In this episode, I sit down with Jay Bowden, a former Managing Director at Google with a wealth of experience in career growth and leadership development. From confronting tough feedback to embracing a mindset of continuous improvement, Jay shares invaluable lessons learned throughout his career journey. We delve into strategies for managing adversities, building strong professional relationships, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Join us as we uncover the importance of ownership mentality and the power of empathetic leadership in navigating the complexities of today's workplace. Tune in for actionable insights and practical advice to elevate your career to new heights!
In This Episode:
00:00 - Introduction
04:44 - The evolution of Google and its impact on Jay’s career
06:52 - Importance coaching advice Jay received
10:47 - Managing up, down, and lateral
14:32 - Creating psychological safety
17:53 - Dealing with toxic work environments
22:14 - Jay’s internal mobility at Google
28:06 - Dealing with setbacks and feedback
33:50 - Advice for career success
36:35 - Thought-provoking questions Jay asks clients
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Jay has spent his entire career in sales and leadership roles across broadcast and digital advertising platforms, leading with a bias to action, growth mindset and people first approach. He recently launched an Executive Coaching practice, JayBird Unlimited, LLC, and offers bespoke coaching services for executives, teams, and leaders. Simply put, Jay and team are your partner, sounding board and potentially your secret weapon to handling the most important part of enterprise success; leadership.
At Google, he volunteered with a number of mentorship programs including the Sage and Thrive programs for African American and Latinx Googlers as well as the pitch coaching practice where he helped best in class sales leaders practice internally before spending valuable time in front of clients; all for the benefit of the clients and in turn Google.