Embracing a Growth Mindset with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Krista Satterthwaite
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Mainstream Compute
Having a growth mindset means viewing failures and setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow, rather than seeing them as a reflection of your intelligence or your self-worth.
Our guest, Krista Satterthwaite, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Mainstream Compute, shares that when you embrace a growth mindset, you shouldn't see failure as a defeat, but rather as a chance to learn and improve future actions and decisions toward success.
However, Krista also highlights that having a growth mindset does not guarantee that you will always "win”. There will be times when despite your best efforts, things may not go as planned, and you may not achieve your desired outcome.
Join me in this conversation with Krista as we discuss how she prepares for difficult conversations, getting what you deserve and staying intentional and focused on your goals.
[02:11] Krista’s journey [06:08] Inflection point for change [09:26] Overcoming fears associated with risk-taking [10:59] Growth Mindset [11:39] Getting what you deserve [14:41] Preparing for difficult conversations [18:34] Cultivating strong relationships [21:59] Gaining clarity on what you want to be known for [26:33] Staying intentional and focused [29:56] Lightning Round Questions
“In the corporate world, if you don’t understand the rules, you can’t win the game.” – Krista Satterthwaite
“Reframe your fears of risk-taking with a ‘give it a shot’ mindset and see what happens.” – Krista Satterthwaite
“When you have a growth mindset, you can’t lose, you just learn.” – Krista Satterthwaite
Lightning Round Questions
What book has greatly influenced you?
“Rise” by Patty Azzarello
What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
“I never lose, I either win or I learn.” - Nelson Mandela
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?
“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
Krista is a technology business leader with 25 years of experience across operations, product and services strategy, quality, marketing and Go-to-Market. She is the Senior Vice President and General Manager leading Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Mainstream Compute business ($9+ billion P&L). In 2019, she was featured in Savoy Magazine as one of the ‘Most Influential Women in Corporate America’.
Fostering a positive culture of inclusion is one of Krista’s passions. She currently serves on the HPE CEO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Krista is the executive sponsor for HPE’s Black Employee Network. In 2021, she was awarded the HPE Black Employee Network’s ‘Legacy Award’ for her contributions.
Krista received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.