Episode 70

David Rendall on Embracing What Makes Us Unique


David Rendall has built a career on helping people embrace what makes them unique.

David is a leadership professor, non-profit executive, stand-up comedian and keynote speaker to clients such as Microsoft, AT&T, the US Air Force, and more.  He is also the author of four books, including The Freak Factor, The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, and Pink Goldfish.

David joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast, to talk about growing up unique, parenting, how the school system lets many kids down, and embracing our true selves to become our best.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How David grew up as a class clown.
  • The restrictions David felt as a child why he felt his unique personality was a weakness.
  • How David learned to embrace his “weaknesses,” and be fully himself.
  • Why the current school system unfairly punishes people who aren’t rule-followers.
  • How giving a five minute speech as a volunteer on the Chamber of Commerce board changed David’s life.
  • Why the Freak Factor is so important
  • Why David wears so much pink.
  • A mistake David has made, and what he learned from it.

Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
The Freak Factor by David Rendall
David’s TEDx Talk
Book David to speak
Guest: David Rendall
Twitter: https://twitter.com/daverendall
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daverendall
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giantfreakinpink/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daverendall/
Host: Robert Glazer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
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