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Podcast Interview with Wendy Ryan

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In this IAMCEO podcast episode, we learn from Wendy Ryan, MHROD, the CEO of Kadabra. Wendy possesses more than 25 years of experience in human resources, organizational development, non-profit leadership, and executive coaching. Throughout her career, she has partnered with hundreds of individuals and organizations across the U.S., helping leaders and board members achieve success both individually and in teams.

CEO Story: Wendy is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Learn Lead Lift: How to Think, Act, and Inspire Your Way to Greatness, and has been featured in various publications, including Forbes, Yahoo News!, Business Digest, Authority Magazine, CEO Magazine, and Thrive Global.

Business Service: Kadabra specializes in offering leadership development, strategic guidance, and executive coaching services, emphasizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the business landscape.

Advocacy: Wendy is an active mentor, strategic advisor, angel investor, and advocate for early-stage, BIPOC, LGBTQ++, and woman-led companies. She believes expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is critical in the investor and business ecosystem.

CEO Hack: One of Wendy's favorite CEO Hacks is Audible for accessing audiobooks on the go.

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Wendy Ryan 00:00

It all comes back to what I call, who do I want to be in this role and and who am I being in this role? And we want to ideally start every single day asking that question. That's, I think my number one hack for leaders, if you will, is be very clear and intentional about who you want to be and who you're being.

Why do you want to do this? Who are you being as you're doing it?

Intro 00:25

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you. Precisely the information you are in search of.

This is the IAMCEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:52

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the IAMCEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, or what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month, we are focused on leadership, management, and coaching. When we think of leadership, management, and coaching, we often think of doing all of the other things, but often it's a person that's able to build up their team, that's able to cultivate a creative and innovative culture, so that people can excel and actually be their own leaders. So that's why this month we're focusing on those 3 big topics, because they make a huge impact on the organizations that we're part of.

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Now, you'll hear some of those topics this month, and, of course, some really great perspectives on how people are even defining leadership, which I think is extremely exciting. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the IAMCEO podcast.

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the IAMCEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Wendy Ryan of Kadabra. Wendy, it's great to have you on the show.

Wendy Ryan 02:10

It's great to be here, Gresham. Thanks for having me.

Gresham Harkless 02:13

Yes, super excited to have you on and talk about all the awesome things that you're doing. Of course, before we jumped in, I want to read a little bit more about Wendy so you can hear about some of those awesome things.

Wendy Ryan MHROD is the CEO of Kadabra with over 25 years of combined experience in human resources, organizational development, nonprofit leadership, and executive coaching. Wendy has partnered with hundreds of individuals in organizations throughout the United States, helping frontline through C suite leaders in board members achieve success as individuals and in teams.

Wendy is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Learn Lead Lift: How to Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatness and has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo News, Business Digest, Authority Magazine, CL Magazine, Thrive Global, and now IAMCEO podcast too.

Wendy is also an active mentor, strategic advisor, an angel investor in early-stage, BIPOC, LGBTQ++ and Women X-led community companies and an advocate for expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the investor and business ecosystems.

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Wendy, excited to have you on the show, even more excited about the work that you're doing. Are you ready to speak to the IAMCEO community?

Wendy Ryan 03:23

I'm ready.

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