Warren Rustand on Working in the White House and Building a Purpose-Driven Life
Warren Rustand is a serial entrepreneur, educator and public servant, and he has dedicated his life to serving others in business, public service and his family life. Warren served as Appointments Secretary to President Gerald Ford, has been Chairman or CEO of 17 companies and has served on the board of more than 20 others.
Throughout his career, Warren has dedicated time to educating others and improving the human condition wherever he finds it. He was a previous Chairman of the World Presidents Organization, and is the Dean of Leadership for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Warren has 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and has been married for 55 years.
Warren joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk how to working for President Ford, raising a family of seven children and 19 grandchildren, playing in the NBA, and building a purpose-driven life.
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On this episode, you’ll learn about:
- How Warren began his life on a small farm in Northern Minnesota.
- Warren’s basketball career, including playing for University of Arizona, the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, and Team USA.
- How Warren became a White House Fellow.
- Warren’s experience leading the first US Trade Mission to the Soviet Union.
- Warren’s experience working in the White House during the resignation of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford’s Presidency.
- Servant leadership and the importance of service.
- Finding purpose, and how to design a purpose-driven life.
- How Warren asked his wife out 53 times before she said yes.
- Warren’s family of seven children and 19 grandchildren.
- A mistake Warren has made, and what he learned from it.
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Guest: Warren Rustand
Host: Robert Glazer
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