We had the privilege of sitting down with Victoria Pelletier, a remarkable individual who has made significant strides in her career while championing LGBTQ+ rights. Victoria, the co-author of the book "Unstoppable" and Managing Director at Accenture, has garnered recognition throughout North America as a captivating keynote speaker and dynamic executive. In this podcast episode, she shares her journey, challenges, and triumphs, serving as an inspiration to all.
Victoria's story is one of extraordinary determination and resilience. She defied expectations by becoming a Chief Operating Officer at the age of 24, a President by 35, and ultimately a CEO at 41. Her ability to shatter glass ceilings not only showcases her exceptional leadership skills but also highlights the immense value of diverse perspectives in the corporate world.
One of the key themes that emerged from our conversation with Victoria was the importance of embracing one's authentic self. Victoria acknowledges that her journey was not without its obstacles. However, she remained undeterred, using these experiences as fuel to strive for excellence and prove that being authentic does not hinder success—it enhances it. She encourages individuals to find strength in their uniqueness, recognize the value they bring to the table, and stand up for what they believe in. By embracing their authentic selves, they can empower others and create positive change in their personal and professional lives.
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About the Podcast: Do you want to f***ing improve individual and team performance in your workplace? Do you think mediocrity f***ing sucks and you shouldn't have to put up with it? Do you aim to be more than a good boss and aspire to be a great leader? Then join Ken and Russell for thoughtful and at times f***ing irreverent conversation on the topics of leadership and organizational culture.
Sometimes difficult conversations suck, but you need to have them. Sometimes you may even need to have them with yourself. On this podcast we have thought provoking conversations with business leaders from across North America and discuss ideas that can help you be an even better leader and not simply a ‘boss’.
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