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Ep90 Joe Ferraro- Teacher, Podcast Host, and Speaker

Joe Ferraro

Joe Ferraro is currently in his 19th year as an educator, teaching English 12, Public Speaking, and Creative Writing. In addition to his work in the classroom, he is the creator and host of the personal growth podcast One Percent Better. His mission is to help people leverage small changes in mindset, language, and behavior in order to get life-changing results. On his quest to learn the secrets of daily improvement, Joe has interviewed some of the most creative minds in the world. Authors like Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, and Debbie Millman. World Champions like 14-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Hellmuth. People as far reaching as former FBI lead hostage negotiator Chris Voss. Joe’s writing has been featured on and Inside Pitch Magazine. Joe has been a guest on several podcasts, including Teacher Tunnel, Creative NonFiction, TopCoach, and The Baseball Drive. You can follow Joe and his journey at


Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin




This summer I co-authored, with a group of amazing entrepreneurs, a book called THE CHOICE which is available for pre-order now. My chapter is focused on how I fail and overcome it.

We are currently building a pre-order list for publishers and every order counts. When you have a moment please click on this link, check out the book trailer, and pre-order a copy or 4.


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