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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 260

Seth Godin Shares His Latest Book, The Song of Significance

September 26, 2023

Listen To This Episode on Your Favorite Podcast Platform 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 …

Episode 259

Tim Urban Explains Our Society’s Problem

September 19, 2023

Listen To This Episode on Your Favorite Podcast Platform Guest Info Tim Urban is on a mission to increase our collective ability for critical thinking. He is the founder, writer and illustrator of the …

Episode 258

Amanda Knox’s Story of Wrongful Conviction, Exoneration and Justice

September 12, 2023

Listen To This Episode on Your Favorite Podcast Platform Guest Info At 20 years old, Amanda Knox was wrongfully convicted for a horrific murder she did not commit. After spending years in prison, she …

Episode 257

David Heinemeier Hansson’s Radical Approach To Entrepreneurship

September 5, 2023

Guest Info David Heinemeier Hansson, is a true innovator. He is the co-founder of Basecamp which has been used by over 20m people globally. He’s also the founder of Hey and the creator of …

Episode 256

Elevate Classics – Keith Ferrazzi on Competing In The New World of Work

August 29, 2023

ABOUT KEITH FERRAZZI Keith Ferrazzi is an influential business thinker, researcher and New York Times bestselling author. He has founded and sold two companies and now works with Fortune 100 companies and their executive …

Episode 255

Elevate Classics: Todd Henry on Unleashing Innovation and Creativity

August 22, 2023

ABOUT TODD HENRY Todd Henry helps others unlock their creativity and passion or their work. Todd is the founder of Accidental Creative, and delivers keynotes and workshops all over the world to help creative …

Episode 254

Elevate Classics: Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson on Self-Justification and Cognitive Dissonance

August 15, 2023

ABOUT CAROL TAVRIS AND ELLIOT ARONSON Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson are distinguished psychologists and co-authors of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), the definitive book on self-justification and cognitive dissonance. They have …

Episode 253

Dr. Caroline Leaf on Building Resilience and Cleaning Your Mental Mess

August 8, 2023

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neurobiologist specializing in the mind-brain-body connection. From a young age, she had a passion for the mind and brain, initially aiming to become a neurosurgeon. Dr. Leaf has conducted …

Episode 252

Hitendra Wadhwa on Inner Mastery and Outer Impact

August 1, 2023

ABOUT HITENDRA WADHWA Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa is a professor at Columbia Business School, Founder of the Mentora Institute, and a highly respected coach for Fortune 100 C-suite executives. His course on Personal Leadership & …

Episode 251

Elevate Classics: Davis Smith on Building Cotopaxi Into A Famous Brand

July 25, 2023

ABOUT DAVIS SMITH Davis Smith has made genorosity and philanthropy the foundation of a thriving business. He is the founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, a highly popular, carbon-neutral outdoor gear brand founded to create …

Episode 250

Elevate Classics Gary Sanchez on Finding Your Why

July 18, 2023

ABOUT GARY SANCHEZ Gary Sanchez has helped many exceptional leaders find their core purpose and motivation. He is the founder of the Why Institute, where he and his team have worked with hundreds of …

Episode 249

Elevate Classics: Bill George on Finding Your Purpose In Life and Leadership

July 11, 2023

ABOUT BILL GEORGE Bill George is a celebrated leader who served as Chair and CEO of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company. He is an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he …

Episode 248

Elevate Classics: Cal Newport on Slow Productivity, Elon Musk at Twitter and More

July 4, 2023

ABOUT CAL NEWPORT Cal Newport is one of the world’s leading thinkers on how technology affects the way we live, work and think. Cal is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. …

Episode 247

Elevate Classics: How Alan Mulally Saved The Ford Motor Company

June 27, 2023

ABOUT ALAN MULALLY Alan Mulally is one of the most effective leaders of his generation. He is the Former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, where he led the company through an existential …

Episode 246

Geoff Smart on How To Hire The Best Talent

June 20, 2023

GUEST INFO Dr. Geoff Smart is perhaps the world’s best expert hiring the best talent. Geoff is the is the Founder and Chairman of ghSMART, a leading global management consulting firm for talent, and …

Episode 245

Eric Kapitulik on Leadership Lessons From The Military

June 13, 2023

ABOUT ERIC KAPITULIK Eric served in the U.S. Marine Corp both as an infantry officer and a special operations officer with a first reconnaissance company, first Marine division. As a platoon leader with his …

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 …

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