The Uncommon Leader Podcast

The Uncommon Leader Podcast

This podcast is for individuals who are ready to engage their heart, mind and soul in growing themselves and others to:Think positively, Live healthy, Build faith, Read more, Stay strong, Work hard, Network well, Worry less, Love always… AND Lead Uncommonly! In a fun interview format I will be engaging leaders from various walks of life who have a great story to tell and experience or have experienced similar challenges that we face every day. We will banter about relevant topics in Leadership through fun conversation and dialogue. We will examine current subjects and events and introduce simple, yet impactful steps you can take to make a difference… all in less than the time of your commute, your lunch, your workout or your walk to 10,000 steps a day! I might even sneak in some solo podcasts on those topics that I encounter with my coaching and consulting clients.


September 26, 2023 35 mins

Are you ready to transform your leadership approach and sales psychology? I sat down with Mike Ferrell, author of 'Sell Like a Monk,' who walked me through his journey against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis, his takeaways on leadership, sales, virtues, and the toll sales can take on mental health. Mike's unique, person-centric perspective is sure to provide fresh insights and might even help reduce turnove...

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Can you imagine the pressures of being an enforcer in the National Hockey League, facing both physical and mental battles every day? Billy Huard doesn't have to imagine - he lived it. Our guest for this episode, Billy, shares his roller-coaster journey from NHL professional hockey enforcer to inspirational speaker and author. He uncovers the struggles he faced and how they led him to a crisis point, but also how he found his f...

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to achieve success AND fulfillment in the corporate world? That's exactly what my special guest, Vidya Raman, author of Lucky You An Insider's Guide to Achieving Success and Finding Fulfillment in the Corporate World, unravels in this enlightening conversation. Shaped by her father's inspiring rags-to-riches story, Vidya shares how it moul...

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Strap in for a transformative journey as we learn from healthcare executive Dr. Zeev Neuwirth with his 30-year wealth of experience and his latest book, Beyond the Walls Megatrends and Market Disruptors Transforming American Healthcare.

Drawing inspiration from his father, Dr. Neuwirth imparts that the foundation of healthcare should be treating everyone with dignity and respect, a...

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Ever wonder how trust, both personal and professional, can make or break your business relationships? We sat down with Barb Betts, the CEO of a thriving real estate brokerage and a respected keynote speaker, who enlightened us on the art of relationship management. Barb's passion for teaching, which began in her childhood, has translated into her ability to build authentic connection...

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What if your everyday routine could be the key to unlocking success and leadership growth? 

Today's Uncommon Leader Podcast promises to unlock these secrets, with wisdom from distinguished guests and disciplines that have not only enhanced their mindset but transformed their daily lives.

In this special episode of The Uncommon Leader Podcast, I reflect on the second full year of the show and dive into the mos...

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Imagine the power that lies within personal transformation. It all begins with a mindset shift and the influence of one mentor who helps you see potential you never knew existed. Today, I'm switching seats and sharing my own journey of growth and leadership. A special thanks to Christy Penninson for allowing me to share my story as told on her podcast, Inspiring Possible.  I'll...

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Join us in a conversation brimming with wisdom and impactful strategies, as I welcome Adam Ward - an executive coach with nearly 20 years of experience. Adam offers a fresh perspective on how to manage time, maximize productivity, and create genuine customer value. His insights about evading the pitfalls of overwork and neglecting other crucial aspects of life like health and family are part...

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Hey Uncommon Leader, Welcome back to another exciting episode of The Uncommon Leader Podcast!

 Today I have an incredible story to share with you. My guest, Mo Salami is an International Keynote Speaker, a Life Coach, and an Online Marketing Expert.  He grew up in a family that placed a premium on education and success, particularly in accounting or science. He achieved three impressive degrees and lived in a prosperous ne...

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On this episode of The Uncommon Leader Podcast, I am  joined by guest Craig Gini, the Chief Transformation Officer and an owner at Collins Electrical in Stockton, CA. Craig and I discuss a great deal on this podcast including:

  • His  insights on the feedback process and its importance in staying focused on important issues. 
  • The transition from doing the business to developing others to run ...
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Ever wondered about the significance of your life beyond the success you've achieved? Tracy Schubert Barrett, founding member of the launch team for HGTV and author of What If There's More? Finding Significance Beyond Success, is here to help you answer that question. Tracy's incredible journey from starting a business at the tender age of 11 to becoming part of a billio...

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In today's news, we're seeing a wave of job cuts spanning various industries, affecting nearly 200,000 U.S. employees so far in 2023 according to Forbes' layoff tracker. Chances are, you know someone who has been impacted by this trend. In such challenging times, one of the best gifts you can give them is encouragement.


Back in November 2022, I had the opportunity to read the book "What To Do Next" by Jeff ...

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What would you do if you found yourself 55 pounds overweight, struggling with alcoholism, and devoid of passion or drive? My guest, Matt Scoletti, author, motivational speaker, and Guinness World Record holder, shares his incredible journey of transformation and how he overcame adversity to become a fierce competitor in fitness. Matt's story is not only inspiring, but also provides ...

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Have you ever felt like life just knocked you down, but you pushed through and came out stronger on the other side? My guest, Rob Tracz, knows that feeling all too well. His passion for fitness and sports has not only shaped him as a leader but also helped him make and keep friends throughout his life. Listen in as Rob shares his inspiring story of rallying his high school football team to a state championship and how his backgroun...

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Do you ever feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, uncertain, or unsure about your life? Have you forgotten how to use your imagination or dream again? If so, this week’s guest is someone you’ve got to hear!

Christy Pennison is a board certified counselor and founder of Be Inspired Counseling and Consulting.  Christy is passionate about empowering leaders to live with confidence, conviction and ...

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I'm excited to present Part 2 of my captivating interview with Jay Twining. Jay is a highly sought-after Personal Brand Strategist and  the  host of the Feel Good Fatherhood Show. 

If you missed out on Part 1, don't worry—I've got you covered. Be sure to check out the previous episode by following this link

In this concluding segment of our 2-part interview, I had the privilege of ask...

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Welcome, back Uncommon Leaders! 

I am excited to welcome Jay Twining to our podcast today. Jay is a highly sought-after Personal Brand Strategist, empowering coaches, consultants, founders, and speakers to gain clarity on their goals and audience. As the host of the Feel Good Fatherhood Show, Jay brings a unique perspective to our conversation, which took off from the moment we hit 'record.' 

Our discussion was so...

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Today, I'm thrilled to have Leslie Bobb as my guest. Leslie is a Certified Brain Health Coach, an Integrative Nutrition Expert and a sought after speaker specializing in ‘Gut Health’.  

In this fascinating episode, Leslie emphasizes the important connection between nutrition, brain health, and overall well-being including: 

  • The health of one's gut affects all other systems in the body, i...
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Welcome back, leaders!  This is the Uncommon Leader Podcast and I am your host, John Gallagher.

 I have something a little bit unique for you today. I am  excited to have the opportunity dive into the six phases of faith, as described by Rick Warren in his new book, Created to Dream, - the 6 Phases God uses to Grow Your Faith(Purchase a copy here). In this segment, we'll listen to an excerpt from the book where Pastor Rick shar...

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I am truly excited and and blessed to bring you today's guest, Chris Grainger. Chris is the engineering and services manager and podcast host of Electrical equipment company.  That's his "day job" . But, Chris is also the founder of The Lion Within Us, a community that provides encouragement to become the leaders we are predestined to be.

The four areas that w...

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