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Rob Williams: Yak Your Business Story

Learning Life with Jon Tota

Release Date: 12/05/2018

Episode 54: Faith Jones on Business, Law, and… Mind-Reading? show art Episode 54: Faith Jones on Business, Law, and… Mind-Reading?

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In this weeks episode, Jon chats with Faith Jones. Lawyer, TEDx speaker and entrepreneur coach, Jones has developed business frameworks for women to develop and take control of their business and remains an avid advocate for self-learning. Along with her sales mind-reading techniques, Jones recounts her career and successes.

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Episode 53: Political Polarization and the Future of Education with Rabbi Elchanan Poupko show art Episode 53: Political Polarization and the Future of Education with Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

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A middle school teacher, a TEDx speaker, and a Rabbi walk into a bar… Bad joke, but all three describe this weeks excellent guest: Rabbi Elchanan Poupko. Teaching in New York City, Rabbi Poupko has written and spoken at TEDx on the topic of political polarization, and its ever growing threat to our culture. In this episode, Poupko reminds us that individuals from diverse backgrounds come together through the exchange of goods and services every day, making business a force helping mend our divided nation.

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Episode 52: Be the Master of Your Message with Dolores Hirschmann show art Episode 52: Be the Master of Your Message with Dolores Hirschmann

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Dolores Hirschmann helped pioneer online learning during the early 2000s when computers were just entering classrooms, and applied the concept of gamification in learning long before it became a buzzword. Today she is an executive coach, helping leaders and speakers clarify their message and grow their business. In this episode, she sits down with Jon to talk about her journey from Buenos Aires to Boston; and from learning to leading.

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Episode 51:  A Warning for White Collar Workers with J Kevin Foster show art Episode 51: A Warning for White Collar Workers with J Kevin Foster

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When it comes to ethics, what you don’t know can hurt you.

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Episode 50: Ballet to Bullets with Christopher Fairbank show art Episode 50: Ballet to Bullets with Christopher Fairbank

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In Learning Life’s 50th episode, Jon has a conversation with the inspired Christopher Fairbank. From professional ballet dancer to police officer, Fairbank has always striven to lead a different life and now communicates his story as a motivational speaker and business coach. His mantra, “dare to be different” has helped numerous companies and employees find how they can be one of today's leaders.

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Episode 49: Expanding Expertise with Matt Ragan  show art Episode 49: Expanding Expertise with Matt Ragan

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In today's episode, Jon chats with Matt Ragan, the Director of Training and Development at iPipeline. Ragan’s eclectic background from actor to teacher surprisingly led him to financial services and software development. These combined experiences influenced him to reinvent online learning in this industry. Out are the ways of digital textbooks. Instead, real-time experiential learning allows remote workforces to all be on the same page.

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Episode 48: The Edge Learning Entrepreneur with Lisa Patrick show art Episode 48: The Edge Learning Entrepreneur with Lisa Patrick

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Lisa Patrick is the CEO of the online education company XTRAcredits, one of the leaders in edge learning. In her background in law enforcement and business, Patrick saw inefficiencies and missed training opportunities everywhere she looked. Today she chats with Jon about the merits of online learning and its roll in higher education and corporate businesses.

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Anna Liotta on How Current Events Impact Our Generations show art Anna Liotta on How Current Events Impact Our Generations

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Originally episode 17, Anna Liotta is our chosen replay. Still an important lesson to keep in mind.

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Episode 47: Disrupting Thought with Brandon Webb show art Episode 47: Disrupting Thought with Brandon Webb

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Today Jon connects with Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, and author. From training Navy SEAL snipers to writing a New York Times Bestseller, Webb has taught valuable lessons to those interested in his military background. Webb discusses the cutting edge required for businesses to stay afloat in a sea of ever-changing trends. Webb also touches on the future (or demise) of big-box retail and the age of specialty and virtual shopping.

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Episode 46: How People Thrive with Dr. Rachel Headley & Meg Manke show art Episode 46: How People Thrive with Dr. Rachel Headley & Meg Manke

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When you find your team struggling to get through a difficult change, or are just not seeing eye-to-eye, Dr. Rachel Headley and Meg Manke are the people-problem solvers to call. As experts in workplace personality theory, Rachel and Meg use their Culture Types and Kurtz Change Transition Model to help company culture and efficiency. In this episode of Learning Life, Jon chats with these two chaos personalities about the importance of team understanding, empathy, and leadership training in the workplace.

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Dr. Rob Williams joins Jon for a chat about his story of yak farming, entrepreneurship, music, and story coaching. Rob has been telling stories for decades, and now offers his services as a “story coach” for businesses looking to find their identity, and how to deliver that story to customers. Further, Rob has been a part of the Vermont Independent, a long time print, now online newspaper since 2005. While teaching journalism at the University of Vermont and Champlain College, he also helps his clients find their authentic story and how to enact said story in their daily operation. But Rob’s story doesn’t end there. He has also raised a herd of yaks and now sells infamous gourmet yak burgers. In his spare time plays folk funk across the world. This is his story…

 

Want to learn more about Rob Williams?

Coming soon: Rob's FREE story coaching content to the Knowledgelink Network. 

Access the Network here or sign up at this link!

Check out the Vermont Independent website here or follow them on Twitter for all of the latest on the movement to restore Vermont to its independent republic status. 

Want to get involved? Email Rob at publisher@vermontindependent.com 

Interested in trying a yak burger? Check out the Yak It To Me VT cart Facebook page here!

Like phunky music? Listen to Rob's band, the Phineas Gage Project, and follow their Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest shows.