In episode 018 of my leadership podcast, Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies, I interviewed the President and CEO of Coast to Coast Conferences and Events, Michelle Manire. You can listen to our interview here.
Not that I’m biased as a graduate of UCLA, but we all have something to learn from the best coach, from the best university in the entire United States of America - John Wooden. If you walk into the Wooden Center at UCLA, you will see, 20-feet tall, all in gold, painted on the wall the Wooden Pyramid.
In episode 018 of my leadership podcast, Garage to Goliath, my guest was Michelle Manire, founder, President, and CEO of Coast to Coast Conferences and Events. Michelle is the sole owner of Coast to Coast and has built a team at Coast to Coast with a steadfast commitment to excellence which in turn has made Coast to Coast an award-winning, premier conference and event planning company.
What is the reality?
75% of careers are derailed because of lack of emotional competency. Notice, I didn’t say position in company, lack of institutional knowledge, or lack of technical skills.
Recently, I interviewed the CEO of Jet Delivery, Mike Barbata, for my leadership podcast.
Mike Barbata is a legacy leader all of my listeners can learn from and be inspired by. Mike is the CEO of Jet Delivery and a garage to Goliath story in his own right. Mike started in the garage bay at Jet Delivery and worked his way to the Goliath position of the owner and CEO of the company.
I’m fortunate to tell this story of an unsung hero of business leadership and caring for and contributing to community.
As leaders, we are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with and not just during the good times. It’s easy to think we have good people around us when sailing is smooth. We need to be extra judicious with the type of people we place in our kitchen cabinet and prioritize building healthy relationships with leaders of integrity, optimism, and humility.
I was fortunate enough to have an in depth conversation about personal wealth, personal freedom, empowering leadership, and how to relentlessly pursue the next best version of yourself as a leader with Ivan Nikolov.
From a business leadership standpoint, I started my first business when I was 22 years old.
Matt Erickson is the founder and Chief Consultant of Erickson Strategy where he is passionate about enhancing inspired leaders to create cultures of constructive accountability and empowerment.