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Ep. 70-Howard Behar, Former Starbucks International President: The Leadership Skills Required To Become A Massive Success

November 19, 2020 Jason Wasser, LMFT Season 1 Episode 70
You Winning Life
Ep. 70-Howard Behar, Former Starbucks International President: The Leadership Skills Required To Become A Massive Success
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Ep. 70-Howard Behar, Former Starbucks International President: The Leadership Skills Required To Become A Massive Success
Nov 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 70
Jason Wasser, LMFT

This interview came out of me learning a very valuable lesson.
If you don't ask, the other person doesn't have the opportunity to say "yes".
That's exactly what I had to do when I reached out to Howard with a cold email asking him to be a guest on the podcast.

If you have ever enjoyed a Frappuccino or Starbucks outside of the US, then this is the man you need to thank for standing behind the barista who had the audacity to try something new for their customers.

Howard Behar is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor who has influenced the lives of numerous men and women at all stages of their careers and at all levels and roles. Shaped by his experiences working in his parents Seattle market, schooled in operations and management in consumer-oriented retail business, and part of the leadership triumvirate that built the Starbucks brand, Behar is the ultimate “servant leader” who is known for such memorable lessons as “The Person Who Sweeps the Floor Should Choose the Broom” and “Only the Truth Sounds Like the Truth.”

For 21 years Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents.  He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.

Howard now serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.  He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. 

Howard is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. After the successful publication of his first book, It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Leadership from a Life at Starbucks (Portfolio, 2008), Howard now travels the world speaking to leaders, corporations, and students. His motivational message inspires everyone to be servant leaders and to lead with their values first.

Jason Wasser Therapist/Coach
Online Tele-Therapy & Coaching 🖥
The Family Room Wellness Associates
Certified Neuro Emotional Technique Practitioner 
🎧Host:You Winning Life Podcast
🎤Available for speaking engagements

linktr.ee/jasonwasserlmft
https://www.instagram.com/youwinninglife



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Show Notes

This interview came out of me learning a very valuable lesson.
If you don't ask, the other person doesn't have the opportunity to say "yes".
That's exactly what I had to do when I reached out to Howard with a cold email asking him to be a guest on the podcast.

If you have ever enjoyed a Frappuccino or Starbucks outside of the US, then this is the man you need to thank for standing behind the barista who had the audacity to try something new for their customers.

Howard Behar is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor who has influenced the lives of numerous men and women at all stages of their careers and at all levels and roles. Shaped by his experiences working in his parents Seattle market, schooled in operations and management in consumer-oriented retail business, and part of the leadership triumvirate that built the Starbucks brand, Behar is the ultimate “servant leader” who is known for such memorable lessons as “The Person Who Sweeps the Floor Should Choose the Broom” and “Only the Truth Sounds Like the Truth.”

For 21 years Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents.  He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.

Howard now serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.  He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. 

Howard is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. After the successful publication of his first book, It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Leadership from a Life at Starbucks (Portfolio, 2008), Howard now travels the world speaking to leaders, corporations, and students. His motivational message inspires everyone to be servant leaders and to lead with their values first.

Jason Wasser Therapist/Coach
Online Tele-Therapy & Coaching 🖥
The Family Room Wellness Associates
Certified Neuro Emotional Technique Practitioner 
🎧Host:You Winning Life Podcast
🎤Available for speaking engagements

linktr.ee/jasonwasserlmft
https://www.instagram.com/youwinninglife



Wasser's Furniture
Highlighting what's great about buying your furniture from a brick and mortar family business!

The Family Room Wellness Associates
Online Therapy and Coaching with Jason Wasser, LMFT