Episode #54: Rick Wellock

In this podcast, I interview Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant, Rick Wellock. I first met Rick through the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation’s Leaders Collaborative. The Collaborative is a 12 month leadership experience that had a profound impact on my life. If you’re interested in learning more about the Leaders Collaborative, you can e-mail the President of the PLF, Lisa Slayton, who I also interviewed for this podcast (click here to listen), at lslayton@plf.org.

One reason this experience was so significant was because of time I got to spend with Rick. I have probably had 5 or 6 one on one meetings with Rick. In each of those conversations, I was able to not only discover the roots to some of the issues I was dealing with, but also practical steps I could take to overcome them. I am extremely grateful for this man and the impact he’s had on my life and the lives of so many others.

You can find the questions that I asked, my key takeaways, ways to connect with Rick below in the show notes. Make sure you listen all the way to the end of the interview… This could be my favorite interview ending of all time!

I know that this interview will add value to your life! Enjoy!

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Connect with Rick:

Other Links Mentioned in this Interview: 


  • Tell us about yourself and what you do!
  • Who are one or two people who have significantly impacted you?
  • What makes a great mentor?
  • What do you do to continually grow and develop yourself?
  • What have you learned about failure?
  • How do you process pain?
  • Through your experience as an Executive Coach, what have you learned about leader?
  • What advice would you give young leaders when it comes to discovering their strengths?
  • How important is the ability to deal with conflict and what advice do you have for us to work at getting better at it?
  • If you had to give any advice to young leaders, what would it be?
  • Looking back on your life, what do you want to be remembered for?

Key Takeaways: 

  • Choose who you want to learn from and if possible, learn from being with them!
  • Don’t focus on success, focus on fruitfulness and become excellent!
  • You’re always the person that needs to grow the most
  • Don’t go through pain alone
  • We are to do things in relationship
  • Relationships are where we can best process pain.
  • Jesus didn’t do ministry alone
  • Our strengths not only need to be known and used, but submitted!
  • Ask for feedback!
  • Have an accountability partner that knows your strengths and weaknesses and is interested in your impact on others.
  • Conflict is a signal or sign that there is an issue.
  • Focus on knowing who you are, how you are gifted, and whose you are.

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