“If we hadn’t started the work with Aileron when we did, I honestly don’t know how we would’ve made it through COVID. Before, we couldn’t articulate what our people needed and how we could support them. The awareness of ourselves and what our colleagues needed, paired with a culture of active transparency and care, has made so much possible, even in a hard time.”
Today HEAPY continues to stay grounded in what matters most to its team by using an approach of continuous learning.
“My focus is making sure that we have the awareness to find our blind spots. What gives our people job satisfaction? What can we change? What are we missing in our understanding? My job is to find and break down those barriers.”
Especially in the uncertainty of a pandemic, it might seem counterintuitive for a CEO to profess he is more focused on barrier-breaking than bottom lines or growth metrics. But when we lead with self-awareness and humility, we realize how deeply energy, company culture, and results are tied together. Taking a step back to learn what’s not working ultimately fuels growth for ourselves, our teams, and our companies.