Your choice in Peers can be the road to success
October 23, 2018
Hosted by Kimberli J. Lewis
“Show me your friends and I will show you your future” Mark Ambrose. We all have friends, peers and associates that are part of our everyday life. Very often they provide us with support, they motivate us and give us a sense of community, but if we do not surround ourselves with the right people, it can also affect us negatively and hold us back. Speaker Jim Rohn says “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” and if these people are not helping you focus in the direction you want to go, then maybe you should not spend time with them. But very often leaders or aspiring leaders do really think about this. The old quote “It’s lonely at the top” reinforces the thought in a lot of leaders that they are alone and have to do everything alone, but this is not true. There are a lot of ways to find great peer groups and communities where you can learn and grow. This episode explores the power of peer groups and how they can help you navigate your career.
Leadership Beyond Borders
Tuesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Leadership Beyond Borders looks at the impact constant change is having on our organizations and how these changes affect the kind of leadership we need to drive long-term success in today’s global economy. We explore the opportunities and challenges diverse and virtual organizations bring and what kind of leadership skills and values are needed today to ensure employee engagement, retention and ultimately great company performance. We talk about everything from gender balance to generational and cultural business values that may impact your position or your organization. We provoke you, and help you think beyond borders! Our guests include international leadership experts from around the globe. If you are in a leadership position or aspire to be in one - regardless if your business is international or local - we will help you become aware of today’s leadership opportunities and challenges and we will make sure you take away something useful for yourself and your business.
Kimberli J. Lewis
Globalization and technology have changed the way we do business, consequently shifting the core leadership skills and values that are needed today. Leaders today not only focus on the immediate operative needs of a business but also on the global and diverse organizations they lead if they want to drive long-term success. Being able to engage employees, regardless of gender, cultural, generational or ethnical background is a must and Kimberli J. Lewis is passionate about this.
Kimberli has over 20 years of C level management experience across multiple industries and has lived in or worked in over 18 countries. She has 25 years’ cross-cultural executive management experience in Europe, Russia, USA, and the Middle East. She has over 29 International awards in marketing and leadership in her pocket, along with degrees from Webster, George Washington University and Harvard. She is a certified executive and systemic team coach. Kimberli specializes in cross-cultural leadership training, diversity implementation and leadership training for women and provides training and consulting for several international companies. Kimberli is the author of “Ponytale Talk, It’s All About You! Winning career strategies for Women.”
Kimberli currently serves as Board member of the Search and Information Industry Association, Europe. She is an American national, owner of the international company Global Business Therapy s.r.o. and partner of the Academy of Executive Coaching London.