Best of The Authority: The Good Boss with Kate Eberle Walker

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In this episode, Ross speaks with Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of teletherapy solution provider Presence.

Kate is an education industry leader with 20+ years of experience in leading, managing, advising, acquiring and investing in education companies. Her book is The Good Boss: Nine Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work, published by BenBella Books.
Kate and Ross discuss:
  •  Stories about successful women often start with a story about a good boss. We hear Kate’s story.
  •  Important negative lessons Kate learned from previous bosses.
  •  The “9 Rules of the Good Boss.”
  •  Why it’s powerful to get a woman’s name right and use it.
  •  Being authentic and being someone employees can relate to.
  •  Why it’s important to “watch the clock” to be mindful of the demands on female employees.
  •  Rule 9: Tell Her That You See Her Potential, including how this relates to the situation in schools. 
  •  How do you start to turn things around if you haven’t fostered this type of culture?
  •  If someone can read only one chapter of the book, which should it be?
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About today’s guest
Kate Eberle Walker is an education industry leader, author, and working mom with more than 20 years of experience leading high-profile education companies. Among other roles, she was previously CEO of The Princeton Review and since 2019 has been CEO of Presence, where she leads a majority female staff. Presence is a leading provider of teletherapy solutions for children with diverse needs.
Follow Kate on Twitter @eberlewalker or connect on LinkedIn. You can visit her website here:
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano

Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Kate Eberle Walker
Kate Eberle Walker
CEO of @PresenceLearn . Author of The Good Boss: 9 Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work. @ForbesTechCncl member. Mom of 2 smart ladies. Brooklynite.
Best of The Authority: The Good Boss with Kate Eberle Walker