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Our listeners say, “If TEDTalks met Oprah you’d have the Unmistakable Creative.” Eliminate the feeling of being stuck in your life, blocked in your creativity, and discover higher levels of meaning and purpose in your life and career. Listen to deeply personal, insightful, and thought-provoking stories from the world’s leading thinkers and doers including best-selling authors, artists, peak performance psychologists, happiness researchers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, artists, venture ca ...
 
Black Work Talk is an Organizing Upgrade podcast created by host Steven Pitts where we will take a look at efforts to build the collective power of Black workers. We will talk with union and worker center leaders, organizers, rank-and-file worker activists, and advocates about their fight against the intertwined evils of racism and capitalism. We’ll bring fresh visions of a world free of exploitation, and reveal the strategies and tactics that can get us there.
 
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In June of 1994, a car was found in a ditch on a deserted stretch of Little Mountain Road in Newberry, South Carolina. A woman was found slumped over the steering wheel. Though the road was in a rural area thick with woods and steep ravines, where accidents often happen, police immediately suspected foul play. The woman, named Vickie Lander Beckham…
 
Will Storr, an award-winning journalist and novelist, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative. In this discussion, Will takes us on an enlightening journey through the history of self. He paints an intriguing picture of how early human societies and the modern-day western world are hugely connected. Why have we become so self-obsesse…
 
Sid Mohasseb teaches us that our success as entrepreneurs is not contingent on anything external but rather our own ability to continuously evolve and reiterate ourselves everyday. Take a listen to learn how to grow, learn and discover your own authentic path of winning. Sid Mohasseb is the author of You Are Not Them: The Authentic Entrepreneur's W…
 
It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part …
 
How can we maintain clarity in the dealings of organizing our lives, from our homes to the workplace and beyond? Daniel Levitin uses neuroscience and his knowledge of music to explain how you can de-clutter your brain and overcome the ceaseless influx of information that we all face in present times. Visit Daniel's website to discover more about hi…
 
June 6th, 2021 is the 77th anniversary of D-Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. So, today we'll kick off a 3-part miniseries of our own where we cover Band of Brothers with World War II historian and author Marty Morgan. Episodes we're covering today: 1. Currahee 2. Day of Days 3. Carentan 4. Repla…
 
In 1981, a young woman in the tiny town of Grundy, Virginia, was brutally raped and murdered. Her assailant was quickly identified and convicted. But in his fight against the justice system and manipulation by the media, his victim, 19 year old Wanda McCoy, was ignored and forgotten for decades. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched & Writ…
 
In classic cult psychology or cult literature, there’s really two characteristics to a cult. First is that it’s ideologically intense and of course that can describe a lot of organizations. Everything from say something like the Landmark forum to the United States of America. We have an ideology that sits behind the organization. In order to be a p…
 
In this fifteenth episode of Black Work Talk, our guest is Lauren Jacobs. Lauren is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families – a national network of regional power-building organizations. Lauren and I have been friends for over 15 years…I remember when she was a union organizer in Boston. I have always loved the way Lauren com…
 
Maggie Nichols is the CEO of Eureka! Ranch, a think tank and training company dedicated to helping organizations create inventive ideas. This episode is for creators and inventors alike who seek to discover their next greatest idea and execute it effectively. Visit the Eureka! Ranch website to find out more about what Maggie and her team are up to …
 
In a business world that has become so accustomed to video calls, emails and remote work, how is it that communication has become so tedious and time consuming? Erica Dhawan reminds us that 75% of communication is body language which can't be seen from behind a keyboard. Take a listen to discover how we can communicate with digital body language. L…
 
Daniel Levin, Connectivity Expert and Author, shares a captivating recount of the life-changing events that lead him to go on to write the book, The Mosaic, and become the person he is today. Throughout this discussion, Daniel talks about losing both his parents at a young age, choosing to walk away from the opportunity to one day run H&R Block whe…
 
Shannon Graham is a leadership coach dedicated to seeing others thrive to their utmost. Shannon has experienced everything from homelessness and depression to meeting and marrying the love of his life. Take a listen for profound insight on self-identification and how to discover your own destiny. Find out more about Shannon Graham by visiting his w…
 
Christopher Kelly is a professional mountain biker and founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, a bio-hacking solution for athletes who can't seem to reach their dream level of well-being. Chris is a man on a mission to help you regain your peak performance by doing what works for you. Find out more about Christopher Kelly and Nourish Balance Thrive at t…
 
In the summer of 1991, the small town of Cherryville, North Carolina, was horrified by two double murders. A local was quickly targeted by police, a man related to one of the families. And it destroyed his life. Another accidental death was tied to the murders, brought on by the fear of one of Cherryville’s residents. When the real killer was found…
 
Being extremely hard on ourselves is very common in the very high stress and anxiety space because that’s kind of what got us there in the first place. Now, I love using the word curiosity. So when I get into these instances, I go to a curious place and say “Is this necessary? Does it really impact other people? The people that are impacted, do I r…
 
In this fourteenth episode of Black Work Talk, today’s Sheri Davis. Sheri is the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) at Rutgers University and the Senior Program Director – WILL Empower at CIWO. The purpose of WILL Empower is to develop the next generation of women in the labor movement - unions and worker …
 
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too la…
 
Jeffrey Shaw has written a book called The Self Employed Life, which teaches you how to manage the uncontrollable roller-coaster of being self employed. With a nod to bio-mimicry, Jeffrey teaches us how to engineer an environment optimized for sustainable success and happiness. Jeffrey Shaw is the author of The Self Employed Life, available now | w…
 
In September of 2011, a 25 year old woman from Hendersonville, TN, traveled to a wedding near her alma mater, Western Kentucky University. While at the wedding, she changed in front of the entire wedding party. And then posed for photos in a bridesmaid’s dress she had been fitted for 9 months earlier. No one noticed anything unusual about Lindsey L…
 
Tara Swart is a Neuroscientist and former psychiatric doctor who has developed a science-based approach to manifesting your goals. Join us now for Part 2 of this special 2-part episode as we further our exploration into the neuroscience of manifesting your goals. We get to dive into topics like brain chemistry, self care, patience, creativity, medi…
 
Suneel Gupta knows the secret behind what it is that makes people believe in you and your ideas. It's not about your charisma, who you know or where you went to school. Persuading others to take a chance on you is something you can learn and Suneel is about to teach you how. Suneel Gupta is the author of Backable, available now on his website | htt…
 
Today we'll learn about the historical accuracy of 2003's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Helping us separate fact from fiction is Gordon Laco, who was the Lead Technical Advisor and Historical Consultant for the movie. Want to learn more? Learn more about Gordon's work as a historical consultant to film and television at gordonlac…
 
Lisa Cron joins us to talk about the compelling power of story and how you can use it as a means of persuasion, engagement and self-transformation. Learn about the neuroscience behind storytelling, as well as how you can use that information to your advantage in business and in life. Lisa Cron is the author of Story or Die, available now | http://w…
 
Tara Swart is a Neuroscientist and former psychiatric doctor who has developed a science-based approach to manifesting your goals. Join us now for Part 1 of this special 2-part episode as she walks us through some practical examples of how it works, gives an in-depth look into the neuroscience of brain plasticity and much, much more. Tara’s book, T…
 
In this thirteenth episode of Black Work Talk, Today’s guest is Maurice Mitchell. Maurice is the National Director of the Working Families Party. Since its inception, the Working Families Party has done a good job of navigating the complicated waters of combining Left political perspectives with building bases among working class people and maintai…
 
Katy Milkman brings a science-based approach to achieving your goals. The amount of methods and tips we hear that are meant to help us change can turn into a foggy mess, leaving us chasing our tails. Katy uses science to bring you clarity and a roadmap for getting from where you are to where to want to be. Katy Milkman is the author of How to Chang…
 
Peter Shallard is a renowned business psychology expert and therapist, known as the Shrink for Entrepreneurs. Peter has spent many years working with the incredible minds of entrepreneurs to help them achieve their innovative goals and build successful businesses. In this episode, we get to hear all about what he's learned and how it can help you c…
 
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