7 Questions with Jessica Glazer
Name: Jessica Glazer
Current title: Founder
Current organisation: MindHR Inc
Jessica Glazer is a humanitarian at heart.
Helping people, helping companies and helping everyone succeed.
She is also a motivational speaker and appears regularly on various news and radio stations speaking about employment related issues. She was the television host of Videotron MTV Starline, a micro-documentary series about local businesses as a multi-generational and multi-ethnic urban exploration of Montreal's entrepreneurs and job market. Jessica has further worked as a recruitment consultant, LinkedIN Branding specialist and served on ACCESS board of directors for Employment & Staffing services, with advances best practices and ethical standards within the recruitment industry.
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
Sometimes it's just getting started and focused on what I want to see succeed.
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I left the agency world and always felt I could be working for myself and on my own so as I was looking I thought "Well I can't be the only independent recruiter out there so as I was calling clients, I called candidates and independent recruiters...and so MindHR was created.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
It's not about structure it's about adapting to change to make the day work
4. What’s the most recent significant leadership lesson you’ve learned?
Allow others to lead but hold the reins when necessary.
5. What one book has had the most profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The Presence Process By Michael Brown. It's about living in the moment so you don't get ahead in the "what ifs"
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
Slowly. With communication in place so no one feels stepped on
7. If you had to pick just one story, what would be the most meaningful story from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
The time I was able to change the city but posting about the homeless in Montreal during covid.