Creating A Speak Up Culture Summary:
How do you establish a speak-up culture to drive innovation and performance at high levels? My guest, Stephen Shedletzky, shares incredible wisdom and best practices about keeping employees motivated, satisfied, and engaged to deliver customer excellence. He’s learned and worked with the best leaders for many years, including my all-time favorite, Simon Sinek.
During my interview with Stephen, you’ll hear:
Why his mission to drive a speak-up culture.
How it’s connected to fulfillment?
What leaders can do to provide psychological safety.
Most important lesson for CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and leaders to gain and keep loyal brand advocates.
Advice to younger 20-year-old self if he could go back in time.
About Stephen Shedletzky:
Every day Stephen wakes up to engage with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world. He supports humble leaders–those who know they are both a part of the problems they experience and a part of the solutions they can create–who intend to put their people and purpose first.
Feeling stifled on his own corporate track, Shedletzky was introduced to Simon Sinek’s work and was immediately inspired by it. He met Simon in 2010 and became the fourth person to join his team. He began answering fan emails and became the first person outside of Simon to lead his social media efforts. He moved on to hold the roles of Chief of Staff, and head of Brand Experience, Training & Development. Leading a global team of speakers and facilitators at Simon Sinek, Inc., Stephen worked to ensure the team’s culture, products, and communications authentically reflected the organization’s most deeply held values and beliefs. He also had the opportunity to narrate the audiobook for Simon Sinek’sbook, Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.
Stephen has led hundreds of keynote presentations, workshops, and leadership development programs. Though Stephen still works to share Simon’s message, helping to create a more inspired, safe, and fulfilled world, he also works to advance his own thought leadership on leadership, culture, and psychological safety through keynotes, writing, coaching, and advising. Stephen has worked with leaders and organizations around the world and serves clients in any industry where human beings work. Stephen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a focus in leadership, communication, and strategy and received his coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute. Stephen lives in Toronto with his wife and two young children. Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn.