I recently conducted a great interview with James Colquhoun the co-author of the book “Hungry for Change” as well as the movie by the same title.

In our interview together we discuss the challenges that our population is faced with as it relates to manufactured foods, diets, nutrition and even the politics of nutrition in America.

As James states in the book “Why do we believe that we can feed our bodies manufactured, nutrient-depleted, food-like substances, empty of all life , and yet remain healthy?.  How did we come to believe that industrial chemicals and processing could replace what nature products?  The answer is it can’t.

The food industry—which is the second-largest employer in the United States, after the federal government, and which heavily influence both the media and the government agencies that regulate it—intentionally confuses and confounds us.   These foods are full of chemicals, and believe me they are not good for us.

If you want to learn what type of foods to eat, and eliminate of diets that don’t work then I recommend that you listen to this interview with James Calquhoun.

You can also learn more about the amazing movement that James and his wife Laurentine have created by going to their website by clicking here.

You can also watch a great video trailer below.

In my interview with Dr. Jamie Koufman the author of “Dropping Acid-The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure I learned more about acid reflux and it causes, and the alarming rate of the disease in our country.

Dr. Koufman reported to me that over 100 million suffer from acid reflux and over half of them don’t even know they have it.  Over the past decades, reflux has become one of the most widespread and misunderstood preventable diseases of our Western civilization. People who suffer from acid reflux  are being  treated with over the counter and prescription drugs when in most cases the disease can be cured by changing the our diet.

Dr. Koufman has been able to help her patients overcome the disease.  She advocates a two-week detox program consisting of low-acid, low-fat, pH-Balanced diet and this has been a resounding success for hundreds of her patients.

If you want to learn about the causes and cures I highly recommend that you listen to this podcast, and read her new book.

If you would like more information about Dr Koufman’s clinic just click here.

You can also watch this great book trailer listed below.

I recently interviewed Pamela Slim the author of “Escape From Cubical Nation”.  If you have been thinking about breaking away from the corporate life and doing your own thing, then you will certainly want to read and learn from someone who has coached many in making the shift.  Pamela knows from personal experience for she made the shift, and knows first hand the mental and emotional shifts that one has to go through to make the to move to being an entrepreneur.

Pam cites many reasons for people moving to becoming solo entrepreneurs and here are just a few: 1) corporations have had lots of changes over the last 20 years and many have become fundamentally difficult places to work. 2) Some people are just not cut out to work in large corporations.  No matter what the reason if you are considering the move, then it would be highly recommended that you read Pam’s book “Escape from Cubical Nation”.  If you have any fears or trepidations which would be natural, one thing would be remember what is you happiness worth?

Pam help you navigate your fears, thoughts and mental challenges as you face the transition and her advice comes from years of coaching people through the process successfully.

If you would like to learn more about “Escape from Cubical Nation.” Please watch the interview below that Pam did on a local television station.  Our click here for a link to her Facebook page, or here to be directed to her website.

In a recent interview with Dr. Michael Gurian we discussed his new book entitled ” The Wonder of Aging-A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty”. 

This book is a must read for anyone who is over fifty, for Michael offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual and cognitive dimension of life after fifty.  Michael sees the second half of our lives as an enormously fruitful, exciting and fulfilling time.  I know that many in this age group might have a different opinion but after reading Michaels book you will come away with a different viewpoint of life after 50.

Michael discuss open the issues of sex, and how men and women age differently, effects on the aging of our brains and living with a sense of legacy and purpose.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it.  For more information about Michael Gurian and the Gurian Institute please click the link above or see the Facebook page link below.

Gurian Institute Facebook page

I recently interviewed  Dr. Pam Popper the author of a new book entitled ” Food Over Medicine-The Conversation That Could Save Your Life”.   I am so excited by what Pam had to say in our interview together that my wife and I have already shifted our diet.

The wisdom that Pam shares in our interview can certainly save and improve the quality of our lives.   The plant based diet that she advocates is something that she researched, and a plant based diet unequivocally reverses many of the well known diseases that plegue society today.

It is not a question of living longer, we statically are doing that—the question we should ask is what will the quality of our lives be like if we live into advanced years but we don’t have our health?

American’s are overmedicated, overfed and malnourished and fail to realize that the answer to lower disease rates doesn’t lie in more pills but in the foods we eat.    I would really like to encourage my listeners to pay close attention to what Dr. Popper speaks about in our interview if you choose to shift your diet to a nutrient rich diet with lots of green vegetables you are likely to see major shifts in your personal health.

If you would like more information about Dr. Popper’s Wellness Forum then click the link here to be directed to her website.  You can also watch the video below or click on the links attached to her Facebook Page.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with an extremely knowledgable physician with sound health advice—without the prescriptions.

If you will remember I did a series of podcasts  recently with author David Sibbet on Visual Leaders, Visual Teams and Visual Meetings.  This series of interviews lead me to find Mike Rohde the author of an amazing new book entitled “The Sketchnote Handbook-The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking”  

Some of you just might be wondering what the heck is visual note taking.  It is a vey cool  mind connecting process that if learned and practiced allows you to substitute graphic images or doodles with words.  This mental connection allows you to remember more of the speech, class or wherever you might be taking notes.

Since my introduction to the process and reading Mikes book, I have been practicing and I really like the process.  The good thing about visual notes is that it does not matter if you are a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner you will have fun and will remember the experience associated with the event where you were applying the visual note taking.

In my interview with author Mike Rohde we discuss the various techniques, tools and the how to’s.  Mike is one of the early pioneers in this process and I know you will learn a lot from our interview and the links that I have provided below.

I hope you enjoy our interview together, and please click on the links below and watch the cool video of Mike showing you how to take visual notes.






This is my second interview with co-author Ron McMillan.  The first book I interviewed him about was entitled ” Change Anything-The New Science of Personal Success”.  I found this book to really be life changing, the concepts and ideas that his organization researched on personal success are important for all individuals interested in mastery to read and practice.

In this interview with Ron I speak with him about another book he and his colleagues co-authored  entitled “Crucial Conversations.”  This book is a must read for anyone wanting to learn how to improve their level and depth of communications.  It does not matter if your crucial conversation is with a spouse or a co-worker the principles taught in “Crucial Conversations” apply anywhere.

Ron points out that “Crucial Conversations” are defined by three important factors 1) are individuals strong emotions involved 2) where their opposing opinions and views 3) are the stakes high.  We have all be involved in these types of conversations; the question we need to ask ourselves should be how did we emerge from these conversation? Were we looking to win, were or ego attached to the outcome? If so then you would probably benefit from reading Crucial Conversations.

Ron also points out that in organizations where the employees are skilled at crucial conversations: 1) the employees respond five (5) times faster to financial turndowns in the organization 2) employees are two-thirds more likely to avoid injury or death due to unsafe conditions 3) and when a crucial conversation occurs the savings is over $1,500 and an eight-hour work day—amazing results, every employee should know how to handle themselves during a crucial conversation.

I think that with results like these understanding how to manage crucial conversations would be worth reading about and understanding the techniques and principals.

If you would like to learn more about the book and the courses that Vital Smarts teaches, just watch the short video below or click on the link above to be directed to the Vital Smarts website.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Ron McMillan co-author of Crucial Conversations.

I recently had a wonderful interview with an amazing man and steward of our planet, John Ehrenfeld.

In John’s new book entitled ” Flourishing-A Frank Conversation About Sustainability”.  John engages in a Q&A with Andrew Hoffman a previous student of John’s where the met while Andrew was a doctoral student at MIT and  John was running the MIT Program on Technology, Business and the Environment.

In my interview with John you will quickly realize that he has many concerns about our environment and sustainability.  As John states “While sustainability has gone “mainstream” he does not believe so and is very concerned about what he see.  He admits that many good things have come out of our society’s pursuit of environmental protection, but he sees our efforts as merely a Ban-Aid that masks deeper, cultural roots of our sustainability challenges.

One of those  issues is our insatiable appetite as a culture for more which utilized our natural resources at an alarming rate, and makes the US the largest consumer of overall resources worldwide.

“Sustainability still has not entered our consciousness in spire of the torrent of its use and that of its distant cousin, green. The world of business and government moves merrily along selling its meager efforts as sustainability, avoiding any meaningful appreciation of the fundamental problem or any actions that would make a difference.”

In my interview with John we cover many pressing topics, I encourage you to listen to and read John’s new book it will open up your eyes to what “really” need to change to create a world that “flourishes” for everyone.

You can learn more about John Ehrenfeld by visiting his Facebook page by clicking here.

Or watch a brief interview by clicking on the video below.

I know that many of you have seen the movie “The Matrix”, it is one of those movies that alters your sense of reality.

In my interview with Kevan Hall about his new book entitled ” Making the Matrix Work” Kevan alters the readers sense of reality about the complex structure of business today.

In large companies today we are faced with multiple bosses, competing goals, influence without authority and accountability without control of the norm.  In Kevan’s new book he endeavors to show how the matrix can help employees and management increase the individual flexibility and responsiveness without confusing the goals or roles of the teams and employees.

Kevan states that the matrix is a deliberate choice to sacrifice some clarity for increased flexibility.  He introduces tools and ideas to help individuals manage successively higher levels of ambiguity—from things that can be made clear to managing dilemmas and conflict.

If you are in the management of a larger organization then I highly recommend reading “Making the Matrix Work.”.  This book will assist you in better understanding the overall personal and organizational dilemmas that pervade in big business today.

If you would like more information about Kevan Hall you can visit his website by clicking here.

You can also watch a book trailer by clicking on the video below.