In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am excited to bring you a conversation with a fellow kindred spirit, leadership coach and speaker, Farshad Asl. This is a fascinating and entertaining conversation with a captivating storyteller, and he certainly has some stories to tell! Having immigrated to the U.S. from Iran at the age of 29, with just $400 to his name and without knowing English, Farshad understands the potential transformative power of struggling to make a life for yourself from nothing. As a result of his experiences, however, Farshad came to realize that, as long as he was holding on to excuses, success would be impossible. This was the birth of his “No Excuses Mindset“ philosophy of leadership, which he has used to great success in his life as well as his coaching and speaking practice.
In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am delighted to bring you a conversation with a fellow kindred spirit and leadership development professional, Scott Eblin of the Eblin Group. Using his decades of experience in the corporate world, Scott brings unique insight and holistic perspective to bear in his practice, providing powerful and actionable ways for executive level leaders to consistently perform at the next level. While both Scott and I have similar philosophies when it comes to leadership development and training, as well as making our writing style accessible to the masses, he has been in the game for considerably longer than myself, so you won’t want to miss this interview to see where we agree or differ. (Spoiler alert: We agree on everything!)
In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am pleased to bring you an interview with Rebecca Zucker, co-founder and partner at Next Step Partners, about the importance of and rationale behind focusing on “soft skills” in professional leadership development, executive coaching, consulting, and training. In this interesting discussion, Rebecca draws on her years of experience and multiple certifications to explain how and why she integrates elements of introspection, existential insight, social psychology, cognitive behavioral theory, dialogical analysis, coherence therapy, and so on, as tools to successfully guide organizations and individuals in overcoming challenges and meeting their full potential.
.In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Roger Nierenberg about the leadership lessons he has gleaned from his decades as a distinguished orchestral conductor. In this fascinating and surprising conversation, Maestro Nierenberg eloquently explains how and why his work with The Music Paradigm has been so much more effective than traditional training, in conveying both the practices and mindset necessary to be succeed as a Transformative Leader.
As I mention in my writing from time to time, knowledge is often not the missing element in us getting in action toward achieving our goals. It is helpful to learn new concepts, or be reminded of what we already know, but the true culprit is almost always the inspiration and inclination to be straight with ourselves about what is holding us back from acting on our insights. Think of any area of your career or life that is not going as well as you would like it and do an honest assessment of yourself against the habits I describe to determine which apply to you. We all know the theory behind what it takes to be successful and fulfilled, but we rarely take a hard look at ourselves to see why we don’t actually operate that way. That is what this episode is about.