Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, International Best-Selling Author
Elinor Stutz broke through barriers long before doing so was popular. Against all the odds, she defied the theme, “women can’t sell” to become the top producer at every company she ever worked, all the while ignoring attempts to get her to quit.
Eleven years later, I lay motionless on a stretcher with an irreparable broken neck. Two visions appearing before me, and a brilliant gold light encasing my entire body, gave me reason to believe I would recover. I whole-heartedly knew I was about to embark upon empowering audiences far and wide. In the moment, I negotiated a full recovery with the promise to be of service. The surgeon and hospital staff anointed me with the title, “The Walking Miracle.”
As the CEO of Smooth Sale, Stutz adapted the motto, ***“Believe, Become, Empower.”*** Believe in yourself; Become the person you envision; Empower your audience to do the same. Stutz is on the Social Media Committee for Inclusion Allies Coalition devoted to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Leaders show care and support in different ways.
- Positive and negative experiences shape our beliefs and behaviors.
- Stick to values and priorities and don’t be swayed.
[6:27] Career challenges, a near-death car accident, and promise to help others.
[11:33] Early life experiences shape us and our beliefs, whether positive or negative.
[18:55] Overcoming challenges, resilience and overcoming adversity are key.
[25:54] Sharing gifts and stories encourages personal growth.
[26:00] Overcoming self-limiting beliefs is key to leadership.
[31:15] Fairness, diversity, and inclusivity.