Episode #037 - "The Leadership Linebacker" Dr. Jason Carthen


Having been one and been across from a few in my football days, I know exactly how motivating a linebacker can be. Take that to a whole other level when it's Dr. Jason Carthen, "The Leadership Linebacker." 

Jason, a former linebacker with the World Champion New England Patriots, is now a best-selling author, international speaker, avid blogger, media-personality, and philanthropist. His messages are so profound and motivating that he routinely works with such outlets as NBC, ABC, ESPN and TBN along with hundreds of radio programs.

His direct, yet humble, communication style makes you feel engaged with him from the world go as he works with individuals up to large groups to help with such topics as leadership, motivation, team dynamics and organizational culture.

In this episode, I spent some time with Dr. J discussing the following questions:

What was your “a-ha” moment that helped you transition from playing football to becoming who you are today as a successful speaker, author and leadership consultant.

What similarities do you see between the top NFL players and top business leaders?

What makes a truly exemplary leader?

As most successful leaders seem to have it all together, what is the one element that you think 2nd tier leaders today could use more of

If you had one tip to give to help someone improve their speaking, what would that be

Why do some business teams succeed while others either fall into the middle or fall apart?

What is the #1 thing you coach/speak on of all the topics you cover?

I know he'll motivate you as much as possible so that nothing stands in your way of achieving your own definition of success.

You can learn more about Dr. J at jasoncarthen.com where you can get his free resources, listen to his podcast, and learn more about his speaking and coaching programs.

Drop me a note at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Have an amazing day!

Episode #036 - The Infinite Source of Success


So there you are, creating your vision, your dream life. Working tirelessly to achieve what sets your heart on fire.

Then, you see someone else, doing what you want to do and reaping incredible success from it.

How do you react? What do you feel? What do you say? 

We all get frustrated when pursuing big goals, but it's not anyone's fault and you shouldn't feel bad about where you are in the journey.

In this episode, I will discuss the value of being humble and how feeling pride and joy for another's success will set you up for your own.

Drop me a note at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Have an amazing day!

Episode #035 - Fitness Experts Aja James & Mallory Jansen


It’s no surprise that a healthy lifestyle leads to better focus, more energy and positive moods.

In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded of images and messages about staying fit and healthy. For those of us who are already pressed for time in our professional or personal lives, how can we leverage what little time we have to maximize our health?

In this episode I talk to two extremely positive and energetic women who have brought their personal style to personal training. Aja James and Mallory Jansen started Flexy Body Babes to not only get you into shape physically, but also mentally.

In our discussion, they share:

Why they started Flexy and what sets it apart.

What are the biggest obstacles for people trying to get healthy?

What's a must that anyone can implement in their day to start a healthier lifestyle?

Implement anything from a mental/focus standpoint to help people keep a strong mentality outside of workouts? 

For those business people who are always in meetings or traveling, what they recommend to stay fit/eat healthy?

Get ready to get fit, physically and mentally, with Aja and Mallory.

You can also check them out at FlexyBodyBabes.com, on Instagram and Twitter

Drop me a note at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Have an amazing day!

Episode #034 - Master the Mirror


One of the first things we do in the morning is look in a mirror. Showing the reflection of who we are as beautiful individuals, but a staggering 65% of people don't like what they see when they look at themselves.

So, over half of us are starting our day with negative talk.

By mastering the communication you have with yourself in the morning, you can set the tone for a fantastic day, no matter what comes at you.

In this podcast, I discuss a couple of simple ways that you can change that approach and set yourself up for the best day that you can possibly have. I also explain how the same exercise in the evening will provide you clarity and a peaceful night's rest.

Start implementing this conversation and let me know how it's going. 

Drop me a note at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Have an amazing day!

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Episode #033 - Leadership Expert Elizabeth McCourt


The word "leadership" is tossed around quite a bit while so many people are striving to become that person, that thought leader, that difference maker. But what truly makes a solid leader in today's world?

My guest on this week's podcast has the answers.

Elizabeth McCourt, President and Founder, McCourt Leadership Group.

Elizabeth is a certified leadership coach, speaker and writer. A background in executive recruiting in financial services for nearly 20 years, she works with high-level individuals and teams as a strategic partner in both their professional and personal goals. She helps people embrace their whole self and get real with who they are, so they can parlay that into leadership and business success.  

She’s on a mission to help people embrace their own resilience with the mindset that ‘wins’ don’t always have to be spectacular, they can be small and impactful. Her style is both practical minded and creative, allowing clients to really push their limits to find their most courageous style of both resilience and leadership. 

Through her coaching, speaking and even her TEDx talk "Why You Should Spill Your Secrets" she shares actionable tips on how to improve your leadership style.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What are common characteristics of top leaders
  • What holds people back from finding their true potential for leadership
  • Why most people lack resilience
  • How physical activity and exercise can improve your leadership skills
  • The value of taking on a non-traditional project

You can find out more about Elizabeth on her website mccourtleadership.com.