Blair Ryan

Founder

Kindred AI

A few things about me...

Founder Product Strategy People Ops
My journey so far

On my 4th start-up. They've all been successful, but what I've managed to do this time around is recapture the excitement of the first one (the Empathy Factory) all over again 🙌🏼. Building a product that gives me butterflies 🦋 at Kindred AI.

What does this graph mean?

Teammates see Blair at work as...

Resourceful +2Hard Working +1Encouraging +1ReliableObservant

Teammates hope to see Blair grow in…

Willing to openly have difficult conversations +1Maintains effective work life balance +1Prioritizes common good over self-interestClearly communicates purpose and visionInvests and is interested in personal and professional growth

Teammates say Blair stands out…

Motivated by making community/world impact +2Mentors and develops teammates for their growth +2Maintains clear long term vision that drives decision making +1Maintains effective work life balanceCreates warm, caring relationships with teammates

How I try to show up at work

ThoughtfulPatientCreativeHard WorkingConfident

For better or worse, I care more about the people I'm working with, than the projects we're working on. Sometimes I work too fast, and can forget to slow down and explain how I arrived somewhere. I'm better than I was at this, and am super aware of it - if a coworker needs me to slow down, I am very open to nudge/reminder/request to do so :)

My areas for growth

Maintains effective work life balanceBalances internal resources effectivelyInvests and is interested in personal and professional growth

I've allowed myself to burnout a couple times in my career. I would like to say that it won't happen again, but this is a work in progress. It has had a big impact on relationships, and is important to me to solve.

How I stand out

Manages feelings of self and others during conflictMotivated by making community/world impactCreates warm, caring relationships with teammatesStays true to own values with integrityPrioritizes common good over self-interest

I live, lead, and work with emotional intelligence. Empathy is my superpower :)