As a blogger and book author, I’ve spent a lot of time considering the ripples of influence. For instance: if I spend 30 minutes writing a blog post, that post may be read by someone across the country, who may then take the truths I’ve shared and use them to encourage another friend, who may then make adjustments in their life for the better… (etc., etc., etc.). Of course, not every post has that sort of influence spiral; but the point is, I must consider ahead of time what I want my impact to be since, as they say: if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time!

And it’s the same for everyone. Whether you’re a writer or a CEO or a stay-at-home parent, you need to own your individual impact. We each need to take time to figure out what we hope to accomplish in our unique roles, determine the values we want to uphold, and then take strategic steps to accomplish that. Philip Larsen, author of the newly released Find Your Voice as a Leader, offers an effective five-step strategy to help us each maximize our potential as leaders — whether you’re leading at home or in the boardroom.

Meet Paul Larsen

Paul Larsen HeadshotPaul N. Larsen, MA, CPPC, is a Certified Professional Performance Coach and an experienced leadership consultant and speaker. He has over 30 years’ business experience with executive and senior-level responsibilities within small and large companies, including being the Chief Human Resources Officer for a $3 billion organization. Paul partners with industry-wide leaders and teams from Fortune 100, start-up, and high-tech environments to find their unique leadership “VOICE” and create compelling and purposeful outcomes for their organizations. He has a proven track record with organizations such as SAP, Electronic Arts Twitter, and Walmart. Read more at, and connect with him on Twitter @voiceasaleader.

Discover How to Find Your Voice as a Leader

Offering concrete steps and guidance to develop greater self awareness, this book shows you what being authentic really means and how to work on being your best self. It equips you with the tools and skills necessary to be the catalyst of positive change your organization needs.

Susan Friedmann, CSP, International bestselling author of ‘Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a small Market.’

Are leaders born or made? Research says only 10-15 percent are natural born leaders. And Paul Larsen, top executive coach and business consultant, agrees. That’s why he’s authored Find Your VOICE as a Leader, a book poised to help leaders in all aspects of life find their voice and make an impact.

Through his common-sense V-O-I-C-E model, readers can follow five simple steps to uncover their leadership brand and put it into action. The model has been used successfully by leaders within organizations such as Twitter and Walmart.

Finding your V-O-I-C-E means:

  • Discovering your core Values. What’s really important to you?
  • Creating a compelling vision to obtain the Outcomes you want. Is your vision congruent with your values?
  • Building relationships with Influence and credibility. How do you engage with people to achieve your outcomes?
  • Making decisions that reveal your Courage and confidence to take a stand. Where do you need to step outside your comfort zone to be the leader you want to be?
  • Communicating your overall Expression for lasting impact. How can you express your leadership brand?


Check out what some of our Buzz Builders have to say about Find Your Voice…

  • “For anyone beginning their leadership journey or those who may have lost their effective leadership way, Find Your Voice will be helpful tool. . . . The ’10 steps to lead courageously’ and the ‘6 phrases a leader should never use’ are sections every leader should read periodically to make certain bad habits haven’t seeped into their interactions.” {Read the rest of Jane Perdue‘s review on Amazon.}
  • Find Your Voice as a Leader by Paul N. Larsen is my dream book for seasoned and new up and coming leaders. I wish I had this book when I was just starting out in the world . . . It was a welcoming journey through building, influencing, and standing up for leadership – my leadership. Again, this book is a gift to anyone who has wandered off the leadership path or is a young leader. So many young people would benefit from learning about being leaders the ‘right’ way not by watching those that ‘think’ that they are leaders. I strongly encourage you to pick Paul N Larsen’s book today and start your own leadership journey or mentoring someone close to you!” {See what else Lisa Kosak shares in her Amazon review.}

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