Every week, the podcast team here at The Art of Charm works hard to bring you the best leads for improving yourself — in business, love, and life — the world has to offer.
Top performers from every field imaginable show up to share their secrets with all of us, and we strive to draw out something unique from every guest for every show. While it’s rewarding beyond measure, we’ll share one of our secrets with you: it’s not easy! Thankfully, with behind-the-scenes teamwork that puts to practice the very principles we teach at The Art of Charm, we do our best to make it seem easy.
Longtime listeners may already be familiar with the names if not the faces of the people who make these podcasts happen. So without further ado, let’s familiarize ourselves further!
Art of Charm podcast host Jordan Harbinger (@TheArtofCharm) has always had an affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics, and social engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive.
Forbes named him one of the 50 best relationship-builders anywhere.
Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks five languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped — twice. The only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.
Art of Charm podcast producer Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) is a recovering website programmer. From the summer of 1994 to present he’s built hundreds of websites. He also created the two-time SXSW Weblog Award winning Blogrolling.com that pioneered several innovations you use today that he should have patented. While at Technorati in the early blogging days he was on the team that invented and built blog post tagging. Also on that team was a guy named Kevin Marks who wrote the first script to move an RSS-embedded file to your iPod, which is where he got interested in podcasting.
As an avid listener of podcasts from, quite literally, the beginning, he’s always loved the medium. While working part-time at The Art of Charm he co-founded a podcast called Grumpy Old Geeks that is now one of the top tech-based news/comedy shows in iTunes every week. When he was winding down his technical career, he was invited to produce the AoC Podcast, to which he immediately agreed; since that first episode it’s been nothing but a lot of hard work — but even more fun. Jason’s also an accomplished and published photographer; you can see his work at his personal website.
Since leaving school in 1997, Art of Charm podcast sound engineer Jason Sanderson (@) has worked in recording studios internationally. Graduating from assistant to engineer and producer, working on over 100 alternative music records for recognised bands, artists and record labels, he finally turned his engineering skills to podcast production.
He loves to travel, having visited most of Europe and a chunk of Northern America. He also enjoys reading, photography, video, architecture, drumming, and working on his own podcast Endless Wave Dynamics, where he talks about creative businesses.
Jason has a keen interest in self-development, social dynamics, and networking, which led him to working with the Art of Charm since September 2012. With a passion for all things both technical and creative, Jason fits at home on the AoC production team, tightening up every nuance of every sentence and making the show sound its best!
Robert Glen Fogarty
Robert Glen Fogarty (@Fogarty) — around here we just call him “Bob” — is the guy who writes the Art of Charm podcast notes and helps tidy up some of the word-related tangles in which we sometimes find ourselves. He spent nearly 12 years as the Editor-in-Chief for Chris Pirillo’s LockerGnome, and his writing can be found in various places across the Web — including ReadWrite, FOSS Force, and his personal website.
Bob lives within walking distance of the world-famous San Diego Zoo with his wife and a motley assortment of kitten brats, a bearded dragon with an attitude problem, and a python who sometimes doesn’t know the difference between a helpful human hand and a bloody dead rat (it’s what’s for dinner).
When he’s not sitting in front of his computer churning out words for his supper, Bob likes riding his bike, sipping whisky (and whiskey), making any excuse for being on a boat, and joining in the chorus wherever drinking songs are being sung. He can most often be found scolding people for poor apostrophe usage, but that’s turned into more of a job than a hobby.
AJ Harbinger is the CEO and co-founder of The Art of Charm. Prior to founding AoC, Harbinger pursued a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. With no prior knowledge about social dynamics, Harbinger pored over the material, quickly mastering the fundamental concepts.
His background in biology helped him to apply the scientific method, taking his book knowledge to the next level through in-field experience. While still at the University of Michigan, he founded the The Art of Charm Podcast, which was later featured on SiriusXM Radio.
He lives in Hollywood, California, which provides no shortage of places for him to continue to test and develop the techniques taught by The Art of Charm.
Kimberly Seltzer (@SeltzerKimberly), owner of Elite Image Makeovers, is a therapist, image expert, and dating coach based in Los Angeles. She utilizes the unique combined use of therapy, in-field date coaching, and styling to help people with their confidence and dating life.
Kimberly helps women and men update and discover their dating image through wardrobe consultation and assistance in purchasing clothes that fit each body type. She has developed her own personalized wing gal approach with clients doing in-field work with men and women working on body language, first impressions, image and messaging, and how it impacts attraction. She has enjoyed opportunities on the radio, TV, and on the Web.
Kimberly enjoys speaking and giving seminars such as being the keynote speaker for Neutrogena, National Matchmaking Conferences, eHarmony, The Great Love Debate, and iDate. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, DigitalRomance.com, WorldLifeStyle.com, and YourTango and is featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fox News Magazine, and Yahoo Shine.
Johnny Dzubak (@Dzubak) happened upon the field of Social Dynamics and dating coaching quite by accident. Having been a touring musician much of his life, he felt the need to contribute positively to the world and was interested in the power of personal transformation.
Johnny began educating himself about Social Dynamics and incorporating the concepts he learned into his day-to-day life. Soon after, he began coaching for a small Social Dynamics company out of Washington, DC; it was then that he met AJ and Jordan.
Johnny is all about getting rid of the ‘game’ on which so many other similar companies focus, and he wanted to find a natural way to bring out the best qualities in people. Understanding the true emotion and genuine connection people make with one another is where he finds his inspiration. It is this philosophy that makes him a great fit for The Art of Charm crew.