With Take Six, President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Veta Richardson empowers young professionals, aspiring leaders, or anyone at a career crossroads to step into what makes them great, and develop the nerves, confidence, and competence to grow in the direction of their destiny. Inspired by her own success journey, beginning as an introverted Black female and leading to where she is today as a highly visible, public-facing attorney and CEO, Veta’s wisdom and advice can help you make critical decisions to shape your life with purpose.Read More About Take Six
When Veta T. Richardson asks these questions, they are far from rhetorical. Rather, the answers to these questions and others like them are the building blocks of her transformative teaching.
Supported by years of her own experience of walking confidently along her own pathway of success, Veta has compiled her years of experience and the wisdom gained along the way into a groundbreaking new book that gives readers ownership of their destiny through the adoption of six powerful habits.
Veta Richardson is the CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel and an Associate Professor at Georgetown University. Her work and her story are inspiring people across the country to find the potential leader within themselves.
Gain the confidence to define your success journey. Whether you’re a student just getting started in this crazy life, or a mid career professional needing to reinvigorate your life, now is the time to get to work.
Veta Richardson uses her unique insights and personal journey from humble staff attorney to CEO will help motivate and inspire both individuals and organizations. Professional success is not easy, but Veta can provide the necessary steps and tools to move forward in the right direction.
Veta Richardson has counseled, coached, and advised me along the path that led to achievement of my dream of becoming a nonprofit chief executive officer. I’m confident that her new book, Take Six, will be an invaluable resource for individuals at any place along their leadership journey.
— ONA DOSUNMU, NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION CEO
I call upon Veta for advice because her candor and unparalleled experiences guide me on my path of professional and personal growth. Being the “ride-or-die mentor” that she is, Veta helps me create those moments of looking in the mirror and being proud of who I am becoming.
— QUINCEY WILSON, GRADUATE STUDENT (LAW), CLASS OF 2023
Veta’s kindness, experiences, inspiring personality, and unwavering confidence in her people have been a guide for me as her mentee for years—going back to her, a well of knowledge and encouragement, for many wildly meaningful and timely conversations. She sees the best in you and pulls it out to push you forward.
— DANIELLE WHITE, SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL TO GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
Veta is a trusted colleague and well-respected connector of people. She is a champion of the organizations she leads, tackling business challenges with confidence, compassion, and decisiveness.
— KENT K. MATSUMOTO, CORPORATE EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE
When confiding in a friend about my challenges, she strongly recommended that I reach out to Veta. That was, by far, the greatest leadership training I have ever received. Veta’s words still resonate with me. She wholeheartedly opened up her schedule for me, guided me through a series of questions, and allowed me to discover who I was and what kind of leader I would aspire to be. I am forever grateful.
— EFTYCHIA GAVRIIL, EDUCATOR AND HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
I read Take Six and was really impressed. It’s the kind of advice that you’d want to have been given early in your career, that you’d want to give to your mentee, or that you’d like your young adult kids to hear. It has inspired me to offer copies of Take Six to the entire Elevate team and encourage them to read it.
—LIAM BROWN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, ELEVATE