The Courage of a Leader show

The Courage of a Leader

Summary: This is where top leaders tell real stories about achieving extraordinary results and share practical advice and techniques you can immediately apply for your own success. This is where you will get inspired and take bold, courageous action. Host of The Courage of a Leader™, Amy Riley is a renowned keynote speaker, #1 international best-selling author and sought-after leadership consultant who has been transforming leaders – at all levels – for more than 2 decades. Guests on The Courage of a Leader™ are powerful, successful leaders who are passionate about authentic, engaging, difference-making leadership. Amy gets beyond the theory and dives deep with her guests about how things really work, so you walk away with tangible ideas to grow your influence, inspire your team, and get extraordinary results. Join us to step into the full power of your leadership and achieve what you care about most. Here’s where you’ll ignite The Courage of a Leader! To apply for the show or to book Amy Riley as a guest or keynote speaker, visit The Courage of a Leader website at

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 How Your Team Can Take Ownership and Power Their Own Accelerated Success with Pia Lee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:45

Pia Lee is an expert in the leadership of teams. And work in our world gets done through teams. In this episode, Pia shares with us how teams can take ownership and accelerate their success. Whether you’re a team member or a team leader, you don’t want to miss this one!

 How to Think Like the Best Top-Level Leaders with Joey Vitale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:04

In this episode, my guest is Joey Vitale of The Business Growth Advantage. He shares with us universal truths about how to think like the best top-level leaders to achieve growth and extraordinary results.

 How to Easily Make Hybrid Teams More Extraordinary Than Ever with Sherry Haworth, President of PLICO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:44

Sherry Haworth, President at PLICO, asked all employees to try out a hybrid approach. What many learned surprised them, and they are continuing to evolve their approach. Hear their story – and effective hybrid approaches – in this episode.

 Ultimate Prioritizing to Garner Guaranteed Momentum with Jerry Houston, Founder and CEO of HPISolutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:29

Ultimate Prioritizing to Garner Guaranteed Momentum with Jerry Houston, Founder and CEO of HPISolutions

 The Power of Authenticity to Increase Profits and Retain Top Talent with Erin Lavelle, CFO of WittKieffer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:38

Erin Lavelle, CFO at WittKieffer, and I discuss powerful authentic leadership and how to show up day-to-day authentically, and what a difference it makes when you do. It was a vulnerable and real conversation. Glad you’re here to benefit from it!

 Insider Secrets for Enticing Your Team to Successfully Do All the Work Flexibly From Home or Hybrid with El Lages, Chief People and Culture Officer, Flexera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:35

The power has shifted from organizations to people. How do you meet the new expectations employees have? How do you retain your top performers? My guest today is El Lages, Chief People and Culture Officer at Flexera, and we talked about how she and her team are strategically and creatively planning for a flexible work environment, while also not forgetting the basics. I’m glad you’re here to listen in. And, then we’d love to hear from you. Leave a message in the comments about your lessons learned about working virtually or in a hybrid setup.

 How to Build a Team Guaranteed to Shine and to Consistently Create Exceptional Work Product with Traci Campbell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:29

When I interviewed Traci Campbell for The Courage of a Leader book, I asked her, “How do you get employees to take on the tough stuff?” Her response was immediate, “Educate, support, protect and guide.” We got together on this episode to talk more about exactly how to do so.

 How to Intentionally Disrupt Before You Are Disrupted with Thought Leader Larry Durham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:36

My guest today is Larry Durham, and he is a thought leader. He is a visionary in the fields of enterprise learning and talent development. In this episode, Larry and I discuss tactics to stay competitive in our rapidly changing world and we explore how to Intentionally Disrupt Before You Are Disrupted.

 How to Be Innovative in Every Circumstance with Marlene Williamson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:30

Marlene Williamson is an Advisor and Board Director for several technology companies. She has spent her career being a non-technical leader, surrounded by Engineers and technology professionals. She knows what it feels like to have a different perspective. She knows how to encourage others to think differently, be innovative, and take risks.

 Create Real Value by Focusing on Culture and Talent Development, with Jim Kaitz, President and CEO at the Association for Financial Professionals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:18

My guest today is Jim Kaitz, the President and CEO of AFP, the Association of Financial Professionals. In this episode, we don’t talk much about finances! Instead, we talk about culture and talent development. We explore how to foster the desired culture day-to-day and how to continuously develop talent. I’m glad you’re here to benefit from my discussion with Jim.

 Engage Your Employees with Teamwork that Actually Works, with Andy Schwartz, President of AJ Adhesives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:35

In this episode, Andy Schwartz – President of AJ Adhesives – and I talk a lot about coaching kids sports. What does that have to do with leadership? Turns out, quite a lot! I think what Andy has to say will give you a new, inspiring perspective on teamwork.

 How to Lead Big Transformations, with Brent Kedzierski, Chief Learning Officer at HumanWRKS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:29

Brent Kedzierski is my guest today and we dug into the How-To of getting more strategic and leading big complex changes. I’m excited to share this episode with you. If you are making plans and leading change in your organization, you’ll get great value from my conversation with Brent.

 The #1 Inspiring Secret to Big Positive Action Immediately | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:14

You already have everything you need to be a bold, courageous leader; to go for it and to achieve the extraordinary results that you most want to achieve. In this episode, I share with you how I know this from my own experience.

 The Courage of a Leader: The Power of Your Leadership Legacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:51

Listen in to part of Amy Riley’s most popular keynote to understand how a leadership legacy calls us to play big; keeps us from unknowingly playing the waiting game; and inspires us to be resilient, resourceful, and achieve the extraordinary results we want to achieve.

 How to Inspire and Engage Others to Achieve a BIG Vision with Todd Hauptli, President and CEO of AAAE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:32

Todd Hauptli is fond of saying, “Great people aligned around a common vision committed to excellence can achieve amazing results.” That sounds super inspiring, yet how do we do it? That is exactly what we get into in this episode.


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