In this episode of the Find Your Leadership Confidence Podcast, host Vicki Noethling engages in a dynamic conversation with Erika Andersen, the founding partner of Proteus, a prominent coaching, consulting, and training firm specializing in leader readiness. Over her illustrious 30-year career, Erika has honed her expertise in developing tailored approaches to learning and business-building, uniquely suited to her clients’ challenges and goals. The discussion delves into Erika’s background, exploring the journey that led her to establish Proteus.
Erika sheds light on a key Proteus philosophy – the idea that understanding the true shape of a problem is crucial for effective solutions. The conversation also touches upon the significance of coaching for entrepreneurs and small business owners, with insights into verbalizing vision and strategy, a common challenge for many.
The podcast explores Proteus’ focus on leadership development, with Erika detailing key areas the firm addresses to foster leadership growth. Listeners gain a preview of Erika’s extensive literary contributions, including books like “Growing Great Employees,” “Being Strategic,” and “Leading So People Will Follow.”
The episode wraps up with a rapid-fire segment, featuring questions about Erika’s personal growth journey, advice for listeners aspiring to create a fulfilling life, and a glimpse into what’s next for this accomplished leader. Erika also shares five tips for developing talent in a hybrid work environment, providing valuable insights for leaders navigating the evolving landscape of work.
Visit Erika’s website to learn more and you can also find her books on Amazon.