Simon Keith – Heart Transplant Recipient on How to Embrace Fear (#16)

In this episode when Simon Keith described the moments just prior to entering the operating room prior to his first heart transplant, my mind raced to try and empathize with him. There is no way I could ever truly understand that feeling and moment, but Simon was nice enough to share candidly about that life-changing […]

Annika Sorenstam – How a Shy Girl Grew Up Not to Fear Excellence (#15)

During this episode, Annika Sorenstam, arguably the greatest women’s golfer in history, and also a huge success in business and philanthropy, shares her journey of Excellence like she never has before. What an episode and one you shouldn’t miss. And today, she reveals her journey of Excellence that includes: Overcoming shyness A willingness to never […]

Sam Schmidt – Enlightenment and Excellence Came After Paralysis (#14)

To most of us, it would seem as if being permanently paralyzed in a racing car accident would be the worst day of our lives. For guest Sam Schmidt, it just might have been one of the best days of his life. Former Indy Car champion Sam Schmidt defines what a true life of Excellence […]

Darren Cahill – How Asking and Listening Leads to Excellence (#13)

This is Darren Cahill, who I call Mr. Ask and Listen. Listen to find out why, but it has to do with putting whom you coach first and understanding what will make them better. He’s here to share his journey of Excellence. As always, this isn’t a glorification of Excellence, but a deep examination of […]

Tasha Schwikert Moser– How Excellence Blossoms from Little Margin for Error (# 12)

Tasha Schwikert Moser had to perform under the brightest lights and intense pressure when mere seconds could define her performance and career. Listen now as this Olympic medal winner for Team USA turned attorney shares stories, inspirations and more from her journey of Excellence, which featured challenges as they all do. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder […]

Special Podcast – The Most Intriguing Moments from Season 1 (#11)

The Magnifying Excellence journey is through Season 1, and we thought a “most intriguing” episode was warranted. Listen now to what we believe to be the most intriguing moments from Greg Maddux, Napoleon McCallum, Susan Anton, Bill Walton, Mike Maddux, Charley Hoffman, Frank Figliuzzi, Greg Anthony, Elizabeth Blau and George Kunz. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder […]

George Kunz – How Quiet Excellence Leads to Happiness, Success (# 10)

What a journey for Magnifying Excellence that it’s been during season 1. Well, it’s time for our final episode of the first season and we are thrilled it is former NFL All-Pro, businessman and current attorney, George Kunz. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. We hope you enjoy another timeless journey of […]

Elizabeth Blau – Why Leading By Example and With Heart Means Excellence (# 9)

“Leading by example is critical. You can’t tell people to do one thing, like, ‘Don’t spread COVID and stay home’, and then be a politician who travels out of state to visit their family.” – Elizabeth Blau. It’s powerful to lead by example, and that is exactly what Season 1, Episode 9 guest Elizabeth Blau […]

Greg Anthony – The Power of Perseverance and Not Fearing Failure (#8)

By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Our guest for this episode is Greg Anthony, an NCAA national champion (UNLV), 11-year NBA veteran, current NBA announcer and business person. Like each of our previous guests, Greg talks exclusively and candidly like never before about his winding journey of Excellence. Our conversations with our […]

Frank Figliuzzi – Inside the FBI’s Code of Excellence (#7)

By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. It’s time for another journey of Excellence, where our guests talk exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence like never before. Our episodes are not a glorification of excellence, but an examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence. This episode features Frank Figliuzzi, a best-selling […]