Leading Through the Storm, Former GSA Administrator Martha Johnsons Story of Resilience

January 13, 2014
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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What should a leader to do after losing her prominent job as the result of a Washington, DC political scandal? For Martha Johnson, the answer was not to disappear from public life or hide from the true story of mistakes made and lessons learned. For two years, Martha Johnson served as the Administrator of the General Services Administration for President Obama until a scandal over an internal training conference in Las Vegas compelled her to abandon the innovative changes she was pursuing in the agency and resign. Far from shrinking away from the public eye, Martha has shared the valuable leadership lessons she learned from the experience as well as her personal story in a best-selling book, On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, & Personal Resilience. Join Host Kate Ebner and former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson on January 13th to hear a compelling leadership story of turmoil, accountability, and resilience.

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

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Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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