Kelly talks to Neuro-Linguistic Programming Executive Coach and Burnout Management Specialist Neelu Kaur about her book, “Be Your Own Cheerleader: An Asian and South Asian Woman’s Cultural, Psychological, and Spiritual Guide to Self-Promote at Work."
Kelly talks to University of Virginia professor Leidy Klotz about his fascinating book "Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less."
Kelly connects with the amazing Dr. Adrienne Boissy about her work for both The Cleveland Clinic and Qualtrics. She is always looking to lead with empathy.
Kelly has a powerful conversation with civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, and faith leader Valarie Kaur. TRIGGER WARNING: this discussion includes discussion of racial slurs and sexual violence.
Kelly connects with Casper Ter Kuile to talk about his new book "The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices.”
Kelly connects with Beth Newell, co-founder and editor of the satirical woman's magazine "Reductress." They discuss her new book, “There’s No Manual: Honest and Gory Wisdom About Having A Baby.”
Kelly has an intriguing conversation with Vikram Mansharamani who contends that we outsource too much of our thinking to experts in his new book: "Think For Yourself."
Kelly connects with Val Lantz-Gefroh who is the first Artistic Director for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Texas. She uses improvisational techniques to train physicians.
Kelly connects with Rich Karlgaard, the publisher of Forbes Magazine whose new book is called "Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement."
Kelly connects with leadership expert Drew Dudley about how vital it is to live your values as a leader every day and how much courage that requires.
Kelly talks to storytelling expert Murray Nossel about the art of effective communication. Stick around at the end for one of the best Yes, And stories we've ever heard.
Kelly talks to author Shane Snow whose new book “Dream Teams,” shows the normal ways teams fall apart and the unlikely ways that teams can come together to excel.
Kelly talks to Jamie Merisotis who runs one of the largest private foundations in the United States that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.
This week we talked to Daniel Coyle, author of “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.”
Kelly speaks to New York Times Bestselling author Michael Lewis whose books “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side” and “The Big Shot” were made into blockbuster films. They talk about his newest book “The Undoing Project.”
Kelly talks to Sameena Mustafa who is running for the United States congress to represent the 5th District of Illinois. They discuss Sameena’s history in Chicago’s comedy scene and why she wants to run for office now.
Kelly talks with Brittany Packnett an activist who has worked with Teach for America and served on Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Kelly and noted author Sam Wasson dig deep into his new book, “Improv Nation,” about the history of improvisation in America.
Kelly talks to futurist Bob Johansen who has worked with companies like Kellogg’s, Intel, Disney and McDonalds. Bob is a distinguished fellow at The Institute for the Future and got his PhD at Northwestern University.
Kelly visits with prolific blogger, marketer and author Molly Beck. Her new book is called “Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence.”
Kelly talks to Jay Heinrichs the author the New York Times bestselling book “Thank You for Arguing.” Jay talks about the lost art of persuasion, rhetoric and civil argument.
Kelly talks to Kathryn Minshew, The Founder and CEO of the online career source The Muse and the co-author of “The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career.”
Kelly talks to Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton of the comedy duo “Frangela” about their early work at The Second City and creating and performing comedy in a world heightened by issues of politics, race and gender.
Kelly gets schooled by Julie Wilson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Learning. Julie spent many years at Harvard and shares her cutting edge views on learning, schools and education.
Kelly talks to activist, author and co-director of Caring Across Generations about Second City’s new collaboration to bring improvisational skills and practice to the caregiving community.
Kelly connects with Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter whose story of using improvisational techniques as a way to care for a relative with Alzheimer’s was featured on a memorable episode of “This American Life.”
Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George Anders about his new book “You Can Do Anything,” which offers that a Liberal Arts education is, in fact, the best way to prepare for a job in the future.
Kelly talks to former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about leadership, improvisation and working out with Gavin Newsome.
Kelly talks to legendary TV and Film actor Alan Alda whose new book talks about the work he has been doing using improvisation to help scientists become more effective communicators.
Kelly connects with Brené Brown to talk about her latest book “Rising Strong” and the parallels between her studies in vulnerability and the improvisational concept of “Yes, And.”
Kelly talks to professor Mitch Prinstein about his new book “Popular” which looks at the science behind popularity, status and likability.
Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness and a successful career.
Kelly talks to Cornell professor and Primary Researcher at Microsoft, Duncan Watts. Duncan’s book, “Everything is Obvious,” shows us how and why 80% of our predictions are wrong and we invent stories to make sense of an often unsensible world.
Kelly talks with former Clinton Foundation General Counsel Scott Curran about social impact and innovation and how Scott’s early classes in improvisation informed his career choices.
Kelly talks to Rodd Wagner, VP of employment engagement strategies for BI Worldwide and the author of “Widgets.” Rodd shares his powerful point of view around the relationship between organizations and their employees.
Kelly Leonard talks storytelling, consumer branding, leadership and listening with Coca Cola marketing executive Katherine Twells.