Wish I Knew . . .

#34 Angel Hoover - Partner Willis Towers Watson (Benelux) / GREAT first job story / Needing Sales Exp / Living past 100 years

January 11, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 34
Wish I Knew . . .
#34 Angel Hoover - Partner Willis Towers Watson (Benelux) / GREAT first job story / Needing Sales Exp / Living past 100 years
Show Notes

I'm your host Gary Nowak and today I have one of my dearest friends who I've know for over 15 years and has done so much with her career and I'm really humbled to be her friend and have her on my Podcast.  Get ready for my conversation with Angel Hoover coming to us from Amsterdam

 Career Background:

  • Currently in her 9th role at Willis Towers Watson as Managing Director of Benelux (18 years experience)
  • Prior to WTW we met at NiSource where she spent 5 years
  • Accenture for 5 years
  • University of Minnesota
     - BA in Biz Mngt, Communications and Economics
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison 
    • Masters in Industrial Relations

Highlghts

  • One of the best  first job stories at the age of 13 (5 year gig)
  • Aspiration early to start her own business / do her own thing
  • Knew early that she needed to improve her sales skills
  • Early on having no clue about consulting
  • Hear about the best sales training she experienced
  • Self awareness once again is front and center of a successful individual
  • ALWAYS be open to new opportunities
  • Her vision of success today, give you insight into Angel
  • Say yes to get to no
  • One piece of advice - Always find your courage to ask for mentoring and getting career advice
  • Mentors should be brutally honest and how you can use them in your career
  • Angel's reaction to being asked to be a mentor
  • 2 great pieces of advice
  • Many proud moments, always love that people have many
  • Shock and Awe moments
  • Living past 100