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CEO and Chairperson, Promise Phelon opens up to long time peer and fellow serial entrepreneur, show host John Belizaire, about her leadership learning arc. 

Promise gets candid about realizing how much her team depended on her, and how that both frightened and fueled her.  She shares her learnings acquired over the course of her journey as an underdog CEO.

Focusing on well-rounded growth and an eye on what’s to come, John and Promise talk C-level shop and her upcoming book, “The Way of the Growth Warrior”.

We had a chance to talk about:

  • The personal and professional growth experiences of entrepreneurs 
  • Leading during times of crisis
  • How important being human and mastering yourself is to CEO success
  • Why relationships matter at the C-level, especially during times of crisis 
  • Antifragile-Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicolas Taleb

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About the Author: John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy and computing. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the Managing Editor of CEOPLAYBOOK Media LLC, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.