Today’s guest imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing, every day, toward the best version of themselves.

Being the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, has helped her foster a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture, and engaging the next generation. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action and her energetic and insightful keynotes and workshops work to unleash the potential in others that exceed their wildest expectations.

She works to challenge the millennial status quo and has learned what it takes to create a work environment that brings out the best in people of all ages.

Author of Permission to Screw Up, she tells the stories of her biggest leadership mistakes in hopes of inspiring other leaders to share their perfectly imperfect stories of success. She believes sharing openly empowers people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it.

Please join me in welcoming Kristen Hadeed.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is about helping people realize their potential and helping them see it, sometimes even before they recognize it in themselves.”
  • how a big leadership fail fostered her decision and desire to be a great leader, and where she has gone since then.
  • how her parents were paramount in helping her and her sister foster creativity and curiosity.
  • the journey she took in starting her student cleaning business and turning it into an impactful culture.
  • her thoughts on fostering connection, and how she met Simon Sinek, and the role he has played in her career.
  • her methods for networking and maintaining relationships.


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