Stanford Pipeline is excited to announce an exclusive series with Kimberly Sauceda, CEO and founder of O2U, Executive and Leadership Coach, and Author of Meet Me on the Bridge, to help founders like yourselves become superstars. Free and over zoom, these one-hour sessions will leave you feeling confident and empowered in yourself as a founder and your relationships with your co-founders and VCs. Sign up today!
November 4: Crush Self Doubt
3pm – 4pm PT
November 11: Unravel Inter-Founder Conflict
3pm – 4pm PT
November 18: Managing Your VC
3pm – 4pm PT
See below for descriptions of each session. We hope to see you there!
- Crush Self Doubt – November 4 | 3pm – 4pm PT
Too much self doubt (also known as Imposter Syndrome) can impact how you show up as a founder. You’re in good company. This affects 67% of the population and nearly all founders that Kimberly has coached. Sometimes this shows up in big ways – as in not going after that big investment deal or more subtle ways – like how you pitch. Sometimes it can be paralyzing. You worry that someone will find out that you aren’t “good enough.” You procrastinate projects or you work and work on them, feeling that they need to be absolutely perfect before it can be final.
In this session, we look at the stories that we tell ourselves and how to retell them in a powerful way. Come learn 3 secrets to #crushselfdoubt. You will walk away feeling more empowered and in action.
- Unravel Inter-Founder Conflict – November 11 | 3pm – 4pm PT
According to Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, Noam Wasserman, 65% of high-potential startups fail due to conflict among co-founders. Building strong relationships is the key to thriving in the roller coaster world of startups. Strong relationships enable great results, which are seen when there is a strong bridge between both sides. Additionally, by building a solid bridge between you and your cofounder you can achieve your goals.
We’ll explore the five cornerstones to building a foundation strong enough to withstand the inevitable bumps which happen when people work together. You’ll walk away knowing how to strengthen and rebuild the relationship.
- Managing Your VC – November 18 | 3pm – 4pm PT
There is an inherent push and pull in the relationship between founder and VC that can cause friction. While you want to show up in a powerful, confident manner to the VC, this is also the place where you can go for questions and advice. How do you manage those potentially conflicting pieces?
In this session, we’ll look at ways that you can create a relationship that enables you to be both confident and seek out advice as needed. We’ll discuss how you can set expectations with them and win them over along the way.
Click here to sign up!