Being courageous feels good. – Ed Evarts
Ed Evarts is the founder and president at Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid-to senior-level leaders and their teams. With extensive experience in innovative leadership and management, he possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results.
Author of Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job, and the forthcoming book Drive Your Career: 9 High-Impact Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Own Success, he has worked with many top brands like Johnson & Johnson, Keurig, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to help their leaders bring strategic plans to life.
On this episode Stacey and Ed talk about…
- What Ed wanted to be when he grew up and how that plays out in his work today (1:30)
- Ed’s move from passenger to driver of his career (4:30)
- The importance of networking to “drive your career” – it takes energy and it’s not just about asking for what you want (7:12)
- On raising visibility and value and being curious (14:38)
- Ed’s biggest challenges and insights for making the transition to independent coach (19:06)
- Being courageous feels good and the importance of vulnerability at work (23:00)
- Play the hand you’re dealt (30:01)
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