Lead With Who You Are

Lead With Who You Are

Lead With Who You Are is a show that explores what it means to harness your most powerful, compelling, and aligned self. Unlike other shows about leadership, we’re on a journey to learn from mentors, experts, and badass people who are transforming the world – and their world – through the simple and radical act of choosing not to hide from who they are, and instead, leverage the wisdom of their true selves as a pathway to action. I'm Dia Bondi, and for the last 20 years as a communications coach and catalyst, I've helped world class leaders, entrepreneurs and social impact innovators inside companies like Salesforce, Dropbox, and Google speak powerfully at the most critical moments of their career and businesses. I’ve learned that when the chips are down – your best bet is to lead with who you are.


September 13, 2023 49 mins

In this episode, we’re talking with Will Graylin about a few things: Love radio stations, a framework for navigating difficulty and conflict, and what to do when a founder (or maybe you) doesn’t see the path forward. 

Will says purpose is the way to stay connected to yourself and that the faster you’re going in your company, the farther down the path you need to see (he got that from his days on the motorcycle track). 

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In this episode of Lead With Who You Are, Dia Bondi reflects on her experience of transitioning from business-focused achievement goals to rediscovering her path of fulfillment through authentic goal alignment. She discusses the impact of various goal types, highlighting how prioritizing mastery and experiential adventures can transform your perspective on success. 

Dia shares insights from a conversation with a boo...

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August 16, 2023 15 mins

Every 6 or 7 years, there’s a new adventure. Something to shake things up, take a new perspective, and something that drives a new creative expression and is an opportunity for a new exploration.

13 years ago, it was developing the craft of coaching…even though I’d been coaching already for years. 

6 years ago, it was Auctioneering school- a fun adventure that didn’t mean much but ended up being the spark that led to the book. Ask Li...

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August 2, 2023 51 mins

Jim Cook is on the pod for this episode.  I’ve heard him talk about his role as a CFO in a way that goes beyond the numbers- into the territory of culture in organization and teams. I don’t hear that very often from CFO’s or from founders who talk to me about their CFO’S. And in that way, he’s unique- I love to talk with leaders who have an understanding of what they’re doing with a lowercase “d” and what they're REALLY doing with ...

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July 19, 2023 25 mins

In this episode of Lead With Who You Are, Dia Bondi discusses common pitfalls when leading with your voice and when asking for more. She emphasizes the importance of focusing on your audience's needs, curating and elevating the voices of others, and delivering compelling messages that align with your goals.  

Summary of the Communications Pitfalls:

Pitfall #1: Assuming that how you feel about something matters so much that you're obl...

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We're diving into the power of awe and how it can transform our ability to lead with authenticity.

In this episode, Jonah shares the incredible benefits, both physiological and psychological, that come with experiencing awe. He provides practical strategies for finding awe in our everyday lives, offering little portals we can step through whenever we need a boost. Unlike other activities, awe isn't guaranteed, but Jonah teaches us h...

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In this episode we’re talking with Taylor Doe or T-Doe, creator of the idea of “And Then Moments”.  In this conversation, T-Doe challenges us to uncover our own “and then moments” and notice who made them possible. Because we don't get where we are alone.  

He shares the idea of keys, people in our networks and the resources we have, and that keys are not equal opportunity. Some of us are born with a lot of keys, and some of us are ...

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Join us in conversation with Tania Katan, Author of Creative Trespassing, a super speaker and inspiration.  She’s on the show to talk about how Creative Trespassing can help us in our leadership and aid us in trying to, day over day, lead with who we are, and what we get, and what we create when we do.

Find Tania Katan here.

Follow her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Get your Copy of Creative Trespassing here.

About her book:

Whether you’re ...

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May 24, 2023 34 mins

Join Dia Bondi on Lead With Who You Are, the podcast that explores the essence of authentic leadership, specifically tailored for business leaders, founders, and ambitious professionals. 

In this episode, Dia engages in a captivating conversation with Joanna Bloor, a renowned Potentialist, former Silicon Valley Executive, and trusted advisor to leaders worldwide.

Together, Dia and Joanna delve into the vital aspect of leading with wh...

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In this episode of LWWYA, Dia Bondi talks with Angela Roseboro, an award-winning diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist, about her career journey, leadership philosophies, and advice for founders. 

Angela shares her operating principles and experiences in culture transformation, having worked for and with recognized brands such as Whirlpool, T. Rowe Price, and Dropbox. In her most recent role as Chief Diversity Officer at Riot ...

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April 26, 2023 34 mins

So, we started this podcast as The Dia Bondi Show, a big podcast for women with goals. 

Why? Because I had launched Project: Ask Like an Auctioneer with the mission for 1 million women to ask for more and get it but…it wasn’t enough. We reimagined the show and re-titled it to be Lead With Who You Are.

Why? Because my philosophy in my work and in my professional development in the domain of communication and leadership, is that you ar...

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April 12, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, Dia talks about the importance of using your voice as a strike point for your leadership, especially during "whiplash moments."

Dia begins by discussing the many "whiplash moments" that leaders, founders, and their teams have experienced in recent years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns, layoffs, product pivots, and bank failures. These critical moments present opportunities for leaders to activate their p...

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Our guest, Jennifer Raiser, an Author, is no stranger to experiences that stretch who we are and expand our understanding of ourselves and what we can do. 

Jennifer Raiser divides her roles as an Author and Management Innovator. She is the Author of the bestseller, Burning Man: Art on Fire, 2014/2016, Race Point Press, and lectures extensively on the significance of the Burning Man art movement, in Black Rock City and around the wor...

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March 15, 2023 40 mins

We’re talking with Lisa Bragg, Author of Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion. In this episode, you’re going to get THREE ways you can get moving on bragging successfully so you can get credit for the work you do, the expertise you’ve accumulated and the impact you’ve had and will have in your career and life.  

One: Accumulate a brag book- get clear on what your braggables are and WRITE. THEM...

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March 1, 2023 29 mins

Lisa Simonsen, the top Luxury Real Estate broker in the U.S., shares her journey and ambition to be the best at whatever she does. She advises not to hold onto something you never had and to be cautious of sharing your dreams with others who may not handle it well. The episode has a celebrity flair, big city attitude, and big dream swagger.

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See all things Dia Bondi here.

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February 15, 2023 18 mins

The Platform Map, Part 2, dives into the second half of the four-part framework for developing a powerful leadership voice. Stop worrying about skills acquisition in communications and start with developing the foundation of your unique voice. Because when you know your voice, you can lead with it. 

The Platform Map, Part 1, Dia discusses the first two components: Purpose and Person- the force behind your voice and your provenance o...

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Re-Release!  Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and has a three-part framework for developing deep meaningful relationships.  

We are re-releasing this episode as we are in the middle of layoffs in early 2023 and some of you might be losing friendships right along with jobs. Because consistency is one component of a nurtured relationship- so when your work routine stops or shakes up, that one pillar can come tumbling down leaving ...

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January 18, 2023 42 mins

Patricia Roberts is a Financial Educator and Writer / Go-To Education & Disability Savings Champion known for her expertise in 529 plans and her role as COO at Gift of College. She has written a book, "Route 529: A Parent's Guide to Saving for College and Career Training with 529 Plans", which was a top new release in Fall 2020. 

In this episode, Patricia shares her journey of becoming an expert in this subject and her experience ta...

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Four-time Author, Design Leader and Leadership Coach, Maria Giudice, joins the podcast to talk about her new book, Changemakers: How Leaders Can Design Change in an Insanely Complex World.

Maria is a powerful and influential voice in the space of design and believes that design has the power to transform.

Unafraid of change and ultimately, transformation, Maria Giudice shares with us the ways in which leaders can use design to produc...

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December 21, 2022 29 mins

Best-selling Author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, Soraya Chemaly, joins the podcast to discuss anger, rage and how a new understanding of anger and rage can serve us in our leadership, our life and our impact.

In this episode, we explore anger competence and understanding how anger and rage impact us personally and collectively.  And how to use it instead of defaulting back to our assumption that rage and anger ar...

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