Leader Spotlight: Sami VanVranken

Leader Spotlight: Sami VanVranken

Meet Sami! We’ve had the awesome opportunity to partner with Sami for almost two years and counting. In that time, she has gone from a top leader at Chick-fil-A Hunter’s Crossing to a Grand Opening Supervisor within Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program. She has helped open Chick-fil-A’s in Las Vegas, Florida, and New York among others.

Check out our recent Q&A with Sami.

What are you passionate about right now at work?

Right now at work, I am most passionate about learning how urban markets operate and do business.

How about outside of work?

Outside of work, I am passionate about my friends, snowboarding, and reading (Harry Potter is my favorite).

How has coaching helped you grow?

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been working with Trevero for over a year now. Sylvia has been my coach the entire time and has helped me to grow in my interview preparation, holding me accountable, challenging me on new things, and helping me to see other perspectives more clearly.

What is a favorite leadership resource you recommend?

I really like to read so I tend to usually find different leadership books that I find myself or that are recommended to me. With podcasts, my favorite one is How I Built This with Guy Raz. I really enjoy it because it gives you insight into a lot of different types of businesses and how they work. It’s refreshing and helps to broaden your perspective around business in general. 

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