January 6, 2020

The Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning interviewing Dr. Karen Wilson-Starks on Leading Yourself First

I am joined this week by Dr. Karen Wilson Starks, a best-selling author and worldwide executive leadership coach. Dr. Wilson-Starks is the CEO of Transleadership, Inc and she helps C-level executives to create dynamic organizational results through her leadership development programs. She is the author of the newly released book, “Lead Yourself First! The Senior Leader’s Guide to Engaging Your People for Greater Performance and Impact.”

Dr. Wilson-Starks is a ​Ph.D.​ in​ ​Clinical​ ​Psychology​ ​and​​ ​a​ ​former​ ​active​ ​duty​ ​Army​ ​officer​ ​and​ ​Psychologist. Her ​ knowledge​ ​of​ ​behavioral​ ​science​ ​and ​experience leading through significant challenge​s ​has equipped her​ ​​to​ ​partner with executive​ ​leaders​ ​and ​inspire​ ​their​ ​teams​ ​to meaningful success.​ ​

She now has more than ​25​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​executive​ ​leadership​ ​development and she ​shows​ ​US-based​ ​global​ ​corporations,​ ​government​ ​agencies,​ ​military​ ​services,​ ​and​ ​nonprofit​ ​organizations how to navigate through​ ​change,​ ​turbulence,​ ​and​ ​intense​ ​competition​ ​while​ attracting and ​retaining​ ​top​ ​talent.

As a leadership consultant, she helps her clients to develop team members for now and the future, to maintain resilience in the modern work world, to deal with fierce external competition, juggling competing demands and prioritizing limited resources, and helping to ensure a successful transition of executive leadership.

In today’s interview, we discuss Dr. Wilson-Starks’ background in both the military and psychology along with how these experiences contributed to her success as a corporate leadership consultant. We also get into her journey getting started with her career and advice she has for people wanting to follow a similar line of work. It’s a great interview with lots of great nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy!


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