16: Leaders with Heart Know That They Have an Obligation to Grow the People They Lead

When I ask leaders about where they got their motivation to lead comes from, a lot of them talk about their parents, one or the other, or both. I had my mother and grandmother, and they both were very strong, independent and hardworking women. They really formed my work ethic and value system early on. … Read more

14: Leaders with Heart Don’t Take Their Own Leadership For Granted

Today on the podcast we have Kristi Turner, CMO at Compeat Restaurant Management Software. In this episode, we talk about company culture, learning from the best and the worst, being honest and authentic with your employees, and a lot more. Kristi Turner’s Full BIO Kristi oversees product marketing strategy, competitive positioning, brand awareness, digital presence, customer retention, … Read more

Ep. 12: Leaders with Heart Build a Team Before They Need One

When I think about leaders with heart, it’s someone who’s confident in themselves, but also really interested in growing the people around them. They want to coach their people and provide access and open up spaces for growth. Today on the show, our guest is one of my great friends, Scott McCarthy. Scott McCarthy’s Full … Read more

Episode 11: Leaders with Heart Work Hard Not to Harden Their Hearts

Today on the show, our guest is Nate Iglienski. Nate is a husband of 16 years, father of five beautiful children, and Service & Parts Field Operations Manager at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He is an energetic and personable business professional with more than 24 years experience in the Automotive Industry (mainly within the Sales, … Read more

The #1 way to reveal the rainbow inside of the people you lead.

    “Mommy, look over there. There is a rainbow!” said my son, Matteo. I said, “I see it honey!” Then, he said, “Mommy, a plane is going into the rainbow!” I said, “It does look like that, huh?” (As a plane was passing by) He then started naming all the colors he saw with … Read more

Episode 7: Why Leaders With Heart Provide Safe Spaces For Their People

Leadership is not about perfection. It can be tough and messy. This journey of being a better leader has a lot of hills and valleys, and we have to be able to take those punches as we go and continue to be there for the people we are leading. Our guest for this episode is … Read more

Enlightened Leader series interview with Aaron Skogen

      I am very excited to share my second interview as part of the Enlightened Leader series. I will share these interviews consistently to shine a light on enlightened leaders around the world. My questions help uncover leadership styles and strategies and how these impact the employee experience. When I refer to “Enlightened … Read more

How full is your leadership trust account (Part 2)

      [This is the second of a 2-part series on leadership trust accounts. You can find the first article HERE. I highly recommend you start there and then come back to this piece]?   In the first part of this series, I referred to communication and appreciation as the first two ways organizational … Read more


Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

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