Today’s guest has made a career of making the very complex awesomely simple.
He has spent the last three decades helping companies and people be more successful. He serves his clients as an executive coach, training facilitator, keynote speaker, and strategy advisor. Recognized as one of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world, he was named by the American Management Association as one of America's Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.
He has been a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities, including MIT,
Stanford, Cornell, and the Wharton School of Business. He has been the owner or CEO of five companies and currently serves as a board member or adviser to several organizations.
Please join me in welcoming John Spence.
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In this episode we discuss:
- his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is when you become a living example of what you hope your followers will one day become.”
- how being selected captain of his football team helped him establish himself as a leader.
- how he went from extreme success in high school to failing out of college.
- the three key points that changed the trajectory of his college career.
- his first job and becoming CEO of that organization shortly thereafter.
- the impact of his parents on his life and entrepreneurship goals.
- the three things he believes are the essence of excellence – focus, discipline, and action.
- the actions he takes to grow his network and stay connected with them.
- why doing things you enjoy is such an important trait in business.
- how he finds and chooses mentees and the assignment he gives each potential mentee.
- his thoughts surrounding adaptability and how important it is.
- an incredible statistic he learned about reading.
- John Spence on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- TEDxUF John Spence The Most Important Thing I Have Ever Learned about how to be Successful
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “How To Be A Very Successful Professional Speaker: A Concise, No-Nonsense Guide to Exactly What It Takes to be a Highly-Paid Professional Speaker or Executive Trainer” by John Spence
- Other books by John Spence
- “The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
- “Leaderology” by Oleg Konovalov and John Spence
- “Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness 25th Anniversary Edition” by Robert Greenleaf
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ABOUT ROBBIE: www.robbiesamuels.com/about
Business Growth Strategy Coach
Robbie helps inspiring entrepreneurial women (and a few awesome men) in their 50s and beyond, engage their network so they can grow their impact and income by adding new revenue streams.
WHO YOU ARE:
You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you’re running out of time.
The reason options are overwhelming is that you’re looking at them as a series of disconnected steps when to make the most of your time, you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
You know that if you try to do everything, you’ll accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
WAYS ROBBIE OFFERS SUPPORT:
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, Robbie will work with you one-on-one to design a year-long plan that consists of three 12-week sprints, each followed by 4 weeks of reflection/assessment, rejuvenation, learning, and strategic planning. This will allow you to sequence your goals, create momentum, and leverage your limited time.
Have a project that you want feedback on or need assistance with a specific strategy? He offers half-day strategy sessions.
Already selling but feeling stuck around how to increase your revenue? Sign up for a one-day mastermind with fellow entrepreneurs to break through to the next level.
Ready to dig into your network to validate a solution you’ve been working on to see if you can build an audience for it before launching? Sign up for the 12 Week Idea to Offer Incubator.
Want accountability, support, and guidance as you implement your strategic plan? Learn more about his year-long Wake Up Your Network mastermind program.
These are not right for everyone; they're personalized offerings and are priced accordingly.
WHAT MIGHT YOU WORK ON?
In his coaching work with entrepreneurs, his clients focus on the areas where they'd like to grow, which may include:
- Creating a strong sales conversation framework
- Building your referral network
- Lead generation through a relationships
- Growing your visibility in your industry
- Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
- Identifying and launching a minimally viable offer
- Breaking through whatever bottleneck is holding you back from getting the results you want and deserve
- Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
- Improving your virtual presentation skills
LEARN MORE AND SCHEDULE A CHAT: www.robbiesamuels.com/coaching
Robbie is excited to support you in reaching or exceeding your goals.
Interested in booking Robbie to speak? At www.robbiesamuels.com/speaking you’ll find video clips and a description of his talks.
Watch his TEDx talk “Hate networking? Stop bageling and be the croissant!” at www.robbiesamuels.com/TEDx.
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
- New to his website? Start here
- On the Schmooze podcast archive – weekly since July 2016!
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