OTS 234: Collaboration not Competition – Allison Graham


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Today’s guest believes that most stress is avoidable and that there is always a reason to be optimistic and have hope during tough times. She is the author of “Married My Mom Birthed A Dog: How to be Resilient When Life Sucks” a book that teaches us how to fight back and win. She is a speaker and coach that believes people need to shift their relationship with challenge and change. She's spoken for Fortune 500 companies since 2006 and coaches small business owners who are stuck and feel overwhelmed. To help others get out of their own way and step into their brilliance she created the Ultimate Resilience Program. Please join me in welcoming Allison Graham. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast?Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is self-leadership. How do you choose your path and use that to lead others? Leadership starts from within.” the importance of resiliency when leading yourself and others. how she would downplay her intelligence at school to be accepted by her classmates. how to share your joy humbly and how that resilience can inspire others. the power we have to inspire others not only with our highs but with our lows. her longing to be part of something bigger while still beating herself up and having fear to do what she dreamed. a conversation with a former boss and how that changed her career trajectory. her tips for nurturing your network and having deep conversations with your connections. how opening a Zoom room for an hour at noon has helped others connect. her thoughts on Clubhouse. Links Allison Graham on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.allisongraham.co Books mentioned in this episode: “Married My Mom Birthed A Dog: How to be Resilient When Life Sucks” by Allison Graham https://www.amazon.com/dp/0981062334/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_KJH0Bb916M9KP “From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy” by Allison Graham “Busy is a Bad Excuse Not to Network or Do Anything Else Important: 21 Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Time” by Allison Graham Other Resources Learn more about Tony Robbins. Learn more about Les Brown. Learn more about Clubhouse from Allison’s perspective: https://allisongraham.co/clubhouse-tips/ About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of#NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly. He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthroug...

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