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  • Picture this: Your conference ends, and you jump into a rental car to head out to dinner with some newfound friends. Everyone reflects on the experience, talks about the industry, personal struggles and victories, and some fun drive-by distractions. Someone jokes about the conversation being so good it should be recorded. Then someone else says "okay!" and pulls a portable recorder out of his backpack and starts hosting a podcast. ...And that person is Matt Pierce! So begins the informal, intermittent, and fun podcast called 5 Trainers in a Car. It's an entirely community driven effort with wide ranging conversations from professionals in the Learning & Development field speaking playfully and candidly about what's important to them. It's available on iTunes and wherever else fine

  • Doable Change podcast episode #8 Today we'll be speaking with a musician and audio engineer turned founder/director non-profit that's changing the way the world thinks about sound. From mixing films like "Koyaanisqatsi" to helping create ISO standards on underwater metrics to speaking at environmental and scientific conferences all over the world and helping shift military and government policy, Michael Stocker is all about making change doable. Takeaway #1 Want to change the world? Be a translator. communicate in ways that appeal to who you're talking to, instead of just what you happen to believe. For many audiences, avoid numbers whenever possible, and use metaphors instead. This will be easier to understand on an emotional and comparative basis. While for other

  • Doable Change podcast episode #7 Today we'll talk with award-winning inventor and best-selling author, David Corbin. Businesses praise him for helping to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line as a consultant, and being one of their top motivational speakers. He's helped clients such as Visa, Hallmark, AT&T, Calvin Klein, Home Depot, Domino's Pizza, and agencies like Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service figure out which way is forward when nothing seems certain. Get ready for an engaging conversation about mastering change, here on Doable Change. Takeaway #1 Change may not always be predictable, but WE are! First we deny that any change is happening, next we resist the change while it happens, then we

  • Doable Change podcast episode #6 Our guest today has personally conducted over 10,000 private sessions, helping people make changes doable in their own lives. She's also taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of people about how to master the skills needed to work directly with the subconscious mind. As owner of the Changes Now hypnotherapy clinic, The Utah School of Hypnosis, and a certified Master Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists, Denise Lynch knows a thing or two about how the human mind functions, and how to work with it in a very practical sense. She also has a dozen audio processes available on her Clear Mind label, including "Living an Empowered Life" which for over a year was

  • There's nothing to sell. I have nothing to hype. I'm not in it for the "fame and glory." Consulting work? I'm busy enough already, thank you. So why do I travel to speak at learning conferences the world over? Here's why: To listen & learn I want to know what challenges my peers are facing. What worked (and didn't work) with their solutions? I want to hear people gripe, I want to learn what inspires them. I think I have some valuable ideas that work, but I don't actually know until my ideas encounter a wider reality than my own. I want to update my knowledge about what matters to whom and why, and conferences are the best place to do it. To attract conversations

  • Doable Change podcast episode #5 Our guest today creates and implements innovative strategies for improved Leadership, Culture change, and effective Learning design. Julian Stodd founded Sea Salt Learning to better serve his extensive global client list, while he continues to research, write, and share widely. I first met Julian randomly over lunch at conference last year, and I've been continually inspired by him and his work ever since. I'm happy to speak with him again today about adapting to this age of change. Takeaway #1 We're moving from the information age into the Social Age. In this transition, stuff gets stirred up and things change. Every kind of power is shifting at a fundamental level, and what got us here,

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