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TV Expert Interviews / Motivational / Jun 2, 2019 / Posted by Hortense le Gentil / 3332

Increase Your Self-Awareness – Understanding Your Strengths


Understanding Your Strengths as a Leader

Hortense le Gentil, President and Founder of JAY Consulting, and a Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach, works with top executives and entrepreneurs on self-awareness, realizing their strengths, making decisions, and taking action. In this interview she talks about the concept of being aligned which is the main topic of her upcoming book: Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be. She discusses the importance of self-awareness when you are a leader and the benefits.

This Sales Expert Interview covers:

Background of Hortense’s book

  • Everyone is a leader. You are the leader of your life. There are takeaways for anyone reading the book.


  • A good coach or people you are working with can be a mirror for self-awareness. Feedback is necessary.
  • You first have to be willing to accept there is a problem.
  • It’s not acceptable to say that’s just the way I am.

Becoming aligned

  • Hortense explains what she means by this phrase with a personal story from her past.
  • There is a certain feeling that can help determine if you are aligned.

Take action

  • This is where there is temptation to stay in your comfort zone. Find the best version of yourself and take the leap. You’ll be happy you did.
  • You might even have to change the people you surround yourself with.
  • You don’t have to change everything at once. The path to self-awareness isn’t always a quick one.

Helping people make decisions

  • Your instinct can be a powerful force in making decisions. Decisions aren’t always based on data.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

President and Founder of JAY Consulting, Hortense is one of the MG100 coaches selected by Marshall Goldsmith and also a Certified Executive Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coaching. A native of France, Graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, her background is working as an entrepreneur and in corporate settings.

Author's Publications on Amazon

In "Aligned", Hortense le Gentil delivers an essential three-part guide for anyone wanting to lead with ease, joy, and impact—and to become even more successful. Alignment helps organizations reach their full potential, and people realize their personal goals.
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