Humanly Possible

Bryan Kramer

As humans, we tend to focus on our flaws or look negatively at the things which make us different. Humanly Possible is a podcast that reminds us that being imperfect humans is our greatest competitive advantage. Listen in as host Bryan Kramer engages in rich conversation with other humans who have taken missteps and experienced failures of their own, and recovered by making small “one-degree” shifts that made a massive difference. Listen in and be inspired by others, connected back to your own stories of human imperfection, and reminded that taking small risks can lead to big rewards in your own life.

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Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 2020 fastest-growing private company in America. One of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (#14) as named by Thinkers50, Whitney is an expert at smart growth leadership.In This Episode:·         How not getting into first choice of colleges was a small shift with big outcomes·         From music major to equity analyst·         The importance of having an opinion·         Becoming less interested in just ‘picking’ stocks, and more interested in picking people.·         Spotting people’s gifts·         The S Curve Insight Platform

Nov 24

34 min 7 sec

Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. IBM named her one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs; a LinkedIn Influencer; a keynote speaker, mom, dog person, and writer. In This Episode:The importance of great role modelsMaking the shift from print journalism to the online marketing spaceBecoming a published author but not about a subject she had envisionedFrom behind the screen to the stageShowing up fully as herselfEmbracing the good things that have come from the pandemic

May 19

40 min 2 sec

Carlos Hidalgo is a Life Design Coach, two-time author, TEDx, and international keynote speaker.In This Episode:How a friend’s bold statement gave him the sign he needed to make a big changeRunning from shame for decadesOvercoming the life story of “I can’t”Getting back to who he was really created to beForgiveness, redemption, a new life

May 13

31 min 58 sec

Neal Conlon is an entrepreneur with a focus on growth hacking, leveraging data, and purposely inspiring others to not let the obstacles in a rapidly changing world of tech limit their opportunities. In the last few years, he has pivoted his focus to learning how he can share his years of self-development to empower others to get better, quicker, faster, and to master themselves and the skills to be successful. In This Episode:Significant role grandparent’s encouragement played in lifeFrom class disruptor to U.S. Marine CorpsPlaying chess – strategic advancement in the corporate worldUnderstanding your own value and worthLessons learned from a failed business ventureOvercoming unfulfillment rousted by the lack of a father-figureThe 5 Pillars

May 5

37 min 59 sec

Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today.His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses.In This Episode:·        How winning a high school speed typing contest led to a change in career path·        Social engineering your way into success·        Being guided into places that let you be you·        Recognition as a Top 25 Influencer by The Economist·        A renewed passion for driving change within a company and its’ people·        Dealing with depression: practicing self-care and self-awareness·        Learning to lean on other people

Apr 28

1 hr 19 min

Kate O'Neill is known as the Tech Humanist. She is the founder of KO Insights, a strategic advisory firm committed to improving the human experience at scale, even and especially in data-driven, algorithmically optimized, and AI-led interactions. Kate regularly keynotes industry events, advocating for humanity's role in an increasingly tech-driven future. Her world-leading clients have included Google, Adobe, IBM, Yale University, the city of Amsterdam, and the United Nations.In This Episode:The intersection between technology, business, and humanityAlways being open to changeThe both/and mindsetFinding gratitude after major loss

Apr 21

37 min 43 sec

Joseph Jaffe is an author, entrepreneur, and as of March 2020, the host of CoronaTV, a daily streaming interview-based show about hope, positivity and optimism and if there's time left over a little bit of marketing! ( To date, he has done just under 200 interviews, including Seth Godin, James Rollins, Jamal Mashburn, Philip Kotlerand and many more.In This Episode:Making the quick shift from in-person to live streamingLearning to stop talking and just listenReally connecting with the human being on the other side of the cameraIdentifying the skills that make you uniqueUnderstanding failure and rejectionThinking big, whatever that is for you

Apr 14

44 min 46 sec

Tina Meyers is an Intuitive Coach & Feminine Leadership Facilitator. She is the founder of Women Advocates Rising and Warrior School. She also leads transformational coach training courses for the leadership development company, Co-Active Training Institute.In This Episode:Doing something in the face of anxietyListening to your bodyFrom Litigator to Spiritual PsychologistFeeling fully, authentically yourselfBeing an open-hearted warrior

Apr 7

38 min 44 sec

Brad Davis is Co-Founder, CMO, and President of Consumer Direct at Omnidian where he’s helping lead a team focused on protecting and accelerating investments in solar energy across the U.S. Omnidian has been named among the Top 100 Places To Work by Seattle Business Magazine for 3 consecutive years.He has a doctorate in law and a track record for building high-growth brands and award-winning communication strategies. He was named one of the top 50 Marketers in America (Ad Age).In This Episode:Meeting the Dalai LamaThe importance of the pauseMoving to California on a leap of faithCreating value by tapping into the time and emotion of a tribeThe greatest lesson learned from failure

Mar 31

39 min 2 sec

Joey Dumont is an author, podcaster, and coach.Joey Somebody: The Life and Times of a Recovering Douchebag is a memoir where he explores the very heavy topics of parental neglect, arrogance, insecurity, anxiety, and episodic depression through the lens of dark humor and self-deprecation.In This Episode:·       Life-long battle with insecurity and anxiety·       A father’s betrayal·       Sibling loss·       Looking inward when there was nowhere else to turn·       Forgiveness and recovery

Mar 24

39 min 2 sec

Zoë Paliare is a trial lawyer turned coach, entrepreneur and learning and development professional and a lifelong social justice advocate. She supports clients to unlock their greatness by breaking through limiting beliefs that hold them back. Zoë is passionate about bringing out the best in people and supporting people to thrive in business, leadership, and life. In This Episode:Pausing to figure out what you actually wantMoving through life with intention and purposeShifting the mentality of society to say we’re all human and to see the humanity in othersMaking this world a more equitable placeVisualization – getting out of your head and living the experience

Mar 17

28 min 33 sec

Cara Brookins is best known as the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials. She is a keynote speaker and the author of eight books, including Rise, How a House Built a Family, which tells the story of building her 3500 square foot home with the help of her four children. In This Episode:Using the vision of the finished goal for motivationFearlessly going in and trying somethingLearning to not take yourself so seriouslyLooking at moments of doubt as a personal challenge

Mar 10

24 min 20 sec

Teri Karjala is a Transformational Life Strategist, the founder of Creative Counseling Center and Talking With Teri, best-selling author of Be The Magic of You: Tools to Transform Your Life with a foreword written by Jack Canfield. She is a Coach with Forbes and a Premier Success Coach with eWomen Network. Teri is also the creator of several motivational products to be a further contribution to her clients and the community.In this episode:Listening to that inner voice from an early ageOvercoming the fear of public speaking to have a greater impactReframing the past to give it a different perspectiveGiving clients the tools to create on demand

Mar 3

33 min 9 sec

Laura McKowen writes an award-winning blog, teaches workshops and retreats on personal development and sobriety all over the U.S., and founded several online programs.In This Episode:Stepping into sobriety – releasing the pain and shameDoing something now that’s in service of where you want to goHumility – thinking about yourself lessTaking pleasure in the simplicity of life and the little things

Feb 24

35 min 55 sec

Mark Manson is a two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 13 million copies worldwide. His work has been translated into more than 60 languages and hit bestseller lists in sixteen different countries. According to Amazon Charts, his book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck was the most-read non-fiction book in 2017.In This Episode:Personal development that doesn’t suckHealthy skepticism - questioning your initial beliefs and assumptionsLearning to only care about the things that actually matterFinding that healthy balance between caring for others and caring for yourself

Feb 17

25 min 42 sec

Kami Guildner is a connector, a storyteller and a business coach for changemaker women of influence. She leads high-vibe entrepreneurs to give voice to their most important messages and create a ripple effect of worldly impact.In This Episode:How skills learned in the corporate world provided building blocks for the entrepreneurial worldWorking with horses opened up the ability to see and feel that inner wisdomThe benefits of working with a mentor and/or coachGetting comfortable with the uncomfortableThe importance of investing in yourself

Feb 10

35 min 30 sec

Marc Ensign is a prolific storyteller, creative marketer, accomplished musician and author of the book Be a Dick: How One Person Can Change the World in the Most Unexpected Way.In This Episode:Making the shift from “feeling small” to “it doesn’t matter what people think”How micro acts of kindness can be life changingBeing more aware to be a better person

Feb 3

36 min 9 sec

Dov Baron is The Dragonist, guiding us in how to recognize and nurture dragons (the top talent) hidden in our organizations. A Dragon Leader is not a position, it's someone who is always pushing to improve and wants those they serve to reach their full potential. Dov believes the world needs more "Dragon Leaders" committed to living their purpose, standing in their truth, and empowering others to find their fire and do the same.In This Episode:Embracing the power of what we areOnce a leader turns into their fear, everything is transformedCommitting to being curious, instead of rightFinding something that meets that desire in you so you can meet it in others

Jan 27

29 min

Janet Fouts is a coach, author, caregiver, speaker and facilitator. She teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence to individuals and teams.In This Episode:Making the shift from marketing to mindfulnessLittle things we can do that make a big shift in our perception of lifeLearning to pause

Jan 20

28 min 36 sec

Gary Scott Thomas is a country music DJ, collector of stories, conversationalist, and a thinker.Gary has interviewed actors, athletes, politicians, scientists, authors, and a lot of singers. You can catch his weekly podcast “The Gary Scott Thomas Show: Here’s What We Know” at: This Episode:Making the choice to do something fun for a livingOne-degree shifts are significantBreaking the family cycle of povertyFinding the awesome in every day

Jan 13

34 min 15 sec

Richard J. Kramer, MD, AGAF graduated in 1972 from The University of California Irvine School of Medicine with an MD after 3 years pre-med at UCLA, receiving multiple awards and scholarships at both institutions. He completed his internship at Harbor General Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, and GI Fellowship at Stanford University. Subsequently, he practiced GI in private practice for 25 years in the San Jose/Los Gatos area.In This Episode:An early childhood illness fostered a career choice and lifelong philosophyHow a little shift made a huge difference in his life and that of his family’sMaking the shift into retirement Rolling with an unexpected health diagnosis later in life

Jan 6

29 min 23 sec

Mitch is the founder of the global LegalMinds Mastermind, and has written a new book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” which was a #1 best seller on Amazon and top #1 new release in two separate categories. Mitch’s friends know of him as “The Streaming Lawyer” (live video) and you can stay connected at Streaming.Lawyer.In This Episode:The power of decisions and taking action on those decisionsStorytelling is one of the most powerful ways to share a messageEmpowering the jury

Dec 2020

26 min 37 sec

Jeffrey Shaw is a highly sought-after portrait photographer, small business consultant, TEDx speaker, author, and host of The Self Employed Life podcast. In This Episode:Putting personal development firstShifting your mindset around numbers – think biggerThe Validation Paradox: others can see more in us than we see in ourselves

Dec 2020

28 min 21 sec

In This Episode:●      Building a virtual only company during the early days of video conferencing●      Changing the mindset of big companies to work virtually only●      From being on the road 200+/- days per year… to zeroThe world’s most inspirational marketing, customer experience, and customer service keynote speaker Jay Baer is a Hall of Fame speaker and emcee. New York Times best-selling author of six books. An Internet pioneer. A 7th-generation entrepreneur. And the founder of five, multi-million dollar companies, including Convince & Convert, an experienced, highly focused analysis and advisory firm that creates effective, best-in-class digital marketing and customer experience strategies for the world’s most iconic organizations.

Dec 2020

27 min 14 sec

While competing as a professional BMX Racer, Jason graduated College and continued on to earn both an MBA in Global Management and a Doctorate in Psychology.Winning at the highest level in sport, attaining the highest level degree, and now working with the highest level performers are the foundation (and proof!) for his “More. Better. Happier.” process.The #ChampionshipLife is about rearranging the playing field to suit your strengths, talents, and values. Success, health, and fulfillment is the aim!Jason works closely with high-performance teams, executives, and athletes. He is also an on-air TV and broadcaster, commentating at international events for his sport - staying true to his passion.In this episode:Making an identity shiftLeaving room for being the benefactor of good fortuneUsing the energy from fear to bolster the belief that was already there

Nov 2020

40 min 45 sec

In This Episode:●      Persuasive design●      Reverse engineering the addiction of social media●      Helping businesses navigate these unprecedented timesFor almost 30 years, Brian Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business and society. His research and books help executives, and also everyday people, better understand the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on people and also the role we each play in evolution. Brian is Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Brian’s work at Salesforce focuses on thought leadership and research that explores digital transformation, innovation and disruption, CX, commerce, and the cognitive enterprise.

Nov 2020

31 min 5 sec

Hilary Silver is Founder + CEO of a personal growth and development company dedicated to helping women achieve profound well-being and empowering them with the identity, psychology, and mindset for extraordinary success.She is the creator of the Love + Be Loved and Extraordinary Women Rising programs- and is one of the most sought after, acclaimed and successful therapist-coaches in the world.In This Episode:Stop looking outside at all the service level stuff; start looking at yourselfSelf-love, self-acceptance, and empowermentLearn how to “live” the next level of success

Nov 2020

18 min 40 sec

Demian Ross is a Publisher, Content Creator, Business Junkie, and Digital Nomad who has been traveling the country full-time in an RV.In This Episode:Celebrating recovery from past bad decisionsFrom felon to full-time father and entrepreneurPushing through fear to get unstuck


Nov 2020

32 min 32 sec

Michael E. Gerber is the author of the NY Times mega-bestseller, for two consecutive decades, "The E-Myth Revisited" and nine other worldwide best-selling E-Myth books concerning small business entrepreneurship, leadership, and management.In This Episode:●      Everybody in business has to learn how to manage a sales organization even if they don’t have any salespeople●      How letting go and allowing something to take place created space for the best of life – inside and outside●      The greatest single problem in small business is the people who own them don’t know anything about business●      Inventing a system-centric business development capability that didn’t exist

Oct 2020

54 min 23 sec

In This Episode:Magic is giving another person a positive experience that they will remember for the rest of their livesHow to get authenticity across through connectionThe virtual shows that are now happening in the entertainment world are just going to get strongerIt’s okay if you shift and you realize this was wrong. Then you shift again and correct

Oct 2020

30 min 30 sec

In this episode, Liz Lathan and Nicole Osibodu, Co-Creators of Haute Dokimazo discuss:●      How bringing simple human moments into an event format makes all the difference●      The five C’s of Haute Dokimazo○      Caring○      Conversation○      Co-creation○      Collaboration○      Connection ●      Being a 3D human in a 2D world is the thing people are craving more than anything

Oct 2020

37 min 1 sec

Jason Dorsey is President and lead generational researcher at The Center for Generational Kinetics. Jason has led more than 65 generational research studies, worked with over 700 companies, and has a new book out: Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business--and What To Do About It.In This Episode:●      The oldest part of GenZ is bearing the brunt of COVID-19, while the youngest is adopting new technology and relationship skills●      For the first time, consumer tech trends are being driven from the youngest up to the oldest●      GenZ’s most trusted source of information are social media influencers●      Value and utility are the top 2 things GenZ wants from a brand, product or service

Oct 2020

32 min 55 sec

Robbie Baxter has over twenty years of expertise helping companies leverage subscription pricing, digital community and freemium to build deeper relationships with customers, including industry leader Netflix.In this episode Robbie discusses:Identifying your area of expertiseCreating more value for your customersOpening up new possibilities for different kinds of connectionsInvesting in a community to grow it

Oct 2020

26 min 34 sec

Transformation Specialist Hendre Coetzee visits with Bryan Kramer as they discuss shifting your focus, the importance of boundaries, and surrendering to change.

Sep 2020

24 min 35 sec

Bryan speaks with Content Marketing Practitioner Mike Allton,  Live Video Expert Stephanie Liu, and The Digital Gal Founder Amanda Robinson about shifts in social media and what businesses need to embrace in order to move forward. Their new book The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing was recently published and gives readers a 360-degree view of social media marketing.

Sep 2020

29 min 31 sec

Founder of Red Dot Fitness, Scott Howell is a dedicated, certified health and fitness professional with over 2 decades of real-world, practical, hands-on experience. In this episode, Scott & Bryan discuss shifting backward to go forward and the importance of human connection.

Sep 2020

24 min 26 sec

Tim Ash is a Psychology, Marketing, and persuasion expert as well as a keynote speaker, bestselling author, and the former CEO of a leading marketing agency. He and Bryan Kramer discuss evolutionary psychology, chasing happiness, and being a better human.

Aug 2020

21 min 33 sec

Charlie Cole, CEO at FTD, talks with Bryan Kramer about being intentionally human, servant leadership, and continuing to enhance company culture while working remotely.

Aug 2020

28 min 7 sec

International Business Speaker and Author of Exactly What to Say, Exactly How to Sell and Exactly Where to Start visits with Bryan Kramer and explores proven ways to shift your words to make a greater impact.

Aug 2020

24 min 2 sec

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She and Bryan Kramer discuss how to shift your mindset to make meaningful progress and take some pressure off yourself.


Aug 2020

21 min 53 sec

Nikita Ducarroz shares her story of overcoming agoraphobia and being able to thrive through anxiety, travel the world, and rise against the competition to be one of the top female BMX athletes in the world!

Jul 2020

24 min 33 sec

Jonathan Becher is the President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment and former technology executive. He and Bryan talk about the key to life's shifts, how to make progress in anything, and not being an accidental diminisher.

Jul 2020

23 min 35 sec

Rudy Ruettiger shares how we can make shifts to overcome obstacles while still getting the outcome we envisioned.Rudy is a motivational speaker and author who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame were the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy.

Jul 2020

29 min 8 sec

After a life-altering assault at the hands of those who were supposed to keep the peace, Orlando Bowen found a way to shift his perspective and use the tragic event to spread a positive message and inspire others to shift their perspectives, as well.Orlando Bowen is a keynote speaker focused on equipping people to get off the sidelines and become difference-makers on their teams and in the lives of those around them. He is a highly sought after speaker and trainer who works with corporations, small businesses, and non-profits. When it comes to building teams, creating momentum and employing winning strategies, Orlando is the real deal. He is also passionate about youth leadership. As a result of that passion, he founded One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization to inspire and to teach resilience, leadership, and teamwork to youth.

Jun 2020

22 min

Amy Cuddy shares life-changing leadership lessons that help reduce opportunities for failure.Dr. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist, bestselling author, award-winning Harvard lecturer, and expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice.Cuddy earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2005 and was a professor at Harvard Business School from 2008 to 2017, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2006 to 2008, and Rutgers University from 2005 to 2006. She continues to teach at Harvard Business School in executive education.

Jun 2020

18 min 16 sec

Bryan Kramer visits with Lisa Whelchel as she discusses how she stopped hiding from her feelings and the healing she found during a 30-Day Meditation Retreat.Lisa Diane Whelchel is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author, and public speaker. She is known for her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The Facts of Life.

Jun 2020

26 min 23 sec