Candid Conversations: A Tribute to Richard Chancy

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole reflect on the impact Richard Chancy had on their lives and leadership. Mark shares several words that Richard embodied, while John Maxwell gives short lessons on each word and how Richard truly exemplified the leadership qualities that John, Mark, and Richard have taught in the podcast.

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2 thoughts on “Candid Conversations: A Tribute to Richard Chancy”

  1. Thank you for taking time to cover the points about Richard that were key to his passion and leadership. I am better because of the leadership of Richard as well as all of the mentors and leaders. I’m not where I want to be but I’m not where is was before and I’m not where I’m going to be. I’m greatly inspired by the entrepreneur spirit discussed here. It honestly is where I find the most freedom, passion, and excitement in my life. It makes no sense to most people I encounter and the competitive spirit around me does frustrate me sometimes, but I’m going to press on and maintain a grip on my personal growth and with taking significant action steps. My faith is strong, but made stronger by the values imbedded within my heart as a JMT coach empowered to sow seeds of value even when the seeds may not take root. I will give generously knowing it is my calling and my hope for a better world and community long after I am gone. You are right to say Richard is not here but will never leave us. The notes and coaching he gave to me is foundational and I continue to reflect on the earliest days of intentionality. The days I fail to act or fail in my attitude or settle with disappointments I am reminded that failure is not final. I’m failing forward. My wings are spread to catch the wind as I leap forward in faith while shifting where necessary to maintain the lift necessary to continue.

  2. A one-hour conversation with Richard changed my life. I had shared in a Leader Core discussion that I was thinking of starting my own business and asked if anyone who has done it would be willing to share their advice. He reached out and offered to have a video chat with me. He had so much energy and about my business idea, I knew I had to do it. Through sharing his own experiences with starting businesses, he gave me the confidence in myself to do it too. I just can’t believe he is gone. His legacy will live in many others… as I’m sure he inspired more than just me. And I will carry his memory with me as I venture forward. May memories give us comfort during this time.

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