Welcome to Episode 176 of Building My Legacy.

 In this podcast we talk with management consultant and leadership coach Deb Coviello, who, for more than 25 years, has helped transform businesses from within, elevating the talents of their organizations to new performance levels. Having worked as an engineer in quality and operational excellence in manufacturing environments, Deb took the leap to form her own company, Illumination Partners, which works particularly with the CEOs of medium-sized manufacturers that are going through significant changes.

Deb’s discussion with us is especially timely as we look at what many experts predict will be a tremendous talent shift. As things stabilize, it’s estimated that between 40 and 70 percent of employees will look for a new job. Deb believes that, to prevent a tremendous turnover in your business, you need to recognize that people are the “greatest tool in your toolbox” and, by getting back on track to your “true North,” you can create a shared vision with your employees.

So if you want to know:

  • Why it’s better to be your industry’s “favorite” than its #1
  • Why thinking about how you can lead differently is more important than creating a to-do list
  • About the need for leaders to continue to evolve
  • The top three suggestions for CEOs operating in today’s world
  • Signs you’re losing the emerging leaders in your organization


About Deb Coviello

Deb Coviello is a management consultant, leadership coach and founder of Illumination Partners. Trained as an engineer, Deb has 25+ years’ experience in quality and operational excellence, including certification as Lean and Six Sigma Blackbelt in Process Improvement. She helps CEOs create solutions by assessing the landscape, solving their technical business issues and elevating their people for a lasting impact and, ultimately, peace of mind. Deb is the author of the new book, CEO’s Compass — Your Guide to Getting Back on Track, and the host of “The Drop In CEO” podcast. If you’d like to know more, take advantage of a free conversation with Deb at the contact page on her website, dropinceo.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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.