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Shellye Archambeau || Unapolegetically Ambitious

November 19, 2020

Today it’s great to have Shellye Archambeau on the podcast. Archambeau is one of high tech’s first female African American CEOs and has a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University, and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven. She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms.

Time Stamps

[01:27] Shellye Archambeau as a tech industry business leader

[03:30] Feeling like an outsider growing up

[04:25] The birth of Shellye’s tenacity

[05:53] You can’t affect what people say to you or people do to you but you can control how you respond

[06:24] Why you need to stop people from controlling your emotions

[09:30] Shellye’s mother as a “professional parent”

[11:03] Creating a life plan in college

[12:28] The importance of making decisions that are continually consistent with your plans

[13:56] “Find your cheerleaders”

[17:12] Don’t let them win

[19:17] Opening your own doors

[19:55] How to fall in love with a future image of yourself

[20:46] Early influences during Shellye’s tech journey

[22:03] How to foster self-determination

[23:45] Tips on how to build your reputation

[24:58] Stop having second thoughts

[28:53] Why you need to start embracing your limits

[30:29] Being unapologetically ambitious

[31:38] Why it’s okay to be ambitious (and why it’s not the same thing as narcissism)

[33:24] Resilience and staying connected

[34:05] How to identify your network

[35:43] You deserve it

[37:35] How to find your current


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