SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Caliger, a Director with the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Stanton Chase, has been named North America Regional Practice Leader for the Technology Industry Practice Group.
The announcement was made by Paul Herrerias, Managing Director of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. Stanton Chase is a global, retained executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 45 countries.
“Steve has distinguished himself as a leader in our growing technology practice,” said Herrerias. “Our technology practice is one of the most well regarded in the area, and much of that recognition is the result of his work with companies in this sector. In addition to Steve’s work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, he has also developed strong relationships with our worldwide offices, assisting them with identifying top-tier technology candidates.”
Caliger has a large network and understanding of career and business success, leadership, sales, marketing, development, operations, and finance. He has held leadership positions with technology leaders, including AT&T, Cisco Systems, and IBM, as well as startups and early stage companies.
“I look forward to working with our worldwide offices in this capacity,” said Caliger. “The technology sector is growing at a rapid pace, and with this growth comes the need for strong leaders who will guide our client companies.”
Caliger also works in the Stanton Chase Industrial and Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation Practice Groups.
“GOALS…What you see when you are not focusing on the challenges.“
A Parable on Careers
I set a goal for myself to qualify for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Goal achieved. It was not easy…in fact, there was time, effort, and some degree of pain. But I had a dream, consulted with coaches and mentors, wrote out a specific plan, and then put in the work. Gratefully, the work, planning, and coaching paid off and I realized my dream of qualifying by running the California International Marathon in Sacramento in goal time.
Then I set a new goal, this time to run the Boston Marathon and beat my previous marathon time. Having achieved success before, I got a little laid-back in my pursuit of this new goal. Distractions and set-backs became too common during my training. One week I caught myself about to give up on meeting my daily training goal, when a fallen tree blocked my trail. Turning back would have cut my run short by about 4 miles.
At first, I turned back. Then I caught myself…how easy to lose sight of my goal. I needed to run another 4 miles to stay true to my goal workout. I reset my gaze on the fallen tree, examined it from different angles, and squinted for signs of the old trail on the other side. Voila!
Upon determined inspection, I first saw the old trail, and then discovered a way through to it.
With a little extra effort, re-dedication to my goals, committed focus and determination, I made my way past this obstacle and continued my journey to success. Having persisted and prevailed, I found new confidence in the pursuit of my goal and staying true to my workout.
Next I was to run 19 miles on paved roads, and I attacked my work with renewed vigor. I’ve since encountered more obstacles and challenges, but am stronger in my conviction, more confident I can overcome, and more determined in my commitment to my training and eventual success in achieving my goal!
I also am proud to say that in April of 2017 I successfully finished the Boston Marathon. In fact, I re qualified to run it again next year.
What challenges are you facing in successfully achieving your goals? Are you focusing on those challenges, or your goals? Where have you successfully overcome challenges and “found your path“? How can you use this story as a parallel for staying focused on achieving success for yourself and your team?
Wishing you much continued focus and career success!