Success Charger with Scott Cooksey

Success Charger is home to you, the independent-minded; square peg in a round hole; success-driven; outside-the-box thinker/leader who is hard-wired to generate results from any opportunity without being shorted out by darn near anything that gets in your way. If this sounds like you, then this Podcast will offer concepts, ideas, interviews and inspiration so you can: * Become a sought-after resource within your industry * (re)Ignite the fire of innovation in your team * Create mind-blowing results that spread like wildfire * Develop driven, productive teams who generate REAL RESULTS NOW * Deliver projects on budget, on time, with top quality results * Host meetings that rock and turn productivity log-jams into inspired jam-sessions * Exhibit rock-solid leadership in all aspects of your life and much, much more! Learn more about the movement and the podcast at
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Jul 12, 2016

Whether you need some tough love or simply a cathartic shove, Coach Jennie is known to be just the coach you've been seeking. 

Several years ago, I stumbled into an online Facebook group known as The Hungry Entrepreneurs.  Man, what a bunch of amazing people!  A huge number of us collaborated on the most amazing eBook ever "E-Books Suck! But they don't have to..."... In fact, if you'd like a copy, just CLICK THIS LINK (


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Success Charger Host Scott Cooksey is a Houston, Texas (USA) based consultant and speaker who works with organizations and teams who want to build lasting, profitable client relationships FASTER to generate bottom-line results NOW!  Learn more about Cooksey at


Jun 28, 2016

Okay, Success Chargers.  You're different.  You see opportunity where others only see roadblocks, but let's be honest about this one. 

What is wrong with simply having a "hobby".  Why does EVERYBODY seem to think they have to be "hustlin" or "grindin".  When really, so many of those same people, are just...well...."Strugglin".

Dan Pink's book, Free Agent Nation, rocked my world when I read it nearly 10 years ago.  In the text, he explains how the world is basically shifting from what we think of as a traditional employment world, to a "gig economy" world (I'm pretty sure "gig economy" is a newer term, but you get it, right?)  

There's only one problem.  Too many of the very companies who would prefer to pay for talent ONLY when they REALLY NEED IT, have build vast systems to support a "traditional business model" and they often find themselves ill-equipped to actually execute on a plan that the "gigsters" would LOVE.... Being able to work on projects as a free-agent on an "as-needed" basis with enough frequency to be able to effectively blend work with the lifestyle they prefer.  

I think we're on our way to seeing Pink's reality, it's just taking longer than many people would like.  Leaving many with a strong DESIRE to be a free agent stuck in a purgatory between what they really want and the harsh realities of the ever-expanding cost of living.  (Television used to only cost the price of the TV itself, you know....and it wasn't that long ago.  Now....$200+ month is not uncommon just for the "content".)

So this week, we beg the question, "Do you REALLY have a side hustle, or is that stuff you work on after work just a "hobby"....and by the way, there is NOTHING wrong with having a good ol' fashioned hobby.

Sound off at our FB page or drop us a quick note at and let us know.  

Does your side hustle make money?  Do you actually do anything for fun anymore, or are you  trying to "monetize" EVERYTHING you do?  Or, are you a hipster who still goes to coffee shops for the **gasp** actual coffee?  


Jun 21, 2016

Let's face it, people are either working very hard to get closer to you, or equally as hard to get away from you.

What we say (particularly how we say it) has tremendous impact on others willingness to connect with us in a meaningful way. 

In recent months, I've been facilitating some amazing discussions with leaders around the ideas coming out of the research of Dr David Rock.  Particularly, his brain-science model for explaining our threat/reward behaviors and what triggers them through use of a model he calls SCARF.

In this episode, Scott gets into an explanation of SCARF and how it opened up an even deeper way to explain HOW we connect with one another to build meaningful, productive relationships. 


Scott Cooksey works globally with business professionals to develop their ability to build profitable, lasting relationships by levering the power of connection. Learn more about having him speak for your industry event, conference, mastermind group, team or even one-on-one at



Jun 15, 2016

Fresh off the plane from a week-long business trip to Dubai, host Scott Cooksey shares his thoughts on this impressive, truly international city, what it has to offer, and how he was reminded of the Success Charger's view of prosperity. 

For photos from this remarkable trip, follow him on Instagram @CookseyConnects.  Don't forget to follow the show on twitter @IdeaCharger.


Scott Cooksey is a leadership development expert who regularly speaks and facilitates workshops with organizations interesting in building a better, more profitable business FASTER.  Learn more about Scott and how he can work with you at


May 24, 2016

Television media exposure is an instant credibility-builder for your business.  Why else would so many people compete so hard just get their idea showcased on Shark Tank...even when they DON'T do a deal with one of the sharks?!

Well for most of you, Shark Tank isn't exactly the golden ticket for your own business, yet television can still work wonders for you, too.  This week's interview features NYC-based media expert Jess Todtfeld who joins on the program to share what YOU can do right now and start gaining the exposure your business needs.

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Success Charger Podcast is hosted by business development and leadership expert Scott Cooksey. Learn more about Scott's availability for speaking at your upcoming event or how to have him work directly with you and/or your team at


May 17, 2016

Lori Harrison will gladly tell you she had no idea in the world she was building a business when she began sharing her story on Facebook to a bunch of her friends.  Today, she and her husband Jeddie Harrison are at the top of their game in a vibrant and successful business build on...well...southern charm and doing what seemed right.

Multi level marketing companies often receive a bad rap.  And while certainly there are some sketchy offerings in the "MLM" space, there ARE in fact several companies that do quite well.  Mary Kay Cosmetics comes to mind as a shining example of proof.  

I'm not here to say MLM is right for you.  It may very well not be.  The story I wanted to bring you, though, is one about authenticity, following your heart, and proof that sticking to your guns can make it possible to build a business...even if you don't realize that's what you are doing. For the entrepreneurial at heart, this is a story about "the dream" others around you cannot see.  The lifestyle you know is possible while others run the rat race.

In recent years, there is a newer player on the scene in Plexus.  Frankly, I didn't know much about who they were until some friends simply shared a "pink drink mix" dumped into a bottle of water while we were at their house.  While we didn't "buy in" as reps, I have to admit, some of the product has found its way into our house, and we use the supplements, too.  But that isn't what this story is about. 

When our friends here in Houston cornered me about someone I went to high school with in Oklahoma over two decades ago, I got more curious.  Turns out, it was in true Success Charger fashion, we booked her for an interview, and are bringing it to you here today!

We'll post a full set of show notes including some of her early YouTube testimonials, some links to her wildly popular Facebook page, and much more at (If you're an early downloader of this show, we may not have all the good stuff rounded up yet, so keep checking back).  In addition, on OUR YouTube page, we'll post the FULL UNCUT INTERVIEW VIDEO (It's about 90 minutes by itself and has a lot of laughs!)


May 10, 2016

Even with many years experience developing leaders, John Verdone was struggling to describe just exactly what he did for a living. That is, until one day, when he happened to catch a certain story unfolding on a PBS-like television show and it all clicked.  

In this interview, John stops by the podcast to share what a study he commissioned uncovered about what makes a great facilitator, when learning really begins for adults, and why everyone should incorporate facilitation skills to build deeper, more meaningful connections with co-workers, clients and in your life. 

Find the full show notes, including a link to the video that inspired John's "a-ha!" moment as well as this interview at


Host Scott Cooksey works with organizations and top leaders to help them build lasting, profitable business relationships FASTER.  He has lead leadership workshops around the globe since 2009, and regularly speaks at conferences like the last industry-specific one you attended!  Learn more about how Scott works with leaders and organizations like yours at 

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May 3, 2016

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Michael Walsh joins us for this week's episode as the co-founder and CEO of the first company to provide your family a health care coach to help manage the overwhelm of being a caretaker for aging and special needs family members.

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Host Scott Cooksey is a leadership expert who regularly speaks at conferences, facilitates workshops and works one-on-one with people like you who want to build solid work teams and create lasting, profitable relationships with clients FASTER.  Learn more at 


Apr 26, 2016

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Dan Griffin is a speaker and author of A Man's Guide Through the Twelve Steps and A Man's Guide to Relationships.  Learn more about Dan at


Success Charger host Scott Cooksey is a leadership development expert who regularly works with business teams to become more productive, make more money and build lasting, profitable relationships with clients....FASTER!  Learn more at



Apr 12, 2016

For the full show notes, please visit

Advantages to Screen-to-Screen Selling Concepts Covered in this Interview:

  • Reduce/Eliminate Travel Expenses in your company
  • Increase effectiveness of leadership development efforts
  • Accelerate Team Performance
  • Make better decisions (at ALL levels of your organization) FASTER

Doug's Websites: (TONS of FREE RESOURCES) (Get Doug working with YOU!)


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Scott Cooksey (Host) is a motivational, keynote speaker & leadership development expert who works with organizations to build lasting, profitable client relationships and high-performing teams FASTER.

For information about working with Scott or having him speak at your event, please visit 

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Mar 29, 2016

In the fifth grade, I "inherited" my older brother's trombone and joined the band at my elementary school. Three-quarters of the way through that year, my family uprooted from Tennessee to Oklahoma, and..well...the trombone physically made the trip, but I didn't keep going with the band.

In a story that sounded familiar, Jason LeVasseur began his rock-star journey as a saxophonist.  That quickly morphed into drums.  When he graduated high school, he knew the drums wouldn't be all that welcome in a dorm room, so he was gifted a guitar. Today, Jason lives out his dream as a troubadour &  front-man of "The Rock Star Project", an amazing experience he's been sharing with students and business groups across the country for years.

We caught up with Jason, while he was jamming out in his kitchen in front of a proud display of art created by his kids...who he credits as being the coolest band he's ever worked with!

Music touches the soul and Jason teaches us that EVERYONE is a member of a band and that we all CAN connect with our inner rock star, simply by choosing to do so.

This isn't another "everyone gets a trophy, juice box and an orange slice" story.  Its a reminder that we are all rock stars at heart and every day is an opportunity to showcase our talents in one of the many virtual bands of which we are all members.


Scott Cooksey delivers motivational, keynote speeches, conducts leadership development workshops and coaches business teams to build lasting, profitable client relationships faster.   Learn more at

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Mar 22, 2016

Companies today are facing a serious issue.

According to Pew Research Center, members of the Baby Boomer generation represent less than 35% of the total U.S. workforce. 

Of late, there has been a LOT of talk about the Millennials who now hold the title of the "largest percentage of the U.S. workforce". 

The problem is...this current downturn in large areas of the economy (read: energy sector, manufacturing, and more) is leading to an increasing number of early retirement and voluntary layoff packages being issued, further shrinking the number of vastly experienced people from some very complicated industries. 

A quick look at the media offers much attention for the ballyhooed Millennials, but are they ready to take the helm in YOUR company?

There is a better solution already present in your companies, and it's the ranks within Generation X.  

In this episode, host Scott Cooksey shares his insight gained from his experience working closely with the front-line leaders within these companies and shares some easy to implement tips EVERY COMPANY should be utilizing to help bridge the pending knowledge gap before it's too late. 


Scott Cooksey is a speaker and leadership consultant based in Houston, TX.  To learn more about having him present at your industry conference or work with your company, visit

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Mar 15, 2016

In this episode, Cooksey interview's Tip Jones of Overdrive Entertainment to learn:

  • The economic impact of entertainment events,
  • Why you should use a professional firm to manage your entertainment event,
  • How ticket pricing is set for concerts,
  • Just what exactly do all of those backstage people do?, 
  • Who are a few of the industry people who've left an unexpected impression on him, and
  • Tip helps us settle a decades old Cooksey family bet - YOU CAN WEIGH IN TOO BY VOTING HERE: CAST YOUR VOTE! (


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Mar 1, 2016

Find the FULL SHOW NOTES which include the article mentioned in the show at

Podcast host Scott Cooksey is an expert who speaks regularly for corporate and association events on the leveraging the power of connection to build lasting, profitable client relationships NOW!  Learn more about hiring him for your next event at

Have some feedback for us?  Want to suggest / request an interview on the show? Just want to let us know what you're up to?  Email the show at PODCAST@IDEACHARGER.COM 


Thanks for listening!



Feb 9, 2016

There's an old adage which offers a subtle reminder of just how easy it is to "walk past a dollar to pick up a dime".  If you do not know what your time is worth, this is especially easy to do...all the while thinking you are doing something smart to protect what you've already earned.  

In this episode, Cooksey sheds some light on this simple (and often costly) mistake, and shares FIVE easy to implement rules to establish value on your time, and leverage it to make more income NOW.

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Jan 19, 2016

Building on the momentum of recent weeks, in Episode 24, host Scott Cooksey shares how 2016 is off and running with intention and purpose.

Sharing how he practices what he suggests on the show, Cooksey reveals his "ONE BIG GOAL" for this year, shares what he is doing differently to achieve it, and why making time for your family and loved ones is important NOW....while you are building the life and business you really want.

One important fact to remember is that "nobody is responsible for your success but you" and further more, it is not anyone else's responsibility to make sure YOU get what YOU want. 

The only question that remains is: What will you DO about it. 

The simple questions and steps you need to take are all included in this podcast episode. Just remember that you don't have to be perfect right away, but you MUST move the needle in the right direction. 

Share YOUR "Big Goal" for 2016 in the show notes at and if you haven't listened to Episodes 21-23, and you're at the point of wanting to (re)gain control of your own life and business, this would be a great time to give these lessons a listen.

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Jan 12, 2016

This week's episode is short on show notes, but HUGE on energized thinking. 

Listen in as Scott checks in from the road, on the eve of his first client workshop of the year. 

We will be talking about his concerns surrounding the current trend toward "big data" and how it seems to be driving lot of questionable tactics in business; password frustrations & how a recent, ill-advised laptop purchase reminded him how much his network was really worth....and prompted a new "hide the electronics when irritated" policy for 2016. 

It's fast.  It's furious.  It will hit home for you.  

Give it a listen and leave your comments on the show page at or email Scott at



Scott Cooksey works with organizations and individuals to (re)energize their business and more rapidly produce profitable, lasting client relationships through a variety of offerings.  Find out how Scott can work with you or your team at and, of course, keep listening to the show!  


Jan 5, 2016

Welcome to 2016!  Following a little downtime with family over the Christmas and New Year's break, I didn't originally plan to release an episode this week, but alas....I was completely inspired by the blatant lack of great customer service from a major airline during my travels.

Let me be clear.  I have had some WONDERFUL customer service experiences from a number of travel and related service industries.  Everything from the unexpected free rental car in Little Rock from National Car Rental (I'm just glad they didn't call the police because the SUV I was driving was technically "missing") to the presidential suite upgrade at the Marriott in south Texas (the only perk of checking in after midnight followed by an early departure later that morning) to the exceptional on-board service from Judy McClure (of then Continental Express airline).

Here is my ORIGINAL POST about Judy.  

Here is the FOLLOW UP...three years later (Yep....Judy did it AGAIN!)

This holiday, however, even in the midst of multiple social media posts (one including my preschool daughter asleep on the floor next to her tablet...exhausted from the delay - and THAT was JUST TO DROP OUR BAGS BEFORE SECURITY!)

You are not responsible for HOW your customers wind up at your doorstep or WHAT HAPPENED to them before you arrived, but YOUR RESPONSE WILL DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.  There is only one word you need to master: EMPATHY.

[This podcast includes a live recording FROM THE AIRPORT with all the details of a horrible this posting I am STILL WAITING for United Airlines to take me up on the offer to meet with them at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. [I made the offer in the "what else do you want us to know about your experience on December 28th, 2015 - phone number, email and offer to drive 22 miles to the airport to meet with them.]

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Dec 22, 2015

Read the full text of this companion article to today's podcast at 

Stop Setting Goals

If you have been in business for very long, then you most certainly have experienced the typical “next year, our goal is to do more!” Or, “this year, our goal will be $X million dollars in sales!” [A number seemingly pulled out of thin air, or worse...a number simply a percentage greater than last year's total.]  This is precisely the reason you should never set goals.  Let me explain.

“More” is not a strategy!

There is no creativity in goal setting today.  Too often, what often gets construed as strategic planning, is not much more than wishful thinking.  In short, people are lazy.

Activity Alleviates Anxiety

Filled with desire to achieve a new result, do you ever feel paralyzed & uncertain what to do?  Research indicates that learning occurs in four stages (Read:  Unconscious Competence- A Lesson From Sesame Street). To first learn a new skill, or achieve a new result, one must first take a new action to discover that you likely don’t know what you don’t know- and you need awareness to turn that newly discovered knowledge into action from which you can learn.  Once you took that first step, did the outcome bring you closer to or farther from your desired result?  Adjust. Try again.  It certainly beats the analysis paralysis which prevents so many people from experiencing a change in the outcome of their efforts.  Do something, even if it is wrong!

Where SHOULD You Focus?

To achieve big results, you must have a vision.  What would be different if you achieved success? How would it look? Feel? Smell?  What would people notice most about you?


Recent, widely-quoted research seems to suggest that mastery of a skill occurs once you have exercised that skill for 10,000 hours.  Becoming an “expert” is a  lofty goal. [For those counting at home that is spending 12 hours a day, every day, for 27 months; or by spending 30 minutes a day for nearly 55 years-if you have that kind of time.]  No matter your level of commitment each day, proficiency in any skill only comes from experience.  There are no shortcuts!

Focus on building new behaviors...

ACTION:  Share a big goal publicly with others as a motivator to keep yourself accountable.  Take a minute and describe your big vision below.  Even if nobody reaches out to you to check your progress, YOU will remember it was posted here and the discomfort of complacency will encourage you to take action each day.

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The show's host, Scott Cooksey, is a leadership consultant, speaker, bicyclist and avid craft beer fan.  He'd love to earn the opportunity to work with you directly to help you (re)energize your success!  Email him at or visit for more details!

Dec 8, 2015

Cooksey shares what happened when he drove 40 miles to a lunch meeting, only to find out the scheduled speaker ...well, you'd better just listen to what happened so it won't happen to you. 

This episode shares 5 filters you should apply before attending your next meeting:

  1. Is it a required meeting? Depending on the context, why it might be fruitful to simply skip it.
  2. Did you call the meeting? Find the balance between "advance notice" and "last minute cancellation" and when either might be more appropriate.
  3. Is the topic relevant to you? How to avoid being in attendance for a meeting that really does not demand your participation or have any relevance for you.
  4. Who else to expect to attend the meeting?  Sometimes it is less about the meeting and more about your fellow attendees.
  5. Geography - My "two meetings or I'll pass" rule and when you should use it.

Based on a article previously published by Scott Cooksey now available in it's entirety at

Like these rules?  Hate them?  Want to add to the list?  Email Scott at and we'll get your comments mentioned!

Know somebody who has horrible meeting manners? Forward them this episode!


Dec 1, 2015

Timeless advice is...well...good forever.  No matter how this year is shaping up (there's only a few weeks left), or what you have in store for next year (you have one month to get ready), there are only three simple steps you need to know to set the course for what happens next for your life and your business. 

  1. RESET - Learn the lessons from the past, identify what you could have done differently and how you can build the road ahead with the benefit of honest hindsight.
  2. RELOAD - Turn the lessons from the past into deliberate, intentional actions in your immediate future.  By moving TOWARD your goals, you are redefining where you are headed. 
  3. ROCK OUT! - Once the plan is in place, it is up to you to execute on that plan...and it all starts with the first step (and some rockin' celebrations along the way)!

Let us know what YOUR plans are for the next 12 months (at least how they look today, after you listen to this episode) by emailing Scott at 

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Nov 24, 2015

QUOTE:  "The biggest rookie mistake in sales is working hard to finally get to a point where you can ask for the sale...only to blow it with a one-dimensional pitch!" - Scott Cooksey


When the pressure to create income is high, it is easy to let emotion take over...only to sabotage your success with a one-dimensional pitch.  In this episode, Host Scott Cooksey shares techniques you can apply immediately to shift the conversation with prospects and clients from "Do you want to buy this product/service from me today?" to "Here are some options for how we could best work together as we move forward."


  • See how the IdeaCharger team structures our own offerings using this game-changing approach here: 
  • If you haven't watched it in a while, Wall Street with Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas features a famous cat-and-mouse sales effort by the eager Bud Fox (Sheen) as he pursues "the whale" (Douglas). 

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Nov 17, 2015


QUOTE:  "If your 'system' is preventing great service for your clients, don't be surprised when they head for the door." - Scott Cooksey


  • Craft value-added services FOR FREE that attract more business without sacrificing your integrity.
    • Examples from financial services and professional services providers
  • Sometimes going "old school" and getting present with your audience, clients, or prospects is all it takes to draw them into your business.  Stop killing them with PowerPoint (R) slides!


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Oct 27, 2015

Craig Price, leadership and negativity speaker, podcaster & Comic-Con panel facilitator trekked over to the IdeaCharger Studios in The Woodlands, TX to talk negativity and why it matters to people who succeed.  

QUOTE:  "I want to plow right through any obstacles because I am already prepared for them." - Craig Price

STORY: Craig's unique perspective on the world turns many popular views on success around and looks at them from, well, a different angle. One worth a second look!  We cover topics from "unicorn farts" (A technical term....and a first for this podcast) to breaking down how Craig can get past his introverted nature to better maintain lasting profitable relationships with his clients. 

CHALLENGE:  Embrace negativity by separating it from the oft-confused concept of fatalistic thinking.


  1. Make it a practice to ask the tough questions like "what would happen if..." rather than just nodding in agreement as quickly.
  2. Listen to Scott Cooksey as he is interviewed about Connection on REALITY CHECK with CRAIG PRICE podcast HERE or check out the show notes and stream HERE  (Episode 182)

 BOOK: Half a Glass: The Realists Guide by Craig Price

FOLLOW CRAIG: @realitycheckpod on Twitter;


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Oct 20, 2015

Jimmy Monk is a Pittsburgh, PA-area based speaker and trainer who has also spent the past two decades as a Trooper with the PA State Police.  He (virtually) drops by to discuss his perspectives on overcoming failure and explains how we can all re-frame failure to discover opportunities to move ahead.


GUEST:  Jimmy Monk

QUOTE:  "The more experience you have, the better you are at connecting with people."  - Jimmy Monk

STORY:  Jimmy shares stories from his law enforcement career and ties them to points we should all understand about leveraging compassion, empathy, vulnerability and being more genuine to be more encouraging to people around us each and every day. 

CHALLENGE:  Look again at past failures and discover the rich lessons within - for everyone involved.  


  1. Begin to journal daily and turn everyday failures into rich learning moments to unleash powerful positive results in your life and be a better guide for other important people in your life.
  2. Listen to Scott Cooksey's interview on REALITY CHECK with CRAIG PRICE podcast HERE or check out the show notes and stream HERE 


BOOK:  Powerful People Overcome Powerful Failures Available Here for bulk orders of 10 or more, email us direct PODCAST@IDEACHARGER.COM 

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