PODCAST: YPs must advocate for themselves

Emerging Leader Award winner says participation, networking, and professional development build leadership skills.

Phil Kadzielawski

Instead of sitting on the sidelines and waiting for change to happen, young professionals need to advocate on their own behalf. In the process, they’ll develop the skills they need to become the future leaders of the credit union movement.

Phil Kadzielawski, product development specialist at $3.1 billion asset Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., and CUNA’s 2018 CUNA Emerging Leader Award winner, does just that.

As president of the Carolinas Credit Union League’s Tarheel Chapter of Credit Unions, former finalist in the league’s CUaware Protégé Competition, and co-host of the CUaware Podcast, Kadzielawski advocates for professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals in the Carolinas.


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