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!

This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Navigating the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship, with Beant Singh

Embark on a transformative journey with Beant Singh, the entrepreneurial maverick behind Extendly, as he unveils the raw and riveting chronicles of his ascent from teenage ventures to masterful business command. With the tenacity of a seasoned warrior and the wisdom of a sage, Beant lays bare the trials and triumphs that carved his path to success. His tale is one of unyielding focus and humility, where each setback serves as a stepping stone to greater heights and where customer service isn’t just policy—it’s creed.

Feel the pulse of leadership as Beant elucidates the heartfelt connection between a leader’s role and the collective heartbeat of their team. He paints a vivid picture of frontline engagement, where leaders don’t just give orders but set the example with boots on the ground. Through Beant’s lens, witness how nurturing individual dreams within a team transcends to exceptional customer experiences and discover how his insights on intentional living and fostering success in others can ignite the path to your own legacy. Join us for a session brimming with the kind of wisdom that doesn’t just instruct but inspires a movement.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Confident Leader! Become One, Stay One by Dan Reiland

Tom Clancy’s Weapons Grade by Don Bentley

Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other. A culture is weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” –Simon Sinek

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.” –Albert Einstein

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

“Call it the Icarus Syndrome: A once high-flying leader finds they can’t get a break – at least not until their board hands them an enforced break, by way of a firing or a sabbatical. How can it be that so many previously stellar leader suddenly can’t deliver the goods? Is it the rest of the world (or the rest of their organization) that is suddenly out of step?” Check out this article by Les McKeown with 3 warning signs that every leader should see.


Have you ever scored an ‘own goal’ in your business?

You see it in soccer, hockey, and football. A player gets turned around and mistakenly scores for the other team! How embarrassing.

And yes, they happen in business too. We’ve all been there. The worst part is, it happens even to the best of us. A mistaken strategy, a misjudged decision, or a botched execution. That’s your “own goal” in business.

What if there was a way to minimize or eliminate most of those “own goals?”

On January 17, I’ll be hosting a LinkedIn Live Webinar, sharing 4 Keys to Prevent Own Goals. I’d love to have you join me! Here’s the link to register for this free event.


As we enter 2024 and look ahead, many leaders are feeling overwhelmed. How can we ensure that 2024 will be different – and better – than 2023? How can you get out of your own way and 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, my clients move from where they are stuck to where they want to be.

For January, 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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