So Much More w/Koy McDermott

Leaders Inspire Leaders, is 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 diverse influential leaders & influencers 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 leader within you. As iron sharpens iron, leaders inspire leaders.
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Mar 6, 2022

Anthony is a highly sought-after adviser to CEOs, Key Executives and their companies. He has been a leader with numerous Fortune 100 giants (e.g., Kraft Foods, RJ Reynolds and 3M) and a pioneering executive in several multi-million dollar non-profit ventures.

Anthony has been a featured speaker at Harvard University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, The University of Memphis, TEDx, Q Conference, and other channels including tv, radio, podcasts, and keynote addresses. He has authored two books: The Execution Pipeline: A Step-by-Step Guide to Moving Your Business Idea from Dream to Reality and The Happiness Map: Finding Fulfillment in Life and Work.

In this episode:

- Learn how the best get better

- Gain an understanding of what wealth is

- Take in the best processes to increase opportunities

Be sure to learn more about Anthony at

Feb 20, 2022

With all that is going on in our lives and information coming faster than ever before, mental health has become a huge priority. During this series, we will discuss books that I am reading as well as excerpts to assist along this journey. 

Our excerpt today comes from "101 Essays that will Change the way You Think," by Brianna West.


Knowing who you are is grounding; it gives you a sense of trajectory. But when we assign words and meanings to what we know we like and value and want, we create attachments. We then strive to keep things within the parameters of which we’ve already accepted. Out of that, we create failure. We create suffering over self. We begin to believe that a static idea can represent a dynamic, evolving being. The ways we don’t live up to the ideas in our minds become our greatest grievances.

Feb 6, 2022

In this episode, we discuss a productivity hack to accomplishing your dreams. Mel Robbins is the author and international bestseller of the book “The 5 Second Rule” get a copy for yourself here:

Mel Robbins lays out 3 questions that you should ask yourself when you feel stuck.

Here they are:

“What if you’re wrong?”

“So what?!”

“What are you waiting for?”

Extra credit: This week, use the 5 Second Rule to push you into action.

I don’t want to change your mind. I just want to add to your perspective.

Until next time

Be in your blessings 🤗

Jan 30, 2022

This episode is for you if:

You want to understand the realities of entrepreneurship

You are looking for a community to do better business

Our guest this week is Ronnell Richards.

Ronnell has built a career out of creating businesses and developing sales professionals into high-level performers. He's taught individuals how to feel like part of a team, and perform better as a result. Ronnell has successfully strategized with both small and large businesses to take their progress to the next level. This has given him a unique perspective on success that he brings to every aspect of his life. As an award-winning entrepreneur, Ronnell knows what it takes to aim high, and hit even higher. 


Jan 23, 2022

This episode is for you if:

  • You would like to learn how to master your emotional skills.
  • You would like to learn how to get past procrastination.
  • You are interested in life loops, how to recognize them and change the ones you want.



Take 15 minutes and write out the things you are grateful for.

Then 10 minutes reading and feeling what you wrote.

Until next time ✌🏿

Be in your blessings 🤗

Jan 16, 2022

Greg Williams is the President and Founder of Arcadia Cognerati, a consulting firm specializing in assessing, developing, and conducting training and education to address urgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. He is a decorated veteran and former soldier with over 30 years of combined experience and expertise. Greg is an industry expert in Irregular Warfare and Human Behavior for the Defense Community and is the creator of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis.

We are also joined by Brian Marren who is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Arcadia Cognerati Brian is a former Marine Scout Sniper with multiple deployments to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, a High Threat Protection security professional, and a Subject Matter Expert on Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis.


Your patterns create your life.

If it matters, you must measure it.

Begin to find your personal board of advisors.

For more on Greg & Brian and Human Pattern Recognition, check out


Jan 9, 2022
Have you ever felt stuck, even though you knew what you should be doing?

If so, this episode is for you.

The content starts - 4:54

How do you unravel the issues that have had you stuck? - 12:22

Homework question - What do you subconsciously love about the problems that you struggle to get rid of? No one holds on to something unless they believe it does something for them.

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think -

Dec 14, 2021

Jackie Hermes is the CEO of Accelity, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based agency that helps software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups get to revenue and grow faster, and a co-founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Highlights: - How to choose your path. - Must have processes to build your business. - The genesis of creativity. - The two books that impacted her significantly. Make sure to check Jackie out on LinkedIn: Makes sure to check out her podcast: Until next time. Be in your blessings 🤗 #Isokoy

Sep 9, 2021

In this episode, we will look through multitasking, the benefits, and some of the harm it may be doing.

Agree? 😁

Until next time Be in your blessings 🤗


Jun 2, 2021

Low batteries, #adulting2.0, and the reason you depend on lies to avoid the truth. To immediately hit the lesson go to 5:06.

Mar 25, 2021

While in my DM's I was sent an amazing post that I could not help but share. It's around the all-important topic of mental health. Sit with this episode for a moment and truly ask yourself. "Are You Okay?"

Until next time.

Be in your blessings.


Dec 14, 2020

This year has been one of those years. This may be the first time that a saying like that doesn’t have to be explained much. I received a call a few days back that my mother was feeling a few chest pains and decided to go to the doctor. They ran a few tests, did a cat scan, and thankfully she was told that everything came back negative. Only a few short days later they asked her to come back in and they believed they saw something abnormal on her liver. After more tests and a couple of MRIs later, what was a “let me stop by the doctor to be sure” has now turned into her having to undergo surgery. The topic I want to speak about this morning is the topic of faith and how we can overcome the uncertainties of life.

Oct 5, 2020


It felt like an elephant was standing on my chest.

And all the walls were caving in.

I was on the brink of losing everything I had worked so hard to build.

This was only a few months back.

I thought I would have to shut the doors on my business, and this my dreams.😢

But one conversation changed all of that.

And it all boiled down to one word.


No one knows that you are struggling until you ask for help.

I believe in you.🤗

Until next time.

Be in your blessings!


Sep 21, 2020

Why Made How Billions 🤑🤑🤑

The secret to getting everything you want is simple.

It’s not easy, but it is simple.

It’s something that we can all do.

It’s something we all have access to.

But it’s what very few people start with, and continue to keep at the forefront of their mind.

Have you guessed it yet?

If not, I’ll give you a hint. The word is only three letters.


It’s ‘why’

If you start with your why and keep that at the forefront of your mind, all of the other things begin to fall into place.


Until next time.

Be in your blessings 🤗


Dec 26, 2016

SEASON FINALE! Teresa is a 4x bestselling author and an international speaker sought by entrepreneurs and large corporations wanting to better understand how local word of mouth can suddenly turn epidemic. Specializing in the topics of influence and success, Teresa has a proven track-record in understanding word of mouth epidemics having taken three books to best-seller status in only 8 months. Her recently released book Mass Influence hit #1 international bestseller status in North America and Europe on the same day it launched. Teresa teaches business and marketing courses around the globe, including teaching courses to start-up entrepreneurs in developing countries. As the Chair of the Evolutionary Business Council, Teresa leads an international, invitation-only council of speakers and influencers dedicated to teaching the principles of success. For more information, or to sign up for her free e-newsletter, please visit

Dec 16, 2016

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Timesbestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. He was on Oprah’s Soul Series where he was speaking about the power of now. I've distilled that talk to the top 7 nuggets, of which I will be sharing 3 with you.

WANT MORE? Join the Mastery in Minutes Community.

Be Blessed and remember that your Mastery is only Minutes away!

Dec 12, 2016

Danielle Posa is a public speaker, business consultant and advisor to leaders and organizations who have a commitment to wellbeing, sustainability, and/or social advancement. In addition, she develops and leads courses focused on leadership and wellbeing and often co-facilitates with Deepak Chopra. Danielle is cancer survivor, writes for the Huffington Post, and is a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Dec 9, 2016

Today's episode covers the amazing Lisa Nichols. She has a talk that is about 35 minutes in length that you can check out on YouTube. I have distilled that talk to the 7 most powerful nuggets so that you can begin to use your fear as fuel.

WANT MORE? Join the Mastery in Minutes Community.

Be blessed, and know that your mastery is only minutes away.

Dec 5, 2016

Founder & Chief Catalyst at Day One Leadership. Drew Dudely is the former Director of Canada's largest university leadership program, and former National Chair of Canada's largest post-secondary charity.

Dec 2, 2016

The new series will start next Friday December 9th, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

Erin & MeLissa are LA based comedians by way of Nashville, TN. They do musical comedy in front of their friends and family and strangers whenever possible. One of them plays the guitar and the other one plays the trombone. Follow them constantly at

Nov 25, 2016

Ever struggled with self doubt? Well you don't have to!

Nov 21, 2016

Voted by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest", James recently finished filming FOX's hit series Sleepy Hollow, CBS's NCIS:LA, the new HBO show Animals, the new sitcom School of Rock (Nickelodeon), and recurring on the FX drama Justified. He will next be appearing in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and recently appeared in Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and is beloved to many for his 4-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'. A world traveler & adrenalin-junkie, James once bungee jumped 8 times in one day in Cairns, Australia, slid down waterfalls in Queenstown, New Zealand, scuba dived into caves in Maui, Hawaii, and deep water solo'ed at the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand - where he back-flipped for the first time 50 feet high off a limestone cliff.

Nov 18, 2016

It's not what you know, or who you know!

Nov 11, 2016

Want to massively build your confidence? Check out this short episode!

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