I'm an ops guy who started as a manufacturing technician -- transitioned to supply chain management, morphed into an international trade compliance expert -- and evolved into a dynamic leader managing the day-to-day operations of a rapidly moving manufacturing company.
I've worn many hats in my career -- buyer, negotiator, planner, recruiter, project manager, and strategist -- and speak fluent engineer, marketer, salesperson, trainer, coach, and difficult client.
Most organizations fail to understand people which often holds them from reaching their goals with growth and profitability. I believe understanding people's needs (not wants) is the path to success, profitability, and satisfaction.
My mission is simple: I want to help organizations elevate the way they solve problems and reach their goals.
3 facts you must know about me are:
1) I am not afraid to fail. Understanding what works means fewer missteps, and fewer missteps saves time, money, and energy.
2) I don't care who gets credit, I just want to reach the goal.
3) I'm right-handed; but if my left and right brain were hands, I'd be ambidextrous.
Training & Development
First, start by conducting a self-analysis:
1. What do I want, really?
2. What am I already naturally good at?
3. What do I really need to work on?
If being an entrepreneur is your end-goal then your best chance is to become an entrepreneur. Just start something. Starting now gives you the greatest opportunity to start learning, failing, adjusting and developing your "winning formula".
Scared to dive right in? Start small. Side-hustle. Get a job, perhaps a full-time job in VC as analyst (if you need help building business experience), or Sales (if you need help developing people skills and want to refine how to close a deal), or Marketing (if you need help with communication and presenting value) or Consulting (if you want to explore industries and develop business acumen).
What do you want, really? What can you "afford", really?
Pick a direction. Start. Learn. Refine. Re-evaluate.