January 5, 2024

Building Strong, Meaningful Relationships as a Coaching Leader with Ed Molitor

Episode 185:

Ed is a coach down to the very smallest molecule of his DNA.

Whether he’s a husband and father at home or working with a client in the business world, he is an energized, passionate, and near-obsessive coach who is fully invested in showing up with all he’s got to help you show up with all you’ve got. His approach insists on presence. He knows no other way to catalyze change except by getting on the court with you, playing side-by-side, and encouraging you to keep pushing, especially when the going gets tough. 

In the last 29 years, Ed has developed his leadership skills in both athletics and business. From working as an NCAA Basketball coach at Texas A&M, DePaul NIU, and Lewis University to becoming the Vice President of a national recruiting firm, Ed Molitor has experienced the potential and pitfalls of leadership at every level. 

As the founder and CEO of The Molitor Group, today Ed guides emerging and established leaders across biopharma and biotech to apply the proven lessons of coaching in their pursuit of inspiring and driving their team’s performance. 

Through personalized training, workshops, keynote speeches, his writing, and as a podcast host, Ed seeks to empower individuals and their organizations to achieve victory through a focus on transformation, fundamentals, compassion, mental toughness, and vision.  

Ed graduated from St. Ambrose University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics where he was a member of the Men’s Basketball team serving as the co-captain his Senior year. Before St. Ambrose, he studied business at Creighton University where he played on the Men’s Basketball teams which included a 1989 MVC Regular Season and Tournament Champions, NCAA Tournament, and a 1990 NIT Tournament. 

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How to master relationship building with the 7 Pillars of VICTORY
  • The role of authenticity in developing deep and meaningful relationships
  • Why building meaningful relationships is essential for leadership and personal growth
  • The questions that coaching leaders should ask to build trust effectively
  • Why giving unsolicited advice can undermine trust and what to do instead
  • How the quality of individual relationships impacts retention and loyalty within an organization
  • The significance of viewing relationships through the lens of possibilities and purpose
  • The Molitor Group’s authenticity checklist to help you develop profound and lasting relationships

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