Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Levo // I care about enabling the ascent of this generation's conscious leaders. Levo democratizes that success and Stanford taught me how.
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What we do at Levo
We are your career co-pilot. We arm you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs, and stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop. We believe you can create a life you're passionate about.Learn More
Why I founded Levo
The mission and vision behind Levo were born from a personal experience. When I graduated from Stanford as the first woman in my family to complete college, I realized I had little context for how to define my purpose and be successful in achieving impact towards that purpose.
This is not your practice life. There are no dress rehearsals, and every day is a gift you can only strive to comprehend the generosity of.
Thinking Talents: dominant Innovation Quadrant (Q)
I am a 4Q with a dominant Innovation Q. Focusing is my strongest talent and a defining force in my personality and leadership style. We use TT at Levo as a common language with which to understand and appreciate one another and learn how to best work together.discover your talents!
Founder & CEO, New York + California
November 2011 — Present
The power of perseverance | These last three years have been the most intense of my life, with the highest dopamine hits and the lowest valleys. They have been a lesson in people, putting one foot in front of another no matter what, and the power of believing in your vision.
McKinsey and Company
Sustainability Resource Productivity (SRP) Fellow, Global
July 2010 — July 2011
Growing with sustainability in mind | This Fellowship gave me the opportunity to contribute to solving the leading challenges facing our environment and our economy, and took me from the Democratic Republic of Congo (where I worked for several months) to cleantech in Silicon Valley.
McKinsey & Company
Business Analyst, New York
September 2008 — July 2010
Tighten and toughen | This job was Leadership Bootcamp. It taught be how to disaggregate a problem, intelligibly communicate and execute on solutions, build financial models, and collaborate in a high-stakes environment with teams of brilliant people. I am thankful to have been trained in this environment right out of school.
Stanford University, California
Bachelor's Degree with Honors, California
If you can dream it, go do it! | The Farm taught me that anything is possible, and that turning towards what makes you tick - whether it inspire or disappoint you - triggers unending motivation. It also taught me to laugh until my belly hurt and stop to smell the roses along the way - I had never experienced the interplay between such high performance and such flexible, go-with-the-flow ethos before this.
Saint Maur International School
High School, Japan
Execution to perfection | Going to high school in Japan, in an International Baccalaureate (IB) system, taught me to be rigorous and lean into seeking excellence at every opportunity. This discipline has gone a long way - these are the years of my life when I learned to establish organized work hygiene and rituals around focusing my brain and energy. I fell in love with Tokyo and the meticulous, quality-first values I experienced in Japanese culture.
Middle School, France
Adapt, adapt, adapt | Moving to France from South Carolina was one of the toughest transitions of my life, but it taught me to adapt and learn how to start from scratch. It felt like a failure at the time to go from a rooted, neighborhood-oriented environment in Greenville, South Carolina to a more disciplinarian, individualistic-oriented environment in a completely different language and lose my bearings. Everything ended up being ok and that set a precedent for trusting myself to succeed in collaboration with change from there on out.
purpose-driven people, attitude of gratitude, managing energy not time, learning how to meditate, audiobooks, food (recently experimenting with growing my own), Game of Thrones.
Why Warren Buffett gives his team trust and applause
In his Office Hours, I was most struck by Warren's articulation of how he builds and nurtures teams, given his 50+ years of leadership at Berkshire Hathaway and uniquely humble style.
When things are difficult, look up.
THIS VIDEO though. If you have never watched it, please consider it your secret weapon in your darkest hour. I know that the context may seem strange as one from which to seek inspiration, but trust me on this. Oprah, if you ever read this - thank you.