LYP 032: Move From Good to Great: Shane and David Discuss Jim Collins' Legendary Wisdom

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In 2001, Jim Collins released a book that is often credited as one of the greatest professional development books of all time, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't. Today, David and Shane are discussing the book’s timeless wisdom and pulling out some of the practical ways to implement the strategies from the book in your own professional life.

LYP 031: World-Renowned Vocal Coach Jan Smith on Dreaming Big, Being Honest and Staying Humble

LYP 031: World-Renowned Vocal Coach Jan Smith on Dreaming Big, Being Honest and Staying Humble

In this week’s episode, Launch Youniversity is joined by Jan Smith, a renowned vocal coach for celebrity musicians out of Atlanta, GA. You might have heard of a few: Justin Beiber, Usher and the Band Perry.

Jan is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, Grammy-nominated music producer, and founder of Jan Smith Studios, Inc. Jan and Jeff discuss humility, success, growing your business beyond yourself, and how honesty impacts client relationships. Jan shared so much wisdom with us and we know you'll get as much out of listening to her as we did. 

LYP 029: What Working for Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Dave Ramsey Taught Kevin Jennings About Creating Customer Experiences

LYP 029: What Working for Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Dave Ramsey Taught Kevin Jennings About Creating Customer Experiences

Kevin has had the opportunity to work with some of the most well-known personalities on the planet. As you might suspect, Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Dave Ramsey are masters at caring for their customers and cultivating a valuable customer experience. Kevin has had a front-row seat to it all and he's joining us today to let us hear his lessons learned. 

LYP 028: Brad Lomenick on Launching Catalyst, Scaling Success and Being the Right Kind of Leader

LYP 028: Brad Lomenick on Launching Catalyst, Scaling Success and Being the Right Kind of Leader

If you've heard of the massively successful conference called Catalyst, then you've probably heard of Brad Lomenick. Brad was on the ground floor of launching the innovative leadership event and today he's sharing the wisdom he gained through his experience there.

In addition to Catalyst, we're talking to Brad about his book H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. We left this conversation with Brad feeling completely inspired, and hope that you'll feel the same.

LYP 027: Channeling Your Passion to Change the Word: Justin Miller of CARE for AIDS

LYP 027: Channeling Your Passion to Change the Word: Justin Miller of CARE for AIDS

At 18 years old, Justin Miller sat in a room listening to Bono talk about the AIDS crisis and knew that he had to be part of the solution. What started as an idea for a documentary has, 10 years later, grown into the incredible and impactful organization that is CARE for AIDS. 

In David's conversation with Justin, they talk about channeling passion, staying focused on your mission, how to scale your business and how to protect your time. 

LYP 026: How to Launch When You Have a Full Time Job: Justin Dean and Van Baird Part 2

LYP 026: How to Launch When You Have a Full Time Job: Justin Dean and Van Baird Part 2

Welcome back to the Launch Youniversity podcast and our second conversation with Van Baird and Justin Dean. Last week, Justin and Van talked to us about finding you niche and getting started. But this week, they're hear to tell us about the how.

Justin and Van launched and run a popular event, That Church Conference, while having full-time jobs and families. From how they manage their time, who helps them, and how they engage with people online... we know you'll leave this conversation with Justin and Van feeling as inspired as we did. 

LYP 025: Find Your Niche And Make It Happen: Van Baird and Justin Dean of That Church Conference

We are so happy to be joined by Van Baird and Justin Dean on today's podcast. Not only are they the creators of a conference, That Church Conference, but they are launchers who also have full time jobs outside of That Church. No matter which industry you're in, Justin and Van's story is a great example of finding your niche, moving fast and embracing empathy. We hope you enjoy today's podcast as much as we did.  

LYP 024: Personal Branding, Inspiration and Other Lessons from SXSW

This past month, David and Shane traveled to one of the biggest conferences in the country, SXSW (South by Southwest). They made the trip to Austin, Texas to stay up-to-date with industry trends, meet fellow creators in the digital space, and find ideas and inspiration to implement in their roles back in Atlanta. 

On today's episode of the Launch Youniversity Podcast, David and Shane are sharing their five key takeaways from the conference. 

LYP 023: Launching Advice You Can Use with Kenny and Elle Campbell

We are so happy to be joined by Kenny and Elle Campbell on today's podcast. Not only are they the creators of the popular site, Stuff You Can Use, but they're a major power couple when it comes to launching ideas and businesses. Kenny and Elle personify what we often say on this podcast: Don't make people want things, make things people want.

Their empathetic and creative minds have led to countless business ideas and side projects and today they're sharing their perspective on launching with us.  

LYP 021: Launchers Are Listeners

If you're a launcher or a leader, you know how important it is to be a good listener. A few years ago, Shane began working with a Listening Coach. Through his time working on his listening skills, he learned that being a good listener is a lot more than just sitting quietly while another person talks. True listening is about helping people self-discover their own solutions. Today's episode with Kevin, Shane and David is one all leaders and aspiring leaders need to hear. Listen to the full episode now. 

LYP 020: Say Yes and Figure Out the Rest: A Conversation with Music Composer Davis Harwell

In this episode, Jeff Henderson goes in-studio with Davis Harwell of Davis Harwell Music. Despite a degree in music performance from Indiana University, Davis is following his long-time passion for music in film by pursuing his dream of composing scores for feature films. Davis is a storyteller at heart who believes in music’s power to emotionally connect people. In 2007, Davis Harwell Music officially launched with a mission “to help stories come alive by composing scores that capture the imagination and inspire the heart.” Tune in to hear his story, the key takeaways, and a bonus treat at the end of the episode.

LYP 019: Launch Lessons with Shani Godwin, CEO of Communiqué

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Shani Godwin, President and CEO of Communiqué USA, Inc, a marketing communications firm based out of Atlanta. After completing her MBA in Marketing, Shani realized that her unique blend of education, professional background and natural talents could help companies find their voice and communicate more effectively with their consumers. So in 2002, Shani left her job in Corporate America and founded Communiqué USA. They started small, but grew organically and quickly, and now, 15 years later, they advise large national brands on everything from global communications strategy to local marketing. Don’t miss some key takeaways from on this week’s episode.

LYP 018: Teen Entrepreneur Jordan Johnson On Putting Passion Into Action

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by teen entrepreneur Jordan Johnson, founder and Chief Cookie Creator at Jordan’s Cookies. Jordan started her entrepreneurial journey at just eight years-old, and now, as junior in high school, runs her own business of shipping fresh baked cookies all around the country. Her mission is simple: To make the best cookies on the planet. Jordan is a great reminder to all of us launchers that you don’t have to wait for anyone’s permission to put your passion into action. Don’t miss some key takeaways from our youngest launcher yet on this week’s episode.

LYP 017: Culture, Influencers and Ingenuity: Our Conversation with Sid Mashburn Pt 2

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined again by Sid Mashburn, accomplished entrepreneur and owner of the #1 men’s independent clothing store in the US. In this episode, Sid talks about experience and business growth, team culture, and positive influencers in his life. If you missed Part One of our conversation, listen now!

LYP 015: Carey Nieuwhof's Incredible Advice on Launching and Leading

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is someone who people might look at and think "how does he do all of that?". Carey serves as a Senior Pastor at Connexus Church in Toronto. He has a blog with several million readers. He writes and publishes books. He has a podcast that just celebrated 2 million downloads. Oh, and he just launched an online course called The High Impact Leader. The thing is, Carey will be the first to tell you that he isn't Superman. However, has learned to master his energy and schedule. Through all of his experience launching, Carey has more than a few words of wisdom to share with the Launch Youniversity listeners. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.

LYP 014: Using Empathy to Unlock Creativity with Jeff Shinabarger Pt. 2

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined again by Jeff Shinabarger. Jeff is a social entrepreneur, leader, and author at Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta that leads a community of over 200 start ups doing good. In this episode, Jeff talks about empathy, creativity, and standing apart from the crowd. If you missed Part One with Jeff, listen now!

LYP 013: Vision and Generosity with Jeff Shinabarger Pt. 1

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Jeff Shinabarger. Jeff is a social entrepreneur, leader, and author at Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta that leads a community of over 200 start ups doing good. In this episode, Jeff shares his wisdom on how to launch start ups. We hope this conversation inspires you, challenges, you, and brings you closer to launching your ideas.