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Today’s guest believes everything she needed to know to succeed in her multi-sector career she learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. She’s taken the lessons she learned and applied them to a career that has included Silicon Valley, a Fortune 100, non-profit, and higher education organizations.
After starting her career in California, she returned home to Ohio where she helps her clients and audiences make wherever they are feel like a small town. She is passionate about sharing small town stories and leadership lessons.
She is a Certified Professional Coach, avid writer, and award-winning public speaker.
Please join me in welcoming Natalie Siston.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is when you can help others realize their true potential while continuing to have your eye on the ball and work toward your own potential as well.”
- how participation in 4H started her speaking career and also gave her the leadership skills she needed.
- her experience living in a small town and how it has shaped who she is today.
- the value she places on connecting with others and networking and her methods for increasing connections.
- how she juggles a full-time job, her side hustle, and having a family with small children.
- her goals for the next year, which include writing a book.
- Natalie Siston on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- www.smalltownleadership.com and on Facebook
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There When You’d Rather Stay Home” by Morra Aarons-Mele
- Blog post about Mr. Jones, the teacher who gave Natalie the dime:
- Blog post about making connections one person at a time:
- Where listeners can go to sign-up for the 52 Weeks of Meaningful Connections experience: www.smalltownleadership.com/52weeks
- Listen to my interview with Morra Aarons-Mele.
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Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Ready to make the most of your next conference experience? Robbie offers several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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