Leadership is a Journey w/ Velveth Schmitz

by | Jun 12, 2023 | Podcast

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Guest: Velveth Schmitz knows better than anyone that leadership is a journey. Recently named CEO of Hire Better, an award-winning strategic talent partner for entrepreneurial, growth-minded, middle-market companies, Velveth is on a mission to grow herself and others. Velveth builds partnerships with leaders of high-growth, entrepreneurial organizations by delivering end-to-end solutions that put the right people and strategies in place to build strong corporate cultures and ensure positive financial results. This includes helping founders and CEOs find the right team members to grow their businesses.

Velveth also served as Mayor for Rolling Hills Estates in 2020 and continues to serve as Councilmember. She is involved in various 501(c)3 and county boards where she serves as chair or vice-chair. Velveth is a proud alum of the University of California, Berkeley, where she remains involved in various roles.

Episode in a Tweet: Lead with love. At the end of the day, we are all doing the best we can with what we have. When leaders show compassion and grace, they help their employees become the best versions of themselves.

Background: Velveth Schmitz is a connector by nature and has successfully managed individuals and teams, developed and grown businesses, developed strategic initiatives and effectively managed change. She is a collaborator working to bring out the best in people. During this week’s episode of Reflect Forward, Velveth and I discuss why a leader’s number one job is to bring the best out in their people. She shares how she transitioned from executive team member to CEO and why feedback is so important. She also tells a bit about her experience as Mayor of her community during COVID and what she learned about giving the people she worked with the agency to make decisions in the face of the unknown. And finally, she brings me to tears are she shares her experience with mental health, suicide and finding love in the face of tragedy. Her experience exemplifies how leadership is a journey with no final destination. You’ll love this episode and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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