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Nov 11, 2022

We live in a society of restless and impatient people who want the next thing yesterday and have no time to reflect on how they got to where they are. We get complacent about what is not serving us and dont realize that we have the power to change our situation. We want to keep doing what were doing, even when its not working for us. 

Doing something over and over again doesnt make you better. Evaluating and making changes is what will make you better. If youre not in constant evaluation of what you can do better, how you can be better, and how you can make changes, you are prone to not just stagnation but decline. 

What is evaluation? Evaluation is all about knowing what went right, what went wrong, and how you can make it better next time. Doing it will help you identify what you are doing wrong and change it to grow. It will also help you train your mind to recognize your wins, capture them and celebrate them. Capturing your wins provides an objective data source that you can go back to when you get swapped by your emotions to stay in perspective and get things in motion.   

In this episode, Dr. William Attaway, an executive, and a leadership coach, talks about catalytic leadership strategies to help you become an impactful leader. He also expounds on the importance of being family focused and aiming for success without sacrificing relationships.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:

[01:44] Dr. Attaway’s shares about his brand, catalytic leadership, and what catalytic leadership encompasses.

[03:31] How Dr. Attaway uses his leadership principles in the church context and in the business world to help leaders and founders to look at things in different ways?

[05:29] The one non-negotiable in catalytic leadership is having a teachable spirit. 

[06:55] Why evaluating your experience matters and the three questions that Dr. William uses with his client consistently.

[13:27] Being family-focused, why Dr. Attaway hit hard on it as a pastor and coach, and how we often get stuck as leaders.  

[17:05] Being self-aware when things are tilting too far in one way, pulling yourself back, and aiming for success without sacrificing everything else.

[19:17] Dr. Attaway’s story about his older daughter, how it impacted him and what he does, and the lesson he learned.  

[22:55] Dr. Attaway’s parting words on having a teachable spirit and choosing it every morning to make a difference.


About Dr. William Attaway - 

Dr. William Attaway is a Leadership and Executive Coach for Catalytic Leadership, LLC, a company he founded to help leaders INTENTIONALLY grow and thrive. He has served in local church ministry for over 25 years and is currently the Lead Pastor of Southview Community Church, a church in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) where he has served since 2004. 

He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament (with an emphasis in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology), and he loves to read and speak about leadership, organizational change, and building up people and teams. His newest book is Catalytic Leadership (January, 2022). Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. William now lives in northern Virginia with his beautiful wife Charlotte and their two daughters.


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About the Host:

Ann Carden is a highly sought-after Expert Business Growth Consultant, Marketing Strategist, three-time published Author, and a #1 Bestselling Author, and Professional Speaker for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  

With more than forty-one years of business experience and coaching and consulting hundreds of coaches, entrepreneur’s and owners in more than forty different industries to more success, Ann knows what it takes to succeed in all areas of business.

After spending thirteen years in corporate business management, Ann started her journey as an entrepreneur building businesses for herself for twenty-nine years. Her first business started out of financial hardship and Ann was able to propel that business into the international market (before the internet.)

After selling that business, she went on to start and build five more businesses to succeed. She has sold those businesses and today has a passion for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs build their success.

She has been featured on the affiliates of ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, among many other media outlets. Her articles have been published on Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine, and she has been a featured guest on multiple podcast shows such as; “Business Innovators Radio” podcast which can be heard at:

She was also chosen as one of the top coaches in the world by Six-Figure Coach Magazine.

Through the years Ann has educated thousands of professionals through speaking, workshops, seminars, and online platforms as a Speaker.


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