LJ McIntosh

2023 Job Update

Starting a new job can be an exciting yet daunting experience, filled with new challenges and opportunities. It’s a chance to explore a new environment, meet new people, and learn new skills. This year, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and transition to a new job, leaving behind my old workplace Sprout Social. The decision to make a change was not easy, but I knew it was necessary for my personal and professional growth. I say the change was not easy because I was going from an Account Executive at Sprout to being a BDR. Typically BDRs or SDRs work to become AE’s after grinding on the phones and prospecting. For me, I saw it as a challenge to put my pride aside because I’m not above any role/title. As long as I can contribute and help the team I’m ready to work.

So where am I now? Workshop, creating more Happy Mondays. Workshop is an internal communications tool that allows you to create, send, and measure internal communication and marketing campaigns that are always relevant, engaging, useful, and on-brand. I loved my time at Sprout and met some people I will never forget. More importantly, I will never forget their habits. I felt like everyone on my team was successful and had a skill no one else possessed. Every day I got better and learn from some of the best sales reps I’ve ever been around. I also gained a great mentor in my manager. He always kept it real and constantly have a great perspective on life, deals, and how people operate. In the 8 months I spent there I gained a wealth of knowledge. Coming back to the startup life with Workshop is exactly what I think I needed though. Every single day is different and you never know what will get thrown at you. You have to be able to adjust on the fly and wear different hats. Omaha, Nebraska may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of working in the tech industry, but it’s a hidden gem that’s worth exploring. With a vibrant tech community and a growing startup scene, Omaha offers exciting opportunities for professionals looking to advance their careers in technology. Some of the biggest names in tech, including Google, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, have established a presence in Omaha, and the city is home to a number of innovative startups in fields such as healthcare, finance, and e-commerce. With a supportive community and a range of job opportunities across a variety of industries, working in tech in Omaha can provide a fulfilling and rewarding career path.

The main reason I decided to make this change is because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. Before joining the team I had been watching Workshop from afar and the progress the team made. When the opportunity presented itself to join the team I said to myself “I want to be a part of that!” I wanted to be in the trenches with people who shared a common goal of coming to work to be better every day and make a name for companies from Omaha. As our team transitions to our new office coming later this year it’s still business as usual: come to work, solve tough problems, and have fun while doing it. What more can you ask for? If you even want to learn more about Workshop feel free to hit me up on LinkedIn!


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