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 #7: Embracing Change & The Unknown with Tracey Tennyson, Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy at XSELL Technologies
The world is continually changing, whether we like it or not. The question is, how do we navigate change and turn the odds in our favor? One thing is for sure, businesses all around the globe had to go through a major change due to circumstances caused by the pandemic. They had no choice but to adapt. One of the most impacted industries was certainly the events industry. Tracey Tennyson is here to share her experience.
Tracey is currently the VP of marketing and brand strategy at XSELL Technologies. Before that, she spent a long time leading complex client-facing events. And then, COVID happened. Not only did she find herself with six months of already planned events, but she also changed her job mid-pandemic. There's no denying that she is the expert on change and dealing with the unknown.
In this episode of Taking the Lead, our host, Christina, talks to Tracey about the importance of flexibility and empathy in the business world. Also, they touch upon important topics such as leadership, growth, and perseverance. Tune in to our latest episode to hear more.
Episode #6: Hiring the Right People with Helen Calvin, CRO at Jellyvision
Helen Calvin’s behavioral science background helped her come up with innovative solutions for Jellyvision. She got to the heart of user behavior and shares valuable insights about job interviews and career progress. In this episode, Helen gives you useful tips on how to excel in your career.
Learn about the DOs and DON'Ts during the job interview process, what traits a company should look for to find the best fit, and much more useful information directly from Helen Calvin, the CRO at Jellyvision.
In this episode of Taking the Lead, with host Christina Brady, you'll hear everything you need to know about job interviews, how to ask the right questions, and attract amazing people.
Episode #5: Finding your Career’s ‘North Star’ with Kimberly Miller, Senior Director of Sales, Head of Search & Staffing, North America
They say that the road to success is not easy to navigate. Well, thanks to inspiring leaders like Kimberly, you don't have to walk that road alone.
Kimberly Miller is a leader at heart. She is passionate about lifting others, helping them grow and become the best version of themselves. Once a CEO, now a Senior Director of Sales, Kimberly knows the ins and outs of leadership, sales, management, and much more. She is a successful businesswoman, selflessly sharing her knowledge and experience with others.
In this episode of Taking the Lead, host Christina Brady talks to Kimberly Miller about career pathing, growth, and development. They discuss employee motivation, the cost of success, and how to negotiate your way to your perfect job.
Episode #4: From Sales Manager to C-Suite with Kate Ahlering, CSO at Glassdoor
Kate Ahlering is a Chief Sales Officer at Glassdoor, a company that helps people find jobs that meet their needs. Our host Christina Brady describes her as a credible, strong, and passionate female leader.
Kate talks about her work experience and how she ended up working at Glassdoor. She mentions the importance of building relationships and earning the team's trust in the workplace. She also claims that communication is a key to overcoming obstacles at work and finding viable problem solutions.
In this episode of the Taking the Lead podcast, you will hear about the most common challenges female leaders face every day. You will also learn exciting facts about Kate outside of the corporate world.
Episode #3: Maximizing Every Moment of Your Life with Alison Hadden, Keynote Speaker and Podcast Host at No Time to Waste
"The only thing that is constant in life is change," says our guest Alison Hadden and we couldn't agree more. During these unprecedented times, everyone is struggling to balance between work and personal life. But are we forgetting what really matters? Do we know how to fully appreciate our time on earth?
According to Alison, there is no time to waste. She is a motivational speaker, business advisor, and podcast host. Above all, she is a fighter. She is on a life quest to teach people from different companies and industries how to live a life without regrets while still being successful in their jobs. She says, "You can still give 110% at your job, but make sure that you keep the things that really matter at the forefront."
If you feel unhappy at your current job or you're not maximizing every moment of your life, make sure you listen to the latest episode of the Taking the Lead Podcast. Hear what Alison and Christina have to say about the hyper-growth tech, work-life balance, and most importantly, living life like there's no time to waste.
Episode 2: Job Promotions: Favoritism vs. Good Performance with Stephanie Jenkins, SVP of Sales at Flowhub
Leaders are responsible for building a transparent system, ensuring a positive working environment, and fostering effective communication among colleagues. In a truly transparent system, decisions are not based on personal relationships and office gossip, but on results. Creating a good office culture should be the number one priority for any member of leadership.
Stephanie Jenkins is a Senior Vice President of Sales at Flowhub and a woman with a lot of experience in both leadership and office politics. Her background includes a wide range of roles in a series of big tech companies. When Stephanie changed her career path and switched roles from an individual contributor to a sales manager/director, she grew as a leader. And that’s what led Stephanie back to a smaller environment at Flowhub, the cannabis tech company.
In this episode of Taking the Lead, host Christina Brady talks with Stephanie Jenkins about leadership, decision-making processes, professional development, favoritism vs. performance, and the impacts of office politics. Also, the two discuss how every person should have a growth plan to help them develop and get past a toxic company culture. This episode will show the importance of training for new leaders, and it will inspire you to look at your employees and their development from a different perspective.
Host is spectacular!
Really enjoy this podcast. Christina is smart, holds great conversations and makes it easy to enjoy the show.
Excellent interview with Andee Harris
Super engaging discussion during which multiple times I found myself saying “exactly” out loud!