When you realize that there’s something in the world that only you can do, it will fundamentally change the way you work and the way you live your life. For visionary, speaker, executive coach, and facilitator Rabbi Ezra Max, that realization came in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, when he worked at Ground Zero and barely escaped with his life. Join Meny in this wide-ranging conversation with Rabbi Max about setting goals, accountability, the definition of coaching, how coaching and consulting differ (and why it matters), the importance of celebrating achievement, and much more.
Rabbi Ezra Max is a visionary, speaker, executive coach and facilitator. He has a wide variety of management experience in healthcare, technology, emergency services, real estate, and community activism facilitating transformational change. He has lectured and facilitated internationally on issues of communication, goal setting, stress/trauma resilience, sales, parenting, psychological safety, and classroom management.
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The Unique Job Only You Can Do with Visionary Ezra Max
[00:01 – 13:34] Opening Segment
- Ezra shares his personal experience on September 11th, 2001
- How Ezra had a total meltdown and questioned life’s purpose
- Everyone has a unique job to do in the world
- Treat each day as if it’s your last and live it meaningfully
[13:35 – 26:41] Know What You’re Doing and Do It Well
- Measure twice, cut once – know the outcome you’re aiming for
- Post-traumatic stress is an incident, not a disorder
- Use moments of inspiration to step up to challenges and gain clarity
- How to achieve personal, spiritual, and family development with the help of accountability
[26:42 – 39:17] Unlocking the Difference Between Coaches & Consultants
- The two types of coaching – pure coaching and content-based coaching
- Communication skills are vital to avoiding dysfunction in teams
- How to balance personal and professional growth
- There is an epidemic of aloneness in the world post-covid
[39:18 – 45:24] How Giving Can Lead to Incredible Rewards
- We should invest in something eternal rather than something momentary
- How a coach can help us zoom out of a situation and alleviate tension
- Sometimes, it’s helpful to give advice to someone else to gain clarity on our own situation
- Ezra Focus on four goals: financial, family, spiritual, and health
[45:25 – 53:39] Closing Segment
- The need for a conversation about the “epidemic of loneliness”
- How to help the next generation plug into their source
- Ezra on the rapid four questions
“Every single day should have an impact. We should treat every day as meaningfully as if it’s our last.” – Ezra Max
“Opportunity doesn’t always look like a million dollars on a civil platter. Opportunity usually looks like a struggle and something uncomfortable.” – Ezra Max
“We become different as a result of doing; we don’t become different just as a result of thinking. We have to think and do to become different. ” – Ezra Max
“Our businesses will never grow beyond our personal development.” – Ezra Max
About Rabbi Ezra Max
Meet Rabbi Ezra Max: Visionary, Speaker, Executive Coach and Facilitator. He is the go-to specialist for crisis situations and strategically solves problems by focusing on solutions. Ezra is a trusted confidant and sounding board to authentic leaders. He has a kaleidoscope of management experience in healthcare, technology, emergency services, real estate, and community activism facilitating transformational change.
Rabbi Max has the knowledge, experience, language and intuition to connect deeply with those he serves, whether it’s a virtual workshop, a coaching session or from the stage. He has lectured and facilitated internationally on issues of communication, goal setting, stress/trauma resilience, sales, parenting, psychological safety, and classroom management.
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