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Camille Nicita

President & CEO | Gongos, Inc.

September 16, 2019

Growing with Purpose Podcast: "Overnight Owner" with Camille Nicita

On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Camille Nicita, President & CEO of the decision intelligence company Gongos, Inc

When Gongos' beloved founder, John Gongos, passed away suddenly in 2012, Camille became the new owner literally overnight. Having joined in the launch of Gongos Research in 1991, Camille's forward-leaning posture is establishing a new north for the company. Staying true to the company’s core competencies while nurturing new talent, Camille operates under the belief that people realize their full potential when put in the right seats. Her grounding vision is to foster a culture where innovation, transparency, and vibrancy shape a company fit for the future.

Nobody can be prepared for loss, but Camille's leadership and compassion helped employees, customers, and the community cope and find a new path forward. In this episode, hear how Camille used values to navigate those challenges, and the customer-centric strategy that is driving Gongos' success today.


Tune in to Camille's story below:
 

 


camille-46-1Show Notes: 

[4:18] Coping with the Death of a Founder
[10:26] Becoming an Overnight Owner
[15:32] Change Is Never Easy
[18:58] Never Forget Where You Came From
[24:26] Positive Attitudes Change Everything
[27:38] Strengths-Based Employee Development

 

Book that Influenced Camille's Leadership:
Small Giants by Bo Burlingham

 

 

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About Camille Nicita

Camille Nicita is the President & CEO of Gongos, Inc. Camille is a member of the Forbes Business Development Council. She has served as Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Michigan State University’s Master of Science in Marketing Research Program and has contributed to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Survey Research. She earned a BBA at the University of Michigan and MBA at Wayne State University. Camille is the sole owner of Gongos, Inc., a WBENC company. She and her husband, three children and Westie "Gus" reside in Southeast MI.