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Kathryn Davis - Showing Up (#89)

September 04, 2020 CUInsight / Kathryn Davis Season 2 Episode 89
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Kathryn Davis - Showing Up (#89)
Sep 04, 2020 Season 2 Episode 89
CUInsight / Kathryn Davis

“Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” - Kathryn Davis

Thank you for tuning in to episode 89 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation's premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.

My guest on this episode is Kathryn Davis. Kathryn is the President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union in California. We talk about Kathryn’s path to her current position as President and CEO, and I appreciated her willingness to talk about the struggles she had getting there. Kathryn shares some advice for others who are trying to move into the C-Suite and some advice for people who are doing the hiring. 

Kathryn shares the leadership lessons she has learned on her journey. She talks about changes she has seen during the pandemic, and what she believes credit unions need to do to stay relevant going forward. 

Listen as Kathryn shares why she took the position at Valley First Credit Union and how the inspiration has changed with time on the job. She speaks about how she cultivated the ability to make hard decisions, some myths about being a leader, and her mistakes on her journey to the top.

We wrap it up with rapid-fire questions and learn that Van Morrison is Kathryn’s favorite artist. She wanted to be a news anchor when she grew up before she got into credit unions, and spending time with her family is what she loves to do when she has time off. Kathryn’s final words were, “Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” I couldn’t have said it better, enjoy!

Find the full show notes on cuinsight.com

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher 

Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List 

How to find Kathryn:
Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union
kdavis@valleyfirstcu.org
www.valleyfirstcu.org
LinkedIn | Facebook

Show Notes

“Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” - Kathryn Davis

Thank you for tuning in to episode 89 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation's premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.

My guest on this episode is Kathryn Davis. Kathryn is the President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union in California. We talk about Kathryn’s path to her current position as President and CEO, and I appreciated her willingness to talk about the struggles she had getting there. Kathryn shares some advice for others who are trying to move into the C-Suite and some advice for people who are doing the hiring. 

Kathryn shares the leadership lessons she has learned on her journey. She talks about changes she has seen during the pandemic, and what she believes credit unions need to do to stay relevant going forward. 

Listen as Kathryn shares why she took the position at Valley First Credit Union and how the inspiration has changed with time on the job. She speaks about how she cultivated the ability to make hard decisions, some myths about being a leader, and her mistakes on her journey to the top.

We wrap it up with rapid-fire questions and learn that Van Morrison is Kathryn’s favorite artist. She wanted to be a news anchor when she grew up before she got into credit unions, and spending time with her family is what she loves to do when she has time off. Kathryn’s final words were, “Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” I couldn’t have said it better, enjoy!

Find the full show notes on cuinsight.com

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher 

Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List 

How to find Kathryn:
Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union
kdavis@valleyfirstcu.org
www.valleyfirstcu.org
LinkedIn | Facebook