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The Optimize Podcast brought to you by VisibleThread. We bring you the best and latest insights for everything from government contracting on topics such as BD, capture, proposal management, and business writing.

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The Optimize Podcast brought to you by VisibleThread. We bring you the best and latest insights for everything from government contracting on topics such as BD, capture, proposal management, and business writing.

    Mastering Mindset: Rising Above Imposter Syndrome in GovCon

    Mastering Mindset: Rising Above Imposter Syndrome in GovCon

    In Episode 8 of the Optimize Podcast, we dive deep into the pervasive challenge of Imposter Syndrome and its notable impact on professionals in the GovCon industry. Host Tan Wilson, alongside seasoned expert Anatalia Macik, Director of Proposal Operations at Excella, sheds light on the ways this phenomenon hampers career progression and self-confidence within the competitive realm of government contracting. Anatalia brings her dual expertise in proposal development and business development to discuss practical strategies for navigating and overcoming the self-doubt and barriers that particularly affect women in GovCon. This episode is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand and conquer Imposter Syndrome, armed with real-world advice and strategies for personal and professional growth.

    • 42 min
    2023 Unfolded – Key Insights from the Optimize Podcast

    2023 Unfolded – Key Insights from the Optimize Podcast

    Join host Tan Wilson for a special edition of ‘The Optimize Podcast 2023 Unfolded’ as we look back at last year's riveting themes and conversations. This episode is a journey through the most impactful discussions from previous episodes, highlighting key insights in business success. Dive into the essence of Effective Communication, understand the revolutionary intersection of Technology, AI, and Cybersecurity, explore Branding and Personal Development, and unravel the intricacies of Leadership and Team Dynamics. Plus, don’t miss our fun segment where guests reveal their desired superpowers in business. Get ready for an enlightening recap that interconnects growth, innovation, and adaptability in the business world of 2023.

    • 56 min
    Branding and Marketing - Capturing Authenticity in a World of Noise

    Branding and Marketing - Capturing Authenticity in a World of Noise

    Embark on a refreshing journey into the heart of branding and marketing with our illustrious guest, Kris Brinker, a maven who seamlessly melds the art of Tai Chi with the science of branding. In a candid and insightful session, Kris and our host delve into the essence of marketing, debunking myths and laying bare the core strategies that drive successful branding. From aligning stakeholders to understanding the erratic nature of public perception, this episode is a treasure trove of insights for entrepreneurs, brand strategists, and anyone keen on crafting authentic narratives in a market flooded with discord. Tune in as we unravel the nuances of branding and explore how to navigate the delicate balance between authenticity and strategic branding in a world where every voice is vying for attention.

    • 39 min
    Transcending Tech Hurdles - Uncovering Adoption Strategies with Fergal McGovern

    Transcending Tech Hurdles - Uncovering Adoption Strategies with Fergal McGovern

    Join Tan in this engaging episode as she chats with Fergal McGovern, CEO of VisibleThread, about the nuances of AI and technology adoption. They delve into the challenges of integrating new technologies, spotlight common pitfalls, and share actionable strategies for success. The discussion also highlights the vital role of 'Internal Champions' in driving a culture of continuous improvement and active engagement.

    • 50 min
    Tech, Talent, and Tomorrow - Charting the Course of Our Evolving Industry

    Tech, Talent, and Tomorrow - Charting the Course of Our Evolving Industry

    In this episode we are at VisibleThreads VT Summit 2023. Tan and her guests, Rebecca Link and Marcia Watson dive into a riveting discussion on mastering workplace efficiency with tech, navigating generational diversity, and the art of empathetic, strength-focused leadership in today's dynamic business world.

    • 25 min
    TechCyclone - The Nexus of AI Potential and Cyber Threats

    TechCyclone - The Nexus of AI Potential and Cyber Threats

    Today's 'TechCyclone' episode explores the thrilling crossroads of innovation and risk. Join Tan as she talks with Thomas Perry, President & CEO of VG Systems and Major Courtney P. Gallagher, Director of Operations for the 341st Cyberspace Operations Squadron. They explore of the balance between the world of tech innovation and the tangible challenges that come with it.

    • 49 min

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