Better Than Before Episode 124: Desiree Owen On Being A TRUE Representative


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Desiree Owen, longtime friend and candidate for Kentucky State Representative, on what it means to be a true representative.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses the news with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better than Before

03:00 – Remembering 9-11

07:00 – National News in Business and Politics

Segment 2: Desiree Owen, Candidate for Kentucky State Representative, joins us as this week’s guest.

21:00 – Guest Background

23:00 – 30 Year Friendship

27:00 – Path to Politics

39:00 – Beginning the Campaign

43:00 – Tony’s Lighting Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Tony Richards answers your questions.

49:00 – Succession Planning

52:00 – Most Valuable Assessment

54:00 – Exit Interviews and Hiring Management

58:00 – Identifying Growth Opportunities

62:00 – Mission, Vision, Value

If you’re are going to be a representative, you should be a true representative. Represent their views, not your own. - Desiree Owen #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Desiree Owen is a native of western Kentucky where her family has lived since the Revolutionary War. She co-owns a successful duck club in Barlow. She is a former broadcast journalist and played an integral part in The Carson Center’s development. She is currently running for Kentucky’s First District House seat.

Resources Mentioned

Desiree Owen’s Website


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at



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