Embark with us on a riveting entrepreneurial odyssey as David Nilssen, CEO of Doxa Talent, traces his path from teenage Subway franchise manager to real estate maven, and then to the vanguard of remote hiring innovation. David’s candid tales of founding Guidant Financial and later Doxa Talent offer an insider’s view of the entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a dash of audacity and a keen eye for opportunities amidst challenges. Our conversation digs into the birth of Doxa Talent, a company that’s breaking new ground by connecting small to medium-sized businesses with the rich vein of offshore talent in the Philippines, reshaping the hiring landscape.
Shifting gears, we probe into the contemporary workforce’s evolving psyche and the burgeoning trend towards embracing offshore staffing, a testament to the world’s ever-tightening interconnectedness. As a host who has benefitted from such global collaborations, I can confirm the myths of offshore labor are just that—myths. Our discussion illuminates the Philippines’ unique work culture, attuned to U.S. business rhythms, and the broader implications of remote hiring, from English fluency improvements worldwide to dispelling the scarcity of skilled labor. David and I dissect the intimate dance of work-life balance and productivity in this new, decentralized business world.
In our final narrative stretch, we project our gaze onto the horizon, contemplating the future landscape of remote work and outsourcing, with COVID-19 as the unexpected catalyst. This segment unveils how businesses can flourish in remote or hybrid models by fostering a culture of purpose, leadership, and community. We delve into the exciting role AI and emerging technologies like AR and VR are playing in redefining the remote work environment. Through David’s insights, we glean lessons on equality in remote workplaces and the pivotal shift in management from oversight to outcome focus—key strategies for anyone charting a course through the evolving seas of remote work. Join us for a dialogue brimming with actionable wisdom for entrepreneurs and business leaders steering their ships in the 21st-century workforce.
David Nilssen’s Bio:
David Nilssen is the CEO of DOXA which partners with businesses to start and scale-up high-performing, borderless teams out of global locations like the Philippines and Vietnam.
In 2007, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) named him the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year and his businesses have been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” seven times. They have also been included on many Inc 5000 lists, including the Inc 500 in 2008. In 2012, David wrote Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership which is available on Amazon.
As an investor, David has provided funding to companies in neuropharma, online travel, personal financial management, transportation, digital administration and more. He is a member of both the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and serve on the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Guidant Financial.
Learn more about Doxa at: www.doxatalent.com