97 - Single Mother's Road to General Counsel

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What drives you each day to keep working toward your professional goals? Better question…do you know what those goals even are? Some of us are determined to put in the work solely to best serve our insureds. Others it could be monetary rewards or promotions. And for some, providing for our families are the reason we are motivated to succeed. It also could be a number of things. But for each and every one of us, there is some fire inside that drives us. Even if you do not consciously realize it is there. For our guest this week on The Defense Never Rests, Nicole Pielli, General Counsel of First Tek, Inc. she is driven to succeed not only to provide for her family but as an example to her daughter as to why you work hard. I think many of us can relate to this. Nicole has worked tirelessly as a single working mother to make sure her daughter has all the opportunities available to her that she deserves. But also she wants to be a positive example of what we can accomplish if you put the work in. And Nicole definitely put in the work! Not only has she proven herself in private practice, at a big four accounting firm and now as GC at a large technology company, but she sat for the bar a mere few weeks after giving birth. And passed. I would say she wears a cape and has a super power of pure grit and determination. That is certainly a positive example for her daughter – way to go Nicole! If you do not know why you put in the work or what your goals are, you should not miss this podcast. Nicole’s story will certainly inspire you. So, asking again, what drives you to succeed?

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