Welcome to Episode 167 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with men’s leadership coach Karl Lashkari about his three-year journey to recover from a chronic illness and how it taught him the importance of aligning his mind, emotions, nervous system and physical body. Karl transformed his health and his life by discovering his true self. Today he helps men with their personal development to become stronger leaders so they can help create the world they want. Much of his work is done through the Men’s Work network he and his business partner created in Tulum, Mexico. They’re building a band of powerful, emotionally intelligent men who can be successful in business by leading in a different way — a way that inspires their employees to maximize their potential.

So if you want to know:

  • Why the old school fear-driven leadership needs to be replaced with inspirational leadership
  • How recognizing that leadership is a very human trait will allow others to relax and trust into your leadership
  • Why businesses need to prioritize their employees’ mental and physical health to reduce turnover, increase motivation and creativity, and stimulate business growth
  • The four steps to becoming a calm, charismatic leader


About Karl Lashkari

After leaving the world of hedge funds and asset management, Karl Lashkari fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a management consultant. Although he was very successful, the constant travel, stress and 70-hour plus work weeks took a toll on his health. When the medical system couldn’t help his chronic fatigue syndrome, he looked for alternatives. Meditation, breath work, “heart coherence” and emotional expression through Men’s Work were instrumental in his recovery. Today Karl facilitates men’s workshops, using what he learned about the need to align his mind, emotions and physical body to help men become purposeful and impact-driven leaders. You can learn more about his workshops and his new leadership intensive, The Leadership Brotherhood, at karllashkari.com

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.