I alway enjoy my interviews with Stephen Post because he genuinely is a loving and kind hearted soul.

In my recent interview with Stephen we discuss a book that he published in 2011 entitled ” The Hidden Gifts of Helping“about his experiences of being uprooted and moving from Ohio to upstate New York.  While this might not seem like a big deal to many of you, Stephen and I discuss the many challenges people face psychologically and emotionally when they go through change.  This obviously was the case for Stephen and his family, and the many stories he articulates in the book help to put the issues of dealing with change in perspective.

Stephen speaks with me  about what he is so passionate , which is love, giving, helping and compassion.  Stephens non-profit organization The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love studies the positive effects on our  mental and physical health as a result of giving, compassion and lending a helping hand.  There is no doubt that the actions of giving, supporting and having a heart filled with compassion and love has positive effects of making us feel better, live longer and have positive experience in our life.  So why don’t we all have more of an open and giving heart?  This is something to contemplate as you listen to our interview. I am certain that many of you will change your actions and see how much the benefits outweigh investment of time and energy.

If you want to learn more about Stephen Post and his The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love please click the links to be directed to the foundation website.

Matthew Fox recently wrote a book entitled “Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times“.  I have the privilege to interview him recently regarding his new book on Meister Eckhart. I must admit that prior to our interview and review of the book I did not know who Meister Eckhart was.  I would venture to say that many of my listeners are not aware of Meister Eckhart was nor his contributions and deep spiritual teachings.

During my interview with Matthew we have not only the time to take a deeper dive into who Meister Eckhart was, but his teaching which focused on deep contemplation and deep action which ultimately lead him being put on trial and condemned by a corrupt papacy.   I hope you enjoy my interview with Matthew Fox about Meister Eckhart.  If you want to learn more about Matthew Fox’s writings please click here to be directed to his website.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Larry Johnson the author of a new book entitled “The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising”.  His book is designed to help anyone in the non-profit sector better understand how to accomplish sustainable fundraising.  While this may seem like something simple, many nonprofits are still stuck in what we refer to as “transactional” activities, not long term donor development.  If you want to have a successful campaign you must be thinking about matching the values of your donors with the charity.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great professional Larry Johnson.  If you want to learn more about his consulting practice please click here to be directed to his website.

I have been working on a capital campaign project with a local nonprofit, and while I have done this kind of work before I wanted to reach out to the experts and get their advice and guidance.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Andrea Kihlstedt the author of “Capital Campaigns Strategies that Work.”  She has consulted and run numerous campaigns for nonprofits and with tremendous success.  In our interview together we speak about her book and the strategies that have worked for her and other so successfully.   As Andrea states capital campaigns grow out of a “big idea” and help to springboard and organization and breath life back into the donors.

If you are in the middle of a capital campaign or about to embark upon a big campaign project, then I highly recommend that you listen to the words of wisdom from author and consultant Andrea Kihlstedt.  If you want to learn more about her consulting business please click here to be directed to her website.   

In the new book “Nothing Changes Until You Do” Mike Robbins explores the issues of self compassion and getting out of our own way.

In my interview with Mike we discuss the important issue of self-love, and I don’t mean the narcissism. We all need to be asking ” Are the actions we take on a daily basis, self fulfilling or are we going through the motions?” Reflection and insight will awaken us to a new life, one with more intrinsic rewards.

Mike’s book is filled with great stories that all of us can relate to about our life quests.

Being gentle with ourselves and asking for help, can sometimes be a difficult thing to do, but reaching out and asking for support is sometimes all it takes to get us or of our negative mindset and move through some difficult times and challenges.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great authors. If you want to learn more about Mike and his other books please click here to be directed to his website.

John W. Carver III is the author of a new book entitled ” Build Your Foundation: 68 Building Blocks for a Successful Rewarding Life.

In my interview with John we discuss many of his 68 building blocks, which are fundamental to living and enriched and rewarding life.

His book is filled with great stories that John has learned and applied to his life. In our interview with explore the many stories, and the ensuing life lessons that apply to anyone wishing to enrich their lives.

I hope you enjoy our interview and take away just a few insights that assist you in shifting patterns or belief that might be holding you back from success or happiness.

If you want to learn more about John please click here to be directed to his website.

I recently had the honor of interviewing Stephen Post whom I have interviewed before. I alway enjoy my interviews with Stephen.

In his new book entitled ” Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love” we speak openly about his personal relationship with Sir John Templeton and Sir John Templeton’s desires to expose his spiritual beliefs and insights to the world which provide the reader with the opportunity to look at life in a very profound and deep manner.

Stephen does a wonderful job of exposing the spiritual and scientific elements of unlimited love that Sir John Templeton believed in, many of which are spoken about throughout many of our great religions.

I know you are going to enjoy this interview with Stephen G. Post about ” Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love.” If you would like to learn more about “The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love” Please click the link to be directed to the foundation website.

This podcast is the second in my series with author Ari Weinzweig the author of “Building A Great Business”.

In my previous interview with Ari we spoke about ” Managing Ourselves” where we discuss everything from visioning to the 12 Tips of More Effective Self-Management.

In this interview Ari weI focus on the 12 Natural Laws of Building A Great Business. One thing that Ari knows for certain is that a strong inspiring and strategically vision leads the way to greatness—especially if you write it down. Ari teaches a great technique for writing your vision. He calls it the “hot pen’ technique. Pick up your pen and just keep writing 15, 20, 30 minutes whatever it takes to articulate your vision in word pictures that you can see and believe your vision manifesting.

He also has a tip that you need to “give your customers a really compelling reason to buy from you”. Now while this seems obvious— when was the last time you had a bad meal at a restaurant and failed to tell anyone, but you said to your spouse we will never recommend or go back to that establishment. It happens all the time, and because the restaurant not only served a subpar meal, but your service was most likely lacking you had no reason to do business with them again. The combination is a disaster in the food service business.

I encourage you to listen to and learn from one of the wisest men in the food service business speak with me about 12 Natural Laws that when applied to both your personal and business life they can transform an organization and the people that work within the organizations.

If you want to learn more about Ari and his trilogy of books please click here, or if you want to learn about his training company Zing Train please click here to get information about the various training programs.

Enjoy this great interview with a wonderfully engaging author, businessman and civic leader Ari Weinzweig.


I happen to be listening to a podcast that the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership was hosting , and I heard an interview with author Ari Weinzweig the author of a trilogy of books entitled ” A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves”, “Being a Better Leader” and “Building a Great Business” all in the Lapsed Anarchist’s series. I was so taken by Ari’s approach to how he built and ran his organizations that I invited him to be on Inside Personal Growth. In this interview about his book “Managing Ourselves” Ari and I discuss the 12 Tips for more effective self-management, which are truly gems and so important to learn on our path of self discovery and personal growth. Tip one (1)  is “Get to Know Yourself”, now while this seems simple most of us spend a lifetime going deep into our soul seeking to better understand our best attributes and qualities as well as how to improve the ones that frequently get in the way and don’t serve us as becoming better human beings. The second Tip Ari speaks about is “Honoring Your Emotions.” We all know the line “leave your emotions at the door” when you go to work. As Ari states that is utterly impossible—our emotions go with us wherever we go but we can learn to monitor and manage them so they don’t get in the way of what we are trying to accomplish. The entire list of 12 tips are in his book, as well you can go to his website to learn more. I know that you will receive a lifetime of personal and business wisdom from my interviews with Ari. I highly encourage purchasing Ari’s trilogy of books and to  learning more about his organization Zingerman’s by clicking on the link here. He has also created Zing Train a training organization based in Ann Arbor, MI with a mission to help organizations better serve both their customers and employees. To learn more click here to be directed to the Zing Train website, or click here to be directed to the Zingerman’s Facebook page.