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On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Liz Volpe about Dare to Dream, inspirational stories through Ambisie, Imposter Syndrome and #give1hour. We also delve into the League of Extraordinary Women, being present and switching off, and how a pitch off competition reminded her of getting out of her comfort zone.
Liz Volpe – Dare to Dream
Liz Volpe is an incredible entrepreneur who dares to dream, connects & inspires women to bring out their extraordinary, and loves to inspire the next generation through a collection of stories worth sharing. She is a purpose driven leader, global change agent, proud mother of two, Latin dancer and is on a mission to educate a million disadvantaged youth by the year 2020.
Her education includes a BA Honours in Media Communication and Media Studies form the University of Leads. In her spare time she is a fundraising volunteer at The Australian Cambodia Foundation, Sunrise Cambodia. As an entrepreneur our special guest is a Director of Zest Possibilities, Co-Founder of The League of Extraordinary Women, Founder of Project Gen Z and most recently the Co-Founder of Ambisie.
Liz talks about:
- Dare to Dream
- Growing up in Rochdale, a small town in Northern England.
- Having 30 jobs by the age of 21.
- Being inspired by Australian TV show, Neighbours.
- Learning who she was while studying Media and Communications.
- Thriving on change and a challenge.
- How a dream board propelled Zest Possibilities.
- Imposter Syndrome still popping up into her head, once per week.
- Co-Founding The League of Extraordinary Women, in 2012.
- How a visit to Sunrise Cambodia led to Project Gen Z & Dare to Dream.
- Vision to educate a million disadvantaged youth by the year 2020.
- The catalyst to, her latest venture, Ambisie
- #give1hour to help kids explore careers and tap into their passion.
- Being a little bit crazy with huge ideas and somehow manage to pull them off.
- “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”
- Having strict rules and structure for health and wellness.
- Go into meditation through dance and having a break just for me.
- Entering a pitch off competition for investment.
- Solving the problem of stress and mental health with young people.
Active CEO Performance Tip
Mental Toughness Is A Skill – We often hear the term Mental Toughness. What does it really mean? Mental toughness is a personality trait that determines how well we can consistently perform under stress and pressure. It is our ability to respond to challenge, stress and pressure, irrespective of the circumstances. A good way to describe mental toughness is our ability to keep going when the going gets tough.
“What can I do next, what can I develop and what can I try that will bring fear back to me, as fear is healthy.” Liz Volpe talks about getting out of her comfort zone, on the active CEO Podcast.
“A little bit crazy with huge ideas and somehow manage to pull off.” Discussing Liz Volpe’s leadership style, on the active CEO Podcast.
Resources Mentioned in this show:
Liz Volpe Website www.lizvolpe.com
Liz Volpe LinkedIn
Liz Volpe Facebook
Liz Volpe Instagram
Project Gen Z www.projectgenz.com.au
League Of Extraordinary Women www.leagueofextraordinarywomen.com
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