Some kind of magic happens in startups, especially at the very beginning.
— Jessica Livingston

I've been exceptionally lucky, I joined a young company whose leaders I respected and mission that was aligned with my own. Growing from single digits to 150 in 3.5 years, Lever allowed me to create my dream job repeatedly.

I didn't imagine myself 'in tech,' so I'm grateful to be here and want to help others find similar career-defining, potentially life-changing opportunities. While working at a startup isn’t for everybody, the skills and experiences you gain... it can really send you in a new growth trajectory and push you far beyond what you thought you were capable of.

I believe in creating and supporting mission-driven companies. If you’re a mission-driven founder or employee and want to amplify your message, let's chat.

 This post garnered <100,000 hits and was re-published by Business Insider. 

This post garnered <100,000 hits and was re-published by Business Insider. 

 I have too many friends who got caught up in the hype and ended up regretting, or feeling taking advantage of at various startups. Yet I still remain a believer in startups for the personal growth potential – if you can figure out how to drown out the noise and pay attention to the red flags.&nbsp;  There's a lot of advice out there about the tactical aspects of job search but not nearly enough about the process of discovering your values and a framework for finding an organization that align. Giving this workshop and coaching those making the leap to startups is one of the ways I feel most fulfilled.&nbsp;

I have too many friends who got caught up in the hype and ended up regretting, or feeling taking advantage of at various startups. Yet I still remain a believer in startups for the personal growth potential – if you can figure out how to drown out the noise and pay attention to the red flags. 

There's a lot of advice out there about the tactical aspects of job search but not nearly enough about the process of discovering your values and a framework for finding an organization that align. Giving this workshop and coaching those making the leap to startups is one of the ways I feel most fulfilled. 


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 Years ago, I joined a nonprofit because I wanted impact. I've since learned that non-profit work is far from the only way to maximize doing good.&nbsp;

Years ago, I joined a nonprofit because I wanted impact. I've since learned that non-profit work is far from the only way to maximize doing good. 

 There are SO many things I wish I knew when I first started in tech. This presentation only scratches the surface, but I believe in setting realistic expectations – we need more of it in startups.&nbsp;

There are SO many things I wish I knew when I first started in tech. This presentation only scratches the surface, but I believe in setting realistic expectations – we need more of it in startups. 

 As a manager, I regularly reminded my team:&nbsp;"If you’re not failing regularly, it means you’re not trying hard enough." It's lesson I've had to learn too.&nbsp;

As a manager, I regularly reminded my team: "If you’re not failing regularly, it means you’re not trying hard enough." It's lesson I've had to learn too. 

 There's a lot of untapped potential for organizations to lead and guide the career development of its employees. Part of my Personal Growth Workshops series.

There's a lot of untapped potential for organizations to lead and guide the career development of its employees. Part of my Personal Growth Workshops series.

 When your employees are presenting their best selves online, everyone benefits.&nbsp;

When your employees are presenting their best selves online, everyone benefits. 

 

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