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:

Driving Growth and Embracing Change: The Leadership Mindset of Jhana Li

Picture this: living in a van, exploring the globe, and suddenly, you find yourself stepping into a 30-day role in your boyfriend’s team, which evolves into your first COO role. That’s the extraordinary path Jhana Li took as she journeyed into becoming a leader. Her experiences taught her invaluable lessons about harnessing teamwork to its true potential, as well as the critical importance of converting business operations into comprehensible language for the team and visionaries to understand. 

Now, let’s take a moment and ask ourselves: What truly matters to us as CEOs – controlling everything in our business, or personal freedom coupled with making an impact larger than ourselves? This compelling episode brings home the raw truth about a CEO’s evolution and the trials they undergo in the process of delegation. Hear a client’s riveting tale of inching towards burnout before recognizing the need to relinquish control. 

To wrap it up, we delve into the realm of business seen through the lens of a personal development tool. Jhana and I unravel how business data can be interpreted to enhance our leadership styles, strategic thinking, and the pivotal role of self-compassion in understanding it. We zero in on the significance of owning our experiences and how our triumphs and failures mold us into better leaders. So, if you’re ready to embark on a journey of transformation, growth, and a fresh perspective on business, this episode is for you. Tune in and redefine your leadership style!

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant

The Truthful Witness by James Chandler

Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore by Bryan Miles

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” –Booker T. Washington

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” –Bill Gates

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

“The single most undervalued tool for any leader trying to get her or his team into Predictable Success is one which is much-misunderstood, often feared, sometimes misused, easy to implement but rarely used effectively. It’s the ‘one on one meeting’.” Check out this article by Les McKeown and see how you’re doing utilizing this powerful tool. 


As we look toward 2024, many leaders are feeling overwhelmed. How can we ensure that 2024 will be different – and better – than 2023? How can you 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, they move from where they are stuck to where they want to be.

I currently have 2 slots for 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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