Podcast: Stephen Shedletzky on Creating a Speak Up Culture

May 26, 2023
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller

Does your organization have a Speak-Up Culture? One where people feel it is safe and worth it to share their ideas, concerns, disagreements, and mistakes?

Are you a leader who listens? What are you doing to make sure all voices in your organization are heard? These things are vital to having a thriving organization.

If you’ve ever had the good fortune of meeting Stephen Shedletzky, or Shed as he is better known, you’ll know that he is a very passionate guy. He has a passion to help leaders listen to and nurture the voices of others. He is passionate about helping leaders and teams foster environments where people feel heard.

Shed is a facilitator, speaker and coach on his own, but you may recognize him from his association with our friend, Simon Sinek. In fact, Shed first learned about Simon from his first TED talk, which is the same way Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman first encountered Simon.

Shed was the fourth person to join Simon’s team in 2011. He started out answering Simon’s fan mail, but quickly grew into a role scaling up Simon’s social media content and presence and held the roles of Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Training and Product Development, leading a global team of world-class speakers and facilitators. But Shed has also shared hundreds of his own keynotes and workshops on purpose, leadership and culture over the years.

This fall, Shed will release his first book,Speak- Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up. You can find out more about the book and Shed at his website, Shedinspires.com

You can hear Shed talk about his book and find out what he means by “Speak Up Culture” by listening to this episode of our podcast through the link above. 


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