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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Oct 29, 2020


Are you truly purposefully living in the present right now?


More often you’ll find that entrepreneurs spend so much time creating and chasing success and forget to live in the present and celebrating their current successes. But you have to learn to find your purpose and bridge the boundary to what is stopping you from living presently. 


Whitedove Gannon is a business development mentor, a strategist, a speaker, a podcast host and a mom of five. She loves what she does and has worked out a way to combine her personal life, professional life and her passions.


Whitedove has mastered how to do business on purpose with passion by choosing her priorities right which is what she teaches other women.


Listen in to learn how to start being productive, not busy, and make the time for what is important in your life. You will also learn why it is important to stand up boldly for yourself as a way to show up as a leader.



Key Takeaways:

  • How to celebrate your everyday success as a woman in business
  • The power of setting boundaries and making the right choices for you living in the present
  • Learning to be intentional by thinking of the priority outcome of how you want to show up to the world.
  • How to show up as a leader by starting to be bold for yourself.



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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:42] Intro
  • [4:18] Whitedove explains where the female entrepreneurial movement idea came from.
  • [7:24] How she wasn’t living in the present and continued to be disconnected but hearing other women’s stories online opened her eyes to what could be.
  • [11:38] She explains how she learned to stop by setting boundaries and choosing what is important.
  • [17:15] The difference between being busy and productive- learning to start small when offering new products to your clients.
  • [21:15] Why monetary goals don’t help in solving your purpose.
  • [23:02] How to think of the outcome for you as part of your business strategy.
  • [28:24] How to not to bridge the boundary of living purposefully in the present right now as an entrepreneur.
  • [32:24] Learning how to be bold for yourself as a start to self-leadership.
  • [35:53] The importance of understanding what success looks like for you personally and working from the inside out.
  • [38:54] How to be in love with yourself by strategy and understanding what you’re creating as an entrepreneur.



Standout Quotes:

  • “Measuring success and recognizing success as we go along means that we have to focus on the present.” -Whitedove Gannon [8:43]


  • “If something is off, you will feel it; something doesn’t quite feel right, then let’s explore what that is because that’s the key.” - Cathleen Merkel [30:38]


  • “Understanding inside what success is for you and then working from the inside out is really big.” -Whitedove Gannon [37:48]


  • “You can take hundreds and thousands of dollars or pounds home but if it makes you feel miserable, then something has got to change.”- Cathleen Merkel [38:08]




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On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel



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About Cathleen: 


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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About Whitedove Gannon


Whitedove Gannon is a business development mentor, strategist, speaker and podcast host for entrepreneurs and business owners who are determined to defy the status quo, control their life, and build an impact conscious company.


She’s also the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Movement, where she teaches women entrepreneurs how to navigate digital product creation in business so they can shortcut the learning curve and build a sustainable business model.


With her involvement in startup culture, leadership, and entrepreneurship, Whitedove passionately believes that everyone has the opportunity to follow their entrepreneurial calling, should they desire. Her community-minded approach and ability to succinctly guide men and women with strategic tools utilizing her proprietary process has helped many entrepreneurs bridge the gap between their dreams and desires.


In addition to her 20 years of financial experience, Whitedove majored in business and accounting. She has also started and owned two successful businesses that reached over 6 and 7 figures.


Today she lives in Denver with her husband and five children where she continues to teach and inspire entrepreneurs every day.