Purpose Drives Better Profits, Period.

ROI Of PurposeThis is a post from Y Scouts Managing Partner and co-founder, Brian Mohr.

Between 1996 and 2011, a shareholder return analysis was launched comparing the companies on the S&P 500, the companies from Jim Collins’ “Good to Great”, and the companies from Raj Sisodia’s “Firms of Endearment”. The results are undeniable – Purpose-driven organizations drive better financial results.

  • S&P 500 companies delivered a 157% shareholder return
  • Good to Great companies delivered a 178% shareholder return
  • Firms of Endearment companies delivered a 1,646% shareholder return

If you haven’t read ‘Firms of Endearment’, it’s probably a good time to do so.

My best,
B. Mohr

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Why living in the past will make you a footnote in the future

innovationThis is a post from Y Scouts Managing Partner and co-founder, Brian Mohr.

  • Amazon crushed the brick & mortar bookstore
  • Netflix crushed the brick & mortar movie rental store (iTunes helped that along as well)
  • Facebook has all but crushed the need for high school reunions
  • Tesla is on its way to redefining the automobile industry
  • Uber is shaking things up in the taxicab market
  • Smart phones all but eliminated the point-n-shoot camera market
  • Wikipedia destroyed Encyclopedia Britannica

What’s my point? The point is that everything is up for grabs! If you see a way to make something better, do it. There’s only one reason the millions of iPods sold in the world don’t have a SONY logo on it – they were too committed to their prior art.

My best,
B. Mohr

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy

Generation NextY Scouts recently had the opportunity to stop by Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy to deliver a presentation on Career Clarity. Generation Next is considered to be the future of the nonprofit sector in Greater Phoenix, so we thought it’d be great if we also turned our talk into an impromptu “What’s Your Why?” tour stop to see what drives these nonprofit leaders.

Here’s what we found in regards to what drives Arizona’s top emerging nonprofit leaders:

Cassie Patris-Browne, Community Engagement Manager at ICAN
To help youth learn their self worth and limitless potential.
Cassie Patris-Browne, Community Engagement Manager at ICAN

Ryan Sereduk, Annual Campaign Coordinator, John C Lincoln Health Foundation
To create a community people are proud to live in.
Ryan Sereduk, Annual Campaign Coordinator, John C Lincoln Health Foundation

Lori Robinson, Community Liaison at Balsz Promise Neighborhood
To create hope.
Lori Robinson, Balsz Promise Neighborhood

E.J. Hughes, Area Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Engaging youth today for a productive tomorrow
E.J. Hughes, Area Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Jane Dacey, Community Based Program Manager at Boys Hope Girls Hope
To break the cycle of poverty through education.
Jane Dacey, Community Based Program Manager at Boys Hope Girls Hope

Rachel Rogoff, Director of Foster Care at The Crisis Nursery
Because people matter.
Rachel Rogoff, Director of Foster Care at The Crisis Nursery

Sarah Amaral, Development Coordinator at JDRF
Because I help others help themselves.
Sarah Amaral, Development Coordinator at JDRF

Gregory Stainton, President of Tempe Diablos
To assist our youth in self discovery & grow
Gregory Stainton, President of Tempe Diablos

Rebecca Weinstein, Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU
To better lives by connecting people to opportunities & community.
Rebecca Weinstein, Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU

Kendall Chester, Director of Development, New Way Academy
I believe in the unlimited potential of those who learn differently.
Kendall Chester, Director of Development, New Way Academy

Renee Farnell, Project Director at Valley of the Sun United Way
Encourage hope and open the door to possibilities!
Renee Farnell, Project Director at Valley of the Sun United Way

Nicole Torrez, Unit Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
I want to see youth succeed
Nicole Torrez, Unit Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Kamlynn Thomas, Manager of Guest Experience, Arizona Science Center
Committed to helping others realize their potential
Kamlynn Thomas, Manager of Guest Experience, Arizona Science Center

Debbie Nez-Manuel, MSW, Executive Director of Morning Star Leadership Foundation, Inc.
Preparing to be a Good Ancestor
Debbie Nez-Manuel, MSW, Executive Director of Morning Star Leadership Foundation, Inc.

Paulina Tiffany, Outreach Manager at Arizona Autism United
Help families affected by autism succeed
Paulina Tiffany, Outreach Manager at Arizona Autism United

Debbie Smith, Program Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters
For the good of the children in the community!
Debbie Smith, Program Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Karianne Munstedt, Member, Young Professionals Council, UMOM New Day Centers
So all kids have a permanent roof over their heads.
Karianne Munstedt, Member, Young Professionals Council, UMOM New Day Centers

Sharon Fallon, Senior HR Manager at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
Motivate employees to embrace their journey!
Sharon Fallon, Senior HR Manager at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Generation Next ASU
Each year, ASU’s Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy accepts a cohort of Arizona’s top emerging nonprofit leaders for a yearlong professional and personal leadership development program. Candidates are selected through a competitive process held in the late spring to participate in this program that provides them the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within the nonprofit sector.

This 9-month program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits, from renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center. Generation Next program days focus on enhancing relationships with corporate, foundation and nonprofit leaders and educating class members on emerging issues in the sector. This program also focuses on personal leadership development of the individual. Ideal candidates are seasoned nonprofit executives or those serving nonprofits.

Click here for more information about Generation Next!

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Are you seeing the signs?

Meaning In WorkThis is a post from Y Scouts Managing Partner and co-founder, Brian Mohr.

A story which recently ran on NPR’s Marketplace radio program was discussing the giant decline (from 50% in 2006 to less than 25% last year) of Princeton graduates choosing Wall Street jobs as their first stop after graduation. Pulin Sanghvi, the Princeton Career Services Director, said “today’s students want jobs that have meaning to them. Many students are getting excited by the opportunity to disrupt industries, and create new enterprises, and build organizations that may create thousands of jobs.” Well, that sounds like a different message than what we’ve been used to hearing.

There was a time when organizations like McKinsey, BCG, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs had their pick of the ‘Ivy League Litter’. These power-house firms, who offer the promise of a well-decorated resume to help pave the golden road to a successful future for their new recruits, seem to be losing the battle (at least at the moment).

If the cream-of-the-crop from our nation’s top schools are choosing meaning and purpose over money and status, imagine where this will lead us…..feels like a promising future!

My best,
B. Mohr

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Assistance League of Phoenix

To celebrate the countdown to Arizona Gives Day on April 9th, Y Scouts is featuring the leaders behind purpose-driven nonprofits in the Greater Phoenix area. More specifically, Y Scouts is capturing the reasons why these purpose-driven leaders work. In this post, Y Scouts stops by The Assistance League of Phoenix.

Assistance League of Phoenix improves the lives of children through philanthropic programs that fulfill basic needs, foster self-esteem and enhance quality of life.

So what drives the leaders who work at the Assistance League of Phoenix, and why do they work there? Here’s what Y Scouts found in our tour stop:

Aimee Runyan – Executive Director
To help children in need.
Aimee Runyan - Executive Director, Assistance League

Alan Dunlap – Delivering Dreams Bus Coordinator
To help enrich the lives of children in Phoenix.
Alan Dunlap - Delivering Dreams Bus Coordinator, Assistance League

Want to learn more about the Assistance League of Phoenix? Read our interview with Aimee Runyon – Executive Director of the Assistance League Phoenix.

Are you a purpose-driven organization in the Phoenix area? Would your leadership team and organization like to be featured as a part of our What’s Your Why? tour? Contact us below.

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Aimee Runyon – Executive Director of the Assistance League

This is a transcribed interview with Aimee Runyon, Executive Director of the Assistance League Phoenix. Assistance League of Phoenix improves the lives of children through philanthropic programs that fulfill basic needs, foster self-esteem and enhance quality of life.

This interview explores why Aimee Runyon became the Executive Director of the Assistance League Phoenix, as well as what makes the Assistance League so special.

Aimee Runyan - Executive Director, Assistance League

Tell me about your path to the Assistance League.

I’m from Arizona but I was living in Los Angeles for about 15 years – working for a large nonprofit with a nationwide program. I moved back to Phoenix with my son to be closer to family, and I decided that I wanted to do more grassroots, hands-on work. I started working with a local food bank. From that point, I realized that my passion was really in helping children specifically. One of the partnerships I had formed was with the Assistance League of East Valley – in Chandler. They were down the street from us and we’d get donations of everything – and since people would bring in food and everything but the kitchen sink to us – all we could use was the food. So we worked out this partnership where that everything people donated aside from food – those donated items would go to the Assistance League of East Valley.

I wasn’t looking, but I came across the Executive Director opportunity at the Assistance League of Phoenix. My first thought was, “they’re all volunteer. What do you mean they’re hiring an ED?” My second thought was, “they do really great work around helping kids.” So, I applied for the position – a lot of it out of curiosity. When I came for my first interview and saw the Center and all the great work that the Phoenix Chapter has done for the last 50 years, I was just blown away. I was sold in the first ten minutes. Just to see a group of over 200 women who volunteered to the level that the members volunteer. They put in over 30,000 hours per year. It’s so unheard of. It’s so amazing in the nonprofit world, and to know how it’s all around helping kids. They got me.

How would you describe the culture here from a volunteer perspective?

It’s been 100% volunteer-run and operated for over 50 years until 2 ½ years ago when they hired me, their first ever Executive Director. Now, we say that we’re a “volunteer-driven” organization. Besides me, we have our bus driver (for Operation School Bell) who is an employee as well as a couple of part-time employees. But really, the majority of the work gets done from our members, who are volunteers. And like I said, they’re not your average volunteer who might give a couple hours a month; these are women who each have a very specific position where you would typically pay somebody to do that as a full-time job. And they work that position like it was a paid position – for nothing – except for the satisfaction of giving back to the community and helping children. It’s pretty amazing. We have a thrift shop that’s run and operated completely by volunteers. We have two members who are the chairpersons of that thrift shop. They work over 40 hours per week. And they’ve raised the amount of income we bring in from $240,000 and this year I think we’ll be at $340,000. It’s amazing to see that level of volunteerism. For me, somebody who has worked in the nonprofit sector for so long, it’s so inspiring.

You were brought in to take the organization to the next level. How do maintain that volunteer spirit while still bringing the continued need for progress and evolution so that the organization can serve more children?

One of the things that I think makes the Assistance League so special is that it truly is driven by volunteers. That’s one of the things that our donors love about the organization. Every penny donated is put back into the community. For me, what was really great is that the first 3 years of my salary were paid for by a grant. So still, no funds were going into a salary. When we brought in the bus for Operation School Bell – and doubled the number of kids that we served – we had to have an employee as a bus driver. You have to someone who is licensed. The volunteers love Alan. He’s the perfect fit for this organization. Our volunteers get why we have the employees that we do have. We really work to make sure salaries are paid through grants so that we can ensure all the money we raise goes back into the kids that we serve. I think that’s important for donors to know that – that their donations aren’t going to overhead and then a couple of dollars directly to kids. When we raise money for dressing children and we say that $75 dresses a child, that’s for all the clothing, shoes directly. There’s not an overhead cost put into that.

When you think about bringing on a new member of the team – like Board or Advisory Board members or volunteers – what is the first thing you look for?

The first thing we look for is someone who shares a passion for the mission. Once people meet us, come and see what we do, very quickly they know whether the Assistance League is a fit. For some people, serving kids is a fit. For some, serving puppies is a fit. Everybody typically knows where their sweet spot is. The first thing we look for is a good mission fit and that people have a passion for this. When you have a passion for what you’re doing, the sky is the limit. It’s not necessarily the skill or the task. If you can’t couple that with passion it doesn’t go very far.

Assistance League of Phoenix improves the lives of children through philanthropic programs that fulfill basic needs, foster self-esteem and enhance quality of life. Learn what drives the leaders of the Assistance League in this post.

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Jarret Sharp – Executive Director, notMYkid

This is a transcribed interview with Jarret Sharp, Executive Director at notMYkid. notMYkid is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides prevention education to youth and adults regarding teen issues – drug abuse, depression, bullying, Internet safety, eating disorders & safe dating.

This interview explores why Jarret Sharp became the Executive Director at notMYkid, as well as what he looks for in candidates he interviews.

Jarret Sharp - Executive Director at notMykid

Can you recap on your journey to notMYkid?

I cut my teeth on inner city schools here in the Phoenix area over the past seventeen years. I started off as a teacher in special education and then transitioned into a leadership role as a trainer for teachers and advisors. Eventually, went into administration myself and had worked my way into what’s considered one of the most innovative districts in the state right now. They’ve won several national awards for their innovation efforts helping inner city students and families reach their potential.

I was pretty pleased with where I was at and not necessarily looking for other opportunities. But, I was approached by Y Scouts about an opportunity in the nonprofit sector. It was a perfect fit for me from both a personal standpoint and also in terms of my professional growth. I leapt at the chance to work with an organization that still kept me in touch with the student population, in terms of prevention through education, but also allowed me to expand my leadership skills.

Was there anything particular about the mission that grabbed you?

My own personal mission statement involves helping my fellow human beings reach their full potential. The tagline with notMYkid is inspiring positive life choices.

What would you say your leadership style is like?

I think my leadership style is very self aware. I am aware of where my skills are, and also where they aren’t. I surround myself with the resources that can magnify my talents and help me expand my outreach. But also resources that will help me in areas. I’ll never dunk a basketball. There are guys who can do those types of rim shattering plays. I’m the guy who passes the ball.

I’m very self aware in my leadership style, but I’m also very hands on. I’m not a sideline leader. I engage people from where I can do the most good. Sometimes that’s out in front. Sometimes that’s to the side. More often than not, that’s from behind in making sure the deliverables of the operation are there so people who are experts in their respective fields are well prepared for the challenges they’ll face.

Let’s talk culture. How do you build and maintain a strong culture?

There are three things that come to mind. The first is that we set really high expectations that are based on agreement. This provides us with common language and understanding around what our purpose is when we encounter the things written in our job descriptions, and the things that surprise us.

The second thing that is key is that there needs to be clarity. That supersedes agreement. When I say clarity, there needs to be a clear understanding about what the expectations are. If there is a mistake made, there’s responsibility that needs to be taken. If there are different ways of doing things, we need to be clear about what those are so that we can be clear around what the solution can be.

The third thing that comes to mind in establishing culture is a sense of love. Love is primary. Having a professional love for the people that you work with. Having a love for the work that you do. Having a love of self. Having a love of those things that are important in your life. Your family. Your faith. The hobbies that you have. That can help guide you. Love is really an important feature. Sometimes you spend more time with the people you work with in a week than you do with your family. If you don’t have a sense of love for them, then that can be a challenge.

So you do activities that help establish good communication and appreciation for who those people are. Then that love grows.

How do you hire for purpose or cultural alignment?

As an educator, that’s been a challenge because it’s something that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. It’s just taken for granted that the reason the person is in the room is because they love kids and teaching. Often times, that doesn’t always match up perfectly with the responsibilities of a teacher and educator.

I learned early in my career as a decision maker in the hiring process to ask questions that go beyond the things we might take for granted. They want a job. They’re here because they’re interested in the organization. But what makes this person tick? What’s their purpose? What are some experiences they’ve had or that they are seeking that might align with the organization?

I try to put them in scenarios that would teach me their ability to think outside of the box, or to disagree with me. I value people who are willing to walk through the door and respectfully disagree with me.

I look carefully for purpose. I look carefully for people who avoid groupthink and are free in their thinking. I also look for initiative. Folks who take seriously the liberty that comes with a job. When someone would ask me what time they should be here, or what the dress code is, or when to take lunch, I get the sense that they’re marking time and that they’re going to be a policy oriented person that will be looking in the handbook for answers to their questions.

I would much rather have people ask questions around who they’re going to work with, or what projects they can bring their ideas to the table.

notMYkid is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides prevention education to youth and adults regarding teen issues – drug abuse, depression, bullying, Internet safety, eating disorders & safe dating. Learn what drives the leaders at notMYkid in this post.

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

This is a post from Y Scouts Managing Partner and co-founder, Brian Mohr.

The title of this blog post comes from the great Winston Churchill. It felt like the most appropriate subject line given the importance of Arizona Gives Day which will take place on April 9th. If you are not familiar with Arizona Gives Day, it’s a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Y Scouts is proud to help raise awareness for Arizona Gives Day, and we hope you’ll take a moment, seek out the cause or causes you believe in, and make a contribution – you can do so by visiting the link below.

Thank you for giving!

Team Y Scouts

http://azgives.razoo.com/giving_events/az14/home

Find a cause by reviewing some of our What’s Your Why? tour stops:

The Foundation For Senior Living
Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO - Foundation For Senior Living

The Society Of St. Vincent DePaul
Stephen Zabilski, Executive Director - The Society Of St. Vincent DePaul

Parenting Arizona, A Program of CPLC
Julie Rosen, Executive Director - Parenting Arizona, A Program of CPLC

notMykid
Jarret Sharp - Executive Director at notMykid

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Amy Gibbons - President and Executive Director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix

Food For The Hungry
Marty Martin, Global Executive Chief Operating Officer, food for the hungry

Teach For America – Phoenix
Christina Spicer - Managing Director of Development - Teach For America - Phoenix

Esperanca
Tom Egan - President + CEO, Esperanca

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Patrick McWhortor - President & CEO, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Are you a purpose-driven organization in the Phoenix area? Would your leadership team and organization like to be featured as a part of our What’s Your Why? tour? Contact us below.

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO – The Foundation For Senior Living

This is a transcribed interview with Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO at The Foundation For Senior Living. The Foundation for Senior Living is a nonprofit that strives to provide exceptional services, education and advocacy in order to preserve independence and enhance the quality of life for all seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

This interview explores why Guy Mikkelsen became the President and CEO at The Foundation For Senior Living, as well as what the culture is like at the organization.

Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO - Foundation For Senior Living

Tell us about your journey here.

I’m a social worker. I’ve been in social and human services for 47 years. My journey here? A dear friend of mine was Director of the Arizona Catholic Conference and queried me about my interest in coming over and being the CEO at The Foundation For Senior Living.

At the time The Foundation was very small and in a lot of trouble. But, they were working in community based services for the elderly. That was an area of concentration in my professional career.

I interviewed with the committee and I was chosen. I committed to the Bishop for a four year time period to do a turn around and get the organization stabilized. That was twenty-nine years ago.

What’s in the water here? How would you describe the culture today?

The three things everyone hears from me at orientation are:

1) You take care of the clients that you are entrusted with their care, with the very best of your humanity within the context of your faith and your professional education and training.

2) Take care of the people you work with the same level of intensity and care.

3) The interest of this company and any motion that you do comes last. The interest of the client is always first.

Those are the three rules of the house.

You appear to have a very close knit leadership team here.

We’re just blessed. This is ministry for all of us. No one is here because of the money. They all get a fair salary. There’s no denying that. But the level of trust…there’s no internal politics in this place. We are pulling together for one thing. Excellent service. Support each other in what we’re doing. And share a lot.

Our senior leadership team meets every Wednesday. Forty-five times out of the year. And then we have an internal finance team that meets every Thursday, forty-five times out of the year. We have shared decision making. It’s not votes. That’s the servant leadership model. It’s a consensus. Every so often something comes down and I’ll have to make a call. But that’s how it’s supposed to work. Together, we set the tone.

One time I counted it up and there’s about 380 years of professional experience on our leadership team. These are all seasoned folks.

Linda Martin, Vice President
Living in community with dignity!
Linda Martin, Vice President - Foundation For Senior Living

Steve Hastings, Director of Real Estate Services
Everyone needs a safe place to live!
Steve Hastings, Director of Real Estate Services - Foundation For Senior Living

Carrie Smith, Chief Operating Officer
The People

  • Staff
  • Clients
  • Network

Making a difference
Carrie Smith, Chief Operating Officer - Foundation For Senior Living

Rich Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer
Serving the vulnerable
Rich Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer - Foundation For Senior Living

Kim Goebel, Human Resources Director
To help employees lives become better
Kim Goebel, Human Resources Director - Foundation For Senior Living

Joe Switalski, Chief Of Business Development
Serving with dignity – just because you’re human
Joe Switalski, Chief Of Business Development - Foundation For Senior Living

John Hansen, Chief Of Strategy Integration
Social justice
John Hansen, Chief Of Strategy Integration - Foundation For Senior Living

Annette Iniguez, Executive Assistant
Someone needs to be there for seniors
Annette Iniguez, Executive Assistant - Foundation For Senior Living

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

The Foundation For Senior Living

To celebrate the countdown to Arizona Gives Day on April 9th, Y Scouts is featuring the leaders behind purpose-driven nonprofits in the Greater Phoenix area. More specifically, Y Scouts is capturing the reasons why these purpose-driven leaders work. In this post, Y Scouts stops by The Foundation For Senior Living.

The Foundation for Senior Living is a nonprofit that strives to provide exceptional services, education and advocacy in order to preserve independence and enhance the quality of life for all seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

So what drives the leaders who work at The Foundation for Senior Living, and why do they work there? Here’s what Y Scouts found in our tour stop:

Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO
Living my faith in active ministry
Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO - Foundation For Senior Living

Linda Martin, Vice President
Living in community with dignity!
Linda Martin, Vice President - Foundation For Senior Living

Steve Hastings, Director of Real Estate Services
Everyone needs a safe place to live!
Steve Hastings, Director of Real Estate Services - Foundation For Senior Living

Carrie Smith, Chief Operating Officer
The People

  • Staff
  • Clients
  • Network

Making a difference
Carrie Smith, Chief Operating Officer - Foundation For Senior Living

Rich Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer
Serving the vulnerable
Rich Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer - Foundation For Senior Living

Kim Goebel, Human Resources Director
To help employees lives become better
Kim Goebel, Human Resources Director - Foundation For Senior Living

Joe Switalski, Chief Of Business Development
Serving with dignity – just because you’re human
Joe Switalski, Chief Of Business Development - Foundation For Senior Living

John Hansen, Chief Of Strategy Integration
Social justice
John Hansen, Chief Of Strategy Integration - Foundation For Senior Living

Annette Iniguez, Executive Assistant
Someone needs to be there for seniors
Annette Iniguez, Executive Assistant - Foundation For Senior Living

Want to learn more about The Foundation For Senior Living? Read our interview with Guy Mikkelsen, President & CEO.

Are you a purpose-driven organization in the Phoenix area? Would your leadership team and organization like to be featured as a part of our What’s Your Why? tour? Contact us below.

Y Scouts is a leadership search practice that connects purpose-driven organizations with purpose-driven leaders. We believe that the best employer and employee connections start by connecting through a shared purpose.

What’s Your Why? Click here if you’re an employer. Click here if you want to make a difference in a new role.

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