Episode 26

Published on:

23rd Sep 2022

026: Ryleigh Klimenko - Resiliency, Leadership & Imperfect Action Consistently

Ryleigh Klimenko is a highly sought-after business sales coach specializing in helping ambitious coaches and entrepreneurs grow, scale, and close deals. She teaches elite conversational sales and has worked for Bank of America and TD Bank, among other financial institutions, before leaving corporate to begin her coaching practice. She’s the Founder of M3Coaches and is a mentor for the new wave of heart-centered, sales-driven entrepreneurs.

Today, Jonathan and Ryleigh engage in a meaningful conversation on overcoming scarcity mindset, the importance of philanthropy and the ripple effect of great leadership. Ryleigh speaks to her neverending goal of being a heart-based founder looking to help others make an impact in the world.

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Key Takeaways

01:14 – Jonathan introduces today’s guest, Ryleigh Klimenko, who joins the show to share her experience with money, what she learned about money during formative years living on a Jamaican farm, and immigrating to the United States

06:11 – Ryleigh’s entrepreneurial journey and how a scarcity mindset drove her to success

11:09 – Finding the balance of raising children to be resilient but not codependent

13:42 – How Ryleigh was able to pay off and unexpected debt of $117,000 in under 18 months

21:26 – Launching her own enterprise amidst a global pandemic

24:22 – Identifying unique leadership styles

31:55 – A monetary ripple effect

40:21 – Ryleigh provides one piece of entrepreneurial advice to implement and one thing to avoid

45:41 – The last thing Ryleigh changed her mind about and one thing that she would like people to know about her

50:01 – Jonathan thanks Ryleigh for joining the show, let’s listeners know where to connect with her and Ryleigh shares a special giveaway for the audience from her website M3Coaches.com

Tweetable Quotes

“I think that the fear of ‘not having’ has always sat with me. Even as far as making the decision to have children, I said, ‘I will do anything to make sure that my children never have to experience what I had to experience.’ I wish that was the end of my story of poverty, but unfortunately when I was eighteen I was kicked out of my family’s house and I was homeless for a period of time. So, during those periods of time experiencing severe lack and severe scarcity of all money, of everything. It shifts your perspective and it makes you a little bit more resilient when it comes to how you navigate things.” (09:21)

“Entrepreneurship requires resiliency. It requires you to be able to look at things, and be able to weather the storm, and to be able to realize that not everything is going to go your way. But by having strategy, by having consistency, and by continuously persevering and keeping your goals in mind, you can actually bring that to life.” (10:39)

“Part of what we do is we help people identify their unique leadership style. And then, we teach them how to style-flex between different leadership modalities that they may need to step into from time to time.” (25:47)

“This idea that we have to have a churn and burn game of taking as many calls as possible or sending out as many DMs, direct messages, as possible, that’s not how this works anymore. It doesn’t have to work this way.” (29:59)

“The more women who have significant wealth in their hands, the more decisions that are made by people who have never actually had the ability to make these types of decisions. Money allows you to make decisions. It allows you to have more of a voice. It allows you to have your voice go further. And so, the more people that I can empower to have more of a voice, to create more impact in their communities, to create more impact in the rest of the world, it becomes a ripple effect.” (39:28)

“Imperfect action consistently is gonna yield you the success that you’re looking for over perfect action inconsistently.” (43:00)

“The key thing that I want to be remembered for is helping others create impact. It’s not about my own impact. It’s not about, ‘Me, me, me.’ I want to help others create a deeper level of impact. I want to help others create wealth. I want to help others shift their family perspective. I want to help others not have to go through poverty, or food insecurity, or all those things that are discomfort . And I want people to realize that being philanthropic, - giving - does not require for you to live without too.” (48:09)

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