Life-long Learning Prepares you for Success New Opportunities

Shonali Burke is a growth strategist who helps some of the largest purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life through Social PR.

Shonali Burke is a growth strategist who helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life through Social PR. Over the past two decades, Shonali has worked with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative organizations in the world. 

She’s also an adjunct faculty member in The Johns Hopkins University’s M.A./Communications program and is currently enrolled in Harvard’s Business Analytics Program so she can help organizations better leverage data in their marketing efforts.

In this episode of the Look Left @ Marketing podcast, Bryan Scanlon talks with Shonali about life-long learning, course corrections and how current events are affecting the way we all work.

  • 01:15 Shonali talks about her personal journey and the importance of life-long learning.
  • 04:19: Understanding what you want to learn and why is critical to using new knowledge to your advantage. 
  • 07:53: Mentors are critical to advancing your career -- and they can come in many forms.
  • 12:41: On the importance of learning as much as possible early on in your career.
  • 19:21: Why millennials and others are embracing the idea of a “side hustle.”
  • 23:53: How the succession of cultural uncertainties are affecting focus and work. 
  • 27:57: Working remotely is a true challenge, especially for those doing for the first time while managing family responsibilities under quarantine. 
  • 36:37: Failure is both inevitable and difficult, but it also provides a unique opportunity to learn. 
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