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Unapologetically Ambitious

In this episode, Gary speaks with Shellye Archambeau, Former CEO, MetricStream, and author of “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms.” They discuss Shellye’s…
January 25, 2023

Unapologetically Ambitious

Meet Our Guest: 

Meet Shellye Archambeau, an accomplished CEO and Board Director who has a history of success in building brands, leading high-performance teams and growing organizations. With her experience as the former CEO of MetricStream, Archambeau currently holds board positions at major companies such as Verizon, Roper Technologies and Okta. Additionally, she serves as a strategic advisor for Forbes Ignite and holds the position of President of Arizona State University. Archambeau also lends her expertise to non-profit organizations Catalyst and Braven as a board member. Her book, “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms” offers inspiration and practical tools to help readers navigate the challenges and trade-offs of creating the life they want.

Key Insights: 

Shellye Archambeau discusses her book “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms” and offers valuable advice to other aspiring leaders on recognizing opportunities, finding mentors, and creating effective networks.

From 16 to CEO. Shelley had a desire to become CEO at the age of 16 after her involvement in various clubs and organizations developed a desire for leadership.

Strength and Resilience. After being a minority in business her entire life, Shellye was able to use this to her advantage when it came to operational skills in unique roles. It was what set her apart from others and gave her insight to a different mindset in business.

Be Comfortable With the Uncomfortable. Taking risks isn’t always comfortable. Shellye advises women to be sure to take calculated risks because if you don’t, you’ll miss out on opportunities and rewards.

This episode is hosted by Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., MBA​, Founder, Chairman & CEO Think Medium.

Relevant Links: 

Check out Shellye’s website

Follow Shellye on Twitter

Order a copy of Shellye’s book

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