The Founder and Principal of Your Career Coach, Lala Mamedov, MBA and Ph.D. has 20+ years of hands-on operational management and executive leadership at a number of prominent companies, such as Netscape, VeriSign, PayPal, Intuit, Juniper Networks, and others, as well as advising a number of startups. She has direct leadership experience in building and growing global teams, managing customer executive relationships, optimizing operations, leading complex cross-functional projects, and change management in Consumer, SMB, and Enterprise spaces.
As a hiring manager, she has reviewed thousands of resumes and hired hundreds of people worldwide, and is an expert on behavioral interviewing.
She managed teams as small as 5 people, and as large as 500 people across multiple domestic and international locations. Her management philosophy is strength-based leadership: creating conditions for success for her teams, her customers, and her company. Lala believes that the primary responsibility of a manager is recruiting and hiring great people, and helping them realize their full potential.
As a leader, she takes particular pride in being a trusted mentor. She coached people through career growth from frontline employees to Director and Vice President roles and continues to support them for years since they worked together. She also volunteers as a career coach with a number of organizations.