Season 2, Ep. 7: The Power of Believing in Others

Published Date: 11-11-2019

In This Episode

  • Daniel Harkavy

    Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Building Champions, Inc. For the past 20-plus years, he has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability and fulfillment. In addition to serving as a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant to high-profile leaders, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker and best-selling author.

  • Bill Hart

    Bill came to Building Champions after enjoying a dynamic 25-year sales and consulting career in the real estate and mortgage industries. Now, as a coach and sought-after speaker, Bill helps people close the gap between dreams and reality by asking questions, digging deep into people’s lives and offering a valuable outside perspective. In addition to his work as a coach and speaker, Bill is also the author of White Collar Warrior: Lessons for Sales Professionals from America’s Military Elite, as well as the host of the podcast “All In with Coach Bill Hart.” To find out more about Bill, his work and his passions, visit

  • Todd Mosetter

    As Vice President of Content Development, Todd’s primary job is to understand the story and science behind great leadership—and translate it into messages, content, products and presentations that help others improve how they lead themselves, their teams and their organizations well. Prior to joining Building Champions, he served in various marketing and communications roles all focused on delivering compelling messages that drove measurable outcomes.

  • Kirsten Perry

    As a school counselor committed to helping her students grow and succeed, believing in others is central to Kirsten Perry’s work. In 2018, while working as a school counselor at Chicago’s Lawndale Community Academy, Kirsten was named School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association. She currently serves as a K-12 Counseling Specialist with Chicago Public Schools.

“You have the ability to bring the best out of your team and elevate people to new heights by believing in them and communicating that belief in tangible, meaningful ways.”

- Daniel Harkavy

“One of the most important things that we can do is to have that voice—we would call it the voice of the outsider—somebody that can speak into us and call us up to what our potential might be.”

- Coach Bill Hart

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Episode Show Notes

With leadership comes power, and as a leader, your decisions and behaviors can have a profound impact on your team and your organization. But one power that leaders wield which often gets overlooked is the power we have to influence and develop our team members through our belief in them. And in all walks of life, from the boardroom to the classroom, research and experience have proven that people flourish and perform at their best when they have leaders in their lives who believe in them.

Join us as we hear from award-winning school counselor Kirsten Perry about how the simple act of believing in someone—and communicating that belief in tangible ways—can transform their life and their work.

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Links from this episode:

The Pygmalion Effect and the Power of Positive Expectations – YouTube

Pygmalion Leadership: The Power of Positive Expectations – an article from Psychology Today

The Pygmalion Effect – Duquesne University

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