214 | Sean Magennis | The Key to Transformation: Unlocking Your Infinite Possibilities

In this thought-provoking episode, Darius and Sean delve into the importance of recognizing our responsibilities and the impact we can have on society and ourselves. They also share some insights into the transformative power of resilience and reinvention, especially during challenging times, and how support networks can make all the difference.

In this episode, Sean and I talked about:

  • The benefits of living in the present and reflecting on the past
  • Why it is important to choose the right people to collaborate with
  • The significance of hard work, humility, and leadership in creating a successful environment
  • Taking risks and venturing into unfamiliar territories for business
  • Embracing an eclectic lifestyle and finding beauty in the environment
  • Recognizing the value of receiving help from others and building trusted relationships
  • The importance of early childhood education and the impact it has on an individual’s potential
  • Understanding personal responsibilities as a citizen, spouse, parent, and member of the community
  • Moving beyond survival and finding ways to make a positive difference in various aspects of life
  • And other topics…

Meet Sean:

Sean Magennis is the CEO of a 29-year-old private, multi-faceted Financial Services Firm, Mutual Capital Alliance. 

He is a seasoned international business executive specializing in scaling professional services firms. He contributes 30 years of experience to entrepreneurs, founders, and senior executive teams to create realizable enterprise value. His experience encompasses professional executive management, growth strategies, exit strategies, acquisitions, and financings. He is the immediate past Global President and COO of YPO. 

Sean began his business career in management at Dow Chemicals Ltd. He ran his own professional services firm for 14 years focused on organizational development consulting, people assessment and executive search, which grew to encompass operations in Canada, the USA and Mexico, serving several thousand clients. 

Sean has managed a family office, founded two peer-to-peer membership communities, and led an award-winning global team of CEO Coaches as company President. He is the Chairman of Lumini Network, a membership community for highly skilled Executive Assistants.  

Born, raised and educated in South Africa, Sean’s first port of call after graduating high school was to go into South Africa’s military service. He found this to be an extraordinary learning experience and fostered an interest in team building, psychology and sociology, which he went on to study at university. He was then fortunate enough to work for a top South African entrepreneur who saw Sean’s entrepreneurial strengths and offered him the opportunity to work across his businesses. This experience led Sean to start his own business, which he decided to combine with a desire for an overseas experience—traveling to Canada and the USA to plant his own flag.

Sean’s pioneering and adventurous nature then led him to try something completely different as he entered a partnership to raise a fund to build low income housing in Mexico, which he ended up leading until the financial crisis of 2008, after which he led a consultancy in the energy generation space. 

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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