Think GREAT PODCAST - Think Great

Episode 1:

For the first dynamic episode of the Pathway to Success, Erik Therwanger shares his unique journey to achieving greater results; including the life-changing techniques he developed to conquer the challenges in his path. Beginning with his service in the United States Marine Corps, his executive leadership role in the entertainment industry, and his passionate focus as his wife’s caregiver, Erik details the steps that led to the creation of his company, Think GREAT, and the beginning of a personal and professional development wave that is sweeping the nation.

Episode 2:

Erik Therwanger helps you take your leadership skills to new levels on this episode of Think GREAT. You’ll learn the difference between managing and leading — and also the difference between crystal clear communication and dynamic communication. Instead of simply laying out the task at hand, how can you deliver a message that gets your team excited and driven to accomplish something?

Episode 3:

Lets be honest, a majority of goals we set fall by the wayside due to a lack of focus, the absence of immediate results, or some other flaw in the process. Imagine how much better life would be if we could accomplish the goals we set on a more regular basis? On this podcast, Erik Therwanger unveils his step-by-step system for accomplishing ANY goal big picture or small. You will learn the framework of a system that you can apply to all types of goals. Erik also shines a light on the one major step people regularly skip that prevents them from accomplishing their goals. Erik explains, using two dynamic examples from his personal life and from our country’s history to help illustrate.

Episode 4:

Poor communication is a raging epidemic in the business world. It’s the number one problem with most companies. That’s because most people and businesses don’t put enough thought into the value of dynamic, powerful communication. On this episode of Think GREAT, Erik Therwanger explains the art of empowering people and how to add jet fuel to your conversations with any group you’re involved with. Erik will teach you how to instill confidence in people around you, how to turn That’s not my job into How can I help? and Here’s why we cant get it done into This is how we can.

Episode 5:

On this episode of Think GREAT, Erik Therwanger welcomes guest Drew Dudley to the show for an in-depth discussion about how to become a top-notch leader. Drew is the founder of and has given multiple TED Talks on the subject, and he has also worked with noteworthy companies and organizations such as McDonalds, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, Hyatt Hotels, the United Way and nearly 100 colleges and universities. On this podcast, Erik and Drew discuss how to start becoming a better leader today, the role of fear in leadership, how to live a life of empowerment, how to change habits and more!

Episode 6:

Here’s a little-known secret: You don’t need to be a company executive, or a manager – or an established influencer of any kind, at all, whatsoever – to elevate yourself and your surroundings. On this episode of Think GREAT, Erik Therwanger discusses the process of taking yourself and the people around you (your company or business, your team, your family, etc.) to new heights. Whatever goals of growth you have, this episode will light a fire under you. Get ready to take your business and your life to the next level.

Episode 7:

How to define your big picture (your purpose) so your goals lead to a greater meaning. On this episode of Think GREAT, Erik Therwanger explains why many people fail to accomplish their goals. What is a greater purpose and picture? Erik shares his. Plus, how to light a fire inside yourself long-term.

Episode 8:

On this episode of Think GREAT, Erik Therwanger explains why the majority of people in sales are doing it all wrong. Along with diving deep into why sales are TUF (Trust, Understanding and Following Up), Erik explains why closing is not the be all, end all when it comes to succeeding in sales. “The fortune is in the follow-up,” and Erik explains, in detail, how to follow up with better results.

Episode 9:

Ever hear someone say, “If you want something done right you’ve got to do it yourself?” Well, this phrase is toxic. And incredibly unproductive. This is all about leader’s intent — or, as Erik Therwanger explains, how to supercharge your delegation skills with impeccable communication. To help illustrate, Erik tells a story about a part-time, overnight employee at his media company who was empowered enough to reel in a large business deal during his shift. When you finish this episode — whether you’re the boss, a manager or an entry-level employee — you’ll understand how to get everyone pulling on the same rope without being told what to do every step of the way.

Episode 10:

Erik Therwanger chats with David Marquet — a former nuclear submarine commander and author of “Turn the Ship Around.” On this episode, Erik and David do a deep dive into the mechanics of leadership, including how to create environments that allow for people to do amazing things, and how to communicate from a place of curiosity in a way that leads to better collaboration. And much more! To find out more about David, visit

Episode 11:

Phil Mackey from 1500 ESPN Twin Cities joins Erik Therwanger to discuss the process of leadership on this episode of Think GREAT. Topics discussed on this episode include why hoarding power is cancerous, learning from failure, why hiring or working with people who are smarter than you is valuable, the power and process of delegation, why leadership can be defined as simply as “good communication,” and much more.

BONUS Episode

Erik Therwanger’s appearance on the Educo Community Podcast includes discussion about how to respond to crisis, how to be a great leader and how to plan and execute on your goals.

BONUS Episode

Todd Rooker loves to tell some great success stories, and today is one of them. Erik Therwanger, a former Marine, caregiver, has worked a few different jobs, and now speaks to groups about Leadership and how he got thru the tough times in his life to be where he is today. He speaks of his super interesting life story! Check out for more!

Tune in and Take Up Your Game

Join Erik Therwanger on the Pathway to Greatness and take the steps needed to build a stronger business, create a greater life, and make a positive impact in the lives of others. Each inspirational episode features dynamic topics and guests, sharing insights on topics ranging from leadership, sales, and strategic planning to techniques for overcoming life’s challenges.

Learn More about Erik
I recently attended a Leadership Workshop hosted by Think GREAT. Erik Therwanger is a dynamic speaker and the message he delivered was strong! One thing that stood out to me that I find different than other leadership events is that Erik has an approach that leadership is in all roles and responsibilities, not just for management roles. He puts emphasis on creating ownership and engagement from a leadership point of view for all levels within an organization.

Cyndi McDurmott - Vice President of Human Resources, The Connection