19 episodes

Honest stories about making career decisions.

How I Got Here is a podcast that interviews professionals about how they figured out what drives and fulfills them in their careers. By sharing these stories, we hope to help our listeners figure that out for themselves, too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howigothere/support

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Honest stories about making career decisions.

How I Got Here is a podcast that interviews professionals about how they figured out what drives and fulfills them in their careers. By sharing these stories, we hope to help our listeners figure that out for themselves, too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howigothere/support

    Veronica Armstrong: "You’re going to have a garbage job. Find something awesome about it”

    Veronica Armstrong: "You’re going to have a garbage job. Find something awesome about it”

    Veronica Armstrong, Co-founder and CEO of Isle de Nature, shares her career story. Veronica has one of the most varied careers of anyone we’ve featured on the podcast – she was a telemarketer, a legislative aide in the government, a successful mommy blogger, marketer, general manager, entrepreneur and more. 

    Sometimes her career moves were a result of following her passion… Other times, they were the result of making sacrifices for those she loved. Despite frequently moving across multiple roles and organizations, one thing remained consistent throughout every single role she had: her positive attitude. 

    Listen to Veronica share how she sees the good in any circumstance even when the odds are stacked against her, why she holds onto and revisits every single performance evaluation ever written about her, and how she’s currently building what she hopes will become the next billion dollar company.


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    • 34 min
    Emily Heyward: Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Red Antler

    Emily Heyward: Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Red Antler

    Ever since Emily Heyward was young, she has loved advertisements. Instead of hanging posters on her bedroom wall when she was growing up, she hung up framed ads that she loved. It is no surprise then that Emily went to work for big ad agencies after graduating from Harvard. And she was thriving. Until she found herself working at a company that made her question whether advertising was her calling, after all.  

    Listen to Emily share how she bounced back from a job that was not right for her and rediscovered her love of helping people craft and tell compelling stories – a love that led her to found and build Red Antler, the brand agency behind Casper, Allbirds, Rent the Runway and more.




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    • 33 min
    Steve Cook: "It was such a wake up call to me about what was really important"

    Steve Cook: "It was such a wake up call to me about what was really important"

    Steve Cook, Executive Managing Director at LFM Capital shares his journey from the military into manufacturing and then finally into private equity. After his time as a Navy pilot, Steve was looking to create value in the world, not just working his way through a bureaucracy. He found this in a role as a leader in charge of Dell Computer’s manufacturing out of Tennessee. He quickly dedicated more and more of his time and energy towards this endeavor. 

    And then a natural disaster hit and it fundamentally shifted how he approached his work and his life.


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    • 39 min
    Nicole Alvino: "I was 23 years old and was given power of attorney to buy a Turkish power plant"

    Nicole Alvino: "I was 23 years old and was given power of attorney to buy a Turkish power plant"

    On this episode, we chat with Nicole Alvino, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of SocialChorus. Nicole started her career at one of the most infamous companies in the world, Enron. In fact, she worked on the SWAT team for the CFO, Andrew Fastow who was ultimately charged with fraud and sent to prison. You'll hear how this experience deeply impacted Nicole's career. In the aftermath of the bankruptcy, she first swore off business entirely, but after some soul searching she came across another idea and dove back in.



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    • 33 min
    Andrew Noh: “In the last 7 years doing this, I’ve never had the Sunday scaries”

    Andrew Noh: “In the last 7 years doing this, I’ve never had the Sunday scaries”

    In this episode we speak with Andrew Noh, co-founder and COO of Finch Therapeutics. Andrew tells us about how, after a couple years at Bain, he went to business school to get more confident sharing and defending his ideas and opinions in front of others. After one year at MIT Sloan though, he decided to drop out and even give up his sponsorship commitment to Bain so that he could create and grow an organization, OpenBiome, with his co-founders. What’s more is that Andrew didn’t have any fear or doubt in making this huge decision. In this episode, listen to Andrew tell us what made him so confident about his decision, why he likes being "the guy behind the guy" in his role as COO, and how he’s conquered the Sunday Scaries, something I know we all aspire towards.

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    • 37 min
    Kate Bennett "I had to forget about everyone and focus on where I can have the most impact"

    Kate Bennett "I had to forget about everyone and focus on where I can have the most impact"

    On this episode, we talk with Kate Bennett, Director of Marketing for MBA Admissions at Harvard Business School. You’ll hear how Kate started her career in management consulting and then when on to explore a number of different options to figure out what would be the best fit for her. She developed passions while going along on this journey and now has ultimately tied all these passions for talent, analytics, and education into the role that she has today. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to find a job that fits all of your passions together, Kate’s story offers a pretty close example on how to do it.

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Customer Reviews

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80 Ratings

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Super helpful

Amazing podcast that is truly informative and provides very helpful insights.

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Fabulous idea for a podcast

How has this not been a thing until now? Original, thoughtful, riveting.

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Awesome podcast

Super informative and great hosts -- highly recommended for anyone interested in finding passion and meaning in their working lives!

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