Kerry Siggins About Keynote Speaker

I am Kerry Siggins, and I am a transformation architect.

What’s a transformation architect? Someone who intentionally and expertly designs and executes personal, team, and company transformations. I am a CEO, advisor, board leader, speaker and writer, and nothing inspires me more than helping others transform their lives, leadership, and companies.

What I Do

I am the CEO of StoneAge, a fast-growing manufacturing and tech company based in Colorado. I was fortunate enough to be named a Top Influential CEO in 2021 and was a finalist for Colorado’s CEO of the Year in 2017. StoneAge is recognized as a Top 100 Company to Work For by Outside Magazine. I sit on several boards and am a Young President Organization (YPO) member. I deliver keynotes on transforming your life, team and company. I host several podcasts, including the popular podcast Reflect Forward. I am an author, blogger, and contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine, and BIC Magazine, and my blog is visited by thousands of readers each month.

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My Leadership Journey

At the ripe old age of 28, I began my journey of leading StoneAge. I quickly learned how to adjust my style to effectively lead smart people who knew a heck of a lot more than I did. Being a relatively young leader, especially for my role, I had a lot to learn — not only about the product and the industry — but also how to manage and motivate people.  And managing and motivating people takes exceptional leadership and communication skills. To be quite frank, I screwed up a lot in my early days, and still am learning from the mistakes I make today. That’s why I am passionate about growth, self-awareness, accountability, and improved communication skills. By doing the hard work daily, I’ve been able to transform my life and leadership. And now, my biggest impact comes from serving others by helping them learn how to transform their lives and leadership, too.

​Along the way, I developed a knack for what my colleagues teasingly call Kerry’s Human Engineering. It is incredibly motivating and rewarding to help my employees transform themselves by identifying and developing their talents, finding the “right” role, and then succeeding beyond anything they imagined. I am committed to helping my fellow coworkers transform— not only as employee owners — but as human beings.

My leadership style is based on relentless curiosity, radical transparency, driving change, seeking candid feedback, and inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves. And I try to have as much fun as possible while doing it!

This brings me to why I created my blog and podcast…I know you want to be an impactful leader who transforms the lives of the people you lead.

The problem is, transformation is hard. But no matter how uncomfortable you feel, you must lean into the discomfort if you want to transform. The ability to lead is inside you, but it takes work to develop. When you take the time to look inside and transform yourself, then, only then, will you have what it takes to transform your team and your company.

I am here to help. Why? Because I believe your colleagues and team need you and your gifts. You can lead yourself and others to their full potential.

Want to Know a Bit More?

I grew up in Montrose, a small town on the western slope of Colorado. At 18, I left home to attend Colorado School of Mines, a small engineering school in Golden, Colorado on a softball scholarship. At Mines, I quickly learned that I didn’t want to be an engineer. Quitting is not my style, so I stuck it out, graduated, and moved to Austin, Texas with the intent of working for a year or two and then going to graduate school. I found a jobs as a part-time waitress and as an operations coordinator for Eaton Corporation’s electrical engineering services group in central Texas. I quickly fell in love with the complexity of manufacturing, engineering, and operations and knew I found my passion. I did a short stint in the IT recruiting world where I learned about talent management, software, and client development. I never made it to grad school. 

After 5 years, I decided that the crazy lifestyle of Austin and the heat of Texas summers weren’t for me. In fact, I was living an unfilled life fueled by substance abuse, body image issues, and constant negative self-talk. I decided that if life was worth living, I better do it differently. So I put my belongings in storage, packed up my SUV, and drove to Durango, Colorado where my mom lived. I cried most of the 1000 miles out of both fear and excitement, sadness and happiness. I think that’s just what happens when you follow your heart.

Kerry Siggins and her family

I had no money and only a little hope of finding a job that would allow me to stay in Durango, but I figured I could be a ski bum for a winter and then move to Denver if it didn’t work out.  Luckily, I found StoneAge, where the two founders saw something in me that made them decide that I just might be the one who could take over running their company. They took a risk (although they thought I only had a 50/50 chance of making it) and hired me. 

I was named one of the Top 10 Most Infuencial CEOs in 2021 and was a finalist for Colorado’s CEO of the Year in 2017. StoneAge is recognized as a Top 100 company to work for by Outside Magazine. I sit on several other boards and am a member of YPO where I am on the executive committee of the Doing Business Globally Network.

I’m an author and blogger; I’ve been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, BIC Magazine, Times of Entrepreneurs, and Authority Magazine, and my blog is visited by thousands of readers each month.

I host two podcasts, Industrial Theory and Reflect Forward, and am an author and blogger; my articles have been published in a variety of magazines and my blog is visited by tens of thousands of readers each month.

Finally, but most importantly, I am the mother of an amazing kiddo named Jack, and the wife of Ryan Siggins, a serial entrepreneur whose latest adventure is SoCo Wood & Windows, a where we sell windows, doors, and high-end custom millworks.

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