Leverage Podcast

Learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive.


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Fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts discuss everything from marketing secrets to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.

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Each episode goes in-depth on a topic that will super charge your team. Improve your processes, control distraction, and make remote work actually work.


Hosted by Nick Sonnenberg

Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him.

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Accidental Courtesy with Daryl Davis

In one of our most unique, fascinating and powerful episodes to date, Nick and Lee Brower sit down to talk with Daryl Davis. Daryl is a musician who has spent his life playing music around the world. But what he does in his spare time will surprise you. As an African-American man, he spends his free time talking to and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His goal is not to convert them, but to simply have a conversation. Through these conversations, amazing things happen… Listen in to hear Daryl tell stories of these conversations and learn how we can have open, honest and impactful discussions with the people around us—even if they are opposed to our views.

Understanding the Economic Implications of Remote Work With Nicholas Bloom

The future of work is changing and remote work is on the rise. But how will these changes affect the economy and the workforce as a whole? Nicholas Bloom is on the podcast this week to discuss exactly that. As an economics professor, researcher and future of work expert, he's uniquely equipped to discuss how the changes we're seeing in the workplace from COVID-19 will impact our economy. The two discuss the larger implications of the future of work, how entrepreneurs and startups will fare as the pandemic continues, and what remote work is going to look like post-pandemic.

The Art of Delegation with Emily Morgan

Do you have trouble letting go of things in your business? Most entrepreneurs do. Delegation is harder than it might seem—it's a skill that needs to be learned, and it's necessary for any entrepreneur looking to scale their business. In this episode, Nick sits down with Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions to discuss the art of delegation and what they're doing to help entrepreneurs improve their delegating skills while also getting more off their plate. If you're looking to delegate more things in your business so you can focus on utilizing your unique ability, be sure to listen in.

Finding the Right Tools for Your Business with Michael Devellano

Michael Devellano is on the Leverage Podcast this week to discuss how entrepreneurs can use simple tools in creative ways to automate and grow their businesses. From CRMs to email marketing and funnel tools, Nick and Michael educate listeners on how to think about what their business requires and then find the right tech solutions to solve their problems. This is a powerful episode for anyone looking to better understand the operational and marketing tools available to them and which ones make sense for their specific business needs.

Going Beyond Exponential with Jay Abraham

The one and only Jay Abraham is back on the Leverage Podcast this week! Jay has devoted his life to helping companies of all sizes go BEYOND exponential, and in this episode, he covers some of the tactics and strategies he's used to do just that. From his 224 referral systems to the 9 drivers of exponential growth to his force multiplier concept, Jay hits on dozens of simple yet ingenious tactics that you can implement to drive exponential growth in your business today.

Predicting the Future of Work

What does the future of work hold? Will AI and robots take over? Is on-demand labor the future? These are all questions that Jeff Wald has been researching for years, and today he's on the Leverage Podcast to discuss his findings with Nick. Jeff shows us how we can use data and trends from the past to predict what the future of work will look like and how we can best prepare. For entrepreneurs, this knowledge will help you allocate resources in the right places and get set up for the 4th Industrial Revolution, or as Jeff calls it, the 1st Service Revolution.

The 8 Areas of Recontracting a High-Performing Team with Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is back on the Leverage Podcast! In this episode, Keith covers the 8 Areas of Recontracting a High-Performing Team and methods for improving team culture, leading effectively, and creating an open and transparent workplace. Nick and Keith discuss how many executive teams aren't working nearly as effectively as they could be, and it's often because no one is comfortable saying what needs to be said.

Creating a Remote Culture with Sara Sutton

Creating a Remote Culture with Sara Sutton

Whether you need to hire remote employees for your business or find your next freelance gig, our guest today can help. Sara Sutton is the CEO of FlexJobs, one of the world's largest remote job websites. In today's episode, Nick and Sara discuss how to promote culture as a fully-remote company, why the COVID crisis is an opportunity to rethink many of our core systems, and some tips and tricks for remote hiring from the perspective of both the employer and employee.

Building Remote Hiring Systems with Maren Kate Donovan

When's the last time you took a look at your hiring system? Maren Kate Donovan is on the podcast this week to discuss hiring—specifically, how to create a system that allows you to discover and automatically sort through applicants to find highly-qualified candidates for your business. Nick and Maren discuss why most companies have outdated hiring systems, why hiring processes are like sales funnels, and the differences between hiring in-person and remote employees.

Chaos Is a Ladder, with Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao is an Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker, and Ex-Partner of 500 Startups, one of the world's largest business accelerators. In this episode (recorded in April 2020), Nick and Marvin discuss life as an investor during COVID, their predictions on how startups will be affected during and after the pandemic, and some tips on how to prepare for future recessions.

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