Our mission on this podcast is to help people like you to find and do work that is profound, protects the planet, empowers people and communities, and is fun to do. Here, you will meet and be inspired by amazing people who overcame great odds. You'll discover what sparked them, how they explored work opportunities, the strategies that they employed to ensure career success, and the actions that they boldly took to make it all happen. You'll also meet esteemed and nationally recognized thought-leaders who are helping people like you to develop work skill, experience, and leadership, and seize opportunity from a changing world, so that your beautiful work dreams turn into reality. Together, let's turn work meaningful, for meaningful work IS the future of work.

Customer Reviews

Experience Shaper

Dan Smolen continues to find insightful guests and his interviews get to the core of issues critical to leadership, motivation and the continually changing workplace.
Thanks Dan and keep up the good work. You’re making me a better leader and manager...two completely separate topics!

Entertaining, thought-provoking and well produced

The featured guests are well chosen for their point of views and insights on career pathways. Thank you!

Doing v Having: Smolen’s Discussions

I’m really enjoying Dan Smolen’s podcast: The Tightrope with Dan Smolen. It fits in so closely with my values of experience versus having ‘things’ (between memories and stuff, I’ll take memories every time).
Thank you for a relevant and enjoyable podcast, Dan.

Walking the Tightrope

I enjoy this podcast.

Epic Podcast

Just came across this podcast on the recommendation of a friend. I couldn’t stop listening to the latest episode with the founder of Epic Adventures. I highly recommend this podcast.


Very well executed and interesting to listen too. Good podcast