140 | Stephanie Paul | How To Lead Through Storytelling

In this episode, Darius and Stephanie discuss the differences between working in the entertainment world and the business industry. They also tackle the power of storytelling and why great leaders need to be great storytellers.

In this episode, Stephanie and I talked about:

  • How Stephanie started in the performing arts at a young age
  • Stephanie looks back on her experiences in the modeling business 
  • How she got her start as a professional actress
  • What it was like being a foreign actress in an American film
  • What Stephanie realized when she shifted from entertainment to business
  • Stephanie talks about her new book, Unlock the Magic of Story
  • The importance of communication in effective leadership
  • Storytelling as a form of mediation
  • Stephanie spills her craziest experience in the entertainment industry
  • And other topics…

Meet Stephanie:

Stephanie takes great pride in coaching executives, sales teams, TEDx speakers, fundraisers, and experts of all kinds to become master communicators.

In fact, her proven approach, “Powerful Emotional Engaging Presentations,” draws upon her 29 years of rich and diverse entertainment experience. Her talents take many forms–as an actress who has worked in 10 international TV and Film markets, an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian, director, producer for live events, stage and video, writer, and public speaker. As a result, Stephanie’s profound knowledge of the entertainment business, as well as her keen ability to deliver her content with wit, wisdom, and humor, guarantee that her training sessions are inspirational, spontaneous, engaging, and fun!

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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