Envested CEO Isa Watson, Carbon Robotics Co-founder and CEO Rosanna Myers, and Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua speak with Synack Co-founder and CEO Jay Kaplan at the Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New York.
Nikki Barua is the CEO of BeyondCurious, a digital transformation company working with names like Toyota and Sonos. (FS) She's also the author of Beyond Barriers. She says investors need to pay close attention to a company's culture.
The more you push yourself to take action, the more confidence you gain in your own skills and mindset. In the same way that muscles don’t get stronger without exercise, your confidence won’t grow unless you push yourself.
"Barua, who shared with us part of her journey a few months ago, used a time when she felt she’d hit rock bottom as a turning point. Her experience of getting back up and rediscovering her strengths made her realize that one of her greatest gifts was seeing the gift in other people, being that catalyst and a change agent that helps to bring out the best in other people."
"Instead of seeing every barrier as something that holds us back, we just have to recognize that it’s actually the pathway to getting to the next level. It’s really the obstacle that is the opportunity because that’s what unlocks that super power within us. If the obstacle weren’t there, we would not know our super power."
Before anything else can happen; you need to have the right mindset. There are two parts to this. First, retailers have to constantly think like a startup. “Mindset is the biggest barrier to transformation,” says Nikki.
Experts Share Their Advice & Inspiration for Success in 2018 "As I shifted my mindset from feeling sorry about the problems to embracing my own strength and believing that I was bigger than my problems, it unleashed my creativity.”
“One of the most important lessons of leadership is the humanity of being authentic and vulnerable and really being grateful for the opportunity to lead and to bring out the best in all of the other people.”
"When opportunities began to cross my path, some didn't align with my vision for BeyondCurious. The companies were too small, or they requested services I simply couldn't provide.
It took a lot of guts to say "no," because I knew those jobs would have paid the bills. But they would have distracted me from building the type of business I want to work at every day. It was like being homeless and hungry, while standing in front of a feast and not being able to eat."