The power of connection with Bobby Umar – Episode 18

Mark Steel Podcast

Bobby Umar - Episode 18 (Full audio below)

My guest this week has been in a situation in which many of us can relate. He bounced from job to job to job, feeling lost and unfulfilled. Repeatedly, he ignored signals that he needed to go in a completely different direction. Finally, after his body literally got sick and broke down, he felt it was time to listen to his gut and his friends.  Only then did he put himself on a path to discover the power of connection.

Now, years later, not only is he pursuing a career he has created for himself, but he now helps others discover their own vision and personal brands. You’re going to get a ton of value from this episode.

We’ve all been there

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Bobby Umar felt like a lost leader for many years.  During that time, he changed careers and career fields.  With each new change, he hoped he’d land in a role in which he could become passionate.  Again and again, Bobby felt more confused and disconnected.

Not until his body broke down from stress and anxiety did he decide to stop choosing a career and hope he would eventually come to enjoy it.  Instead, he came up with an inventive way to poll his friends and pull together their ideas on what they believe his core strengths were.  Armed with data, Bobby was determined to follow his passion for connecting with others and turn that into a career.

Discover your personal brand

After more than 10 years as a speaker, Bobby now helps others discover their own brands.  Built on the system he used for himself, Bobby works with clients to uncover their inner strengths.  Based on those strengths, we can learn to be more connected to ourselves, our network of people around us, and to the world.  Today, Bobby Umar is the President of Raeallan and CEO of DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand.

Are you leveraging the power of connection?  Are your career, hobbies, and home life connected to your passions?  Make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people that’ll help you grow in your life.

Bobby’s Bio

Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker.  He is also one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. He has been named the “2nd Best Business Coach to Follow” on Twitter and the “4th Best Leadership Influencer” according to Kred.

Bobby is an author of three books, including an international #1 Best Seller. He is also a frequent Huffington Post contributor and he is the host of a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that has reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over 1 billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and most recently, he was named a “Top 7 Networking Guru to Follow”.

He is a social media advocate, who champions authentic connection and leadership.  Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV and radio shows. His background is in brand marketing (Kraft and Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City).  Bobby has led Raeallan ( for over a decade.  He is now a recognized thought leader in networking, social media and personal branding. He founded the DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates.

250,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive team-building activities, and engaging workshops.

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Mark Steel is a professional speaker and Communications Skills coach.  With over 20 years of professional speaking experience, Mark is dynamic, engaging, informative, and fun.  Sales, leadership, and team-building audiences rave about Mark’s “Invincible Thinking’ keynotes.  As a coach, Mark works with executives and professionals to ensure when they speak, the audience is listening.  Mark is a married father of two living outside Chicago, Il and he is an avid rock climber.  #ClimbOn