In this episode of the VMI Leader Journey podcast, our guest, VMI Class of 2007, former Marine, and entrepreneur Carrie Papke talks about how being open to new challenges and opportunities can be both exciting and rewarding. Though she had, as she describes it, a 'less than picturesque' cadetship at VMI, she still had a successful military career and founded her own 'ath-leisure' line of clothing. As if being a mother and entrepreneur weren't challenging enough, she also works in public relations - experiential learning that she then feeds back into her own business endeavors.  

Hear her comments at the 2019 Annual Leadership and Ethics Conference with her presentation titled Innovation-Driven Leadership

Our Center's mission is to enhance the VMI citizen-soldier journey with programming that educates, engages, and inspires critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and leader development. The VMI Leader Journey podcast is an outreach program where our guests can share insights from their own leader's journey, and where VMI may have contributed to their personal growth. 

In this episode, we touched on the following leadership competencies from the VMI Leader Journey Bookletpower dynamics, empowerment, service, goals, motivation.

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