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How I Got Here

via LinkedIn Learning


Every successful career starts somewhere. Hear leading influencers—from entrepreneurs to actresses and activists—describe #HowIGotHere.

Every successful career starts somewhere. How I Got Here reveals the stories behind the journeys of leading influencers—from entrepreneurs to actresses and activists. Listen to how Doug Bouton turned Halo Top from a kitchen creamery into a blockbuster brand, how Lauren Simmons become the youngest full-time female trader on the New York Stock Exchange, and how Mandy Gonzalez went from backup singer to Broadway star. Bryant Terry and Van Brooks explain how they used their passion to change hearts and minds. Melissa Butler and Jason Mayden talk about starting over and persevering, and Kamliah Forbes describes what propelled her career path in the arts. Each story is a lesson in focus, drive, and determination. Follow #HowIGotHere on LinkedIn to hear more.


How I Got Here
  • Every successful career starts somewhere
  • Doug Bouton, president and COO of Halo Top Creamery
  • Melissa Butler, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar
  • Jason C. Mayden, CEO and cofounder of Super Heroic
  • Bryant Terry, chef and food justice activist
  • Lauren Simmons, from trader on the NYSE to keynote speaker
  • Mandy Gonzalez, leading actress on Broadway
  • Kamilah Forbes, executive producer at the Apollo Theater
  • Van Brooks, founder and executive director of Safe Alternative Foundation for Education
  • Emily K. Graham, partner and America's financial sector leader, FleishmanHillard
  • Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, The Shark Group, and TV host
  • Wade "The Barber" Menendez, barber and entrepreneur
  • Common, artist, actor, and author

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