanley McChrystal on Risk, Leadership Qualities, Propaganda and Ukraine

May 10, 2022

ABOUT GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL General Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general, the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, and former commander of Joint Special Operations Command, America’s premier …

Episode 185

Marshall Goldsmith on The Earned Life

May 3, 2022

ABOUT MARSHALL GOLDSMITH Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized by Thinkers50 as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker and #1 Executive Coach. He is also a globally renowned keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling …

Episode 184

Alex Lieberman on Morning Brew and the Entrepreneurial Journey (Repost)

April 26, 2022

ABOUT ALEX LIEBERMAN Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew, a daily email newsletter that condenses business news into more accessible, entertaining content. Alex started Morning Brew as a college …

Episode 183

Rhiannon Beaubien on Building Farnam Street and Working With Shane Parrish

April 19, 2022

ABOUT RHIANNON BEAUBIEN Rhiannon Beaubien is the Managing Editor of Farnam Street Media, serving as the lead writer and editor of the influential Farnum Street blog and Brainfood Newsletter, founded by Shane Parrish. She …

Episode 182

Aaron Leon on Scaling a Business Employees Love

April 12, 2022

ABOUT AARON LEON Aaron Leon is dedicated to creating value for customers and employees. He is the Founder and CEO of LD Products, the online ink retainer he built with sales annual sales approaching …

Episode 181

Peter Diamandis on When You’ll Stop Aging

April 5, 2022

ABOUT PETER DIAMANDIS Peter is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, and has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is also the …

Episode 180

Angela Duckworth on Building Grit (Repost)

March 29, 2022

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 …

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