OTS 222: Get Out of Your Own Way – Julie Ann Sullivan

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Today's guest has a passion for creating and sustaining successful business cultures. She believes that by having a committed and passionate workforce, your organization will create a better world. She began her education with a BA in Psychology and a pledge to deliberately learn about human behavior every day. She took a deep left turn and received an MBA in accounting and spent decades learning about how businesses function. With these two areas of expertise, employee engagement and culture building were a perfect fit. She has also earned the title of Certified Laughter Leader Expert by studying the research and science of laughter and humor. A research nerd, she piloted a podcast called Businesses that Care and spoke with over 60 C-Suite leaders, including franchisors, about their effective cultures. It was these inquiries that led to her newest book titled, Catalysts of Culture, How Visionary Leaders Activate the Employee Experience. Please join me in welcoming Julie Ann Sullivan. 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 really great leader can see aspects of a person that they may not even see themselves.” her first experience as a leader in her 40s despite hesitation to take on the role. the importance of being a great listener and how that prepared her to be an entrepreneur. her pivot into professional speaking even though she had no idea what it meant. her “Fuzzy File” to help keep her motivated throughout her journey. what Toastmasters taught her in her early life which she has now transferred over into her business. how she gets in and out of her own way in her business and how important that is to be successful. how she transitioned her network to her new entrepreneurial endeavour and how they helped her get started. how she nurtures her network with great joy and intention as the self-titled “Queen of Networking” using her head and her heart to stay in touch with people. Links Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. www.julieannsullivan.com Businesses That Care Podcast Books mentioned in this episode: “Catalysts of Culture - How Visionary Leaders Activate the Employee Experience” by Julie Ann Sullivan “Blueprint for Employee Engagement: 37 Essential Elements to Influence, Innovate & Inspire” by Julie Ann Sullivan “Journeys To Success: 31 International Authors Share Their Captivating Stories of Failure and Success” “Break Through Your Glass Ceiling: Career Essentials to Get Promoted and Earn More Money (Made for Success)” by Bob Proctor, Laura Stack, Julie Ann Sullivan, et. al. “Work Happier: Inspiring an Engaged Workplace” by Julie Ann Sullivan “A Little Bit of Gratitude - Goes a Long Way” by Julie Ann Sullivan “Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive” by Dorie Clark “Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done” by Jon Acuff “How to Work a Room” by Susan RoAne Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorie Clark Listen to my episode with Laurie Guest Learn more about Mere Mortal Unite Podcast Listen to my episode with Susan RoAne Learn more about the National Speakers Association Learn more about Beth Caldwell. Learn more about Lois Creamer. 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 thei...

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