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Ep.224 | Phil Nicaud | How Legendary Leaders Become That Way

Join me and my Special Guest, Phil Nicaud, a seasoned entrepreneur and the CEO of Legendary Leadership Consultants. Phil has coached hundreds of top-level leaders across America and has become their highly confidential and strategic sounding board and tactical coach in his role at Legendary. On today’s episode, we explore several topics around leadership and personal development. Listen in as Phil shares insights from his multifaceted life, ranging from his time in the U.S. Marine Corps to running multiple successful businesses. Phil’s story is filled with lessons, from the importance of relationships and mentoring to the difference between a Christian leader and a Kingdom leader. 

As we talk about his book “Our Secret Life,” Phil and I unpack the three different lives people often live. Be inspired by Phil’s take on how generosity and giving are prominent attributes in the secret lives of his clients. 

Today’s conversation will provide you with fresh perspectives on leadership, accountability, and relationships. Whether you’re an aspiring leader or a seasoned veteran, you’re going to find several nuggets of wisdom from Phil’s experiences.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Phil’s most embarrassing moments and how he turned them into learning experiences.
  • What drove Phil to write a book titled, “Our Secret Life”
  • What the “E.P.A.” Advantage is and how you can incorporate it into your life and leadership
  • What top leaders do intentionally to protect their leadership position
  • The importance of relationships and mentoring in leadership, including the concepts of input, output, and neutral relationships
  • The concept of ‘secret lives’ in business and the impact of these hidden aspects on leadership and personal development.
  • Key questions to ask yourself when it comes to personal and professional growth
  • The distinction between a Christian leader and a Kingdom leader 


  • “People who fall hard fall alone.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “When you realize how short life is, you wisen up.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “You have to learn how to let the right people in. You cannot live isolated.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “The learning process isn’t complete until you give it away.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “Who’s close enough to you that they can see every part of your life, and you’re OK with it?” – Phil Nicaud
  • “Relationships are messy, but they’re worth it.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “Grit is good, but God’s grace is better.” – Phil Nicaud
  • “God cares way less about what you’re doing and cares way more about who you’re becoming.” – Phil Nicaud



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