Wish I Knew . . .

#30 Natalie Arendale - Sales Director / WHO you work for . . . / Resilience / 2 year rule / "make your bed"

November 23, 2021 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 30
Wish I Knew . . .
#30 Natalie Arendale - Sales Director / WHO you work for . . . / Resilience / 2 year rule / "make your bed"
Show Notes

Career Overview
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Entrepreneurial spirit starting at the age of 10
- Educated at Australian Catholic University
- Consulting experience very early on
Roles as:

  •  Operations Manager
  • National Sales Manager 
  • Senior business development executive 
  • Sales Director 

Highlights
-
Started consulting in her teens 
- Getting an MBA to compliment her current role

  •  Part time MBA 
  • Full time work 

- Getting special permission from the MBA school to attend
- What worked for Natalie while working for a high net worth individual

  • Lesson Learned "I can't buy integrity and trust"

- Building up strong relationships with strong leaders
- A lot to be gained in the first 2 years at a company

  •  Stick it out 
  • Heaps to learn

- Resilience is a key trait and #1 focus
Perspective on Hiring
- Interviewing / Who she looks to hire
- Pushing heavily to assess their ability to be great in sales
- The intangibles of being great at sales
- Most important factor to a job and making a change

Overall

- How "Who" you work for has shaped her career decisions
- Having a plan and getting the most out of her opportunities
- Perspective on Mentoring from both sides
- CxO role is in her future
- Favorite meal response, horrible
- Superpower one of the most ironic I've heard
- Making your bed says a lot about you