The following Guests are Coming Soon to the Upgraded Executive Podcast
CEO, Mind Pump Media
Adam Schafer is a personal trainer and IFBB professional, most famous for his association with the Mind Pump Media group. Being CEO of Mind Pump Media, he co-hosts the Mind Pump podcast.
He is the founder of the outdoor fitness program WeLove2HateAdam. Adam got started with his career in fitness in 2001. His first entrepreneurial venture was as a child often so it seemed natural for Adam to become an entrepreneur in fitness. He was a natural athlete who loved snowboarding, water skiing, basketball and anything else sports-related. Adam’s love for sports led him down the path of learning about fitness and nutrition.
Adam has obtained certifications from top fitness training institutions including the International Fitness Professionals Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Council on Strength and Fitness, and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. Through Mind Pump, Adam wants to offer a media outlet that provides fitness and health education in the most entertaining way possible.
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Creator of GTD® | Founder of David Allen Co.
David Allen is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done”. One of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity, David’s 35 years experience as a management consultant and executive coach have earned him the titles of “personal productivity guru” by Fast Company Magazine and one of America’s top 5 executive coaches by Forbes Magazine.
The American Management Association has ranked him in the top ten business leaders. His bestselling book, the groundbreaking “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, has been published in thirty languages; and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than seventy countries. David, his company, and his partners are dedicated to teaching people how to stay relaxed and productive in our fast-paced world.
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Dr Shawn Baker
CEO at MeatRx | Human Performance Outliers Podcast Host
Dr Shawn Baker is an Orthopedic Surgeon and an athlete. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of MeatRx. Skilled in medicine, public speaking, consulting, and being the author of “The Carnivore Diet”, he is also an international speaker and podcast Host of The HPO podcast.
Some of his achievements include:
- 5th Place USA Strongest Man Contest (North American Strongman Society) (300lb Class)
- Highland Games US Invitational Masters National Champion 2009
- Set Concept 2 Indoor Rowing World Records For 1min (40+) 100m (50+),1 Min (50+), 500m
- American Record Deadlift 772lbs (350kg) Natural Association of Strength Athletes (pure Division – Lifetime Drug-Free Class) 2000
He is a Graduate from US Air Force Officer Training School where he was a Nuclear Weapons Launch Officer (USAF) for 5 Years. He also won Luke Air Force Base Air Force Athlete of the year 2010.
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Chief Science Officer for Resilient Nutrition
Greg Potter has a Ph.D. focused on sleep, diet, and metabolism. Greg Potter’s work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University.
He is also a qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist, having worked as a sprints coach at Loughborough, coaching an athlete to four gold medals at the European Championships in his category. He also previously worked in the sports medicine department at the RFU.
Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific officer for a digital health startup.
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Author | Advocate of Movement and Active Play | Founder of PrimalPlay.com
Darryl Edwards is a former investment banking technologist turned movement coach and author. He is the founder of the Primal Play Method and physical activity, health, and play researcher.
The Primal Play Method fuses evolutionary biology with the science of physical activity and play psychology. Darryl wants to inspire humans regardless of age, ability, or disability to transform their health by making physical activity fun and engaging.
His work has featured on documentaries, TV, radio, podcasts and international press. Darryl is author of the best-selling book “Animal Moves” and has released a range of fun fitness cards for adults, juniors, infants, office workers, and fitness professionals called the Animal Moves Decks.
He regularly presents as a keynote speaker at events worldwide. His April 2019 TED talk “Why working out isn’t working out”—has now been viewed over 600,000 times. Darryl resides in London, England, and publishes about playful living at PrimalPlay.com.
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Dr Uma Naidoo
Psychiatrist | Professional Chef | Nutrition Specialist
Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food as medicine space: She is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef and Nutrition Specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry and she is regarded both nationally and internationally as a medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field.
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Harvard Health Press, Goop, and many others, Dr Uma has a special interest on the impact of food on mood and other mental health conditions.
In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
Dr Naidoo graduated from the Harvard-Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston during which she received several awards, some of which included a “Junior Investigator Award” (American Psychiatric Association); “Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists” award (Harvard), as well as being the very first psychiatrist to be awarded the coveted “Curtis Prout Scholar in Medical Education”.
Dr Naidoo, has been asked by The American Psychiatric Association to author the first academic text in Nutritional Psychiatry. In addition to this, Dr Naidoo is the author of the upcoming title, This Is Your Brain On Food to be released August 4th, 2020. In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others.
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Dr. Dominic D’Agostino
Associate Professor | Research Scientist | NASA Crew Member
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based therapies for neurological disorders, cancer and metabolic optimisation. He was a research investigator and crew member on NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience of military personnel in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organisations and nonprofit foundations.
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Bill von Hippel
Professor of Psychology | Award winning Author | Evolutionary psychology Researcher
Bill von Hippel is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Bill conducts research in evolutionary psychology and has published over 100 articles and chapters. His work has been widely reported in the media, including the The New York Times ‘100 Ideas of the Year’, The Economist, USA Today, Le Monde, Il Mundo, Der Spiegel, and The Australian. Bill recently published his first book, The Social Leap, which received the 2019 Book Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
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Serial Entrepreneur | Venture Capitalist | Founder of ReTree
Some people would label Martin a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was an early investor in many fast-growing markets including digital media, clean tech, consumer internet and advanced health and fitness. As CEO, he has created over $3B in equity value, raised over $500M including a NASDAQ IPO, and generated hundreds of millions in revenue. As an investor, he has been a Venture Partner, a Limited Partner and angel investor in over 80 early stage companies including Google, Docusign, Tesla, Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures, and Unlock Ventures.
Martin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and computer science from Oregon State University and holds two technology patents. Both himself and his companies have been profiled in numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, BBC, LA Times, Fast Company, Business Insider, The Doctors, NPR, CNBC, Wired, and more. He starred in the 1998 motorcycle documentary “Biker Dreams”.
Along with his brother David, Martin is the founder of ReTree, an environmental charity and he is involved in a number of charities through the Martin Tobias Family Foundation. He now focuses full time on his family, private equity investing, writing, surfing, motorcycle riding, and biking.
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Best selling Author | Overwhelmologist | International Public Speaker
Ari is the best-selling author of “The Art of Less Doing”, and “The Replaceable Founder.” He is a self-described Overwhelmologist whose insights into personal and professional productivity have earned him the title, “The Guru’s Guru.” He can be heard on the award-winning Less Doing Podcast, on international stages speaking to thought leaders and influencers, and for those who prefer the written word, Ari’s blog posts on Medium offer immediate and actionable advice for entrepreneurs seeking replaceability.