Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each week you’ll get an update on the newest episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast, see the 3 books I’m currently reading, read 2 quotes that grabbed my attention this week, and find 1 story that made me think or resource that I like and think you might find helpful. 

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This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Cultivating a Thriving Mindset for the Stressed Leader with Kelli Risse

When stress knocked on her door with a health scare, Kelli Risse didn’t just answer; she reinvented the doorway. Join us as the CEO of Rise Up and Live Wellness takes us on a profound journey through the landscape of leadership and stress management, revealing how this intersection has become pivotal in her life and the lives of those she coaches. Our conversation uncovers the transformative power of mindset and the need for leaders to reshape their beliefs to avoid the perilous cliffs of burnout and to soar in their roles.

Stress: it can be the wind beneath our wings or the weight that drags us down. Throughout our engaging discussion, Kelli and I dissect this duality, contrasting the thrill of eustress with the exhaustion of chronic stress. We’re peeling back layers of early life conditioning to expose the roots that influence our stress responses, and we’re not stopping there. Equipped with strategies to declutter our mental and emotional space, we’re set on a path where negative experiences are but stepping stones to growth, ensuring that our conscious intentions are in harmony with our subconscious drive.

The search for work-life harmony is more than a trend; it’s a movement, and we’re leading the charge. We challenge the conventional balance paradigm with a fluid approach to integrating work and life, tailored to one’s peace and priorities. As leaders, we have a responsibility not just to ourselves but to our teams, to establish boundaries and exemplify stress-reducing habits. We’re also introducing the game-changing concept of a one-day breakthrough experience, a profound investment for leaders and entrepreneurs yearning to reclaim their time, focus, and control. If you’ve ever felt the burden of “should” or the sting of comparison, this episode is your catalyst for a leadership transformation grounded in emotional intelligence and personal growth.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Out of the 4th Place by Matt Broweleit and Dudley Callison

How to Walk into a Room: The Art of Knowing When to Stay and When to Walk Away by Emily P. Freeman

Be Your Future Self Now: The Science of Intentional Transformation by Dr. Benjamin Hardy

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do, and let them surprise you with their results.” –George S. Patton

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –James Baldwin

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

As I come across resources that I find helpful, I share those from time to time with my readers. If you are not familiar with Steve Rosenbaum, let me introduce you! Steve’s Flawless Followup offers done-for-you conversion systems built for GHL (High Level), the CRM I use. Their automated sales systems get you and your clients more sales from the leads you generate as well as the ones you already have.

Steve’s WinBack program is a specially designed database reactivation program that instantly finds your hottest prospects buried deep in your existing database. Use it for yourself and especially offer it to all of your clients. It’s a quick way for agencies to boost their MRR by offering a high-demand service that most businesses often overlook. One agency owner Steve spoke with recently that offered Winback and other services to their existing clientele shared that 70% of their clients signed up, which resulted in a 55% boost of their MRR!

Contact Steve Rosenbaum today at [email protected] for more information about the Flawless Followup Winback and other services.


Second quarter has begun, with all the potential and possibilities ahead. Let me ask you: has this year been different so far from last year? Or more of the same? Are you breaking old habits and sticking with new ones?

How can you get out of your own way and take steps to become the leader that your team and your company need you to be? It’s not just going to happen. It takes intentionality. And that’s where coaching comes in.

As an Executive Coach specializing in Mindset and Leadership, I work with entrepreneurs, founders, executives, and C-suite leaders who want to become catalytic in their leadership. Through 1:1 coaching, my clients move from where they are (stuck) to where they want to be.

For April, I currently have availability to take on 2 new clients. I don’t accept every person who approaches me about coaching; in fact, I turn down those who I believe are not ready or a good fit for what I do. If you’d like to explore whether Executive Coaching is your next step toward the impact you want to make, let’s talk. No hard sales pitch. If it’s not right for both of us, I’ll tell you so. My goal is to help leaders get out of their own way, stop breaking their own businesses and teams, and move into being catalytic in their impact and their legacy. If you’re ready, book a time for us to talk.


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