How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering

On Episode 338 of The No Limits Selling Podcast, we have Shannon Russell. Shannon is a Career Transition Coach, certified YouMap® Coach, and Host of the Second Act Success Career Podcast. Shannon's mission is to help women in unresolved careers pivot towards a second-act career that produces a balanced life of abundance. Shannon will share how great leaders live a life worth remembering.

She has helped clients transition out of jobs that just don't fit their current lifestyle any longer, so they can find what fits them and fulfills them in this "second act." Shannon has worked with teachers, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, IT engineers, stay-at-home parents, entertainment industry executives, administrative assistants, and corporate leaders, etc. 

Shannon began her company Second Act Success® ( to help others "produce their best life" through 1:1 coaching, courses, speaking events, and her Second Act Success Career Podcast. She spent over 16 years as a Television Producer in New York City and Los Angeles working for MTV, E!, Yahoo!, Pop Sugar, A&E, TLC, VH1, etc.

Shannon then pivoted to open her own Snapology franchise business, so that she could be more present for her children. Now, as a certified Career Coach, Shannon supports women on how to change careers, start a business, and follow their creative passions to the fullest as they produce their best life. 

Shannon’s company Second Act Success allows her to share her journey from television executive to business owner(x2) and mom. Shannon hopes to motivate more women to make big moves in life and follow their dreams through her businesses, podcast, speaking events, and her upcoming book. She lives at the beach in New Jersey with her husband, two boys, and her Chow Chow pup.

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Definition of Great Leaders

Umar Hameed's Perspective: He emphasizes the importance of defining leadership and seeks Shannon's viewpoint.

Shannon Russell's Perspective: Leadership is about understanding how one wants to manage their business or team daily. It's about creating an environment where everyone feels involved and valued.

The Role of Self-awareness in Becoming Great Leaders

Einstein's Quote: Umar mentions a quote from Einstein, suggesting the importance of introspection and self-awareness.

Shannon's Take: She stresses the significance of taking time for oneself. It's essential to revisit one's purpose and ensure alignment with one's actions.

Being Present and Hands-on

Shannon's Approach: Despite managing a second company and raising two children, Shannon emphasizes the importance of being present. She believes in being hands-on, ensuring she's there for her team, celebrating their birthdays, and maintaining open communication.

Implementing Advice and Overcoming Fear

Umar's Observation: He notices that sometimes people don't implement the advice given to them. He probes to understand the reasons, suggesting that fear or discomfort might be barriers.

Shannon's Query: She asks Umar how he would handle a client who doesn't act on his advice. Umar's response revolves around addressing the underlying fear or discomfort.

Key Qualities in Successful and Great Leaders

Umar's View: Respect is paramount. When leaders respect their employees, they receive respect in return. He believes that genuine respect can make leadership more effective.

Shannon's Question: She inquires about the top qualities Umar finds in the most successful leaders.

Vision Casting and Team Inclusion

Shannon's Advice: She advises young leaders to enjoy the leadership journey. She emphasizes the importance of vision casting as a group, ensuring everyone's input is considered. This approach fosters a sense of belonging and ensures everyone works towards a common goal.

Questions & Answers

How do Umar Hameed and Shannon Russell define leadership?

What is the significance of self-awareness in leadership?

How can leaders ensure they are present and hands-on with their teams?

Why is it essential for leaders to implement advice?

What are the key qualities of successful leaders?

How can young leaders ensure team inclusion?

How can leaders overcome the fear of implementing new strategies or advice?

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About the author 

Umar Hameed

Umar Hameed is an expert in changing individual behavior and improving team dynamics. He uses techniques and tools from the world of Applied Neuroscience and NLP to make individuals and organizations more successful. His business savvy and neuroscience combination gives him the unique ability to help salespeople become exceptional. Umar is an international keynote speaker who has done presentations in 16 countries. ✅✅✅He is the author of three books; the latest is Unleash Your Crazy Sexy Brain!


communication, employees, leadership, mindset, respect, trust

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