First Class Bar Recipient
Leadership is about responsibility- responsibility to those around you to guide them using the utmost ethics, character and values. I learned many qualities from my parents, who are both great leaders, and I use skills they taught me daily.
Kerry Stratford was a local Girl Scout with the Sahuaro Council in Tucson where she received her First Class Bar, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1963-1982. Stratford’s Girl Scouting highlight was being chosen as Arizona’s representative to attend Wider Opportunity at the National Girl Scout Camp in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The trip was quite memorable and the first time 13 year old Stratford had ever traveled by herself on an airplane! Since her Girl Scouting days, Stratford has used the same will and determination to succeed in her professional life and make a difference in the lives of those around her. Through her work with the Caliber Group Stratford has initiated programs to generate community dialogue, created increased understanding and appreciation of diversity, and encouraged responsible action to enhance the city we live in.
Despite her many accolades, Stratford in true Girl Scout form continues to focus her attention on helping others find their path to success, “Leading by example is the best way to teach good leadership skills and ethical business practices to your team. I try to recognize my staff for their own special talents and allow them to shine and be recognized for their accomplishments. This allows them to push the limits of their abilities and grow.”
You tell me, and I forget. You teach me, and I remember. You involve me, and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin