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The Entrepreneurial Agent

Jul 11, 2023

On this episode of The Entrepreneurial Agent, we welcome guest Clay Cutts, founder of Square Peg Coaching. Clay shares his unique approach to helping business owners succeed and make an impact in their community. He emphasizes the importance of curiosity, experimentation, and partnership in his work, encouraging entrepreneurs to reach out to friends and acquaintances for business assistance. Clay discusses the value of learning from other models and using creativity to solve business problems, acknowledging that mistakes are an essential part of the learning process.


Clay introduces his framework called limitless leadership, consisting of personal leadership, relational/interpersonal leadership, and professional leadership. He emphasizes that personal and interpersonal leadership are crucial for effective professional leadership, and those who excel in all three areas are more effective leaders. He expresses his appreciation for the conversation and comments made and resonates with the concept of "possibility".


Throughout the episode, Clay reflects on his career as a coach and his background in therapy. He shares his journey of stumbling into coaching while running a traditional therapy practice in suburban Atlanta, helping successful business owners think differently about their challenges. Clay refers to himself as the "accidental coach" and discusses his work with a treatment center, resulting in better outcomes for patients and improved leadership within the organization.


Clay also delves into topics such as facing resistance to determine one's potential, the importance of being kind and accepting towards oneself in leadership, and the desire to create disruptive organizations in any industry. He emphasizes the need for a complete overhaul in the drug addiction treatment industry and highlights the importance of creating a culture of innovation and creativity in organizations.


Listeners are encouraged to reach out to Clay to discuss opportunities to improve their leadership skills. They can contact him through his company Square Peg Coaching's website Clay's mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed and make a positive impact, and he invites those who are coachable to reach out for assistance.


Overall, this episode of The Entrepreneurial Agent provides valuable insights into leadership, innovation, and disrupting traditional industries, showcasing Clay Cutts' expertise and passion for helping entrepreneurs thrive.


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Meet the Host: Paul Neal is the founder and Principal Funding Strategist at Vantage Point Commercial Capital, a firm that focuses on helping entrepreneurs, businesses, and real estate investors win by funding their growth and dreams in nontraditional ways. 


Paul’s unique perspective has been honed over 30 years as an entrepreneur, financial strategist, professional speaker, and executive coach. He took the road less traveled choosing to leave engineering right out of college to become a serial entrepreneur. From great early successes in the 90s and 2000s, to completely losing his primary business in the Great Recession of 2008, to bouncing back and just recently selling another business for a healthy 7-figure sum…he’s experienced it all. Paul offers a wealth of experience and passion to the entrepreneurial community in an engaging, upbeat, encouraging, and witty way. 


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