The Courageous Leaders Club

104: Karen Boswell: Navigating the Corporate Maze: Overcoming Self-Doubt, Bias, and Profit-Driven Pressures

May 23, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 14 Episode 104
104: Karen Boswell: Navigating the Corporate Maze: Overcoming Self-Doubt, Bias, and Profit-Driven Pressures
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The Courageous Leaders Club
104: Karen Boswell: Navigating the Corporate Maze: Overcoming Self-Doubt, Bias, and Profit-Driven Pressures
May 23, 2024 Season 14 Episode 104
Joanna Howes

In this week’s episode, I talk with the brilliant Karen Boswell. Join us as we delve deep into the vital significance of purpose in both individual and business success. 

I am so grateful for Karen’s transparency in sharing her career highs and lows and shedding light on topics often hidden behind a facade of success.

Key discussion points:

  •  Overcoming feeling excluded and having self-doubt following a merger announcement
  •  Rebuilding confidence after losing personal purpose
  • Blind recruiting to mitigate biases and promote inclusivity
  • Building trust through vulnerability and transparency
  • When to push for change or move on in leadership
  • From profit-centric to purpose-driven business, the necessity to adapt or face decline
  • Flip the traditional meeting agenda to prioritise people's issues
  • The challenges of a large company's complexities and hierarchies 
  • Strategies on how to build a culture virtually
  • Do things for you, rather than seeking external validation 


This episode serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative effects of leading with purpose, the resilience required to enact change, and the personal fulfilment that comes from aligning with one's true values. 


Stay courageous and connected to your purpose!


For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ

Show Notes

In this week’s episode, I talk with the brilliant Karen Boswell. Join us as we delve deep into the vital significance of purpose in both individual and business success. 

I am so grateful for Karen’s transparency in sharing her career highs and lows and shedding light on topics often hidden behind a facade of success.

Key discussion points:

  •  Overcoming feeling excluded and having self-doubt following a merger announcement
  •  Rebuilding confidence after losing personal purpose
  • Blind recruiting to mitigate biases and promote inclusivity
  • Building trust through vulnerability and transparency
  • When to push for change or move on in leadership
  • From profit-centric to purpose-driven business, the necessity to adapt or face decline
  • Flip the traditional meeting agenda to prioritise people's issues
  • The challenges of a large company's complexities and hierarchies 
  • Strategies on how to build a culture virtually
  • Do things for you, rather than seeking external validation 


This episode serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative effects of leading with purpose, the resilience required to enact change, and the personal fulfilment that comes from aligning with one's true values. 


Stay courageous and connected to your purpose!


For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ