067: The Most Important Leadership Skills for 2023 and Beyond with Karen Brown

Made For More

May 29 2023 • 36 mins

Why do professional athletes make the best leaders and entrepreneurs? Which unique qualities among successful athletes can translate into the business world?

In this episode, I got to interview Karen Brown, an award-winning pharmacist, entrepreneur, and Founder of Batch Tested - a company on a mission to ensure no athlete returns a positive drug test due to a contaminated supplement or nutritional product. What I absolutely loved about Karen is her ability to wear many hats - Pharmacist, Pharmacy Owner, Founder, Director, Leader, Speaker and most proudly wife and mum.

Tune in to hear Karen drop nugget after nugget on how the busiest people get things done, why nothing exciting happens in equilibrium, and the building blocks of kind, connected, and courageous leadership. This one’s an absolute banger!

Topics We Discussed Include:

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Getting to Know Karen Brown (03:34)
  • Why Karen Chose to Pursue Pharmacy (06:20)
  • Balancing Study and Professional Sports (08:49)
  • How the Busiest People Get More Things Done (10:39)
  • The Benefits of Living in the Present (13:50)
  • Karen’s First Taste of Entrepreneurship (17:53)
  • Why Leaders Need to Stop Trying to Fix Everything (21:58)
  • The Concept of Coaching in Leadership (24:50)
  • Batch Tested and What It's All About (28:10)
  • Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (32:57)
  • Parting thoughts (34:54)

Links and Resources:

Karen’s LinkedIn

Batchtested.com.au


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