James Reid Coach


Ep.222 | Scott Mann | The Key Behind Breaking Through Your Ceiling of Success

Join me in my conversation with American Hero and former U.S. Army Green Beret, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann. Today, Scott is the founder and CEO of Rooftop Leadership, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Playwright and Actor. We discuss his experiences serving our country in Columbia, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the influence they had on his leadership perspective. Listen in as we examine the impact of fear-based behavior on society and how to build trust in low-trust environments through the power of story.

Scott also takes us through his personal journey of discovering his calling, navigating low-trust engagements, and his remarkable transformation through storytelling. We also learn about Scott’s life after the military and his insights into the current climate of distrust and disengagement.

If you want to unlock the next level of your success, then don’t miss today’s episode.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to leverage story to earn more trust from others
  • The three components of leadership that EVERY leader needs to get better at
  • The key behind removing the ceiling of success that you may feel is over your life


“The most effective way to move human beings is through human connection.”

“Narrative, empathy, and reciprocity is the fastest way to own a room in a low-trust environment.”

“Your scars can be repurposed in the service of others.”

“The scars that you’ve accumulated on your journey is the gold for someone else’s journey.”

“It’s oftentimes not the stories that you tell, but the stories that you ask to hear.”

“Meet someone where they are, not where you want them to be.”



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