Thrive Loud With Lou Diamond


An inside look at those that are taking their lives, their businesses and their passions to the next level by Thriving each and every day.


  • 461: Byron Walker - The Turnaround Plan

    461: Byron Walker - "The Turnaround Plan"

    19/05/2020 Duração: 27min

    Byron Walker is a small business owner and the founder of Survival Frog.  He is not a guru, however he has incredible intentions in trying to help struggling small business owners.  In 2018 the "survival market" crashed and required a major restructuring and turnaround of his business. It sucked to go through the downturn, but he now has a business that is much better and more profitable.  He's documented his "turnaround plan" and shares some of it with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

  • 460: Steve Herz - DONT TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER

    460: Steve Herz - DON'T TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER

    17/05/2020 Duração: 28min

    Steve Herz is the president and founding member of IF Management - a company with with a focus of  coaching and motivating others to become the best version of themselves.  He is also the author of Don’t Take Yes for an Answer - a self-empowerment guide to achieving your fullest professional and personal potential. Steve was once a portly fellow who could not swim. Undaunted by a lack of physical gifts, he set about to compete in the treacherous Gulf Coast Triathlon in Panama City, Florida. Shedding his extra girth while learning to swim, he met the six foot waves, the 90 degree temperatures and completed the prestigious Ironman qualifier; all the while raising thousands of dollars for the Leukemia Society and being voted Most Inspirational member of the Team in Training. Steve's a man that believes that anything is possible and connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD. Get yourself a copy of Steve's new book by clicking the image below. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOU

  • 459: Laurie Barkman - SUCCESSION STORIES

    459: Laurie Barkman - SUCCESSION STORIES

    14/05/2020 Duração: 33min

    Laurie Barkman is the founder and CEO of SmallDotBig, providing innovation and growth solutions for entrepreneurs and multi-generational businesses.  ​She brings an entrepreneurial approach to mature companies struggling with change, and a structured approach to fast-growth companies experiencing growing pains. ​As an outside executive of a third generation, 120-year old company, she was part of a long-term management succession plan. Now she works with next generation entrepreneurs, privately-held companies, and family businesses to develop innovations that create enterprise value and transition plans to achieve their long-term goals. Laurie is the host Succession Stories -- a podcast that connects with family business leaders and industry experts to provide listeners with insights to grow their businesses, develop transition strategies, and lead for the future.

  • 458: Axis within a Halo

    458: Axis within a Halo

    12/05/2020 Duração: 18min

    One of the very early guests on Thrive LOUD - Larry Cohen - catches up with Lou after premiering on the show three years ago. Larry shares some exciting news about his company (Axis Promotions) and some of their actions in NYC during COVID-19. Listen, learn, laugh and 'get Physical' in this fun catch up episode on Thrive LOUD.

  • 457: Gary Dickson - A SPY WITH SCRUPLES

    457: Gary Dickson - A SPY WITH SCRUPLES

    10/05/2020 Duração: 19min

    Gary Dickson is an inveterate traveler and a Francophile sans merci. Educated in Switzerland in history, literature, and the classics, he has written two very well regarded novels: An Improbable Pairing a historical romance that chronicles the enduring themes of a young man's coming of age and the rebellious love of the mismatched. AND A Spy with Scruples  which plunges readers into the complicated political world of Cold War Europe. From neutral Switzerland to the aristocratic salons of Paris to bombed-out Berlin. Gary connects with Lou Diamond on an episode pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive.   ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND - SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD -  

  • 456: Jonathan Silver - DATA FOR GOOD

    456: Jonathan Silver - "DATA FOR GOOD"

    07/05/2020 Duração: 24min

    Jonathan Silver is a career entrepreneur who pioneered loyalty programs for Banks and Processors. He is the CEO of Affinity Solutions, the first data-led intelligence platform helping marketers deliver emotionally resonant experiences that enrich people’s lives.  In light of COVID-19 - his company just launched “DATA for GOOD” which is dedicated to providing data-led behavioral insights to those on the front lines so they can engage thoughtfully to deliver brand experiences that advocate for the health, safety and economic well-being of customers. Jonathan has been sharing valuable INSIGHTS with his clients and in this episode he share's his own with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.

  • 455: Tricia Brouk - THE BIG TALK

    455: Tricia Brouk - "THE BIG TALK"

    05/05/2020 Duração: 26min

    Tricia Brouk is an international award winning director. She is works in theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of Speakers Who dare, a TEDx producer. She choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. The series Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC, The Big Talk an award winning podcast on iTunes and directs and produces The Big Talk Over Dinner a new tv series. She was recently awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals and her documentary Right Livelihood A Journey to Here about the Buddhist Chaplain at Riker’s Island won Best Documentary Short at The Olympus Film Festival and You’re Gorgeous, I Love Your Shirt, An Inside Look at Bullying and

  • 454: Casey Stubbs - Trade Up

    454: Casey Stubbs - Trade Up

    03/05/2020 Duração: 18min

    Casey Stubbs is the founder of Trading Strategy Guides along with several other trading related businesses which include Learn To Trade for Profit, Finance & Markets, Price Action and Income. Since 2009, Stubbs has helped thousands of traders by providing the best free trading education and trading strategies. Casey and his team’s mission is to simplify trading strategies by giving traders a detailed plan with step-by-step rules to follow. We continue to do this with each and every strategy that we produce on our website. Meet the team of experienced day traders like Hubert Miranda, forex traders, financial advisors, chart experts, and market analysts like Raman Gill who make this site possible. Casey connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.

  • 453: Kelley Earnhardt Miller - DRIVE

    453: Kelley Earnhardt Miller - DRIVE

    30/04/2020 Duração: 32min

    Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. Kelley oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother Dale Earnhardt Jr. and is the daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt.  She is the author of DRIVE: 9 LESSONS TO WIN IN BUSINESS & LIFE and she shares some of these lessons with Lou on Thrive LOUD. Listeners start your engines!! *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

  • 452: Ora Nadrich - LIVE TRUE

    452: Ora Nadrich - LIVE TRUE

    28/04/2020 Duração: 20min

    Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers. Her  rare combination of insight, intuition, compassion and charisma has made her one of the most effective and sought-after coaches. Enjoy this conversation between Ora and Lou pulled from the Bedside Reading Authors That Thrive podcast. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

  • 451: Mitchell Levy - CREDUST

    451: Mitchell Levy - "CREDUST"

    26/04/2020 Duração: 26min

    Global Credibility Expert Mitchell Levy (pronounced Lee Vee) is a TEDx speaker and international best-selling author of over 60 books. As The AHA Guy at AHAthat , he helps to extract the genius from your head in a two hour interview so that his team can ghostwrite your book, publish it, distribute it, and make you an Amazon bestselling author in four months. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 850 books. Mitchell connects with Lou Diamond while spreading "CREDUST" before, during and after his appearance on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

  • 450: Bill Cates - RADICAL RELEVANCE

    450: Bill Cates - RADICAL RELEVANCE

    23/04/2020 Duração: 22min

    Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and hall of fame speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies.     A successful entrepreneur his’ client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, the Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  And his own business success has been featured in Money Magazine.   Cutting through the noise Bill Cates connects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LOUD.   ** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

  • 449: 4:20 Thrive LOUD

    449: 4:20 Thrive LOUD

    20/04/2020 Duração: 07min

    Pulled from their original interview - Jonathan Sackett is featured in a Thrive LOUD Minisode. The President and CCO of allscope - a full service advertising agency headquartered in NYC chats with Lou about the challenges and possibilities around marketing "the plant" and one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. A rather timely and timeless episode released on 4:20. ** #agency #President #CEO #ChiefDigitalOfficer #Advertising #Marketing #Chief #Cannabis #CBD #Digital #cpg #b2b #b2c

  • 448: Michael Abboud - TetherView

    448: Michael Abboud - TetherView

    19/04/2020 Duração: 20min

    Founded in 2014 by industry expert Michael Abboud, TetherView revolutionizes cloud use by offering simple, affordable, and secure solutions. As more companies move their workforce to remote locations, TetherView’s Frictionless Cloud is designed to keep data secure and accessible while ensuring the highest levels of compliance--allowing IT teams to focus on innovation. He hopes to put minds at ease while providing access and security that is vital to keep businesses safe and productive during this period of uncertainty.  

  • 447: Michelle Cox - A CHILD LOST

    447: Michelle Cox - A CHILD LOST

    16/04/2020 Duração: 19min

    Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there.  Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something.  Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music.  Also marmalade. Michelle 5th book -- comes out in Late April 2020… A CHILD LOST - which she talks about with Lou Diamond in a special episode pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVELOUD:  

  • 446: Vincent Chiappetta - New York As We Know It

    446: Vincent Chiappetta - New York As We Know It

    15/04/2020 Duração: 28min

    Vincent Chiappetta is the co-founder and the fourth president of New York Road Runners, and has been running for over 71 years. He was the Yin to Fred Lebow’s Yang when they co-founded New York Road Runners and the New York City Marathon. During his heyday, he ran a total of 114 marathons, 50 of them under 2:40. Flirting with his 90s, he still teaches at Yeshiva University. He is the author of New York As We Know It... Very few people have been around the New York City running scene longer than this man.  Hear his story and more about his book on this engaging episode with a true New York Legend pulled from Bedside Reading's Authors That Thrive.

  • 445: Brett Fogle - CLICK AND GROW RICH

    445: Brett Fogle - CLICK AND GROW RICH

    14/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    Brett Fogle has been marketing online since 1999 and has sold 3 of his previous companies including a three-time Inc 500|5000 company which he started from the proverbial ‘kitchen table’ and grew it to the 276th fastest growing private companies in the U.S.A. in 3 just years. He has had a successful career as a businessman, starting his first business at age 7, and has continued to start, grow and sell various businesses from retail to online. Brett is co-founder of Click and Grow Business / Click and Grow Rich Seminars and speaks internationally on how to start, scale and sell online businesses, teaching their proven ‘MP5MS2’ success formula and internet marketing strategies as far away as Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zeland, South Africa, Australia, London, Canada and the USA. He is also CEO and co-founder of ClickSales, a sales and email marketing automation platform that helps online business owners succeed with powerful yet simple software tools. Brett and Lou connect on Thrive LOUD. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAM

  • 444: Dirk Izzo - Keep Commerce Running

    444: Dirk Izzo - Keep Commerce Running

    12/04/2020 Duração: 20min

    Dirk Izzo serves as Senior Vice President of NCR Hospitality. He is a seasoned leader with experience in building and marketing innovative cloud-based solutions to help clients optimize their business performance. In his current role, Dirk is responsible for developing simple and innovative solutions that run the restaurant from end to end. NCR is the technology provider of choice for restaurants around the world and Dirk is focused on delivering the next-generation software, hardware and services that delivers on what customers want, when they want it. He is intimately involved in a unique program to get front line entrepreneurs closer to funding in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn about all the great things Dirk and his team at NCR are doing to keep commerce running during these difficult times. *** CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NCR & Nymbus - SBA Paycheck Protection Loans Program. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  



    10/04/2020 Duração: 29min

    As COVID-19 has forced many people to either "Shelter-In-Place", "Stay-At-Home", Be on "P.A.U.S.E.", "Social Distance" and self made sense to have an episode that captured what life in the midst of these unique times is like. Thrive LOUD listener, fan, guest contributor, good friend and neighbor of Lou's -- Jeff Dorst shares his thoughts, opinions and the ramifications of the situation we're all in while strictly adhering to social distancing rules. Recorded live from beyond six feet in Lou's driveway - enjoy the "Thrive LOUD Quarantine" episode.

  • 442: WE ALL MATTER

    442: "WE ALL MATTER"

    09/04/2020 Duração: 30min

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember how much "we all matter" during this unique time.   With that, Lou Diamond invited back one of the very initial guests on Thrive LOUD. Angela Maiers catches up with Lou and shares the 'mattering' work she is doing and how much of her messaging is so relevant as our country enters a peak period of the spread of the coronavirus. Listen, learn, laugh, love and lean on one another. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND: SUBSCRIBE TO THRIVE LOUD:  

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