The Power in the Pivot with Andrea Butcher

Does it feel like you're spinning your wheels trying to achieve your vision, find clarity, and maximize your impact? Andrea Butcher, CEO of HRD and podcast host of Being at Work, says the solution is to go big picture. In this episode, she shares her four-step visioning process and discusses the importance of knowing exactly what you’re working toward. Listen in to hear how to go from reacting to challenges and responding to them instead within the context of your goals.

Guest Info

Andrea Butcher, CEO - HRD, A Leadership Development Company

Andrea Butcher has a 20+ year career as a business leader, executive coach, and advocate in the talent development and the human resources space. She knows how to lead organizations and leaders from the big picture to execution with a proven track record of growing and strengthening organizations.

Andrea has an inherent ability to quickly connect, understand pain points, and offer empathy and support to help others take accountability for making improvements. She also hosts HRD’s weekly podcast, Being [at Work], which highlights stories of executives leading through difficult challenges.


Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • If you’re influencing anyone, you’re a leader. Consider what kind of influence you’re having
  • Create a big picture image of what you want in life to stop reacting to challenges and respond to them within the context of your goals
  • You’re able to do really hard things when you focus your energy on completing them

What to listen for:

[02:28] Defining leadership

[04:46] The Power in the Pivot

[09:29] Having a bigger picture mindset

[15:41] Staying in the hard stuff

[21:08] The impact of finding your people

[23:57] A four-step visioning process

[33:20] Andrea’s self-limiting story

[34:16] Quick questions with Andrea

[37:05] Andrea’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace


Additional Resources

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