149: Pascal Beauboeuf (The Pascal Show)

Pascal Beauboeuf on Innovation City

“Sometimes what you feel in your gut is what you ignore all the time. You just go from what you’ve learned and what you’ve had programmed in your mind…rather than “what is my heart saying?”” – Pascal Beauboeuf

Welcome to Season 3 of Innovation City, a podcast featuring innovators, creators, and disruptors to discover how business is changing in the modern world.

Created and produced by SLAM! Agency in cooperation with Venture Cafe St. Louis and Venture Cafe Miami, Innovation City gives you an inside look at how rapidly business and culture are changing thanks to increasing diversity and inclusion, heightened creativity, and a stronger and better-connected business community. Venture Cafe is the largest combined gathering of entrepreneurs and innovators anywhere in the world. Events are held every Thursday in St. Louis, Miami, and other leading innovation cities around the globe.

Today’s guest is Pascal Beauboeuf, Executive Producer and Host of The Pascal Show. Beauboeuf has always had a passion for conversation. Perfecting the art form has helped him discover his authenticity and voice. He believes the most meaningful conversations are heart centered and based on genuine feeling. His “heart over head” approach to people has helped him to amass nearly 100,000 followers on social media. In this episode Tyler and Leigh-Ann turn the tables, putting the host in the guest seat to find out what his idea of good dialogue is, the need for more public discourse on social justice, his process for scoring interviews, and much more!

They discuss:

  • How intuition and feeling create some of the best conversations and dialogue
  • The need for more focus on hard conversations like social justice topics in public discourse
  • How public discourse needs to center around hard facts
  • How great questions combined with improvisation make for good conversations
  • Why diversity is an essential ingredient for creating meaningful dialogue
  • Using a “leapfrog” strategy where attaining one interview leads to another for has been successful way to grow a network organically
  • How self belief is important to realizing your potential
  • How the process of evolving and finding your niche requires flexibility, openness, and a willingness to see the right opportunities

Lightning Round:

  • What was your childhood dream?
    • To be the next Bruce Lee
  • If money was not an issue how would you spend your time?
    • Eat endless crab legs on the beach or in a yacht on the Atlantic Ocean
  • What or who are you grateful for?
    • My parents
  • If you could run your own country what would it be like for you?
    • There would be plenty of parties and cookouts, everyone would have a grill and lots of food
  • What does success look like to you?
    • Having my loved ones not wanting for anything
    • Tailored suits and a nice car
    • Putting my children in good schools
    • Travel and freedom