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- The leader: Heidi Morrissey, vice president of sales and marketing at Kitchen Tune-Up
- Time in current position: 13 years
- Heidi's philosophy: "Ensure the people around you have the tools and mentorship to achieve their goals, because ultimately that's what helps a company succeed." (Click to tweet)
Prior to joining Kitchen Tune-Up, I worked as a teacher and then in direct sales, and I credit both to having a profound impact on my outlook on leadership now. I was able to work in so many different facets — from training others to large speaking opportunities and working closely with colleagues and clients — and had so many valuable encounters with people from all walks of life.
I have learned so much from franchisees, employees, colleagues, business coaches and life coaches, and I try to use every informal interaction as an opportunity for mentorship. They've helped shape me into the leader I am today.
Leadership roles have always been natural to me. I'm fortunate to have been a member of many organizations and groups, and when I reflect on my time with many of them, it seems that I transitioned into leadership positions easily. It's never felt like a burden to me.