This month, with our fourth in the series of Leader ToC™ Blog Posts for 2017, we interview the inimitable Krista T. Walsh of KC Collect and beyond.

Krista is a rising star in the speaking community and a good and new friend and colleague.  I am excited to have her join the conversation at Leader ToC™ .  That being said, Leader ToC™ (Thoughts on Character) is our monthly series engaging leaders around the world on character, leadership and more.

But still… before we actually get started this month, here are:

That means… this month makes our tenth issue!!!  We are truly thankful, and look forward to continuing the learning journey; and having you with us.  We hope you engage and enjoy.


We are indeed proud to say Krista is one of the newest members of The CAST™.  Here is just a little of what we know of Krista.

KRISTA T. WALSH is about productivity and creating cash flow.  Krista is an award winning entrepreneur, author and speaker. From dental assistant drop out, to family business builder, to emerging leader for Atlantic Canada (twice), Krista will share her journey from failure to success and explore how to increase your cash flow and productivity.  In 2005 Krista established “KC COLLECT,” a credit, collection and resource company. It would be the first and only female-owned collection agency in Atlantic Canada.  Krista’s informative presentations engage and challenge audiences to effectively manage and build their businesses, professional relationships, and enhance their profiles.  Andrew Oland- President, Moosehead Breweries says “Krista is a smart, dedicated and passionate woman. She is an engaging and practical presenter who adds tremendous value to any audience.”  Her breakout sessions will assist you in navigating the practical tools you can implement immediately to increase sales and productivity, enhance and build relationships, and strengthen and increase cash flow.  Krista’s determination and vision has been recognized by her peers and she has twice received the Atlantic Canadian Emerging Award as one of Canada’s leading young entrepreneurs.

So, let’s get at it to …

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Hey Krista!  Thanks so much for joining us on Leader ToC™.  Glad you agreed to be part of the conversation.  To start, I typically ask “Who are you and what is it you do?”


My pleasure Barry.  Bottom line is I am Krista T. Walsh, an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, and Fitness Instructor. Essentially, I am driven and direct, yet humorous and easy going.  🙂
Indeed. 🙂  I have come to know and see this in the time we have known each other.  For our readers, I would like to offer up some video selections that speak to this.  You offered this up on adding a spring in the step and this on loving what you do.  Very funny, direct and real… and brings a smile to my face.  Can’t wait to see your entry for May.  🙂  Still… with all of that that in mind… given who you are and what do you… for whom do you do it best?  In other words… who is your best audience?
Thanks Barry.  I enjoy doing those videos.  Essentially, my best audience includes aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, and accounts receivable managers.


And how is it that you best serve them?  How do you offer your services?
Well, within my collection agency, KC Collect, we assist in creating cash flow for businesses. I am also a certified accounts receivable trainer, so I offer seminars in order for businesses to learn specific procedures and practices on efficient credit management.

I admire your clarity and focus.  It shows such discernment and decisiveness; both powerful virtues in this field of training and development for sure.  Then, with your work and audience in mind, what are the challenges and opportunities of leadership, from your perspective and experience?
For me, I see the balancing and managing of various businesses and schedules. Taking time to relax. One of my friends compared me to a tornado – always moving and never still.

I can relate and I can see that.  🙂  Given that, when reflecting on the strengths of leadership… what virtues do you consider to be paramount as strengths of character and why do you believe them vital?
Extremely organized, driven and goal orientated. They are paramount in developing success. And don’t have kids. 🙂

Lol, I don’t and probably won’t now. 🙂  So, I am hearing orderliness. zeal and mindfulness.  I am hearing devotion and decisiveness.  I am hearing commitment and simplicity.  I am also witnessing in your work joyfulness and excellence.  That is quite the mix; powerful.  So, what is one piece of advice you might have for our readership on developing leadership and strength of character in these times?
I think it comes down to this.  Identify your skills early and choose a career that is going to challenge and inspire you. Love what you do – make your own schedule and take naps. 🙂

Wooooonderful.  Krista, that is all there is to the questions this day.  This has been a treat and joy.  I want to thank you so much for joining us on Leader ToC™.


I enjoyed it too.  Thanks Barry.


Leader ToC™ out…

Folks, check out Krista’s work.  You will be glad you did.

And… we continue on.  Yes, continuing through 2017, around the third or final Friday of each month… we will engage and explore with experts and leaders around the globe.  We invite you to join us.

Until next month…

Peace, passion and prosperity.

Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™

Barry is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work, business and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.


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