The Power of Vulnerability with Ashley Andersen

by | Leadership, Podcast, Purpose & Impact

How does vulnerability impact leadership? Vulnerability opens us up to uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure, all experiences we tend to avoid. But, choosing to push through discomfort and practice vulnerability builds a stronger foundation to becoming courageous and conscious leader.

In this week’s podcast episode, we welcome back 10X Leadership Lab Partner and Coach, Ashley Andersen. A leadership coach for nearly a decade, Ashley’s coaching style combines deep inquiry, bold reflections, and compassionate accountability. A Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, she helps leaders show up courageously, grow with each experience, and create meaningful connections with their work and those around them. 

Today, we discuss the importance of being vulnerable as a leader, how you can be vulnerable and still be a pillar for your team, and the transformation that happens when you commit to practicing vulnerability.

In this episode:

10:00- What does it really mean to be vulnerable?

18:00- Vulnerability in business and leadership

27:00- Balancing the polarities of vulnerability and strength

37:15- What you gain when you practice being vulnerable

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”

Brené Brown, Rising Strong

Vulnerability creates courageous leaders.

Join our Dare to Lead™ workshop to build the skills necessary to evolve into a more courageous and conscious leader.

Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based, internationally recognized courage-building experience for leaders created by Brené Brown, researcher and bestselling author.

In our 10-week Dare to Lead™ workshop, we’ll walk you through how to rumble with vulnerability, lead from values, intentionally cultivate trust, and pick yourself up from falls and failures.

Our Fall cohort begins in September so be sure to sign up today!

About the 10X Impact Conversations Podcast

We believe you matter, your work matters, and your business matters. The 10X Impact Conversations podcast is designed to help you thrive in life and work using science, coaching, and conscious practices you can integrate today. In each episode, our host Laura Juarez discusses or interviews leaders and experts to uncover how people and organizations are making the world better through their own evolution, relationships, and work.

This podcast is a production of 10X Leadership Lab – a conscious executive coaching and consulting practice committed to making the world better by making business better. To learn more about how we can support you and your business, visit us at

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