Wow! Dorie is an incredibly smart, idea machine! I loved our conversation. After we stopped recording, we kept talking for another 25 minutes. Dorie was offering great tips and ideas on how to grow my podcast the entire time. She is a true giver… Dorie was very complimentary of the podcast and the style and then offered up many guests to come on the show. This was a fantastic episode… Full of both educational and entertaining content.

Named one of the 25 Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 – Forbes

Welcome to Episode 005 with branding expert Dorie Clark

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“First time author Dorie Clark has hit the ball out of the park with her new book, Reinventing You…this book is a great reminder of how we can be anyone we want to be if we are willing to put in the work.”  –

The Learning Leader Show

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How important is it to connect with influencers?
  • How did you choose the people you featured in your books?
  • What are the practical ideas regular people can follow so they can come up with their own breakthrough ideas?
  • What are your goals?
  • What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to combine ideas and disciplines like a Stanford graduate
  • How we all can be like Tim Ferriss
  • How to have a side hustle
  • Specific ways to grow your email list
  • How to think differently about success and failure
  • How to make a book a best seller
  • A time when challenging the established knowledge changed an industry
  • About her time meeting with the great Dr. Robert Cialdini

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You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How to become a master connector with Jayson Gaignard from MasterMind Talks

Episode 003: How to take over and set bigger goals with Chris Brogan

Episode 009: The Creative Leader’s Guide to making money by thinking outside of the Box with Jason Zook (SurfrApp)

Did you enjoy the podcast?

I was very fortunate to have been introduced to Dorie by the great author Noah Fleming (“Evergreen”). I am incredibly grateful to Noah for making this introduction. I have developed a great friendship with both Noah and Dorie and I am much better off for it. This was a very energetic and fun episode for me! Who do you know that needs to hear this? Send them to The Learning Leader Show!


Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewForbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Her next book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was released in April 2015.

Clark, a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. She has taught marketing and communications at Tufts University, Suffolk University, Emerson College, HEC-Paris, Babson College, the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and Smith College Executive Education. She has been named to the Huffington Post’s “100 Must Follow on Twitter” list for 2013 and 2014, and to the #Nifty50 list of top women on Twitter. She was also named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference,” and recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.”


Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell