Learning Life with Jon Tota
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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.
info_outline Episode 75: Hassle-Free Homeschool with Ann Dolin 04/05/2020
Episode 75: Hassle-Free Homeschool with Ann Dolin Ann Dolin, president of Educational Connections talks with Jon Tota about maximizing your kids' education while minimizing stress during quarantine. She's compiled helpful resources to help teach your kids online and keep them engaged.
info_outline Episode 74: A New Reality with Anna Liotta 03/31/2020
Episode 74: A New Reality with Anna Liotta Generational expert Anna Liotta talks the difference in generational response in our time of crisis, based on the way our generations were raised and how the different channels of communication used. She also foresees a paradigm shift in day-to-day life on the other end of the COVID crisis, with this unprecedented situation opening the eyes of the different American generations to new ideas.
info_outline Episode 73: The Perfect Time for Kindness with Randy McNeely 03/26/2020
Episode 73: The Perfect Time for Kindness with Randy McNeely Randy McNeely is an author, teacher, and speaker. Randy is "The Kindness Giver" and he wants us to know that the best way to get through this time of physical isolation is to reach out socially to the people we love. The good thing about 2020; we have phones, computers, video chat and more to get in touch with the people that mean the most to us. Remember that "this too shall pass." Together we are strong, and we can succeed with Kindness.
info_outline Episode 72: Managing Disruptive Change with Liz Kislik 03/24/2020
Episode 72: Managing Disruptive Change with Liz Kislik In response to the ongoing global epidemic, we have decided to put our usual season on hold. We will be doing a special series to help our listeners with working from home and overcoming disruptive challenges.
info_outline Episode 71: The Work Speaks for Itself with Martha Lopez 03/10/2020
Episode 71: The Work Speaks for Itself with Martha Lopez Martha Lopez is the SSOE Training & Enablement Manager at Amazon Web Services. She began her career in education at just 13 years old, teaching students in areas in need in Miami.
info_outline Episode 70: L&D for Local Leadership with Jessica Jones 03/03/2020
Episode 70: L&D for Local Leadership with Jessica Jones Jessica Jones is the Learning and Development Manager at CivicPlus. CivicPlus provides an integrated technology platform for local governments to help streamline work and better connect with citizens. Jones works to train employees on the platform and initiatives, and help civilian employees truly learn about the local governments they’re working with.
info_outline Episode 69: Amazon and the Online Expansion with Kiri Masters 02/25/2020
Episode 69: Amazon and the Online Expansion with Kiri Masters Kiri masters is the founder of Bobsled Marketing and The Marketplace Institute, an author, and a fellow podcast co-host of the eCommerce Braintrust Podcast. Kiri’s businesses aim to help consumer product brands grow their sales on Amazon.
info_outline Episode 67: Ripple of Impact with Amanda Slavin 02/07/2020
Episode 67: Ripple of Impact with Amanda Slavin Marketing is like cheesy covered broccoli; it can taste good and be used for good too.” Amanda Slavin is the engagement innovator. Known for The Seventh Level, the product of Slavin’s radical thinking and the system that has helped her brand consulting firm, CatalystCreativ, rise to the top of the industry.
info_outline Episode 66: Build the People with Blaire G. Hervey 02/04/2020
Episode 66: Build the People with Blaire G. Hervey Blaire’s debut on Learning Life comes at an important time- the start of Black History month.
info_outline Episode 65: Laboratory Learning with Jamie Schroder 01/28/2020
Episode 65: Laboratory Learning with Jamie Schroder Jamie Schroder is the Manager of Client Training at Sunquest Information Systems, an Air Force Veteran, and has 25 years of experience in the L&D and medical laboratory spaces. Sunquest provides a full suite of software and services for scientific laboratories, which requires very specific training that varies by user type.