Do you ever feel isolated at work, despite being surrounded by people? If so, then it might not surprise you to know that according to a Gallup poll, only 36% of U.S employees are engaged in their work and workplace.
Our guest, Dr. Deidre Anderson, Founder & President of Trailblazers, Inc., shares her story of climbing the corporate ladder while realizing that there was a big problem with workplace communities. Dr. D shares how the key to transformation comes from creating an environment that fosters ABC – authenticity, boldness and contribution. And how her mission became to help individuals and organizations develop vibrant workplace communities.
Dr. D is also the founder and executive director of Women Empowered, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women become the best leaders that they can be. Each year, she compels women to become strong leaders through a training program and retreat that will help them to identify their goals and the strategies necessary to accomplish them.
In this episode, Dr. D shares how she cultivated her superpower, techniques to overcoming limiting beliefs, and why reflection is so important.
[02:41] Dr. Deidre’s journey
[06:55] Cultivating your superpower
[09:23] Creating cohesiveness in teams
[13:59] Techniques to overcome limiting beliefs
[19:51] Feedback is information
[26:11] Giving feedback
[28:50] Why reflection is important
[33:40] Challenging yourself & expanding your circle
[37:33] Gaining access to influential leaders
“When you create an environment where everybody takes responsibility for fostering authenticity, boldness and contribution, that's the key to transformation.” – Dr. Deidre Anderson
“Feedback is information. Nothing less nothing more.” - Dr. Deidre Anderson
“Reflection is what brings clarity and fosters growth.” - Dr. Deidre Anderson
“If there's nobody in your circle who's going to challenge the way that you think or stretch you outside of your comfort zone, it's easy to get stuck and believe that you're right on everything.” - Dr. Deidre Anderson
Dr. Deidre Anderson is a well sought-after corporate trainer, charismatic speaker, successful business owner, award- winning leadership coach, and licensed minister with a heart to see others succeed. Dr. D, as she is affectionately known, has traveled the world, inspiring people from all walks of life to break through barriers to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Whether in the corporate arena, the women’s domain or in ministry, Dr. D believes in helping individuals and working groups to discover their true potential while motivating and inspiring them to reach higher. Her desire is to ignite the passion in every person and group so that no goal will be unattainable.
Dr. D is the President and Chief Leadership architect of Trailblazers, Incorporated, a Philadelphia-based consulting firm specializing in organizational development and leadership. Trailblazers provides public and onsite training that is catered to fit each client’s specific needs and unique organizational culture. Dr. D and Trailblazers’ culturally diverse team of specialists help to propel organizations and individuals into attaining their goals by providing executive coaching, using a hands-on, practical approach. Her goal is that her clients do not simply walk away motivated, but that they will leave equipped with the tools that will help them to go the distance.
Dr. D is the founder and executive director of Women Empowered, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women become the best leaders that they can be. Each year, she compels women to become strong leaders through a training program and retreat that will help them to identify their goals and the strategies necessary to accomplish them.
Dr. D’s client list includes such diverse organizations as Verizon Wireless, Boeing, Shop Rite, Jersey City Public Schools, City of Philadelphia, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Notre Dame, National Institutes of Health and the Internal Revenue Service.
She earned a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University, a Master of Arts in Education from LaSalle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is the author of five books: The Beauty of Breakthrough, Launching ME, Inc., The Launching Pad, IMPACT Leadership Challenge and Arresting the Time Thieves.
Her extensive travels have taken her throughout the United States and around the globe to countries such as Israel, Kenya, Spain, France, England, Italy, Greece, Canada and Mexico.
Dr. D has the insight to guide and the passion to inspire individuals and organizations to set their goals higher than ever before while giving them the coaching that they need in order to reach them. She possesses a gift for seeing full potential in her clients and inspiring them to overcome obstacles so that they may achieve their goals.