On Tuesday, it was announced that 960 LinkedIn employees were being laid off. Many of them are my Linkedin Learning Account Executive counterparts and my Sales Development Partners…
It’s crazy to think about exactly a year ago from today we were all in Vegas celebrating thousands of LinkedIn employees.
It was my second week of work, and I still haven’t met everyone yet. I never anticipated that in just one year, so much can happen and change. Change is a constant, haven’t gone through many company layoffs I’ve been through some of these moments that have dramatically changed my life. Looking back at it, it’s always interesting to see that everything happens for a reason, but during it seems like the world is getting flipped upside down like a figure in a snow globe.
This week has been a tough week for many of us. I was reflecting on all of the amazing relationships and partners I’ve worked with who were let go. It’s always tough when you see some of the people whom you speak with every day at work leave the company. Anyone who has been through a break up which is probably most of us knows how I am feeling. I’m grateful for the experiences of working with and partnering with many of these fantastic kind souls.
LinkedIn does a great job of hiring genuinely good people. The cultural values here are unlike many of the organizations I’ve ever seen. There is a sense that revenue matters as an Account Executive, but it’s not the only thing that matters here and for that, I am grateful for.
We are also measured on leverage and leadership, and that something that is important to Linkedin culture and values. It’s hard not to think of yourself as one of those who could have been affected. I am grateful that I am still here because I know that LinkedIn is doing so much to help millions of people find jobs regularly. It’s rewarding to know that your company is doing meaningful work out there.
To all of you who have been affected by this layoff, I remember feeling so devastated when I have been let go from three different companies. It was extremely painful every single time.
What I would recommend is to take some time to yourself before rushing into another role and truly think about what you want to do and who you want to be- the impact that you would like to make in the world. In the past, I’ve rushed from job to job quickly without honestly assessing what I wanted to do.
In these times, it’s hard to not think about making a living and being able to pay the bills. I’m lucky that I’ve experienced so many layoffs with so many of the companies I’ve worked at to see how LinkedIn handled it shows the quality of the people and the leadership team. I’ve seen it done in ways that I cannot speak out loud. They really do leave a sour taste in employee’s mouths.
Some of my closest friends at LinkedIn were affected, Ivana, Shantel, and Bonnie- Thank you so much for all that you do for LinkedIn. I’m so fortunate to have been able to work with you and partner with you so closely. For anyone who just needs someone to talk to I’ve gone through hundreds of hours of coaching and have coached many people to their next plays, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for all that you do for the world, and I know you all impact so many lives in the near future.
Purpose: I create an empowering context for curious and hungry people looking for fulfillment, experiences, and creativity. We do this by developing their growth mindset, introducing self-love, and powerful group experiences. It results in people with strong boundaries, resilient mental health, and practical life skills
People leave with the ability to land their dream job, have autonomy and flexibility with their lifestyle, travel the world, and create from their heart and soul.
Davidson was once broke, insecure, low-confidence, and frustrated by doing all the wrong activities. Addicted to drugs, validation, and wallowing in self-pity. No relationship to family, and at the mercy of other people’s suggestions and opinions.
It was hell.
After spending $100k hiring different coaches, traveling the world doing workshops around the world, reading>1000 books, and through curiosity, have created the most effective system to remove people from that situation. My life’s work is to bring joy and abundance to people who as on a similar path as I was and bring back the joy and abundance of their life.
Through shared experiences and storytelling, I inspire and model behaviors that lead to a richer, more fulfilled life full of joy, experiences, passion, and ecstasy from the richness of relationships and being able to experience the depths of the human experience.