Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life with Dr. Jann Freed
Legacy can seem far off and out of reach, but it doesn't happen at the journey's end, and it's not only for the rich and famous. Legacy is now, and Dr. Jann Freed shows how you can find and leave meaning on a daily basis. Jann will introduce her Breadcrumb Legacy™ framework, a radical but pragmatic approach made up of small actions you consciously take over time that accumulate into the trail or legacy you'll leave behind. Breadcrumb Legacy™ is also a mindset, an awareness of the impact you're having on your relationships, your organization, and your family in every communication and interaction.
In this program, Jann will share her journey of writing her last two books, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts and Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering. She will describe in more detail her breadcrumb legacy concept and why it is important for people of all ages and stages to understand how this concept can change their lives.
Note: This is an audio-only interview.
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)
Topic: Creating a Breadcrumb Legacy in Your Life
Speaker: Dr. Jann Freed, Professor of Business Management Emerita, a leadership development coach, consultant, author, facilitator, and speaker
About Jann Freed
Dr. Ruth is one of Dr. Jann Freed's sheroes. Dr. Ruth, sex therapist, professor, author, and professor, was talking about sex in the 80s, a taboo subject, when no one wanted to talk about it. Dr. Jann Freed wants to talk about retirement when people don't want to talk about it and are scared to even think about it! At 94, Dr. Ruth is still writing and speaking, and Jann plans to do the same.
As a former professor for decades, Dr. Jann decided to practice what she was teaching and preaching. She says she is out to retire the word “retirement.” We are not retiring from life, but moving onto something else. Jann believes it takes time and intentional thought to successfully move on to what's next in life.
This awakening led her on a research journey that resulted in her book, Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts. One chapter that really resonated was Leaders Live Their Legacy. So she did a deep dive on legacy work and set out to interview gurus. From this work, she created the concept of Breadcrumb Legacy ™ and it became her latest book, Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering.
Dr. Jann also hosts the Becoming a Sage Podcast, where she interviews thought leaders on the wisdom of life and work. She also writes the “Leading Edge” column for Training Magazine, which is published in print and online.
Her mission is to be a seeker and learner who leaves a Breadcrumb Legacy for herself and others. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband and her dog, Grover. She is proud of her three adult sons who are thriving in this ever-changing world.