The L3 Leadership Podcast with Doug Smith

The L3 Leadership Podcast with Doug Smith

The L3 Leadership Podcast is focused on leadership development and personal growth. We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. We release a new episode every week to help you grow and develop as a leader. You will hear a mix of personal lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith, and conversations Doug has with world-class leaders from around the world. Doug interviews leaders like Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Penguins Coach, Mike Sullivan, Tony Horton, Liz Wiseman, Brian Tome, John Mark Comer, Mark Batterson, Ryan Hawk, Nona Jones, Claude Silver, Ken Coleman, Christy Wright, Rachel Cruze, Mark Cole, and many more. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders that we expose you to.

Episodes

September 26, 2022 42 min

Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Erin and Doug talk about how authenticity can be your superpower in your career, how she makes decisions, increasing employee engagement, leadership development, and more.

About Erin Hatzikostas: Erin Hatzikostas is a former corporate CEO turned founder of b Authentic, Inc. She is an author, a TEDx and Keynote speaker, a career coach, a podcast cohost, and Running Man en...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug shares all of his favorite tools, services, and resources that have helped him go further and faster in every aspect of his life both personally and professionally. 

About Doug Smith: Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step-by...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug talks with his longtime friend Alex Pursglove about how investing in coaching changed her life, and what she’s learned about money through her success with her business.

About Alex Pursglove: From embracing personal growth and shifting limiting beliefs, Alex Pursglove transformed from a people-pleasing, self-criticizing, and struggling solotreprenuer into an unapolo...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Ginger discusses her career journey at Southwest, what she learned while working there, and shares her thoughts on work culture. 

About Ginger: Ginger Hardage retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO's executive leadership team. At Southwest, Ginger led ...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug has a conversation with Jesse Cole, the founder of Fans First Entertainment and The Savannah Bananas, about his new book, Fans First.

About Jesse Cole: Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and in Entrepr...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug interviews Dr. Henry Cloud. In the interview, they walk through the leadership principles taught in three of Dr. Cloud’s books, they talk about Dr. Cloud’s process for writing books and his advice for aspiring authors, his advice for young leaders, and the importance of coaching for leaders.

About Dr.Cloud: Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, ...
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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith shares lessons he’s learned about seasons of transitions in our lives. Whether you feel like you’re about to transition, you are in transition, or you know one day you will, we hope the lessons in the episode encourage you.

About Doug: Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the auth...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug and Jeff discuss Jeff’s new book, “Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, An Even Better Strategy for Life”.

About Jeff: Jeff Henderson believes in the power of words. As an entrepreneur, speaker, pastor and business leader, Jeff is a master communicator at his core. He has witnessed firsthand the capacity for language to dictate vision and for vision to ...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you'll hear L3 Leadership Founder, Doug Smith, share on the subject, "How to Have Hard Conversations."

About Doug:  Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to help you build and cultivate relationships wit...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Todd talks to Doug about his transition from The Accidental Creative being a side hustle to a full time company, leading creatives, and writing books.

About Todd:  Positioning himself as an "arms dealer for the creative revolution", Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five b...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug takes some time to reflect on where he is in his life during his 37th year, what is important to him at this time, and the lessons he’s learned thus far.

About Doug: Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to hel...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, AJ talks about how she helps people find their own personal brand and why having a personal brand is important for success.

About AJ:  AJ Vaden is Co-founder and CEO of Brand Builders Group, an international speaker, million-dollar producer and cohost of The Influential Personal Brand podcast. As a personal brand strategist, she challenges and inspires people to reinven...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Ed Glover shares the vision of why he started the ManUp conference and the impact it’s had on the community.

About Ed: Rev. Dr. Ed Glover is the Founder and President of Urban Impact Foundation.  He currently serves as Associate Preacher and Director of Urban Missions at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, PA. Pastor Ed and his wife Tammy have 4 children and 5 gran...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin discusses ManUp, an annual conference in Pittsburgh that encourages men to maximize their impact in their home and community and raise awareness towards fatherlessness. He also talks about his career, sports, and his favorite leadership principles.

About Mike: Mike Tomlin was named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history o...

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Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, John O’Leary shares his story, some of the lessons he’s learned throughout his journey, his faith and discusses his book On Fire.

5 Key Takeaways:

  • John talks about his experience as a child being burned and what he learned from it.
  • He shares how faith has been instrumental in his journey.
  • John discusses how he got his start in motivational speaking.
  • He talks about a few poin...
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Ken Coleman talks about topics such as The Great Resignation, promotions, and his new book, From Paycheck to Purpose.

    5 Key Takeaways: 

  • Ken talks about what coaching means to him and why he enjoys doing it.
  • He talks about The Great Resignation and the effects of the pandemic on the US economy.
  • Ken gives advice to leaders who are looking to attract and retain talent within t...
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Brian Moran discusses his framework for the 12 Week Year and shares how you can get more done in 12 weeks than most can in a year.

     5 Key Takeaways:

  • Brian shares his definition of accountability and what that means in relation to other people as a leader. 
  • He discusses why he wrote his book, The 12 Week Year.
  • Brian talks about how shortening the timeframe to achieve a goal ...
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Grant Baldwin shares his journey in which he went from being a youth pastor to a professional public speaker and shares some tips he learned along the way.

    5 Key Takeaways:

  • Grant talks about how he got his start with public speaking.
  • He gives advice to aspiring speakers on how to know if speaking would be right for them.
  • He highlights the importance of focusing on one speci...
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, John Delony discusses his new book, Own Your Past, Change Your Future, his experience and perspective on anxiety, trauma and grief and what he has learned by working with Dave Ramsey.

    5 Key Takeaways:

  • John recalls his background in mental health.
  • He talks about his own personal experience with mental health struggles.
  • He discusses the differences between regular stress and ...
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Tricia Sciortino talks about Belay, a virtual assistant company, and how she went from being a founding employee to CEO.

    6 Key Takeaways:

  • Tricia details her career leading up to Belay.
  • She discussed what she’s learned about leadership since being CEO and how she applied what she knew about leadership prior to that role. 
  • Tricia shares how goal setting propelled her forward ...
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