Michelle Kelly on How to Pivot

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When Michelle Kelly started at Lilly Pulitzer in 2004, her business card read “Major Stores Development Manager.” Now, it says “CEO.” Kelly has held 8 different titles across at least 4 different departments at the company — from retail, to merchandising, marketing, to e-commerce. So in this episode, we chat with Michelle about the art of the pivot. Started from the bottom, now we here.

In this episode, Michelle shares:

  • How she got her bosses to let her switch departments
  • How to tell your boss you want to try something new
  • What it was like to take on growth roles and “start over” on new teams
  • What it’s like to manage your friends and peers
  • How she thinks about balancing trying new things and moving up the ladder

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