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Meet Lisa Beth Lentini, CEO and Founder of Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, who is also a TeamWomen 2020 Leadership Conference Sponsor and TeamWomen Member! Lisa Beth has led award-winning global, legal and compliance departments within large public and private companies. She masterfully aligns resources for efficiency and helps boards further strategic initiatives while mitigating risks. With extensive knowledge in corporate governance, she’s served as Corporate Secretary for multiple organizations, along with leading all aspects of M&A including due diligence, negotiating, documenting and leading the post-integration matters for dozens of deals.

Read more as she shares what drew her to sponsoring TeamWomen, her best career advice and how Lumen Worldwide Endeavors is pivoting during this time of change.

What drew you to sponsoring TeamWomen?

I was originally introduced to TeamWomen by a good friend of mine. As I was finding ways to connect and foster the leadership and development I wanted to see in our community, for leaders of all ages and stages, TeamWomen presented such a compelling approach that I felt the need to be part of that story. So, I volunteered on the steering committee for the conference and joined as a sponsor. When identifying places to focus my time, talents and treasure, TeamWomen aligned nicely with the values that Lumen espouses.

What are 3 things that separate Lumen Worldwide Endeavors from other companies within your industry?

What does Lumen mean? A Lumen is a measure of brightness and it has been said that sunlight is the greatest disinfectant. We chose Lumen as our name because we wanted to illuminate a path towards better decisions for corporations, specifically compliance and risk professionals.

Lumen Worldwide Endeavors is the only firm of its kind that combines the broad range of compliance, ethics and corporate governance experience with skilled coaching. We build programs to last because they are holistic and focus not only on the WHAT (the subject matter expertise) but on the HOW (through an emotional intelligence focus for people).

Lumen Worldwide Endeavors is about smart risk decision-making through our pragmatic, proactive, pro-business approach. While we can completely geek out on the technical aspects of our field, we really like being useful in setting up frameworks to enable better decisions and then watching our clients thrive.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

The best career advice I have ever received: “Never count yourself out and never give up.” Your chances of getting that opportunity you never try for are zero…but even if the chances are slight, you still have a shot if you just persevere.

Who or what inspires you?

I’m inspired by people who survive challenges and change, and then give back; the entrepreneurs who grow and develop through the years, the professionals who give their talents in service of others, the executives who sent the elevator back down to give opportunities, and those who mentor others along the way.

How is Lumen Worldwide Endeavors pivoting during this time of change?

We are really enjoying this time of change because we have been able to spend time investing in the business. The issues we are seeing are timeless, but the “Great Pause” is starting to dramatically show what is important — both from a compliance perspective but also from a human well-being perspective.

Learn more about Lumen Worldwide Endeavors on their website.

TeamWomen is grateful to have so many rockstar board members and women who make up our community! This month, we’re highlighting Laura Boyd, a TeamWomen Member and Board of Directors Member who is the CEO of Leadership Delta.

Laura has over 25 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies, and non-profits, as well as a business owner. She believes Leadership is the ultimate Delta for change, strategy, and growth in an organization and is now taking her years of experience helping businesses become high-performance organizations.

Find out what she’s learned as an Empower Leadership Academy coach, the best career advice she’s ever received, and her thoughts on finding inspiration within ourselves!

Why did you join TeamWomen and what keeps you involved?

My whole career has been about networking with others, developing and coaching people, giving back, and lifting up young professionals. When I was looking at strong organizations to belong to, all of my own personal pillars lined up perfectly with TeamWomen. I stay engaged in TeamWomen because of the caliber of women professionals, the strong programs, and the ability to give back through the Empower Girls Leadership Academy.

What have you learned from being an Empower Leadership Academy coach?

I think a better way to say that is what haven’t I learned from being an academy coach? 🙂 There are 3 consistent learnings from Empower: 1) The girls in the program are smarter and more confident than I was at their age, which gives me great joy to see that the world is changing — even if it’s just a little bit. 2) People of all ages deal with the same “stuff.” If you provide the right direction, encouragement, compassion, and tools, people can succeed at any age. 3) We all have strengths and weaknesses. The more we focus on what we are good at and enjoy doing, the better leader we will be.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

I have received a lot of great advice over the years, but this one sticks with me often. Dudley Ryan, Partner of CliftonLarsonAllen, told me to stop and enjoy what I was doing before I moved onto the next thing. His reference was this: “You always get to the top of the mountain and see another higher mountain and want to climb that higher mountain. There are always going to be higher mountains, but what do you truly want to do with your life?” The highest mountain isn’t always in the best interest for me.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired every day by people smarter than me, stronger than me, funnier than me, and more motivating than me, but I have worked very hard in recent years to be inspired by myself. I cannot rely on other people, nor compare myself to others, to inspire me. I need to be inspired by me first before I can truly value other’s perspectives. Every day I work hard on loving me. I pray that for everyone. It would make this world a better place.

Learn more about Laura’s work on Leadership Delta’s website.

Catch up with everything on TeamWomen in our weekly eBlast! This week, we gave a shout-out to Salo, a TeamWomen Silver Sponsor; launched our nomination forms for the 2020 WaveMaker Awards; recommended Brené Brown’s podcast; and revealed our NEW Virtual Villages! To check out our online events and register, click here.

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Missed our eBlast on Wednesday? Get the scoop here! This week, we gave a shout-out to Eide Bailly, a TeamWomen Bronze Sponsor, and featured an article from Psychology Today about overcoming Zoom fatigue. To check out our online events and register, click here.

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Don’t forget — we have a weekly eBlast to keep you updated on everything happening at TeamWomen, as well as resources on leveling up your professional career! Check it out here. This week, we rolled out our new COVID Relief Membership, announced our FREE partner event with Global Minnesota, and featured an article from Salo on how you can help your employees during this stressful time. To check out our online events and register, click here.

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If you missed our eBlast on Wednesday, you can get the scoop here! From conquering your next virtual interview to getting tips on staying healthy during trying times, TeamWomen has several virtual events and livestreams to keep you busy. Here’s what attendees have been saying about them:

“The Virtual TeamWomen Talks and Energy Huddles have been a lifeline for me during this stay-at-home time.” —Livestream Attendee

“Just a note to tell you how awesome I thought your Virtual TeamWomen Talks was today! People are looking for that positive, resilient message right now…It was such an amazing representation of TeamWomen and its brand. Loved your first webinar…So cool!” —Sue K.

To check out our online events and register, click here.

We’ve also started a new “Resources Corner” in each eBlast with important links on health and wellness, leadership development, financial services, your career, and parenting. Want to stay up-to-date on all things with TeamWomen? Subscribe to our weekly eBlast.