"It’s just so rewarding to help leaders get better at leading, it just feeds my soul."

 

 

How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?

Leadership and growth. I’ve done a lot of different work in a lot of industries, and at the end of the day it’s about leading or growing businesses.

What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?

My favorite place on Earth is Nantucket Island.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working with two colleagues to shift the culture of one of the big three automotive companies. They want to shift their culture, but they have a deeply entrenched organization that is hierarchical, patriarchal, and they have to shift if they’re going to survive.

What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?

I teach the social awareness class, so I’d say it must be that.

What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?

Three things. One, that I know more than I realized, I do have some perspective, I do have value to add. Two, the flip side of that, that I know a lot less than I realized. And three, that it’s just so darn rewarding to help leaders get better at leading, it just feeds my soul.

Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."

When you’re doing work that’s aligned with your passion and purpose, all kinds of great things can be accomplished.

What is your most memorable Junto moment?

When the second CEO who I mentored was making comments and statements at graduation and I saw just how far he had come because of Junto. It was just so cool to see the progress that he’d made and the impact that it was having on him.

What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?

The biggest one is vulnerability. To me, it’s the hardest leadership lesson to learn or understand.

What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?

The blog post These 20 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books.

What is your superpower?

I don’t think I have one.