Member Since October 2022
Prior to CEO, I served as President of ClassPass and Mindbody Marketplace. Prior to Mindbody's acquisition of ClassPass in October 2021, I served as the CEO of ClassPass. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and went on to study at Yale. My professional career started at Microsoft, where I held a number of Product Management and Corporate Strategy roles and worked on several notable deals, including Microsoft’s multi-million dollar investment in Facebook. These experiences sparked an interest in tech and entrepreneurship, and I began angel investing in 2010. My passion for starting, building and investing in great companies, especially those with deep technology, directly impacted my involvement with ClassPass where I helped the founders build the company, now valued at over one billion USD. I am a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Square, Pinterest, Wish, Flexport, Formlabs, Clubhouse, Flexe, Algolia and many other great startups.
Get over yourself and trust your team. When you're a first-time entrepreneur who is trying to establish your company in the marketplace, there are plenty of responsibilities that will fall on your plate—anticipated or unexpected. You'll also need to maintain credible brand awareness, develop the right community of advocates to move your company ahead, and ensure repeat customers. These challenges can be overwhelming if you don't have the right team in place. It's essential to build the strongest foundation of team leaders who can stand confidently and remain trustworthy in your absence. But your professional success also depends on your own ability to change old behavior patterns at work. To help guide your strategic action plan to improve workflow and remove distractions, Fast Company Executive Board members share advice on the 13 bad habits every start-up business owner may be guilty of at times and should eliminate from their daily routine hereafter.
Leading business professionals offer tips to engage team members all year round. When the holiday season is over and the company is entering a slow business period, it's common for employees to become easily distracted or disengaged if there is no action plan and nothing to look forward to at work. It can also cause some staff members to feel uninspired until the next big project comes along and the business is back up and running at a normal pace. No matter what time of year it is some employees may be feeling stuck, creatively, or in a siloed state of mind. Below, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members discuss their ideas to start conversations and spark creativity and collaboration among your employees, all 12 months.
Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and take the next step to increase your personal connections. Whether you consider yourself an introverted or extroverted business person, it's always key to find a way to expand your network if you want to elevate your professional reputation and knowledge base. It can help you become more engaged in the industry or community you represent and share with others who are not inside your immediate circle. Below, 14 Fast Company Executive Board members discuss their ideas on how colleagues can become open to developing a new mindset and potentially provide resources for those in need through partnerships with other peers.
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