29 min

You’re Not Just Doing Work; You Are Leading People - Staci Wilken Leadership LevelUp

    • Self-Improvement

Stepping into a leadership role is intimidating, and this feeling is unchanging even if the role is one you have curated for yourself. Staci Wilken has just stepped into being an entrepreneur full time in starting her business, Experience Edit, in the past six months. In this episode, Staci delves into the challenges that come with becoming a leader and starting your own business. It requires facing your fears and identity, relying on your support network, and fully trusting in the process. 
Alongside hosts Dr. Jeff Williamson and Brian Prairie, Staci Wilken addresses how approaching a new leadership role requires consideration of the leaders you have experienced. One theme that Staci notes is seeing the difference between a boss and a leader – a boss tells you to do something, but a leader shows you. Staci shares how this theme has taken root in her own business with constant consideration that “You’re not just doing work; you are leading people... how do you do this well?”. 
Tune in to hear more about Staci Wilken’s recent entrepreneurial journey and candid insight into starting Experience Edit. 

MEET YOUR GUEST
Staci Wilken graduated from Milikin University with her bachelor’s in Marketing in 2003 and has since been the Executive Director and Event Coordinator for Manteno Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Manteno as well as Executive Director for Kankakee Counter Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. 
Most Recently, Staci Wilken took the leap in starting her consulting business, Experience Edit. Experience Edit seeks to bridge the gap between businesses and their customer experiences. In mediating this, Experience Edit considers new approaches for businesses through services such as brand implementation, experience curation, project management, and small – scale interior design. 

SPONSOR
Pathfinder: A full-service creative & marketing agency with a mission to provide strategic storytelling to our clients.

There is no greater impact in this world than a story. Storytelling is how we learn, remember, and feel. The world has used storytelling since the beginning of time to entertain, teach, inspire, and innovate.

Pathfinder’s mission is to provide strategic storytelling for our clients. How? Through inventive business services and pioneering campaigns that help organizations find their own path and carry out their vision.


CONVERGE
Converge provides professional & leadership development, executive coaching, and consulting services. Service offerings include individual executive coaching, team and small group coaching, creation and delivery of professional development programs and curriculum for managers and front-line staff.

Stepping into a leadership role is intimidating, and this feeling is unchanging even if the role is one you have curated for yourself. Staci Wilken has just stepped into being an entrepreneur full time in starting her business, Experience Edit, in the past six months. In this episode, Staci delves into the challenges that come with becoming a leader and starting your own business. It requires facing your fears and identity, relying on your support network, and fully trusting in the process. 
Alongside hosts Dr. Jeff Williamson and Brian Prairie, Staci Wilken addresses how approaching a new leadership role requires consideration of the leaders you have experienced. One theme that Staci notes is seeing the difference between a boss and a leader – a boss tells you to do something, but a leader shows you. Staci shares how this theme has taken root in her own business with constant consideration that “You’re not just doing work; you are leading people... how do you do this well?”. 
Tune in to hear more about Staci Wilken’s recent entrepreneurial journey and candid insight into starting Experience Edit. 

MEET YOUR GUEST
Staci Wilken graduated from Milikin University with her bachelor’s in Marketing in 2003 and has since been the Executive Director and Event Coordinator for Manteno Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Manteno as well as Executive Director for Kankakee Counter Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. 
Most Recently, Staci Wilken took the leap in starting her consulting business, Experience Edit. Experience Edit seeks to bridge the gap between businesses and their customer experiences. In mediating this, Experience Edit considers new approaches for businesses through services such as brand implementation, experience curation, project management, and small – scale interior design. 

SPONSOR
Pathfinder: A full-service creative & marketing agency with a mission to provide strategic storytelling to our clients.

There is no greater impact in this world than a story. Storytelling is how we learn, remember, and feel. The world has used storytelling since the beginning of time to entertain, teach, inspire, and innovate.

Pathfinder’s mission is to provide strategic storytelling for our clients. How? Through inventive business services and pioneering campaigns that help organizations find their own path and carry out their vision.


CONVERGE
Converge provides professional & leadership development, executive coaching, and consulting services. Service offerings include individual executive coaching, team and small group coaching, creation and delivery of professional development programs and curriculum for managers and front-line staff.

29 min