Find Your Awesome with Elizabeth McCourt


Elizabeth McCourt:
“Screw the rules.”

Elizabeth McCourt is a certified leadership coach, speaker, author and the President and Founder of McCourt Leadership Group. She works with high-level individuals and teams as a strategic partner in both their professional and personal goals. Elizabeth is on a mission to help people embrace their own resilience with the mindset that ‘wins’ don’t always have to be spectacular, they can be small and impactful.

Elizabeth just completed her first novel Sin in the Big Easy, which will be published in March 2018. We talk about the process of writing a book. We discuss grit, resilience, failure and freedom from perfectionism. If you’re chasing a dream, whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or finishing a race, this conversation is for you. 


“If you say, ‘I don’t think you can do that,’ then that is my impetus to say, ‘oh, you watch me.’”

“The flaws of a person can be the most beautiful part of them.”

“When I gave myself permission to have fun and enjoy it, it just started flowing.”

“The people that I love that aren’t here anymore have made me braver.”

“We can let fear derail us or we can turn it into motivation.”

“Celebrate the little wins as much as you do the big wins.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How giving herself permission to quit helped Elizabeth persevere after feedback derailed her
  • How she found freedom in giving herself permission to produce crap
  • How letting go of other people’s opinions and her desire “to do it right” led to freedom
  • How she uses her own failures to inspire others to be courageous

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