Welcome to Episode 169 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Matthew Anderson, the CEO of Leadership Coaching for Results, a company he started after leaving a position as executive director of a non-profit mental health organization. He explores with us his “results equation” that enables managers to become leaders … and why, in today’s work-from-anywhere world, leadership is more important than ever.

Matthew points to the logo for his company — a fingerprint — and explains how it emphasizes that “a leader leaves their fingerprints all over the organization and all over the people that they touch and serve.” That’s important for leaders to recognize because they’re leaving their fingerprints — and building their legacy — every day.

So if you want to know:

  • Why demonstrating empathy is the first step to creating trust — a necessary component in the results equation
  • The importance of allowing yourself to be vulnerable in your dialogue with an employee
  • How to use your negative experiences as learning lessons for others
  • The critical difference between motivation and manipulation
  • Why you need to take the time to behave as a leader


About Matthew Anderson

After working in a variety of industries, including education consulting, Matthew Anderson became executive director of a non-profit mental health organization. When the government funding he was able to secure was delayed as a result of the COVID pandemic, he made the difficult decision to lay himself off.  When he thought about what he wanted to do next, he decided to combine his knowledge, skills, education, experience and passion and start Leadership Coaching for Results. The goal of his new company: to help strong managers and professionals become the leaders they need and want to be. Matthew has been named the #1 Corporate Trainer in the World by Dale Carnegie & Associates, has consulted with and conducted in-house corporate training for a Fortune 400 Company and has written numerous nationally published articles. More information about Matthew and his company is available at leadershipcoachingforresults.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.