Unleashing Potential with Leigh Burgess: A Tale of Bold Leadership
May 2, 2024

In the latest episode of our podcast, we delve into a journey that is as inspiring as it is bold.
Leigh Burgess, the visionary behind Bold Industries Group, takes us through her transformative
path from a two-decade-long healthcare career to the captain of her own ship in the
entrepreneurial world. This episode isn’t just another business narrative; it’s a tapestry of courage,
purpose, and the essence of community woven by a leader who believes in the power of

Bold Leadership: The Bold Leap of Leigh Burgess

Our episode, aptly titled ” Unleashing Potential with Leigh Burgess: A Tale of Bold
Leadership,” opens with Leigh recounting her bold decision to leave a stable career behind and
dive into entrepreneurship’s tumultuous but rewarding seas. Approaching the precipice of 50, she
redefined her life trajectory, crafting a platform that has become a lighthouse for women
navigating their professional and personal ambitions.

Leigh’s story is a testament that it’s never too late to pursue your calling. Her insightful
conversation sheds light on the inner workings of starting a business, the crucial blend of
creativity and strategy, and the importance of building a supportive network. She also introduces
her innovative consulting package, the D90, a model for emerging entrepreneurs looking to carve
out their niche in the business world.

“Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting a business; it’s about building a supportive

– Leigh Burgess

Unpacking Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Growth

As Leigh delves into the hurdles of scaling a business and the intricacies of delegation, listeners
gain a rare look behind the entrepreneurial curtain. Her transparency about the challenges of
rapid growth and managing a team is a refreshing change from the often-glorified portrayal of
entrepreneurship. Leigh candidly shares her struggles and the learning curve, from handling
payroll to the psychological toll of job disruption.

One of the episode’s most relatable moments comes when Leigh speaks about the support she
received from friends and mentors during her career transition. She highlights that
entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone and emphasizes the importance of knowing oneself and one’s

“Join a community, thrive, and execute your dreams. Doing things alone is entirely

– Leigh Burgess

The Power of Community and Authentic Leadership

In the later segments of the episode, Leigh and Danita explore the profound impact of fostering
genuine connections and the critical role community plays in post-pandemic recovery. Leigh
discusses her Bold Leaders Collective and the importance of intentional leadership and
collaboration over competition. She emphasizes the need for authentic connection, not just
digital interactions, and how our daily interactions extend far beyond the workplace.

“Find joy in life’s imperfections and embrace the fluidity of change.”

– Leigh Burgess

Embracing Life’s Imperfections and the Pursuit of Purpose

The final chapter of the episode contemplates life’s imperfections, the acceptance of change, and
the pursuit of purpose. Leigh discusses the importance of adaptability, especially as we grow
older, and the beauty of establishing a fluid foundation for evolution. She touches on confronting
personal ‘shadows,’ like imposter syndrome and perfectionism, advocating for self-reflection and
the grace to navigate life’s journey.

A Heartfelt Invitation

This podcast episode with Leigh Burgess is more than a conversation; it’s an open-hearted
invitation to step boldly into your journey, no matter where it leads. It’s about finding purpose,
building connections, and the joyous imperfections of life. Leigh’s entrepreneurial spirit and
dedication to creating a supportive community make this episode a must-listen for anyone
standing at the crossroads of change, ready to take that leap into the next chapter of their life.

As Leigh herself would say, “Doing things alone is entirely overrated.” Let her story and insights
be the nudge you need to join a community of like-minded individuals, thrive, and finally
execute the dreams that have been on your shelf for too long. So, grab your favorite beverage,
tune in, and embark on this bold journey together.

More about Leigh Burgess can be found at her website, leighburgess.com.

Danita Cummins is a business and leadership consultant, podcast host, and
advocate for emotional intelligence in leadership. With years of experience in coaching and
mentorship, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to help individuals and organizations
thrive. When she’s not writing or coaching, you’ll find her serving at the Alpha Life Pregnancy
Center, sipping coffee, or singing loudly to her favorite 80’s band.
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