President & Founder at Lever Interactive (J5)
"Humility goes a lot further than bravado."
Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."
I trust my instincts and that tends to work most of the time.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
Sharing my lifeline in the CEO forum was something I hadn’t done before, and it was a pretty powerful experience. Sharing my own, and hearing other people’s lifelines...the entire thing was really memorable.
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
The growth of the business from a startup to what we’ve become now. I don't think I talk about that.
What are you working on right now?
I’m overseeing a number of internal growth initiatives, developing new business and partnerships, and managing a multi-agency approach.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
What have you learned about yourself through participating in Junto?
The biggest lesson I took away was providing constructive criticism is as important as providing positive feedback. I was overly aggressive on the positive side, even though it was sincere, and learned that people respond as well or better when they’re hearing what they need to work on or what they could have done differently.
What is your superpower?
My sense of humor.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
I’ve learned that humility goes a lot further than bravado, and that the personal relationship and the professional relationship both play roles in how you lead, and you have to learn how to manage both sides.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?