Nate Checketts is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a premium men’s activewear company founded in 2014. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for and consulted with some of the biggest technology and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The National Football League, Legends, FanVision and Sport Radar, and serves on the board of Veritone. Nate is also an avid entrepreneur who founded and launched 4 companies before the age of 30, including Rhone and Mangia Technologies, whose patents were later acquired by the San Francisco 49ers. Nate graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance. He and his wife Dayna reside in Connecticut with their three young boys, Gabriel, William, and Nicholas. He has served in a bishopric and as an Elders Quorum president and is currently serving as an early-morning seminary teacher.


In this wide-ranging interview, Brother Checketts discusses principles of leadership that he uses daily in his church service as well as in the business world including:

(16:00) How can we have an impact in our callings/positions? How can we create positive change?
—Getting past the administration and focusing on helping those we serve feel like we love and care about them and helping them feel and recognize the spirit
—Looking to other great leaders as examples

(23:30) The importance of genuine empathy for those within our stewardship

(28:30) Conducting one-on-one interviews
—Asking what’s on their minds – starting with their concerns
—Being clear about expectations prior to the meeting

(30:15) Importance of building relationships of trust

(31:00) Leading with love

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
John Adams, by David McCullough

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