#43 - Stephen Shedletzky, Head of Brand Experience and Igniter at Simon Sinek
#43 - Stephen Shedletzky, Head of Brand Experience and Igniter at Simon Sinek. From finding your calling, building your own MBA, reaching out to your hero and helping people find fulfillment at work.
Join in for a conversation with Stephen Shedletzky, Head of Brand Experience and Igniter at Simon Sinek. If that name is familiar with you it may be because you may have watched Simon Sinek's famous TedTalk or read his first book "Start with Why". Stephen joined Simon Sinek's company, called after his own name, as the 4th employee 7.5 years ago. Stephen's journey to help people feel more fulfilled and engaged by the work they do started when on his first day on his first job at Suncor's leadership program when they fired 1000 people post-merger. This propelled him on a journey to find how he could do his life's work. We chat about the fruitful departure from Suncor, his foray into human capital consulting, why his tenure there was even shorter than at Suncor, starting his own platform for change as a personal 2-year MBA, the 5 paragraph email that got him a call with Simon Sinek and how his journey with Simon started a new chapter in his life. My first meeting with Stephen was when he graciously invited me to attend a talk he was giving at an incubator and though that was a treat it was nothing compared to the intensely fun discussion I got to have with him on the podcast. It was a super fun conversation and we also spoke about maybe even doing a part two in the near future so if you liked it please let me know on my sites contact page.