This is the fourth in a series of posts where I'll be introducing you to several of my fellow co-authors of Success University For Women In Leadership. In addition to sharing snippets from the book, I'll be asking authors questions that tap into their wisdom and go beyond the stories shared on the pages of their chapters.
Meet Co-Author, Catherine Scheers
Catherine Scheers is a professional speaker and best-selling author who helps corporations maximize their employees’ potential. She is the co-founder of Success University for Women. In addition to Success University For Women In Leadership, she is co-author of the international best-sellers Success University for Women in Business (Volume II), Success University for Women (Volume I) and The Success Secret.
Catherine is a Canfield Success Principles Trainer, Certified Professional Success Coach and graduate of the University of Calgary.
As someone who has held several highly stressful positions, from corporate to entrepreneurial, Catherine has a big heart for helping others overcome stress. In her chapter, Emotional Leadership, Catherine shares how leading herself through a stressful and emotionally charged situation at work led to long term success. She shares this advice:
"When you are able to deal with your personal triggers and put the emotions of a situation behind you, you will have faith that you can survive and thrive in any situation." (pg 42)
Beyond The Book
I recently had the opportunity to do a speed interview with Catherine. What follows is the result of our conversation.
Q. How do you determine when to lead and when to follow?
A. I think leadership is first and foremost about leading yourself and then supporting others, whether they report to you or vice-versa.
Q. What's been the biggest reward of developing your leadership abilities?
A. The ability to steer the ship, so to speak. And mentoring others, helping them achieve success.
Q. Sometimes being a leader can feel lonely. What is something you do to maintain a feeling of connectedness?
A. I think it’s about not expecting everyone will be your friend, or your best friend. They can be respectful colleagues. Have friends outside of work.
Q. I talk a lot about 'creating success on your own terms'. How do you think that applies to leadership?
A. There are as many leadership styles as there are leaders. Everyone is different. A key skill is adaptability to the organization and its staff, in order to move forward to key goals and priorities.
Great leaders allow space for laughter and fun. In that spirit, describe your leadership style using a GIF. :)
ABOUT SUCCESS UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Founded in 2015 by Jan Fraser and Catherine Scheers, Success University For Women™ is an organization whose vision is to educate, empower, and promote women around the world through books, conferences, and courses. I am proud to be associated with this organization and to be a featured co-author in their latest book.Success University For Women In Leadership --the 3rd book in the International Best-Selling Success University For Women series. Our official launch date is November 14, 2017. If you would like to stay informed of special pricing, bonuses, and events, SIGN UP HERE.