In 2008 Webb, then chief executive at Live Ops, a virtual call center company, was looking for a new head of product management. “He told me he was the best, most insightful person, in the product space we were in, in the world,” Webb says.Bergelson lights up at the compliment: “I had no idea from whence it came, but I was happy to have heard that! “So I reached out and tried to recruit him, and he gave me the Heisman,” Webb says, assuming the inflection of a rebuffed lover.“But I really liked him,” he adds, channeling that asked-her-out-everyday-until-she-said-yes kind of cadence.Despite the initial rejection, the men kept in touch.Isn’t this the kind of thing I could get fired for?” While others might be mistakenly associating my use of the word crush to refer to a physical attraction or sexual orientation.Later, and fresh off completing his book Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship, Webb found himself preoccupied with managerial concerns.
Schawbel became a mentor to Connolly and hired him at his firm.When we meet someone we want to get to know in any capacity, it can evoke the same crush-like flustering side-effects we thought we outgrew as teenagers such as blushing, stomach butterflies and foot-in-mouth syndrome.Some of you might be wondering, “Are crushes even appropriate in the workplace?Above all, I was invited to see partnership in a new way, taking the pressure off of finding someone and putting the emphasis on giving myself what I needed. Not long after I “married myself” I met my beloved partner Jeffrey. Maryanne officiated our commitment ceremony 🙂 If you want real partnership, I highly recommend giving yourself the gift of Maryanne’s wisdom and support along the way!”Maryanne Comaroto has the innate ability to tune into the heart of every Soul she meets.