Bringing Your Self (Amanda Tucker)

Episode # 13

Mar 8, 2023

Amanda Tucker’s leadership perspective is as atypical as her career. Built on cross-cultural experience from leading teams in many countries, her style leans on empathy and being personal.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Amanda Tucker is the Vice President of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Target. Previously, she held executive positions in corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations in multiple countries. She has a Master’s Degree in Management from Stanford University.

“ I felt like there was a bit of a tension between two concepts of leadership… more command-and-control leadership and more authentic, empathetic leadership. And I really wanted to understand the science behind transparent empathetic leadership. ”

Amanda Tucker
Amanda Tucker

Amanda Tucker is an experienced international leader with a demonstrated history of innovation in sustainability and global operations. She is currently the Vice President of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Target, before which she was an executive at Nike for two decades. Amanda has a Master’s of Science in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and she’s a CTI progressional coach and Stanford LEAD course facilitator.

Sharon Richmond

For more than 30 years, Sharon Richmond has partnered with C-level executives from mid-size and small, fast-growing companies who want to up-level their leadership and build companies they are proud of. Clients accelerate their leadership by embracing mindset and behavior changes, building self-awareness and self-management skills, and focusing on the three things all leaders must ensure: focus, energy, and delivery.

Sharon’s purpose as an executive coach is to help leaders 10X their impact by leveraging the power afforded by their roles to build organizations that are forces for good, both economically and socially. She also advises CEOs on shaping organization culture and leading change.

Sharon has taught leadership at Stanford GSB, where she now helps leaders increase influence, manage conflict, and prepare to build high-performing teams.

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  • Guest: Amanda Tucker
  • Host: Sharon Richmond
  • Producer: Cynthia Lamb
  • Executive producer: Danny Iny
  • Assembled by: Melissa Deal
  • Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
  • Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
  • Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
  • Making our host sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Every business leader has a huge impact on their organization. In this podcast, Sharon Richmond interviews successful leaders who have turned personal growth into tangible business outcomes. They discuss overcoming challenges, lessons learned and what helps them make a positive impact in their organization. Sharon offers insight and advice to help listeners envision how they can supercharge their own leadership by blending the art and science of leading with intention.

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