Guest: “Before you lead others, you must first lead yourself, says Paul Epstein, the “Why Coach”. Paul spent nearly 15 years as a professional sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office, where he has broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history, opened a billion-dollar stadium and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy, where he became known as the “Why Coach.”
Paul has since continued his leadership journey, coaching and consulting Fortune 500 executives, founders, CEOs, MBAs and professional athletes – earning accolades as a top leader that gets results from Success Magazine. When he’s not on stage as a global keynote speaker, Paul puts his insights into daily practice, serving as chief impact officer for PurposePoint and senior advisor for the Why Institute. He is also the best-selling author of The Power of Playing Offense and host of the podcast Playmakers: ON PURPOSE.
Episode in a Tweet: Strong self-leadership is the key to a successful life. Find your why, live your purpose, and lead yourself
Background: Paul Epstein believes a personal transformation is needed before you can achieve a professional transformation, and he believes this because he lived it.
During this week’s episode of Reflect Forward: Conversations on Leadership, Paul tells us why he left the boardrooms of major sports leagues to begin sharing his message of purpose, activating your WHY, and Playing Offense in life and work around the globe. According to Paul, one must be ready to understand their “Why,” and a powerful transformation can happen when they are. We talk about overcoming adversity, reducing stress, and the power of living your purpose. Paul and I geek out on self-leadership, one of my favorite topics and swap stories on how we both found our way when we dramatically changed courses in life.
You can’t help but be inspired by Paul’s energy, enthusiasm and methodology.
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