Episode 68: Terry St. Marie on Human Leadership

Today's guest is my friend and Superwoman Summit 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.

We had an incredible conversation about the power of being more human in your leadership. We discussed Terry's journey to leadership and his insight for women leaders today. 

You guys, Terry really gets it in an authentic, thoughtful way. He's one of those men that values what our mission is all about and embodies that on a daily, so I'm so excited to share this conversation with you. 

We discussed topics that included:

  • The power of being more human as a leader
  • The struggles Terry has seen women face in his 35+ year career in corporate America
  • Terry's opinion about the future of work and what you need to consider as you position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Terry's concept of the litmus test for your employer, why it matters and how to go about it 
  • What to do when you have to have a hard conversation with your employer to stay in your integrity as a leader

I hope you get as much out of this as I did. As a leader of The Superwoman Project community, I was reminded throughout this entire conversation of the power of the feminine principles I teach such as authenticity, integrity, and genuine communication.  

Be sure to connect with Terry on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and join us for the First Annual Superwoman Summit October 20-22 to hear Terry speak. 

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