In the fast-paced landscape of today's professional world, where success is often measured in numbers and bottom lines, there emerges a beacon of leadership that transcends mere metrics. In this episode, we are honored to have the esteemed Kathryn Spitznagle, Professional Coach and Owner of Mentoring Women Millennials, LLC, as our special guest. With over thirty years of invaluable experience in mentoring, training, and leadership development across corporate, small business, and not-for-profit landscapes, Kathryn brings a wealth of wisdom to the conversation. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration into leadership, purpose, and the profound influence one can wield when driven by a commitment to cultivating a culture that is truly cherished. This is more than a conversation; it's an exploration of the transformative power of purpose-driven leadership.

Reaching the Right Audience For Community Banks

In this enlightening interview, Michael Graham, CFP® sits down with Kathryn to focus on creating a culture focused on effective executive leadership. Kathryn advocates for leaders to embrace intentionality by actively investing time in understanding and engaging with individuals, balancing technical expertise with a people-centric approach. She highlights the significance of scheduling regular, dedicated time with the team to foster genuine connections and bridge the gap between institutional knowledge and a deep understanding of its people.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Kathryn emphasizes the importance of intimately knowing and understanding individuals within the organization. By proactively engaging with team members, addressing their needs, and asking fundamental questions such as "What do you need, and how can I help you?" leaders can initiate a powerful shift. Kathryn reveals that through these simple yet profound interactions, barriers begin to crumble, fostering a culture of collaboration and breaking down institutional silos.

With a focus on individual connections, Kathryn emphasizes the profound impact of one-on-one meetings with team members, recognizing them as highly impactful conversations. Additionally, she delves into the significance of team meetings, posing essential questions about their frequency and the creation of a safe space.

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