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76. Growing the Greatness Within

by | May 30, 2022 | 0 comments

The Culture of Leadership
The Culture of Leadership
76. Growing the Greatness Within



When I saw some of Danyal Diallo’s public speaking and stand-up comedy, I knew I wanted to have him on the show.  Danyal Diallo is an inspiring young man. He is currently a public speaking- and leadership coach and focuses his life on nurturing and “growing his greatness” so he can have a big impact and make a difference in the world. 

Danyal has youthful energy, initiative, and self-confidence. He started a business when he was 16, developed his public speaking skills to become a Platinum Speaker, he’s done a TEDx presentation titled ‘Breaking the Stereotypes’, been a Youth Leader and Mentor for African youth, and has now moved from Melbourne to Canberra to take up an opportunity to work within a government sector.

In our interview, we’ll talk about his cousin pushing him off a roof when he was only three, leaving him with a limp.  He talks about the subsequent bullying and struggles during his formative years at school that led to his journey to working on his confidence and public speaking.  Remember the name Danyal Diallo – considering he is only 19, I’ve got a feeling we’ll be hearing about him for years to come.

Discussion Points

  • Why did you move to Canberra?
  • Where does your adventurous side come from?
  • Danyal is not Brendan’s typical guest 
  • People that inspire Danyal 
  • “Enjoy the Journey” – why is that part of your LinkedIn profile?
  • Looking back and not regretting life
  • The impact Danyal would like to have on others
  • What’s Danyal’s current purpose?
  • Stand-up comedy as a sub-section of public speaking
  • Small talk prevents you from learning about another person
  • The TEDx talk and breaking down Sudanese stereotypes
  • Danyal’s faith, the bible, and leadership
  • Sleeping without a pillow
  • My key takeaways: 
    • Leaders try new things 
    • Leaders understand the value of mentors
    • Leaders enjoy the journey
  • Don’t choose to live with regret – life’s too short for that!



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