Season 2 Episode #34 Rusty Gaillard coming THE SF BAY AREA
You can find our guest via his website svdreambuilders.com (Silicon Valley Dreambuilders)
Former Worldwide Director of Finance at Apple, Rusty Gaillard followed a traditional corporate path to success - from GE under Jack Welch, an MBA at Stanford, to 13 years at Apple. He left the corporate world in 2019 when his external success no longer felt like personal success. Rusty now works as an executive coach for tech leaders who want more success without sacrifice. Rusty is a sought-after speaker and author of the best selling book Breaking the Code. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and 15-yr old son, enjoys playing in his rock band, and loves to get outside in nature.
Life’s Essential Ingredients appreciates the work you do in helping people develop their best selves and the courage you display to embark on a deep and meaningful journey – Rusty, Welcome to the Show!
TOTD – “It’s hard to know whether to laugh or to cry at the human predicament. Here we are with so much wisdom and tenderness, and - without even knowing it – we cover it over to protect ourselves from insecurity. Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.”
In this episode:
What was life like growing up in Minnesota..
The name of your business – what was your thought process?
Success without sacrifice – interesting concept, don’t know if I agree with it but I think I know what you mean – balance to have space for the things that are most important in your life…
Creating Change – run to it or hide from it…
The importance of struggle, pain, challenges… opportunities to overcome!
Decision making process
Living the story you want to write
Drop the rope…letting go of who we should be and stepping in to who we really are!
Knowing what questions to ask yourself and the people who are in your life
Positive Thinking – Imagine a world where…imagine people doing and living their best life
Book – Breaking the Code – operate in a certain way and the WHAT IF questions helped Rusty see his life and the possibilities from a different perspective
How do you help people define their values – to figure out what ingredients are essential in their life..
Zone of Possibility – 3 zones 1. Quiet space 2. Heart 3. Courage
Legacy - “The only thing you take with you when you are gone is what you leave behind.” John Allston