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The Conscious PIVOT Podcast

From entrepreneurship and leadership – to purpose and spirituality – the Conscious PIVOT Podcast is the place for powerful insights, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and personal life. Gain greater insights to navigate your own pivot, learn how to fully embrace new opportunities, increase your performance, master the art and science of innovation and resilience, and love your life!
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Episode Blogs

PR Gary Ridge | Times Of Uncertainty
As the Chairman of the Board & CEO of WD-40 Company, it’s been a challenge for Garry Ridge to lead his team during the massive disruptions of 2020 and 2021. Yet, the uncertainties provided Garry with an even greater awareness of other critical aspects of business, beyond just  earning a profit. Garry joins Adam Markel to discuss how WD-40 managed COVID-19 by embracing a resilient mindset and leveraging worry to achieve profound growth. Garry explains why
PR Adam | Utilizing Change
New Name, Same Great Content! The Conscious PIVOT podcast has been renamed the Change Proof podcast to reflect the shift in the constancy of change in our world. Enjoy this inaugural episode as Adam Markel explains more about this shift and why it’s important to all of us. —- As we all know, change is the only constant thing in this world. Do you get anxious about the changes in your life, or are you
Business growth speaker and author David Meerman Scott kept every single ticket of the live shows he watched since he was a child. So far, he has collected 804 of them. David is credited to be the only person who was able to photograph Bob Marley’s last concert in Stanley Theater, Pittsburg in 1980, with his works featured in various documentaries and publications. With marketing as his main passion, he learned how to apply his love
PR Brenda | Reframe And Reset
If success is a by-product of failure, what’s the best way to “profit” from it? This episode’s guest, Brenda Neckvatal, an award-winning HR expert and the President of Best Practices, believes the secret recipe is learning to reframe and reset. Adam Markel sits down for a lively and informative conversation with Brenda as they discuss many HR challenges, including a common disconnect between HR and CEOs. To learn more about how to build resilience in business, tune
PR John Lee | Uncommon Success
John Lee Dumas has been hosting his award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire since its launch in 2012. He’s interviewed over 2,600 entrepreneurs, informing what he now calls “uncommon success”. Join Adam Markel as he and John Lee Dumas discuss the key concepts of this uncommon success. His book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, is a practical guide to hitting your business goals by adopting a singular and effective roadmap. John Lee also provides insights
PR Chip | Customer Connection
  “You won’t believe what happened last night” is a great way to start a conversation. It grabs your audience, piques their interest, and connects you with them. When it comes to public speaking, storytelling is a critical skill for building a strong relationship. And the key? To tell a story that will make you relatable and gain the audience trust – only then will you have their loyalty. In this episode, host Adam Markel
PR Dr. & Master | Bring More Peace
Stress, burnout, and anxiety seem like pervasive challenges in our new normal. Building our resilience is a proven antidote to this – but how? One aspect of building resilience is focusing on bringing more peace, love and harmony into your life. And one of the simplest and most effective ways is through stillness and meditation. Adam Markel interviews Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha, a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Founder of the Institute
How do you shape your habits? How do you train your mind so you could deal with life’s uncertainties? John Assaraf is here to help us answer these questions. He is one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world who has appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He is the founder and CEO of, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies
PR Daniel Kim | Courage And Resiliency
  Courage and resiliency. These are the words Captain Daniel Lim, USMC, lives by. In this episode, Adam Markel sits down for a conversation with Captain Lim as they look at his efforts to support resiliency in the United States Marines Corps. Using education and support from innovative resources, Captain Lim is helping servicemen to cope with the pressures of military service and try to reduce the suicide rate in the military. Learn more and be