Welcome to Episode 44 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast, business coach and author Sallie Holder shares with us how she moved from the “rock middle” as a successful employment attorney to her true passion: an entrepreneur who coaches others how to make the bold career choices that lead to lasting success and happiness. Sallie believes it’s never too late to create the change that can help you become the person you want to be. Today, as we look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, her advice is more valuable than ever. It’s also essential for anyone looking to build your legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • About the “rock middle” where you’re caught between your employer’s expectations, what you expect of yourself and a true sense of purpose and meaning
  • Why you can’t apply the same framework you learned in the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world
  • Why you shouldn’t waste energy allowing the pandemic to change your destination
  • How “Sunday night planning” can help you focus on things that can move the needle on your revenue stream


About Sallie Holder

As a nationally-recognized public speaker and business coach, Sallie Holder has spent more than fifteen years helping businesses, entrepreneurs and employees identify and break down barriers to success.  She is the author of Hitting Rock Middle: The Roadmap from Empty Success to True Fulfillment.  The idea behind her book led to the development of BRIMM – her Beyond Rock Middle Movement coaching community for women – which provides a unique group coaching environment for women entrepreneurs to help them reach the next level of success. 


With a degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a law degree, Sallie practiced labor and employment law for more than 10 years, advising small companies as well as giants like FedEx and Michelin. Passionate about the growth of businesses, Sallie became an entrepreneur and started her own coaching business, helping others make the bold choices that lead to lasting success and happiness.


Her work – whether one-on-one, in group workshops or at speaking events – helps people bridge the gap between where they are now and their true potential. Sallie fundamentally believes that work doesn’t have to be hard, and everyone deserves to love what they do.


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.