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Leadership guru Adam Mendler goes one on one with America’s most accomplished and insightful people on how they made it to the top and how you can too. Each episode features a wealth of practical, actionable advice from a leading CEO, founder, athlete, celebrity, influencer or general / admiral. Learn how to lead in today’s landscape, become your best self and excel personally and professionally – in thirty minutes.
 
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A legend in the world of retail, Mickey Drexler is a former Fortune 500 CEO who led and founded several of America’s best-known clothing companies. Mickey was the CEO of Gap and J. Crew and is the founder of Old Navy and Madewell. Now the CEO of Alex Mill, Mickey joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Mickey and Ada…
 
Mike Mussallem has spent more than two decades as CEO of Edwards Lifesciences, leading the company since its inception to its current market cap in excess of $70 billion. Mike joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Mike and Adam cover a wide range of topics: career development, innovation, culture, hiring, leadershi…
 
General Robert Neller is a retired four-star general and was the highest-ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps. As Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Neller oversaw a $43 billion global enterprise and 225,000 employees around the world. General Neller joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. General N…
 
Art Bilger is the co-founder of Apollo, one of the leading private equity firms in the world, with close to $90 billion under management. Art is also a renowned VC and is the founder and CEO of WorkingNation, where he is focused on mitigating the growing employability gap in America. Art joins Adam to share his journey - from working with Michael M…
 
Ilene Gordon was the 21st woman to ever serve as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and was named by Fortune as one of the most powerful women in business for five consecutive years. As CEO of Ingredion, Ilene led the company from $2 billion to $10 billion in market cap during her tenure. Ilene joins Adam to share her barrier-breaking journey and bes…
 
The recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, Pat Williams spent more than 50 years in the NBA, leading 4 NBA front offices and co-founding an NBA franchise, the Orlando Magic. Pat joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Pat and Adam discuss leadership, mentorship, negotiations, sales, bask…
 
Randy Garutti is the CEO of Shake Shack, where he leads one of America’s favorite fast-casual chains, with more than 350 locations around the world. Randy joins Adam to share his journey and best advice across a wide range of topics. Randy and Adam discuss how Randy and Danny Meyer transformed Shake Shake from a hot dog stand into a multibillion-do…
 
Judy Marks leads one of America’s largest public companies and is one of only 23 female Fortune 250 CEOs. The CEO of Otis Worldwide - the largest elevator company in the world - Judy runs a business with a market cap in excess of $35 billion. Judy joins Adam to share her best lessons learned on her way to the top of corporate America and while lead…
 
A leading voice on the topic of mindfulness, Jay Shetty is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and is one of the world’s most successful online content creators, with more than 40 million followers across social media platforms. Jay joins Adam to share his journey and best advice. Jay and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: personal and profess…
 
A former Fortune 100 CEO, Ron Williams led the turnaround of the healthcare giant Aetna, which was subsequently acquired by CVS. Ron currently sits on the boards of three Fortune 100 companies: American Express, Boeing, and Johnson & Johnson. Ron joins Adam to share his journey from the South Side of Chicago to the top of corporate America and his …
 
One of America’s leading fitness experts, Jillian Michaels was the star of the hit TV show The Biggest Loser and is an 8-time New York Times bestselling author. Jillian joins Adam to share her journey, lessons learned, and best advice across a wide range of topics. Jillian and Adam discuss personal and professional development; overcoming obstacles…
 
A Fortune 500 CEO, Mark Tritton is a longtime leader in the world of retail and has been leading the turnaround of one of America’s best-known retailers, Bed Bath & Beyond. Mark joins Adam to share his journey to the top and best advice across a wide range of topics. Mark and Adam discuss personal and career development; leadership and team-buildin…
 
Ambassador Christopher Hill spent more than three decades serving at the highest levels of international diplomacy and served as the U.S. Ambassador to four different countries: Iraq, South Korea, Poland, and Macedonia. Ambassador Hill joins Adam to share his journey, lessons learned and best advice across a wide range of topics. Ambassador Hill an…
 
A former Fortune 100 CEO, David Cote is recognized as the most successful leader of a major industrial manufacturing company of his era. David led the turnaround of Honeywell, which grew from $20B to $120B during his tenure. David is also the first person in his family to graduate from high school and dropped out of college twice. David joins Adam …
 
Keith Ferrazzi is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Never Eat Alone and was the youngest Chief Marketing Officer of a Fortune 500 Company. Keith joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Keith and Adam discuss career development, relationship-building, networking, leadership, marketing, and more.…
 
Barbara Boxer served in the U.S. Senate for 24 years. In 1991, the Senate had only two female members; in 1992, Senator Boxer was elected alongside three other women in "The Year of the Woman." Senator Boxer joins Adam to share her journey and best lessons learned along the way. Senator Boxer and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: breaking into a…
 
Tricky Stewart is a five-time Grammy Award winning producer and the guiding force behind more than 50 million records sold. The founder of the record label and studio Rz3 Recordings, Tricky has worked with the biggest names in music, including Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Ciara, and Katy Perry. Trick…
 
A national leader in the field of healthcare management, Dr. David Shulkin served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and has held leadership positions at five major hospitals and hospital systems. Secretary Shulkin joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Secretary Shulkin and Adam discuss how to lead and drive change a…
 
A leader in the world of women’s fashion, Rebecca Minkoff is the co-founder and creative visionary behind the company that bears her name. Rebecca joins Adam to share her entrepreneurial journey and best lessons learned along the way. Rebecca and Adam discuss a wide range of topics: unlocking creativity; marketing and branding; growing and scaling;…
 
A Fortune 500 CEO, Bruce Van Saun has been a C-level executive at major financial institutions for the past three decades and led Citizens Financial Group through the largest IPO in the history of any U.S. commercial bank. Bruce joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Bruce and Adam discuss a broad range of topics, i…
 
Ambassador Ron Kirk served as a Cabinet member in the Obama administration as the United States Trade Representative. Ambassador Kirk was the first African American U.S. Trade Rep and the first African American mayor of Dallas. Ambassador Kirk joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Ambassador Kirk and Adam discuss a…
 
An expert on social media and branding, Amy Jo Martin is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of one of the first social media companies of all time, where she managed the social media strategy for major celebrities, athletes and companies. Amy Jo joins Adam to share her journey and best advice across a wide range of topics. Amy Jo a…
 
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is the founder of The Skinny Confidential, a community consisting of millions of people. Lauryn joins Adam to share her journey and best advice on a wide range of subjects. Lauryn and Adam discuss entrepreneurial lessons learned from building The Skinny Confidential; marketing, branding, and community-building; inspiration, f…
 
Brian Baumgartner played Kevin on the hit TV show The Office and won an Emmy along the way. Brian joins Adam to share his journey leading up to The Office, favorite memories and lessons learned from his time on the show, and best advice on a wide range of topics. Brian and Adam discuss how The Office came together and why it was so successful; less…
 
Jeff Immelt spent 17 years as the CEO of General Electric (GE), then one of the five largest companies in the country, with annual revenues that exceeded $180 billion. Jeff joins Adam to share his best lessons from the highs and lows of his career. Jeff and Adam discuss a broad range of topics: career development, leadership, culture, learning from…
 
Dara Torres is one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in history: winner of four Olympic gold medals and twelve medals in total, a record among women. Dara competed in five Olympic games, winning a gold medal as a high school student and three silver medals at age 41. Dara joins Adam to share her journey and best lessons learned along the way. …
 
A pioneer in the world of private equity and member of the Forbes 400, Steve Klinskly co-founded Goldman Sachs' buyout group, was an early partner at Forstmann Little, and is the founder and CEO of New Mountain Capital, which has deployed more than $30 billion. Steve joins Adam to share his journey and best advice. Steve and Adam discuss the evolut…
 
Joe Lockhart served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and went on to lead communications efforts for Facebook and the NFL. Joe joins Adam to share his best lessons across a wide range of topics: crisis management, performing under pressure, leadership, communications, relationship building, and more.…
 
General Barry McCaffrey is one of the most decorated military leaders over the past half-century: the recipient of two Silver Stars and two Distinguished Service Crosses, a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame, the youngest four star general at the time of his retirement, and the leader of the decisive battle in the Persian Gulf War. General…
 
Tony Hunter is the CEO of McClatchy, one of America's oldest and most prominent publishing companies, with newspapers across 30 U.S. markets catering to 65 million monthly readers. Tony previously served as publisher of the Chicago Tribune and CEO of the parent Tribune Publishing, where he led the company through a record four-year bankruptcy and r…
 
The co-founder of E!, Alan Mruvka led the fastest growing cable network start-up in television history. Alan joins Adam to share his entrepreneurial journey and best lessons learned along the way. Alan and Adam discuss the inspiration behind E! and the keys to actualizing the vision; leadership, culture, negotiations and dealmaking; how to assess e…
 
Founder of The Chriselle Factor and the Bumo Enterprise, Chriselle Lim is a leading fashion and beauty influencer and entrepreneur, with more than 5 million followers across social platforms. Chriselle joins Adam to share her journey and best advice on a wide range of topics. Chriselle and Adam discuss how to pursue a non-traditional career; how to…
 
Tom Ripley is the CEO of Lids, the largest licensed sports retailer in the country, and the co-founder of the private equity firm that owns it. Tom joins Adam to share his best lessons from his journey from Special Operations officer in the Marine Corps to leader of a company doing over a billion dollars in annual sales. Tom and Adam discuss how to…
 
Tony Horton is the creator of P90X, the disruptive workout program that has grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. Before becoming one of America’s leading fitness experts, Tony spent more than two decades working through a long list of less glamorous jobs. Tony joins Adam to share his best lessons learned from his journey and his best advice on …
 
The most decorated male skier in U.S. history, Bode Miller is an Olympic gold medalist with thirty-three World Cup wins, two overall titles and four world championships. Bode joins Adam to share his journey and best advice on how to attain and manage success. Bode and Adam discuss Bode’s unique upbringing in the New Hampshire forest; how to underst…
 
A Fortune 500 CEO named as one of the 50 most powerful women in business for a second consecutive year, Penny Pennington is the CEO of Edward Jones, which manages over a trillion dollars for eight million clients around the world. Penny joins Adam to discuss her journey to the top of the business world and her best advice on leadership, management,…
 
Adam Contos is the CEO of RE/MAX, one of the largest and best-known companies in the world of residential real estate, represented by over 135,000 agents across more than 110 countries and territories. Adam C. joins Adam to share his unique journey from running a SWAT team to leading a public company and his best lessons learned along the way. Adam…
 
Chris Bender has produced countless movies and several movie franchises - including The Hangover and American Pie trilogies - that have enjoyed great success among audiences. Chris joins Adam to share his journey, lessons learned and best advice. Chris and Adam cover a wide range of topics, from breaking into and excelling in the entertainment indu…
 
Senator Byron Dorgan spent three decades serving as a member of Congress, including three terms as a U.S. Senator. A longtime member of the Senate Democratic leadership, Sen. Dorgan served as the Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee and the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs. Sen. Dorgan joins Adam to discuss a wide range of topics …
 
The author of twelve New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Daniel Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics and has been called the most popular psychiatrist in America by the Washington Post. Dr. Amen joins Adam to share his journey and best advice on not only how to enjoy professional success, but how to live a happier and healthier life. Dr. Amen and …
 
An Emmy Award winning television host and New York Times bestselling author, Daphne Oz spent six seasons as co-host of The Chew. Daphne joins Adam to share her best lessons from her personal and professional journey. Daphne and Adam discuss how to become comfortable in your skin, how to become your best self and how to live a happier, healthier and…
 
Taylor Dilk is the co-founder and CEO of Balance Athletica, one of the hottest and fastest growing direct to consumer athleisure brands on the market. Taylor joins Adam to share how she built the Balance Athletica brand, how she developed her own personal brand, and her best advice on a wide range of topics. Taylor and Adam discuss entrepreneurship…
 
Scott Patterson is best known as Luke Danes, the male lead on the hit TV show Gilmore Girls. Before his breakthrough role, Scott went through the ups and downs of two notoriously difficult professions: baseball and acting. Scott joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Scott and Adam discuss competition; life-altering…
 
The star of the hit TV show Million Dollar Listing New York, Ryan Serhant is one of the most successful real estate brokers in the world, averaging a billion dollars of sales a year. Before finding success in real estate, Ryan struggled professionally and financially. Ryan joins Adam to share how he transformed his life and how others can transform…
 
Jeff Maggioncalda is the CEO of Coursera, the online learning leader that serves more than 70 million people globally. Jeff is also the co-founder of Financial Engines, which he built into the country’s largest independent Registered Investment Advisor and was sold for $3 billion. Jeff joins Adam to share his journey and best advice on a wide range…
 
A renowned motivational speaker and the author of 90 books, Brian Tracy has inspired millions of people around the world. Brian joins Adam to share his best on advice on how to live a happier, more productive and more successful life. Adam and Brian discuss a wide range of topics, including the key skills to develop to succeed; the most important h…
 
A fitness guru who took the world of social media by storm in her late 40s shortly after learning how to use Facebook, Janine Delaney is a psychologist, entrepreneur and influencer with more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Janine joins Adam to share her unconventional journey to the top of the world of social media and her best advice on a…
 
One of best switch hitters in Major League Baseball history, Mark Teixeira is currently a baseball analyst for ESPN. A three-time All-Star, Mark won five Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers and a World Series. Mark joins Adam to share his best lessons learned and insights on a wide range of topics. Mark and Adam discuss leadership, teamwork, organiz…
 
LTG Michael Ferriter spent 35 years in the United States Armed Forces, serving as an Infantry Officer, a Paratrooper, a Special Operations Army Ranger, and a Lieutenant General in charge of the Army’s largest command, overseeing all 75 Army bases, a $12 billion annual budget, and over 73,000 employees across 17 time zones. General Ferriter joins Ad…
 
Dan Harris has spent the past decade co-hosting the weekend edition of Good Morning America and the past two decades at ABC News. Dan’s on-air panic attack inspired his #1 New York Times bestselling book 10% Happier. Dan joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. Dan and Adam cover a wide range of topics, including broa…
 
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