“Expressing Your Voice as a Leader” with Pam Slim

Are you ready to step into your next level of leadership? If you want an honest conversation about how to trust yourself as a leader, learn how to handle rejection, and serve your community authentically, this episode is for you.

In today’s conversation, I get cozy with Pamela Slim, the author of two best-selling books: Escape from Cubicle Nation – a movement designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur, and Body of Work Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together – gives a fresh perspective on the skills required to thrive in the new world of work.

Pamela Slim is a small business coach who advises very large companies on how to understand and connect with small business owners today. Pam’s insight is drawn from her decades of coaching, as well as inside her small business learning laboratory on Main Street in Mesa, Arizona, where she talks every day with entrepreneurs from every walk of life, from side hustlers to companies in high scaling mode. She is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

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What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

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Resources + links mentioned:

Pamela Slim


The Main Street Learning Lab at K’é

Small Business Learning Lab

Connect with Pam on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter

The VIA Survey

Kolbe Index


Key Quotes:

“I always tell my clients that my job is really to support and strengthen the leadership capacity that they have in their business.” [7:1]

“There’s something really just weird about saying that the only way you can be creative and free is by working for yourself.” [16:44]

“I never considered that I was actually going to end up being a writer. I’m as shocked as anybody else.” [25:08]

“It’s so amazing to be really connected to the community; to be part of a physical community.” [45:38]

“Of course we need to be active politically, as well as doing things to support local businesses.” [47:46]

“True leadership is acting on what it is that you know to be true.” [51:45]

“It’s much easier often to sell a solution, rather than to solve a problem.” [54:47]

“I know that all of us want to be better. It’s not from lack of wanting, but often we just don’t have the time to safely explore.” [57:49]


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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove

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