Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #181 Anne Duggan Courageous Invitations

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #181 Anne Duggan Courageous Invitations

Courageous Invitations

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Anne Duggan about Courageous Invitations, growing a leadership mindset, and finding and connecting with “your people”.

We also dive deeper into the formula of peak performance leadership, understanding the self, purpose and passion, and being a fearless woman leader.

Anne Duggan – Courageous Invitations

Anne Duggan is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in managing complex projects and infrastructure procurement for top companies like KPMG, Suez Environment Group, Lendlease, and Macquarie Group. She’s a jack of all trades, being a solicitor, chartered accountant, and holding an MBA in Law and Business, a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology, and even studying veterinary nursing.

But our guest’s passion doesn’t stop there. She’s also a trailblazer in social infrastructure development, having led some of the most significant affordable housing bids in Australia. With her expertise and drive, there’s no doubt that she can continue to make a significant impact in both the corporate and social sectors.

Anne talks about:

  • The core of courageous leadership
  • Finding people that you have a connection with
  • Importance of having a very diverse group of ideas and thoughts and background
  • Diversity in an organisation
  • Having a purpose vs. having a “why”
  • Courageous Invitations
  • Working with Dr Jefferson Yu-Jen Chen
  • Peak performance
  • Betting wisely by giving now and gaining more later
  • Fear of failure
  • Having a solid foundation for confidence
  • The power to change is in your control
  • Be the leader that people want to follow
  • Work less and achieve more
  • Navigate distraction, uncertainty & self-sabotage


“I think that the thing that really comes out is the heart and that is actually at the core of courageous leadership. It’s actually leading with your heart and being true and authentic to yourself.” Anne Duggan talks about having courage as a leader on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Disrupt yourself and think about what you really can be doing that’s different because you don’t have to be on the traditional trajectory to actually have an amazing career” The journey of finding oneself and establishing a career with Anne Duggan on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Getting to peak performance is also a journey. It’s not something you just switch on immediately and you’re there. It’s something that you build and develop and grow over time” Anne Duggan on how to attain peak performance on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Courageous Invitations
Anne Duggan
Anne Duggan Linkedin
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast

Recommended Reading:

Courageous Invitations Book