What do you when you have a guest that makes your day and changes your audience’s life? You bring him back, of course.
The first time we booked Sir Ken Robinson I was excited because like millions of others I had seen his inspiring 2006 TED talk about creativity and had read his books. But I wasn’t prepared for the very real person behind the personality of “Sir Ken”. And although I knew he’d be motivating, I didn’t expect the dramatic and immediate impact that interview would have on individual listeners.
Many of you contacted me to say how that show moved you to go back to school, launch that business, change jobs, or take some time to seriously rethink where you are, how you got here, and what to do next. There’s very little that compares to getting this kind of feedback from you.
But this was also personal for me. Personal from the standpoint that I have been there and done that with dramatic changes in my work life—from selling pills, to making movies, to launching this radio show. I know how difficult it can be to make that jump and how incredibly sweet life can taste when you do. So I’m here. Use me (or the show) if you’re ready to bust out...and know that you’re not alone.
There’s one more thing about Sir Ken that is worth mentioning. In my role as host, I’m typically the one who asks the questions and thoroughly researches the guests. My job is to draw information and emotional responses from them and generally that is a one way street.
But Sir Ken surprised me. He asked me questions back. And he cared to hear my answers. He knew what to ask because he had actually taken the time to find out a little about me before coming on air. Because of that, this was not just an interview, but an authentic conversation. I realized I enjoyed it so much, not because it was rare in my line of work, but because it’s rare in life.
It’s listening that makes people so damn unforgettable…
My most recent interview with Sir Ken: Feel the fear...and jump!
What lights your fire? Are you doing it? (Sir Ken's first appearance on The Kathleen Show) Resilience: The story of champions. (An interview with John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell.)
And here's my monologue about becoming "fearless".
What lights your fire? Are you doing it? (Sir Ken's first appearance on The Kathleen Show)
Resilience: The story of champions. (An interview with John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell.)