An Emmy Award-Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., produces media and branded content for top thought leaders and media personalities around the world.

Recognized as a leading expert on branding and storytelling, Nick has authored more than two dozen Best-Selling books (including The Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, StorySelling ) and produced and directed more than 60 documentaries, earning 22 Emmy Awards and 43 nominations. Nick speaks to audiences internationally on the topics of branding, entertainment, media, business and storytelling at major universities and events.

As the CEO of DNA Media, Nick oversees a portfolio of companies including: DNA Films, Astonish Entertainment, 11th Street Films, Abundance Studios, DNA (an international agency with more than 3,000 clients in 63 countries) and Ambitious.com. Nick is an award-winning director, producer and songwriter who has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Ivanka Trump, Sir Richard Branson, Larry King, Jack Nicklaus, Rudy Ruettiger (inspiration for the Hollywood Blockbuster, RUDY), Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (The Secret, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), and many more.

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Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Kimberly Berens
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Kimberly Berens
Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens is the Founder of Fit Learning and Regional Director of Fit Learning Tri-State. She is an educational researcher who has published and presented extensively on science-based approaches to education, speaking at over 30 regional, national, and international conferences. Nick and Dr. Berens sit down today to discuss several talking points from her first book, "Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and the Science That Can Save Them". In 1998, as a doctoral student in learning and behavioral science, Dr. Berens founded Fit Learning in a broom closet on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since her...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Rebecca Zung
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Rebecca Zung
Today's guest Rebecca Zung is a best-selling author and a leading authority on negotiation and family law. Her journey from being a divorced single mom and college dropout to one of the top attorneys in the U.S. has inspired her to empower others to live at their optimum levels of success. As a partner in the law firm of Long, Murphy and Zung, Rebecca is in the top 1% of attorneys in the United States. She has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Reports as a best lawyer in America and as a legal elite by Trend magazine....
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr.  Edward Hallowell
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Edward Hallowell
Today Nick Nanton sits down with Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell, a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, he was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of six Hallowell ADHD Centers in the USA. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity. He has ADHD and dyslexia himself. Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author of 20 books. His groundbreaking Distraction series, which...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Remi Adeleke
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Remi Adeleke
Today Nick Nanton sits down with Remi Adeleke, author of the best-selling memoir, Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds, which was released in May of 2019. Born in western Africa, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx in New York City following his father’s untimely death. After spending his youth making regrettable decisions on the streets of New York, Remi joined the Navy in 2002. He would later became a Navy SEAL, earning the SEAL of the Year award from the...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Nick Nanton is joined today by Dr. Steven Eisenberg, a triple-board-certified physician and author of the new book "Love Is the Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion", which comes out on May 25th, 2021. Dr. Eisenberg was the first recipient of the Dr. Emanuel Fliegelman Humanitarian Award, an award for the doctor most exhibiting highly compassionate care during residency. Dr. Eisenberg also co-founded cCARE, California’s largest medical oncology practice. He serves as its Medical Director of Integrative Oncology, as well as its unofficial CEO, or Chief Empathy Officer. Building on his expertise in health...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dave Asprey
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dave Asprey
Nick Nanton is joined today by Dave Asprey, the “Father of Biohacking” and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360. Dave is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of five books, host of the Webby-award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and the creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. Through the Bulletproof Diet, countless biological experiments, and simple life “hacks”, Dave has maintained a 100 pound weight loss, upgraded his brain, and transformed himself into a happy and gratitude filled husband, father, writer, executive and human being. With over 200 million downloads of his Bulletproof Radio podcast, millions...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Mark Schaefer
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Mark Schaefer
Nick Nanton sits down to talk with Mark Schaefer, a globally-recognized author, speaker, podcaster, and business consultant. Mark's prolific work sits at the intersection of marketing, technology, and humanity. He has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development, holds seven patents, and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University. Mark is the best-selling author of nine books, including the very first book on influence marketing. His blog, GROW, and podcast “The Marketing Companion” are ranked among the top rated marketing resources in the field. His new book, Cumulative Advantage, is a practical guidebook that helps...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Lisa Nichols
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Lisa Nichols
Nick Nanton sits down to talk with Lisa Nichols, one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers whose global platform, Motivating the Masses, has reached and served nearly 80 million people. About 30 years ago, Lisa was a struggling single mom on government assistance who reached a breaking point when she realized she didn’t have enough money in her bank account to buy diapers for her son. Then, she transformed her life in a way that has since served to motivate and inspire millions of people to also find the courage to break through and discover their own untapped talents and...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Laura Penhaul
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Laura Penhaul
Tennis champ Naomi Osaka, long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont, and the British Paralympic team all have one thing in common. The mental and physical preparation of these athletes was overseen by Laura Penhaul. Laura is skilled at understanding the mentality of athletes and the challenges they face because she has truly put herself in their shoes. In 2015, Laura was the team-leader of the first all-female crew to row the Pacific Ocean, an incredible feat that is captured in the documentary, ‘Losing Sight of Shore’ and that earned her two world records. Laura embarked on this journey in hopes of gaining...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Brandon Steiner
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner is an author, speaker and media personality who founded Steiner Sports, a sports marketing and memorabilia company, in 1987 and grew it into a $50 million empire and the most successful sports memorabilia company of its kind. He has worked with some of the biggest athletes and brands in the world and also is widely known for having bought the old Yankee Stadium. He is also the founder and CEO of CollectibleXchange and The Steiner Agency. Today, Brandon speaks worldwide to audiences primarily on the topic of how to grow your business by differentiating yourself from your competitors...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. John Ruhlin
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. John Ruhlin
John Ruhlin is the founder of the Ruhlin Group, a gift strategy and logistics company that helps their clients send world-class gifts that stand out, increase referrals, and strengthen retention with their clients, employees and prospects. It all started when John began applying the principles of generosity at Cutco and started making the largest deals out of all of their 1.5 million reps and distributors. Suddenly he wasn’t just selling knives, people were asking him to speak on stage and teach their sales and marketing teams. John took those principles of giving that made him so successful at Cutco and...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Kara Goldin
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Kara Goldin
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand best known for its flagship product, Hint Water- the number one flavored water in the United States. In building Hint, Inc into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time, Kara has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, and the Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara is also the author of ‘Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts...
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Marcus Sheridan
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Marcus Sheridan
Marcus Sheridan is the guest on this episode of "Now to Next." He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his powerful transformational business approach and his best-selling book, They Ask, You Answer (which happens to be one of the most impactful books I personally read this year). So naturally, we dive into some of the things Marcus discusses in his book, but we also get into topics like the blurred line between sales and marketing in businesses today, the 5 fundamental subjects people research before they engage with a company, and how content consumption affects sales. Marcus...
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney
Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor organization, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional… just to name a few things, and he's this episode's "Now to Next" guest. We talk what it takes to become a fighter pilot and the major life lessons it has taught Dan. We'd also be remiss if we didn't talk about the story of the Folds of Honor non-profit organization, what prompted Dan Rooney to create it and how it's grown (and still growing) to help so many military families. Lastly,...
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Joey Coleman
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Joey Coleman
Joey Coleman is the founder and “Chief Experience Composer” of Design Symphony, a customer experience branding firm, a renowned speaker, and the author of the best-selling book “Never Lose A Customer Again.” Joey has over 20 years of experience and a lot of hands-on knowledge due to an insane career path —his words. On today’s Now to Next episode, Joey shares his insights on his “First 100 Days® Methodology” in regards to keeping customers, the 8 phases of the customer experience, the eclectic career path that led to where he is today...and even some tips on the best time of...
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. James Altucher
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. James Altucher
James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded over 20 companies. In this episode, he dives into his “Choose Yourself” mentality and what that means in terms of finding your own passions, forging your own path, and his daily practice with what he calls the four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). James also discusses the reaction he faced (the good and the bad) after his “New York City is Dead Forever" article went viral during the pandemic. We talk reviews from the 8-part docuseries about James on Amazon Prime video that...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Sullivan
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Sullivan
Nick Nanton is joined by Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach, to discuss his new book “Who Not How”. Sullivan, who’s coached thousands of entrepreneurs since 1974, discusses the importance of collaboration and understanding one’s own ‘Unique Abilities’ to achieve the four freedoms crucial to entrepreneurial success - the freedom of Time, Money, Relationships and Purpose.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dick Vitale
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dick Vitale
Dick Vitale is a wildly popular college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Known for his unbridled enthusiasm and charismatic delivery, Dickie V first coached high school basketball, then moved to Rutgers University, the University of Detroit, and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons in a period of just nine years — before joining ESPN where he’s spent the last 40 years. Host Nick Nanton and Dick talk about the overwhelming support of Dick’s family and how it led him to undergoing corrective surgery. Nick and Dickie V also discuss the documentary they are working on together, raising money to battle pediatric cancer through...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Quan Huynh
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Quan Huynh
Quan Huynh is the post-release program manager for Defy Ventures — a non-profit that provides opportunities to men and women with criminal histories. Host Nick Nanton and Quan talk about his new book, “Sparrow and the Razor Wire,” which begins when Quan recieved a sentence of 15 years-to-life for killing a man in gang-related incident. Nick and Quan also discuss how he discovered a new path while being incarcerated that led to self-reflection and the ability to help those that may feel “stuck,” how joining and creating groups that do good in prison made Quan feel the best he ever...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Arlan Hamilton
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist, author, managing partner of Backstage Capital and the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Fast Company — that isn’t an athlete or entertainer. Backstage Capital has raised more than $30 million and invested in more than 130 companies led by underestimated founders. Host Nick Nanton and Arlan discuss the types of educational companies she loves currently being created, how sitting front row at a Janet Jackson concert inspired her ideals and future career path, and what drove Arlan to start a fund to invest in the companies that were being overlooked....
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Alwyn Cosgrove
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Alwyn Cosgrove
Recorded during the California widfires, CEO of Results Fitness, Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the most respected fitness experts in the world — on top of being a business coach, author, and speaker. Host Nick Nanton and Alwyn discuss the reason Allwyn first got into Tae Kwon Do, how his entreperneurial mindset spurned the idea of becoming a gym owner, and the rule of threes — that if you cmplain about something three times, you’re the person that needs to fix it or stop complaining. Nick and Alwyn also discuss writing the methodology to scale and differentiate his business, how...
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Sims
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Sims
What you see is what you get with Steve Sims. London-native, Sims, is a massively successful serial entrepreneur and author that tells it likes it is but is still compassionate in his approach. Host Nick Nanton and Steve discuss the true and positive meaning of being a "hustler," imagining what you could achieve if you weren't afraid of trying, and how entrepreneurs are able to tweak a bad situation into a diamond situation. Nick and Steve also talk about learning the art of negotiating from Steve's days working in clubs, the reasons you should always ask “why" three times within...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals — a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 1.6 million of the world’s poorest children per day. Host Nick Nanton and Magnus discuss his second book — Give” Charity and the Art of Living Generously,” how any genuine act of charity will always involve a risk, and learning from the people he was trying to help. Magnus also talks about founding Scottish International Relief, empowering communities to volunteer their own time to cook and grow food, and how the business...
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Todd Herman
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Todd Herman
Todd Herman is New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur, business coach and mentor who has spent more than 20 years as a performance adviser to athletes and business executives at the highest level. Host Nick Nanton and Todd discuss his recovery from COVID-19, the principles behind Todd’s latest book — “The Alter Ego Effect,” and the importance of having a mentor. Nick and Todd also talk about the four layers of the core self, creating a secondary ego to reach new levels of performance as well as protecting yourself from criticism, and the language of peak-performance.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joe De Sena
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joe De Sena
Joe de Sena is CEO and founder of Spartan Race, a New York Times best-seller, and a popular keynote speaker and podcast host. Host Nick Nanton and Joe discuss three business/life lessons that Joe got from the most unlikely of sources, the entrepreneurial mindset of serving first, and the evolution of Spartan Race. Nick and Joe also talk about the people that inspire Joe to get after it every day, work-life integration, the challenge of teaching persistence to children, and focusing on the things in life that you can control.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Anderson
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson is an IT risk consultant, speaker, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author of "The Bezos Letters." Host Nick Nanton and Steve talk about the 14 principles grouped into four cycles that Bezos references in his shareholder letters, Amazon’s culture of experimenting and inventing, and creating meaningful differentiation through Amazon Go and Kindle. Nick and Steve also discuss understanding your flywheel — Amazon’s secret sauce for to making their business grow, and the incremental differences between type one and type two decisions.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Chris Voss
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Chris Voss
Chris Voss is the CEO and founder of The Black Swan Group Ltd, a best-selling author, and the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator. Host Nick Nanton discusses Chris’ national best-selling book, "Never Split the Difference," the attributes that make a master negotiator, and empathy’s effect in business negotiations.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keith Ferrazzi
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keith Ferrazzi
Host Nick Nanton talks with New York Times Best-Selling author, Keith Ferrazzi, about the term he coined, “co-elevation,” why networking begins with providing enough value to people, and serve, share, care — the inspiration behind Keith's new book “Leading Without Authority.”
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keni Thomas: Leading in Uncertain Times
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keni Thomas: Leading in Uncertain Times
Host Nick Nanton talks with friend and former Army Ranger, Keni Thomas about a plethora of topics including The Battle of Mogadishu, which was the inspiration for the motion picture Black Hawk Down. Nick and Keni also discuss servant-leaders and how they can whiteboard a better America, building trust through Keni’s Downrange Advanced Leadership Course, and the importance of doing the right thing even when it’s hard.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Andre Norman
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Andre Norman
Andre Norman sits down with Nick Nanton to discuss his new book, Ambassador of Hope. A #1 Amazon Bestseller, Andre details how he turned poverty and prison into a purpose-driven life. His life-changing true story provides motivation for a better tomorrow. Andre’s continuing mission is to spread awareness to the poor, the youth, and the professionals of the world.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Anthony Scaramucci
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Anthony Scaramucci
Probably best known as the former White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, is a brilliant guy with an incredible amount of grit, hustle, and life experiences. Learn about Anthony’s Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole (2016) — and why it’s more relevant today than ever. Written from his experiences during the previous financial downturn, Scaramucci gives you a primer on how to succeed in an unpredictable business market. Although Scaramucci believes you can't necessarily control what happens to your business, you can absolutely control how you react in the moment — and the ones that precede.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jay Abraham
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jay Abraham
In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, host Nick Nanton speaks with his longtime collaborator Jay Abraham. The pair break down 10 of Jay’s 21 all-important Power Principles of Success. Nick and Jay also answer questions in hopes of helping citizens of the world thrive through pillars of value and bounce back once the pandemic has passed. Jay also touches upon the current uncertainty surrounding the real estate market, establishing your superior skillset, and uncovering the real meaning of life.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ross Thornley
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ross Thornley
Nick Nanton sits down with Ross Thornley, the CEO and co-founder of AQai. This purpose-driven conversation touches upon Ross' three key attributes — adaptability, assessments, and coaching. Ross, a relentlessly curious individual, discusses the possible outcomes of working remotely in a post-COVID-19 world — and how humans are built to adapt even in the most dire of situations.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton SPECIAL EDITION: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Times
Now to Next with Nick Nanton SPECIAL EDITION: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Times
Tim Ballard and Jessica Mass from Operation Underground Railroad join host Nick Nanton to share O.U.R.’s mission of saving children and seeking justice for those who victimize them. Committed to enhancing law enforcement efforts by providing resources where budget shortfalls prohibit, Tim and Jessica, shed light on the ever-present problem of child exploitation. With child pornography and human trafficking on the rise, O.U.R. shares the opportunities that exist to save lives and the aftercare program designed to make a better tomorrow for those affected.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ricky Kej
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ricky Kej
Nick Nanton sits down with Ricky Kej, a Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer who has performed in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky is also a renowned Environmentalist and has been named a United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist. Ricky won a Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015 for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’ which was in the Best New Age Album category. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart in August 2014. His incredible body of work includes 17 studio...
Wellness Expert REVEALS Why You CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT! Feat. Jonathan Bailor
Wellness Expert REVEALS Why You CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT! Feat. Jonathan Bailor
Nick Nanton sits down with Jonathan Bailor, a New York Times bestselling author, wellness expert, and founder of the metabolic healing and Diabesity treatment company, SANE Solution. Jonathan also produced and stars in the new documentary, BETTER, which debunks the myth that the only way to lose weight is to starve your body. The film focuses on the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, called Diabesity, and looks at the reason for its rise and what we can all do to live and eat better. Jonathan has registered over twenty-five patents to his name, spoken at Fortune 100 companies and...
Applying FAITH to ENTREPRENEURSHIP Feat. Perry Marshall
Applying FAITH to ENTREPRENEURSHIP Feat. Perry Marshall
Nick Nanton sits down with Perry Marshall, one of the most expensive business strategists in the world who has consulted in over 300 industries. Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and has written eight books including, ‘Ultimate Guide to Google Ads’ which is the world’s best-selling book on internet advertising and ‘Memos from the Head Office’ which came out in May of this year and shares incredible true stories of entrepreneurs who found success by listening to a power outside themselves. In addition to his consulting and speaking work, Marshall founded the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize, the...

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