Leaders Inspire Leaders | Koy McDermott - Millennial Leadership Consultant | Personal & Professional Development

Leaders Inspire Leaders, a podcast for Millennials, helping you to unlock your possibilities, increase your sense of community, and find your purpose? Join your host Koy McDermott as he speaks with influential entrepreneurial leaders who were not afraid to look within to reach their full potential. Tune in as they share their inspirational journey that will guide you to awaken the entrepreneurial leader within you. As iron sharpens iron, leaders inspire leaders.
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Apr 27, 2015

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a Podcast interviewing todays most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire was awarded 'Best of iTunes 2013 and generates over $250,000 a month in revenue. John and Kate have founded 3 amazing communities: Podcasters' Paradise, Webinar On Fire, and Fire Nation Elite. With over 950,000 downloads a month, EntrepreneurOnFire has inspired Fire Nation to take control of their life and make the Entrepreneurial leap. Are you prepared to IGNITE?

Apr 24, 2015

Millennial Nugget of Purpose - Changing Your Environment

Apr 20, 2015

Evan's first business started at the age of 5 selling drawings door to door with his younger sister. At the age of 19 he built and sold a biotech software company, and at the age of 22 helped a Venture Capitalist raise 500 thousand to 15 million dollars. He now runs,, a website for entrepreneurs, aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs change the world.

Apr 17, 2015

Millennial Nugget of Purpose - Dealing with Deficiencies 

Apr 13, 2015

DeAnne has over 15 years experience in career coaching and consulting & has taken great joy in facilitating and supporting people in the change towards better careers, better businesses and better lives. She has been a guest speaker and coach at numerous national and state conferences. And has coined the phrase, "You are never more brilliant, more beautiful, or stronger, than when you are fulfilling your own unique destiny."

Apr 10, 2015

Millennial Nugget of Purpose - Pushers Of Possibility

Apr 6, 2015

Glen was a Navy Vietnam Veteran who was honorably discharged with a special combat citation in 1971. Still having a passion for singing, acting, and writer, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream, where he was the first African American to graduate Valedictorian in film from Columbia College Hollywood. He is an Award Winning Filmmaker, Author, Teacher and Entrepreneur.

Apr 3, 2015

Millennial Nugget of Purpose - Effectively Communicate A Vision

Mar 30, 2015

Hasnain is the founder and group MD of Pride Group in Kenya, which is a set of 8 companies that range from hotels & conferencing, to cakes and pastries, totaling more than 500 million in revenue. At the young age of 13 he joined his father’s business and began to give him ideas on how to solve problems. Seeing his father implement his solutions is what instilled his great confidence and helped shape him into the entrepreneur he is today.

Mar 27, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - Accelerate Innovation 

Mar 23, 2015

Sadiki reignited his passion and conceptualized his first company Unorthodox Clothing while he was working for Nordstrom is 2006. He founded Unorthodox, LLC in 2011 after deciding to create a brand that didn't cater to trends or fads. With the motto “Dare To Be Different, Unorthodox is tailor made for individuals that want to stand out and make a statement using style and fashion as a platform. 

Mar 20, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - Effective To Do Lists

Mar 16, 2015

Steve is an inventor and entrepreneur. He started and runs two companies, one as a consultant helping companies accelerate innovation and product development and another thats an intellectual property holding company. Before these ventures, he has been an engineer, analyst, and a nuclear reactor operator aboard a Navy sub.

Mar 13, 2015

This weeks Millennial Nugget Of Purpose comes from a member of the leaders audience and it reads "finding our passion and turning that into a business."

Mar 9, 2015



Jeffery is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, launching and guided businesses.  He is the founder of Profit Prophet, a strategic consultancy that helps companies grow, attract new customers, and become more profitable by perfecting their business execution and plans and honing their sales and marketing strategy. His newest endeavor is Well Beyond Care, which is an online caregiving agency.

What is one trait you possess that makes you an effective leader?


Realistic optimism; I know I can’t fly without wings, but it won’t stop me from flying. Knowing that you have limitations and being happy with them; Find your niche.

How do you challenge yourself to overcome naysayers?


Don’t give up, it is in you!


What routine do you have in the morning that you attribute to daily success?


Making the bed. Do an accomplishment that you can check off everyday.


If you could go back in time, what is one piece of advice you would give to a younger you?


Take more chances earlier. Time is the most precious thing we have, so take advantage of it.


What inspires you?


Not being good enough and constantly striving to become the best version of of himself.


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Mar 6, 2015

This weeks Millennial Nugget Of Purpose comes from a member of the leaders audience and it simply read eating an elephant. This expression was used by Dr. Anthony Hylick in the episode entitled "Your Plan A.”

I love interacting with my audience so if you have any comments or questions that you would like answered on an MNOP please email me, thats or visit the website and leave me a voicemail, thats
The quote I am going to start with today comes from Creighton Abrams and it reads
"When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time.”
Starting this podcast was one of my elephants & now that I have accomplished that. Building the brand Leaders Inspire Leaders to be synonymous with greatness is where I am heading next!
An elephant in this expression is a very large goal that you have set for yourself. If you view things as one big goal it can be a daunting task like trying to eat an elephant by yourself. So why not change your mind set and enjoy the bites along the journey?
I know this is easier said than done, so here are 3 techniques I used and I know they will help you too.
#1 Have A Big Why & A Little Why
Having big goals is what keeps us motivated and striving towards the prize of becoming the best versions of ourselves. Once you have that locked in, create smaller goals and a timeline of achievement to get you to your elephant.
#2 To-Do List
Every night before bed write out 3 goals that you will accomplish in steps towards your elephant. This has nothing to do with your day to day tasks or running errands. These 3 goals only apply to that big goal that you have set. Maybe it is find a domain for your business if your goal is to have one. It could be to complete a 501 c 3 form if your goal is to start a charity or non-profit.
#3  Make Your Small Goals Be Performance Goals Not Outcome Goals
What I mean by this is you should set goals that you have as much control over as possible. It can be very disheartening to fail to achieve a personal goal due to things beyond your control. Basing your goals on personal performance helps you keep control over the achievement of them, and you will draw satisfaction from accomplishing them.
If you take one bite at a time, that elephant will not stand a chance!
As always Be Inspiring & Stay Inspired
Mar 2, 2015

Anthony has been a Research Staff Member with IBM Research - Austin since 2010. His expertise ranges from storage energy modeling to optimizing distributed file systems for improved analytics over Big Data. Anthony also leads a youth-focused non-profit, E-Qubed, where he is the Founder and Executive Director.

Feb 27, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - How Important Is Research?

Feb 23, 2015

Aaron is a consultant, blogger and entrepreneur. With more than 18 years of Technology experience in consulting, support, and training. He brought all of that experience to his newest venture, where he helps companies meet their challenging demands for SAP information technology staffing & talent acquisition.

Feb 18, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - Authenticity 

Feb 16, 2015

Jan is a  national speaker, advocate, and the CEO of the award-winning Business Success Center that offers proven profitability and growth programs to ramp up, scale and fix businesses. She is the author of The Networker’s Guide to Success, and co-author of Easy to Be Green and Thinking Big, Staying Small and active blogger for and The Business Bank of Texas. She is also the former Small Business Advocate of the State of Texas.

Feb 13, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - Strength In Vulnerability

Feb 13, 2015

Millennial Nugget Of Purpose - Serving Others 

Feb 13, 2015

Kevin is a seven-time startup veteran and CEO, and in 2008 co-founded Tech Ranch Austin, a venture accelerator for early-stage technology companies.  Each startup that he founded focused on pioneering technology where it would make an impact on our community.


Feb 13, 2015

After nearly 14 years as a highly successful manager at Intel Corporation Joel decided, enough was enough, it was time to stop working on someone else’s dream and start working on his own. On, Father’s Day, 2014 he launched Startup Dad HQ, a business interview show and podcast, that focuses on the intersection between The Evolution of Dads and Entrepreneurship.

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