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A CISO's journey to grit, grace and gratitude.

Aug 15, 2022

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿฆ ROAR! hears from the roarsome Phillimon Zongo, award winning CISO and CEO of the Cyber Leadership Institute ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

"Sticks that are put in a bundle cannot be broken ." Phil Zongo (African Proverb)

About Phil

Phil Zongo is the CEO & co-founder of the Cyber Leadership Institute, a global enterprise that has equipped cyber leaders from more than 50 countries with critical skills to accelerate change, influence decision makers and deliver impactful presentations to boards. He is a global keynote speaker and the author of two best-selling books - The Gift of Obstacles, and The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience. In 2017, Phil was invited to Chicago, USA, where he was honoured with one of ISACA’s highest global awards for major contributions to the field of IT governance and cyber security. In 2020, Phil was named one of the Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent. 

Conversation highlights:

  • Despite being born in rural Zimbabwe and only getting his first pair of shoes at the age of 12, Phil has shown with true determination, you can make your best life a reality. Phil used to run 25km to school and live with no electricity. In this podcast Phil shares how he developed Grit, Grace and Gratitude to making his best life - his roarsome life - a reality. It's GOLD, don't miss it.
  • With Phil's CISO hat on, he shared his experience and why a mindset shift from cyber security to cyber resilience is required. Listen to the podcast if you would like to know Phil's 5 anchors of cyber resilience.
  • We consider the obstacles all cyber leaders face and how, with grit, grace and gratitude, we can overcome any obstacle to not only survive, but THRIVE. 

"Your best life is on the other side of your biggest obstacle." me ;)

I absolutely loved this conversation. Phil's journey to igniting and unleashing his ROAR! is truly remarkable. A powerful message that you want to hear! 

Thank you Phil, love and appreciate you ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’ซ 

Listen to the podcast here โคต๏ธ

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