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Rock Your Trade Show: Inspiring weekly interviews with Industry Insiders, Executive Leaders, Marketers and Influencers who share their insights, challenges and lessons learned so you can rock Your next trade show.

Do you ever wonder if... you are getting the right attendee traffic to your exhibit? Is the interactive engagement at your event unforgettable? Are you able to demonstrate results to leadership?

On a personal level- Do you wish you had better work-life balance? Are you building your career path? If this sounds familiar…then this podcast is just for you! Get all the practical tools and advice you need to rock your marketing program, create your personal brand and stay relevant in your career. After listening to this podcast, you will feel empowered to achieve success and take action. Let’s do this!

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment.  Take the moment and make it perfect.” – Zoey Sayward

 

 

Mar 6, 2017

Mentors vs. Sponsors: Why You Need Both

If you want to know about how mentors and sponsors can help your career, learn ways to leverage your personal and professional network - this episode is just for you.  Jodi Devlin, GM VP GM, Acute Care at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, shares personal leadership stories including why she left nursing to move into a corporate healthcare role and what she did when she felt stuck in a Senior Product Manager role.  

 

5 Work-Life Balance Actions You Can Take Today:

  1. Get A Mentor: To help you on a regular basis and can help you find your path when you are unsure which opportunity to take in your career.
  2. Find A Male Sponsor: To be your eyes and ears for opportunities behind the scenes.
  3. Invest In Yourself: Join an organization that has networking opportunities and practice networking.
  4. Create A Personal Network: Everyone needs help and it is really important to make friends who can be your backup plan if you have children.
  5. Establish Boundaries: Everyone needs downtime to feel recharged. Protecting your weekend may be the best move you make for your career and family.

 

Jodi shares how she protects her weekends, the advice she gives mentees for finding life/career balance and why her faith is an important foundation to her outlook on life.

“It’s not one day that counts, it’s the way in which you treat others and chose to live life that matters”    - Jodi Devlin.

This episode will inspire you to make time for you and learn how important it is to have people around you that you can count on when you need them.

 

Resources:

Rock Your Trade Show LinkedIn Group

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

Books:

“Who Moved My Cheese” 

 “The Shack”.

About This Week’s Guest: Jodi Devlin has held senior leadership roles for over 20 years.  Ms. Devlin got her start in healthcare as a nurse and moved into corporate roles with Abbott including VP, Virology, VP Primary Care Sales, VP US Specialty Therapeutics, VP International Marketing, VP Global Pipeline Marketing, President, Genelux and VP New Specialty Therapies, Baxter/Baxalta.

Sound Editing: Emerald City Productions

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