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What was your background and motivated you to start or continue a career in sales from whatever else you were doing?

"I’ll never forget meeting with a friend’s aunt, who was in a senior leadership position at a well-known technology company, to discuss where to go next in my professional journey. At the time, I was working at a non-profit training guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired. After speaking for a few minutes she firmly said “You should look into tech.” Having just enough tech skills to turn on my laptop, I was intimidated by that suggestion and admittedly brushed it off. A few months later, as I was searching for jobs online, I stumbled upon a post from LaunchSource. I don’t recall its exact words, but I remember that it took some of that previous intimidation I was feeling and replaced it with curiosity and optimism that I could enter into a new career and industry despite my seemingly irrelevant job experience. So I applied to be a part of the LaunchSource process. I quickly learned that my experience, skills, and knowledge weren’t irrelevant at all. That, with LaunchSource’s support, I could forge a path that I never imagined for myself. A path in sales. It was the LaunchSource team that motivated me to enter into sales. Everything from that initial online post, to meeting their team, to entering the group interview process, and to accepting my first sales position. That push has opened the door to so many amazing opportunities, including my shift into a sales-adjacent role in GTM enablement, which I hold today. "

Alexandra Yeaton

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