S2E4: Courageous Ideas: Transforming Your Business with Ryan Berman

Purposeful Prosperity with Jack Smith

04-10-2023 • 23分

In this thought-provoking episode of Purposeful Prosperity with Jack Smith, we feature the remarkable Ryan Berman, Co-Founder of Courageous. We delve into the essential role of purposeful leadership, underscoring the paramount need for leaders to possess a clear understanding of their values and goals.

The episode explores the profound impact of courage on effective guidance and goal-setting for teams, emphasizing how a lack of authenticity from leaders hampers their teams' ability to provide what is needed for success. Ryan passionately advocates for leaders to communicate objectives clearly to steer their teams toward success. He also sheds light on the critical importance of companies knowing and embodying what they stand for. This understanding enables seamless integration of purpose into external marketing efforts, ensuring that both customers and employees grasp the profound "why" behind the company.

Join us in this episode as it shares practical insights asserting that purposeful leaders, armed with a clear understanding of their values and objectives, can effectively lead their teams and infuse purpose into the very fabric of their organizations.


- Importance of knowing your purpose
- The journey of founding Courageous
- Loneliness in leadership
- Courageous culture and permission
- Operationalizing authenticity


“I always say if you don't know what you stand for, you never know when to take a stand.” - Ryan Berman

“You set the table for those courageous conversations that you have to have, because that's where growth happens, right? Growth doesn't happen in your comfort zone. That's why it's so comfy.” - Jack Smith

“So let's address where the fear is…It's like Monopoly. We can't pass “Go” here on this problem until we address that first big problem, and then okay, now what's the next big fear after that?...So it's a fun business to be in because you're compensated to first look for the fear. Don't suppress it, but address it.” - Ryan Berman

“I like to say repeaters make believers, right? So we have to be consistent with the language. You got to put it out every week. You just never know when your content is going to collide with someone that needs it.” - Ryan Berman

“...success is a period of efforts. It's not happening one after another. You try, you fail, you try, you fail, you try again, and eventually you succeed. And I think as leaders, when we can take that fear away, we give the space for the courageous actions of our leaders to grow.” - Jack Smith


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