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You are more than your failures and setbacks. We share stories of leaders who have moved beyond life’s most difficult moments to lead lives of significance, and insights on how you can do the same. Hosted by Warwick Fairfax.

Beyond the Crucible Crucible Leadership

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

You are more than your failures and setbacks. We share stories of leaders who have moved beyond life’s most difficult moments to lead lives of significance, and insights on how you can do the same. Hosted by Warwick Fairfax.

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE VII: Yvette Bodden #116

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE VII: Yvette Bodden #116

    Yvette Bodden’s unraveling began in self-exploration and ended in a painful divorce, but she found  blessings and passions along the way she would not have known had she not gone through that crucible. What Bodden discovered as she walked through and emerged on the other side of the devastation was her life’s purpose: as a thought leader and writer who inspires women – through her Web platform Awakened Woman -- to not just dream, but to dream big, as they pursue their passions by exercising their giftings.
    To learn more about Yvette Bodden, visit www.awakened-woman.com
    To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 49 min
    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE VI: Nancy Volpe Beringer #115

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE VI: Nancy Volpe Beringer #115

    Nancy Volpe Beringer was in her late 50s when she let herself not just dream of a career in fashion design, but pursue it. She explains that the success and security she had built professionally over several decades didn’t fully scratch the creative itch she felt as a young girl who loved to sew.  That’s when she pursued her passion with vigor – earning a master’s degree and finishing as runner-up in Season 18 of TV’s reality-show smash PROJECT RUNWAY. It was on the show she discovered her couture calling: designing accessible, adaptable clothing for those who haven’t historically had access to high fashion. To learn more about Nancy Volpe Beringer and her fashion designs, visit www.nancyvolpeberinger.com
    To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 53 min
    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE V: John Busacker #114

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE V: John Busacker #114

    John Busacker thought he was having a heart attack when severe chest pains while he was driving home sent him to the emergency room.  But he wasn't dying; he was grieving. That’s what he discovered after a doctor gave him a clean bill of physical health … and he realized he had some work to do on his emotional health. Busacker describes how the deaths of his parents, his mother-in-law and several other relatives and friends in a span of just seven months made him realize he needed to slow down his pace of life and work. After a successful run in the worlds of financial services and leadership development, he has slowed to a walk that allows him to come alongside a different breed of client and help them find their true calling and finish well. To learn more about John Busacker and to buy his book GASPING FOR BREATH, visit www.johnbusacker.com To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 1 hr
    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE IV: Melissa Reaves #113

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE IV: Melissa Reaves #113

    Melissa Reaves wasn’t sure how her life was ever going to be OK again after she was fired from a job in an advertising career that had served her bank balance well even if it had stopped bringing her heart alive. But the assurance of her inner voice that all would yet be well gave her the courage and inspiration to embark on a new career that has become a calling – helping professionals use the power of story to write happy endings for their businesses. She coaches clients in how to make what she calls mind movies that add depth and meaning to their communications.
    To learn more about Melissa Reaves, visit www.storyfruition.com 
    To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 55 min
    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE III: Robert Miller #112

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE III: Robert Miller #112

    Robert Miller wanted to make music his career from the first time he picked up an instrument in high school – but he did not get to fulfil that desire until after he retired. His dreams were deferred by the usual beats of life – a successful career that took him in another direction, family joys and responsibilities, and a crucible in his 40s when he broke his neck in an accident.
     
    But in his 60s, he grabbed his guitar and launched his band Project Grand Slam -- and finally felt the rush of playing original songs at festivals and concerts around the word. His success in pursuing his lifelong passion also led him to create his top-rated podcast, Follow Your Dream.
     
    To learn more about Robert Miller and Project Grand Slam, visit www.projectgrandslam.com
     
    To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 53 min
    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE II: Erik and Emily Orton #111

    SECOND-ACT SIGNIFICANCE II: Erik and Emily Orton #111

    We take to the high seas this week with Erik and Emily Orton -- which is where they headed in 2014, after Erik’s dream job as a playwright and theatrical producer came to a crashing halt when his off-Broadway show was closed after only a few performances. The failure left him fearful and rudderless – until his curiosity about sailing became his family’s passion for it and they steered their boat’s rudder on a 5,000 mile journey from New York to the Caribbean.
     
    What Erik and Emily learned on the journey, with their five kids sharing the adventure with them, was how to turn worry into wonder and the importance of building confidence, credibility and calm. Those are truths they now teach others through their speaking, writing  and coaching.
     
    To learn more about Erik and Emily Orton's family adventures and their coaching services, visit www.theawesomefactgory.nyc
     
    To explore Crucible Leadership resources to help you craft a vision for moving beyond your crucible into a life of significance, visit www.crucibleleadership.com

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

Awesome hosts and show!

I had an awesome conversation with Warwick and Gary on Beyond the Crucible Podcast. They are very professional, passionate, and genuine in what they do. Truly an inspiring show. To hear the crucible moments their guests have endured and to see how they have come out on the other side is both thrilling and inspiring. Kudos to Warwick for being so open and for bringing us such amazing stories.

USNA 1985 ,

Excellent Podcast

I enjoyed being interviewed by Warwick and Gary. Sharing our stories helps others recognize their crucible leadership moments and opportunities. The interviews are inspiring and help us all live life to the fullest.

Alison Pena aka Bad Widow ,

Moving past those crucible moments

Warwick and Gary share with their guests about how the crucible moments everybody goes through change our lives forever. This podcast taps into our humanity and bravery with such vulnerability that it’s safe to be moved by the stories. We see ourselves in them. They show how powerful being broken open can be and how heartbreak can transform a life.

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