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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Aug 15, 2019

Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 

This week I have the distinct honor and pleasure of speaking with Olympic silver medalist John Coyle. Known as “The Time Guy,” John is a thought leader in the field of chronoception—the study of how humans process time— and one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking. A graduate of Stanford University’s Product Design Program and a Kellogg MBA, John is an NBC sports analyst, two-time TEDx presenter and sought-after keynote speaker. His presentations combine the data and analytics of a professor with the inspired storytelling of an Olympic athlete. He is also a best-selling author of two books, Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths and The Art of Really Living Manifesto. As a speaker and an author, his talent is in weaving facts, examples, and intellectual principles into engaging stories that leave you with actionable ideas. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with John Coyle on the What’s Next! Podcast 

THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone interested in design thinking, optimizing for their strength and maximizing their time to make major breakthroughs. 

TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… John shares his experiences as an Olympian, an innovator, and a world-class “design-thinker.” His personal experiences, metaphors, and practical guidelines serve as a roadmap for innovation and leaning into your strengths as opposed to trying to solve “weaknesses.” He also shares how design thinking can seep into and affect other parts of your life and career to achieve breakthrough performances and create more meaning.  

WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST John’s great and illustrative anecdotes that can help everyone focus on design thinking and solving the right problems, and learning how to lean into your strengths as opposed to solving for your non-strengths. 


Running time: 35:36 


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John’s Book: 

Design For Strengths 

The Art of Really Living Manifesto