#53: The View from the Top with Nannapat Sage

Nannapat "Nanna" Sage: the dynamic Executive Leadership Coach, Consultant, and CEO of Potentia Consulting Group. With a diverse background spanning executive recruiting to talent management in Asia, Europe, and the US, Nanna specializes in enhancing leadership capabilities and building top-tier teams. Awarded as a top leadership coach by the International Women Network and Coach Foundation, she holds a Master's in English and an ICF Certified Professional Coach accreditation.

Catapulted into leadership at a mere age of 22, Nanna transformed her early challenges into a profound passion for leadership development. Her mission? To nurture professionals into thriving, confident leaders, thereby sending waves of positive change throughout corporate circles. Fun fact: Nanna's journey took her from the bustling streets of Bangkok to the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, as depicted in the Hangover movie, and now to the rich history of Detroit, MI.

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Everybody hurts. Even those leaders at the top who seem to have it all experience their share of ups and downs. We’re each on a journey, and we can expect a bit of turbulence at times.
  2. More to the Story. As leaders, we love a good story. Our favorites are those we tell ourselves. When your story isn’t serving you, it’s time to take the pen and write yourself a new one.
  3. Shine a light. We may wonder whether our leadership efforts are visible to those around us. When we showcase our team’s accomplishments as well as those of our peers, ironically, we gain visibility for ourselves as well.

From the Source

“If we focus on other people—focus on a bigger purpose—then we don't need to promote ourselves. We can just shine a light on everybody else on our team.”

“Each lesson will come to you at the right time.”

“If you look at the themes, it's more like something is bigger than yourself. So you can start getting up in the morning, even though it's hard, even though it's difficult, but you have that mission, you have that purpose.”

“It's a critical moment when the leader can step back a little bit and think about what stories am I telling myself when I need to pivot, or when I need to make a leap?”

“The story dictates how you behave and how you think about things around you, think about yourself, and think about other people.”

“When you gain the awareness, what do you do about it? If you don't do anything about it, it's just something where you have the aha moment, and that's it.”

Connect with Nannapat

Website: http://www.nannasage.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nannasage/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nannasage/

Executive Ascend Resource: http://www.nannasage.com/ascend