Kate Purmal

Kate Purmal
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Kate Purmal is a pathological optimist and accomplished visionary who brings out the brilliance in CEOs and founders she advises. She has over 15 years of experience working as a CEO, COO and CFO to start-ups and privately held technology and life sciences companies. Kate previously served as a Senior Vice President at SanDisk and was on Palm Inc.’s founding management team. Kate regularly works with executives, leaders and their teams to initiate game-changing initiatives by launching Moonshots. She is co-author with Lisa Goldman of The Moonshot Effect: Disrupting Business as Usual. Visit www.themoonshoteffect.com.

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It’s the rare aspiring CEO who doesn’t hit bumps on the path to the corner office. I certainly did before becoming a CEO and I see my clients experience similar struggles. Maybe you feel stalled or that you’re missing some leadership checkboxes (an MBA perhaps?).
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Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
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