Nonprofit Nation with Marc Pitman

Embracing Doubt and Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Podcast Leave a Comment

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In leadership: Do you ever feel like you are making it up as you go? Are you constantly nagged by a voice filled with doubt insisting that the other shoe is going to drop?

In this episode, leadership expert and author of the new book, The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be,  Marc A. Pitman  CSP®  shows you how this doubt is actually a signal that you just might be on the verge of greatness. Really!

Combining his ongoing education with his own experience, Marc helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! (Love that.)

One of the most accessible, kind, and down-to-earth people I know, Marc shows us how to harness those uncomfortable feelings to develop a rare level of leadership mastery.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • How he found his true calling first in fundraising and then in training leaders
  • What inspired Marc to write this latest book – and why it’s the book he’s always been wanting to write
  • The four stages of leadership and why most leaders only get to the first two
  • How Marc got Seth Godin and Dorie Clark to write about his book (yes, I fan-girled a bit)

A Marc Pitman quotable: “I’ve always seen fundraising as a leadership issue. If you don’t know where you’re going, it’s hard to invite people to join you.”

Connect with Marc:
The Fundraising Coach
The Concord Leadership Group

Marc’s books on Amazon

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About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:

Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.

She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofitsas a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second bookHow to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements. Julia’s online courses, webinars, and talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and raise more money online.

Clients include GoFundMe Charity, Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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