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The Thirty Minute Mentors That Could Change Your Life With Adam Mendler


Welcome to another episode of Rachael Academy The Secret Diaries Of An Entrepreneur podcast series hope our latest episode finds you well.

Many thanks for taking out the time to stop by and listen in on our latest show. As you know here at Rachael Academy we’ve had the privilege of interviewing some amazing men and women entrepreneurs, business owners, Top achievers and Top experts in their field and industry.

In our latest Secret Diaries Of An Entrepreneur series we have the honour and delight to have as our latest guest Adam Mendler. We invited Adam on to the show to talk on Mentorship and what it really means to be a leader of influence? As entrepreneurs and leaders we know the importance of having a voice in our space if we really want to have impact.  Adam has interviewed in his line of work some amazing leaders in their own rights that have changed and shaped the world for good. As an Entrepreneur • Public Speaker • Thought Leader we know you’re going to learn some wonderful gems for life and business from Adam Mendler’s latest podcast interview.

So make sure you have a pen and paper to hand to take notes, enjoy…:)

Don’t forget you can find more great podcast shows on business and lifestyle tips over on Rachael Academy Podcast


Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam remains active in each portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and support. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations; as the host of the leadership and personal / professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors; as an expert regularly cited in national media outlets; and as an advisor, consultant, coach and board member.

Adam utilizes his professional, entrepreneurial and managerial background developed through a unique set of experiences. Adam created both the Lessons in Leadership series in Thrive Global and the Thirty Minute Mentors podcast, where he regularly elicits insights from America’s top leaders. Adam has conducted over 300 one on one interviews with leading CEOs, founders, athletes, celebrities, influencers and generals / admirals. Adam has also written extensively on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, having authored over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post. Adam has worked for D.E. Shaw & Co., then the largest hedge fund in the world, and for Credit Suisse; for the strategic planning groups at William Morris Endeavor and Universal Pictures; at TWC Sports Management, a leading sports agency; and on a successful presidential primary campaign. Adam has served as the Executive Producer of Virtually Israel; as a Strategic Partner and Advisor to Here Media; and as a consultant to the LAUSD. Adam is an advisor to the accelerator Fusion LA and to several early-stage companies.

Adam graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California, earning a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Political Science, and earned an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he received the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Award. Adam serves as Chairman Emeritus of the USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network; on boards for the USC Alumni Association and the UCLA Master of Applied Statistics program; and as a founding member of the UCLA Anderson CEO Forum. A Los Angeles native and lifelong Angels fan, Adam loves sports, classic movies and TV, politics, physical fitness and backgammon.


We like to ask all our guest questions that we would like them to answer on our show, here are yours.

  1. Please tell me your story? Or:  How did you get your start?
  2. What is your “Secret Sauce?”  i.e. what are the 3-5 Leadership Principles that you have discovered and executed that have contributed to your success?
  3. What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment?
  4. What are your favourite questions to ask those you lead?
  5. Who opened doors for you?
  6. What has been your greatest failure?  And what did you learn from it?
  7. Can you please talk to me about “Execution?”  What do you do to insure that your Strategic Plans actually become reality?
  8. Family – What do you do to keep your family Priority number one?
  9. What do YOU DO to take care of your staff?
  10. What are the keys to developing the next generation of leaders in your world?
  11. Relationships – How do you continually deepen your personal relationships with your clients/customers/staff/peers/leaders?
  12. What questions are you asking yourself lately?
  13. What are your future plans and any offers you have for our listeners?




Adam on Thrive Global 

Adam on Forbes

website: thevelozgroup


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