“Fear Never Leaves, So Learn How To Move Forward Even Though You Are Afraid, That Is Courage” With Kelly Stickel

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7 min readJun 12, 2018

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“Know that you aren’t always inspired, and you need to move forward in spite of that. It is using your will that move you forward. Fear never leaves, so learn how to move forward even though you are afraid. That is courage. Consider if you can handle discourse and being disliked, pushing the needle makes many people uncomfortable. Don’t look to innovate if having everyone like you is important.”

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Stickel founder and CEO of Remodista, a global think tank examining disruption in business. She is an international speaker and provides business insights through collaborative research done through Remodista’s platforms. In 2016 she launched a global Women2Watch program focused on pioneer women solving the future of business disruption. In the fall, she has plans to offer self-service business coaching through a mobile application for thinkers and dreamers heading to the very top in her HALO Community platform.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

I grew up in Management Consulting working in the area of enterprise technology implementations and upgrades solving problems. I started in ERP’s then moved into HCM’s, Commerce Platforms, Marketing platforms, and then in 2009 mobile came into the picture. At that time, the world did not see mobile as a viable way to engage with the customer, so I started building conferences focused on mobile and co-created Mobile University and then Bricks and Mobile, both in Chicago. It was in this time of building made 4 observations. Why are women here and not on the stage? Why can I not get that guy off the stage? Why is everyone selling so much? Where is the education? In 2010, I went to my former CEO, Chris Dalton and asked if I could start my own organization while working for him, so Remodista was born in June of 2010. Remodista is a think tank looking at the disruption in business…

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