Thanks for thinking about a guest appearance on the Task Management & Time Blocking Podcast!


This is Francis Wade and thanks for responding to my invitation to be a guest on the JumpLeap Podcast.

If we have already spoken, you may already know some of this information, but in case I didn’t cover everything here are some details in writing that may help you gain the most from of this experience.

Why the podcast? To provide practical solutions to specific problem in the area of 15–30-year, game changing strategic plans. To be more clear, we tackle one specific problem per episode.

How is this different? In our podcast conversation, we are looking to have a deeper than average discussion.

Our ultimate goal? To uncover some useful aspects of the problem…perhaps even some useful insights that we didn’t start the interview having! (This is our stretch outcome.) This means that we should end up far beyond the world of cliches, popular memes and conventional wisdom. Sometimes we get there in a single episode, sometimes we don’t. But we’ll try.

The first part of each show is devoted to defining the problem in a way that should be brand new for listeners. In other words, as we diagnose, they should get excited by the depth of knowledge we bring to the teardown.

This part should help them see solutions on their own, in real time, as they listen.

The second part of the show is spent searching for solutions. The final segment deals with implementing them.

Logistics: Each show takes about 50-75 minutes to record. But we’ll need about 90 minutes in total time in your calendar to set things up, record and wrap things up at the end. Come to the call ready to be video-taped.

Interested? – Book 30 minutes on my calendar here for a pre-call to plan our discussion –

Sample Topics: To start with, here is a list suggested of points or topics I’d like to cover during the first two or three seasons of the podcast. A few have been covered in the episodes recorded so far, and if you want to make sure we don’t cover something twice, check the list of prior episodes.

However, if you have an idea for a new or additional topic, please suggest it!

Preparation: This podcast will probably take some preparation. (This makes it unlike other podcasts where guests simply show up for an interview.) During the pre-call, we’ll go over the problem we plan to tackle and some of the resources we may use or refer to.

I will need a short bio and a picture.

Target Audience: Our ideal listeners are “sponsors” (aka champions) of a corporate strategic planning process intended to produce a game changing plan.

They could be a top executive, staff member, board member or even an outside consultant. Their job is to organize the event and manage the process from start to the finished product. However, this probably won’t be their first retreat, but they could be a first-time sponsor.

More importantly, they are exploring a new frontier: a 15-30-year, game-changing strategic plan.

Chances are, they haven’t been in a workshop to produce an interwoven short/long-term strategic plan. This is their first-time. And they are well aware that there are some who argue that life is changing too fast to make long-term plans. In fact, someone above them in the hierarchy might believe this is true.

As such, they come to the podcast looking to solve a real challenge.

Our job in the podcast is to help them make progress.

Your Commercial Objectives: Let’s get them clearly defined in our pre-call. You may want to promote a book, or build your list, or just create some brand awareness. We’ll discuss any specific measurable results you are aiming for and ways this experience can help accomplish them.

Fun: Having a great time by taking on a challenge that puts us in the flow state. You may recognize what it’s like to set aside everyday concerns for few hours, so we can just make dig into a problem. The fact that we’re brainstorming in front of a virtual audience…well…let’s call that “fun”!

Promotion: I’ll provide you with swipe files and graphics. We’ll promote the episode to past/future attendees of the Sustainable Strategic Planning Conference, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube.

When? The podcast was launched in January of 2023.

Your Next Step: If you’re interested, first, complete this application form. You will find a link in the form to this list of suggested, possible topics. Get inspired by this list, if needed.

Ideally, we should end up with a topic that will give us a decent challenge.

Then, send me a meeting link from my calendar to set up our pre-call.

Not an Interview

Just to reiterate…this is not a typical podcast interview where your career or book are the subject of the episode. No offense intended, but I am inviting you to engage in solving a challenge our audience faces.

So this is about them. Their problem. Their aspirations and the obstacles in the way. If this inspires you, don’t hesitate to reach out.