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“Lead with curiosity and seek to understand by asking really powerful questions.”
Chels Watkins is passionate about creating work environments that help employees thrive and increase an organization’s potential to succeed. With a knack for navigating complex operations, they seek to include the voices of those who will be impacted by change. Others describe Chels as an incredible active listener who routinely considers and incorporates diverse experiences and perspectives. Chels believes in pursuing difficult topics head on and having honest conversations that surface contradictions and shed light on reality to enable a business to move forward.
During their seven-year tenure at a residential solar and storage company in San Francisco, Chels held cross-functional roles on various teams and learned to navigate immense, rapid growth as the company pursued and achieved a successful IPO. Chels received a master’s degree in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McDaniel College.
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- QUOTE TO LIVE BY: “ALL THAT YOU TOUCH YOU CHANGE. ALL THAT YOU CHANGE CHANGES YOU. THE ONLY LASTING TRUTH IS CHANGE. GOD IS CHANGE.” – OCTAVIA BUTLER