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Building and Sustaining Influence with Laura Cox Kaplan

Building and Sustaining Influence with Laura Cox Kaplan

| February 22, 2023

Today Laura Cox Kaplan joins the show to share insight into the power and importance of influence—and how to sustain it. Drawing from her work in politics and policy, as well as her experience moving into a new path in life that felt more meaningful to her, Laura breaks down key micro habits that help form and foster influence.

Listen in to hear how she got her start on Capitol Hill and developed her career in communication, advocacy, policy, management, and more. You'll learn why she transitioned away from her role as a partner at a firm and moved into teaching (and then the She Said, She Said podcast), the challenges she faced in her career, and what she learned along the way.

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What You’ll Learn: 

  •  Laura’s background in influence and leadership.

  • Why she decided to start a podcast.

  • The value of the conversations and information that come with podcasting.

  • Challenges Laura faced as a woman in her career.

  • What retirement means to her.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “When you career pivot, you make a big life change. When you’re weathering some kind of storm, when you want to sell an idea or build your business or attract clients—it’s all those micro habits, ultimately, that are really important building blocks.” - Laura Cox Kaplan

  • “Our country is very divided at the moment, so it can be hard to find that common ground. Or to really sit down and check your emotion at the door, really listen with curiosity and a mindset of learning versus convincing that person of what you think is the right answer.” - Laura Cox Kaplan

  • “To me, retirement means to be a lifelong learner, to continue to challenge myself, to try new things, to not be afraid. What that looks like? I don’t know.” - Laura Cox Kaplan


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