Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each week you’ll get an update on the newest episodes 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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Today’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

From Silence to Success: A Story of Resilience and Entrepreneurship, with Amber Powers

Have you ever wondered what it takes to break free from a cult and find your voice? Our guest, Amber Powers, shares her extraordinary journey of resilience and strength from a repressed upbringing to a thriving entrepreneur. After the passing of her mother, Amber felt the lingering effects of the trauma inflicted through the silent treatment, but she discovered her voice and strived to create a space free from repression and oppression.

It was during Amber’s venture into entrepreneurship that her struggle for genuine connection at Florida’s local networking events came to light. Undeterred, she took it upon herself to establish a global group for women business owners, providing them not just a platform, but a community to overcome obstacles, celebrate achievements, and foster meaningful relationships. Amber further shares her insights into the vital role of ethical influence in shaping narratives, an area that she passionately works in.

Navigating through life’s adversities, Amber’s story stands testament to the power of resilience as a catalyst for change, a principle that resonates with our host, Dr William Attaway. Join us for an enlightening episode that promises to leave you inspired!

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Unleash Your Transformation: Using the Power of the Flywheel to Transform Your Business by Marco van Kalleveen and Peter Koijen

You Don’t Have To Carry It All: Ditch the Mom Guilt and Find a Better Way Forward by Paula Faris

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” –Steve Jobs

You can tell when you are on the road to success. It’s uphill all the way. —Paul Harvey

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

Growth is something every leader and entrepreneur is excited about; yet the actual reality of it can look different from what you might have imagined. You have the right people on the bus, and they’re in the right seats – but when you grow, are they still the right people? Check out this great article from Les McKeown.


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That’s it for this week’s newsletter. Let me know what you think!

–William Attaway 

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