PODCAST: Episode 39 – Are You Being Heard? with Darren LaCroix

When you speak in front of others they’re listening, but are you BEING HEARD? That’s the question that Darren LaCroix asks us in this episode of Mastermind with Heather Christie. From his bold move into stand-up comedy, and the stumbles he had along the way, to his discovery of the world of professional speaking and his ascent to the World …

PODCAST: Qualities of Leadership – Confidence

This episode is the second in a series on the Qualities of Leadership with a discussion of Confidence. Heather recounts how an early show of confidence in her by a mentor led to unexpected success in her legal career, (and how she was humbled even in that victory) In this episode you’ll learn how best to build confidence in your …

PODCAST: Episode 36 – Qualities of Leadership – Focus

This episode begins a series on the Qualities of Leadership with a discussion of Focus, or as Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki defined it once, “Follow One Course Until Successful”. Heather highlights the critical nature of focus for leaders, especially in an era of constant distraction. Look at these three areas of focus in your own life and organization and …

PODCAST: Episode 35 – Top Seven Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your Conference

This episode was recorded live in Orlando as Heather attends Influence 2017, the National Speakers Associations annual conference. In it, Heather shares her top seven strategies for making sure you get the most out of YOUR next conference. Whether an industry event or something you’re required to attend by your corporate bosses, make sure that it’s more than just travel …

PODCAST: Episode 33 – The Importance of Intuition with Teri Hansen

Do you have a purposeful, intentional, specific plan for your marketing? Do you understand the outcome that you’re after? Teri Hansen, APR, president and creative director of Priority Marketing, the region’s largest full service marketing, advertising and public relations firm which she founded in 1992, joins Heather in this episode of Mastermind. Teri was the first person to be named …

PODCAST: Episode 32 – It’s Gotta Go – Delegating for Leaders

In Episode 14 of Mastermind, Heather Christie discussed the methods and systems for delegation. If you missed that episode, or haven’t revisited it in a while, check it out here. In this episode, Heather takes a “deeper dive” into delegation for leaders. We cover the reasons you’re likely not delegating already and help you to analyze your workload, determine which …

PODCAST: Episode 31 – Why Details and Deadlines Matter with GATES Chairman, Todd Gates

In this episode of Mastermind, Heather Christie is joined by Todd Gates, Chairman and founder of GATES, a fully integrated Construction management, general contracting and design-build firm with offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama. Todd shares his story of arriving in Southwest Florida with his new bride, from humble beginnings, to leading his firm through the housing recession and …

PODCAST: Episode 30 – Do You Celebrate Your Wins?

Heather shares a common stumbling block of even great leaders, as they’ve mastered the ability to beat themselves up over missed deadlines, less than perfectly accomplished tasks and other “fails”. The problem isn’t acknowledging mistakes or failures, but that the amount of success is often not equal to our acknowledgment or appreciation of that success. In this episode, Heather outlines …

PODCAST: Episode 29 – The Power of Publishing with Pat Iyer

As President of the Pat Iyer Group, and the creative force behind EditingMyBook.com Pat is the authority on publishing for executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs. Pat makes it clear that the best way to share your expertise, establish credibility and reputation among your peers and develop a flow of new clients and customers is to write a book. From …