In this special milestone Episode number 100, we take a moment to reflect on an incredible journey and express our heartfelt gratitude to you, our dedicated listeners.

Today we’re celebrating authenticity and its profound meaning to each of us. Listen in as I invite you to look back at how embracing one’s unique expression of authenticity has paved the way for the leadership journey for the guests in the last 99 episodes of the show. Plus, an invitation to discover what authenticity means to you.


[0:00] – Celebrating Episode 100: A Special Journey of Authentic Leadership

[00:00] – Welcome to milestone Episode 100!

[00:17] – Gratitude for you, the listener, and Judi Fox whose persuasion led to the public debut of the podcast.

[01:01] – Saluting our first guest, Raj Kapoor, who fearlessly stepped into the unknown as the first guest of the show.

[01:16] – Special thanks to SquadCast the remote recording software solution I use to record every episode and the incredible Squadcaster community.

[01:34] – A special thank you to Harry Duran Founder and CEO FullCast for strategically better episodes, and to the skillful hands at ProPodcast Solutions for making me sound good.

[01:58] – Thanks to Adam Adams from Grow Your Show for steering us to remarkable growth.

[02:09] – The artists behind our visuals: Rich Sullivan and Robby Beller.

[02:17] – And a big shout out with gratitude to Nicholas (aka Nico) Cattaneo, and the musical ensemble behind our theme music – Tony Savarino and Jesse Williams.

[02:46] – Beating the odds.

[03:39] – Celebrating authenticity: the core of leadership.

[04:41] – Decoding authenticity: drilling beyond the buzzwords to get to the true essence of authenticity and its connection to leadership.

[05:42] – A story about the reason behind Taylor Swift’s success and how authenticity propels individuals towards greatness.

[06:46] – Three major insights from my conversations with extraordinary leaders.

[07:25] – The journey to authenticity: embrace, don’t conform, unless you’re an a**hole, then do better (from Episode 98 with Vyra Scher).

[08:29] – The spectrum of authenticity, based on how you want to design your professional experience, with the example of Kvon Tucker in Episode 85 and on the other side, Michel Cohen in Episode 99.

[09:17] – The definition of authenticity can change throughout our lives, as illustrated in Episode 83 with Christina Wallace.

[9:25] – Embracing uniqueness for true success. Guest Marcel Quiroga, from Episode 9, established her own wealth advisory firm with her unique approach to prioritizing a client’s overall well-being.

[10:15] – How the Punk Rock VC, Chris Lynch found success by channeling his energy and ability to connect with people.

[11:05] – What it means to be authentic and how much of your true self do you bring along? In Episode 11, Armin Molavi shared how he transitioned from hiding to embracing his true self while striking the right workplace balance. Mike Sweeney shared his journey of confronting his authentic yet undesirable behaviors and opting for change.

[12:13] – The message of Episode 100 and the point of every podcast: reflection, self-discovery, and actionable change.

[12:46] – What is authenticity to you? An invitation to self-discovery.

[13:33] – If you enjoyed this episode, you can find a listing of all 99 other episodes, right here. If you love it, share it with your friends and family, and subscribe on your favorite listening platform so you don’t miss any episodes. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram.

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With Special Thanks to: 

Judi Fox

Raj Kapoor


Harry Duran Founder CEO FullCast

ProPodcast Solutions

Grow Your Show

Rich Sullivan

Robby Beller

Nicholas Cattaneo

Tony Savarino

Jesse Williams