Business Minds Coffee Chat

Business Minds Coffee Chat

Conversations with extraordinary business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and others who are changing the world through the work they do. The goal is to share insights, help to inspire and lift others, and deliver practical, meaningful, and actionable content.


December 7, 2023 61 mins

Dr. Vanessa Patrick, award-winning professor and researcher, speaker, and author joins me on this episode.

Vanessa has been featured in numerous publications for her research and expertise in marketing, specifically luxury, self-mastery, and consumer behavior. Her work can be found in and referenced in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many more distinguished media outlets.


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Andrew (Sully) Sullivan, retired Navy SEAL and DEVGRU operator, and founder of BlueForce Strategies and Community First Project joins me on this episode.

Andrew’s combat commendations include the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals with combat valor, the Purple Heart Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six Joint Service Commendation Medals with combat valor, two Navy and Marine Commendati...

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November 23, 2023 31 mins

Erik Libby, entrepreneur, founder & CEO of the To-Do Dudes, and a challenger of human limits joins me on this episode.

Topics we cover include the importance of accountability, having a growth mindset, leadership lessons, success habits, setting ...

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Dr. Michael Gervais, a high-performance psychologist, USA Today bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, podcast host, co-creator of the Performance Science Institute at the USC Marshall School of Business, and one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between the mind and human performance joins me on this episode.

Michael’s list of clients includes The Seattle Seahawks, Olympians...

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Patricia Ryan Madson, writer, speaker, Professor Emerita from Stanford University, and founder of the Stanford Improvisors joins me on this episode.

Patricia is the author of Improv Wisdom, a book that shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges—whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Author Steven Pressfield...

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Brad Stulberg, researcher, USA Today and national bestselling author, executive coach, speaker, and podcast host joins me on this episode.

Brad is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, Forbes, and other outlets.

Topics we cover include c...

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Dr. Anna Katharina Schaffner, exhaustion coach, writer, and researcher joins me on this episode.

Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, Psychology Today, and other media outlets.

Topics we cover include having a curious mindset, Anna’s origin story, Stoicism, transitioning out of academia, the practice of noticing negative thoughts, the difference between s...

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John Beede, global adventurer, humanitarian, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author joins me on this episode.

John has climbed the tallest mountain on all seven continents, including Mount Everest, has kite surfed on every major ocean on the planet, traveled to 67 countries, and funded his adventures with businesses he started and sold. He’s been featured in dozens of major media outlets, including 60...

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October 12, 2023 57 mins

Nick Sonnenberg, founder and CEO of Leverage, a world-leading efficiency expert, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Inc. columnist, guest lecturer at Columbia University, and podcast host joins me on this episode.

Nick spent 8 years working as a high-frequency trader on Wall Street. Today, he and his team work with organizations of all sizes and across all industries to achieve greater output, less stress, happier employees, a...

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October 5, 2023 41 mins

Bob Burg, Hall of Fame speaker, author of Endless Referrals and co-author of The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller joins me on this episode.

For 30 years, Bob has helped companies, sales leaders, and their teams more effectively communicate their value, sell at higher prices with less resistance, and grow their businesses based on Endless Referrals.

Bob has regularly addressed audiences rangi...

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Matt Abrahams, a leading expert in the field of communication, professor, podcast host, author, keynote speaker, and martial artist joins me on this episode.

Matt is a lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, a highly sought-after keynote speaker, and a communications consultant and coach. He’s also the host of the popular, award-winning podcast, Think Fast, Talk Smart.

Topics we cov...

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Dr. Cortney Warren, a board-certified clinical psychologist, adjunct clinical professor, bestselling author, speaker, and award-winning researcher joins me on this episode.

Cortney is an expert on addictions, self-deception, romantic relationships, eating pathology, and the practice of psychotherapy from a cross-cultural perspective. Her TEDx talk on the psychology of self-deception has been viewed close...

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Dr. Jeff Spencer, an Olympian, author of multiple books, an award-winning chiropractor, a renowned glass artist, and a human performance coach joins me on this episode.

Jeff's client roster includes Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, the rock group U2, Richard Branson, and many others.

Topics we cover include Jeff’s backstory, the angels who played a pivotal role in his life, becoming an artist,...

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September 7, 2023 71 mins

Chris Widener, one of the top speakers in the world today, a NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 24 books, and a personal development and leadership coach joins me on this episode.

Chris’s books have been translated into 14 languages. He has given 2,500 speeches across the world to crowds as large as 25,000 people. Chris was personally mentored by and worked with Zig Ziglar, ...

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August 31, 2023 58 mins

Dan Lyons, New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, journalist, and speaker joins me on this episode.

Dan was a writer on HBO’s hit comedy series, “Silicon Valley”, and has worked as a technology journalist at Forbes, Fortune, and Newsweek. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, and many other media outlets.

Topics we cover include Dan’s backstory, becoming an accidental ...

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Mike Lee, founder of MindShift Labs, author, keynote speaker, performance and leadership coach, and podcast host joins me on this episode.

For 15 years, Mike worked with some of basketball’s elite NBA players such as MVP Steph Curry and All-Star Joel Embiid. Today, he helps individuals develop purpose-driven, mindfully aware and heart-centered leadership skills. His list of clients includes IBM, Lululemo...

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Dr. Ethan Kross, an experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, a world leading expert on controlling the conscious mind, and author of the national bestselling book, Chatter, joins me on this episode.

Ethan’s research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White...

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Shawn Kanungo, a globally recognized innovation strategist and disruption expert, bestselling author, and a wildly popular keynote speaker who was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen” joins me on this episode.

Shawn previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a partner with Queen ...

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Andre Young, founder of You Evolving Now, leadership trainer, speaker, author, and podcast host joins me on this episode.

Andre worked as a mental health therapist for 19 years. His mission is to enhance leadership and work/life harmony for organizations, leaders, employees, and teams with his high-energy, interactive, culture-impacting leadership training programs and speaking engagements.

Topics we cover include Andre’s backstory...

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Brooke Schnittman, ADHD management and support expert, ADHD and executive function coach, international keynote and public speaker, author, and podcast host joins me on the latest Business Minds Coffee Chat.

Brooke has been featured in numerous media outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Additude Magazine, CBS, and NBC, and has received a number of prestigious awards and accolades.


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