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Kyle Polls time at Linkedin, GymPass

November 14, 2023

How many paper-boys to sales leaders do we have out there? In our most recent podcast episode, we had the privilege of diving into the inspiring career journey of Kyle Poll, whose path has ranged from missionary work to financial services, shaping his understanding of sales and leadership.

Joining LinkedIn at IPO

Kyle's story is a testimony to the fact that success is a product of perseverance, adaptability, and dedication. He started his career delivering newspapers at a tender age and worked his way through college, taking up different jobs. His career trajectory took a significant turn when he joined LinkedIn during its formative years, a decision that marked the beginning of his nine-year tenure with the company.

Kyle's tenure at LinkedIn was an adventurous one, with roles changing every couple of years, giving him the feeling of always starting something new. His journey with LinkedIn took an interesting turn when the company acquired, a learning platform. Kyle was tasked with building the first sales team for LinkedIn Learning post-acquisition, a role that demanded a lot of strategizing and planning. Despite initial struggles, Kyle and his team managed to succeed by focusing on daily activities and celebrating small wins.

Transition to GymPass

A significant part of Kyle's journey was his transition from LinkedIn to GymPass. The move was marked by several challenges, including navigating the pandemic's impact on the gym industry. Despite the challenges, GymPass transitioned to digital and managed to survive, which speaks volumes about the company's resilience.

Kyle's career journey is not just about his professional growth; it's also about his dedication to making a difference in people's lives. At LinkedIn, he worked towards creating economic opportunities for professionals around the globe. At GymPass, he is working towards making well-being universal, a mission that resonates with his personal experiences.

Key Aspects of Success

Throughout his career, Kyle has been driven by four key aspects of success

  • Technical competency
  • A clear vision and strategy
  • relationships with colleagues
  • Understanding what "Winning the Day" means to you.

He firmly believes that success lies in recognizing and committing to daily activities.

Kyle's journey from a newspaper carrier to a seasoned sales leader is truly inspiring. His story is a testament to the fact that with perseverance, adaptability, and a clear vision, one can navigate through the most challenging transitions and achieve their goals. As listeners, we can learn a lot from Kyle's journey and get inspired to chart our own path to success.

Full Episode

Listen to the full episode to learn more about Kyle's inspiring career journey and his strategies for success. His insightful tales from his professional journey are a treasure trove for anyone looking to learn from a seasoned professional. Tune in and get inspired to chart your own success story.

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