Overcoming Blind Spots: The Role of Self-Awareness in Effective Leadership w/Shimona Mehta

Overcoming Blind Spots: The Role of Self-Awareness in Effective Leadership w/Shimona Mehta


Every experience in my life, from my childhood to my corporate job, has taught me valuable lessons that have shaped my career path. Taking ownership of my career, weathering through toxic work environments, and making tough decisions have been critical to my success. Each step, from my transition from marketing to sales to my first leadership exposure, has led me to where I am today.

Welcome to an inspiring episode where we take a deep dive into the life and career of Shimona, a remarkable leader who has risen to great heights through her authentic leadership. In this two-part episode, we explore Shimona’s journey from her childhood to her current success as a professional, delving into her experiences in corporate jobs, her challenges with toxic work environments, and her courageous decisions to take ownership of her career.

Join us as we follow Shimona’s ups and downs, including her transition from marketing to sales, her first exposure to leadership, and her bold choice to leave stability for the sake of learning and growth. We’ll also uncover her prelude to working with Shopify and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Through Shimona’s story, you’ll be inspired by her unwavering determination, resilience, and authenticity in her leadership approach. Discover how she has overcome challenges, navigated career transitions, and built global teams while staying true to her authentic self. This episode will provide valuable insights for aspiring leaders and leave you motivated and empowered to pursue your own path to success. Join us on this captivating journey with Shimona, and get ready to be inspired!

Who is Shimona Mehta?

Shimona Mehta is the former Managing Director EMEA at Shopify. She has been recognised as one of the UK’s most influential retail leaders, and her expertise in the industry has made her a sought-after speaker and thought leader.

She is a pioneer in tech where she’s built Shopify’s European presence nearly from scratch. Shopify is the top ecommerce platform that enables high-growth and high-volume brands, such as Gymshark, Emma Bridgewater, AllBirds and Heinz, as well as independent businesses.

Before Shopify, Shimona held senior roles at various software, FMCG and consumer research companies in Canada and Europe.

Key Leadership learning moments (timestamps)

00:06:30:12-Feeling Lost

00:09:13:12-Lessons in Her Corporate Job

00:13:07:20-Taking Ownership of Her Career


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