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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Mar 24, 2022

Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova.

Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly 20 years, and has even been named the Top Startup Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaches Awards in London. A onetime startup CFO, strategy consultant, and current angel investor and advisor, she was named the number one “Global Guru” of startups in 2021, and has worked with startup companies such as Venmo, Etsy, DraftKings, The Wirecutter, Mack Weldon, and Tory Burch. Additionally, she is the author of From Start-Up to Grown-Up, published by Kogan Page. 

Alisa is a guest lecturer at Harvard and Cornell Universities, Henley Business School and the Naval War College. She is the executive coach for Runway–the incubator at Cornell NYC Tech that helps post-docs commercialize their technology and build companies. She serves on the board of the Cornell Advisory Council. She has coached public and political figures including the former Supreme Court Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and the first female minister in the transitional government of Afghanistan.

THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… people who work in start-up culture and leaders/managers that are looking to improve their structures and systems.

TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Ultimately, the foundations of a good start-up launch are dependent upon the infrastructure set up in the initial phases. The best way to track progress on your start-up growth is to have definitive goals and setting a game plan for how to get there. The rest is discipline, applied through the feedback and improvement for both workplace leaders and team members.

WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST Alisa fully understands the “sexiness in the strategy” to improve and build upon the personal growth journey for start-ups. But most of all, her eagerness to venture into lyrical rap is impressive!


Running time: 29:26


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From Start-Up to Grown-Up