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Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives

Making Elephants Fly features conversations with High-Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives hosted by Terry Weaver. Terry is a speaker, author, and ideapreneur who has invested his life in others to giving them the tools to live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging young leaders to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out with Mickey Mouse. Over the last 20 years, Terry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young leaders, worked with entrepreneurs to take their idea from a thought around the fire to a six-figure business, and partnered with creatives to expand their platform from their garage to the stage of the Grammy Awards. On some episodes, we will be sitting down with a New York Times Best-Selling Author, a Disney Imagineer, creative leaders from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, an incredibly successful business leader, or sometimes an entrepreneur just getting started and trying to get their dreams off the ground. Above anything, our greatest desire is to help you discover your passion, unleash your purpose, and start doing the work that you have been created for. Our hope is that it feels like you are pulling up another chair to the table with us and grabbing a cup of coffee and listing in on the conversation.
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Nov 9, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with New York Times best-selling author, innovator, speaker, and sought-after thought leader, Seth Godin. Seth is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. Seth is also the founder of the altMBA a fresh new innovative approach to learning and his blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013. His newest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn, is already a bestseller. Join Terry as he talks with Seth about what happens when we show up, fail, and create our best work.

Oct 27, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with Author, Innovator, and sought-after Speaker, Chris Baréz-Brown. Chris has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations, including Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, The Gates Foundation, Sony, and WPP. He is a master of metamorphosis — challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture. He founded Upping Your Elvis in 2009 because he believed that everyone can shine more brightly. His personal passion is releasing human genius, and he is wholly committed to making this planet a shinier and more fulfilling place for everyone in it. Chris has written three best-selling books: "How To Have Kick-Ass Ideas" published by HarperCollins, "Shine. How to Survive and Thrive at Work," and "Free! Love your Work, Love your Life" both published by Penguin. Join Terry as he talks with Chris about how discovering your creative genius can change the world around you.   

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Mar 17, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with best-selling author, sought-after speaker, award-winning podcaster, and management professor, David Burkus. He is the host of Radio Free Leader — a podcast that shares insights on leadership, innovation, and strategy. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, PsychologyToday, CBS This Morning, Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and 99U. David speaks for many Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Google, and in-demand conferences such as SXSW and TEDx events. David has written several books, including "The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas" and his latest "Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual." Join Terry as he talks with David about creativity, leadership, innovation, and strategy. 

Feb 24, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with Internet Pioneer, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Leader, and one of the best guys on the planet...Tim Sanders. Tim was an early stage member of Mark Cuban's broadcast.com and later joined Yahoo where he rose to the position of Chief Solutions Officer and named its Leadership Coach. Tim’s past books include the New York Times best seller "Love Is The Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends," "The Likeability Factor," and "Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence." Tim’s latest book "Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges" unpacks the idea of how collaboration is secret to selling anything. Join Terry as he talks with Tim about the power of collaboration in building a life worth living and creating opportunities that you could have never created alone.

Feb 14, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with Author, Coach, Pastor, Leader of Leaders, Event Planner, and sought-after Speaker, Marty Cauley. In his latest book, "Dying to Go on Vacation: Learning to live while Facing Death" we learn about the life that Marty has after getting a diagnosis of an aggressive terminal cancer. For years, he's been a force to be reckoned with in his own community — raising up a center for the arts, working with young leaders to bring up more leaders, and traveling to Africa to work with orphans after raising tens of thousands of dollars to empower a community there to be self-sustaining. For Marty, everything changed in a moment, and he was forced to reassess what was really important. Join Terry as he talks with Marty about building a life that matters when we are gone, and learn from Marty about how we choose to live the days we have when we have no choice.   

Jan 27, 2016
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Executive Director of Propel Women, Author, Speaker, and Recovering Entrepreneur, Ali Worthington. Ali’s book, "Breaking Busy," released this week and is already making a best-seller on many Amazon lists. “Breaking Busy” talks about how to make the best choices on how to spend the time you have and how to make room for yourself when you feel pulled in a million directions. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and the book “The Catalyst Leader” as one of the top 50 young leaders in the Nation. For too many of us we live in a world of crazy and are far too busy because everyone else is telling us they are. Join Terry as he sits down with Ali to talk more about how to have a life balance and break busy.

 

Jan 12, 2016

On this episode of "Making Elephants Fly," Terry sits down with co-founder of Southwest Consulting, Speaker, and NYT Best-Selling author, Rory Vaden. His latest book, “Procrastinate on Purpose,” looks at how to multiply the time you have. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million-Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. He is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post, and The Tennessean and his articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts "The Rory Vaden Show" which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business. Join Terry as he sits down with Rory and learn how to not just manage your time, but multiply your time.

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