Our guest on the podcast this week is Tony Loyd, a leadership development expert who empowers aspiring changemakers to rapidly grow a business with a social mission. Tony is a former Fortune 500 executive with companies such as JohnDeere, Medtronic, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Today, Tony is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, business coach, and podcast host. He is the Executive Producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where he shares positive stories from underrepresented voices, focusing on solutions that the world needs. You may also have seen Tony on the TED platform as he is a TEDx speaker and the best-selling author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs.
In today’s episode, Tony shares his journey from corporate CEO to supporting social entrepreneurs in a life of meaningful service. He talks about the turning points in his own life, those moments where the seeds were planted for him to want to make a difference and how he found his path towards a deeper sense of purpose.
Listen in as we discuss why social entrepreneurship is the future of business, how leadership is becoming more purpose-driven, and the 10 questions you can ask yourself about life, leadership, and social entrepreneurship to see if you have an idea worth funding. We talked through what it means to make a positive difference in our world from the personal to the professional and beyond. This was a powerful conversation and really interesting to hear what Tony has learned from interviewing and working with so many social entrepreneurs. Will there be challenges? Of course. As Tony says “There be dragons…” and what you do to overcome those obstacles can define your success or if you ignore them, potentially, your ultimate demise. If you are interested in business as a force for good, or you simply want to help make the world a better place, I think you’ll enjoy Tony’s insights.
How to find the path to your purpose
The 10 Questions to ask yourself if you want to make a meaningful difference.
The 3 moments that can define a change for you.
Why business is important when it comes to changing the world.
Tony’s final words of wisdom that apply to us all.
“Somehow we have to figure out how to treat each other with kindness, it’s a small world, it’s a short life, and we might just as well be kind to each other while we’re here.” - Tony Loyd.
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