Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

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Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

Liz Wessel is a remarkably talented leader… I found her to be extremely interesting and dynamic during this conversation on The Learning Leader Show.  I also admire her guts, will, and determination to create, grow, and sustain her company.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding.

Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business.

Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

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The Learning Leader Show

“A Learning Leader Is Positively Skeptical”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • A positive attitude and being fearless leads to sustained excellence
  • How working for Google in India helped prepare her to lead WayUp
  • How she was able to raise over $9M in funding
  • The decisions she has to make in regards to spending all of that money
  • Why she pushes her employees to cold e-mail their heroes
  • How she manages to only sleep a few hours a night
  • Having dinner with Sheryl Sandberg
  • Advice she has for millennials
  • The fear of burn out?  Does she have it? Why not?
  • How reading auto-biographies can help you be more creative
  • A learning leader is positively skeptical

 “You Need To Understand What You Love AND What You Don’t Love”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio – Liz Wessel

Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding.

Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business

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