Today’s guest is a trailblazer in implementing courage to amplify creativity and innovation. She is a beacon for risk-takers, C-Suite influencers, and decision-makers with a vision for expansion and growth.

This superpower led her to be a named one of the Top 50 coaches in the world by Thinkers50, one of the top 15 experts in branding by Global Gurus, Thinkers 360 named her among the top 50 Thought Leaders in Leadership; Diversity & Inclusion and among the top 25 in Management. She is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 and the CEO of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

She hosts the “Courage: To Leap and Lead” podcast and is the author of a book by the same name.

Please join me in welcoming CB Bowman-Ottomanelli.

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In this engaging episode, CB Bowman-Ottomanelli shares her journey from the Lower East Side to global recognition, emphasizing the transformative power of courage and innovative leadership.

In this episode, we discuss:

💪🏽 CB is a courage catalyst, and a trailblazer, recognized globally for her ability to infuse courage into creativity and innovation. Her expertise has earned her accolades as a Top 50 coach, branding expert, and Thought Leader in Leadership, Diversity, and inclusion.

💪🏽 Her philosophy on leadership revolves around listening and making decisions courageously. She believes leadership is multifaceted, encompassing a willingness to take bold steps and engage in active listening.

💪🏽 Despite her introverted nature, CB excels at networking and making connections. She has mastered nurturing her network, even sending flowers to men in times of joy or loss, illustrating her unique approach to relationships.

💪🏽 CB's courage-driven journey includes persuading a Fortune 500 company to hire her after initially being turned down and writing as an expert in unfamiliar fields. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of courage and determination.

Unlock the door to innovation with CB Bowman-Ottomanelli, where courage isn't just a key; it's the master key to creative success!


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Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, with a passion for creating engaging and unforgettable experiences. With two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, I have honed my skills in designing and executing events that leave a lasting impression.

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