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30. Finding Success Without Burnout, with Lindsay Karas Stencel
Episode 303rd August 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
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Lindsay Stencel has been in venture capital for nearly 15 years. She is a partner at Thompson Hine running the VC and merging companies group in Columbus, Ohio, where she focuses on growing venture capital and increasing capital access, generally for entrepreneurs across the midwest. She worked her way up the ranks to become one of the first female venture capital partners in the state of Ohio. After a traumatic experience in her childhood, Lindsay leaned into overachievement to distract herself from her discomfort. But she later learned, after reaching a deep level of depression, that she needed to find a balance between achievement and personal fulfillment.

What Brett asks:

  • [02:43] Can you tell me about your early life?
  • [09:13] How did being an overachiever run your life for the next period of your life?
  • [13:37] Did you have a sense at a young age that there were unique challenges about being a woman?
  • [16:42] What do you do with that overachieving time of your life and how does it propel you forward?
  • [26:05] How did you start moving forward from your depression?
  • [31:21] What has your experience been in the male-dominated venture world?
  • [35:11] How are you taking the energy to achieve into things that are really important for the world?
  • [41:27] What does the future look like for you going forward?

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