Get to Know Annie
Transition From Math Teacher to Corporate America
After a two years as a math teacher she transitioned into a global CPG company where she held positions as a retail coordinator, assistant product development manager, associate product development manager, and associate merchandise manager. After working there for five years, she became a retail and digital marketing consultant.
The Start of Style Collective
This diverse background led to her founding Style Collective and the Becoming Fearless podcast. Style Collective is a platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. The Becoming Fearless podcast is about finding your authentic self and living your values to become the person that you were meant to be. She connects women from all over the world through community and empowers them to do what they love through leadership and influencer education.
How We Connected!
I heard our guest on another podcast and was so impressed by her knowledge, leadership growth, and experience that I thought she would be a great guest for the Leadership Done Right community. I am honored and humbled to have her on the show. Our guest today is Annie Spano. Annie, welcome to the show!
Lessons Learned From a Toxic Leader
Annie’s leadership journey started when she was 17 years old and her mom passed away from cancer. That led her to adopt a growth mindset. She began seeking new opportunities and challenges to honor her mom and make her proud.
Her senior year of high school she took pre-calculus and physics which led to a love of math and science. She went on to earn her BS in mathematics education and became a math teacher. From that tragedy, she learned that you can always find ways to grow from your experiences.
She began teaching high school math. Unfortunately, since it was during the economic downturn, the school had to let her go. [Read more…] about Podcast Episode #41 — Lessons Learned From a Toxic Leader with Annie Spano