Co-Founder & VP of Sales at Cristaux International (J4)
"People connect best through shared experiences."
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
What is your superpower?
Teaching and educating with shared experiences rather than advice. Being able to bring someone to a new level, arm them with new skill sets, so they can be self-calibrating.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
Clarity and execution.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
My industry expertise is in design and manufacturing. My personal areas of expertise are in sales, design, and problem solving.
What was your most memorable Junto moment?
The lifeline exercise. I had never spent so much time reflecting on my life and what shaped me to become who I am today.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
I couldn't pick just one. Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead by Jerry Weintraub, Quench Your Own Thirst by Jim Koch, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, Built From Scratch by Arthur Blank, Bernard Marcus, and Bob Andelman, Lessons of History by Will Durant, Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, and Seth Godin's daily emails.
What have you learned about yourself through participating in Junto?
People connect best through shared experiences.
Finish the following sentence, "In my experience, ______________."
An expert is someone who knows a little more about a topic than you do.
What are you working on right now?
My wife and I just had our son a few weeks ago, so I'm figuring out how to balance work and personal life a lot more seriously.