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Account-ability and Response-ability in Leadership, with Peter Demarest
Episode 925th May 2022 • Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® • One Light Ahead®
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Peter is the Co-Founder and President of Axiogenics LLC and recognized as a global pioneer, thought-leader, developer, coach, and trainer in the applied science of neuro-axiology (brain science + value science). He is the author of the definitive book on neuro-axiology, Answering the Central Question (2010). Stephen R. Covey (of “7 Habits…” fame), in his endorsement of the book, dubbed neuro-axiology as “groundbreaking science” for its unique power to enable people to understand and change their own thinking so they can create and experience greater value in their lives and organizations.

In addition to R&D and direct coaching and consulting, Peter and his team train, certify, and support other coaches and consultants in using neuro-axiology based principles, practices, methods, and tools (“axiogenics”) to drive breakthrough results in personal, leadership, talent, and organizational development.

As a speaker, Peter provides his audiences with an inspiring “valuegenic” message, an engaging style, and a host of actionable insights and take-aways. He has been a top-rated keynote and featured speaker at international, national, and regional conferences ranging from coaching (ICF, WBECS), HR, TD, OD, and numerous industry-specific events, including education, I.T., and bio-tech.

Before his formal transition into coaching and consulting in 2003, he served in the US Navy Submarine Service, attended West Chester University, and worked for two decades in various technical, management, and leadership roles in the I.T. and I.T. education fields.

Peter lives near Philadelphia, PA, and has five adult children, three grandchildren, a dog, a few cats, a dozen chickens, and about 50,000 honey bees.

Listen to this week’s episode to learn:

  • The methodology of transformation through self-leadership
  • Why it’s not necessary to fully comprehend the science of Axiogenics in order for it to be effective
  • The origin of the accountability vs. responsibility visual featured in the Axiogenics program
  • The relationship and important difference between accountability and responsibility 
  • How the understanding of this important difference contributes to your journey and growth in self-leadership 
  • What account-ability and response-ability really look like 
  • How celebration impacts the brain and expedites growth in the future
  • The central question of life, love, and leadership


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