Join Dr. Patrick Leddin every Wednesday as he speaks with authors, thought leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs and other influential leaders as they challenge the status quo of leadership to explore new ways to lead and find success.
Episode 156: Discover and Live Out Your Core Purpose with Leonora Zilkha Williamson
Leonora Zilkha Williamson joins Patrick to discuss how to find purpose in your work, use your natural gifts, and apply coaching skills to be a better leader. If you want to know what coaching is, why it matters, and how to do it with excellence.
Leonora shares how she discovered her purpose and how she lives out that purpose in her daily work. The episode’s overarching message will challenge you to do the same.
Leonora is the Founder of Platinum Rule Advisors (PRA), a consulting firm devoted to executive coaching for leadership teams, especially of family-owned businesses. Leonora is a colleague of Patrick's at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches Negotiation. She has served on several corporate and non-profit boards and held leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, Boston Consulting Group, and Estée Lauder.
A Princeton University and Harvard Business School graduate, Leonora is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and a member of the Harvard Institute Of Coaching, Forbes Coaches Council, and Marshall Goldsmith's 100 (MG100) Coaches. MG 100 is an invitation-only group of accomplished coaches committed to using their talents to improve people and organizations. She was named Nashville's #1 Executive Coach in 2021 and 2022 by Influence Digest and has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2022 Women of Influence award recipient.
Learn more about Leonora’s work with family businesses at lkadvisors.com and her executive coaching efforts at platinumruleadvisors.com
Episode 155: Explore 3 Leadership Lessons with Dr. Patrick Leddin.
Join Patrick for a chance to explore 3 leadership lessons. The lesson focus on 1) Trust, 2) Feedback, and 3) Fun. To help you understand each lesson, Patrick provides a short story and then points to a free video and tool you can access at www.LeddinGroup.com to put the ideas into practice in your world. We encourage you to use the ideas, share them with your team, forward them to a friend, and take a step each day to improve. After all, becoming a great leader is a day-by-day process.
Episode 154: Step Into the Power of Your Voice with Award Winning Director, Author, and Producer Tricia Brouk
Tricia Brouk, author of The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy, joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss how you can uncover and work through your limiting beliefs, use your voice with great responsibility, and move past fear.
Tricia Brouk is an award-winning international director. She received the Empowered Woman of 2021 award from the International Association of Top Professionals. She has worked in theater, film, and television for over three decades. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her unique expertise to the art of public speaking. She's the Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, the former Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare in New York City, and currently hosts The Big Talk Podcast.
Learn more about Tricia's work and get a free sneak peek at the first chapter of The Influential Voice at www.TheInfluentialVoiceBook.com/chapter
Episode 153: Exhale and Enjoy the Moment with President of Edelman NYC Oscar Suris
Oscar Suris is the President of Edelman’s New York operation. As New York president, Oscar oversees the company’s largest global office, which has 800-plus employees.
He joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss staying connected with stakeholders, putting situations into perspective, and exhaling and enjoying the moment.
Oscar is a Corporate Communications professional with 20 years of experience providing strategic public relations leadership to Fortune 100 companies and 10 years of experience with national and local news organizations.
Episode 152: Get Jiggy with Shark Tank Contestant Kaylin Marcotte
Kaylin Marcotte struck a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank to help grow her business, Jiggy. She joins Patrick in the Leadership Lab to discuss paying attention to trends, auditing your own habits and practices, and finding a gap in the market that you can close.
Entrepreneur.com explained that when Kaylin Marcotte, “set out to modernize the humble jigsaw puzzle, she had no idea what the journey would have in store. She launched Jiggy in November 2019 and has been at the forefront of the renewed puzzle boom, turning her unique mission-driven spin into a multi-million dollar business. As an early employee at theSkimm, Marcotte was accustomed to working long hours, being scrappy and resourceful — and often being stressed.”
Learn more about Kaylin and Jiggy at https://www.jiggypuzzles.com
Episode 151: Negotiate as if Your Life Depended on it With International Hostage Negotiator and Author Chris Voss
Chris Voss is the author of “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It” and the CEO and Founder of the Black Swan Group Ltd.
Chris has used his years of experience in international crises and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world.
He was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. During his government career, he also represented the U.S. Government at two (2) international conferences sponsored by the G-8 as an expert in kidnapping. Prior to becoming the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator, Christopher served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Christopher was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years. He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe, and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage-taking.
During Chris’s 24-year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He also received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.
Chris has taught business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany.
Learn more about Chris and his work at www.blackswanltd.com
I love how personable Patrick is with each of the guests. Sometimes I get the feeling that I am in on the conversation too and forget that I am listening to a podcast. For a few podcasts, I have taken notes and that has been a game changer for me. I am able to look back at my notes and reflect on so many insightful pieces of information that Patrick has shared.
I just listened to Dr. Leddin’s podcast for the first time and absolutely loved it. Very thought provoking, easy to follow along, and entertaining. I will be looking forward to new episodes every Wednesday from now on!
I gave this podcast a try after recently attending one of Patrick’s executive leadership classes at Vandy. I am so glad I did (so glad I did both—the course and the pod are both great!!)! He is a great interviewer and is able to relate to each guest in a way that keeps the listener and his/her interests top of mind.