Episode 93

Episode 093: Special Holiday 2023 Series: Unpolished GOLD - Seizing The Reins w/Cameo Doran

Holiday Series 2023 - Unpolished MBA Gold: Mining For Talent In Transition

This episode features Cameo Doran, a former VP who has successfully navigated a career transition into entrepreneurship.

Cameo's Journey:

  • Layoff Experience: Cameo discusses her layoff experience after being part of an executive team, reflecting on the personal impact and her initial reactions.
  • Launching Cameo Labs: She shares her journey post-layoff, which led to the launch of her consultancy, Cameo Labs.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Emotional Impact of Layoff: Cameo talks about the personal toll of a layoff, even when it’s not performance-related.
  • Transition to Entrepreneurship: She reflects on her desire to start her own consultancy, which was put on hold during her VP role, and how the layoff became a catalyst for this transition. Her new company, Cameo Labs, helps tech companies and startups in developing and managing their products effectively.
  • Challenges of Job Search vs. Entrepreneurship: The discussion covers the uncertainties and challenges of both job searching and entrepreneurship.
  • Taking Control: Cameo emphasizes the empowerment she feels in choosing her clients and projects, a stark contrast to her corporate experience.
  • Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: She gives practical advice for those considering a leap into entrepreneurship, focusing on starting small and leveraging LinkedIn for building expertise.

Rapid Fire Answers:

  • Favorite Book: Atomic Habits (here it is on Amazon!)
  • Tech Tool(s) You Can't Live Without: Canva AND LinkedIn

Follow Special Guest Cameo Doran

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameodoran/

Company: Cameo Labs - http://cameolabs.com/

Follow Monique Mills

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniquemills/

Bio Website: https://moniquemills.biz/

TPM Focus - Revenue-Focused Strategy for Startups and SMBs: https://tpmfocus.com/

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Monique Mills

Monique Mills is a degreed electrical engineer turned serial entrepreneur. Though she has an MBA, she wants to debunk the myth that you need one to be successful in business, innovation, or entrepreneurship. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER GO TO MONIQUEMILLS.BIZ