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The Winning Recipe (Marisa Murray)

  • Episode #16

Leaderley CEO Marisa Murray and Sharon discuss what Marisa learned from corporate consulting and then applied to her executive coaching. Among the many topics: learning from wins and the importance of understanding what’s precious in any new culture.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Marisa Murray is the founder and CEO of Leaderley International. As an executive coach, she helps members of the C-suite become better leaders in today’s rapidly changing and complex world.

“If you were trying to learn how to cook your Italian grandmother’s sauce, you wouldn’t try it all the wrong ways. First, you try it as close as you can. And then you try to refine it and refine and refine it and refine it. And so that’s the way I kind of look at feedback, too.”

Marisa Murray

Marisa Murray, P. Eng, MBA, PCC, TEDx Speaker, and author of Work Smart and Iterate, is the CEO of Leaderley International, an organization dedicated to helping executives become better leaders in today’s rapidly changing and complex world. A former partner at Accenture and VP at Bell Canada, Marisa now combines her extensive experience with her coaching credentials to develop leaders at clients including Accenture, Molson-Miller-Coors, Pratt & Whitney, BDC, Novartis, and many more.

For more than 30 years, Sharon Richmond has partnered with C-level executives from mid-size and small, fast-growing companies who want to up-level their leadership and build companies they are proud of. Clients accelerate their leadership by embracing mindset and behavior changes, building self-awareness and self-management skills, and focusing on the three things all leaders must ensure: focus, energy, and delivery.

Sharon’s purpose as an executive coach is to help leaders 10X their impact by leveraging the power afforded by their roles to build organizations that are forces for good, both economically and socially. She also advises CEOs on shaping organization culture and leading change.

Sharon has taught leadership at Stanford GSB, where she now helps leaders increase influence, manage conflict, and prepare to build high-performing teams.

To see a list of Sharon’s clients, please visit

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Sharon’s website
Marisa’s website
Marisa’s LinkedIn
Marisa’s books: Work Smart and Iterate

Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Assembled by: Melissa Deal
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: Escaping Light
Artist: Aaron Sprinkle
Writer: Aaron Sprinkle

Track Title: Bright Future
Artist: Be Still The Earth
Writer: Marshall Usinger

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To Lead Is Human

Every business leader has a huge impact on their organization. In this podcast, Sharon Richmond interviews successful leaders who have turned personal growth into tangible business outcomes. They discuss overcoming challenges, lessons learned and what helps them make a positive impact in their organization. Sharon offers insight and advice to help listeners envision how they can supercharge their own leadership by blending the art and science of leading with intention.