Maya Mandel (Helios)

Episode 85 · August 11th, 2022 · 49 mins 42 secs

About this Episode

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

  • Competitive athletics as a driver of leadership skills and high performance teamwork
  • The power of the history of the University of Michigan
  • Preparing for when athleticism will be a memory
  • Serving in the military, leading software dev the military
  • Doing things young, when you have less to lose, less context
  • Learning the value of a holistic product view
  • Wanting to change the world
  • Motivation differences in the military vs the civilian working world
  • Getting an MBA and why it felt kind of relaxing
  • Different leadership requirements for the different stages of childhood development
  • Getting her mind blown launching products at a huge org like Symantec
  • Adaptability and how the process of problem solving is essentially unchanged
  • Using authority as a tool vs a bludgeon
  • Being where she wants to be

You can find Maya on LinkedIn at

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3