Look For The Opportunities To Grow and Don’t Doubt Yourself with Kirk Marple

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Kirk Marple

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Kirk Marple, a customer-focused technology leader. He is the CEO and Founder of Unstruk Data and has more than 25 years of experience developing media management pipelines, leading DevOps at venture backed companies and structuring successful exits. Kirk talks to Phil about how taking risks and looking for opportunities can often provide the most growth. He also discusses the importance in looking past negative feedback and shaking off self-doubt when it arises.


Kirk Marple


Unstruk.com – Click on the link to check Kirk’s company website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) You are the one responsible for your career. Look for ways to take chances. By doing so, you will achieve far more growth and development.
2) Don’t doubt yourself. Everyone gets negative feedback from time to time. Learn to see the value in it, and don’t let it dissuade you from your goals.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Kirk has experienced what it is to be along some way in a project, only to find that the team are not fulfilling their potential, leading to some strained conversations.

Career Highlight

Working for Public Broadcast Systems, Kirk enacted and created a product that made its way into mainstream society. This was a source of great pride.

The Future

The world of IT is never-ending. The jobs and responsibilities are constantly evolving and developing, leading to infinite possibilities in the space.

The Reveal

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

Kirk first trained as a chef but found a greater aptitude for IT while programming in his spare time.

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

Show empathy and try to see problems from others’ points of view.

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

The only times bad advice has come, has been when people refused to believe in Kirk.

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

Kirk would focus on Python, Linux and Javascript stacks. He would also focus on videogame development.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Juggling technical with the CEO side of operations.

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

Writing ability and communication skills.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Staying current, keeping up to date with new technologies and innovations.

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

Spending time with family and cooking.

Contact The Guest

Contact Kirk Marple through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirkMarple

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/kirkmarple

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