Superwoman Summit Session:
The 8 Principles of More Human Leadership (and How They Can Work For You)
Join Terry for a workshop & discussion on how being a More Human Leader can lead to what he calls the "success trifecta" - a successful business, a happy team, and a fulfilled YOU. The chat will center around his 8 Principles and how they can work for you in many contexts, places and situations as you advance a productive and successful life and career.
Today we talk to Superwoman Summit 2017 speaker, Terry St. Marie
Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie is a writer, consultant, entrepreneur and startup investor living in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to the Rose City in 2010, he had a successful 23 year tenure as an executive in the cable television industry.
Terry has extensive experience in business operations, customer care, strategy and financial management. For the past 11 years he has also published a popular blog featuring his “More Human” leadership philosophy, TerryStarbucker.com, and was recently cited by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts”.
He’s also the co-founder and publisher of the online media company focused on Oregon entrepreneurs, BuiltOregon.com, and is Director of Finance for Portland handmade goods and music retailer Tender Loving Empire.
Terry is also an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund, and is board chair of Social Venture Partners Portland.
Leading up to The Superwoman Summit, we asked Terry a few questions:
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing professional women who want to excel?
Achieving the right blend of professional excellence, more human and caring leadership, and polite but persistent assertiveness to blast through the glass ceiling.
If you have one piece of advice for professional women when it comes to leadership, what would it be?
Have the bravery to speak up and put your workplace through the "litmus test" of equality, diversity and inclusion, and if it fails, have the guts to move on to something else.
Name a female leader you admire and why:
Brianne Mees, the CEO of Tender Loving Empire in Portland - she epitomizes a leader who practices what they preach about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects a set of more human values, respecting every person for who they are, serving a higher purpose, and setting the bar high with her own work ethic and professionalism.
What is your favorite quote to inspire women leaders?
“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”– Eleanor Roosevelt