Episode 301 Gratitude Infusion with Kerry Wekelo

On this episode of The Lead Up Podcast, Mike is joined by returning guest Kerry Wekelo! Kerry returns to the podcast to share some more inspiring motivation tips for leaders to use to motivate, encourage and create a goal-driven culture within the workforce.

Kerry gives us an insight into her career background as the Chief Operating Officer for Actualise Consulting. She has been working with the company for 17 years with the past 12 being heavily focused on people and the culture within the organization.

Kerry shares the importance of getting to know your people so that you as a leader can help them to meet their own goals and the company goals.

Kerry encourages great leaders to ask these questions during regular and consistent check-ins:

  • How are you doing on a personal level?
  • What are the biggest challenges you are facing right now?
  • How can I help with some of these challenges?

Mike and Kerry discuss how mental health checks should be a huge priority for leaders. Kerry gives us some of the things she does for her workforce that other great leaders should do to promote honesty and openness around mental health:

  • Do regular wellness check
  • Create various ways your team can ground themselves and talk about what they’re experiencing through a yoga class, a mindfulness class, a meditation class, a fitness class, etc.
  • Be honest as a leader, share your struggles and how you manage them

You can connect with Kerry through LinkedIn 

You can check out Kerry’s book, Gratitude Infusion