ISAP #24: Getting Published, Mindset Shifts, and Taking the Helm of a Leading Study Abroad Provider with Kris Holloway, CISabroad
Today on the show I'm talking with Kris Holloway, President of CISabroad. In this episode, Kris and I talk about her circuitous path to international education via the Peace Corps and community health work, plus how Kris parlayed her time in The Gambia to a book deal.
We also discuss our different perspectives on how women step into leadership roles, imposter syndrome, mentorship in IE, and so much more. This episode is perfect for anyone curious how to step into their power, take on "the big jobs," and move mountains in an organization.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Kris’s international education story
How Kris wrote a book about her time in the Peace Corps AND got published
Ways to leverage your teach abroad and/or Peace Corps experience to land a job in international education
The fastest and best ways to get the best recommendations and references for your job search
What it’s like to step into a C-suite position as a woman in the age of #metoo and Trump
Why Kris wanted to be vetted like any external candidate for the role of President of CISabroad
What you need to be learning and doing now to prepare yourself for senior leadership positions later
The power of an abundance mindset and saying yes more than you say now
How to differentiate your organization in a crowded market
Leaning in and out in your career and life