Season 4 finale and the road to industry transformation

Season 4 finale and the road to industry transformation

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In this solo episode, Jan Griffiths reflects on the recent developments in the automotive industry and takes a moment to revisit a series of episodes dedicated to strike-related content, featuring key providers and experts offering insights on risk management, operational perspectives, collaborative agreements, and the legal aspects of the automotive landscape.

Transitioning to her experience at the MEMA conference, Jan shares her personal growth in aligning with her values and embodying authentic leadership. The highlight of the conference was an interaction with Stephen Covey. Jan also recaps her participation in the Reuters conference, where she introduced Marques McCammon, President of Karma Automotive. Impressed by Karma's mission-driven approach and authentic leadership, Jan expresses enthusiasm for the company's future in the luxury EV market.

As season four concludes, Jan sheds light on the evolution of Gravitas Detroit, providing details about the company's development and direction. Jan announces the upcoming website revision, the release of her book, and the podcast's sponsorship opportunities in 2024. Jan looks forward to returning for season five in December, continuing to promote authentic leadership in the automotive industry.

Themes discussed in this episode:

  • End of the UAW strike
  • Insights from key providers and experts
  • Personal experiences and growth
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Updates on the business 
  • End of season
  • Plans and preparation for the future

Featured: Jan Griffiths

What she does: Jan is the founder and CEO of Gravitas Detroit, an organization dedicated to cultivating authentic leadership in the automotive industry by providing courses, workshops, speaking events, and more. She is also the host of The Automotive Leaders Podcast.

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Episode Highlights:

[00:01:18] Reflection on season four and previous episodes: Jan Griffiths reflects on the themes and highlights of Season Four, offering insights into the past episodes and the overarching narrative.

[00:03:28] Experience at the MEMA Conference: Sharing her experience at the MEMA Conference, Jan provides a personal perspective on the growth and evolution of her involvement in the automotive industry.

[00:07:30] Introduction to Karma Automotive: Jan introduces Karma Automotive, highlighting the mission-driven approach and the impressive leadership of Marques McCammon.

[00:10:08] Closing season four and updates on future plans: As Season Four concludes, Jan shares updates on future plans, including a book release, website revisions, and the launch of Season Five, teasing exciting developments.

[00:20:18] Sponsorship: Discussing sponsorship, Jan opens the door for potential partners aligned with the mission of preparing the automotive industry for the future through authentic leadership.

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