Welcome to Episode 257 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Mark Slabaugh whose company, Slabaugh Coaching, specializes in coaching teams, particularly those in the nonprofit arena.  Mark believes that, to accomplish what seems to be an insurmountable goal — such as a nonprofit that needs to raise $10 million — it takes a team, effective communication and a leader who can inspire that team to go forward.

A student of teams, Mark is mindful of how leaders communicate as well as the importance of building trust. Ask your team questions, he advises, and then take the time to listen to what team members have to say.

So if you want to know:

  • About the importance for leaders to invest in relationships
  • Why, for a leader, it’s not about being interesting as much as it is about being interested — in their team members and what they’re doing
  • How leaders need to be people-focused rather than task-focused
  • Why visionaries also need to look back and make sure everybody is coming with them
  • How effective communications — in which you eliminate the noise and have a crystal clear vision — can help your team stay focused


About Mark Slabaugh

Mark Slabaugh is a Certified Pinnacle Business Guide and executive coach. His company, Slabaugh Coaching, helps entrepreneurs and their leadership teams grow faster than they ever thought possible. Mark came out of the ministry where, as a pastor, he found himself constantly recruiting to build teams of volunteers to take on different initiatives. That background prepared him to help others leverage their skills for their teams, building on the five business pinnacles: people, purpose, playbook, performance and profits. More information is available at his website, https://slabaughcoaching.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.