The Cure for Imposter Syndrome as a Marketer with Chedva Kleinhandler
Chedva Kleinhandler, CEO and Founder of Rooms and Words, gets radically transparent in this episode about her unconventional career path. Starting as a translator in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community, she became a wildly successful, award-winning serial founder, featured on Forbes, BBC, Wired, Thrive Global, and more. Chedva also candidly unravels how she tackled imposter syndrome throughout her career, and what she is doing now as a leader to ensure her team overcomes any feelings of fraud. She even reveals the questions she asks her team to help get them out of their comfort zone and into their “Genius Zone” (originally coined by Gay Hendricks in his book, The Big Leap) in order to unlock their highest potential. For Chedva, there is no room for imposter syndrome! Yet, she does acknowledge that it’s a completely normal feeling to have at any stage of your career. The cure? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Ep364: Chedva Kleinhandler | CEO & Founder, Rooms & Words
20 Minute Leaders
Chedva Kleinhandler is the CEO of Rooms and Words, a marketing and strategy consulting agency, and a Future of Work expert. Previously, Chedva was the Co-founder and CEO of Emerj, an award-winning startup that brought micro-mentoring to Fortune 500 companies like Facebook, Siemens and more. She is passionate about the future of learning, diversity and career growth and has given keynote speeches on those subjects and more at Facebook, Microsoft, AllCloud and other leading companies as well as NGOs. Chedva's work has been featured on Huffington Post, Wired, the BBC and more.
Episode 108 - The Emerj CEO: A Conversation with Chedva Kleinhandler
Jews You Should Know
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chedva Kleinhandler is not your typical Bnai Brak Chareidi ("Ultra-Orthodox") wife and mother. While deeply committed to her religious lifestyle, she is also a marketing powerhouse who co-founded a company - Emerj - improving employee life at Fortune 500 and high-growth companies around the world. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know. The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org. Please visit www.JewsYouShouldKnow.com, follow us on Twitter @JewsUShouldKnow or on Facebook. Have feedback for the show, or suggestions for future guests? E-mail us at JewsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com. Want to support this podcast? Visit Patreon.com/JewsYouShouldKnow. A small monthly contribution goes a long way!! A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.
#21 - IS COMMUNICATION THE SECRET TO ISRAELI INNOVATION? ft CHEDVA KLEINHANDLER
SPEAK LIKE A CEO
Welcome back to Speak Like a CEO! On today's podcast we take you to Israel, with an episode recorded straight from Tel Aviv. Our guest is Chedva Kleinhandler, the CEO and Founder of Emerj, an app that connects employees and mentors. Chedva started her first business at 21. At that time she thought she was the only person in the world who needed a mentor. After her second business succeeded, more and more people sought her advice. She realised: you can be an employee surrounded by people with knowledge and still feel that you don't have access to that knowledge. On today's episode, our guest tells us how she broke down the barriers of making mentorship truly scalable within organisations and easy in terms of people's commitment and time. In a time of platform fatigue, she talks to us about how to create a safe and confidential digital space for mentoring and how it can truly enhance internal communications and become a powerful tool for employer branding Beyond mentorship, we talk about what makes Israeli entrepreneurship and what role communications plays in this part of the world. A true bridge builder between different cultures, Chedva lets us in on the different types of communication styles she has experienced and how religion and tech intersect in Israel. Is communication the secret to Israeli innovation? To find out, tune in on this special episode from Tel Aviv! Enjoy.