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Three Turns of an Executive Leader
Episode #57 of the Third Turn Podcast with Linda Milanowski-Westdorp

Our guest today is Linda Milanowski-Westdorp, who led a multi-faceted career through the ranks and various divisions of renowned Herman Miller (now MillerKnoll)—recognized as much for its leadership culture as for its ubiquitous Aeron chair.

Linda says she knew pretty early on that the intentional leadership development and opportunities she was experiencing at Herman Miller was not common nor as widely available—especially in smaller companies. And she had a clear sense that part of her personal mission would be to share what she was receiving, learning, and so appreciating with others.
So guess what she does today? A key focus of Linda’s own Third Turn is helping others develop their own leadership, specifically at two of the three key turns:

We also had a chance to learn here about Linda’s own leadership philosophy—one of the four key themes we navigate in the cohort experience. (Check out Episode 56 to hear Mark unpack these 4 themes in a thought-provoking way; or visit this blog post for a written outline and the why behind each.)

Thanks, Linda, for sharing your leadership philosophy and Third Turn focus with us; and for paying it forward to others in the Third Turn work you do.

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About The Third Turn Podcast & Maestro-level leaders:

With each episode of the Third Turn Podcast, we host a conversation among leaders who want the world to flourish for generations beyond their lifetimes.

Listening with others in some way and enjoying in-depth conversations of your own as you reflect and choose what you would do the same or differently is a plus!

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The Third Turn Podcast is part of the Maestro-level leaders initiative, a production of Design Group International. Strategically Connected's Jennifer Miller is the producer.

Kristin Evenson
Post by Kristin Evenson
October 11, 2022
Kristin serves as a Consultant and Coach to leaders, teams, and boards by helping them leverage their unique brand of significance in context of: - Strategic junctures--Helping leaders and teams identify what can’t change and what must; - Leadership & life challenges—Helping leaders support, sustain and strengthen their soul in leadership; - Career change & transition—Helping them think creatively and courageously about what’s next. Kristin spent 20 years with Fallon Worldwide, leading brand and communications strategy development for clients across a variety of industries—including Nordstrom, Holiday Inn Express, and Children’s Defense Fund. Her career journey since has included stints as marketing/strategy director and consultant to companies, nonprofits and ministries in the areas of strategy, culture, communications and board governance. Her teams’ work won multiple national effectiveness awards, and her consulting work resulted in a “Best Practice in People/Workplace” by Upsize Magazine. Having completed NeuroLeadership Institute’s Brain-Based Coaching Program, Kristin incorporates brain-based principles into change initiatives for organizations, teams, and individuals. She and her husband Jeff Rosell have four awesome adult sons and host an international daughter, originally from South Sudan.