095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters, to provide a clear roadmap. The material is a valuable reference whenever you’re experiencing a difficult situation.

Kon is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a Human Capital Management consulting group that provides performance improvement and training solutions. He helps organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive Talent Management strategy. He’s also committed to developing future leaders by applying the same principles to the coaching of young soccer players in local, state and Olympic development programs.

You’ll discover:

  • The 7 keys that can help you navigate through any crisis
  • How leaders can use these keys with their teams to improve performance and achieve the desired results
  • The Leadership Paradox – how to take seemingly contradictory items and blend them successfully (e.g., empathy and tough love)
  • What Kon does to teach these concepts to the youth athletes he coaches

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094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

Do your beliefs about what’s possible for you ever hold you back? If so, my interview with Dr. Lisa Walker is a must-listen. You’ll love hearing her passion and stories as she describes her own breakthroughs and the ways she helps clients with theirs. Lisa is a Psychologist and Leadership Development Expert as well as an ICF Master Certified Coach, and a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach. She’s also an advanced level Mediator and Facilitator, helping leaders navigate crucial conversations.

Lisa has worked on large-scale leadership initiatives for clients in over 30 countries. She has a knack for coaching executives to achieve positive, measurable change in their leadership behaviors while delivering on business results and nurturing and growing their people. Her clients include Dell, Amazon, Target and IBM.

You’ll discover:

  • How Lisa applies her background as a psychologist to coaching leaders
  • The top challenges leaders are facing right now…and what Lisa says and does to help them achieve breakthroughs
  • Success stories of clients who’ve abandoned their limiting beliefs to embrace their true potential
  • The life-altering lessons Lisa learned when she successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa

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Lisa’s Upcoming Book (late 2021)

Leading Beyond Your Limits: Critical Leadership Tools for Resilience & Innovation in the Era of Relentless Change

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

If you’re working long hours in your business and find it hard to take time off, my interview with Tom Perrone is a must-listen. Tom’s been in the financial planning business since 1970, and he’s passionate about helping small business owners learn how to create a company that grows revenue and profits and also allows them to take lots of time off. Tom is the host of the Building and Protecting Your Business Worth Podcast. In our conversation, we dive into his excellent book for business owners, Unlocking Your Business’ DNA: Cracking the Code to a Better Business, Bigger Profits and More Time on the Beach!

You’ll discover:

  • What Tom means by Business DNA and how it applies to you
  • Why it’s critical to block time to work ON your business and not just IN it
  • How Tom is able to work fewer hours/week than most business owners and still grow his business and income
  • One big thing you must do to build your company’s value
  • Why you need to think about “exit planning” as soon as you start your business

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092: Use The Vision Code to Inspire Others to a Better World

092: Use The Vision Code to Inspire Others to a Better World

Does the idea of creating a vision for your life or company seem daunting or vague? My guest Dr. Oleg Konovalov brings vision into a practical, executable concept. Oleg is a global thought leader, author, business educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience operating businesses and consulting with Fortune 500 companies internationally. He’s been named as “the da Vinci of Visionary Leadership” by many leading authorities as he helps companies create and executive their vision. In this conversation we talk about key elements of his latest book, The Vision Code, that you can apply in your own business and life.

You’ll discover:

  • The difference between communicating a vision and sharing a vision
  • Why it’s important to set aside ego when you want to inspire others to buy into your vision
  • What gets in the way of executing a vision
  • What leaders can do to keep people engaged in pursuing a vision
  • How having a vision helped Oleg get through a tough time

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091: Increase Your Brand Visibility to Help Your Ideal Clients Find You

091: Increase Your Brand Visibility to Help Your Ideal Clients Find You

Would you like to get your name and services “out there” in a bigger way? In this interview, my guest Julie Livingston share specific strategies for doing that. She lays out an excellent plan for turning your LinkedIn profile into a landing page. Julie is president of WantLeverage Communications, a marketing communications agency based in New York City. She’s an expert at helping “under the radar” companies break through the noise to capture the attention of their target audiences and increase their visibility.

You’ll discover:

  • What brand visibility is, and why it’s critical in business today
  • How to update your LinkedIn profile to position you positively with potential clients
  • Why you should identify the 3-5 key messages you want others to know about you and your services
  • The importance of embedding keywords in all your online content

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