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Our Purpose

Defining Leaders was founded by the idea that together is better. I started as a virtual community that worked together to help develop and lift each other up, helping to boost one another’s careers and make work a better place to be. 

​Many of us struggle to find support and direction within our professional journeys.  Our companies and organizations struggle in developing their internal leaders, and don’t always know where to go for help.


We have created a community that focuses on helping our members find authentic connection, discovery, and empowerment so they can find a healthy, enjoyable, and fulfilling career.  In each session, we tackle challenging issues that we face today and hear real life stories of those that have been there, gaining from their experiences.  We will also hear stories from those who have struggled. 

Because you’re not in this alone.



I have known Kristin for over 4 years and she has my highest recommendation as a recruiter! We reconnected when I attended a FTF networking meeting she hosted prior to COVID-19. I have attended her
Defining Leaders group since and the networking meeting has been the basis for expanding my network in Milwaukee. The meeting has also led to significant connections in the Chicago area and beyond. Kristin is a master at managing networking meetings and events. The meeting structure, topic selection and corresponding break out groups is very well thought out and executed. The forum is ideal as it helps both Kristin with her recruiting and the meeting participants with their networking. Kristin is also extremely reliable and is a wonderful resource for gathering WI based manufacturing and supply chain information!

Robert Dietz

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