You are invited to embark on a captivating journey with Jill Valdez as she shares her remarkable transition from full-time ministry to the world of senior care, complemented by a pursuit of an MBA to bridge the gap between non-profit and for-profit management. Today, her unwavering focus lies in serving executives within senior care facilities, recognizing the pivotal role of a people-centric strategy in sustaining such vital institutions.

In our conversation, Jill’s profound insights highlight the essential connection between a winning business strategy and a robust people strategy, emphasizing that removing the latter negates the very essence of “care” in senior care facilities. Her story unfolds with openness and vulnerability, showcasing resilience drawn from a deep well of purpose. The following quote is her response to the emotional experience of loss of a job:

“I can step away from this and move on to this. And it doesn’t change my identity. It simply changes how I’m living it out, and, and what that looks like on a day-to-day basis. And I think that the core of resilience is being able to say, no matter what, it doesn’t change who I am. Because my purpose hasn’t changed, and who I am hasn’t changed.”

Jill’s wisdom shines through as she shares practical tips:

  • Navigate setbacks by taking a step back, reflecting on your identity, and asking, “What’s next?”
  • Embrace continuous anticipation of what lies ahead in our rapidly changing landscape.
  • Grant executives the space to lead with compassion, acknowledging the inseparable link between personal and professional lives.
  • Prioritize organizational health beyond mere efficiency, emphasizing pillars like Communication, Cohesion, Clarity, and Consistency.
  • Cultivate a mindset of curiosity, fostering healthy conflict resolution and embracing individual, team, and organizational needs.

Don’t miss the full interview with Jill, a testament to the power of purpose, resilience, and the intrinsic connection between business success and human-centric strategies. Stay tuned for more enriching episodes from the Leadership Beyond community, where we champion the integration of humanity into every aspect of our business endeavors.

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Tom & Adrienne