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. 

I’m always looking for ways to “make it better,” and I’d love to hear your feedback. Thank you for being a part of Catalytic Leadership!

Today’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Mentorship, Mindset, and Muscle: A Holistic Approach to Leadership, with Josh Parish

What if the secret to effective leadership was as simple as keeping small promises to yourself? This episode of Catalytic Leadership will make you rethink your leadership approach as we chat with our special guest, Josh Parish, CEO of GetUpGang.com. Josh brings his unique viewpoint from a background in baseball, emphasizing the importance of detailed instructions, leading by example, and the role of a positive mindset in achieving goals. 

With an unexpected twist, we also discuss the link between physical strength and leadership. We explore simple activities to maintain bodily strength and share why a step-by-step approach to habit change can be remarkably impactful. But that’s not all, as Josh also opens up about the role of mentors in his life, the delicate art of taking wise counsel, and the challenges of giving too much. Strap in for a deep dive into replenishing your creative well and maintaining your balance.

Whether you’re a seasoned leader or an aspiring one, you’ll find his advice invaluable. Don’t forget to hit subscribe to Catalytic Leadership for more insightful conversations about the many facets of leadership growth.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

MindShift: It Doesn’t Take A Genius To Think Like One by Erwin Raphael McManus

Brain Glue: How Selling Becomes Much Easier By Making Your Ideas “Sticky” by James I. Bond

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

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“What does this season make possible?” –Michael Hyatt

“With every obstacle comes opportunity.” –Carey Nieuwhof

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

“What determines whether a social movement will be a flash in the pan or a real catalyst for longterm change? Why did Occupy Wall Street subside in a matter of months, for instance, while the American Civil Rights Movement thrived, resulting in the passage of multiple laws?” Check out Carmen Nobel’s great piece in Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge on the three types of leaders who create radical change. 

Struggling with a never ending to do list and a limited number of hours? Are you having a difficult time making time for what matters most? This Friday, November 3 at 1pm Eastern, I’m hosting “How to Overcome Overwhelm and Accomplish More Than You Ever Thought Possible” as a free LinkedIn Live Event. Register for free at this link and join me as I share three tools that I use with my clients to help them overcome overwhelm and find the place of calm control.


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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