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7 Questions with Rebecca Sotomora
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7 Questions with Rebecca Sotomora
Name: Rebecca Sotomora
Current title: Chief Commercial Officer
Current organisation: Nemesis Corporation
I am currently working as a Chief Commercial Officer for Nemesis Corporation. Through the development of my career, I have been always involved in the general growth and expansion of the companies as well as in the increase of a greater flow of income, ROI and/or revenue.
My ability to develop very solid work teams has also been highlighted. I believe that by emphasizing on the right purpose and meaning you can strengthen people’s potential and capability to believe in their own selves to achieve different goals.
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
I think that one of the most important aspects that we need to be on top is the culture of the company and it becomes a bit challenging for large enterprises. The corporate culture reflects the DNA of the organization and depends on the characteristics that make it unique and distinguish it from other entities. It’s what shapes people to behave in certain ways in the organization. Culture affects everything. Affects the brand, the values, the type of clients you attract, success, failure, motivation of employees...everything.
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I believe over the years I acquired the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills that made me the qualified and chosen person to perform the job in the best way possible. In addition it is very important the relationships and connections that are presented to you along the way, I guess I acted and took opportunities at the right time.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I have the habit of meditating every morning as soon as I wake up for 15 to 20 minutes. After getting ready I will sit on my balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee before starting my daily tasks. I must say that I see my job as a hobby, I never feel overwhelmed, and I always try to accomplish every assignment on time as I always set priorities and establish limits. On a personal level my family, going out, interacting with friends, wine and/or good dinners are things that I do daily.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Self-awareness is essential.
Everyone needs a balanced and honest view of their strengths and weaknesses, and everyone involved in the company must know and understand it.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
Think and growth rich by Napoleon Hill. This book guides you on how to discover your desire and purpose by keeping a persistent and consistent action towards your goals. It has not only been of great help to me but also to motivate, teach and support many people throughout my personal life and career.
This book helps you to overcome any situation that you may face by teaching you the power that is within you.
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
Leading by example but trust and motivation is an essential key.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
For me, the most meaningful journey has been the friendships and close relationships that I have created and maintained over the years. It has also been very gratifying to see how people you have hired, taught, and guided have started to flourish and fly high.