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