Deep end leaders know that they have a particular calling on their lives and their primary job in life is to discover their unique purpose and mission.

Today's guest is a part of the Trailblazers.FM family and I'm so happy to have him be part of the 2019 Trailblazers Masterclass series. I'm happy to introduce Shawn Dove. Shawn was first featured on Trailblazers.FM episode 16.

Shawn Dove is the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA is a national membership organization dedicated to ensuring the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations focused on improving the life outcomes of America’s Black men and boys. 

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is also our sponsoring partner.





  • Trailblazers.FM showcases amazing stories of Black Excellence, Black Brilliance and stories of amazing creatives, entrepreneurs and visionaries.
  • Tomorrow is not guaranteed. So, stop stalling on your calling and just jump in! @DoveSoars
  • @DoveSoars says:  “Yes, you can! If you have lived as long as I have, 56 years old, you can teach a master class on something!”
  • @IamSusanLTaylorThe essence of success is that you have to show up fit, focused, organized, disciplined and with a plan.
  • Is this you today? “Oh my God, I’m in the deep end, and this water is over my head!”  Listen in!
  • How we lead is the linchpin to successfully realizing our goals and dreams.
  • Deep-end leadership is when you decide to stop wallowing in the shallow-end of your life and begin to challenge yourself to go deeper.
  • You’ve done some great things splashing around in shallow-end leadership, but you’re called to go into the deep end.
  • You will not increase your influence as a leader, or realize your God-given dreams or potential, if you stay in the shallow end of your life.
  • The risks and challenges are in the deep end.  You have to wade, and most times, dive into the deep end.
  • The 7 C’s of deep-end leadership:  Calling, Courage, Completion, Credibility, Collaboration, Change and Coaching.
  • Deep-end leaders know that they have a particular calling on their lives and their primary job in life is to discover their unique purpose and mission.
  • If money was not a factor, how would you live your life?  What would you do for free, just because you feel that you were created to do that?
  • There is something you can do that no one else can do in quite the same way.
  • You have to find out what you don’t like sometimes, in order to find out what you do like.
  • Looking for your courage?  Ask yourself this, “What would you do, if you were 10 times bolder?”
  • You can have a great calling, but if you don’t have courage to take the first step, that calling won’t mean anything.
  • Begin with the end in mind.  Deep-end leaders are always asking, “What does success look like?”
  • Dreamwork takes teamwork.  Wherever you are going in life, you cannot get there alone.
  • Life and business is like a boomerang:  What you put out there comes back to you.
  • Deep-end leaders are engaged in a constant process of building their credibility and character.
  • Success breeds adversity.  
  • Pro-activity and push back are two sides of the same coin.
  • There are some things inside of us that we will never get out alone or produce, if we don’t get vulnerable enough and ask for help.
  • Deep-end waters is where your sunken treasures are.
    Hit us up right now on twitter @stephenahart @tbpod and tell me your fav tip from Shawn.



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