Hosts: Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
We delve deep with Michelle Livingstone, a transportation enthusiast with a stellar leadership portfolio that includes The Home Depot, C & S Wholesale Grocers, J.C. Penney, and Kraft Foods. Growing up with a father in the trucking industry, Michelle’s calling became clear post her tenure at Indiana University, leading her to embark on a journey as a transportation analyst.
Michelle shares invaluable insights from her journey, emphasizing the art of leading teams effectively. She brings forward an evolved perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion by introducing ‘Belonging’ into the equation. Michelle also underscores the significance of persistent curiosity by repeatedly asking “why”, and the power of nurturing both internal and external professional networks.
Highlighting the importance of the right attitude and mindful communication, Michelle believes in the magic of broad experiences and diverse disciplines throughout one’s career. Dive in to gather gems from Michelle’s enriching journey in the supply chain world.
Who is Michelle Livingstone?
Michelle Livingstone’s passion is the transportation industry. She gained experience at Kraft Foods, J.C. Penney, and C & S Wholesale Grocers, before joining The Home Depot where she served as Vice President of Transportation, including experience in direct-to-consumer final mile deliveries. While at Home Depot, Michelle served as the founder and champion for Women in Supply Chain and was the Vice President advisor for Women’s Link and the Velvet Hammers. She serves on a variety of public and non-profit boards, including Werner Enterprises, Mastery Logistics Systems, the Transportation & Supply Chain Institute of the University of Denver, and the Transportation Executive Board of Indiana University. Michelle launched a new consulting business, M. D. Livingstone Consulting, LLC, where she strives to provide actionable solutions to supply chain challenges and leadership insights.