Founder at Black Point Seafood
JuntoAlumni (Get Maine Lobster, J2) 2014
"When you’re going through a curriculum with a focus on emotional intelligence, you start to consume the knowledge in a unique way."
What is your superpower?
That I care. I literally take things personally, not only in business, but also in life. If someone isn’t having the optimal experience, I take it personally.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
Delivering my speech at my graduation night. Having my wife-to-be and her daughter in the audience was really special, and it was cool to talk about everything I’d learned and where I was headed down the road.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
I am good at seeing all sides of things. I feel I can debate almost anything on both sides.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
Listen more, and talk less. Sometimes I tend to think that I’m the only one that can do what I do, and when I have that attitude, I don’t listen. I had to learn that the hard way.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on designing our future experiences within the lobster business. We are moving to an elevated ecommerce platform that delivers more precise personalized messages based on what the customer has been doing with us.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
The One Thing by Gary Keller. And, any podcast by Tim Ferriss.
What have you learned about yourself through participating in Junto?
That I don’t have any limits. When you’re going through a curriculum on a broad scope of things, but with a core focus on emotional intelligence, you start to consume the knowledge in a unique way. You’re around really smart people doing really cool things, and they all think that you’re really smart and doing cool things, so I realized that my perceived limits didn’t actually exist.
Finish the following sentence, "In my experience, ______________."
We all have things we are carrying around with us, so be considerate of that, and you will save yourself some stress.
What's something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
A photo of me on the cover of Forbes magazine.