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Ep 129 – Trust, Authenticity and Courage with Linda McGregor
Cheesy, Ziggy, Benny and Funky George are four of the most incredible teachers on leadership I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning from (true!). They taught me about the power of trust, authenticity and courage.
I met them during a unique and experiential training session run by latest guest, Linda McGregor, founder and CEO of Four Legged Sages. Yep — the four teachers are horses.
The wonderful thing about horses is that they have no hidden agenda, are masters of emotional intelligence and they have an ability to allow us to see ourselves for what we really are. For example:
• Do we behave in a way that’s congruent to what we think?
• Does our body language match what we’re saying?
• Are we really building trust with an individual or are we behaving superficially?
‘Most of us never really think about how leadership “happens”,’ explains Linda. ‘We enter the workplace, we are the boss, or someone is our boss, we try to give direction or follow direction. Sometimes it works and sometimes it breaks down due to a lack of respect, the presence of friction and stress. At worst this leads to a breakdown of positive relationships and eventually work culture. Being chosen as a leader is a different concept, where you need to earn the right to lead, to earn respect and loyalty. To do this you must prove you are worthy to be the leader, that you can be trusted to hold the “reins” of the team and guide them to success safely and fairly. Being a leader means people choose to follow you.’
Linda McGregor has spent her career working all sides; marketing, advertising, strategy and business development. With over 30 years’ experience; client and agency sides in the UK, Asia & Australia, then, in 2003, founding leading insight consultancy, All About Eve, she has wide expertise of creating & leading teams & businesses in a variety of set-ups, markets & categories.
Her twin passions in life – her work delivered ‘aha’ insights about people, and her long-time hobby around horses - inspired her teamwork & leadership training offshoot, Four Legged Sages. Here she blends threefold - social and neuroscience insight, her own leadership & teamwork expertise, the unique wisdom from horse-herd dynamics & “horse whispering”.
To connect with Linda McGregor
Linked In: Linda McGregor https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-mcgregor-aa702b1/
Four Legged Sages (https://www.linkedin.com/company/four-legged-sages/)
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Ep 128 - Mentally Wellthy With Donna Thistlewaite
In 2012 Donna Thistlethwaite experienced a mental health crisis which culminated in her jumping off a bridge. Regarded as an enthusiastic and competent HR professional, her mental health quickly altered when a workplace challenge triggered an unravelling of her life.
Today Donna is an award-winning entrepreneur and an accomplished speaker/trainer on mental health and resilience. She frequently shares her journey and insights to empower and equip leaders and individuals with strategies to build resilient individuals and teams and mentally healthy workplaces.
Donna is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Resilience at Work (R@W) Facilitator. She is also a highly regarded keynote speaker to the corporate and conference market.
Donna’s story was featured on an episode of Australian Story which aired in August 2017.
Ep 127 - On The Other Side Of The Mic with Janine Garner
For something different Rebecca Saunders interviews Janine Garner about her visions, views and outlook on life.
Ep 126 - Turning Your Vision Into Reality W. Kylie Ryan
Kylie Ryan is a Performance Coach for visionary leaders.She is a master of her craft and has spent years developing the skills, frameworks and strategies to help coaches, entrepreneurs and change-makers ensure they have the mental clarity, professional precision and internal foundations to lead their movements and fulfil their missions.
During this podcast we chat about Kylie’s childhood and how this shaped the work she does now and the moment she realised what she has been put on this planet to do.
Kylie believes there are three key areas we all have to work on when it comes to unleashing our true brilliance:
Own your mission – it’s important
that we connect into something that is bigger than ourselves.
Develop mastery – having that
integrity to back what you say you can do and to deliver on those priorities.
Become magnetic - it’s not about
faking it till you make it, but more about the integration of your whole self,
so that you can make the impact that you want to make.
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Ep 125 - Creating A Gift Mindset With Renée Giarrusso
My latest guest, Renée Giarrusso, asks:
What is it that you need to do to start being a human being and not a human doing?
What do you need to let go of?
What do you need to let in?
Renée is a sought after communication, leadership and mindset expert obsessed with working with those seeking growth to help them realise and achieve their limitless potential.
She is an accomplished speaker, author, educator, and coach who works with leaders, teams and organisations to energise mindset and accelerate communication and leadership to lift culture and performance.
She is obsessed with working with those seeking growth to help them realise and achieve their limitless potential which results in increased performance and success.
Renée published her first book Limitless Leadership - A guide to leading from the inside out in 2016 and co-authored Leaders of Influence in 2018.
In March 2021, her third book Gift Mindset - Unwrap the 12 Gifts to Lead and Live a Life of Purpose, Connection, and Contribution was published and is available in bookstores nationwide and online globally.
Renée had worked with thousands of clients from around the world and across 24 industries at all levels.
If you believe you have more to give. That there is more for you to do listen is as Renée shares her thoughts around achieving your limitless potential.
Renée can be found at:
Ep 124 - Worthy, Stop Mauling Your Mojo With Maree Mcpherson
What would compassion and love allow you to do if they were sat beside you right now?
This is one of the key questions Maree McPherson asks on this podcast.
With a strong belief that impact follows insight, Maree’s gifts bring organisations to life through what she sees, hears and feels. Maree helps develop organisations into legacies by assisting people in thinking and making sense of what they discover.
She believes we are all capable of more and shares so much personal reflection and insight in this conversation about how she made big decisions during her career.
Maree’s leadership experience spans over 35 years, including a Chief Executive in a peak body and a regional development organisation. Initially trained in social welfare, Maree started her career in case management with children’s services and assisted people with intellectual disabilities.
Now, her clients include ambitious individuals and leading organisations. Maree has worked with individual leaders and leadership teams within organisations to embrace lifelong learning and create a legacy.
Maree is the author, of 2 books - Cutting Through the Grass Ceiling – Women Creating Possibility in Regional Australia and her latest book Worthy, Stop Mauling Your Mojo. Straighten Your Self-Talk and Create an Intentional Life was released in September 2021 (available at Amazon, Booktopia and directly from Maree at mareemcpherson.com.au).
Maree is also one of the 4.1% of coaches in Australia and New Zealand, serving as a member of the International Coach Federation
Brilliance At Its Best
I am a huge fan of Janine’s work and from her speaking events, to books, to the podcast, she truly excuses brilliance in everything that she does. Janine interviews some sensational guests for her podcast, and each episode leaves me feeling energised and inspired. I highly recommend this podcast!
Janine has a knack of getting into the real story behind each interviewer and bringing out the best in them. You’ll love each episode and be inspired by each and every story!
My Go To Podcast
This my go to podcast for inspiration, motivation and a shot in the arm. It is easy to listen to, packed with interesting guests and delivers useful info whether you are in the corporate world or running your own show. Five stars!