Dave Lukas Chats with Cortney McDermott
389: From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Courtney McDermott Reveals the Keys to Self-Transformation
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Cortney McDermott. Cortney went from a struggling temp secretary to a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and mind-body expert, with a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Cortney's career includes being an executive at Vanity Fair, Vice President at Sustainability Partners Inc., and running her own businesses, with clients ranging from Google, to Universal Music Group, Nike, and Virgin Unite.
Her work in the field of self-development and business strategy has been featured in Inc., Women’s Health, SUCCESS, The Huffington Post, Fox News, and many other mainstream business and lifestyle media.
She is the author of two best-sellers including “Change Starts Within You: Unlock Confidence to Lead with Intuition” and “Give Yourself Permission: Be Confident. Be Happy. Be You”
I’m excited to go deep into all she has learned on her journey to help you maximize yourself in your life.
Courtney's had an interesting journey from a struggling temp secretary to success. As she says, she lived many lifetimes in this life, and each phase had a connecting thread building on the next to her get to where she is.
You have a focus in using brain-body science to unlock human potential. Explain how this is done and give us some examples or exercises we can do to level up.
I’ve seen where you say most of what people have been told about “self-help” is a myth and the solution is right in plain sight. What is it?
One of your keynotes is on the Top 3 major shortcuts for entrepreneurs. Break them down for us. Topic:
If there was one thing or habit an entrepreneur could focus on developing that would make the most difference in their success – what would you say it is?
Talk about intuition?
Best lessons from your entrepreneur journey?
You recently spent time on Necker Island with Richard Branson – what was that experience like and what were your takeaways from your time there?
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