Learning Life with Jon Tota
Take your skills to the next level! Learning Life talks to experts with the newest ideas and valuable insight to help you improve your business and your brain. Elevate your team and your work. Learning is as easy as tuning in.
info_outline Episode 105: Virtual Reality Will Transform eLearning 10/27/2020
Episode 105: Virtual Reality Will Transform eLearning John Blackmon created an LMS and authoring tool before the world even knew what those were. Founder of LMS Trivantis and authoring tools Lectora and Cenario VR, Blackmon has spent his entire career focused on one principle: you shouldn't have to be a technologist to use technology.
info_outline Episode 104: Prepare, Prove, Produce with Christa Peters 10/20/2020
Episode 104: Prepare, Prove, Produce with Christa Peters Christa Peters is a strategic learning and development director. She has worked with companies to scale their training programs and build a learning program and culture where one did not exist before.
info_outline Episode 103: From Startup to Scale Up with Bill Flynn 10/13/2020
Episode 103: From Startup to Scale Up with Bill Flynn Your startup has a 50/50 chance of getting to 5 years… and the odds only get worse the longer you stay in business. Bill Flynn takes the guesswork out of growth. With more than 30 years of experience working for and advising hundreds of companies, Bill Flynn has had 5 successful outcomes, two IPOs, and seven acquisitions (including a 2008 turnaround!). He is the guy you want on your team while building your business!
info_outline Episode 102: The Principles of Learning with Christian Weibell 10/06/2020
Episode 102: The Principles of Learning with Christian Weibell Dr. Christian Weibell is the creator of the Principles-Of-Learning Framework, laying out the seven principles on which all learning is based. Weibell sits down with Jon to talk Computer Science education before the dot com bubble, getting his PhD in Instructional Psychology, developing effective learning experiences, and creating good UX and UI for learning environments.
info_outline Episode 101: Redefine Impossible with James Lawrence 09/29/2020
Episode 101: Redefine Impossible with James Lawrence The Iron Cowboy is back! James Lawrence joins Jon Tota on the podcast to talk about the transition to remote work, bringing the same passion and energy to virtual conferences, and what determination and hard work look like. Since he's last been on the show, Lawrence has starred in TWO Amazon Prime Originals: Iron Cowboy | The Story of the 50-50-50 and World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (adventure racing!).
info_outline Episode 100: The Futurist's View with Trond Undheim 09/24/2020
Episode 100: The Futurist's View with Trond Undheim What can you do with a passion for technology and a background in social science to make an impact on the world? Become a futurist!
info_outline Episode 99: Future State with Shay Lynch 09/15/2020
Episode 99: Future State with Shay Lynch Shay Lynch is the founder of Future State with a mission to help Business Owners, Directors, Department Managers, and their teams solve their biggest problems so they can focus on what is important to them: their customers.
info_outline Episode 98: Making Change Great with Kate DeGon 09/08/2020
Episode 98: Making Change Great with Kate DeGon Kate DeGon is in the business of change. She is the founder of ChangeSync - a software that helps organizations of all sizes implement and track organizational change. Change can be intimidating if you don't have the right tools in your kit. Her inspiration for ChangeSync came from her work at Phoenix University. Trying to keep up with the constant organizational change without a thorough tool was impossible, so Kate set out to fix it. Learn about executing successful organizational change from the expert!
info_outline Episode 97: Closing the Achievement Gap with John A. Dues 09/01/2020
Episode 97: Closing the Achievement Gap with John A. Dues John A. Dues is the director of the School Performance Institute, the learning and improvement arm of United Schools Network (USN), and the Chief Learning Officer of USN, a network of public charter schools in Columbus, Ohio.
info_outline Episode 96: Avoid Content Debt with Ray Kung 08/25/2020
Episode 96: Avoid Content Debt with Ray Kung Ray Kung is the founder of Tech Learning Pros; they help global technology companies build out world-class technical learning systems. In this episode, Kung speaks about his career journey, technical learning patterns, and how to accelerate learning programs with engineering teams and other tech groups.
info_outline Episode 95: Maximize Your Brain Power with Eileen Pease 08/11/2020
Episode 95: Maximize Your Brain Power with Eileen Pease Eileen Pease is the president of Dynamic Learning Inc and an expert on the 'brain at work.'
info_outline Episode 94: The Art of Authentic Influence with Owen Fitzpatrick 08/04/2020
Episode 94: The Art of Authentic Influence with Owen Fitzpatrick "Influence is the art of finding out what the other person wants, understanding what you want, and connecting the two."
info_outline Episode 93: Five Star Experiences with Tyler Small 07/28/2020
Episode 93: Five Star Experiences with Tyler Small From the early days of instruction designing to modern-day parenting, Tyler Small talks about it all with host Jon Tota on this week's episode of Learning Life.
info_outline Episode 92: The CEO of Your Life with Robert Barber 07/21/2020
Episode 92: The CEO of Your Life with Robert Barber Welcome to Season 6!
info_outline Episode 91: More Fearless and Focused with David Schnurman 06/09/2020
Episode 91: More Fearless and Focused with David Schnurman Lawline CEO and entrepreneurial speaker David Schnurman has a new book, ‘The Fast Forward Mindset: How to Be MoreFearless & Focused to Accelerate Your Success.’ Schnurman sits down with Jon to talk online learning and COVID-19, and the inspiration for The Fast Forward Mindset.
info_outline Episode 90: Think Better, Learn Better, Live Better 06/04/2020
Episode 90: Think Better, Learn Better, Live Better Founder and CEO of The Bowery Common and host of the Digital Irish Podcast, Patrick McAndrew comes on the show to talk growth mindset and change management. The Bowery Common is a professional development organization helping high-performing individuals to maximize their mental performance.
info_outline Episode 88: eLearning Design with Alexander Salas 05/28/2020
Episode 88: eLearning Design with Alexander Salas Alexander Salas is an award winning Learning Experience Designer, Chief Creative Officer at eLearningLaunch.com, and a US Navy Veteran. Alexander sits down with our host Jon Tota to talk about the basics of eLearning authoring, teaching the skills to create your own eLearning courses, and how allowing for failure can lead to better results. Alexander offers free video resources to learn from on Youtube on his channels StyleLearn and eLearning Launch!
info_outline Episode 87: Training Under Pressure with Matt Confer 05/21/2020
Episode 87: Training Under Pressure with Matt Confer Matt Confer is the VP of Strategy & Business Development at Abilitie. He specializes in team-based training simulations. Working with clients like Coca-Cola, Marriott, and Nokia, he is also the lead facilitator at Abilitie and a public speaker. Today, he sits down with host Jon Tota to talk about competition, both live and virtual, as a driver for team engagement and process improvement.
info_outline Episode 86: Master Your Memory with Chester Santos 05/19/2020
Episode 86: Master Your Memory with Chester Santos 2008 USA Memory Champion and International Man of Memory Chester Santos speaks on techniques to retain information for employees and entrepreneurs alike. Now an international speaker, Chester tells our host Jon Tota how memory can make you a master networker, remembering people and helping you build connections, and help you become a better worker with tasks and project plans.
info_outline Episode 85: Putting Experience Back in Learning with Marty Rosenheck 05/14/2020
Episode 85: Putting Experience Back in Learning with Marty Rosenheck They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, and skillset adoption is one of the most difficult things to achieve, especially from eLearning courses. Experience is key! Today’s guest has discovered how to track those experiences that lead to mastery.
info_outline Episode 84: Creating eLearning Rockstars with Andrew Scivally 05/12/2020
Episode 84: Creating eLearning Rockstars with Andrew Scivally In today’s episode, Jon sits down with an e-learning pioneer: Andrew Scivally. His company, eLearning Brothers has been on the Inc 5000 List five times over! As the co-founder and CEO, Scivally pushed against industry naysayers in the early days of the supposed “e-learning fad” to become one of today’s major industry players. As the lines blur between educational and entertainment content, Scivally and his company maintain their edge; not as instructional content designers, but as experience develop
info_outline Episode 83: Vulnerability for Productivity with Mo Fathelbab 05/07/2020
Episode 83: Vulnerability for Productivity with Mo Fathelbab Mo Fathelbab, founder and president of the Forum Resources Network and co-founder of Harvard BusinessSchool Alumni Forums is out with a new book, The Friendship Advantage. Hear from an expert how vulnerability is the key to building relationships, both personal and professional.
info_outline Episode 82: Sales Enablement Society with Bill Ball 04/30/2020
Episode 82: Sales Enablement Society with Bill Ball Sales Enablement, Training, and Talent Leader Bill Ball talks his career story at DISYS and Vorsight and his newest endeavor as a founding member of the Sales Enablement Society. Find Bill Ball on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-ball-se/ Find the Sales Enablement Society On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sesociety/ Online: https://www.sesociety.org/default.aspx
info_outline Episode 81: The Mindset of a Sales Warrior with Jason Forrest 04/28/2020
Episode 81: The Mindset of a Sales Warrior with Jason Forrest Jason Forrest is an author, speaker, and CEO of the Forrest Performance Group. On this episode he shares with us the Performance Formula: Performance = Knowledge - Leashes. Get your copy of his new book, The Mindset of a Sales Warrior, for FREE here: http://bit.ly/38mnY0S Want to learn more about Jason Forrest? Find him on Social Media: Facebook www.facebook.com/jforrestspeaker LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/jasonsforrest
info_outline Episode 80: Goodpods Will Change Podcasts Forever with JJ Ramberg 04/24/2020
Episode 80: Goodpods Will Change Podcasts Forever with JJ Ramberg After hosting Your Business on NBC News for 13 years, entrepreneur, TV host, and author JJ Ramberg co-founded Goodpods, The Social Podcasting App. JJ sits down with Jon to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, finding inspiration in lockdown, and how Goodpods’ social interaction feature is not just great in quarantine, but revolutionary for the industry.
info_outline Episode 79: Hackers Think Like Marketers with Gabriel Friedlander 04/21/2020
Episode 79: Hackers Think Like Marketers with Gabriel Friedlander Gabriel Friedlander is a Cybersecurity expert and founder of Wizer Free Security Awareness Training. Friedlander sits down with Jon and explains Zoombombing, password phishing, and even IRS scams affecting us during quarantine, and talks best practices to stay secure when working at home. According to Friedlander, the most insecure part of a computer is the habits of the user behind the keyboard. Find more about Cybersecurity from Gabriel Friedlander: https://wizer-training.com/
info_outline Episode 78: Yes You Can Do This with Claudia Reuter 04/16/2020
Episode 78: Yes You Can Do This with Claudia Reuter Claudia Reuter is a work-life balance expert, author, managing director at Techstars private equity, and fellow podcast host. Claudia sits down with Jon to talk about the future of working from home: setting boundaries, switching to distributed work, and being goal-oriented. Find Claudia at her Website, and Linkedin: https://www.claudiareuter.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-reuter-6ba4635/ Listen to the 43 Percent Podcast: https://www.the43percent.com/
info_outline Episode 77: Be the Change with Rha Goddess 04/14/2020
Episode 77: Be the Change with Rha Goddess Entrepreneurial Soul Coach Rha Goddess talks about finding inspiration in your work, and creating opportunity from within. Rha sits down with Jon to talk about using our time at home to find self-reflection, find our calling, and be the change we want to see. Find Rha Goddess on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhagoddess/ And her website: https://movethecrowd.me/ And find her book The Calling: 3 Fundamental Shifts to Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good on Amazon.
info_outline Episode 76: Practical Happiness with Dr. Elia Gourgouris 04/09/2020
Episode 76: Practical Happiness with Dr. Elia Gourgouris Dr. Elia Gourgouris has been happy since the day he was born. How does he do it? In this episode, Dr. Gourgouris shares with host Jon Tota practical ways to find happiness and joy even in the midst of all this uncertainty and fear.