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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Feb 15, 2022


Have you tried having conversations with your higher self in your leadership? Have you tried letting go of your fears to rediscover your self-worth and purpose? Rediscovering your self-worth and tapping into your higher self will help you start leading from a place of freedom.  

In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we chat with Deborah Peters, an international business coach, speaker, mindset expert, and author. Deborah guides leadership teams through an implementation process, enabling new revenue streams to reveal themselves, while increasing return on investment. She has also delivered keynote speeches and customized programs in over 15 countries to date.  

Listen in to learn the power of tapping into your higher self and imagination, to create the business YOU envision for yourself. You will also learn how you can break pre-conditioned habits and patterns, to recreate your self-worth and self-esteem.  



This podcast is sponsored by InnerProfessional online training programs. With courses geared specifically for Legendary Leaders, InnerProfessional provides an extraordinary catalog of leadership and professional development programs, unlike any online training you’ve experienced before.  

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn to be with yourself, to understand what feels good for you, and the impact you can make with it. 
  • How not to be afraid and start tapping into your higher self as a leader.  
  • How to break generational curses and rediscover your self-worth and purpose.   
  • The power of your imagination, in helping you grow your business how you want it to look.  
  • How to shift your mindset and bring joy back into your life, despite the negativity of the world.  

Episode timeline: 

  • [1:13] Intro  
  • [5:29] Why the new year feels like a constant unfolding of the world to Deborah.  
  • [6:59] How she nurtures her feelings physically, spiritually, and mentally.  
  • [12:08] How to experiment with different activities to learn what you need.  
  • [15:45] Defining your higher self and how you can tap into that as a leader.  
  • [18:31] An example of how leaders who tap into their higher self, differ from those who don’t.  
  • [28:10] Deborah, on how her profound childhood experiences shaped who she is today.  
  • [30:48] She explains how resistance from her past has helped her to fly even higher. 
  • [38:41] How to be brave and go against patterns and habits that you were conditioned to believe.   
  • [41:58] How she was driven by imagination and passion to go from country to a global leader.  
  • [48:21] A few steps to adopt to bring joy and positivity into your life.  


  • “People have different needs, and my belief is whatever helps people to show up at their best is what they got to do.”- Cathleen Merkel [11:44] 
  • “Society has all these constructs that are old and are propagated, utter habits and we don’t even know why.”- Deborah Peters [38:45] 
  • “You have to rechoose every nanosecond, sometimes until you build up enough bandwidth in your self-esteem, self-worth, and your ability to calibrate to your higher self.”- Deborah Peters [40:46] 
  • “You have to make a decision that you’re the one in charge of your mind and there isn’t a lockdown, a restriction, or a newsflash that’s going to impact you.”- Deborah Peters [49:12] 


Find | Cathleen Merkel 

On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel 

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching 

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel 


Find | Deborah Peters 

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Resources: Our Business Accelerator Boot Camp runs again Q1 of 2022. This is the perfect program for small to midsize business leaders in order to Scale their business and live a healthy, happy life. 



About Deborah Peters: 

Inspired and passionate to lead change & turn ideas into results, I began studying human behavioural and performance techniques at a very early age. Riding the school bus for an hour each way I had loads of observation time. Why were some families more prosperous and happier in seemingly similar circumstances? Our goal at Neuro productive Institute is to provide programs that help people live fulfilled, happy, productive and creative lives.

My insatiable curiosity and dedication eventually took me round the world Coaching, Speaking & Negotiating Deals in 17 countries and counting. 

Early in my career I was commissioned by the government to lead a trade mission from Canada to Central America. 

As the world continues to recalibrate after 2020, our view is that a portal has opened into greater possibilities for individuals, teams and companies to grow, prosper and expand their consciousness.  

We believe our programs provide those tools. So do our clients.  

About Cathleen Merkel:   

As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!  

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.   

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.  

Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet! 

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