Christine Tao runs Sounding Board, a business founded in 2016 that provides executive training services to leaders at significant business like Kraft and Heinz. Not long back, she was the one in requirement of a coach.
Prior to that, Tao discovered herself in a new high-powered position at the mobile marketing business Tapjoy. She had plenty of sales experience, she was now working in an executive role leading the business’s entire sales personnel. It was a hard learning curve. However the company’s board combined her with an executive coach, Lori Mazan, who eventually helped Tao be successful.
“That really had an extensive effect, not just on my expert advancement, however my individual advancement too,” Tao stated.
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Later, Tao and Mazan collaborated to release Sounding Board, a service with an exclusive algorithm that matches individuals with coaches. Its capabilities-driven design can even measure the effect of the training.
At the start, Tao didn’t have numerous resources. Eventually, she raised $15 million in a pre-seed and Series A round. A remarkable group of financiers participated the action, consisting of Roy Bahat of Bloomberg Beta, Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures and Maha Ibrahim of Canaan.
On an episode of the “How I Raised It” podcast, Tao spoke about raising cash quickly, honing your technique and returning on your feet after all you hear is “no.”
From the very starting, Tao had big ideas.
She wanted to make training available to all sorts of executive leaders. The service would not simply be for remedying bad behavior, as coaching had remained in the past, however about helping executives grow and establish so that they might lead their companies with their best foot forward. Tao also aimed to make training available through remote technology.
The problem was, Tao didn’t quite have the resources to begin. Turning those ideas into an operating organization seemed about as practical as climbing Mount Everest.
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