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:

Leading with Love: A Transformational Journey with Entrepreneur Jonathan Rivera

Have you ever thought about the power of the right words spoken by the right person at just the right time? Our guest, Jonathan Rivera, a faith-driven entrepreneur and a leader who leads with love, shares his story of transformation from a high school dropout to a successful entrepreneur. Don’t miss this episode if you’ve ever wondered about the profound impact of words and the importance of leading with love.

We dive into Jonathan’s unique perspective on prioritizing one’s day around four F’s – faith, fitness, family, and finances. He sheds light on the mystery behind his morning ritual of a rosary and coffee, revealing how this routine sets the tone for his day. You’ll also hear about Jonathan’s continuous journey of leadership development, fueled by resources such as podcasts, books, and biographies.

Listen in as Jonathan shares his struggles, triumphs, and the crucial lessons he’s learned along the way. 

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

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

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink

Becoming Coachable: Unleashing the Power of Executive Coaching to Transform Your Leadership and Life by Scott Osman, Jacquelyn Lane, and Marshall Goldsmith

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” — Herbert Spencer

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

“Selecting leaders based on valid success criteria and using more science-driven and standardized methods, will allow distinguishing transformational from pseudo-transformational leaders, despite the thin and misleading border existing between the two.” Check out Emeric Kubiak’s excellent article in Psychology Today on asking the right questions. 


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 3 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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