Tripp Lanier on the New Man

Tripp Lanier is a men’s coach and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp.

As a host, he has interviewed experts from all walks of life including Tim Ferriss, Laird Hamilton, Ken Wilber, Dan Millman, Marcus Buckingham, Bill Harris, Steve Pavlina, Chip Conley, Shawn Phillips, Dr. Robert Glover, and Vernon Reid.

As a coach, Tripp has helped men and women all over the world break out of mediocre lives, do what they love, and navigate the challenging world of relationships. The New Man Life online course  and The New Manual: The Best Tools & Tips To Live A KickAss Life brings his teachings to an even broader audience.

On the show we discuss:

  • What’s wrong with the old man and what do we need a new man?
  • Men need both ‘balls’ and ‘heart’
  • Tripp’s trip of spiritual development
  • Calling men on their bullshit
  • Helping men create their own lives
  • Embodying new ways of being and thinking
  • Diet, exercise and stress management
  • Challenging one’s limiting beliefs and living LARGE

John Forman on Integral Leadership

 An expert in the role of organizational culture and values, John’s work reflects the many ways that people make meaning and address change in their work-lives. He works with clients to integrate tools and technologies that achieve performance breakthroughs and other objectives. –

On the show we cover:

  • Asking the question ‘what works’ and why
  • Perspective taking
  • Types of leadership
  • Burning test tubes via experimentation
  • Human and cultural development
  • Ken Wilber & Integral Theory
  • Complexity in cognition
  • Facts and interpretations
  • Frustration as a tipping point for change

Integral Leadership: The Next Half-Step

Integral Leadership Associates

David Rutherford, Navy SEAL & Behavioral Change Agent

 David B. Rutherford is a former US Navy SEAL, Medic and Instructor. As a motivational speaker, he injects audiences with powerful information through high energy, multimedia presentations. His long lasting impact resulting from extraordinary expertise in topics of Self-Confidence and Team Life masterfully balances how to motivate and inspire others to commit to living a ‘Squared Away’ life. His persistent emphasis on living a team orientated lifestyle and forging individual Self-Confidence truly inspires all attendees.

On the show we cover;
*  Dave’s depression, behavioral problems and epiphany at laundry mat 
*  Calling to help kids; from Afghanistan to Detroit 
*  Discipline/Practice; rinse and repeat
*  Team Frog logic; Embrace fear, self confidence & team life
*   Embracing fear; gaining perspective(s)
*  Parents, kids and creating the culture of love, care, growth and development 
*  Navy SEAL Blog Talk Radio 
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Man Up and Humble Down

Retired Navy SEAL and author of Powerful Peace Robert DuBois is back for part III (part I, part II) of the conversation with Michael Ostrolenk. In this podcast Rob emphasizes that a meaningful peace between individuals, groups, or countries requires dialog, trust, respect, and recognizing the dignity of unfamiliar cultures and individuals. In summary, man up and be accountable for one’s mistakes and humble down to listen & learn from others’ points of view.  Rob depicts his gradual realization of these truths through vivid glimpses of his journeys across the globe. Hard lessons learned from Turkish bars, make-shift strip clubs, and Perdue Chicken all come to light in today’s exchange. Learn more at about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Keeping the peace is more than the ability to kick ass.

Establishing global security requires a holistic approach not just a superiority in breaking things, explains retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois in part II (part I, part III) of his conversation with Michael Ostrolenk.  To illustrate this (and in a nod to the late Stephen Covey) Rob divides his book, Powerful Peace, into four sections: body, mind, heart, and soul. In addition to discussing these 4 divisions of the book, Rob reveals a personal experience from Abu Ghraib prison that prompted a greater appreciation of alternate perspectives.  Learn more at about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Moving from “Us vs. Them” to Powerful Peace

Retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois witnessed the September 11th attack on America live on TV while deployed in an Arab country. No cheers were heard from the Arab SEALs watching in the same room with Rob and his American SEAL team.  The Arab SEALs were appalled and angered by this terrorist act of war. It isn’t simply “us versus them” realized Rob. In this podcast with Michael, Rob recounts this and other “lessons on peace from a lifetime at war,” the subtitle of his book Powerful Peace.  The two dimensional “us versus them” paradigm that’s dominated human history is antiquated and irrelevant in today’s connected world. It’s time to become accountable for the consequences of irresponsible use of force, explains Mr. DuBois.  Learn more at about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.

Inside SEAL Team Six

Don Mann spent 18 years as a Navy SEAL and was a member of the exclusive and elite SEAL Team Six for 8 of those years.  Following the events of May 2, 2011 and the raid on the Osama Bin Laden compound by SEAL Team Six, Don felt compelled to give the world a glimpse into this secretive military unit and wrote Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors.  Mr. Mann joins Michael Ostrolenk in this podcast to discuss his book – parts of which have been censored by the U.S. Government.  In addition to revealing the history of this special ops force, Mr. Mann also gives his assessment of the possible consequences of  President Obama’s decision to publicly acknowledge the existence of the team including divulging the identities of its members. Michael and Don also discuss what it takes to build the mental and physicial toughness needed to become a SEAL and the extreme psychological, fitness, and endurance challenges these men face. Don Mann is also the author of The Modern Day Gunslinger: The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual and the forthcoming The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook.

SEALFIT – Integral Personal Training & Leadership Development

From Arthur Anderson CPA to Navy SEAL, this podcast traces the bold journey Commander Mark Divine, U.S. Navy SEAL, followed inspiring him to create an elite comprehensive training program encompassing body, mind and spirit.  SEALFIT integrates rigorous physical training with tools from eastern traditions that sharpen the mind and embolden the spirit, producing unrivaled success in developing special-ops and Navy SEAL candidates as well as leaders in the civilian world. Listen and learn more about what it takes to develop mental toughness, unbeatable spirit, confidence to prevail against all odds, and in the process shatter your perceived limits and catapult yourself to the next level.