Head of Strategic Partner and Channel Development at Nimble
JuntoMentor: Tiesta Tea (J1), ThreadMeUp (J2), Medtelligent (J3), ReviewTrackers (J4)
"I learn as much from the companies that I mentor as they do from the knowledge that I share. There’s always more to learn, and sometimes it comes from the most unexpected places."
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
Honesty and openness with employees, customers, partners, and other key stakeholders, and the ability to clearly communicate the vision of the company to keep everyone aligned.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
My area of expertise is around startups and working on various elements within them - I’m good at planning, launching, and scaling businesses. In terms of industry, I’m an expert in CRM and cloud computing.
Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."
Persistence and patience are the keys to achieving success.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
There’s too many to name, but my top ones would be the relationships I’ve built with other mentors and the satisfaction that I get when contributing to the success of a company.
What is your superpower?
Problem solving. I don’t have the best ability to remember statistics or numbers or minute stuff, but given a problem, I excel at solving it.
What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?
I’ve learned that I learn as much from the companies that I mentor as they do from the knowledge that I share. There’s always more to learn, and sometimes it comes from the most unexpected places.
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
The ability to establish and reinforce company culture, navigate difficult issues and solve problems, and identify great employees that align with the company’s DNA.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
Traction by Gino Wickman. All young organizations have to have an effective way to manage meetings and getting things done, and this goes over everything. It sets out an operating system to get everything going on the right track.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
Listening, patience, empathy, and believing that people are generally good by nature.