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Why do you do what you do?
Hi! I'm Ilana and this is my story.
I was leaping in my career continuously. Air Force → Engineer →Technical Sales → Product Manager → VP Technical Operations… When I decided to leap to entrepreneurship and start a tech company with a friend. We even raised money from investors! $800,000! I was so excited. I thought I was living the dream.
During the good-bye from my previous job I told everyone about this company-in-the-making. Little did I know that it would blow in my face.
My co-founder decided to take the money, kick me out of the business and...
I was left with...
and my ego down the drain.
I told everyone about this startup!
What do I say now?
Then came the questions.
"What do you do, Ilana?"
"Are you looking for a job?"
"What? You don't know?"
The downhill spiral was painful!
I couldn’t sleep at night.
I couldn’t wake up in the morning…knowing I didn’t have a purpose.
What would get me excited?
What do I want to do?
Why is it so hard?
My health deteriorated.
I gained weight.
I was a mess!
I needed to reinvent myself quick!
"What do I want to do and how do I get there?"
Looking back, I can say that this was probably the hardest time in my life but only now I can admit that it’s also the best thing that happened to me:
Since then I started a tech company,
sold it, became an investor in over 80 companies, joined the board and became general partner of a network venture. I've been an advisor for some of the biggest accelerators in the world. I am an award-winning, paid, international keynote speaker, a Forbes contributor and more.
I swore that I would do everything I can to help other driven professionals figure out ‘What's next’, craft their story, build their reputation and leap to the career they want and deserve.
I’ve put together content from 25 years of my own experience and that of dozens of others I’ve helped, into an 8-week exclusive program along with an executive mastermind that has been so transformational it was featured on Yahoo Finance, Market Watch, Forbes, NBC, CBS, ABC etc.
Leap Academy has helped dozens leap to leadership, substantially increase their income, start a business or a side-hustle, build their reputations as thought leaders, and allow them to create the impact and lifestyle they wanted for themselves and their families.
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