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Jack Korzyp: Extraordinary Leader

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

Jack Korzyp is one of the Associate Executive Directors of the YMCA of Central New York. Jack is a father, friend, leader and professional listener who has excelled at teamwork. He is one of the most incredibly kind humans in the community with very high empathy to deliver on mission and the team, every day.

What is Empathic Leadership?

“Empathetic leadership is understanding the needs, thoughts and emotions of others and using that awareness to help. Help can come in many forms but it's only through empathetic leadership that you can truly find what will work best for them.

What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

“I personally felt that I enhanced my ability to identify how others are feeling and where the root of their actions and emotions came from. I also enhanced my ability to lead and build courage to tackle difficult situations. I feel that I take on challenges head on and rely on my values to get me through.

Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

“An example of a goal that I have realized would be to continue learning and working on my professional development, specifically in the world of networking and getting myself out there."

What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?

“I think professionals needs to focus on company culture and how that sets up an employee to be a strong leader. I also think Emotional Intelligence is an area that needs more focus. EI is the foundation for working with others in an effective manner. That will provide strong leadership.