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Dec 2, 2020

Rob Salafia is the CEO of Protagonist Consulting Group, an organization that aims to help leaders unlock their true potential, boost performance, and achieve their business goals. He has over 20 years of experience as a top leadership development executive. Before he became a professional speaker and executive coach, Rob was a traveling solo performance artist. From theaters and festivals to the streets, he told stories, tap-danced, and did wire walking to engage and delight his audiences.

Rob joins me to describe how you have to be vulnerable to truly express yourself and work on your shortcomings. He shares what it was like being a performance artist in the ‘80s, which inspired him to get started in the profession, and the people he entertained. He discusses what our learned gifts are and what leaders should do to become better with relationships and with themselves. Rob also shares how the book Clear Leadership influenced his current mindset.

"Our learned gifts are disruptions in our life that we've learned to overcome." - Rob Salafia

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • The flashpoints that enabled Rob to reveal his gift to the world.
  • How Rob stumbled into theatre and performing arts, and the skills he learned.
  • Rob's experience performing for a Japanese audience.
  • What Rob's dream was as a child and how it changed as he grew up.
  • What Rob believes are our learned gifts and the authenticity of his work.
  • Why letting yourself be vulnerable is key to finding inner peace.
  • Why using "we" and "you" aren't always better when sharing vulnerabilities.

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • "It's not being boastful if you speak in the 'I'." - Rob Salafia
  • "Sometimes our hand is forced, then it's basically pivot or die. Those with an indomitable spirit will inevitably survive." - Rob Salafia

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