I was honored with the opportunity to watch Blake speak at a company All-Hands within the first month that I became an employee. I was enjoying every moment because of his charisma and gentle charm, and I could see how the entire audience was engaged with what he was talking about. I was even more impressed when, after the meeting, I found out the agenda had been mixed up–so Blake had stood in and talked through a presentation with no preparation. It takes another level of leadership, investment, and wholeheartedness to execute that kind of speaking engagement the way that Blake did. I will forever hold him as a standard-bearer in continuing my career.

Kathryn Kremer