My guest on this episode is Elizabeth McCourt, President and Founder of McCourt Leadership Group. She helps people embrace their whole self and get real with who they are, so they can parlay that into leadership and business success. She is also a coach with the World Economic Forum and volunteers to coach with the UN Leadership Program. Before starting her own company, Elizabeth was a top-ranked executive recruiter in financial services for Fortune 100 companies. Before that, she was a trial lawyer where she worked on the plaintiff’s side for product liability and class actions in both federal and state court, including working on the class action against Big Tobacco.
I had her on the show for two reasons. One is to share the brilliant insights about resilience and mindset, which is how I discovered her after watching her excellent TEDx talk entitled, “Why You Should Spill Your Secrets.” She had some amazing wisdom to share from her expertise in this area that I know everyone will value.
The second reason is that she is also an author of fiction, her novel, Sin in the Big Easy, getting published in March 2018. Anytime someone achieves something as big as publishing a book when it’s outside their core career. There is always a story of perseverance and overcoming in situations like that, which Elizabeth shared in this episode.
For fun she is an avid triathlete, longtime yogi and writes and publishes essays and fiction. In March, 2018, her novel Sin in the Big Easy will be published by Post Hill Press.