Episode 62

Published on:

10th Jan 2021

The myth of hard success with Caterina Kostoula

Caterina Kostoula is an executive coach and founder of The Leaderpath. Her mission is to coach pioneering leaders and teams for meaningful impact and fulfillment.

​Prior to The Leaderpath, Caterina was a Global Business Leader at Google. She managed some of the company's largest C-level partnerships. She was also an internal coach, awarded a 5-star-rating distinction from her coachees. 

Caterina has coached leaders from Google, Amazon, Vodafone, Ferrero, ArcelorMittal, Workable, and several entrepreneurs. She collaborates with INSEAD, coaching Executive MBAs and alumni. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Caterina has lived in more than seven countries across America, Europe, and Asia. She now lives in London.




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Time Stamps: 

2:17 Caterina shares how team coaching set her on the path to writing her book 

5:17 She explains the idea behind her 4 D’s Framework for meetings

8:13 Caterina discusses the importance of trust in meetings and how to foster that trust 

11:14 The most common mistakes people make in meetings 

13:02 Caterina shares about the myth of the lonely genius 

15:19 Caterina outlines 3 reasons not to have a meeting 

18:20 We discuss ego management 

21:07 Caterina answers how she coaches her clients on the difference between when to push through the hard and when to opt out 

23:04 Shelley shares a quote from her favorite book and how it relates to the illusion of struggle 

25:45 We discuss burnout and the dangerous myth of associating struggle with success

28:03 Caterina shares how she coaches about failure 

32:05 Caterina explains Leaderpath

33:48 Caterina shares about her book, Hold Successful Meetings, available now for pre-order

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Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.