Thursday Aug 24, 2023

The Business of Advocating for Businesses with Heather Kasten

Join us this week as we speak with Heather Kasten, President and CEO of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Together, we discuss Heather’s career trajectory, her success in returning to work after raising children, what qualities she sees in great leaders, and how she has shaped the culture of the Chamber.

3 Takeaways:

  1. (13:00) You have to have a balance of stress and fun in a work environment
  2. (16:25) Don't be afraid to take a risk and be bold
  3. (19:00) Don't be afraid to ask, and don't mind when someone tells you “no”.

Timestamps:

(00:00) Introducing Heather Kasten

(00:48) Tell us about your career before moving to Sarasota

(03:40) Overcoming the obstacle of being a mother who took time to raise her children

(04:55) Where does your passion for businesses come from?

(07:00) What are some of the big picture goals for the Chamber in the future?

(09:53) The culture of the Chamber

(14:00) How the workforce has changed

(16:20) What stands out as characteristics of a good leader?

(17:40) What was your work experience growing up?

(20:40) Hot seat questions

Join us every week as we interview business leaders to learn what makes them great, what they look for in growing leaders, and much more.

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