VOICE OF IMPACT: Gabriella Rowe

From the future of learning to the future of work, Gabriella Rowe’s voice has been consistent.

When she was the Head of School at The Village School, her student body was encouraged to think about jobs that don’t exist yet. This was evident in the curriculum and at their annual STEAM Summit, which also served as a day of professional development for those working in public education.

These are the types of decisions a conscious capitalist makes.

Sure, having world-class speakers from NASA and MIT were a good move for exposure, credibility, and positioning for the school. Rowe also knew she had an opportunity to scale the voices speaking at the event for greater social Impact.

What’s good for the community is good for commerce.

Being a leader you are aware of many, many, moving parts. The endless initiatives build patterns of decision making that can be detrimental to culture and creativity. “I force myself to struggle everyday...” is what Rowe shares with us when we asked about the realities of making conscious decisions in business.

You can have a leader title, but still follow the same management style that is repetitive, and in many cases no longer relevant, efficient, or beneficial to your workforce, the needs of today’s market, or the community at large.

This is evident in the spike of freelancers, half of the workforce will represent the “gig economy” by 2020. This statistic includes strategy consultants, freelance designers, musicians, drivers for ride-sharing apps, day laborers and people who work for temp agencies.

“I dust off and dig deep,” and that’s what you’ll have to do repeatedly as a leader growing a sustainable business with a workforce that is just as much interested in the why behind your business, as they are their benefits package.

 

“I dust off and dig deep,” and that’s what you’ll have to do repeatedly as a leader growing a sustainable business with a workforce that is just as much interested in the why behind your business, as they are their benefits package.

SELF (E.Q)

We rob ourselves of our authentic voice when we speak and make decisions the way we think we are suppose to. As a leader you can be an agent of impact by sticking true to your vision, having the courage to communicate it clearly, even in the face of the opposition. Courage comes with practice, here are three key areas of effective communication to set up your next conversation for success!

  1. Words represent 75% of what influences human behavior.

  2. Tone of your voice represents 90% of what influences another human being. How you use your voice affects someone more than what you say.

  3. Physiology represents 85% of what influences people when you communicate.  

STRATEGY

Our goal at Own Your Voice is to raise your level of awareness as a leader to scale your voice to make social impact (and income).

Giving access to your thought leadership to those outside of your sphere is a simple decision that makes positive social impact.  Coming up on our blog we have a sit down with Misti Pace-Krahl of The Mommie Series, who like Gabriella Rowe, leverages her events to give back to the community.

What type of event can you host to share your wisdom and grow your sphere of influence?