How To Create Space for Your Unique Leadership Voice with Colleen Barraclough

In this episode, best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje speaks with Colleen Barraclough, Vice President of Operations - North American at DaXtra Technologies.
In this episode...
0:21 - Colleen's background - Colleen explains her role at DaXtra Technologies.
1:13 - VP of Operations - What does this title involve?
2:14 - First leadership position - DaXtra Technologies is Colleen's first leadership role. How did she land it?
4:27 - Nuggets of leadership advice - What experiences shaped Colleen's leadership beliefs?
6:02 - Talker by nature - Colleen shares advice for talkers who stand to benefit from listening.
8:33 - The question/answer balance - How does Colleen determine which questions to answer directly versus using the discovery process?
15:13 - First female executive at DaXtra - What has Colleen's experience been like?
18:18 - Speaking up as a female - How did Colleen get the courage to speak up when her voice felt minimized around male colleagues?
20:52 - The power of the VP title - How would Colleen describe her relationship with her colleagues today?
23:07 - DaXtra culture - What is at the core of the organization's beliefs?
24:40 - Colleen's advice to herself - What advice would Colleen give her younger self?

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