Wish I Knew . . .

#44 Nada Ahmed - VP of Innovation / Global Life / Prolific on LinkedIn / Starting a Non-Profit Organization

March 22, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 44
Wish I Knew . . .
#44 Nada Ahmed - VP of Innovation / Global Life / Prolific on LinkedIn / Starting a Non-Profit Organization
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . " 

A podcast where I speak with people about their careers focusing on their success, advice, mentoring and listening to interesting stories.

I'm your host Gary Nowak and no doubt you'll love my conversation with an extremely interesting, global traveler Nada Ahmed. 

Career Background:

- Grew up in Pakistan and has lived in HK / Paris / Virginia / Houston / Norway

- Started her own non profit for children in Pakistan / TCF Norway in 2015

- Prolific on LinkedIn

- Spent the last 10 years in Oslo Norway

  •  VP of Digital and Transformation
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • On the Board for digital leadership community 

 

Highlights

  • Looking for a job that would enable travel
  • Studying in Hong Kong for the last 2 years of high school
  • Why not be a Doctor
  • The power of a liberal arts school
  • Don't know what you want to do with your life / be curious and explore
  • 16 year old scholarship United World college
  • Get courage at an early age and this will give you confidence
  • Leveraging a low point in her career to find her voice
  • Following your intuition
  • Studying in France for a year, the best year of her life
  • Taking the complicated and making it easy to understand
  • Advice on public speaking
  • Seek failure
  • Set backs are progress in disguise
  • Feedback needs to be a dialogue
  • Living in Norway
  • The Gardens of Paris, hidden gems all over the place