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#60: Entrepreneurship & Adapting to Change with Kristen Hadeed

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About the Episode

In this special episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan welcome leader, entrepreneur, author, and friend, Kristen Hadeed to the podcast. Whether this is your first time meeting Kristen or you’ve been a fan for a while, enjoy this inspiring episode as Kristen gives you permission to change, permission to screw up, and permission to pave a different path as a Self Smarter leader.

Show Notes

Kristen Hadeed

Leader, entrepreneur, and author, are words that just scratch the surface when describing Kristen Hadeed. At 19, Kristen started a cleaning business called “Student Maid.” While she was just looking for a way to make some additional money during college, she soon hired 60 employees and had a contract to clean hundreds of apartments in her college town. Well, as the story goes, her team of 60 quickly dwindled as nearly 75% of the team quit within only a few days. That’s when her obsession with learning how to be a leader began. Over the next 14 years, Kristen learned how to lead from her heart. She took Student Maid from a small cleaning company to a business known on a global scale for it’s culture of belonging, its focus on people, and its purpose of building leaders. Today, she spends her time helping leaders, teams, and organizations around the world embrace their humanity. In 2017, Kristen published a book called “Permission To Screw Up.” She has worked with companies in just about every industry with one purpose behind it all, “to build a better world through courageous, compassionate leadership.


Dan'l and Megan

About the Hosts

We’re Dan’l Mackey Almy and Megan Zweig, the hosts of the Self Smarter podcast. We’re wives, mothers, and friends and have spent the majority of our careers leading a full-service marketing agency that serves the fresh food, floral, and better-for-you foods industry. Our chats usually involve the latest marketing insights, leadership lessons, and self-awareness tools. These chats always include lots of laughter, the occasional tear and are mostly discussed over a cocktail… or three. We’re passionate about sharing what we’ve learned, the highs and the lows, to help other leaders in the journey of becoming self smarter.

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