We had a wonderful open conversation about culture, transparency, honesty, trust, and leadership. We knew this conversation would be powerful with Andrew Kolikoff and Christine Rogers.

Here is a bit of story that started off the conversation:

During the planning of this particular Culture Crush Business Podcast episode, there was a different team member from Aspireship that was supposed to be on the podcast as our guest. As we were approaching the show date, she informed our team that she was in the process of transitioning and leaving the company so it made sense to bring Christine on the show instead.

Our team wanted to make sure that this original guest was not leaving the company because of the culture and in reality we found out the complete opposite. Not only is that individual leaving the company on positive terms, but they are leaving with grace, transparency and the support of Christine, the company COO, and the rest of the team. This should be an example that we all live by. Now this story was not the entire conversation of the show, but it gives you a taste of where we started.

This podcast was not only full of stories, but it was full of examples. There are numerous examples in this podcast of ways that leaders can improve the culture, in baby steps, within their organizations.

What does that look like:

  • Be intentional.
  • Be human.
  • Own your mistakes.
  • Be transparent.
  • Power of pause. Pause and take a moment if you need it.
  • Think- how can you show up at that moment?
  • Build cohesion with your team.
  • Create space for your staff to be vulnerable.
  • Be curious.

Take a listen and hear the stories and examples that can help you improve your team culture, trust, and connection. As Andrew says, “It takes one soul at a time.”

Aspireship is an industry recognized reskilling and job placement platform that helps motivated individuals pivot their career into SaaS sales.

Christine Rogers is a seasoned sales and marketing leader with over 15 years of recruiting, hiring, training, and managing high-performing sales teams. Extensive background is complemented by individual experience owning a small business, giving a unique perspective to managing and growing organizations of any size.

Recognized as a passionate people leader who maximizes team performance and drives results by multiplying talents for success.

Specializations include: Leadership development, strategic planning, organizational management and design, recruiting and hiring, sales process & methodology, training, on-boarding, and customer experience.

Connect with Christine on LinkedIn.

Aurelius is creating cultures of empowered leadership (and teams) to execute innovative growth strategies through both authentic trust building and behavior transformation.

Andrew Kolikoff is a multiple time C-Level executive/company founder, one time landing him on the Cover Page of USA today for a product he invented and received licensing from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL in 2003.

Since that time, Andrew has dedicated his life to behaviorally elevating and transforming leaders’ lives. Now, Andrew is an inspirational speaker, author, leadership and culture transformation guru/coach.

While he brings with him his additional, wonderfully diverse experiences: 10+ years of not-for-profit board chairmanship, former chief science officer, university adjunct professor, and national director of business development,

Andrew’s true gift has always shown up in HOW he delivers the change and growth. As he says, before you can authentically create a culture of accountability, authenticity and scaled profitability… each leader first has to “see themselves for who they truly are and align themselves with themselves”.

Connect with Andrew on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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