Mar 15, 2022
Have you embraced the art of storytelling as part of your leadership strategy? Storytelling is a skill that is impactful in influencing people’s character and developing them in their careers. Both personal and work stories can be impactful in making people realize their mistakes and learn to be better in how they pursue their goals.
In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Paul Smith, one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling, one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author. He helps leaders and salespeople excel at their jobs by telling better stories.
Paul spent 20 years of his career at the Proctor and Gamble company and had a very typical corporate path, before getting fascinated with storytelling. He later left the corporate world after discovering his passion for teaching, training, and speaking.
Listen in to learn the importance of telling failure stories as a leader to connect and develop your team members. You will also learn about the stories to tell to help people value diversity and inclusion better and empathize with what it’s like to not look like you in the workplace.
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.
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About Cathleen Merkel:
As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women to 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 have 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 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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