Resilience! with 13-Time Paralympic Medalist Chris Waddell
February 6, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner
“It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.” That sentence guides the path of a leader whose life story plays like a movie. It’s also the mission statement of his foundation, One Revolution, which is dedicated to changing the way the world sees people with disabilities by highlighting our universal struggle. Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Waddell’s journey to dare and ultimately to live fully is a source of inspiration today for everyone he meets. Join Host Kate Ebner to experience the voice, heart and spirit of the legendary Paralympic medal-winning athlete Chris Waddell, the first paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro unassisted and perhaps the only one to be named by People Magazine as “one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”
Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life
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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.
Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.
Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.