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SE Episode 105: Ken Cella

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From intern to Principal at Edward Jones, Ken Cella has been fueled by the impact of education, family, and purpose as he continues to give back to the St. Louis community. After listening to his time on The Something Extra podcast, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to lead others from a place of empathy in the workplace. 

Bio: Ken Cella leads the Edward Jones Client Strategies Group (CSG), which includes the Marketing, Advice and Guidance, Products, Trading and Solutions areas. CSG equips client teams with insights on financial strategies, products and solutions throughout the client journey. Ken also serves on the Edward Jones Executive Committee, the team responsible for defining the future state for Edward Jones to improve the lives of clients, their families and their communities. He began his Edward Jones career in 1990 as a financial advisor in O’Fallon, Mo. In addition, Ken serves as the chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber Board of Directors, AllianceSTL Board, University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Council, and Concordance Academy of Leadership Board of Directors. Ken is a native of St. Louis, and he and his wife, Melissa, have three teenagers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute and earned his undergraduate degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ken’s Something Extra: What people need is to be understood. So much of who we are is represented by the lens we have on the world and we can share that point of view to make a positive impact on others. So, when we can all understand each other and understand what that lens on the world is and then bring those lenses together into a much clearer picture for the future – that’s when we are doing our best work. 

Links and Mentions: 
The Four Pillars of New Retirement 
Edward Jones

Credits:
– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer

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