5 Minutes With... | February 8, 2018
Kyle Didier, President Shelter Corp.
In his role as President of The Waters, Shelter Corp, Kyle brings elements he really believes in to life: creating community, investing in health, wellbeing, and helping people thrive. His track record of career success and high integrity reputation show that nice guys don’t finish last - and made Scouts curious to learn more…
Q: If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?
A: Something in the medical field. I love helping people and there is nothing better than helping someone maintain their health.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?
A: Challenge the status quo. Always ask why and what if. “Why do we do what we do and what if we did it differently”. Our industry is based on a long history of nursing home experience that is less applicable today.
Q: What is your mantra?
A: “Genius is merely patience.”
Q: How do you get yourself out of a slump?
A: Look for small victories and keep reminding yourself that sometimes you have to lose a battle to win the war.
Q: What companies or leaders do you admire?
A: I love companies and leaders that have the courage to fail.
Q: What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?
A: It is shifting quickly from a health care model to a consumer model. Expectations are increasing daily and consumer options are expanding rapidly.
Q: Who has been most instrumental in your career?
A: Randy Pearce. Randy gave me the opportunity to grow into the leader I am today. He trusted me to do the right thing.
Q: What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?
A: I am not much into celebrations, but when I do a great steak is my go-to.