The CUInsight Network podcast: Strategy work – On The Mark Strategies

Featuring Shawn Temple, Strategy Director at On The Mark Strategies

Thank you for tuning in to The CUInsight Network, with your host, Lauren Culp, President & CEO of CUInsight. In The CUInsight Network, we take a deeper dive with the thought leaders who support the credit union community. We discuss issues and challenges facing credit unions and identify best practices to learn and grow together.

My guest on today’s show is Shawn Temple, Strategy Director at On The Mark Strategies. Shawn shares his career journey in credit unions that led him to his current role. On The Mark Strategies empowers credit unions to win, survive, and thrive. The team specializes in strategic planning, branding, training, and marketing services.

During our conversation, Shawn discusses the importance of strategic planning and how it brings clarity and alignment to the organization. He emphasizes the significance of core values and building team cultures to create a healthy work environment. Shawn shares the value of leadership development for today and tomorrow. Listen as Shawn explains how credit union teams can inspire connection from the boardroom to the break room.

As we wrap up the episode, Shawn talks about being inspired by two amazing leaders in his life, enjoying the aloha spirit, and making himself available for a trip to San Diego. Enjoy my conversation with Shawn Temple!

Connect with Shawn:
Shawn Temple, Strategy Director at On The Mark Strategies
Shawn: LinkedIn
On The Mark Strategies: LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

Show notes from this episode:
What an amazing interview with Shawn! Check out all the exceptional work his team is doing over at On The Mark Strategies here.
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Shout-out: Mark Arnold 
Shout-out: Hotel California
Shout-out: Steven Tyler
Shout-out: Mick Jagger
Shout-out: Patrick Lencioni
Shout-out: The Table Group
Shout-out: Simon Sinek
Shout-out: Mark’s grandmother
Place mentioned: Maui, HI 
Shout-out: Kahului Airport (OGG)
Historic event mentioned: 2023 Hawaii Wildfires
Place mentioned: San Diego, CA
Book mentioned: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy 
Book mentioned: The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team by Patrick Lencioni
Book mentioned: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

In this episode:
[00:43] – Shawn Temple tells us his childhood dream and the back up plan. (Hint: Neither involve finances.)
[03:22] – What should credit unions think about when starting strategic planning?
[05:27] – Clarity and alignment from boardroom to break room.
[08:26] – What if things go wrong?
[11:01] – Shawn talks about building cultures to have healthy organizations. PART 1
[13:14] – Shawn talks about building cultures to have healthy organizations. PART 2
[15:39] – A need for managers and leaders in the upcoming generation.
[17:09] – What does Shawn think about leadership?
[20:01] – Shawn gives a professional and personal example of good leaders in his life.
[22:53] – “Aloha Time.”
[25:43] – Where do you make the biggest impact?

Lauren Culp

Lauren Culp

Lauren Culp is the President & CEO at She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects with ... Web: Details