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Risk Forward (Victoria Labalme)

  • Episode #56

In today’s episode, Victoria Labalme encourages coaches to trust their inner wisdom and not get caught up in what she calls the myth of speed. She explains why we should embrace the space of the unknown in between desire and realization of that desire.

Victoria Labalme is the author of the best-selling book Risk Forward and the founder of Rock the Room. She is a dynamic speaker and performance strategist for top leaders and teams. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What does it mean to risk forward?
  • How to find clarity in the fog of uncertainty.
  • What to ask yourself when you’re not sure in which direction to move.
  • Three strategies for moving forward when you’re a perfectionist.
  • How to move through your own resistance to keep moving forward.
  • How to help your clients discover and move through their own resistance.
  • Why indecision is not a bad thing and how to turn it into a clarifying moment.
  • How to know when speed is your friend and when it is not.
  • How to micro step your way to your ultimate goal.
“Because with risking forward, you’re not always 100% sure where you’re even heading.”

Victoria Labalme

Victoria Labalme helps individuals and organizations dramatically transform their ability to communicate effectively at work and in life by uncovering their hidden genius and expressing their ideas in memorable ways.

Her results-driven approach offers a strategic blend of art and business that taps into her decades of performing-arts experience: HBO, Caroline’s on Broadway, comedy clubs, television commercials, one-woman shows, and documentary films. Her creative projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, BBC, CBS, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America.

A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Victoria is known for her customized Keynote Performances, workshops, and online learning experiences. Her proprietary systems and strategies have been embraced by top teams at more than 700 organizations around the world, including Starbucks, Microsoft, PayPal, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Chase, L’Oréal, Oracle, Lowe’s, New York Life Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the World Bank, universities, cultural institutions, and not-for-profits.

As a trusted consultant, she has been the private coach to hundreds of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and C-suite executives for their high-stakes meetings, pitches, keynotes, and virtual presentations.

A graduate of Stanford University, Victoria is the founder of Risk Forward® and Rock The Room®, offering a full suite of products and services to help people communicate, connect, and come alive.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Coaches Console
Victoria’s Free Gift
Victoria’s  LinkedIn

Guest: Victoria Labalme
Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive producer: Danny Iny
Scripted and assembled by: Michi Lantz 
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name(s): Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name(s): Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name(s): Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name(s): Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”