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Welcome to Wisdom Parlor, the podcast where interesting people gather to discuss important ideas in an open and in-depth format. Hosted by Jim Cathcart, a renowned professional speaker and author with 25 published books, the show features guests from various fields who set the tone for the topic before engaging in an interactive discussion with the audience. 


In addition to the Wisdom Parlor, Jim also leads a year-long program called the Going Pro® Experts Academy, where he guides individuals towards becoming leading experts in their chosen niche through the acquisition of essential professional skills such as leadership, decision making, public speaking, leading meetings, human relations, communication, sales, and problem-solving. 


Tune in to Wisdom Parlor for a thought-provoking and insightful experience. 2pm Central US Time, 

every first Wednesday. “Wisdom Wednesday” each month. 

Learn the secret to a life of harmony and business success as we explore the power of congruence in this episode. Harmonizing various aspects of our lives isn’t about balancing acts; it’s about creating a symphony where each instrument, our talents, plays its part in contributing to a unified whole. Let’s talk about the beauty […]
The centuries-old Cathcart family motto, “I hope to speed,” has become an intimate part of my life’s narrative, a sentiment Robin Creasman and I explore with heartfelt enthusiasm. Our conversation traverses the landscape of hope, reimagining it as a dynamic force that propels us toward our aspirations. We unravel the art of visualization and disciplined […]
Have you ever caught yourself voting with your heart instead of your head? Join us to dissect the intricacies of group decision-making. Our spirited discussion cuts through the noise to get to the heart of rationality, especially when emotional currents threaten to sweep away clear thinking. As we unpack the impact of groupthink on everything […]
Listen in as my co-author, Dennis Madden and I tackle the essence of adaptability in our high-speed information society. Dennis is the former head of a national association in the automotive business. He has counseled thousands of shop owners and business service people. His advice was brilliant and we had many great ideas that entrepreneurs […]
In this episode, we confront the enigmatic question: “What’s coming?” Reflecting on past uncertainties like the aftermath of 9/11, Jim underscores the unpredictable nature of the future. Our discussion dives into the essence of preparation, seizing opportunities, and navigating evolving landscapes. Learn the transformative power of taking control of what’s within our reach and how […]
Today we’re joined by actor, producer, and author Bruce Belland, renowned for his versatile career in entertainment. Listen in as we explore his intriguing journey, from being a member of the first boy band, The Four Preps, to becoming a network executive who played a crucial role in launching the popular game show “Wheel of […]
Ready to challenge your perspectives on wisdom and honor? Then strap in, because we’re about to embark on a deep examination of these two profound and significant concepts, guaranteed to ignite introspection. Our panel of guests, along with Jim, delve into the nuances of wisdom, moving beyond mere intelligence, and explore the concept of ‘reading […]
It’s fascinating to hear about the different traditions and rituals that have shaped our lives and it’s impact on us. Join us as we explore the timeless rituals and practices that connect generations and shape our identities. In this episode, we’ll hear heartwarming stories from individuals who have cherished family traditions and discuss how these […]
Ever wonder how some people just seem to seize every opportunity that comes their way? Or how they always have an enviable state of readiness to take control of their lives? Join us as we explore the power of taking charge in our lives and the transformative effects of speaking out when we witness something […]
Get ready to unlock the mysteries of the human psyche as we take you through the intriguing world of personality measurements. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a profound understanding of different personality models, and grasp the crucial differences between a behavior test and a personality test. In our quest to understand ourselves […]