Lou Diamond at New Media SummitLou Diamond

Lou Diamond is a connector, motivator, entrepreneur, leader, and thriver. For over 25 years he has been a top sales performer, keynote speaker and performance mentor.

He is also CEO of THRIVE, a company focused on helping brands become even more amazing through the power of connecting.

When he isn’t speaking or working on his top-rated Thrive LOUD podcast, he is watching his kids grow up too fast, obsessing over how bad his sports teams are, listening to country music…and playing some ‘not-so-great’ golf.
His “Connect 2 Thrive” business development platform has been deployed across hundreds of companies across the globe. Lou resides just outside New York City and is a best selling author, consultant, and former CLUB DJ!

Podcast Topics:Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Sales, Business Development, Growth, Purpose, Resiliency

Ideal Guest Avatar: Those that are thriving in their lives, their businesses and their passions!

What are you looking for in a guest: Ideally those that lead businesses from 20mm – 200mm in sales and have a unique story about them — and are looking to grow significantly. OR Those who have a ‘game changing’ story that can be translated across industries.

Best advice to offer those looking at being a podcast guest:

Two key ones:
Sound Spectacular and BE Spectacular.
“Sound” implies that you should have the right equipment that makes you sound as good if not better than the host.
“BE” means that you want to BE SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU!

Podcast Description: Thrive LOUD is a podcast show hosted by international keynote speaker, best-selling author, consultant — Lou Diamond. Each episode Lou connects listeners to some of the most amazing leaders, entrepreneurs, top-performers and incredible people on this planet and how they are thriving in their lives, their businesses and their passions each and every day.

The show has been a top 10 business podcast show since its launch in 2017 and it has been ranked as high as #3. Thrive LOUD was named the best new business podcast to listen to in 2018 by Podcast Movement.

Some of the Thrive LOUD guests have included the likes of Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler, former NBA All-Star Jamal Mashburn, and the Godfather of FinTech Ron Suber. TV hosts JJ Ramberg, Denise Albert, Taryn Winter Brill, Jeffrey Hayzlett and Mary Carillo. Even comedians Lisa Lampanelli and Jackie ‘The Jokeman” Martling along with hundreds of other thriving people have all shared their stories and journeys with Lou on Thrive LOUD.

Lou’s conversational, easy-going style allows every guest to open up and truly share with the listeners their super-power and how they continue to make the most of every day.