156: Kimberly Davis: I really melted down

//156: Kimberly Davis: I really melted down

156: Kimberly Davis: I really melted down

Kimberly Davis Show Notes Page

Kimberly Davis had an anxiety attack. Days before she was to give a TEDx talk about being brave she lost her brave. She began to fear the spotlight, failing to connect to her audience and missing out on capturing her opportunity. But Kimberly knew what do to squash her own anxiety. She retrieved her brave.

Kimberly’s life on the stage has taken many forms. From small-town beginnings, having grown-up on a ranch in NW Montana singing to the cows in below zero temperatures – to the international stage.

Guided by the winds of happenstance, Kimberly found her way to the theatre – acting on stages across the country and throughout Germany – misplacing, testing, and ultimately discovering her brave.

Eventually she left the theatre and, after a very circuitous path, found her way into the world of training and development, where the hundreds of Fortune 500 participants became her education. She’d secretly study them and, much to her surprise, she discovered that the theatre world and the business world aren’t that different after all.

For the past 15 years Kimberly has taken that discovery and helped thousands of leaders and emerging leaders, from every different industry imaginable, perform authentically and powerfully on the high stakes stage that is work. In her program OnStage Leadership, in her TEDx talk, through her work at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business’ Executive Education Program, and now in her new book, Brave Leadership, Kimberly has dedicated her life to cultivating brave authentic leaders who know how to connect powerfully to get powerful results.

Still a small-town girl at heart, Kimberly has crafted a life for herself, with her husband Tim and son Jeremy (and feisty cat, Sulley Magee) in the gorgeous hill country surrounding Austin, TX, where she fights every day to bring her best, most authentic and powerful self – what she calls brave – to every situation she faces. Sometimes she succeeds, sometimes she doesn’t. But she’s committed to the fight.

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“I want to democratize what it means to be brave.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet

“So many people think that they can’t be brave.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“We are all far more brave than we know.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Every single one of use has an impact we can make here in this world.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“I need a way to crystalize what I stand for.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“I can hold myself up to my own standard; am I living this or am I not?” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“If you can say, this is what I’m aiming for, you’re more likely to hit it.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Your super objective is your purpose and action.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“We all as individuals have our super objective that is unique to you.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“In order for people to experience you as authentic, they need to experience you as genuine, worthy of trust, reliance and belief from their perspective.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“If you’re imposing, you’re never going to get the buy-in or their emotional energy.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“If you’re going to ask exponentially more of people then you’re going to have to connect to their hearts.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“If you’re really clear about what you stand for then you know where you hit the mark and where you didn’t.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“So many people haven’t even asked themselves the question, why do I care.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“You do what you do for the sake of what?” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Where am I getting in my own way of having the impact I want to have?” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Brave leadership is not going to make your life easier, it’s going to make your life harder, but it’s going to make your life richer and your results better.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“There are no simple five steps, there’s one situation at a time.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Brave, is not an all or nothing thing.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

“Every situation that you face, how can you refocus your attention to get back into the game.” -Kimberly Davis Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Kimberly Davis had an anxiety attack. Days before she was to give a TEDx talk about being brave she lost her brave. She began to fear the spotlight, failing to connect to her audience and missing out on capturing her opportunity. But Kimberly knew what do to squash her own anxiety. She retrieved her brave.

Advice for others

Trust yourself. Move forward anyway.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Second guessing myself.

Best Leadership Advice

Be yourself.

Secret to Success

I connect deeply with people because I care deeply for people.

Best tools that helps in Business or Life

Being able to focus outside myself and get myself back on track when I need to.

Recommended Reading

Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful, and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

Contacting Kimberly Davis

website: http://www.braveleadershipbook.com/

website: https://onstageleadership.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnStageKimberly

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnStageLeadership/

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

Resources and Show Mentions

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Increase Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture

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