275: The Path to Authentic Leadership: Exploring Kristi Turner’s Journey

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Kristi Turner is a true embodiment of leadership with heart – she not only leads by example, but as you’ll hear throughout this episode, she is someone that is truly grateful to be able to lead others and takes pride in doing it the best way she can. Get ready to be inspired as she shares her insights on leadership throughout her leadership journey.

More about Kristi Turner

Kristi Turner is a bestselling author, CEO of Kaizen Consulting, Strategic Marketing Advisor to Sixth Street Global Investment Firm and is currently serving as Interim CMO of NWSL Bay Area Soccer Expansion Team. She also happens to be mother of two, aunt to 14, sister, friend, daughter, and wife. By honoring every role and recognizing the relational benefits between them, she shares stories of her climb to Chief Marketing Officer in the heavily male-dominated PE and VC funded technology industry. Her 30 year career is a lesson of courage, resilience, perseverance, and integrity.

Turner provides counsel to executive teams, investment firms, and boards on leadership, marketing, operations, and shares her Rethink Everything mindset to drive more servant leadership and employee fulfillment. She has worked with some of the top retail, telecom, financial and sport brands including Target, Walmart, Apple, T-Mobile, AT&T, American Express, Visa, NFL, NHL, and the Senior PGA. Turner has managed multiple companies through high growth, mergers, acquisitions, and crisis management. Turner is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Top Women in Restaurant Technology as well as a Bronze Winner for promoting diversity at the 15th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Listening Guide

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience with The Listening Guide.

Discover 3 approaches to listening inside an organization and ensure those you lead feel heard.

  • Understand why listening is key to employee engagement
  • Learn how the Cycle of Listening contributes to strong workplace relationships
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