Hey listener! This week on the Found podcast I’m so fortunate to sit down with Whitney Kinne and discuss all things fulfillment, intention, and purpose.
You know I’m all about that, but Whitney still fills the episode with fresh ideas and advice. She and her husband, Shane, coach professionals on finding the perfect role for them based on their values. She is just a wealth of information and I know you’ll get a lot out of this professional who truly cares.
- Whitney did our interview from her baby nursery (like, the one she was actually a baby in) turned home office. Her career pivot from higher education to coaching came from a desire to return to her rural roots and live in alignment with her values. She and her husband, Shane, coach individuals and lead team trainings to help people reach harmony between work and family.
- “Show some leadership:” What started as ordering her own ice cream as a four-year-old became a mantra for Whitney to have courage. She says everyone is a leadership isn’t always a big bold move, and little ripples can have big effects.
- Whitney encourages everyone to evaluate where they can lead: “Where can I have influence and where can I have leadership in the teams or family that I’m a part of?”
- “Moms are like a thermostat in the home”
- The first step of coaching with Whitney is asking: What works? What isn’t working? What matters to you?
- Whitney doesn’t just list values, she identifies actions that demonstrate that value. She checks in on her actions regularly.
- Whitney loves working with her husband and appreciates their message coming from a male perspective. Audiences respond well to a man sharing his values of living life with purpose which is a message usually shared by women.
- Whitney says it’s important to establish a routine for checking in with a coach.
- “Don’t mistake movement for progress”: Whitney cautions to evaluation if your actions are truly serving your larger goals.
- What is your first tactical step? Get on LinkedIn if you aren’t already, and use something other than your current job title in your bio line. Reach out to Whitney and Shane for coaching using the contact information linked.