Managing Your Internal and External Board of Directors with Joe Leech

Today Laura is joined by coach and trusted adviser to CEOs in the tech sector, Joe Leech to discuss how understanding your internal board of directors is the first step toward effectively managing the external one as well as how to mediate the conflict between them and decide which voice to listen to.

Throughout this episode, Joe gives us a lowdown on how to recognize and approach the voices of your internal board of directors, what leaders need to do once they reach the c-suite, why being curious is a healthy way to explore how to do things for your business, and more.

What in this conversation can you identify as some parts of your external board of directors? Let Joe know by dropping him an email at!

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 77 where Laura and DDS Dobson-Smith discuss how to become someone worth following and how leaders can create a culture of belonging, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-Identifying your internal board of directors.
-How to view imposter syndrome as a feature rather than a bug.
-Differences between internal and external board of directors.
-Leading with vulnerability.
-The difference between being a founder and an experienced CEO.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Joe’s website at and connect with him via LinkedIn and Twitter.
-Reach out to Joe via email at 
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
-Want to work with Laura? Check out her programs and coaching services.

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More about Joe Leech:

Joe is a trusted adviser and coach to CEOs of start-ups, high-growth tech & Fortune / FTSE 100 companies.
A recovering neuroscientist, then a spell as an elementary school teacher, from UX research, to design, to product management then to product and business strategy. Joe brings 15 years in tech, $20b in revenue, experience with 30+ startups & FTSE / Fortune 100 giants. 


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