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The Elevate Podcast

Learn how to push your limits and elevate your life, your business and your family with the Elevate Podcast. Join Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners and creator of the Friday Forward, as he sits down with people who are at the top of their fields—from renowned entrepreneurs, visionaries and change-makers to the world's great writers, thinkers and business leaders. On the Elevate Podcast, you’ll hear from experts about how they grow their capacity and help others achieve their best lives. Whether you are wanting to build better habits, trying to push yourself to a new level or looking to learn tips from people who share your passion for improvement, this podcast will help you make actionable changes in your life and start reaping the benefits today.

Past guests

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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before, The Four Tendencies
WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

Episode 95

Dr. Tasha Eurich on the Importance of Self-Awareness

July 28, 2020

While over 90 percent of us believe we are self-aware, only 15 percent of us actually are. Dr. Tasha Eurich is one of the world’s leading thinkers and researcher on self-awareness, a crucial skill …

Episode 94

James Clear on the Life-Changing Power of Atomic Habits (Repost)

July 21, 2020

James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts on forming and maintaining positive habits. He is the author of the smash hit book Atomic Habits, which spent 15 months on the New York Times …

Episode 93

Dan Schawbel on Personal Branding and Humanity in the Workplace

July 14, 2020

Dan Schawbel, is part of a new generation of business leaders.  He is the Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance and prepare for …

Episode 92

Gretchen Rubin on the Keys to Happiness (Repost)

July 7, 2020

GUEST INFO Gretchen is the author of several books, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before and The Four Tendencies. Her books have sold almost three million …

Episode 91

Jordan Paris on the Importance of Having a Growth Mindset

June 30, 2020

Jordan Paris learned a young age what some people never grasp—adopting a growth mindset. At just 22 years old, Jordan Paris has become a successful entrepreneur, author of two books and host of the …

Episode 90

Ayele Shakur on BUILD and Building Equality Through Education

June 25, 2020

Ayele Shakur is one of the most innovative thinkers in education and equality. She is the CEO of, a national organization that identifies self-driven and underserved high school students; provides them with the …

Episode 89

Derek Sivers on Saying No, Doing What Scares Us and Living for the Future

June 23, 2020

GUEST INFO Derek Sivers is a true renaissance man. He’s a former entrepreneur, founder of CD Baby, and a prolific writer, thinker, TED speaker and musician. He has optimized himself for creating and learning, …

Episode 88

Dr. Benjamin Hardy on Why Personality Isn’t Permanent

June 16, 2020

Dr. Benjamin Hardy insists we are capable of changing our personalities for the better. He is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of multiple books, including Willpower Doesn’t Work and his latest, Personality Isn’t …

Episode 87

Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad on How to Affect Positive Change (Repost)

June 11, 2020

As people look to make change in the world around them, they can start by learning from people like Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad. Dr. Muhammad is the founder of Akoben, an inspiring organization that provides …

Episode 86

Jason Fried on Remote Work, Basecamp and Getting Rid of FOMO

June 9, 2020

Jason Fried is one of the business world’s most innovative thinkers and leaders. He’s the co-founder and CEO of the product management tool, Basecamp, and the creator of the popular blog, Signal v. Noise. …

Episode 85

Daniel Pink on Motivation, Timing and Peak Performance (Repost)

June 2, 2020

GUEST INFO Daniel Pink is the New York Times Bestselling Author of six books, including When, Drive and A Whole New Mind. He’s a leading expert on the intersection between psychology, work and human performance, and his work has …

Episode 84

Keith Ferrazzi on Co-Elevation and Leading Without Authority

May 26, 2020

GUEST INFO Keith Ferrazzi has transformed the way we think about building lasting, mutually-beneficial professional relationships. He’s an entrepreneur, world-renowned speaker and NYT bestselling author. Keith is Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research …

Episode 83

Philip McKernan on Finding Your Life’s Purpose

May 19, 2020

Philip McKernan needs just a few minutes with somebody to understand what they want in life. Philip is a world-renowned clarity coach, bestselling author and celebrated keynote speaker. As a coach, he works with …

Episode 82

Tucker Max on How to Publish Your First Book

May 12, 2020

GUEST INFO Tucker Max is one of the most successful writers of his generation. He’s also spent the past decade helping others get published as well. He’s a 4-time New York Times bestselling author …

Episode 81

Safi Bahcall on Biotech, COVID-19 Optimism and Loonshots

May 5, 2020

GUEST INFO Safi Bahcall is a brilliant and audacious thinker on physics, biotech and entrepreneurship. He’s a physicist, biotech entrepreneur and former CEO. He was named the EY Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year in …

Episode 80

Mike Michalowicz on Solving Problems and Tackling Crises in Business

April 28, 2020

GUEST INFO Mike Michalowicz quit his first job with an angry voicemail. Then, he built three multi-million-dollar companies before he turned 35. He is a serial entrepreneur, an international advocate for entrepreneurship and a …

Episode 79

Rana el Kaliouby on Girl Decoded and the Human Side of AI

April 21, 2020

GUEST INFO Rana el Kaliouby is a leading thinker on a technological development that will change our entire world—artificial intelligence. She is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva (A-Fectiva), an MIT Media Lab spin-off that …

Episode 78

Friday Forward – Inspirational Stories During COVID-19

April 14, 2020

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares four posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders around the world each week. Hear stories about the opportunity to …

Episode 77

Friday Forward – Choice Words and 2020 Vision

April 7, 2020

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders around the world each week. In Choice Words, Robert shares the …

Episode 76

Friday Forward – Alter Ego and Conspiracy Theories

March 31, 2020

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week. In Alter Ego, Robert shares how …

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