Big stories from a small town.


Welcome to Small Town Leadership

A welcome from Small Town Leadership founder, Natalie Siston

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Small Town Leadership

Welcome to Small Town Leadership! My name is Natalie Siston. After starting my career in Silicon Valley, I decided to return home to Ohio. Through my experiences in the non-profit, higher education, and corporate sectors, I have realized that everything I ever needed to know I learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. Through my Small Town Leadership blog I will share personal stories and corresponding leadership lessons.

I am passionate about sharing these stories and am available to speak to your business, school, or community organization about putting Small Town Leadership lessons to work for you.


Read the latest small town stories here

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Top 10 things I learned from leading the women’s group at my company for two years

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I was ALIVE yesterday

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Dear Small Town Girl…

Dear small town girl, You might be reading this sitting in your carefully decorated bedroom. Your trophies from last track...

From a Small Town to Making it Big Featuring: Mindi Wells

In this post, I introduce you to Mindi Wells, an attorney, business advisor, educator, lifelong learner and world traveler. Mindi...

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Natalie Siston

Natalie Siston

Small Town Leadership Founder

Natalie believes everything she needed to know to succeed in her career she learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. As a Certified Professional Coach and award-winning public speaker, she helps her clients and audiences make wherever they are feel like a small town. She lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Rob, a professor at Ohio State and two little girls.