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The Power of Positive Work Cultures with Sunny Grosso

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Today’s thought leader is Sunny Grosso. She is a master coach, a global speaker, and a culture changer, working directly with organizations worldwide. Sunny is on a mission to inspire and impact organizations around the world to adopt happiness as a business model. Her work leads to the creation of more purposeful organizations that provide better human experiences and lead to greater business results.

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79 minutes

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The New Model to Defend Nature & Community: Empower Women with Damien Mander

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Today’s guest on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is Damien Mander, an Iraq war veteran who served as a Naval clearance diver and special operations sniper for the Australian Defense Force. It was during his service, traveling through Africa, that he was inspired by the work of rangers as they defended the wildlife.

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19 minutes

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Bringing Empathy Back to Earth: Astronaut’s Life-Changing Wisdom with MaryLiz Bender

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When astronauts view Earth from space, they feel closer to mankind than ever before. This phenomenon is called “The Overview Effect.” In a gorgeous display of creativity and storytelling, MaryLiz Bender inspires us all to bring that empathy back down to Earth. The question is, how do we do it?

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50 minutes

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Is Happiness Just for Humans? Why Machines Should Love with Mo Gawdat

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Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, tells us that we can teach machines to work with remarkable Happiness, Love, and Compassion! And here’s why that could be really good news: Mo describes a possible future where Artificial Intelligence can amplify these three impulses a billion times over! In this episode, he shares with us exactly how to get there. This conversation with Mo is truly life-changing, so jump right in and let’s learn how we can teach happiness, compassion, and love to artificial intelligence, and why it’s our job to do so!

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2 minutes

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Juggling Plates: How to Say No

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It’s human nature for many people to not be overly concerned with others’ problems. The person you’re dealing with isn’t worried about whether something is bad for you; they have their own challenges to consider. What if the best way to say no is flipping the script and not explaining why it’s bad for you, but instead carefully and honestly explaining why the other person’s request will create undesirable outcomes for them?

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59 minutes

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The Key to Success: Mistakes and Risks with Ann Makosinski

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Today’s guest has been impacting the world for the better with her ingenious designs from the age of 15 till now. Andini ‘Ann’ Makosinski is a world renowned inventor, writer, and what I call a ‘social entrepreneur’. Her incredible innovations in ‘green’ energy has led her to appear on platforms such as Vice and Jimmy Fallon, as well as receive titles like Forbes and Times Magazine’s 30 under 30, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s young millionaires.

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2 minutes

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Cultivate Good Heart, Not Clever Mind

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We have enough “clever minds”. We need more “good hearts.” The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.

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59 minutes

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The Glass Half Full: Celebrating What You Have with Jim Lord

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Jim Lord is the author of “Bounce Back Higher,” a book that gives us all more reason to find and cultivate what we are uniquely built to contribute. He has worked with philanthropies who are changing the world by directing billions of dollars toward some of the world’s most vexing problems, but at the core of his message is something for each one of us, as individuals. In this episode, Jim give us one ah-ha moment after another.

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62 minutes

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3 Ways to Find Your Purpose with Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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Purpose is aspirational, it’s always looking forward. Meaning is retrospective, it’s something you use to make sense of the past. Liesl Ulrich-Verderber, the CEO of Ever Widening Circles and Founder of the Conspiracy of Goodness Network, is back with us again to help break this down practically. While last episode we looked at the mileposts of a purpose driven life, today we are going to dive a bit deeper and really hone in on HOW to find purpose in the first place. Liesl is always looking to inspire curiosity, connect people to a wider world, and give us all a sense of possibility – so let’s continue the discussion.

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2 minutes

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Urgent vs Important

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One of the most important concepts to increase your productivity is understanding the difference between what’s urgent and what’s important. Everything we do falls into four categories: urgent AND important, urgent but not important, important but not urgent, or not important and not urgent. For those of us who need help prioritizing our tasks, this advice is invaluable.

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40 minutes

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The 4 Mileposts on a Purpose-Driven Journey with Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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There are four “mileposts” on your journey to a purpose driven life: searching, learning, building, and connecting. No matter which phase you find yourself in, this is a great guide to moving forward. Today’s guest on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is Liesl Ulrich-Verderber, the CEO of Ever Widening Circles and Founder of the Conspiracy of Goodness Network. As a lifelong learner, Liesl is always looking to inspire curiosity, connect people to a wider world, and give us all a sense of possibility. Now, she’s helping people worldwide find clarity, fulfillment, and purpose.

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13 minutes

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No Space Wasted: The Urban Honey Bees Making City Life Sweeter

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Urban jungles are saving the future of our most precious pollinators. Cities may seem like strange places to find beehives, but from New York City to London to Detroit, bees are thriving in their new urban environments. Here’s how you can help them out!

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62 minutes

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Using Discomfort as a Tool for Change with Tania Carriere

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This episode of the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast features Tania Carriere, a renowned leadership consultant and ICF Certified Positive Psychology and Leadership Coach. Her mission is to bring leadership and experiential learning practices to create the deeply engaging learning environments needed to effect impactful and resonant behavioural, emotional and relational change.

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8 minutes

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The Healing Power of Wild Swimming

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Is the grind getting you down? Here is a release and some relief! Rather than dunking further into our morning commute coffee, we’re diving into the world of hydrotherapy and seeking a simple, refreshing way to ease our troubled minds.

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56 minutes

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Changing the Way We Think, Not the Way We Look with Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser

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This week’s episode of the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast features guests Marley Blonsky and Kailey Kornhauser, the creators of All Bodies on Bikes, a community of cyclists who don’t limit themselves to just one body type and operate with the intention of ‘no one left behind.’

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58 minutes

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Business is Changing and Kindness is In with Vinny Tafuro

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We are rapidly entering a new age of ‘Conscious Capitalism’ – where kindness, creativity, and human value impacts our modern economics. Our guest, Vinny Tafuro, founder of the Institute for Economic Evolution, is a visionary thinker, writer, entrepreneur, communications theorist, and economist.

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59 minutes

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Care for Others and the Money Will Follow with Michael Price

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  There’s no more room for greed and empty promises in business; people want refreshment and purpose behind their purchase. Your ideal clients, happiness, growth, and success are all at your doorstep; and the path to unlocking it starts here. Michael Price is a thought leader, author, international motivational speaker, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, and visionary…. Read more »

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58 minutes

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Find Your Purpose in Life: Show Up with Curiosity with Adam Morris

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Let’s go on a journey with my friend Adam Morris. If you care about the world, and you’re looking to make it a better place but not seeing the results you want, then tune in to this episode with an open mind. Adam is the co-founder and head of operations at Wild Tiger Tees. As the visionary of this social enterprise, his ability to bring people together through positivity is what got the team to form and take home the funding to initiate it. Always approachable, Adam is a master at conversations through curiosity. He is constantly connecting within social enterprise circles at networking events, interviewing guests for his People Helping People Podcast, or taking dog Aki for walks around the block.

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5 minutes

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No More Steeping in Solitude, Make Friends in This Free Tea Van!

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Would you open up the doors of your home to share a cup of tea with a stranger? What if you made this your daily routine? For this traveler, sharing a cup of tea became more than a way to connect with others—it built an entire community.

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3 minutes

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This 8-year-old Girl’s Mission is to Give Away 2 Million Books

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Books have the power to transport you to another place and make you feel like you are part of the story. A love of reading should be developed at a young age so children can see books as something magical. That’s the gift that 8-year-old  Sela Thompson from Atlanta, Georgia, received from her parents and wants to pass on to other children.

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65 minutes

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Get Unstuck: Move from “Why?” to “What Next?” with Maureen ‘Mo’ McKenna

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How are you during these changing times? Are you feeling stuck, asking, “why me?” I believe this episode is exactly what you need. Today’s thought leader is bridge builder and business mentor, Maureen ‘Mo’ McKenna. Mo is a ‘Pause-itive’ and eclectic explorer and adventurer as she herself is enchanted by knowledge and driven by curiosity. She actively impacts the world through her work with ROE (Return on Energy), a collaborative search to identify and understand an organization’s strengths, its potentials, its greatest opportunities, and people’s hopes for the future. In short, she helps humans be more human and more productive.

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28 minutes

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When Experience Meets Wisdom with “Wise Elder” and Hotelier Chip Conley

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While knowledge may be local, wisdom is global. Meet your biggest untapped resource: the modern “wise elder”. Our thought leader of the day is Chip Conley, the experienced entrepreneur that the young founders of Airbnb hired to mentor them through their meteoric rise to business success. In four years as Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Chip taught his award-winning methods to hosts in close to 200 countries. He is now an author, speaker and founder of the Modern Elder Academy.

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15 minutes

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Changing the Narrative and Loving Yourself with All Bodies on Bikes

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Ever doubted you could do something because of the way your body looks? These two thought leaders are on a cross country journey to prove we can do anything our hearts desire and live our best, most happy lives if only we learn to let go of the unrealistic expectations and unnecessary stigmas which society imposes.

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65 minutes

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Stoicism: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience with Nancy Sherman

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Today, we’re going to clear the “mist on your mental wind screen.” In this episode we’ll be hearing from distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown U, Nancy Sherman. Nancy is also the Inaugural Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is fascinated with ancient ethics and how it can inform our modern practices, thought processes, and overall lives. She is the author of Stoicism: Ancient Lessons of Modern Resilience.

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60 minutes

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Be a Systems Thinker: From Chronically Chaotic to Rhythms of Rest with Marilyn Paul Ph.D

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In this episode you’re going to learn how to turn 7 days a week into 8. First, our thought leader of the day is Marilyn Paul, a true ‘systems’ thinker. From projects for WHO to others like cutting down on waste, Marilyn applies her world-class way of finding and applying solutions.

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6 minutes

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The Key to Living a Longer, Fuller Life? Ditch the Routine!

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Live every day you’re alive by breaking your routine. Jed Jenkins quit his job, picked up his life, and lived each day to the fullest, choosing adventure and rediscovering childlike wonder for everything new. Read on to learn a little something about the beauty of spontaneity and the amazing things that come with a willingness to do what scares you. 

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60 minutes

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Lead like a Bee: Business Benefits of a Hive Mind with Jordan Schwartz

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Our thought leader of the day is Jordan Schwartz, a believer of the “Hive Mind” as a strategy for leaders to grow their teams and businesses. The Hive Mind simply refers to the collective intelligence or consciousness of a group of people. Drawing lessons from beehives and ant colonies, Jordan leads his team in implementing his many endeavors, including Pathable, an event app and website channel for conferences and other virtual events. 

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54 minutes

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How One Small Act Can Improve the Lives of Others with Mark Redmond

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Our thought leader of the day is Mark Redmond, who for almost 40 years has been helping kids from tough situations be successful despite the odds against them. This is the second time Mark drops by in our podcast, and he will share more nuggets of wisdom from his experience as the Executive Director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services!

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69 minutes

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Hard Conversations Made Easy with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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Our thought leader of the day is Dr. Marcia Reynolds, a master of coaching people about engaging in powerful conversations. She is a sought-after transformational coach known for her ability to change people’s minds. Dr. Reynolds drops by to break down the truth behind hard conversations, which she believes can be made easy, and it only takes a few things and mindset shifts to do it.

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