Building a Culture of Care and Purpose
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Shannon Adkins is a thought leader and the CEO of Future State. Future State is a women-led, women-owned, and employee-owned consulting company that guides their clients throughout their journeys of transformation. Shannon worked for startups and tech companies, as well as corporate America, got her MBA, and started a family all before returning to a company where she knew she could fully realize her roles as a mom, a volunteer, and an influential businesswoman. She became the CEO of Future State in 2015 and developed the company into a certified B-Corporation. Frankly, to call her a modern-day superwoman would be an understatement. 

In this episode…

Research shows that people are most committed to their jobs when they work in an environment where they feel encouraged to grow. In this episode of The Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Shannon Adkins from Future State shares her leadership journey, from always knowing that she wanted to have a positive impact on women to becoming the CEO of a women-led company. You’ll learn about building a culture that promotes meaningful connections and how to maintain these relationships during the COVID-19 crisis.

Additionally, you’ll hear about the challenges that Shannon faces as a leader, like learning to give effective feedback and being true to yourself at the expense of not being liked. She talks about her relationship with her parents and how her mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis shaped her ideas about failure, success, and fulfillment. Shannon also notes how investing time into developing a culture where people feel valued prepared her company for the transition to remote work due to COVID-19.

Join Dov Pollack in this episode of The Next Wave Leadership Podcast as he interviews Shannon Adkins, thought leader and CEO of Future State. Shannon provides insight into creating a human-centered workplace where you can be your authentic self, which helps you work harder, have a greater impact, and feel fully engaged in all aspects of your life. 

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