As always, I am immensely grateful to be afforded the gracious opportunity to be able to share with you here on Thrive Global each week, who I have had the honour and the privilege to showcase on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald global radio/podcast show! I am a staunch supporter of sharing the wealth which includes the phenomenal people I have the gift of interviewing on my platforms! We don’t know what we don’t know and knowing this to be a true statement, I believe it my due diligence and inherent responsibility to impart the meaningfully profound messages my guests share with my loyal listening audience and podcast subscribers!
If you are immersed in the world of personal growth and personal development as I have been for decades, it is more than likely that you have heard of Les Brown! This is not to be mistaken with Les Brown Jr., who I also had the pleasure of recently showcasing on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald. I am very much referring to his lit-up, iconic father!
I have been an avid Les Brown follower for more years than I can count. This man has lulled me to sleep many a time as part of my evening ritual is to fall asleep (only) to inspirational videos and meditations not to mention, tuning in while I work on daily content. His distinctive voice, his larger than life energy, and his emphatic delivery is beyond electric! There are very few speakers who have had the profound effect on me, which Les does and to the point of me experiencing head-to-toe goosebumps!
This man embodies everything that is right with this world. Whether I am listening to him or watching him – all I feel is sheer soul. Les oozes charisma. His magnanimous spirit is intense. His smile is one of the most radiant I have ever seen. His laughter is infectious. His messaging; powerful. Les personifies empowerment. I will never be able to adequately say enough about this fine specimen of a human being named Les Brown.
Four years it took me to manifest this interview. Like Les, I too, am exceptionally HUNGRY! Like Les, I too, am relentless! Like Les, I too, believe in myself…so much so…that this intention I set four years ago, finally came to tangible fruition! Just WOW! I am exceptionally thrilled with how our conversation with one another flowed. This man is so in the zone, and so at the top of his game – beyond remarkable!
I did not set out to impress Les as I am always committed to naturally and organically remaining steadfast to simply being myself – regardless of who it is I am interfacing with. Well, you can imagine my sense of surreal overwhelm when Les invited me to share the stage with him at one of his upcoming events. He told me to connect with his team – the person I have been in daily contact with via text for weeks now – pre/post Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald radio production. I still have not recovered from this…still floating! No words to describe the out of body experience I continue to have every time I think about his beyond generous offering and the life-transforming moment this will inevitably be for me!
I invite all fellow Thrive Global contributors and readers, to kindly tune into my off-the-charts, synergistic conversation of which Les and I shared in together via the enclosed podcast link! This man, Les Brown, is a wealth of yumminess to the listening ear. This man, Les Brown, is soul food who knows how to dance with your soul. This man, Les Brown, knows how to satiate your curiosity and satisfy your senses. Les Brown is undeniably, and unequivocally, one of my top favourite people to ever walk the face of this planet! You will thank yourself for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to listen to this man deliver as he always does by tuning into the enclosed podcast link!
Les…from the centre of my heart, I wholeheartedly thank you for being exactly as you are in all your brilliant splendor. I thank you for all you tirelessly and continuously do to pay it forward and to be of service to the collective our friend! I am deeply humbled and eternally grateful to you for gifting myself, the loyal listeners, and the podcast subscribers with the gift of your precious time. My gratitude to you for your amazingly generous offer of us sharing the stage together is indescribable. I will never be able to do the English language justice to properly express what you, Les Brown, mean to me or how you have immeasurably enriched every aspect of my being. No words. THANK YOU, LES BROWN!!!
Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More!
Be your own Hero. Be your own Shero.
Be your own Leader. Be your own Best Friend!
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa
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Who Is Les Brown?
As one of the worlds most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEO’s, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades, he has not only studied the science of achievement, he has mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom; translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.
As a premier keynote speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000 – Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve, and actively make an impact on the world.
Les Brown never tires of using his energies to transform the world, well-beyond the podium and public appearances, meshing traditional and social media to empower his audiences. Hundreds of thousands interact with him regularly on Facebook. He has a keen way of turning what he touches into gold.
Over twenty years ago, Les won a Chicago-area Emmy for his unsurpassed fundraising pledge drive for the Public Broadcasting System. Followed by several bestselling books and hosting popular national talk shows on television and radio.
Addressing audiences from Denmark to Dubai, Canada to the Caribbean, Les Brown is invited back again and again for his powerful message and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just about his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, Les has expanded his role from Keynote Speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got him committed to personal and professional development many years earlier. His charisma, warmth and humour have transformed ordinary achievers by using his own life, and his in-depth study of others challenges to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
Revered as an icon by his colleagues, Brown received the National Speakers Association coveted Council of Peers Award of Excellence, and ultimately its most prestigious Golden Gavel Award for Achievement and leadership in communication. Toastmasters International also voted him one of the Top 5 Outstanding Speakers Worldwide. Legions of followers flock to stadiums and arenas to hear a man who never stops believing that with proper guidance and training, you can achieve anything you desire in life.
A stumbling block in elementary school was when he was mistakenly declared, “Educable mentally retarded,” teachers did not recognize the true potential of little Les Brown. However, he used determination, persistence and belief in his ability to go beyond being a sanitation worker to unleash a course of amazing achievements including broadcast station manager, political commentator, and multi-term state representative in Ohio.
Les Brown is committed to motivating and training today’s generation to be achievers and leaders as he introduces new audiences every day to its, “Not Over Until You Win,” “Up Thoughts for Down Times,” and “Fight For Your Dream.” Les Brown’s audio series, “Choosing Your Future” remains his all-time bestseller for its acclaimed impact worldwide.
In business as in real life, there are always going to be ups and downs. However, where there is a will, there is always a way to achieve amazing results for your organization when Les Brown fills the room with his high impact, customized message and standing ovation!