In this episode, I’m excited to welcome Edward Sullivan, who has been coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 10 executives, and heads of state for over 15 years.
His clients include executives from Google, Salesforce, Slack, and dozens of other fast-growth companies. Edward is CEO & President of Velocity, which is an executive coaching consultancy.
Edward is ALSO the co-author with John Baird of a new book called LEADING WITH HEART: 5 Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results.
We’re going to get into a lot in this episode, but the main theme I want to explore is: How do we help OTHERS get their best results?
So much productivity advice involves “personal productivity”, but let’s face it — so much of what we do relies on other people.
Even if you are not an executive or a “capital-L” Leader, there will be something in this episode for you.
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- What led Edward to becoming an executive coach? [3:02]
- What differentiates middle-level executives from top-level executives in Edward’s opinion? [4:47]
- What is Edward’s advice to rising leaders to reach for that next level? [7:15]
- How do heart-led companies and fear-led companies compare? [10:37]
- What’s the best way to switch from an answering leadership style to a coaching leadership style? [13:58]
- How does Edward coach people who are not naturally inclined to help others? [24:45]
- How does Edward help people overcome the fear of change? [27:10]
- What are “blind sets” and how can they be de-railing? [29:16]
- How does Edward uncover the true gifts and strengths of his clients when coaching? [31:51]
- What are Edward’s tips for finding purpose in what you do? [34:46]
- Action step you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [37:57]
- Book – Leading with Heart: 5 Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results by Edward Sullivan & John Baird
- Book – The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks
- Productivity Academy
- Become a member of TPS+
- Take the Productivity Quiz
Connect with Edward Sullivan
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