Chief Endurance Officer

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is an author, coach, and podcast host! Introducing Christine Comaford, Founder and Neuroscience-Based Leadership & Culture Coach at SmartTribes Institute. Christine partners with host Gregory McDonough to share her journey building and selling five businesses and serving on the boards of numerous start-ups. She also delves into her personal life, including experiences from her childhood and ventures into less traditional fields such as acting as a 'death doula.' 

  • Christine describes the endurance mindset as one where resilience, humor, and a willingness to endure discomfort drive individuals to achieve their goals. Enduring tough situations not only requires diligence but also the ability to perceive and react to challenges with humor. 
  • The importance of courage, commitment, and love in leadership and personal growth is emphasized. Christine encourages leaders to face struggles head-on, acknowledging the discomfort but still pushing forward.
  • Christine uses her experiences as a 'death doula', someone who guides people through the process of dying, to help leaders deal with the human dynamics of their teams and tackle emotional challenges. By reducing fear and fostering acceptance, people can lead with more heart and authenticity.
  • Regular physical activity aids in releasing emotional energy—Ideally, coupled with a diet consisting of 70% plant-based foods, this approach can help sustain high performance in our personal and work lives.
Quote of the Show:
  • "To endure, you have to normalize the struggles of growth." - Christine Comaford
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Creators & Guests

Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Bekah Chenel

What is Chief Endurance Officer?

Join host Greg McDonough on a transformative journey as "The Chief Endurance Officer" explores the incredible power of positive energy and sustained effort. This podcast delves into the real-life stories of individuals who have harnessed the endurance mindset to achieve remarkable goals in every facet of life – personal achievements, professional success, and athletic triumphs. Visit our website for additional resources and exclusive content, and subscribe to hear these inspiring episodes every Friday!