The tagline on Vanessa Van Edwards’ website reads – “I’m Vanessa and I’m a recovering boring person.” Vanessa has reshaped her life into being a “professional people-watcher” – studying what makes people tick and what drives human behavior.
A behavioral investigator, she is the lead at her human behavior research lab, The Science of People. Designing and executing her own research experiments, her goal is to crack the code of human behavior and how and why people do what they do. She also hosts workshops for individuals looking to learn how to succeed in business and in their personal lives by uncoding the secret dynamics of human behavior.
Vanessa is also a bestselling author – her latest book Captivate was named “one of the most anticipated books of the year” by Apple and is all about how to be the most memorable person in the room.
Let’s be real – we’ve all had those mornings. Those mornings when our alarm goes off, we hit the snooze button five or six times, then run around like a crazy person trying to get dressed and get out the door to make it to work on time.
But it turns out the way you start the day is actually pretty important. The way you spend your mornings sets the tone for the rest of the day; if you start it off with routine and structure, you’ll have a productive day. If you start it off by oversleeping, scrambling to get read, and trying desperately to pour coffee down your throat as you rush out the door… well, you get the picture.
Charisma and positivity seem to run in Jairek Robbins’ family – just like his father, Tony Robbins, Jairek is a motivational speaker looking to help others lead the most successful lives they can. With more than a decade of professional speaking and coaching experience, Jairek’s mission is to “help you achieve success by living with purpose.”
Welcome to The Productivity Giants Series 2!
In case you missed it, this series includes interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond, and we’re continuing on with a new batch of inspiring people. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far. Catch up on Series 1 here.
First up in this new season is Jon Levy!
We’re excited to introduce Jocelyn Glei as our first guest in the Productivity Giants Series 2!
Jocelyn is a multi-talented writer and creative whose mission is to help others find more meaning and creativity in their daily work. She’s the host of the Hurry Slowly podcast — a new show about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down. She also write books that will help you reclaim your time in “the age of distraction”, and gives talks about how we can spend less time on “fake productivity” and more time on work that actually matters. Her newsletter contains insightful and thoughtful ideas to spark inspiration, while also being actionable and useful.
We’re two weeks in 2018, and New Year’s resolutions involving fitness and health goals are top of mind. That’s why it’s the perfect time to interview Natalie Jill – a licensed Master sports nutritionist and functional fitness trainer. Natalie’s entire mission is to help people to decide to take control of their body, mind, business and lives, and she shares the tools to do so on her website.