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Episode 68: Becoming a Flock Leader With Thomas Fitzpatrick and Ashley Craft

Episode 68: Becoming a Flock Leader With Thomas Fitzpatrick and Ashley Craft

In episode #68 of CULTURE goodr, Shaun interviews Fitz (Head of D2C Sales + Marketing) and Crafty (Head of Account Management) about what it's like to become a Flock Leader at goodr. They discuss:


  1. Fitz's experience as an individual contributor on the digital team transitioning to Flock Leader

  2. what made Fitz interested in the leadership role, and what role at goodr he DIDN'T get

  3. how Fitz's deliverables, schedule, and relationships changed with his new role

  4. the rewarding parts of leadership, and the most challenging parts

  5. Fitz's advice to others interested in taking on a Flock Leader position

  6. Crafty's experience coming from outside of goodr to become a Flock Leader

  7. the joy of seeing her team members thrive after "The Great Flamingo Migration"

  8. what Crafty learned from her first Flock Leader role that helped her get into her second one

  9. the challenges of managing everyone's expectations, and why it's okay to admit when you're overwhelmed

  10. what Crafty's learned as a Flock Leader, and the most important thing she can do for her team

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Meet the hosts

stephen lease

Stephen Lease is the CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) of goodr and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr Podcast. Since Stephen co-founded the company in 2015, goodr has grown to over 140 employees, with award-winning sunglasses sold in more than 5,000 doors worldwide. Stephen’s spirit animal is an octopus, he’s soul-bonded with a basset hound, and he is 16% flamingo.

shaun tinney

Shaun Tinney is the Dean of goodr University (Head of Learning and Development at goodr) and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr podcast. When he’s not helping goodr employees level up their behaviors, he’s writing and performing music. Recently he released his first EP, Living Driven, about the quest for self-reliance, fresh perspective, and creative freedom.

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