We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Dove and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
That my life is not as boring as I thought!
I started the Urban Girl Corporate World podcast to highlight the challenges and triumphs of modern professionals across a variety of industries including corporate, entrepreneurship, entertainment and politics. There were a lot of mistakes I made throughout my career, many of them held me back from progressing up the proverbial ladder. But once I found the secret sauce, things really took off for me. I created this podcast to share those things with people who I’ve encountered along my path, but I ended up learning through these interviews that my life is so full, rich and exciting!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My career journey has been non-traditional. I graduated from an HBCU, started my career on Wall Street, worked in consulting and video gaming for years and ended up in cybersecurity. I also am a visiting lecturer at a local HBCU, host and produce my own podcast and speak to organizations of all sizes about winning at work.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This IS the South, so there is going to be lots of good eating. Everything from local comfort food to fancy fine dining. We’d also rent a boat on the lake, catch a featured exhibit at the Hammond House Museum and ride the Silver Comet Trail with my cycling club. Post-pandemic visits to Atlanta are a lot more eventful, but these days we’ve gotta play it safe.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this shout out to my parents. The more I accomplish, the more I see them in me. They really are the best parts of me, and I am so grateful to be so lucky to call them mom & dad!