COO Secrets: Asha Haji

In episode 6 of our COO Secrets Series, we spoke with Asha Haji, COO of Founders Academy.

Asha has spent over seven years working in education, which led her to start a new type of business school for an ever-changing world, the Founders Academy. Their 9-month alternative MBA combines active and applied learning to empower ambitious professionals to reinvent their careers in leading Scale Ups.

In today’s video Asha talks us through what could have been a promising career as an astronaut, the importance of adapting to change as a COO and why you need a complimentary perspective to your CEO.

To find out the essential experience needed, and what day to day life as a COO at Founders Academy looks like, press play below!

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