21 episodes

Taking The Lead is a podcast featuring conversations with the most Accomplished, Admired, and Amazing female revenue leaders throughout B2B tech. Taking the Lead is hosted by Christina Brady, a sales leader, lifelong learner, and president of Sales Assembly. This show is brought to you by Sales Assembly: The industry’s first and only Scale-as-a-Service platform that helps high-growth tech companies Scale Better, Scale Faster, and Scale Smarter.

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Taking The Lead is a podcast featuring conversations with the most Accomplished, Admired, and Amazing female revenue leaders throughout B2B tech. Taking the Lead is hosted by Christina Brady, a sales leader, lifelong learner, and president of Sales Assembly. This show is brought to you by Sales Assembly: The industry’s first and only Scale-as-a-Service platform that helps high-growth tech companies Scale Better, Scale Faster, and Scale Smarter.

    Episode #21: How to Adapt to a Work Culture Without Losing Your Authenticity with Jenni Dettman, VP of Marketing at DZS

    Episode #21: How to Adapt to a Work Culture Without Losing Your Authenticity with Jenni Dettman, VP of Marketing at DZS

    Women have proven time and again that they can be equally good leaders as men. They are able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, make bold decisions, and boost company performance. 
    But being a female leader often comes with some significant challenges, such as getting interrupted, spoken over, or feeling excluded.
    In this episode of the Taking the Lead podcast, our host Christina Brady welcomes Jenni Dettman, the Vice President of Marketing at DZS and a powerful female leader. They get into the issues women encounter at the workplace and discuss ways to overcome them and come out even stronger. In addition, they chat about self-awareness, adaptability, and authenticity as key aspects of being an inspiring leader.

    • 43 min
    How to Overcome Fear of Failure and Follow Your Passion with Kirsten Reynolds, Head of Partnerships at Airvet

    How to Overcome Fear of Failure and Follow Your Passion with Kirsten Reynolds, Head of Partnerships at Airvet

    It is safe to say that the tech sector is taking the lead in today's business world, and every company, regardless of the industry, relies on it. But, how can someone who’s never worked in the tech space and has no prior knowledge of it build a career in it? 
    According to our guest, Kirsten Reynolds, Head of Partnerships at Airvet, it all comes down to our willingness to ask questions, learn, and not compare ourselves to others.
    ''Stop comparing yourself to other people. I still challenge myself with that all the time. It's something I need to tell myself to this day. I wish I would've started when I was younger, but everybody's on this journey. And so, everybody has different speeds at different times.''
    In this episode of Taking the Lead podcast, Kirsten introduces Airvet, discusses the magical combination of the vet and tech space, and shares what it was like moving from the corporate world to a startup. Kirsten and our host Christina also chat about the importance of building a community, helping each other, and being kind. 

    • 34 min
    Episode #19: Learning How Professional Networking Helps With Career Development with Mary Ward, CRO at Athennian

    Episode #19: Learning How Professional Networking Helps With Career Development with Mary Ward, CRO at Athennian

    Chief Revenue Officer is one of the newest roles in the C-suite range. Since they're responsible for generating revenue and driving growth, their job is to bring sales and marketing together to ensure customer success.
    But most CROs struggle with the customer experience piece of the puzzle and rely only on the efforts of their sales and marketing teams to drive revenue. 
    In this episode of the Taking The Lead Podcast, our host Christina Brady welcomes Mary Ward, the CRO of Athennian, to discuss the challenges and perks of being a CRO. They get into how CROs can bring marketing, sales, and CX together, why this holistic approach to revenue generation is so effective, and the best ways to help these teams work towards their common goals.

    • 43 min
    Episode #18: Simple Tips for Finding a Fulfilling Career with Nanette George, Director of Product Marketing at Comet

    Episode #18: Simple Tips for Finding a Fulfilling Career with Nanette George, Director of Product Marketing at Comet

    Do you love your job? If the answer is anything but a firm yes, we suggest you listen to this uplifting episode of the Taking the Lead podcast… and even if it is a “yes” check it out anyway! 
    Today's guest is Nanette George, a pioneer in career changes. But you know what? She is happy and thriving. So if you want to feel the same way, tune in to hear what she has to say.
    Nanette is the Director of Product Marketing at Comet. Prior to that, she was the Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Oracle and Senior Marketing Manager at Cloud Factory and is also launching her own podcast soon. Nanette says that over the years, she's learned how to leverage all her skills from all these different experiences and go after what she wants in business. Now she wants to help others do the same, discover their North Star, and make that career change they've been dreaming about for so long.
    In this episode, our host Christina Brady and Nanette chat about the role of curiosity in finding your dream job. How to stand out from others and where to start when you want to make a radical career change.

    • 39 min
    Episode #17: Defining the Key of Achieving a Successful Work-Life Balance with Angela Earl, Vice President of Global Marketing at RFPIO

    Episode #17: Defining the Key of Achieving a Successful Work-Life Balance with Angela Earl, Vice President of Global Marketing at RFPIO

    People tend to express one personality at home and another at work. However, it sometimes makes us fake our true selves and pretend we are something we are not. Is there a way to overcome that obstacle and achieve a true work-life balance?
    Angela Earl is the VP of Global Marketing at RFPIO Inc., and she believes the key to achieving a flawless work-life balance lies in picking up the pieces of each and integrating them in both spheres. She encourages executives to be who they are at work, be vulnerable, and take a break when things become overwhelming. That way, their teams will be encouraged to do the same.
    In this episode of Taking the Lead, our host Christina Brady introduces us to Angela Earl. Angela reveals the secrets of maintaining a perfect balance between personal and professional life, especially in the COVID-driven environment.

    • 45 min
    Episode #16: Ask the Right Questions Before Taking Any Road with Gabriella DeFlorio, Co-Founder and CEO of Prelay

    Episode #16: Ask the Right Questions Before Taking Any Road with Gabriella DeFlorio, Co-Founder and CEO of Prelay

    In today's episode of Taking the Lead, our host Christina Brady has an interesting conversation with Gabriella DeFlorio, the Co-Founder and CEO of Prelay. They talk about things you can and can't control in life and explain how important it is to find balance.
    Gabriella explains what it takes to become an entrepreneur, how to find a great business partner, and points out that luck is very important for success. But, of course, there's much more you'll need to become an entrepreneur and run a company.
    During this insightful interview, Gabriella remembers her path through the industry and provides us with great pieces of advice on how to pave the road toward your dreams. She thinks it's important to be disciplined, emphatic, and aware of your strengths.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

jennjoneskc ,

Host is spectacular!

Really enjoy this podcast. Christina is smart, holds great conversations and makes it easy to enjoy the show.

BenefitsLady ,

Excellent interview with Andee Harris

Super engaging discussion during which multiple times I found myself saying “exactly” out loud!

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