The ShiftShapers Podcast

EP #401: Find Your Leadership Superpowers — with Roxanne Kaufman

April 04, 2022 David Saltzman
The ShiftShapers Podcast
EP #401: Find Your Leadership Superpowers — with Roxanne Kaufman
Show Notes

This week's episode is all about recognizing our inner leadership gold. Roxanne Kaufman, CEO of ProLaureate, discusses how to find and cultivate these skills, as well as how they might affect the company's future.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • 1:54 The leadership gold in everyone.
  • 3:34 The importance of building good relationships.
  • 9:55 The importance of soft skills and why they are the most difficult to master.
  • 15:06 How leadership skills influence the company’s success.
  • 16:28 Honing the leadership potential within you.


02:25 “Every human body has the ancient elements of the Earth run through our bodies: magnesium, oxygen, carbon, all these things. And we also have trace elements of gold, honest to goodness gold, and they have narrowed it down to tell us that we have 0.2 milligrams of gold in our bodies, and the majority of that lies within our heart.”

3:51 “Relationships are the lifeblood of everything that we do, not just business. They are the lifeblood of our lives, of who we are as people. Forming relationships is what helps us to become successful. This is so important that when we form relationships that we bring to that our most genuine and authentic selves. And that requires work to really discover what that is. That’s what creates really, really deep lasting, trusting, fulfilling relationships across the level of life and business.”

05:32 “When you start learning who you really are, and becoming more and more of that, more genuine, more authentic, your relationships blossom because not only are you finding that in yourself, now, it’s cool. It’s not about you anymore. It’s about the other person.”

10:39 “These relationship skills, the interpersonal skills, are generally called soft skills. These are the hardest skills in the world to discover, and develop, because we’re conditioned not to.”

15:53 “Genuine leadership comes from the heart and it comes from the mind and it comes from a place of absolute authenticity.”