Vroom Vroom Veer Podcast Interview

authenticity leadership personal development May 06, 2024



Hey everyone, it’s Luis Baez! Tune into this episode of "Vroom Vroom Veer" with Jeff Smith, where we dive into not just surviving, but thriving by embracing changes in our career paths and personal lives. If you're at a crossroads or looking to inject some passion into your professional journey, this conversation is your ticket!

Episode Breakdown:

[00:00 - 05:00] Introduction:

  • Jeff welcomes listeners to another episode of steering through life’s big changes. We kick off with a reflection on how pivotal moments can lead to profound personal and professional growth.

[05:01 - 10:00] From the Bronx to the Boardrooms:

  • I share my journey from the Bronx, overcoming obstacles and stereotypes, to making a mark in Silicon Valley's elite tech scene, emphasizing the value of staying true to one's roots and identity.

[10:01 - 15:00] Embracing Intrapreneurship:

  • We delve into the concept of intrapreneurship—how cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit within organizations can lead to innovation and career satisfaction.

[15:01 - 20:00] Overcoming Professional Challenges:

  • I discuss overcoming professional challenges and the strategies that helped me navigate complex corporate landscapes, including embracing diversity and leveraging personal experiences.

[20:01 - 25:00] Shifting Gears to Consulting:

  • Our conversation shifts to my transition into consulting, where I harness my Silicon Valley expertise to empower others, highlighting the shift from a fixed role to a more fluid, impactful consulting model.

[25:01 - 30:00] Practical Advice for Career Transitions:

  • I offer practical advice for listeners contemplating major career transitions or looking to inject more authenticity into their professional endeavors.

This episode is packed with motivational stories and practical advice for anyone looking to steer their life and career down a path that’s not just successful, but also fulfilling and true to their values.

Catch the full episode here.

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