Welcome to Episode 185 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with social entrepreneur and leadership training innovator Scott Drake. The founder and executive director at JumpCoach, Scott helps people become great leaders faster. He shares his thoughts with us on leadership, how he defines it and the JumpCoach process that includes an accelerator program to eliminate the false beliefs people bring to leadership and help them start behaving more like leaders — in weeks, not years.

Scott believes that leadership isn’t a skill but rather the ability to understand all the facets of the job and think about it correctly. That’s why he encourages giving people the opportunity and the right training at the right levels. Whether you’re part of the C-suite, a newly promoted manager or a would-be leader, Scott’s practical information will benefit you — especially as you begin to build your legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • Why leaders don’t have to have all the answers
  • About the need to be aware of those small moments — good and bad — that can happen in your interactions with employees and co-workers
  • The three parts to the JumpCoach leadership accelerator program
  • The importance of balancing four — often conflicting — leadership goals
  • How the relationship between employer and employee is changing


About Scott Drake

Scott Drake started his career as a computer programmer. When he had the opportunity to lead a team of 10 engineers, he discovered that he didn’t know how to work through others to get things done, and it took him about 10 years before he felt like a good leader. Knowing that today most companies don’t have 10 years to watch less-than-competent leaders figure it out, he created JumpCoach, a social enterprise on a mission to make best-in-class leadership available to everyone who needs it. You can learn more about Scott and his company at JumpCoach.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.