Interview: LinkedIn Superstar LifeStory Coach Matt Gagnon.
With a specialty focus in social media, specifically with LinkedIn, Matt built a network with over 20,000 connections, having built 70% of his business on that platform alone.
Matt had an incredible corporate career building and leading powerful teams for some of the most iconic brands on the planet including Under Armour, Carter’s/Osh Kosh, and even had an internship with NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs.
It all came crashing down with a major burnout that lead to serious physical and mental health issues. At that point, Matt started working on his health and now he helps people achieve what they really, really, really want to do in life; coaching entrepreneurs and corporations in transforming their work into a meaningful and profitable career.
In this interview, we will look at the impact that corporate career had on him, the “defining moment” where it all came crashing down and what this has lead to today including his latest adventure.
Matts top Tips:
- Know what you value, stand for, and believe-in
- Align your life and career around your values
- Know what your inner saboteur sounds like and shut it down
- Surround yourself with amazing people who lift you up
- Take time to be still and be grateful
Note: This interview does touch on some mental health challenges
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