Asking for What You Want, Slack Early Days

June 20, 2024

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Ever wonder why amazing entrepreneurs sometimes struggle to ask for what they want?

This episode explores the surprising roadblocks that can hold even the most successful founders back. We’ll be joined by Kenneth Berger, an executive coach who’s seen it all—from Slack’s explosive growth to the unique challenges faced by startup founders.

Here’s what you won’t want to miss:

  • Secrets from Slack’s early days: Kenneth shares behind-the-scenes insights on scaling a product with millions of users, and the crucial lessons learned along the way.
  • The coaching advantage: Discover how personalized coaching can help entrepreneurs overcome personal hurdles and become better leaders.
  • The power of asking: We’ll crack the code on why entrepreneurs often struggle to ask for what they want and equip you with practical tips to finally go for it!
  • Following your gut: Learn how to trust your instincts and overcome the fear of rejection that holds so many back.

Join us for an episode packed with actionable advice and inspiring stories that will empower you to become a more confident and successful entrepreneur.



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Highlighted Discussion Points

  • Why entrepreneurs struggle to ask for what they want, with tips from an executive coach. 0:31
  • Slack’s early growth and product development. 1:19
  • Product development and growth of Slack, with insights on lessons learned and challenges faced. 4:17
  • Coaching, personal growth, and business challenges. 9:06
  • Entrepreneurship, coaching, and asking for what you want. 12:24
  • The power of asking for what you want in life, despite fear of rejection. 16:12
  • Asking for what you want in life, entrepreneurship, and business. 19:10
  • Asking and accepting responses with intention and clarity. 24:29
  • Executive coaching, following gut instincts, and overcoming fears. 27:28

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