Holly Ransom - Inspiring path from Perth to interviewing & engaging with powerhouse leaders including Obama, Richard Branson, Dalai Lama & more!
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Holly's favourite quote is “Never doubt that a group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world, its the only thing that ever has” - Margaret Meed
Take flight into Holly's journey - growing up in Perth, Australia and then around the world, her routines, learnings, perspectives and insights on a number of specifics and much much more. I must admit this is the first time in 44 episodes where I was quite nervous!
Some of the insights I hope you are able to take away from this conversation include how to make the jump from a corporate job to starting own business and the importance of the first 3 months, how Holly prepares prior to interviewing the likes of Obama and Richard Branson, why nervous are selfish, hours of practise and refining her craft that’s helped Holly become an eloquent speaker and thought leader today, the beliefs of leadership and how they have evolved for Holly which culminated in Holly writing her new book, The Leading Edge - dream big, spark change and become the leader the world needs you to be.
20:15 - starting a new business, first 3 months, 365 days of tackling fear
21:00 - explore and learn, transition from corporate to own business
22:20 - resetting goal post and lowering bar of success allowed Holly to succeed in new venture
22:57 - Faster you can say I don’t know and ask for help - ego barrier
24:29 - engagement with Branson, Obama - process
25:57 - nerves are selfish, benefits of focusing on the guest and audience rather than yourself
29:25 - Obama sense of self, Holly reflections from interviewing him
34:29 - collating thoughts, eloquence, vocabulary
38:55 - Holly creating a new role (opportunity) with Sam Walsh at Rio Tinto
46:23 - leadership and how its evolved for Holly from army generals to everyone able to be one
54:30 - habits and routines that’s helped Holly succeed
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This episode & show is to inspire all us to be high flyers in any aspect of life & flip the notion of a high flyer, learning from value creators to help us all be 1% better everyday, together.