The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: Owning Leadership with Kristie Mark

On this episode, Billy and Hali are joined by Kristie Mark, Chief Operating Officer of The ESOP Association to speak on all things ownership; from how to own your culture to owning your legacy and more. Kristie gives us a peak into what it was like to be a leader within the Obama White House and her ongoing work of promoting employee ownership within the US and internationally.

To celebrate National Employee Ownership Month we are diving into a wonderful conversation on what it means to own your leadership at every level. Dive into some of Kristie’s leadership nuggets on how to surround yourself with the best people, create a culture that allows for the sharing of ideas, and how to discover there is no such thing as being overly prepared. Kristie expands on the benefits of employee ownership for both the business owner looking to sell their business and for the employees who are able to carry on their legacy. Let’s get ready to own it, enjoy.


Looking for more leadership nuggets?

Discover the books and leaders mentioned in this episode: The Heat Will Kill You First by Jeff Goodell and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

Are you a business owner interested in an Employee Ownership model, contact The ESOP Association today >>> CLICK HERE


The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast

What does it mean to be a leader? Why does learning about leadership matter? How can we become servant leaders? The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast drills into the foundations of leadership for both the emerging and established leader. Billy Duren and Hali Gibson bring in dynamic leaders each week to discuss what being a lifelong learner and people developer really looks like. Join us as we bring you proven leaders who want to serve you with their story, as well as teaching us how to grow as leaders. We will be mining for the nuggets of wisdom from these dynamic leaders from throughout the country.

“The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership” is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. For more information, please visit the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Website.

This Podcast is edited by our friends at Deep Fried Studios.

Threaded Fasteners, Inc

Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) is a 100% employee-owned business that specializes in the manufacturing, custom packaging, and distribution of steel fasteners. With over 260 dedicated employee owners, TFI maintains over $13 million worth of inventory across 16 locations, to meet the global needs of customers from industries including electrical utilities, chemical and electrical, commercial marine construction, steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) fabricators. More information about TFI can be found on its website at or through social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


For more information, please contact Hali Gibson at 251-432-0161 or visit:

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