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The Courageous Leader by Angela Sebaly

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FOREWORD

I’ve known Angela Sebaly for nearly a decade, first as a client and now as my business partner at Personify Leadership. For as long as I have known her, she has always modeled courage. From coaching CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to taking a leap of faith starting a new business, Angela is not one to back down from a challenge. One trait that I admire in Angela is that she has the innate ability to sense a problem early and will address it without hesitation. She has the courage to say the tough stuff, often eliminating a problem before it becomes one. She demands excellence from others because she first requires it of herself—that in itself takes a lot of courage. Angela’s fervent commitment to addressing the tough stuff early makes her not only courageous but also a leader who is continuing to grow herself. She is thoughtful, strategic, and results driven.

What qualifies Angela Sebaly to write this book is that she lives as a courageous leader every day. She is one of the most talented coaches I know. She can challenge leaders to unpack what’s really going on and then help them make small behavioral changes in a thoughtful and effective way. Her ability to role model courage inspires me to have more courageous conversations. When I am mentally preparing for a courageous conversation, I will often ask myself, “How would Angela address this? What questions might Angela ask?” Even when those courageous conversations I must have are with Angela, I still find myself thinking ...

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