My podcast guest, Sally Loftis, believes in bringing humanity back to the workplace. Listen to this inspirational conversation!
Sally Loftis is the daughter of teachers, innovators, and visionaries who taught her from a young age to deeply listen to everyone in her circle of influence. Starting with activism in high school, Sally volunteered and worked in spaces so that all people feel seen, heard, and represented in her work.
While owning her own business takes time, Sally is just as passionate about her family and her community. Sally is married with three kids and one dog and lives in Newland, NC. She also serves as a regional member of the Equality NC PAC and board member for Charlie’s Heart Foundation and NC Child.
In this episode of the Woman of Value Podcast:
- The importance of bringing humanity back to the workplace
- The challenges of starting a new business during the pandemic
- How to overcome fear of failure
S4 EP 9: Sally Loftis – Bringing Humanity Back to the Workplace
WHAT DOES WOMAN OF VALUE MEAN TO YOU?
We are inherently valuable from the beginning of life. We’re connected to nature.
YOUR ‘AHA’ WOMAN OF VALUE MOMENT OF BRINGING HUMANITY BACK TO THE WORKPLACE
One that was pivotal was getting my grad degree in my forties. I realized I needed to shift directions. My kids were getting older and my marriage was not doing well. I had been so focused on everyone else and not my group. I wanted to prioritize myself and my career.
I got my masters degree in organizational science. I wanted to understand the research of organizations. I learned to help people with change.
Always lean into community to support you through change and hard decisions.
Humanity in the Workplace: the workplace asks us to separate the personal from the professional, and it’s not healthy to disassociate the two. There’s a need to see people as human with human needs.
I started my consulting business during the pandemic. I work in Human Resources on the strategy side. I also work in the pay equity space, helping organizations think that through. And I coach and train and have my own products.
My kids are going to be graduating high school, so I’ll have an empty nest. In three years, I’ve worked with over fifty clients. I’m excited about the organizations and conversations about humanity and pay equity.
THE LIGHTNING ROUND
I used to think I wasn’t skinny enough.
What was the #1 thing holding you back from becoming a woman
of value? Understanding how to change the messages in my head and create new tapes.
What’s the best advice you can give to a woman who wants to
become more empowered? Be in community with women you admire and bring out the best in you.
What advice would you give to your younger self? You are perfect. A masterpiece at every stage of life.
What’s something people get wrong about you? I have it all together all the time and never am insecure.
How would you like to be remembered? That I brought more kindness into the world.
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