Episode 003 – Embracing New Skillsets with Michele Turner

Are you open to new opportunities outside your core competencies?

For Michele Turner, Head of Global Business Resiliency at Amazon, furthering her career early on meant growing her skillset. While she’s now an accomplished professional, author, and business continuity expert, her talents weren’t as appreciated as they are now. Yet, despite the challenges, Michele stepped up and embraced the chance to grow.

In this Leaders episode, she joins host Cheyene Marling to share the moments that shaped her career and the most important competencies she’s learned along the way.


Key Takeaways:

  • Speak up–you are where you are for a reason.
  • Situational and emotional awareness are key to success.
  • It’s okay to ask for help.

What to listen for:

[01:34] – What moment defined Michele’s career?

[06:12] – How Michele overcame her biggest challenges.

[10:52] – Advice to Michele’s younger self.

[11:32] – What would Michele have done differently?

[14:35] – What’s Michele’s strongest competency?


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