Welcome to Flux's Mobility Spotlight where we interview incredible people who have made big career leaps. Our goal is to highlight these transitions and understand what drove them, experience and working-style overlaps that might not be obvious, and to share advice for others considering a similar move.
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Nadav Shem-Tov @ Gainsight / Management Consulting to People
Nadav Shem-Tov is a Senior Director of Teammate Success at Gainsight. In this episode he shares his journey from Management Consulting at Bain, transitioning to running Customer Success at Gainsight, and then helping establish the Teammate Success role within the People Org for Customer Success. We'll cover skills and experiences that were helpful in his transitions, and advice to others wanting to make a similar move. In this episode we'll cover:
🙌 The up and coming role of "teammate success"
🚀 How Customer Success can act as a launchpad to other areas of the business
🧐 The unique lens operators can bring to People/HR functions
Kate Doebler @ Cockroach Labs / Business Analysis to Product Operations
In this episode we're speaking with Kate Doebler who leads Product Operations at Cockroach Labs. Kate shares her journey from starting as a Business Analyst at Deloitte, transitioning to Client Services at a start-up, and then helping establish Business Operations and Production Operations practices as those companies grew. We'll cover skills and experiences that were helpful in her transition, and advice to others wanting to make a similar move. In this discussion we cover:
🏭 Key differences between Business & Product Operations and how they can vary by company
🥰 Using what you like to do and are good at to guide career transitions
🚀 How things outside your job description could be your biggest career opportunities
Chris Ling @ Flux / Law to Data Engineering
In this episode we're speaking with Chris Ling who is a Data Engineer at Flux. Chris has taken a extraordinary path to get there from studying environmental science at MIT, practicing law, serving as the associate director for Diversity & Inclusion at the Oregon State Bar, and now software engineering. In this discussion we cover:
🥾 How to pick a bootcamp and preparing for your first role afterwards
👂 The power of listening and treating others as stakeholders
🤝 Our responsibility to mentor and build community
Simon Chen @ Facebook / Executive Assistant to Technical Program Manager
Welcome to Flux's Mobility Spotlight where we share stories of people who have made successful job transitions and the companies with cultures that encouraged them to do so. Our goal is to highlight these transitions and understand what drove them, experience and working-style overlaps that might not be obvious, and to share advice for others considering a similar move.
In this episode we're speaking with Simon Chen who is a Technical Program Manager at Facebook. Out of undergrad Simon started as an Executive Assistant to the CEO and later transitioning to a Business Analyst function at an e-commerce start-up. After taking a Data Science course he made the leap to Facebook as a Product Specialist and then transitioned further into a product-driven function in Technical Program Management.
In this discussion we cover:
🎤 Advice to college grads on how to find your path
🧐 Identifying opportunity around you
🦄 The benefits of starting your career at a start-up
Talia Comorau @ Comcast / Client Services to Product
We're kicking off our Mobility Spotlight series with Talia Comorau, Senior Director of Product Management at FreeWheel (Comcast). Talia shares her career journey from Client Services (support and solutions engineering) to Product Management.
In this episode we'll cover:
🌱 Growth paths between Support, Customer Success, and Product Management
🏃🏽♀️ Under-appreciated skills and working styles that translate well into Product roles
💡 What Talia looks for when hiring PMs, and why emotional intelligence is a critical skill