Embracing Work-Life Integration, with Richard Van Staten

Jan 2, 2019


Richard Van Staten is the CEO of Quantum Solutions and the Chairman of Van Staten & Associates. Richard has a vast amount of experience as an entrepreneur and high-level leader, and he has also received numerous awards to include the Forbes Small Giants Award in 2018 and the Stevie Awards Executive of the Year for 2017-18. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and the President’s Select Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and also the author of the upcoming book, Coined.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Richard Van Staten’s journey from an inner-city childhood to a respected and renowned business leader
  • How experience, experimentation and failure taught Richard the majority of his business knowledge
  • Why flexibility and adaptability are crucial for a successful business plan
  • Why Richard believes it’s important to be aware of what your business is capable of, and stay within those lines
  • How Richard’s company, Quantum Solutions, uses a different business philosophy to provide technology solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies
  • How Richard balances his time between two companies, philanthropic work, and hosting a podcast of his own
  • How Richard’s professional and personal outlook has evolved throughout his career
  • Why Richard doesn’t believe in work/life balance and instead believes in integration between career and personal time
  • Richard’s advice for young people looking to change their career paths or life outlook
  • Richard’s thoughts for dealing with problems, stress, and challenges successfully

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