We talk with Gerry Valentine, an executive coach, public speaker, and author. Gerry built a successful career with some of the world's most respected firms, but this was an unlikely path. His early life was spent in poverty, as a child of a single mother. Along the way, Gerry found that the adversity of his early life had helped him develop the resilience he needed to succeed. In our discussion, he shares those lessons - lessons that are critical in today's disruptive world. We address the importance of self-care, finding pleasure in the process of lifelong learning, and managing versus developing people. Gerry talks about failure and how we are impacted by it. You haven't pushed yourself hard enough if you haven't failed.