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Gen X Amplified with Adrion Porter

Adrion Porter | Speaker. Mid-Career Mentor. Podcaster. Brand Strategist.

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Gen X Amplified is the premier podcast dedicated to the powerful generation between the boomers and millennials. The podcast features valuable insights and conversations with Gen X leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs including: Jon Fortt, Lindsey Pollak, Tara Jaye Frank, Carmine Gallo, Ada Calhoun, Melissa Proctor, and many others.
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we have yes…another #FabulousOver40 Fireside Chat edition. And it’s with my good friend, the fabulous and phenomenal Tara Jaye Frank. And we are going to be unpacking her latest and greatest book The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence. Which in my opinion Is a MUST REA…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, I have a great and important conversation with Zephrine Hanson. Zephrine is a veteran, farmer, story amplifier, and the founder of Hampden Farms, a suburban farming project that offers small-batch artisanal products made from organic ingredients that are lovingly grown and sustainably sourced. And she also happen…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, I am joined by the wonderful and amazing Kim Alexis Newton. Kim is a former Hallmark Cards Inc. corporate executive, quilt artist, board member, and also my fellow Vanderbilt Business School alumni! She is also one of the featured phenoms in the #FabulousOver40 Spotlight Series on LinkedIn. During this episode, K…
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We are back for another #FabulousOver40 edition of Gen X Amplified, featuring my chat with Sunny Bonnell, who is the co-founder and CEO of Motto — one of the top branding agencies in the country. Sunny is also the co-author of the bestselling book RARE BREED: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different (HarperCollins), which has be…
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For this episode of Gen X Amplified, we’re back for another #FabulousOver40 Fireside chat edition, featuring Erik Moses, President at Nashville Superspeedway, which is the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR. Erik is is also one of the recognized leaders in the #FabulousOver40 Spotlight Series on LinkedIn. As mentioned in his spotlight, when Erik…
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For this very special #FabulousOver40 Fireside Chat edition of the podcast, I am having a conversation with the phenomenal and MACKnificent...Mack Mckelvey — who is the Founder and CEO of SalientMG, a strategic marketing firm focused on accelerating market position for growth stage tech companies... And also who I had the pleasure of featuring in t…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are excited to have another special Gen X Amplified LIVE conversation that's all about generations! That's because I am joined by Marcie Merriman, who is the Americas Cultural Insights & Consumer Strategy Leader at EY (Ernest & Young). And will be discussing not only her professional journey as a Gen X leader,…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are having another special conversation with speaker, author, champion for women, and the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ebony & Jet Magazine, Michele T. Ghee. And we will be chatting about the power of nurturing strong relationships, and also how to be resilient during difficult and uncertain time…
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On this very special episode of Gen X Amplified, we are featuring the video and audio from our premiere livestream event- Building Generational Bridges Through Crisis: A Candid Conversation about the Impact of COVID:19 on all generations, particularly Gen X. And for this special conversation, Adrion is joined by two friends and phenomenal thought l…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion Porter is joined by Jon Fortt, who is the co-anchor of Squawk Alley on CNBC, and the host of the Fort Knoxx podcast. And they discuss not only Jon's professional journey as a business journalist and anchor, but also his thoughts on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on people of all a…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we have a conversation with advertising veteran, digital expert, thought leader, and awesome Gen-Xer... the one and only Ian Schafer, who joins Adrion to discuss and unpack his latest venture, Kindred, and its inaugural event Kindred 2020, which will be held on September 14-17 in San Diego. Kindred, is an events-…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, highly acclaimed journalist and author Ada Calhoun joins Adrion to discuss her latest book and New York Times best­seller Why We Can’t Sleep: Wom­en’s New Midlife Cri­sis – which is an expan­sion of her viral sto­ry for Oprah​.com and a ​“gen­er­a­tion-defin­ing explo­ration of the new midlife cri­sis fac­ing Gen…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, I have the pleasure of speaking with Melissa (McGhie) Proctor, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena. Melissa joins me on the podcast to discuss her fascinating Gen X professional story – which includes beginning her career as a ball-girl for the Miami Heat, …
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, I chat with Walter T. Geer III, digital advertising executive, multi-patent holder, biometric lab creator, and currently the SVP, Group Creative director at TBWA/WorldHealth. Walter joins us on Gen X Amplified to discuss his viral LinkedIn post (Yeah yeah…40 under 40 and 30 under 30. I’m not impressed…), diversit…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, I am joined by Lindsey Pollak, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and one of the world's leading experts on Millennials and the multigenerational workplace. Lindsey is here to actually discuss her latest book, The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace. We are have a ve…
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, Ken Coleman, career expert, Ramsey Personality, and nationally syndicated radio host of The Ken Coleman Show joins us on Gen X Amplified to discuss his latest book, The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love. During our conversation, Ken talks about his journey of pursuing …
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On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we’re excited to have tech marketing expert and proud Gen Xer, Katrina Wong, who is the VP of Marketing for Hired (hired.com). During our conversation, Katrina discusses her professional journey in the Silicon Valley tech world, leading up to her current role as Hired’s head of marketing. Katrina also gives us so…
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For this value-packed episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Chris Hogan, #1 national best-selling author, dynamic speaker, and financial expert with Ramsey Solutions. During this interview, Chris unpacks his latest book, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth – and How You Can Too. And why having a strong be…
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For this exciting episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by the one and only, Mario Armstrong, who is 2X Emmy Award winner, entrepreneur, podcaster, and the creator and host and the Never Settle Show. During this value-packed conversation, Mario takes us along his journey from launching his career, elevating his entrepreneurial ventures along…
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On this awesome episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Chip Conley, bestselling author, hospitality entrepreneur, and strategic advisor to Airbnb. During this great interview, Chip unpacks his latest book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. Part manifesto and part playbook, Wisdom@Work outlines and amplifies a much needed conversat…
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On this awesome episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion has a great conversation with Tara Jaye Frank, leadership development expert, speaker, writer, and consultant. During this chat, Tara walks us through her journey from writing greeting cards as part of the Hallmark Inc. team, to her current role as a leader and entrepreneurship. We also discuss Tar…
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For the last episode before our season break, we are bringing you this special (BEST OF) episode, with our featured guest Jay Papasan, the co-author of the groundbreaking #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling book, The ONE Thing. Are you struggling with multitasking and prioritizing your most important projects - especia…
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On this latest episode, I share what I call somewhat of a "rallying call" for everyone in that’s currently in that mid-career, mid-life phase (basically Gen Xers), to start, right now, at this moment understanding that NOW is the perfect time to go for your dreams and create more impact on the world. Many of us at this stage of our career and life,…
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On this new episode of Gen X Amplified, we are welcoming back a familiar voice and friend to the show. Hall of Fame keynote speaker, business advisor, and best selling author…the one and only Jay Baer is joining Adrion once again on the podcast. For this his second visit to Gen X Amplified, Jay and Adrion discuss and unpack his latest book titled: …
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During this latest solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I am introducing a new "theme" that I’m starting called "What I've Learned...". And for this episode I will breakdown the 5 key lessons that I learned from my time working at one of the most iconic brands ever… HBO. I was employed at HBO from 2003-2008. And it was during that time (what many consi…
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