Podcast Topic

Learning + Development

Limitless Mind

Guest: Jo Boaler

Kelly sits down with Stanford University professor Dr. Jo Boaler about her new book, "Limitless Mind," which cites the evidence that our brains are highly adaptable and open to great change.

Compassionomics

Guests: Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli

Kelly talks to Doctors Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli about their new book, "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes A Difference."

Questions are the Answer

Guest: Hal Gregersen

Kelly connects with Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, Hal Gregersen, about his new book: “Questions are the Answer.”

Fail More

Guest: Bill Wooditch

Kelly talks to Bill Wooditch, CEO of risk management company The Wooditch Group. His new book, "Fail More," speaks to the need for individuals to embrace their mistakes as a way to grow and thrive.

The Job

Guest: Ellen Rupell Shell

Kelly talks to professor and journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell about her compelling new book "The Job: Work and It's Future In A Time Of Radical Change."

The Prosperity Paradox

Guests: Efosa Ojoma and Karen Dillon

Kelly talks to Efosa Ojomo of the Christensen Institute and Karen Dillon, the former editor of the Harvard Business Review, about their new book "The Prosperity Paradox", co-authored with the legendary scholar Clayton Christensen.

Never Stop Learning

Guest: Brad Staats

Kelly talks to professor Brad Staats whose new book, "Never Stop Learning," looks at learning from the intersection of operations and behavioral science.

The Expertise Economy

Guest: Kelly Palmer

Kelly connects with the former Chief Learning Officer of LinkedIn, Kelly Palmer. Her new book, "The Expertise Economy," shows us how most learning programs aren't conducive to the science of how we actually learn.

Great Leaders are Great Communicators

Guest: Carmine Gallo

Kelly talks to best selling author Carmine Gallo about his new book "Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great."

Improvisation For Autism

Guest: Sylvia Smith and Nick Johne

Kelly meets up with Dr. Sylvia Smith, Executive Director of Giant Steps and Improv teacher Nick Johne to discuss their unique partnership developing and leading Improvisation for Autism classes.

The Mind Is Flat…And It Improvises

Guest: Nicholas Chater

Kelly has an intriguing conversation with Behavioral Scientist Nicholas Chater whose controversial new book, “The Mind is Flat,” challenges the concepts of mental depth and unconscious thinking.

Improvisation And Business

Guest: Dan Klein

Kelly talks professor Dan Klein who teaches and uses improvisation as part of his classes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Seeing Into The Future

Guest: Bob Johansen

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.

Failing Forward

Guest: Julie Wilson

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.

Peak Performance

Guest: Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Kelly talks to the authors of “Peak Performance,” Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, about the science of success and how individuals can elevate their game and avoid burnout.

The Surprising Power Of A “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Guest: George Anders

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.

Why Simple Wins

Guest: Lisa Bodell

Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,” Lisa Bodell. They explore simple techniques to help organizations embrace change and increase their capability for innovation.

Rising Strong And Yes, And

Guest: Brené Brown

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.”

The Humor Code

Guest: Peter McGraw

Kelly talks comedy and humor with Dr. Peter McGraw, a professor with an expertise in the fields of emotion and behavioral economics. Peter wrote the book “The Humor Code” and directs the Humor Research Lab at UC, Boulder.

The Happiness Track

Guest: Emma Seppala

Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness and a successful career.

Bill Clinton, Big Law And Purpose

Guest: Scott Curran

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.