Guest Titan: Gina Mollicone-Long, Author/Speaker/Peak Performance Coach.
What we cover: “If you think the grass is greener somewhere else, it may be time to water your lawn.” —Gina Mollicone-Long
Gina Mollicone-Long knows a thing or two about greatness. After all, when you’re co-founder of an organization called The Greatness Group, it just sort of comes with the territory.
Gina’s not only someone committed to seeking out greatness in her own life, however. Not even close.
This is a woman who has a degree in engineering, and who segued into a career in marketing with some of the biggest names in branding excellence — like Proctor and Gamble and Molsons Breweries, for example. Despite the fact that her corporate career was on fire, she knew she was headed in a different, more authentic-for-her direction. She always felt the pull to greatness. To be around greatness. And to help people, as she says: “reveal greatness.”
She admits she fell into engineering in the late 1980s because she knew she’d need a “real job” and there was no talk back then about being a professional Peak Performance coach – the handle she uses today to lasso the passion she brings working with everyone from CEOs and Olympians to everyday human beings simply looking for someone to, as she puts it, polish the silver. Because she believes we’re all silver. Sometimes we just need the extra assistance of someone to give us a polish.
Talking with Gina is to talk with a powerhouse. She makes no bones about the fact that she feels too many people today play small. We talk about the techniques she uses to weed the garden of negative belief systems in her clients – techniques like Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), for example. She sort of pulls back the curtain on that for us. She reminds us that failure is feedback – and nothing more. She identifies that too many of us think instead that failure is the ending… a message from the universe that it’s not meant to be. That’s not the case according to Gina.
Today, she is a sought-after speaker globally. And she’s the internationally best selling author of two books: The Secret of Successful Failing and the follow up The Secret of Successful Failing.
FUN FACT: Gina and I met in our former lives working on a branding campaign – I was a copywriter working at an agency in Vancouver and she was on the board of Big Sisters, which is the organization that partners mentor-women with girls in need of a role model. You can check out that TV spot on my portfolio if you’re so inclined. Fun stuff indeed. It’s a timeless and important message, even 18 years later.
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Quotes Gina said that made me giddy:
- “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” —Ralph W. Sockman
- “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” —André Gide
- “Change your mind and you change your life.” —Gina Mollicone-Long