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Wickedly Smart Women

Sep 23, 2021

No doubt you’re familiar with the saying, ‘It’s not personal; it’s just business.’ But MaryPat Kavanagh contends that business IS personal, especially if we want to create something with lasting impact. So, what skills do we need to build sustainable, legacy businesses that are bigger than ourselves?

MaryPat is the creator of MaryPat Speaks, a leadership empowerment consultancy supporting business owners and entrepreneurs in skill building for sustainable leadership. She has formal training through Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead program and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. MaryPat also has 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, and she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow their businesses via Strategic Results, the full-service marketing agency she has led since 1999.

On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, MaryPat joins Anjel to discuss her ability to sustain herself through challenging times, describing how she leveraged self-leadership when other support structures failed her. She challenges us to develop the skills of sustainable leadership, cultivating the emotional agility we need to enjoy the entrepreneurial journey and leave a lasting impact. Listen in for MaryPat’s insight on valuing people, connecting with others and being true to yourself as you evolve into a leader of the future!

What You Will Learn 

MaryPat’s ability to sustain herself through challenging times

What inspired MaryPat to leverage her risk-taker gene and become an entrepreneur

How MaryPat cultivated self-leadership when other support structures failed her

MaryPat’s focus on helping people develop practical leadership skills

How emotional agility and self-awareness help us grow into sustainable leaders

Why business IS personal if you want to build something with lasting impact

MaryPat’s distinction between sustainable leadership and the broader idea of sustainability leadership

The relationship among legacy, collaboration and sustainability

MaryPat’s take on what the leadership of the future looks like 

Connect with MaryPat Kavanagh

MaryPat Speaks

Strategic Results


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Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead Training

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Connect with Anjel B. Hartwell

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