Ignite Your Leadership

Ignite Your Leadership was the first collaborative project that I had ever embraced. Several of my colleagues from Jack Canfield’s advanced trainings approached me to do a book for us, and after some contemplation, I said “yes.” Here, you’ll be introduced to the authors and their chapters. Enjoy!

An international best-selling book, Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results––now in its second edition––is written by eleven international leadership experts who have proven track records guiding individuals, teams, and organizations through transformative periods and onto greater success. The book covers a wide range of core topics regarding transformational leadership—developing one’s own self-awareness, leading from the heart, the power of intention, cultivating high employee and team engagement, creating a safe space that fosters creativity and innovation, the power of transparency, and much, much more.

About the Authors and Their Contributions

Representing the global face of leadership, eleven international leadership experts––Kathy Sparrow, Neel Raman, Pete Winiarski, Nathalie Osborn, Sergio Sedas, Jane Ransom, Jaroslav Průša, Sally Dooley, Amina Makhdoom, Connie Whitesell, and Lynden Kidd––who met at Jack Canfield’s advanced trainings, have teamed together to build a platform of inspiration and wisdom to ignite leadership teams in organizations from start-up entrepreneurial operations to multi-million dollar corporations.

Section 1 Leading Yourself

Chapter 1, “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots.”

Here, Kathy Sparrow discusses the theory that many of us continue to play the roles created for us by our parents, partners, children, and even bosses because at the root of all of our actions is the desire to be loved and accepted. By doing so, we override the call to serve our “why,” and place more power in the “why nots.” 

An award-winning author, leadership and empowerment expert, and university professor, Kathy Sparrow is the CEO and Founder of A Writable Life Publishing. She has been mentoring aspiring writers of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, for over two decades, many of whom have penned best-selling books and whose works have been included in anthologies.

 Her website is www.kathysparrow.com

Chapter 2, “Conscious Leadership: Leading Others by First Leading Yourself”

Peter D. Winiarski shares his beliefs that as business leaders strive to transform their company results, they have the challenge of enabling their teams to perform at their best.  

Pete Winiarski is the founder and CEO of Win Enterprises, LLC, a consulting and coaching business that helps business leaders transform their results. He is also the co-founder of Complete Business Transformation and the More Revenue More Profit Program. 


In Chapter 3, Nathalie Osborn contributes, “Powering Personal Energy: The kW of Leadership.”

She shares tips on how to plug into your own personal power and fuel your full leadership potential. Nathalie Osborn is a natural energizer with a passion for inspiring efficiency, productivity, profitability, and teamwork.

Nathalie Osborn is an executive coach and consultant. She is a natural energizer with a passion for inspiring efficiency, productivity, profitability and teamwork.


Chapter 4, “Intentional Possibility: The Magic of Happiness and the Power of Change”

Sergio Sedas explores how ordinary people make extraordinary things happen. Sergio is the best selling author of Intentional Possibility, and award winning author of Context Based Learning (Learning through understanding) and founder of a national program to develop resiliency, self-confidence, intrinsic motivation, and a sense of purpose in young adults. 

Dr. Sergio Sedas is CEO of Solution Center Group and professor at the EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey. For over twenty-five years, he has developed innovative industrial robotic and vision systems for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.


Section 2 Leading Others

Chapter 5, “Transform Your Leadership, Transcend Your Team: 5 Essentials Every Leader Must Know to Take Their Teams to the Next Level.”

Neel Raman examines how the strength and effectiveness of the leadership in a company set the standards for individual performance and the overall performance of its teams.

Neel Raman is a leading authority on the topics of high performance, personal leadership, workplace training and development, and business coaching. Neel has helped leaders and organizations increase performance, productivity, and profits.


Chapter 6, “Teams that Shine: Creating Conditions for Maximum Engagement,”

Sally Dooley demonstrates how creating highly engaged teams is an essential goal for every leader. Sally’s own experience in leading teams has given her an in-depth understanding of the current issues and challenges facing leaders, as well as the capacity to empower leaders to identify strategies that work in their own contexts so they can create teams that shine. 

Sally Dooley is a highly engaging and experienced facilitator, speaker, and executive coach. She is especially passionate about helping women leaders identify and breakthrough their individual barriers so they can lead with excellence and reach their highest potential.


Chapter 7, “Leadership at the Heart Level: Tapping into Creative Powers of Mind and Emotion to Make Things Happen,”

Jaroslav Průša introduces a fundamentally new approach to leadership. By leveraging strong emotions, and using the five elements of leadership and seven core principles, leaders will be able to harness the innate energy of each situation and facilitate desired changes in people’s attitudes and behavior in real-time. His fundamentally new approach to leadership and leadership development has become a foundation for several original transformational programs. Jaroslav is also a Master RIM® Facilitator and a RIM® Trainer. 

Jaroslav Průša is an executive coach with over thirty years of business, managerial, and coaching experience in the environment of global corporations. His fundamentally new approach to leadership and leadership development has become a foundation for several original transformational programs.


Chapter 8, “How to Outfox the Three Subconscious Saboteurs Lurking in Your Workplace,”

Jane Ransom provides science-proven tools to rescue you and your employees from inner gridlock. That gridlock can appear as various things— disengagement, or lack of willpower, or creative block, etc.—but it’s always some form of self-sabotage originating in the subconscious mind. To free you and your employees from three particularly prevalent forms of inner resistance, Ransom offers surprisingly simple yet powerful strategies. Drawing on scientific research, as well as on her experience as a master hypnotist, she shares brain-training strategies you can use right now.

Jane Ransom is an international speaker, trainer, coach, and author, who combines true storytelling with science-based strategies to create measurable change. She helps clients to energize their personal and professional relationships and to get their own lives on track.


Section 3 Leading Organizations

Chapter 9, “Leading Change: How to Create True, Meaningful, and Impactful Change in Your Organization,”

Amina Makhdoom describes how as a Management Consultant, she has seen all types of business initiatives from automation, to reducing costs, to innovation projects, and while each of the projects is unique in their own way, and have completely different models to get the return on investment (ROI), they all have one common, huge, hurdle: they involve people changing their behavior. Amina’s background in corporate America combined with her extensive training in human potential allows her to deliver cutting-edge information in a manner that resonates clearly with business audiences. 

Amina Makhdoom is a management consultant whose background in corporate America, combined with her extensive training in human potential, allows her to deliver cutting-edge information in a manner that resonates clearly with business audiences.


Chapter 10, “Planning With Passion: Business Strategizing for Inspired Leaders,”

Connie Whitesell shows you how to take your business planning from a “should do” to an “inspired done!” 

Connie Whitesell, the owner of Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching, is all about helping current and soon-to-be small business owners take those brilliant, but often scattered, business ideas and streamline them into plans, systems, and habits that create immediate and long-term success.


Chapter 11, “Leading a Heart-Centered Pivot and Reset in 3 Steps,”

Lynden Kidd writes a letter to her young adult daughter, reminding her of the lessons they learned during Lynden’s health challenge in 2018. Lynden reflects on how these lessons can be mapped onto any leadership challenge––whether pandemics, racial tensions, or business failures. She shares how personal responsibility, heart-centered decision-making, and resilience helped to pivot their lives, not only once but many times. 

A Canfield Methodologies Certified Trainer, Lynden Kidd, J.D. is a Talent Development Consultant, Executive + Leadership + Career Strategist skilled in teaching the science of success. Through her work with Captivating Careers, Kidd coaches and mentors corporate leaders, managers, and highly skilled technical professionals.


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