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The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, speaker, and entrepreneur. On the Pathways to Success Podcast, he conducts in-depth interviews with world-class performers to discover their mindsets, tactics, and behaviors. He has interviewed CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, TEDx speakers, celebrity athletes, company founders, leading entrepreneurs, and prolific thought leaders.
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Jun 29, 2020

Steve Lucas is the Chief Executive Officer at iCIMS.
He brings nearly 25 years of extensive leadership experience in enterprise software to iCIMS, along with a proven track record of driving global expansion and innovation. Steve has held senior executive roles at global enterprise software organizations including Adobe, Marketo, SAP, Salesforce.com, and BusinessObjects. During Steve’s tenure as CEO of Marketo, he led a multi-year product expansion and growth strategy resulting in the acquisition of the company by Adobe in 2018, making it the largest acquisition in Adobe's history.

Steve holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Colorado, is a published author and serves on multiple philanthropic and education boards.

On this episode, we discuss:
- The NEW future of work and what that means for business leaders
- What businesses should do now to thrive in today's talent market
- Steve's best advice on success in life and business
- Keys to dealing with fear and adversity
- How to get unstuck in your career if you feel lost
- Using START, STOP, and CONTINUE to promote personal and business growth
- Why business is PERSONAL and all about people

Connect with Steve:

Linkedin | Twitter | iCIMS

Jun 16, 2020

On this episode, Susan and I discuss how to increase employee engagement through meaningful alignment.

Susan Steinbrecher, an internationally acclaimed executive coach, speaker and author, is president and CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc. a management consulting firm that provides professional development services in the areas of executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership training.

Susan is the co-author of Heart-Centered Leadership: Lead Well Live Well, and Roadmap to Success. She is also the author of Amazon best-seller, KENSHO: A Modern Awakening, Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal. Her newest book released in Spring of 2019 is, Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life, co-written with Robert Schaefer Ph.D.


Connect with Susan:

Linkedin | Website | Book 



May 4, 2020

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Becky Halstead, a retired Brigadier General, founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership, following 27 years of service in the U.S. Army and one year as the Executive Director for Leader Development with Praevius Group, Inc. Becky specializes in inspirational and motivational speaking, developing leader training programs, leader coaching and mentoring. Becky has provided hundreds of keynote speeches and leadership training to the corporate and academic sectors at both national and international engagements.

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Honored to be selected to attend West Point in 1977 – entering with the second class of women, and being the first kid from her hometown to graduate from West Point.
  • The first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer in 2004.
  • Served and commanded in combat as the first female Commanding General at the strategic level of leadership in Iraq – leading 20,000 Soldiers and 5,000 civilians from 2005 to 2006 – a first for our Army and our Nation.
  • In 2007 received the National Women’s History Project award for “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”.

On this episode, we discuss the 5 Leadership Truths.

Contact:

Website | Book 

Apr 6, 2020

Josh is an overcomer. He was a Blacksmith/Farrier for 7 years until he got kicked in the face and had to switch careers. He self-taught himself to code and landed a software developer job making $70K with no degree. Josh has had over a dozen side hustles and believes everyone should have their own side hustle.

Check out Josh's FREE download: 9 simple tips to improve your focus and willpower ==> https://www.joshkemp.net/julian

On this episode, Josh and I discuss the steps to build a profitable side hustle.

1. Find an opportunity
2. Don't take too much risk
3. Will it work? (validation)
4. Marketing
5. Take action

CONTACT:
Linkedin = http://linkedin.com/in/josh-kemp-a8982b50
Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/therealjoshkemp/
Website = https://www.joshkemp.net/

Mar 30, 2020

Mark Victor Hansen widely known as an inspirational and motivation speaker, trainer, author, serial entrepreneur. Perhaps best known as the founder and co-creator of the, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Book series, which has sold more than 500 Million copies.

Crystal Dwyer Hansen is one of the leading success and wellness coaches in the country. She is the author of Skinny Life - The Secret to Being Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit.

Together, Mark and Crystal have teamed up to co-author their NEW book, Ask! The Bridge from your Dreams to your Destiny: A self-help journey about learning the art and science of asking questions and how it can completely transform your life.

Checkout their new book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Uhhds4

Contact:

Mark Victor Hansen
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Crystal Dwyer Hansen
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Feb 28, 2020

Christian is a patented inventor, and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience starting, building, and selling healthcare and IT companies that make an impact on people's lives. In his last company he and his team architected, and launched a system for quickly, and accurately assessing mental health conditions in the clinical setting. As of the end of 2015 the system had identified over 2,000 people with suicidal intent, and well over 100,000 people with mental health disorders. He is currently launching a tool called Connected Mind to save 10,000 people's lives, and identify 10,000,000 people suffering from mental health conditions. In his personal time Christian teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and works with disabled combat veterans.

On this episode, we discuss:

- Keys to Success: Be, Do, Have
- Using stillness to gain self-awareness
- How to get your life aligned so that EVERYTHING works
- SODA (Simplify, Optimize, Delegate, Automate)
- MORE Principle (Measure, Observe, Repeat, Evolve)

Contact
Linkedin | Website




Feb 5, 2020

Yesterday was World Cancer Day. Join me for part 2 of my conversation with Tom Hulsey.

On this episode we discuss:
- Why men don't like to discuss health issues
- Symptoms of cancer
- Genetics vs Lifestyle
- The test you need to detect prostate cancer

Tom is an 11-time IRONMAN finisher and 6-time Mountainman Winter Triathlon finisher.

On his birthday in 2015, Tom heard these dreaded words from his doctor, “you have cancer.” The diagnosis sent him into a tailspin. Having lost his best friend to prostate cancer the year before, he was ready to quit, to not even try to fight the disease. Why is that important? At that time, Tom had completed nine IRONMANs. He is not a quitter, yet this bad news overwhelmed him.

What changed? Loved ones and friends gave Tom ways and reasons to live. One reason was to be around to walk his daughter down the aisle. The first step in his battle was to hold on to his winning mindset, to decide to live and inspire others no matter what their life challenges. After his cancer surgery, he set goals; these included 2 IRONMANs, one of which was the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. The IRONMAN is a 2.4. mile swim, followed by a 112 bike, followed by a 26.2 marathon – all in one day.

After completing his cancer recovery goals, Tom dedicated his life to helping others through philanthropy. He is a Board Member for Mary Crowley Cancer Research, Board Member for ZERO Cancer, Peer Reviewer & Mentor for the DoD’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and Patient & Caregiver Board Member at Cancer University. Tom use to volunteer at the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Health & Wellness Center; leading fitness classes for cancer patients (“beacon of hope”).

Tom was the recipient of the 2019 Lauren Beam Philanthropy Award at the New York University School of Professional Studies and the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport for his “dedication and contributions toward philanthropic efforts that resulted in significant, positive effects on the world of sports and beyond.”

Tom recently authored The Winning Mindset that Saved My Life. It is a great story and inspirational book. Tom applies the skills and attitudes required to compete in an IRONMAN to life’s struggles. He tells a great story of going from a self-absorbed athlete absorbed and almost arrogant about his health, to a man devoted to helping and inspiring others. Best of all; 100% of the net proceeds are being donated to cancer research. The book is rated 5 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.
Tom lives in Dallas with his wife Lauren. They have 2 married children and 3 grandchildren.

Connect with Tom:

Book | Website | Linkedin

Jan 23, 2020

My interview with Teladoc Founder and 12x Serial Entrepreneur, Michael Gorton. Needless to say, I was blown away by our conversation!

On this episode, we discuss:

- How to know if you’re an entrepreneur
- Lessons from building 12 companies
- “The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
- Pricing and valuing your business
- How to succeed as an entrepreneur
- How Michael defines a life well lived
- Is work life balance a myth?
- Michael’s daily routine for success
- How to increase self-awareness
- Ultimate keys to success in life and business

About Michael:
Michael Gorton is a 12-time Serial Entrepreneur and bestselling author with 35 years of experience building both public and private companies in the telecom, music, energy, healthcare, book publishing, aerospace and water remediation industries. Throughout his executive career, Michael has founded and led industry-changing companies, including Internet Global, Teladoc, Palo Duro Records, Principal Solar, Water Environmental Technology and Back To Space. Book Genius named his current book: Broken Handoff the #1 M&A Business book of 2019.

As CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Teladoc, Gorton created and led the healthcare services company that would go on to be named by MIT as one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies in the World in 2015. Teladoc is now the world’s leading telemedicine company with a $5 billion NYSE market cap. Following Teladoc, Gorton was the founding CEO of Principal Solar, a public company he led to become one of the thought leaders in the solar industry worldwide, that delivered nearly 400 megawatts of sustainable electricity, enough to run approximately 70,000 American homes. With Internet Global, he led the company from concept to the #1 ranked Internet provider in North Texas and the construction of the world’s first DSL network and one of the first national VOIP networks.

Gorton is currently a founding CEO of Back To Space, LLC (B2S), a for-profit company with not-for-profit benefits. B2S has four Apollo era astronauts on the team, including Buzz Aldrin, Walt Cunningham, Charlie Duke and Alfred Worden. The Company delivers a weekly Space News Flash, and is developing a TV show that has enlisted renown executive producers: Christopher Cowen (Apollo 13, The Decade Series, and Magnificent Desolation), and former Chairman of the Television Academy Hayma Washington (The Amazing Race, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Naked Science).

Michael’s startups have created more than $6 billion in wealth. Michael holds a JD in Law from Texas A&M University School of Law, a BS in Engineering from Texas Tech University, and an MS in Physics from The University of Texas at Dallas. He has established his status as a Thought Leader and best-selling author through numerous awards, more than 20 white papers, 100+ articles, five novels and one business book on M&A transactions. His historic fiction novel Forefathers and Founding Fathers became an Amazon #1 best seller. Michael has run eighteen marathons, is working on his 3rd degree black belt in karate and has completed a 4,800-mile bicycle adventure across the US.  He and his family have a goal of climbing the highest point of elevation in all 50 states. They have completed 41.

Michael's Books:
Broken Handoff: Saving Your Assets
https://amzn.to/2TOltzx

Forefathers and Founding Fathers
https://amzn.to/37lDJEr

YouTube: Back to Space
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHZ63YtVtdQDqLxKyTDmtmw

Contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gorton-9a3b2a14/

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