The Combustion Chronicles
Kiss Your Dragons: Mindsets Matter
Season 4, Ep. 38
In the book,Kiss Your Dragons: Radical Relationships, Bold Heartsets, and Changing the World, Shawn Nason, Robin Glasco, and Michael Harper challenge readers to live and work differently by embracing a powerful set of mindsets and heartsets. In this first episode of theKiss Your Dragonsmini-series, the three authors sit down to discuss the mindset that is most important to each of them.
The Cost of Fear (with Tabatha Coffey)
Season 4, Ep. 37
Fear has a price. Often that price includes limiting our capacity for showing up authentically, living our dreams, and being the best versions of ourselves. This week’s guest, Tabatha Coffey, believes that paying attention to the fear in our lives can unlock our ability to live a joy-filled, passionate life. Join us this week as we chat with the author, speaker, coach, and Bravo TV star about the cost of fear, embracing our authentic selves, and learning to live less in our heads and more in our hearts. Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
Grit, Gut, and Relationships (with Chris Cabott)
Season 4, Ep. 36
Before he repped the first-round NFL draft picks and negotiated mega endorsement deals, Chris Cabott was a small-town Pennsylvania kid who was driven to help others make a difference. Decades later, Chris still feels compelled to help, but he also knows what it takes to build long-lasting, meaningful relationships. On this week’s episode we link up with Chris, the president and CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, to talk about the lessons he’s learned about managing elite talent, rebounding from failure, and always trusting your gut.Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
A Frontline Data Revolution (with Ville Levaniemi)
Season 4, Ep. 35
If the customer is always right, shouldn’t we listen to what they have to say? And shouldn’t we get their feedback to the employees who can act on it? That’s just what Ville Levaniemi’s company, HappyOrNot, is doing. The company’s globally recognizable feedback system uses smiley faces—and frowny faces—to instantly turn consumer responses into clear, actionable information. Believing data should be both transparent and democratized, Ville is looking to disrupt the way organizations relate to their employees and instantly get the feedback to the people who need it most, the frontline worker. Join us this week as we chat with Ville about the power of harnessing real-time feedback and how it can revolutionize the future of business and the customer experience. Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
Design for a Change (with Ashleigh Axios)
Season 4, Ep. 34
From designing a new last name with her soon-to-be husband to lighting up the White House, Ashleigh Axios knows a thing or two about creating change. Inspired at a young age to never be satisfied with the status quo, she’s used her design chops to seize opportunities for breaking through barriers, challenging the norm, and inspiring others to think bigger about the world around them. Join us on this week’s episode as we chat with Ashleigh about bravely harnessing the power of design to be a vehicle for systemic change. Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
More Than the Game (with Jared Odrick)
Season 4, Ep. 33
For Jared Odrick, life after professional football has been anything but boring. From world travel and speaking engagements to creative exploration and self-reflection, he didn’t get the memo that “retirement” means slowing down. But whether he’s clashing on the gladiatorial gridiron, writing his next opinion piece, or hashing out the intricacies of faith with a group of Orthodox priests, Jared is always pushing back against a world (and a game) that preaches conformity, using his distinct perspective to humanize the way we think about our athletes. Join us for this week’s episode with Jared Odrick, as we examine life after sports, controlling your own story, and our profound misunderstanding of the modern athlete.Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
Waving a Baton for Change (with Teddy Abrams)
Season 4, Ep. 32
Teddy Abrams first dreamed of leading an orchestra when he was just nine years old. Barely two decades later, this musical phenom now leads both the Louisville Orchestra and Oregon’s Britt Festival. But Abrams isn’t just another orchestra conductor; he’s reinventing what an orchestra and its music can mean for a city and its people. He now dreams about far more than just waving a baton, and he’s just as comfortable hanging out with hip hop stars, bluegrass musicians, gospel choirs, and social-justice activists as he is on the podium. Join us for this week’s conversation as we sit down with the conductor extraordinaire to discuss how he’s using the universal language of music to break down walls and heal a city, offering a path forward not just for his community, but for humanity.Download the executive summary for this episode atshawnnason.com.
The Science of Happiness (with Shawn Achor)
Season 4, Ep. 31
After a year of pandemic isolation and social turmoil, we could all use a little happiness. But how do we find it and how do we keep it? And is happiness even a choice? We explore those questions and more on this week’s episode with happiness expert Shawn Achor. The bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential, Shawn says increased—even radical—happiness is possible for anyone; it just takes the right mix of mindsets and behaviors. Join us as we sit down with Shawn to discuss his research, what the data tells us about happiness, and his proven strategies for creating a happier life. Download the executive summary for this episode at shawnnason.com.
The Power of Neurodiversity (with Michael Brown and Tim Peace, FNP)
Season 4, Ep. 30
What if we lived in a world where cognitive differences were embraced as strengths to be leveraged instead of disabilities to be managed? That’s just the world neurodiversity advocates Michael Brown and Tim Peace dream about. From ADHD to the autism spectrum, from bipolar disorder to depression and anxiety, the duo are hopeless champions for engaging neurodiversity as a unique opportunity to further humankind. Join Michael and Tim on this week’s episode as they challenge what we think we know about the brain and invite us to join a universal movement to harness the power of neurodiversity.Download the executive summary for this episode atmanonfire.co.