The Courage to Lead - Courage to be Direct and Compassionate

by Coach Harlan and Iris Grimm

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Coach Harlan and I spent about 45 minutes talking about various leadership skills that are essential not only in the workplace but also in our relationship with dogs.

Drawing inspiration from my background as a dog trainer, we discussed the power of positive reinforcement and tailoring rewards to individual preferences to drive employee performance. We also talked about the parallels between dog training and effective leadership, emphasizing the importance of empathy, self-awareness, and open-mindedness in leaders.

Join us as we explore the transformative potential of leadership, courage, and personal growth, and discover how partnering with a dog can unlock new insights for leadership success. Don’t miss this thought-provoking and inspiring conversation!”

Timestamped Overview:

00:00 Experienced coach brings unique approach to leadership.

05:19 Join business mastermind group for success together.

07:06 Tough lesson: loving and letting go.

12:49 Connecting leadership and empathy through dog analogies.

15:05 Animals handle stress better than humans.

19:26 Ideal clients: open-minded, driven business owners, leaders.

20:47 Walk with your dog, it sparks creativity.

25:26 Personalized client coaching includes dog integration.

28:37 Grew up in East Germany, pursued new life.

30:23 Reawakened courage in a restricted childhood environment.

35:19 Left corporate America, started own business successfully.

39:49 Communication balance is crucial for personal development.

42:25 TEDx talk promotes personal growth through dog partnership.

45:17 Too many animals in danger of euthanization.