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Leading in a Changing World: Lessons from Jacinda Shelly on Resilience, Growth, and Merging Tech with Healthcare

Masha Bocharova
Masha Bocharova

A Deep Dive with Jacinda Shelly: Leadership, Adapting, and Personal Growth

Changes happen fast, and real leaders like Jacinda Shelly know how to ride the waves. We had an insightful conversation with Jacinda, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Apero Health. With her rich background in tech and healthcare, she had a lot to share that's worth listening to, especially if you're involved in either field.

Dealing with the Fast-Paced World

Shirley gave a spot-on description of our changing world as trying to find balance on shifting sand. We all feel it – the world isn't what it used to be. Jacinda, having been involved with big names like Google and NASA and having played a huge role at Doctor On Demand, sees change differently. It's not just about keeping up; it's about absorbing, understanding, facing the challenges, and growing from them.

Handling Tough Times with Grace

Everyone faces challenges; they're a part of life. Jacinda's perspective is unique: "It's not just about avoiding the storms, but how we dance in the rain." In short, it's all about resilience. When the going gets tough, learn from it, adapt, and find a way to move forward even stronger than before.

Mistakes? More Like Life Lessons!

A common belief is that mistakes are bad, but Jacinda sees them as growth opportunities. Braintrust's chat with her brought out this idea that blunders aren't just roadblocks; they're detours on our journey to success. If we accept, understand, and learn from them, we become better, wiser, and more prepared for future challenges.

The Continuous Journey of Leadership

Being a leader isn't a one-time thing; it's a continuous process of learning, adapting, and growing. This is especially true in fields that evolve rapidly, like tech and healthcare. With all her experience, Jacinda's take is that leaders should always be on their toes, ready to learn, and always looking for ways to be better.

The Introvert's Playbook to Navigating Professional Waters

A particularly resonating moment in our conversation was when Jacinda delved into her personal journey as an introvert. She candidly shared the challenges and advantages that come with an introverted nature, especially in a field that often demands extroverted attributes. To better understand and navigate this, Jacinda mentioned the Happiness Lab podcast she recently listened to, where an introvert tried adopting extroverted tendencies for a period – a fascinating listen that offers profound insights into personality dynamics in professional settings.

Furthermore, Jacinda offered some tactics she personally employs. She stressed the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone, like attending conferences and not just attending but actively adding them to one's calendar, ensuring a commitment to personal growth and networking. It's these proactive measures that can help introverts harness their inherent strengths while also exploring the world outside their natural inclinations.

To Wrap It Up

Our chat with Jacinda was more than just a casual conversation. It was packed with insights, wisdom, and practical advice for anyone aiming to navigate the ever-changing landscapes of leadership, tech, and healthcare. For a full recording, go here.

To sum it up, leadership isn't about dodging problems. It's about facing them head-on, learning from every situation, and turning challenges into opportunities for growth. If you have career questions or are eager to share your advice, check Career Help today and become an integral part of the Braintrust community.

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