Name: Laura Krohn
Title: Executive Director, Wellness
Organisation: Pyramid Global Hospitality
Laura Krohn, MPH, CWWS, CWP, is a seasoned executive in the health and wellness field, working with private, governmental, and NGO institutions. With over 30 yrs across a variety of global environments, Laura brings a diverse depth of understanding and knowledge from varied vantage points of entry.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Laura's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
The need for constant real-time communication with a high degree of emationally needy associates. This requires significant situational awareness and emotional intelligence.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Early in my journey I was given an opportunity to enter a training program with a restaurant company.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Daily variations but early AM is my personal development time for Journaling and listening to mentors. Then review the proxies for the day and seeks to stay mindful of reducing distractions to move the needle on actionable items that drive goals forward.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
The importance of EI and spacial awareness is paramount in associate and leadership relations.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. Practical, tactical skills to be a conscious leader.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Personal development, personal development, personal development and then add a mentor!!
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Being about to show up for an associate who's brother committed suicide and support her at the funeral in a very dysfunctional family environment. The power of human compassion!!