“All people want to be heard, respected, and trusted. And if you can do that for people as a leader, I think you’re going to be able to meet your goals.” Carrie Coen


We can learn a lot about how to be a better leader by listening to other executives share their lessons of experience.  They share their leadership journeys and what works, what doesn’t work, and the challenges and triumphs they encounter as they navigate the complexities of leading. 

In this episode, I talk to Carrie Coen. She is the Chief Reliability Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital in Washington State and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. You’ll hear Carrie share some important leadership lessons she has learned throughout her journey, such as the importance of continuously learning and growing, giving yourself grace, and, most importantly, always moving in a forward direction.

In this episode:

  • Carrie’s leadership journey and the importance of continuous improvement
  • Why feeling aligned with what you’re doing and how you’re doing it is critical
  • The double standard women leaders commonly face
  • Dealing with self-doubt and mistakes 
  • Learning from your failures to move forward
  • The new challenges that leaders are currently facing
  • And more!

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“Really spend time to know who you are and understand your own values, because if you know and understand your values then you have an opportunity to align yourself with the organizations that feel the same way that you do.”

“I have failed spectacularly many times, but I try to think of them as opportunit[ies] for improvement. Because if you don’t learn the lesson from it{the failure}, you can’t go forward.”

“And we’re trying to figure out how to move forward with a group of people who are not the same as they used to be individually and collectively.”

“Give yourself permission to be discouraged, and then reset, and then go forward. Even if you don’t change directions, you still want to be moving in a forward direction.”

“If you want to be able to learn and grow, do what feels good to you, and take the time, set the goals, read, and surround yourself with  people who can help ensure your success. I think then you’ll have a rich life.”


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Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn:  Carrie Coen

Connect with Janet Ioli:

Website: janetioli.com

Linkedin: Janet Ioli

Instagram: @janetioli

Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.