Welcome To Eloma Episode 24: Leading in Your Business and Your Life with Morag Barrett

“An ally mindset is about orienting yourself for success in life, at work, and in home in a way that makes everyone better together,” shares Morag Barrett, Executive Coach and CEO of Skye Team–a global leadership development firm. Today, she joins host Kiley Peters to discuss how best to lead in both your business and your personal life.

In order to be the best leader you can be, it is important to lead from within. An to lead inward, you must first define what success means for you and what you want out of your relationship with your colleagues. Once you have that figured out, then you can focus on what your colleague is trying to achieve and where your desires intersect with theirs. Remember, always make the implicit as explicit as possible so that expectations for your colleagues are clearly communicated. For the best success, Morag suggests adopting an ally mindset to bring out the best in yourself and others. She explains there are 5 main elements of an ally mindset- abundance and generosity, connection and compassion, courage and vulnerability, candor and debate, and finally action and accountability. Once you have mastered these elements, you will be a more effective and successful leader both at work and in your personal life. 

Leadership requires you to show up for both yourself and others. In order to achieve success as a leader, you must clearly define what success looks like for you and then match your needs with those of your colleagues. Tune into this week’s episode of Welcome to Eloma for a conversation with Morag Barrett to learn more about leading from within, the five main elements of the ally mindset, and simple tips for increasing your connection with your colleagues.



  • “Leading inward starts with, what does my definition of success look like for me?” (7:00-7:08 | Morag)
  • “It has to start with me understanding what am I needing? What am I wanting out of this relationship? Then I can be curious about what are you trying to achieve in your business, and in your work, and in your life? And then that brings us to the intersection of the we to how do we achieve that together?” (8:06-8:25 | Morag)
  • “An Ally Mindset is about how do I orient myself for success in life, at work, and in home in a way that makes us better together?” (20:55-21:07 | Morag)
  • “Step one, pause long enough before you get to the what are we doing and talk about how are we doing. Step two, reach out to that colleague that you would jump at the chance to work with again, and just let them know that you were thinking of them.” (23:23-23:35 | Morag)
  • “Whether we're solopreneurs, this is still a team sport. There are people out there who can help.” (25:51-25:56 | Morag)



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Morag Barrett's Bio

Morag Barrett helps leaders achieve outstanding results through the power of their professional relationships. She is an in-demand keynote speaker, executive coach, leadership expert, and bestselling author of three books: Cultivate: The Power of  Winning Relationships, The Future-Proof Workplace, and You, Me, We: Why we all need a friend at work (and how to show up as one!).

Kiley Executive Coach & Consultant

Kiley Peters is a serial entrepreneur, national speaker, executive coach, and small business consultant. Having personally counseled over 100 small and medium-sized businesses on operations, business development, digital marketing, and consumer behavior analysis over the last 17 years Kiley is incredibly passionate about serving small business owners. She is the Founder and CEO of Brainchild Studios, a research and business strategy partner for small businesses and mid-market executives, and also created the Work From Home Playbook, a series of online courses guiding aspiring entrepreneurs through the steps of starting a virtual business. With these experiences in her back pocket, she understands the challenges and struggles small business owners encounter. 

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