Better Than Before Episode 214: Toni Kaufman on Moving on After Being Fired

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Toni Kaufman on finding your purpose after losing your job as a top-level executive.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses the upcoming Self-Esteem workshop.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

03:30 – The Self-Esteem Workshop

Segment 2: Toni Kaufman, host of World Class Mentors, joins us as today’s featured guest.

08:00 – Guest Background

17:00 – Your Show Must Go On

21:00 – After Losing Your Job

25:00 – 30/30 Rule

29:00 – Family Support

33:00 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: 7 Practices to Keep Your Team Winning

40:00 – Communicate Alignment and Provide Feedback

45:00 – Identify High Performing Members

47:00 – Strategically Planning for Transition

48:00 – Effectiveness over Efficiency

What would you love to do so much that you would do for free? – Toni Kaufman #BetterThanBefore

Guest Information

Toni Kaufman brings a hi-energy level of empowerment to her audience. Motivated and inspired are two descriptions of how her audiences leave after her talks. From near death experiences to driven, absolute entrepreneurship. Toni’s growing up in movie theaters and expertise in casting and production enables her talks to always include ‘snippets’ of lessons learned from the entertainment industry.

Toni went from owning and managing high-profile corporate teams to creating a network of World Class Mentors that host a multitude of influencers from industries such as oil, technology, speaking, POLITICS AND production. These mentors are her guests on the new Radio and Podcast production of “The World Class Mentors.”


C-Suite Radio Network
The Big Idea: 52 Ways To Be A Better Leader Now
The Self-Esteem Workshop
Toni Kaufman Website
World Class Mentors Podcast


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at



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