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Aspiring Ops
Uniting us around a common purpose, to amplify the voices of world-class Strategy & Operations Leaders as they share their personal stories and provide practical steps towards success.
EPISODE
12
The Emergence of the Chief of Staff and What Lies Ahead for the Position
Scott shares his experience as a Chief of Staff and why the position is becoming more prominent across businesses today.
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EPISODE
11
Balancing Relational and Operational While Designing the Chief of Staff Role
Ben tells his journey from Marketing to Strategy & Ops, and how he balances relational and operational as a Chief of Staff.
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EPISODE
10
How the Chief of Staff Helps Create the Weather
People. It's all about people. Listen to Grace's journey from former teacher to Chief of Staff and how she helps create the weather at Yext.
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EPISODE
9
A Customer-Centric Approach to Operations
Peter explains the importance of customer focus for operations at high growth companies.
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EPISODE
8
Harnessing the Collective Talents of Your Organization
Lindsay shares how the most effective strategy and ops leaders must see horizontally and vertically within the organization.
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EPISODE
7
Building from Zero to One
Jacob shares his experience operating in an ever-changing environment and taking areas of the business from zero to one.
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EPISODE
6
Move Through Influence, Not Authority
Steph speaks to the unique challenges as a Chief of Staff, and how the role needs to influence without authority.
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EPISODE
5
The Greatest Currency for a Chief of Staff
Amrit shares his unique perspective working with two different CEOs and why trust is a critical component to being a Chief of Staff.
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EPISODE
4
Building the Chief of Staff Role
Zeke shares his experience setting his role and company up for long-term success to help scale Clearcover through their hyper-growth stage.
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EPISODE
3
Leading with EQ and Courage
Karn shares his journey as the first Chief of Staff at Split, and how he collaborates to make an impact across all areas of the business.
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EPISODE
2
The Chief of Staff as the Force Multiplier
Garr shares why he views the Chief of Staff role as a "force-muliplier" that needs to be willing to embrace ambiguity.
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EPISODE
1
The Unexpected Journey into Operations
Kelsey discusses her Ops journey, from employee number 3 to helping scale a company to 150 employees and helping raise over $24M in funding.
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EPISODE
8
Season One Recap and Trends Shaping the Future of Ops
On the Season One Finale, co-founder and COO at Elate, Abby Parker, and CEO Brooks Busch look back on the best quotes, advice, and stories.
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EPISODE
7
Why Your Operating Framework Should Evolve with You
From roles in Sales and Customer Success to Operations, Chelsey Krisay, Chief of Staff, shares her journey at Trainual.
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EPISODE
6
Why an Aspiring Chief of Staff Should Volunteer for Everything
Brynn Michelich, shares her journey from Project Manager to Chief of Staff, the challenges a new Chief of Staff can expect, and more.
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EPISODE
5
How Operations Accelerates Growth by Removing Friction
John Cozad, SVP of Operations at Gravy, shares how operations can serve as a growth engine at scaling companies by removing team friction.
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EPISODE
4
Aligning Teams with Company Goals
Emad ElShawa discusses his transition into the Chief of Staff role, and the importance of alignment.
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EPISODE
3
How to Deliver Today, While Building for Tomorrow
Eric Smith shares his experience building & leading Operations at a growth stage company, and the pivotal role Operations plays in startups.
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EPISODE
2
Taking Risks and Checking Your Ego at the Doo‪r‬
Sydney shares her history as an early employee and how risk-taking helped her lead operations at a company creating a new software category.
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EPISODE
1
How Calendly Drives Growth through Operation‪s‬
Russell shares his journey to leading Operations at one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the world, and how he encourages his team.
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