Podcast Episode #30: Brad Lomenick - H3 Leadership

Posted: May 15 2016



Brad Lomenick led and directed a movement of young leaders called Catalyst for twelve years. He has since moved into a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations.

Over the last fifteen years, he has spent a significant amount of time convening leaders. Prior to running Catalyst, he spent five years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work Magazine and did management consulting with Cornerstone Group. Before that, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he rode horses for a living on a ranch in the Colorado mountains for several years.

He writes about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics.

Brad loves Oklahoma Sooners’ football and considers himself a strong candidate for the senior golf tour at some point.


LISTEN NOW Episode #30: Brad Lomenick - H3 Leadership








H3 Leadership (Book)




Kings and Priests by Charles Nieman



Humble. Hungry. Hustle.


    Brad's Catalyst Journey:

    • The vision behind Catalyst was to create a movement without a point person as the hero. 
    • He led and directed the Catalyst movement for twelve years. 
    • In 2013, he recognized that Catalyst was growing, but he was depleting as a leader. 
    • He knew it was time to step out of the way and allow someone else to step in. 
    • He knew once he stepped out, Catalyst would flourish. 
    • "It's not about me. It never was about me." - Brad 


    Influencing the Influencers: 

    • As a part of Catalyst, Brad was a part of building a platform that others could stand on.
    • He recognized his role as an influencer.
    • He currently impacts a few (10s) compared to 1000s through coaching and advising.
    • He is strategically connected to a few who are aggregating.
    • He has gone from being the aggregator to coaching the aggregator.  


    The 3 Layers of YOU:   

    1. Your Identity - Your WHO. 
    2. Your Calling - Your WHY. (Passions + Strengths)
    3. Your Assignments - Your DO. (Job / Vocation)


    The Confusion Between Your Assignment and Your Identity:

    • If I wrap my identity around my assignment, what happens to me when my assignment is over?
    • Sometimes we get so wrapped around our assignment it becomes our identity. 
    • Millennials are going to have about 15 assignments in life. 
    • Your assigment is not your calling. 
    • In the church world, we have to release people to go work in the marketplace. 
    • There is not one calling that is ministry. (Kings and Priests by Charles Nieman)
    • Walk away with intentionality. If you don’t, you might help kill the thing you built. 
    • The legacy that leadership is based on is how something does once you leave. 


    WHO You Are Determines WHAT you do. 

    • Don’t worry about the WHAT. The WHAT will take care of itself. 
    • Ask: WHO? Work on yourself and your spouse, family, circle of friends, etc. 
    • Your WHO ends up introducing you to your WHAT. 
    • JESUS is the foundation of your WHO. 
    • We can’t fast forward or shortcut the process of WHO. Spend your 20s getting your WHO in place.


     Leading Yourself: 

    • Spiritual Development: Set some goals on how to become more like Jesus. Put habits in place.
    • Navigate the parts of who you are that need work. (NOT your weaknesses - The areas that you need to become good at.)
    • How do I constantly improve and become an anticipator - Someone who executes and takes things to the finish line?
    • Make a list! Have 10-15 things you are improving on for the year. 



    Email: bradlomenick@gmail.com


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