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Gregg Thompson: Coaching with character, connection, and conversation

Joined on the show today by Gregg Thompson, president of Bluepoint Leadership Development, and author of The Master Coach: Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Gregg Thompson:

Gregg Thompson1. How leadership differs from coaching — and why master coaching is a key component of true leadership.

2. The 3 core dimensions of coaching:  character, connection, and conversation.

3. The qualities of great coaches.

4. Steps leaders can take to build a coaching culture in their organizations.

5. Signs of coaching success.

6. Think > Act > Interact

7. We also discuss how people can be more receptive to coaching!

About Gregg Thompson:

Gregg is the author of THE MASTER COACH: Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations. He is President of Bluepoint Leadership Development, recognized as one of the finest providers of coach training programs in the world.

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Episode Three – Your Fingerprints Are On Everything

Welcome to Episode Three of The Realities of Leadership: Your Fingerprints Are On Everything!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Three:

1. “Whatever has happened, whatever is showing up in your organization, as the leader, YOU HAVE CREATED IT.” Directly, or indirectly. Through actions, or inaction.

2. You have an affect on the organization that you probably don’t even realize…

3. Leaders are COMPLETELY visible in the space. But, be aware of the blind spots!

4. Knowing this, you will see and observe the impact you are having. From here, you can learn and make adjustments.

5. You might be directly responsible, but you might be tolerating a negative behavior. And you should be called out on that. You are meant to make change, but you cannot tolerate behaviors that are holding back that change.

6. How to leave the right fingerprints. “You cannot solve a problem you cannot see.” You do this by seeking feedback! Good leaders do not want to be the smartest person in the room – they want the smart people to provide the leader the key insights

7. Be careful when, as a leader, you “think” you are doing the right things. You need feedback to confirm this.

8. Seeking feedback is NOT a sign of weakness. And when you take feedback and take meaningful action, it does strengthen you as a leader, but also powers the confidence (and performance) of the team.

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Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Episode Two – Leadership Is A Skilled Profession

Welcome to Episode Two of The Realities of Leadership: Leadership Is A Skilled Profession!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Two:

1. Foundational first is to understand the “principles” of leadership.
a. Leadership can be learned.
b. Leadership is emotional.
c. This is a service business.

2. “The modern leader has to be emotionally-connected to people.” The two currencies of leadership: communication and relationships.

3. Fundamental models of leadership.

4. The importance of temperament. Do you have the self-management to make these adjustments? Do you have the emotional intelligence to deal with negative situations, and play the long game?

5. “People and organizations deserve great leaders.”

6. The distinction between motivation and inspiration, and why a leader needs to understand that (they need to provide an environment that inspires). “Do they know what motivates their employees?”

7. Quick reminder: Remember, you are a leader in service of others.

8. Truly understanding the motivations of your team/employees really simplifies the role of a leader.

9. Yes, one of the realities of leadership is to talk to your people, and begin to really understand who they are and what motivates them. This is a skill you can develop!

10. Get over the supposed fantasies of leadership (fame and fortune). You have to develop skills and do the work.

11. What is the required mindset of a leader (growth mindset). They need to be learners and open to feedback. You are going to make mistakes and you have to be committed to get better at the practice of leadership.

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Bob Glazer: The past, present, and future of affiliate marketing

Joined in studio today by Bob Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Parters, Founder and Chairman of BrandCycle, and author of Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Bob Glazer:

Bob Glazer1. A brief history of affiliate marketing: from the “wild west” inception of the industry to where we are today and how we got there.

2. His predictions for the future of affiliate marketing: what can we expect in the next 10 years?

3. Performance Partnerships™: what this is and how it differs from traditional affiliate marketing.

4. The critical rise and importance of the demand for transparency between brands and their affiliates.

5. The “Uberization” of marketing: what this means and what we can learn from brands like Uber and Airbnb, who are setting up their own in-house marketplaces for marketing partners.

6. The Fake News epidemic: an inside look at this “underbelly” of affiliate marketing and what marketing leaders need to know to make sure they aren’t hurting their brand’s reputation.

About Bob Glazer:

Robert Glazer is the founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, and the founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. He is a serial entrepreneur with an exceptional track record and passion for growing revenue and profits for B2C-based companies. In demand by top brands and investment firms, he has extensive experience in the consumer, e-commerce, retail, online marketing, and ad-tech industries—partnering with brands such as adidas, ModCloth, Reebok, Target, Tiny Prints, Gymboree, eBay and Warby Parker.

Glazer is a regular contributor to numerous outlets, writing about performance marketing, strategy, and culture. He is the recipient of the Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” award, a two time SmartCEO Boston Future 50 award winner, and a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, among other accolades. A sought-after speaker, Glazer presents to global audiences, and serves as an advisor to high-growth businesses.

Glazer strongly believes in giving back. He serves on the Board of Directors for BUILD Boston, is a global leader in Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and founded The Fifth Night charitable event (www.fifthnight.org). He’s previously served on the boards of the Performance Marketing Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay, and participated in the annual Rodman Ride for Kids for a dozen years, raising almost $100,000 for charity.

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Episode One – Introduction To The Realities of Leadership

Welcome to Episode One of The Realities of Leadership: The Introduction to the new series, The Realities of Leadership!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode One:

1. You can never forget that leadership is a skilled profession, and you must develop those skills. But when you marry those skills to understanding the realities of leadership, this is where the rubber hits the road.

2. “It’s not just about fame, money, and power anymore.”

3. Leadership is a practice, and without the practice, the work, and putting in the time, you will never develop the skills. They do not magically appear with the position.

4. Old-school leadership (me) vs. contemporary leadership (others).

5. The right mindset is critical when it comes to dealing with the realities of leadership. They have to balance being the optimist and the force for long-term positive thinking with the realities that bad stuff is going to happen.

6. The six realities of leadership:
a. Leadership is a skilled profession.
b. Your fingerprints are on everything.
c. Are you enlightened enough to lead today?
d. There is some work that can ONLY be done by you and your leadership team.
e. Your people (talent) will leave you for good and bad reasons.
f. Your leadership journey never ends (for the really great leaders).

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Peter Sheahan: How to truly become an organization that matters

Joined on the show today by Peter Sheahan, Founder + Group CEO of the Karrikins Group, and author of Matter: Move Beyond The Competition, Create More Value, And Become The Obvious Choice.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Peter Sheaham:

Peter Sheahan1. What it means to be a company that matters.

2. We need people “vested in their success.”

3. How does Matter help readers respond to changes and disruption in their industry?

4. What are some ways you can handle the digital disruption and prepare for future growth?

5. How do you reorient organizations in the direction of the highest-valued contributions for their marketplace?

6. Value is a popular buzzword these days. What is your definition of value?

7. Describe the “edge of disruption” as defined in Matter.

8. Define “answer the call” as it is referenced in the book.

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About Peter Sheahan:

Peter is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of 7 books, including Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and most recently-released, Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice.

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries. He has been named one of the 25 most influential speakers in the world by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

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Peggy Caruso: How to remove stress, identify saboteurs, unlock creativity, and relax!

Joined in studio by Peggy Caruso, an executive personal development coach, entrepreneur, and author of Revolutionize Your Corporate Life: A Simple Guide To Leadership, Balance, And Success In Your Business. Learn more about Peggy here!

Discussion guide from our conversation with Peggy Caruso:

Peggy Caruso1. How do we manage time and stress and how they are so interconnected to success and happiness in business and life.

2. How do we identify the saboteurs/habits that limit us from reaching our desired outcome?

3. What are the keys to unlocking creativity and success in your team – leading by example

4. What are the benefits of meditation, relaxation techniques and zero gravity sensory deprivation and how do they assist in business?

Find Peggy Caruso’s latest book here:

About Peggy Caruso:

Peggy is the Owner of Life Coaching and Beyond, LLC. She is a Certified Executive & Personal Development Coach, Advanced Relaxation Therapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistics Programming) Master Practitioner, author and 8-time entrepreneur with 24 years experience. Her ‘Revolutionize’ series has been approved as a registered trademark and inclusive of that is her latest release Revolutionize Your Corporate Life and are her previous books, Revolutionize Your Life and Revolutionize Your Child’s Life.  Throughout her professional career, she has helped not only countless professionals but numerous children rid themselves of depression, ADD, and ADHD medication. 

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Charles Hanna: Reaching a higher perspective, a higher power, and achieving a higher purpose!

Joined in studio today by Charles Hanna, author of Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life. Learn more about Charles Hanna here.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Charles Hanna:

Charles Hanna1. Self-centered vs. “taking care of the self.”

2. Science of the mind.

3. Change something in your essence.

4. What actually is Perception Disorder?

5. Signs you are suffering from Perception Disorder.

6. Do we all suffer from Perception Disorder in our lives?

7. The steps to overcome Perception Disorder.

8. How to reach a higher state: higher perspective, higher power, and a higher purpose!

9. Charles shares his personal journey through addiction, recovery, and his own battle with Perception Disorder.

Find Charles Hanna’s book here:

About Charles Hanna:

Charles is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of a third-party technology provider that he began in a basement in 1979 and built into a leading service consolidation company with offices across Canada. A devoted father of three children, Hanna is involved with a range of charities, including organizations that help with cancer treatment, Canadian artists, and displaced and handicapped people. He has a particular soft spot for children and animals, and contributes his personal time in various ways to youth shelter homes and animal shelter groups. He divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Dan Manginelli: Why shaking it up is the only way to force positive change

Joined in studio today by Dan Manginelli, the founder/owner of The Manginelli Group, and author of Shake It Up: Big Dreams And Bold Choices On The Road To Success.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Dan Manginelli:

Dan Manginelli1. Change leads to stress and uncertainty.

2. Change happens to us, instead of us actually MAKING change happen.

3. “Built through adversity.”

4. Dan says that “success requires having a defined purpose and measurable benchmarks.” Why?

5. For those wanting to start a business or launch a new career, the idea can be scary. What are some of your key tips for getting the process of started to shaking things up up in your life?

6. Anyone is certain to face many challenges when making a big change in their lives. What’s your advice for remaining calm and maintaining your focus?

7. Many people lack the confidence to shake up their lives. What is the truth about setbacks and luck when we try to become more successful?

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About Dan Manginelli:

Author of the books, Shake It Up: Bold Dreams and Big Choices on Your Road to Success and Wake Up: Jump Start the Life You Always Had in Mind. Dan is the founder/owner of the Manginelli Group, and coaches and mentors thousands of sales people, all over the country. As a speaker, he is sought after by many high-ranking companies to help their employees perform at new levels in all aspects of their lives. Dan has an ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do in order to help them accomplish their dreams. Dan’s positive approach to all situations inspires all to perform to higher levels in life. Always Enlightening people that no matter what you do, there is always a fun way to do it.

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Col. Lee Ellis: Discusses meaning, purpose, and leadership

Col. Lee Ellis has been on this show before, but now he joins Gareth and I on A New Business Mindset, and shares his thoughts on meaning, purpose, and leadership. You can learn more about Col. Ellis here.

Leon F. “Lee” Ellis is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He was a long-time POW during the Vietnam War.

Brief discussion guide:

1. There is no freedom without sacrifice (quoting from “The Lord of the Rings”) or honor without courage. We need to take on our full responsibility if we are to fully live our lives and become all we can be;

2. Leadership must begin with self-awareness. You must first know who you are and be willing to be vulnerable and authentic;

3. You can have everything taken away, but if you know who you are and hold true to your values and your self, you will retain all that matters and all that you need.

This interview was first published on Gareth Young’s A New Business Mindset.

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