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“If you look back at anything horrible or traumatic you’ve been through in your life, the chances are it’s probably benefited you in some way; as difficult as that is to swallow…”
In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of character development through a unique angle which our guest this week gladly and generously opened up for us. As the founder of a character development organization that uses martial arts to develop character, my amazing companion on the mic this week talks to us about “black belt character” which is basically developing high levels of confidence, conduct, and concentration – and you’ll get a great understanding of that after you listen to the full episode.
We also talk about his personal journey of how martial arts became his escape from bullying as a teen, which unfortunately is very relatable to a lot of people; and his transition from athlete to leader.
Character development is a mixture of two things: daily habits and one-off events – allow this conversation to give more insight into this topic… Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a rating for the show to help us ensure we reach more people and spread these wonderful stories on leadership!
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Sebastian Bates is the Founder of The Warrior Academy, an award-winning global Martial Arts organization responsible for developing the character of 25,000 children across 3 continents.
Social enterprise and philanthropy, through The Bates Foundation, are at the heart of Sebastian’s work.
Sebastian is a 2x best-selling author in the area of character development and anti-bullying.
Sebastian is a former international professional fighter having studied 6 styles of martial arts for 25 years and competing in 4 styles at national level.
Sebastian is on a mission to inspire a generation to make a global impact.
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ABOUT OUR HOST
Ken Eslick is an Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Tony Robbins Trainer, Life Coach, Husband of 35+ Years, and Grandfather. Ken currently spends his time as the President & Founder of The Leaders Lab where he and his team focus on Senior Leadership Acquisition. They get founders the next level C-Suite Leaders they need to go from being an Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing company to $100,000,000 + in revenue.
You can learn more about Ken and his team at
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