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The People Dividend Podcast

Aug 17, 2021

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Dr. Marc Levine, a world-class consultant who has trained thousands of leaders across the globe. Dr. Marc has held leadership positions and developed strong expertise in leadership development consulting at two global consulting firms, Linkage, Inc. and the Forum Corporation. He also co-founded two start-ups, including Scout OnDemand, an enterprise coaching solutions provider, and Cobalt Strategies, a human-capital consulting firm.

Dr. Marc is a coach, a consultant, and a trainer and in today’s episode, he shares his expertise on leadership and change. Dr. Marc emphasizes the importance of humanizing the role of the leader, considering authenticity as the core. Dr. Marc encourages leaders to listen, ask questions and share their imperfections and passions with others because authenticity is what fuels true interactions.


Key Takeaways:

[2:39] Marc shares his professional journey as a coach, a consultant, and a trainer.

[3:54] How do authenticity and integrity affect Marc’s job as a coach and a consultant?

[7:20] When is the best time for a leader to start to work with an executive coach to start to “look under the hood”?

[12:45] A leader needs to establish a set of values that contribute to a set of actions.

[15:51] How does Marc demonstrate that he has his client’s back?

[19:12] When Marc is being a coach, listening, and asking questions, what is the client doing?

[21:41] Clients usually ask their coaches: “Can I do this?”

[24:40] An authentic leader contributes to more authentic behaviors in others.

[25:30] Congruent people are happier.

[27:44] Every interaction counts.


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