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Liftoff Journeys Podcast Episode 12: Step Back and Leap with Executive Coach & Author Patrick Mork

Today’s guest is Patrick Mork, founder of LEAP, Motivational speaker and author of a new book on personal transformation: Step Back and LEAP. Patrick’s passion is coaching start-up and scale up founders and CEO’s and helping them become purpose-driven, responsible leaders bent on solving society’s biggest challenges. Clients have included Walmart, Liberty Media, Scotiabank, Falabella as well as many of Latin America’s fastest-growing unicorns.

Prior to starting LEAP, Patrick spent 25 years in marketing, 10 years of which were in Silicon Valley, and built marketing teams at multiple startups as well as Google where he created and launched Google Play store in 2012. In this episode, you’ll hear about Patrick’s unusual career path to his current success, his mid-life crisis that led to hiring a coach, and his subsequent decision to become a coach himself, and the process of writing his book and how the feedback he’s receiving is truly precious to him.

Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show “LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden.” Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to “LiftOff.”

Discussions points in this podcast:

  • Patrick’s background and unusual career path
  • A mid-life crisis and getting an executive coach
  • Leaving the tech world, becoming a coach, moving back to Chile
  • Writing the book and the feedback received
  • Would he do anything different?
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone, learning from “failure”, building your ‘change muscle’
  • Words for those just starting out – do what you really enjoy, get out and ‘try stuff’
  • Advice for mid-career changes or returning to work
  • Online personality and skills tests – get to know yourself
  • Most of us don’t know our values so we drift
  • Stay tuned to Liftoff Journeys for more incredible guests


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Jeanniey Walden is a business expert, author, keynote speaker, award-winning marketing leader, and the host of the nationally broadcasted TV show and podcast LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden. Jeanniey was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2023, given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female professional and inclusive leader displays her influence, capability, and proficiency.

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