Caryn Foster Durham
Chief Executive Officer /Owner, Charles Ryan Associates
How has your Lead Virginia experience influenced or shaped you as a leader?
My Lead Virginia experience helped me better define the type of leader I wanted to become. While I was a proven and established leader when entering the program, I was not an evolved leader.
Acceptance of the desire to grow beyond where I was as a leader allowed me to put a plan in place to achieve success. Further, the understanding that growth did not mean I was failing was freeing. While my evolution is not complete, I am a stronger and more empathetic leader as a result of my Lead Virginia Experience.