Dave Stachowiak is the founder and host of Coaching for Leaders. He is a senior Vice President of Southern Los Angeles, and he has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation and The United States Air Force.
Mikaila Ulmer: Bee Fearless Mikaila Ulmer is a 15-year-old social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, educator and student. She founded her Me & the Bees Lemonade business when she was just four years old, and over the past decade has sold over 1 million bottles across 1,500 stores in the United States. Her appearance on Shark Tank at age nine scored a $60,000 investment from Daymond John. Mikaila has established herself as a voice of guidance for others, appearing on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, and many other venues. She was selected as one of Time magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens and for Ebony Magazine’s Ebony Power100 #Black Excellence. She is the author of the new book, Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid*. In this conversation, Mikaila discuss what inspired her to start her business and the importance of a larger mission behind work. She talks about the importance of passion, balancing her work with her schooling, and how to support kids in doing great things. Plus, she shares what she’s learned along the way on turning a dream into reality. Key Points Turn adversity into advantage. It’s more enjoyable to build a business when you not only have hands-on experience and know-how, but passion. Big news needs to be approached with careful consideration. Aim to be good and kind in running a business. Resources Mentioned Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid* by Mikaila Ulmer Related Episodes How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, with Mark Barden (episode 207) How Leaders Build, with Guy Raz (episode 491) If You Build It, They Will Come (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Guy Raz: How I Built This Guy Raz is the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind on Spotify. He’s also the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and the children’s programs Wow in the World and Two Whats?! and a Wow!. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, the National Headliner Award, and many others. In 2017, Guy became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. He’s the author of the new book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Path to Success From the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs*. In this conversation, Guy and I discuss what he’s discovered from interviewing the world’s most successful entrepreneurs on How I Built This. We profile a few of the insightful stories that he’s captured in his new book and dispel some of the common myths. Plus, we explore how happiness and kindness play such an important role in building something new. Key Points Successful entrepreneurs are able to make the distinction between what is actually dangerous and what is just scary. We often think about entrepreneurs as solo leaders, but almost always there is a critical partner who complements their strengths. It is common for entrepreneurs to have a day job or other fallback plan as they start something new. Money is important, but it’s almost never the driving factor motivating entrepreneurs who have success in the long-run. Kindness takes leaders a long way when starting a business. Resources Mentioned How I Built This: The Unexpected Path to Success From the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs* by Guy Raz How I Built This podcast Book Notes Download my highlights from How I Built This in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant (episode 238) Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs, with Dorie Clark (episode 318) How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334) Serve Others Through Marketing, with Seth Godin (episode 381) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Lesson 5: Your Next Step Create a quick wins by determining your next step. Once you do, you’re on the way to becoming your new identity. Course Summary Step 1: Create Your New Identity Step 2: Take Daily Action Step 3: Keep Yourself Motivated Step 4: Calibrate With Stakeholders Step 5: Your Next Step Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Related Episodes How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter (episode 249) If You Can, Move Your Feet (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Lesson 4: Calibrate With Stakeholders Feedback from stakeholders verifies traction towards your new identity. Here’s how to get consistent, fast feedback from stakeholders to ensure you’re on track. Examples of Questions I’m working on being more concise. What’s one thing I could have left out of that last briefing? I’m working on being more concise. What’s one thing you’d suggest I do in the next briefing that might help? Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Resources Feedforward: Coaching For Behavioral Change by Marshall Goldsmith Related Episodes Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 107) How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback, with Sheila Heen (episode 143) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
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Orange County, California, USA
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600
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4
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1 week, 3 days
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