Episode 106: Vicki Znavor – The Danger of Lying to Ourselves & How We Can Live Authentic Lives

by | Aug 10, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“At some point you do have to live your life in a way that feels right for you.”

-Vicki Znavor

Vicki Znavor rose from a typing and filing clerk with only a high school diploma to being a highly recognized Human Resources top executive. She did all that while raising a family and earning her college and MBA degrees.

And now she is teaching some of the most critical lessons she discovered about being Authentic in the workplace to others with her new book Authenticity Reawakened: The Path To OWNING Your Life’s Story and Fulfilling Your Purpose.

Her years in the corporate sector encompassed such leading companies as Sara Lee Corporation, Northern Trust and CIBC Bank USA, previously known as The PrivateBank. At Sara Lee, she focused on managing the impact of massive change on more than 140,000 employees worldwide.

She found her purpose by daring to be herself and she’s here to share what she’s learned with us today.

Connect with Vicki
VickiZnavor.com
@VZnavor on Instagram
Authenticity Reawakened on Facebook

Timestamps
00:03:40 Welcome, Vicki!
00:05:08 Don’t Let Assholes Diminish Your Dreams
00:09:37 Integrity & Authenticity
00:12:00 Authenticity in Extroversion
00:17:23 The Danger of Lying to Ourselves
00:27:35 Overcoming the Naysayers Standing in Our Path
00:31:17 Recognizing the Inflection Points in Our Lives
00:37:57 How Human Resources are Changing
00:45:28 Our Authenticity Can Change
00:50:07 Regretting Decisions We Don’t Make
00:53:25 Resources Vicki is Looking For
00:55:02 Vicki’s Life-Changing Book
00:56:49 Vicki’s Call to Action
00:57:27 Connecting with Vicki
00:57:56 Thank You, Vicki!

Vicki’s Life-Changing Book(s)
“Wake Up! Your Life is Calling” by Mike Jaffe
“The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield

Additional Resources
Long Beach, IN
Michigan City, IN
Malcolm Gladwell
twenty one pilots – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Cover)
Brenda Barnes
Simone Biles discusses her mental health, challenges after winning bronze on beam | ESPN
Americans’ Mental Health Ratings Sink to New Low | Gallup

Words of Wisdom
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn
“You can have it all, you just can’t have it all at the same time.” -Brenda Barnes
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” -David Viscott

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