active CEO Podcast #36 Kate and Sam Cawthorn The Best Is Yet To Come

Kate & Sam Cawthorn – Co-Founders Speakers Institute

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kate and Sam Cawthorn about their life-defining moment; Sam being uniquely wired as a futurist; Kate unlocking your “super powers” of influence through the Gallup CliftonStrengths Finder assessment; the magic of Storyshowing; and Proximity is Power. We also delve into the ‘why’ behind Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe; being a selfless CEO; recovering with purpose; shifting the energy of a room; orchestrating people’s attention; and being in the transformational personal development industry.

Kate & Sam Cawthorn

Kate and Sam Cawthorn
are an incredible couple, with the most beautiful souls, who are passionate
about transforming leaders into influential speakers. Through adversity, they
found opportunity, and made decisions that have led to making remarkable
impacts on so many peoples lives.

As Co-Founders and
leaders of the Speakers Institute and the Speakers Tribe, they harness their
very different personalities and unique strengths to not only beautifully
compliment each other, but also to provide a more well-rounded leadership

Kate has spent more
than a decade in the personal development space, unearthing many hidden talents
in people. Unlocking peoples superpowers and guiding them to live their ‘why’
through understanding and harnessing their strengths, fuels her inner passion,
as a renowned certified Gallup Clifton Strength Finder coach.

Sam has transformed
into a thought leader in peak performance, bestselling author, speaker, CEO and
award-winning educator, after a horrific car accident in October 2006, changed
his life forever. The 2009 Young Australian of the Year and 2013 Edupreneur of
the year, has two international best-selling books Bounce Forward and
Storytelling, which are changing the game for many people around the world,
from all walks of life.

Kate & Sam talk about:

  • What inspired Kate as a child and
    what she dreamed of being a mum.
  • Sam seeking attention growing up
    in a family of eleven children.
  • Sam’s role as a Youth futurist
    with the Australian Federal Government.
  • The near fatal crash that
    transformed both their lives.
  • How Kate coped with Sam’s
    accident and being in a coma.
  • How Sam approached the adversity
    and when he realised his ‘why’.
  • What was the trigger for Kate to
    become a Gallop Clifton Strength Finder coach?
  • What attracted Sam to become a
    professional speaker and the concept of Bounce Forward.
  • Why Kate has to pull the hand
    brake on.
  • The catalyst to starting the
    Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe.
  • Working together as leaders of
    Speakers Institute.
  • Kate and Sam’s top 5 strengths
    from the Gallup Clifton Strength Finder assessment and how they compliment each
  • The Toggle Framework for
  • How they recharge their batteries
    and refuel their tanks.

Active CEO
Wellness Tip                                                       

Fear Less – More than 80% of what
we fear and worry about never ever comes true. If we are worried about
something, rather than ruminating in our head, we should go and actually talk
to the person. We need to look at the problem and do some research and
understand whether it will it actually matter. What is the evidence behind what
we are thinking? Is there any or not?


don’t need to be like someone else, that just need to be more of themselves.” Kate
Cawthorn dives deep on what makes a great speaker, on the active CEO Podcast.

greatest training ground, as a speaker, is to go into your local school and
speak to thirteen to fifteen year olds. If you can keep their attention span
for a one hour period of time, you will keep anyone’s attention.” Sam Cawthorn talks about starting a speaking career, on the active CEO

“If you are
not speaking about something that you are genuinely passionate about, you will
not come across as genuine at all.” Kate shares the secret of owning your
voice, on the active CEO Podcast.

 “When I walk into the room I want to make sure
the atmosphere has shifted”. The power of attention with Sam Cawthorn, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Kate Cawthorn LinkedIn
Sam Cawthorn LinkedIn
Sam Cawthorn
Sam Cawthorn Wikipedia
Speakers Institute
Speakers Institute Facebook
Speakers Tribe
Speakers Tribe Facebook
Gallup Clifton Strengths Website
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Ben Gathercole LinkedIn
Ben Gathercole Performance Coaching

Recommended Reading:

Bounce Forward Sam Cawthorn
Storyshowing Sam Cawthorn
Better Than Winning – Ben Gathercole

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