How do you find forgiveness after you’ve had everything taken from you, and how can we apply this to our lives and work today? Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Orlando Bowen – Game Changer, Former CFL Linebacker, Forgiveness Prophet.

2:12 – “When I was on the ground, all I could think was, ‘I can’t believe my life is going to end like this.”
8:22 – The nurse at the hospital guessed that Orlando was hurt by the police.
9:43 – “This is bigger than us. We have to get through it.”
12:30 – “There has to be something bigger than what I am experiencing in the moment, because of the level of irony.”
13:04 – “I felt a deep sense of sorrow for the officers. We’re not wired to tear each other and destroy each other like that.”
18:29 – “Forgiveness is not saying ‘what they did was okay.’ Forgiveness is not condoning the behavior. For me, [it’s saying] that I’m releasing myself from the emotion from that moment and of that transgression.”
22:34 – You don’t want to wallow in the past, but the past is part of what makes you who you are.
25:05 – “He put his hand on his pistol, and he turned to his partner, then he looked at me, then he said, ‘I’m going to shoot him in the head, I swear to God.”
35:15 – “If that’s your truth, then you operate according to that truth.”
38:07 – How does One Voice One Team work?
42:44 – “Get off the sidelines and be a gamechanger for others.”
45:00 – What does greatness look like to you?
47:00 – How do you remind people of their greatness?
50:33 – Michael Jordan’s Last Dance: They started winning when [Michael] worked to bring out the greatness in everyone around him.
51:10 – “For each one of his teammates, he did different things.”
56:54 – “Sometimes we gift people things that we would appreciate versus having conversations about what they are driven by.”

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Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief.

She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing, and mentoring others.

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