Episode 097 - Special Holiday 2023 Series: Unpolished GOLD -The Art of Partnership with Amanda Nielsen

Unpolished MBA

Dec 19 2023 • 42 mins

Holiday Series 2023 - Unpolished MBA Gold: Mining For Talent In Transition

  • This episode features a conversation with Amanda Nielsen, a partnerships professional with a rich background in marketing, partnerships, and channel sales, she shares her journey and insights into building successful partnership programs.

Some Topics Discussed Include:

A Career in Partnerships:

  • Amanda's experience in managing technology partners and her journey to scaling the partner program at Formstack.
  • Insights into the startup-like environment within a mature company.

Building a Successful Partner Program:

  • The importance of creating a partner-friendly program.
  • Amanda's approach to ensuring bi-directional and beneficial relationships with partners.

Challenges in Partnership Dynamics:

  • Common pitfalls in partnerships and strategies to ensure mutual benefits.
  • The distinction between partnerships and affiliate relationships.

Future of Partnerships and AI Integration:

  • Amanda's perspective on the evolving role of partnerships in business strategies and the potential impact of AI technologies.

Personal Branding and Career Transition:

  • How Amanda's personal brand has positively influenced her career.
  • The role of personal interests and hobbies in enhancing professional relationships.

THOT Leader Labs:

  • Amanda shares about her e-commerce store, Thought Leader Labs, highlighting her creativity and humor in business.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verydemanda/

E-commerce store for THOT Leader Labs: http://thotleaderlabs.com

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