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How to Pivot Effectively from C-Suite to Coaching Featuring Neil Schambra Stevens

How to Pivot Effectively from C-Suite to Coaching Featuring Neil Schambra Stevens

Neil Schambra Stevens is a Business Coach and Strategist, focusing on well-being and productivity in the workplace, especially for the next generation of leadership. 

We discuss:

  • People as a key motivator for changing career paths [02:25]
  • Why things should fall apart [03:56]
  • Four principles for dealing with the four major stress triggers in life [06:10]
  • The distinction between pivoting away from and pivoting towards something [10:35]
  • Why a period of reflection would advance you further in the long term [14:54]
  • The emerging generation of leadership [17:39]
  • Refreshing ways to overcome the current economic pressures [20:04]
  • Creating a ripple of kindness and gratitude [22:50]


Neil draws on over 20 years’ experience as a CMO/VP with Fortune 500 brands and corporations, including Converse, Vans, Levi’s and Polaroid. This experience has highlighted the importance of putting ‘People First’ and encouraging them to be their best selves, both individually and collectively as a team, with particular attention to leading remotely. Originally from the UK, his career path has enabled him to collect life and work experiences along the way across Europe, Asia and US.

Neil believes in simplicity and encourages the principle of “Working from Anywhere’, and currently lives and runs Mercury Jam from a houseboat in Amsterdam.

Learn more about Neil at https://www.mercuryjam.com/LinkedIn and Instagram.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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