Some of the questions Kelly answers in this episode:
- [06:00] – Was being an entrepreneur and business woman your dream as a kid?
- [08:00] – What were some of the big lessons you learned about business and about yourself [as a CPA]?
- [10:00] – Take us through the transition from CPA to CEO of your own company? How did that unfold and over what period?
- [13:40] – Are there any rituals or routines that help to sharpen your mind and keep you grounded?
- [14:45] – Is Taylor Leonard Corporation more of a lifestyle brand?
- [16:00] – Could you share with us one of your road blocks that caused you to have to take a major detour. Tell us about that challenging time, what happened and how you were able to overcome it and get back on track?
- [20:00] – How has family had an effect on shaping the business woman that you are today?
- [21:45] – Why is LinkedIn so valuable for those that learn to use it effectively?
- [24:15] – What could we put into practice today to make LinkedIn more effective for us?
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Kelly Leonard’s Bio
Kelly Leonard is a speaker, trainer, award-winning CEO, and former Fortune 500 Vice President. A certified public accountant (CPA-inactive) and corporate trainer with over twenty-five years serving government, non-profit, private and public industries [including Fortune 100], Kelly has an innate ability to connect with diverse audiences across disciplines.
Prior to becoming CEO of Taylor-Leonard Corporation (T-LC), Kelly held leadership positions with GE Capital, Kaiser Permanente, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Currently, Kelly oversees T-LC’s [LinkedIn] training and business development practices. Kelly has personally trained 5,000+ participants using the same methodologies that resulted in her firm generating $500,000+ in new consulting revenue in their core IT competency (Customer Relationship Management) within the first 24 months of strategy implementation.
Although Taylor-Leonard Corporation’s clients include government agencies, non-profits, and publicly traded companies, Kelly’s most passionate about leveraging the best practices of multinational enterprises to be a catalyst, compass, and connector of new business development and expansion for entrepreneurs and the small business community.
Kelly is a wife and mother of two teenagers. In addition to serving as marriage mentors in their local church, Kelly and her husband, Jerome, are Area Developers for Nehemiah Project; a global non-profit organization whose mission is to build and equip kingdom businesses globally using Christian business training, education, and coaching tools.