Val Trullinger (UCLA)

Episode 55 · August 27th, 2020 · 50 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Val talk about:

  • Coming up to technical leadership via graphic design and creative writing
  • Becoming the person who fixes the printer
  • "If you can get through Finnegan's Wake, you can get through the technical manual"
  • Discipline, leadership, making herself heard in the Air Force Civil Air Patrol program and military family connections
  • Adjusting her military-learned leadership style for training interns
  • What "IT Communications" means
  • Learning the important difference between being effective and being right
  • Resiliency vs perfection
  • Prioritizing reinforcing the skills you can improve, some weaknesses won't be improved by grinding
  • Deciding to push through skill deficit for the love of sports
  • How academia means managing relationships for the long term with a soupçon of Game Of Thrones
  • Using one's physical assets to project confidence and be heard
  • Recognizing when you don't have to be the one who is in charge, freeing yourself
  • The joys of Strongman training and exploring the limits of human strength

You can find Val on the internet at :)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3