My guest in this episode of the podcast “Leadership is the Competitive Advantage” is Amy Davis-Bruner who is a solution-focused coach, trainer and entrepreneur with ton of experience in executive coaching. She is the founder of Living Portfolio Projects, a company that focuses on leaders reaching new heights of success, finding fulfillment and a deeper sense of satisfaction in creating career and life legacy for themselves and their companies. Amy is passionate about accelerated learning and scalable delivery to organizations interested in supporting cultural shifts that provide opportunities for employees to do their best and to thrive. Before starting Living Portfolio Projects, she spent 5 years in academia researching cognitive development and neuro-science. Amy applies this expertise as an executive leadership coach, Erickson coach trainer and World Game MOOC director. We sat down with Amy in New York to discuss what does it mean to be a successful leader.
“Even though the clients I am working with have very diverse backgrounds, there is a deep sense to know yourself, a certain intention and desire to want to see the truth inside yourself and your own interior landscape. It is a desire to be honest with yourself, to be objective of yourself. And also to be objective about the truth you see. It is a very non-judgmental place which allows us to see more clearly. It is from that place that you become available for others to seek and know the truth within themselves too. We all have experienced the presence of these people. There is something that we all easily recognize in others who know themselves deeply, who are able to be aware of and make conscious choices about their behaviors in every moment. We distinguish that, we see it intuitively. So leadership is really about an inner discipline and practice. And if there is something running through all the leaders that I have worked with, then it is that they all seek that inner discipline and practice in everything they do. My job as a coach, then, is hold the space for them to create that presence for themselves in their own life.” – Amy Davis-Bruner
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