Amy Hood is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft Corporation — whose corporate mission is: “Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.”

This conversation is so good.

It’s about so much more than her professional accolades and she’s got them: Harvard MBA, undergraduate degree from Duke in economics, being listed at the #44 spot on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

This conversation is about her commitment to a full life experience, in all of her roles as a woman — as a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a global citizen — and of course as the CFO of one the most influential technology companies in the world, Microsoft.

If you’ve ever thought, I’m not sure I can do “that” — whatever “that” is in your life — because you’re too far down the tracks, or you’re not sure how to manage something new — or how to make difficult decisions about work/life engagement — or how to not become consumed with chasing outcomes (while at the same time having world-class outcomes as a by product) — or how to help others grow — I think you’re going to love this conversation.

“Everyday on my way to work I say, ‘today is a good day for a good day.’”

In This Episode:

  • Learning to care for others growing up in Nashville
  • Why sports & car rides were important to her family growing up
  • Being raised on the concepts of hard work and self-determination
  • Education as a foundation of what her family valued most
  • Striving for Perfection vs. Progression
  • Coming to realize that there was more she cared about than results
  • Becoming aware of your bias and adjusting accordingly
  • Fear of failure vs. feeling free to take risks
  • Dialoguing across your differences and understanding what culture a person brings with them
  • Giving people space to be their best
  • How to build a strong sense of self
  • The real meaning of being an introvert
  • Her method for dealing with high pressure situations

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