While technology innovation is important, my passion is centered in what the technology can enable in healthcare. More than ever, patients and caregivers deserve tools to empower greater healing and more predictable outcomes. A healthcare tech company's power is when their mission drives positive change in healthcare.
Find strong mentors early and throughout your career! I attribute much of my early growth and success to some key individuals who invested in me both personally and professionally. There is nothing like gleaning wisdom and insight from those who are ahead of you in their career journey. Also, I heard early on that "attitude determines altitude" and I wholeheartedly believe it.
I was fortunate in that I happened to really enjoy my first job out of college which was technology sales. That said, I wanted to sell technology that had a powerful mission behind it and that is what ultimately drew me to healthcare specifically.
There is that quote, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." The best professional advice I have ever received is less verbal and more in seeing people truly walk the walk when it comes to treating people with respect. Being a part of a company is a team sport and some of the most impactful leaders are those who make folks feel valued, heard and supported.
If you don't have integrity, you have nothing.
This is a hard one to answer as there are so many good ones. As of lately, I love watching Ted Lasso. Good humor goes a long way!