"Enjoying the Journey" Episode 14: Mayor Paul Ten Haken
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
In this week's episode, we had the honor of talking to Paul Ten Haken, current mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota! After holding various marketing and executive roles in Sioux Falls and earning his MBA from the University of Sioux Falls, Paul founded the marketing technology agency Click Rain in 2008, where he served as CEO until 2017. While CEO, Click Rain was the only South Dakota company included on the Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing private companies for the five consecutive years. The agency has won numerous awards for its unique workplace culture, including the prestigious “Entrepreneur 360” award in 2016 and the Embee Tribute to Women “Embeliever” award. Paul was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Ten Emerging Entrepreneurs as well as South Dakota Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Paul’s primary passion, however, lies in the leading and development of people. He is the co-founder of the Dispatch Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that creates international service trip opportunities and philanthropic outlets for business leaders. Paul also travels to Haiti annually to work with organizations serving the people of Haiti. He also is a frequent speaker on the topics of empowerment, workplace culture, and leadership. He credits the blessings/success in his life to his faith, and it was awesome to chat with him about keeping that faith while being in such a large leadership role, and using a relationship with Christ to overcome outside influences and stressors. Thanks so much for listening!!!