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Secrets of High-Performing Leaders: Unlocking potential and Achieving Success with Karan Farrell-Rhodes

Episode Summary –

Leaders are at the heart of every successful team, organization, and business. They are always on a quest to develop themselves and help their teams grow – personally and professionally. The ability to lead, inspire, and create a vision for the future are all qualities that set great leaders apart.

The top 5% of leaders are known for their self-awareness and dedication to continual improvement. They strive to stay ahead of the curve by regularly learning from experts in their field.

These leaders realize that their success is intertwined with their team's success, so they prioritize their team's needs over their own. They provide guidance, encouragement, and resources to empower them to succeed.

Karan Farrell-Rhodes brings you the secrets of successful leadership in this episode. Drawing on statistical evidence, she outlines the seven key factors to becoming a high-performing leader. Learn how to maximize your productivity, creativity, and well-being through leadership strategies that will help you and your organization reach its full potential.

Let’s jump in!

Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[03:00] Karan’s backstory and how she got into leadership training and coaching.
[05:18] Her discoveries after interviewing ten top leaders in different industries.
[07:03] The statistically proven top seven things that successful leaders do.
[10:16] Best characteristics of leaders that inspire others to follow.
[12:18] Ways to make your employees part of your mission as a leader.
[13:30] Karan’s superpowers that have helped her succeed.
[14:16] What have been Karan’s greatest achievements? What are her greatest challenges, and how did she overcome them?
[21:26] What does working from your happy place mean to Karan?
[23:17] How she navigates through her company and still feels motivated
[26:10] How has Karan been able to have a work-life balance?
[27:13] Advice for people starting on this entrepreneurial journey.


About Karan Farrell-Rhodes –
Karan is also the founder of Shockingly Different Leadership, a global human capital professional services firm that helps corporations execute business-critical People, Learning & Culture initiatives. She has worked with executive teams at companies such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, British Petroleum, Meta, EY, Raymond James, Major League Baseball, and the NFL. Karan is also the author of Lead at the Top of Your Game, created the Leadership Tactics Diagnostic assessment, and is a frequent contributor on leadership strategies with

When not traveling the globe, Karan resides in Atlanta, where she enjoys serving on numerous non-profit boards, planning intimate dinners with family & friends, watching professional sports, and dreaming of becoming a movie critic and sommelier one day.

How to connect with Karan Farrell-Rhodes:
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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

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