SVP Revenue & Growth at Adaptly
JuntoMentor: VAN (J6)
"[In] my first mentor session, the structure was so fantastic that I felt a safety and calmness about the meeting and the other mentors and the founders. In my experience, business meetings aren't typically run like that, but they should be."
Finish the following sentence: “In my experience, ____________.”
The difficult parts of life and careers are the most transformative.
What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?
I have a lot of non-traditional expertise to offer. I can pick up on group dynamics, and I try to really hone in on those, more than other people.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
Honesty; giving direct and truthful feedback.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
My background is in marketing and advertising and global partnerships with technology companies. I’ve also led multi-million dollar partnerships, and built and run teams.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
What are you working on right now?
How to be more connected to my clients, coworkers, and projects.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you’ve observed or learned in your career?
The first is personal responsibility, looking at a situation from the standpoint of “What can I do differently?”, as opposed to what I need to change about someone else. The second is transparency - keeping an open and honest back-and-forth in relationships.
What is your superpower?
I’m a go-getter.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
So far, it’s my first mentor session, where the structure was so fantastic that I felt a safety and calmness about the meeting and the other mentors and the founders. In my experience, business meetings aren't typically run like that, but they should be.
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
Twelve years of business and personal growth work.