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Beyond The Stethoscope

Sep 21, 2021

Favorite quotes of the episode: 

“Lesson 1- Don’t be an Ass, which is trickier than you think.”

“Prioritize self-care so you can be the best version of yourself and you can lead effectively.”

“The way to get buy-in is by asking, not telling.”

“Measure success as a leader as the impact we have on our people.”

Episode Overview

In this episode, I talk with Michelle Reines.

Michelle is a speaker, author, coach, entrepreneur, founder of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., and creator of the unconventional Badass Leader brand.

The people-part can be the most challenging for many leaders. It certainly was for Michelle. Her wake-up call came in the form of a cataclysmic leadership failure. She very quickly learned to appreciate the profound impact an unconscious leader has on people and teams became abundantly clear, as did the critical importance and necessity for her to immediately begin evolving as a leader.

This painfully humbling experience (#TheSuck) set the course correction for what would become a lifelong hunger for leadership growth and contribution—a self-prescribed reparation in many ways, shared through her 12 Leadership Lessons.

Michelle looks forward to sharing her thrills of victory and agonies of defeat, with a goal of supporting others in unlocking the art of leading like a Badass!


  • 12 Leadership Lessons of a Badass Leader!
  • The magic of Gratitude and Appreciation
  • Tips and Tools for improving Toxic Leadership within ourselves and/or others
  • How to get a GRIP on any situation and provide constructive feedback
  • Listener Q&A
  • Drama vs. Debate
  • The Competence-Confidence Loop

5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success?

Q2. What's your definition of Success?

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness?

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago?

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today?



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