We had the good fortune of connecting with Jack Patton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jack, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Three habits have helped to improve my productivity: 1) managing energy AND time, 2) scheduling everything, and 3) always being curious. The point about managing energy and time is to understand and play to my natural rhythm. As an example, I am most creative in the morning, which is the best time to think and crank out strategic work. Then, in the afternoon, I’m better in meetings and doing admin or tactical tasks. Understanding this and knowing what tasks replenish and deplete my energy helps me to stay on top of things. As for scheduling everything, I find this structure frees me up and helps to keep priorities top of mind. It’s easy to adjust when necessary and a constant reminder about building flow. Finally, always being curious is about asking questions, learning, growing, and being open to new things. As a life-long learner, I get excited about tackling new projects, doing something new, or becoming better acquainted with someone or something.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
STRE.ME’s platform improves the way people connect and work together by shining a light on blind spots like implicit biases and microaggressions while building accountability in a safe and convenient space. HR and DEI leaders use STRE.ME to scale snackable yet individualized and confidential education experiences that show individuals what implicit biases they have, how to manage their biases, and holds them accountable for applying what they learn. In turn, participants learn to improve team dynamics, problem-solving, communication skills, and own their actions. Diversity leaders receive additional insights for proactive employee engagement. Both co-founders have over 25-combined years of effort to build STRE.ME into a venture-backed startup that is piloting with visionary leaders from Fortune 100 to healthcare to universities and small businesses.
I’ve learned that implicit biases affect awareness and accountability because they’re common and natural, yet silently influential. There’s a brand new world for the visionaries and game-changers who feel comfortable and confident to lead while managing their implicit biases. It’s tough and makes me realize there’s tons of value in getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Anne Marie Labenberg shined a light on the significance that implicit biases have on interacting with others. It was a proverbial “aha” moment and something we continue to build through STRE.ME’s mission to create cultures of awareness and accountability.

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Emily Caso

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