Live and Lead for Impact with Kirsten E. Ross

EP 215 Neil Gordon

 

http://neilcanhelp.com

 

Neil Gordon works with executives, influencers, and thought leaders and has helped them get six-figure book advances, be seen on shows like Ellen and Dr. Oz, and double their speaking fees. Prior to becoming a communications expert, he worked on the editorial staff of Penguin Random House where he worked with New York Times bestselling authors. He has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, Inc.com., and NBC Palm Springs, and is a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur.

Before Neil helped leaders skyrocket their career's he worked nights for lyft. He struggled to write for more than 10 minutes at a time. He ghost wrote books and made very little until he started helping others improve their communication and deliver a bigger impact. Neil is an amazing story teller and he can help you achieve bigger and bolder accomplishments!  

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

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Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders

defeat team drama

to 4X productivity,

wow their customers

and improve their bottom line

with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

Direct download: 215_neil_gordon.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 213 Paul Shepherd

 

https://paulbshepherd.com/

 

Paul Shepherd is a Sydney-based entrepreneur, coach, and creator of a unique system that helps leaders to live a life of purpose and meaning through a holistic 360-degree approach that nurtures the mind, body, and soul.

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders defeat team drama to 4X productivity, wow their customers and improve their bottom line with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

Direct download: EP_213_Paul.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

EP 210  Family Business  4 Key Questions  - Clarify these to Resolve some Conflict

In more than 20 years of working with Family Business the most intense emotions arise around 4 basic topics.

There are nuances, yes, but as I look back they all fit in these categories. Sometimes this challenges land in more than one spot

2 Key Goals - Always

  • Profitable Business
  • Healthy Family

A real life example:  From the family of 6 Next Gen who unexpectedly inherited the business – 2 working in 4 not – building resentment – all had = decision making

2 working in – building resentment – 4 not 

– benefitting financially w/o work – decisions driven by the size of their checks.

Who does the work of the business – 2

Who makes decisions – 6

Who owns – 6

Who benefits – 6

Harder to Achieve if Conversations Happen During…..

  • Crisis
  • Conflict

4 Key Questions to Answer for  ~ Now & Later ~

  • Who Does the Work of the Business?
  • Who Makes Decisions for the Business?
  • Who Owns the Business?
  • Who Benefits Financially?

Friction can happen when there is confusion around the answers to these questions

When the answers are not consistent – 

When the answers pit one family member against the other from competing objectives – like the example I shared

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Direct download: 210.mp3
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EP 211 Tony Martignetti- Unlock Your True Potential

https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/

Tony Martignetti is a trusted leadership advisor, entrepreneur, idea generator, and people connector. He brings together practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.

Before becoming a leadership development advisor, he was a finance and strategy executive with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company.

Tony is the host of The Virtual Campfire podcast and the author of "Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life."

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders defeat team drama to 4X productivity, wow their customers and improve their bottom line with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

Direct download: 211_Tony_Martignetti.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 208 Peace not War – a Poem I wrote in High School

I just ran across my little box of memorabilia from my school years.  Even back then I used to write motivational stories, creative short stories and poems.  At the time I was very concerned about war.  I wrote this poem my Senior Year but it really seems to fit for today’s circumstances so I thought I’d share it now.

 

Peace Not War

A Poem by Kirsten Ross Vogel

Senior Year in High School
Many years ago : )

Struggling with our problems

Taking things in strife

The way we treat each other

You’d think we didn’t care for life

The time we live is oh so short

Why can’t the people see?

We’re in this world together

We share it equally

Let’s put our pride aside right now

There must be no delay

Why is the phrase, “I wish for peace”

So very hard to say?

Start living for the future and

Forget about the past

Work together to reach our common goal

Mankind has to last!

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Direct download: 208.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 207 Jerry Brazie

Jerrybrazie.com

Jerry Brazie grew up poor in a family of 9 children. He got his first job at 11 years old. He’s had to steal food just to eat, and has lived on the violent streets before.

Jerry worked more than 20 jobs before starting his first business at age 28. Over the last 20 years his companies have generated over $450M in revenues, and a lifetime of experience.

A serial entrepreneur, he has had thousands of employees and has owned, bought and sold many businesses. His mission is to teach others what is possible, particularly people with a background like his.

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders

defeat team drama

to 4X productivity,

wow their customers

and improve their bottom line

with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

Direct download: 207_Jerry_Brazie.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Cobus Visser \S/uperman of Africa

International Motivational Keynote Speaker

Teamculture and Firewalk Guru

Peak performance mental strength Consultant 

Business & Marketing Strategist

 

With over a decade in executive and personal coaching, motivational speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience – Cobus Visser has shown how one can change your life around and meet greater heights with the correct methods, training, and guidance.

 

He is an author, motivational speaker, international trainer, life coach, and the only Master Firewalk Instructor in South Africa, dedicated to helping all individuals, be it business leaders, entrepreneurs or people with disabilities.

 

Cobus was diagnosed with Haemophilia as a child - he endured pain every day of his life since a young age but never has he had his condition define him as a person. In 2013 Cobus found himself in hospital – unable to move and in excruciating pain. But instead of giving up and succumbing to his situation Cobus decided there and then that he will not have his body imprison him for the rest of his life – instead he was determined to move his arms again one day, crawl again one day, and maybe climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro one day. He did all of that. In 2018 Cobus conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and is already planning his next adventure: the Camino de Santiago, Everest base camp & Machu Picchu - Nothing to lose and a world to see..



His own mental strength and abilities have given him the skills and tools to help thousands of people every day to change their lives for the better.

To be born with Haemophilia is not an easy card to have been dealt in life - it involves waking up and going to bed every day in constant  pain.

It involves days where he can not leave his bed.

It involves warming up his ankles a minimum of one hour  every morning just to be able to move

It involves not knowing if you will wake up tomorrow morning and find yourself in a wheelchair for the rest of your life.

 

These are the constant physical and emotional battles a Haemophiliac struggles with.  “The doctors recently told him that he will have to go for an elbow and two ankle replacements very soon - this all at the age of 37. he feels more like an 87 year old, and is scared to think what might happen to him in the future if these are the struggles at 37.”

 

However, he still regards himself as ‘lucky’ to be able to walk and move at his age, as many Haemophiliacs in their 30’s can not. he does however share a lot of the struggles and worries that so many Haemophiliacs have , ( the Haemophilia mutation occurs in about 1 of every 5,000 male births)  such as providing for their families.

It is impossible for him to find physical work,  even a ‘desk job’ is hard to keep as he finds himself unable to move and/or leave the house at least 4-8 days per month - now, which employer will be ‘understanding’ towards that? So not only are you in physical pain, but constantly worrying about the welfare of your family, your wife, your children. As he say “I have never been able to play ball with my children . I will never be able to run and play rugby with them. I feel sad every time I think about that. Not sad for myself, but sad that they will never experience having a father to do those simple things with’

 

That is why he is regarded as a real life Superman by so many across the globe. He might have been born with a disease that has influenced every single part of his  life, but he  NEVER let it define his  life. 

He shocked everyone, including his family, when he climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018. 

He also shocked everyone when he trained  and started conducting fire walks across the globe as a motivational technique.

https://solo.to/cobusvisser

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders

defeat team drama

to 4X productivity,

wow their customers

and improve their bottom line

with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

Direct download: 205_cobus_visser.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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