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How to Shape Leadership with Authentic Communication Techniques Featuring Kelly Whitaker

Kelly Whitaker (she/her) is an LA-based communication specialist, speaker, and head of Kelly Convos. Her dynamic and singular approach empowers conflict-averse leaders and individuals to confidently and compassionately conduct difficult conversations in service of personal growth and lasting problem-solving.

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will discover the strategies for successful communication that can transform your leadership and resolve conflicts effectively.

Kelly and I discuss:

  • Her altruistic motivations and diverse career path leading up to her current role [00:01:00]
  • The importance of communication skills across different social spheres [00:02:00]
  • Deliberate focus on conflict resolution and the needs it addresses [00:03:31]
  • A methodology for conducting difficult conversations and finding solutions [00:05:01]
  • How recruitment experiences shaped her approach to communication [00:06:39]
  • The decision to transition from employee to entrepreneur [00:08:40]
  • The impact of effective communication on leadership and team dynamics [00:10:19]
  • The value of interpersonal communication in a digital age [00:16:39]
  • Networking and community building to enhance personal and professional growth [00:19:40]

Learn more about Kelly at her website www.kellyconvos.com and follow her on Instagram @kellyconvos.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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