Jan 3, 2019
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
This week I have the absolute pleasure of welcoming Olympic Medalist Bonnie St. John to the What's Next! Podcast. At the age of 5, Bonnie had her right leg amputated. And once you listen to this podcast, you will understand, there was no way that was going to stop her. At the age of 19, she became the first African-American to win medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck Austria. Bonnie was appointed by President Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council and went on to represent the United States as a member of President Obama's official delegation to the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2016 Paralympic summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Bonnie is also a Leadership Consultant for multiple Fortune 500 companies, the CEO of the Blue Circle Leadership Institute, and a best-selling author of seven books, including How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World, and her latest title Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy! I am thrilled to have Bonnie St. John on the podcast!
THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone! If you want to overcome your own personal talk track that the obstacles you face are insurmountable, then this is for you. I can’t think of a better way for you to spend thirty minutes of your time than listening to “one of the five most inspiring women in America!” (NBC Nightly News)
TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Today’s episode is a fantastic reminder to always use your challenges, your obstacles, and your unique experiences to become a better leader. Great leaders take cues from the potential connections that can form all around them to change the way they think and therefore lead. Today, we’re looking at those connections and how to constantly look for the small, subtle changes in your day to day behavior that can help you become a better leader.
WHAT I LOVE
MOST… Bonnie taking my Bullish and
Bearish scenario from just “robots having their own Olympics,” to
having “cyborgs” be the answer. I think it’s a great example of
Bonnie’s amazing sense of humor, and I loved learning more about
her, her humility, and all the amazing things she's been able to
accomplish in her life (and career) thus far. It was a real treat
learning more about what makes the legendary Bonnie St. John such a
special human being.
Running time: 31:14
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