Leadership Insights

Moving from Me to We

From Me to We

Several years ago, Wiley had a big theme under the same title, “From Me to We.” It was, and still is, significant as it focuses on moving from a hierarchical leadership model with an all-powerful leader to a team-driven model with leadership throughout.

Now, as The Conversations That Matters grows, I am doing the same. My team has grown to four team members plus key contractors. Our business, in the last year, has exploded with new custom leadership development projects, as well as consistent growth of our “Building Great Teams” workshop.

Building the team needed to execute this growth has been a labor of love. Each member has been chosen because of their unique capabilities, for sure. However, these capabilities aren’t so rare that I couldn’t have found many others to fill each position. More important than their practical skills and expertise, they were chosen because they are good people who have high emotional intelligence. They are team players, motivated, positive, incredible communicators, and just plain fun to work with!

Let me introduce you to The Conversations That Matter team:

Ava Goepfert, Senior Facilitator and Leadership Coach 

She works with our clients to understand their people and business needs, then creates and facilitates custom team and leadership programs to build community with their people and grow their businesses! 

Fun Fact about Ava: her first job was at a lumber company driving a logging forklift for 9 hours a day! 

Kait Wyman, Administrative Operations Manager 

She supports our clients by coordinating schedules, generating Everything DiSC reports, and handling administrative tasks for our CEO. 

Fun fact about Kait: She loves to read and sets a reading goal for herself every year!

Heather Gedrose, Program Engagement Manager

Heather manages our client engagement through communication, process and ensuring that we are aligned with our clients every step of the way to provide them with successful programs.

Fun fact about Heather: Heather loves dogs and hopes to foster her second pup soon!

Tammy Krings, CEO

Tammy serves as the CEO of The Conversations That Matter. She is our key point of contact for all custom leadership development programs and pursues a standard of excellence for our programming, service and client partnerships. 

Fun fact about Tammy: She loves to cook and is currently focusing on a goal of cooking 100 new recipes by the end of 2022.