This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

Discover the inspiring journey of Kirk Byles, a seasoned technology executive, and turnaround specialist, in this enlightening interview. 

Kirk shares his remarkable experiences in helping both large corporations and small to medium-sized businesses find their path to success. 

With a keen eye for identifying hidden opportunities and a passion for solving complex problems, he delves into the art of turning struggling companies into thriving enterprises. 

Kirk’s insights on building trust, gaining buy-in from stakeholders, and navigating the delicate balance of change in leadership provide valuable lessons for anyone facing leadership challenges. 

Tune in for a captivating conversation that will leave you motivated and better equipped to lead your organization toward a brighter future.


You can find Kirk Byles at the below links

In the interview, Kirk shares

  • “I’m a 25-year executive in the technology world, primarily focused on helping small to medium-sized businesses find their next market or technology.” 
  • “Businesses often get caught up in their own momentum and can’t get out of their own way.” 
  • “I love the idea of solving these problems and working with other companies.” 
  • “The challenge is convincing people that I know what I’m doing and that I can help drive change in the company.” 
  • “It’s about getting buy-in from senior management and making them believe in the vision for the company.” 
  • “People often have sacred cows in their businesses that hinder progress.” 
  • “Sometimes, you need to make hard decisions to stop the bleeding and move the company forward.” 
  • “My inquisitiveness has been the most advantageous for me and my career.” 
  • “As a consultant, I can suggest, I can tell leadership what I believe needs to happen, and I can push and pull.” 
  • “You’ve got to figure it out and make those changes along the way, as difficult as they may be.”