To Be a Unicorn: An Interview with William Vanderbloemen

Episode #827
November 14, 2023
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Thom welcomes William Vanderbloemen, CEO and Founder of top executive search firm Vanderbloemen Search Group. In this episode, Thom interviews William about his book, “Be The Unicorn,” in which he reveals the 12 teachable traits and explains why hiring managers embrace each trait. He provides actionable takeaways for how readers can incorporate each trait into their personal and professional lives.

    • How can someone make themselves indispensable?
    • What inspired your mission to figure out what makes the top talent, or “unicorns,” stand out?
    • What did your previous career as a pastor teach you about the importance of soft skills?
    • From your 15 years of research, what did you find is the most important of the 12 traits you outline, and why?
    • You talk about how the standouts have a strong sense of purpose and find an organization whose purpose aligns with their own. How do the standouts discover their professional purpose?
    • What is the first step listeners should take to stand out from their peers and become irreplaceable, building the careers they’ve always wanted?


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