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Earn Your Seat in the C - Suite with Darden’s Chief People & Diversity Officer Sarah King

organizational consulting Jul 14, 2022

Do you want to know how to get a seat at the table in the C-Suite and get senior leaders to buy into transformational change that you know they need that they don't quite see yet?

I'm in the middle of what I'm calling my "Favorite Executive Series of all time" series, and so, of course, I had to include Sarah King in this series! Sarah King, the Chief People and Diversity Officer for Darden Restaurants, is an extraordinary leader, especially within the HR field. 

Sarah and I met in 2012 when she hired me to consult with her and the senior team at Wyndham Vacation Ownership on a massive org transformation project she was leading. 

Sarah is a visionary who can see a better future for the organization she serves, AND she is a warrior who can make this type of change happen. She does it all through her ability to influence, which is an essential skill for consultants and coaches – both internal and external. 

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Sarah's insight into how to break into larger organizations and connect with this type of buyer as I did with Sarah.
  • Why HR often IS your client and not the gatekeeper if you're in the organization development, leadership development, or change management consulting space
  • How you can achieve substantial success and the financial rewards that come with it by being yourself. 

One of the biggest myths about HR that many consulting mentors promote is that HR is a gatekeeper that stands in the way of consultants and coaches landing business. That is not true! Sarah will tell us why and so much more so you can get your own set of keys to the C-Suite!

Sarah is fun and real. So get ready!

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About my guest: Sarah King has spent 25 years leading the Human Resources functions of large, publicly listed global hospitality companies, including in her current role. She is responsible for developing and executing the company's people strategy to attract, develop and retain top talent to support the company's operating objectives and financial commitments.

About me: Betsy Jordyn is the founder and CEO of Betsy Jordyn International, a boutique branding firm that offers personalized mentoring and end-to-end creative design services to help high-achieving, purpose-driven entrepreneurs build profitable consulting and coaching businesses that they love. Betsy is the host of the weekly Enough Already podcast, blog, and YouTube channel, with over 300 episodes. Through her company and her content, she is on a mission to empower accomplished professionals to make the shift from success to significance and achieve their full potential in their careers and in their personal lives.


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