This Successful Entrepreneur is Curious and Asks What’s Your Story?

By Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on December 5, 2020

Grit Daily News had the opportunity to observe Sally Williamson, founder of Sally Williamson and Associates, on the other side of the microphone. Williamson is the author of three books, including “Storylines & Storytelling.” She’s also a renowned communication coach and host of the syndicated podcast, “What’s Your Story?”

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Williamson shared her thoughts on today’s challenges around communication in the workforce and some of the trends. One key trend is the increasing lack of self-awareness exhibited by today’s leaders and recent graduates. Overall, there appears to be an opportunity to improve soft skills through coaching and other measures. Like most founders, she lamented over her conservative approach to entrepreneurship, saying, “I would have gone for more and stretched for more earlier on.”

Listen to her snappy insights on our Like a Boss podcast here.

“I have three tips for the next generation: 1) get comfortable speaking up; 2) make others comfortable working around you; 3) stay a little uncomfortable.”

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By Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Dr. Loralyn Mears is a Columnist at Grit Daily and a podcast host (The Grit Files, which aims to shine the spotlight on female founders). She is a content marketer, founder of the WORKtech startup, STEERus, specializing in personal and professional development to address gaps in soft skills - communication in particular. In her consultancy practice, she helps clients with content and strategy. Loralyn spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. She's authored two books, including the 2018 Gold Medal Indie Book award-winning, One Sip At a Time: a Memoir and the hard science thriller, "The Battle for Humanity: How Science Saved Us." 

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