As a child gymnast, and later a dancer, Alyssa Rapp, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Healthwell Acquisition Corp., learned early on about discipline. It’s carried her through her life and into her career. As the author of the book, “Leadership and Life Hacks: Insights from a Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur & Executive”, Alyssa shares her insights about getting the best out of your day.
Alyssa is a believer that we are all responsible for setting the tone for our days. She makes her needs a priority and puts the oxygen mask on herself first so that she can serve her family, friends, and coworkers better. She also values her quiet time and gets through tough situations by managing expectations. For Alyssa, scheduling is everything. If she is going to work out, she puts it on her calendar. If her kids have an event she needs to attend, it has a set place in her schedule. As a young gymnast, she also learned to overcome her fears, and now she really loves a challenge. She gives life all she can with no regrets.
Alyssa also shares with us her principle of mission, vision, and values. She feels that it’s vital for everyone in an organization to share common goals and transparency. When she gives her all, she finds that it inspires others to do the same. Join us to learn a lot of life hacks to help you be more focused, fearless, and organized.
[02:45] Alyssa’s background and why she wrote a book
[07:33] Achieving balance through prioritizing
[13:09] Managing stakeholder expectations
[18:36] Making yourself a priority
[21:54] Overcoming Mom guilt
[27:02] The cost benefit analysis of your choices
[31:52] How to take risks
[39:31] Activating the power of community
[44:41] Lightning round questions
“It’s no one’s job to set the tone for my day but me.” – Alyssa Rapp
“At this point in my life, the quiet is to me the fulcrum of life and cherished time.” – Alyssa Rapp
“Commit to the end before you start, then do.” – Alyssa Rapp
Lightning Round Questions
What book has greatly influenced you?
“Personal History” by Katharine Graham
What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Also, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill)
What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?
What is one change you've implemented that made your life better?
What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?
“Pride (In the Name of Love)” by U2
Alyssa Rapp serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Healthwell Acquisition Corp. I. Ms. Rapp served as Chief Executive Officer of Surgical Solutions, a B2b healthcare services business providing non-clinical surgical services to hospitals, from 2018-2021. As CEO, Ms. Rapp led a successful turnaround of the enterprise, driving 21% sales growth with 90% customer retention. Ms. Rapp has also served as an independent director of Elevate Women’s Health, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, since October 2020. From 2015-2018, Ms. Rapp served as the founder & CEO of Bottlenotes, Inc., a leading interactive media company. Starting in 2015, Ms. Rapp served as the Managing Partner of A JR Ventures, a strategic advisory firm for family offices and private equity firms on market development, digital and e-commerce strategies for select portfolio companies. Ms. Rapp has served as a lecturer-in-management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business since 2014 and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth Business School since 2019. Ms. Rapp earned a B.A. in Political Science and the History of Art from Yale University in 2000 and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2005. She is the author of Amazon Bestseller, Leadership and Life Hacks: Insights from a Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur & Executive (ForbesBooks, October 2019).
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssa-rapp-3b2aa7/