Leading with Authenticity and Enthusiasm with Theresa Ludvigson, SVP of People at Qualified

Leading with Authenticity and Enthusiasm with Theresa Ludvigson, SVP of People at Qualified

Do you have trouble knowing when to say no or being authentic in your everyday life at work? Many of us spend a significant amount of time devoted to our jobs, and if we aren’t honest about ourselves and our situations, we add stress to our already full lives. A rewarding work-life involves authenticity, tapping into our passions, and finding the right support. 

Theresa Ludvigson is the Senior Vice President of People at Qualified, the #1 pipeline generation platform for Salesforce, where Theresa previously held multiple management positions. A natural people person, Theresa, is keenly aware of what makes a great manager and loves helping and coaching others. In this episode, she enthusiastically shares stories from her past experiences. She discusses the challenges of learning new skills when switching jobs and the importance of staying true to who you are. You’ll love her honesty, optimism, and electrifying energy.

Highlights:

[02:22] Theresa’s career path
[04:46] Overcoming fears and limiting beliefs
[10:09] How to ask others for support
[13:20] Tapping into your passion
[15:59] Staying ahead of the curve
[18:15] Knowing your limits and saying no
[21:02] Leading by example
[22:36] How to integrate work with life
[25:25] Finding mentors & building relationships
[28:20] Finding clarity and direction in the workplace
[31:22] Creating and promoting your personal brand
[33:16] Lightning round questions
[37:46] Where to find Theresa online

Quotes:

“Simply asking ‘Hey, how can I support you?’ opens up the door and allows an individual to share how you can best help them.” – Theresa Ludvigson

“Leading with transparency and authenticity is key.” – Theresa Ludvigson

Lightning Round Questions:

What book has greatly influenced you?

  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?

  • “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” - Oprah Winfrey
     

What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?

  • So Glam

What is one change you've implanted that made your life better?

  • Caffeine to fuel my energy.

What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?

  • “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani 

About Theresa Ludvigson:

Theresa Ludvigson is the Senior Vice President of People at Qualified, the #1 pipeline generation platform for Salesforce. She joined the company in January of 2022 and leads Qualified's overall people experience strategy, which includes talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, and employee relations. Under her leadership, she’s created a team of employee-focused culture champions that touch every point of the employee lifecycle, and help Qualified employees feel empowered to do their best work while inspiring each other to learn and grow.

Prior to Qualified, Theresa led global new hire onboarding, employee loyalty programs, and the alumni network as Vice President, Global Onboarding and Loyalty Programs at Salesforce. She also held positions in Talent Development, Employee Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Marketing, and Sales while at Salesforce

Theresa holds degrees in Journalism and Ethnic Studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons. 

Links:

Website: https://www.qualified.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tludvigson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tludvigs

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