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"Owning Your Own Greatness" - An Interview with Josh Cary | The Transformative Leader Podcast 046

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m speaking with digital media and creative consultant, business coach, and entrepreneur, Josh Cary. Josh is better known as the Hidden Entrepreneur, because he spent 40 years hiding the best parts of himself, afraid to take ownership of the skill, talent and ability that was desperately trying to surface. Today, Josh helps his clients 'unmask' themselves by leading them through poignant, important, and direct coaching conversations, as well as through hosting The Hidden Entrepreneur Podcast.

Being Imperfect Doesn't Disqualify You from Being a Leader

Over the weekend, I got an unscheduled call from one of the employees at a company that I’m currently doing some consulting with. There was nothing unusual about that in itself, as I had made it clear that I was available to pretty much anyone within the organization whenever they felt the need to reach out. This particular employee was calling specifically to ask for my help in getting out of “the stands” and getting back “on the court.” He had just found out that he had been turned down for a promotion that he felt he deserved. He had been doing all the right things and he just knew the formal announcement was coming, only to find out that someone else had gotten the position. Needless to say, the news had left him seriously demoralized and disappointed in himself, and he made the wise decision to seek a little outside support.