Christian Espinosa: Navigating Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Cybersecurity
Passion for Entrepreneurship and Leadership 🌐🚀
Christian Espinosa’s journey in entrepreneurship began in 2014 when he founded a cybersecurity company. His passion lies in the intersection of entrepreneurship, leadership, and the technical aspects of cybersecurity.
The Smartest Person in the Room 📚🤓
Christian authored a book titled “The Smartest Person in the Room,” focusing on infusing emotional intelligence into the highly rational and technically oriented field of cybersecurity. He emphasizes the importance of people skills in a domain often dominated by high IQ individuals.
Challenges in Communication and People Skills 🗣️🤝
One of the significant challenges Christian identified in his industry is the lack of effective communication and people skills among technically proficient individuals. He highlights the need to address this gap to enhance collaboration and client relationships.
The Seven Step Secure Methodology 🛡️🔄
Christian outlines a seven-step methodology that proved successful in his company:
- Awareness: Understanding the programmable nature of the human brain.
- Mindset: Embracing a growth mindset for continuous improvement.
- Acknowledgment: Recognizing and appreciating one’s achievements.
- Communication: Focusing on effective communication to get desired responses.
- Mono-tasking: Prioritizing focus on a single task for increased productivity.
- Empathy: Bridging divides and fostering understanding in a diverse society.
- Kaizen: Embracing continuous improvement as a Japanese philosophy.
Cybersecurity Focus: Medical Device Manufacturers 🏥🔒
In his current venture, Blue Goat Cyber, Christian concentrates on cybersecurity for healthcare companies and medical device manufacturers, ensuring the security of devices like drug infusion pumps and innovative medical technologies.
Social Media Presence 📱👥
Future Plans 🚀📈
Currently focused on growing Blue Goat Cyber, Christian plans to circle back to coaching and leadership training after establishing his new cybersecurity venture. He’s also set to launch his second book.
Isabelle Fortin: NLP Specialist, Mindset Coach, and Veteran
NLP Specialist Turned Mindset Coach 🧠🔄
Isabelle Fortin transitioned from being a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) specialist to a mindset coach in 2009. Her expertise lies in soft skills, and she actively incorporates NLP techniques to help individuals.
Coaching Focus and Target Audience 🎯👩💼
Isabelle primarily works with middle-aged women, leveraging her own experiences and resonating with those seeking guidance in their personal and professional lives.
From Military Service to Coaching 🎖️🤝
As a veteran who served in the military for a decade, Isabelle’s coaching journey was inspired by her commitment to helping others. She recognizes the importance of soft skills in creating a holistic approach to coaching.
LinkedIn as a Professional Hub 🌐🤝
Isabelle’s main platform for connecting with clients is LinkedIn, where she hosts workshops, events, and maintains an active presence. She believes in catering to professionals seeking her expertise.
Building Connections Through Conversations 💬🤔
Interested individuals can initiate a 30-minute conversation with Isabelle through her website, allowing for a preliminary discussion to assess needs and potential collaboration.