Unlocked is a show all about opening possibilities so that, when you are hit with the unexpected, you have options from which to choose. 

Thursday, July 11th


Unlock the Power of Your Personal Brand through Embodiment

In today’s world, branding isn't just about logos and slogans—it's about embodying who you truly are. Marketers emphasize the need for a clear personal brand, but many of us struggle to live that brand authentically. How do we truly understand what we embody, and how can we align it with our desired brand identity? 

This week on Unlocked, we decode the mysteries of embodiment with expert insights from Terrence Gargiulo, former Chief Storyteller at Accenture and Change Management Architect at Visa. Now the President of MakingStories.net, Terrence is a celebrated author of eight books, including In the Land of Difficult People: 24 Timeless Tales Reveal How to Tame Beasts at Work, and a recipient of multiple awards for his groundbreaking work in storytelling. 

Through the power of story, Terrence will reveal how to identify what you embody and fine-tune it to align with your brand goals. So, what do you embody?  

Join Us!

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Laurel Sims joins Madelyn

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Matthew Kohut joins Madelyn

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Joel Ruffin and Ed Hoffman join Madelyn

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Lily Liu joins Madelyn

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Karen Thomas joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

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Scott Young joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

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Tai Campbell joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

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The Future of Hope

David Drake joins Madelyn 

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The Purpose of Life

Lincoln Greenidge joins Madelyn 

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Overcoming Domestic Violence through Daring to Dream

LaFarris Risby joins Madelyn 

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The Power of Intentions

Greg Hammer, MD joins Madelyn

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Karen Romano and Ray Wells joins Madelyn

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Creativity, Sister to Resilience

Michelle James joins Madelyn

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Pernille Stockfleth joins Madelyn

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Bringing a Company through Covid

Shawn Callahan joins Madelyn

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Think Wellness; Build Resilience

Chris O’Rourke joins Madelyn

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Humour, Nothing to Laugh at

David Fessell, MD joins Madelyn

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