Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each Monday 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:

How to Build a Powerful Culture in One Evening, with Dave Albin

Is firewalking really that life changing of an experience?

What was it like working for Tony Robbins for 19+ years?

You have been clean of drugs and sober for 35 years; what happened that caused you to reach out for help?

In this week’s episode,​ William interviews Dave Albin, the #1 Firewalk Instructor in America. Having worked for Tony Robbins for 19+ years and starting Firewalk Productions in 2014 Dave has firewalked hundreds of thousands of people. He and Tony Robbins set a World Record in London in 2005 walking over 12,300 people. 
His success has a scary and violent past. On June 8th, 1988 he put a gun to his head to stop the excruciating pain from both drug and alcohol addiction. 2023 will mark 35 years of sobriety.  

Dave’s clients include Google, NASA, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Heineken, RE Max, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Chick-fil-A, CRISP Video, Mystery Hill, Y.M.C.A., Replace Your University, Tony Robbins, T Harv Eker, The 4-Seasons, The Omni Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria, Waikoloa Hotel, and MANY others. 

Visit Dave’s website www.firewalkadventures.com, book a Discovery call,  and find out how you can create a spectacular event for your team.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Great Leaders Grow​ by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller

Beyond Halftime​ by Bob Buford

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” –Jack Dempsey

A man should take his mission, but not himself, seriously. —G. K. Chesterton

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

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

–William Attaway 

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