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158: How to Minimize Regret and Maximize Success with Omar Halabieh | Tech Director at Amazon Payment Services

158: How to Minimize Regret and Maximize Success with Omar Halabieh | Tech Director at Amazon Payment Services

In this episode, meet a global technology executive with over 20 years of experience on some of the most demanding teams and technologies in the world, Omar Halabieh.

If you want to make it Director level and beyond, this episode is essential. Omar is passionate about developing people and building high performing organizations.

Omar is currently Director of Technology at Amazon Payment Services, based in Dubai, UAE. It was a few weeks before Christmas when we recorded this one, and only God knows how many payments were being processed by Amazon.

Prior to this, he led technology teams within Amazon’s Supply Chain Optimization Technologies organization based in Seattle. These engineering teams revolutionized what we consider “normal” in supply chain technology today.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his active and inquisitive 4-year old son. You can have that time and balance with your family too.

Omar looked fear in the face many times… and discovered that regret minimization was more important than playing it safe. Discover the frameworks he used to make huge decisions and drive his success without regret.

So press play and let’s chat… it’s time to make courageous decisions that minimize regret and maximize success!

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146: Practical Optimism Leads to A+ Careers with Ken Schmitt | CEO at TurningPoint Executive Search | Author

146: Practical Optimism Leads to A+ Careers with Ken Schmitt | CEO at TurningPoint Executive Search | Author

In this episode, Founder and CEO at Turning Point Executive Search and “The Practical Optimist” author, Ken Schmitt, is here to help you land your next level of success at work.

For 26 years Ken has been searching for the best talent on the planet, and realized the importance of balance between practical realism and joyful optimism. He knows how A-players land A+ opportunities.

If you want to play at the top of your game, you’ll want to know how Ken uses an external ecosystem to maintain balance, and the one question to never ask when networking.

Ken also shares where 80% of the best opportunities are found today.

Now he supports professionals in channeling both the logical and the visionary pieces of successful leadership. In addition to moderating domestic and global leadership panels, he is the Founder of the Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance where he spent 11 years interviewing CEOs, business leaders and entrepreneurs about the best way to make an impact in the modern business world.

So press play and let’s chat… I’m optimistic about this episode changing your career!

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145: Secret Guide to Communicating with Business Teams with Chris Fenning | Award-Winning Author of The First Minute

145: Secret Guide to Communicating with Business Teams with Chris Fenning | Award-Winning Author of The First Minute

In this episode, former aerospace engineering leader Chris Fenning makes it easier for us to communicate at work.

His simple methods help experts like you talk to non-experts on cross functional teams like marketing and sales. We also discuss how engineering teams can improve communication to executives, and much more.

If you want to grow your career, this episode is mandatory learning. Your impact and promotability will be limited by your ability to influence outside engineering department walls. Communication is the key.

Chris’s consulting and practical approach is used in organizations ranging from Google to NATO, and because of their broad appeal for technical leadership, have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

He is also the author of multiple award-winning books that have been translated into 15 languages, including my personal favorite, “The First Minute: How to start conversations that get results.”

So press play and let’s chat… about how to chat with anybody and get results!

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142: Special Thanks and Special Announcement You Don’t Want to Miss

142: Special Thanks and Special Announcement You Don’t Want to Miss

In this episode, meet the VP of Engineering at Freeosk, Megan Ford.

Now a female engineering executive, her career path was a winding road and ups, downs and lots of challenges. But she held on to a core belief that you must keep an open mind, ask lots of questions, and be willing to make decisions.

Megan shares how self doubt can be really loud when facing a big transition, and you suddenly feel like you have to learn everything all over again. You might also be surprised to hear that Megan, a top performer, was let go.

That was something she never expected to face in her career. But it happens and it is 1000% ok.

We dig into the reality of career building: Not every job, role, boss, is going to be a good fit. Reflect and move on.

And if you’re a woman in engineering, this conversation will be doubly encouraging.

Megan loves the outdoors as everything is better outside, and coffee, because everything is better with coffee also.

So press play and let’s chat… the path for your career growth begins now!

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141: Gratitude Engineering | Scientific and Practical Guide to Growth through Gratitude

141: Gratitude Engineering | Scientific and Practical Guide to Growth through Gratitude

In this special episode of The Happy Engineer Podcast, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving by expressing our gratitude.

From the incredible guests who have shared their wisdom to the over 100,000 downloads of this podcast, we are truly grateful. But most importantly, we want to thank you, our amazing listeners, for investing your precious time with us.

As we continue to bring you valuable content to accelerate your career growth, we invite you to join us on this journey towards creating the career and life of your dreams.

And if you’re ready to take the next step, we have an exciting bonus for you. Check the show notes for details. Thank you, and we’ll see you next week on The Happy Engineer Podcast.

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133: Stress-Free Strategy to Succeed in Big Tech with Meta®️ Software Leader Mauricio Nunes

133: Stress-Free Strategy to Succeed in Big Tech with Meta®️ Software Leader Mauricio Nunes

In this episode, you’ll meet a Software Engineering Leader at Meta®️ who has overcome three of the biggest challenges engineers face, Mauricio Nunes. His resume includes Amazon, Spotify, and Facebook, but that didn’t make him immune to these barriers:

* Lack of clarity and direction.

* Self doubt and the need to feel in control.

* Fear of the unknown and the risks of change.

Not only has Mauricio crushed these challenges, but years later he is still growing, leading and loving his career with no stress. Can you imagine waking up tomorrow with no stress?

It doesn’t mean there are no problems to solve, but it’s completely possible to experience freedom from negative thoughts and win back your life. Mauricio is going to tell you how he did it in the toughest environment of all… BIG TECH.

So press play and let’s chat… immediate transformation is possible when you discover a life ON purpose!

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