Welcome to Episode 92 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast life and business coach Oumar Dieng talks about his area of expertise – resilience. A speaker, author and coach, Oumar has helped many business people look at their goals and how best to achieve them – especially when they face a significant change in their lives and need to be resilient to adapt to this change.

Oumar shares with us fascinating stories of his early life in Mauritania in West Africa where, as a teenager, he survived an attack on his home and spent time in a refugee camp until he was eventually able to leave his homeland. He credits his survival and ultimate success as a coach to staying positive and implementing what he now calls his “five core steps to resilience.”  You’ll find our discussion provides practical information to help you in these uncertain times and as you build your legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • How the smallest life lessons can help you face difficult challenges
  • Why “anchor memories” can repel current negative thoughts
  • About the power of “letting go”
  • Why it’s important to realize you’re not alone
  • Why you need to learn to be nimble

 About Oumar Dieng

Oumar Dieng is a motivational speaker, author, and life purpose and business coach. He coaches people to reach their personal and business goals by using positive habits, resilience and motivational strategies. Oumar got into coaching, as he says, “by accident.” A co-worker noticed that, although Oumar had a lower level professional job, he was very visible in their company. After hearing this co-worker’s aspirations and goals, Oumar made some suggestions, which she put into action. In a short time, the co-worker got a promotion and was able to move her career forward – just by taking the advice Oumar had given her.


Today Oumar helps people achieve their goals and live the life they want by offering “bite-sized” actionable advice and guidance. More information is available at his website, www.OumarDieng.com or on his Facebook page, OumarDiengSpeaker.

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.