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 you’ve ever felt helpless or like you don’t have total control over either
the direction of your career -OR-
the progression of your career
Then in this podcast episode, you’re going to learn how to make yourself bulletproof and infinitely employable, and keep yourself in a position where you can always have job security in an economy where no job is truly secure.
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.
This episode of the podcast is special, and not just because you’ll hear from VP of People & Operations at VaynerMedia Katie Sagan, though she and her story are quite special in their own right.
This episode is special because you’ll hear Katie really open up about what it’s like to spend a huge part of your life looking to create an impact in the “conventional” ways we always think about, and then to recognize that sometimes you can impact the world simply by being in a great environment where you can empower others.
This week I’m extremely excited to bring you this conversation with
A certified conflict analysis and resolution mediator
An award-winning strategist and brand builder
Someone who’s worked for over 15 years in executive leadership positions
Someone who’s recognized as a professional development expert by Reader’s Digest, Thrive Global, MSN money, MSN news, and so many more
A frequent speaker at organizations and universities
An expert at helping people develop professional aspirations and achieve their dreams… as well as how to thrive in their current job in their current career.
I hope you enjoy this conversation about company leadership, micro-innovations, and real professional development that can be accomplished in as little as 5 minutes a week … my conversation with Hiring Bloom founder Armida Markarova