Do you want to grow your people but you struggle with some of the hows? Are you uncertain about what it takes to lead with a people first mindset? Are you ready to amp up your people impact and leadership? Our special guest Liza Marie Garcia covers these questions and many others as we explore all things about people first leadership. Liza is the COO of Now Publishing, a unique book publishing and marketing business that helps authors write their books and, most important, market and sell their books.

A former tech CEO, Liza founded one of the first telecommunications professional services firms in the United States when she was twenty-seven years old. She sold this business and then moved into publishing in 2014. Liza’s also an author of several books, a devoted Mom to two teenage daughters and a follower of Jesus. Listen in as we share ideas on growing, inspiring and empowering your team members. The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps your grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn …

  • The importance of hiring great people who know more than you
  • What it means to put people first in your business
  • The critical role of really listening to your people
  • The value of thoughtfulness and pausing when making key decisions
  • The CEO’s role must include developing your people and setting the vision for the organization
  • That sometimes the best answer is to do nothing
  • The important leadership skill of allowing the silence to linger to allow people to learn, grow and reveal themselves
  • That one size does not fit all when it comes to your people
  • That growing your people requires time and energy (it just does)
  • That you empower your people when you set an expectation of new ideas
  • That risk is a leadership reality, including the risk of staying the same
  • The reality that change can be uncomfortable and leadership is about supporting your people through the discomfort
  • To respect and rely upon the experience / knowledge of our team
  • The importance of asking your people what they want for their career
  • The reality that your people will rarely see things the way you (the owner / CEO) does … recognize that everyone is different


Special Guest

Liza Marie Garcia

Liza Marie Garcia

COO of NOW Publishing

Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera