Today’s guest has over three decades of coaching and training entrepreneurs! Introducing Nicole Jansen, Founder & CEO of Discover The Edge. Nicole partners with host Gregory McDonough to share the importance of understanding personality dynamics in business relationships, asking the right questions, and learning from setbacks. She also delves into stories about her family's entrepreneurial journey and her learnings from various professional experiences.
- Nicole discusses the effect of her enduring mindset on her life. She attributes her resilience and tenacity to her upbringing and watching her parents work hard and overcome challenges.
- Nicole speaks about the importance of understanding personalities in business partnerships. She recommends the DISC model for a better understanding: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.
- The quality of one's life is largely determined by the questions they ask. A few key questions to ask during potential partnership include the potential partners' values, if the approach to accomplishing goals meshes, and if you both have a shared end-game.
- Nicole shares the importance of learning from setbacks instead of viewing them merely as failures. By extracting lessons from difficult experiences, one can continuously evolve their approach and attain long-term success.
- The extraordinary benefit of networking Nicole received was through podcasting. Her show, Leaders of Transformation, has allowed her to connect with thought leaders globally, radically transforming her environment and mindset in the process.
- A fundamental to successful partnerships is recognizing your partners' values, intent, and business sense. It's equally crucial to have clarity on the desired roles in the partnership to avoid conflicts and ensure smooth operations.
- Every business should include a 'code of honor' which serves as the rules of engagement. These are non-negotiable values that guide the behavior and operation of business ensuring consistency, respect, and effectiveness in all actions and interactions.
Quote of the Show:
- "View your setbacks as stepping stones so you can extract all of the learning and move forward." - Nicole Jansen
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolejansen/
- Company Website: https://www.discovertheedge.com/
- Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiscoverTheEdge
- Podcast: https://leadersoftransformation.com/ | https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcasts/
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Creators and Guests
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.