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The Transcendent Leader - Journey To Inclusion

The Transcendent Leader - Journey To Inclusion

By Maria Drueco

Transcendent Leaders rise above one's self so they can lead others best. They ask the question, “who do I serve?” They focus on what's good for the majority. The term was coined by Harvard University visiting professor Modesto Maidique , he described it as the highest level of Purpose-Driven Model of Leadership.
Let's talk about the mindsets, the attributes of this kind of leadership. and how we can achieve this level of leadership in our personal lives, work and society. Each episodes will feature stories that would provide actionable strategies that we can apply to live and lead better!
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Leadership & Influence (6 Things that Leaders Should Do Everyday)
Leadership & Influence (6 Things that Leaders Should Do Everyday)
A near-death experience from working in a toxic workplace... could that happen? An average employee spent approximately 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime and this doesn't include any overtime... So, a toxic workplace really has an impact on the health and quality of life of a person. In today's episode, I am joined by business partners and husband and wife team, Lou Everett and Sherri McManus, to inspire and impact new and old leaders on the topic of leadership and influence. Lou and Sherri of The Lou Everett Group are known for their highly effective coaching, teaching, and speaking on the importance of personal growth and how it impacts our Influence as a Leader. With more than four decades of combined experience in training, coaching, and leadership, they also have received training and mentoring from well-known and successful coaches and teachers from the likes of Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Paul Martinelli, and are Certified Leadership Coaches and Corporate Trainers. It's a great conversation with Lou and Sherri as they share: Sherri’s near-death experience from working in a toxic workplace. 6 things a Leader should do every day to enhance their leadership and influence The impact of covid on their clients' business as well as how they pivot to support their clients Things we should be looking at post-covid for a more sustainable business You can also get some insider tips on how to successfully build a business with your spouse! This last one is not an easy task but Sherri and Lou definitely make their personal and business lives blend in well! The Lou Everett Group offers lots of free resources on leadership. They also offer free webinars. For more information, check out their website:  The Lou Everett Group Connect with them on social!  Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube *************************************************************************************************************************************************** Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to increase the engagement and productivity of your employees and build an equitable and inclusive workplace, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
51:44
September 17, 2021
Navigating Grief: Finding Purpose & Joy Again with Paula Meyer
Navigating Grief: Finding Purpose & Joy Again with Paula Meyer
At 54, Paula Meyer lost her husband to throat cancer. She then encountered health challenges due to the stress of his husband's illness and her job as an international event director. She resigned from her job and went on a year of travel, then Covid arrived and her event planning business took a huge hit. So Paula pivoted when she realized that the grief brought on by the pandemic, was very similar to the grief of losing my husband.  She wrote a book Great Loss, Greater Love where she shared her experience on how she navigated grief. For Paula, grief doesn’t have to stop the flow of life and joy. There is always a gift to find and a path to a new life. Paula believes that women are important leaders whose voices need to be heard. Her mission is to support women grieving losses to find their voices to create a life of purpose and bring joy back in. In this episode, Paula will share the importance of: Connection with like-minded people. Self-care and self-trust Why our body is our best guide to our emotional health Paula is giving away a free grief guide: Paula's 8 sacred self-care tips. Get the guide from her website: https://gpeventworx.com ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
38:34
June 07, 2021
Women In Leadership - How To Cut Above The Rest with Devyani Patel
Women In Leadership - How To Cut Above The Rest with Devyani Patel
Our guest expert today, Devyani Patel, brings a variety of Business & Personal outcomes to Life with real stories from 4 continents of the world. She has uprooted, lived, developed connections, and absorbed the culture of people, the work, it’s environment and industries from her experience through her work across 50+ countries. With a global experience throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Africa; in sectors of the financial markets, technology, airlines industry and retail; She has gained hands-on industry experience across the decades. In this episode, you'll hear great insights from Devyani on the following: Why branding is so important in defining who you are Networking is the key to building business and relationships Dealing with Politics is all about EQ and knowing how to manage human behaviour Learn more about Devyani and her services and how she can help you by checking out her site: https://devyani.co/ *******************************************************************************************************************************8 Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
40:39
June 04, 2021
Create Wealth in Real Estate with Andrea Williams
Create Wealth in Real Estate with Andrea Williams
Andrea is the Owner/ Partner of Kean Real Estate Group, a company that offers education and coaching to people who want to invest in real estate. In this FB live interview/ podcast episode, Andrea shared the key factors one needs to be successful in creating wealth in real estate. Growth mindset, being risk averse are just some of the qualities need to have in being successful in this venture. Listen and learn how Andrea supports minorities, black women and women of colour develop the skills and resources for home ownership! Check out Andrea's website and see how she can help you create wealth in real estate!  ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
39:06
May 01, 2021
Career Strategies That Work - with Punya Sandhu
Career Strategies That Work - with Punya Sandhu
Punya Sandhu  helps professionals stuck in their corporate career build a personal brand and career roadmap so they can communicate their value with confidence and clarity, stop playing small and get the recognition they deserve. In this Facebook live interview, Punya share tips on the importance of having a personal brand, and business skills that will help you level up your career. Communicate, collaborate and deliver, these are some of the strategies she shared with us that's help one be successful in leveling up one's professional life/ business. To know more about Punya and how she can help you in your career and business check out her website!  ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
34:37
April 29, 2021
How To Live a Life of No Regrets with Travis Bell (The World's #1 Bucket List Expert)
How To Live a Life of No Regrets with Travis Bell (The World's #1 Bucket List Expert)
Don't live a life of regrets! In this episode, Travis will explain his definition of Bucket List and what it really means in ensuring we don't live a life of regrets! Trav Bell is The Bucket List Guy...The Worldʼs #1 Bucket List Expert.  As a self-appointed ʻBucket Listologistʼ, Trav helps people live their Bucket List before it’s too late! His unique life-engagement message really wakes you up, stops ground-hog days, and helps you to experience more fulfillment. He says, “A Bucket List is a tangible Life Plan…where our Business Plan or Career Plan should fit into our Life Plan & not be the other way around.” No one practices what they preach more than Trav. His ‘crazy’ globetrotting adventures are contagious, hilarious & always fresh.  He is the author of the best-selling book, the MY BUCKETLIST BLUEPRINT, a TEDx Thought Leader, a Certified Speaking Professional & is also the Founder CEO of Bucket List Coaches who are now on a mission to help 10 million BucketListers #tickitB4Ukickit. Before Trav became ʻThe Bucket List Guyʼ, he founded & franchised a chain of personal training studios across Australia. Starting with 1 client, he & his team went on to do over 2 million personal training sessions & motivated 10's of 1000's of clients. This is why Trav is now regarded as one of the world’s most in-demand motivation speakers. Check out more about Travis on Youtube  Grab a copy of Travis' book: My BucketList Blueprint Website: The Bucket List Guy ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
40:47
April 21, 2021
Live and Lead A Life with Purpose
Live and Lead A Life with Purpose
Are you living and leading a life with purpose? Kristen Knowles, International Speaker and expert in leadership development joins us to share tips on how to prevent burnout, help your people work from their purpose and be successful in reaching your goals. In this podcast, we talked about the needed internal work required to lead high performing teams and reach your goals - How disconnection from purpose leads to burnout and how to prevent it and help your people work from their purpose - How leadership and culture impact each other  - What we need and how we have to adapt  in 2021 Free Guides from Kristine:  Start From Purpose Taking control of your time to be a more strategic leader  To know more about how Kristine can help you, check out her website! If you are a business owner/ leader, this is one episode you don't want to miss! ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
41:22
April 12, 2021
Normalizing Disability - Seeing the ABILITY in Disability with Matthew Corkum
Normalizing Disability - Seeing the ABILITY in Disability with Matthew Corkum
Matthew has pushed the limits to prosper in a wide range of environments regardless of living with spastic cerebral palsy and achieved a PhD in atmospheric science. With a passion for inclusion, he sits on the City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility and his bicycle is his freedom vehicle. In this episode, Matthew shares his experience of what it's like to to be excluded, bullied, and discriminated against. Matthew achieved a PhD in atmospheric science and now works as the head meteorologist for an energy trading company.  He is passionate about inclusion of those with disabilities and takes pride in teaching others to see the ability in disability. Listen to this episode to give you a greater understanding on: the truth behind the myths about people with disabilities how to support the best performance of people with disabilities how to respond if you see someone make fun of, or bully, someone with a disability ways to include people with disabilities into your social circle the correct language when referring to someone with disability Lots of great insight and actionable tips on how we can support people with disabilities and make our society a better place for all.  Matthew is a professional speaker and you can find more information about him on his website: https://matthewcorkumspeaking.com/ You can also find Matthew on the following social media sites: Instagram - @mcorkum88 Facebook - @matthew.corkum.3 Twitter - @windpowermatt ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
44:20
April 05, 2021
Conversation with Jhoanny Perez, Restaurant Business Strategist, owner of Tin Marin and Tilila restaurants in NY
Conversation with Jhoanny Perez, Restaurant Business Strategist, owner of Tin Marin and Tilila restaurants in NY
From a fast food worker to a successful restaurant business owner Jhoanny Perez is a successful entrepreneur in the restaurant business. She immigrated to the U.S. with her mom when she was a child. In this episode, she shares with us her journey how she has overcome challenges as an immigrant and how their family built a successful business.  They're now owners of 2 restaurants in New York: Tin Marin Tapas and Tilila (La Casita Azul) Jhoanny shares some tips on how to start a business and thrive in the cut-throat restaurant industry - What it takes to build a restaurant from scratch & run it successfully to scaling to three restaurants - How they pivoted during Covid to teach food entrepreneurs how to run food businesses and stay afloat during Covid - Her plans to  implement a high school program to train future food operators Now, as a Restaurant Business Strategist, Jhoanny shares her knowledge and experience in teaching how to start a successful restaurant business. Check out her coaching program: Jhoannyperez.com You can also follow her on Instagram : @jhoas_coaching ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
33:18
March 29, 2021
Creating the Transcendent Culture: Cracking the code of elite level performance
Creating the Transcendent Culture: Cracking the code of elite level performance
From the perspective of the organization, we must get out of the practice of thinking about leadership as the mythic hero that is going to lead us to the promised land of success. Long-term, there is a growing mountain of evidence that this approach no longer works. I am joined by Dan Edds, author and thought leader in reinventing and innovating leadership in the 21st century.  Dan has shared some relevant case studies based on his years of experience being a management consultant to various organizations. Find out how a healthcare provider achieved 96 % workforce engagement. What did this organization have in place to reach this high engagement result? Dan also mentioned a lot of great insights on: 1) Why the focus of elite, high-impact organizations should shift from developing bold and courageous leaders but in developing bold and courageous employees. 2) The best way to achieve organizational transformation, a transformation that produces innovation and massive growth in customer value  3) Some tips on how transforming the workplace where employees have a place where they can contribute, where they have a voice, and where they can give the best of themselves  4) How individual leaders contribute to a transcendent culture 5) Impact of having a transcendent organizational culture to the employees and customers 6) where to start on our journey on transcendent and inclusive leadership To get more information on Dan's latest book and how he can support your business, check out : www.DanielEdds.com Connect with Dan:  Dan@PraxisSolutionsNP.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieledds/ ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
40:31
March 23, 2021
Love For Words With CaTyra Polland
Love For Words With CaTyra Polland
As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we are featuring the success of a Black American woman, Catyra Polland, author, publisher, and founder of a book editing boutique for writers and authors. CaTyra shares tips on how one can get into this business, and some encouraging words that would empower others to pursue their dreams and goals. She also speaks about: how to find your niche as an editor her belief to "be the client you want to serve" and how this impacts one's business what reciprocity looks like in life and in business For more information about CaTyra and the work she does, go to https://pollandllc.com ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
30:27
February 26, 2021
From Stiff to Nimble (Introducing Change Through Movement)
From Stiff to Nimble (Introducing Change Through Movement)
To change the world you must change yourself...Let's learn how movement can facilitate growth and change from Michael, a Feldenkrais practitioner and professional musician from Chile. In this episode, Michael speaks about how to awaken the awareness to the growth potential of conscious movement: how movement can be used as a tool for growth, change and learning Michael explained what "movement with awareness" really mean and how it is done As a musician and professor, find out why he is now practicing Feldenkrais and how it helps his clients. how movement and awareness can elevate one's mindset and behaviors to achieve the level of transcendent leadership Correcting/ Improving our habits with small movements He also demonstrated how this movement is done. For the visual demo, check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.landau.persistent.growth I invite you to join his Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Persistent.Growth For more information about Michael and the awesome work he does, go to https://www.persistent-growth.com/ ******************************************************************* Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
33:50
February 25, 2021
Go Beyond Imaginable with Robert E.Lee
Go Beyond Imaginable with Robert E.Lee
As a life coach, Robert is passionate about helping others grow as leaders, by finding fulfillment in who they are. Many leaders lose connection with some aspect of life by focusing only on one part of their life. When we build on gratitude and appreciation for who we are as the foundation for building all the success we want in work, love, and life, we open up new possibilities for growth. In this episode, Robert speaks about: Why the need to surrender to the present moment How personal change and development is not simply a mental event, but rather, a physical and emotional experience  How life's challenges can help us grow, in body, mind, and spirit How to discover our inner power and develop courage For more information on Robert and what he does, go to https://www.beyonable.com Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
24:38
February 23, 2021
Leadership and Diversity - The Road Ahead (Thoughts of a Black Canadian)
Leadership and Diversity - The Road Ahead (Thoughts of a Black Canadian)
Celebrating Black History Month Let's hear what Black History Month really means from Salamane Yameogo, Speaker/ Founder and CEO of Andertak Corp. In this episode, Salamane speaks about: the need to reflect on why we are celebrating Black History Month why diversity and inclusion matters how we can build a society where diversity and inclusion could be seen as more effective his thoughts on transcendent leadership and how this can lead to a more inclusive society the road ahead for diversity, equity and inclusion in Canada For more information about Salamane and the work he does, go to www.andertak.com Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me
36:01
February 21, 2021
How To Be A More Effective Leader and Scale Your Business
How To Be A More Effective Leader and Scale Your Business
Time is something money can't buy and is one of the most valuable resources of a leader or business owner. Amy Edge, Director of Operations and Integrator for Impact Driven Entrepreneurs joined us in this episode and shared how one can be an effective leader so you can scale your business. Amy will speak about: Importance of having the right mindset Understanding the importance of knowing the priorities in your business Using your time effectively as a leader How to make your vision of growth  a reality by using project management as a tool Impact of being an effective leader to your team How having these behaviors can elevate your leadership to the transcendent level For more information on Amy and the work that she does, go to https://amyedge.com/ Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
26:16
February 19, 2021
Your Voice Matter; Your Message Matters
Your Voice Matter; Your Message Matters
February is the month we celebrate Black History here in Canada and the US. In this episode, I am featuring, Nkiru Asika, a Black Canadian, former award-winning journalist, former TV producer and a  successful social and business entrepreneur. Nkiru was from Nigeria, she lived in the UK and now calls Canada her home. She shares her experience and expertise to inspire you in making sure your voice is heard to build your authority... because your voice matters AND your message matters. Each of us has unique experiences. But imposter syndrome is also a given reality. Listen to this insightful conversation with Nkiru, on how we can develop an authoritative mindset, transcend beyond the personal authority branding to building your credibility as an expert in your field, and how we can implement behaviors that are transcendent and inclusive. Nkiru offers a free ebook, go grab your copy now! 5 Keys to Becoming an Authority in Your Space https://coach.nkiruasika.com/5keysfreereport Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
36:26
February 12, 2021
The Power Behind Defining Your Why
The Power Behind Defining Your Why
Understanding your purpose is key to growth: self-development, improved relationships, success in career and business. In today's episode, we are joined by Jen Bilger, The Growth Coach where she will talk about the power of knowing your "why", the importance of knowing your strengths and limitations. You'll hear actionable tips on how to identify your strengths, how to utilize these limitations to your advantage and looking at options that will help lead you towards your goal.  For more information about Jen Bilger and the work she does, go to www.coachjenbilger.com. Follow her on Clubhouse: @coachjenbilger Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
43:08
February 06, 2021
Disability Inclusion: Are we having this in our D&I conversation?
Disability Inclusion: Are we having this in our D&I conversation?
Becky Kekula shares her experience as a person with dwarfism, her initial challenges when applying for a job and how she is dedicating her time, knowledge, and experience in changing people's perception about disability, and her passion in advancing disability inclusion in every conversation, especially in the D&I space. Let's talk about what disability inclusion means, what having inclusive conversations and inclusive behaviors look like and how having transcendent leadership behaviors enable us to be more inclusive.  For more information about Becky Kekula and the work that she does on Disability Inclusion, go to https://beacons.ai/beckymotivates Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
27:56
February 02, 2021
Inclusion and Transcendent Leadership
Inclusion and Transcendent Leadership
In this episode, let's look at who were considered as Transcendent Leaders in our history and what we can learn from them moving forward. What are the mindsets of a transcendent leader and what behaviors of transcendent leadership would look like in the workplace? Given the recent news of Canada's Governor General resigning over allegations of harassment and bullying in the workplace, this episode will serve as a great reminder of what behaviors should we be practicing in our everyday life, at work, and in our society to be a better person, a better leader to those whom we serve. Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
22:10
January 27, 2021
The Transcendent Leader: Journey To Inclusion
The Transcendent Leader: Journey To Inclusion
Welcome to The Transcendent Leader podcast! This episode will give you a glimpse of what to expect from this podcast. If you want to level up yourself, your leadership, your relationships, make sure you listen to each episode. Each episode will bring you insights from different experts in the field of growth mindset, leadership, D&I, resilience, neurosciences, coaching, and much more.  One thing I believe: if we all level up to the transcendent way of life and leadership, creating an environment and society where everyone is included, is a definite possibility! Transcendent Leadership starts your journey to Inclusion If you want to develop the skills, capabilities, and inclusive behaviors of your leaders and employees, contact Maria Drueco at maria@theinclusionjourney.com Website: The Inclusion Journey Or book a complimentary consultation with me: https://app.soar.com/MariaDrueco?isSchedule=true
02:38
January 19, 2021