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This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Brand Building, Branding Queens, and Leadership, with Kim Derrick Rozdeba

Brace yourselves for a riveting conversation with Kim Derrick Rozdeba, an author, blogger, and branding guru credited with shaping some of the Fortune 500’s most legendary names. Ever wondered what it takes to build a powerful brand? Kim breaks it down to five C’s – commitment, construct, community, content, and consistency. Each element plays a vital role, and Kim takes us through each one, providing insights into their intricacies and how they intertwine to form a robust brand. 

Inspiration abounds as we journey through the successes of 20 entrepreneurial women who have built iconic brands, with the likes of Veuve Clicquot and Spanx leading the pack. We delve into how these brand queens leveraged leadership techniques to expand their businesses, develop their brands, and leave a lasting legacy. Now, have you ever wondered how Martha Stewart turned her challenges into stepping stones to success? We dissect her intriguing story, unearthing valuable lessons for both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.

We also point you to resources that will equip you with the tools to foster personal growth and leadership. Tune in, learn from Kim Derrick Rozdeba, and draw inspiration from iconic female leaders. Ready to step into your leadership potential? Let’s get started!

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

The Breakthrough Code: A Story About Living a Life Without Limits by Tom McCarthy

The Presumption​ by Dan Decker (fun summer read)

Beyond High Performance: What Great Coaches Know About How The Best Get Better​ by Jason Jaggard

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Grow through what you go through.” –Jeff Henderson

Yesterday’s home run doesn’t win today’s game. —Babe Ruth

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

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–William Attaway 

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