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2nd Aug 2022

The Art of Practicing Concious Leadership w/Sarah Hawley EP 386

Sarah Hawley is the CEO and Founder of Growmotely, a global remote work marketplace that is aiming to redefine work for humanity. Shoestring recognized her as one of the Top Female Entrepreneurs under 40; before Growmotely, she started and successfully sold multiple companies. Mother to 1-year-old Luka, and author of the book 'Conscious Leadership: a Journey from Ego to Heart', Sarah is revolutionizing the world of work.

On this episode, Sarah shares her journey of struggle and the inner work that revealed how to create a life of absolute freedom. She explains what Conscious Leadership means and how she incorporates it into her personal as well as professional life. She mentioned the importance of creating a healthy work culture by communicating well with the team and being completely authentic as a leader instead of putting on a mask, showing no weakness and distancing ourselves from our team.


  • 07:25 The challenges of growing up in a broken family
  • 28:17 How to grow through our adversities as individuals and deal with our fears
  • 38:39 Secret to Practicing Conscious Leadership
  • 42:46 How to be vulnerable as a leader 
  • 57:04 How do you know when to let go of someone 
  • 1:05:52 The perks of working remotely 

🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Sarah says “As a conscious leader, I choose to build awareness about who I am as a person, identify and understand my triggers, and work to bring my own unconscious behavior to light.”


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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

By focusing on relatable inspirations, University of Adversity generates illuminating conversations around mental health, mindset, spirituality, health & wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, and the Common Heroes Among us.

The tools, tips, and resources from these masters of life will hack your personal journey and accelerate the process of where you are now to where you want to be.

Hosted by Lance Essihos, an ex-hockey player and bartender turned Founder, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Author of “Mastering Adversity”, his signature book is coming soon…

This podcast has ranked in the top 50 on Apple podcasts in all major countries around the world, and ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.