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Being of Leadership

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 In my many years serving as an Executive Coach, there is a tremendous joy I experience in witnessing my client achieve the success they desire all while overcoming the obstacles, roadblocks, and potential detours along the way.

Many of my clients arrive in coaching with some degree of expectation that there is a problem with them, that they aren't good enough or they in some way lack the skills, talents, and ability to succeed in their leadership role.  

In fact, I have found the opposite to be true! Most clients are well-equipped for what they do as a leader with managerial responsibilities, what I continue to observe is the untapped opportunity for connecting with who they are as a leader.  And, with a well-developed sense of who they are as a leader, I wonder what impact that will have on their ability to influence others and the organization. 

This brings me to the topic of today’s show, Being of Leadership as I am joined by Michelle Maldonado, Founder & CEO of Lucenscia, an organization committed to helping leaders do their inner work to generate the kind of organizational change, transformation, and the outer impact that inspires ecosystems where everyone flourishes. 

As I think about the insights Michelle provided; there are 3 main points that stood out for me;

  • how to shift our natural human tendency of being in judgment to being in a place discernment, curiosity, and pursuit of shared accountability
  • what is needed for bringing opposing people and parties together and the concept of ‘otherizing’
  • The clarification in the distinction between meditation and mindfulness


Coach Mo Knows (A tip, a coaching question, and a bit of inspiration)


  • Check out Michelle’s company, Lucenscia.
  • Leading Awake Leadership Development Series ( and
  • A Bridge To Better: A Family's Open Letter & Invitation to Humanity with Free Resource Guide (

Reminder – and what our frequent listeners already know, the full transcript of this episode can be found in the show notes at Here you will also find links to the resources mentioned in this episode.


Coaching Question:

What thoughts/beliefs do you hold about others that contribute to you engaging in ‘otherizing?’



Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know you trust him. ~ Booker T Washington



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