Episode 58 – Amanda Slavin – The 7th Level

Adam DeWittPrincipal Leadership Lab Podcast

Join Jeff & Adam as we come off of our short hiatus and have a WONDERFUL conversation with Forbes “30 Under 30 Alum for Marketing and Advertising,” co-founder of the award-winning community design agency, Catalyst Creativ (W/Tony Hsieh) and Bestselling author of The Seventh Level, Amanda Slavin!
Amanda’s Leadership Journey
Good with kids, coaching, camp counselor for 10 years
Kids are like sponges.
“Kids who aren’t seen” – a large part of her journey, who she is all about
The Secretary of education attended school there.
Doing community event planning on the side
Two weeks before graduation, she was offered a job doing event planning for a restaurant group
Master’s Thesis became her book
Feedback & Responses – given to disgruntled customers – engaging with people
“I loved working with kids” – so much of what teachers have to do is systemic; “I didn’t ever want to resent the children”
“Engagement is the bedrock of human connection”
Asking questions to be able figure out how to align and make connections
One question could unlock…
The awkward Uncle story
Catalyst Creativ
Summit Series – produced this series – felt that this was what she should be doing – Gary V
Met her business partner – Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos.
Created experiences in downtown Vegas
BOOK – The Seventh Level (2019)
It is a relationship book.
No more important relationship than the teacher to child.
We are comparing each other to the highlight reels of other people’s lives
Hopeful
A world that my son is bullied for being compassionate and allow others to truly be themselves.
 
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