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Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #171 Grant Herbert The People Builder

January 27, 2023

The People Builder

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Grant Herbert about The People Builder, emotional intelligence, parenthood and leadership, authenticity and living in a super VUCA world. 

We also delve into the power of vulnerability, neuroscience, a journey of imperfection, developing as a leader, emotional and social intelligence, and the performance trap.

Grant Herbert – The People Builder

Grant Herbert is an Emotional Intelligence Expert known as the People Builder, Executive Leadership Coach and Founder of People Builders Institute. He is a genuine down to earth human being with 5 amazing children, who loves helping people be their best authentic self.

With a background in neuroscience, positive psychology and social and emotional intelligence, he has a focus is on empowering today’s great technical managers to become exceptional leaders in a VUCA world. His career includes roles in the Australian Army, National Hire Group (Now Coates Hire) and Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration before becoming self employed in the Professional Development industry.  

Grant Herbert talked about:

  • How do we allow the past to shape the future
  • Lessons from parenthood into leadership
  • A super VUCA world
  • The power of vulnerability
  • Being left on a doorstep as a baby
  • The story we make up inside our head
  • The compounding effect of give meaning to life 
  • Unconditional love
  • The people builder
  • The performance trap
  • Work on your own identity
  • Start with self approval 
  • What could I do differently moving forward?
  • Reprogramming your mini me
  • Leaning into the voice inside your head
  • Getting leadership right is difficult
  • Emotional intelligence and social intelligence
  • Perform out of a position of self approval


“Performing is what you do. Your identity is who you believe you are and who you believe you aren’t.” Grant Herbert talks about identity on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Expose yourself and make mistakes. Mistakes can be your greatest teacher if you filter through your own self approval.” Turning mistakes into lessons with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Manage your response to it and manage your behavior, rather than manage your emotions.” Emotional and Social Intelligence with Grant Herbert on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Who I am didn’t change. What I do didn’t change. How I did it changed.” Gran Herbert on dealing with change on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Grant Herbert
Grant Herbert LinkedIn
Grant Herbert YouTube
Grant Herbert Instagram
The People Builder Podcast
People Builders
People Builders Institute
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn
Craig Johns Facebook
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