Kobe Bogaert and Dan Winter meet with Kyra Kennedy, co-founder, former CEO, and culture champion of Baratza, which develops, manufactures, and distributes high quality coffee grinders to consumers and professionals around the world. Kyra shares how...
Kobe Bogaert and Dan Winter meet with Kyra Kennedy, co-founder, former CEO, and culture champion of Baratza, which develops, manufactures, and distributes high quality coffee grinders to consumers and professionals around the world. Kyra shares how Baratza grew its brand and consciously developed an organizational culture to support the switch from being founder-led to being acquired by a major and large consumer product company, Breville.
In today’s conversation, we identify the missing conversations that were revealed:
Growing the Baratza brand from startup to being a premier brand under the Breville umbrella
Building a sustainable company through customer care
Leadership style and a problem-solving approach to sales
Developing a shared vision and mission throughout the entire organization
Race, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
Team dynamics and cohesion, and integrating different company cultures
About Kyra Kennedy: Kyra Kennedy is the co-founder of Baratza, a company known for its high-quality and innovative coffee grinders that have gained international recognition for their ability to help customers make great-tasting coffee. Baratza's brand was built on a people-centric vision of care, including care of customers, employees, partners, the community, and our planet. Baratza was established in 1999, sold in 2020, and Kyra left her role as CEO in 2022. Kyra is passionate about leadership, teams, and the strategies that are essential in creating a future where people can thrive together. She is a graduate of the Institute of Generative Leadership, where she learned the practices of effective leadership, developing a vision, and building high-functioning and collaborative teams. Kyra is currently using her knowledge and expertise to support small startup companies and non-profit boards. She believes that each of us is responsible for shaping the future we desire; our actions create ripples that can lead to meaningful and positive change.
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