Taking Care of Business: Lisa Beth Lentini Walker Becomes a Champion of Well-Being and Mindfulness

“I view success as a person who is living out their best life.”

Lisa Beth Lentini Walker

In today’s Principled episode, Lisa Beth Lentini Walker, founder and president of Lumen speaks with Ben DiPietro, editor of LRN’s E&C Pulse newsletter. Lentini Walker explains why now is a great time to be in the ethics and compliance profession, and how companies, boards and consumers are demanding more in terms of workplace health, inclusion and governance. She has been a mentor to many successful E&C professionals because she believes it’s a crucial part of developing future leaders and continuing to learn emotional intelligence and empathy as a leader herself. She discusses how fears some men have with mentoring a woman in the wake of #MeToo are unjustified, and how companies can improve and monitor diversity and inclusion going forward.

 

ABOUT LISA BETH LENTINI WALKER  

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Lisa Beth Lentini Walker is the chief executive and founder of Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, a firm specializing in compliance, governance and ethics consulting, and executive coaching to improve performance and well-being. Lentini Walker is a skilled global business partner that has led award-winning legal and compliance departments within large public corporations and privately held enterprises. She has held corporate secretarial, compliance, ethics, governance and risk positions as an attorney at a Fortune 50 corporation; as the compliance leader of a global travel company operating in 150 countries; and as the corporate secretary, chief compliance officer and co-chair of the risk council at a NYSE-listed corporation. She previously served with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., in the corporation finance and enforcement divisions. Lentini Walker is a member of the Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and District of Columbia bars.  She is an advisory board member to a women’s fashion startup, Alice Riot, and serves on the board of Stages Theatre.

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN THIS EPISODE...

  • [0:52] What was her path she took to get to the point of starting her own company.
  • [2:49] Was the need for wellness something she noticed as lacking in the marketplace, or did she experience firsthand the burnout in the people around her?
  • [5:49] What can E&C professionals do to improve relationships with other business units, and are there any things that they should avoid?
  • [7:25] What happens if E&C can’t get buy-in and support?
  • [9:15] How important is mentoring in the E&C profession?
  • [11:25] Some men have said they are less likely to mentor a female colleague. How can we ensure there aren’t lost opportunities for mentorship?
  • [12:32] What are some of the biggest obstacles when working through issues of diversity and inclusion in organizations, and how should progress be measured?

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