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According to Honesty Liller, CEO of The McShin Foundation, “success” is defined as attaining your life’s objectives. Some people could argue that success is a financial concept, but she has achieved so many different things that go beyond money to make her a happy person. The goal of Honesty’s CEO role is to actively engage the community.
Obstacles make you more resilient.
Honesty Liller is a woman who has been clean and sober for a very long time. Since May 27, 2007, she has abstained from using drugs and alcohol. There have been more than enough obstacles for her to surmount because she is recovering from an opiate addiction, she claims. She has had to develop her ability to speak up for what she needs, what is morally just for the company, and how to celebrate herself and people around her as a female leader. The biggest challenges have been attempting to control circumstances, wanting to be heard, understanding how to assign tasks, and letting go.
The McShin Foundation’s expansion while being led by honesty
“McShin saved my life when I sought assistance with my addiction. As at the time I moved into the female lodging, there were three rehab homes. After being in housing for five months, she was hired by President John Shinholser. The basis for where it is today was laid over the course of these fourteen years by John, Honesty, their board of directors, and their incredible employees.
In the present, there are fifteen recovery residences, three judicial recovery programs, family programming, wellness programming, and a recovery community center. She claims that her consistent programming, adherence to a spending plan, fundraising and development efforts, and wisdom in understanding when to let go have all contributed to this growth.
The highest praise a leader has ever received
“To be completely honest, when I started working at McShin, I had no idea what I was doing. Honesty says, “My main goal was to aid the women living there in their rehabilitation. Days become months, and then months become years. She has also taken numerous online training courses as well as in-person leadership training along the way, including the week-long Stanford Nonprofit Leadership program, the Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Program here in Richmond through The Community Foundation, and many more. She has participated in several news interviews, TV appearances, and podcasts. She claims that the greatest reward for being a female boss is helping the McShin employees who are also women achieve their objectives.
“I’m thankful just to be alive. I have absolutely realized dreams I never even thought I could have since the life I was living before I found McShin was going to kill me, she claims. Scattered Pink, her debut book, was just released, which was a major accomplishment for her. She insists that she worked extremely hard to get the life she has now and feels privileged to be living it.
Starting a women and children’s recovery home at McShin is one of the main goals Honesty has. She also really wants to visit an island with a house submerged in the sea. I genuinely want want to have a fulfilling life.
Duties as CEO of The McShin Foundation
Honesty was a heroin addict before to arriving to McShin. She claims that McShin’s program saved her life, and she will always be appreciative. She beams, “Not only do I get to have a work I love, but I get to help people who are just like me.”
She is responsible for fundraising, donor development, local and national advocacy, leadership development, recovery counseling women in their housing, budget management, grant writing, and event administration.
Preserving balance between one’s personal and professional lives
Honesty used to believe in balance, but as she’s become older, she now feels as though she puts enough energy into each part of her life as it requires. She has discovered that she has put too much pressure on herself to be the “best” leader, mother, and wife in her work and personal life. Her capacity to serve others through her beloved work has been made possible by recovery, which has also given her two wonderful children, a loving husband, a family that supports her, and her two dogs.
I aim to live in radical thankfulness and work on my spirit a bit more each day. Why not make the most of each day while it is still here? In addition to being extremely demanding, our work at McShin is undoubtedly gratifying. It’s wonderful but difficult to help people who are addicted. They therefore include staff health days, quarterly staff outings/events, numerous parties for celebrations, bonuses for recovery celebration dates, as well as daily support and affirmations. Honesty explains, “At McShin, we work as a team and it’s not just a job, it’s family.” Her goals in life are to improve the world, enjoy every day, make a difference, and lessen the impact of addiction. She advises all aspiring business leaders to be passionate, kind to themselves, follow their goals and, if they don’t work out, make more, and to keep working on their hearts. She cries, “If I can accomplish it, so can you!”