Anyone who makes a living with the content in their heads and hearts has to overcome internal obstacles to unlock their full potential.
There’s so much we have to deal with when we are the product, especially when it comes to leaning into our backstories. Thought leaders steer away from talking about the setbacks, challenges and failures they’ve experienced in the past, but when we go into our work without our whole selves, we impact our effectiveness.
We think we can’t talk about the stuff that defines our identity, but those are often the things that make us more human, more relatable and more compelling.
How do we overcome the reluctance to own our backstories? Why is this so critical in thought leadership work?
In this episode, I’m joined by Executive Performance and Transition Coach, Leadership Consultant and author of Transition on Purpose, Dennis Volpe. He shares the power of leaning into our stories, and why it makes us more effective at what we do and how we market ourselves.