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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Jan 9, 2020


In our 11th podcast episode in the Legendary Leaders series, we meet Gareth Davies, Co-Founder of the Bravest Path, who works with organisations, team and individuals to support them to take more smart risks.


Through the Bravest Path, Gareth gives clients the tools to practice taking more and more smart risks. He explains how it’s about making decisions in line with your own personal core values, rather than what other people expect you to.


Gareth talks about unspoken expectations, often expectations that come with a workforce’s culture and the pressure that puts on you. Touching on failure and lack of control, Gareth takes us through how he took control of his life and called time on his police career. He explains that moving on from a role or career doesn’t mean failure, but growth and realisation that your values have changed and that working on your terms is your priority.


One thing Gareth suggests is to ask yourself ‘who am I doing this for?’ Think about the opinions of people in your life who really count, who know what you stand for, and let go of the views of anyone else. He reminds us of the impossibility of trying to please everyone. What matters is showing up as yourself, the best version of yourself, and the importance of courage, being daring and brave.


Gareth has recently been working on a young people’s program to deliver to students to help address the expectations and silent message of perfectionism.


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In this episode you will learn: 

  • The importance of making decisions and choices based on your core values, not other’s expectations
  • Why asking ‘who am I doing this for?’ is crucial to your path in life
  • Far more important than trying to please everyone is showing up and being the best version of yourself


About Cathleen:
As a trained Leadership & Mindset Coach, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker Cathleen supports high achieving but worn-out Women in Corporates create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. 
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 people turn their careers around so that they start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the Mondays to come. 
Her proven 6-step "Legend Framework" helps Leaders go from feeling lost, lacking confidence and clarity about their career to owning their next career step, feeling at ease with themselves and others, excited about their future and able to tackle any obstacle that may get in their way. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 
She works with action takers who really want to make an impact on the world around them - people who are driven by purpose. If you are a female high-achiever and you are ready to take your career to the next level whilst fully enjoying your personal life, then get in touch! 
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 leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development projects within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations. These are exactly the experiences that made her choose to help leaders across the world step out of the “daily hamster wheel” and into a life of purpose, inspiration and courage to live a life on their own terms. 
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About Gareth:

Gareth is co-founder of the courage-building consultancy The Bravest Path, and specialises in uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. He works with organisations who recognise the value in creating a culture of psychological safety and individuals who want to show up as their true, authentic selves. Gareth’s style is bold, direct and tenacious. Previously a leader in the Met Police, his experience with advanced interview techniques enables Gareth to offer a refreshingly different, challenging and accountable approach that builds trust and depth into his client relationships. Gareth is certified to deliver the ground-breaking research of Dr Brene Brown which means he is perfectly placed to support organisations looking to prioritise a culture with the courage, connection and compassion that empowers people to take smart risks without fear of judgement or blame.


The Bravest Path offer the leadership programme Dare To Lead. Key points include:

  • Grounded in over 20 years of ground-breaking research by Dr Brene Brown.
  • Over 400,000 pieces of data considered.
  • Refined via interviews with 150 executive leaders from global organisations.

Services also include bitesize workshops and our two most popular in 2019 were:

  • Perfectionism – learning how to let go of what others may think.
  • Brave Conversations – how to ask for what you want and challenge behaviour without using judgement and blame.


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