This week in the #ProfessionWithPurpose movement, you’re in for a real treat.
My guest is more than a kindred spirit… you might call him my brother-in-arms, as we are both seeking to make ALL this time spent by billions of people WORTH something.
We both want to see as many people as possible find success, fulfillment, and yes MEANING in the way we make a living.
After meeting this gentleman a few short months ago, I couldn’t wait to sit down (or stand up, in my case) and have a chat with him. As expected, our conversation rocked, and it undoubtedly will be the first of many.
I present to you my fantastic conversation with Tim “Mr. Meaningful Work” Olaore.
How do you confidently sell your freelance graphic design services to an established business when you’re just a teenager?
What do you do when you’re 21 years old, and you find yourself repeatedly sitting across a conference room table from (now former) Disney CEO Bob Iger?
How is it possible to serve as CEO of a Management Consulting Firm (think “Professional Services SWAT Team“) AND serve on multiple city commissions AND co-found an organization dedicated to improving the quality of our political discourse?
If there was a common behavioral flaw that literally everyone makes, wouldn’t you want to know what it is? And if that mistake could actually prevent you from implementing behavioral changes and improvements that you want to make in your life, wouldn’t you really want to know how to avoid it?
Well, in this episode, you’re going to learn exactly what that mistake is and what you should do instead so that you can make any changes or improvements that you want in your life.
Have you achieved every single goal that you’ve ever set in your life, no matter what? Do you have a 100% success rate with goals or are there important areas in your career in your life where you feel like you’ve fallen short of the things you aspire to achieve?
Well, in this episode, I’m giving you my top takeaways on how to gain better clarity and better direction on your goals, PLUS how to take consistent action towards achieving them.
Welcome to the first ever Tactical Takeaways episode of the podcast. This is a new, experimental episode format that I am hoping will serve as an actionable supplement to the rest of the great conversations and content we’re bringing you every single week.
I say this is a supplementary format, because every full conversation we have on the podcast is always guaranteed to be chock full of entertaining stories, valuable tips, and amazing wisdom from outstanding people. So while I have no desire to ever stop having those conversations, I felt like there was something missing.
And I felt like what was missing — what I might hope to see from a show that publishes longer conversations that cover a TON of ground — is something that is
Curated: Not a comprehensive summary, rather just some of the most important points from the full conversation
A tight & compact format: Something I can listen to easily on a trip to the store, etc.
Highly actionable: When I listen to other shows, my brain immediately starts wondering “How could I easily put this into practice?” So I wanted to provide examples that you, the listener, could put into action right away.
In this podcast episode, you’re going to get an amazing conversation with a Director of the People and Experienced team over at VaynerMedia, not to mention someone who’s helped that company grow from a few dozen employees to over 900 employees in just 9 years. While VaynerMedia is not the only company with that kind of growth, it is one of the few to do so while still keeping its culture and the company’s “soul” in-tact and thriving.
We’ll dive into how they managed to go through massive growth as a company while maintaining a great culture, as well as how Shirlee’s unconventional career path can actually serve as a model and a great example if you feel like you’re not exactly on the career path you want to be, or if you’re second-guessing the path you’ve chosen.
As a senior leader in an outstanding company’s People organization, Shirlee is a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and perspective, and I just know you’re going to get a number of great takeaways from this conversation.
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Mindy Mercurio is a long-time Sales Manager & Leader whose passion for GOOD Leadership led her to establishing herself as a Personal Development Coach helping women create lasting change in their careers and their lives.
Similar to my own journey, in Mindy’s corporate career she found herself in a management position rather accidentally. Also similar to myself, she discovered what Leadership really means by learning a lot of lessons the hard way.