From Fear to Fire on Strategic Leadership with Patricia Kerr

From Fear to Fire on Strategic Leadership with Patricia Kerr

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and Host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about strategic leadership and the fact you can learn and improve your leadership skills…no matter what anyone says.

This week’s theme: Strategic Leadership

Today’s episode will inspire you to keep moving forward. To keep learning, growing, listening and showing up authentically. Leaders can improve! Our guest expert Patricia Kerr shared and lives by this powerful quote by Nelson Mandela,

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”

PATRICIA KERR, CMP, is a 25-year veteran in corporate meeting and conference management. She is a past member of the FICP Board of Directors, serving as its Chair in 2009. Patricia is recognized internationally for her expertise in strategic driven leadership in the areas of:

  • Strategic Meeting Management
  • Incentive & Recognition Development
  • Program Planning/Implementation
  • and Strategic Sales Support

Patricia has been named as a “Changemaker” by Corporate Meetings & Incentives twice in her career. She has served on the MPI Executive Advisory Council. As AVP, Meeting & Event Management at Nationwide, she strategically drives enterprise wide meetings, conferences and events including the development of innovative cost-effective solutions that enhance client satisfaction, drive sales behaviors, increase revenue and lower meeting expenditures. In addition, Patricia’s organization manages in excess of 300 meetings and incentive conferences globally.

Patricia works out of Nationwide’s corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio as a proud Canadian. She lives in New Albany, Ohio with her husband Jeff and their son Jonathon – a recent Ohio State University grad. They facetime daily with their daughter Jessica who is a third year Education student at Laurentian University in Canada.

Big congratulations to Patricia for joining IRF (Incentive Research Foundation) Board of Trustees!

You can connect with Patricia on LinkedIn


Quote of the Day: “Good Strategy requires leaders who are willing and able to say no to a wide variety of actions and interest.” ~Richard Rumelt

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