We’re challenging the default assumption that employers and managers are responsible for driving professional growth and career success. This assumption is inherently flawed as the incentives between management and you as an individual are not aligned.
Management is graded on delivering business objectives. Thus, management’s first priority will always be business objectives, and fostering your development will always take a back-seat. That’s why your employer’s performance management process, and the software they use for that process, is designed for periodic evaluations, not for an ongoing conversation around growth.
You have to take control over your own career. You have to decide where you want to go, what you need to do to get there, and then you need to make it happen. You can and should get help from managers, mentors, colleagues, advisors, and friends. But ultimately it’s you who will determine your career success.
We’re here to make this easier. Nodabl is your personal career planner. Just like your fitness app can’t exercise for you, we can’t do the work for you. But we can give you the structure and tools to help you set goals, track your progress, collect feedback, measure your growth, and achieve your career goals.
Vikas started his career in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. When he left and joined the operating world, he was shocked at the difference in the way he experienced development and growth at McKinsey versus industry. This difference became even more apparent when he started managing a team for the first time. He was challenged with both developing himself as a leader and fostering growth in his team. Since then he's been thinking about how to improve the growth experience and enabling every person to be their professional best.
Prior to founding Nodabl, Vikas held leadership positions across marketing, product, and strategy at various early-stage tech companies. He has a BA and an MBA from UCLA. In his abundant spare time, he’s designing an airline themed strategy board game that he hopes to publish one day.
Adam fell in love with computers the day his dad brought home a Commodore 64 computer. After graduating from UCSB, he began his career working as a backend engineer at Computer Associates and eventually discovered web programming. After helping arrange 1s and 0s at progressively younger companies, it became clear that helping small teams accomplish big things was his sweet spot. Adam loves the personal growth theme and has done everything from Toastmasters to Tony Robbins. When he joined Nodabl, he felt the perfect intersection of his passion for self improvement, helping others, and technology.
Adam is known around the office for typing on a loud Dvorak layout keyboard. Outside of the office, he loves trying the new restaurants that are constantly popping up in his hometown of Santa Barbara.
Based in Los Angeles, Maris is a coach, facilitator and trainer with impressive experience as an executive in large, national, high-growth organizations. Her direct experience includes growing organizations, growing people, building and managing boards, growing high-value relationships, navigating complex relationships and succeeding in resource-restricted environments. She has managed multi-million dollar budgets and staff across the country. Her training and facilitation experience includes work with for profit, nonprofit and government clients in the areas of presentation, negotiating, networking skills, building mentoring programs, change management, leadership, people, and team development, effective delegation and more. Her program design experience includes creating customized workshops and retreats to better support teams and leaders in achieving their desired outcomes (both as a team and as it relates to their bottom line).
Maris holds a B.A. from Barnard College where she consistently received Leadership awards. She is certified in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and has completed the rigorous certification in coaching from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.
Lauren Meagher, Managing Partner and Founder of Evolute Consulting, is a certified executive coach and strategic advisor passionate about helping leaders and businesses achieve more. She founded Evolute to share her expertise in leadership, team development and execution. Lauren previously worked at McKinsey, American Express, Vente-Privee and Jim Beam where she was well-known and respected for her execution- and achievement-oriented style of operating and leading others.
Lauren holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame where she was a Valedictorian candidate.