Leadership Coach #132: Chuck Garcia - The body speaks before the mouth opens

Season #5

You are in for a real treat in this episode as Chuck Garcia shares his brilliance as an expert communicator, emotional intelligence practitioner, and guru in bringing out your authenticity as a speaker. There are many moments in this episode when you will want to stop and pause to reflect on that one moment that has defined your life as well as learn how many seconds you have to engage an audience. Chuck is vulnerable, honest, and inspiring leaving you wanting to set a goal, take action, and reflect on WHO is going to be in your circle of trust in order to help you get to where you want to go with humility and conviction. 

Some of the highlights include;

  • 2.20: Worst coaching moment: Evidence, relevance, and the consequence of 'inaction'. How can you find a way to get into that individual? 
  • 7.21: Best coaching moment: Incremental buy-in created an 'aha' moment when Chuck's client watched himself on video. "His body language spoke before he did." Your coachee's are sometimes our best teachers.
  • 11.54: As coaches, it's important to balance our coaching between humility and conviction. Remember that when you give a speech, people will be impacted by:
    • 55% body language
    • 38% tone
    • 7% words
  • 18.46: Success happens at the moment when preparation meets opportunity.
  • 19.04: Sliding Doors Moment: Being scheduled to speak in the twin towers on 9/11. What was that moment that defined your life? How did this change you?
    • “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” (Steve Jobs, 2055 commencement address)
  • 29.20: What makes a Great Coach? (Empathy, humility, and conviction) 
  • 31.15: What surprises you the most about being a coach? (You will never get the same answer.)
  • 33.02: A soldier's best assets are time and patience.
  • 35.27: Having a philosophy really matters.
    • Stoicism - Google definition: Stoicism is the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint.
    • Chuck's definition: Stoicism is learning how to walk the continuum between being passionate and dispassionate and knowing the difference. Accept the situation, clear the mind, be objective, remove our biases, and take action in order to be in service to the solution.
  • 41.45: What's the rule of three? (Remember this is all of your presentations)
  • 44.43: Our behavior is a reflection of what's in our minds - therefore, bring discipline and rigour to your mindset. Top Coaching Tips:
    • 1) What's your goal?
    • 2) How can you take the first step?
    • 3) WHO are you going to bring on your journey? (This is your circle of trust!)

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About Chuck Garcia

Chuck Garcia is the founder of Climb Leadership International and coaches executives worldwide on public speaking, emotional intelligence, and executive presence. His clients include many of the world’s best and biggest companies. He is a motivational speaker, Amazon bestselling author of A Climb to the Top, and a Columbia University faculty member. Chuck is also a passionate and accomplished mountaineer who has scaled peaks all over the world. He formerly spent twenty-five years in leadership positions at Bloomberg, BlackRock, and Citadel Investment Management.

Connect with Chuck below.

Website: https://chuckgarcia.com/ 

Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-garcia-015128/ 

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi