OTS 211: GO BOLD! – Ellyn McKay

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Today’s guest believes that the most successful women leaders operate in the world knowing that there is no one stopping them from developing a vision of who they want to be, how they want to be perceived, and how they want to perform their role. In 1997, she founded CEO Vision to do her part to ensure that women leaders realize the value of their leadership in the workplace and the world. She has helped hundreds of women leaders hit their stride and step into their power. She combines her 30 years of expertise with the best leadership assessments on the market, plus 1:1 coaching and cutting-edge research. She then weaves in powerful leadership-related neuroscience techniques ensuring that her client’s growth as a leader "sticks." A pioneering advocate for the advancement of women leaders, she played key roles in AWED, the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). Please join me in welcoming Ellyn McKay. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: her thoughts on leadership: “a leader only has one job and that is to earn followers through three skillsets; vision, alignment, and execution.” how neuroscience and leadership intersect. how being bold can be done by great storytelling. her leadership origins dating back to her little league days. how her mother raised her and her sister to instill in them the values of being strong women. while in college her and her friends thought they were going to topple the patriarchy and discovered how wrong they were. how she nurtures her relationships and maintains those connections for nearly 50 years. Links Ellyn McKay on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.ceovisionllc.com Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorothy Wilhelm About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly. He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, and Northeastern University. Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.

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