Recent Interviews

Gary Waterfield and Geoff Welch at Waterfield Designs in San Francisco

Gary Waterfield on Taking Pride in Your Work

I can’t remember when I bought my first Waterfield Designs bag, but I can tell you that I’ve been a fan from the moment I held it in my hands. I love bags – a lot – and I have spent the past 8 years trying to find a bag that is better than my […]

Preston Pollard

Meet Preston Pollard

Preston is my kind of people because he wants to inspire young people to reach beyond what they think is possible and build lives that matter. His skills with a skateboard give him an opportunity to offer his message of hope to kids who share his love for gliding through the world on 4 small wheels.

Al Pittampalli

Al Pittampalli: We Need Better Meetings

When I read “Read This Before Our Next Meeting” by Al Pittampalli in less than 45-minutes on a cruise ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I was blown away by how much good thinking he was able to pack into such a small book. His assessment of, and solutions for, the broken meeting […]

Seth Godin & Geoff Welch at Ruckusmakers, March 2015

Seth Godin: If I’m a Genius, Everyone’s a Genius

I recently told a few friends how easy it was to be as influential as Seth Godin: just work really hard for 30-ish years…and be a genius. I was wrong.

Simon Sinek: Start With Why

Simon Sinek: Leadership is Not About Being Perfect

I had the incredible pleasure of spending 45-minutes talking with author and speaker Simon Sinek about public speaking, leadership…and the trappings of both…and he was gracious enough to allow me to co-opt a few of those minutes to ask a question and share his response with you. It turns out leadership isn’t about being perfect…



Geoff Welch and his daughter share a milkshake

An Incomplete List of Things That Really Matter To Me

Because I forget too easily and chase the dumbest things Having breakfast with my daughter each morning before school Long talks with my wife about the issues of the day Developing deep, meaningful relationships with people I care about Having my work regarded as valuable by the people it impacts directly Mattering to my employees […]

The truth about Geoff Welch at 5:45 AM

The Truth Is We’re Only Telling Half Of The Truth

I’m concerned that only sharing my wins will make you think you don’t measure up. When I only share a the best parts of the story I’m worried that you’ll believe it’s the whole story. It isn’t.

You have something the world needs

The Unapologetic Truth About Your Work

Your Work is not here to make friends and it does not want the best for you. Your Work wants your best for everyone else. Your Work will change people and projects and communities for the better.