YOP 129: What Is Your What with Steve Olsher

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Steve Olsher is known as the world’s foremost reinvention expert. Famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients and presentation attendees towards achieving massive profitability while cultivating lives of purpose, conviction, and contribution.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do, international keynote speaker, Chairman & Co-Founder of Liquor.com, and in-demand media guest who has appeared on CNN, Fox Business and other national outlets.

YOP 128: Heart Intelligence with Mindie Kniss

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If you and I were to work together, one of the first things I’d ask you about is your dreams. What does your dream career look like? Your dream partner? Your dream life? I’m a huge supporter of dreams because they’ve played a crucial role in my life.

I grew up with a big dream of going to Africa. From as far back as I can remember, I was passionate about anything and everything to do with Kenya. It took 20+ years to make that dream a reality, but what it taught me is that whatever you truly want… those “impossible” dreams are, in fact, possible.

Your dream might not have anything to do with traveling to a foreign land, but whatever it is, your number one priority needs to be becoming the person who can step into that dream as reality. That is what I help you do. It’s this transformation that feels a bit like magic, but the truth is that it’s simply about choices and stories and action.

Before I list any of my accomplishments, I’d like to be clear… I’ve excelled in the failure department: massive business failures, bankruptcy and home foreclosure, romantic breakups… Over the course of my life, I’ve gotten really good at failing.

I graduated with a degree (BA) in Theology in 2000, and then went on to work in Research & Development for a Fortune100 company. There, I gained valuable insight into leadership, training and corporate responsibility.

In 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Global Health Fellowship based on my humanitarian work with women and children in Africa. I spent six months working on HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives in Kenya and Uganda.

I continued to pursue my passion for writing and graduated with a master of fine arts (MFA) degree in Creative Writing.

In 2013, I completed my dissertation on the science of heart intelligence for my PhD in Metaphysics.

I have been honored to share the stage with many extraordinary speakers both in the US and internationally.

Coaching has changed my life and, by that, I mean being coached. The first thing I did when I left Corporate America to go into coaching full time was to hire a coach. Since then, I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars in coaches, workshops and courses to constantly improve my craft and to do my own inner work. As Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, says, “Everyone needs a coach.”

What I love about coaching is that I get to be part problem solver, part spiritual advisor, part project manager and part adventure guide—all things I’m passionate about.

YOP 127: Fusing Hip Hop & Life with House of Hip Hop NYC

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Benjamin Chin and Zaven Embree are the two founders of House of Hiphop, a New York City based music festival that features up and coming musicians playing over the span of four days.

Benjamin Chin: Formerly in the Singapore Armed Forces, he is now a saxophonist in NYC, and is also a band leader of QNA. An ardent fan of 60’s & 70’s jazz and contemporary hip-hop, he aims to find the middle ground between the two in his playing.

Zaven Embree: Also based in New York City, Zaven is a pianist, singer and composer. His works focuses on bridging the gap between the foundation laid by the masters of jazz, funk, gospel, and r&b with modern technology. A proponent of the afro-futurism movement, he grew up listening to a wide range of artists from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. Zaven also works as a musical director and business owner in NYC.

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