Secrets of Success

Secrets of Success

Welcome to Secrets of Success Podcast™. I’m Dr. Ken Keis, and for over 32 years I have been helping organizations reach their greatest potential. As an expert in professional development and performance, my passion is to help others to live, lead and work On Purpose! My guests are change-makers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts at the top of their industries who share their thought-provoking stories and transparent insights on how they became successful! We focus on leadership, health, and wellness, success strategies, business and success stories. Tune into my show while I take you on a journey of revealing the most profound secrets of success in business and life. Go to my website to apply for the show or book me as a guest: As always, thanks for listening. Until next time, Keep Living On Purpose! Dr. Ken Keis P.S. Please like, share, subscribe, and leave us a comment or review!


June 16, 2021 63 min

In this episode Ken is interviewed by Integrative Health Practitioner and Coach Melissa Deally. Join them as they talk about Ken's Stress indicator Assessment Tool, which gives us clear insight into the 5 main areas of our life showing where our stresses are coming from, so that we can then choose to do something about it!

When we understand what is triggering our stress levels, we can take steps to lower our stress and improv...

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In this episode I’ve had the privilege of interviewing negotiations expert and former FBI agent- Chris Voss. Chris is considered one of the top authorities in business, negotiation, and communication skills . In this episode, he takes us through key communication tips and strategies to help us listen, communicate and negotiate better!

About the Guest:

Chris has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes...

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Jim Kouzes is a New York Times best-selling author and one of the top experts of leadership in the world. He and Barry Posner have collaborated over the last 35 years to train leaders and analyze how individuals can inspire and lead transformation within a group. After the recent recession in the United States, many people have become cynical and untrusting of public leaders. What are the steps needed to create strong leaders? Do y...

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Today, fellow coach and author David Wood shares his incredible story of travelling around the world while fulfilling his calling as a life coach. David started as an accountant who decided to leave this profession to help others find and live this purpose. At the end of the interview, he mentions that he shared parts of his journey that he had never been asked about before.

As a performance and focus coach, David has a special gif...

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Today, fellow coach, author, and emotional intelligence expert Robin Hills shares his expertise on emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional resilience. We quickly discover that being intellectually intelligent does not equate to being emotionally intelligent.

Starting with a degree in Biology, he shifted into a sales profession in the medical field. After the corporate world eliminated his role, he thought it was time to create h...

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World-renowned business educator, executive coach, and author, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, joins Ken in a fun and lively conversation, sharing valuable wisdom, methods, and practices honed from over 40 years in the Leadership industry.

Rated the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker and the World’s #1 Executive Coach, Dr. Goldsmith brings a wealth of knowledge to the discussion and touches on topics ranging from succession planning, to coachin...

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Today, fellow leadership expert Dr. Lori Baker-Schena shares her expertise on personal and organizational leadership. She also shares her personal story and journey from losing her mother to cancer when she was just 12 to losing both her siblings more recently.

When you think about successful leaders and the traits they exhibit, what comes to mind? Lori outlines some of the skills successful individuals focus on and develop, both a...

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Today’s guest is fellow coach and author Nancy Pickard. She shares her personal journey of her divorce—after 26 years of marriage—which led her to her current profession as a certified integrative coach. Her book, Bigger Better Braver: Conquer Your Fears, Embrace Your Courage, and Transform Your Life, is the focus of her coaching work and methodology.

You can find out more about her and get her book at

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Today guest is bestselling author and financial expert Chad Willardson. Chad’s first book, Stress-Free Money: Overcome These Seven Obstacles to Find Financial Freedom, became an Amazon #1 bestseller. He is now in the final stages of his next book, Smart Not Spoiled to help train kids on financial matters before they leave school. Having five kids of his own, Chad believes this is a major motivator to serve others in this space.


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Today's guest is digital nomad Austin Laudenslager. No, digital nomad is not a description we use often, but it certainly applies to Austin. Austin, an engineer, found himself trapped and burnt out with the obligations of his work as a project manager and engineer. So he quit his job, sold everything and transitioned into his new life of doing only those things and activities that were meaningful.

His new book, What a Time to B...

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Fellow business coach and author of Practice Acceleration, Tristan Bond, is our guest today. His story is fascinating, starting as a physiotherapist to becoming a marketing expert to running an international business coaching firm. It is obvious his passion is helping fellow entrepreneurs and business owners succeed and scale their business.

Tristan and his team now help businesses implement his system, The Practice Acceleration Me...

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Today’s guest is fellow coach, Rusty Gaillard, founder of Silicon Valley Dream Builders. Rusty was working with Apple as one of the international financial directors and realized that “success,” as the world defined it, was not everything; in fact, it was contributing to his unhappy, unfulfilling life. So, with some fortitude, he launched his own coaching business to help others “upgrade their inner operating system.”

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Today’s guest is fellow podcast host, Ashely Micciche, now with over 800 shows. She got into the finance industry at a young age and has a passion to help others realize their dreams. Ashley recognizes that many of those dreams require resources (money) to fulfill. Money is not negative, but rather a tool that is needed in an economic society.

To find out more about her work and podcast, go to

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February 24, 2021 50 min

Fellow podcast host and talent coach, Eric Shepherd, is our guest today. Eric was one of the very first people who used technology to create a virtual work team back in the 90s. He moved from the UK to help with ADSL technology to launching his own consulting firm. Eric shares his 12 Steps system to transforming talent so that individuals, teams and organizations can embrace the ever-changing work environment.

To get Eric’s new boo...

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Today’s guest is Melissa Deally, who is a registered Integrated Health Practitioner and is passionate about helping others optimize their health and wellness. After many years in the corporate world, she was part of downsizing that left her searching for new direction. Little did she know that helping both of her daughters heal from concussions was going to be the catalyst to launch her new a career.

She now works with her clients t...

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Today’s episode is Host Dr. Ken Keis solo. After hosting over 250 shows he thought it time to share from his heart the content from his new ecourse The Quest For Purpose based on his book of the same name.

In this Part Four of Four - Ken shares the Quest Roadmap to determine, confirm and live out your life purpose. The challenge of course is that most individuals don’t know where to begin or what questions to ask. Ken covers this i...

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Today’s episode is Host Dr. Ken Keis solo. After hosting over 250 shows he thought it time to share from his heart the content from his new ecourse The Quest For Purpose based on his book of the same name.

In this Part Three of Four - Ken shares the Quest Winning Mindset Strategies to live your life On Purpose. Even though you want to know your “Why” you won’t succeed unless you have a winning mindset. After over 30 years writing a...

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Today’s guest is fellow author & podcast host, Alanna Pratt. Her story is fascinating, starting from travelling to Japan on her own as a nineteen-year-old to creating breakthrough content to help others transform their relationships.

She is an author of six books; you can learn about them at her site,, and check out her podcast, “Intimate Conversations,” available on most platforms.

During the show, we discuss...

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Today’s guest is author Nelson Tressler, who documents his incredible story of resilience in his book The Unlucky Sperm Club. He shares how we are not a victim of our circumstances, but rather a product of our choices, and gives us winning mindset strategies for success.

To learn more about Nelson, or get a copy of his book, go to:

During the show, we discuss the importance of knowing yourself and becoming c...

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Today’s episode features host Dr. Ken Keis solo. After hosting over 250 shows, he thought it was time to share from his heart the content from his new eCourse, The Quest For Purpose, based on his book of the same name.

In this Part Two of Four, Ken shares the Quest Beliefs and Strategies to live your life On Purpose. Even though you want to know your “why,” you won’t succeed unless you understand the concept of your worldview and b...

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