What does it mean to be a great leader?
I think what it means to be a great leader is that you’re a person who inspires just by the way you are in the world. You’re a silent leader in that you inspire people to do things that they love and to connect them to who they really are just by your example. That’s the kind of leader I want to be.
Do you feel you're a leader? Why or why not?
I do because I feel like I am willing to take risks in the world and I’m not afraid to be myself. To me that’s a really important part of being a leader. When you’re in that space you can shine in your own way, which gives other people the permission to do the same. It allows them to see that it’s ok to own their identity.
Tell a story of a time you took the lead -- what was your motivation?
I feel that building my business is leadership.
I’ve taken the lead to create something unique to my story and by doing that I feel the people I meet really tend to relate to my experience in terms of struggling in relationships.
My motivation was really to be able to create in the world and I love the work I do because I know that I come at it in a dynamic and creative way. It’s been a healing experience for me to find the kind of love I want in my life. Now I’m able to have a viable business out of trusting what’s real for me. When you can listen to yourself and find the answers within yourself you really find your true destiny.
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