“Courage is asking the question of how can you engage in the difficult and diverse conversations that you need to be having?”

Erica Dhawan joins us on the coffee chat today to share the journey of her latest book, Get Big Things Done, The Power of Connectional Intelligence. 

Erica is the CEO of Cotential and teaches companies innovative strategies to create increasing value, tap next generation insights, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.

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On this coffee chat: 

  • How to think BIG
  • Broadening the way you get news
  • Forge new connections
  • Learning new skills to expand our schema
  • Creating space and time to do the things that matter
  • Connectional intelligence: what it is and how to grow yours.
  • Tips to connect intelligently 
  • The 5 Cs of connectional intelligence
    • Curiousity
    • Courage
    • Combination
    • Community
    • Combustion
  • The Three Types of Connectors
    • Thinkers
    • Enablers
    • Connection Executors 
  • Growing your curiosity
  • How a Pumpkin Started a BIG Revolution

#getbigthingsdone

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“It’s about finding those unique life experiences that we all have and asking how it can become our unfair advantage. ” 

Scott Oldford joins us on the coffee chat today. Scott helps companies magnify their unfair advantage using strategy, marketing, and technology. He is the voice behind The Executive Minute podcast and the Limitless Business Podcast and lives in the furthest possible point of North America in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Scott has been named a top 20 under 20 innovator, has found massive debt, paid it back, and now continues to push the creative envelope.

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On this coffee chat: 

- Building trust and cameraderie with your community

- Why you shouldn’t be afraid of debt and how to grow out of it

- A secret Scott shares on how to 10x your marketing dollars

- How to identify your unfair advantage

- What to say “yes” to and learning to say “no”

- Why you need to build a team and delegate. Focus on one or two parts of your business. 

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“It’s hard to get people motivated, but it’s easy to change their direction with a first step.” 

Today’s coffee chat is all about habits: forming better habits and breaking the bad ones. Sharing his genus on the call today is Elan Marko. He’s a Toronto-based entrepreneur, rock climber, musician and the voice behind the Business Basecamp Podcast.

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On this coffee chat: 

- The power of writing out your thoughts.

- The most important conversation, the conversation with yourself

- Shout out to Chris Guillebeau

- The systematic approach to habit hacking

- The 5-minute journal

- What happens when you do something not for money and just for good

- Document your time and take back your schedule

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“Feel the pain, but don’t let that stop you from having greater wisdom, more love, and more compassion.”

Dr. Paul Coleman joins me on the coffee chat today to share his story along with the ideas behind his latest book, Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces.

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Dr. Coleman is a pyschologist local to my hometown in the Hudson Valley. He has appeared on pretty much every major news channel over his career. You name it, Oprah, Geraldo — he’s been there.

A lot of my life’s work is in helping people discover their unique genius and be remarkable in their own way. Taking the leap and being who you really want to be takes a lot of guts. Often times, taking the leap means taking chances and when you take chances there is the high likelihood of failing. But remember, failing forward as David Kelley told me is good. Failing by itself sucks. With Dr. Coleman’s help, we can learn how to overcome a failure, in our personal or professional lives, and become empowered when we suffer a loss.

Stay connected with Dr. Coleman at the links below. I know that when I face a future failure (and I’m sure there will be many), I’ll reflect back on these tips and use them to propel me forward. I hope you find the same level of empowerment in these tips as I do.

On this Coffee Chat:

- How what we think is reality becomes reality

- What makes people tick

- If you love hard enough you will experience loss

- Become empowered through a failure 

- Heartglow

- The power of community 

- Become the dragon slayer 

- Perseverence 

- Our weaknesses are our strengths that we over-stretched 

- Mindset 

- The power of compassion 

- “Acting allows us to play characters”