If you're the most interesting person in the room... you're in the wrong room.
1 Insight is a podcast for the lonely leaders out there. You know who you are.
I have coached some of the most successful and talented people on the planet - from billion dollar business owners to former Navy Seals. I wrote a book for coaches that has sold over 50,000 copies, by word of mouth. And I'm the founder of a community of extraordinary top performers, called 4PC. Ultra-successful people are the ones who call me. My clients include Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, Special Forces operatives and serial entrepreneurs.
I see what most people cannot see - and I dare to say what most people would not say. And each week on this podcast, I will be challenging the thinking of high performers - from leaders in the corporate world, to successful entrepreneurs, to military veterans to high level coaches.
1 INSIGHT... because a single insight can change everything
Episode 10: "Stop asking permission"
It's time to face the fear of whatever is stopping you. Most of the time what we're afraid of is what we imagine other people will think.
Yet the only person we REALLY have to worry about is our self. That is whose opinion is stopping us. And, if we can learn to ignore ourselves, we can do anything we want...
In this episode, Rich tells a short story by Dave Trott. And he sets the scene for Season Two of 1 Insight.
Episode 9: "The dark side of your gifts..."
Don't be tempted to buy into what your clients 'say' that they want. Go deep. Margaux was once in charge of the worldwide marketing strategy for an organization with a half a billion dollar revenue. So I didn't bite when she asked me to help her prioritize her actions! She had 1 Insight that caused her to go silent, when I gave her a powerful tool for speaking herself into the room.
Episode 8: "Your mission is to collect NOs..."
Chris is a forensic accountant by background. He's assembled, organized, and led international teams who have conducting high profile forensic accounting investigation across the globe. But he's transitioned into coaching and the money isn't coming as fast as he thought. He thinks he needs a big mission. Instead, I mess with his thinking and he has 1 Insight when I give him the mission to start collecting NOs.
Episode 7: "Fear is a mask for desire..."
Niki works for the International Red Cross. She set up a coaching program for the World Economic Forum and coaches brilliant future generation leaders. And she created an online digital campaign that generated millions of dollars and raised awareness of the environment. So when Niki told me that she was scared and that her next goal looked impossible, I wasn't buying. She has 1 Insight at the end of our conversation that is so profound, it brings her to silence and I tell the engineer to stop the recording. But what she says next is so important, I keep the recording going and you get to hear it all!
Episode 6: "Dr. Death dies..."
Megan is an attorney who, at 29 years old, founded a law office that exclusively serves injured cyclists. She also races as a professional cyclist, has competed in several World Cups and was even featured on HBO Real Sports. Now that's what I call a top performer! She is about to turn 40 and she wants to know her next big mission. But an extraordinary coach doesn't answer the question their clients come with - they help them live into more powerful questions. So I challenge her thinking and she has 1 Insight...
Episode 5: "You don't need clarity. You need space."
Marli is the Vice President of an International Pharmaceutical Company which manufactures products for very rare diseases. She's a very accomplished leader and heads up an international team of 60 people. She wanted me to help her get clarity on what's next for her. But I coach around insight and 1 Insight can change EVERYTHING. And as you'll hear, sometimes a life-changing insight can come in less than 5 minutes!
Episode 4: "You need to leave Facebook. It's killing you."
Erin is a former Director at two different billion dollar technology companies. She has a PhD in Social and Personality Psychology. And she became a coach after her wife said, "You need to leave Facebook. It's killing you." She's relatively new to coaching and she wanted my support on knowing whether to be patient or whether to hustle. But what she really needed was something different and that's where I took her. And then she asked me to coach her on her big dream. And I refused! And that's when she had her 1 Insight...
Episode 3: "I've got new coach smell!"
Parissa is an advisory board member in a female founded AI startup. She has a track record of success in the corporate world. But she began this conversation trying to fight for her limitations by enrolling me in her story that she has something she called 'new coach smell!' I refused to bite. And with 1 Insight, she began to remember just how powerful she is...
Episode 2: "I'm trapped by my 'dream' job!"
Scott is the Director of Leadership Development at a multi-million dollar corporation. He has consulting gigs on the side. And he has coaching clients on the other side! And he's on his way to being burnt out. So I press a 'hot button' and with 1 Insight, he is deeply moved. He knows precisely what he needs to do...
Episode 1: "What's the book you are scared to write?"
Andre built a successful healthcare business before transitioning into coaching. He's an expert in his field but I have to draw this out of him. And he's an expert in his field but he's afraid to share his wisdom with the world. I ask him one question that moves him deeply and gets to the heart of his expertise. With 1 Insight, he is ready to become a Thought Leader...