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65 | Have You Chosen Leadership or has leadership chosen you? with Beverly Wright
Episode 6523rd August 2021 • Sacred Changemakers • Jayne Warrilow
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Our guest on the podcast this week is Beverly Wright, a dynamic public speaker, executive/business coach, successful business leader, Diversity, equity and inclusion advisor, and community volunteer. Throughout her long and illustrious career Bev has been an “intrapreneur” building teams and internal businesses inside a Fortune 50 Technology Company, and with the help of her stellar team created an award-winning internal coaching business from the ground up as an integral element of the Leadership Development Program (LDP). She is now CEO of the Wright Choice Group, she is a rare recipient of IBM’s most admired Golden Circle Award, she has been selected as one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 top coaches and she received the Inaugural ICF Circle Of Distinction? She is passionate about helping her clients become successful as they define it and is active in her local community as President of the Dallas Dinner Table.

Today Bev shares her personal experiences of leadership within corporate America, and how this has evolved into her two core passions (1) of supporting young leaders in the world and (2) trying to be part of healing the divisions she sees in society. She described personal and positional leaderships in insightful ways that leave you feeling inspired about the difference you could personally bring to the table, both inside and outside of organizational life.

Listen in as Bev describes her unique approach to developing leaders, and we begin to unpack the unique opportunities and the challenges that exist today. Bev speaks with a deep passion about the value of helping other people “the reason you have been given gifts is so you have them to share with others”. She has a natural presence and an easy way of sharing profound wisdom as though it is so simple and so obvious. Bev has managed to create a meaningful life and deep impact through her professional career and voluntary work. I loved the profound wisdom embedded within this conversation, it is one that I will continue to reflect upon for many days to come, I’m sure. If you work with leaders or you want to step into your leadership in a bigger way, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss. I suspect you’ll enjoy this diverse discourse as much as I did.

Key Takeaways

  • Bev’s unique and dynamic perspective on leadership
  • The difference between personal and positional leadership and why it matters today.
  • The value of straight talk
  • How her volunteer experience as President of the Dallas Dinner Table has impacted her opinions about leadership in corporate America

Memorable Quote

“People don’t come to work in pieces, they show up whole whether you invited them to do that or not.”—Beverly Wright, CEO, Wright Choice Group

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