OTS 216: Follow the Zig Zags – Glain Roberts-McCabe


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Today’s guest’s personal mission is to inspire ambitious leaders to connect to their bigger purpose so that they can lead with intention and leave a legacy that feels good. She is the founder and President of The Roundtable, a company that helps leaders navigate change, disruption, and growth. The Roundtable is best known for its group and peer-based coaching and mentoring programs that help organizations galvanize culture and accelerate business performance all while building leadership capability. In 2014, The Roundtable was awarded a Gold Award by the Canadian Awards for Training Excellence and in 2016 they were named Best External Consulting Advisory in Canada at the Canadian HR Awards. In 2018, she was named one of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs of the Year. She is the author of “The Grassroots Leadership Revolution” and “Did I REALLY Sign Up for This?!” Please join me in welcoming Glain Roberts-McCabe. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: her thoughts on leadership: “A leader is a person that has followers. Leaders unlock other people’s potential.” her beginnings as a leader at the young age of 2 when she became a big sister AKA the boss. her 10 year period of diversion after leaving home at 17 to her return to teaching. her belief that there are patterns in everyone’s life that repeat until you take action. her pattern of leaving jobs/moving through employers every 2 years. how she came up with the idea for the Roundtable and the first 18 months of struggle to get it off the ground. how she learned to follow the path including all the zig zags. how she uses LinkedIn to maintain her network and leverage her network more. Links Glain Roberts-McCabe on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.goroundtable.com Books mentioned in this episode: “The Grassroots Leadership Revolution: Build a Peer Coaching Community and Own Your Career” by Glain Roberts-McCabe “Did I Really Sign Up For This?!” by Glain Roberts-McCabe Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorie Clark. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events. He is a Certified Virtual Convener and Certified Virtual Presenter. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week certification program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences. Presenters have the opportunity to be “Certified Virtual Event Professional #NoMoreBadZoom.” He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. This event attracts 50-60 participants each week, 50% of them have attended 8 or more times, 20% say they lost track and plan their week around this event. As a Virtual Event Design Consultant and Executive Zoom Producer, he assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online. He provides virtual event design strategy, emceeing, production (managing the tech, including chat and breakout rooms), and training/supporting presenters. His clients include California WIC, Feeding America, Association of Talent & Development chapter, The National At-Home Dad Network, and the California Notary Symposium. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.

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