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S3E3: Challenges

July 08, 2019 Brandon Matloff and Suneel Garg Season 3 Episode 3
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S3E3: Challenges
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Stella Oak Mavens
S3E3: Challenges
Jul 08, 2019 Season 3 Episode 3
Brandon Matloff and Suneel Garg

Today's themed episode discusses challenges. We hear from Eden Gillott PR expert and challenges she faced while shifting career trajectory. We also hear from Marco Polo App co-founder Vlada Bortnik who discusses the biggest challenges she faced starting the video chat app. Tune in!

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Today's themed episode discusses challenges. We hear from Eden Gillott PR expert and challenges she faced while shifting career trajectory. We also hear from Marco Polo App co-founder Vlada Bortnik who discusses the biggest challenges she faced starting the video chat app. Tune in!

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this episode is brought to you with the help from Powertech Fitness, a global leader and premier strength equipment celebrating over 20 years of being committed to stronger lives. Please visit them on Facebook, Instagram or the website at www dot powertech dot com. Good morning, everybody. This is branded Matt off in Los Angeles. Welcome to the Stella Oak Mavens podcast, where we feature different mavens in different fields. Amazing is an expert of an expert there, the go to person who you would want to ask all the questions to before making a decision. The purpose of our podcast is to help the consumer being more knowledge. Welcome back to Stella Oakley Van's Podcasts. This week will bring your themed episode about challenges to become a maven. There'll be trials and tribulations will be hearing from two mavens on how they overcame challenges in their careers. First, we'll be hearing from Ed Angela Po. She is a former business professor and damage control PR expert. She handles anything from corporate fraud to celebrity scandals. However, today we're not gonna talk about her clients challenges. Today we're gonna talk about how she overcame challenges in her own career. How she redefined and took control of her career. You had mentioned that you wanted to move away and maybe kind of create your own brand for yourself, in a sense, But then you ended up back, uh, working in the same line of business. So how was that challenge for you? Did you have to do what? Did you struggle with that initially?

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Initially, I think itwas because I was still quite young when I joined the firm. It was a lot of myself, my own head going. I don't think people are listening to me. And I don't think that they respect what I have to stay on when I

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finally got

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out of my own way and realized that my body has been training me to do this since I was a Tea Betty. And if I just said things with authority instead of having this upward inflection where everything sounded like a question that people would take me seriously

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if you like What you didn't have to say. I would like to learn more about crisis management. Please tune in tow. Episode four Up Next is Vlad Abort Nick the Cool founder and CEO, The video chat app. Marco Polo. She's a Northwestern grad with the degree in computer engineering. Her mission with Marco Polo is to help people feel more connected despite their schedules. Today we'll hear about how glad I overcame challenges and common misconceptions about her app. I'm curious. I'm gonna shift gears and talk about some of the challenges you've had along the way. Mike, my senses. There's been competitors that have tried to replicate what you've done or even companies like Apple like. It baffles me that, like there isn't this product already in the industry before you created a couple years ago. Like, what were the biggest challenges you had when you were starting Marco Polo?

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You know, I think the biggest challenge we had when we started is going to be charged with half today. And that is something that I'm really hopeful tacklers. Too many teams because, you know, it's about time for the challenges that when I tell people remarkable, usually their fund. Yes, you told me you have the same or spark for you. Tell your college is that injuries only half a 1,000,000,000. So even though they're effectively quite like this on the market, people think that they already have really go away to say such Yeah, and to me, this is the illusion people are under, You know, there's so many different ways to stay in touch. Giorgos. I really want happening is we're staying in touch in a very service level, you know, people think they're stay attached would actually they're not engaging the musical relationships and conversations connections until the challenge is to somehow come today that, yes, you're saying that's not the way that you really benefit from. And here's why. Marco Polo is probably, you know, a great fodder for Tonto.

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If you're interested in Vlad is Journey, entrepreneurship or the market ful lot, please refer to Episode 16. Thank you for tuning in to Stella Oak Mavens podcast. We'll see you next week and please check. It's on Instagram at Stella Oak Mavens