Wish I Knew . . .
#28 Colleen Thome - PM Growth Incubator / Entrepreneur / Storytelling / Irish Dancing
November 09, 2021
- Program Manager for the Googles Growth Incubator enabling customers to accelerate their revenue growth
- As part of her role she is responsible for empowering a growth first mindset while tying back to her customers’ business goals.
- Prior to this role, Colleen oversaw thought leadership and narrative development for the Home & Consumer Services Vertical at Google.
- She translated the macro-economic trends into business & marketing strategies for her customers. She also currently serves as the Social Impact Chair for Google’s Women@Chicago.
- Prior to Google, Associate Manager at Nielsen, specializing in Category & Brand Innovation.
- She also co-lead the Women in Nielsen Chicago Chapter
- Colleen earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing & Management with a focus in International Business from University of Miami.
- She thrives in navigating ambiguity and is passionate about impact driven storytelling and empowering women
- She lives in Chicago with her husband and puppy, and is passionate about empowering women through her watercolor business CKTAtelier.com
- Why Irish dancers keep their arms down
- Being prepared for the Mock interviewing for the right company
- How networking can be daunting and overwhelming
- Networking advice
- Connect with humans
- Asking Questions
- Be Authentic
- Genuinely curious
- Key is to connect back with people in your life
- Great job out of College, a title with innovation in the title
- Storytelling in a thoughtful way
- Asking questions
- Core to her DNA
- Used throughout her entire career
- Why Collen likes grocery shopping so much
- Structuring the unstructured
- Water Color side hustle business with a very philanthropic perspective
- Story telling
- Writing headlines to tell the story
- Answer the "So What", what does this information do for you
- Knowing your worth can be a fine line to implement
- An ambiguous future and trying to figure it out
- Getting consistent feedback and having your own inner circle
- Giving advice by asking questions
- Love her favorite meal take
- French Fry friend for life
- Favorite vacation spot is one of mine