Can Introverts get ahead? Just ask Barak Obama, Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Doug Conant, Mark Zuckerberg, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Robin Williams, David Letterman and more.
“To Inspire means to breathe in , so Inspired leadership means creating space to breathe, converse, be curious, listen, learn and respect”
Beth Buelow, PCC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, podcaster, and speaker.
“The greatest gift we can give others is to see and hear them”
“We’re on a Mission to change the negative perception of sales and make it a profession to be proud of”
As the Host of the Sales Reinvented Podcast, Paul Watts believes that sales is an honourable profession. As a Sales and Sales Management Coach, he endorses a full lifecycle sales model that is more than just one party selling to another. It brings value to both parties through a relationship – not a transaction.
“What makes you a valuable contributor today will not necessarily make you valuable tomorrow”
As a Sales Performance Coach at Base Over, Apex Paul combines the most effective sales strategies with personal accountability to produce results for the companies he works with. His focus is New Business Development and Social Selling. A pillar of Paul’s training is teaching salespeople how to increase their effectiveness by finding and accessing an account’s decision makers.
“The amount of change going on in the world right now is unparalleled. The world has never changed as quickly as it is today”
This week on Inspiring Leaders, we talk to Business Strategist Janet LeBlanc to gain deep insights into the Customer-Centric mentality.
“If you get this customer-centric picture right, everything else falls into place”.
Janet LeBlanc is a business strategist, keynote speaker and best-selling Author of the “5Pillars Of Customer Centricity”. She is a recognized authority in the area of customer experience management with award-winning results in driving transformational change. With over 25 years of experience, Janet coaches global business executives and public sector leaders on how to propel their employees, customers and organizations forward to deliver a Branded Customer Experience®. She works with Fortune 100 companies and public institutions to connect with customer perspectives to drive business results. Her experience in measuring customer value and her expertise in applying customer experience management concepts and methodologies makes her popular with leaders eager to use customer strategies to drive organizational performance.
“Great leaders inspire change, they motivate and inspire me to want to reach and realize that Vision”
What is Transformational Leadership? On this episode, we find out with Krishna Kumar, President of the International Association of Coaching (IAC).
“Most of us dream of being in a better place but most great leaders have got to where they are by applying leverage”
A pioneer in the sphere of Leadership and Executive Coaching in India, Krishna Kumar holds the firm belief that coaching is enlightening, transformational, at times magical, almost always healing and possessing the power to build a healthier and harmonious society. It is a belief that has carried him through a diverse and continuing learning journey over three decades where he has donned the hats of a senior corporate executive, an entrepreneur, a master tennis coaching professional, a B-school professor, independent Board member and as a Leadership and Executive Coach.
“If you are able to transform an individual and take them to what they perceives as a better place, then you are a good coach”
Startup Businesses need help. Only 35% of new businesses will be around after 5 years. Thank goodness for the Guest we interview here.
“The failure rate for StartUp Canada Members is half the national average and 8% of our Members are high-growth vs 4% generally”
Victoria Lennox is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada, the national rallying community supporting and giving a voice to Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. She has been recognized by the United Nations Development Program and the European Union as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship education.
“I want Startup Canada to be a household name so we can help people and create a nation of entrepreneurs.”
This week we learn how to Do The Impossible with Extreme Athlete, Ray Zahab.
“You define yourself by what you do”
Ray Zahab is an extreme runner and motivational speaker. He has been active in extreme running adventures in several countries around the world, including challenges that most people would consider impossible.
But it wasn’t always that way. As a young adult Ray was smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, living a sedentary life and was basically unhappy. What motivated him to get off the couch and start training by tying a car tire around his waist for resistance while running uphills? What inspired Ray to become a leader in perspectives about what is physically possible? The answer will shock you!
“When things aren’t going well, resilience is your ability to stick to it, not give up and see that light at the end of the tunnel. Things WILL get better.”
In these times of divisive politics and unapologetic incivility by public figures, we’re proud to discuss Commonalities with Thought Leader Sheema Khan on this week’s INSPIRING LEADERS Podcast.
“Rather than running on auto pilot and delegating critical thinking to others, it starts with the Leaders to take the time, to evaluate, think for themselves and use their intuition.”
Do you believe the “Official Story” that you are told? Or do you focus on the facts and make up your own mind? As leaders, the former can lead to divisiveness and disaster and the latter can bring inclusion and innovation.
“I’m inspired by leaders who fearlessly speak truth to power.”
“Being Mindful in Conflict”. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of skillful leadership. This week we explore this topic with Life Coach Jim Mondry.
“Inspired Leadership means setting a Vision for what could be in such a way that the people you are leading can understand how they can uniquely contribute to it and participate along with you.”
Many managers are overwhelmed with the million different things demanding their attention, from over-seeing tasks, supporting employees, responding to customers and answering to senior leaders. In this interview, Jim dives deep into the interpersonal challenges that he himself encountered as an Engineer, and the transformation that he experienced after discovering the practice of Mindfulness.
“I went from having difficult relationships with Managers to being more courageous and open with them. And they started to be more open with me. The whole dynamics shifted. The energy shifted.”
We’re taking an Insider’s Look into Leadercast, the World’s Premier Leadership Event.
“The more you give away, the more you get”
Duane Cummings is the CEO (“Constantly Elevating Others”) of Leadercast where they aim to “Fill The World With Leaders Worth Following” by serving groups and organizations, hosting events like Leadercast Live, the largest one day leadership event in the world. Duane describes his role as humbling to be surrounded by amazing talent and focus on making the world a better place by serving others. His personal aim is to “die empty” by fully giving away his gifts and talents to benefit others.
“I’m humbled to serve the Leadercast Team.
The importance of teamwork and leadership skills were drilled into me early in life, and then honed while serving in the U.S. Army. Fortunately, the results later provided championships as a professional soccer player and coach. After retiring from athletics, I transitioned to the business world and held several executive and management positions, before stepping out to build my own start up wholesale clothing company.
“People refer to me as an Entrepreneur, Solutions Strategist, Public Speaker, Personal/Professional Coach, Author, Mentor, Philanthropist. Use whatever label you wish. I'm here to SERVE.”
We’re changing Human Resources to Resources for Humans with Reflektive’s incredible CEO Rajeev Behera.
“The power dynamics have shifted and employers how have to focus on engaging and motivating their employees”
Organizations have changed over the last twenty years. People no longer expect to stay in one job for their career. These days it is common for people to change companies every few years. Organizations everywhere need to rethink their approach to engaging and retaining talented people.
“It’s an economic imperative for companies to focus on their people. HR really needs to create a great employee experience”
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