High Achievers with Dr. Ruth Gotian

High Achievers with Dr. Ruth Gotian

This week’s theme: High Achievers

If you are interested in success and peak performance and you want to learn how to stand out in your industry or field, who do you turn to? You turn to the high achievers who are already doing great things and ask “what can I learn from them?” Well, today’s guest expert has already done that legwork for you! She’s done the interviews with the best of the best and found there are four things they all have in common. She shares her findings with us as well as tips on how you can do what they do to become a high achiever. 

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk success and what we can learn from high achievers.

Dr. Ruth Gotian

is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development. In 2021, she was selected as one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking and is a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. In addition to publishing in academic journals, she is a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. Her research is about the mindset and skill set of peak performers, including Nobel laureates, astronauts and Olympic champions. Her book, The Success Factor, shares the stories of extreme high achievers and unlocks the path to success.

“Never underestimate the power of a girl with a book.” ~Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Her book is called The Success Factor (available for pre-order, launches in January)

Quote of the Day:

“They said to her you cannot withstand the storm. She said to them, I am the storm.” ~Anon


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