The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

Each week we’ll bring you a new episode with an EXCEPTIONAL entrepreneur, author, thought leader, speaker or leader in their field. The goal of The Next Level Podcast is to inspire and educate by extracting key lessons from those who have already been there. Each week our special guest will gift you a download, secret, tip or strategy to help YOU get to The Next Level.
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Sep 5, 2016

Jesse Elder is an action philosopher, a reality hacker, and someone who is absolutely intent on ushering in the disruption of the personal development industry. He speaks to the phenomenon of accelerated change that is happening on the planet. We dive into topics like, Jesse's journey of self-discovery, navigating and understanding the message behind pain, the difference between pain and suffering, our memories are as real as the last 30 days we have been telling ourselves the story, what the grieving process looks like, finding the upgraded meaning in a painful experience, growth is always present when pain is there, the emotional and spiritual evolution of pain, presence, unconditional love, and self-acceptance, developing insights and what's next, what P.A.I.N. stands for, beginning to detect pain before it happens, and so much more.

Aug 29, 2016

Mark Manson is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. He claims that he writes 'personal development that doesn't suck.' His writing has appeared in Forbes, Time, Vice, and the New York Observer, among others. His blog is read by over 2 million people each month. We dive into topics like the beginning of Mark's blogging and writing career, what would a more healthier negative form of self-help look like?, Mark's greatest influences in his work, a little bit about Mark's creative process, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, understanding personal values, the diminishing return of superficial goals, the 10 year test question Mark asked himself that woke him up to more meaningful goals, The Feedback Loop From Hell, letting go trying to control everything, and more...

Aug 22, 2016

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. We dive into topics like, what Dorie's path looked like before Reinventing You and Stand Out, the two big categories of why people seek Reinvention, how to navigate moving on to the next thing, what successful Reinventions look like, the evolution of the information industry, how the spread of information happens, some of the implications of the speed with which a message can carry, how to coach your inner critic, the influence of how we seek love and understanding our behavior, receiving advise from the right people, finding your breakthrough idea.... Niche down or not?, some unconventional ways to have your idea catch on, and so much More.

Aug 15, 2016

Kute quickly learned that the "outside-in" approach favored by so many in the personal development space had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own method—a process that liberates the individual and the true self at the core and then pushes those gifts outward into the universe. This helps the individual get in touch with who they really are. It is a process of breaking free—so that the individual can live, give, and share the truest expression of their self. This is what Kute calls "Liberated Living." We dive into topics like, what began Kute's quest at a very young age, how Kute eventually overcame his father's expectations, finding your connection to source and digging deep, moving into the process of surrender, balancing the process of seeking or achieving goals and allowing, what is motivating our goals is often ego and wounding, how to set authentic goals, how our goals and our dreams actually choose us, becoming and evolving into the person that is capable of achieving the vision, getting out of the way and opening to life, and so much MORE.

Aug 8, 2016

Man Coach, author and creator/host of the new show for men ‘Beyond The Beers’, Mike helps men find significance, worth and personal power. By challenging the broken model of manhood, he helps men to get out of their own way, and in doing so become their own perfect mix of James Bond, Nelson Mandela & Batman. Today we get into the newly emerging model of masculinity, and more. We dive into topics like why Mike started Beyond the Beers, why it's challenging for men, in general, to take the conversation beyond the surface, the mask of faux masculinity, the danger of comparison, the pitfalls of the current model of masculinity, defining what success means to you, cultivating Self-Intelligence, finding direction, purpose, and meaning in life, piecing together the new model of masculinity, and so much MORE.

Aug 1, 2016

Greg Rollett started his first business when he was 17. His high school let him out of class at noon everyday his senior year to start a business and Greg thought it would be really smart for a white kid from the burbs to create a hip-hop record label because he wanted to be Master P. Since then he's gone on to start and partner with multiple 6&7 figure businesses in media, marketing and PR. Greg has written Best-Selling books, helped produce Emmy Nominated Documentaries, given a talk at the United Nations, filmed a pilot for a travel show and founded We dive into topics like, how Greg started out in his professional career as a rapper, the birth of Ambitious Adventures, the (surprising) big mindset shift that really needs to take place in order to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, what entrepreneurship has done for Greg, what it means to adopt an abundance mindset, working together and the power of collaboration, what the transition from rapper to entrepreneur looked like, how Greg brought all his skills from the music industry into the media industry, and so much MORE...

Jul 25, 2016

Jesse Gros is a Life Coach, Healer, Adventurer and Philanthropist. He’s the author of the Award winning book “Your Wild and Precious Life – Adventures in Conscious Creation” and his new book “My Life Coach Wears a Tutu.” Through his one-on- one Coaching, Breathwork healing circles and International Retreats, Jesse is a Wayshower, coaching young and mid-life professionals to create a life of meaning and purpose… We dive into topics like where Jesse's inspiration comes from for coaching, his transition from the traditional job to coaching, what it means to experience a "healthy dose of reality", the acceptance of a wide spectrum of emotions, the story behind My Life Coach Wears a Tutu, the many dimensions of success, a glimpse into the coaching industry, how 90% of coaches who are trained DON'T go on to make money in that field, and so much MORE...

Jul 18, 2016

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. We dive into topics like Understanding what's true for yourself so you can understand how to set up better habits, the difference between morning people and night people, how to shape habits to reflect your true nature, understanding there everyone has a different strategies can make you more compassionate, simplicity lovers and abundance lovers, the foundation habits that make forming any habit easier, outer order contributes to inner calm, the importance of getting better sleep, the Four Tendencies and how they work, and so much MORE...

Jul 11, 2016

Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 to start-up in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 different countries on 4 continents. He has consulted to some of the world’s most influential CEOs and executives on issues ranging from strategy to organization to leadership. Today we dive into topics like, Ron's biggest influence that got him into the topic of leadership and leadership development, the big wake up and passing on Ron got from his mentor, what led him to write Leadership Divided, the continual obstacle of generational differences, why this is not a crisis of generations but of relationship and learning how to connect, Ron's frustration with down talking millennial and placing labels on them, the words that are often associated with millennials and many generations that are misconceptions, the danger of labels, helping them find ways to contribute, the top things that millennials want, their biggest fears, how their brains process information differently, and so much more...

Jul 4, 2016

Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron has enjoyed a 36-year marriage with his beautiful wife, Robin. Today Aaron spends the majority of his time HELPING MEN GROW IN SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE as President and Founder of VIEW FROM THE TOP, A PREMIER life and business coaching RESOURCE. We dive into topics like, how Aaron started his first business when he was 18 years old, selling his business to a fortune 500 company at 27, how Aaron's world changed after running over a pedestrian, what led Aaron down the road to helping ordinary men become extraordinary, the one question Aaron asked himself that got him thinking about leaving a legacy, how Aaron changed his perspective to being content in his present situation, but not complacent, happiness is a choice not a trait, how motivation doesn't work, and a well thought out plan does, and so much more.

Jun 27, 2016

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with specialties of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice and Palliative care. President of the Student body at the University of Colorado, then Chief Resident at the University of Virginia, his achievements include award-winning cell biology, clinical care, and medical education. We dive into topics like how we have been on an unsustainable journey to date, Dr. Bush's transition from academia and medicine to The Revolution Health Center, the harmful nature of the "medical toolbox", the shocking truth of the medical industry, Dr. Bush's journey through different disciplines of medicine Vitamin A as an effective cancer therapy, coming to the point where you ask "What do I know for sure?", the astonishing truth of the current state of food, an insight into "an autistic generation", a brief evolution of agriculture and soil, when a plant becomes nutrient deplete it becomes disease vulnerable and how we responded with more chemicals, and so much more.

Jun 20, 2016

Jason Treu is a top business and executive coach and sales leadership trainer. He’s a leading expert on leadership, culture, influence, and relationship building. He helps his clients get unstuck and find their purpose, put the passion back in their lives, create additional wealth, and build key skill sets to take their business and career to the highest levels. He's worked with well-known CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Mark Hurd at Hewlett Packard, and many others. He's helped his clients meet influencers such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and many others. Jason’s bestselling book, Social Wealth - the how-to-guide on building personal and professional relationships, has sold more than 36,000 copies and has been #1 in four business and self-help categories. We dive into topics like how he followed his next passion in technology, building a business around coaching and content, the winding road of entrepreneurial adventures and making tough decisions, overcoming the voices in our head, what really is social capital and social wealth, being interested instead of interesting, focusing on the spirit of service and lead with giving, nonverbal communication and micro-expressions, and so much more.

Jun 13, 2016

Ryland Engelhart is a Co-Owner and the CIO Chief Inspiration Officer of Cafe Gratitude. He is dedicated to culturing love, community and sustainability in the work place. He also has founded a non-profit called Kiss The Ground that’s mission is to inspire educate and rebuild our soils to restore human and planetary health. He was co-creator of an award winning transformational Documentary Film, called “May I Be Frank”. As an activist, inspirational speaker, and life coach he leads workshops on sacred commerce, relationships and communication. We dive into topics like the unique environment, mission and greater purpose behind Cafe Gratitude, Ryland's role as Chief Inspiration Officer at Cafe Gratitude, How the question of the day creates the unique environment at the Cafe, cultivating mindfulness and being virtuous in the work culture, communicating through acknowledgement and appreciation, how soil is the greatest store house for carbon, how carbon farming and regenerative agriculture works, and so much MORE.

Jun 6, 2016

Corey Allan (if you want to be formal it’s Dr. Corey Allan, but he's usually pretty casual) Corey is a husband, father, author, speaker, as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Family Therapy. He has a private practice in McKinney, TX and is the founder of, an online resource aimed at helping marriages not just survive, but thrive as well as Sexy Marriage Radio - a weekly show aimed at heating up the marriage bed. Love is a process, not just a feeling. It produces action. Added to this, life is a choice (so is marriage). Therefore Corey works to help people grow deeper Spiritually, keep it simple, be passionate, live in community with others (and) enjoy the ride. To sum up: Marriage is more about becoming a better human than it is about the two people being happy. So when you keep things simple, you are in a better position to experience more in marriage and in life.

May 30, 2016

My guest today was named by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape Spiritual Center as "One of the true emerging leaders of our time." I've been tuning in to Peston over the years and he speaks from such an authentic, inspired place, and his message is heart felt and infectious. Preston Smiles is a motivational messenger who’s mission is to empower, inspire and ignite a multi-generational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly. He believes we’re here to leave the planet better than we found it, and is committed to motivating others to join him on that mission, and live their best life now. Preston is the author of Love Louder - 33 Ways to Amplify Your Life, and a prolific YouTuber, Speaker, Writer, and Inspirationalist here to inspire, empower and educate billions of people all over the world to the one truth… That LOVE is all there is. We dive into topics like some of the early situations that shaped Preston, the first time Preston "dodged death" through divine guidance, how your environment and expectations shape who we become, the power of what Preston calls, God Voice or First Thought, listening to your intuition, your true freedom is that you cannot fail, how to enjoy the journey, fulfilling your "goal" before it even comes, not making your happiness contingent on something outside of the self, and so much MORE...

May 23, 2016

My guest today, Damon Moschetto, is one of the top fitness coaches in the industry known for his ability to transform and inspire beginners, executives, and athletes. He is a best selling author and coach. In his years of working with clients to achieve their goals, he finds that they have to tackle their mindset as much or more then just their physical health to see results. We dive into topics like, how Damon got started in personal training and how that has evolved, Damon's Next Level calling and how he made the leap, the interplay of habits, mindset and beliefs that were holding his clients back Some common habit and mindset shifts that were common in weight loss, your attitude is an important aspect in getting results, the power of getting honest, how Damon got over his belief of not knowing enough to get started, and so much MORE

May 16, 2016

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. We dive into topics like Kelly's first wake up call while writing prescriptions, what happened when she was faced with an illness and realizing she didn't want to take medication for the rest of her life, how we only learn through lived experience, some astounding facts about the psychopharmacology industry, the abundance of available data and the many versions of the truth to choose from, the need for reinvention in medicine and science, the courtship that happens in the pharmaceutical companies, the story we are told about depression, the myth that depression needs to be "fixed" as a chemical imbalance, and so much MORE...

May 9, 2016

Jolie Dawn is the Best-Selling Author of Empowered, Sexy and Free and the owner of Jolie Dawn Creative- which helps Millennial women start businesses from scratch. Jolie created San Diego’s largest women’s empowerment gathering, Inner Goddess Unleashed Summit, and was named by Pacific Magazine as one of San Diego’s top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs. We dive into topics like the one question that Jolie asked herself that began her transition from real-estate to talking about living an awakened life, overcoming fears around self worth and stepping up to hosting live events, how Jolie's Fathers suicide caused a deep pain that led her down a spiritual path and healing journey, the reframe of Jolie's upbringing with Christianity though the book "Conversations With God", how Jolie would have consoled herself during her father's passing, being there for someone when they are in a lot of pain and so much MORE...

May 2, 2016

Today, it is my honor to bring to you one of my inspirations for beginning this show. John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today's most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has interviewed over 1200 Entrepreneurs and EOFire generates over 1 million monthly listens. John's latest project is The Freedom Journal; a gorgeous leather bound journal that guides you in accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days. Launched on Kickstarter, it raised 453k in 33 days and became the #6 most funded publishing project of all time. We dives into topics like balancing success and continuing to stay fresh and innovate, the power of engaging with your audience, why John loves Snapchat, how engagement is the number one way John delivers the products his customer wants and needs, accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days with The Freedom Journal and so much more.

Apr 25, 2016

Scott Colby a fitness coach and motivational speaker, and the founder of Epic Life Breakthroughs as a guide to helping you achieve your own personal breakthrough and live an epic life through coaching and adventures. Scott runs a fitness transformation program called Fit for Photos and is also the host of The Power to Change podcast. His podcast showcases people’s stories who have overcome obstacles and transformed their lives. We dives into topics like adventure trips and how they can help in overcoming fears and making big breakthroughs, the Power to Change Podcast where Scott highlights individuals who have made big changes, what happens when someone hits the low point, the power of adventure and physical activity in changing mindset, overcoming fear of the unknown and how that translates into every day life, getting out of your comfort zone, overcoming fear, and so much more.

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Apr 18, 2016

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. We dive into topics like what is our true fundamental motivation, Forging your path in a new world, the sometimes harsh reality of leaving the old story behind, trusting the process of life, how sometimes regret can be an important part of the grieving process, the Newtonian world view and how that is potentially outdated, how no action is insignificant, and so much more!

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Apr 11, 2016

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, and Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was also named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.  She is the Host of the iTunes Podcast Show Fit 2 Love: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Fitness for the Happy Life You Deserve which is a six day a week video and audio show. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. We dives into topics like why and how JJ got in to training people in fitness first, JJ's journey to integrating emotional and spiritual fitness and why this is so important for long term success, The misconception that it's a man's job to make his woman happy, the myth of "happy wife, happy life", what to do and how to process emotions, the stages of evolution for men, and so much MORE.

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Apr 4, 2016

Jason Wrobel, America’s Healthiest Chef who dishes up a sublime fusion of food and humor to help you live to 100. He focuses on whole foods and big flavors as the author of Eaternity: More Than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life. Jason turns up the heat on powerful everyday superfood ingredients proven to increase your longevity and serves them up as culinary masterpieces. With an emphasis on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic food creations with the energy of fresh and organic produce. The healing properties and outrageous tastes of his dishes have rendered his recipes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Flea, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani and Russell Simmons, consistently rave about his delicious and innovative culinary creations. Today we dive into topics like Jason seeing his grandfather struggle with a second bout of cancer turned the lens inward for him, The path of experimentation and testing what foods work for us, How Jason blends all his talents into his brand to stay unique, eating for happiness and good mood, eating for better sex, eating for great skin, eating for brain power and more!

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Mar 28, 2016

James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN and host of The James Swanwick Show podcast. He is the creator of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people reduce or quit alcohol; and creator of the blue-blocking glasses - Swannies by Swanwick Sleep, which help improve your sleep and health by filtering out harmful artificial light from digital devices and much more. James has interviewed celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelia Jolie, George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. James has also appeared on some popular podcasts such as Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey, EOFire with John Lee Dumas and more. Today we dive into topics like how having to pick up the phone and meet deadlines as a journalist has carried over to his entrepreneurial adventures, if you are working a traditional job, you may have a salary ceiling being defined by someone else, the birth of the 30 day no alcohol challenge, how James learned to read a book a day and so much more. 

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Mar 21, 2016

Roger Whitney is the Retirement Answer Man and he believes you can create a great life that balances living well today AND living well tomorrow by having the right little conversations about money. Over the last 24 years he has worded directly with clients on his journey and shares the wisdom he's learned on his weekly podcast, The Retirement Answer man and on his blog. Putting money in the right places can be a tricky conversation, AND when done strategically can be one of the best things for dramatically reducing stress and creating a sense of security. Roger is a great resource for this topic. Roger dives into topics like finding balance in life instead of making it all just about investing and saving, the more intentional we can be in how we manage our money, and our financial life, the cooler life we can create for ourselves, being intentional about the little decisions we have to make about money, money is a horrible master, but a great servant, and MORE.

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