Season 2, Episode 2 | Transformative Compassion: Leading with Authenticity to Drive Passion and Purpose

Episode 2: Transformative Compassion: Leading with Authenticity to Drive Passion and Purpose

This episode has heart! I sit down with Elizabeth Adefioye, SVP and CHRO for Ingredion, a Fortune 500 company located in the suburbs of Chicago. Elizabeth is a forward thinking leader whose success is characterized by her ability to turn challenge into strengths and adversity into opportunities.

Join us to hear about her amazing journey, how she embraced changed as a platform for her own growth. Her career has been a global adventure and her passion for helping others find their purpose is inspiring!

3:00 The elevated role of the CHRO and talent as a competitive advantage.

6:49 How Elizabeth used her “yearn to learn” to embrace change.

8:20 Elizabeth’s perspective on balancing her personal and professional roles.

11:30 The importance of understanding your individual North Star.

13:45 Some of Elizabeth’s best advice for finding your authentic voice.

16:46 The importance of a growth mindset to company culture.

20:33 Learn how Elizabeth models transformative compassion to lead with purpose.

24:36 Elizabeth shares her perspective on giving and receiving feedback.

34:11 Hear what’s on Elizabeth’s bucket list!

In her current role, Elizabeth is focused on delivering people strategies that achieve a high-performance culture by attracting and developing world-class talent. As a member of Ingredion’s Executive Leadership Team, she is a passionate, forward-thinking leader committed to driving meaningful change that delivers tangible business outcomes. Most recently, Elizabeth led the company’s culture and business transformation and the development of a new purpose statement and contemporized values, built around three simple words: Make Life Better. Through her advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, she is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and executive sponsor for Ingredion’s largest Business Resource Group (WIN – Women in Ingredion). Elizabeth serves on the board of SHRM, the Society for Human Resources Management as well as Skills for Chicagoland’s Future.

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Melissa Dawn Simkins Coined “The First Lady of Personal Branding”, Melissa is the CEO of Velvet Suite, a trusted advisor to Fortune 100s, C-Suite executives and influencers, highly-sought after keynote speaker on leadership innovation, a contributor to Inc.com and a frequent guest on news and business media, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Essence, Black Enterprise and more.

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