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Long Term Impact and In Love (wsg Jane Finette and Pascal Finette) – EP 81

In this episode, Gregg touches on the importance of being able to play the long game. He then has one of his most insightful conversations yet, this time with a power couple. He speaks with Jane Finette and Pascal Finette. They speak about their storied careers that have led them through eBay, Mozilla, Google, and Singularity University, along with advising board executives to shape society. And of course, they each highlight their top three, which starts with one another and extends to professional friends and team members. And you have to hear their hints for having breakthrough moments and how women may be the secret to accelerating change. All this and more!

About Jane and Pascal Finette

Jane Finette, CEO & Co-Founder at be radical. Jane is obsessed with accelerating change at scale through conscious leadership. Her passion, expertise and two decades of experience are anchored at the intersection of technology and human potential. Jane’s past work includes leadership roles at eBay, Sotheby’s and Mozilla. She has founded and run large international teams, expanded organizations globally, built products, ran marketing departments and grown large scale open source communities. She was part of the founding team of jungle.com, the UK’s first large-scale Internet company. Jane is also the President and Founder of The Coaching Fellowship, a 501c3 non-profit which nurtures and brings together some of the world’s most extraordinary emerging young women leaders in social change.

Pascal is Co-Founder at be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, SingularityU’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation, VC at BOLD Capital Partners. Previously he held leadership positions at Google.org, Mozilla, and eBay, built technology startups, launched a Venture Capital firm. He is the posse leader at TheHeretic.org, and is a general upstart when it comes to creating meaningful change.

Show Highlights

Segment 1: Overview & Introductions

1:00      Staying focused on the long term; eliminating white noise

2:49      Speed: one of the biggest elements that determines a transformation’s success

4:52      Introducing Pascal and Jane Finette

7:08      Jane Finette Introduction

8:56      Pascal Finette Introduction

11:20   Getting lucky in the dot com bubble

Segment 2: The “Top Six”

16:48   Pascal’s ‘Top Three’ begins with his spouse, Jane Finette

17:50   Jane’s take: managing business and personal

20:41   Jane’s ‘Top Three’ beings with her spouse, Pascal Finette

22:35   Pascal’s ‘Top Three’ continues with Christian Müller

28:04   Jane’s ‘Top Three’ continues with Athena Katsaros

31:22   The power of coaching

33:33   Pascal’s ‘Top Three’ concludes with Daniel Epstein and Samantha Snabes

37:50   The value of inspiration in achieving your goals

39:31   Jane’s ‘Top Three’ concludes with her team at The Coaching Fellowship

42:52   Sharing your network with your partner

Segment 3: Aligning Your Network with Your Values

45:31   Making your professional network more than just transactional

47:34   Helping women achieve more leadership positions

50:28   Leveraging their network to disrupt the executive education space

Section 4: Wrapping Up

52:59   Teaching for good, not profit

55:43   Closing thoughts: Be curious in all aspects of life, even what doesn’t apply to you

58:54   Stay in touch with Jane and Pascal via LinkedIn!

Additional Information


Jane Finette’s LinkedIn

Pascal Finette’s LinkedIn

The Coaching Fellowship Website

Pascal Finette’s Website

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