Up or Out with Connie & Jeff

Welcome to Up or Out - The Podcast Conversations with Connie and Jeff Pheiff. In a world of limitless possibilities, you're either going up or out. Who do C-Suite Executives and Serial Entrepreneurs count on for up-to-date information on everything from scaling business, achieving the gift of time, and developing High-performance habits? Connie & Jeff are a dynamic duo, former Corporate Executives who cuts through the B.S. of high-performance leadership providing you tools to decide what's best for you… You too can achieve high-performance habits and Be Unstoppable Together… up or out starts right now.
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Dec 26, 2016

Connie interviews Joel Boggess, the go-to guy for clarity, confidence, and direction. 

 If you're feeling stuck, under-challenged, or overwhelmed. This show is a must on your listening list. You will learn how to relaunch your life and start over with confidence. Find your voice and a new direction for your success. 


Dec 19, 2016

Connie Pheiff explores with Sylvie di Giusto how people whom you meet make quick decisions about you. People quick decide if they will vote for you, Buy something from you? Trust you? You have only 7-seconds to help them decide. This is that brief moment in time when others first see you, or your employees, whether it’s at a meeting, on the job, or at an interview. It happens in the blink of an eye. Like it or not, you are going to be judged. You are doing the same: You judge others, too. But can we trust these snap judgements? Sylvie works with leaders and organizations from around the world who place great importance in themselves and their reputation. She helps them to explore how people make up their minds quickly about them, their leadership potential, and either open the door for them or slam it shut.

Dec 12, 2016

Connie talks with Workplace Wellness expert Laura Putnam as she share why as a nation, we are sicker, fatter, and more stressed out than ever before. 

We are besieged by epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes – all of which are largely preventable. These are taking a huge toll on our well-being, and is having a dramatic effect on the bottom line – skyrocketing healthcare costs and reduced productivity, just to name a few.

Learn how to do it differently. Laura offers 10-steps to create workplace wellness programs that actually work.  

Be Bold * Be Connected * Be Unstoppable 

Nov 28, 2016

Randi Busee speaks on customer service audits ~ it’s an attitude people, not a department. Whether you’re working in a corporation or entrepreneur you should be acting like the owner of the business.

Randi is a proven partner to companies and business leaders who rely on her unparalleled customer service knowledge. Appearing on television, radio, and FIOS TV, Randi shares her expertise from her book Turning Rants into Raves: Turn your customers on before they turn on you 

Connie Pheiff is your unstoppable Diva advancing women in leadership to achieve excellence and Be Unstoppable.



Nov 14, 2016

Former US Army Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth McCormick was told "You can't do this"  by plenty of people on her way to reaching one of the top 2 spots in the nation for Army Warrant Officer school and being of the of the 100 women to fly the Black Hawk.  Following a medical military retirement due to an injury, Elizabeth took the corporate route with an international business until a massive layoff gave her a blessing in disguise.

Soar 2 Success International is the premier speaking and training company for high quality professional speakers.  Learn about Elizabeth McCormick's exciting up or out experience as a military leader, corporate negotiator and professional speaker.


Oct 10, 2016

This week on Up or Out with Connie learn from internationally recognized, 2015 Brandon Hall Bronze Excellence in Learning award winner Brian Gracon. 

Implement a selling process and practice across your complete sales cycle. Do you have a sales cycle? Connie adds her magic sauce so you too can better serve your customer and increase sales just by changing your marketing strategies. 

Don't leave until you head over to and receive a 20% on Brian Gracon's book Meconomics 101® when you use CODE: CONNIE. Offer expires December 31, 2016. BeUnstoppable

While you're here subscribe to our page. This is Connie Pheiff, Unstoppable DIVA and you're listening to Up or Out with Connie. 

Oct 3, 2016

Learn from Jim Cathcart ~ What part of your life needs your attention. Is it spiritual, financial, family, business? All parts of your life are operating all the time. Multi-tasking is a myth, you're just chasing squirrels. Focus on one thing with everything you got ~ be out of balance. Don't be out of balance so long because the other parts of your life will knock you down. #BeUnstoppable #uporout #advancing womeninleadership

Sep 19, 2016

Kieran Flanagan is an influential leader in creative industries.  As a strategic leader consumer packaged goods (CPG) field for brands such as Coca-Cola and Unilever, she was responsible for one of the most successful product launches in Australia.   Kieran shares what she refers to as the Agility Advantage when it comes to navigating work of the future and re-thinking business models so you can be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow.

Sep 12, 2016
Eddie Turner is an Executive Coach, Facilitator and
Speaker who works with leaders to accelerate performance and drive business impact!
Eddie shares what it means to have facilitated collaboration and how it relates to leadership.
Aug 29, 2016

Nely Galán is a quintessential maker: She is a Latina media mogul, an entrepreneur, a teacher, a speaker, an Emmy Award winning producer, and an advocate for gender parity. Above all, she is SELF MADE. Dubbed the Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, Galán is one of the  entertainment  industry's  savviest influencers.

Learn how to make fear and failure your best friends.


Aug 22, 2016

More and more people are being called to awaken to a deeper, more enlightened purpose with their business or work in the world.

These are people who long to grow a business in alignment with something more Sacred, something On-Purpose, something in harmony with their values and the Calling of their Soul.

My guest this week is Dawn DelVecchio, a business mentor, marketing consultant and best-selling author of the book:  Spirit, Mind & Money: A New Conversation About Service and Success for Holistic Business Owners.

Aug 15, 2016

When do you know when to pivot?  What to do you do when you're ready to progress to the next level?  What is more important to you, fame or fortune?  This week, Connie answers listener questions and addresses how to pivot your profession or business to get where you want to be by leveraging some of the same principles that drive her success.

Aug 8, 2016

For any organization, people are both your greatest asset and sometimes your greatest source of frustration.  Today’s guest is speaker, coach and author, Jennifer Ledet.  Jennifer shares her expertise in identifying the biggest, ugliest and most common people problems your organization may have.  As someone whom finessed her people skills as a human resources director, Jennifer has helped several businesses solve their people problems by cutting through the BS.  A lively guest, Jennifer is never afraid to ask the tough questions to ensure leaders and teams get tot he heart of the matter in their “people problems.”

Aug 1, 2016
Social Media has opened a whole new world for celebrity product endorsers. Now it's easier than ever to find a celebrity who will post about your product on their Instagram feed for a fee. But does it work? Should marketers start budgeting to pay Kim Kardashian for liking their chicken nuggets?
Jeff Ernst, CEO and President at Smync, has built, grown and man aged sales and marketing organizations in businesses of all sizes, with over 20 years of marketing and management experience.  A lifelong entrepreneur, Jeff has worked over 10 years in tech including B2B startups in webcasting and web conferencing.
Jeff shares his expertise and insights in the power in word-of-mouth marketing, building and keeping an advocate community and he'll share best ways to increase social engagement.


Jul 18, 2016

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself "who is that person staring at me"?  What happens when you get derailed from the life you wanted to have?  Ruth Ross reached that point in her life and had to turn it around to get re-engaged.  Ruth Ross shares her 5 steps in how to become re-engaged with your passion.  

May 23, 2016

The future of small business lies in connections and collaboration.  In order to succeed and thrive in business, you’ll need the clarity of finding the right person or people that can answer your questions, solve your problems and help you move to the next level.  Danielle Storey wants to remind you that great leaders are thinking years ahead, and your small business has ways of closing the gap in plugging away to survive vs. finding ways to thrive.  Hint, connections and collaborations will solve many of your small business woes.

May 16, 2016

What would you say to a kid who dreamed of being a stand up comedian, but wasn’t funny? Would you encourage him? Or discourage his comedic dreams? His friends called him crazy.  He is Darren LaCroix.  With out a funny bone in his body, and a willingness to fail, Darren pursued his childhood dreams.

Hear Darren's success story from being crowned the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking to leaving his day job of 11 years to become a world renowned keynote speaker, trainer and founder of Stage Time University.

May 9, 2016


Learn to hurdle your adversity and create your new normal with Silver Medalist, keynote speaker and adversity overcomer John Register. 

John Register, CEO and Inspirational Catalyst, Owner of Inspired Communications International, LLC will teach you that you have the power to create your new normal and that we DO NOT overcome adversity.  You have to hear how John explains these truths this week on Up or Out: It's Your Time to Shine with Connie Pheiff.   


May 2, 2016

Your brain’s primary purpose is to protect you, not to realize your potential. It helps you create masterful rationalizations for keeping you stuck and safe. We will talk about the common excuses people give for not acting on their desires and what steps you can take to outsmart your brain.

What is the magic you want our listeners to takeaway?  How to discern if your life decisions are based on myths or truths.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds visits Up or Out with Connie Pheiff to share her expertise in outsmarting your brain.

Apr 25, 2016

Elaine Pasqua, author of Mom I Got This: Building Your Legacy in College and Beyond discusses how to take the pain from our past to positively influence the lives of others.  Failures are learning experiences, and you have the power to re-invent yourself.  Topics include: sexual assault, alcoholism, overcoming adversity

Mar 28, 2016

This week's episode features speaker, author, musician and member of the National Speakers hall of fame, Jim Cathcart.