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It’s a timeless question: What makes a leader great?

Some will say it’s empathy and compassion, others believe it’s trust and accountability or the ability to inspire. 

I’d argue it’s none of the above but rather the skill of social agility-  knowing what to be in the moment, in accordance with the context, combined with compassion- that allows a leader to truly stand out.

It’s for this very reason that we wanted to talk to Danny Matta. With experience as a physical therapist in the military setting, an entrepreneur, CEO of a cash-based PT practice, author and now educator, it’s safe to say today’s guest Danny Matta knows a little bit about finding that social agility.  

And the leadership advice he shares today comes form years of iteration, and a willingness to learn, adapt and grow.

With that said, as opposed to an interview, today’s episode is more conversational –  like you’re eavesdropping on two people catching up over coffee.  We cover a couple questions asked from our 30-day Challenge members, along with other topics such as: 

  • How being an authentic boss who cares about the wellbeing of your employees results in a more productive and happier employee (23:45)
  • How to negotiate with somebody who may be hiding something or not telling you the entire truth (33:30)
  • How to deal with the creeping fears of failure and/or success (55:00)
  • How to get your point across when it seems like the person next to you doesn’t really value your message (1:05:00)

You can find out more about Danny below:


Book – F*CK Insurance

The P.T. Entreprenuer Podcast


If Danny’s entrepreneurial story resonates with you, whether you have your own business or you do something on the side, be sure to check out our live Brand Builder Workshop. It is all about how you can get out of your own way, get the best ideas you have out of your head, and get them to the people that need the most. You can get an exclusive discount right now on ANY of our live events by going to, choosing the event you want to go to, and then just entering PODCAST10

Support for today’s episode comes from Dynamic Fitness & Strength.

Dynamic Fitness & Strength: These guys are our go-to equipment partner. Fully customizable and manufactured in the heartland of America- whether you’re looking to outfit your home gym or entire weight room, visit to get started. Tell them Brett and the Art of Coaching Team sent you!

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