The Courageous Leaders Club

107: Claire Humphris: Navigating Public Visibility: Perspectives from a CEO

June 13, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 14 Episode 106
107: Claire Humphris: Navigating Public Visibility: Perspectives from a CEO
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The Courageous Leaders Club
107: Claire Humphris: Navigating Public Visibility: Perspectives from a CEO
Jun 13, 2024 Season 14 Episode 106
Joanna Howes

In this week’s episode, I get to talk to the brilliant Claire Humphris, CEO of Iris Worldwide.

Claire was one of the founders of Iris and she openly shares the highs and lows of running an agency over the last 25 years.

We explore Claire's initial resistance to becoming CEO and the challenges of putting yourself out there for all to see. 

Key discussion points:

  • The challenge of stepping up as CEO after being used to being part of a leadership team
  • The importance of letting go of the need to be liked
  • The perspective of sport and business in resilience and endurance
  • Why character is so important when hiring and building a team
  • The fear of judgment that comes with being in the public eye
  • The mental strength needed and how business and sport have helped to develop this
  • Being able to rely on yourself and reframe problems 
  • Insights on when to take the lead and when to challenge 

This was our first  episode since moving to video recordings and I’m grateful to Claire for making it such an easy transition. 



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 get to talk to the brilliant Claire Humphris, CEO of Iris Worldwide.

Claire was one of the founders of Iris and she openly shares the highs and lows of running an agency over the last 25 years.

We explore Claire's initial resistance to becoming CEO and the challenges of putting yourself out there for all to see. 

Key discussion points:

  • The challenge of stepping up as CEO after being used to being part of a leadership team
  • The importance of letting go of the need to be liked
  • The perspective of sport and business in resilience and endurance
  • Why character is so important when hiring and building a team
  • The fear of judgment that comes with being in the public eye
  • The mental strength needed and how business and sport have helped to develop this
  • Being able to rely on yourself and reframe problems 
  • Insights on when to take the lead and when to challenge 

This was our first  episode since moving to video recordings and I’m grateful to Claire for making it such an easy transition. 



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