Dr. Rachel MK Headley

Rachel knows how to get things done. She has been in the trenches, dealing with unspoken conversations, barriers to team goals and success, and figuring out how to achieve seemingly impossible goals demanded by executive leadership. As she rose through the ranks at a global satellite mission (from intern to satellite scientist to Operational Science Officer), she managed big projects, united diverse stakeholders, guided teams through change, and led complex and ground-breaking achievements.

She believes the internal experience (iX) of an organization is a leadership choice. Whether a leader dials it in or actively designed and supports it, the iX of a company is critical to nearly all measures of success – profit, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and on and on. The hallmark of business today is constant change, which is highly uncomfortable to a large number of our people.

Partnering with Meg Manke at the Rose Group Int’l, they developed the critical, new (and practical) iX leadership framework which allows you to actually solve problems in your team, address generational issues, guide people through big changes, and accomplish your most ambitious goals.

Rachel is a TEDx speaker and has spoken on stage in front of over 12,000 people (https://youtu.be/dEe4dQcwuCQ).

She is also a Forbes Coaches Council contributor, and serves on the Council of Trustees for South Dakota State University. She is a Mensa PhD scientist, a certified Project Management Professional, a global citizen, a choral singer, and an art patroness.

iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformation

Called “brutally honest, incredibly practical, and refreshingly hopeful,” Headley and Manke shake traditional corporate culture to the core in this important and desperately needed book. Corporate success is hampered by the failure to create an Internal Experience (iX) that keeps the best people, enables true innovation and creativity, and implements change quickly and effectively. iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformation will enable leaders to change the way business gets done. Headley, a former operational science officer of the Landsat satellite program, and Manke, an expert in talent management and organizational psychology, combine research and personal insight to demonstrate the importance and practical application of their proprietary Culture Types and Kurtz Change Transition Model. They demonstrate how to incorporate these concepts into the best leadership practices of today. iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformation provides insight into people, what motivates them, and how they deal with changes – it’s widely applicable to industry, vertical, and role. Whether you want to create a culture to take you to the next $1B IPO, to survive the pre-revenue phase of your business, to improve sales, to implement changes more quickly and effectively, or to eliminate unspoken conversations, this book is your guide to achieving your legacy and success that you dream of.

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