Highlighting Children’s Wellbeing – Episode #32

Highlighting Children’s Wellbeing – Episode #32

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”  — Lady Bird Johnson

Working with children is an absolute passion for me. There is magic in each and every child. It’s an honour to be in the presence of children and young people. It’s a gift to have conversations where we get to highlight their wellbeing. In this episode, I chat with Vicky Otter, a former teacher who followed her passion and now works as a wellbeing coach and facilitator. Vicky’s enthusiasm for all she does is evident. Vicky has such a lovely presence.  

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Running a workshop without a set agenda;
  • The power of connection, when you are completely present in the moment, with little attachment to the outcome true connection is powerful. 
  • All feelings are okay; and
  • The benefits of having a ‘come as you are’ conversation. 

I’m so happy to have connected with Vicky. She has such a beautiful heart and passion for what she does. It’s nice to exchange ideas and takeaways. This conversation was a beautiful example of the power of connection and the beauty of conversation.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • There are huge benefits to having a loose agenda for a workshop, doing so creates the opportunity for the participants to explore their own creativity;
  • Listen to yourself, that’s where the wisdom is; 
  • In conversations the speaker often has a purpose in what they are sharing, what we often forget is that the listener will receive the information from their own personal lens – it is through that lens that they will hear the message; and 
  • The power of connection is immeasurable when you are truly present you give the opportunity for those you work with or are conversing with to feel like they matter. As Vicky said with her pilot project, they came together as strangers and left as friends.

Children are so authentic. Take life with a pinch of sparkle…Best advice ever.

Until next time be well, be inspired, be you.

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The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

Leadership is at the forefront of global discussions right now. To me, it’s not just about leadership in the present moment, it’s about the legacy.

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness & trust. You were born with ideals & dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling. So don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – Rumi

How will your actions impact the future? What is your message? What kind of culture do you want to create?

I loved chatting with Robert Heath about his vision of legacy leadership. He is a passionate and dedicated individual who has visions of creating a legacy of leaders. Robert is a former teacher, lawyer and US marine corps officer about his amazing transition to being an author, empowerment speaker and leadership development coach.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Living a life with an enquiring mind,
  • Robert’s book,
  • What is leadership and what makes a good leader;
  • The power of seeking and understand the world through various perspectives;
  • Interdependence is the space where interconnectedness and creativity happens; and
  • Managing people versus leading people.

Robert’s passion is so evident in this conversation. I love his movement toward legacy leadership. I look forward to seeing what transpires through Robert’s work.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Leveraging talent and delegation paves the way to do more in less time and facilitates and foster the growth of others. This is the space where overall exponential growth happens;
  • Prioritizing, having clearly defined and communicated systems and boundaries and working from a proactive approach leads to a less stressful, more productive, and dedicated company culture;
  • A leader is one who embraces personal growth and cultivates it in others. It is about facilitating the manifestation of the greatness in others; and
  • Great leadership embraces the aspect of legacy. As Robert says when we empower people to be their greatest selves, we don’t just change them, we change everybody that gets to benefit from their gift.

FREE GIFT!! Robert has kindly offered the listeners of this podcast a free e-copy of his book: “Why Can’t People Just Do Their Jobs? The Empowering Leader’s Guide to Having More Fulfillment, Less Stress, and Getting the Best Out of Those You Lead.”

I would highly recommend you reach out to Robert and take him up on this kind offer. His email is:


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Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love, Jessie-Lynn

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