Tifenn Dano Kwan, Hard Transitions & Priorities - On The Journey Podcast: Episode 03
Welcome to Season One, Episode Three of On The Journey In this third episode, I had the very special pleasure of talking to Tifenn Dano Kwan. Tifenn, or better known as TDK is a great, great friend of mine, I love her to death, we work together at Collibra. But she has a very long career as CMO, she transitioned to the C level suite at SAP Ariba, then became CMO of Dropbox, then Collibra, where we met and work together. Today she's the CMO of Amplitude. TDK, is a very special person, she is an immigrant like me into the US from France, she pursued that goal in her life. And she really opens up in this conversation, she talks about leadership being a career in service of something that is bigger than yourself, and opens up about her very personal journey into leadership. Tifenn talks about how she prepared for the interview of her first CMO role in an overnight flight from Australia, and how she thought hard about strategy and how she wanted to tackle the role. She also talks about how hard it was that first role in the first few months until she made the mental switch and the decision to lead, she had to make a very conscious decision. And she goes deep into what it means to make that decision consciously and then to communicate it to her team. You will get to hear how a high level executive thinks about the big rocks or the big buckets of her role. She talks about Budget, Team, TAM, Product, product market fit as things that she constantly is keeping her eye on in her roles. I hope you learn as much as I did in this episode. All of this and much more in this fascinating conversation of On The Journey. Welcome and enjoy.