Wendy Perrotti Have you ever wondered whether it is actually possible to make lasting change and let go of the beliefs and habits that stand in your way? It is! Wendy Perrotti, executive and leadership coach, speaker, and trainer, joins host Kristin Maxwell to explore how harnessing the power of neuroscience is crucial to personal growth and professional development.  As a thought-leader in metacognition, the co-founder of The Energy Initiative, a neuroscience-based executive coaching development firm, and founder of Live Big, a professional coaching company, Wendy explains how new understandings about the brain prove that we can change our thoughts, beliefs, language and actions to change our lives. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion about the key to real transformation!

Hello, everyone. Welcome to Your SuperPowered Mind. I’m your host, Kristin Maxwell, and, in this show, we explore the process of transformation and give you tools and strategies you can use to transform your own life.

Today, we’re going to be talking to Wendy Perrotti about what is the key to personal growth and professional development. Wendy Perrotti is a coach, speaker and trainer and also a thought leader in metacognition and communication strategy. Her coaching approach hones in on the relationships between thought, language and action as the linchpin to our professional success and sense of personal fulfillment. She’s the co-founder of The Energy Initiative, a neuroscience-based executive coaching and leadership development firm, and she’s also the founder of Live Big, a professional coaching company that works with women on enhancing personal performance and increasing bottom line results.

Wendy, welcome to Your SuperPowered Mind. 

Thank you. I’m really excited to be here.

Yes, I’m so excited to talk to you. You seem like a wealth of the type of knowledge that I love about change and brain development and all of that.

What we believe is really what manifests in our lives, what opportunities we see and what we can control

What we believe is really what manifests in our lives, what opportunities we see and what we can control.

Yeah, we definitely love the same stuff.

We do. We do, so my first question is always going to be what super power did you discover as the result of mastering your mind?

For me, it was really, really early on in my life, although I don’t know that I realized it at the time, and it’s that belief opens and closes every single door for us. What we believe is really what manifests in our lives, what opportunities we see and what we can control. 

Wow. How did you come to understand that or learn that because that’s a pretty big, big understanding? 

Yeah. I was a very terrified child, terrified of absolutely everything on earth, and I have a mom who is just bigger than life, completely not terrified, someone who gobbles up life, and so she decided that something needed to be done with me. My parents did not have a lot of money, but they went over the top to find this private nursery school, and 40 years ago, 40, almost 50 years ago, people didn’t do that, send their kids to a private nursery school that they couldn’t afford, but she really felt that something needed to be done with this terrified little kid

I remember a lot about those few years that I was there, most of it being alone and being afraid and being timid and holding back, but the biggest thing that I remember was this nursery school graduation of which I was incredibly proud. I had a new dress, and they lined us up on this folding chairs, and we had made these little mortars with tassels to wear, so it felt like an official graduation, and my parents and grandparents were in the audience, and it just felt like this really big deal to me.