Gaye van den Hombergh is a Senior Partner with Partners in Leadership. She has more than 25 years of experience as a business leader, operating executive, and senior advisor in large, middle-market, start-up, and non-profit organizations. At Partners In Leadership, Gaye has led large culture transformation efforts with large and small companies. She has a deep understanding and appreciation for the inextricable link between leadership, culture, and results.

In this conversation, Gaye shares a framework for building and maintaining a purposeful culture and the impact that work can have on business profitability and performance.

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(2:57) – Could you pitch Partners in Leadership and explain what you do?
(3:38) – How do you define culture? what would be an example of culture?
(9:42) – Shifting belief in order to shift culture.
(11:36) – Do you have a framework or exercise to use to define a culture?
(15:01) – What role does experience play in developing beliefs?
(19:20) – How do you go about finding out what people’s beliefs and experiences are in order to find actions to take to change them?
(26:12) – Recognizing when your own beliefs are holding you back
(29:27) – How do you suggest someone who’s been influencing a negative culture ask and receive genuine feedback?
(33:01) – The most important feedback is the one that brings about the most negative reaction
(37:16) – How have you trained yourself to be better at taking feedback?
(40:35) – How do you build trust?
(41:45) – How do you define vulnerability?
(43:32) – What is the difference between vulnerability and humility?
(47:54) – How are you helping your clients track or target specific results once they implement this work?
(49:57) – What are you sick of talking about?
(50:54) – What are you most excited to be talking about?