S6E5: Leadership Leaps & Tech Thrills – Suruchi Wadhawan's leadership journey
Tales From The CSAP Floor
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1M ago
Join Suruchi Wadhawan, a top system engineering leader from Singapore, as she explores the latest in technology and leadership. Hosted by Josh Recker, this podcast brings you conversations about leadership, innovation, and empowerment in tech. Suruchi, a Cisco Sales Champion with extensive certifications, leads insightful and inspiring discussions. Dive into topics like overcoming imposter syndrome, empowering women in tech, and mastering the art of mentorship. We also spice things up with discussions on extreme activities like skydiving and bungee jumping, exploring what these experiences can ..read more
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S6E4: Extra Mile, Extraordinary Growth - Amy Bahlo's Journey at Cisco
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
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Dive into "Tales from the CSAP Floor" where host Mackenzie Brennan talks to Amy Bahlo, a Club Cisco winner —a feat reserved for the top 1% in sales excellence. Starting as an Associate Sales Representative, Amy’s 19-year Cisco career has led her to a strategic Global Partner Executive role, steering the Microsoft Partnership. This episode unpacks her climb from sales to leadership, highlighting the determination needed to excel and the power of perseverance. Amy's story isn’t just inspiring—it's a roadmap for steady growth in one’s career. Tune in for an episode that distills career wisdom int ..read more
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S6E2 - Beyond the 'No': Matt Yager Reveals How to Turn Rejection into Opportunity
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2M ago
Continuing our "Tales from the CSAP Floor" series, our host Mackenzie Brennan engages with Matt Yager, a top performer within the SLED Accounts team. Matt kicked off his Cisco journey through the Sales Associate Program (CSAP) in FY21, on the same track as our host. Before setting his sights on a customer-centric sales role, Matt dives into his rich background and the significant responsibilities he shouldered during his internships in Customer Experience (CX). In this episode, he opens up about his genuine experiences with CSAP, life at Cisco, finding the right work-life balance, and his cand ..read more
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S6E1: From Military to Tech - Chris Toh's Unconventional Career Leap
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
3M ago
In this season opener of "Tales from the CSAP Floor," host Joshua Recker welcomes Chris Toh, a remarkable individual whose unique professional journey defies convention. From a pivotal eureka moment during his military service to becoming a celebrated Club Cisco member and enjoying a well-deserved Hawaiian vacation, Chris's story is a testament to the power of divergent thinking. Live from Singapore, Chris delves into the fascinating world of augmented reality with the HRT-I device, sharing how these technologies enhance connectivity and collaboration in challenging work environments. His insi ..read more
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S5E8: Beyond Vertical: The Power of Peers, Mentors, and Rolling with the Punches
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
Join us for an enlightening podcast journey with the famous Ron Fox the 3rd! Discover the Power of Connection: growing with people around you and the finding the value in mentorship. In our pursuit of success, we often focus on climbing the ladder vertically, and connections above us. But what about the incredible value that lies in networking horizontally ..read more
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S5E7: Tech, Paper Routes, and Food Trucks - Hemang Shah's Unique Path
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
Don't miss Episode 7 of Season 5! We're chatting with Hemang Shah, a global systems engineer at Cisco, who smoothly transitioned from CSAP to working as a trusted advisor on some of our top global accounts. He shares his unique journey, including the time when he almost swapped tech for a paper route in Denmark! Hemang digs deep into how to excel at your job, and even spills the beans about his dream of owning a food truck. Tune in, for an inspiring blend of personal anecdotes and professional wisdom. This is one episode you won't want to miss ..read more
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S5E6: From CSAP to the C-Suite - Ryan Houska's Leadership Journey at Cisco
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
In this episode, Nick chats with Ryan Houska, Director of Web Operations at Cisco and a CSAP Alum. Hear firsthand about his transformative journey, the power of curiosity, open-mindedness, and networking, and the crucial difference between management and leadership. Get an insider's view of his transition into leadership, the significance of resilience, shared team accountability, and the customer-first approach at Cisco. As always, the episode is packed with wisdom, cleverly wrapped in sports analogies, crafted with our new comers in mind ..read more
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S5E5: The Rollercoaster of Learning - Eduardo Sebastian Galardi's Advice
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
Don't miss this candid episode where Laura delves into Eduardo Sebastian Galardi's unexpected yet interesting transition from aerospace engineering to Cisco's CSAP program. Fresh out of CSAP himself and early in his career, Eduardo's timeless advice holds relevance for newcomers as they embark on their journeys. Embrace the rollercoaster of learning and discover the power of empathy and humility in the workplace. Eduardo's experiences at Cisco Live, one of Cisco's premier networking events, his passion for personal connection through solo travels, and his very own podcast will inspire and empo ..read more
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S5E4: Unleashing Your Superpower - The Journey of Vinaya Springer
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
Join us on a captivating journey in our fourth podcast episode as we explore the inspiring story of Vinaya Springer, a former CSAPer and current Senior System Engineer Manager. Vinaya has transformed her adversities into her superpower, paving the way for others by sharing her experiences. She faced numerous challenges, including imposter syndrome, but has learned how to overcome it. Vinaya shares valuable insights on how to stop listening to the inner voice that withholds or limits you and start listening to the voice that empowers and supports you. Learn how to turn self-doubt into power by ..read more
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S5E3: Getting a better GRIP with Yvette Filippo
Tales From The CSAP Floor
by Tales from the CSAP floor
1y ago
In this third episode, Laura welcomes Yvette Filippo, Field Account Manager in the Netherlands. Since she graduated from CSAP in 2018, she has been recognized as Sales Champion and Sales Achiever. Yvette explains that she approaches success in a holistic way, by adding value to her personal, team, and company projects. She shares with us practical tips on how she does this, by prioritizing, turning failures into opportunities, and by exploring her passions inside and outside of work (including psychology and Girls in IT). Join the conversation to learn how she found the key to getting a better ..read more
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