12 episodes

Cassie Adkins hit rock bottom - a past filled with trauma, from battling alcoholism by age 12, to an ex-husband leaving her when she was critically ill. But she turned her life around, from an architect major to a therapist, and now, a leadership coach with a mission. Topics will include: connecting & building trust with your team, balancing being respected and being liked, coping with the stress of being a true leader, and much more. "You’re Not Actually A Leader Yet" isn't just a podcast; it's Cassie's way of taking her darkest days and transforming them into a beacon of hope & joy for leaders struggling to find their way. She's here to share her unique blend of empathy, honesty, and hard-earned wisdom, helping you bridge the gap between the person you are today and the leader you're meant to be.

You're Not Actually A Leader Yet Cassie Adkins

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Cassie Adkins hit rock bottom - a past filled with trauma, from battling alcoholism by age 12, to an ex-husband leaving her when she was critically ill. But she turned her life around, from an architect major to a therapist, and now, a leadership coach with a mission. Topics will include: connecting & building trust with your team, balancing being respected and being liked, coping with the stress of being a true leader, and much more. "You’re Not Actually A Leader Yet" isn't just a podcast; it's Cassie's way of taking her darkest days and transforming them into a beacon of hope & joy for leaders struggling to find their way. She's here to share her unique blend of empathy, honesty, and hard-earned wisdom, helping you bridge the gap between the person you are today and the leader you're meant to be.

    12: Elevate Your Business Acumen with Maximus Greenwald

    12: Elevate Your Business Acumen with Maximus Greenwald

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    In the latest episode of You're Not Actually A Leader Yet, host Cassie Adkins sits down with CEO Maximus Greenwald, sharing his inspiring journey from young founder to successful leader. They delve into Maximus' humility in seeking feedback, the value of passion driven projects, and the power of authenticity in leadership. From early mistakes and challenges to a recent company acquisition, Maximus' story is a testament to resilience and growth. Join in as they discuss standing out in the SaaS space, the importance of transparency, and the drive to make a difference in the world.

    Maximus is the founder and CEO of Warmly - a sales tech solution to get more warm leads. Maximus has been building his unicorn in public - the good, the bad, and everything in between!

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Importance of being coachable and open to feedbackThe toxicity of insincere feedback requests in the work environmentEmbracing individual passions to boost motivation and productivityMaximus' journey from young founder to CEO after acquisition
    Timestamps:

    05:43 The struggle to define and build a business.
    10:44 Learning from mistakes is key to achieving business success.
    17:48 Honesty and humility lead to seeking guidance in leadership.
    24:43 Encourage pursuing and prioritizing passion projects.
    26:23 "The Purple Cow" by Seth Godin promotes standing out in marketing.
    30:45 Work with openness, honesty, and transparency daily.

    Guest Socials:

    Maximus Greenwald | LinkedIn

    • 32 min
    11: Turn Your Doer Skills Into CEO Brilliance with Brooke Elder

    11: Turn Your Doer Skills Into CEO Brilliance with Brooke Elder

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    Join host Cassie Adkins and special guest Brooke Elder on this episode of You're Not Actually A Leader Yet. Brooke shares her insights on transitioning from a doer to a visionary leader. Drawing from her experiences in building six businesses and sailing across the Atlantic. Discover the challenges business founders face when stepping into the CEO role, the importance of systematizing processes, and the impact of being a servant leader. Find out how Brooke's upcoming venture, True North, aims to align family and business goals, emphasizing the significance of creating a supportive company culture. Tune in for valuable leadership lessons and actionable strategies.

    Brooke Elder works with coaches, consultants and agency owners to stay connected to their purpose by streamlining their business through systems and automation.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Founder transitioning to CEO mindset challengesImportance of training team for successful delegationBalancing visionary thinking and operational doer tasksLearning to avoid unnecessary business pivots and disruptionsImplementing servant leadership to empower employees
    Timestamps:

    05:20 Importance of gradual change, systems, and leadership in business for employee well-being.
    11:54 The struggle of balancing visionary and doer roles in business.
    19:14 Starting True North to align family and business.
    20:43 Enabling business success through effective systems and structure.
    25:15 Janitor's absence humbled the CEO by realizing their value.

    Guest Socials:

    Brooke Elder | LinkedIn

    • 28 min
    10: Master Self-Leadership Before Leading Others with Rob Cressy

    10: Master Self-Leadership Before Leading Others with Rob Cressy

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    In this compelling episode of You're Not Actually A Leader Yet, host Cassie Adkins and guest high-performance coach Rob Cressy dive deep into the essence of self-leadership. Discover transformative lessons on how to turn failures into growth opportunities and the power of owning your emotions. With personal anecdotes on choosing peace over victimhood, practical tips for self-improvement routines, and a call to embrace your journey, this episode is packed with insights to help you lead yourself before leading others. Get ready to empower yourself with the tools and mindset for sustainable motivation and success.

    Rob Cressy is a high performance coach, committed to helping leaders grow their business & life together. With expertise in personal development, brand building, and AI, he helps you build better habits, routines, and mindsets to keep winning for the long haul.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Importance of self-leadership and self-awarenessRoutines and habits for personal improvementEmbracing challenges for growth, not defeatDeveloping emotional awareness and communicationShifting perspectives and adopting neutral thinking
    Timestamps:

    03:12 Self-leadership is essential for effective leadership.
    07:05 Becoming a systems person starts with simplicity.
    12:25 Start with simple daily actions to lead yourself effectively.
    15:45 Embracing positivity, setting intentions for improvement and taking actionable steps.
    19:00 Neutral thinking for positive change.
    24:01 Reflect on emotions, analyze and make intentional shifts.
    30:01 Self-leadership requires pushing through comfort zones.
    33:06 Self-awareness and empathy in leadership are crucial.
    36:19 Never waste a failure.
    39:16 Realizing self-defeating behaviour, choosing positive change instead.
    46:07 Believing in yourself.

    Guest Socials:

    Rob Cressy | LinkedIn
    Rob Cressy | Instagram
    Creating Unlimited | Website
    Built For The Game | Podcast

    • 48 min
    9: How To Get More Clients Without Paying For Ads with Marc Mawhinney

    9: How To Get More Clients Without Paying For Ads with Marc Mawhinney

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    Join host Cassie Adkins for an insightful episode of You're Not Actually A Leader Yet with guest Marc Mawhinney, a seasoned entrepreneur championing a mission to help coaches thrive without paying for ads. Delve into the internal challenges faced by emerging leaders, the power of daily small wins, and the transformative Compound Effect. Discover why setting boundaries and aligning with personal values is essential for success, and how the myth of work-from-home productivity can be both a pitfall and a hidden strength. Plus, hear personal stories that remind us of the significance of individual impact.

    Marc Mawhinney is a lifelong entrepreneur who helps coaches get more clients (without paid advertising)! He achieves this with his coaching programs, his podcast Natural Born Coaches, his Facebook group The Coaching Jungle, and his exclusive hard copy newsletter – Secret Coach Club. He's been a speaker at events like Social Media Marketing World, frequently makes media appearances and contributes for Entrepreneur.com.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Internal struggles of coaches and leadersImportance of personal growth acknowledgmentWork-from-home productivity during COVIDSetting strict criteria for new clientsWork-life balance and boundary setting
    Timestamps:

    05:43 Consistent journaling with daily wins boosts appreciation and motivation.
    13:13 Reflect on your values and strive for excellence.
    15:14 Realize the need for committed and ambitious clients.
    18:20 Filtering clients with proper criteria is crucial.
    23:07 Lead by example, practice what you preach.
    25:14 "Slow Productivity" by Cal Newport advocates for a natural, slower work pace.

    Guest Socials:

    Marc Mawhinney | LinkedIn
    Natural Born Coaches | Website
    The Coaching Jungle | Facebook

    • 30 min
    8: Five Ways To Create A Culture Of High Performers

    8: Five Ways To Create A Culture Of High Performers

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    Are you ready to lead a team of high achievers? Join us for "You're Not Actually A Leader Yet", where Cassie Adkins, your leadership coach, will help you discover the power of genuine appreciation, setting clear goals, and masterful feedback. Transform your team into a high-performing unit with Cassie's expert insights. Don't miss the essential skills that forge extraordinary leaders and thriving workplace environments. Lead with intention and make your mark. Join us and step closer to the leader you're destined to be.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Building a strong high-performer workplace cultureThe importance of transparency in leadershipEffective strategies for promoting team transparencyThe role of appreciation in enhancing performanceEstablishing clear goals and expectations
    Timestamps:

    08:09 5 strategies for transparent and appreciative culture in your organization.
    12:34 Empowering, appreciating, and rewarding employees for success.
    14:02 Establishing clear goals and expectations for success.
    17:10 Clear leadership drives a team's success and transformation.

    My Socials:

    Cassie Adkins | LinkedIn

    • 24 min
    7: How To Build Trust With Your Team

    7: How To Build Trust With Your Team

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    Dive into the essence of leadership with Cassie Adkins in "You're Not Actually A Leader Yet." This episode explains why trust is the linchpin of effective teams. Cassie reveals how authenticity, vulnerability, and integrity can transform your leadership style, fostering a culture where innovation thrives and organizations excel. Learn to lead by example and cultivate deeper connections with your team. Join us to unpack and learn the secrets to building a foundation of trust for unparalleled team success.

    Key Topics Discussed:

    Cultivating trust as a leader in an organization or teamThe importance of authenticity and vulnerabilityAdmitting mistakes as a way to foster team growthLeveraging team expertise to innovate your businessLeading by example is a key foundation for cohesive teamwork
    Timestamps:

    04:53 Cultivate integrity and trust with authenticity.
    07:55 Authentic leaders celebrate diversity and welcome vulnerability.
    11:40 Seeking advice helps to recognize the value of your team.
    16:53 Leading by example fosters trust and unity.

    My Socials:

    Cassie Adkins | LinkedIn

    • 19 min

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