Becoming the Spotlight with Mark Leruste
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Becoming the Spotlight with Mark Leruste

Season
4
| Episode
39
5/31/2023
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Join Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Debbie Collard and Susan Ireland as they talk to award-winning host of The Unconventionalists® podcast and best-selling author Mark Leruste about telling your story, fighting off self-doubt and imposter syndrome and healing in this episode of the Seasons Leadership Podcast.

Leadership is the opportunity to show up in a powerful way (3:48)
 Mark describes his definition of Leadership Excellence. He talks about when you “flip the switch” on leadership and start seeing yourself as a leader no matter your level or role. Mark shares the inspiring idea that leadership is about making people feel seen, heard and understood.
 
 How to put yourself (your story) out there (8:07)
Mark shares what he learned through talking to guests on his podcast The Unconventionalists. He defines proximity bias as a main reason people don’t see the value in their own stories. He affirms that sharing your story is the greatest gift. Mark points out that sharing your story is not about being in the spotlight but becoming the spotlight.

Glow in the Dark: how the book came to be (17:05)
Mark shares the story of how his book came to be including the need to fight off self-doubt and building a quiet confidence in the belief that the book will change lives. Debbie asks how Mark kept himself going despite the challenges. He shares the insight that helped him, “feelings are the last things to change,” and that with persistence, discipline and constant pushback you can push past resistance.

The story that will change your life (34:22)
Mark shares his final piece of advice with listeners which is also the core message of his book. He shares the story of his mental health struggles and reminds listeners that there is “light, love, connection and hope on the other side.”

About Mark Leruste: Mark is on a mission to help entrepreneurs and business leaders impact the world with their story. He's a leadership and communications expert, rebel optimist, proud dyslexic thinker, award-winning host of The Unconventionalists® podcast and best-selling author of his new book, "Glow in the Dark," which recently won a Business Book Awards.

Over the years Mark has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, Elle, and his TEDx Talk has reached more than 1.2 million views.
 
Resources:
LinkedIn: @markleruste

Website: www.markleruste.com

Own Your Story: https://markleruste.podia.com/own-your-story

Glow in the Dark (Bonus): www.glowinthedarkbook.com 

Story Impact Assessment: https://glowinthedark.scoreapp.com

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