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124. How to Listen for Your Calling with Ben Newman

“Wherever you are, learn as much as you can in those chapters of your journey, because they might prepare you for the next one.”Ben Newman

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by performance coach Ben Newman. Listen is as they discuss Ben’s unique leadership style, having the confidence to follow your calling, coaching the uncoachable, and dealing with fear, doubt and uncertainty like a high performer.

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA.

Ben serves as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 18-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. He was recently selected by as one of the TOP 10 Motivators in Sports and Real Leaders Magazine selected him as one of their 2019 and 2020 TOP 50 Speakers in the World.

  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 03:03 – How Ben got to where he is now
  • 06:23 – Taking the leap
  • 09:01 – Pivoting vs. surrendering to your calling
  • 10:29 – Having the confidence to pursue your dreams
  • 12:28 – Ben’s unique approach to coaching teams
  • 18:59 – Leadership challenges
  • 23:14 – Communication and leadership
  • 26:14 – “The work comes before the belief”
  • 29:50 – The expense of coaching
  • 33:25 – Coaching the uncoachable
  • 35:38 – Fear, doubt and uncertainty in high performers
  • 38:58 – Ben’s Unrequired Workout
  • 43:29 – Leading by example
  • 45:05 – Uncommon Leadership
  • 47:30 – Rich’s closing thoughts

Here’s how you can connect with Ben:



Ben’s Podcast The Burn

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