Apr 21, 2020
In episode 103, we talk about all things thought leader – and thought leadership. How do you go from being a good coach to a trusted thought leader?
We grow our audiences and we expand our platforms by doing our work in as visible of a way as we can – WITHOUT doing the work because we measure our self-worth by our visibility. Stop obsessing over your list size. A modest audience is fine. We should focus instead on making a significant impact on our communities and followers rather than worrying about having a huge audience that we only make a moderate impact on. Here are some of the most important things to remember when it comes to stepping into thought leadership:
I strive to take my clients from whining to winning. And, in the process, I always ruffle some feathers. Thought leaders will do this. But, the alternative, is to be a redundant voice in a sea of sameness. What do you want to speak up on – and for?
In this episode, I show you how to be the thought leader that you have been waiting for – and how to ooze moxieliciousness.
3 Thought Leader Questions to Chew On:
Once you chew on these thought leader questions, think about creating your personal Board of Advisors. Your Board of Advisors (or All-Star Team), I use these terms interchangeably, should be comprised of Connectors, Decision Makers, and Champions. You do not need to spend all your time pursuing peer-to-peer networking. It is also critical to reach out to folks in your industry who are few seasons ahead of where you are who can be of most help to you – hence the Board of Advisors.
In This Episode:
Grab my 9 Mistakes Coaches, Consultants, and Experts Make as Speakers (and How to Avoid Them) here.