Meghan Powell
Meghan works out of her home office in Chicago, IL on the Touchcast Sales Team as a Business Development Rep. She is responsible for developing relationships with new companies on a global scale and is the first point of contact for new potential clients. Meghan identifies with the “Collaborator” and “Thinker” personality types. She loves performing and teaching improv in her free time as well as listening to podcasts, exploring new places and soaking up the sun on the Chicago lakeshore.
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Meghan Powell,
Meghan Powell
Business Development Representative
Meghan works out of her home office in Chicago, IL on the Touchcast Sales Team as a Business Development Rep. She is responsible for developing relationships with new companies on a global scale and is the first point of contact for new potential clients. Meghan identifies with the “Collaborator” and “Thinker” personality types. She loves performing and teaching improv in her free time as well as listening to podcasts, exploring new places and soaking up the sun on the Chicago lakeshore.
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What do you do here?
I’m responsible for growing new business relationships with enterprise companies globally. I initiate the first outreach with potential customers. My goal is to learn as much as I can about our customers and help book meetings for our account executives with clients to create unique experiences.
My daily routine @touchcast
Why Touchcast?
The people! There are incredibly smart and talented people from around the world that work here. Everyone I have talked to genuinely wants to see each other do well and learn from one another. It is exciting to be a part of a growing organization that’s leadership values empathy. I feel as though we at Touchcast collectively want to create a culture and work that everyone can be proud of.
What do you do here?
I’m responsible for growing new business relationships with enterprise companies globally. I initiate the first outreach with potential customers. My goal is to learn as much as I can about our customers and help book meetings for our account executives with clients to create unique experiences.
Why Touchcast?
The people! There are incredibly smart and talented people from around the world that work here. Everyone I have talked to genuinely wants to see each other do well and learn from one another. It is exciting to be a part of a growing organization that’s leadership values empathy. I feel as though we at Touchcast collectively want to create a culture and work that everyone can be proud of.
My daily routine @touchcast
My daily routine @touchcast
“One of the reasons I was excited to work at a start-up is the opportunity to be a part of the development of our department and its processes.”
☝️ Art Deco, Disco, Hippy vibe.
What changed in your approach to your role since you joined Touchcast?
Touchcast moves at the speed of light! Our processes have been created and refined a few times since I’ve been here. One of the reasons I was excited to work at a start-up is the opportunity to be a part of the development of our department and its processes. Touchcast is an innovative forward-thinking company so having an understanding of what's at the core of what Touchcast brings to the table has been helpful to my role.
What part of your childhood relates to your work at Touchcast?
I was recruited to play softball in college. One thing I learned through playing softball was delayed gratification. No one hits the ball with every pitch. I receive a lot of No’s in my role. No’s are opportunities to learn. And doing community theater growing up, I learned the power of storytelling. At Touchcast, we connect people by helping them tell their stories. Sports and theater showed me, as Aristotle would say “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts".
What advice would you give to someone starting out in...(your role)?
The best advice I would give to someone starting in a BDR role is to stay curious. One of Touchcast's core values is to be curious. Curiosity has no room for ego or fear. Get to know people in other departments and be curious about your customers. You'll have a lot more fun that way, at least I do.
How do you make the most out of working remotely?
Working remotely allowed me to redirect the time and energy that I used to spend commuting and putting on something other than yoga pants, towards my overall well-being. I'm a firm believer that the body informs the mind and, working remotely, I am able to get up and move, change working locations or turn on my disco balls to shake off a long day. More importantly, I was able to work from my parent's place for a few months when they needed an extra hand. My home office in Chicago is my little sanctuary of productive fun. I love working surrounded by artwork from friends, a whiteboard for thoughts, and framed pictures of those who keep me motivated.
What is something outside of work you’re irrationally passionate about?
Teaching and performing improv comedy. The concepts of improv are universal in life and communication skills. Creating something from nothing with another person is magic. Improv teaches how to be present in the moment, to listen- seeking to understand, and you have to be comfortable with the unexpected. Kinda like life, eh?
Your hidden talent
I’ve been called a Dog Whisper
Your greatest fear
Driving in a snowstorm
Most unusual job you’ve ever had
Dinner Theater Actor or a product placement specialist aka vending machine stocker
if I weren’t doing this job I would be...
I would be doing more improv shows and teaching
If you could learn to do anything...
A backflip
If you could meet anyone, living or dead
Lilly Tomlin
Movie recommendation
Harold and Maude
Dream trip
Traveling around Southeast Asia
Who would you pick as your mentor
Sojourner Truth
What music you are into right now
Nudisco
Your hidden talent
I’ve been called a Dog Whisper
Your greatest fear
Driving in a snowstorm
Most unusual job you’ve ever had
Dinner Theater Actor or a product placement specialist aka vending machine stocker
if I weren’t doing this job I would be...
I would be doing more improv shows and teaching
If you could learn to do anything...
A backflip
If you could meet anyone, living or dead
Lilly Tomlin
Movie recommendation
Harold and Maude
Dream trip
Traveling around Southeast Asia
Who would you pick as your mentor
Sojourner Truth
What music you are into right now
Nudisco
My favorite inspirational quote
“If you’re not having fun, it’s your own damn fault.”
— Susan Messing, Improv Legend