Podcast by WU Executive Academy
Anatoly Evdokimov on the Financials of Start-up Success
If the entrepreneurial spirit moves you, check out this episode to get advice on starting a business - getting solid financial backing and making for smooth relations with investors are brought up. Anatoly Evdokimov is responsible for securing new investments in sports tech. The alumni ambassador supports startups and has years of experience in investment evaluations. He and Čedomir Pušica discuss the main milestones in startups and why it is good to sometimes pivot as a company founder, a technique also seen in basketball.
Adela Mehic-Dzanic on How to Advance Your Career through Meaningful Relationships
Last year, Adela Mehic-Dzanic set a personal goal of sharing my career story with 1000 women across the globe. As an expat, the Vice President of the Female Leaders Network and an MBA graduate, she definitely has learned a thing or two about networking. Hear how she created meaningful relationships out of regular networking situations to advance her career.
Mae Leyrer on Turning Changes into Opportunities and the Psychology of Turnarounds
Changes in the work environment can be scary for many people. Mae Leyrer discusses why fighting change is a waste of energy and why you should focus on searching for the opportunity that this moment can hold for you instead.
The change management expert also unhesitatingly shares her leadership strategies as CEO of a company with a € 50 million turnover. The company was dangerously teetering on the edge of bankruptcy before Mae turned it around.
The Global Executive MBA alumna is also a strong proponent of breaking familiar norms, such as the 8-5 workday.
On a more personal note, the mother of a son also shared stories from her time balancing her MBA with family responsibilities and expectations from her own executive mindset.
Peter Wilfinger on Operational Excellence and Harnessing the Power of the Alumni Network
Peter Wilfinger is the second graduate to be interviewed. The former president of our International Advisory Board (IAB) talks about the value of our alumni network (including networking tips!) and his interesting professional path.
Olena Khlon on Making the Impossible Possible
The WU Executive Academy has now launched its own podcast series: real stories from our community and inspiration from leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.
As the host, Čedomir Pušica says, “it is my task to ask the right questions so that you can learn more about the person, their industry, their mindset, and how they managed to bring positive change to businesses and their communities.”
In our first episode, he speaks with the CEO of Fairo, Olena Khlon, MBA alumna, on her leadership style, turning the impossible into the possible.