Episode 21: Terry Rasmussen

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined with Terry Rasmussen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thrivent, a membership-owned fraternal organization, and Fortune 300 financial services organization. Prior to taking the helm two years ago, Terry had positions as President and senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary.

Thrivent is dedicated in its purpose, to serve society and provide financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs. With a belief that humanity thrives when people make the most of all that they’ve been given, Thrivent is there to help people achieve financial clarity, and have lives full of meaning and gratitude.  As Terry says “When you have financial clarity – it affects your decisions around all of those things.” With “living generously” at its core, Thrivent’s determination to build awareness, is making headlines in this recent article “How Thrivent is gently raising its distinctive profile in a moment of change.”

Episode 21: “Thrive with Purpose – Financial Advice from the Heart”

Thrivent is not your typical financial services company. Thrivent remains interested in helping people live life with greater purpose and continues to rank as one of the world’s most ethical companies for 9 consecutive years in a row! An organization with the longstanding credo to “act ethically and with integrity,” Terry imparts vital advice on how “doing the right thing” is a core value of their organization, and how she fosters decision making in a less traditional “cloud leadership” type of environment, encouraging teams to “own the decisions together, the issues together and come together” in a highly collaborative way.

“We are not going to be the ‘What’s your number?’ company. We are going to be the ‘What’s important to you?’ company”

It is with great privilege we present to you this episode of Leadership Reimagined “Thrive with Purpose – Financial Advice from the Heart,” with Terry Rasmussen.

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