It’s almost always scary and uncomfortable to be vulnerable, yet vulnerability is necessary for us to learn, grow, connect, lead, and succeed personally and professionally. My guest on this episode, Laila Tarraf, knows all about the importance of this paradox. She was the Chief People Officer at Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and over the span of five years lost her husband, her father, and her mother, all while raising her young daughter and leading a cultural transformation for the company. In her moving new memoir, Strong Like Water, Laila shares about her grief, growth, and personal transformation through these intense experiences. In our conversation, we talk about her book, her journey, and how we can all find the courage to lead with vulnerability in business and in life.