Above the Law: A Framework For Reinventing Yourself

Jun 02, 2017Best Practices

This article was originally published on Abovethelaw.com on May 31, 2017.

SC Moatti is a technology visionary, a VC investor, and the bestselling author of Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology. She also serves on boards of directors for both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). Moatti started her career as a product professional before becoming an executive at mobile pioneers like Facebook, Trulia and Nokia.

When she decided she wanted to transition from the C-suite to the boardroom, her strategy was rooted in her prior business development experiences (which included launching and monetizing mobile products that are now used by billions of people and have received prestigious awards, including an Emmy nomination).

She viewed herself as a product that needs to appeal to a certain market where perfect fit is the ultimate key: board appointment committees. Whether your goal is to shift from being an in-house counsel to a GC, from GC to a C-level executive, or to become a board member — you will need to work hard and strategically reinvent yourself.

Moatti argues, “Re-inventing ourselves as many 17 times or even more throughout our career is an essential professional skill to thrive in the ever-changing social, political, and technological landscape.” She adds, “In fact, if a professional fails to do that, she will reach the middle career plateau within two to five years.”

Moatti approach to re-inventing herself includes creating a three-step framework.

Step 1: Join the conversation