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Laura Gassner Otting

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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Best Of: #159 Laura Gassner Otting: Mission-Driven – Moving from Profit to Purpose

The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

2:23 – First impression of President Clinton8:47 – Coolest thing about being in the White House9:45 – One key takeaway from Politics World11:20 – from White House to Recruiting13:14 – Dedicate work to your Mentors14:11 – Connecting People16:34 – The Long Game17:47 – Candidates come back to good recruiters18:16 – Similar about Politics and Recruiting19:11 – Bringing back the values27:20 – Biggest mistake in the Campaign29:31 – Hillary’s Interview30:39 – Female Vice President31:15 – Favorite part of Speaking to People32:42 – How to react to Negative Comments36:28 – Toughest Part of Writing42:27 – What is Authenticity43:38 -Personal/Professional Silver Lining45:46 – Greatest Piece of Advice47:07 – Laura’s North Star


30 Oct 2022

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Laura Gassner Otting on how to handle success

The Human Risk Podcast

Why does success not always bring happiness?On this episode, I speak with Laura Gassing Otting, who, in her own words, helps leaders get unstuck. She is a best-selling author who has previously set up a recruitment agency, helping many leaders to manage their careers on their terms and to carve their own paths. As you'll hear, that means removing some limiting factors like impostor syndrome or having your success defined by others. And she's helped people to get the best out of themselves. If you're a regular listener to the show, you'll know that I like having people who bring a fresh perspective and help us think differently about the world. As someone who's moved from a corporate career to being self-employed and branching out into a career path that I've defined for myself, I spent a lot of time thinking about what success means when there's no longer a well-trodden path to follow. You have to start working these things out for yourself. What Laura has to share is fascinating. We often have a view of what success means and how we will get there. Though, when we do reach those pinnacles, it can often be quite disappointing. So if we want to get the best out of ourselves and others, we should listen to people like Laura, who can show us where the traditional models might have flaws. To find out more about Laura, visit https://www.lauragassnerotting.com/For more on the 1980s TV series Dynasty https://dynastytv.fandom.com/wiki/Dynasty_(1981)You can see Laura’s TED Talks: ‘Stop Asking How I Can Help’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYMM9joekdE‘Why Doesn’t Success Bring Happiness’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be_DhgIVqoIFor more on Laura’s books: https://www.lauragassnerotting.com/books

1hr 1min

23 Oct 2022

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Laura Gassner Otting: Executive Coach, Media Personality and Bestselling Author

Coaches on Zoom Drinking Coffee

In this episode of Coaches on Zoom Drinking Coffee, Coaching.com CEO Alex Pascal sits down with Laura Gassner Otting, executive coach, media personality, and the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life.You may already recognize Laura as a repeat TED-talker, but through this conversation, you’ll get to know her at a much deeper level. She takes time to talk about her pre-coaching career and her early experiences of the coaching industry as a client. Laura first encountered coaching as she sold her mission-first business, and she tells Alex how a coach helped her stay honest and accountable to her values throughout the process.Together, Laura and Alex also tackle the age-old question of “how hands-on should a leader really be?” They discuss the differences between leadership and management as well as the unique skill sets required to succeed in each. Using the metaphor of composers vs conductors, Laura shares how she learned that the person who created the vision isn’t always the person who should execute it.Laura’s book Limitless is about finding your own path in the face of external expectations, and in this episode, she connects its message to the “Great Resignation” and other post-pandemic phenomena. She also shares her writing process and the real-life experiences that lie behind the book’s philosophy.Need a little energy and inspiration? Since Laura’s focus is on getting her clients and readers “unstuck,” you may find this episode blows the cobwebs away. Listen in now to learn what drives Laura Gassner Otting’s success - and why she doesn’t believe that success equals happiness.Resources: Laura Gassner Otting - https://www.lauragassnerotting.com/SocialsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heylgo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/heylgoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/heylgo/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heylgo/Books:Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best LifeThe Mission Driven Handbook: A Resource for Moving from Profit to PurposeChange Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector

1hr 6mins

19 Sep 2022

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How To Know You're Truly Successful (With Laura Gassner Otting)

BetterWealth with Caleb Guilliams

How do you know if you're truly successful? Or the bigger question, "how do you find your purpose in life? This is the age old question every person has asked themselves at least once. In this podcast I tackle these timeless questions with Laura Gassner Otting, a TEDx speaker who's sure to get your mind running with her thought provoking and inspiring messages.Guest BioOver the course of my 20-year career studying, recruiting, and stewarding leaders through massive career change, I’ve witnessed over and over that true success comes from a combination of four elements (calling, connection, contribution, and control) which remove external and internal limits, and empower individuals to carve their own paths and use their work to live their best lives — what I term Consonance. Simply defined, consonance is when the “what” you do matches the “who” you are (or want to be).Guest LinksLaura's TEDx Talk - https://youtu.be/XYMM9joekdEWonderhell - https://www.lauragassnerotting.com/wonderhellLaura's Website - https://www.lauragassnerotting.com/ #BetterWealth Free 15 Minute Clarity Call: https://bttr.ly/ytclarity The And Asset Book: https://bttr.ly/book BetterWealth Quiz:  https://bttr.ly/quiz AndAsset.com:  https://bttr.ly/andasset BetterWealth Youtube - https://bttr.ly/bwyoutube Financial Advisor, Agent or Coach: https://bttr.ly/advisor


1 Aug 2022

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Overcome the Burden of Potential with Laura Gassner Otting

SUCCESS Podcasts

Author, speaker and coach Laura Gassner Otting found herself hitting the brakes after coming off the heels of a successful first book. She and Erin discuss how to combat the fear of potential, find your confidence and embrace the opportunities you never thought possible.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

15 Jun 2022

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How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life with Laura Gassner Otting

Mi-Fit Podcast

This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Best Selling Author, Executive Coach, and Motivational Keynote Speaker Laura Gassner Otting. Laura started her career working in the White House where she was an integral part in creating the AmeriCorps program under President Bill Clinton. Since then she’s traveled the world speaking to thousands of people on how to get unstuck, create alignment, demand what you deserve, and life a life full of happiness. Laura has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and the TedX stage.Topics-Why people get stuck-Living someone else’s version of success-Defining consonance -Understanding the 4 C’s (Calling, Connection, Contribution, and Control)-How can I help? vs. What needs to happen?-Follow your passion vs. invest in your passion-“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”If you enjoyed this conversation please leave a rating, review, and refer it to a friend. Your 5-star feedback helps the show grow tremendously while also helps to bring on more amazing guests like Laura. Thank you all for the continued support - Enjoy the show!

1hr 4mins

17 May 2022

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How to Carve Your Own Path and Live Your Best Life with Laura Gassner Otting

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Laura Gassner Otting speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Ignore everyone else in your life who is defining success; figure out YOUR definition and your calling. 2. If you don't have goals that excite you, then you are not setting your goals high enough. 3. Figure out what you want and how you define success, and then lean into it. Visit Laura's website - Laura Gassner Otting Sponsors: HubSpot: Learn how to grow better by connecting your people, your customers, and your business at HubSpot.com! Thinkific: Create more income, more freedom, more time, and make more of an impact on the world by creating an online course! Get started with Thinkific for free at Thinkific.com/eof!


1 May 2022

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Getting out of the Golden Handcuffs: Failures & Lessons as a Leader with Laura Gassner Otting

Everyday Leadership

"We love to talk about failure in hindsight...the question is not whether you’ll fail or not, the question is will you learn, from the failure?" Redefining our understanding and relationships with failure and challenges, is what set certain people apart. You know the ones that seem to remain so calm and zen regardless of what’s happening? The one thing they have in common, alongside this week's guest, is knowing that failure is a potential lesson, and it’s definitely an opportunity for something new. So how do you get out of your bubble and learn to listen to yourself rather than others? How do you discover doors and reach the success, that you want, the true authentic you? In this weeks episode, Laura Gassner Otting and I discuss how you can positively move through any space with authenticity and understanding of yourself. It’s about trying to get some hindsight before it happens. So don’t always look and listen for help externally, as you are the only one that can lead yourself. About Laura Gassner Otting Author, Catalyst, and Coach Laura Gassner Otting inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo by helping audiences think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their current, limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and a catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. Laura’s rebellious and entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started when she dropped out of law school to join an unknown southern governor’s presidential campaign, and ended up as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. Some topics discussed Finally finding “your people” Listen to others & listening to your gut “Fake it till you make it” can lead you to gold handcuffs Easy to connect the dots backwards Are we getting over-guru’d? Recognising the bumpy journey of life and falling forward The 3 lies stopping our authentic journey The power of manifestation Connect Laura Gassner Otting Linkedin Twitter Instagram Website Connect with Sope Website Instagram LinkedIn Twitter  Email: hello@mindsetshift.co.uk I am always keen to hear your thoughts and connect with the community of listeners. If you have any comments, feedback or thoughts, please drop me a voice message: https://mindsetshift.co.uk/#ask-me-anything

1hr 3mins

19 Apr 2022

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Being Comfortable In The Uncomfortable w/ Laura Gassner Otting

Behind The Human with Marc Champagne

Laura Gassner Otting speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and a catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. _____ Get your copy of Personal Socrates: Better Questions, Better Life Connect with Marc >>>  Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter  Drop a review and let me know what's resonating with you about the show! Thanks as always for listening and have the best day yet!* Behind the Human is proudly recorded in a Canadian made Loop Phone Booth * Special props 👇 Producer & Editor - John Balderston Music: Clouds - Joakim Karud


13 Feb 2022

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Laura Gassner Otting: One Speech Away from Empowering Others

The One Away Show

Laura Gassner Otting is a professional motivational keynote speaker and Washington Post best-selling author who helps innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts get “unstuck” in their thinking and achieve extraordinary results. She inspires others to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. Laura encourages others to think bigger and accept greater challenges beyond their current limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to identify their voice, and generate the confidence necessary to tackle bigger-than-life challenges while exploring innovative ways of leading, managing, and mentoring others. She is an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur, and she has never met a revolution she didn’t like.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 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. She is also the author of Limitless.Read the show notes here: https://bwmissions.com/one-away-podcast/

1hr 6mins

25 Jan 2022