Interview: Jay Forte finds his identity for his greatness zone

Jay Forte

Interview: Find your identity, find your greatness zone with Jay Forte

Jay Forte is taking people to their greatness zone, a place where they can be and perform at their peak. He’s written a book called the Greatness Zone to help others stop playing small. In our interview, we discuss the difficulty of Jay embracing his identity, avoiding suicide and the power he has created in fully realizing his potential.

Below is a summary of his interview:


Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets your greatest needs

The Journey

We talk about Jay’s struggle to embrace his identity and why he’s was “playing small”

Low Point

Jay talks about a moment when he was narrowly missed taking his own life via suicide

Aha Moment

Jay discusses how coaching was the opportunity for him to find his true self

Jay’s work now  

Jay tells the story of one of his coaching clients and how he helped her increase her visibility as an author

What’s exciting Jay now

Jay is working with high school students to help them find the identity and work that will bring out their true potential

Lightning Round

Book Jay Recommends: Linchpin by Seth Godin

Helpful Habit: Holy Hour from Robin Sharma 20 each minutes reading, meditating, exercise

Helpful Person: Jay’s dad 

Internet Resource: Amazon to get books

What’s Your Purpose: Help other people find their purpose

Where to follow Jay

Twitter: @JayForte

Greatness Zone Site

Greatness Zone Facebook Page

Let Jay know how much you enjoyed this interview.

Parting Words

You were born awesome. Don’t ever forget that. Don’t let anyone tell its not true.

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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