The Stress-Free Leader

Show Quote: I like to solve problems. I know it is a skill set, but it’s also an obligation. I grew up with parents who believe that you don’t simply complain: you try to find solutions and fix what’s in front of you. –Stacy Abrams

In this episode, we explore the work and journey of the inner work required for fixing you. Faust Ruggiero joins us for the conversation. Faust shares his perspective on where we go wrong and some of the strategy that can help us get back on track.

As Faust mentions, it is important for leaders to contemplate the fact that everything we need is inside of us. As leaders in pursuit of excellence, the journey begins by an honest self-reflection of who we are and how we show up. As you are probably aware, one of the most effective tools a leader has is the ability to self-reflect. Listen in as we discuss:

  • The importance of understanding energy distribution
  • The need to create internal shifts before executing external shifts
  • Why you should take yourself off autopilot
  • Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Physically, intellectual and emotional balancing
  • Importance of getting away from your biases
  • And more!

About Faust:

My professional career spans over forty years.I have counseled clients ranging in age from five, and into senior living. I have counseled people and families in inpatient facilities, prisons, substance abuse counseling centers, in nursing homes, provided employee assistance programs to major corporations, and have extensive experience providing I continue to provide counseling services for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and other emergency personnel. I have taught at the college level, and am published in several research journals.

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About Rhonda:

Rhonda Y. Williams is a former Chief Nursing Officer and hospital CEO. With 20+ years of leadership experience, Rhonda has personally experienced the joys and the stress. Today, Rhonda is an emotional intelligence strategist, and she is known as The Stress-Free Leader. Rhonda coaches’ leaders who are ready to STOP THE MADNESS and reconnect with the joyful, purposeful part of leading. She also works directly with teams who are ready to explore the organizational and bottom-line benefits of creating a stress-free culture. Additionally, she is the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show.

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