CoFounder and CEO eWebinar
In our discussion, she talked about finding her authenticity and how that shaped her approach to leadership and entrepreneurship. She explained why the bootstrapping path was a better approach for her than looking for VC funding. We also delved into the unique experiences and challenges of being a digital nomad. Melissa also dispelled some myths and offered valuable insights into building and effectively managing fully remote teams.
[spp-timestamp time="04:00"] Melissa shares her experience with her previous startups, the challenges of raising venture capital, the sacrifices required for massive startup growth, and why she decided not to pursue that path.
[spp-timestamp time="10:00"] – Melissa discusses the fresh approach she took when starting eWebinar with a clear vision compared to her previous startups and why it’s vital to her to learn the necessary skills and prioritize ventures that align with her values and happiness.
[spp-timestamp time="14:00"] – The challenge of going against the traditional model of pursuing skills and career first, and how she learned to detach from ego-driven communities in order to focus on doing what she loves.
[spp-timestamp time="17:00"] – Melissa talks about transitioning to a digital nomad lifestyle, her experiences in various communities, including in Amsterdam, and offers advice for those considering a digital nomad lifestyle to live more freely
[spp-timestamp time="22:00"] – Melissa highlights the key traits she looks for in a successful remote team and shares her strategy of empowering team members while swiftly addressing any issues.
[spp-timestamp time="30:00"] – Melissa describes how eWebinar works and how to get a live demo.
[spp-timestamp time="32:00"] – Melissa shares the behind-the-scenes of how her travel impacts her professional life, the business expressions that drive her crazy, and the special dish she loves.
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