Talking to Cool People w/ Jason Frazell

Talking to Cool People w/ Jason Frazell

Talking to Cool People is an interview show where Jason, you guessed it, talks to cool people! His belief is that everyone is cool and everyone has a fascinating story to tell. With guests ranging from CEOs to college students, from Navy Seals to therapists, from authors to musicians, and everything in between, you never know where the conversations are going to go and what you'll learn. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings.


November 23, 2022 46 min

Kat talks about what it's like to spend to a be a regular in the Diamond District in NYC, what had her leave her successful management consultant career to become a business owner and how Jason is likely the IDEAL client for someone like Kat.

"Do no harm, take no shit."

Kat McCoy is the owner of Best Kept Jewelry Concierge. She’s on a mission to take the stress out of buying fine jewelry for yourself or a loved one. You c...

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Join Jason, Leigh and Justin for a fascinating conversation on the power of silence, what it's like to co-author a book (really) Leigh and Justin ask a deep question that has Jason explore something from his early childhood.

Leigh Marz is a leadership coach and collaboration consultant who has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among multi-generational teams at the NASA Godda...

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Mike and Jason talk about how therapeutic it is to be able to buy the toys you didn't get as a kid, Mike's superpower of being able to hang with all different types of people and enjoying it, and the journey of healing he had to go through after his divorce.

"Life is short. But the longest thing we ever do. So eat great foods, spend more time with your loved ones and never pass up an adventure."

Mike Kim is a brand st...

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Arel educates us on the concept of adult development theory and how it's not widely talked about, shares his journey of moving from a solely service based business to being a technology co-founder and what it was like to get selected to be a host on Disney+ and the limiting beliefs they came up when it happened.

"When you can focus your time on making the unconscious conscious, then you'll actually be able to control...

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Sheila shares the heartbreaking story of becoming an orphan in childhood due to the AIDS epidemic, how she and her sister broke the cycle and Jason and Sheila share the soapbox about people that say they have the "right" answer in the personal development space.

Sheila also surprises Jason with a couple of baller dad jokes.

"We cannot expect of others what we expect of ourselves for there, and we will always find pain....

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Jason and Ed talk about when the right time is to fire a customer, Jason shares his perspective on what you should be thinking about before leaving your corporate gig to start your own thing, and they talk about the future of sports performance through the lens of technology.

"Live, love, learn."

Ed is an employee-focused leader passionate about leading teams through profitable and transformational growth. Strategy, sales, an...

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Jesse shares his journey from working at a big 4 consulting firm to running his own successful travel business, the dark places he has been mentally and what he leaned into to move past it and the impact he cares deeply about that makes a big difference in the world.

"Seek beauty in everything you do."

Jesse Terranova is a Travel + Tourism Designer, Ironman Triathlete and Chopra Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.


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October 5, 2022 53 min

In this very special episode, we get to know Bob and then he tells us the incredible story of his son, his son's less than 1% chance of surviving an early birth, how Bob showed up for his wife throughout the process despite Covid and what's up with the family now.

Bob's story has been shared across national media, including Tamron Hall, People magazine, Good Morning America, and so much more, and now we are fortunate to ...

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Michael talks about what led him to found his company; Jason and Michael dig in on virtual reality technology and how it can revolutionize the leadership development space and Michael flips the script on Jason and ask some random questions from his deck of cards.

"It's simple, it's just not easy."

Michael Diettrich Chastain is an author, speaker, professional coach and consultant dedicated to peak performance.

Michael ...

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Cassandra and Jason talk about the lost art of networking, her journey from casting amazing contestants on Wheel of Fortune and they celebrate her achievement as a top YouTuber (she has an award!)

"You can change your mind"

Cassandra Thompson is a globally recognized speaker whose work casting contestants for Wheel of Fortune, strategizing on the recruitment team at Riot Games, and coaching ambitious professionals made her in...

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September 14, 2022 58 min

Adam talks about his long journey to writing his book "Who Do You Think You Are? A leaders guide to what the mirror doesn't show you." Adam and Jason riff on some pretty dang nerdy stuff that might surprise you and Jason opens up about what he is avoiding.

"Practice considering that the world is fundamentally good and fundamentally innocent."

Adam is an executive leadership coach specializing in working with the S...

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Robert and Kay Lee talk about how they make it work working together and how it can happen for other married couples, Robert shares the devasting loss early on in his first marriage and Kay Lee talks about her super power of making friends in the line at Starbucks.

"You can't achieve what you don't define."

Robert and Kay Lee Fukui are the co-founders of i61, inc., a business consulting company. They assist married en...

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Lars talks about his path from flying combat missions as an F-16 pilot to becoming a best-selling thriller author, Jason and Lars geek out on guitars and find out they share a guitar hero, and Lars gives his sage advice on what makes the most difference for parents.

"Watch your thoughts and emotions."

Lars Emmerich is an entrepreneur, musician, investor, athlete, retired fighter pilot, amateur wiseass, and international #1 be...

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Pete and Jason chat about being "old dads", Pete shares his journey from planting and leading a big church in Nashville to starting his own business and the perils of leadership, no matter what you are doing.

"If you want to build a better future, you need to have a better past."

Pete is a speaker, certified life coach, and best-selling author who has published four books with publisher Harper Collins, including his b...

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David shares his journey from producing successful shows on Broadway to being a tech founder, his passion for being a dog and cat daddy and what his super power is that he keeps on leaning into.

"Whenever someone says to you, oh, you must be passionate about this, in a condescending voice, Ignore it."

David Carpenter has spent 22 years in media and entertainment. He is an experienced Off-Broadway and Broadway producer, Multip...

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August 11, 2022 51 min

Brittany talks about why the customer experience across every single person in the organization, Jason labels Brittany the "Larry David of customer experience" and they decide that Brittany's four year old son is going to be the next great guest.

"Be nice and listen." Kato Hodak (Brittany's son)

Brittany Hodak is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and customer experience speaker who has delivered keynotes ...

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Samantha talks about what led her from working at major consumer brands to starting her own thing in the travel space, how to create more personal experiences and humanity in travel as the world opens up and Sam and Jason talk about the interesting mix of heritages in their family that creates who they are as people.

"If you are ever feeling like overwhelmed or stuck, just do something to take some action."

Sam is the Founder...

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Aras shares his journey from Wall Street to Silicon Valley Founder, Jason and Aras debate American vs Europe Football and Aras talks about his health journey that has led him to creating a business specifically built for helping employees find more well-being and joy at work.

"Leave the world a tad bit better than you found it."

Aras is an entrepreneur, a business development veteran with over 15+ years of experience in s...

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Alex shares how a Lego set created a big law enforcement challenge for him, the dangers of always trying to be "cool," and Alex shares with Jason and the audience what it's like to be a reality show villain by design.

"Keep doing what you are doing and you'll get there."

Alex Terranova is a Performance Alchemist who was dubbed “The Anti-Excuses Coach” by Yahoo Finance.  He is the co-creator of Your Love Adven...

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Bobby and Jason talk about Bobby's journey from college football, film making and founding a company, Bobby shares the significant legal hurdles he had to overcome to Blind Barrels work and geek out on Nicholas Cage.

"Be present. Connect to the moment because that's all we really have."

Bobby DeMars is the Founder of Blind Barrels - a blind whiskey tasting subscription that is disrupting the industry’s current distrib...

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