The Power Of Having A Clear Plan with Ramona Shaw

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Ramona Shaw

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Ramona Shaw, the former VP of a global equity firm, and who now leverages her analytical, results-driven approach, personal leadership experiences and extensive research to help companies such as Google, Dropbox and Asana, to achieve success through building relationships and a strong executive presence.

In this episode Phil and Ramona discuss successful leadership, remote working and the importance of making those around you feel valued. Ramona also talks about the importance of building relationships and how acquiring and reading books helps to keep her mind active.


Ramona Shaw

Resources – Check out Ramona’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) The things that may have made us successful in the past, are not always the things that make us successful as a leader. What got us to this place, won’t necessarily take us further.
2) In order to energize our ability to motivate and lead a team, we must praise and acknowledge frequently. Do your best to make those around you feel valued and valuable!

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

After returning from maternity leave, Ramona found herself facing the reality of having to replace someone who had grown efficiently into the position she had vacated. It was a conversation that she felt unprepared for.

Career Highlight

The development of the first investment app in the private equity space brought many rich rewards. The work was difficult and long, and burned much energy, but the results were remarkable. The pride in seeing such a labour of love come to life is always one to be cherished.

The Future

Remote working and flexibility in the new business landscape is presenting a new set of exciting challenges, but also the new shift in flexibility in what careers look like has meant that people can shape their own career paths.

The Reveal

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

Question not asked during interview.

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

You should prioritise your career over your job.

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

Ramona was told to learn on the job first, before receiving any training.

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

Ramona would spend a lot more time building relationships. There is a power in recognizing those who are important in terms of development.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

To democratize leadership development for all, not just those at an executive level. We all deserve the chance to grow and lead.

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

Perseverance and keeping goals in sight have helped to crystallise plans and aid through times of overwhelm.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Acquiring and reading books; learning and examining controversial and contrarian perspectives keep the mind active.

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

Spending time with family keeps Ramona fit and active, plus a love for hiking means that they regularly get to connect with nature.

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