If you were offered the opportunity to do something that could change healthcare and save lives, would you?
It’s never an easy decision when you’re already doing something you love, but it was too good of a chance to let it pass me by.
Early this year, I left the American Heart Association to work for an amazing enterprise software company, Sprinklr. Since then, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to advise a handful of Fortune 500 organizations on creating and implementing digital strategies using our software. Plus, I’ve had the privilege of working with an amazing team who never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up on creating the best experience for their brands.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago – I got a note from someone I really respect at AHA about a new role. I wasn’t looking. I love #SprinklrLife. But I said I’d hear them out.
And the rest is history… again.
I’m heading back to the AHA as the Director of Marketing, for the Patient-Powered Research Network for the Institute of Precision Cardiovascular Medicine. It’s a position at the crossroads of innovation, tech, big data and healthcare. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to re-join an organization that is changing the face of healthcare.
It’s bittersweet – I still love Sprinklr and where it’s going. I still think it’s the best in the business and they have the best team on the planet. I will forever be their cheerleader. The best part: I still get to work with them as their client again.
So cheers to new beginnings, big changes and giant leaps. I’ve never been one to take the easy road. I love the excitement of doing something big, and taking on a new challenge. This is that opportunity. I’m looking forward to the future. Who knows where it will take me?
To answer a few questions I’ve already gotten…
So what will you be doing?
I get to lead the marketing for patient-centered research at the cross of big data, innovation and cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In normal fashion, it’s a new position that I get to help craft, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Didn’t you burn your work clothes when you started working from home?
Outside of a handful of my favorite dresses, I definitely slimmed down my wardrobe. Something tells me that yoga pants won’t cut it in this role, so I’m going shopping.
Going back to a past employer? How does that work?
Actually, it’s becoming quite popular. I recently found some research that shows more than 76 percent of employers are looking at past employees for new roles.