Elea Carey

Advisor, mostly to young companies and their leaders

Across three decades of experience that has ranged from startup and VC communications to counseling in military corrections facilities (yes, I mean jail), I've had the privilege of working beside powerful leaders who have shared with me their struggles and successes. What did I learn along the way? What it takes to hold on to your integrity and humanity while navigating the rigors of success. During the last nine years, I've worked intimately with founders and investors as they built world-changing technologies in the high-pressure ecosystem of Silicon Valley. As co-founder of Menlo Park's non-traditional accelerator Women's Startup Lab and as an early team member of incubator Now Labs, I worked closely with early-stage founders, helping them bring together their best teams and refine their offerings without losing their primary focus or disbalancing their personal priorities. My focus on the HOW of leadership keeps founders and executives honest, open and willing and "bakes" those core values into company and team creation.

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3 Reasons Reading Numbered Self-Help Lists Is Bad For You And What to Do Instead.

by Elea Carey

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