Rise Together Podcast

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By: Dave Hollis

What if we worked as hard to listen to someone else’s truth as we did to share our own? Each week author Dave Hollis brings radical candor straight to your headphones via breathtakingly real conversations with authors, activists, and anyone with a story to tell. The results are poignant, hysterical, and heartbreaking - sometimes all inside the same episode. Catch new content every Thursday.

195: Celebrating Pride with Three Trailblazing Voices
Last Thursday at 7:01 AM

On this final day of June, we’re celebrating this final day of Pride Month with a look back at three of our favorite conversations from trailblazing voices in the LGBTQ community. Amit Paley, the executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project is doing life-saving work leading the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Rosemary Ketchum made history when she became the first transgender person elected to a public office in West Virginia. Jeffrey Marsh is a non-binary rights activist, speaker, and author who is best known for making inspirational videos that...


194: Here's to the Dads
06/24/2022

Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy this conversation between not only Dave and his father, but also Dave and his children, as they talk about what it means to be a great dad.

If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out Dave's blog for more updates and stories like today's!

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Imma keep some healthy space from social for a bit and am bringing it on email. Feels right, and actually a little more personal, tbh. We’re basically one-way pen pals when you follow this link and drop your email here. —> mrdaveh...


193: Being Her Best Dad Ever - with Markay Fairley and Hector Gabriel
06/16/2022

This week Dave has a conversation with the hosts of HER BEST DAD EVER, Markay Fairley and Hector Gabriel. They’re two girl dads who know we can’t do this fatherhood thing on our own and want to champion, encourage, and celebrate fellow girl dads to be her best dad ever. They’re building a global community where girl dads can feel seen and supported on their fatherhood journey by having honest conversations, listening with open hearts, and sharing what we’re learning with other girl dads.

You can learn more about Her Best Dad Ever here...


192: Get Rid of the Word "Fear" - with Dr. Edith Eger and Dr. Marianne Engle
06/09/2022

A native of Hungary, Dr. Edith Eger was a teenager in 1944 when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz during WWII. Despite overwhelming odds, Edith survived the Holocaust and ultimately came to the US with her husband where she went on to graduate with a Ph.D. from the University of Texas and became an eminent psychologist. Today, she maintains a busy clinical practice and lectures around the world — including amazing interviews with Oprah, Brene Brown, and more. 

Today, we’re fortunate to have her joined by her extraordinary daughter, child psychologist Dr. Marianne Engle, who co-au...


191: The Blessing of Not Knowing
06/02/2022

This week’s solo episode finds Dave diving into a conversation about the blessings of not knowing how things are going to turn out. For so many of us, our dreams, relationships or identities take turns we could have never expected, especially when we make big leaps into new spaces. But, in so many cases, it was not knowing how things were going to go that gave us permission to start the journey in the first place. Had insight into how some of our dreams were ultimately destined to die, we would have kept ourselves from fully living to av...


190: Make Space For Your Goals - with Ryan Blair
05/26/2022

This week's guest on Rise Together is an incredibly inspiring individual. Ryan Blair is a serial entrepreneur and New York Times bestseller, who established his first company at age twenty-one and has since created and actively invested in multiple start-ups. As the CEO of ViSalus, he took the company from start-up to more than $1.6 billion in cumulative sales and was named Ernst & Young's 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. His first book, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain, was a number one New York Times bestseller, with the enticing subtitle, “The incredible story of a gang member who became a multimillionaire CE...


189: The Road To "Radical Confidence" - with Lisa Bilyeu
#189
05/19/2022

This week's guest on Rise Together needs no introduction, but let'd do it. Lisa Bilyeu is cofounder of the billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition and cofounder and President of Impact Theory. She is the host of Women of Impact, a show featuring women who have overcome incredible hardship to achieve massive success. Her mission is to empower all women to become the heroes of their own lives.

Lisa’s first book, “Radical Confidence” comes out / came out on May 10th 2022, An inspiring and laugh-out-loud guide to building the kind of confidence it really takes to live the life of you...


188: Reflecting on the Journey - with Jon Acuff
#188
05/12/2022

This is a super special week on Rise Together because our interviewee is...Dave Hollis! Dave sits down with his good friend Jon Acuff and reflects on the past 5 years, his experience with treatment and sobriety, and what the future holds as he continues on his journey of figuring out this thing we call life.

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National Angels is working to ensure that every single child/youth who experiences foster care has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and every family who fosters is radically supported in their journey. You can join me in...


BONUS: The Pressure of Venturing Into a New Space
05/09/2022

Today's bonus episode is a continuation of last week's conversation between Heidi and Dave, where the end of their conversation was interrupted by the urgency to get to an airport. This last piece felt important enough to drop it into the feed this week to finish the thought. There's something as humans that ends up happening when we venture into a new space where something in the environment is different than it was before. That self-doubt, the negative voices that live inside of us, start chirping as we get closer to the event. Sometimes outside voices join that chorus...


187: Are You Prioritizing You? - with Heidi Powell
#187
05/06/2022

This week on Rise Together Dave is joined by his partner, fitness and personal development expert and influencer, Heidi Powell! 

Dave reflects on his journey of slowing down, stepping back, and prioritizing himself - the work that was necessary for him to continue taking steps toward becoming a more whole human being - and he and Heidi have a raw, real relationship conversation about the impact that his journey had on her. Don't miss this episode!

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Our next Get Fit 60-Day Challenge starts May 9 with a week-long pre-party just kicking off and H...


BONUS: Our Children Learn by What We Do
05/03/2022

Our next Get Fit 60-Day Challenge starts May 9 with a week-long pre-party just kicking off and Heidi and I would love to have you join! If you've been looking for a community online that invites you to not only come as you are but celebrates you for being exactly who you are and where you’re at in your journey, this is absolutely for you. This community has become my safe, reliable soft landing on the days I struggle as well as accountability cheerleaders when I get on a roll. As much as people come to get into better sh...


186: Being Scared Is Ok - with Mindy Henderson
#186
04/28/2022

This week Dave is joined by Mindy Henderson! She is a Motivational Speaker, Writer, Coach, Host of “The Truth About Things That Suck” podcast, guest contributor of “Morning Motivations” on CBS Austin’s “We Are Austin” lifestyle morning show, and was just named an “Austin Woman to Watch” in the May issue of Austin Woman Magazine’s annual “Women to Watch” issue. After a 20-year career in high-tech, Mindy shifted her focus toward helping others realize their potential and normalizing disability. Driven to build a world that welcomes and includes EVERYONE, Mindy advocates for universal design in air travel, architecture and fashion...


185: Make Regret Your Resource
#185
04/21/2022

This week on Rise Together, Dave is talking about regret. If you are someone who has let regrets overwhelm or even hijack your mental wellbeing, Dave invites you to try and see regret through a different lens. What if a regret was a resource, that if you were able to tap into it, could afford you the learning and the growth and the agency to have a richer, fuller experience.

Rarely will you regret a spontaneous decision to be intentional in spending time with the people that you love. And if there's someone who hasn't reached out...


184: Can You Create Space For Your Purpose? - with Jeff Lerner
#184
04/14/2022

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to another episode of Rise Together with Dave Hollis! This week Dave has the one and only Jeff Lerner on the show.

In November 2008 during "the Great Recession" Jeff Lerner found himself at rock bottom. A former professional piano player Jeff found himself nursing an injured wrist, evicted from his apartment, being divorced by his wife, struggling with depression, and owing creditors almost half a million dollars from a failed restaurant venture. 

Fast forward to now and Jeff is a 3 time INC 5000 CEO with over $100 million in sales to his name w...


There Is Nothing Wrong With You - with Jeffrey Marsh (Rebroadcast)
04/07/2022

Here is one from the archives. An amazing and very important conversation with Jeffrey Marsh.

Ladies, Gentleman and Non-Binary folks, today we have a pretty special episode of Rise Together. Dave has a thoughtful, enlightening and informative discussion with non-binary activist, author and social media superstar, Jeffrey Marsh. They talk about how as humans, there is so much more that unites us rather than divides us and how they have dedicated their lives to stopping people from drowning in self hatred, and to instead accept all parts of themselves and understand that there is nothing wrong with...


183: Getting Help - with Mike Bayer
#183
04/01/2022

If you’re struggling with mental health or substances and need help, I hope there’s something in this that gives you the courage to ask for it. Getting help has been one of the most incredible experiences of my entire life, and has transformed any shame I’d carried into incredible power. I found an incredible resource in CAST Centers and my friend Coach Mike Bayer. He’s an incredible support and has an amazing team at castcenters.com (not a freaking ad) ready to help you take a step towards freedom. If not him and his team, please, I...


182: When There Are More Questions Than Answers
#182
03/24/2022

Have you ever been in a season where there are more questions than answers? Us too. Today Dave comes to you from his patio of peace talking about this period in his life that looks exactly like that, and how he is working through it, reconnecting with himself and his purpose and putting effort into the things that ground him and bring him joy. If you're in a period of questions, hopefully this episode of Rise Together will give you some inspiration of how to keep working through it.

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Dave's book Built Through Courage...


Katherine and Jay Wolf Talk to Us About How to Suffer Strong (Rebroadcast)
03/17/2022

Here is one from the archives!

Katherine and Jay Wolf didn’t choose hardship, but they did choose what they built with it. Join us for a daring conversation about changing your vision for your life, being there for your partner, and how to suffer strong.

You can read more about Katherine and Jay's amazing story, download their free study guide, and order their book all from their website -> https://www.hopeheals.com

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he...


181: From Running to Thriving - with Gabby Bernstein
#181
03/10/2022

Dave is back! This is his first interview in a while, and boy it's is a good one! Dave got a chance to have a conversation with Gabby Bernstein who has, for six years, been transforming lives, including her own. The number one New York Times bestselling author has penned nine books, including The Universe Has Your Back Super Attractor, and her newest book, Happy Days. We 100% guarantee you will see parts of yourself in her story, and in seeing those parts, you will have belief of your own ability to get through and past your own trauma.

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Ben Rector Learns He's On An Emotional Journey with Dave [REBROADCAST]
03/03/2022

This week’s episode is in honor of the power of music in the journey of life, and the importance of peace along the way. If you want to hear some of Ben’s music along with the rest of the music Dave listens to on the back patio of peace, check out the playlist now! --> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Mf6vMIabbglEut8QxPtog?si=_M5qhvDuTX6yEqrdcs-CGQ

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the life someone else wanted for him...


Is It Hard For You to Talk About Race? Dr. Ed Barron is Here to Break It Down. (Rebroadcast)
02/24/2022

We hope you enjoy this episode from the archives! Originally episode 101.

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We wanted to start out on this new journey by having an open, honest, forgiving, uncomfortable, but above all hopeful conversation about race. In order to do that, and without centering ourselves in the narrative, we asked Dr. Ed Barron, a Diversity and Leadership consultant and Chair of the department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, to appear on the show, which he graciously accepted. In this episode we get into it, from the way white supremacy robs all of...


180: Let's Not Do Life Alone - with Jess Johnston & Amy Weatherly
#180
02/17/2022

This week Dave has not one amazing guest, but two! Dave is joined by Jess Johnston and Amy Weatherly, founders of the wildly popular 'Sister, I Am with You' online community. They, and Dave have an amazing conversation about all things friendship, the highs and the lows, and the fact that we truly need each other, and we shouldn't do life alone.

Is it just me? Am I the only one who’s lonely? Am I the only one without friends?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston are raisi...


179: Living Fully - with Mallory Ervin
#179
02/10/2022

Please welcome Mallory Ervin to the Rise Together podcast! She's an American YouTube personality, former entertainer, former beauty pageant titleholder from Kentucky, and she's here to share her personal story of overcoming the unhealthy and damaging patterns in her life, and show you how to trade this for something completely new and wildly more rewarding. Her book, "Living Fully" is out NOW! Check it out at https://malloryervin.com/living-fully-book

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the life someone else wanted...


178: Own Your Shift - with Anthony Trucks
02/03/2022

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another episode of the Rise Together podcast! This week, Dave has his friend Anthony Trucks on the show! As a former NFL athlete and an American Ninja Warrior he speaks to inspire others all around the world and if you didn't know him, but the end of this podcast you will definitely want to.

He grew up in foster care, learning to shift at a young age, and now more than anything in his career, he's teaching other people how to make shift happen in life and business through his work. We...


177: This Life Has Meaning - with Don Miller
#177
01/27/2022

Welcome to another episode of the Rise Together Podcast! Today on the show is THE Don Miller. He is the CEO of Story Brand Marketing Company and Business Made Simple, an online platform that teaches business professionals every single thing they need to know how to grow a business and enhance their personal value in the open market.

And boy, is this an awesome conversation. And hopefully, by the end of it, if you've ever been tempted to think or feel that life is meaningless, you are convinced forevermore that it is not.

Don Miller's...


176: What Would Love Say? - with Susan Scott
01/20/2022

Today on Rise Together Dave is joined by Susan Scott, who has been working as a leadership development architect for more than two decades. She is the founder of Fierce Inc, a global training company that helps global 1000 companies generate results by transforming their conversations into success. You may know her from her past works, fierce communication and fierce leaders. Susan and Dave chat about her new book, Fierce Love, which explores how in our romantic relationships, we often long for deep connection without knowing how to communicate.

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is...


175: Get Excited About Your Life - with Troy Aikman
#175
01/13/2022

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another episode of the Rise Together podcast. I am so excited to bring to you, Troy Aikman. He is a former American football quarterback best known for his twelve season run with the Dallas Cowboys. While there, he won three Super Bowl titles and has been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame.

He's a staple in the broadcast booth, good human and is going to talk to us about a whole host of things, including his next endeavor, a new thing that he's just announced called Elite...


174: Why New Year's Resolutions Fail After 13 Days - with Heidi Powell
01/06/2022

The 60-Day Get Fit Challenge implements workouts that can be performed at the gym or at home. You’ll be sculpting your muscles, building mass, and shaping your body with supersets, drop sets, tri-sets, HIIT cardio, metabolic conditioning, and much more. Beyond the physical challenges, the weekly lives also dive into the mental and emotional components of transformation, all supported by a private Facebook community that loves and supports you as you are, right where you are. Learn more by clicking this link --> https://bit.ly/3fbuuwd

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is av...


Finding Focus For Free - with Steven Kotler [REBROADCAST]
12/30/2021

Have you been feeling lost lately? Maybe you don't feel motivated or maybe the things you once loved aren't bringing you joy anymore. That's where Steven Kotler comes into the picture! If you haven't heard of Steven, he's an author, researcher, and strong believer in finding your passion. Today, Dave and Steven are talking about the specific techniques you can use to increase flow skills and start making your life more meaningful today.

If you like this episode (and we know you will!), be sure to check out Steven on Instagram (@stevenkotler) for your daily dose of...


Amy Purdy - Adaptive Athlete, Inspired Mindset [REBROADCAST]
12/23/2021

Some might have thought Amy Purdy's athletic career would be over when she lost both of her legs to a rare illness. They would have been wrong. Using her mind and her near-superhuman determination, Amy was able to return to the snow and dominate in her sport in record time. Nothing is insurmountable if you know how to approach it.

Keep up with Amy by visiting her website -> https://amypurdy.com

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the...


173: Holidays: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
12/16/2021

Today Dave's talking all about the holidays. Specifically, the aftermath of the giant get-together that was Thanksgiving, what it looks like having his first Christmas as a divorced parent, and the sweet gifts his kids have picked out for one another.

Happy Holidays from the Rise Together team to you!

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the life someone else wanted for him. After weathering a highly publicized personal crisis amid the backdrop of an international pandemic and navigating...


It's the Jon and Dave Show! Ep. 22
12/13/2021

Hey folks! It's another podcast edition of the Jon and Dave Show! Each episode, Jon brings Dave seven questions about anything, everything, and they talk it out, get silly, and have a blast! You can expect episodes to go live after the IGTV broadcast every Friday, so if you don't catch it there (or even if you do) you can listen here!

To follow Dave on Instagram, click here -> https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/

To follow Jon on Instagram, click here -> https://www.instagram.com/jonacuff/

Learn more about...


172: Pick Your Exits Strategically - with Steele Smiley
12/09/2021

Today Dave sits down to chat with Steele Smiley. He's a CEO, health enthusiast, and plant-based eating advocate! Save and Steele talk about everything from starting and operating a business to the reward of figuring out exactly what your 'why' is.

Learn more about Steele and his company here! --> https://crispandgreen.com/about/our-story/

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the life someone else wanted for him. After weathering a highly publicized personal crisis amid the backdrop of...


171: Take a Walk in Someone Else's Shoes - with Savannah Welch
12/02/2021

Today Dave sits down with musician, actor, and fellow Austinite Savannah Welch. You might know her from her roles in Boyhood, Tree of Life, and, most recently, Titans! Today Savannah's talking all about her creative upbringing, making a name for herself in the music and film industry, and how she's learned to live a life of gratitude since nearly losing her life in 2016.

Check Savannah out here! --> https://www.instagram.com/savannahwelch/

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living...


Do These Things and You WILL Find Your Purpose with Jay Shetty [REBROADCAST]
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Rise Together listeners! Please enjoy this rebroadcast from earlier this year. Dave sits down with his good friend Jay Shetty to discuss how loss shaped his journey to becoming a monk, the power and vulnerability of trying new things, and the way talent and passion create purpose - but not in the way that you think.

Order Jay Shetty’s book Think Like a Monk at https://thinklikeamonkbook.com/

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the life someo...


170: I'm On a Winning Streak - with Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley
11/18/2021

Today Dave sits down with CEO and inspirational speaker Charlie Jabaley. At the height of his career in the music industry, Charlie was 300 lbs, depressed and diagnosed with a brain tumor. 12 months later, he lost 120 lbs and reversed his brain tumor. Charlie now believes fully in philanthropy with The Dream Machine Foundation. Charlie's philosophy is simple, but SO effective: Recognize when you're on a winning streak.

Check out Charlie here! --> https://www.instagram.com/charlie/

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that...


169: Showing Up For Veterans - with Mike O'Reilly
#169
11/11/2021

Today on the Rise Together podcast Dave sits down with someone he's known...well, forever! Dave's cousin Michael is a Veteran and on this Veteran's Day we thought it would be incredible to hear a real life story about serving for your country, what that experience is like, and what comes afterward.

For more information about resources for Veterans check out these organizations:

Mission 22

Semper Fi & America's Fund

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Dave's book Built Through Courage is available now! Dave was recently confronted with the fact that he was living the...


168: Built Through Courage | Your Identity
11/04/2021

Last week, Built Through Courage was released and it is among the proudest professional achievements of my life. I wrote this book to help you understand that you were placed here for a specific purpose, but that unlocking that purpose is something that takes an abundance of courage. Beyond courage, it also requires having a candid, honest handle on where you are and a very clear vision of where you’re going so that you can practically understand what it’s going to take to get there. You can buy the book today anywhere books are sold, and if you...


It's the Jon and Dave Show! Ep. 21
11/03/2021

Hey folks! It's another podcast edition of the Jon and Dave Show! Each episode, Jon brings Dave seven questions about anything, everything, and they talk it out, get silly, and have a blast! You can expect episodes to go live after the IGTV broadcast every Friday, so if you don't catch it there (or even if you do) you can listen here!

To follow Dave on Instagram, click here -> https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehollis/

To follow Jon on Instagram, click here -> https://www.instagram.com/jonacuff/

Learn more about...


BONUS: Patio of Peace | Jon McLaughlin
11/01/2021

Today on the Patio of Peace I'm talking to Jon McLaughlin about the power of music in your journey through life. Check Jon out here! --> https://www.instagram.com/jonmclaughlin/

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