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Date posted: 16th February 2021

16th February 2021

Stories from an Inspiring Leader – Karl Wyatt

Stories from an Inspiring Leader – Karl Wyatt

Karl Wyatt, Sr. Manager of IT Operations, GreenPath Financial Wellness

When the pandemic hit and we had to take everyone remote in a couple of days. Karl worked day and night to order the equipment, follow the shipment online all the way to our offices, and ensure people are scheduled to get it. When I asked where he gets the energy from, he said, “every piece of equipment delivered is equal to one person continuing to be employed, one family continued to be supported. That’s where I get my energy from”. There isn’t a better example to explain Karl’s humanity.

Karl has always been here for us during this rough year. We don’t get to “see” each other much but he often reaches out to me and makes sure things are going well. We talk almost daily about how things are going and supporting each other through all of the things going on this year. He is one of the few managers I have worked for that I feel like genuinely cares for his sta­! Karl never ceases to make me smile, whether it’s at myself or because of the many things he does. He has also shown how much he cares about his friends and family, even shedding a tear now and then. This honesty is inspiring.

I remember at one time, he noticed a team member ‘scared’ about the pandemic and he took time to sit with the person, hear and comfort. All of this during a very busy time of getting the equipment to everyone. Karl is the most “connected” person I know! I don’t think there is any place where he doesn’t know at least one person. Within GreenPath, I envy his ability to build relationships and communication.


“Karl’s maturity and mindset are an inspiration. From someone who is many years older than him, I have a lot of respect for him because of that.”

About Inspiring Leaders

The extract above is taken from the Inspiring Leaders 2020 initiative which recognised exceptional leaders during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can download the full eBook with all the leader stories here.

Inspiring Leaders was created as a vehicle to recognize people who stepped up to help individuals, teams and organizations navigate personal and business challenges, and make a contribution to make their business, their community and the world a better place.

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