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#46 The Road To The White House, Interview with Laura Gassner Otting

The Industry Rockstar Show with Kane & Alessia

Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations and interviews make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others. Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. In 2015, Laura sold NPAG to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. She is the author of Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2015) and the Washington Post Best Seller Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019). She lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and troublesome puppy outside of Boston, MA.

25mins

9 Apr 2021

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Laura Gassner Otting - Be Limitless

Virtually Limitless

In this episode of the Virtually Limitless Podcast our host Justine Mader interviewed Laura Gassner Otting!Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief.She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others.Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps.She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. In 2015, Laura sold NPAG to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president.Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military.She is the author of Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2015) and the Washington Post Best Seller Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019). She lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and troublesome puppy outside of Boston, MA.​Want to see more of Laura? 👇https://lauragassnerotting.com/Join the Virtually Limitless Community! 👇https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtuallylimitless/Grab your copy of Limitless Expansion Secrets! 👇https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KR9F393/Want to see more of Trey? 👇www.treycarmichael.usWant to see more of Justine? 👇www.justinemader.usWant to get published and have a chance to appear on the show? 👇www.limitlesspress.us

39mins

17 Mar 2021

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Ep. 19 – Laura Gassner Otting – Do you need the power of an outsider?

The Breakdown with Chris Clearfield

In this episode, I speak with Laura Gassner Otting, an executive coach and speaker, as well as the author of the 2019 book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. This episode is a little bit different. Instead of interviewing Laura, I asked her if she would be willing to give me an executive coaching session, which we would record and share here, on the podcast. She was game. During the course of the session, Laura asked me tough yet insightful questions about my work history, my career trajectory, and my hopes for my business in the future—questions designed to help me identify any gaps between what I do and who I am. It is Laura’s belief that real success comes from achieving consonance—harmony between what we do and who we are. When this harmony occurs, Laura argues, a limitless life is possible.

1hr 20mins

2 Mar 2021

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217: Conquering Doubt With Laura Gassner Otting

MUVE FORWARD

On today’s episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Laura Gassner Otting. Laura is a highly successful entrepreneur and author who inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that ultimately keeps their great ideas in limbo. Starting her career off as a lawyer, Laura quickly decided to drop her educational endeavours and follow a life path instead, that she was truly meant for her. Laura delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. On this episode we dive into: Figuring out what success means to you.How failure is not the finale.Finding comfort in knowing that, well … nobody really cares!Focusing on plan A instead of plan B.How confidence comes from competence.How to conquer the thought “I will be happy WHEN…”How to be better for other people by first, being better for yourselfThe take-home: Laura credits her success to carving her own path in life. She believes that by following her intuition and listening to what truly makes her happy, she can live a well-balanced and accomplished life. She started this life journey by saying no to things that weren’t serving her. As Laura continued to carve her path and listen to her heart, she found herself serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, and she was also asked to do a TEDx talk - which became so popular that it launched a speaking career for her! Laura has now spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. “I feel like I spent a lot of time in my life trying to fit in everyone else’s box, trying to be perfect for everyone else.” She then adds, “People think they can only be worthy if they perform up to the expectations of others and it turns out that our worth really comes from the inside.” Laura continues to inspire others to push past the doubt and indecision and encourages people to serve others by first serving themselves. “I don't think we are exhausted because we’re busy, I think people are exhausted and burnt out because they are doing what's best for other people, instead of what’s best for themselves.” She claims that she is relentlessly and unapologetically selfish with making herself better first so that she can be the best version of herself, for others. Pushing through self-doubt, prioritizing yourself, and following a path that stays true to what YOU desire is exactly how you too, can carve out your own path towards success!Get in touch with with: Laura Gassner OttingBusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heylgo/ Website: https://lauragassnerotting.com Laura's book, Limitless—The Muve Collective: www.themichellewolfe.com** For a limited time only $50 discount code "Muve50" for the yearly subscription. Instagram: @themichellewolfe Collective Instagram: @muvecollectiveEmail: hello@themichellewolfe.comI am now working with one of my favourite brands, Puratae! I have been searching for some time now to find a product from a company where I truly feel aligned with the brand and all of the contents within the product. These greens are 100% clean and are packed with high nutrient-dense vitamins and minerals in every serving and they are truly serving my body and mind well! I start every day with my Puratae greens and the product (honestly) tastes like candy. Puratae also donates 10 meals to children in need for every bag of product sold - so if you are looking for a high-quality product that is going to be a huge step in helping you reach your goals, go check it out at: muvelife.puratae.com. Use discount code: MUVE10 at checkout for 10% off!

52mins

22 Feb 2021

Most Popular

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Laura Gassner Otting on Building Life Around Your Mission

Elevate with Robert Glazer

Laura Gassner Otting is an expert on helping others find alignment between their purpose and their work. She is a Washington Post bestselling author and keynote speaker who challenges readers and audiences to think beyond their limitations and discover their professional purpose. She has started and led multiple organizations and has authored two books, Mission Driven and Limitless. She has also delivered a TEDx talk, served on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee and was a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House. Laura joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to share her lessons from the White House, how to excel by serving a greater mission, and more.

46mins

16 Feb 2021

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Episode 96: Limitless living with Laura Gassner Otting

It's Simply Digital

In today’s episode, Lisa speaks with Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker, Laura Gassner Otting. They discuss the new networking app Clubhouse, stepping off the beaten path, lessons learned in the time of COVID, and of course, Laura’s book, Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019). Key Takeaways How Clubhouse is removing barriers for women, LGBT+, people of color, etc to have a platform where they can speak and actually be heard The importance of showing up, listening, and answering questions Redefining success, what it really means to you, and how to achieve it Success isn’t always “bigger, better, faster, more” How the frontal lobe, or lack of one, at 15,16,17 when we’re asked to make big life decisions can hinder us in the long run Left turns, right turns, and even u-turns are going to create better success When following your passion, don’t let one thing going wrong derail your progress your version of success, what makes you happy, what causes you joy, what allows you to be the person you want to be, might be very different from what’s considered “normal” About Laura Today Globally touring professional speaker (from colleges to conferences to corporations around the world, to a US Army base in Japan, to a TEDx stage in Boston, to The TODAY Show and Good Morning America). Founder, Limitless Possibility, a niche consulting firm working with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, executives, and thought leaders to get them unstuck and achieve extraordinary results Previously Founder and CEO, NPAG (executive search firm serving nonprofits, foundations, universities, advocacy orgs)  Political Appointee, The Clinton White House (helped found the national service program, AmeriCorps, in which more than 1M Americans have now served) Take the Limitless Challenge: We can set up a personalized page for your audience to take an assessment and learn what is stopping them to becoming limitless, and what they can do about it.  http://www.LimitlessAssessment.com Take the Limitless Course: After a year of audience members asking if they can go deeper in the topics, Laura created an online course with videos and a beautiful workbook of exercises. It’s found at http://www.heyLGO.com/learn and we can provide affiliate links for you if you’d like. Buy the Book: Limitless is available everywhere April 2, 2019 (with signed copies, bulk buys, and bonuses leading up to that launch date via pre-sale).  Everything can be found at http://www.LauraGassnerOtting.com/limitless.  Book Laura as a Speaker: For details on how to bring me in as a motivational speaker to help your company, college, community, or cohort become limitless, please see my speaker deck, videos, and other salient details on my website at http://www.LauraGassnerOtting.com. 

29mins

15 Feb 2021

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Laura Gassner Otting: Become Truly Limitless - Top 5 Life Lessons

The Purposeful Mindset

A Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker - Laura inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others. In this episode, Laura shared her Top 5 Life Lessons which has helped her grow into the Servant Leader she is today and here they are: 1. LISTENING BEATS TALKING - LEARNING COMES FROM LISTENING 2. PROXIMITY BEATS ILLUSION - EXPERIENCE IS BETTER THAN THE MONEY 3. IMPACT BEATS ‘BUSY-NESS’ - PRODUCTIVITY IS MAJOR KEY 4. FUTURE MONEY BEATS CURRENT MONEY - INVEST IN THE ‘NOW’ 5. ‘WE’ BEATS ‘ME’ - BUILDING COMMUNITY IS MAGICAL TOWARDS SUCCESS ‘ When your time is being prioritised by somebody else, YOU are not prioritising yourself.' ~ Laura Gassner Make sure you all go reach out to Laura and show her some love by connecting & checking out her socials to find our more about what she offers and how she can help YOU all on your mindset & business journey. CONNECT WITH LAURA: Website - https://lauragassnerotting.com Laura’s Book ‘Limitless’ : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Limitless-Ignore-Everybody-Non-Obvious-Guides/dp/1940858763/ref=nodl_ LinkedIn - Laura Gassner Otting https://www.linkedin.com/in/heylgo Instagram - @heylgo https://instagram.com/heylgo?igshid=1qolmogj8xanl Facebook - Laura Gassner Otting https://www.facebook.com/heylgo/ Twitter - @heylgo https://twitter.com/heylgo?s=21 Clubhouse App - LGO (Laura Gassner Otting) 'THE PURPOSEFUL MINDSET PODCAST' with Sadiq Hussain Subscribe HERE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-purposeful-mindset/id1470879942

41mins

14 Feb 2021

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Rhett Power with Laura Gassner Otting on Power Lunch Live

Power Lunch Live

Today on Power Lunch Live an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur at Noon ET Wednesday. As a professional motivational keynote speaker and Washington Post best-selling author, Laura Gassner Otting helps innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts get “unstuck” in their thinking - and achieve extraordinary results. She is turned on by the audacity of The Big Idea and that larger-than-life goal you just can’t seem to shake. She is an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur. Laura’s 25-year resume is defined by her entrepreneurial edge. She served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps; left a leadership role at a respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. She founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. She is the author of Mission-Driven, a book for those moving from profit to purpose, and Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. #Limitless #nonprofits #mission #purpose #powerlunchlive 

1hr 3mins

14 Jan 2021

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Living a Limitless Life - Laura Gassner Otting

The Mark Struczewski Podcast

Laura speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. Laura and Mark discuss self-doubt, what success really means, your calling, how we all possess magic, main quests and side quests, what COVID revealed, safe spaces, and so much more! Her website Click here to find out how to be coached by me for less than $2 a day! or go to MarkStruczewski.com/coaching. You’re serious about your online business. I am too. That’s why I proudly host my website on Kajabi. It's everything you need all rolled into one platform! Click here to try Kajabi free for 14 days. Get my top 5 productivity tips for free! or go to MarkStruczewski.com/top5! Become a Mark Struczewski Insider or go to MarkStruczewski.com/insider for productivity tips! ABOUT Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski (“Mister Productivity”) works with executives to help them gain control of their time by taming distractions so they can experience less overwhelm, feel a sense of freedom, and enjoy their lives. In addition to being a productivity coach, Mark is a speaker, host of The Mark Struczewski Podcast, and an author. His strategies have guided CEOs/Executive Directors, business owners, business corporate specialists, and entrepreneurs to get back control of their time. You can find out more about how to connect with Mark and his mission to create confident leaders at misterproductivity.com. If you’re looking to take your productivity to the next level or if you are interested in bringing me in to speak at your event, visit MarkStruczewski.com. Follow me: LinkedIn If you love the show, share it with a friend on Apple Podcasts.

30mins

20 Nov 2020

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Trial By Fire- Laura Gassner Otting

Your Superior Self

Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others. Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. In 2015, Laura sold NPAG to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. She is the author of Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2015) and the Washington Post Best Seller Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019). She lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and troublesome puppy outside of Boston, MA. Check her out here: LGO Sign up for her course here: www.heyLGO.com/learn 

56mins

9 Nov 2020

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