Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I help high-growth companies and emerging women leaders focus on their most critical business challenges so they can effectively move forward and act in alignment with their vision and values.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
I enjoyed the recent Allies and Ambassadors event, which had a dynamic panel and provided good insights.
I'm looking to meet like-minded women professionals who are interested in growth.
How would you define your professional mission?
I help companies and leaders grow, innovate, and change with confidence and ease. I love to help individuals and organizations get more clarity on their most important challenges so they can move forward with clarity and know they are taking the right next steps to realize their goals.
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
I'm particularly proud of my experience launching over 100 products and services, which include being involved in several major company branding and re-branding campaigns, an IPO, and ten mergers and acquisitions. I accomplished a lot leading marketing and communications for FXall, including repositioning the business, expanding to a new market segment, taking the company public on the NYSE, and managing the acquisition by Thomson Reuters. I enjoyed leading and contributing to the growth of such a dynamic organization during a period of incredible change.
We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?
After twenty years in the corporate world, I decided to start my own business, Launch Warrior, almost five years ago. My early career included building out product management functions and marketing teams for leading financial service organizations. As a senior marketing executive, I helped multiple businesses reposition themselves and grow.
I also became trained as a life coach nine years ago and received additional training in group leadership and facilitation, which I have integrated into my consulting and coaching work with clients.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I have gotten a lot of satisfaction from my work with emerging women leaders. Seeing them achieve their business goals and successfully navigate various corporate challenges is very gratifying.
It's always thrilling to help my clients look back on where they were when we started to what they have now achieved, thus helping them assess the changes they made that enabled them to become happier and more successful.
What is your morning ritual?
I'm a big believer in taking time in the morning to prepare for my day. This often includes journaling to reflect on where I'm at and (sometimes) analyzing my dreams. I make an effort to have a healthy breakfast (usually eggs) and take my vitamins and supplements, and then, ideally, I'll go out for a walk in the park. Morning is the best time for me to focus and get clarity on my big priorities.
What would you say your personal superpower is?
I have a few superpowers; my ability to synthesize lots of different sources of information and help clients get clarity on the most critical issues they need to address in the short-term is one of my most powerful qualities. This involves seeing the big picture and thinking through the steps needed to get there and possibly uncovering potential roadblocks and challenges that may come up along the way. I hold people to a high standard and help them see the biggest vision possible for themselves, providing intuitive support in a way that helps them step into their leadership.
What does success look like to you?
For me, success is living a full life that includes growth, creativity, connection, and spirituality. I want to do deeply-satisfying work that challenges me, with clients I can partner with who value my input. While I appreciate being well-compensated, it's most important for me to live in alignment with my values - making a contribution, continuing to learn new things, and being able to spend my time on what matters most to me (health, love, and meaningful work).
Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
I am constantly in pursuit of balance, which for me means creating time for the personal activities that I care about (dancing, spending time with friends and family, going to arts events, and personal development) and investing time in my business. I regularly review my important priorities and check whether the way I'm spending my time is in alignment with my values.
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President and Chief Launch Officer
Lenore Kantor is an experienced strategic consultant, executive coach and owner of Launch Warrior, where she works with companies and individuals on their growth and leadership. She has launched over 100 products, and won multiple financial technology industry awards her advice has been featured by Ellevate Network, StartupBootcamp, and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise where she mentors startup founders. Find Lenore discussing growth and leadership on Twitter at @lkantor. I founded Launch Warrior... Continue Reading
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