Join us as we delve into today's insightful conversation with Tamara Zaichkowsky, Chief Digital Officer at Acrisure.
Tamara is a self-proclaimed curious soul, fueled by the pursuit of knowledge and self empowerment. She has successfully integrated creativity and efficiency into her professional path by using knowledge as her currency for decision-making.
In this episode, discover valuable tips on managing stress to drive personal growth and achievement, while embracing the art of being fully present every day. Whether you're a seasoned professional or aspiring to become one, this episode is packed with insightful advice.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Develop personal growth and leadership insights for success.
- Master the art of managing stress and finding balance in life.
- Unleash the power of knowledge to transform your life.
- Create manageable stress to fuel personal growth and achievement.
- Embrace living in the present and taking action for fulfillment.
[00:00] Podcast Introduction
[00:31] Powerful Guest Quote
[01:11] Episode Summary
[02:13] Meet Tamara Zaichkowsky
[06:43] Personal Values and Leadership Style
[10:52] Pursuit of Big Challenges and Innovation
[13:30] Evolving Ideas and Personal Growth
[15:13] Compassion and Responsibility in Leadership
[16:29] Cultivating Resilience through Challenges
[25:21] Importance of Self-Management and Authenticity
[29:12] Approach to Building Relationships and Leveraging Networks
[30:26] Alignment with Company Culture and Purpose
[34:05] Lightning Round Questions
Q: What book has greatly influenced you?
A: Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Q: What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
A: Leave everything better than you found it.
Q: What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?
A: Synthesized Curiosity
Q: What is one change you've implemented that made your life better?
A: Cold Plunges
Q: What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?
A: Black Betty
Leave everything better than you found it.
If knowledge is your currency, it makes everything else a little bit easier to manage because you ultimately are always learning. Even if I'm falling flat on my face, there's something to be learned there.
Reduce the friction that prevents you from being a good person.
I like to create enough fear in my life that keeps me pursuing without overwhelming me.
Tamara Zaichkowsky is the Chief Digital Officer at Acrisure. In her role, Tamara is responsible for the digital strategy and transformation across the organization specifically focused on the development and execution of the digital marketplace, digitally enabled organic growth, and the optimization of the suite of digital products.
Prior to joining Acrisure, she served as an Executive Vice President and Head of the Restructuring Office for Consumer and Business Banking, Santander, N.A. As such, Tamara oversaw Santander’s activities related to corporate restructuring, operational redesign, and digital transformation across the branch network inclusive of the simplification and streamlining of processes and technical solutions. Tamara held various leadership positions within Santander’s Business Development, IT Transformation, Finance and Human Resources departments.
She earned her M.S. from MIT in Systems Design & Management, M.S. from Boston University in Finance, M.B.A from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.