Keep A Growth Mindset and Question Everything with Maura Charles

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Maura Charles

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Maura Charles, the founder of Keep it Human, a digital innovation consultancy. She has 25 years of experience working in digital transformation and digital product management for beloved brands like Bloomingdale’s, Real Simple, and the New York Philharmonic. She loves helping teams get unstuck by finding the right digital processes to build bridges between the technology side and human side so that they can work together. She uses a human-focused approach that helps companies both connect with their customers and prioritize their own people. Maura talks to Phil about the value in keeping a growth mindset. She also discusses why it’s vital for us to pause, reflect, and question everything.


Maura Charles

Resources – Click on the link to check out Maura’s articles on Medium!

KeepItHuman.Consulting – Click on the link to check out Maura’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Focus on learning new things at all times. By keeping a growth mindset and always looking for ways to develop, new pathways will open in your career.
2) Don’t take everything you see or hear at face value. Find your blind spots and question everything.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

During the first years of her career, Maura did not always know how to stand up for herself in the face of bias and discrimination. After several bad experiences, she has since gained the confidence and experience to do so.

Career Highlight

While working for Time Inc, Maura had worked her way up to the level of Executive Director, and was responsible for overseeing a wholesale restructuring of technological systems.

The Future

We are at an incredibly interesting and transformative time that means far more inclusion and far more in the way of opportunity.

The Reveal

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

The fact that is was new and uncharted.

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

Take time to reflect on the things you’ve done well.

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

Keep your head down and just do your work!

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

Maura would try to stay big and not let things scare her away from a particular path.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Learning more about the psychology of leadership.

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

Emotional intelligence.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Building a network of people with similar aims and purposes.

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

Spending time with family, yoga, reading and art.

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