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: "It's time for you to be a thought leader"
Vicki is a consultant to companies that range from start-ups to a $500 Billion corporation. What I see in Vicki is that with 20 years or more behind her of expertise in working with high-level leaders in organizations, it's time for her to start sharing her gifts. That looks like, it's time for her to be a thought leader.
In this conversation, I teach her 3 tools to draw out these gifts and insights that she has. I draw apart the two words: thought, leader. I help her understand how to get deeper into both of those. By the end, she is ready.
If you want to step into thought leadership, listen to this episode and start using these tools immediately. You are so much closer than you imagine. The world needs your message.
Episode 9: "I'm tired of being a best kept secret"
Mandy has a PHD from Cambridge University. She has been involved in investment banking for over two decades. She coaches high caliber clients in the world of private equity and investment banking.
And, she’s frustrated. She’s tired of being a best kept secret.
I ask a single question that takes us deeper and deeper and deeper into the solution of the struggle that Mandy’s in.
Episode 8: "The Four Stages of Transformation"
There are four stages of transformation:
Transmission is when you become a guide and start to help others to become heroes. Today I have a conversation with Hayden around how he steps into the highest level of transformation - the mastery level.
Sometimes as a coach your job is to simply create space and the clients will come to their own insights. And, that's precisely what happens in this conversation. And, I have mine too at the very same time.
Episode 7: "Stand out"
Laurie has never felt like she fit in. She didn’t fit in as a child, as an actress or as a successful copywriter.
Yet our biggest gifts often come from the place where we struggle the most. And today, I coach this incredibly creative woman to turn her struggle into her gift as a coach.
Bonus Episode: Leading Businesses Through Uncertainty
Vicki Shillington has over 20 years experience as an executive at a Fortune 50 firm. She's been a consultant at one of the "Big Five" accounting and consulting firms. She's built a reputation for leading transformation for Fortune 500 companies. She's an expert in positive psychology. And she's known for speaking her truth to high level leaders. Her clients include a $500 billion dollar corporation. And she's regularly called on to consult with start-ups (one of her passions).
Her company has created a model to lead businesses through the current economic uncertainty. She shared it with us in 4PC and blew us away with her thinking, her insights and her ideas. So, I asked her if she'd be willing to share these ideas with my whole community.
This will support YOU. And it will support YOUR CLIENTS.
The model you will learn has 3 phases – Chaos, Acceptance and the New Normal. As a leader, it's essential you identify which stage you're in, which stage your business is in and which stage your team is in.
You need to show up differently as a leader, in each stage. You need to make different decisions and take different actions, in each stage. And you must communicate differently with team members who are in another stage to you, otherwise you'll upset them and even lose them.
If you're a coach this is an incredible tool for you. And it's an excellent tool to guide and support your clients.
Episode 6: "Don't answer your clients questions..."
Today I’m coaching a former Navy SEAL. The job of a great coach isn’t to answer their clients questions. It’s to help create more powerful questions for them to live into.
Christopher has an interesting question and it’s tempting for me to answer it but I pull back to look for the bigger context.
In this short episode you get to see the power of coaching for insight. An insight can happen in a moment. And then your life is changed for ever...
Episode 5: "I was born for this..."
Coaching powerful people is interesting… because when they have an insight, there's nothing more you need to do. You don't need to help them create a 27 step action plan or to hold them accountable. They are good to go.
Matt is a powerful leader who knows how to support others, in challenging circumstances.
I coach him and – within 10 minutes – he has an insight that gets him so clear, he's good to go…
Episode 4: "High-Touch Vs. High-Tech"
If you do what everyone else is doing, right now, you'll get the same results as everyone else…
Shelley is a high-level leader but at her heart, she's a rebel. So, it's ESSENTIAL that she does things differently. But it's important that YOU do things differently, too.
Episode 3: "Leadership lessons from Barack Obama."
In 2007, Angela met a very inspiring man. A year later, she quit her job to help this young Senator, with an unusual name, run for President. People told her she was crazy.
When Barack Obama became President of the United States, she spent 7 years in the White House, as his personal aide.
In this coaching session, I break the coaching ‘rules’. I step into leadership. I tell her what I think.
I tell Angela to stop being selfish. It's time for her to share the leadership lessons she learned sitting next to and observing one of the most fascinating presidents in recent history…
What's the message that YOU are not sharing?
Episode 2: "I'm carrying the burden alone."
Imagine running a company where your clients are seniors and your business generation happens almost exclusively through live events. And then there's a pandemic…
Welcome to Catherine's world. She's exhausted, and it feels like she's carrying this burden alone.
Within 3 minutes of coaching, she has an insight that's so powerful, we both know we're there. Shortest podcast episode ever!
I tell our editor to cut and Catherine and I start to chat. And in those next 2 minutes, she has another really powerful insight. So I asked them to leave that in the recording.
When you coach around insight, everything can shift in a moment. Life looks one way, something happens, and then everything is different…
Bonus Episode: Excellent Decisions
For 21 years, Robert McPhee has been a trusted advisor to high level leaders, CEOs, Directors and Board members. His company is called Excellent Decisions.
He was Director Of Training for Jack Canfield Companies for almost 5 years. And he is a Founder/Founding Member of the Transformational Leadership Council and the Association of Transformational Leaders.
Robert invited me on his podcast and I said yes. But when we started the conversation, I switched things up on him... I said "Robert, I can do a good interview but my Zone of Genius is coaching high-level, successful leaders – like you. I am gifted in supporting the kind of people who don't need support. I see things most leaders can't see – and I am willing to say the things most people aren't willing to say. Let me coach you, live on your podcast..."
I know Robert is a gifted coach and leader because he only hesitated for a moment before he said yes...
Episode 1: "What's your biggest challenge?"
When times are challenging you only need to ask your clients a single question, “What's the biggest challenge you're facing right now?”
Join me, as I coach a former Vice President of a relationship marketing agency. She's also a board member, advisor and angel investor.
Learn how to create clients in challenging circumstances…