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Naked at Work: A Leader's Guide to Fearless Authenticity featuring Best-Selling Author Danessa Knaupp

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Danessa Knaupp, CEO and Author of Naked at Work joined Maryland Tech Council CEO, Marty Rosendale on January 13, 2021. Their conversation highlighted leadership theory, real-life executive experience, and humor to explore authenticity at work. As a CEO and entrepreneur with an extensive background in finance, Danessa brings a unique and valuable perspective to leaders related to specific ways your authentic leadership can drive innovation, build trust, and directly impact financial returns. Thank you to our sponsors Alexandria Real Estate and Pfizer.

51mins

14 Jan 2021

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Danessa Knaupp: Naked at Work

Leadership and Loyalty™

A Leader's Guide to Fearless Authenticity: Danessa Knaupp.......Our guest on this episode is Danessa Knaupp, she is the CEO of Avenue 8 Advisors. She's an Executive Coach, and Best-selling author who is committed to shifting the global conversation on leadership and she is doing it! Here’s something fabulous and Danessa Knaupp:She's also a failure junkie, and she talks about shame more often than most people would like. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. Her clients have included Anthem, Amerisource, Bergen, BMW, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, and more.Danessa regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (the gritty stuff), and not the hashtag version of it. She does this to drive measurable and impactful business results. Recognized by Forbes and Entrepreneur, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership and team effectiveness. Danessa Knaupp is also the best-selling of the leadership manual; "Naked at Work": A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity” More about Danessa Knaupp here: http://DanessaKnaupp.com or her company: https://www.avenue8advisors.com ........To find out how you can hire Dov Baron The Dragonist as a speaker or strategist for your organization:  DovBaron.com Come and join in the conversation and catch the videos exclusively in our Patreon Channel here https://www.Patreon.com/DovBaron Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

1 Nov 2020

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Episode 66: Naked at Work — Danessa Knaupp

The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast with Wes Fang - Revealing the TRUE Stories Behind Entrepreneurship

This week on The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast, Wes speaks with Danessa Knaupp — Founder, CEO and Executive Coach at Avenue 8 Advisors — a boutique executive coaching and advisory practice. Avenue 8 clients include entrepreneur CEOs, non-profit Executive Directors and Fortune 500 senior leaders, and what once started as a one-woman-show has scaled up to a 14-coach operation. Danessa is also the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Naked at Work, which proposes a new and better way of leading teams. From her earliest days as a leader, Danessa stood out by bringing her true self to work — in letting down her guard and being open about her shortcomings. However, after finding quick success on the corporate ladder, a failure totally shattered her confidence. Now, once again, she’s using that openness about her successes and failures to find more success — through teaching other leaders to do the same. On the podcast, Danessa gets naked — naked about her wins, naked about her losses, and how she’s using both for the good of others. The EnTRUEpreneurship Takeaway: “I feel like we’re so focused on the doing in our culture that we often forget the being — being in a place we’re not comfortable or being in a way that isn’t what we would choose. Those things are just as important." “Coaching is a practice. As a coach, I’m never telling you what I think you should do. I’m helping you see a world that’s different than the one that’s in your head." “My advice to people starting out [in big companies] is to consider, ‘What meaning does this job hold for you? What purpose can you find in it?’ Then put all of your gas behind that and don’t pay attention to anything else." “Don’t mistake the wax and wane — particularly the waning — of activity or the slowing of something you wanted for lack of progress. When I look backwards in my career, I see a consistent movement forward in my life." “That’s sort of how I’ve crafted or curated my career — telling myself, ’This is the next thing that sounds interesting or compelling.’" “If you want to be a coach, get real coaching credentials. The dirty secret of coaching is that there is no real regulation of it." Bullet Points (w/ timestamps) - Highlighting key topics discussed: 3:44: Danessa discusses her lack of exposure to entrepreneurship as a child and how a corporate job out of college primed her for company building. 7:45: Danessa explains her mentality going into her first full-time role and why she believes her team outperformed expectations. 13:09: Knaupp gives some advice for anyone that is looking to thrive at a big company. 14:59: Danessa discusses the “x factor” that helped her climb the ranks at her first corporate job and what ultimately drove her to leave. 19:03: Knaupp describes the agony of her first real bout with failure and the one conversation that helped her put the pieces back together. 24:18: Danessa explains why she left a comfortable corporate job again to pursue a risky entrepreneurial career. 28:33: Knaupp discusses her first client and how his experience inspired her to keep building her business. 31:06: Knaupp shares some advice for anyone looking to start a career as a coach. 38:38: Danessa speaks on her book — Naked at Work — including how the book came about and what readers can expect from reading it. 40:48: Danessa shares some important advice about the ebbs and flows of company growth. Bulleted List of Resources — Danessa Knaupp -     Personal Website -     LinkedIn -     Twitter -     Naked at Work on Amazon Avenue 8 Advisors -      Company Website -      LinkedIn

44mins

12 Aug 2020

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1631: Getting to Next Means Letting Go with Danessa Knaupp Founder and Owner of Avenue 8 LLC

The Entrepreneur Way

Danessa Knaupp is an executive coach dedicated to shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has supported executives across every major industry and is known as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity. “notice yourself, notice your experience, notice when you are trying to stay comfortable, notice what people really respond to in you and then think about how do you structure your work, your business, your life in a way that consistently brings out the best in you”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7A2

46mins

21 Jul 2020

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Naked at Work - A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity with Danessa Knaupp

Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life

Think about what kind of leader you could be if you knew, with absolute certainty, that you were the best person for the job. Now, think about all the reasons you can't be that leader. The stories you carry, your failures—everything that's in your way. Truth is, anyone can be the strong, inspirational leader you imagine by leading authentically. Despite a track record of spectacular failures, Danessa shows leaders how to get brave, get naked, and be the leaders they've always imagined. She believes that each of us are uniquely qualified to lead, not in spite of our shortcomings and failures, but precisely because of them. Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership. She has supported executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. Danessa is an executive coach dedicated to shifting the global conversation on leadership, having coached clients such as Anthem, BlackRock, Capital One, Comcast, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, Nordstrom, and more. She is also the author of the leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity.  On this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life Podcast, Danessa and I discuss how the stories we create for ourselves can affect our everyday life, how work ethic can grow when people align with their interests, and how the lens through which you view the world might be holding you back.

25mins

15 Jul 2020

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Danessa Knaupp: Lead with Naked Authenticity

The Manage Your Message Podcast

According to our guest, it is easier to grow professionally and personally if you are “Naked at Work” (metaphorically speaking of course). Danessa Knaupp is an executive coach, former CEO, keynote speaker and author who says we should shift the conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She has a brand-new book, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity—it’s all about harnessing the power of real authenticity (not “#authenticity”) to drive measurable business results. Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO. She lives with her husband and children in Virginia.                                   Among the topics that Danessa and Jim discuss: The difference between effective authenticity and what Danessa calls “#authenticity” The business case – what authentic leaders are able to do better Why an authentic leader’s behavior elicits more risk-taking and better communication in the organization The specific role of conversation in being an authentic leader Danessa’s 6-step process for building your authenticity and effectiveness as a leader Links: Learn more about Danessa and her work: https://www.avenue8advisors.com/ Check out Danessa’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Work-Leaders-Fearless-Authenticity-ebook/dp/B084VV9GSJ/ Connect with Danessa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danessa-knaupp/ Learn more about Jim Karrh’s virtual and in-person speaking and training topics: https://jimkarrh.com/speaking Check out a sample of Jim’s new book, The Science of Customer Connections: Manage Your Message to Grow Your Business: https://jimkarrh.com/books Follow Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimkarrh?lang=en Connect with Jim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimkarrh

31mins

5 Jul 2020

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Getting naked at work with Danessa Knaupp

Freedom Mindset Radio

Join us for this LIVE discussion with Danessa Knaupp, the author of the best selling leadership manual, “Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity.” Danessa is an executive coach dedicated to shifting the global conversation on leadership.  She has supported executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She also regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results. Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership and executive team effectiveness. She has coached CEOs, senior leaders, and teams on issues related to leadership effectiveness, presence and influence, succession planning, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. Her clients and audiences have included Anthem, Amerisource Bergen, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard and more. Learn more: https://www.danessaknaupp.com/ Grab the book: https://www.danessaknaupp.com/#book

57mins

24 Jun 2020

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Danessa Knaupp Explains How to "Get Naked at Work"

Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development

Danessa is an executive coach, CEO, and keynote speaker shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results.

45mins

3 Jun 2020

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056: Naked at Work? with Danessa Knaupp Authentic Interview

The Authentic Leader Show

* Danessa provides an authentic question that tests a leader's motivation when leading their teams. * She shares what she describes as rewards and risks of being authentic in your leadership with an example when your authentic self may not be welcome. * With great resources like Danessa's book and other resources, when does it make sense for a leader to additionally seek help from a coach or a light pole. * She also points out why it's okay if you feel like you are actually going backwards right now as we are going through this pandemic.

50mins

22 Apr 2020

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Episode 24: How To Be A Fearlessly Authentic Leader with Danessa Knaupp

BEYOND BARRIERS

Have you ever stepped into a role and questioned if you were the best person for the job? Do you carry the shame of failure and imperfection with you everywhere you go? Meet Danessa Knaupp, executive coach, thought leader and bestselling author, who shares how to embrace your struggles and gain true confidence in your journey. Danessa has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity to drive measurable business results. In this episode, Danessa shares how you can be the strong, inspirational leader you imagine by leading authentically. She makes the case for owning your unique story and using, that real, imperfect experience to drive your personal and team performance. Danessa also provides her perspective on leadership principles for the digital age, and how to accelerate success. Highlights: [02:10] Danessa’s story [05:16] How did you discover your superpower [07:46] Proudest career accomplishment [10:18] Making decisions with confidence [12:08] Overcoming your gremlins [13:12] Dealing with fears and limiting beliefs [16:41] Juggling changes in your personal life with your career [18:46] Comparison and the different versions of ourselves [20:21] Naked at Work: A Leader's Guide to Fearless Authenticity [24:00] Authenticity and Action [27:50] Showing up with fearless authenticity [35:10] Critical skills for women in the future of work [39:02] Connection in a geographically diverse workplace [41:41] Managing competing priorities [46:53] Who inspires you [50:12] Recommendation on accelerating success Quotes: “I have been gifted with an extraordinary number of spectacular failures.” – Danessa Knaupp “I have this superpower now, that I am resilient. It' not about me, it's about what I'm willing to try or do or say.” – Danessa Knaupp “You want to bet smart but betting and losing doesn't mean you'e out of the game.” – Danessa Knaupp “I quiet my own internal interference. Those fears or doubts don't serve me. They are a distraction.” – Danessa Knaupp “Remember and believe that you are a beginner here. You haven't done this before. And you are going to be really good at it. It takes us a while to learn new things.” – Danessa Knaupp “Think about what decisions do I need to make to show up with intention in other areas of my life.” – Danessa Knaupp “There's a version of me that is confident, connected, intentional and strategic. And then there's the 10pm “me”, that’s a little bit tired and a little bit worried and not sure about anything. All of those versions of us are appropriate.” - Danessa Knaupp “I wonder how everybody in this room is different. And if we harness that, what could we do as a team?” – Danessa Knaupp “Leaders who focus and lead with authenticity have much more effective teams.” – Danessa Knaupp “Let go of thinking everyone is looking at you and just start to think about, what's the next right thing?” – Danessa Knaupp “Emotional intelligence will be the key differentiator for leaders. It is what keeps us separate from machines.” – Danessa Knaupp “The single most predictive factor of the collective intelligence of a group's ability to solve a problem was whether or not there was a woman present on the team.” – Danessa Knaupp “Be mindful of how we show up for other people. The unintentional expectations that we sometimes create, is the responsibility of our leaders.” – Danessa Knaupp About Danessa Knaupp: Danessa is an executive coach, CEO, and keynote speaker shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results. Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership, authenticity, and executive team effectiveness. She has coached CEOs, senior leaders, boards, and C-suite teams on issues related to leadership effectiveness, succession planning, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. Her clients have included Anthem, Bain Capital, BlackRock, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, Nordstrom and more. Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO. She is licensed by the International Coaching Federation and certified in many of the top leadership assessment tools. Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danessa-knaupp/ Websites: https://www.danessaknaupp.com/ http://www.avenue8advisors.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danessa_knaupp Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/154450747X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_HELHEbSJP30VK

52mins

3 Apr 2020

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