Welcome to The Learning Leader Show. My mission is to have deep conversations with the world’s most thoughtful leaders and share their useful life stories and leadership wisdom. I speak with CEOs, Special Forces Operators, Entrepreneurs, Best-Selling Authors, Professional Athletes, and more. Our conversations are open dialogs where my guests share their most valuable experiences and learnings for the benefit of The Learning Leader Show audience. You will find links to each episode and the corresponding show notes at the bottom of this page.

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Episode List & Show Notes

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Episode #544: Adam Bornstein – The Advisor for Lebron James, Cindy Crawford, & Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares How To Build Your Dream Job

Adam Bornstein is a nutrition advisor for LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, Lindsey Vonn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s also the founder of Born Fitness, Pen Name Consulting, and he’s the former Chief Nutrition Officer at Ladder (the company founded by LeBron James). Adam is a New York Times bestselling author of many books including [...]

Episode #543: Eric Musselman – Running Great Team Meetings, Developing Your People, Building a Championship Program (Head Men’s Basketball Coach at The University of Arkansas)

Eric Musselman is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas. Prior to his time at Arkansas, he was a head coach in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings. He’s also spent time as the national coach for the Dominican Republic National Team and The [...]

Episode #542: Brad Stulberg – How To Excel When Everything Is Changing (Including You)

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on mental health, well-being, and sustainable excellence. He is the bestselling author of The Practice of Groundedness and Master of Change. He regularly contributes to the New York Times and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic, among other outlets. [...]

Episode #541: Matt Higgins – Burning The Boats, Handling Imposter Syndrome, Investing on Shark Tank, & The Most Important Ingredient To Professional Success

Matt Higgins was an executive for the New York Jets and then the Miami Dolphins. He Co-Founded RSE Ventures with Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross. Matt was a guest shark on ABC’s Shark Tank (seasons 10-11), He is an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, and he recently published a book called, [...]

Episode #540: Alex Hormozi – Creating Confidence, The Art of Selling, Marrying Well, Letting Go of The Need For Approval, Building a Profitable Business, & Never Skipping Dessert

Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur, investor, and author of 3 bestselling books $100M Offers, Leads, and Money Models. He’s founded and exited 3 companies, the largest for $46.2M in 2021. He and his wife Leila are the managing partners of Acquisition.com – a portfolio of companies that generate in aggregate $200M per [...]

Episode #539: Jack Raines – Playing Infinite Games, Living Life Backwards, Building Your Platform, Traveling More, & Becoming an Excellent Writer

Jack Raines is a student at Columbia Business School and the writer of YoungMoney.co – Young Money is a finance blog that covers a wide variety of life topics like why we should travel more, timeless advice, the use of humor, the 6 types of wealth, and infinite games. Jack is one [...]

Episode #538: Dr. Julie Gurner – Setting High Standards, Being Relentlessly Resourceful, Achieving Huge Results (Compared to Wendy Rhoades of “Billions”)

Dr. Julie Gurner is a doctor of psychology and is a nationally recognized executive performance coach for individual and corporate clients primarily in finance and technology. Trusted by top percentile talent and their teams to help them achieve world-class performance in fast-paced, high-pressure, extremely competitive environments. She’s been compared to Wendy Rhoades [...]

Episode #537: Aron Ralston – The Incredible Story Of The Hiker Who Cut Off His Own Arm After Being Trapped Under A Boulder For 5 Days (127 Hours)

Aron Ralston is a mountaineer, mechanical engineer, and best-selling author known for surviving a canyoneering accident by cutting off part of his own right arm. On April 26, 2003, during a solo descent of Bluejohn Canyon in southeastern Utah, he dislodged a boulder, pinning his right wrist to the side of the [...]

Episode #536: Dave Berke – Leadership Lessons From A Top Gun Instructor (Chief Development Officer, Echelon Front)

Dave Berke is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, fighter pilot, Top Gun Instructor, ground combat leader, and now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Officer of Development and Curriculum. As a F/A-18 pilot, he deployed twice from the USS John C Stennis in support [...]

Episode #534: Dr. Will Cole – Healing The Shame Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel (Gut Feelings)

Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam, having started one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Will specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic [...]

Episode #533: Jon Gordon – Elevate Your Mind, Unlock Your Power, Heal Your Soul (The One Truth)

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 28 books including 14 best sellers and 5 children’s books. [...]