Who is Lani?
I’m Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips, a seasoned technology executive with over 20+ years in the technology industry. All my friends and colleagues call me Lani. I am also a wife, mother, sister, mentor and friend to many. I have an enormous passion for leadership with direct experience leading large and small organizations in a highly matrixed environment.
This passion comes from a strong desire to change the profile of future leaders in the pipeline. In this digital era, we have 4 or 5 generations in the workplace depending on your industry. It is even more critical our future leaders are well versed in creating people-centric cultures rooted in empathy.
I have dedicated myself to being a lifelong student of this work to equip myself and others to be more effective leading people. My legacy I want to leave is demonstrating a people-centric leadership philosophy works when creating a high-performance culture. Sharing my learnings with future leaders is my responsibility. It is my hope that more companies really value this leadership approach. It truly does make a difference on performance. I share this work with others through mentoring, coaching, speaking engagements, guest spots on podcasts, blogging and in 2020 the release of my first leadership book and podcast.
One of the Top Ten Most Influential Women in Cloud in 2020
“Strive not to be a success but to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein