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The People Dividend Podcast

Jul 13, 2021

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Rachel Burr Leadership Coach and Consultant based in the San-Francisco Bay area. In today’s episode, she is diving deep into the importance of integrity and authenticity in organizations and how a leader needs to have the courage to know and accept themselves first, as a requirement to being able to help others.

Rachel Burr is the Owner and Founder of The Practical Sage, LLC, she partners with leaders, teams, and individuals across multiple industries and from all walks of life as they explore and create their own path forward.

As a coach and development professional, Rachel has worked with leaders and teams around the world to help them thrive in complex business environments. She is passionate about helping leaders learn and grow, optimize team performance, and maximize positive results. Rachel’s areas of expertise include people strategy, organizational analysis, design & delivery of high-impact leadership and management programs, and coaching high-performing individuals and teams.


Key Takeaways:

[2:30] Rachel shares a little about herself with the audience.

[4:06] Leaders need to learn how to help themselves first, before assisting others.

[5:40] Where do coaches begin the work on the mindset with their clients?

[6:33] Patience is key.

[7:57] What gets in the way of a person accepting who he/she is?

[10:23] There is no greater privilege than helping others after you have done the work with yourself.

[12:56] Is asking for help an act of courage?

[16:34] Trust is at the core of authentic leadership.

[18:01] Rachel shares more about the concept of courage in leadership.

[23:03] Feelings tend to be sublimated in organizations.

[26:55] How often does the topic of integrity come up in organizations?


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