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The Lead with Trust Podcast is a production of the International Partnering Institute (IPI). IPI is a 501C3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the value of Collaborative Partnering to the construction industry by helping owners, and all construction project leaders, understand how to Deliver Partnering that Works™. Learn more: https://partneringinstitute.org/

The Lead with Trust podcast is hosted by IPI’s Founder, Sue Dyer. Sue is known as “the Godmother of Partnering. To learn more about how to Deliver Partnering That Works™ please email: info@PartneringInstitute.org

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The Lead with Trust Podcast is a production of the International Partnering Institute (IPI). IPI is a 501C3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the value of Collaborative Partnering to the construction industry by helping owners, and all construction project leaders, understand how to Deliver Partnering that Works™. Learn more: https://partneringinstitute.org/

The Lead with Trust podcast is hosted by IPI’s Founder, Sue Dyer. Sue is known as “the Godmother of Partnering. To learn more about how to Deliver Partnering That Works™ please email: info@PartneringInstitute.org

    77 | Building Bridges: The Evolution of Women's Roles in Construction

    77 | Building Bridges: The Evolution of Women's Roles in Construction

    Today marks the final episode of the Lead with Trust podcast in 2023. In this episode, Sue reflects on a year dedicated to empowering women in construction. With over forty years of experience in the field, she shares her unique journey as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, beginning in the early 1980s, a time when career opportunities for women were limited and societal norms were markedly different. Sue recounts the challenges she faced, including the struggle to gain respect and acceptance in construction. Her experiences, from being the only woman in the room to confronting gender biases, reveal some of the significant cultural shifts that have occurred over the decades.
    Sue delves into her role in negotiating with unions, highlighting key strategies that helped her succeed in a tough environment. She emphasizes the power of setting the agenda and controlling the narrative, which earned her the nickname "the Snake Lady" for achieving what seemed impossible. By taking a long-term view and focusing on the industry's collective needs, she was able to negotiate agreements beneficial to all parties involved. Sue also underscores the industry's inclusive nature, welcoming all who are willing to work hard, regardless of gender or background. This sentiment is a testament to the progress made over the years.

    Join Sue for this fascinating discussion!

    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.

    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    The societal and professional obstacles women face in traditionally male-dominated fields.Sue's innovative approach to union negotiations and how setting the agenda can control the outcome.How taking a long view in business negotiations and planning can lead to sustainable success.The construction industry's evolution towards accepting diverse talents, irrespective of gender or background.And so much more...


    Resources:
    International Partnering Institute
    IPI Project Leader Certification
    Join the International Partnering Institute
    Sue's Email

    • 19 min
    76 | Emily Cohen | Lessons Learned from the BWIC Series

    76 | Emily Cohen | Lessons Learned from the BWIC Series

    Today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show marks the conclusion of the Bring Women into Construction series, and this time Sue chats with Emily Cohen, the Executive Vice President of United Contractors, an Association representing hundreds of union-signatory construction firms across California. She is the founder of EHC Content, a communications consulting firm, and a Senate appointee to California’s High-Speed Rail Board of Directors. In the community, Emily serves on the Board of Trustees for the GLIDE Foundation and the Advisory Board for Old Skool Cafe.
    During the episode, Sue and Emily discuss the importance of incorporating more storytelling and marketing in the industry to encourage and nurture diversity. 

    They look at the culture shift that needs to happen, and the embedded stereotypes that must be challenged, in order to help bring more women into the industry.

    They also discuss the reasons why the 'old boys club' is simply no longer viable as a recruiting tool. When the trades neglect to recruit women, they are severely limiting the talent pool. 

    Join Sue and Emily for this fascinating discussion.

    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email. suedyer@sudyco.com

    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    The 10 biggest lessons learned from the Bring Women into Construction series.The importance of bringing your ingenuity to the construction industry.The power of mentoring and how it benefits all parts of the industryAnd so much more...


    Resources:
    Emily's LinkedIn
    United Contractors Association
    The Trusted Leader Course
    Lead with Trust Newsletter
    Sue's Email

    • 49 min
    75 | Sue Weiler-Doke | If You Love Construction, Say Something

    75 | Sue Weiler-Doke | If You Love Construction, Say Something

    Have you ever thought about a woman's evolving role in the industry of construction?
    Are you curious about how trust, culture, and diversity can reshape this male-dominated sector?
    In this inspiring podcast episode, we are going to explore the transformation of the construction industry through the experiences and insights of Sue, a seasoned professional in the construction field. 

    Discover how women are making a significant impact, not just in construction but in leadership positions, and how trust plays a pivotal role in this evolution.

    Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn in this episode:
    -The pivotal role of trust in shaping the construction industry's future.
    -Insights into fostering a culture of inclusivity and collaboration.
    -The unique perspectives and innovation that women bring to construction.

    It's time to embrace new opportunities and narratives women can make in construction.

    Enjoy listening!


    What You Will Learn In The Show:
    Women’s role in the construction industry: Women are pivotal in revolutionizing the construction industry's culture and practices.Trust In Construction: Building trust is paramount for success in construction, both within teams and organizations.Importance Of Communication: Effective communication is the cornerstone of a smooth leadership transition within construction companies.Pay Equity Issues: Solving pay equity issues requires a comprehensive analysis and strategic action plan.Women’s perspectives in construction: Women bring diverse perspectives to construction, driving innovation and creativity.Construction Industry Marketing: Marketing the industry and its opportunities is crucial to attracting diverse talent, debunking stereotypes, and showcasing appeal.The Value Of Personal Stories: Sharing personal experiences and stories can inspire others to explore construction careers.Creating Elevator Pitches: A concise elevator pitch about the industry can ignite interest in potential newcomers.

    Resources:
    The Trusted Leader Course
    Lead with Trust Newsletter
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com

    • 36 min
    74 | Meg-Anne Pryor | Bringing Women into OE3

    74 | Meg-Anne Pryor | Bringing Women into OE3

    In today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show, Sue chats with Meg-Anne Pryor, Apprenticeship Coordinator and Operating Engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers. Meg-Anne grew up in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco and worked there as an apprentice and as a journeywoman. After a friend told her about CityBuild, she joined the pre-apprenticeship training program and then got placed into the Operators trade.
    During the episode, Sue and Meg-Anne discuss The biggest barriers for women in the industry, primarily difficulties finding childcare. Meg-Anne believes that, because women are predominantly the caregivers, and when childcare is not available, they have to take care of their children, which prevents them from  being breadwinners.

    She offers insights on the challenges of being a woman in the industry. The need for respect, as well as the dangers of having nails, lashes and hair, things getting caught in machines and pinch points.

    Meg-Anne also offers advice for women looking to enter the trades: don't don't be afraid, go after it. She also suggests that contractors and employers that wish to attract women to their workforce need to consider offering incentives.

    Join Sue and Meg-Anne for this fascinating discussion!

    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.

    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    How to get started with an apprenticeship program in the industry.The old (and tired) belief that women can't do the job.Being the first African-American female apprenticeship coordinator.And so much more...


    Resources:
    Operating Engineers Local 3
    City Build San Francisco
    The Trusted Leader Course
    Lead with Trust Newsletter
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com
    Meg-Anne’s email: mpryor@oe3jac.org

    • 34 min
    73 | Kellie Lee | BWIC - Why Every Little Girl Should Thin About Construction as a Career

    73 | Kellie Lee | BWIC - Why Every Little Girl Should Thin About Construction as a Career

    Today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show marks another part of the Bring Women into Construction series, and this time Sue chats with Kellie Lee, a construction technology veteran who has worked in the industry for over a decade. She spent nearly six years at part of the team that worked to grow Procore Technologies, a SaaS company that connects people, applications, and devices in one central hub, as well as several construction technology start-ups. Along with her experience and knowledge, she also has a passion for making construction a viable career path for women - starting with children.
    During the episode, Sue and Kellie discuss her passion for diversity and inclusion in the industry, and how that really began with her work at Procore, alongside her friend and co-worker, Danielle Edberg.
    They look at the book Kellie and her husband are writing, which will tell the stories of countless incredible and powerful women on job sites who built the world that people interact with every day.
    They also discuss the biggest barriers for women entering the construction industry, as well as Kellie's belief that those barriers are formed all the way in childhood, when, as parents, we take away a young girl's ability to be brave.
    Join Sue and Kellie for this fascinating discussion.
    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.
    Enjoy!
    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    Kellie's experience in the construction industry, and how the birth of her daughter brought a new perspective to her women-in-construction journey.The gender gap in the construction industry and methods for addressing it.Changing the public perception of the construction industry, and introducing construction to children.And so much more...

    Resources:
    Kellie's LinkedIn
    Procore Technologies
    The Trusted Leader Course
    Lead with Trust Newsletter
    Sue's Email

    • 42 min
    72 | Coralee Beatty | BWIC | Why Not Start Your Own Construction Business?

    72 | Coralee Beatty | BWIC | Why Not Start Your Own Construction Business?

    Today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show is another installment in the Bring Women into Construction series. This time out, Sue chats with Coralee Beatty, Business Strategist and Fractional COO of ThriveHQ, speaker, trainer and serial entrepreneur. Coralee's experience in the construction industry started with a 10 year career as a building envelope consultant with a multinational engineering firm. She left to work full time with her husband in their mechanical contracting business and remained there for the following 15 years. When the business quickly grew to seven figures, Coralee realized that the business was running her life. The freedom that business ownership was supposed to offer was lost in the running of the business - putting out one fire, and then the next. She hired a business coach to help keep her accountable and to help her learn how to structure her business, increase profitability and scale it to multi-seven figures, putting herself in a position to finally sell it and strike out on her own. Coralee has since set out on her path of coaching other women business owners in construction and trades, sharing the lessons she's learned, to lighten their burden and help them reach the life they want.
    During the episode, Sue and Coralee discuss her journey in the construction industry, to a building and selling a seven-figure business and eventually charting her own path as an entrepreneur and coach.
    Coralee offers insights on her experiences as a woman working as a consultant in the construction industry.

    They also explore the four primary reasons why women leave the construction industry, including a lack of flexibility and family obligations.

    Join Sue and Coralee for this fascinating discussion about the entrepreneurial path and the rewards and challenges it offers to women in construction.

    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.

    Enjoy!

    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    The importance of having an end goal in mind when starting a business.Why many women are leaving the construction industry.How Coralee grew and eventually sold a seven-figure business.And so much more...

    Resources:
    Thrive HQ website
    Hiring Secrets book
    Coralee's email: success@thrivehq.ca
    Sudyco website
    Lead with Trust Newsletter
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com
    Sudyco YouTube channel

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Lisa Marie Platske ,

Fantastic interview!

It was an honor to join Sue Dyer for this wonderful conversation. We discussed how challenges and adversity can lead us to turn towards vulnerability and trust which are absolutely necessary to transform our lives. Even tragedies such as 9/11 are catalysts to change and at times embrace a new path with new found courage. Make sure to check out the other episodes on this fantastic show, as Sue interviews many leaders who are changing lives with authenticity and trust.

Jamie Vanek ,

The construction world needs this!

Sue brings a fresh, sophisticated, informed viewpoint to the construction industry. I love her ability to broaden federal and commercial practices to all construction. We need more of this.

meg1518 ,

Real and relatable

Wow, Sue has done it again! Her thoughtful insight, real life experiences and engaging guests allow you to reframe how you function as a leader. Sue is a trusted advisor in many industries and had paved the way to rethink your leadership style.

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