You don't need a new leadership strategy, you need a new way of seeing

The Inspired Leader's Mindset

I teach intentional leaders like you how to see differently – so you can show up fully, engage others powerfully, and lead the way you intended. 

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Shift ☛

Nothing can change until you see differently, ask different questions and tell a different story. This is the gut-level, in your bones shift that changes everything.

Name ☛

Can you vividly articulate your vision in a way that gives you (and everyone else) goosebumps? You will. Clarity is the natural outcome of your new mindset.

Ask ☛

Once you can see differently and name what you want, you can ask, with clarity and ease, “What does it look like today, right now, in this moment?”

Are you ready?

When you started this journey, you were inspired. You set out to make a difference, to be a different kind of leader, teacher, change-maker. Then came “The Stuff,” the physical & fiscal, interpersonal & very personal “stuff” that distracts, deflates & exhausts – and makes you forget those marvelous intentions. It shouldn’t be this hard!

I’ve been there, lived it. I’ve felt the discomfort, disappointment, and even shame that I couldn’t sustain the vitality and inspiration that had sparked my passion. I knew there had to be a better way.

There is! And it had been right in front of me the whole time. In the resilience of the clients who had faced such adversity, I discovered a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing, and a new process that asks entirely new questions and cuts through the BS to get results.

And it starts with you (the only place you actually have any control). Instead of another collection of tips, tricks & strategies, it is all about you – so it can become nothing about you. As you remember and realign and change the way you see “what is,” you learn to become contagious, inspiring others the way you knew was possible. And soon, that energy has a life of its own that becomes your team, your classroom, your organization, your community. It becomes “what is.” Strong, visceral, gut-level change that lasts. 

Are you ready?

“Chris’ work is different from anything I’ve experienced before.“

~ Carol Langner, Executive, Alberta, Canada

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Equally at home with CEOs, teachers, and ground zero professionals, from South Central Los Angeles to rural Canada, Chris has that rare ability to reach people through both head and heart. He moves effortlessly from foundational research (which somehow never feels “research-y”) to powerful stories that speak directly to what makes each person tick. The shelf life of Chris’ insights is measured in years, not hours or days – and is evidenced in the words of audience members, clients, and readers.

“Chris is real – not sugar-coated. This is not about methodology or a set of techniques. It is the way he lives.” 

“It isn’t every day I attend a conference where I come away feeling empowered with information I can put into practice in my everyday life, both at work and at home.”  

“Chris Trout has been instrumental in the transformation of our workplace culture. He has spoken at our management and executive level retreats, each time guiding us to be our best selves while igniting contagious excitement for what could be. As a result, our company has evolved into a cohesive team that works together with integrity and passion, as we fearlessly think outside of the box.”