Episode 063: Jia Jiang and Kim Simios on Overcoming Rejection
Jia Jiang became an expert in rejection after putting himself through 100 Days of Rejection, an experiment where he purposefully sought out one rejection per day for his video blog. The experiment created some unanticipated results, including great stories where people actually said “yes” in surprising ways. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, business leader Kim Simios interviews him about his unusual journey to becoming “Rejection Proof” and the transferrable lessons we can all apply the next time we experience rejection.
On This Podcast
Years after Jia Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he became an entrepreneur and discovered everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. To conquer his fear, Jiang embarked on a journey and discovered a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. The best-selling author of Rejection Proof and owner of Rejection Therapy and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jiang teaches people and trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training.
Ernst & Young
Kim is a 30+ year veteran at Ernst & Young. Over the course of her career she has held various leadership roles, including 5 years as the Managing Partner for Ernst & Young’s Chicago office and as a global coordinating partner serving a broad spectrum of priority clients. Kim is Vice-chair of the Global Leadership Network board and serves as a board member trustee of the Shedd Aquarium and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She also previously served on the boards of World Business Chicago and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Her diversity of experience gives her a broad network and unique perspective into matters that can impact organizations, including navigating changes in structure and culture, the regulatory landscape, and talent management.