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April 20, 2020 60 min
Episode #10 Speaking of Kindness Guest: Kathleen Sarpy – Founder & CEO of Agency H5 On this episode we are speaking kindness with my friend Kathleen Sarpy, CEO of Agency H5 - a marketing communications agency that is rooted in public relations where she and her team expertly connect people, events and ideas to generate meaningful and lasting impact. Kathleen is a brand builder, storyteller and fierce advocate for protecting kindness in the workplace. Her mantra is “always lead with kindness” and there is no one who has been kinder to me in my business than Kathleen. Join us and be inspired to spread kindness in your work community and home. Listening notes: 1:11 Kind people are my kind of people 2:00 Agency H5 was recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the best places to work 2:56 Started her business in her basement 3:20 11 is Kathleen’s lucky number – look for signs 4:16 Where were your kindness seeds planted? 4:40 Soul connections 5:30 God puts people on your path 6:14 Kathleen’s soul family 6:50 Kathleen’s parents 7:39 I am attracted to women who have strong relationships with their fathers 8:25 Kathleen lost her parents 14 weeks apart. How did kindness get you through? 10:30 “I’m happier being on the giving side.” 11:45 The Go-Giver 12:45 Showing up 13:42 Accepting a compliment 14:18 You are the company you keep 14:34 The Agency H5 team 15:26 All roads lead to Kathleen 16:11 The conversation 17:11 “I hate small talk.” 17:26 What was your talent as a young girl? 19:52 Bringing her kids on the ride with her 20:27 Divorce and seeing it as a blessing 20:54 The Chris story 21:36 Hope the puppy 21:57 “Six days into my divorce on my Amex I bought a dog.” 25:25 6 children 27:00 When shit hits the fan find your way out 27:50 More beauty from the ashes 28:10 Do you ever cry because you are so proud of your faith? 28:42 “I am able to better understand how to float.” 29:00 Kathleen’s kids 29:50 The universal truth in my story …. 30:55 Kids are better prepared 31:12 “Our agreement to always think the best of each other.” 31:41 Transformational relationships 33:06 From middle school to mid-life we still ask “Do you like me?” 35:24 Thanking her ex-husband in front of the judge 35:48 Making it a practice to be kind 36:45 It costs nothing to be kind 37:18 When you are kind to yourself that kindness multiplies 38:22 Appreciate who you are today. “I give myself a lot more grace.” 40:50 “Grateful for my body that birthed 5 kids.” 41:06 Psalm 46:5 tattoo – “God is within her. She will not be moved.” 41:46 “My 1% life.” 42:20 5 core pillars of Agency H5 – kindness, passion, creativity, integrity & hustle 44:03 Leading with kindness 45:04 If you could talk to the leaders who lead with fear what would you say to them? 47:34 The Kathleen Oprah seat filler story 50:20 “I made Jerry Seinfeld laugh.” 51:50 Show up with your feet 52:28 Writing is a gift 52:59 Advice to people who’ve lost someone they love 54:04 Love round questions 54:52 Her son John Henry walking Kathleen down the aisle 55:47 Love always wins 56:38 “Our second date was in Paris!” 56:45 Energy is the keeper of kindness 57:50 Thank you for being a champion of women and this woman! Resources: Instagram @kathleenkhenson @agencyh5 Agency H5 The Go-Giver Enchanted Backpack
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