google-site-verification=U0Q4nUf7gy008G2e6vjitL4htHLAso-Tlnzg4z6xYtI Finding Balance in the Work You’re Passionate About, with Chris Lord - Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

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Finding Balance in the Work You’re Passionate About, with Chris Lord

Chris Lord has successfully built several Management Consulting businesses in Southern California, most recently as the General Manager for Slalom Consulting, where he led the Practice’s growth from under $2 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2015. After ‘retirement’ in Dec of 2015, he founded his own firm, Bridge Builder Coaching, to help Military Veterans through tough transitions in their lives. Bridge Builder Coaching helps Veterans transition out of Military service and into the corporate world through personal 1-on-1 coaching, assessments, networking, introductions, and facilitation.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why Chris's Elephant is the question "how do you put everything into your professional passion and still deliver the best of yourself outside your work?"
  • Why it's important to find the right balance and not bury yourself in your profession even if you love what you’re doing
  • Why everyone has an ego, and why your ego plays a big role in stepping into your passion without letting it overwhelm you
  • How Chris's current role helping Military vets switch gears to find their new lives mirrors his own efforts to find balance and follow his calling
  • Why listening to the people around him helps Chris stay grounded, and why you should read "The Trusted Advisor" by David Maister, Charles Green and Robert Galford
  • Why fear causes people to focus on themselves instead of others, and why it's important to attain a balance between selflessness and selfishness in your relationships
  • How Chris recognizes his fear of not being accepted, and how he has worked to overcome his fear
  • Why Chris has realized that it's important to allow himself to be vulnerable and trust in others not to tear him down


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April Ballestero

Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.
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Eric Ballestero

Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.