The Shark Effect
Jordan Babineaux | Pivoting to win
Jordan Babineaux is an NFL star, sports broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur who helps companies and teams navigate their pivot. Jordan’s message will inspire and resonate with anyone as he shares ideas on his journey to self-mastery.Jordan Babineaux recently transitioned from nearly a decade in the NFL to sports broadcasting, entrepreneur, author, and business executive. Jordan helps teams and companies navigate their pivot through speaking and consulting.He lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.What we discussed:2 key things that can keep you grounded in lifeHow to be an effective leaderLearning from peers is the secret to advancing in any careerDiversity and how it can amplify success in any environmentConnect with Jordan:IGFacebookTwitterwebsiteLinkedIn Let's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Brian Grant | Rebounding through adversity
Brian Grant is used to being in control. As a power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers and four other National Basketball Association (NBA) teams—the Sacramento Kings, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Phoenix Suns—from 1994 to 2006, he made life tough for opponents close to the basket, leaping for rebounds, denying positions, closing up passing lanes, blocking shots. His on-court confrontations with Hall of Fame power forward Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz were described as "one of the most physical and contentious one-on-one rivalries in the NBA," according to Trail Blazer video archives. Brian now has Parkinson's disease but he is not letting it slow him down. He has a foundation that helps people with the disease live an inspired life through exercise and better nutrition.What we discussed:Early beginningsThe trap of judging a book by its coverThe importance of second chancesTaking responsibility for your actionsBG's Best teammates and whyConnect with Brian:IGFacebookTwitterwebsite Let's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Tina Greenbaum | Mastery under pressure
Tina Greenbaum, M.Ed., LCSW is an Optimal Performance Coach and a dynamic workshop leader now living in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Throughout her extensive career of 36 years, she has been a pioneer in combining traditional psychotherapy with body awareness, energy psychology, neuroscience, and spirituality. She brings you the latest discoveries in neuroscience with the ancient traditions of the East, as well as the best of Western Learning Theory.Her own personal journey led her to the discovery of the intimate connection between mind and body and she has been teaching others the skills necessary to gain mastery over managing their emotions in challenging and pressured situations.She works with business leaders, athletes, artists, speakers and other high achievers who want to excel in performing under pressure.In our conversation, I ask her what keys can we use to manage ourselves in high-stress situations.What you will learn:How to strive for excellence instead of perfectionHow to use fear as a "friend"Communication keys for successHow to use your emotions as tools to get you where you want to beBest practices for focus and relaxationConnect with Tina:IGFacebookTwitterwebsite Let's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
What 24K in Rolex's can teach you
I don't recommend spending 24K on only 2 lessons learned but I will share my lessons so hopefully you won't make the same mistakes I did. In this episode I share a couple of life lessons that can help just about anyone.What you will learn:Don't try to keep up with the Jones' before you learn about who you are first.Just because you know your friends really well doesn't mean they can be trusted (you have to see them in different environments).Sometimes what you add to things can really lower its value...yourself included!Let's connect:-LinkedIn-IG-Facebook-website-High Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Rennie Curran | Free Agent to Game Changer
Rennie Curranis a former professional athlete, keynote speaker, author, and CEO of Game Changer Coaching. He delivers powerful keynote presentations, workshops, and one on one coaching on topics such as leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and performance. His foundation was based on the values that his immigrant parents instilled in him. Rennie overcame incredible odds to play professional football, but along the way, he discovered that he was much more than a football player. He invested heavily in his personal development and leadership skills. He found out that at some point everyone is a "free agent" and if you can ask yourself deep enough questions you can connect with your purpose.What you will learn:The power of mentorshipTransferrable leadership from sportslearning about your culture to help you see more of yourselfThe benefits of a holistic upbringingWhy good leaders continually look to improveDifferentiating yourself from what you do vs. who you areTips for student-athletes when they're done playing their sportConnect with Rennie:IGFacebookTwitterwebsite Let's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Jared Kleinert | Networking secrets from the most connected Millennial in America
My guest this week is Jared Kleinert. He is the founder of Meeting of the Minds. Jared started his first business at 15 and later became one of the first 10 employees for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, where he worked under “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know In Silicon Valley” according to Forbes. At 18, he became one of the youngest signed authors of a business book in MacMillan’s 175+ year history as one of the elite publishing houses, and soon published two award-winning books profiling hundreds of the world’s smartest and most talented Millennials. That same year, he began his own marketing consulting firm after landing #1 NYT bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi (former CMO of Deloitte and author of Never Eat Alone) as his first-ever client. In this episode we discuss:What millennials wantThe power of having a podcastHow to choose mentorsConnect with yourself before connecting with othersHow experimenting with your career is a good thingFinding your zone of geniusHow to put together a relationship action planConnect with Jared:IGFacebookTwitterLinkedInwebsite Let's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Marcellus Wiley | Life is a competition between you and yourself
My guest this week is Marcellus Wiley. Marcellus and I were teammates back when we played for the San Deigo Chargers (2001-2003). Have a listen as we discuss topics that range from entitlement, social media traps, parenting, and how people change in an instant once they have an elevated platform.Marcellus’ unique experience of having survived the hardships of growing up in one of America’s toughest cities to becoming an Ivy League football star, NFL All-Pro Athlete, and a staple in the sports entertainment industry, gives him a unique outlook on life.He is both relatable and adept at delving into topics ranging from sports to social issues with a breadth and depth of understanding.His charismatic personality appeals to a broad fan base making him one of the most well-respected sports analysts in the industry.What you will learn:How your environment can shape how you see yourselfHow to prioritize yourself as student-athleteHow showing gratitude is a giftCompeting against yourself instead of othersThe dangers of entitlement (positive and negative)Human capital and how to grow itConnect with Marcellus:FacebookIGLinkedInwebsiteLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Trey Taylor | A CEO blueprint for success
Trey is the Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Insurance Services, Managing Director of trinity | blue consulting and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners.Trey is well versed in CEO hood. So well versed that he wrote the book on it.In 2013, Trey was named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40. Additionally, Trey received the Cheers for Peers MVP, Cheers for Peers MVP Giver, Employee Recognition Award and Happiest Company Award in 2014 from TinyHR.Frequently featured as a Keynote speaker, he has addressed attendees at the Human Capital Institute, the Ascend Conference, and many other engagements.What you will learn:Secrets to speeding up your knowledgeWhat type of character does it take to be a CEOThe best way to manage peopleUncovering the secret to changing behavior3 things that all current and future CEO's need to focus onHow to deal with "bad apples"Connect with treyLinkedInwebsiteIGLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers Academy*Want to start a podcast?Don't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
Nilka Thomas | Saying yes to opportunities
Nilka Thomas is a former Division I track athlete (University of Oregon) who parlayed her work ethic, competitive spirit and drive to start her career in an uncertain environment.Nilka first joined Lyft in 2018 as Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion, after more than a decade at Google. During a period of exponential growth for the company, Nilka was instrumental in recruiting top talent, allowing Lyft to scale quickly and succeed. Most recently, Nilka served as Chief People Officer at SeatGeek, where she worked to retain talent and look after their team in these difficult times.Nilka’s work on inclusion and diversity laid the foundation for what is now a robust and influential function within the People team, and she brings to Lyft an understanding of the unique workplace challenges brought about by COVID-19.What you will learn:How having different experiencesHow to be smart enough to convince someone to give you an opportunityThe power of ambitionHow to build your own tool kit to get what you wantHow to make yourself more marketable when starting your careerHaving standards is key for any type of successConnect with Nilka:FacebookLinkedInLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteHigh Achievers AcademyDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!