Experts: My First Session With popexpert

Nancy Pina on www.popexpert.com

They always say to “eat your own dog food.”  At popexpert, we have been doing this for quite a while by having team members join us through our own video technology when they are out of the office.  We’ve found it to be a great way to test and refine the software and better understand how we can make the experience as smooth as possible.

It wasn’t until today though that I had the opportunity to do my first live session with one of our experts.  I choose Nancy Pina because of her experience working as a relationship coach for over 20 years and the unique perspective I thought she might be able to offer on effective techniques for developing lasting, loving relationships.  In Nancy, I found a talented, intuitive coach who is able to quickly get to the heart of what makes people tick.  She offered valuable tips for how to build trust and vulnerability at the right time and shared an important reminder that many of us who go after building great careers tend to under recognize:

“A lot of times we put effort into learning how to be best prepared for our education, our work, and we think relationships will just happen.  The more you’re prepared for building strong relationships like you prepare in every other area of life, the more you’ll attract and be able to see that person when you meet them.” — Nancy Pina

When I first set out to create popexpert, I wanted to make it as easy as booking a meeting in your calendar to learn something new from a talented expert.  I believed that the experience I had learning and growing while on sabbatical was something that should be accessible to all of us, even with a hardworking and busy lifestyle.  I had no idea though just how powerful this concept would be.

The experience of finding a great expert in a topic I wanted to explore, booking time with them and then just meeting for a live video session over the course of an hour was incredible.  It made me feel like I have an ally by my side for whatever I want to learn in life and that the opportunity to constantly learn and grow is endless.

Most importantly, it made me even more excited for what we are building with popexpert.  I can’t wait for all of you to have your first session and experience the same ah-ha moment.  And, when you do, please tell your friends!

~ Ingrid Sanders cofounder & ceo, popexpert

The Best Minds Of A Generation, Destroyed By Adsense?

The Best Minds Of A Generation, Destroyed By Adsense?

Nathaniel Whittemore from Dev Bootcamp penned this thought-provoking post last week framing the issue of how we define success – startup success, career success, personal success.

It’s a question of increasing importance as barriers to education, business ownership, skill development and career independence continue to come crashing down – and Nathaniel provides some great links to different corners of the interwebs where the debate around what constitutes success rages on.

Enjoy.