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We are all extraordinary. Some of us just haven't figured out how yet! In this leadership podcast, you're going to hear from people at the very forefront in their fields and also those who have overcome great challenges. I bring you powerful and probing interviews with business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading coaches, scientists, athletes and performers from around the world. We'll be getting under the skin of who they really are, what inspired them in developing as leaders, and their recipe for success in a world of change and uncertainty. Subscribe and you'll never miss an episode!

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My name’s Dr Gary Crotaz and I’m a coach, speaker and author of ‘The IDEA Mindset’, an award-winning book about how to figure out what you want and how to get it. The Unlock Moment is that flash of remarkable clarity when you suddenly know the right path ahead. When I’m in conversation with my coaching clients, these are the breakthroughs that are so profound that they remember vividly where they were, who they were with, what they were thinking when their Unlock Moment happened.

In this podcast, I’ll be meeting and learning about people who have accomplished great things or brought about significant change in their life. And you’ll be meeting them with me! We’ll be finding out what inspired them, how they got through the hard times and what they learned along the way that they can share with you.

Thank you for joining me on this podcast to hear all about another Unlock Moment!

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The Unlock Moment leadership podcast: find your purpose for leadership and life Dr Gary Crotaz PhD

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We are all extraordinary. Some of us just haven't figured out how yet! In this leadership podcast, you're going to hear from people at the very forefront in their fields and also those who have overcome great challenges. I bring you powerful and probing interviews with business leaders, entrepreneurs, world-leading coaches, scientists, athletes and performers from around the world. We'll be getting under the skin of who they really are, what inspired them in developing as leaders, and their recipe for success in a world of change and uncertainty. Subscribe and you'll never miss an episode!

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My name’s Dr Gary Crotaz and I’m a coach, speaker and author of ‘The IDEA Mindset’, an award-winning book about how to figure out what you want and how to get it. The Unlock Moment is that flash of remarkable clarity when you suddenly know the right path ahead. When I’m in conversation with my coaching clients, these are the breakthroughs that are so profound that they remember vividly where they were, who they were with, what they were thinking when their Unlock Moment happened.

In this podcast, I’ll be meeting and learning about people who have accomplished great things or brought about significant change in their life. And you’ll be meeting them with me! We’ll be finding out what inspired them, how they got through the hard times and what they learned along the way that they can share with you.

Thank you for joining me on this podcast to hear all about another Unlock Moment!

Downloaded in over 100 countries around the world.

    137 Steven Rogelberg: Glad We Met - The Art Of Truly Seeing Your People In A 1:1 Meeting

    137 Steven Rogelberg: Glad We Met - The Art Of Truly Seeing Your People In A 1:1 Meeting

    There are an estimated 1 billion meetings held every day somewhere on this planet.

    And yet so often when it comes to connecting in the workplace, so many people say “I hate meetings!” – and that includes the people organising them as well as those forced to attend! So how do we meet better, connect better, build relationships and get things done, so that our workplace meetings are a pleasure and the fuel to our growth, rather than a chore?

    Dr Steven Rogelberg, an organisational psychologist, holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte.

    He is an award-winning teacher, has over 200 publications and has been cited well-over 10,000 times in the academic literature. Adam Grant has called Steven the “worlds leading expert on how to fix meetings”.

    Steven’s previous book, "The Surprising Science of Meetings," has been recognized by the Washington Post as the #1 leadership book to watch out for, His new book, "Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings," came out in January and has been gathering rave reviews.

    Steven has been featured on major TV broadcasts, CBS, CNN, BBC World), on radio, in most major newspapers and magazines, and on leading podcasts including Freakonomics, HBR IdeaCast and now here on The Unlock Moment. He’s delivered keynotes on how to have great meetings at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pfizer, Cisco, The United Nations, the list goes on. And in 2022 Steven was invited to testify to the US Congress on the topic of being successful and engaging others in very difficult working environments.

    I can’t wait to hear more.

    • 29 min
    136 Madelyn Blair: The Gardener Coach - How A Family Crisis Unlocked A Mission To Build Resilience In Others

    136 Madelyn Blair: The Gardener Coach - How A Family Crisis Unlocked A Mission To Build Resilience In Others

    A brilliant storyteller, Madelyn Blair's powerful and personal story about how she dealt with her daughter's brain tumour diagnosis is a model of resilience in action.

    Madelyn is all about helping you navigate life's twists and turns with resilience and grace. She’s host of Unlocked on YouTube, e360tv and LinkedIn, where she gives out tips for embracing the unexpected. She’s an executive coach, a former Columbia University faculty member, a bestselling author, a blogger, and a puzzle enthusiast.

    Resilience isn't just a buzzword to her; it's been her guiding light through some tough stuff, from facing her child's brain tumour to steering through major organisational shake-ups. Resilience isn't just about bouncing back; it's about that gutsy decision to leap forward, even when the ground feels shaky. It’s tapping into the resilient leader that each of us has within us.

    Madelyn’s book “Unlocked – Discover how to embrace the unexpected”, came out in 2019 and explores the practices that build the capabilities of resilient people.

    • 29 min
    135 Megan Gluth-Bohan: Everyone Was Around But No-One Was There - From Addiction To Authentic Leadership

    135 Megan Gluth-Bohan: Everyone Was Around But No-One Was There - From Addiction To Authentic Leadership

    One of the most remarkable episodes we have ever recorded on The Unlock Moment, Megan Gluth-Bohan's journey from a difficult childhood through addiction to becoming one of the most successful female CEOs in the US is a powerful one. She's a brilliantly vulnerable storyteller and, if you're like me, you'll be drawn in to the vivid pictures she paints.

    As owner and CEO of a major multinational corporation, Megan Gluth-Bohan is a picture of success. But the path there was not easy, and her struggles have taught her the critical importance of compassion, empathy, and resilience in leadership. No matter who—or where—you are, Megan is living proof that now is always the best time to take the first step forward.

    Megan leads Catalynt Solutions, a major US-based chemical distributor that makes raw materials for a huge range of industries and is one of the largest certified women-owned suppliers in North America.

    Megan was one of five owners honoured as the Business Journal’s Middle Market Fast 50 Leaders of 2023. She is also a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023.

    But today we’re talking about Megan’s journey that made her the leader she is today. My regular listeners will know that I’m deeply curious about people, and in particular those Unlock Moments of remarkable clarity in your life or career that stick with you for decades and give you foundation and purpose. I’m fascinated to hear about a singular act of kindness that changed Megan’s life forever.

    • 53 min
    134 Adam Pacifico with Dr Gary Crotaz: The Leadership Enigma meets The Unlock Moment

    134 Adam Pacifico with Dr Gary Crotaz: The Leadership Enigma meets The Unlock Moment

    In this very special episode, Adam Pacifico of The Leadership Enigma podcast got together with Dr Gary to talk all things The Unlock Moment. We talked about Gary's personal journey and how he discovered purpose in coaching, speaking and podcasting. And we discovered a powerful Unlock Moment in Adam's own journey, the day he dropped his daughter off at rehab for addiction and tuned into his own vulnerability as a parent.

    Adam Pacifico is a partner at global leadership and recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles. A qualified lawyer, he prosecuted and defended in the criminal courts and took 6 years from the Bar to become a serving police officer with the Metropolitan Police. Adam has personally trained over 50,000 people nationally and internationally as a global educator, keynote speaker and conference chair. He is a fully qualified barrister and member of Red Lion Chambers and Inner Temple.

    • 53 min
    133 Andy Martiniello: Accountability Untethered - How To Stop Struggling And Take Action To Retake Control

    133 Andy Martiniello: Accountability Untethered - How To Stop Struggling And Take Action To Retake Control

    This episode is a fascinating journey of deep discovery with top leadership coach Andy Martiniello, which had us landing on the idea of 'Accountability Untethered'. Join us on this wonderful exploration of a true Unlock Moment.

    Andy Martiniello is an accomplished Executive Coach with over 25 years of business development and team leadership, bringing a wealth of lived experience to his coaching practice. His recent role as the global Head of Growth for Strategyzer, a leading Swiss innovation consultancy, immersed him in a world of strategy and innovation tools, which he regularly incorporates into his coaching approach.

    Andy is part of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches community, in common with many esteemed past guests here on The Unlock Moment, and he is also on the International Coaching Federation Toronto Board as the Director of Corporate Outreach. He knows what it takes to lead, and to coach leaders, at the top table of high-performing businesses.

    • 44 min
    132 Maika Leibbrandt: Feature-Length Sequel to Ep 42 - From Scarcity To Abundance, The True Power Of An Unlock Moment

    132 Maika Leibbrandt: Feature-Length Sequel to Ep 42 - From Scarcity To Abundance, The True Power Of An Unlock Moment

    Hi, it’s Gary here. Welcome to a very special episode of The Unlock Moment. This is something we’ve been planning for a long time, and at the same time it’s something we didn’t plan at all. Something quite remarkable that gets right to the heart of The Unlock Moment.

    Back in October 2022 I was joined by Maika Leibbrandt in Episode 42 of The Unlock Moment. She’s one of the world’s very best and highest profile strengths coaches, having spent many years at the Gallup Organisation developing and leading much of their work on talents and strengths. When we spoke she’d just left her role to set up as an independent coach and we talked about her journey of Finding Freedom.

    That episode with Maika has been the most downloaded of all time here on The Unlock Moment. I invited her back to explore what she knows now that she didn’t know then. I thought we would be talking about personal growth and business growth. And then we found something much more powerful. A new perspective on the true essence of The Unlock Moment.

    And that wasn’t easy to find. As you’ll hear, we recorded this episode and we thought we were done. And then Maika reached out to say “I just unlocked my Unlock Moment, we need to record again.”

    Sometimes you just need to allow a conversation to go where it needs to go and run for as long as it needs to run. Trust in the journey. Trust in the process.

    Welcome. Join Maika and myself on this very special exploration of The Unlock Moment.

    • 1 hr 44 min

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