Jun 7, 2019
"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them."--M. D. Arnold
I'm a life long learner. In part, that's why I do the podcast...I'm always learning things from my guests and this week is no exception...she blew me away!
This episode's guest is Carey Jenkins. She the CEO of a tech company and had a very unconventional path to getting there. She shares some key insights about that path, what she's learned along the way and some great strategies that you can employ today to lead better, lead smarter, and be the leader you should!
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Carey Jenkins had an unconventional path to CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio that’s worked with companies like Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012, Carey joined the client services team, and six short years later she became the CEO. As the sixth female employee and first mother hired at Substantial, Carey is proud that Substantial has grown the female employee base to 37% overall and 40% on the leadership team, and she is committed to empowering other women to seize more leadership opportunities.
Carey brings 17+ years of experience in client relationship management, delivery management, and business development. Her brand of leadership focuses on relationships, both internal and external, and building mutually beneficial partnerships with clients and team members. She is passionate about the combination of transparent, empathetic, and direct communication, which she attributes to her Southern upbringing mixed with formative years in New York.
Her eclectic background has been formative in developing her leadership values. While completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New York City, she worked her way through college as a real estate agent, barista, waitress, and actress before pivoting to journalism. She had her first professional experience as an Executive Assistant at Jane Magazine, where she managed the magazine web presence opening up a path to client services and digital products. For the past 12 years, Carey has called Seattle home, where she lives with her husband and five year old daughter.
Check out her company: https://substantial.com/
Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/Substantial