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Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite. She is an advocate for women in technology, and passionate about mindful Leadership, work-life harmony and helping people achieve more through the use of AI. She has spent many years as a trainer, solutions architect and evangelist for IBM, RedHat, EMC, Amazon and Microsoft.  Noelle has delivered keynotes, workshops and conferences around the world.

In this episode, Phil and Noelle LaCharite discuss the opportunities AI offers and how to embrace the technology so you can take advantage of them. As well as why every developer needs to get involved in AI, as soon as possible. She also explains how she has used mindfulness and other mental exercises to improve her focus and she shares several other productivity tips. Phil and Noelle also talk about how to recognise and tap into your natural strengths to find your ideal place within the IT industry.

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Resources

NoelleSilver.com – Check out Noelle’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Build good mental discipline. Over the years, using various methods, Noelle has trained herself to stay truly focused on one thing. As a result, she has become far more productive. In the podcast, Noelle explains some of the things she has done to develop laser-like focus. A level of focus that enables her to stay present and calm, even when working on stressful projects that move along at a crazy pace.
2) Right now, AI is like cloud computing was 10 years ago. We know that every business is going to start using AI, at some point. So, now is the time to get involved in the AI field. When you do you will be in far better shape career-wise. Both now and moving forward.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

At one point in her career, Noelle was pushed out of a company that she knew she was serving well. But, the leadership were not fans of her. They could not sack her because of her productivity or work. Instead, they just spoke to her colleagues about her in a negative way. In time, this very subtle drip-drip assault on her reputation had an effect and Noelle ended up having to leave.

Career Highlight

Not so long ago, Noelle appeared on NBC as a representative of Microsoft. She was asked to speak about a project she worked on with data scientists from MIT and curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the interview, she was also able to speak about AI and the role it is playing in improving accessibility. A subject Noelle is particularly passionate about because her son has Down syndrome.

The Future

The endless opportunities IT offers and the fact that it is getting easier and easier to achieve remarkable things is something that Noelle finds exciting. For example, in under a year, Noelle went from knowing nothing about natural-language or AI to building skills on Amazon and Alexa. Some of which became the most popular in the world. Right now, the opportunities in the AI field are endless. There is no barrier to entry. So, anyone can get involved.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

As a single parent, Noelle needed a job that paid well. A career in IT was an excellent way to earn the money she needed to look after her family.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

A friend gave her the highly personalised advice, to avoid the politics of a company. To know who her friends were and stay close to them while growing her career.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Sit down and be quiet. For Noelle personally, that was very bad advice.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Noelle would work to leverage her natural skills while developing her career. Working with your strengths makes it much easier to progress quickly.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Right now, Noelle is exploring Mindful Management and how she can put it to use.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Being a good storyteller. In the podcast, Noelle explains how she has been able to use that skill to become a better conference speaker.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

In the podcast, how she taps into books to keep her coding skills fresh becomes better informed than many others and uses Github to showcase what she has learned. CHANGED

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Noelle owns a 17-acre farm in the mountains. She finds that farming enables her to mentally and physically disconnect from technology.

Contact The Guest

Contact Noelle LaCharite through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoelleSilver_

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindfulleadership/

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