Beyond the Surface Podcast™
By Alonso Chehade
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Beyond the Surface is a Seattle-based personal development audio program hosted by Alonso Chehade. Alonso meets with local experts and very accomplished professionals from different industries to explore their career journey and search for habits, tools, and tactics that listeners can use to improve their lives. Beyond the Surface is the first media program in the Northwest to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests.
||Clean029 | Being & Keeping Others Engaged at Work with Dr. Laura Hamill||Employee engagement expert, Dr. Laura Hamill, shares insights from her research institute. Learn how you can be and keep others more engaged at work.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 | From A Mid-Career Crisis to $1M in Funding with Nick Martin||Marketing Vet turned CEO talks about a mid-career crisis that led him to pursue doing meaningful work and becoming a tech entrepreneur.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 | Digital Minimalism: A Journey from Procrastination to Meditation||A solo round on my struggles with ADHD and procrastination, and how digital minimalism and meditation helped me take a stand against the distracted mind.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 | Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Values with Laura Espriu||Executive coach Laura Espriu discusses vision, mission, purpose, and values. How these all fit together, and how to implement them effectively.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 | Rand Fishkin on Becoming an Influencer and Startup Founder||Founder of SparkToro Rand Fishkin talks about his beginnings, his blogging & social media habits, public speaking, and his vision for influencer marketing.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 | Becoming a Marketing Executive Under 30 with Jennifer Wong||Convoy's Marketing VP Jennifer Wong on how she became a top marketing executive under 30 and her biggest lessons learned as a marketer and leader.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 | Steven Clough on Launching His Own Boutique Marketing Firm||Seattle-based entrepreneur Steven Clough shares how he started a boutique marketing firm, his approach to problem-solving, and the why behind his work.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 | Tips to Prevent Procrastination, Learn Better, & Achieve Goals||A solo-round where I share some ideas I've written on productivity and performance. Explore how to learn better, prevent procrastination, and achieve goals.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 | The Why Behind ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression with Dr. Merry||Dr. Merry, a Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist, talks about ADHD, anxiety, and depression; and how we can overcome these disorders with proper stimulation.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 | From Employee to CEO with Manny Medina||Meet the CEO running one of Seattle's hottest startups. Manny Medina, an immigrant from Ecuador, reflects back on what it took to make it to the top.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 | Getting Ahead at Work with Margo Myers||Award-winning TV news anchor talks about her transition from news to entrepreneurship, and shares advice on personal branding and getting ahead at work.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 | Traveling & Doing What You Love with Beth Whitman||Woman travel expert Beth Whitman talks about living a bold life and the tools and tactics behind her career as a business owner, author, and speaker.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 | Harnessing the Power of Yoga and Meditation with Carina Terra||Finding Yourself Through Yoga and Meditation with Carina Terra||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 | Jorge Barón on Ditching Hollywood to Defend Immigrants' Rights||The award-winning nonprofit leader talks about his famous father, working in Hollywood, his vocation to help immigrants in the USA, and the road ahead||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 | An Interview with Seattle TV Legend Enrique Cerna||Award winning TV host Enrique Cerna from KTCS9 talks about dealing with depression, what it was like to interview Bill Cosby, how he works, and more.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 | Niveen Heaton: From Childhood Dream to Fashion Business||Niveen Heaton talks about leaving Venezuela, becoming a successful fashion entrepreneur, how she works, and her outlook on life as she continues to grow.||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 | Life Before and After Building a $120M Business with Gary Rubens||Angel investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Gary Rubens shares highs and lows and lessons learned from building a $120 million business.||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 | Discovering and Living Your Purpose with Justine Joslyn||Life coach Justine Joslyn talks about purpose. How to find it? When do you know you're living it? And tools you can use to find the right answers.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 | Former Homeless Mark Bennett on Turning His Life Around||Mark Bennett talks about having a son at 17, being homeless, and turning his life around to pursue a major in math at the University of Washington.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 | Failing Fast to Learn and Succeed Sooner with Andy Karuza||Seattle serial entrepreneur shares how he built a seven-figure consulting business under 30 and the highs and lows of venturing into the world of startups.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 | Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck with Jeff Lehman||Award-winning author and investor Jeff Lehman shares advice on buying or renting a house, saving and investing priorities, robo-advisors, and more.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 | The Coming End of DACA with Shannon Underwood (Special)||A special episode in response to Trump's pledge to cancel DACA. Award-winning immigration attorney discusses risks involved, fighting deportation, and more.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 | Ross Reynolds on Life in Radio & Having Great Conversations||A conversation with award-winning radio host Ross Reynolds. We discuss the future of radio, asking great questions, how to get people to open up, and more.||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 | Luis Ortega on Overcoming Adversity and Becoming a Leader||An undocumented student turned social entrepreneur shares life lessons on overcoming adversity, becoming a leader, the power of possibility, and more.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 | Importance of Grit for Sales Success with Ray Makela||In this interview, sales training expert Ray Makela talks about sales grit, top characteristics of gritty salespeople—and how to hire for them!||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 | Real Estate Career & Professional Networking with Lloyd Ball||Early in my career, I was living paycheck to paycheck. Yet you could find me attending red carpet networking events alongside local professional athletes, celebrities, and top movers and shakers from different industries. In this episode, my guest is o||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 | Keegan Hall on Launching His Art Career While Giving Back||Keegan Hall is fast becoming a well-known artist. In this episode, we reflect on his story of how passion is not something you "follow" but "cultivate" instead.||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 | Learning How to Learn with Ilana Guttmann||Alonso Chehade talks to learning and development expert Ilana Guttmann about how adults learn best, turning knowledge into new skills and behaviors, and measuring learning effectiveness.||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 | Public Speaking & Storytelling with Omar Rivas||Alonso Chehade talks to keynote speaker and presentation coach Omar Rivas about breaking into professional public speaking, incorporating stories into your presentations, and developing storytelling skills.||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best Podcast For Self Improvement
I have always been passionate about self improvement and best practices to be more efficient and productive with my daily routine. Alonso covers a great deal of this material. Not to mention some intriguing interviews on the experiences and stories of successful entrepreneurs in Seattle to angel investors to provide people with a great deal of value and insight.
A podcast I actually listen to!
This is a podcast I actually listen to and look forward to every week. Alonso, you are such a great interviewer and offer so much value to your listeners! Your guests are relevant and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and I've learned a lot from your podcast overall. As an immigrant from El Salvador, I have benefited from a lot of the resources you provide in the podcast notes. Thank you for reaching out to all the amazing entrepreneurs, lawyers and influencers you interview and for sharing these wonderful conversations with us!
Alonso, I'm always impressed with your interpersonal communication skills, it's apparent you have a sincere interest in your interviewees and I love that you're able to dig for deeper context which helps bring out concise answers and understanding that adds value to those listening. Your podcasts are engaging, I look forward to listening to more of them.