We talk to leaders all the time who are looking for a way to upgrade their skill and unlock a new level of performance. But how does that kind of transformation actually happen?
In 2016, Dr. Wayne Combs was in transition. At the crossroads of his career, he knew he was ready for something more – but what? What exactly was he looking for?
That summer, Wayne attended Plenty's inaugural Lantern Leadership Retreat in Park City, Utah. Through the experience, he found a new sense of self, taking a fresh look at his purpose – one he still uses to this day as the Associate VP of Operations & Administrative Services for CHOC Children's Foundation and professor at USC's Rossier School of Education.
In today's episode, we talk with Wayne and ask him to reflect on the breakthroughs he experienced, how he aligned his soul's calling with his professional work, and how he continues his pursuits as a lifelong learner.
We were touched by this conversation and Wayne's incredible depth of passion. We hope it sets you out on your own transformative journey!
Learn more about the Lantern Leadership Retreat here.
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Dr. Wayne Combs is leader in campaign and advancement management with 30 years of experience supporting higher education and healthcare. He serves as Associate Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services for CHOC Children's Foundation. At USC Rossier School of Education, Dr. Combs teaches courses in Creativity and Innovation, Strategic Communications and Change Management, and Economics and Finance in the Organizational Change and Leadership doctoral program. In support of philanthropy, Dr. Combs delivers presentations on emerging trends while serving as Past-President for the Association of Advancement Services Professionals, Faculty for AHP Madison Institute and Chair/Faculty for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.