#021: The Essentials of Change Making [Podcast]

Are you a supercharged, energizing leader with big dreams, and ready to put your skills to work? Do you want to help shape the hearts and minds of those you lead? Are you a Catalyst leader? Most of us want to be that type of leader, but we aren’t sure how develop those elements that make an impact.


In this episode of the Ninja Leaders Podcast, I interview Brad Lomenick on how to be a change maker. Brad works for a leadership development company in Atlanta, and has the privilege of directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst.


Here are a few essential points we cover:

  • Hungry. Helpful. Hustle
  • What young leaders need to do when they feel called but not equipped
  • The importance of knowing your uniqueness
  • Why mentors are a must for young leaders
  • Use your 20s to create the foundation for your 70s
  • How to make the most out of your 20s
      • Say yes to everything
      • Make sure you establish a sense of who you are
      • Find that circle of friends to do life with

Success Quote

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

Take Action Challenge

Allow others to help you figure out your uniqueness

  • Find five of those people who are in your inner circle
  • Ask them these four questions:
      • What makes you unique?
      • What are you strong at?
      • What do they think you are passionate about?
      • What would they go to you for advice for?

Episode Resources

Website: Brad Lomenick

Book: Catalyst Leader

Twitter: @BradLomenick

Facebook: Brad Lomenick

Instagram: Brad Lomenick

Conference: Catalyst Conference

Podcast: Catalyst Podcast


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