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Crisis Leadership with Rob Papandrea

Every Day, Getting Better, Episode 6

Ryan is joined by Rob Papandrea as the two of them discuss Crisis Leadership.

About Rob Papandrea: Rob works as a senior manager for digital transformation at a Fortune 100 company.  Rob leads a global team of over 80 people.

Rob and Ryan met in college, all be it briefly.  Currently, we both have families with Rob’s being slightly younger than mine.  We currently live on opposite ends of the country and in two very different industries. But they both are in leadership development for our companies and community. 


  • Covid-19 current local conditions
  • One word check-in activity, and why that's important in today's landscape
  • Vulnerability during a time of isolation
  • Building trust during a crisis
  • Does leadership in a crisis feel better
  • Control out of concern
  • Observations of other leaders during crisis
  • Core Values clarification
  • Long term changes as a result of Covid-19
  • Leadership when the leader has no control
  • Character and crisis



Host: Ryan Wakefield

Guest: Rob Papandrea  -  Follow Rob on twitter @runwithrob

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Jesse Trout on Authentic Masculinity and Life Coaching

The Builders Project, Episode 3, Ryan sits down with Jesse Trout from Mindful Life Coaching.  

Jesse is the first branch of The Builders Project and we hope to explore his tree in future episodes.

This conversation visits a few different topics, starting with accountability, transitioning to life coaching, Authentic Masculinity, and finally, who helped to build Jesse.

Today's topic discussed with Jesse Trout:

  • Goals and transparency

    • Authenticity
    • Accountability and daily routines
  • Life Coaching overview
    • Curiosity
    • Who is life coaching for?
    • Coaching philosophy of holding people to be “Naturally creative, resourceful and whole”
      • Inward vs outward perspectives
      • Creativity
      • Social influencers and the root of The Builders Project
      • Inadequacies
    • Jesse’s transition into coaching (challenges and rewards)
      • The four-year process of becoming a life coach
      • Being the expert is limiting
        • Setting aside the ego
      • The ratio of listening vs direct input
        • Self-control
  • Authentic Masculinity
    • Traits to develop in young children (boys)
    • Cultivate and grow curiosity, wonder, and appreciation
    • Feelings
      • How to experience feelings
      • How to verbalize feelings
      • Counteract default anger
      • Parental influences and emotions
    • Adults learning Authentic Masculinity
    • Toxic Masculinity
    • Be awesome and love each other - borrowed from http://jimbot.blog/
    • Introducing the concept of Authentic Masculinity to high school boys
      • Creating an atmosphere of belonging and vulnerability
      • Frustration with failure and feelings
      • Not getting stuck
  • Who Built Jesse Trout
    • “A man fell down seven times, but he got up eight” vs “Who picked you up when you fell”
    • Failure
    • Our next builder - Rusty Hagenbuck
      • Tough love
      • Escaping accountability and self-pity
      • Timely mentors
      • Gratitude
  • How to contact Jesse Trout and Mindful Life Coaching

Host: Ryan Wakefield

Guests: Jesse Trout

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