28: Women in Leadership - Demonstrating Authority Without Aggression w/ Christy Rutherford

The Cannonball Mindset

Jan 22 2019 • 44 mins

When Christy Rutherford was in college, a friend, who had recently joined the Coast Guard, came home from boot camp driving a Mitsubishi 3000GT. That was the moment Christy decided she too was going to join the Coast Guard.

Christy built a thriving career in the Coast Guard, becoming the 13th African American woman to achieve the rank of Commander in the Coast Guard’s 225 year history. This is especially astonishing, considering that her demographic made up only 0.1%.

She has also published five #1 best selling books on Amazon, graduated from Harvard Business School, and now runs her own successful executive coaching business.

How did she do it? Grit.

On our latest Cannonball Mindset podcast, Christy shared her story, along with several lessons she learned about earning  your seat at the table (and then defending it).