Cut Through the Noise with Dave Turano
Welcome to Cut Through the Noise, bringing you the truth behind the headlines in business and current events, Hosted by Dave Turano
info_outline How do you trust a person like me? 11/23/2021
How do you trust a person like me? Divisive stories are all around us. Today, we speak with John Noltner, who is on a mission to find what connects us. Shortly after the election of President Obama, Noltner felt troubled by our nation’s racist rhetoric. So he did what all good journalists do: he set out to find as many stories as he could, and to gain others' trust in the process.
info_outline Chris Bond on Making the Most of Your Time 11/16/2021
Chris Bond on Making the Most of Your Time Many of us know how to fill our time. But are we filling it with quality pursuits? Our guest today was in his forties when he learned that he needed major heart surgery. Now, he’s thankful that his doctor uncovered a problem that’s been in his heart since birth. He’s also thankful that he can choose how to spend his time.
info_outline From Hearing Loss to Domestic Violence: Being an Obstructionist with Janice Lintz 11/09/2021
From Hearing Loss to Domestic Violence: Being an Obstructionist with Janice Lintz Sometimes, you have to obstruct the system to achieve justice. Today, we’re joined by Janice S. Lintz, Founder of Hearing Access & Innovations. When her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss, Janice joined the legal fight to advocate for equal access. Then, when she sought justice against her abusive husband, Janice was labeled an “obstructionist”—and in the face of corruption, that’s exactly what she wants to be. Like this episode? Share with your friends and write us a review on Apple Podcast
info_outline Are You Choosing to Suffer? 11/02/2021
Are You Choosing to Suffer? After decades as a surgeon, Dr. Michelle Gordon realized that her job was making her suffer. She was also going through menopause, so she started helping women use science-backed strategies to understand their bodies and minimize their suffering.
info_outline The Commonalities of Extreme High-achievers 10/26/2021
The Commonalities of Extreme High-achievers The definition of success changes based on who you ask. Today, we hear from Dr. Ruth Gotian, who studied extreme high-achievers, from Nobel Prize-winners to Olympians, for the common traits that set them apart. The first shared trait? They prioritize fear of not trying over fear of failing. Find Dr. Gotian’s The Success Factor wherever books are sold, and download her Passion Audit for free at ruthgotian.com/passionaudit.
info_outline Teaching, Humility, and Teaching Humility 10/19/2021
Teaching, Humility, and Teaching Humility Last week, we talked about taking ownership and speaking up. This week, Dave sits down with Catherine Dorian, a high school English teacher, writer, and millennial. How do we prepare students to take ownership over their learning and their actions? Catherine teaches part-time at a private school in Massachusetts. She also helps organizations find purpose and attract customers through storytelling. Find her at catherinedorian.com. Like this episode? Be sure to share it with others and write us a review.
info_outline What Am I Not Saying? 10/12/2021
What Am I Not Saying? Ghosting is easy. Ignoring a phone call, not responding to an email, or quitting a company without warning are all ways that we can avoid confrontation. But the right to remain silent—the right to not express frustration, provide a dissenting opinion, or admit to wrongdoing—is making us cower and hide when things get hard.
info_outline Listening, Understanding, and Validating with Omar L Harris. 10/05/2021
Listening, Understanding, and Validating with Omar L Harris. Many companies strive to be more diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Many company leaders struggle to take transformative steps to do so. In this episode, we hear from Omar L Harris about how to do Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work thoughtfully. The first step? Listen and be open to understanding all that you don’t know.
info_outline Power and The Prison of Security 09/28/2021
Power and The Prison of Security Too many of us misuse our power. Whether we’re gossiping about someone or becoming the victim, we’re relinquishing responsibility—becoming the opposite of empowered. Today, Christian De La Huerta helps us redefine courage and power. His book, Awakening the Soul of Power, is available wherever books are sold. Find him at soulfulpower.com, and subscribe to his newsletter for more methods in mindfulness.
info_outline Becoming Curious: How Reading Can Save Us All 09/21/2021
Becoming Curious: How Reading Can Save Us All We all know that reading is good for us. So why don’t more of us make time for it? Dr. Danny Brassell, known as “the world’s reading ambassador” doesn’t just preach the importance of reading—he models curiosity and seeds this quality in others. Dr. Brassell is an educator and author. Go to readleadandsucceed.com for a free copy of his book, and join his book club at lazyreaders.com. Like this episode? Be sure to share with your friends and write us a review on Apple Podcasts.
info_outline Don't just normalize failure. Spotlight failure. 09/14/2021
Don't just normalize failure. Spotlight failure. The people that we admire are the products of failure. So why are we sometimes afraid to fail ourselves? This week on CTTN, former Division I wrestler Jim Harshaw prompts us to press the button. Shine a light on failure, so that you are not only accustomed to it, but grateful for it.
info_outline How to Be Selfish with Rob Riopel 09/07/2021
How to Be Selfish with Rob Riopel How many times have you been told: “just be yourself”? What if you’re not even sure that you like yourself? Rob Riopel, coach, entrepreneur, and author, teaches people how to know themselves so that they can be themselves.
info_outline Dr. Rick Chromey on Generational Personalities 08/31/2021
Dr. Rick Chromey on Generational Personalities Technology shapes the way we act. From the printing press to the television, major technological breakthroughs also shift the course of history. This week, we discuss such a phenomenon with Dr. Rick Chromey, the author of GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are. How do the discoveries of our time impact how we work with others?
info_outline Choosing Faith in the Face of Fear with John Davis 08/24/2021
Choosing Faith in the Face of Fear with John Davis We’re all afraid of something. So why do some of us cower while others dare to rise? This week, we learn how stuntman John Davis hacks the flight or fight response. When we have faith, we latch onto the positive, exhale the negative, and nourish ourselves with the air that feeds our fearlessness.
info_outline Mike Acker on Owning Yourself So You Can Serve Others 08/17/2021
Mike Acker on Owning Yourself So You Can Serve Others We all have a message that we want to share with the world. But how do we overcome fear and become comfortable speaking in front of an audience? According to Mike Acker, to connect with others, we must first own our weaknesses. Then, we can hone our strengths and impact those around us.
info_outline Overcoming the Fear of Public Judgment 08/10/2021
Overcoming the Fear of Public Judgment Many of us are afraid of public speaking. This week, we hear from Sean Tyler Foley, author, speaker, and trainer about the stories that sabotage us into fear. How can we gain the trust of our audience, and ultimately, ourselves? Perhaps we aren’t afraid of public speaking; we’re afraid of public judgment.
info_outline Truth cuts through fear with Hema Vyas 08/03/2021
Truth cuts through fear with Hema Vyas Hema Vyas is an Omnipreneurial Psychologist, author and speaker that specializes in Corporate Wellness & Life Leadership. She joined me this week to discuss how our stories can determine our habits and how we can leverage trust to overcome our fears. If your imagination is getting the best of you set aside the time to listen. Leave us a rating and review on you Apple Podcast app while you're at it! Enjoy!
info_outline The Work-Life Balance Myth with Dave McNeff 07/27/2021
The Work-Life Balance Myth with Dave McNeff Dave McNeff is the author of The Work-Life Balance Myth (McGraw-Hill). He is also a thought leader, executive advisor, jury trial consultant, profiling expert, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker. In this weeks episode Dave shared his ideas to help people create a plan to achieve harmony in life. His dry sense of humor had me entertained from the get-go. Be sure to grab a copy of his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Work-Life-Balance-Myth-Rethinking-Optimal/dp/1260468895
info_outline The Career Toolkit with Mark Herschberg 07/20/2021
The Career Toolkit with Mark Herschberg Mark Herschberg is the author of a new book called, 'The Career Toolkit.' He is also an instructor at MIT's Career Accelerator Program and a Fractional CTO for companies in the start-up world. Mark guested on the show this week to talk about his book, why he wrote it and how it evolved. It is a worthwhile read filled with practical advice for anyone at any age that might be struggling to start, change or redefine their career.
info_outline Connecting working parents with their children with Annie Delaney and Bob Boudreau, cofounders of Rayz Kidz 07/13/2021
Connecting working parents with their children with Annie Delaney and Bob Boudreau, cofounders of Rayz Kidz Rayz Kidz is an app that enables caregivers to keep children connected with their working parents. Cofounders, Annie Delaney and her dad, Bob Boudreau, joined me to talk about what inspired them to launch Rayz Kidz, what it's like to start a business during a pandemic and what they hope to accomplish over the next year. You can download the Rayz Kidz app on the App Store or on Google Play. Hope you enjoy!
info_outline The universe in your head - Developing the skills to be human - Part 2 of 2 with Dr. Christian Heim 07/06/2021
The universe in your head - Developing the skills to be human - Part 2 of 2 with Dr. Christian Heim Dr. Christian Heim PhD is back for part 2 of our conversation. He and I explored the importance of belonging, feeling needed, what it means to be human and what we can do to make a difference for someone else. Be sure to check out his new book on mens mental health: https://www.amazon.com/Steps-Mens-Mental-Health-better-ebook/dp/B097KM388L/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=5+steps+to+mens+mental+health+heim&qid=1625271656&sr=8-1
info_outline Community Revitalization: What we restore restores us with Storm Cunningham 06/29/2021
Community Revitalization: What we restore restores us with Storm Cunningham Storm Cunningham joined me this week to talk about the importance of restoring our communities and ultimately our planet. Storm is Executive Director of RECONOMICS Institute: The Society of Revitalization & Resilience Professionals, editor of REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Economic & Environmental Resilience and the author of three books including his most recent entitled, RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity. Hope you enjoy!
info_outline Telling Stories with Kurian Tharakan 06/15/2021
Telling Stories with Kurian Tharakan My guest this week is Kurian Mathew Tharakan, founder of Strategy Peak Sales & Marketing Advisors and a 27-year veteran of the sales and marketing industry. Mr. Tharakan is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell,” which details how anyone can move people and mountains with the power of story. Hope you enjoy!
info_outline Sales advice from a millennial that's making it happen with Sean Knox 06/08/2021
Sales advice from a millennial that's making it happen with Sean Knox Sean Knox, Staffing Consultant with HireAlliance, joined me to talk about his journey as a millennial sales professional in the current environment. Success did not come easy for Sean, but he was patient, curious and surrounded by people that believed in him. These are just a few of the reasons why he is thriving today. Listen in if you are a manager that hires millennials or if you are a millennial making your way in sales. Sean's advice and perspectives are worth hearing.
info_outline Can we really get along? with Barry Moline 06/08/2021
Can we really get along? with Barry Moline Barry Moline, Executive Director at California Municipal Association and Author of the book, 'Connect,' joined me to talk about what it takes to successfully collaborate with other people. Barry, an engineer by trade and a leader in the utilities industry for many years shared several valuable ideas on how to get along with better with others.
info_outline People 'catch' our emotions with Irvine Nugent 06/08/2021
People 'catch' our emotions with Irvine Nugent Irvine Nugent, Ph.D., stopped by this week to talk about harnessing the power of emotions to develop deeper connections, make better decisions, and increase our influence. A gifted storyteller, Irvine's programs are infused with passion, dynamism, and of course his natural Irish humor. He is the author of Leadership Lessons From The Pub. Hope you enjoy!
info_outline Pain is mandatory, suffering is optional with Dr. Marissa Pei 06/01/2021
Pain is mandatory, suffering is optional with Dr. Marissa Pei Dr. Marissa Pei, organizational psychologist, business coach, media personality and award-winning author joined me this week to talk about everything from happiness to suffering. We also explored Asian hate, why it exists and what each of us can do to help eliminate racism. This was a spirited conversation from beginning to end. Hope you enjoy.
info_outline The universe in your head: Let's talk about suicide, depression and addiction with Dr. Christian Heim 05/11/2021
The universe in your head: Let's talk about suicide, depression and addiction with Dr. Christian Heim Dr. Christian Heim PhD; award-winning Psychiatrist, Music Professor and Churchill fellow joins us this week to talk about Mental Health issues: anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, suicide, personality issues and relationship breakdown. Hope this conversation is helpful to anyone listening.
info_outline Side hustles...live the life you want with Jazzy Williams 04/27/2021
Side hustles...live the life you want with Jazzy Williams Jazzy Williams, founder of Always Working, joined me to talk about how to tap into your inner entrepreneur without quitting your 9-5 job. She started Always Working to help people find creative ways to make money by leveraging their talents with a side hustle.