The Unstoppable Leader podcast is a show designed to help you realise your potential and become unleashed. I interview top leaders who have overcome adversity and obstacles to achieve the impossible! With every single episode my goal is to give you practical advice and inspiration to help you succeed and become an unstoppable leader yourself.
Andrea Culligan: Making It in Life Despite Your Circumstances... An Inspiring Story
In this episode of The Unstoppable Leader Podcast, I am so excited to have Andrea Culligan. Andrea is currently a partner in Deloitte but it isn’t what we’re going to talk about in this conversation. Today, Andrea will share with us the memorable journey she went through that led her to where she is today. We talk about the lessons, trials, tribulations, and successes and everything in between. Her authenticity in sharing her journey as well as her experience in mental health is something you will definitely learn from.
[02:24] Getting started with business and how her life and journey ended with these businesses.
[11:46] Being confident and bold from the start.
[14:05] Her journey of building her first business and growing into a multi-million business within 4 years.
[20:02] The challenges she faced after the first four years of her business.
[23:00] Getting the help she needed.
[32:15] Traveling and soul searching to India, Cambodia and Vietnam.
[39:38] 2 things that she got that changed her life from her journey
[41:54] Things she wants to share with people that would make a difference in their lives
Bill Dolan: The Keys to Building Lasting Relationships – In Business and Life
In this episode of the Unstoppable Leaders Podcast, I’ve invited Will Dolan, author of the book The 7 Disciplines of Relationship Marketing and president and creative director of Spirit Media Strategic Creative Agency. Will has worked in the television, video and entertainment industry for over 30 years and has been nominated in the Emmys as a TV and video director. This is truly an inspiring conversation where we talk about courage, communication, finding purpose and knowing who you truly are to attract what you truly deserve in life. There are a lot of gems in this episode so I hope you enjoy it.
Bob Burg: The Laws of Stratospheric Success
In this episode of the Unstoppable Leaders Podcast, I am so delighted to speak to Bob Burg, an influential author of several books that collectively sold over 2 million copies. We specifically talk about his book The Go Giver, my personal favourite, on this episode because it has made such an impact in my life. The book discusses the 5 laws of stratospheric success but we focus on 2 of the tricky ones - the law of authenticity and the law of receptivity. Join us on the podcast to learn how you can be more authentic and how to be receptive to receiving with no attachment.
[01:05] A short introduction on Bob.
[02:06] The story of how Bob came to write his book, The Go Giver.
[07:36] How The Go Giver struck me personally.
[09:40] Applying the laws of the book in life.
[10:34] Becoming an authentic person.
[22:33] Understanding the law of receptivity.
[26:07] Giving with attachments.
[28:23] Knowing and preparing to become receptive.
[34:22] One practical thing we can practice in life.
[35:44] Bob’s take on kindness and happiness.
“Human nature is the most important thing for anyone to study because who do we deal with all our lives - other humans. So understanding human nature is just vitally important.”
“Authenticity should never be used as an excuse to stay where we are. It should be used as an impetus to get to where we want to be.”
“The law of receptivity says that the key to giving is to stay open to receiving.”
“Everything we do as human beings is designed to bring us closer to happiness. I define happiness a little differently. I believe that happiness is an ongoing feeling of joy and peace of mind, the result of living congruently with one’s value.”
Bob Burg Website
Jahan Kalantar: How to Build Resilience During Challenging Times
In this episode of the Unstoppable Leaders Podcast, I’m so happy to share my conversation with Jahan Kalantar, a lawyer, human rights activist, lecturer and TedX speaker. He describes himself as a little guy lawyer who attributes his human rights learnings to his proud Persian heritage, a dislike of bullies and the belief that one person can make a difference. We talk about so many interesting things including courage, developing resilience, making a difference in the lives of others and apologies. This episode is full of wisdom and practical tips so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Jack Daly: Living Life on Your Terms: Building Successful Empires Through Tenacity & Grit
I’m excited to share this episode with Jack Daly, a leading sales speaker and Amazon best-selling author. Jack delivers high energy workshops that are worth attending even if it’s just once in your life. From the age of 26 until 46 he started building his 6 successful businesses, 2 of which he sold to Wall Street firms. Our conversation is full of wisdom and inspiration. He shares his wins, struggles and secrets to a happy and successful life and businesses. I urge you to get a pen and paper handy because this amazing human being shares pure pearls of wisdom in this episode.
[01:23] An introduction on Jack.
[03:18] How he built 6 businesses between the age of 26 and 46 years old.
[08:57] Jack shares how he broke through tough moments in running his businesses.
[13:36] Practical things you can do to bounce back from lows.
[25:00] The coaches Jack has had over the years.
[27:26] Attracting amazing players, team members and staff in his businesses.
[31:52] Building his businesses with a goal to sell them.
[32:57] The relationship between his career as a CPA and being in sales.
[39:04] Jack tells us more about how he tracks his daily goals.
[45:44] Putting in an appointment for everything.
[50:17] 2 uplifting and inspiring pearls of wisdom from Jack.
“Once I understood what the destination was, then mapping out the journey was a lot easier.”
“I am most excited about taking a blank sheet of paper and just doodling a company, what it’s going to look like if I build it, what it would look like when I would sell it. I’m a build and sell entrepreneur. I never really wanted to keep something for the rest of time or pass it on to my kids. I really like to build out. Period.”
“Many entrepreneurs open up their businesses and are good at sales but they go out of business in less than 5 years because they haven’t figured out how to make it run properly.”
Franziska Iseli: Living Boldly - A Journey Through Self-discovery
What principles do you follow to live your life boldly? I’ve invited Franziska Iseli to join us on the podcast to talk about her latest book which talks about 13 principles to living boldly. She is a leading marketing and brand strategist maverick entrepreneur who has co-founded multiple organizations. She is a crazy mad adventurer who has traveled to over 100 countries and counting. In this episode we talk about her life experiences and building the courage to make life-changing decisions. Her best-selling book “The Courage Map: 13 Principles to Living Boldly” is the reason why we’re talking today.
[02:05] Moving from Switzerland to Australia and starting her first business.
[05:10] Asking herself one question from her book.
[07:18] The experience and journey she took from Switzerland to Kazakhstan.
[09:57] Her favourite principle from her book.
[12:00] Her personal experiences in the decisions and actions she made that took courage to do.
[15:52] The meaning of the Non-Attachment principle.
[19:16] Asking the question “What if you lost everything, how would it be?”
[22:04] The explanation of the Flow principle.
[26:57] The impact she wants her book to have.
That question that you asked it’s almost the reason why I’ve written this book - to share a journey and hoping with the intention that other people will ask themselves that question if they have the courage, what would they do.
I always wanted to build my business to support my values, and one of my top values is freedom. So if i have the freedom to go home to switzerland and travel a lot without feeling trapped then that’s the right business to build.
Non-attachment is not that you can’t own anything but it’s that nothing owns you. You don’t want to be owned by stuff or emotions or certain outcomes. Especially now in times of uncertainty, if we can embrace more non-attachment to outcomes that we can’t control it’s a lot smoother to ride through this crazy roller coaster right now.
Franziska Iseli Website
The Courage Map: 13 Principles to Living Boldly