Tembi Secrist always thought she would be a missionary in an impoverished country. But instead, God took her into a career in government where she continued to advance into leadership roles. Until one day when everything shifted, and she sensed God calling her to leave it all behind.
In this episode, Holly and I talk with Tembi Secrist about her incredible 14-month journey through Southeast Asia and Africa. She shares with us about her leadership experiences that led up to this trip, as well as the pivotal moment when everything shifted for her.
She also shares the leadership lessons she learned during her volunteer trip around the world, often through hard to believe as well as hilarious stories.
Our conversation with Tembi is so good, but it was quite long, so we are breaking it into 2 episodes. This is part 1, and next week we will be sharing part 2.Key Points Discussed:
Connect with Tembi Secrist:
September Secrist is a management consultant, writer, and speaker, based in Seattle, Washington. She recently returned from a 14-month solo trip through 22 countries in SE Asia and Africa, volunteering her professional expertise with 45 NGOs and mission-based projects.
Previously, September was the Director of Global Healthcare Initiatives with the U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She led a global team of 200 responsible for national and international events, education, and healthcare sales. She was with the agency for 16 years, and served details as the Deputy National Director and Advisor for Congressional Outreach.
She served as Board Chair and advisory member of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Washington and has done volunteer service projects in Mexico, Russia, Poland, Haiti, Armenia, Turkey, and Greece.
September received her Bachelor of Arts from Northwest University in Business Administration and her Master of Arts from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.
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This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode83.
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