Category Archives: Podcast

393 — Krister Ungerböck

Podcast Summary

Krister and I last spoke in 2017 in episode 185. It was an intense conversation.

Why? Because Krister’s journey has been so intense.

When I saw that his new book was a #1 WSJ Bestselling book, I was not surprised.

Because his journey has been so rich with insights, he has taken these life lessons and shared them with all of us in a very practical way that I am most certain will change YOUR life.

Read his book and let me know what you think.

Click to Tweet Krister: 'Join the compassion revolution.'


Company: The global Talk SHIFT movement

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Powerful Promise of Value: Talk SHIFTs are little leadership language changes that make a big difference in business, and in life.

Contact: Tara on LinkedIn, Company website

392 — Tara Darnley

Podcast Summary

The pandemic wreaked havoc on many businesses.

But, how many of you know a Founder who launched DURING the pandemic?

Allow me to introduce you to Tara.

Tara knows the locs business inside and out.

She and her team created a product that revolutionizes the way those with locs, take care of their locs.

And, along the way, she has learned some pretty incredible lessons.

Among them is something unique to her personality and the needs of a startup from a Founder.

She is a self-described empath who, for a time period, began doing the work of her team. There were various reason for this. But, what she realized is quite compelling.


Company: Peculiar Roots

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

Powerful Promise of Value: Peculiar Roots is THE clean beauty brand with products formulated for locs and natural hair.

Contact: Tara on LinkedIn, Company website

391 — Jared Hanley

Podcast Summary

Who doesn’t like a good walk in the forest?

It turns out that walking in the forest is even more important than we realize.

Jared and his team have been able to quantify the importance of nature, and many are taking notice.

When you are a mission driven Founder like Jared, it can be hard to stay focused on the core economics of the business.

Listen how Jared overcomes the urge to investigate other “curious” areas of inquiry and stay focused.

Click to Tweet Jared: 'I had to focus on the economics of the business.'


Company: NatureQuant

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Powerful Promise of Value: NatureQuant is a technology and research company that provides a suite of tools to monitor, quantify, and evaluate natural elements and exposure to nature.

Contact: Craig on LinkedIn, Company website

390 — Craig J. Lewis

Podcast Summary

A larger number of people in the United States are “gig workers.” And, that number has increased steadily.

Craig and his team know this and are on a mission to help serve this group of hard working people connect easily with the organizations that hire them.

He is also quite articulate about the intersection of bold vulnerability and personal accountability.

Listen to the strength of his voice and the wisdom in his words.


Company: Gig Wage

Location: Dallas, Texas

Powerful Promise of Value: Gig Wage built a modern payroll, payments and banking tools to pay your independent contractors in seconds. 

Contact: Craig on LinkedIn, Company website