Welcome to Episode 52 of Building My Legacy.

Continuing our 10-part series on resilience, this podcast explores procrastination. My guest, Kate Fitzsimons, explores the three causes of procrastination:

  • I’m too busy.
  • I don’t know how.
  • It’s not going to be good enough.

A highly sought after speaker for schools and organizations that influence and work with young people, Kate had to deal with the loss of her sister in a motor vehicle accident. Her resilience following this tragic death challenges all of us to look at how we may overcome obstacles in our lives, to shape the lives of other people in a positive way. In this podcast, Kate explains how her Three Rs – recognize, reflect and redirect – can help you refocus your efforts when you’re tempted to put off difficult tasks.

So if you want to know:

  • How to coach your brain to get the hard things done
  • Why it’s important to understand that time is relative and being too busy is a mindset
  • Why it’s better to be the best learner rather than the smartest one in the room
  • How to shift your mindset from perfectionist to progress
  • How to make feedback your friend

About Kate Fitzsimons

Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2016, Kate Fitzsimons is an international speaker, certified life coach & director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – a charity established in honor of her sister Nicole who died in an accident in Thailand in 2012.

Determined to save others from a similar tragic fate, Kate left her corporate career in 2013 to dedicate herself to educating young people about the importance of travel safety. Through her eye-opening presentation at high schools, Kate drives home to students the devastating consequences of risk-taking overseas – a message so powerful that she is now supported by the Australian government and major corporations.

Inspired to help others thrive through adversity, Kate’s presentations to students around the world and her popular podcast show, ”Okay. Now What?” help high school and college students develop “response-ability” – the ability to choose their response to any situation based on their perspective of it. Kate’s passion is to provide inspiration and practical advice to help you overcome even the most traumatic experiences. She knows if she can do it, anyone can.


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.